1 Cluny Road, E J H Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens (Nassim Gate), Singapore 259569
Lunch HoursTue-Sat 12pm-3pm; Sun (Brunch) 11.30am-3pm
Dinner HoursTue-Sun 6.30pm-11pm
Dress CodeSmart Casual
Accept Credit CardYes
Bring Your Own BottleYes
Set on the verdant grounds of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the multi-awarded Corner House is a restaurant worth the journey. Once you set foot in the pristine two-storey, black-and-white house—the former residence of botanist EJH Corner, after whom the restaurant is named—you’ll be transported back in time. One taste of chef Jason Tan’s creative dishes, however, brings diners back to the present culinary moment. Chef Tan proffers a contemporary style of cooking he calls “gastro-botanica”, which entails sourcing the best produce that he then transforms in ingenious ways. His technical execution showcases his French training and his plates display an affinity for unusual flavour combinations, as seen in dishes such as the New Zealand blue cod “crispy scales” with chicken wing, maitake, black truffle and haricot coco Paimpol. Set menus reign here, but luckily the progression is measured, with each dish packed with flavour yet not overly heavy. Local influences also make an appearance, as in chef Tan’s signature dessert My Favourite Childhood Food Memory, featuring peanut butter, pandan kaya and toasted bread. All in all, Corner House is well worth a visit and daresay offers one of the best-value tasting courses in Singapore.
Corner House has one of the best wine selections in town, stocking 600 bottles, including wines brought into Singapore for the first time. Opt for the wine pairing with your set menu to enjoy a variety of well-chosen vintages.
For a laid-back take on the Corner House experience, visit during Sunday brunch, when the restaurant serves elevated breakfast dishes—62-degree farm egg, anyone?—that can be enjoyed with a bottle of champagne, red or white wine.