5th Quarter Singapore

Recently my friends and I visited a new restaurant in Singapore called the 5th Quarter. The 5th Quarter has been open for about four months and is a part of the new Vagabond Hotel. Considering how new the restaurant is, Chef Drew and his team have done very well in ironing out most of the kinks associated with setting up a new restaurant.

5th Quarter Singaporeserves food on share plates, so everyone can try everything served.

On the whole the size of each serve was appropriate, but there were a couple of the dishes we should have ordered two serves, ie the scallops, to ensure you really got to enjoy them,  we were definitely not hungry by the end of the dinner!

I have no problem recommending the 5th Quarter Singapore.

The Food

The full 5th Quarter Menu is available online, we did try around two thirds of the dishes on offer, so this post should provide you with a good idea of the quality and diversity of the menu.

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1 Lardo, Truffle Honey and Chili

Nice combination of honey and a hint chili.
3 Beef Tongue, Onion and Wasabi

Great dish, interesting texture and liked the addition of the wasabi
4 Brisket, Mustard and Tendon

Was not as tender as I was expecting
5 Pork Belly, Melon and Onion

Awesome dish
6 Speck

Was ok, a little thicker than usual
7 Chorizo

Pretty good, but would have a liked a bit more of spice
8 Scallops, Vegetable and Citrus

Very tasty, we should have ordered two serves!
9 Halibut, Kale and Baby Gem

Another tasty dish.
10 Salt 'N' Pepper Tripe

Very different, worth a try, but may not be to everyone's taste
11 Lamb Loin, Pickles and Kohlrabi

Great, cooked to perfection

A nice touch by Chef Drew was to serve the dessert / fromage himself, gave us a chance to compliment him on his great food and restaurant.

5th Quarter Singapore

We tried 18 dishes and did not break the bank, by the end of the meal everyone was full and we were talking about returning!

The Wine

The 5th Quarter Singapore supports BYO, for a fee, which is not always the case in Singapore, so we were able to bring our own wines to make the dinner even more fun!

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1 Kistler Les Noisetiers

Vintage: 2013
Region: Sonoma Coast, USA
Varietal: Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14.1%
Colour: Bright golden straw
Aroma: Zesty citrus and lemon, stone fruit
Flavour: Balanced combo of citrus, lemon and stone fruit
Finish: Medium to long

Great wine, enjoyed the balance and finish
2 Seville Estate Reserve

Vintage: 2003
Region: Yarra Valley, Australia
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 15%
Colour: Deep crimson
Aroma: Complex, enjoyable mixture of cherry, stone fruit and spice aromas
Flavour: Elegant mix of cherry, stone fruit and spice, great balance
Tannins: Soft / silky
Finish: Medium to long

This was my wine of the night, no heat from the alcohol, very balanced with an enjoyable finish.
3 Chateau de Chantegrive Rouge, Graves

Vintage: 2010
Region: Graves Bordeaux, France
Varietal: 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14%
Colour: Bright, deep ruby
Aroma: Combo of earth, spice and possibly tobacco aromas
Flavour: Medium-bodied mix of blackberries and spice
Tannins: Savoury
Finish: Medium to long

Nicely balanced wine, IMHO it still has a few years of development until it peaks
4 Chateau la Pointe Pomerol

Vintage: 2000
Region: Pomerol Bordeaux, France
Varietal: 80% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 12.5%
Colour: Ruby
Aroma: Full-Bodied mixture of cold tea, tobacco and wild / dark berries
Flavour: Balanced, rich combo of cherries and wild / dark berries
Tannins: Silky
Finish: Long

Very enjoyable wine, great palate and finish
5 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild Pauillac

Vintage: 2003
Region: Pauillac Bordeaux, France
Varietal: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot
Alcohol: 13%
Colour: Bright, deep ruby
Aroma: Combination of stone fruit, spice and earthy aromas
Flavour: Full-Bodied and elegant with stone fruit and oak flavours
Tannins: Silky
Finish: Long

Great wine, consider myself lucky to get to try this. Nice way to finish of the night's red wines
6 DeBortoli Noble One

Vintage: 1994
Region: Riverina, Australia
Varietal: Botrytis Semillon
Alcohol: 10.8%
Colour: Deep golden, similar in colour to an amber ale
Aroma: Rich combination of raisins, apricots and Crème Brule aromas
Flavour: Full-Bodied and complex
Finish: Long

Another awesome Noble One from DeBortoli, one of the best value wines around. This would have to be one of the better vintages that I have tried, so far. Will be looking for more of this on the secondary market

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The Line Up

5th Quarter Singapore



Another great night in Singapore!





2 thoughts on “5th Quarter Singapore

    • January 18, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      It was very good, you should try it sometime!


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