Daily: 10:00 - 22:00
The House of Robert Timms is an exclusive Australian brand that is establishing its presence in Singapore as a provider of gourmet coffee. This outlet is the serves as quintessential Australian bistro for quest for Australian cuisines that serves only the freshest ingredients along with premium wines and beers.
I was fascinated by their big size macaron as i pass through their shop. They sell macaron with size as large as macdonald cheeseburger size. I bought one green macaron to try, was really curious how it would taste like? If you have a sweet tooth, you can try this out. For me, the big size macaron taste too sweet for me. After eating half of it, i feel like stopping. Well, i am not one to waste food, thus i finished it eventually. My suggestion is to cut this big sized macaron into four to five pieces and share it among friends for high tea. One big size for one person is too sweet. This is also good if you are buying small gifts for someone. Example, you are going to visit a friend and you want to buy small gifts but not too expensive ones. You can go for this big size macaron. The packaging is very presentable. The staff is very helpful and will reccomend some of their best seller macarons to you. One big sized macaron cost around $3.50, but it is the size of around 4~5 small macarons. Thus, this is worth the price. Well, if you purchase small macaron they cost around $1~$2 each. The advantage of buying small macaron is that you get to choose diffierent flavour. However, if you know there is only one specific flavour that you are so in love with, you can buy this big sized macaron to ease your craving.
I had lunch at The House of Robert TImms around a year back, and rather liked it. The Beau and I were rushing for the Def Leppard Concert the other night, and one of the available options was The House of Robert Timms, so we decided to dine there. The ambience at this outlet was casual chic, with wood panels, mirrors and comfortable seats. Service was effective in general, especially that of a short-haired lady who was always friendly with smiles.
They started with my Halloumi Cheese Prawn Salad (SGD$12.50), consisting of fresh prawns, grilled haloumi cheese, Kalamata olives and mesclun greens. The prawns were indeed springy and crunchy in texture, indicating their freshness; and the greens were refreshing. We also loved the tiny cubes of grilled cheese which had a lightly-saltish flavor, complementing the salad very well.
The Grilled Striploin Sleigh (SGD$29.00) came in skewered form, and was served with roasted capsicum glazed in berry balsamic, served with spiced roasted kumara wedge, cherry tomatoes and buttered zucchini. The grilled Striploin beef pieces contained a slight-charred flavor to their sweetness, and the gravy had a strong, tasty flavor to it, that added a touch of juiciness to the tender meat. I did not really like the kumara (sweet potato) wedges though - too saccharine for my desire.
My Bun-less Turkey Burger (SGD$24.00) was interesting. Two thick pieces of pan-fried stuffed turkey breast formed the topmost and bottom layers of this burger, clasping between them bacon, grilled tomatoes slices, caramelized onions, and lettuce, topped with sunny-sideup egg. Fries and red wine sauce were served on the side – we were informed that the turkey breast tasted best when dipped with the sauce. I pierced the egg yolk immediately to let it cascade over the burger, so that the sweetness could infuse into the meat. An innovative creative with succulent turkey, and it was pretty tasty. However, I still believe that turkey tastes best with cranberry sauce.
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Their dishes, except cakes, are rather pricey. It might be a better idea to go there just for their cakes and drinks. Hence if you are planning to have a dinner there, please be prepared to spend. =)
RT Chocolate Mint Frappe ($8.00), served with whipped cream and topped with chocolate chips is not as sweet as expected, which is good! It has a minty after taste that keep your mouth cool. RT Hazelnut Caramel Frappe ($8.00), topped with hazelnuts, whipped cream and caramel sauce has a light nutty taste which does not appears to be obvious Hazelnut taste.
Never tried the meat of a Kangeroo before, someone suggested to us to try their exotic meat. Instead ordering the Steak (250g-280g), we ordered Stout Braised Kangeroo Loin ($30.00) that was served with carrot, zuchinni, marshed potato and crispy puff pastry. The big chunks of meat is pretty tough and in fact, it tasted a bit like beef. The sauce is not too bad but has a slightly stout-bitter aftertaste.
I may return again but more for their delicious looking cakes and drinks.
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