Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Our other pick of Restaurant Week, Boathouse, turned out unexpectedly well.

The restaurant was decorated in a style befitting the heritage status of the building, as if stepping into somebody's beautiful and cosy home. Whitewashed walls, wooden panelling, giant vases of fresh blooms, stacks of books, old photos.

A steal of a 3 course set lunch at SGD25.


Starter of grilled mackerel, sardines marinated in mustard, sweet olive tapenade, and goat cheese pudding. The slightly ripe pungency of the goat cheese pudding complemented the fish well, both being strong in aroma and flavour.


E's main of Grilled Atlantic Seabass with aubergine caviar, roasted tomatoes, and burnt onion sauce. Moist and flavourful, though I thought the skin could have been more crispy. Personally, I preferred Table 66's sous-vide take on salmon.

Boathouse_Lamb Shank

My lamb shank (braised for 36 hours) with wild mushroom polenta (SGD8 supplement) was very good. Fall-off-the bone tender, with none of the musky lamb aroma that can be offensive to some, this was a very heart warming dish that had us devouring it to the last morsel.


Dessert of salted caramel tart with expresso ice cream was the only miss in this meal. The tart crust was far too hard and had to be hacked through with a knife; I would have much preferred a crumbly buttery crust with melt-in-mouth texture. However, the salted caramel was pleasant and the expresso ice cream helped to cut some of the sweetness.
One restaurant that I would make a return trip to, if only they opened on weekends! (I hear that they will be introducing a Sunday brunch soon, but unfortunately E is not a brunch person).
The Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Road

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