With the success of Wooloomooloo Steakhouse at Swissotel the Stamford, the same people has created a new gastro-bar dining concept, The Chop House at Vivocity. The Chop House opened on 2 September 2013 has a seating capacity of about 170 guests offering both indoor and waterfront dining options. The menu at The Chop House showcases a range of classic western favourites executed with flair as well as a wide range of specially curated beers and cocktails.
Interior designed with wood finishing, down lights and ceiling fans, The Chop House has an inviting ambience. There is also TV screens around the gastro-bar screening English premier league soccer.
Featuring the state of the art SelfTap Beer concept from USA, The Chop House is the first in Singapore and Asia to introduce these SelfTap stations. There are 5 such SelfTap stations located in and around the gastro-bar. Customers are able to pull pints at their own leisure and only charged by the millilitres, basically paid for what your drink.
Customers just need to purchase a stored value card from the cashier for $5 and top up the card with a value of their choice, similar to Ezlink. Tap the card against the SelfTap reader before pulling the draft of your choice before pulling your glass of beer. The appropriate value will be deducted from the card. By the way, you get to keep the card and it is also transferrable. Currently the SelfTaps offer only Mac's Great White Cloudy Wheat Beer (New Zealand) and Pure Blonde Premium Lager (Australia).
Mussel Soup 4/5
Moving on to the food, we started dinner with Mussel Soup ($10). Not commonly served in restaurant, this is actually a first for me. Using New Zealand green lipped mussels, the thick creamy broth was further enhanced by a touch of sour cream to lifting the richness of the flavourful soup.
Chicken Quesadillas 4/5
For some light bite before the mains were served, we tried the Quesadillas ($15) with a choice of chicken or beef. We went for the chicken quesadillas that was served with sour cream, homemade salsa and guacamole. The tortilla shell was grilled to a nice crisp and filled with with a cheesy mix of minced chicken and melted Jack cheddar.
Sweet Potato Fries 3.5/5
Gone are the days of potato fries. It seems like its a new trend of restaurant servicing Sweet Potato Fries. Deep fried to a nice exterior crisp with the naturally sweetness of the sweet potato, it's a delightful snack to go with a glass of beer.
The Chop House Pork Burger 4.2/5
It is The Chop House after all so inevitable we need to check out the meat section on the menu. The meat at The Chop House is supplied by the same supplier for Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, quality is definitely not compromised. First up is the The Chop House Pork Burger ($22). The freshly handmade minced pork patty was pretty awesome, tender and juicy. The thick and tasty pork patty was flavoured with ginger, chilli and coriander topped with applewood smoked bacon and pickles.
Berkshire Pork Chop 4.8/5
Given an Asian twist is the Berkshire Pork Chop ($32). The thick cut pork chop is redolent with a Mongolian glaze of hoisin and black bean chilli sauce. The interesting sauce mixture complemented the beautifully grilled chop perfectly. Pardon my shallow palate, the beautiful Mongolian glaze sure got my taste buds excited. I will definitely come back for this again.
USDA Prime Rib Eye (200g) 4.2/5
The Chop House also offers a collection of premium cuts such as tenderloin, sirloin and T-bone steaks from Australia and New Zealand. We had the 200g USDA Prime Rib Eye ($36) that is on par to many steakhouses in terms of quality and price. Grilled to perfection, the pinkish medium beef was tender, juicy and flavourful. All grilled dishes at The Chop House are served with twice baked potato, fresh watercress and deep fried onions.
A trio of complimentary Homemade Condiments of Onion Jam, Chilli Mustard and Beetroot Chutney will be offered to customer with any order of the meat specialties. My favourite was the onion jam.
Mixed Grill Seafood Platter 3.8/5
Good for sharing for two is the Mixed Grilled Seafood Patter ($48). The seafood platter comes with a selection of salmon, prawns and calamari stuffed with herbs and breadcrumbs. The calamari and prawns was grilled to a nice crunch. The salmon was also moist and not overcooked. A slight lack down in the seasoning which was not even. Some section of the plate tasted a tad too salty.
Apple Strudel in Tortilla with Vanilla Ice Cream 3.5/5
The wonderful night was wrapped up on a sweet note with the Apple Strudel ($11) in Tortilla with Vanilla Ice Cream. A decent dessert that came with a nice crunchy bite of the apple, finishing off with the delish vanilla ice cream.
The Chop House with the philosophy of servicing quality food in a casual dining experience is perfect for large group gathering or chill out over a perfectly chilled beers.
The Chop House
11 Harbourfront Walk
Tel: +65 63769262
Nearest MRT: Harbour Front (CC Line, NE Line)
Mon-Thu: 1130am - 11pm
Fri, Sat, Eve PH: 1130am - 12 midnight
Sun: 11am - 11pm
Happy Hour: Daily 4pm - 9pm
1) Alight at Harbourfront MRT station. Take Exit C or E. Walk to Vivocity Level 1. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]