So the day after I blogged excitedly about Spathe Public House, I managed to psycho the colleagues to go there for lunch, heh heh.
But alas, the set lunch kind of killed off my interest in Spathe. The 2-course menu ($13+) goes like this:
Starter (no choice): mixed leaf salad.
BORING. Add roasted red peppers or crispy egg or smoked salmon for $4+. Each.
Main: lagsana or spaghetti or smoked salmon tartine.
Various add-ons available of course (roll eye).
My smoked salmon tartine arrived looking completely miserable, even the sunny side up on the side (additional $2+! I’m such a sucker for eggs!) couldn’t make it happier. The bread served was the smallest I’ve ever seen for a sandwich, portion fit only for a mouse. And seriously, the salad was pathetic. It’s just some sad leaves passing off as a proper salad meant for a starter. It’s “salads” like this that makes people think salads are boring and not filling! Angst!! It’s so plain and meh that I even thought that the chef forgot some ingredients in it! And that’s when the “oh, you need to add blah blah blah for $x” thingy was made known to us by the waitress.
If you want a complete meal with protein, add-ons are inevitable, according to the way Spathe’s set lunch menu is structured. Maybe it’s just me and my English cannot make it, but I think it’s misleading and missing a couple of “or” (see for yourself here). And Spathe, if you can’t even offer a set lunch that’s of some decent value, don’t. even. do. it.
Scottish Smoked Salmon Tartine ($13+), Sunny Side Up (additional $2+)
Spaghetti with Organic Basil Oil ($13+), Grilled Chicken (additional $4+)
Spathe Public House
#01-01, 8 Mohamed Sultan Road