In an age of novel trends, Tablescape—a brand new Modern European restaurant and bar located within the luxurious Grand Park City Hall—is a breath of fresh air. Tablescape focuses on delivering hearty, comforting favorites that can be enjoyed time and again, paired with artisanal cocktails, and extensive premium wine and craft beer lists – all underscored by attentive, unobtrusive service; the Tablescape experience connect tradition and modernity in a truly beautiful setting.
The restaurant accords a neoclassical interior design style which features decorative Peranakan- style accent floor, pastel-colored chairs, and plenty of natural light through its floor-to-ceiling windows. At the bar, one can choose to lounge comfortably at the private sofa seats with warm cove lighting or unwind with friends at the solid wood feature communal table that delicately connects the bar and restaurant. The interiors exude a quiet elegance, setting the stage for a cozy, relaxed time.
Fresh from his recent stint at The Carvery, Chef Robert has created a menu that is comfortingly nostalgic and showcases a timeless European repertoire, featuring starters like Steak Tartare, Veal Sweetbread, and Salmon Gravlax, with subtle updates that make the experience both familiar yet surprising.
Take his spin on the Steak Tartare (SGD24++), finely hand-chopped USDA beef—an example of impressive knife skills, carefully honed over time—mixed with the consummate red onions, gherkins, parsley, and capers, is stacked with a crackly, battered poached egg, bringing a new dimension to the dish. The Veal Sweetbread (SGD18++) is perfectly seasoned, pan-fried in butter; paired with an earthy ceps mushroom ragu and served in a delicately creamy pea soup. For a bright start to your meal, go for the Salmon Gravlax (SGD16++) — house-cured fish sits on a bed of crunchy, seasonal vegetables dressed in lemon- myrtle oil and a hint of dill, topped with a quenelle of cream cheese ice cream; the varying textures and temperatures add a welcome complexity to the classic dish.
For mains, the traditional lobster and fish pairing get an indulgent upgrade with Prosciutto Ham wrapped Monkfish and Maine Lobster on Risotto in Armagnac Lobster Bisque (SGD38++). Wrapped in a thin layer of prosciutto and pan seared, the monkfish is at once tender and substantial, plated up with butter poached lobster tail, and risotto in Armagnac bisque, where the Arborio grains are gently simmered in lobster broth and French butter, lending the dish a richer flavor. The Smoked Braised Black Angus Short Rib (SGD30++)—browned and braised with red wine, carrots, celery, and onions for 8 hours in the oven, completely tenderizes and soaks in all the delightful flavors of the sauce—is an all-time dinner favorite. Horseradish is pureed with potatoes to create a silky smooth, tangy side for the ribs and freshly roasted bone marrow completes the dish. Also on the a la carte menu, an offering of Josper-grilled meats and seafood are perfect for sharing. For an extra special treat, pre-order the Porchetta (market price), a meltingly tender stuffed pork roll with an extraordinarily crispy skin, carved tableside for at least 4 persons. Best served alongside the mains are your choice of sides (SGD6++ per item), which range from creamed spinach to quinoa with pumpkin.
The gorgeous Dessert Selection from the Trolley (SGD12)—the restaurant’s take on guéridon service—brings a bit of flair and fun to round off the dining experience, featuring a rotation of house-made sweets including Spicy Mango, a mango mousse cake encased in a shell of white chocolate, bringing the heat with the addition of pink peppercorns; the Raspberry Lychee with Almond Cake, a tribute to the classic Ispahan, offers a burst of tartness from the raspberry and the light sweetness of the lychee in a single bite; and Camembert Cheesecake, which presents a twist to the traditional cream cheesecake, served alongside perennial favourites such as meringue, lemon tart, and more. Chef Robert’s dedication to ensuring that each diner is brought on a journey through the classics, modernized with restraint, is evident through to the meal’s close.
Tablescape’s diverse bar menu showcases premium wines, craft beers, and the best of classic cocktails with a modern twist, well suited to the city dwellers. The cocktail programme focuses on a decidedly European approach accented with floral, savoury nuances including enticing, playful concoctions such as the refreshing The Affair (SGD20++) made with a coconut flavoured rum, house lemongrass syrup, and a tinge of pear brandy, or the Silly Superstition (SGD20++) made with Leblon Cachaca, Mancino Bianco Vermouth, pink guava, pineapple juice and finished with a sour plum powder rim.
Level 3, 10 Coleman Street
Grand Park City Hall