14 Apr 2014
It was my bf’s birthday and hence I was looking for some al-fresco dining . After a lot of research and studying countless number of food blogs, I picked HOSTED ON THE PATIO on Alexandra road as it seemed to have nice reviews and also located in an area I had not been before. It is in my 2014 resolution list to explore nice eat out destinations in Singapore.
We took the MRT to Labrador Park and walked past the overhead foot bridge into a business park. To be honest, we were a bit lost as we couldn’t locate the place amidst the work building. And then through a wooden guided shed was the lovely place. It was quite secluded and far off from the madding crowd and maybe this is what added to its charm. The Mason jar candle lights hung from the trees and primly arranged tiny tea light candles on the table made the entire place very romantic. The place was equipped with couches, swings, high tables and normal chairs providing a wide array of places to choose from according to convenience. . We chose our self a nice high table amidst the little herb garden maintained by the owner/chef himself.
And not to forget, the tracks playing in their stereo were really a good collection and not to loud for us to yell into each other’s ears. This is a problem in many of the restaurant bars in Singapore.
The crew was very hospitable and made sure we are well attended. We ordered ourselves –Pork collar kebab with satsziki , wagyu cheek beef , cocktails- tom Collins and tequila sunrise and ended out dinner with a nice dessert of black forest chocolate in a jar. The portion of food was decent and value for its price though some might consider it expensive.
The most remarking thing which added Restaurant’s X factor was the kitchen was located right at the center of the bar. People sitting at the bar counter could actually witness the chef create his magic over the sumptuous dishes. This proves that the restaurant is confident of its cooking skills and is self-reliant to provide a life demo to its guests. This seemed very appealing to my bf and me. Also by growing fresh herbs around the outdoor gardens and using them fresh for the cooking, HOSTED BY THE PATIO gained a ten on ten on my scale.
I would totally recommend this place for couples for a lovely quite evening dinners for its worth mentioning ambience and food.