I wish there are more bang for the buck set lunches around my workplace but alas, I can only be envious of you CBD folks for the time being. And now I’m also jealous of those working near Vivocity because Jamie’s Italian has introduced a value for money set lunch menu on weekdays from 12-5pm! S$17.90++ for an appetizer and main course; top up $6++ for a TGIF (or mid-week) treat: tiramisu or the epic brownie (these are the two best items for desserts at Jamie’s, tried and tested so trust me)! The menu changes twice-weekly and choices are actually from the ala carte menu (which are obviously more expensive if you choose the same dishes during dinner).
I personally like the starters more than the mains: both the cauliflower fritters and crab/avocado bruschetta are as delicious as what I tried on my previous visit; the spicy chicken wings come in a generous portion (K polished off the whole plate, sauce included); mains of pasta are not particularly impressive (rather plain and boring) though I imagine they are certainly hearty enough to last you through the day. Those on a strict 1 hour lunch break (poor thing you!), fret not. The two-course set lunch is thoughtfully designed to be served within an hour, ideal for a quick and tasty meal before returning to the office!
Crab & Avocado Bruschetta
sourdough topped with devonshire crab, avocado & yeo valley yoghurt, with apple, chilli, mint & lemon
Italian Spiced Chicken Wings
free-range wings with smoked spicy tomato sauce
Cauliflower & Parmesan Fritters
with a fiery arrabbiata dip
ragù of beef, pork, herbs, chianti & parmesan with crunchy, herby breadcrumbs
Turbo Penne Arrabbiata
tomato, garlic & basil sauce with chilli & crunchy breadcrumbs
coffee-flavoured trifle with orange mascarpone & chocolate
warm fudgy brownie with amaretto ice cream & caramelised amaretti popcorn
Special thanks to Stef for arranging dinner!
1 HarbourFront Walk