Epicurious, Robertson Quay
I like letting people take the reigns when it comes to choosing places to eat, especially when I am travelling. The locals know best, right?
My new partner in foodievstheworld, Estee, chose Epicurious for one of our Sunday brunches. It was both our first times there. Despite some scathing reviews online, I was quite optimistic about this place. Many described it as a casual dining establishment and a family-friendly place.
It was a cooling Sunday morning that we chose to head down there and the weather was so pleasant that sitting outside was a better option than indoors. The sun was hiding behind some clouds and the air was neither warm nor humid. It had started drizzling a little while we were at the outermost table but the staff were happy to move us to a different table.
We started off the meal with a mocha - something Estee favours (it seems to be her drink of choice at most places we visit).
The service, though many had complained about it online, was quick and the staff were very friendly and attentive throughout the meal.
I ordered a breakfast burrito. I had read the description in the menu and it had everything I liked all in one dish. Scrambled eggs mixed with some bacon and cheese. YUM. Everything here is served on very plain and simple dishes and has a very homely feel to it. It is definitely a very family-friendly place as we could see families enjoying their breakfasts with kids running up and down in the vicinity and some even brought their dogs.
Estee had a poached egg and salmon on bagel, typical brunch type dish with potatoes and the watermelon. The watermelon was a nice touch to round off the meal. The eggs were poached perfectly and the hollandaise sauce carried bags of flavour.
Not too sure why there were so many complaints online but we would gladly return to this riverside cafe for a meal anytime!
Epicurious @ Robertson Quay
60 Robertson Quay, #01-02 The Quayside, 238252