The Place Located in The Club Singapore along Ann Siang Road, Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s is the boutique hotel’s restaurant at its lobby, serving All Day Breakfast menu which draws inspiration from cuisines around the world based on the owners’ past travel experiences. The setting of the restaurant is chic elegance, making it a rather comfortable ambience to dine in. If you fancy some alfresco dining, there is an outdoor terrace area to bask in the sun, that is if you can take the heat.
The Food I was rather overwhelmed by the menu’s offering as it offers more variety than your usual neighbourhood cafes. We started off with some Juices and Smoothies, which was really refreshing.
The Lobster Omelette ($16) is too much of an indulgent brunch fare for me, not something I will have usually. Somehow I thought that the lobster meat is better off prepared in other forms rather than having it cooked in an omelette.
The Ricotta Hotcakes ($14) prepared from the owner’s house recipe comes with ricotta cheese, fresh berries and truffle honey sauce. While the truffle honey idea is novel, I would very much prefer pure honey sauce anytime. It would have been better if the texture of the pancakes were more moist.
We love The Club Burger ($24) here, especially the accompanying candied bacon which reminded me of our local bak kwa. The angus beef patty topped with cheddar was succulent, which is one main element I look for in a burger.
For desserts, some of the notable highlights include the Crêpe Suzette ($16) prepared a la minute over a live station, and the Baked Alaska ($16) topped with cotton candy, which was flambéd when served. It was quite a spectacle while watching the two desserts being served, even though I found them generally overly sweet. It was visually appealing, but probably it is just me with a less-sweet-tooth these days.
For alcoholic drinkers, there is an array of Cocktails and Adult Shakes with boozy concoctions like Champagne Punch ($18), Piña Colada Breakfast Shake ($16), and their signature cocktail Truffle Martini ($18).
Rants While it is interesting that the inspiration for its menu draws from the owner’s travel escapades, no dish really stood out for me even though they were all fairly decent individually.
Will I Return Again? If you fancy a cosy and comfy brunch spot in the CBD area, Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s is a decent option as I noticed that its prices are fairly competitive as compared to cafes in the vicinity (Luxe, The Lokal, PS Cafe), considering its setting in a boutique hotel as well. Personally, I will be hesitant to return as the food, though novel in its own ways, were fairly forgettable for me.
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Taste bud: 2.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3/5
Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s
28 Ann Siang Road
Tel: +65 68082181
Sunday to Thursday: 7am to 11pm
Friday to Saturday: 7am to 12 midnight
All Day Breakfast Menu: 7am to 7pm
Evening Menu: 7pm to 10.30pm
Ranted by The Ranter