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Thank you. The guys behind The Laneway Market are back to push the envelope with Brine, a light and cosy restaurant in Bugis that offers tasting portions with an international flair. You’ll find them serving up quirky dishes like torched tenderloin tartare and battered John Dory burger with homemade tartare sauce and tomato basil concasse from its premises on North Bridge Road – making them a breath of fresh air in the Singapore F&B scene. Brine is definitely a name to watch, so book a table now to make sure you don’t miss out.
Named after the cooking technique that involves soaking lean cuts of meat in a salt-and-water solution to retain moisture and bring out the most of their natural flavours, Brine is the latest venture brought to you by the same team behind Katong hotspot The Laneway Market. Situated on the ground floor of Hotel Clover on North Bridge Road in Bugis, Brine tests the boundaries of casual fine dining with a contemporary selection of bites that draw influences from around the world.
From your seat at Brine’s light and cosy space in central Singapore, watch chef Christopher Tan put together dishes like the five-day ponzu-brined ribeye and mussels sauteed in garam masala, parmesan shavings and papadum – elegantly served in tasting portions as part of a four- or five-course menu. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with the coconut ice cream with salted corn and cubes of torched mango, guaranteed to bring a deliciously sweet finish to your visit here. Few international restaurants in Singapore are as daring and innovative as Brine, which makes it a name you’ll want to take note of in the local F&B scene. Skip the lines and get in on the action at this Bugis gem by reserving a table ahead of your visit.
Brine serves up a mean dashi mushroom risotto - a usual choice of mine. My companion had the sea bass which he loves just as much. We love the food and have been frequenting Brine for a while now. We always have the loveliest time there.
Definitely a gem in the city. The food quality n culinary skills exceed restaurants in its same price points. Would come again! Definitely a restaurant w superb staff and chef!
good service and food! they were nice enough to accommodate my reservation changes despite us having a big group! kudos to christopher and team! will be back again !
Very romantic ambience and good service. We were given appetisers on the house and the food was served promptly. Delicious fine dining food and affordable prices.
We had the 4 course tasting dinner $46++ per pax as it was the only menu available. The service and presentation is good - they take the time and effort to explain the ingredients too. There is good pairing, but they generally tasted quite flat and wasn't spectacular. Out of all the 8 dishes we tasted, we were only impressed with the barramundi. I would say one can visit Brine if you like sous vide but do not have a sous vide machine or blowtorch at home. If not, you would be able to get more value for money food at other restaurants.
Great service! We were able to try the wines we were interested in before choosing. We had the braised beef short rib and the monkfish. The taste of the monkfish was overpowered by the prosciutto, nevertheless a yummy main. We were also fortunate to witness another table order a risotto which was placed in a cheese wheel to be mixed with the cheese as it was flambé-ed and melted! Definitely a sight.
Excellent food - in terms of presentation and taste! My friend and I were super impressed with the Chef cum owner and staff, both were very friendly and took the effort to explain every item on each dish to us, so we were fully aware what we were tasting! Fine Dining experience with a friendly price! Highly recommended, and I will be back for more!
My second visit there to try a different menu. The set lunch is great value for money. Lovely presentation as always. 1 star off because the pasta was cooked slightly too al dente (it was still half white & so hard inside that you could eat the outer cooked coating and leave a grain-sized ball of white uncooked pasta) and I wasn't head over heels for the food. I did love the choc dessert tho!
Thumbs up for good ambience, food and service. Appreciate the fact that the chef took time to explain each dish to us so we know what we'll be eating. One suggestion is to have cutlery rest as we have to place our used fork/spoon/knife on the table after each dish is cleared away, which might be a little unhygienic. Other than that, this meal is definitely value for money !
Loved this experience. Exquisite attention to detail without the food being fussy. I was sad that the scallops choice was unavailable due to being sold out at lunch service. My red wine was at fridge temp for some reason - improved once it had reached room temp. However, these are small tweaks which should not influence people supporting this very worthwhile venture. Great value for money.