From the same team behind Huckleberry Food & Fare, Mezze and Skullduggery comes Birch, DC Mall’s latest entry to its line of eateries. Located on the ground floor, the eatery boasts a well-lit space thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, and elements of wood coupled with suspended lamps and warm colour palettes add to the eatery’s rustic vibe. The bar, which is Birch’s centerpiece, is decorated with mossy and leafy plants and creates a greenhouse conservatory-like space.
There are three different menus (breakfast, lunch and dinner) depending on the time of day you visit. If you’re there for breakfast, go for the Birch Benedict which is poached eggs served on toasted sourdough bread and topped with spicy pulled chicken and hollandaise sauce. For lunch, get the Korean fried chicken brioche – spicy fried buttermilk chicken doused in Korean hot sauce and papaya slaw, served between two slices of toasted brioche bun. For dinner service, Birch fires up their Josper oven to prepare sharing dishes such as the spatchcock (spring chicken, baby potatoes and cherry tomatoes) and the Spanish octopus (grilled octopus, mojo verde and rocket).
On the drinks menu is a decent selection of espresso-based coffees and teas, but the cocktails (available from 4pm, Monday through to Saturday) are the highlight here; the Sweet Pea of Mine – jackfruit and butterfly pea with genever, sweet corn cordial and pomelo tincture – is a crowd-favourite.