What you see is what you get at Roots Kitchen Bar, where diners are invited to chill out, eat and drink in a downhome and rustic ambience that epitomises Singapore’s bustling Little India. Known by critics and foodies alike for serving some of the city-state’s best European delights, the restaurant offers top-table cuisine at casual dining prices. Located on Dickson Road across from Moon Hotel, amid the excitement and hubbub of this vibrant neighbourhood, Roots Kitchen Bar beckons to the hungry, thirsty, curious or anyone simply seeking a good place to hangout.
Roots Kitchen Bar is open from 11am to 11pm every day of the week except for Tuesday. Fresh ingredients, hot pans & sharp knives describes what’s going on in the restaurant’s state-of-the-art kitchen in Singapore’s Little India, where expert chefs cook up their unique take on European cuisine. There are plenty of opportunities for you to indulge in the signature dishes that have won the restaurant a regular following, such as the eggs benedict and caviar for brunch, served with hollandaise sauce made from scratch and premium prosciutto Parma, and the crispy, seared Atlantic sea bass with asparagus and freshly made seafood fricassee. Other highlights include the juicy London-style broiled beef flank with root vegetables, a red wine jus and creamy potato puree, shredded ocean crab pasta with a lobster bisque sauce, and the succulent Nagano pork rack on a ‘never enough’ bed of braised cabbage and pancetta.
When it comes to drinks, the strawberry Earl Grey tea is one of Roots Kitchen Bar’s most popular beverages and always refreshing, while hop heads give the thumbs up to the restaurant’s draught beers, the perfect way to cool down on a hot day in the hubbub of Little India. For a decadent finish, the cacao mousse served with blackcurrant granita and berries is a must-try. Roots Kitchen Bar is garnering rave reviews in Singapore for its food and great prices, so to secure a spot at this Dickson Road gem we strongly recommend an advance reservation.
Good food and cozy ambience. Hidden gem in Little India!
Very nice cozy restaurant with much better food than we had expected. Service was also excellent. We especially enjoyed classic menu choices like mushroom soup, done to perfection.
Amazing food and service. I loved everything about that quaint hidden joint. Perfect place to rewind and indulge. I highly recommend the soups and duck truffle pasta!
Truly a hidden gem! Food was good and very value for money
The ocean crab pasta was a pure winner! It has been a while since I have tasted pasta that good and despite the carbs, I've almost wanted to have another round of it! Service was great and the other dishes - the pork rack and citron and passion were excellent for a Friday night out. A surprise winner was the salad of smoked duck and mango and cherry - a refreshing start to the evening. 1 bummer was the Draft beer as it has an odd aftertaste. Not sure if that is the intended taste but it din go well with the taste buds. I will go for the non-alcoholic stuff next time :)
The service was really great! They offered to whip up the seasonal roots risotto specially for me even though it was not on the menu! N the constant refill of water and tending to our needs, feedback enquiry on how's the food. Thumbs up for the awesome service. Also love the Cosy ambience and many thanks to the staff who gladly on the lights for me to get good lightning for my food photos! :) Food was great, especially the risotto and sweet potato fries! A return trip? Why not!
The cafe was quite quiet when I was there on a Wednesday night, which I thought was quite lovely for a relaxing dinner. We tried the porcini risotto and absolutely loved it; very generous with the mushroooms and very flavorful. Fans of mushrooms and truffle should give this a shot! It was a surprise for us given that it hasnt been easy finding nice risottos in SG. We also tried the London Broil (beef), it was okay but not particularly impressionable. We thought the prices were reasonable and liked the service too.
Thanks to the entertainer app, I managed to enjoy 2 main courses at the price of 1! Ordered the eggs benedict & caviar and mushroom porcini rice (mushroom risotto) to share with my dining partner. The risotto was rich and flavourful, with a generous portion of mushrooms, with a grainy texture. The eggs benedict fared medicore IMO, though the poached egg won hands down with a super flowy, soft and fragile yolk. The creamy hollandaise sauce was also thick, rich and flavourful. Waffles was crispy but I would have preferred a more fluffy, dense and cake-like interior instead of a hollow and light one. Service was friendly and attentive, with the constant refill of water.
Came here with my friends on a Wednesday night - this place is a little hard to find with the tiny sign! We ordered the crabmeat pasta and the smoked duck linguine - both were fantastic, although I preferred the crabmeat pasta. The sweet potato fries were good but a little overpriced at $15. We also tried the truffled egg thingy which was good, if a little too creamy. Overall, with the Entertainer 1-1 promotion, we only paid $37 among the three of us.
Great experience at Roots Kitchen Bar. Friendly staff and they're always so friendly, so initiative to help with the menu as well. would definitely go again some day. Food and drinks are great too!(: