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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 127 submissions
Dinner (40 votes), Romance/First Dates (29 votes), Girls Night Out (21 votes)
Lynne Chua

Anniversary Dinner

Full review on my blog: http://lynnechua.blogspot.com/2014/11/white-rabbit-for-our-two-point-five.html

Beautiful setting, good service was experienced even though we read nasty comments from other reviewers, I guess we're just lucky. Ordered wagyu carpaccio as appetizer, it was the best carpaccio I ever had. Alaskan king crab pasta was disappointing and 36h Brandt Short Ribs was alright as mains. We finished it off with crepe where the chef prepared it right in front of us. 

Generally a good experience. Go there for the ambience and don't be picky on the food, you'll definitely enjoy it. =)

The HGW community like this place for...

  • baked alaskan5 votes
  • rack of lamb5 votes
  • Mac & Cheese4 votes
  • foie gras4 votes
  • steak tartare4 votes
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Wagyu Carpaccio
05 Dec 2014 • 29 reviews • 1 follower

Anniversary Dinner

Full review on my blog: http://lynnechua.blogspot.com/2014/11/white-rabbit-for-our-two-point-five.html

Beautiful setting, good service was experienced even though we read nasty comments from other reviewers, I guess we're just lucky. Ordered wagyu carpaccio as appetizer, it was the best carpaccio I ever had. Alaskan king crab pasta was disappointing and 36h Brandt Short Ribs was alright as mains. We finished it off with crepe where the chef prepared it right in front of us. 

Generally a good experience. Go there for the ambience and don't be picky on the food, you'll definitely enjoy it. =)
Truffle chicken
06 Nov 2014 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

Truffle Chicken

Some crazy notion got me craving for truffle chicken; and googling got me to The White Rabbit. At my first visit, I was told that it was sold out and the waiter suggested that I come earlier another day. It was fine with me so I ordered pumpkin risotto instead. The risotto was bland and the portion small. However, it appeals to me since I like bland. The second time round, I made sure that I reached the restaurant 5 minutes after it opens but was told that it was not available. That really annoyed me because twice denied is a very hurtful rejection experience. I excused myself and went somewhere else. Nevertheless I still called to make a dinner reservation with my specific food request for that very same day. The request was acceded. Well, no lady likes feeling rejected; so I went for dinner with silent hurting. To my pleasant surprise, the staff were very nice to me and my companion. They were very polite and attentive to us the entire evening; they even gave us complimentary mushrooms to make up. All in all, dining in The White Rabbit is still a very pleasant experience (except for a probably innocent "hope you enjoyed your chicken" remark at our departure which sounds like it carried a bite). The bread served before the meal was warm and flavourful. The butter melts upon spreading, adding to the bread a rich and juicy flavour. The long-awaited truffle chicken and mushrooms however, turned out to be a little too salty. We enjoyed the beef carpaccio though.
04 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

What a waste of a building

This is the most incredible setting but that's where the good bit ends. Poorly conceived and cooked food, dreadful service, exorbitant prices... Such a shame because with the right owner and chef this could be the most incredible restaurant or even a mediocre one, but this one is just poor. If it were a hawker stall it would have closed down and frankly you should save your money and opt for any alternative should you be tempted to eat there.
31 Aug 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Every Roti Prata Shop has a better service staff. My wife and me didn't feel welcome

My wife and me decided to visit this Restaurant because we had an E-voucher. One person was supposed to get a free main course. So we went to this place and ordered starters, and a main course for both of us. The salad I had was a huge amount of salad with a few Mango slices and a few drips of dressing which made the whole thing quite dry. Both our main courses where ok but not fantastic. My wife had grilled fish and I had a steak. So far so good. As we asked for the bill and showed our E-voucher, the waiter told us that we would have to actually print the voucher and that they wouldn't accept the voucher without a printed version of it. Our voucher had a QR Code which needed to be scanned. w**? What is the sense of an E-voucher if I have to print a paper version??? End of the story was that we had to pay the full price for everything we had ordered. Later at the same evening when we were back home, we were both so angry about this unprofessional treatment by the staff that we decided to call them to talk with the manager again. After this conversation we got a voucher from them which gave us the chance to choose a restaurant which belongs to the the same owner. So we went to the Over Easy with the new voucher we had to pick up at the White Rabbit. Well.... the Over Easy. What to say. Incompetence would be a better name. Staff which doesn't know which order belongs to the right guest, ignorance, an Air Con which makes condence water drop from the ceiling on the table etc...... And the best thing: Again they didn't want to accept the voucher which was actually authorised and signed by the Manager of the White Rabbit. Instead of calling him before , they directly refused to accept the voucher and embarrassed me and my wife in the Restaurant. After a long discussion we left and they accepted the voucher. Never had a worse experience with Restaurants in my life and I can say I have been to many Restaurants around the world, but this was a nightmare. 
26 Jul 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Disappointing, dilettantish and unprofessional handling of reservation for our wedding dinner

We fiancé and I wanted to have our wedding dinner at The White Rabbit in October. Therefore, we tried to book parts of the restaurant non-exclusively for the evening. Within the process of booking starting in May we talked and wrote to three different persons working at The White Rabbit. In every talk and every email we asked if our reservation is valid just to be sure. All three of them confirmed it. We even got the confirmation in writing. We have to add that we put the date of our wedding especially on that date because we got the confirmation form The White Rabbit and we really wanted to celebrate there. After posing some organizational questions last week we got the reply that they have another booking on our date and that they are so sorry to dismiss ours (would they ever have told me without me having me posing those last questions?). After talking to an employee and the person in charge of The White Rabbit we found out that this was an exclusive booking of the whole premises for 120 persons which were much more than the 30 persons we were looking for. The employee contradicted the person in charge about the time this exclusive booking was made. The employee told us it was made two weeks ago (so way after our booking was confirmed) and the person in charge was talking about that it dated back one year. But both agreed on finding our reservation in their system. Again, they were so sorry they told us without seeming to be honestly sorry. Otherwise they would have acted very differently. Even the person in charge did not even think of any compensation in whatever form. Of course, 120 persons are generating higher profits than 30 persons but what is it worth to have a reservation at this restaurant if you cannot rely on it? Especially if it is for such an important event as your own wedding. Is this the way a so called professional restaurant should treat their customers? I would never again book this premises for any event and hope people are now aware of how they might get treated if they do it. Thanks The White Rabbit, you made the preparation for our valuable day very special but in a terribly disappointing way.