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$37/pax

based on 162 reviews
Top Must Try Dishes
spruce signature burger17 votes
ginger pudding with toffee7 votes
Pancakes6 votes
ahi tuna4 votes
Tuna Tartare3 votes
eggs benedict3 votes

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Alfresco/Outdoor Dining86 votes
Brunch79 votes
Dinner61 votes
Lunch58 votes
Chillout53 votes
Quiet45 votes
Romance/First Dates45 votes
Hidden Find44 votes
Children/Family43 votes
Large Groups/Gathering40 votes
Breakfast35 votes
Girls Night Out31 votes
After Work28 votes
View/Scenery19 votes
Wine Lists16 votes
Boys Night Out15 votes
Vibrant/Noisy15 votes
People Watching12 votes
Private Dining12 votes
High Tea10 votes
Business Dining8 votes
Business Breakfast7 votes
Corporate Events7 votes
Relaxed7 votes
Supper6 votes
Live Band5 votes
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Fine Dining4 votes
Pet Friendly4 votes
Anniversary3 votes
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Keen Chua
 • 24 Jul 2014 12 reviews 0 follower
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Friendly waiters, good food, and a casual yet cosy vibe. This place has been a regular haunt for my family and I ever since we moved near the neighbourhood. It never disappoints, and though the food is not particularly fantastic, it is decent and some dishes are pretty good. 

They have a few options for you to choose too for wines by the glass. This makes for a nice brunch place, as well as  a nice place for a quiet, cosy dinner with friends.
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I spent $45 per person.

Must tries: spruce signature burger, ginger pudding with toffee

I also recommend this place for:
After Work, Alfresco/Outdoor Dining, Brunch

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greensumo
 • 18 Jul 2014 3 reviews 0 follower
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Ticks all the boxes to be one of your favorite brunch spots; exciting menu, value for money breakfast cocktails, nice outdoor setting. Except the service is terrible. No intiuition from waitstaff (kid's meals were served to adults) and just tardy service. Had the tuna tartar which was tasty (more of a starter) and others ordered burgers that came with about five fries. I would return, though only with enough patience to get through the service.
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I spent $50 per person.

Must tries: Tuna Tartare

I also recommend this place for:
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining, Brunch, Children/Family, Chillout, Relaxed

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fatpig
 • 01 Jul 2014 467 reviews 68 followers
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My last entry on Spruce was about 5 years ago and as I remember, food quality was merely average save for the beef burger. After all these years, it was time to see if things had changed.
 
Brunch was a cheerier affair (as opposed to my initial dinner dining experience), with sunlight poring into the cafe and soft music playing in the background. Unlike 5 years ago, it didn't feel as stuffy and unwelcoming, probably due to the apparent difficulty in securing a reservation back then (I still think its a deliberate hype to get people interested in the place as the place wasn't exactly full when I dined there).
 
Spruce Mac & Cheese - The Mac & Cheese sported an unevenly baked top (one side was pale and the other was golden brown) coupled with a mildly creamy macaroni center. I personally liked the crunchy cheese bits but would have liked the cheese to be gooey. Overall a very average rendition. 
 
The Tuna Burger - I honestly wouldn't had known that the patty was made from tuna if not for the name of the burger; The tuna taste was seriously lacking. I appreciated the touch of crispiness on the surface of the patty though. An average at best burger and not something I would ever order again. 
 
Spruce Signature Burger - One of the main draws of Spruce, it's namesake burger. And it was as good as I remembered it to be. Well, almost. The moist patty was done medium as per my request with a nice uneven texture and a natural beefy taste. Topped with cheese, bacon lettuce and pickles (I personally like how the sourness of the pickles cuts through the semi molten cheese), it made for a great eat. Only gripe I had was the bun, which could do with more grilling and probably some butter. Oh and the fries were a little limp. 
 
American Apple Pie Ala Mode - We were informed that the apple pie was one of the best sellers at Spruce. And it was difficult to understand why. For starters, the back crust was way too thick and lacked the oven baked taste that I personally like. Also, the apple slices were rather bland and things might have been better if raisins were thrown into the equation. Truth be told, apart from the rather generic vanilla bean ice cream, the only thing that I found palatable was the lumpy biscuit crumble that sat under the ice cream. 
 
Brunch cost the both of us just over $81 which wasn't really that expensive per se but factor in the quality of food and the value for money factor tumbles a few notches. Honestly the only thing that I liked about Spruce was it's burger, nothing else. Service seemed to have gone down a bit over the years. Will I be back? Maybe after a long hiatus but only for the burger.
 
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