The Study – Modern Twists to Great Classic Comfort Food
I have my good days, and I also have my bad days. Especially after a long day of work, I just want to go home and take a rest. When I visited The Study, it was my bad day. I was tired and still very full from a long lunch, I kinda drag my feet into The Study for dinner (as you can see from the lousy photo quality). Approximately sized at 400 square feet, The Study is really small (cosy is a polite word). It can barely sit 30 people, with tables very close to one another. We were seated beside a huge group of diners who were laughing and talking loudly, that I have to literally scream to converse with my partner. Definitely not helping to ease my tiring day.
But the moment the waitress came and introduce the menu, my impression started to change for the better. Honestly, I can’t really hear her because the restaurant was way too noisy, and I have to constantly ask her to repeat. But she was all very patient and obliging when I ask her to repeat herself. That is starting the dinner right – good service and product knowledge.
Formerly Keong Saik Snacks, this cosy place has been recently rebranded into a British casual bistro. Blending local and British cafe culture, and giving modern twists to great classic comfort foods from around the world, this is the new go-to social bistro that is part brainchild of Michelin Star Chef Jason Atherton with an unpretentious environment. We started our dinner with iberico pork and foie gras scotch egg which was well executed and I thought the pickled beetroot was a nice touch. Like a beautiful garden!
As we moved into our mains, our mood was already lifted very much. The baked sea bass ($32) has a moist and tender meat and served with a few truffle potato gnocchi, leeks, charred onions with truffle dressing. We also ordered their 200g Rangers Valley sirloin ($42) with mushroom ketchup, crispy shallot rings, peppercorn sauce. Their onion rings were a real treat as it is so light and crispy. As you can see, portions wasn’t huge but quality and flavours were great!
Dessert ended with a bang – HUGE doughnuts ($15) with cinnamon sugar and salted caramel cream. The doughnuts were soooo fluffy like a flavourful cloud. When you dunk it into the not-so-sweet salted caramel, I feel like ordering one more set for myself. So I left the restaurant very happy. It’s rare, especially when my day was already a grumpy one. But The Study totally manage to uplift my mood and surprise us. Their ambience may not be the best for a romantic dinner, the dishes may not be something spectacular, but the dishes are familiar yet new, clever food options.
This sounds weird, but I recommend you to visit their toilet. Because they share the same toilet as the not-so-secret bar, The Library. So you get to take a look how it looks like! I will come back for their Weekend Punch Brunch! Reservations are highly recommended.
Address: 49 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089153
Tel: 6221 8338
Opening Hours: Tue to Sun 12pm – 2.30pm; 6pm – 10.30pm. Closed on Mondays.
Let’s build a food community that helps to update the food news in Singapore! Simply comment below if there’s any changes or additional info to The Study. We will verify and update from our side. Thanks in advance!