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Monday, 29 July 2019

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore. Now Everyone can Chiak Ang Moh Ho Liaw (Taste Premium Western Cuisine)

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

Today, we went to Collin's ® Gastro Dining at the newly re-opened Funan IT Mall.

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

Collin's ® is spacious, bright and family friendly. The decor looked polished yet remained casual and welcoming. The staff were enthusiastic, warm and friendly.



Collin's ® which has some 25 outlets in Singapore started as a coffee shop, one-man-operation Western food hawker stall in Geylang. Founder Collin Ho began his culinary career as an Army cook during national service and then worked in hotel kitchens for the next 20 years. Starting from its coffee shop base in 2012, Collin's ® expanded into restaurants. Collin's ® restaurants are like the Western food equivalent of budget airlines. Collin's ® restaurants grew rapidly as it has a large, fast growing loyal following who love Collin's ® affordable Western fare. (Reference: The New Paper.)

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

Collin's ® Gastro Dining has an extensive menu inspired by owner Collin Ho's travels and brainstorm sessions with his chefs. There are salads, appetisers, entrees of steak, pork, ribs, seafood, poultry, pasta, sausage, pizzas, burgers, house made desserts, cakes, juices, shakes, coffee, tea and alcohol, cocktails, wines etc. Everything also have lah. I was pleasantly surprised by the budget friendly pricing given the prime location, upscale restaurant ambiance, premium dishes and full table service.

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

Three of us, we shared an obligatory, customary Caesar's Salad. Crunchy baby romaine lettuce, boiled egg, and crispy crouton dressed with savoury bacon bits and Parmesan cheese. (Price S$8++.)

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

Grilled octopus with garlic aioli on mashed potato. (Price S$22++.)

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

The dish had layers of savouriness from the mashed potato to the garlic aioli to the spongy grilled octopus which had quite intense briny savoury salty taste. Perfect to go with beer.

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

French Duck Confit. Whole duck leg served with mushroom rice pilaf, vegetables and barbecue sauce. (Price S$16++.)

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

The duck was tender with mainly savoury salty flavour that infused every fibre in the dish. Not overly greasy.

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

The highlight of the meal, a tomahawk steak. Sold by weight, this one came to S$160++.

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

We had our tomahawk done medium, which came out nicely according to specification. (From my recent Canada trip, I am reminded again that, that is something I can't take for granted even in ang moh land.)

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

The steak was tender and juicy, especially the fatty parts which I love. It tasted savoury and beefy with a bit of smoky toastiness from the seared fringe. It was nice.

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

With no more tummy space for dessert, I wrapped up the sumptuous lunch with just a robust coffee.

Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

Even at this shiny, upscale new outlet at Funan IT Mall, Collin's ® has stayed true to its core "to bring restaurant-quality food to the masses at affordable prices”. As a steak lover, I would love to come back to taste Collin's other steaks. I am eyeing their 45-day dry-age Angus prime rib 😄

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Collin's Gastro Dining @ Funan Singapore.

Restaurant nameCollin's ® Gastro Dining
Address107 North Bridge Rd, #01-15, Singapore 179105 (at the Hill Street entrance)
GPS1°17'30.0"N 103°50'57.8"E 🌐 1.291656, 103.849392
Nearest MRT station: City Hall
Tel6970 1626
Hours: 10:00am - 11:00am (close at midnight on Fri & Sat)



Date visited: 27 Jul 2019


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