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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.

Daily: 12:00 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 23:00

Sat, Sun & PH: 11:00 - 15:30

+65 6884 6884
+65 62219307
$55 based on 98 submissions
Dinner (17 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (16 votes), Brunch (14 votes)
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Usually i am not a big fan of bistro food but i really loved the food at Open Door Policy, the food here was very innovative and tasty. Among all the dishes we had, i personally loved the Guacamole risotto and Crab Cake and dessert the best, while the rest were well-done as well. Service was efficient, very relax and homme ambiance. Really want to try their weekend brunch next time, the green curry eggs benedict looks drooling!

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• 04 Jul 2015 • 72 reviews • 3 followers

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Usually i am not a big fan of bistro food but i really loved the food at Open Door Policy, the food here was very innovative and tasty. Among all the dishes we had, i personally loved the Guacamole risotto and Crab Cake and dessert the best, while the rest were well-done as well. Service was efficient, very relax and homme ambiance. Really want to try their weekend brunch next time, the green curry eggs benedict looks drooling!
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  • Guacamole risotto
• 18 Jun 2015 • 455 reviews • 4 followers

A Great Lunch at ODP – Tiong Bahru!

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It’s been some time since I last visited. I heard that the restaurant has new additions to their menu and I came by with my colleague for lunch.   We were hungry and ordered quite a few dishes to try.   Starters- Crab Cakes: $20. These were decent sized, which is good for 4! Its packed full of crab meat and nothing else. Its coated with breadcrumbs before being deep fried. Its served with pea salad tossed with sauce gribiche and mint oil. The pea salad was interesting, as it has a nice crunch. It reminds me a lot of a coleslaw, with a celery taste.   - Spicy Lamb Spring Rolls: $20. This has a bit of Morrocan feel to it. Minced spiced lamb wrapped in a spring roll and deep fried. Its served with dollops of yoghurt and avocado,  and  fresh salsa. Loved the presentation. Good sized portions!   - Warm Octopus Terrine: $21. The octopus leg is sous-vide into a terrine, sliced thinly and layered on a plate with a drizzle of preserved lemon dressing. Its then garnished with garlic and parsley potatoes, cherry tomatoes and Romanesco. The octopus were really tender and tasty with the dressing. Really good.  Must-order!   - Guacamole Risotto: $20. Interesting, a avocado-guacamole risotto, with yoghurt and poached free range hen’s egg. The egg had an orange yolk, which the staff said only comes with free range eggs. Its really yummy. Must-try!   Mains- Braised Beef cheek; $32. Sou-vide cooked, and served with black truffle mash, roasted mushroom and red wine jus. Beef was tender and came apart easily when I dug in. Tasty and yummy. Recommended!   - Roast Barramundi: $26. Loved the presentation. Two pieces of barramundi pan roasted and placed in a granite bowl atop a bed of wasabi flavoured mash potato, shimeji mushrooms, sea asparagus and lotus root. Hot dashi gauzzetto is provided that you pour into the bowl. On the side is fried sago sprinkled with shiso pepper that you can add to the soup for added spice. Fish is fresh and everything came together well. Nice!   - Kangaroo Fillet: $34. The kangaroo loin was cooked sous-vide and grilled. Served with roast brussel sprouts, pine nuts with bacon and baby onions, sautéed warrigal greens and vinegar jus. The meat doesn’t feel gamey at all. The pine nuts with bacon is also good.   Dessert- Espresso Espuma: $18. Its really light. It has brownie cookies at the bottom and a buckwheat caramel bar on the top of the glass. Ladies will love this. Must-try!   - Passionfruit & Chocolate Tart: $18. The Guayaquil’s bitter ganache has passionfruit reduction within and on the plate. There’s also pop candy in the tart which gave a nice tingling feeling when you eat it. Unique and delicious. The reduction is really tart and gives a good balance to the rich dessert. Try it!     Also tried the Bloody Mary Cocktail with bacon. I had to order this when I learnt there was bacon with this cocktail. Its spicy. Now, this is a drink that you can bite, chew and drink all at the same time!    No regrets dining here and we had a good time.   Highly recommended!
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  • Spicy Lamb Spring Rolls
• 31 May 2015 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

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all in all, we payed about 90$ for breakfast. For this price, I do expect that my "extras" are catered to and food is worth the price. but they were not.
 the full english breakfast was average. Bland baked beans, greasy sausages, very salty spinach (where did that come from?).
 the black tea did come in a glass tea pot with an insert for loose tea- inside of which was an ordinary tea bag. It was half full and I had to ask for a top up on hot water when it was empty.
the large americano was actually a small cup of regular coffee.
 I asked for the eggs benedict with chicken, spinach and green curry sauce. And I asked to get the eggs not poached but scrambled. Well, yes, this is an extra, but -hey? I do like scrambled more than poached and the sides and sauce were enticing. The first reaction was, that I could have it for 6$ extra. ?
 The waiter came back twice to ask what I wanted. (So, yes, effort, motivation was there)
 Then the senior waiter/maitre d' came over to apologeticly explain, that the chef cannot do it the way I wished. (yes, really friendly) Ok, maybe there is something special about the dish, let's see and take it like it is.
 When the plate arrive, NOTHING indicated that there was a presentation issue or cooking/preparation issue other than the chef not willing to do it.
 Which I would have expected for 26$ for a small piece of bread with 2 eggs, salty spinach, too thick cut onions and some sauce (which was, indeed, the one tasty part).
 
 And the still bottled water was "Fiji" brand.
 The crowd must like something about the place, as it was full. Probably, they take high price for a quality indicator.
 I don't. You need to convince me... yet.
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