When the owners of Nosh gave the restaurant a facelift, they decided to turn part of its existing space into Noshery, a casual cafe by day and bar by night. We find out what this new spinoff has to offer.
Nosh, which used to only serve dinner and cater to events, has introduced its all-day dining concept through Noshery. Both are housed within the same colonial bungalow so diners can enjoy the best of both worlds.
The introduction of Noshery came after a revamp that took place early this year. The establishment’s interiors were given a makeover and the outdoor area was converted into a small patio and beer garden.
So how does it work, really? Well, Noshery (on the ground floor) serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch and Nosh (on the second floor), serves dinner and Sunday brunch.
Incorporating Noshery, the more laidback and casual sibling to Nosh, was a strategic move. Ravin Bajwa, co-founder of Noshery, said, “We were aware that Rochester Park was known more for its fine dining offerings, so we wanted to change that and offer something much more approachable, not just to patrons in the area but to destination diners too looking for something different.”
Noshery’s decor pays homage to the building’s heritage. Botany wallpaper, vintage books and rustic furniture adorn the space. Tables and chairs are in French and Balinese style, while the mismatched dining plates are sourced from Chinatown.
Now that we’ve set it all up, let’s talk about the food.
We highly recommend the Buttermilk Biscuits. Flaky and crispy, the biscuits come with a serving of butter that’s been whipped with honey. It’s a seriously good combination, made better with yet more honey drizzled onto the serving plate.
And what would brunch be without poached eggs of any kind? Noshery’s spin on the brunch staple is a dish called Crab Benedict. In their version, which is decidedly different from the pack, delicate poached eggs rest atop crab cakes. The entire creation is doused with coconut curry Hollandaise sauce. It’s delicious. For the purists, there’s the traditional Eggs Benedict to fall back on.
Spice daredevils might want to attempt the Devil’s Breakfast, but be forewarned: It’s a plate that will fire up your tastebuds. Two eggs, either poached, scrambled or fried, are accompanied by spicy tomato ragu, chorizo, potato, sambal flakes, guacamole, bread and side salad. Ask for an iced latte or juice in advance in case you can’t handle the heat.
For lunch or dinner, we recommend the Pulled Pork Sandwich. The choice of cut is pork shoulder, and while it’s often a tough cut, the meat has been slow cooked till it’s tender. If beef is your preference, opt for the signature Nosh Burger. If we could gobble both the sandwich and the burger in one sitting, we would, but you can’t always have the best of both worlds, can you?
The desserts at Noshery were nothing to shout about. But if you must end your meal with something sweet, you only get three options and the Chocolate Brownie is the best of the lot. Its saving grace? The homemade peanut butter ice cream that is served with it.
Instead of sweets, we suggest heading to the beer garden for your post-meal fix. With Brewdog Dead Pony Ale (UK) or Hitachino Nest White Ale (Japan) on tap, your satisfaction is a sure thing. Sit back, admire the lush greenery, and take it all in with drink in hand.
Noshery is located at 9 Rochester Park, Singapore 139220. Opening hours are 11:30am — 10:30pm (Tuesdays to Fridays) and 10:30am — 10:30pm (Saturdays and Sundays). Closed on Mondays. Lunch and dinner are served from 11:30am — 2:30pm and 6pm — 10:30pm respectively, while brunch on weekends is available from 10:30am — 2:30pm. Visit its website for more information.