Tue - Sat: 08:00 - 23:00
Sun: 08:00 - 22:00
Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is this spacious and welcoming destination where one can feel right at home having a breezy brunch with the family or savouring drinks and late night dinner after work with friends.
Taking centre stage is an enormous counter that seats up to 20 inspired by what one might find in a medieval tavern but given a generous contemporary twist with the use of black marble. In a bid to encourage a convivial environment, customers are welcome to share dining space and mingle at this communal table as well as tap their own beers upon ordering.
Customers will be beckoned by an intoxicating aroma of daily-baked fresh artisanal breads and pastries as soon as they step in. The hearty Guinness Stout bread is truly a unique beer- infused bread in Singapore. This dark bread carries the beer’s distinctive caramel aftertaste while maintaining a sense of lightness in texture. You won’t be able to stop at just one slice!
An ideal destination for all day cocktails and evening drinks and revelry, Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar also serves a wide range of quality alcoholic beverages and has the longest Happy Hour in town from 8am to 8pm. Besides Strongbow Apple Ciders, Heineken and Erdinger on draught, guests can also look forward to a range of signature drinks which include: Wicked Calamansi Sour, Yuzu Breeze, Raspberry Lychee Ice Tea, Dirty Sriracha Bloody Mary and Summer Sangria for groups.
Full Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/08/nassim-hill-bakery-bistro-bar-tasting.html
Located in old Tanglin Post Office off Tanglin Road, Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is well known for many things, in particular, their delicious, freshly baked French bread and pastries, communal tavern atmosphere, and being able to tap your own beer!
Ambience at Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is styled to resemble a medieval European / German tavern, with colourful stained glass windows, globule lamps, large and sturdy oak wood dining tables, and a communal marble counter with beer taps at the end. While there are bright spotlights throughout the interior, these are often kept off, lit by natural lighting during the day, and low, warm ambient lighting at night, lending a feeling of serenity and intimacy, though it makes photography difficult. The buzzing, friendly atmosphere is welcoming, and the aromatic smell of baking perfumes the place. Great!
Service at Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is decent / average. The relatively young staff are cheerful and friendly, offering greetings / goodbyes, and seating guests quickly. Product knowledge is lacking in the junior staff, they cannot describe dishes, nor make confident recommendations, although they are up-to-date on current promotions. Thumbs up for efficiency, they came around regularly to clear and change empty / dirty plates. Lacking in attention to details, as they did not top up our cutlery, I resorted to taking it from the empty table next to ours after every course.
Food at Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is modern bistro quality, with primarily French and Italian influences. In particular, their bread and dessert pastries, which are freshly baked / prepared each day, is the speciality here. They also feature a rather extensive menu of appetizers and entrees, with hits and misses. Portions are large, and suitable for sharing. Prices are reflective of a high-end bistro / gastrobar, budget about SGD $50 per person for a proper meal here. If you're just getting cakes / bread / pastries, budget about SGD $8 per person.
The unique Cheddar Cheese Bacon Waffles (SGD $19) is worth ordering, because it combines bacon and waffles. BACON & WAFFLES! With cheddar cheese and bacon bits baked directly into their waffle batter, served with rashers of bacon, and a chive sour cream on the side. The waffle texture is the thin and crisp version, and my only minor complaint is that it's slightly dry, though this is helped by the fragrant chive sour cream. Worth ordering, because... bacon & waffles!
This is among the best Chili Crab Pasta (SGD $25) I've had in Singapore thus far. The spaghetti is done al-dente, with some bite, the chili crab gravy is thick, with alternating notes of sweet, savoury, tangy, and spicy, and there is some lingering heat. The generous portion of fresh, deshelled crab meat, and spicy chili padi complete this dish. Highly recommended!
Full review HERE
Food was very average (although the sweet potato fries were not bad). We went on ladies night and had free free-flow champagne, which was a nice pleasant surprise. We probably wouldn't go out of our way to go back again, but it was okay. One for one with Entertainer!
We walked in to Nassim Hill to a crowd of people dressed in their most chic clothings, perched on their seats and casually sipping their lattes. I couldn't spot a t-shirt anywhere. So this is the difference between an afternoon in the suburbs versus one spent in the city. I could get used to this.
Every coffee beverage served here is double-shot by default. I started off with a Latte ($6). I was a little taken aback at the price; a latte in Melbourne is roughly half the price. But no one else batted an eyelid. I was anticipating the smooth silkiness mouthfeel that I have come to love from lattes, but the double-shot masked the taste. Sigh. Kudos to the baker that made the gingersnap with the latte. It's the first gingersnap that I genuinely liked. It's crunchy with slivers of nuts generously scattered throughout, and the spices were balanced.
My sister had a Iced Mocha ($8), which looked lovely. I had my share of bad experiences when the ice melts and dilutes the coffee, but the double-shot worked in its favour here.
The Chilli Crab Pasta ($25) is well-regarded online, and we were rewarded with big chunks of crab meat. The sauce is a little runny, but don't let it fool you: the slices of chili are angry little b**tards. We fished them all out. Not sure if I'll order this again though, the taste does get a little monotonous. It's not for everyone, but it has its fans.
I had Mac and Cheese ($18), which looked physically impressive. There's a waiting time of 20-30 minutes for this dish, so you know you're getting it fresh from the oven. There is so much cheese atop, it dribbles down the sides of the dish. The first bite was heaven: the pairing of rich cream sauce with an abundance of stretchy, gooey baked cheese. It's a small dish, but the richness sates your hunger faster than you thought possible. Towards the middle though, the sauce was really grainy, like they used powdered cheese, the kind that accompanies pizza. Hmm.
We also ordered the Cabonara ($21). Nassim Hill doesn't do things halfway, from the pile of bacon above the pasta to the oh-so-rich-I-need-to-get-on-a-threadmill-later cabonara sauce. Perfect for sharing, impossible to finish on your own.
Miss XS had the Spicy Huevos Benedict ($20), which she raved about before from a previous visit. This time though, it was underwhelming. Not sure if they have changed the dish, or that we were simply too stuffed from the richness of the other dishes. I took a bite and then...
Originally posted at: chikscrib.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/nassim-hill-bakery-bistro-bar.html