Restaurant Reviews: Sunrise Bistro & Bar

Dine in “peace” while your munchkins have a ball at the bouncy castle, and with the cupcake-making and art-and-craft counters!

Address: #01-05 Big Splash Blk B, 902 East Coast Parkway, 6440-9090

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 11.30am to 1am, Friday 11.30am to 2am, Saturday and eve of public holidays 9am to 2am, Sunday and public holidays 9am to 1am. 

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You’ll love that this eatery is located right by the beach at East Coast Park. After family activities like sand play or cycling, stroll over to Sunrise for a casual but thoughtfully prepared meal by chef Vincent Teng.

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Sip on a brew of Gryphon tea, from $7/pot, while you pick from the menu of Asian-inspired French fare. For something hearty, try the ribeye steak, $26, served with a sunny-side-up egg and béamaise sauce. Portions are a little small, but the steak is pan-seared to perfection.

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          Your brood will also enjoy the selection of pizzas and pastas — we tried the bacon-and-egg, which would work well as a brunch dish, $12, or shared between the young ones. 

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          If you like breakfast menus, you’ve come to the right place — brunch is served from 9am to 5pm daily and you can enjoy classics like the eggs Benedict (hello, soft and gooey poached eggs with hollandaise sauce!), $12, the hearty Breakfast Platter, $16, served with eggs, bread, sausages, grilled tomatoes and potatoes, or the ricotta pancakes, $12, served with passionfruit butter, maple syrup and toasted almond flakes.

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          And leave room for dessert – you won’t regret trying the salted-egg-yolk-custard molten chocolate cake, $14, that’s served with vanilla ice cream – the warm custard satisfyingly oozes through the rich chocolate treat.

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Chef Teng certainly had the little ones in mind when he crafted the special kids menu! For $15++, junior will get to choose from main courses like the mini-beef burgers, or fish & chips. Each meal comes with a soup or salad, as well as a scoop of ice cream and a glass of juice.

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          Of course, while your munchkin is waiting for his meal to be served, he’ll busy himself with the bouncy castle with a mini ball pit that’s available on weekends and during the school holidays (till 5pm).

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          Alternatively, they can channel their inner-Picassos at the arts-and-crafts station, or decorate their own cupcakes at the cupcake station (complementary access with each kids’ meal).

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