For a fine dining experience like no other, you have to try the White Rabbit in Singapore. Completely whimsical, this church turned restaurant affords an interesting dining experience while also offering a lesson in colonial history if you dig deeper. The entire area of Dempsey Hill was once home to the British Army, and the garrison has slowly been repurposed into fancy restaurants, bars and spas. Finally, it was the turn of the long abandoned garrison church, and therein lies the story of White Rabbit.
Keeping with the Alice in Wonderland references, the bar is called the Rabbit Hole. It does look like one from outside too! This place specializes in old European comfort food and classic cocktails. We were here for a Sunday brunch which came with its special menu.
I started off with the Salad Printemps, a colorful medley of asparagus, mango, avocado, mesclun, house dressing flavored with truffle. The mimosa we were drinking was made perfectly too. We also shared some fresh oysters on the half shell.
For my mains, I decided to go with the White Rabbit Fry Up, fried eggs with thick cut smoked bacon, pork sausage, grilled Portobello, roasted tomatoes, brioche toast and greens. My friend decided to try the Braised Oxtail which was made with chunky tomato sauce and roasted Ratte potatoes.
The meal ended with an ample serving of Raisin Bread and Butter Pudding with rum, vanilla sauce and strawberries. Overall an excellent meal for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
The colored glass windows, the large vaulted interiors and long tables made this a very unusual dining experience. During their regular dinner hours, White Rabbit is known to offer a mean Lobster Bisque and great pastas too.