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Open Door Policy

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Chef Ryan Clift of haute cuisine restaurant The Tippling Club has opened a casual dining establishment at Tiong Bahru, serving modern bistro grub with a rustic twist. Open Door Policy offers an diverse menu consisting of starters, fish, meat and desserts.

Thu - Mon: 12:00 - 16:00

Thu - Mon: 18:30 - 23:00

Wed: 18:30 - 23:00


Fri and Sat – Bar open till
12 midnight

Closed: Tue

$54 based on 93 submissions
Vibrant/Noisy (16 votes), Dinner (15 votes), Brunch (12 votes)
hjahim

Good food in a great neighborhood, but far too noisy inside

Return visit after 10 months.
Location - great.
Ambiance - things has not changed much since last visit 10 months ago. Still cool and hip, some say try too hard. But acoustics inside is horrible. It gets too loud when neighboring diners get too excited. Because the table are TOO CLOSE to each other. Lighting is acceptable.
Food - great. Still as good as we remembered. Similar offers. Desserts are a must.
Cocktails are limited. Good wine selection.
Service - warm, friendly. But service staff should look neater and more presentable. Bartender look sloppy. Two of junior wait staff not only looked sloppy but needs to tidy up hair and clean the face.

Would we come back? Not a strong drive to come back.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • braised beef cheek11 votes
  • steak tartare4 votes
  • Jerusalem artichoke veloute with white truffle oil3 votes
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07 Dec 2014 • 39 reviews • 0 follower

Good food in a great neighborhood, but far too noisy inside

Return visit after 10 months.
Location - great.
Ambiance - things has not changed much since last visit 10 months ago. Still cool and hip, some say try too hard. But acoustics inside is horrible. It gets too loud when neighboring diners get too excited. Because the table are TOO CLOSE to each other. Lighting is acceptable.
Food - great. Still as good as we remembered. Similar offers. Desserts are a must.
Cocktails are limited. Good wine selection.
Service - warm, friendly. But service staff should look neater and more presentable. Bartender look sloppy. Two of junior wait staff not only looked sloppy but needs to tidy up hair and clean the face.

Would we come back? Not a strong drive to come back.

05 Nov 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Great ambience, good service but overpriced food

I went to ODP last saturday for Brunch and the ambience was definitely great- a very australian feel. The service was also great, however the food was definitely overpriced. We ordered an eggs benedict which was $21 and the eggs that came were not runny but overdone. They also charged us a whooping $8 to add on smoked salmon. For the $29 we paid (not incl GST and service charge yet) the eggs benedict was less than average in taste, despite ODP giving a twist to the norm eggs benedict by having a curry-ish sauce added. One thing is for sure though- the presentation of the food was really good.

If there is another plus point to this place- its their hot chocolate. It was really good but the portion was really small.

Overall, a nice place to chill out at, but definitely overpriced.
22 Jul 2014 • 145 reviews • 29 followers

Yummmyyy!

Open Door Policy, or simply ODP, has been open for just over a year now, and much to my great displeasure, it was only last week that I finally made it down, just in time for not only the arrival of Open Door Policy's new menu, but also its great new Italian Chef.   Having heard some wonderfully positive reviews, and others...less positive, I approached the meal with an open mind. Considering Open Door Policy is under the same guys who run Tippling Club and Ding Dong, surely this would be a winner as well.   Arriving on a weekday lunch the place was already rammed (a good sign) and I must admit that I found the narrow shophouse setting with an open skylight allowing light to pour in through the ceiling greatly appealing.......
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01 Jun 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

loved the food. not the coffee

I'm a big coffee drinker and usually take a double espresso or macchiato, with no sugar. I had to put in some sugar in their macchiato because it was just too bitter. Fortunately, the food was good enough. Had the halloumi cheese salad which was excellent - the rosemary flavour on the croutons was really good. The english breakfast was pretty standard, but it wasn't so bad either. I'd recommend this place, just not for coffee
Beetroot risotto
25 Apr 2014 • 296 reviews • 14 followers

New menu

How about a bright pink risotto to kick off the weekend? We love the natural, striking colour of this slightly sweet, goat's cheese-dotted beetroot risotto that is new on Open Door Policy's menu. Though what really satiated our taste buds were the lamb springrolls starter and the tweaked signature main dish of Iberico pork belly with pumpkin gnocchi and basil pesto.