Bayswater Kitchen Singapore is a new restaurant by the Prive Group on Keppel Island. It takes over the premises that previously housed the Prive Grill. Prive Keppel Bay, a casual cafe is still there, right before the entrance to Bayswater Kitchen.
As befitting a seafood restaurant and its seafront location, the decor of Bayswater Kitchen Singapore is bright and breezy with some nautical accents. There is a spacious alfresco section which, we can foresee, will be popular in the evenings. Diners here can get a direct view of the Keppel Marina.
Bayswater Kitchen Singapore Menu
The Bayswater Kitchen Singapore ala carte menu had a date stamp. Which is a good thing as it suggests that items on the menu are likely to change often. There is a set lunch menu which offers diners an option to choose 2, 3 or 4 courses at $28, $32 and $36 respectively. We decided to go the middle road.
The “nibbles” that we selected were the freshly shucked Irish oysters and whipped cod’s roe with crisp flatbread. The oysters were fresh and clean tasting. The cod’s roe was presented in the form of a mousse. It had a nice taste but was a bit too salty. We soon ran out of flatbread to dip into the mousse. The crisp flatbread was quite hard and looked like sticks of tree bark.
Our choices of first course were crisp calamari and Japanese mackerel tartare. The calamari was excellent. The batter was light and thin – almost like Japanese tempura. The mackerel tartare was good – not fishy at all and blended well with the herbs provided.
Our mains were grilled red snapper fillet and char grilled hangar steak. The snapper was very good. Fresh and perfectly grilled. The steak was good. The sides were very charred which was good in that a smokey flavour was imparted to the meat but that made it somewhat hard as the piece of meat was small. The vegetables normally play a wallpaper role in meat dishes. At Bayswater Kitchen Singapore we thought that they played a noticeable supporting role. Lightly toasted and with sprinkled with sliced almonds, these were some of the best broccoli we have tasted in months.
Overall, our lunch at Bayswater Kitchen Singapore was an enjoyable one. Our only complaint would be that the portions were so small! For quite a far away location we were surprised to see that the indoor dining space was almost filled up on a weekday lunch. Reservations are recommended.
Directions to Bayswater Kitchen Singapore on Keppel Island
Bayswater Kitchen is located on Keppel Island which is around 500m after Vivo City. Slow down after Harbourfront as the turn appears quite suddenly. Look out for the sign that says Keppel Bay and turn left into a road (Keppel Bay Drive) that leads to this bridge across the water to the island.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Bayswater Kitchen Singapore
2 Keppel Bay Vista
Marina at Keppel Bay
Tue-Fri: 11:30am-3pm, 6-11pm
Sun: 11am-4pm, 6-10:30pm
Closed Monday & PH
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