District 10 Bar & Restaurant

Invited Review

Food; lotsa of yummy food lately.

I blame my post-pregnancy tummy on those yummy food that I simply can’t say no to! I tell myself, tomorrow – tomorrow I will go on a diet. Just not today. 😛

We were invited – spouse and kiddos in tow – to District 10 Bar & Restaurant for a food tasting of their brunch menu and introduction of a bouncy castle and coloring activities for children.

This is the “peace” before the manic jumps started in the bouncy castle. Obedient little children seated together doing some coloring. If you are having a gathering with other parents, it’s good idea to have the kids sit together for interaction and some “peer pressure” (to eat their food; drink water and engage in some quiet coloring at times)

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How can we say no to presence of kids’ distraction  attractions while the adults dine?

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How will kids not enjoy a bouncy castle?

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And one with a slide to boot!

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Mention District 10 and most will think of it as a bar for the working class after hours rather than a restaurant for families. However recently the UE Square branch introduced a brunch menu and the above activities to cater to the lazy Sunday mood. We had a chance to sample some of their new specialities:

Oven baked flat bread with hummus and olives:

On the onset; it looks more like adult food. But the kids seemed to love the flat bread as an appetizer too. As for me who enjoys hummus and bread – it’s a prefect starter.

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Muffins served with butter and jam. This photo does not do justice to the muffins I think. It’s surprising buttery (even before you spread extra butter on it) and chewy. Though it’s toasted, it retains the soft bite. You can even eat it on it’s own without any spreads.

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Pandan coconut pancake with gula melaka (coconut sugar) syrup. I understood that the chef specially came up with a local taste for these pancakes to make it uniquely Singapore. And this got to be my favourite of the day.

I love; no, adore gula melaka! Ok – not exactly that much to drink it on it’s own. I love cuisine which uses gula melaka. The pancakes are possibly a little thicker than what I would like them usually but it’s just nice to soak them up with the addictive gula melaka. I was on sugar high after this!

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District 10 Eggs Florentine: Poached Eggs on toasted muffin with sautéed spinach, smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce. What’s brunch without such a dish? Slurp away with the gooey eggs! The hashbrown on the side is great for kids to share. Especially for Xi En who is a picky eater – hashbrown and fries always save the day. 🙂

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Hoegarden battered fish & chips with mint mushy peas and tartare sauce. This is always an easy kids’ option even with the absence of a kid’s menu. Don’t worry about the Hoegarden; it’s not that much to knock them out.

Fish meat is soft and not fishy but it parts away with the batter when we try to cut it up. We ended up eating the batter and fish separately. Not that big an issue to us but if you like your batter and fish to stick together in one bite; you probably need to manage the expectation there.

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There are more options on the brunch menu besides the above which we sampled. If you want a pizza to share, eggs done differently or some dessert – it’s available on the brunch menu as well. More details here with an idea on the prices too.

If you going by, do note that the weekend brunch hours are from 11am to 3pm Sat and Sun. Bouncy castle is only available on Sunday brunch. And if you can, choose the alfresco sitting area which is just next to the bouncy castle. It’s not too warm (some aircon flows there too) and it’s strategically located so you can keep an eye on the kids while you have your coffee.

I would say it’s always a keeper when we find a brunch place with activities for kids and not that crowded! Adding on to the list of family friendly restaurants. 🙂

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Special thanks to District 10 for hosting us! We had a good time!

Do check out fellow mummies’ reviews too @ Adora and Steph.

Details:

District 10 Bar & Restaurant

81 Clemenceau Avenue

#01-15/16/17 UE Square

Singapore 239917

Tel: +65 6738 4788

Fax: +65 6738 4013

Email: contact@district10.com.sg

Website: http://www.district10.com.sg/uesquare/

Disclaimer: We were invited for a complementary food and restaurant review. No monetary compensation is received. All opinions and photos are writer’s own.

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