Table at 7 Namly Avenue, SIM Management House is the new location of the East meets West restaurant helmed by chefs Karl Dobler and Eugenia Ong. Table at 7 was formerly at Mohamed Sultan Road.
The last time we visited Table at 7 was at their old Mohamed Sultan Road location some years ago. Their new location at Bukit Timah, inside the Singapore Institute of Management SIM Management House cannot be more different. Instead of a dark shophouse in the city, they are now in a large spacious building in Bukit Timah. Parking is no longer a challenge – there are lots of parking lots around the building which is beside Hwa Chong Institution.
We understand that Table @ 7 had set up in Namly in early 2020. It is still quite a new restaurant given that activities were suspended during the first stage of COVID shutdown. The interior of the restaurant is comfortable with adequate amounts of natural light.
The plants (mostly plastic, I think), botanical cushion covers and heavy wooden furniture gave it a resort restaurant feel. Quite a few tables were taken when we were there on a weekday lunch. It would be a good idea to make reservations if you are thinking of visiting, especially on weekends.
Table at 7 Namly Menu
The Table at 7 menu is available online. Here is a picture of the $24++ or $30++ set lunch menu, which we decided to try.
Another reason to visit them soon is the free corkage policy that applies till the end of August. We brought along our bottle of Bordeaux (Reserve de la Comtesse 2016) for our lunch.
Our Lunch at Table at 7
For our starters we chose the tahu telor (picture above) and soto ayam (below). The former was good and the soto ayam was exceptionally good. We noticed the fragrance of the Javanese tumeric chicken soup the moment it landed on the table. The taste was just as good as the smell. It is a dish we want to go back for.
Our main courses were the Black Angus Sirloin Steak and the Beef Rendang Burger. Our choices being partly influenced by the wine that we had brought along. Both were great dishes. The steak had a nice beefy and the colourful vegetables enhanced the presentation. The meat in the beef rendang was beef brisket. Which means there was a mix of meat and the chewy connective tissues. Together with the rendang taste, we thought it worked very well to create a burger unlike those found elsewhere. The black charcoal bun looks unusual but the taste was similar to a regular bun.
The desserts that we picked were Valhorna Chocolate Souffle (picture above) and Kaya & Caramelised Banana Crumble with coconut ice-cream. The Souffle was the better choice. The Crumble was mostly sweet and nice but without the rich flavours of the former.
Overall we thought that the new Table at 7 Restaurant at Namly Ave, SIM Management House was an improvement over the old Mohamed Sultan version. The food was as interesting as before. The service was top-notch and the premises are nicer than before.
Overall Rating: 5 TOPs
Table at 7
41 Namly Avenue
SIM Management House, Level 3
Tel: +65 6235 6275
Mon – Fri: 11.30 am – 2.30 pm;
Sat: 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Closed on Sun
Nearby MRT Station: Sixth Avenue
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