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Sunday, July 14, 2013

The White Rabbit

Down the Rabbit Hole, that was what came into my mind when we walked passed the side door of The White Rabbit.

I read there was a change on their Head Chef so I was looking forward to try how The White Rabbit has changed their menu from my last visit few years ago.

Didn't make any reservation as I thought from my 'last' experience, it was quite easy to get in and Oh Oh, how wrong I were, it was quite packed and it gave me a slight worry of not getting any table. Luckily, the small table was still available but most of the tables were occupied.

I thought the menu was cleverly done in incorporating various types of Brunch, from salad, crepe, sandwich, omelette, etc in a concise selection of ingredients.

The significant difference in The White Rabbit from my previous visit was the service standard, the staff were excellent on that day. Busy time but they never failed to notice and pay attention in refilling your warm water and hot water for my tea. Our waiting staff even noticed a speck of sauce on my dessert plate when she was about to place it, I saw it when she was holding it and thought she may not.

Dishes were served promptly, another plus point which I didn't expect. Plates were cleared promptly too. Everything went so prompt and proper on that busy day. Kudos to the staff, indeed.

Our dishes were thumbs-up, the portion was just right for a person and even though, it seemed like a simple dish but it was perfectly cooked and well presented.

It was such a lovely ambience at The White Rabbit and with a fantastic acoustic too! Never I experienced other restaurant which has good acoustic sense like White Rabbit. I think they did a splendid job in converting this chapel into a restaurant and judging from the crowd and events that took place here, The White Rabbit has long life in local F&B industry.

Access to this area may be a bit tricky if you are not driving, but for a lovely ambience, good food and excellent service as what I experienced that day, a return visit is warranted.

Definitely a recommended venue to have a good casual dining in a beautiful surrounding.

Down the Rabbit Hole (side door from parking area/ taxi drop off)
The concise brunch menu
Who doesn't love high-ceiling like this?
Pretty sofa seating, isn't it?
Modern touch on the lighting
Simple 2-seaters table; loving the retro tiles
View to the main entrance
Another ex-chapel signature d├ęcor beside the high-ceiling
My 'White Rabbit' Tea
It didn't have any description what sort of tea but it was quite strong but not overpowering
The Rabbit shaped biscuit was just adorable
It was a small pot, pour out for a cup but the waiting staff refilled the hot water without me asking
Cape Grim Steak & Eggs
Australian grass-fed striploin, two sunny side ups, truffle sauce, housemade pickled veggie
The fries were excellent, the steak was okay though it was tender and the veggie was good
Maine Lobster and Cheese Omelette
Smoked Scarmosa, chips and greens
The omelette was fluffly with hints of lobster meats
The Belgian Waffle
I ordered this as I thought about the 'real' Belgian Waffle with Belgian chocolates... :(
The waffles were so crispy and the berries were fresh but it just okay
I was so in awe with this table arrangements and the knick knack which located opposite the rest room
These just reminded me of those movies in the 40s
Waiting chairs for restroom queue
See...1940s era sign
Not sure whether the restroom locked accidentally or not but it was engaged for longest time and no one came out at all
Loving the door handle, the handle used the Club card sign
Lovely signs, didn't take photo of the sign which looked like a 'church/chapel' sign facing the main road. It was just adorable 
Such an adorable setting
The White Rabbit
39C Harding Road
Tel: +65 6473 9965

Opening Hours:
Tue-Fri: 12-2:30pm, 6:30-10:30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 10:30am-3pm, 6:30-10:30pm
Closed Monday
Bar Open Late

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