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. 


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.


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.


          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. 


          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.


          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.


          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).


          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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