GastroSmith’s former was The Humble Loaf. After some transformation, now is the re-born GastroSmith at Beach Road. There was much anticipation of this newly open cafe from many. They were fully booked out for the many dinner nights. Likewise for me, I wanted to try it on the first day of its opening but couldn’t make, only able to visit them after returning from my Hong Kong long work trip.
I was there for lunch with my cousin who was back from London.
The design was very much industrial theme, a very popular design theme these days. It has a featured wall, like in many cafe too.
My cousin has a Blackcurrant Sparkling Organic Juice
There are three section in the menu; one for drink, one for lunch and one for dinner. Selection for lunch was rather limited. Some breakfast items like eggs and some mains and snacks. That was about it
We ordered a Tempura Wings for sharing. We like the wings, especially the sauce on the wings. It was delicious. It was sweet and spicy.
The Not-So-Humble Eggs v2.0, I wonder how was the v1.0 and the next v3.0 was like and will be like. Anyway. The v2.0 was … look presentable. I like eggs that are semi-raw and with the ham serrano, that gave the saltiness together with the onions and gave more flavours to the entire dish. It was rather appetising. The bread, nothing impressive.
As for the Steak Frites … The steak was considerably good. It has a nice char which gave a nice fragrance to the steak and most importantly, it was tender. There is room for improvement for the fries. It was a little over fried, to the extend it was hard. I couldn’t taste the potato fragrance of the fries at all.
Overall, there are some hits and misses so I must say, food-wise, decent but not impressive. Maybe that’s due to the anticipation that was built over the period so was expecting something really good. Nevertheless, was not to the extend of disappointment too.
103 Beach Road #01-02/03 Singapore 189704
Tel: +65 9772 9511
Tuesday – Saturday 1130 to 1430; 1800 to 2130; Sundays 1100 to 1500; Closed on Mondays
By MRT: Downtown line & East West line – Bugis station
– alight at or opposite Shaw Tower along Beach Road – 100, 107, 107M, 961
– alight at or opposite The Gateway along Beach Road – 980
– alight after Beach Road along Rochor Road – 48, 57