Daily: 11:30 - 01:00
(Last order 10.30pm)
Located on Victoria Street, Hog's Breath Cafe specialises in Western food. It incorporates three different facilities, which include a seated food service area, a licensed saloon bar which sells liquor, and a merchandise shop.
Hog's Breath Cafe is possibly one of the restaurants located at Chijmes that offer affordably priced cuisines. I was tempted by the $30 nett Thursday promotion which included an entree, main course and a selection of either 1 mug of Tiger Beer or 1 glass of wine or a smoothie or a soft-drink. I decided on the Hog's Breath natural prime rib in medium rare as advised by the waiter and the steak was moist and tender. Surprisingly, it wasn't too raw for me even though i would usually have my steak well done. The steak was flavourful and the wine I got was a good complement to the main course as it enhanced the steak's overall taste. The ambience was good with the rustic wooden tables and benches which were vastly different from the bars nearby. It was relaxing and comfortable. Although our food came a little later, the waitress was apologetic. Other than that, the service was rather good. The staffs were knowledgeable about the food the restaurant offers and could advise us appropriately.
The kids eat free so we were there to check out the food. Spaghetti Bolognese (kid's meal) - strangely, the beef Bolognese was pretty dry and taste slightly burnt and a little hard too. Not the best tasting dish really. Burger & corn (kid's meal) - the burger is a cheese burger essentially and it comes with a cob of corn. Burger was ok and corn was nicely grilled. Macho Nachos - a generous plate of nachos with melted cheese and guacamole and salsa. Not the best I've had but ok for a $15 plate. Prime Steak - it's a very decent 200g cut that nicely grilled. I had mine with garlic mushrooms and those were good too. I asked mine as medium rare but I think it was a little more done than medium rare. As a steak house, I thought they should have gotten the done-ness right. What's BEST about this place is actually the play area they have set up. They even have a nanny to watch the kids. So the kids can have their meals and entertain themselves, while the adults can continue to enjoy their food and drinks leisurely and undisturbed. I may return, not so much for the food but more for the kids having a good time after their meals.
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In short, food was not bad, surroundings at CHIJMES were fun, but the prices were a little steep. Particularly recommend the steak, which Hog's Breath justifiably boast about.