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.
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..
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!
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.
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:)
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.
Quiet during lunch. Has good value lunch set though: 3 course for 18++ ... nothing spectacular but for desserts I would really recommend the tess tiramisu!
First visit to this place with a friend. Ambience is great, drinks too. Will recommend the oven-baked cauliflower, was really good. Certainly will visit again.
Great cocktails, food was good but not fantastic. Tried the prawn pasta - prawns are big and fresh, overall flavor of the dish is well balanced.