SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar (renamed SPRMRKT @ STPI) is located in the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) building in Robertson Quay, along the Singapore River. SPRMRKT started off at their first outlet at McCallum Street (you can read about our visit here). They have set up two more concepts in the STPI location – the casual SPRMRKT Daily and the posh SPRMRKT Kitchen.
SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar vs SPRMRKT Daily
Comparing the SPRMRKT outlets at Robertson Quay was a like a tale of two cities. The SPRMRKT Daily on the ground floor (above pictures) was a part retail and part casual cafe space. SPRMRKT Kitchen on the upper floor (below pictures) was a smart and relaxing oasis of calm. Unless al fresco dining is important to our guests, we will choose to dine at the Kitchen & Bar any time. The decor reminded us of Whitegrass at CHIJMES. Did they use the same designer?
SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar Menu (Brunch)
Here are pictures of the SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar menu for brunch and a page from the wine list.
The Chicken Pot Pie will not win any beauty contest. It is plain looking, both outside and inside. The pastry was light and chewy. The contents of the pot was nothing to look at – just a creamy mix of gravy with chicken. But the taste was very good. Eaten together with the pastry, they make a great combination.
We do not see Scotch Egg on the menu often. So the Scotch Egg at SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar was an automatic choice for us. The Scotch egg was a boiled egg covered with a layer of minced pork and bread crumbs, deep-fried. Served on a nest of vegetables and avocado, it was a delicious egg.
The biggest dish of the day was the weekend roast ($34). We had a choice of pork belly or wagyu beef. We chose the latter. It was not bad but we would have preferred the beef to be more well-cooked. The Yorkshire pudding had a good taste but it was so shrivelled up.
Finally, we had a bread and butter pudding ($10) to end the meal at SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar. It was not like the bread pudding that we were expecting. The texture was more cake than bread-like. But the taste of the creamy dessert was good.
Overall, brunch at SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar was a good experience. The restaurant is quite small, so it would be a good idea to make a reservation, especially on weekends. Remember to specify the restaurant upstairs when you are making the reservation.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar (renamed SPRMRKT @ STPI)
The Singapore Tyler Print Institute,
#02-01, 41 Robertson Quay
Tel: +65 9736-4170
Tue-Thu: 11:30am-3pm, 6-10pm
Fri: 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-12am
Sat: 10:30am-4:30pm, 6pm-12am
Sun: 10:30am-4:30 pm