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“great tapas”

The Disgruntled Chef
Ranked #576 of 10,930 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tucked away in the lush dining paradise that is Dempsey Hill, The Disgruntled Chef has redefined Singapore’s dining scene, elevating the social dining experience with their communal eating concept.The Disgruntled Chef sidesteps the traditional relationship between good food and formality, a place where you can enjoy high quality gourmet food in a casual laid- back environment. Despite its quirky name, The Disgruntled Chef is serious about its food, innovative cocktails, great wine and warm service.
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“great tapas”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

It is a relaxed atmosphere, small establishment, with original food. Try the bone marrow. Rich but oh so good.

Visited November 2011
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“OK, but...”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

If you go when there aren't many people there it's a bit soulless, which is hardly their fault, but even so the music doesn't need to be so loud, or the choice of the young staff, but maybe that's my age. The food is good, but fractionally over-priced for the portion sizes and setting.

  • Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good, service let it down”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Food was pretty good, the pork belly was best dish on the menu. They need to work out the service, they were all over us for the first 15 minutes, then they just vanished.

  • Visited September 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Suprisingly Good”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

I went with little expectations as most Dempsey eateries are typically all style with little substance and was very pleasantly surprised.

Service was attentive and very pleasant, the cocktails were superb with draught Asahi a nice touch also.

I cannot for the life of me understand one of the other reviews that says the wine list is terrible, whilst it's not extensive it is balanced and well priced if you know remotely what you're talking about, something for everyone.

The food was also very good with innovative dishes. Some people may be disappointed about the portion size sure but the idea of tapas places is to share, you just order more!

Overall a very good place for a long lazy brunch like we had and will definitely be going back.

  • Visited September 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good but small portions”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Have visited the place three times and found that the food was generally good, done with a lot of passion. It is appealing in dishes' presentation and also tasted reasonably good. But perhaps the menu is kind of limited, we ended up ordering similar things in our 3rd visit.

The portions are exceptional small so ... it makes it seemed expensive although the pricing seemed reasonable.

The one thing I found really overpriced is the "large plate" suckling pig which cost S$68 and it is really looked like a really small plate to me.

If you are willing to sacrifice volume for taste, and not so hungry, then you may be happy with disgruntled chef . Don't come here if you are really hungry, they have nothing that really filled you up.

Set lunches on weekdays are of good value and more reasonable portions.

  • Visited August 2012
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