Basil & Thyme is a new restaurant in Parkland Green in East Coast Park serving Thai food and Western bar food. The new restaurant by the sea is part of the Kinara Group, which also runs the Patro’s Sports Bar & Restaurant next door.
Basil & Thyme in East Coast Park
Basil & Thyme occupies a large space in Parkland Green (formerly occupied by Full Pint Brewery & Fish Bar Restaurant). It has an al fresco dining area which gives a good view of East Coast Park and the sea.
The interior decor is eclectic. There is a bar and lounge area. There is a section with rustic wooden communal tables. An area of the space is like a beach club, complete with a DJ station and billiard table. Basil & Thyme also has a small stage for live performances.
Basil & Thyme Menu
The new restaurant in Parkland Green has a menu of home-cooked style Thai dishes. There is a separate menu for Western dishes like steak & fries, burgers, pasta, pizzas and bar bites. Below are pictures of the menus of Basil & Thyme.
There is also an extensive drinks list.
Simple Thai Dinner
We visited the newly opened restaurant in East Coast Park recently. We ordered a few items from the Thai menu – Prawn Patties ($12.90), Seafood Tom Yum Soup ($12.90) and Olive Fried Rice ($14.90). Service charge, but not GST, would be added to the bill.
Our food was served after a very short wait. Water was served while we waited.
The Tod Mun Goong or Prawn Patties and Tom Yum Soup were both very good. The prawn patties had a crispy crunchy outer layer and were tasty. The tom yum soup had the right balance of spiciness and sourness. The soup was soothing and yet would fire up the taste buds.
The Olive Fried Rice looked dark and brooding. It had a nice fragrance and with the cashew nuts, mushroom and chicken pieces in the mix, it was a dish of pleasing textures and flavours. The portion size of the fried rice dish was quite substantial – enough to be shared by two if you are having other side dishes.
We ended our simple Thai dinner at Basil & Thyme with the quintessential Thai dessert – Mango with Sticky Rice ($11). The portion size of the sticky rice was large and the mango was sweet. Otherwise, it was a rather ordinary version of the Thai dessert.
Added Spice to Parkland Green
Basil & Thyme has certainly spiced up Parkland Green. It offers a good range of food and beverages and the Thai food we tried was good. The staff were friendly and helpful and the service was efficient. Prices are reasonable. With live music and a well-stocked bar and a very good location with a view of the park and the sea, Basil & Thyme can be both an exciting hangout spot with friends and a place for a relaxing meal with the family.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Basil & Thyme
Parkland Green, East Coast Parkway #01-20 to 24
Tel: +65 6286 7266
Opening Hours : 11:30am-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm
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