Bugis Street Brasserie

Restaurants, Singaporean South Kensington
Bugis Street was a Singapore tourist nightspot renowned for its parade of transsexual women. This hotel brasserie, with tourists the only diners on our visit, more closely resembles a Singaporean coffee shop, with gold ceiling fans, marble-topped tables, bird cages and muzak. The menu has a Chinese and Singaporean slant, but dishes weren’t impressive: chicken satay, not chargrilled but pan-fried and then skewered, was poor; stir-fried king prawns with tamarind sauce were bland. Better was the seafood ho fun, featuring fresh seafood and reasonable flat rice noodles. Our sago dessert seemed to be made with brown rather than palm sugar, and the service was occasionally as inattentive as the kitchen. A less than overwhelming experience.


Venue name: Bugis Street Brasserie
Address: Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre
Cross street: 4-18 Harrington Gardens
Opening hours: Meals served noon-11.30pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: South Kensington tube
Price: Set lunch £6.90 2 courses, £7.90 3 courses. Set dinner £9.90 2 courses, £10.90 3 courses.
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Authentic Singaporean/Malaysian food that packs a serious punch! I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was here, it's located in a bit of a run down looking hotel but just off High Street Kensington, so is normally fairly quiet.

I had the soft shell crab to start which was a large portion, and perfectly fried and covered in garlic and chilli - fantastic! I tried the hainan chicken and the nasi lemak, both Malaysian classics that were cooked very well both. The nasi lemak had a serious punchy kick from the sambal and fried anchovies, and the hainan chicken comes with an assortment of sauces that really help show off the poached chicken.

Sago pudding was really enjoyable too, and defo recommended

All in all a good meal and good restaurant, with friendly staff though not the top tier service  you may be expecting. Best bet I think would be to go at lunch and order the special menu where it's £10 for a meal + drink, otherwise expect to pay something like £11/12 for mains alone.

Looking for authentic good singaporean cuisine in London? Look no further than Bugis Street! Tucked away in a hotel in Gloucester Road, you will find it full of Singaporeans, which can only be a good thing! Chicken Rice and the peking duck is amazing! Hokkien rice was only so-so. Tastecard gives 50% off. I will definitely come back as I'm craving some Nasi Lemak!!!