Tue - Sun: 11:00 - 23:00
Eco Gourmet Cafe is housed within the lush vegetation and quiet serenity of Labrador Nature Reserve, providing a breathtaking paranomic view of Singapore's coast. A unique dining experience awaits patrons as the cafe serves an exquisite menu of Mediterranean and European meals that are paired with an extensive wine list.
As much as we love the protective green surrounds of Eco Gourmet Café , make sure you spray on some mosquito repellent when you come for the weekend- and public holidays-only brunch. The Eco Special (a poached egg, bacon, rosti and salad, $25) is the main offering, although other options like a Wagyu sirloin steak sandwich ($45) are also on the menu. Kids have their own options here, too - six to be exact ($10-$15); from a ham and cheese sandwich to a satisfying plate of fish and chips. Read more Best Brunch Places reviews here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/gallery/52-best-brunch-places-in-singapore--*gid-981f0400/photos/#03c80700
I have enjoyed a weekend brunch at Eco before an really enjoyed it. Today, though, I ate there for a weekday lunch and was disgusted.
Don't get me wrong - the location is still stunning and the staff excellent, but I had a sandwich that was so sub-par, even Subway would have thrown it out and offered me something else.
$28 for a sandwich? It had better be good! Nope. Not even close.
The sandwich was a "Reuben", a classic American concoction with corned or smoked beef, emmenthal and sauerkraut. No, not here. Instead, they use the toughest corned beef I have ever had. Corned beef is easy to cook, you just have to allow it long enough, but I think this beef was cooked for under an hour (needs at least 4+ hours on low heat). The result was an extremely tough piece of meat - tasty but tough. Hard to eat.
The "swiss cheese" looked and tasted like the cheapest process slices (Chesdale?) but the sauerkraut was nice - just not enough of it.
The bread is also important. A "proper" Reuben needs to be on rye bread. I know of at ;east two bakeries that sell rye bread in Singapore, but Eco uses a very dense multigrain that is sliced far too thinly and over-toasted. The end result was two very tough slices of bread around a tough bit of meat. Not good. Anyway, at these prices, Eco should be baking their own light rye bread.
Finally, chips. Where were the chips. The menu said that the sandwich came with chips but there was only a light salad of microgreens. Good salad but it ddn't really complement the sandwich.
Come on Eco, pull your socks up!