Tue - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun: 10:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sun: 18:30 - 22:30
The White Rabbit is a restaurant and bar housed in a restored chapel off Dempsey Road. It offers a contemporary version of classic European comfort food and cocktails.
This is no Alice in wonderland dream but a really chic and yummy pan fried pork knuckles with tender meat and very aromatic. Then lounge back with a cuppa and watch the beautiful crowd streaming in. Lovely. Service is tad aloof at times but still pleasant.
I tried calling many times to make a reservation with this restaurant and they did not bother picking up or calling back. I had to text them to make a reservation which the 1st impression was bad to start with.
When we arrived, the wait staff did not offer drinks or their menu for more than 5 minutes when the restaurant was pretty empty(6.30pm). My partner and I decided to order sparkling water and tea before any food arrive and the wait staff insisted we should have the tea with the dessert course.
Bread wasn't served till the runner realized, and the maitre d had to rush to serve us the bread and appetizer was served immediately after it. What bothers me the most was the wait staff attending to our table kept asking us how was the food when we were eating. Service staff should only asked the guests for comments about the food after each course, no?
Finally when we are at our last course; dessert, they assumed that it was my birthday and gave me the crepe suzette with ''happy birthday'' instead of my partner. It was really embarassing.
Overall the food was pretty decent, however the service was bad.
Located in Demsey is the White Rabbit. It has a rather decent sized parking lot which is free of charge for customers. The White Rabbit is more of an upscale fine dining place you would take someone to celebrate a special meal with. It is also a beautifully restored 1930s Ebenezer chapel!
The White Rabbit resides in a restored old chapel along the stretch of Dempsey Hill. The historical establishment itself is very captivating in creating a unique 'Alice in Wonderland' concept of The White Rabbit, attempting to bring you to another world. There's a very cute outdoor dining area lined with lounge chairs. The staff explained that they were setting up a wedding the next door. I can definitely see this place being used for weddings.
I am glad that they managed to preserve the stained glass from when this was a place of worship. The atmosphere in the chapel was peaceful and romantic with ceiling lights as well very powerful air conditioning systems. So much so, that they staff offered us ladies, scarves or even warm water instead of cold water.
1. Truffle Mac and Cheese with mushrooms $16++
Though this is an appetizer portion. It had alot of mac and cheese and thus, became very filling quickly. The amount of truffle added to the mac and cheese was very significant and you could smell and taste it. They were generous with the mushrooms as well! The texture of the cheese was warm enough to enjoy and yet stick all the macaroni together.
There was also bread service. I picked tomato basil bread, and since the bread is all freshly baked in house. The bread was piping hot and extremely crisp to begin with. The provided butter melted immediately once I applied it into the bread.
2. Deconstructed Cheese Cake $18++
This was an interesting dessert. The wait staff asked me to mix up everything on the plate as there was graham crumble, blueberry sorbet and pop rocks all layered one on top of the other. The cream cheese wasn't too sweet or sour. The pop rock popped in your mouth in every mouthful. It was definitely a surprise for me. I enjoyed that the graham crackers were crumbles instead of a hard crust, that you would find in any typical cheesecake. This way, you could enjoy the graham crackers bit by bit.
3. Chocolate Fondant $16++
The chocolate fondant consisted of a caramel core lava cake with fruits and banana and rum ice cream. The lava cake wasn't moist on the exterior, but rather it was bread crust like. On the inside, was a small pocket of caramel that flowed out like liquid gold! The banana and rum ice cream was full of creamy goodness. I guess to compliment all the sweet stuff, all the fruits provided were sour?
All in all, a very beautiful place to spend time with your loved ones. The food and the ambience are both top notch!