The initial plan was to have burgers at Potato Head Folks but since they do not take reservations and the place was so packed, we had to look for an alternative. Luckily, Keong Saik Road is such a foodie heaven that there's a lot of food choices left and right. We simply crossed the road and found The Study. Skimming through the menu, we initially thought it was a British restaurant but apparently, it's not. Oops! :P
To make things easy and quick, we got the lunch set where we each made our customized choice. Here's mine:
I chose this because I love love love foie gras but I was a bit disappointed that I could hardly detect even a tiny bit of it. The scotch egg was perfectly cooked though and despite the disappearing act of the foie gras, I have to say that this was one of the best Scotch Eggs I've ever had in my life. No kidding!
It was a toss between sea bass or steak and as you know, I'd always go for seafood over meat at any given time of the day. I love how the fish melts in your mouth and the truffle gnocchi was just amazing. Normally, I'm scared of gnocchi as it can easily fill you up and it has that umay factor too. For this one though, the 4 bite-sized gnocchi was just right...not! It was so good that even if they serve me an entire bowl of gnocchis, I'd still be a happy camper.
Half of the team had this and it seems like it was pretty good too. It's interesting to learn what "salsify" is. Apparently, it's a type of root crop pretty similar to radish.
This is just how lunch sets should be. It started with a bang and ended with another bang too. All three courses were just so good and well executed that I was wondering how come I never heard about The Study before. The bakewell tart had a good balance of sweet and sour. I love the raspberry jam swirled on the place and piped into tiny dots on top of the tart too. It paired so well with the creamy vanilla ice cream served on the side.
Adjacent to The Study is a Speakeasy bar called The Library. Now, I've heard of this place and what makes it so interesting is the fact that you need a password to go in. Cool? Obtaining the password is easy though, all you have to do is to follow them on Facebook and wait for the magical word/s that changes weekly.
I just love the private and exclusive vibe that the restaurant gives. That was indeed one of the best work lunches that I've had and I'm somehow glad that we have spotted The Study which totally made up for the failed burger lunch.
Check out The Study at 39 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089153. Call them at +65 6221 8338