The English House @ Mohd Sultan Road

~Invited Session~


The English House is Celebrity Chef, Marco White's latest venture in Singapore and since it's opening, they tweaked their menu a number of times to perfect it. Sunday Roast it is to check out their signatures and also squirrel into the bushes. Quite literally.


Previously guarded by two Raffles Hotel's burly bell men, they have been retired due to health issues and I guess their absence takes some mystique away from the place. Finding The English House is not difficult, except there are no clear signages.

 Head up their stone tiled steps and enter into a mystical world of artifacts. All of which are from Chef White's personal collection - we are talking about comics, display collectibles and even photo portraits. Simply WOW. DSC_4781 DSC_4783 DSC_4784 DSC_4786 DSC_4790 DSC_4794 DSC_4795

This bench at their drinks section is set amidst Chef White's favourite poster - Dolly Dimples.

The restaurant tour brought us to their exclusive private room, sits 14 with a bit of a squeeze else 9 would be comfortable and it comes with a minimum spend of $1,500.


Scotched Egg

I never quite understood scotched egg, they usually came with a batter too thick or the meat ball had too many fillers. Now this was exquisite. Bite sized, a thin crisp batter wrapped around a delicious meatball encasing a single molten quail's egg. Sublime!

Devil's Horseback 

Bacon wrapped around dates sounds so odd but I loved this savoury and sweet combination. Unlike its wild sounding name, the flavours had great control and arguably my favouritest of the three.

Choux Fromage 

Puff with molten cheese, simply put. Very pleasant and likeable.


Cappucino of Mushrooms Fricassee of Wild Mushrooms with Truffle 

Smooth, earthy and just the perfect soup for toasted sour dough. To think I hardly like my mushroom soup without the chunks.


Fillets of Sardines on Toast Vinaigret of Tomatoes Potted Duck with Green Peppercorn 
Toasted Sourdough 


Potted Duck with Green Peppercorn
Toasted Sourdough


Parfait of Foie Gras au raisin sec (+$10) 
En gelee de Madere, Toasted Sourdough 

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Toasts are all the rage in their appetizer menu and I find it hard picking a favourite between the two. choose between cured sardines, duck rilette or foie gras mousse as a spread. All three are equally delicious atop their crusty sour dough toasts.


Classic Prawn Cocktail a la Russe (+$8) 
Sauce Marie Rose 

These prawns remind me of IKEA's water prawns, briney and crunchy, served with a creamy sauce on a bed of chilled crisp lettuce. Yum.


Croustade of Eggs with Truffles 
Maxim's Mushroom Duxelle, Sauce Hollandaise 


This redefines brunch with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and truffle paste all in a single tart, a surprising twist to muffins with the staples.


Mr White's Stuffed Cabbage a l'Ancinne Fresh Tomato Sauce 


We were questioning the origins of this dish - it does remind of the asian dish! Stuffed with minced pork and served with tomato sauce, this was hearty, wholesome and part of me thought it would go well with rice.


Roasted Fillet of Black Angus, Molly Parket Brased Oxtail and Onion Gravy, Creamed Horseradish 

What's Sunday Roast without roast beef? Tender and somewhat bloody, the yorkshire pudding and potatoes served made this very Brit indeed. I enjoyed the creamed horseradish too, the mild tongue tickling sensation!


Honey Roast Pork Belly Marco Polo Singaporean Pig Skin Noodles, Apple Sauce 

Specially created for the local palette, this comes with horfun - liked the idea but not the execution. Hinging on too sweet and the pork belly was a tad overcooked. It could have been an oversight on the part of the Chef because friends who have gone on their own actually laud this as a must try. Perhaps seconds are needed?

Truffled Creamy Polenta Fricassee of Woodland Mushrooms, Aged Parmesan, Extra Virgin Oil 

Straight up, I am not a polenta fan and have already classified this least favourite before even trying. And I ate my words for this. It's a creamy and delicious mess and without telling, I'd never have guessed it is polenta. So I guess this plate is a life changer?


Omelette Arnold Bennette, Sauce Mornay Finest Quality Smoked Haddock, Pomme Frites, Green Salad 

 The story goes, this dish was created for the writer, Arnold Bennette and it was a combination of smoked haddock and eggs one fine day. Since that fateful day, it has found its way into restaurants all over United Kingdom and christianed after the writer himself. I'm not entirely sold on this omlette though, just egg with cream and smoked fish.


Finest Quality Roast Chicken a la Forestiere Fricassee of Woodland Mushrooms, Madeira Roasting Juices 

Just ordinary roast chicken grilled with a host of vegetables.


Fried Fillet of Scottish Skate, Sauce Tartare Triple Cooked Chips, Gros Sel, Marrowfat Peas 

Fish and chips with bones, if I may just sum this dish up. There was alot of potential here with scottish skate used so the meat was flakier and had more bite than the usual fishy suspects. Plus, the chips were thick cut and cooked thrice! The batter was excellent but those bones were not.


Mr Lamb's Shepherd's Pie

 Buttered Garden Peas 

The English House's specialty and they've included it in their Sunday Roast menu too and for good reason since this easily trumps the rest for best dish actually. It's not quite any of the shepherd's pies I've eaten with a crazily buttery potato topping and a minced beef filling with enough gravy to render this mush - yet oh so delicious. It does go perfectly well with the buttered green peas that come with it.


Pea puree tasted so good with a dash of vinegar!


Double portions of triple cooked fries, aye!


Bread and Butter Pudding

I guess the desserts cannot get anymore Brit than Bread and Butter pudding which did not convert me somewhat.


Mont Blanc 
Sweet Chestnut Puree and Hot Chocolate Sauce 

Yet this did, heaps of cream and meringue kisses lost in this mountain of calories.


Sherry Trifle Wally Ladd 

For those eyeing an alcoholic kick over brunch, the answer's in their sherry trifle.


Cambridge Burnt Cream English Raspberries

Also known as creme brulee, this was a-okay.


Mr Keen's Farmhouse Cheddar
Fig Chutney

Fig chutney does have a dash of alcohol here so surprise-surprise.


Classic Apple Crumble Vanilla Ice Cream

Nothing can go wrong with cold and hot contrasts in a single dessert.

Brunch done and dusted, there are selected dishes I would return for. Not to mention kids eat free with every order of Sunday Roast so that's a draw there!

The English House
Mohd Sultan Road