Mon - Thu: 09:00 - 00:00
Fri: 10:00 - 01:00
Sat: 17:00 - 01:00
:pluck is a new social restaurant located in Club Street serving delicious and innovative dishes that are designed to invoke all sorts of sensations on the tongue. This open-concept kitchen and bar invites you to indulge in the simple pleasure of coming together to eat, drink and be with your company of favourite people.
I was, frankly, a little apprehensive about this Club Street newbie. But what a meal! Standouts were the curry-roasted cauliflower with almonds, grapes and quinoa (first food photo, $14) that showcased all the textures of the cauliflower - from nutty to earthy; the whole grilled squid with a crisp block of saffron rice and a red wine potato dashi emulsion (fifth food photo, $22) is teeming with umami; and the pork "double chin", as chef Brandon Teo described the tender, fat-marbled (and -lined) cut that replaced the pork belly with roasted apples, celeriac and walnuts (fourth food photo, $38). Desserts were fun and nostalgic - if you like pisang goreng and ovaltine and horlicks, you'd like chef Elaine Ng's (who formerly worked for @dominiqueansel) bananas, malt and honey dessert (last food photo, $10), served with a malt ice-cream, chocolate grounds and burnt thyme honey. We'll be back to try the grilled cheese-looking whole baked red snapper (sharing plate, $34) before chef Teo takes it off the menu, and the new dessert chef Elaine is working on (p.s. it involves a Thai tea ice-cream). Or you might beat us to it? You should.
Having read several good reviews of pluck, we decided to give it a try on a recent family holiday to Singapore. When the food came it was delicious, and all six of us enjoyed our food immensely. Unfortunately, the timing of the 'snacks', 'vegetables' and 'mediums' lacked logic. Whether we are spoiled in our home city of Perth Australia, or pluck simply didn't live up to its potential tonight, it put a dampener on our entire dining experience - which given the quality of the food is an absolute shame. Despite the staff being friendly, our order was taken/brought out wrong multiple times with a drink made wrong, elements of food forgotten and our sides were brought 10 minutes before any mains, leaving them to get cold. After the first main was brought out (lamb rack to share between two), rudeness aside we urged them to start despite none of the others having food. Luckily so, as the pair were finished before the other meals arrived.
If you're just a couple, this restaurant may suit your needs. But as a group, I will not be coming back- great food won't prevail over bad service.
No idea about what their dinner offers, but dropped down with a friend for lunch after reading about their set lunches on their webbie today. Being the absolute gluttons we are, we ordered 3 set lunches because we wanted to try everything on the menu! Word of caution though, don't attempt to go there if you're calorie counting.
Being absolute fans of nose to tail dining, we shared the three items composed of sinfully unhealthy parts (marrow, lardo, etc.) and relished each and every mouthful. Despite using cheap ingredients, the overall quality of it all was superb; you don't need to have prime cuts of beef or quality meats like mangalica or iberian pork to enjoy a great meal!