The White Rabbit, Singapore
39C Harding Road, Singapore
- 65.6473 9965
Savvy restaurateurs continue to abandon the oversaturated Orchard Road belt for nearby Dempsey Hill’s leafy greenery and escapist vibe. The newly opened White Rabbit
has, arguably, snagged the best location: an abandoned garrison chapel built in the 1940s for the British military.
Following extensive renovations under the watchful eye of local interior design firm Takenouchi Webb, the conservation building is now an airy roost that manages to be both austere and a little louche.
Here, chef Daniel Sia parlays his stints in Shanghai’s La Platane and Hong Kong’s Harvey Nichols to create a modern menu that borrows the best of yesterday with more than a touch of humour. So, the macaroni cheese arrives scented with truffle sauce, the baked Alaska is an immaculately constructed meringue that cocoons strawberry ice cream and vanilla mousse, and the tournedos Rossini is, like the setting, wonderfully nostalgic.