American-Thai Culinary Host and TV Presenter Angela May has opened a new restaurant in Singapore. Named Angela May Food Chapters – the new restaurant at Robinsons The Hereen offers food which reflects her Western and Asian influences. The restaurant on the second floor of Robinsons is a joint effort between Angela May and the Deliciae Hospitality Management group, which is behind eateries such French brasserie L’Entrecote, Sabio tapas bar and burger bistro &Made.
Like Angela May, who is also a model and actress, Angela May Food Chapters is easy on the eye. The interior combines wood and organic form with sleek contemporary design to give a look which is warm and inviting. Furniture of different shapes and materials add interest and colour to the place and everything seems to be well put together.
The 60-seat restaurant is open from breakfast to dinner. The menu is trendily “vegetable-forward”, meaning the dishes come with lots of vegetables. The menu is limited – a few starters, salads and seven mains in the a la carte section. There is a separate section for breakfast with eight items. There is also a High Brunch Set and a High Tea Set.
We went to Angela May Food Chapters for brunch and ordered a High Brunch Set ($39) and the Red Mullet Fillet ($32) from the mains section. GST and service charge would be added to the bill. Robinsons card holders get a 5% discount.
The High Brunch Set includes a cup of tea of coffee. We had their coffee, which was a strong aromatic brew. Besides coffee, the set comprised 6 items which came on a 2-tier serving tray. The outstanding item was the Morello Cherry Choux Puff. It looked good and tasted good. There was a good mix of contrasting flavours and textures.
The other interesting item was the savoury Josper Grilled Vegetables Puff. The black puff did not look attractive but the combination of slightly charred flavoured puff and crunchy vegetables with Thai dressing produced an intriguing taste. The cookies were not bad. The rest of the High Brunch items were unremarkable.
The Red Mullet Fillet came with helping of barley in a separate bowl. It did not look exciting and the taste was quite bland.
The Red Mullet Fillet was excellent. The fish was well cooked to achieve a lovely crispy skin and flesh that was deliciously moist and flavourful. The lemongrass spiced coconut broth, obviously Thai inspired, complemented the fish well. The strips of “coconut noodles” added sweetness and texture to the dish.
We think Angela May Food Chapters at Robinsons The Heeren, with its beautiful setting and interesting selection of light bites, should be a good place for brunch and ideal for high tea. After shopping in Robinsons, Angela May Food Chapters will be a great place for the feet, eyes and palate. Only your wallet may protest – but then again if you have “saved” a tidy sum by taking advantage of all the discounts offered by Robinsons, then you should have no qualms spending your “savings” at Angela May.
Overall Rating 4 TOPs
Angela May Food Chapters
Robinsons The Heeren #02-02
260 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6681 7440
Breakfast & High Brunch: 10.30am – 2pm
High Tea: 2pm – 5pm
A La Carte Menu: 12pm – 9.30pm