RoundHouse Pizza, Bar & Grill – Opened by local celebrity Vernetta Lopez (CLOSED)
Nestled within the tranquil and historical old Turf Club stables, Roundhouse Pizza, Bar & Grill is the new Bukit Timah neighbourhood watering hole and family friendly restaurant. Owned by local celebrity Vernetta Lopez, and husband Wayne Gladwin, RoundHouse opened its doors for a soft launch on 22nd July (also Vernetta’s birthday!).
I love their new Seafood Bouillabaisse ($32) which is chock full of fresh seafood. The broth is fortified with lots of seafood shells such as halibut fillet, prawns, mussels, and flavored with saffron rouille.
We ordered one of their mains to share and the waiter recommended Whole Sea Bass ($34). It was delightful with succulent and smoky fish eaten together with aromatic orange barley risotto and grilled vegetables. Though the fish skin looked slightly too charred, but this dish is a wonderful and tasty mix of textures.
The 10 light crust pizza choices will please all palates. A signature pizza to try is the Loco Lopez ($24) which is specially created by Vernetta Lopez. The ultimate skinny pizza that holds steady under the weight of cheddar, capers, beef salami, jalapeno and chilli padi is SUPER SPICY BUT SHIOK. Its fresh and spicy flavours meld together as you bite into it.
They ran out of quite a few desserts that day so we settled for Apple Stew with Green Apple Sorbet ($12) which is refreshing granny smith apple with raisins and cinnamon.
They were quite busy on a Sunday night so service was a bit slow. Nevertheless, it is a great place for a relaxing meal or a casual drink to round off the day or while away the weekend. And there are plenty of space to keep the kids occupied.
RoundHouse is offering new brunch menu which is available on weekends and Public Holdays from 9am to 5pm, with European-Spanish inspired menu like Tuna Tartar ($20), Lamb Shank ($38), Pork Belly Cassoulet ($36) or Beef & Guinness Pie ($26), definitive dishes for a happy belly.
The restaurant also offers healthier option of Sunday Roast Buffet (available from 11am to 3pm) which includes premium angus roast rib eye with multiple servings of all the traditional trimmings – mashed/roast potato, mushroom ragou, cauliflower au gratin and Yorkshire pudding with lashings of gravy.
What is interesting is, the restaurant has i Quiz Night held every Wednesdays evening. Round up a team of 4-6 players and win $200 off your tab if you manage to outwit the other contestants.
RoundHouse – Pizza, Bar & Grill
Address: 100 Turf Club Road
Tel: 6466 0966
Opening Hours: Weekdays 5pm – 12MN; Weekends 12Noon – 12MN