Porta on Unity Street in Clarke Quay is a premium bistro that specialises in modern European cuisine in an eclectic setting. This culinary hotspot is housed in what can best be described as a combination of a secret warehouse and a country manor complete with a map room, a private alfresco veranda for diners and a retail section showcasing the prized ingredients used in Porta’s dishes. The menus at Porta change regularly which means that diners will always be presented with new and exciting options filled with seasonal flavours whenever they visit this Singapore restaurant.
If you’re in need of a European feast around Singapore and you’re drawing a blank on where to go, Porta on Unity Street in Clarke Quay should be your first port of call. Serving up sumptuous European dishes inspired by the Mediterranean alongside artisan cocktails and boutique tipples, this Clarke Quay spot has truly got it all. But what kind of food can you find at Porta? Well, on their a la carte menu you can pick from signature dishes such as foie gras on a toasted rich brioche with onion marmalade, linguine with spicy pork chorizo, Harissa paste, tiger prawns, tomato coulis, parmesan and capers, or Spanish octopus leg from Ria de Arousa served with patatas bravas doused in spicy garlic sauce.
But it wouldn’t be Singapore without brunch, now would it? So you’ll be pleased to discover that Porta’s brunch offering is second-to-none and available all week long from 8am to 4pm every day. Whether you fancy a croque-madame with Mangalica ham, emmental, Bechamel sauce and an egg sunny side up, chocolate and hazelnut pancakes with fresh berries or an applewood smoked salmon burger served on a brioche bun with scrambled eggs, potatoes and salad, Porta’s brunch offering will have you drooling. Just make sure you book ahead to avoid disappointment!
Great ambience, good food, definitely value for money with the quality provided. Will go back there again when there's an occasion for it! Good place for a date if you are willing to spend.
Went for lunch and ordered ala carte. The cream of mushroom was average. The Iberian pork was great. Will go again to try other dishes.
Nice food, good ambience, wonderful service. Value-for-money. We will definitely visit again.
Ordered the set lunch - Smoked Trout, Gnocchi and Granny Smith Apple Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream. Starter and main were good but the dessert was sort of disappointing. Was expecting apple slices but it was more pastry instead.
Porta was a great place for brunch and overall the experience we had here was good. We would come back to this cafe again soon.
It was meant to be a belated anniversary dinner but the experience was so bad, we had a 2nd dinner over at Robertson Quay instead. 1) The server who sat us down did not bother offering the menu; he really just sat us down and left. We had to wave and get attention from others to even have a look at the menu. 2) While the big sofa looks stylish, it is simply not feasible. 4 couples including ourselves were squeezed onto 1 sofa. Imagine how close that is. We could all hear each other's conversation, feel the sofa move when one shakes his leg and also breathe in the bacteria because the loud girl next to us was coughing non stop (poor girl, nobody offered her a drink). 3) When placing order, the server kindly informed me that all the customers had complained that the prawn pasta is very spicy and asked if i want to reduce the spice; kudos to her for looking out for me but definitely not a hotel standard way of explaining. If all the customers had already complained, then why not just reduce the spicy level entirely? By the way, the dish was more salty than spicy. All in all, it really wasn't worth it if not for the entertainer app. But we will still not utilise the remaining ones.
Tried their set lunch menu for the first time. Love their beet root salad and a generous size of fish for main dish. But the apple tart dessert was disappointing - the tart was too dry and hard and could not taste a sense of apple in it. Ice cream at the side was good though.
you can get something like this at Fat Boys without paying as much. Simply get the melt-in-your mouth pork chop for $26. Simply awesome. Took the nice sofa seats too which is a plus.
The service was fair although the waitresses seemed a bit preoccupied regardless of the restaurant being nearly empty. The red wine was served cold. The steak was alright. Octopus and burger were delicious and would recommend them highly.
Food quality and value were excellent. The ambiance of the restaurant was also pleasant. Service from the staff was middling even though the restaurant was not even half full.