Established less than a year ago, Spathe (pronounced as ‘Spey-th’) Public House has already garnered a reasonable bit of attention on the general public. With the social media as a channel, advertisement reaches a new height. Taking up a space in the River Valley neighborhood, the eatery strives to preserve what is its original aesthetic values. The homely ambience digger-diners would be attracted to its historic brick-and-timber interior design, even when it isn’t so much a convenient location to dine in.
The restaurant is managed by Joel Low and helmed by Chef Claudio Sandri, previously from Brasserie Wolf, one can hold their expectations safely high, like I did. The Swiss native started doing what he was made to do at the young age of 16, and has since chalked up a remarkable background, having worked at Nobu and Putney Bridge Restaurant (both a 1 Michelin Star rated restaurant). So be assured, you are at good hands. What more, at a more than reasonable price.
Being a Brunch addict, I was right there at Spathe for their Weekend Brunch (9am – 5pm on a Saturday, and 9am – 3pm on a Sunday).
Garlic Fries ($6+) :: Though it can be a little overly salty for some health-conscious diners, this completely hit all the right spots for me. Sufficiently salted and adequately flavored with garlic, this warmly served piece of share-plate won me over twice, thrice and over again. It got so addictive we got another bowl of it. Not exactly perfect for sharing. More for personal consumption. Because it is that good.
Garlic Baguette ($6+) :: I thought it was brilliant using baguette for this dish. It almost makes crispy a given. Very tactically toasted, the Garlic Baguette was garlicky enough for me (though I wouldn’t mind more, /garlicforever) and appropriately flavored.
Bacon Rosti ($15+) :: Such a beauty, I thought. It looks like no other rosti, and it tastes like none other too. It’s not my favorite dish of the morning; it came to my palate as a little confusing as a portion was chopped up and tasted. Notwithstanding that, it doesn’t fall below average.
Spathe Platter ($24+) :: All things aside, the type of scrambled eggs prepared at Spathe was spot on for me. And you have no idea how hard it is to find one out there. Relatively creamy and runny, the smooth texture – those are usually hard enough to come by. And when it does, it usually doesn’t come with the last – being evenly and modestly salted. Set complete with grilled honey tomato, mushrooms, toasted bread, sausage and bacon (it would have been perfect if it was the soft and flimsy ones).
Eggs Royale ($13+) :: Poached eggs were perfect. They are runny. And somehow I have confidence that such a renowned Chef would never serve an imperfect rendition of everyone’s favorite type of eggs.
I have no doubt that I will be back there for another meal. Maybe to try their mains. That is if I am able to pull myself away from the Best Brunch I’ve had in this new year. Service was cool too, they had no problem with us staying there for a prolonged period. Reservations are welcomed as well.
—> Note #1: GST is waived. 10% service charge applies.
Address: 8 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-01
Telephone: 6735 1035
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon – Fri); 9am – 11pm (Sat); 9am – 5pm (Sun)