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February 8, 2015

Sprigs @Bugis, Purvis Street

Situated along the stretch of Purvis Street (where the more popular Saveur resides), this restaurant's... slightly too quiet on a weekday. We were slightly hesitant on walking in as we caught some of the staff's hopeful faces peering into ours, somehow willing us to go in... and we did. We liked the elegant decor, and how the menu is being designed- simple and straightforward. Plus, the dinner set is quite wallet-friendly, at only $48.90 for a 3 course set that has quite a lot of the main dishes in.

Sleek Menu

We were handed the menu promptly and given glasses of ice water. The server then told us about the specials of the day. One of them caught my attention, though abit pricey at $16- Lobster Bisque.

Bread Basket!

Lobster Bisque($16)

Australian Grain Fed Ribeye Steak (220gm) & Frites ($35)
Grilled Ribeye Steak, Black Pepper Sauce, Pomme Frites, Grilled Roma Tomato & Salad 

Tray Baked Cod Fish ($36)
White Miso Marinated Cod, Sauteed Shimeiji, Greens, Potato Puree & Bonito Essence

A bread basket came first, warm with fragrant butter, perfect for my growling tummy.
Followed by the Lobster Bisque($16) with two cute wooden spoons, which seemed to enhanced the flavour of the soup. We weren't expecting any lobster meat in there, but there were- 2 shreds of meat. We chewed for a little too long before swallowing... (Precious!) The soup is big enough for two!

The Tray Baked Cod Fish ($36) is a sure-hit for me. I always had a soft spot for fish with mash potatoes, or with spinach. Somehow the tenderness of the White Miso Marinated Cod goes really well the texture of the Potato Puree. The potatoes itself have to be able to stand out by itself of course. The Sauteed Shimeiji added a sweet note to the whole dish, reminding me of Takoyaki. I would say that this dish is quite girly, great for those who likes sweet.

Australian Grain Fed Ribeye Steak & Frites ($35)...Well, Grain Fed Ribeye usually does no wrong. We loved the main character of the dish- the steak. The texture and doneness is great, and of a good portion (220gm). But, the Black Pepper laid on top sauce overkilled it in the end, and I ended up finishing my Fish instead. The Grilled Roma Tomato & Salad were alright. But the Frites kind of disappointed us, because they were kind of bland. Perhaps it was because we had a McDonalds lunch, and we couldn't help but compare the difference between the taste, and the similarity of its size.

Only one couple came in while we were eating during that one hour, and it was really, really quiet. I could hear the clop, clop, clop of the servers shoes pacing around out of boredom, and their watchful gazes which made me slightly conscious. Other than that, service was really good, and the interior great for an intimate date.


Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 4/5
Total Score: 4/5
[1- Never visit again, 2-Won't visit unless there's no other option, 3-Perhaps, 4 & 5- Yes!]

Good for? Couples, Groups, Family


About it:
Address: 12 Purvis Street, Singapore 188591
Ala-carte Menu:
Set Dinner: at $48.90