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In Singapore there are restaurants aplenty, and often the most difficult aspect of dining out in the city is choosing where it is that you want to go. Nice to know then, that there is a restaurant with an Open Door Policy down in Tiong Bahru, where you can go and enjoy yourself without pretension or presumption. Open Door Policy – ODP, for brevity’s sake – on Yong Siak Street boasts a 100% dairy-free and gluten-free men, with a lot of the produce coming direct from the on-site vertical farm! Whether you head on in for Sunday brunch, a full evening meal or simply for a drink of an evening, you’re sure not to be disappointed by the wholesome Western and contemporary Asian fare you find in front of you. Book a table today.
Great good with a nice ambience.. Staff were nice and attentive.. hoping for more items added to menu..
Good food but pricey and a little pretenscious. The restaurant was not full but at least 3 people asked me to confirm my reservation. I had the quinoa salad starter. It was quite small for the price. I had a large lunch so I wanted a light salad. I didn’t find many options in the mains so I had to choose from the starters. The quinoa was good but pricey for what it was. I also got the soul juice (?). It was raspberry, ginger, and some other stuff. It was good but also very pricey. The staff was pleasant but it was hard to get their attention for water refills, inquiries or the check. They were eager to clear the table though, so even though my friends and I chose the restaurant because we thought it would be nice place for a good meal and to catch up, we were done in 45 minutes and felt like we needed to move elsewhere, especially because they kept asking “can I clear” as soon as you put down your spoon or fork. Overall the food was decent but very pricey, atmosphere was nice and intimate, with a pleasant staff that was a little too concerned with making the place exclusive (which is strange for a place called Open Door Policy).
The food is still very good even though there are far fewer choices since they rebranded. The staff were lovely and friendly. I’m not sure if they still have the same organic food sources that they did.
The open door policy at, well, Open Door Policy, is a testament to their laidback attitude and their welcome, which is as warm as any found in Singapore. Their philosophy is pretty simple: completely gluten-free and dairy-free food made with farm fresh ingredients and cooked with time-honoured techniques in their show kitchen, a bar stocked with wines and spirits of an international bent and decor that is chic and sophisticated. The best way to experience Open Door Policy on Yong Siak Street in the centre of Tiong Bahru is with a big group of your mates, so gather them together and head on over to make the most of this most modern of restaurants.
The welcome and the atmosphere are what might get you through the door at Open Door Policy, but the food on offer down on Yong Siak Street is what will keep you coming back time and again. The menu is curated by Cynthia Chua of the Spa Esprit Group and ODP chefs Ryan and Daniele Sperindio, and is inspired by Western and contemporary Asian cuisines. Moreover, the new ethos at ODP is all about alternative food sources, substitute ingredients, fermentation and pickling. Favourites include the vega macaroni topped with a portobello mushroom Bolognese gratin and bechamel sauce, ribeye steak with a herb salad and hazelnut dressing, and the sago and coconut with fresh mango for dessert. Reserve a table for you and your friends at Open Door Policy and take the trip out to Tiong Bahru for a meal that everyone can enjoy.