Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 22:00
Fri: 12:00 - 00:00
Sat: 10:00 - 00:00
Sun: 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu: Last order at 09:30
Fri: Last order at 22:30
Sat: Last order at 22:30
Restored upholstery and wooden furniture liven up the interiors of this casual American eatery and bar that's situated at the second floor of Robertson Walk. Diners can expect fantastic food and desserts that are bound to be hearty, filling and comforting.
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Dinner tonight was at
Hummerstons. A lovely joint tucked away in the hushed corners of Robertson
Walk. Set on the second floor of the vicinity, away from the prying eyes of
passerbys, my boyfriend and I were guaranteed of a private and ultimately
intimate dining experience. Needless to say, being the resturant’s 8th
day of operation (as revealed by our lovely waitress), crowds were sparse and
mainly close friends and family of the owners
Upon our entry into the
somber and livid lounge area of the restaurant, i noticed a drastic difference
in the separate design notions in the space, a light and airy, almost Japanese
inspired dining area, a darker more intense feel for the front of house tied
together by the most gorgeous long wooden table riding the center of the
restaurant. Personally, i much preferred the spacious feel of the former, the
gentle lighting exuding a warm glow upon our electrifying interactions.
The menu was simple,
featuring cafe classics with a twist.
With a bit of peeking, my eyes shifted to the dessert menu, wildly ‘colorful’
bits of words popping out before me. Neh, I digress. So back to dinner, we
feasted on the Hummerstons Burger and Smoked Duck Quesadilla for her and him
The Hummerstons burger
($24) was mildly introspective in some ways. The grilled beef patty(requested
to be done medium rare) done perfectly, my heart whispered for a wee bit more
flavourings and spices. Well, the spiced tomato-chllli aioli served on the side
did help. Sweet and spicy at the same time, this condiment was a delightful
touch, adding dimesion to the caramelized signature Hummerston fries (I adored
these!). Overall, a mild mannered dish, with some playful extra touches such as
the caramelized onions and applewood smoked bacon.
His smoked duck
quesadilla was a hodgepodge or flavours and textures. However, upon first
taste, it was slightly disappointing, the different components melding into a
swirl of unrecognisable flavours under the thick flour tortilla. I suppose we
were supposed to eat it when it’s hot, but my boy’s ‘leave the best for last’
concept kind of backfired on him as he grazed on the lush greens on his plate
before proceeding to the main. Still, the smoked duck chunks within were
delightfully pink and tender,
complimented by the slight kick of the chipotle coriander pesto and the
sweetness of roasted pears, it was an inventive approach with an interesting
casing, but it just didn’t work for me.
We complimented our main
courses with a bottle of Argentinean Malbec, which tasted slight fruity almost
akin to black currents. Full-bodied yet not over surging in tannins. Perfect
for a bit of over the table flirting.
Dessert came as a
surprise from the kitchen. A gift. That probably made it all the more sweeter.
Another twist on the
usual tarte tartin, stewed raisins and apples on a seemingly chewy bed, could it
be.. a giant macaron. I nibbled and chewed through it’s moist almond center.
To all the brave souls
out there who ventured out from their comfort zones to find themselves. Here’s
a toast to the freedom fighters.
Portion for the Hummerstons Burger was generous for the price. The beef was done just the way it was requested. One shortcoming was that the burger tasted quite dry. The dish was served with fries & spiced tomato chili aioli which provided an interesting spunk to the dish.
The Spanish Pork was similarly a thick decent portion for the price. However, due to its thickness, the marinade was unable to fully be absorbed into the slab of meat, resulting in a relatively dry pork.
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It was our usual end-of-school term dinner and our daughter choose Hummerstons. Our initial doubts were washed away once we walked in. It was lovely, homely, fun yet sophisticated! Food was gooood and service was friendly. Hard to find such a place on a Saturday night
They had a new menu so we had the Mushroom soup, Hummerston Burger, Ribs, Coconut Tuna, bread platter and Calamari. Presentation was pretty and inviting. Definitely be back again to continue with the menu we couldn't fit our tummies into!