Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Fri: 17:30 - 23:00
Sun: Open only for private functions
Portico means 'porch' in Italian. The porch is where we greet our guests and invite them into our home. Our all-day menu is homey and hearty, using fresh and quality ingredients sourced locally and regionally. This is what our Chefs would serve if you visit our home for a Friday dinner party or a Sunday brunch.
We welcome you to drop by our home someday!
Went down to portico for a friend's birthday. The service is good, ambient is perfect. Staff are friendly and was given a free snack platter because it's her birthday. Serving of food is NOT stingy. Good place and good food. Value for money. Will recommend!!!
Overall, the food is acceptable but pretty "Deja vu". We ordered a black angus ribeye and one classic menu which includes 2 starters, a main and a dessert.
The "Bisque of main lobster" was a bit salty and bitter. The whole tiger prawn was pretty small...
The "Vine ripened tomatoes" salad had a nice looking but when you put it into mouth nothing special comes out.
The "Ubin sea bass" was perfectly cooked but it didn't blend with the side potatoes served with a beurre blanc sauce...they were actually quite greasy.
The "Prime Black Angus" was cooked as wished. The sides were very average.
The "Deconstructed black forest" was far away the best note of the evening. Very nice plating and very nice flavor... but it tasted more like a lovely chocolate mousse than a Black forest.
We also ordered a margarita and it was so far the worst we've ever had. It tasted like water with ice.
The service was slow but luckily they have a very sweet waitress with a good sens of humor to help us wait.
Again, it's "Deja Vu"
Full review here: https://aprilsnextmeal.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/of-truffle-fries-waffles-coffee/
'My friends, you cannot call yourself a truffle fries fan until you have tried the one at Portico – just look at the sheer size of it!
These are what truffle dreams are made of – those crunchy stringy fries with truffle salt, truffle shavings and gruyere cheese. You definitely can’t get ’em fries more truffley than that!'
To say the address to Portico as 991B Alexandra Road isn’t exactly wrong. However it’s better to say Portico is located at 991 Alexandra Road, Block B. To enter the estate, one should walk along Alexandra Road after alighting the train from Labrador Park MRT station. And what looks like an industrial estate is actually a development comprising of 9 blocks of office space, etc. And yes, Portico is located at Block B.
And from the menu (pages 1, 2), we ordered:-
1) Luncheon meat fries, $8 – With yuzu mayo.
2) Salt and pepper squid, $8 – With roasted garlic aioli.
3) Bisque of lobster, $18 – With butter brioche, whole tiger prawn. This was rich and good.
4) Wild mushroom risotto, $26 – With eryngii mushroom ragout, tempura enoki mushrooms.
5) Seasonal seafood capelini aglio olio, $28 – With garlic chips, crispy shrimps. Generous serving of small octopus, mussels, clams, firefly squid roe and a prawn.
6) House coffee glazed Saint Louis pork ribs, $33 – Served with baked potato fan, sour cream, chives, crispy bacon, and charred broccoli with gruyere cheese. This was probably our least favourite of the 3 mains. While the meat was tender, it somehow lacked the wow factor. And it’s a pity that the melted cheese on the brocooli had hardened when it was served to us.
7) Deconstructed blackforest, $14 – 70% dark chocolate mousse, edible hazelnut soil, cherry coulis, caramel ice cream. I first got to try chef Nixon Low’s creation at Petit Menu, so it’s definitely a must to order this when chef Nixon is now one of the chefs behind Portico. However, this did not impress as much. Probably too many eateries doing deconstructed cakes.
8) Latte, $7
It was a pleasant lunch for us ladies at Portico. Food was good while service was not too bad. The waiting staff would check on us every now and then. I’m actually curious about their omakase menu where one would sit at the bar counter and interact with the chefs. Oh yes, one gets to watch the chef prepare the dishes and be served personally by them too. However, it seemed like Portico has removed the omakase menu cause I can’t find any information from their website anymore. So hmm… But there’re a few other desserts on the menu which I am interested to try. So I guess I be back to try their desserts. =)
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