We had our last lunch of 2014 at North Border Bar and Grill @ Rochester Park. Chanced upon this wonderful place few weeks back when hubby brought us there for lunch after church.
*Went back again on 27 January 2015 as I crave for the yummy courses!
Set amidst trees and nature, one can choose to dine outdoor with open air.. for those who wanted to dine indoor, the option is available too. This place is quaint and quiet, perfect for those who wanted to dine in peace....it is not even packed during weekend :)
Service is good too, very friendly and clear up the table pretty efficiently :)
As for the location, one can easily reach there by car.. either park at the car park just below the restaurant or park at Rochester Hotel just opposite the road. Otherwise, can also reach by MRT (Buona Vista) or bus... need to walk a bit from MRT station. Can check their website for more information on location (Location
|Located at No 2, Rochester Park|
We love their set lunch cause it is super worth it and the food quality is not compromised by the price. A 3 courses meal is at $26.90++ and there are options for 2 or 4 courses meal as well. Plus coffee or tea is complimentary with every set lunch.
|Set lunch menu on 31st December 2014|
|Set lunch menu on 27 January 2015|
It is rather kids friendly too-- have high chair, kids' menu, kids' cutlery set ... kid's menu are quite standard though-- fish and chips, nuggets, sausages, the usual stuff... order sausages on the first time round and quesadillas on second occasion..
Each table will be given a complimentary starters- nicely warm nachos with homemade dip (sourish spicy). Love the warm and crispy nachos and the dip is an added yum! A little spicy for the kids but perfect for adults.
Now, time for some starters...
Caesar Salad-- wonderfully fresh salad with great accompanied salad sauce.. served with a generous amount of grilled chicken! Thumbs up!!!
|Chicken Caesar Salad|
Salmon Mousse topped with Salmon Roe on Foccacia Toast--Creamy salmon mousse served on toast... accompanied by fresh salad with nuts and dried fruits. Another thumbs up!
Ahi Tuna, jalapeños, onions, cilantro, tomatoes served with baby spinach and focaccia toast--didnt try this starter but my sister-in-law commented that it is good too!
|Tuna salad on toast|
Caesar salad with boiled egg, bacon bits, croutons, cheese topped with smoked salmon. Again, their caesar salad is very well done, perfect combination.
Grilled Sea Scallop with Baby Spinach and Mango Avocado Sauce. Another well done starters- love how the juicy scallops goes with the avocado mango sauce which is slightly sweet.
|Caesar salad with egg and smoked salmon|
|Grilled Sea Scallop with Baby Spinach and Mango Avocado Sauce|
As for the main courses--
Grilled Lamb Chops with Merlot Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Vegetables--i had mine medium well and the lamb is good, with no lamb-y taste (if you know what i meant), well marinated and goes well with the merlot sauce served. Sautéed vegetables are good too, with a hint of grind black pepper. Overall, love the dish!
|My medium well grilled lamb chops|
Crispy Skinned Salmon, roast potatoes, sauteed vegetables and bacon horseradish sauce--had this the last time i visited. The skin is indeed crispy but salmon still preserved its juicy-ness...
|Crispy Skinned Salmon|
Grilled Australian Ribeye steak, celeriac waldorf salad, roasted potatoes with red wine jus--another thumb up from hubby. Served medium well as requested, the steak still juicy and nice. Well marinated too!
|Australian Ribeye Steak|
Chicken Cordon Blue Stuffed Mozzarella Cheese with Mashed Potatoes caramelised onions. This is served in a huge portion-one huge cordon blue with oozing cheese, a scoop of mashed potato with caramelised onions, sautéed mushrooms and sautéed vegetables. All very well done and goes very well with one another.... but I was so full towards the end that I can't finish it... (saving some space for desserts)
|Cordon Blue- look at the oozing cheese|
|Crispy outside and cheesy inside|
Lastly, we had our desserts...
Mexican Brownie with Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream--i usually doesn't like brownie cause it is always too much to be finished on my own but these brownie are warmed up to pretty crispy outside, couple with ice cream and nuts pieces... it is quite yum!
Warm Bittersweet Chocolate Lava Torte with berries compote and vanilla ice cream--flow-y chocolate lava cake served with vanilla ice cream... it is good as well! The chocolate is not too sweet which is good :)
|Chocolate Lava Cake|
Linzer Tart with Raspberry Almond Filling and Vanilla Ice Cream. I was a bit skeptical about this choice of dessert but it was quite good, goes very well with the vanilla ice cream...
|Linzer Tart with Raspberry Almond Filling and Vanilla Ice Cream|
The complimentary coffee is surprisingly good as well...didnt manage to take photo cause busy enjoying the food!
Overall, i would say this place is definitely worth a visit... we came back here again in less than 2 weeks... plus it is good that the menu changed every 2 weeks so there would be something different to order for subsequent visit :) will definitely come back again for its set lunch!
I would also like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and have a wonderful 2015 year ahead!!!
NORTH BORDER BAR & GRILL
2, Rochester Park,
Singapore 139 213.
Tel: +65 6777 6618
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