Gastropub. Shop 1, G/F, New Fortune House, 5A New Praya, Kennedy Town, 2833-5611. K-Town’s newest hotspot right along the waterfront is Aussie import microbrewery Little Creatures—and they’re not just about the craft beers. Open for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and late night snacks, you can feast on wholesome, casual dishes made easy for groups to eat together—and that go well with beer, of course.
HIT Dishes are pretty on point: The large smashed avocado bowl ($130), while pricey for what it is, was a decently sized guac mound with plenty of creamy, just-ripe avocado, and nailed a perfect tortilla chip-toavo ratio (the “tortavatio”). The Angus beef sliders ($120) was a plate of three hot mini burgers, with flavorsome, juicy patties that beef-lovers will swoon for, complemented by truffle mayo. As for mains, the pappardelle Bolognese ($135) was a solid bowl made with a mix of lamb, beef and pork. It was richly flavoured, but we like our Bolognese with more sauce and pecorino. The rib-eye ($295) stole the show: A tender slab of steak topped with chimichurri, grilled with some good char on the outside and still juicy pink on the inside.
MISS Just over a month old, the place was PACKED. Not only do reservations go fast, but they tend to never pick up the phone either. Our flight of five beers ($100) turned out to be headless and flat. That said, on an earlier visit, pints were crisp, cold and lightly effervescent—as they should have been.
BOTTOM LINE Attention to detail in the beer department was inconsistent, but the restaurant side was welcoming and efficient. In terms of food execution, we have no qualms: It’s a good spot for casual, fuss-free meals—just remember to make a reservation.
Open daily 8am-11pm. $$-$$$