After wowing diners with his innovative dishes at Esquina, Chef Andrew Walsh went on to open Cure, which has developed a following for its easily accessible menus that focus on fresh seasonal produce prepared with a slight British/Irish twist. The menus change every month to reflect the top ingredients on offer, so you can expect different flavours every time you visit. In addition, diners have the option to add $1 to their bill to support the Food Bank Singapore.
Why you should come here:
Keong Saik is buzzing with restaurants, but this is a good quality spot that banks more on the talents of the chef and the primo ingredients than the happening location. The menu changes on a regular basis, which may present a consistency problem for other spots, but Chef Andy has yet to let us down on any of our visits. Plus the price points here are reasonable for the food quality, which means you can enjoy great food by a great chef without burning a hole in your wallet.
What we love:
With dark grey walls and plain grey canvases on the walls, Cure may be a tad on the dark side, but we definitely love the vibe here. It’s perfect for when you want a good meal in a cozy atmosphere. The staff will also go out of their way to make you feel right and home. In fact the name Cure comes from the Latin word meaning ‘to take care of’.
They just started an a la carte menu with some must-have dishes like the Pea & Truffle Pasta with a soft egg, garlic milk and puffed rice, which combines a variety of textures and flavours that work in harmony together. We see ourselves popping by the bar here for that and a good glass of red wine.
The Hamachi Ceviche with carrot tartare, ginger vinegar, and puffed quinoa is another dish that plays with the senses. And for dessert, the Milk & Honey is a good bet.
If you need anything during your meal, look for the maître d who seated you and he or she will be happy to help you with any questions or requests you may have. And if you can, try snagging a spot at the Chef’s table just next to the kitchen. It’s like your own private dining space for $150++ per person. However, if you’re not looking to splurge, come in on a weekday from Monday to Thursday when you can score a 4-course lunch tasting menu for just $58++ or a 4-course dinner tasting menu for just $88++.
Where: 21 Keong Saik Road, S089128
Hours: Mon - Sat: Dinner from 6pm, Wed Thurs, & Fri: Lunch from 12pm