If you’re the type who prefers smooth tipples to feature heavily on your evenings out, but without drawing attention away from the tasty morsels which line your stomach, Tess Bar & Kitchen might be right up your alley. Occupying a beautiful conservation shophouse on Seah Street close to City Hall MRT, this modern gastropub is all about sophisticated interiors, innovative European-Asian sharing plates and, last but not least, a dizzying array of killer handcrafted cocktails. With some of Singapore’s most esteemed culinary names helming the bar and kitchen here, your eating and drinking needs will be well taken care of. Just remember to book ahead at this downtown hotspot to avoid disappointment.
It's our first visit to Tess and it live up to our expectations. Service, ambience and food served were good. We tried Pan Roasted Duroc d'Olives Pork (recommended by the waitress), Brown Clams and Citrus-glazed Spanish Octopus. The 3rd dish is quite special that you should give a try. Will be back for drinks and good food again soon.
We had 4 small dishes & 1 main for sharing. Food is good, paired with a good selection of drinks. Lovely place to hang out. The crackling pork won my heart!
Was impressed by their friendly service and the delicious food which wasn't overly seasoned. We ordered several small plates and a medium to share between 2 people. We had the deep fried calamari, crispy pork belly, lamb short ribs, roasted vegetables (as the baked cauliflower wasn't available that day), and the NZ white clams. Our only grouse was that the lamb tasted rather gamey (more like mutton than lamb), and that there was some sand grains at the bottom of the bowl of clams, but other than that we loved that they used fresh ingredients and didn't season their dishes with a heavy hand. Will definitely be back to try other dishes and their drinks next time.
Interesting place! Great service , creative food to snack on and adventurous cocktails. A bit classy which reflects in the price and quality of the food and drinks..
I was warmly greeted by a lady staff upon my arrival and offered me a tabke but I insisted on the bar since I was alone at the time. The place is beautiful though I was surprised how quiet it was given that it was a Saturday night. I love the seared Spanish octopus. Not much dessert selection though.
Although we were late, but the service crews was professional and good. Allowed us to change to the dining table, wide varieties of alcohols (except draft beer), their pork belly is really nice! Will definitely recommend it to friends:)
Great food , cocktail and wine selection. Conviniently located next to Raffles Hotel. Nice after 9am..good for small parties. Love the roast pork, and the cauliflower dish.
Everything was good from food drinks all the way to service ..nice ambience and stafffs were very attentive. Will definitely pay my visit again. Thumbs up!
Busy place, relaxed atmosphere and music. Food OK, if a little disappointing; highly over priced for what it is. Mini burgers/ sliders are recommended but steep at $20. Would definitely go again but for drinks only.
Tess Bar offer a nice, cosy ambience coupled with interestig cocktails and yummy food. Good promo at only 10 bucks after 11pm on Fri, Sat & Sundays.