Singapore: Bronte

29 Mar

Bronte, a family owned modern Australian restaurant located in Greenwood Avenue also does a weekend brunch if you’re looking for yet another brunch option. I read some good reviews on its a la carte menu but unfortunately they don’t serve any a la carte items during the brunch hour, and our brunch food were mostly so-so. A pity as I really wanted to like the place, as it has a nice chill atmosphere, and a hidden location away from the frenzied crowds in town. It also seemed to be an expat family brunch haunt as when we arrived, we were probably the only non-Caucasian family customer.

Espresso

Latte

I didn’t think the ricotta pancakes with fresh banana & maple syrup ($16) were any amazing. Come to think of it, it’s not even pancakes, it’s a pancake (I quoted the menu). The ricotta cheese also didn’t seem to do anything for its taste or texture. More bananas and a more appetising presentation would benefit this greatly, I think. 


The Bronte Brekkie Plate: Eggs (fried, scrambled or poached), bacon, pork sausage, garlic portobello, potato hash, home-baked beans & rye toast ($22) had the usual works of a breakfast platter but without the largesse unlike many other brunch places. We choose poached eggs and it didn’t come with any sauce (I thought there would be Hollandaise) and we had to eat it plain :( At $22 for an average sized portion, I did think they could spare a bit of sauce. The home-baked beans were a nice touch though.

We also ordered a side of additional scramble eggs (+$4) which were of good runny consistency but could do with just a little more salt.

If there’s one thing you have to order for brunch here, it’s definitely the char-grilled sirloin steak sandwich with onion jam, vine tomato, cheese, rocket & aioli (with salad or fries) ($19.50). This alone, to me, made up for the rest of the meal – it was one of the best (if not the best) steak sandwich I ever had! It’s much better than the one at The Marmalade Pantry too. The bread was crisp, the sirloin tender, and the sweet, velvety onion jam really made the sandwich much more delish. My friends and I agreed that we should have just ordered one each of this instead. It is also available during weekday lunch.

I probably won’t be back at Bronte for brunch since it’s really out of the way for me, and the quality and above average prices aren’t worth the trek. But I just might drop by for lunch or dinner as some dishes on its modern Australian a la carte menu (Baby cos & witlof salad with Kikorangi cheese, candied walnuts, pear & balsamic; Crystal Bay prawn roll with baby cos, celery & wasabi tartare; Kiwi & passionfruit pavlova) sounds really appetising.

Price: $$
Location: 8 Greenwood Avenue, Singapore 289198
Tel: 6219 9151
Website: http://www.bronte.sg/

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