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Fordham & Grand

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This bistro bar opens for dinner and supper till 3am. Customers can order small platters of baked portobello mushrooms and oysters, and main courses like seared smoked duck and lobster linguini. The supper menu from 10:30pm till 2am focuses on communal dining dishes suitable for sharing.

Daily: 18:00 - 03:00

+65 62213088
$70 based on 10 submissions
After Work (3 votes)
Panda13

Very impressed.....!


Agree with all earlier reviews. Great little secret (for now), great ambience, and the six of us had a lovely evening. What impressed the most, and what led to this review, was the manner in which the management dealt with a minor issue which had happened in the kitchen mid-evening. It did not affect any other diners, only our table. The minor issue (no idea of the details, it's not really important) meant that there was quite an unfortunate delay before we were served main courses. However, without prompting or any request from us, the management produced our bill at the end of the evening and completely surprised us by explaining that the food was complimentary and we would not be charged. Quite amazing and brilliantly handled.

Much appreciated Fordham & Grand. Great place, great food, deserves every success. We will be back!

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19 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Need to buck up

My first and second visit were wonderful. Food was great and nice ambience. However i was pretty disappointed on my 3rd visit and i was part of the team who strongly recommended this place.It was a farewell lunch for my colleague and we have close to 18 pax. Emailed our order beforehand and expect them to prepare earlier. On the actual day, the serving was slow and the waitress put up a black face throughout the session. Was told that they have only limited staff resources on that day. They were focusing on serving another table. Moral of the story, if you cant deliver then dont accept the order. Hopefully the management will look into it after reading this.
12 Jan 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Very impressed.....!


Agree with all earlier reviews. Great little secret (for now), great ambience, and the six of us had a lovely evening. What impressed the most, and what led to this review, was the manner in which the management dealt with a minor issue which had happened in the kitchen mid-evening. It did not affect any other diners, only our table. The minor issue (no idea of the details, it's not really important) meant that there was quite an unfortunate delay before we were served main courses. However, without prompting or any request from us, the management produced our bill at the end of the evening and completely surprised us by explaining that the food was complimentary and we would not be charged. Quite amazing and brilliantly handled.

Much appreciated Fordham & Grand. Great place, great food, deserves every success. We will be back!
05 Jan 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Fordham is just Grand :)

I am not inclined to write positive reviews just to be politically correct but Fordham & Grand happens to be one of the best kept secrets in Singapore. Not flashy/PR-ed to death like c*** restaurants like Tippling Club and Bacchanalia, but earnest good food and a chillax atmosphere helmed by 2 owners who clearly love being in the food business. Decently priced, solid comfort food, personable service and comfortable (albeit a bit too dark at times!) decor has seen me and my friends return once a month to this cool joint. Singapore has seen a slew of overrated, overpriced, pretentious restaurants opening up in the past year or so.....and few will last till the end of 2014. Mainly because the owners/investors forget that once the hype dies down, people ultimately go to an f&b establishment for good food. And if you can't even deliver on that, there is only so much your decor/location/pr can take you. I hope for my sake, that F&G stays the distance, it is hard to find owner-led and run establishments that meet the mark and maintain food and service standards. Kudos to the F&G team, great food, team and a true hidden gem. (literally...as you have to look hard to find their main door!)
30 Sep 2013 • 145 reviews • 29 followers

Open late...cocktails and yummy desserts!

Fordham & Grand is one of the newer residents in the Chinatown/Duxton area and whilst jostling with some serious competition in the locale, there are two very, very good reasons for coming here....

(full review with pics over here: http://www.citynomads.com/reviews/restaurants/536/fordham-grand-intimate-late-night-dining-with-stellar-drinks)   Fordham & Grand serves up delicious food until 2am   So, it's past 1am, you've been out drinking and you're starving....BUT, sometimes Spize just doesn't cut it, and you really don't feel like trampling over the drunken teenagers and tourists that now seem to litter the floor of Clarke Quay after midnight... So where to go? Boom! Fordham and Grand has you covered. Not only do they serve food until 2am...it's actually delicious food!   Whether you're after some late-night Natural Oysters with Mignonette ($5 each) or some chunky Kurobuta Pork Sausages with Mash ($18), you'll find something super-satisfying to help you feed the beast within.    But then, what about good drinks? Introducing part 2....   2) Fordham and Grand has some of the best (and most affordable cocktails in town)   With experts working the bar, it comes as no surprise that Fordham & Grand's classic cocktails are well up there. Sourcing some of the finest spirits in Singapore, they are mixed expertly. I was particularly impressed by their Negroni and The Caracas (Rum lovers, ask for this and you will not be disappointed).

(full review with pics over here: http://www.citynomads.com/reviews/restaurants/536/fordham-grand-intimate-late-night-dining-with-stellar-drinks)
26 Apr 2013 • 34 reviews • 0 follower

Poached Mag's Review of Fordham & Grand

For the full review with pictures, click http://poachedmag.com/2013/04/19/review-fordham-grand/

Along the quiet Craig Rd in Chinatown, lies a large wooden door. Beyond which, you get transported into an alternate reality. A reality where you lose the sense of time and the hustle and bustle of the surrounding business district. No, it’s not the magical door to Narnia. But for those who know of it, it is a door to somewhere possibly as good. The door opens to a dark, windowless bistro and bar called Fordham & Grand. Somewhat nondescript; you might miss it if you weren’t looking for it. It is a place so dark and hidden, it seemingly allows you to forget about the outside world for just a little while – not helped at all by the affordably priced wines there. Fordham & Grand is the pet project of Tim Lim and Tron Young who met while working in the service line at Tetsuya’s in Sydney. The restaurant opens till late and features a unique cocktail menu painstakingly crafted by owner/bar-tender Tron. Helming the kitchen is Chef Fong Kean Hun who has had an illustrious career working in restaurants such as SANTI and Joel Robuchon Restaurant. The fussy attention to detail required at those high levels is fittingly reflected in his food here. The menu was well thought out. Dishes were not haphazardly put together, and every ingredient in each dish had a role to play in terms of flavour, texture or aesthetics. A terrific dish to start the meal with is the Fish Broth with Seafood and Garlic Toast ($17). The broth was light and clear, with the flavour of the fish coming through cleanly almost like a consommé. The flavourful soup comes with nice bite-sized chunks of prawns, octopus, scallops and a wonderfully garlicky buttered toast. Another highlight was the Green Pea Risotto ($24) with zucchini flower and parmesan. It hit all the right spots. It was rich, creamy, firm to the bite and the crispy zucchini flower tempuras provided the perfect textural contrast. Sworn carnivores out there, don’t be put off by this dish although it’s green and – gasp – vegetarian. Amazing things can be done with vegetables in the hands of the right person, as shown by this dish. The Lobster Linguini ($28) with ginger, chilli, coriander and olive oil was, however, the star of the show. This dish was a twist on the traditional Aglio Olio – which believe me, 99 per cent of the restaurants do not get right. The chilli, coriander and ginger combined to give the dish a wonderful fragrance and spice while the lobster added a savoury and sweet punch. Finally, the olive oil formed the vehicle which brought those flavours together, coating the linguini with all that goodness and leaving you wanting more after...