When I first heard of PARK @ Holland Village, I was eager to try it out, what with it being set in a Park (considerably, in the congested Holland Village), and serving breakfast items (only until 6pm daily, it is not a all-day breakfast place). It was also perfect that it’s right at the doorstep of Holland Village MRT. It also fitted the bill because we were looking at having dessert at MU Parlour. So this seemed like a viable plan.
You have the option of dining in an air-conditioned ‘park’ or the conventional alfresco ‘park’, but with strong fans in replacement of the lack of cooling air (at times). The inside has only about 30 odd seats; not many, and it’s parked in a narrow aisle of 4-seaters, at most accommodating 5. Menu is relatively small, a couple of breakfast items, couple of sandwiches, and couple of other mains.
Truffle Fries ($8.50++) :: If you already know, I’m one who’d never give up on ordering a Truffle Fries to start the meal off whenever a menu permits. This time round is no difference. However, it fell slightly short. It was better off with more truffle. I don’t paying more for it, but when a dish is done, it should never be shortchanged and should be executed to its best. If they need to jack the price up a little more for more truffle taste, they should do it.
Truffle Mac & Cheese ($11.80++) :: I could still taste some truffle in the Truffle Fries, but could barely taste it in this course, though the smell of it was overwhelming. I’m guessing a lot of it got stuck to the sides of the pot, and evaporated or something, because it was really near non-existent. It also got too cloying halfway through. I couldn’t even finish it. I should have known when the price is too affordable to be tru
Avocado & Bacon Tartine ($11.80++) :: Because the previous dishes weren’t the best, the Tartine had to be made the saving grace. I don’t usually agree with sandwiches, or tartines for this instance, but it tasted ordinary and was the best of the night. For one, I love that the bacon wasn’t overly grilled and remained soft and flimsy, very rarely seen in Singapore. Though it tasted alright, I do not think it’s worth the money. Plus, it’s for sure, not filling.
Service was above average. At the least.
It is a good place to chill at night. They do serve alcoholic drinks. I’m hoping that they make some changes to the menu and cooking, and that this booboo is only because they are new kids on the block. I can see a chance for redemption. I’ll probably drop by some time in the future, maybe to try their Breakfast items.
Address: 281 Holland Avenue, #01-01
Telephone: 9721 3815 (Takes Reservation)
Opening Hours: 10am – 12am (Tue – Thurs, Sun); 10am – 2am (Fri – Sat); Closed on Mondays