The team at High Street’s The BetterField are a rare blend of friendly Singaporean service bods and culinary whizz kids with an eye for bold flavour, smart ingredient pairings and beautiful presentation. There are light bites and proper dinner courses aplenty here, all served in a dining space that is relaxed, chic and above all else, welcoming. Diners are invited to visit this part of Singapore’s City Hall for smart food, great service and an evening well spent.
The ambience at The BetterField, in Singapore’s City Hall district on High Street, changes depending on when you drop by. Head over in the early afternoon and you’ll find some of High Street’s best coffee and pastries being served to on-the-go types and a handful of intellectual sorts sipping a steaming mug of tea. Head over in the evening though, and you’ll see the kitchen come into its own: smart dinner dishes with a particular attention to duck. Duck, it seems, is the kitchen’s forte, meaning that whether you’re looking for a light duck sandwich or some seared, on-the-bone main course, The BetterField’s menu offers something really special.
For those accustomed to Singapore’s hyper-agile dining scene, The BetterField, with its menu riddled with luxury ingredients, might look to be much of a muchness with other City Hall restaurants. But pay closer attention and it’s clear that the markers of distinction at this Waterloo Street eatery are subtler. Find bread baked on-site, fresh pastries and coffee, as well as cooked-to-perfection steaks, risottos, and of course, duck. It’s the details that set The BetterField apart, and you’re invited to join them in the week from 11am-3pm for lunch and from 11am right through to 10pm Saturday and 8pm Sundays.
i have obviously visited this restaurant so many times and i just saw this opportunity to write a review for bonus points hahaha but what else can i say? great food! :)
quality food at reasonable prices. you gotta pay a lil premium for better quality, but at least they're not priced through the roof! definitely one of my fav restaurants around and i'll keep coming back for comfort food :)
great food as always, i've been a customer of theirs when they were at bras basah! i'd recommend their steaks and also duck fat potatoes :D
Love the experience everytime i step in. Excellent food, great atmosphere. Customer service was prompt and attentive. Would go there on special days or even just to chill.
Food: Steak is excellent. Very well cooked to the level of doneness we wanted. Great cooking skills. Truffle fries are v good too. Chocolate banana cake is a little dry for my liking. Ice cream sandwich is flavourful and enjoyable. Self-service ice water is v much appreciated and leaves our wallets free for dessert. Service: Service is fantastic. Orders came fast. We ordered roasted duck fat potatoes without realising it comes with nacho cheese. We can't take cheese and it was very kind of The Betterfield to allow us to return it with no extra cost, even though it was our fault for not reading the menu closely. Thanks to The Betterfield for the kind understanding. Pricing: 200g steak costs $21 only. No additional service charge or GST - thumbs up! Desserts may look a little pricey but after some calculations, I find the price to be comparable to other restaurants who add service charge or GST to their cakes. FYI The Betterfield only accepts AMEX, nets or cash. Location: It is a little hard to find. Tucked at the side of Blk 261. Easier to come in from Queen st. We parked at Bugis+ which gives per entry parking for weekdays after 5pm. Short walk from Bugis+ to The Betterfield. We heard there is HDB parking there though. Must order: Ribeye steak. Considering the price and how well it was cooked, this is really value for money. We would return just for this. Need reservations for peak hour as it was full when we visited.
Location is actually at "The Treasury", I wish Quandoo and Google map will give building names! It was a Sunday evening and the place was quite empty. Greeted and seated quickly with very efficient rearrangements of tables for our group of 9. Earnest waitressing from young local staff who took the orders with patience and ensuring they got everything right. Very casual dining. Plain water canteen refill canteen style (cups or carafe). Food was in good portion. - Truffles fries was good - Truffle mushroom risoto excellent (will go back for more, with 1 serving to myself instead of sharing!) - Beef (wagyu and sirloin) were flavorful and cooked according to order but had many chewy sinewy bits which marred the experience. - Pull duck burger with black bun was yummy with a tangy sauce with a hint of heat. - Duck confit was well flavored but skin was not crisp enough. - Sauteed spinach with mushroom feels more like Chinese zichar LOL. - Deserts were so so: Lava cake was more chocolate ganache then cake, ice creams flavors were very interesting but a tad too sweet, the sugar on top green tea creme bulee could have been torched for longer as the top was more sugar crystals than sugar crust. Staff were very sweet and accommodating in adding a single candle to the lava cake for kid's birthday, just don't expect them to burst into birthday song! ;) We were not aware that there is no service charged and GST levied, or would have happily left a tip. So sorry, Betterfield staff! Overall an easy meal at a simple restaurant in a central location, good price too!
The Betterfield is small but very cosy. We ordered the truffle fries, angus beef and the duck confit. The truffle fries was delicious, with a strong taste of truffles. The medium rare angus beef was delicious and well-cooked so we loved it. The duck confit was a little dry but it was still good overall when paired with the raspberry sauce. A very good experience overall and there was no GST! That was a bonus :) Would love to go back again!
With the new location, a more spacious and lively ambience! Food was really worth it for the price paid for and the quality of ingredients used! Especially enjoyed my order of scallops with cheddar and tater tots that was meant to be an appetizer for sharing but I had it as a main instead which was satisfying and filling! The scallops were fresh, juicy and chewy topped with a cheesy, crusty baked surface layer. And the crispy hashbrown tater tots, though common, was pretty much additive. Set lunches are also available during lunch hours on weekdays which is really really worth it! Imagine $17.90 for a portion of ribeye steak, soup of the day and an iced beverage?! My dining partner claimed that the steak was the best she've had and polished off the entire portion in no time! A really great place to chill and satisfy your palate with a welcoming ambience, friendly service and delectable food.
I would recommend The Betterfield for a simple environment but good food. My steak was amazing, cooked perfectly for medium, melt in your mouth goodness. Unfortunately my son's steak was over-salted but nonetheless, it was tender and succulent. And the price is very reasonable for this quality of steak. Can't say how the rest of the menu is since we all tried steak, but we'll go back again to try the rest. Rating is 4 and not 5 because of the over-salted steak.
Ordered Riverine ribeye with foie gras, 600g beef and a crispy duck salad this time. 3rd visit in 3 weeks! Awesome beef as usual, cooked to perfection (medium rare). Salad was delicious, but a tad too strongly flavoured as I had it with steak. Would be awesome if lighter sides were available on the menu (e.g. plain roast potatoes, mashed potatoes). Would pair my steaks with the garden salad next time. Salad veggies were crisp, fresh, and flavourful. Betterfield uses the nicer varieties for their salads. Definitely worth multiple visits! Going to try their pastas and risottos next time! :)