Hotel G Singapore replaced the former Big Hotel along Middle Road at Bugis, and has opened two new dining concepts Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar as well as 25 Degrees Singapore.
The interior design of Ginett is based on the concept of cosy communal spaces perfect for group gatherings, while its high ceilings allows plenty of natural light to come through. The greenery and earthy tones makes it a space perfect for Instagram photos. The feel of the bar is quite different at night, providing a sense of comfort with warm lighting and tiled flooring.
A mezzanine level which houses more seating is suitable for larger groups.
On weekends, Ginett offers an interesting T.U.F. (Till U’re Full) brunch at 42SGD per person. This is how it works:
- Base – Choose 2 items from each category(Sweets/Eggs/Rotisserie/Salads,Cheese & cold cuts)
- Add on oysters at 10SGD
- Add on Boston Maine lobster at 30SGD
- Add on Ribeye at 15SGD
- Add on Cote De Boeuf at $60SGD
- Add on free flow of drinks(Bloody mary, mimosa and Muscadet) at 32SGD
The good news is that each dish is not too big in portion thus the option of having 2 from each category.
Salads, Cheese & cold cuts
We started off brunch with chopped veggie salad – Avocado, grapes, tomatoes, beetroot and ranch parmesan and Parma Ham 24 months. The quality Parma was slightly salty and had good flavour, however the chopped veggie salad just made the mark.
The Smoked Salmon Egg Cocotte was a very tasty and creamy dish. The layers of salmon are placed on top of a slow cooked egg and accompanied with a tasty white cream sauce. You might be wondering what “cocotte” means, basically it is a typical round or oval French cooking pot made from cast iron or stove-resistant ceramic.
The Duck Gravy is a combination of sunny side up egg with slow cooked duck gravy and crispy hash browns. The runny egg gave the dish a richness and when combined with the smooth duck gravy was a good combination. We would have liked the duck to be a little more tender but overall the dish works.
Something unique about the Egg Benedict is the fact that the runny hollandaise sauce was missing and in it’s place is a browned coating. We suspect that the sauce was charred with a hand torch which is an interesting choice. We found no fault with the dish and felt that the egg benedict was executed better than most hipster cafes with a perfect runny egg.
For something more hearty we went for Baked Salmon Back and Roasted Pork Loin. The roasted pork loin was tender with a balanced amount of fat to meat ratio, the crust of the loin was nicely executed and tasty.
The Baked Salmon Back on the other hand disappointed us, it was dry and the flavour profile of the salmon was flat and overall quite bland. The garlic spinach was alright and was a good support to the dish and the salmon role was nice and salty.
We also got to try the Boston Maine lobster(30SGD), a test of the chef’s skill is in the cooking of this precious crustacean. The dish did not disappoint, the meat was succulent and firm without being overcooked. Our suggestion for improvement would be to change up the vegetables that accompanied the dish, a good alternative might be Asparagus Hollandaise.
Crème brûlée also known as burnt cream, is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel. The Crème brûlée was rich and not overly sweet, the hard caramel was done just right without being burnt.
If you are a waffles fan then you might be disappointed with the Banana Walnut Waffles here. The waffles are cakey and lacked flavour, the dish could also benefit from a sauce. We would have liked to see a banana infused waffle with a crispy outer shell topped with caramelized bananas and a sauce to bring everything together.
The Profiteroles – Choux pastry with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce was a nice treat to end the meal. The ice cream and pastry went well together and the chocolate sauce was good.
In closing, Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar is a great spot for hearty European fare at very reasonable prices. Wine lovers will appreciate quality wines with options for all-day happy hour prices. For those seeking places for Instagram pictures, the interior is modern chic and perfect for those immersive Instagram shots.
T.U.F (Till U’re Full) Brunch
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar
Hotel G Singapore
200 Middle Rd, Singapore 188980
From 11:00am – 4:00pm
Tel: 6809 7989
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.