The Place If you are familiar with Wheeler’s Yard, you would have probably heard that the same team has recently opened another concept in an upcoming foodie enclave – Wheeler’s Estate at Seletar Aerospace Park. Located at what used to be an Army Camp in a relatively ‘ulu’ part of Singapore, venturing here was exciting for us to say the least. For one, the sparse crowd (for now) was a much needed respite from our highly congested urban city. The colonial architecture here in Seletar Aerospace Park adds that bit of charm as well.
Back to Wheeler’s Estate which is housed in a sprawling space, level one is a cafe and bar concept while level two is the restaurant proper. The interior of the restaurant is simple, minimalist fashion which is not exceptionally beautiful. What is more charming, really, is the lush surroundings. For that, I will recommend the tables along the corridor in the day where you get a view of the greenery.
The Food We missed the breakfast menu timing when we visited, so it was down to the lunch menu. Grilled meats seem to be the specialty here as there are options such as Tomahawk Steak for sharing, and even Suckling Pig which requires pre-order. Otherwise, other options include the likes of Grilled Chicken, Fish & Chips and Pastas.
We had the Wild Mushroom Risotto (S$23) and Fish & Chips (S$28) which was a good hedge on hindsight. I was delighted by the presentation of the Fish & Chips, with two huge chunks served on a boat lookalike plate. The batter was crispy and delicious, and the fish itself was fresh.
Conversely, the Mushroom Risotto lacked the rich and creamy mushroom flavour we were looking for. The Risotto texture was also too soft for us. Not helped when the Risotto was served cold.
Rants The restaurant needs to step up on its service, which was tardy and inattentive. Our orders were not taken after much prompting and our bill never came, such that we had to do much prompting right in front of the cashier to make payment. It may be teething issues as it just opened not long ago but these are basic standards to us, not to mention that the prices here are not average. And if you missed our earlier comment, the Risotto was served cold.
Will I Return Again? If anything, the ambience at Wheeler’s Estate is probably the only thing drawing us back here. For the price, the food wasn’t exceptionally good and service was mediocre. Now, we can’t wait for The Summerhouse located next door to fully open to draw a comparison.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 3/5
2 Park Lane
Tel: +65 6262 0001
Opening Hours (Restaurant, Bar)
Closed on Monday
Tuesday to Thursday: 11am to 10pm
Friday & Eve of PH: 11am to 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 8am to 10.30pm
Ranted by The Ranter