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Summer season is grill season, am I right? If you don’t feel like firing up your own barbecue, Harbourside Grill is now open and has one of the best (and largest) patios in town. It’s in Gordon Ramsay’s old maze Grill spot (RIP), located at one of the corners of Ocean Terminal, which means amazing views.
Harbourside Grill is helmed by Executive Chef Armand Sablon, a Brit who’s also a Roux Scholar, having trained at two-Michelin-starred Auberge de l’Ill in Alsace as well as at various five-star hotels in London. His unique British-French style was clearly apparent in all the dishes we sampled.
Here’s what we tucked into:
Yorkshire asparagus, Colman’s mustard and shallot dressing, cured egg ($138)
Seared scallop, crispy pork belly, curried cauliflower purée, capers, golden raisins ($218)
Steak tartare with grilled sourdough, prepared tableside ($158)
French beans, truffle aioli, watercress, Parmesan ($138)
Sea bass, crushed potatoes, lobster bisque ($328)
Wet-aged 350g US rib-eye ($388), wet-aged 300g US sirloin ($488), 300g Australian lamb rack ($338)
We loved the fresh tartness of the vegetable-based dishes and the homey yet inventive flavours in the sides. There are five different sauces for the grills (Béarnaise, bordelaise, five-peppercorn, salsa verde and soy butter), and all were nice, though the five-peppercorn was our table favourite – addictive, and it didn’t overpower the natural flavours of the meat.
Tarte Tatin ($158)
As for dessert, we oohed and aahed when this glistening tarte Tatin appeared. They use Braeburn red apples from New Zealand (a good mix of sweet and tart) and serve it with a wonderfully tangy crème fraiche. We hear some couples order this and a bottle of wine to enjoy on the patio during golden hour…
We always welcome a good grill restaurant. This one has lovely, approachable food along with great views and what might be the best tarte Tatin in town. Expect Harbourside Grill to book up quickly, especially now that patio weather – for those who don’t mind a bit of heat and humidity! – is here.
Shop OTE401, 4/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, TST, 2619 9100, book online
This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.
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