As a newish Katong resident my better half and I have been working our way through the eateries of east Coast road. I’m now stoked that we’ve added Rabbit, Carrot, Gun to our ‘collection’. In the space of a week we have been lucky enough to indulge in two meals here, one brunch and one dinner, as well as imbibe a decent quantity of the establishment’s liquid refreshment.
Breakfast: we were seated inside – so a little cramped but that allowed plenty of opportunity to enjoy the neighbouring table’s conversation whenever we fell into coupley silences ;-) The food was really very good without being great. Portions sizes looked a little small when they arrived but turned out to be spot on and at a very affordable price (for western fare). Eggs benedict at $13.50 and scrambled eggs on toast at $9.50. Also the missus was able to enjoy a rare de-caf soy latte. Probably not quite Sydney coffee-snob quality (but then they wouldn't be seen dead with a de-caf), though pretty decent for Singapore.
Supper: Wow. Just wow. Loved it – from the most succulent ‘proper’ prawn cocktail starters (a real updating - it certainly didn't feel like 1975!) to perfectly cooked and fresh tasting beef cheeks, beef wellington and lamb shank. The missus doesn't usually eat red meat but on this night managed to wolf down the beef cheeks and do a pretty good job of ‘just tasting’ my lamb shank several times. Wow. Then there’s the desert. The choice is just cruel and our only disappointment was being too full to have more than one each. The apple pie and custard was quite something (wish the custard was warm though… but sure Singapore weather doesn't lend itself to that). I understand the Pavlova was also excellent, though I didn't sample. Given its questionable heritage (Aussie or Kiwi) I partake of it about as often as I do Russell Crowe films or music by Crowded House. The final recommendation would be to try ‘The Bogan’ a rather nice Shiraz from Barossa. A bloody good drop mate!
Service: Some good feedback here. We hadn’t booked for dinner but were very helpful seated after only a few minutes (spent the time sampling ale at the bar - American Ale was my personal fav). We also ordered an off-menu dish (some vegetables on the side) and despite a little hiccup (a side salad was brought initially) this was resolved with good humor. The usual challenge of attracting service did arise – a short walk to the counter did ensure that the order was taken or the bill presented.
Altogether the service was fine, the brunch affordably good and the supper really great; well presented, beautifully prepared. My one tip – please eat you main before the missus gets to taste it or you might lose it forever…
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September 15, 2013
Rarely to we get such effusive or extensive praise, thank you for you generous support. The team and I will do all we can to keep the standards high, service prompt, and we'll get you some hot custard too! Please drop me a note when you're next visting.
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Thanks again and we all look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Lord Trenchard and all the team at Rabbit Carrot Gun
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