Wild Honey – Would You Favour Eggs Over Service?
At the entrance of Wild Honey, the signature states “No Place Like Home”. I was half expecting a friendly cosy place where I could relax with my friends, while savouring All-Day Breakfast for dinner.
This is only half-true. Perhaps their definition is home is where people are stone-faced and cannot be bothered to look at you. (Imagine how my brother is when I don’t do the housework.)
However, no doubt about it, Wild Honey is THE place in Singapore to have your eggs and bread any time of the day.
The English ($22.00) – an ensemble of scrambled eggs, back bacon, Cumberland pork sausage, mushrooms, baked beans, potatoes and grilled tomato is one of the best I ever had, even beating many versions from hotels. The eggs are creamy smooth, a perfect match with the huge juicy sausage bursting with flavours. And I haven’t even talked about the de-li-cious sautéed mushrooms.
It is almost a crime to come here without trying the European ($18.00) – Wild Honey’s version of Eggs Benedict with almost perfect poached eggs and homemade Hollandaise sauce on signature brioche. This visual spectacular sent my photo straight to the popular page of Instagram.
The comfortable setting and seats make this almost the best place for a tai tai dinner.
However, service was not on-par. There were service staff around but I did not know where they were hiding when I needed my ketchup and refills. When I eventually got their attention, the straight-faced non-smiling service staff looked as though my entire table owed him money.
Apparantly, The Wild Honey Mandarin Gallery has been slammed by netizen Gary Tan for allegedly favouring foreigners over Singaporeans. The director Guy Wachs comments on “We deeply regret your remark” probably added fuel to fire. A case of miscommunication or poor service? When a restaurant gets too popular, service may get too cocky? Maybe.
For its eggs, I would still come back again, despite its service. We had a good meal. What about you – would your favour eggs over service?
6 Scotts Road #03-01 Scotts Square, Singapore (Orchard Road MRT) Tel: +65 6636 1816
Other branch: 331A Orchard Road, #03-02 Mandarin Gallery
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 9am – 10:30pm (Sat-Sun)
July 22, 2016