Firebake Woodfired Bakehouse & Restaurant in East Coast is a special bakery featuring a full-scale woodfire bread oven hand-built from 37 tonnes of brick, sand and mortar The restaurant menu naturally centres around its sourdough bread baked with European historical methods. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch, Firebake offers an interesting range of dishes which includes Cheesymites, Woodfired Pumpkin Burrata Salad, Grilled Snowfish with Fennel, Beef Burgundy Stew and Scottish Blue Mussels.
Located at the junction of Lorong Stangee and East Coast Road, Firebake occupies the space where the Carlton Chicken Rice Restaurant used to be. The dining area is quite small. There are a few indoor tables and counter seats with the rest of the seating out on the walkway.
The rustic decor, which incorporates brick ovens and wooden bread shelves, is interesting and quite appealing. The atmosphere is cosy and relaxed.
Firebake’s menu trains its spotlight on their back to basics old-school bread. Many of the dishes in the menu have bread as an ingredient in the dishes or can be enjoyed with bread.
Below are photos of sections of the current menu of Firebake.
Dinner at Firebake
We went to Firebake for a quick early dinner and were seated outdoor. The naturally ventilated area was quite breezy when we were that.
We ordered the Smoked Eggplant with Spiced Humus ($15), 4 Spice Chicken Liver Pate with Bread ($12) and Penne with Creamy Beef Ragu ($23). Service charge and GST would be added to the bill. We were offered still or sparkling water. When we said we would be happy with tap water, we were told there would be a charge $0.60.
The Smoked Eggplant with Spiced Humus was a cold dish. It looked good there was a good mix of creamy and crunchy textures. The blend of smoky, tangy and spicy taste was also interesting.
The portion of the chicken liver pate was generous. We liked the taste, especially with a pinch of the salt provided. The onions that came with the dish were very sweet and delicious. A very enjoyable dish. The only gripe would be that only 2 small pieces of bread came with the dish. We ordered an extra 2 slices of bread ($4).
The Penne with Creamy Beef Ragu looked kind of dull. However, it was the best dish of our meal. The slow cooked shredded beef ragu sauce was rich and flavourful. The beef was tender and the pasta was done just right. An excellent dish.
Good Food but Not Cheap
Overall, we thought the food at Fibebake was good. The service level could probably be improved. The prices were not cheap. However, their artisan bread lived up to the hype – good quality and good tasting bread. They have a Morning Set of Kopi, Bread & Egg for $4.50. We would give that a try.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Firebake – Woodfired Bakehouse & Restaurant
237 East Coast Road
Tel: +65 6440 1228
Tue-Fri: 11:30am-5:30pm, 6-10pm
Sat-Sun: 8:30-11:30 am, 11:30am-5:30pm, 6-10pm
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