In my previous visit to Hummerstons I mentioned that I used the Entertainer App to redeem one for one main. When I used the Entertainer App the other day, I realised there was a quite an interesting list of restaurants that I want to check out. After browsing through the list, I decided to check out The Disgruntled Chef at Dempsey for dinner. Launching the app, I made a call to the restaurant to make a reservation.
Similar to my previous experience in using the Entertainer App, the waitress was well aware of the Entertainer App and the process when I checked with her.
All I have to do is during payment, I just let the waitress know that I am using The Entertainer App to redeem my free main course by tapping on the Redeem Button which I then proceeded to enter my 4 digit pin. Passed the phone to the waiter for the restaurant to enter their own private pin. That is how easy to use the The Entertainer App.
Back to my dinner, I started with a Somersby Apple Cider ($14) after a long day at work. The Disgruntled Chef also offers a good selection of wines and cocktails if you just want to chill out.
Steam Mussels 2.8/5
We started the dinner with the Steam Mussels ($21) that is cooked in mergeus and white wine. Unfortunately we felt that the mussels were not very fresh, it came with a tad of fishy taste.
Roasted Sea Scallops 3.8/5
Next we have the Roasted Sea Scallops ($24) with truffle butter, green pea puree and crispy prosciutto. While the scallops was beautifully cooked, I thought the green pea puree was a bit coarse.
Braised Pork Cheeks 4/5
As this was our first time at The Disgruntled Chef, the waitress gave us a brief introduction of the menu and recommended the Braised Pork Cheeks ($32) which is one of their signature dishes. The braised pork cheeks were so tender that it basically fell apart with a slight cut. Served with truffle mousseline and miso daikon, this is indeed an enjoyable dish.
Smoked Chargrilled Ribeye 4/5
The US choice 500 gram, Smoked Chargrilled Ribeye ($98) was cooked to medium as per what I requested. Served with a port wine sauce at the side, the smokey slab of beef was so tender and juicy on its own that I neglected the sauce. I probably order this for sharing in future as I struggled to finish the whole piece of ribeye.
Walking down a flight of stairs leading to the restaurant, it felt like one has been transformed to another place. The restaurant is actually facing the internal part of the woods giving in a nice private ambience away from the crowd and noise. With a causal dining setting and concept, patron can simply sit back, enjoy, eat and drink in a relaxing atmosphere.
The Disgruntled Chef
26B Dempsey Road
Tel: +65 64765305
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)
Tue-Thu: 12pm - 230pm, 6pm - 12midnight
Fri-Sat: 12pm - 230pm, 6pm - 1am
Sun: 12pm - 5pm, 6pm - 12midnight
(Closed on Mon)
1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop along Orchard Boulevard, opposite Orchard Parksuites (Stop ID B09022. Take bus number 7, 77, 106, 123 or 174. Alight 7 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 25 minutes. [Map]