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(Closed) The Ascot

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A British Gastrogrub here in The Grandstand takes one's spirit to indulge in some of Britain's favourite dishes with live Music and Entertainment that makes one up on their seats. The Ascot, also serves Indian dishes and special menu for their Sunday Night Roast.

Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 23:00

Fri: 11:30 - 00:00

Sat: 10:30 - 01:00

Sun: 10:30 - 23:00

+65 64620881
$44 based on 10 submissions
After Work (3 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (3 votes), Dinner (3 votes)
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Authentic English Gastrogrub

For more photos and full review, pls head to www.missuschewy.com or http://missuschewy.com/2013/07/08/the-ascot-the-grandstand-authentic-english-gastrogrub/ Owner Sylvester Fedor Thang chatted with us for a bit and asked if we know what The Ascot is all about. He previously spent two years studying in the UK and wanted to recreate the very best of the quintessential English pub experience right here in Singapore. Lovingly referred to as a British ‘gastrogrub’ by Sylvester, he wanted to serve authentic British cuisine and Singaporeans would be exposed to a whole lot more than just the usual Fish & Chips. The Ascot at The Grandstand is named after the Ascot Racecourse, which is located in Berkshire. It seems that Sylvester is determined to share a piece of what he had experienced in UK with his fellow Singaporeans. Not surprisingly, The Ascot is very popular among expats as the food reminds them of home. I was initially kinda skeptical of the Strawberry spinach salad with crumbled blue cheese, pistachios, bacon & avocado ($18) but the crazy unusual combination worked surprisingly well! The blue cheese was undoubtedly pungent and had a sharp acidic flavor but the sweetness derived from the strawberry slices and raspberry vinaigrette countered this well. The husband and I were both surprised by how unique this bowl of Smoked tomato soup ($8) tasted, very full-bodied with a slightly smoked flavor to it. At the same time, it was rich, tangy, and a little sweet tasting. This certainly whetted our appetite for the remaining dishes to come! The Cold Cut Platter ($18), featuring 3 types of cold cuts served with silver onions, gherkins, scotch egg & homemade bread, is a must order at The Ascot. Obviously, the scotch egg stole the show. It is essentially hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and baked or deep-fried. Perhaps I should try this in my own kitchen next time!

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Smoked Tomato Soup3 votes
  • A Bunch of Bangers2 votes
  • Guinness Pie1 vote
  • Sunday Roast- Pork Ribs1 vote
  • bread and butter pudding1 vote
  • fried mars balls1 vote
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• 04 May 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Closed On Sunday

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Everything says open on Sunday but not... Closed so what's the point of chancing going all the way when the place is closed? Waste of time so won't try again...
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• 05 Nov 2013 • 22 reviews • 0 follower

Authentic English Gastrogrub

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For more photos and full review, pls head to www.missuschewy.com or http://missuschewy.com/2013/07/08/the-ascot-the-grandstand-authentic-english-gastrogrub/ Owner Sylvester Fedor Thang chatted with us for a bit and asked if we know what The Ascot is all about. He previously spent two years studying in the UK and wanted to recreate the very best of the quintessential English pub experience right here in Singapore. Lovingly referred to as a British ‘gastrogrub’ by Sylvester, he wanted to serve authentic British cuisine and Singaporeans would be exposed to a whole lot more than just the usual Fish & Chips. The Ascot at The Grandstand is named after the Ascot Racecourse, which is located in Berkshire. It seems that Sylvester is determined to share a piece of what he had experienced in UK with his fellow Singaporeans. Not surprisingly, The Ascot is very popular among expats as the food reminds them of home. I was initially kinda skeptical of the Strawberry spinach salad with crumbled blue cheese, pistachios, bacon & avocado ($18) but the crazy unusual combination worked surprisingly well! The blue cheese was undoubtedly pungent and had a sharp acidic flavor but the sweetness derived from the strawberry slices and raspberry vinaigrette countered this well. The husband and I were both surprised by how unique this bowl of Smoked tomato soup ($8) tasted, very full-bodied with a slightly smoked flavor to it. At the same time, it was rich, tangy, and a little sweet tasting. This certainly whetted our appetite for the remaining dishes to come! The Cold Cut Platter ($18), featuring 3 types of cold cuts served with silver onions, gherkins, scotch egg & homemade bread, is a must order at The Ascot. Obviously, the scotch egg stole the show. It is essentially hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and baked or deep-fried. Perhaps I should try this in my own kitchen next time!
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• 06 Oct 2013 • 82 reviews • 0 follower

Slightly expensive place but food quality is good.

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We found the food quality esp the roast beef and guinness pie good but it would have been really pricey without the palate promotion that gave us 33% off. More food pics and details at http://www.eatprayflying.com/new-restaurant-review-the-ascot-grandstand/
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