Restaurant Review: Bayswater Kitchen

From its breezy vibe to its diverse menu, this eatery is perfect for a lazy day out with the brood.

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BAYSWATER KITCHEN
Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, 6776-0777
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm (Mon to Fri); 6pm to 11pm (Sat); 11.30am to 5pm (Sunday). Closed on public holidays.
 

Overlooking the scenic Marina at Keppel Bay harbour, Bayswater Kitchen celebrates all things fresh and seafood-centric. The breezy nautical-themed interior boasts an open-concept kitchen, raw seafood bar, live fish tanks, plus wooden chairs and sofas with striped maritime-inspired cushions.

This eatery, which offers a good mix of indoor and al fresco seating, is a great waterfront getaway to spend time with your little ones. Everything here screams laidback, which is exactly how you’ll feel while tucking into the simple, yet creative menu, which features wild-caught seafood wherever possible.

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Worth mentioning is attention-grabbing The Fisherman’s Feast ($35 per person/min of two) ― a pretty one-pot linguine dish served with lobster, prawns, mussels and fish in a tomato-seafood stock. Every bite is packed with flavour and freshness.

The menu may pride in serving seafood, but Bayswater Kitchen also caters to meat lovers and vegetarians with juicy steaks, tender hormone-free chicken, grilled vegetables and refreshing salads.

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We absolutely loved the appetising Beef Agnolotti ($18) ― pillowy tortellini stuffed with smoked bone marrow served in a light leek broth and topped with parmesan. We washed down our meal with a refreshing jug of non-alcoholic PIMM’s lemonade.

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Desserts at Bayswater Kitchen are all winners in our books. We treated our taste buds to the Chocolate Bar with hazelnut praline and banana ice cream ($12) and the Yoghurt Panna Cotta with cherries and sliced almonds ($10). What really stole the show was the whipped “cheesecake” ― thick, creamy chunks of cheesecake topped with passionfruit and lime sorbet and crunchy shortbread ($10).

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Brunch is served every Sunday. Signature dishes include the Soft-Shell Crab Benedict ($26); Grilled Prawn and Calamari Salad ($26); and Lobster and Prawn Roll on a Brioche Bun ($38). Kiddie favourites range from Creamed Corn ($10) to Summer Berries Mille Feuilles ($12).

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If it’s a quintessential English Sunday Roast you’re after, you’ll be pleased to know it’s served here. Choose either the tender slices of Ribeye Beef ($45) or free-roaming chicken ($36). Both dishes are served with Yorkshire pudding, cheesy cauliflower, roasted potatoes, cabbage fried with bacon, peas, carrots, and gravy.

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The main menu doesn’t disappoint with its kid-friendly offerings. We chose the Fish and Chips ($19) – perfectly deep-fried slices of beer battered cod, served with a side of shoestring fries and mashed peas. Another sure winner with picky palates is the Butter-Roasted Cauliflower ($10) seasoned with parmesan and hazelnut pesto ― super addictive! 

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Since Bayswater Kitchen is part of the Privé Group, kids are more than welcome to make use of play area next door at its sister restaurant Privé at Keppel Bay. There’s also ample space around the harbour for junior to run around and ride his scooter or bike.

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Bayswater Kitchen also has a recreation room designed for family fun, complete with a foosball table and a custom-made ping pong table. This room can also be converted into a private dining area for up to 26 guests.

For Sunday Brunch, special colouring activities are organised for the mini-guests, plus, there’s also a two-piece acoustic band playing jazzy tunes. These fringe activities add to the easy breezy vibe that Bayswater Kitchen has become synonymous with.

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