33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore 119578


Vineyard restaurant at Hort Park reopened in mid-August with a new look and a  new menu.

Chef Kelvin is still at the helm of this Creative Eateries’ restaurant with his renowned French-Italian dishes; however a creative local input comes from Singapore farms, including poultry, fish and frog. As well, Vineyard’s edible garden plays a star role by providing herbs and greens for instant inclusion, whether as garnishes or in the cooking process.

At a recent meal with friends, we enjoyed walnut crusted bull frog leg, well textured pan-seared grey mullet with olive and anchovy tapenade, and fragrant lavender milk pudding, all utilising locally reared and grown products.

A value-for-money set lunch, from $23 per person, is a popular choice, while weekend brunch items attract regulars. Children are not forgotten, with play equipment available; in fact, this is a great place to hold children’s parties.

The wine list also appeals, with Antipodean labels well represented. Nestled amongst Hort Park’s greenery, by the infinity pool, the ‘garden-to-table’ concept entices, especially being able to see the attractive wooden planter boxes from both the restaurant and the verandah dining area. Try for yourself as you take time off from busy lifestyles to relax and unwind.

By Raelene Tan