Situated in the area of buzzing night scene, FRY Rooftop Bistro & Bar is well, self-explanatory in that it is a rooftop bar. Expect wine, cocktail, food, and star-gazing and city skyline-admiration at the alfresco dining area of 96B Club Street. Happy hour is from 5pm – 8pm.
We first heard of this rooftop concept from TheShiokBook. This newly-surfaced discount book is one that offers either 1-for-1 deals, or discounts that amount to no less than 25%. TheShiokBook ties up with merchants from around Singapore, and it is not stagnant; it is constantly increasing its partnership with eateries to cope with the demanding F&B consumers in Singapore. No one’s complaining – we are happily benefiting from these! For every purchase of TheShiokBook ($45), $10 will be donated to a fundraising organisation of your choice from a list at the check-out page. Your vouchers will be valid until 30 June 2016 unless otherwise stated, meaning that the earlier you buy, the more time you can benefit from these over 60 participating merchants.
The Salted Egg Fries ($16) was satisfying in two ways. The salted yolk sauce was rich, thick and generous, ensuring every mouthful of fries were drenched in the sauce and soaked with flavour. Second, the shoestring fries – a favourite type of fries and the best in our opinion – came in a generous portion as well. An overall value-for-money addictive starter after a 25% discount. We find $16 too steep for fries – it is just a few bucks short of a main course here.
Pink Sauce Mac & Cheese ($18) was the most lackluster of the night. The cheese was nothing special, though portion was adequate such that you will not, at any point, be eating just ‘mac’ and no ‘cheese’. It is potentially a dish that could be cloying if you try to sweep it off the dish alone. The occasionally burnt parts lent a good smokey flavour to it though.
Exploding with fillings, this Kimchi Quesadilla is part form part substance. While the tortilla was excellent was spot-on in terms of thickness, the fillings could do more with kimchi flavours considering the name of it. Otherwise, the oozes of pork, cheese and hint of kimchi were complementary as a whole. It could also prove to be a filling course. Certainly something we would not mind having again with the discount ($15).
The fusion dishes were intriguing, but otherwise not worth paying the full price for. TheShiokBook made this meal a more affordable and value-for-money one, and if we were looking for an affordable place with a rooftop dining experience and tolerable food, FRY Rooftop Bistro & Bar might just be one of the options available. We suspect they excel better in drinks than food.
Note: There is no GST / service charge. Prices listed above are before discount.
Note: Tap water is charged at $0.50/cup. It seems that it is not refillable (that is rather ridiculous; so make sure you are a drinker / intend to drink / have your own water before heading there).
What’s worth ordering that’s after 25% discount:
Salted Yolk Fries ($12)
Kimchi Quesadilla ($15)
Photos by Kathleen.
Address: 96B Club Street, Level 4 / Rooftop, Singapore 069464
Telephone: 8418 5995 (takes reservations)
Opening Hours: 5pm – 1am (Mon – Wed); 5pm – 3am (Thur – Sat); Closed on Sundays.