hip bar and restaurant, wines and spirits bar counter


48 Lor Mambong, Holland Village, 277699


New F&B hotspot, JOMO, has opened its doors in Holland Village. Tucked away in a quiet enclave at the end of Lorong Mambong, this hip new neighbourhood bar and restaurant includes a fabulously private alfresco space and offers affordable dining with great prices on wines and spirits. The first floor features a full retail wine shop with 250 wines and spirits, including 50 wines starting at $50++ per bottle.

The uncomplicated menu offers a great selection of family favourites, including aged Aussie Angus burgers, pork ribs, gourmet hot dogs, and homemade pies, all from master butchers Sidecar Handcrafted. We started with some bar bites; the signature JOMO Crispy Pork Belly Bites ($8), and delicious homemade Sausage Rolls with buttery flaky pastry (6 for $10), accompanied by a cold pint of JOMO’s own super-dry, low-carb lager (Pint $8, $6 at Happy Hour).

Bar bites
Bar bites

For mains we selected the JOMO Beer Battered Fish & Chips with tartare sauce ($16), perfectly crispy light batter and deliciously fresh fish, served with thick cut chips; the Thai Basil, Lime, and Sweet Chilli Chicken Burger ($14), declared by this diner as the best chicken burger, ever; and the Shredded Lamb Burger ($16), tender roast lamb with crispy lettuce in a super fresh bun. All burgers are served with slaw and JOMO’s signature Chicken Salt Fries (if you don’t know ask an Aussie!). A must have condiment is JOMO’s secret recipe Bourbon BBQ sauce.

Lamb burger and fries
Shredded Lamb Burger

To finish we shared the JOMO New York Cheese-Cake and the Chocolate Truffle Cake, both served with homemade ice-cream. If you’re dining in a group, check out the JOMO x Sidecar Sharing Platter, at $88 it’s an absolute bargain – a half rack of ribs, 6 Sidecar Sausages, 250gm Angus Striploin, Cajun Chicken Thigh, JOMO Coleslaw, and a hearty serving of Chicken Salt Fries. Another unique offering from JOMO is the Family Sunday BBQ with orders taken dim-sum style and served at tables for sharing. There’s an option to add on free-flow Aperol Spritz, draft beer and selected wines for $42.

Verdict: A great neighbourhood vibe; laid back family dining, with affordable food and drinks, and friendly, attentive staff. Bookings recommended.

Join the team at JOMO on the Eve of Good Friday for a JOMO x Sidecar BBQ Special. Sidecar will be firing up the BBQ to offer you a selection of fine meats grilled to perfection and served on sharing platters to your table. The menu will include a 36 hour slow cooked Australian Lamb Roast, finished on the JOMO BBQ. Available for pre-order only at $88nett for you to enjoy the start of Easter in style.