07 Apr 2015
I had wanted to visit The White Rabbit for a long time, but each time, I was distracted by the other restaurants within Dempsey Hill. I finally got a chance to do so one day and I am glad that I did try the food here.
Interior – There was no need to say more about the interior. High ceiling, mosaic floor tiles, stained glass windows – a church transformed into a restaurant. It gave me a very relaxed feeling especially when the natural light shines into the restaurant.
Service – Some hits and misses. There seemed to have a couple of reviews here about bad service. I encountered them too. When I entered the restaurant in shorts and slippers, I was given a very weird stare by the service staff at the door like, “Why are you here?” She asked if I had a reservation, bluntly. I said no. Sometimes I wondered why they would ask if we had reservation – if we did, we would have notified them isn’t it? Anyway, I was brought to a very far table right at the corner, back of the restaurant. I jokingly told my friend that it was because of our dressing that they decided to put us far from where people could see us…
To be fair, we did encounter good services from the other waiters (not the waitresses – they all seemed grumpy) who served us food. They asked if we enjoyed our meals and asked if we needed more coffee and also juices to end our meals.
Food – We loved the food here but the question would be – do we love the food so much that we wanted to pay a premium? My friend had the lobster which looked and tasted sinfully delicious, while the rest of us had simple brunch – eggs benedict and truffles eggs with toasts. The juices were great too, they were freshly squeezed.
The compelling reason for us to return was the price of the food. The lobster which my friend ordered cost $48 (before tax and GST) and I thought that the price was on a high side.
I guess I would only be back when one day I decided to have brunch at a very nice restaurant or when I had to entertain friends from other countries, as for other normal days, cafes would be good enough for me.