Food Review: Col Restaurant Singapore At Keong Saik | Stylish & Elegant East London Inspired Concept

The Place The space of Col is beautiful as it occupies a shophouse location in one of the most buzzing dining streets in Singapore along Keong Saik Road. The best seats are the ones beside the window where you get a nice mellow natural light, where the restaurant has a good mix of tables to cater to different dining group sizes.

The setting of the space and prices lean towards a fine-casual setting, where the space and concept is meant to exude a hint of that East London style. 

The Food The menu at Col is divided mainly into sharing plates, mains and grilled items. Our meal started with the Wood-fired bread, whipped feta, pistachios, chilli, lemon, coriander (S$22). This starter caught our attention as we were curious as to why a bread dish cost S$22. Delicious, crispy and freshly baked bread along with a lovely spread, though I do think it is a hefty price tag for a bread course to start. The portion of the bread is not that huge too. 

The Aged beef tartare, gherkins, shallots, red endives, candied pecans (S$28) is good to share, though nothing to shout about as it is a relatively standard beef tartare dish. 

Another sharing dish I had was the Wild mushroom arancini, parmesan custard, pecorino cheese (S$22), which I find is a much better option than the beef tartare. 

For mains, go for the Hand-rolled tagliatelle, Scottish mussels, chilli butter, confit tomatoes (S$36) where the portion is good for sharing for two if you intend to try a variety of dishes. Fresh pasta flavour where the taste is not spicy at all even though there is that chilli butter element. 

We also had the Aged beef burger x yellow mustard, spiced tomato chutney, bacon, raclette, fries (S$32) to share, which is pretty good where the burger spots a tender and juicy beef patty’s 

The Iberico pork loin, lardo, carrots, crushed apples, cider jus, mustard oil (S$48) is expectedly tender. 

Other dishes I had included the Ratte potatoes, caramelised onions, sour cream, chives (S$18) and the Woodfired prawns, romesco, harissa sauce, burnt lime (S$42). 

Rants Relatively steep prices especially from the sharing section of the menu, where portions are relatively small. The dining table is quite small as well and there is barely space to move things or put things around once the dishes arrived. 

Will I Return Again? Col is a beautiful space to dine along Keong Saik Road and is an ideal dining venue with small groups as the menu is designed for sharing. The food is competent, though the service is a tad cold and prices are definitely on the high end. 

Make your reservations instantly at Col here.

TheRantingPanda says:
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket:
Overall Experience:

1 Keong Saik Road 
#01-05 The Working Capitol Building 
Singapore 089109 
Tel: +65 9019 4848 

Opening Hours 
Tuesday to Saturday: 6pm to 12am 
Closed on Monday & Sunday 

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