Head a little out of the way in Singapore, out east towards the islands, you’ll find an oasis of calm in the city. The Bark Café, on Upper Changi Road within Changi itself, is a restaurant and bar promising to bring the best of Asian food to a dining room that is brimming with life. This avowedly experimental kitchen is bringing pizazz to fusion food and the bar is popular with the after-work drinks crowd looking for a slice of solace after a day of grind.
The heat of Singapore can get a little oppressive, particularly in the summer months, so finding somewhere that offers peace and quiet, and particularly, a breath of fresh air, is of the utmost importance. Enter The Bark Café on Upper Changi Road. Guests to this fusion eatery are greeted with a dining room which is open to the garden at the rear, allowing the Singaporean air to blow through and cool things down a little. Those looking for inventive pan-Asian and international food are in the right place. The kitchen here is inventive without throwing out diner’s favourite dishes; try the Japanese saba fish or the roasted smoked pepper duck, both dishes really showcase the kitchen’s talent. If you fancy something a little more Western, there’s a fine selection of German and British-inspired dishes on offer too.
It isn’t just the food that’s pulling customers to The Bark Café on Upper Changi Street. In fact, the bar is an event in itself. Packed out in the week with live music fans looking to hear the best from local and foreign bands Monday through Thursday is one of the best places to catch a show in Singapore. This is a serious bar, and all serious bars, of course, need a pool table. The table here is very popular so anticipate a long wait to get a turn! Head down here for a fusion food menu, drinks, music, and pool, if you’re lucky.
Nice ambience & delicious food, especially when it is so close to where I stay!
Wings to die for.. Fantastic atmosphere.. staff were very friendly too!
We had a birthday celebration at the bark cafe last Friday. We found the food to be great (shoutout to the steak that was expertly cooked), the ambience excellent, and the staff's service, impeccable.
Good service and the food, the environment is very nice.
First time in two years that we came to this place for dinner. It was the usual cosy atmosphere, with live music playing in the background. Last time we came, during the Christmas period in 2013, the service was slow and the food bad and terribly overpriced. What a difference two years makes! This time the service was excellent, pleasant, attentive, the food was overall nice, some dishes better than others and the (white) wine was great. After also bumping into a bunch of friends who were unexpectedly there, we had a great evening and really enjoyed it. We will surely be back soon.
great food great service great atmosphere! althougj we arrived too late for the mains we made do with all the sides and i must say they are good! not disappointing at all and not a wasted trip! brought my hubby there for our wedding anniversary dinner after my work but ended up eating side dishes only but yet we were very happy with the place! the service was very good too! great job guys!
The Bark Cafe provided excellent service. We had the roasted smoked pepper duck and beef hor fun, delicious them both. Worth the drive to get to. :)
Not as good as we had hoped. Nothing was bad but nothing was good either. No children's menu not an issue but when we asked for the pizza without something on it they couldn't do it. Language challenges with the waitress (which was quite funny in places - when she said no our food is not fresh, what she meant was that it was pre prepared which is why you couldn't have items removed) not inexpensive for such a mediocre meal.
Service is good and fast. We had Mushroom soup, fried chicken wings, smoked duck and crayfish hor fun. The mushroom soup is mediocre, it is really thick and starchy rather than creamy. The smell and taste of prawn paste on the chicken is rather overpowering, but really crispy. Smoked duck and Crayfish Hor Fun are ok but much over-rated by many reviews I have read. Therefore personally I don't think it is value for money at the price they charged.
Ambience was good. We had the Canadian oyster which was on promotion. They were fresj and it was really a good bargain for the size. Food on the whole were good except for the pork ribs which was on the dry side and not much flavour on it. The bark pizza and smoke duck were good.