Saturday 26 September 2015

1 Tyrwhitt – A Gastropub with Pretty Good Food [MEDIA INVITE]

 1 Tyrwhitt Bistro & Bar

A new gastropub has joined the line up of the hippest area near Jalan Besar. During the day, 1 Tyrwhitt Bistro & Bar ('1T') provide a good lunch option as the menu are reasonably priced. In the evening, it provide a good place to chill out and hang out with friends.

Part of the Bar area
Part of the dining area

The décor of this place followed the modern chic industrial type. Although the lighting was pretty dim in the evening, it can easily turn into kids friendly private function location during the day. As a bistro and bar, the food line up consist of pizzas, pastas, burgers, and other typical gastropub food.

The Bar

One of the signature dishes here are the 12” pizzas, which are handcrafted and baked to a perfect crisp. The most popular one here is Black Truffle Egg Pizza ($23.80). The toppings consist of wild mixed mushroom, mozarella & parmesan cheese. Topped with egg and drizzled with aromatic truffle oil. Though I was late to the tasting, luckily the group left me with a slice of this pizza. While the pizza is no longer hot, the aroma of truffle still linger that goes with the thin and crisp crust. Yum Yum.

A slice of Black Truffle Egg Pizza

Meat Lovers Pizza

We also tried 2 other type of pizza: Meat Lovers Pizza ($19.80) and Cheese Lovers Pizza ($19.80). Both pizzas have thin and crisp crust. For me, meat lovers mean that whole surface of the pizza must be covered with meat which was not the case here. Although it is tasty, I did not get a meatgasm when I bit into this pizza. Meanwhile, the Cheese Lovers Pizza is definitely a must try for cheese lovers. While most pizzaria will stop at 4 types of cheeses, 1T uses 5 types of Italian cheeses: mozzarella, scamorza, gorgonzola blue cheese, taleggio and feta cheese. So watch out for the pungent aroma from the blue cheese.

Cheese Lovers Pizza

Aglio e Olio pasta ($16.80). This traditional garlic flavoured pasta cooked with tiger prawns and mushrooms. The pasta is al dente, while the mushroom and prawns provide a simple and clean flavour to the dish. Watch out for the chilli padi lurking in the dish, ready to whack your tastebuds. Those chilli lovers will definitely embrace this dish.

Aglio e Olio

Seafood Marinara Pasta ($17.80). A combination of seafood simmered in a fragrant tomato sauce and served over pasta. While the seafood taste fresh like the ocean, it seems the seafood in tomato sauce with the pasta do not gel together. Meanwhile their Carbonara Bacon Pasta ($16.80) is rich, creamy. The combination of bacon and cheese is just so comforting.

Seafood Marinara

Carbonara Bacon Pasta

As a gastropub, a delicious bar food is a must have. Crispy Mid Wings ($10) at 1T will give you the finger-licking experience and goes down well with your beer. It actually remind me of the McWings. The skin is crispy and the meat is juicy. A good companion with a glass of beer.

Crispy Mid Wings

The heartiest items on the menu are their Grilled Salmon ($20.80), Chicken Chop ($16.80) and Pork Chop ($16.80). Portions for the salmon and chicken chop are very generous and perfectly executed. The grilled salmon basked in lemon butter sauce, which has the tanginess to balance the fatty salmon. Meanwhile the chicken chop accompanied with savoury brown sauce. The chicken skin was crispy, while the meat remain succulent.

Grilled Salmon

Chicken Chop

The most memorable food for the night is the Pork Chop. Perfectly cooked, with a hint of pinkness in the middle part of the meat. In a bite, you can feel the pork just melts in your mouth. The flavour full brown gravy provide a perfect companion to the dish.

Pork Chop

For desserts, 1T kept it simple, down to three items only. We tried two out of three of their homemade desserts, Tiramisu ($8.80) and Panna Cota ($8.80). The tiramisu is soft, moist and packs of coffee liquor. While the panna cotta is light, smooth and well balance with the strawberry coulis.

Panna Cota


Overall, for a New Kid on the Block, the food in 1T are good. They keep their menu manageable, reasonably priced and focus on serving the best items only. My pick from all the items are the Pork Chop, Black Truffle Egg Pizza and Tiramisu. There are some dishes that need a little fine-tuning, but definitely a place to go for lunch and chill out. So if you are around Jalan Besar, give this place a try. Cheers!!

Thanks to Paul & Karen from 1 Tyrwhitt team and Elle (Artic Star) for tasting invitation.

Food & Drink: 7.25/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: N/A (Tasting Invitation)
Ambiance: 7.75/10
Budget per Person: $11 - $25; $26 - $50

1 Tyrwhitt Bistro & Bar
1 Tyrwhitt Road
Singapore 207522

T: +65 6341 5167
IG: @1tyrwhittbistrobar
Wed - Mon: 11.30 – Midnight
Closed on Tuesday

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