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The White Rabbit

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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.

Tue - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30

Tue - Sun: 18:30 - 22:30

Sat - Sun: 10:30 - 14:30

Closed: Mon

+65 97210536
$84 based on 135 submissions
Dinner (43 votes), Romance/First Dates (31 votes), Girls Night Out (23 votes)
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A Place for Brunch

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.

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• 07 Apr 2015 • 29 reviews • 0 follower

A Place for Brunch

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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.
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• 06 Apr 2015 • 476 reviews • 7 followers

Excellent on all counts

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The White Rabbit has always been name-dropped here and there as serving good food but I never had the chance to visit because of its (past?) infamous 2-weeks-in-advance reservations requirements. It is located in a beauitfully-restored old chapel building at Dempsey area, directly opposite Au Petit Salut. They maintained the stained glass windows and rustic doors, replacing the pews with comfortable booths or tables, transforming the place into a mysterious yet intimate dining haven.

After browsing through the menu, I decided to go for the Set Dinner (SGD$98.00++ for 4 course). For my set, I chose the Seared Bay Scallops as my starter, served with sweet shallot confit, white chocolate veloute and sevruga caviar. The white chocolate veloute (the foamy broth surrounding the scallops) was awesome, subtly sweet and complementing the bouncy fresh scallops perfectly.

Then I had the Sauteed Foie Gras for appetiser, served with quince puree, roasted pear and spiced sherry gastrique. The butter-like piece of foie gras disintegrated deliciously in the mouth upon contact, spreading over the palate thickly with its rich flavor. It was a superb starter.

My selected main course was the 36-Hour Brandt Shortribs, with truffle miso glaze, parsnip puree, field mushrooms and shaved truffles. The crispy exterior was easily torn apart to make way for contact with a succulent interior of fine red meat, so lean and tender. Mushrooms and truffles gave the bittersweet meat a lovely touch of enhancement; it was a beautiful concoction.

Finally, time for my dessert - for this, I had the Crepe Suzette, where there was a flambeed tableside performance the service crew prepared the dessert right in front of us. The warm crepes were drenched in an orangey sauce, so they were infused deliciously in a citrusy flavor; the texture was pulpy pieces of flour (good flour); when paired with the vanilla ice-cream it was incredible.

For full review and more detailed information, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/04/dinner-at-white-rabbit-dempsey.html



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• 06 Apr 2015 • 476 reviews • 7 followers

Food so good, it was almost sacrad

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The White Rabbit has always been name-dropped here and there as serving good food but I never had the chance to visit because of its (past?) infamous 2-weeks-in-advance reservations requirements. It is located in a beauitfully-restored old chapel building at Dempsey area, directly opposite Au Petit Salut. They maintained the stained glass windows and rustic doors, replacing the pews with comfortable booths or tables, transforming the place into a mysterious yet intimate dining haven.

After browsing through the menu, I decided to go for the Set Dinner (SGD$98.00++ for 4 course). For my set, I chose the Seared Bay Scallops as my starter, served with sweet shallot confit, white chocolate veloute and sevruga caviar. The white chocolate veloute (the foamy broth surrounding the scallops) was awesome, subtly sweet and complementing the bouncy fresh scallops perfectly.

Then I had the Sauteed Foie Gras for appetiser, served with quince puree, roasted pear and spiced sherry gastrique. The butter-like piece of foie gras disintegrated deliciously in the mouth upon contact, spreading over the palate thickly with its rich flavor. It was a superb starter.

My selected main course was the 36-Hour Brandt Shortribs, with truffle miso glaze, parsnip puree, field mushrooms and shaved truffles. The crispy exterior was easily torn apart to make way for contact with a succulent interior of fine red meat, so lean and tender. Mushrooms and truffles gave the bittersweet meat a lovely touch of enhancement; it was a beautiful concoction.

Finally, time for my dessert - for this, I had the Crepe Suzette, where there was a flambeed tableside performance the service crew prepared the dessert right in front of us. The warm crepes were drenched in an orangey sauce, so they were infused deliciously in a citrusy flavor; the texture was pulpy pieces of flour (good flour); when paired with the vanilla ice-cream it was incredible.

For full review and more detailed information, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/04/dinner-at-white-rabbit-dempsey.html



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