Situated at Turf Club Road near the horse stables, Tin Hill Social Kitchen and Bar offers a relaxing ambience for its patrons to have a meal or simply chill out with a glass of drink or two. As I looked at the website just now, it appears that the eatery has made some changes to the menu. Nevertheless, all the items that I tried that day are still available.
Chicken Drumlets S$14.00
Dusted with garlic powder, the deep-fried chicken drumlets were quite juicy. I was hoping for the skin to be crunchier though. They came with jalapeño dip that was mildly spicy and pretty smooth in terms of texture. For that price, the amount of drumlets was certainly not disappointing - a bit too much for two people, in fact.
Apple Wood and Hay Smoked Pork Belly Sanger S$27.50
The waiter who took my order recommended the smoked pork belly sanger (an informal term for sandwich in Australian English). The succulent meat was really fragrant, not to mention that it was sinful too. It came with a few fried pork rinds and rocket leaves, as well as potato wedges on the side.
Linguine Aglio Olio (Add Prawns) S$21.00 + S$5.00
The pasta main course didn't really amaze me, given that it was a tad too wet for my liking and not having an adequate amount of garlic. Having said that, the linguine was cooked pretty well and the shrimps were pretty springy. The cherry tomatoes were bursting with naturally sweet juice.
Valrhona Dark Chocolate Cake S$9.00
At the end of the meal, I shared a piece of chocolate cake with my BFF. I was glad that it wasn't cloying and neither was it too sweet. The cake was pretty dense with quite a rich chocolate flavour. I'm pretty sure I could finish it on my own, but it was better to share the calories. Haha...
Service was pretty slow even though there were only a few diners that afternoon. Pika's advice: For a variety of more substantial (and more expensive as well) main courses, do go down to the eatery after 6.00pm.
Tin Hill Social
100 Turf Club Road
(Tue-Fri: 3.00pm - 12 midnight; Sat -Sun: 9.00am - 12 midnight)
*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.
Have a nice meal,Cliff(y)