“Why did you move? The Clan was doing so well at Bukit Pasoh.” The common reason of much higher rental propped up, which caused The Clan Restaurant to move to this location at Selegie Road PoMo. (Reservations Online)

The Clan’s former space was in the Bukit Pasoh Conversation Area, surrounded by some two and three storey shophouses of characteristic styles, in close proximity to well acclaimed restaurants such as Andre and Majestic.

Its name “The Clan” gelled well with that area.

Selegie Road can be tricky for a higher end restaurant business, more known for its hipster cafes such as Montana Brew Bar.

Even though there are discounts for students, I am not entirely sure if youths would prefer a 5-course sit down meal over waffles, burgers and a milkshake (even if they may actually end up costing about the same).

The Clan’s 5-couse Set Lunch is at a respectable cost of $49.80++, with a 6-course dinner at $69.80++. Very affordable dining with some quality dishes.

For a 5-course, you would get a Chef’s Starter (that’s fixed), Cold Dish, Soup, Main Course and Dessert.

There were some standout dishes. The Duck Confit W Plum Mustard, while looking predictably ordinary on the plate, was almost flawlessly crisp and fork-tender moist. With some Truffle Mashed Potato, this main got thumbs up from the whole table.

The signature Prime Beef Short Ribs On Hoba Leaf W Peppercorn Sauce On Lava Stone got us divided. One thought thick sliced and tender, another gimmicky, and I thought this dish should be updated.

If not careful enough, the diner could end up with under or overcooked beef slices, depending on the heat of the stone.

The desserts are strong here. The Green Tea Panna Cotta W Mixed Berries Compote was creamy, balanced in sweetness with tinge of bitterness, while the Triple Espresso Crème Brulee (yes, triple) surprisingly didn’t feel ‘over’ on the coffee, wobbly-textured with a firm thin layer of crust at the bottom.

This is my take. Service was still excellent, but that romantic feel has evidently diminished.

The Clan will face challenge in attracting a new customer segment all together. Other than its previous signature dishes, there will be a need to have a minor menu revamp.

The Clan Restaurant
No.1 Selegie Road, PoMo #02-01, Singapore 188306
Tel: +65 6222 2084
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 11pm Daily
Reserve Online Now

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* Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.



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