ETTO is a casual all-day dining restaurant offering a good range of Western bistro fare as well as a few local dishes. Located in The Luxe at Handy Road, next to The Cathay, ETTO is a nice under the radar spot in the busy Dhoby
ETTO in Dhoby Ghuat
We had brunch a few years back at a bistro in The Luxe, which was then known as Blackbird Bistro & Bar (see our post here). Now the bistro is known as ETTO. There has been no substantial change in terms of the layout and interior decorations, except that the blackbird motifs are gone. There is still an al fresco dining space next to the distinctive giant
ETTO’s menu offers the usual bistro fare of salad, sandwiches, burgers, pastas and a few mains like miso salmon and ribeye steak. There are a few local dishes such as chicken curry and beef rendang. As is now the trend, healthy lunch bowls are available for lunch on weekdays. Below are photos of sections of the ETTO’s menu for lunch.
Lunch @ ETTO
We visited ETTO in Dhoby Ghaut on a weekday for lunch. The place was rather quiet, a nice change from our perspective, compared to the many eateries in the Dhoby
We ordered the ETTO Signature Nasi Lemak ($14), ETTO Beef Burger ($18) and a Healthy Lunch Bowl ($16 with $2 for extra).
The ETTO Signature Nasi Lemak looked like it was designed for the cameras. The rice had a very striking shade of green which looked more like the result of food dye than the natural colouring from pandan laves. Colour aside, the coconut rice was fragrant and had the requisite lemak taste. The prawn paste fried chicken that came with the nasi lemak was not bad but was not quite like the har cheong kai we expected.
The Healthy Bowl allows you to pick 1 protein, 1 grain, 2 greens, a topping and a dressing. Our bowl comprised seared tuna, quinoa, mushroom and corn with avocado as an extra. It was not bad at all. We definitely liked it better than a bowl of raw-tasting salad and it made us feel healthier and more virtuous.
The ETTO beef burger was everything you would expect a good burger to be. The bread was soft and chewable and the house-made
Convenient location away from the crowd
On the whole, we quite enjoyed our lunch by the giant hands in Handy Road. The service at ETTO was friendly and our glasses of water were topped up constantly. The food, aside from the slightly off-putting colour of the nasi lemak, was generally good. ETTO is in a convenient location and a place where you can get away from the maddening crowd in the busy Dhoby Ghaut area.
Food : 3
Service : 3
Value : 3
Atmosphere : 3
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
6 Handy Road
01-01 The Luxe
Tel: +65 6337 3448
Nearby MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut
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