The University Club is a restaurant operated by the Prive Group that is located in the Shaw Foundation Alumni House on Kent Ridge Drive. For those of you who are not so familiar with the area, it is situated at the southern fringe of the National University of Singapore grounds, just next to the NUSS Guild House. We had dinner there before and had a rather good experience. You can read about it here. Today, we were there for brunch.
The University Club’s main customers are the university dons and staff as well as the occasional university social event. Most Saturdays are therefore quiet days and today is no exception. We had the place to ourselves and enjoyed the peace and the full attention from the service staff. There is a brunch menu as well as their regular set lunch menu. Although the latter usually kicks in for lunch after 12.00pm, they were flexible enough to commence lunch service at 11.30 as we wanted to try items from both the brunch and lunch menus. In addition to being flexible, the staff here are really professional and courteous. The brunch menu is quite simple and there are not many choices. We chose the Jumbo Breakfast Platter ($16) which was made up of two eggs, homemade bacon, baked beans, roasted tomatoes and wholemeal toast. It does not score points for looks but it certainly has personality. We are not sure how the bacon is “homemade” but this one clearly tastes different. It was not as fatty as the usual ones but was super crispy and fragrant (in a bacon-like way). The bacon added an extra dimension to the other items which, while competently done, were not that special by themselves.
The University Club
Shaw Foundation Alumni House #04-02
11 Kent Ridge Drive
Tel: +65 6779 8919
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