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Platypus Kitchen is a Mediterranean bistro in Bugis Junction that specialises in hand-made pasta dishes and seasonal Mediterranean fare.

Daily: 12:00 - 22:00

+65 6884 6884
+65 63334434
$26 based on 66 submissions
After Work (23 votes), Ala Carte (14 votes), Dinner (14 votes)
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Fresh Gourmet Seafood & Handmade Pasta

Full Platypus Kitchen review: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/06/platypus-kitchen-platypus-lobster-shack.html


The Platypus Restaurant Group started out with small takeaway kiosks (Platypus Gourmet2Go Food Bars), eventually gaining enough success to open a small eatery (Platypus Lobster Shack). Their business grew till they were able to open their 1st full service, sit down dining restaurant, the Platypus Kitchen.

Ambience at Platypus Kitchen is modern casual. Dark wooden furniture is spaced neatly within the dimly lit, yet spacious, floor space. With colours themes of wood against black, the interior has a sophisticated, romantic vibe to it. Tables can be shifted around to accomodate large groups, and when the restaurant gets partially filled, it becomes rather noisy and lively.

Service at Platypus Kitchen is professional and efficient, as befits a full service restaurant. Staff are quick to seat diners in an orderly fashion, and are knowledgable enough to make recommendations. I like that on a particular visit, the staff proactively suggested changing my order to a set meal, which saved some money. Waiting time for food is around 10 minutes or so, rather quick, and I note that staff are also efficient are clearing away empty / dirty tables. However, while staff do offer polite greetings upon entry, they don't bid you goodbye, which is rather odd.

Food at Platypus Kitchen is a mix of American, French, and Italian influences. Offering the best dishes from their various concepts, dishes here are tasty, mostly hand crafted using premium ingredients. Each dish is well balanced and packs flavour, and portions are large. In particular, their seafood dishes and hand made pasta dishes are standouts. Despite the high end cuisine, prices are reasonably affordable, budget about SGD $34 per person for a 2-course meal here.

The lobster roll is a classic American sandwich, and the Traditional Lobster Roll (SGD $24.90) closely resembles those from Connecticut or Maine. Prepared in East Coast style, a grilled, buttered brioche bun is generously stuffed with fresh chunks of butter poached lobster, diced tomatoes, chives, and sea salt, all coated in a savoury, fragrant roasted-garlic mayonnaise. Each bite gives you the hit of the savoury sauce; the fresh, slightly briny, meaty lobster; then the juice of the tomatoes, and finally the light crunch of the bun. Pure comfort food, highly recommended!

The classic French dish of Duck Confit & Berry Coulis With Potato Confit Mash (SGD $20.90) features an imported Hudson duck leg, slow-cooked / confit for 10 hours in its own fat, then quickly seared to give it a crisp skin. The result is incredibly fork-tender, fall of the bone duck meat that is savoury and robust in flavour, while the crisp skin shatters with a satisfiying crunch when cut. The duck fat under the skin is easily removed. A tart berry reduction lends a sweet fruity taste, which cuts through some of the heaviness of the duck.

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• 22 Jun 2015 • 379 reviews • 55 followers

Fresh Gourmet Seafood & Handmade Pasta

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Full Platypus Kitchen review: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/06/platypus-kitchen-platypus-lobster-shack.html


The Platypus Restaurant Group started out with small takeaway kiosks (Platypus Gourmet2Go Food Bars), eventually gaining enough success to open a small eatery (Platypus Lobster Shack). Their business grew till they were able to open their 1st full service, sit down dining restaurant, the Platypus Kitchen.

Ambience at Platypus Kitchen is modern casual. Dark wooden furniture is spaced neatly within the dimly lit, yet spacious, floor space. With colours themes of wood against black, the interior has a sophisticated, romantic vibe to it. Tables can be shifted around to accomodate large groups, and when the restaurant gets partially filled, it becomes rather noisy and lively.

Service at Platypus Kitchen is professional and efficient, as befits a full service restaurant. Staff are quick to seat diners in an orderly fashion, and are knowledgable enough to make recommendations. I like that on a particular visit, the staff proactively suggested changing my order to a set meal, which saved some money. Waiting time for food is around 10 minutes or so, rather quick, and I note that staff are also efficient are clearing away empty / dirty tables. However, while staff do offer polite greetings upon entry, they don't bid you goodbye, which is rather odd.

Food at Platypus Kitchen is a mix of American, French, and Italian influences. Offering the best dishes from their various concepts, dishes here are tasty, mostly hand crafted using premium ingredients. Each dish is well balanced and packs flavour, and portions are large. In particular, their seafood dishes and hand made pasta dishes are standouts. Despite the high end cuisine, prices are reasonably affordable, budget about SGD $34 per person for a 2-course meal here.

The lobster roll is a classic American sandwich, and the Traditional Lobster Roll (SGD $24.90) closely resembles those from Connecticut or Maine. Prepared in East Coast style, a grilled, buttered brioche bun is generously stuffed with fresh chunks of butter poached lobster, diced tomatoes, chives, and sea salt, all coated in a savoury, fragrant roasted-garlic mayonnaise. Each bite gives you the hit of the savoury sauce; the fresh, slightly briny, meaty lobster; then the juice of the tomatoes, and finally the light crunch of the bun. Pure comfort food, highly recommended!

The classic French dish of Duck Confit & Berry Coulis With Potato Confit Mash (SGD $20.90) features an imported Hudson duck leg, slow-cooked / confit for 10 hours in its own fat, then quickly seared to give it a crisp skin. The result is incredibly fork-tender, fall of the bone duck meat that is savoury and robust in flavour, while the crisp skin shatters with a satisfiying crunch when cut. The duck fat under the skin is easily removed. A tart berry reduction lends a sweet fruity taste, which cuts through some of the heaviness of the duck.
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• 21 Jun 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Dinner on 19 June 2015

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We had the Traditional Lobster Roll, Spicy Lobster Roll, and the Crustacean Bowl. The uninamous verdict was that all 3 were tasty. However, the small portions (especially for the Lobster Roll) means that you will probably be needing dessert somewhere else.
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• 16 Jun 2015 • 2042 reviews • 261 followers

Gotta Try the Lobster Roll

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I have heard quite a bit about Platypus Kitchen, but it was only recently that I had the chance to pay the restaurant a visit.

A nice little chic and classy enclave at the corner of Bugis, it serves a wide variety of western choices on the menu, but my mission was clear - and that was to try the lobster roll.

The set lunch ($24)  started with a creamy mushroom soup, which was such a large portion that it could be a meal by itself.

This was then followed by the lobster roll, huge chunk of chilled lobster served with fries.

By the time the main course was done, I was pretty full, but there is always space for dessert, and tagged on a large brownie with a large scoop of ice cream(+$4) to end the meal.

Overall, lunch offers quite a lot of good value and if you have the time, an ideal place to continue the afternoon with a nice cuppa coffee.

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