The Place It is one of our to try restaurants this month and we managed to strike it off our restaurant list. Oxwell & Co has been opened for a few months on Ann Siang Hill but the crowd never stop patronising this bar cum restaurant. Helmed by UK celeb chef Mark Sargeant, we managed to reserve a table one week in advance via their website as it does not take phone reservations. It is especially refreshing to visit Ann Siang Hill on Saturday as the roads are closed for pedestrians in the evening, which adds a certain alfresco charm to the whole area as restaurants lay their tables on the roads, Owell & Co. is no exception.
The layout of Oxwell & Co. is clearly defined, with the bar on level 1 where drinks and bar bites can be ordered, while the main retaurant is on level 2. The whole place retains the rustic ambience of the old shophouse, especially with the strings of tangled light bulbs in the air. The beer taps on the walls of the bar is pretty intriguing as well.
The Food We decided to enjoy a Pear Cider ($15) and Mussels Popcorn ($10) from the bar menu prior to our main dinner. Yes, mussels popcorn, it is the first time I encountered such a dish, which got us curious by its sheer novelty. I must say it is not too bad as the mussels is fresh, though I would prefer the old style of having mussels.
The excitement begins when we proceeded to level 2 for our dinner proper. The seats are really limited, which undoubtedly enhances our dining experience. As if the bar bites ain’t enough, we decided to start off with the Japanese Wheat Beer Battered Onion Rings ($10), which I especially love it for its crispiness.
As if the bar bites ain’t enough, we decided to start off with the Japanese Wheat Beer Battered Onion Rings ($10), which I especially love it for its crispiness.
For mains, we had the Red Snapper ($30) with potato which is definitely one of the healthier choices on the menu. The red snapper is fresh and done to the optimal degree. The only complaint is that the texture of the potato is a tad too starchy.
The dish of the night is definitely the 300g Grass Fed Irish Rib Eye Steak ($65) which thankfully did not disappoint. The price is slightly on the high end but considering that this is a celebrity chef restaurant, the price tag is justifiable. The steak is clearly good quality for its extremely succulent texture, which I would recommend having it medium rare to fully appreciate the taste of the beef.
Rants Service feels pretentious and lacks sincerity. The mains are not cheap and we do think it is slightly overpriced.
Will I return again? We like the concept of Oxwell & Co., and would love to spend more time unwinding at the bar rather than the restaurant. The bar bites for sure has some very interesting ones such as the Lobster Roll and Fries which we have yet to nibble.
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Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 4.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
Oxwell & Co.
5 Ann Siang Hill Singapore
Tel: +65 6438 3984