I went to Singapore House on this balmy (okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration) Sunday night with my family. Upon entering, we were greeted by a waiter who showed us to our table. The decor is VERY true to the British India style - we caught a glimpse of "The Butterfly Room", usually reserved for group functions, before entering into the main dining area. Alfresco dining is available but is not completely enclosed, meaning there are draughts - not the best option for this chilly weather. There were some animal heads on the wall, and the room was divided in two by a large sofa - all the decor is visually appealing. I particularly appreciated the hanging pendant lights...
We ordered some 'Street Food' to start ourselves off, and the food came out very soon afterwards. It was DIVINE - the salt and pepper squid was crunchy and flavoursome, but not too overpowering. The honey ribs were beautiful and the peanut satay skewers were lovely. I actually ordered another small plate to go with my main... definitely don't skip the street food, its notably delicious. Now might be a good time to mention the service - there is table service and it is very nice, unobtrusive but always making sure the water glasses are topped up!
mmm crispy beef!
All of us craving more food, we ordered mains shortly after. I chose the eggplant and potato curry, and I wasn't disappointed (vegetarians and gluten free-ers, there's plenty for you here as well). We all chose different dishes and shared most things - I recommend this method as you have the opportunity to taste all the amazing dishes they offer. The food was cooked to perfection, and doesn't abide by the usual greasy, oily stereotype. This is the closest I have come to authentic Asian food for a long time, and I will definitely be dining here again.
The lovely beef rendang - a bit larger than my mother was expecting!