Duck down Boon Tat Street and into Den Bar & Kitchen at a given moment and you might find it functioning as a Europeanstyle bistro or a tapas and wine bar, depending upon the hour. Either way, you’re sure to find something to relish at one of Chinatown’s most chic and eclectic eateries. There’s a rationale behind the way that Den skips from casual panEuropean dining to specifically Spanish small plates and wine – designed with the theme of travel collecting in mind, Den likes to hop, skip, and jump its way between a number of culinary destinations, picking the best for its mercurial menus. Book a ticket and jump aboard to savour one of Singapore’s bestkept secrets.
First up, let us emphasise that though Singapore’s Den Bar & Kitchen offers a delicately designed and rather gourmet selection of European food and drink, they’re also generous hosts (especially, might we add, to those who book their culinary holidays in advance). Promotions here are as abundant as Champagne for first class fliers, so be sure to check out Den’s daily drink offers and daily healthy lunches for two. However, while Den’s Boon Tat Street premises are open Monday through Saturday for a simple cup of premium coffee with this Chinatown bistro’s quirky interior as a backdrop, the destination here is invariably their fine European food.
Lunchtime at Den Bar & Kitchen is a casual affair, with a restrained menu of specialties, each dish a winner. Choose between salads, a longer list of pasta dishes, carefully curated mains, and a couple of delectable desserts. Avowedly European in terms of ingredient profile, highlights include the adventurous watermelon rind pickle, feta, farro, mint and sunflower seed salad, and the pork belly pizza. For those looking for something heartier, the Grilled Squid, fish casserole, or DEN burger will certainly suffice. In the end it’s Dens evening tapas menu that draws a crowd to this cleanlined haunt for Singapore’s foodie set down Boon Tat Street. Match DEN's tapas with Den’s premium wines (almost exclusively old world) or craft beers (Golden Gambler, Big Wave Bay, Sevens Stout) and you’ll be calling Den your Chinatown home away from home in no time.
Not much service around the off-peak hours, but the food was great. Would recommend their mac and cheese, although the other pasta dishes are great as well.
Went for lunch at Den and was very satisfied with the food. Mac & cheese and the lemon butter seafood pasta was great. Fish casserole was not too bad as well.
good service and good food! great place to hang out with friends
Was closed when i got there. It was closing down for good and we had to find another restaurant down the road. Unfortunate that it wasn't listed on their website.
Great food, Wife loved the wine and I really enjoyed the beer on tap. Good HH promo. Service was very friendly though it would have been nice for our meals to have been brought out at the same time (the was a 5 min lag between my wife's meal and mine arriving). Other than that, great little restaurant - we will be returning!
Food was great and friendly service! The truffle mac & cheese had a strong truffle aroma and the croque madame is satisfying though the brioche were a little burnt at the edges.
Food was quite good. Service was at best average. A table of 7, one guy asked for iced water, they brought over just one glass. Would have been nice if they just served everybody. Service was ok but without a smile.
They have lunch special. Convenient lunch location for those who are working around robinson rd and cecil st. Food not bad, good service.
Nice environment. Good for mini gathering with group of friends=)