Today, the spotlight at the Singapore 2019 Grand Prix F1 will be on the racing and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), and Sebastian Vettel. On Saturday, the focus was on qualifying times. But on Friday, the attention was slightly less focused on racing. Food was the main topic of discussion – in particular the Singapore 2019 Grand Prix F1 Paddock Club Food. The Hind’s Head by Heston Blumenthal, Rockpool by Neil Perry, COMO Dempsey, Tarte by Cheryl Koh were some of the mouth-watering dining options available at this year’s Singapore F1 GP races.
The Hind’s Head by Heston Blumenthal
Making an appearance at the Singapore Paddock Club is one-Michelin starred gastropub The Hind’s Head by Heston Blumenthal, which is a restaurant in Bray, England that serves traditional English fare with a creative twist. It is helmed by three-Michelin starred Heston Blumenthal who we ran into at the COMO Cuisine area. He seemed like a friendly chap, agreeing to take pictures with the many people who asked.
Here are pictures of the menu at The Hind’s Head by Heston Blumenthal – one of the best Singapore 2019 Grand Prix F1 Paddock Club Food outlets.
We tried many of the items on the menu. The best items were the Lapsang Souchong Tea-Smoked Salmon, Roasted Scallops with scallop tartare, and the snail on toast dish. The wagyu sirloin was too rare for us.
The three desserts available were all good. Our favourite was the Bakewell Tart. Overall, we liked The Hind’s Head the best among the Singapore 2019 Grand Prix F1 Paddock Club Food places we tried. Good food, service and a pleasant ambience.
Rockpool by Neil Perry
Neil Perry leads the Rockpool Bar and Grill which has restaurants in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The Rockpool restaurant at the 2019 Singapore Paddock Club is said to feature “farm-to-table perfectly wood-fired grilled meats and seafood sustainably sourced from the finest quality producers”.
Situated next to the more well-known restaurant by Heston Blumenthal, Rockpool by Neil Perry seemed to attract a smaller following. The queue to get in was shorter most of the time. But we found that the style and taste of the food of these two were rather similar. In fact if we had to do a blind test, we would probably not be able to tell which dish came from which restaurant. Here are pictures of the Rockpool menu.
We tried quite a few of the dishes available at Rockpool restaurant at the Singapore Paddock Club. They were all generally good. The most memorable ones were the Sashimi of Kingfish (picture below), the Fried King Prawn and the Smashed Pavlova. The latter looked like a cup of white hair.
Como Dempsey @ Singapore 2019 Grand Prix F1 Paddock Club
Como Dempsey was the most crowded place at the Singapore F1 2019. Showcasing food from its outlets at Dempsey Hill, Dempsey Cookhouse, Ippoh, Como Cuisine, Candlenut, this was a place which had the widest variety of food, and also the most uncomfortable ambience. It was standing room only and you are lucky to find an unoccupied table space. But this did not deter the crowds from descending on to this place.
We did not see any food menu at Como Dempsey Paddock Club. It was a case of “eat what you can catch” at the various displays. A good selection of wine was served.
Our best finds at Como Dempsey at the Singapore 2019 F1 were the Bone Marrow by Como Cuisine, Lobster Laksa by Candlenut and Plantin Truffle Pizza by Dempsey Cookhouse. If only it was less crowded, this could have been our favourite f & b outlet at this year’s Singapore F1 race.
Tarte by Cheryl Koh at The Boardwalk
The big blue building in the first picture of this post is the Boardwalk. It houses the NOBU restaurant, Stockton Bar and Tarte by Cheryl Koh. After all the eating at the earlier mentioned restaurants we only had space for dessert and coffee at Tarte by Cheryl Koh.
The common space at the Boardwalk has a festive, club atmosphere with blue lights and loud music. Judging from the average age of the patrons and the retro music being played, it may even be described as a disco atmosphere. Tarte by Chery Koh provides a corner where patrons can sober up before calling it a day. It was our last Singapore 2019 Grand Prix F1 Paddock Club Food outlet of the night. A few tarts and cups of coffee before catching one of the shuttle buses back to the carpark at the Kallang Indoor Stadium.
Singapore 2019 Grand Prix F1 Paddock Club
Marina Bay Street Circuit
20- 22 September 2019
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