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Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Chop House [Closed]

The talk of the town: Jamie's Oliver was along the stretch where The Chop House is located in Vivocity. To avoid the friday crowd, I had make a reservation about a week in advance. Reservation was made easy through the internet and process was rather customer orientated such that they had actually called me a day in advanced to confirm my booking and on the actual day again to check if I like alfresco dining or the indoors.

The Chop House
While stepping into the restaurant, I felt so welcomed the warmly lit cosy environment with chic designs and sturdy furnishings around. To the left where our drinks were all prepared and where the bar tenders do their mixing was pretty attractive with its racks filled with bottles of Alcoholic drinks as well as wine glasses.

Bar Counter
Interior Dining
It's kinda of scary to see a chopper on your table instead of the kitchen. Luckily, the bevel chopper on the menu was just an illustration. The real chopper is still in the kitchen.

The Chop House Menu
Even the coaster was printed with "The Chop House " and the chopper.

The Drinks Menu was on a separated board, pinned and one can flipped them upwards just like flipping a traditional calendar.

Drinks Menu
We requested for Hot Water and they were served in the artistic red cups.

Hot Water

Our Beverages for the night was nothing alcohol to goes together with our main course. Drinks were pretty standard but I can say the pear juice was great, the drink was filled with the pear pulps.

Pear Juice - $8, Iced Lemon Tea - $5

A choice of chicken or beef. Claimed the best quesadillas in town. There were 4 slices, each with tomatoes and jack's cheddar cheese and they were folded into a bread tortilla. 3 kinds of sauce, guacamole, sour cream and salsa pico de gallo was served together. A good starter to go especially when its cheese is melted and tortilla is crispy.

Quesadillas - Chicken $15
It's burger time! Each of us ordered a set of burger which comes with tater tots (fried slices of potatoes or mini harsh-browns) in a steel basket.  These bite sized harsh-browns were fried to crisp golden brown and gave off a loud crunch when chewed.

Patty were homemade and every meal was served in a wooden chop board. The Chop House Pork Burger being one of the recommended dishes was filled with homemade pork patty with an asian twist.

The Chop House Pork Burger $22

The buns had sandwiched chilli, apple-wood smoked bacon, ginger, pickles and coriander.

A Close Up of the The Chop House Pork Burger

 The patty melt comes with a half pound beef patty smothered with sauteed onions and Irish Cheddar Cheese. YUms!

Patty Melt - $20
 Featuring the beef patty, crisp bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and the chop house BBQ sauce! The sauce tasted rather salty and was rather "biting" to my lips towards the end. The buns, however, was toasted and spread with a layer of butter. Together with the fragrance from the butter and crunch of the toast, it had given another level of texture to the burger.

BBQ Beef, Bacon and Cheddar Burger $25
All in all, their service, though friendly , it was lacking from the way a common diner would have expected. A little more attention to customers would be better like promptly clearing of emptied dishes and topping up of drinking water. Serving of drinks could be alot faster after ordering.

Food wise, perhaps the starring portion was its home-made patty and its overall presentation of serving on a heavy wooden chop-board with a silver basket of tater tots. It's a good experience for burger to be serving in such way instead of the conventional wrapped up burgers we got from fast food chains. However if you want cheaper version and free flowing of drinks, in my opinion, Carl's Junior will be the budget friendly alternative.

My adventure for the Chop House will not just stop at burgers and Quesidillas, I will be back for more, hopefully a better service rendered during the next round!

Overall Rating: 3.5 / 5

The Chop House

Location: VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-161/162, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours:  Mon-Thurs: 12pm to 11:00pm
                              Fri, Sat and Eve of Public Holidays: 12pm to 12am
                              Sun and Public Holidays: 11am to 11pm


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