Wild Honey serves all-day breakfast originating from many different countries such as Yemen, Japanese, Mediterranean and Tunisia – exotic and rare choices. The interior is very cosy. Definitely a place to imagine yourself having breakfast at some exotic country. However, not for me. (Read on… to know why)
It was a day off-in-lieu for CP, JH and I (for the GE). So we decided to go early in the morning for brunch and catch a movie later. I have heard from my colleagues that the place is usually crowded and have to wait for hours to get in. So we went there at about 10 am (recommend you to go at 8 am on weekends). The restaurant was already full but we were lucky in a way that we were first in the queue.
We didn’t have to wait really long to get in. Lucky us. We put down our bags and went over to the counter to place our orders. They have iPads for you to browse through their menu! Then you order and pay at the counter first before going back to your seats. I would have preferred if someone could come over and take our orders having to pay 10% for service charges.
I had a cup of cuppuccino ($6) and a Stephanie’s steak sandwich ($24)- 120g grass fed Australian ribeye, shaved onion, beetroot, parmesan cheese, grain mustard and fresh horseradish on toasted ciabatta. It was served on a small chopping board which I had to cut REALLy carefully with a blunt knife so that my food does not drop onto the table. Can’t they serve it on a bigger board or a plate? And since I was having steak sandwich, shouldn’t I be given a proper knife? The steak was so-so, not too much beef taste and the ciabatta was hard and dry.
CP had cinnamon lemon tea and the Canadian set – A stack of classic pancakes served with wild berry and hibiscus compote, Canadian maple syrup and bacon.
There was a long queue outside by the time we finished and a waitress came over to hint us to leave so that a family could have our big table. I thought that was inappropriate since we were also customers. It should be a place for customers to relax and unwind.
My friends and I decided that we will not go back again given the poor service and expensive (yet normal) food.
Scandinavian Set – $24. Not bad at all. The salmon was well-cooked and the rostti was very fragrant. Love the big cherry tomato!
Prices exclude 7% GST and 10% service charges.
Restaurant: Wild Honey
Address: 333A Orchard Road, #03-02, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238867
Tel: 6235 3900 (No reservations)
Opening Hours: Weekdays 9 am to 1030 pm, Weekends 8 am to 1030 pm