Kampong Bugis has been rejuvenated with the launch of Gourmet Park Kampong Bugis, a vibrant pop-up food haven brought to you by Food Truck Nation. This exciting culinary destination features five homegrown brands, offering a mix of flavours and experiences in a lush, serene setting. With renowned chef collaborations, grill-outs, and experiential happenings, Gourmet Park Kampong Bugis is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a delicious meal with friends.

Breakfast by Carnaby

Headed by Chef Adam Penney, formerly of Potato Head Folk and Three Buns, Carnaby offers a modern twist on classic British fare. Our first visit to this hip-new spot was for a weekend brunch. Carnaby’s all-day breakfast menu is a teaser ahead of its official launch at Robertson Quay later this year. Highlights include The Full Monty ($32), a satisfying platter of breakfast staples perfect for starting your day right with crispy bacon, sausages, perfectly cooked eggs, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, and mushrooms, with toast and hash browns. The Buttermilk Pancakes ($14) were light and fluffy, served with smoked butter and organic maple syrup – a delightful treat. The Boozy Toast ($14), offering sourdough French toast with alcohol-spiked berry compote and whipped cream. The French toast is perfectly golden, with a crispy exterior and soft, custardy center, while the compote adds a fruity kick.

Evening Chill-Out Vibes

Located at the former site of the iconic Camp Kilo, Gourmet Park Kampong Bugis is an oasis away from the city’s hustle and bustle, yet just minutes from the CBD. The same team behind The Goodburger has transformed this delightful outdoor space into a multi-concept venue that goes beyond food trucks and containers, offering a vibrant and laid-back atmosphere. We couldn’t resist a second visit, so we gathered our friends and headed back for an after-work chill-out session.

The Goodburger

Known for their plant-based burgers, The Goodburger offers a variety of mouthwatering options. We dug into The Classic ($16), a plant-based take on the classic American cheeseburger with house-made secret sauce. The patty was juicy and flavourful, indistinguishable from its meat counterpart, with the sauce adding a tangy and creamy touch. The Big Boy ($22) is a substantial choice featuring two generously stacked patties that made me feel like I was biting into hearty meat patties. The layers of cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickles made each bite a delightful mix of textures and flavours. One Night in Bangkok ($18) is a Thai-inspired burger with aromatic spices. The patty is infused with Thai herbs and spices, offering a unique, fragrant flavour that was both spicy and refreshing. The Black Tie ($18) is infused with truffle oil for a touch of luxury. This burger was an elevated experience, with the earthy truffle aroma enhancing the savory, rich patty.

Meatsmith – American Smokehouse BBQ

Meatsmith brings the essence of American smokehouse BBQ to Gourmet Park Kampong Bugis. The Meatsmith Beef Brisket ($28) is smoked and grilled to perfection, a must-try for meat lovers. The brisket was tender and juicy, with a rich smoky flavour that lingered pleasantly. Pork Belly Burnt Ends ($13) and Pork & Jalapeno Sausage ($11) are smaller plates perfect for sharing or as sides. The burnt ends were crispy and caramelised, with a melt-in-your-mouth interior, while the sausage had a nice kick from the jalapenos, balanced by the savoury pork.

Quattro – Modern Pastas & Pizza

For lovers of Italian cuisine, Quattro offers a modern interpretation of Neapolitan-style pizzas and pastas. Margherita ($22) and Pepperoni ($28) are classic pizza favourites. The Margherita was a perfect blend of tangy tomato sauce, fresh basil, and creamy mozzarella, while the Pepperoni offered a satisfying salty, spicy kick. Garlic Prawn ($30) and Spicy Sausage ($30) provide more adventurous flavours for those looking to try something new. The Garlic Prawn pizza was a delightful mix of sweet, tender prawns and garlicky goodness, while the Spicy Sausage packed a flavourful punch with every bite. We all agreed that the Cacio e Pepe ($22) hit the pasta lovers’ spot; malfadine pasta coated in a rich blend of parmesan, pecorino, and black pepper. The pasta was perfectly al dente, with the creamy cheese sauce and pepper creating a simple yet decadent dish. Green Goddess ($24) is a refreshing cold pasta with beans, asparagus, and dill-accented pea pesto. This dish was light and fresh, with the bright green pesto adding a burst of flavour.

Backyard Bakers

No meal is complete without a sweet ending, and Backyard Bakers delivers with their famous brownies. Blackout Brownies ($12) have crispy exteriors with a soft, fudgy centre, served with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate indulgence. The brownies were decadently rich, with a deep chocolate flavour, perfectly complemented by the creamy, cool ice cream.

Blackout Brownies and cocktails

Garden-Inspired Cocktails – The Perfect Accompaniment

The drinks menu at Gourmet Park Kampong Bugis is designed to complement the culinary offerings perfectly. Visitors can enjoy a selection of garden-inspired cocktails, each priced at $22. The Garden of Eden is a refreshing concoction that brings a touch of the outdoors to your glass. Gincello is a delightful mix that pairs well with any dish. Kampong B Mojito is a local twist on the classic mojito, infused with pandan and calamansi. For those seeking a caffeine fix, Liberty Coffee provides a range of coffee options, including cold variations perfect for brunch. Wine and beer drinkers can choose from a rotation of craft beers and wines by the glass, making it easy to find the perfect drink for any occasion.

The Verdict:

Gourmet Park Kampong Bugis is a culinary destination that promises a memorable experience for all. With its diverse mix of food and drinks, and serene setting, it’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the best of what Singapore’s food scene has to offer. From weekend grill-outs and kitchen takeovers by renowned chefs to family-centric and pet-friendly activities, there is always something happening. Whether you’re a local foodie or a visitor, make sure to visit this vibrant pop-up before it ends in December 2024.

66 Kampung Bugis
Ground Floor Patio
Singapore, 338987
12pm–9pm (Wed to Thu), 12pm–10pm (Fri), 8am–10pm (Sat), 8am–9pm (Sun & PH)