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Mr Punch Public house, a gastropub along Seah street, was a relaxing place for friends gathering or after-work chillax. Well known for its violent puppet show, "Punch & Judy" since 16th century, this gastrobar was decorated with great memories of Mr Punch, displaying puppet figurines, statues and vintage posters throughout the space. As the owner loves toys too, the Mint Museum of Toys connecting to Mr Punch Public House showcases 5 levels of his personal toys' collections from all over the worl
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Mr Punch Public house, a gastropub along Seah street, was a relaxing place for friends gathering or after-work chillax.
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Well known for its violent puppet show, "Punch & Judy" since 16th century, this gastrobar was decorated with great memories of Mr Punch, displaying puppet figurines, statues and vintage posters throughout the space. As the owner loves toys too, the Mint Museum of Toys connecting to Mr Punch Public House showcases 5 levels of his personal toys' collections from all over the world. From vintage to present, I find myself back to childhood! Indeed it's an eye opener for all!!
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Other than toys, Mr Punch introduced new food concept plus drinks menus such as sharing platters and punch jars to increase the awesomeness experiences for all customers.

For a start, we ordered the new appetizers' platter. Mix & Match any 3 items for $35.00* (*premium items incurred additional charges) There's total of 8 items for us to choose from.
Mixed Platter
$35
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Our platter choices were:

1a• Chicken Thigh Roulade
1b• Slow-cooked Pork Belly
1c• Custard-battered Squid Rings (+$4*)

- Chef cleverly uses chicken thigh instead of breast to keep the tenderness of meat. Tender chicken with foie gras mousse wrapped in, so sinfully good! Love the creaminess of foie gras lingering on my tongue! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

- Slow-cooked pork belly was so well marinated with their secret sherry sauce, every part of the meat absorbed the flavours. Other than being savory, the layers of fats inbetween the pork belly simply melts in my mouth without much biting needed. So yumz. Pair the meat with the red wine apple chutney to bring the flavour to a whole new level. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

- Custard-battered squid rings was deep fried till crispy and glazed with marmite. Not much of a surprise for this item. 👍🏼

[Bar Bites]

2• Teriyaki Charred Squid $12.00
Teriyaki  Charred  Squid
$12
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- Char-grilled till perfection, this plate of squid was so good! Cooking timing was perfect, presenting infront of us was a soft tender whole squid that we couldn't resist eating it. Teriyaki sauce beneath added a little sweet plus salty aftertaste to this seafood dish and the flying fish roe scattered on top gave the extra popping crunch. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

3• Potato Chips Chicken $10.00

- Breaded Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Tempura chicken you had heard of, but Potato chips chicken?? You heard it right! Potato chips! Deep fried chicken breast meat with crushed chips coated as batter. Creative but recipe needs improvement. Chicken was bland and dry, thanks to that korean inspired cho jang mayo dip which saved the dish. 👍🏼

[Mains]

4• Herb-crusted Barramundi $29.00
Herb-crusted Barramundi
$29
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- This piece of barramundi fish served to us was meaty, succulent and texture so delicate. Already tasted good on its own with the crusted herbs, chef's homemade beetroot gel and tarragon purée on the side made the whole dish more interesting. Felt myself absorbing lots of antioxidants and vitamins after this, a healthier choice definitely. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

5• Seafood Linguine $32.00
Seafood Linguine
$32
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- Linguine texture was good, al dente but taste wise, needed more punch. Sauce beneath was indeed sweet since cooked with so much seafood but still lacked that white wine fragrance and aftertaste I was hoping for. 👍🏼👍🏼

6• Bacon-wrapped Venison Loin $45.00
• Bacon-wrapped Venison Loin
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- The fragrance from the bacon fats eventually covered the overall taste of the dish. Chewing the dish can only taste pork. Venison loin was also too bloody for my liking. The pairing port jus was sweet and rich, too bad it didn't work well here, but I'm sure it's good with beef or duck dish. Ironically, the potato terrine and stewed mushroom sides were the highlights for us. 👍🏼

[Desserts]

7• Banana Chocolate Cake $14.00
Banana  Chocolate  Cake
$14
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- Banana cake was too dense for my liking, wish it was fluffier. The surprise was the "pudding" sitting next to it. Forking through it then we realised there was banana custard hidden in it. Jelly-like texture, with the choco ganache, made us feel like we were eating chocolate flavoured "Tokyo banana" but a yummier version. 👍🏼👍🏼

8• Passionfruit Creme Brulee $14.00
Passionfruit Creme Brulee
$14
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- Creme brulee was smooth and creamy like tofu. The passionfruit purée and mango cubes may be very sourish but it helped to cleanse our palate after all the savoury food we had eaten earlier. 👍🏼👍🏼

9• Flaming Tiramisu $16.00
Flaming Tiramisu
$16
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- A deconstructed tiramisu I would call this. Homemade Savoiardi (ladyfingers) were stacked on top of fresh cream and chocolate cake pieces. This dessert was heavily loaded with Sambuca so consuming too much made me felt drunk ;) The best way to enjoy this tiramisu was to dunk the fingers into the bowl and scoop up the chocolatey cream within! 👍🏼👍🏼

[To Chill]

10• Punch Jar: The Servant $46.00 p/jar
Punch Jar: The Servant
$46
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- For drinks sharing, it's most ideal to order a punch jar. There's two punch jars available for ordering; The servant & The skeleton. We chose the first.

The Servant comprises of rum, peach liquer, orange, cranberry, pineapple and lime juice. Tasted very fruity with hints of alcohol, more of a lady's drink than men. Whole jar can share among 4-6pax. 👍🏼👍🏼

** Our overall dining experience at Mr Punch Public House was an enjoyable one. Most of the food were good and ambience was comfortable. Staff were very attentive and courteous too! A great place to chill at after work and on weekends. If you're here, do go take a look at their rooftop bar, it's kinda cool
Live bands available on every Friday too, featuring local talents.

📍Mr Punch Public House
26 Seah Street
Singapore 188382
Tel: 8339 8966
www.mrpunch.com

Opens daily
Mon- Thurs 3pm to 11.30pm
Fri & Eve of PH 3pm to 2am
Sat 11am to 11.30pm
Sun 11am to 6pm

My jelly ratings:
👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Yummy
👍🏼👍🏼 Not too bad
👍🏼 Needs improvement
(The above review is the personal opinion of an user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Taste
Decor
Service
Hygiene
Value
Dining Method
Dine In
Recommended Dishes
Mixed Platter
$ 35
Teriyaki  Charred  Squid
$ 12
Herb-crusted Barramundi
$ 29
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Mr Punch Public House is a gastropub along Seah Street. In fact, most wouldn't notice it since it is at the basement of Mint Museum of Toys, a privately owned museum. Enter via level one of the toys museum and on the left one should spot a stairs leading to the basement where Mr Punch Public House Gastropub is.As I arrived at the restaurant, I was surprised to find the eclectic design. I somehow felt I was at a circle. The space is pretty small and cosy.At Mr Punch Public House Gastropub, they e
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Mr Punch Public House is a gastropub along Seah Street. In fact, most wouldn't notice it since it is at the basement of Mint Museum of Toys, a privately owned museum. Enter via level one of the toys museum and on the left one should spot a stairs leading to the basement where Mr Punch Public House Gastropub is.
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As I arrived at the restaurant, I was surprised to find the eclectic design. I somehow felt I was at a circle. The space is pretty small and cosy.
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At Mr Punch Public House Gastropub, they encourage communal dinning as such they offer quite a number of sharing items with Sharing Platters, Bar Bites and Desserts. Should diners prefer individual plate, they could go for the Mains.

Bar Bites
First is the Bar Bites, Mr Punch Public House offers 8 dishes under this category. We tried only 2 of the Chef Recommendation, the Teriyaki Charred Squid ($12) and Potato Chip Chicken ($12). It was a tie. Half the diners prefer the former while the remaining prefer the latter, I belong to this group. A pity that they used chicken breast for the dish.
Potato Chip Chicken
$12
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The Teriyaki Charred Squid was pretty well grilled, since we could savour the char fragrance. The sauce could be improved as the version we had was more of a soy like sauce.
Teriyaki Charred Squid
$12
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Platters
Likewise at the Platters section, there are 8 items. Diners could choose 3 items for $35. We went for Chicken Thigh Roulade, Custard-Battered Squid Rings and Fresh Mozzarella Cheese.
Chicken Roulade
$35
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I am glad that the Thigh meat is used for the Chicken Roulade. It is rolled with Feyel foie gras mousse. It is really a pity that they didn't use the 'real' foie gras. We love the Custard-Battered Squid Rings best. After deep frying with the battered coated squid rings, these were glazed with marmite. For those who love cheese, would find the simple Fresh Mozzrella Cheese a delight too. The fresh mozzarella cheese is sat on pesto sauce lined on papadum and topped with wildd rocket.

Mains
We tried only the Herb-Crusted Barramundi ($29) among the 3 chef recommendation. The Barramundi is pan-fried with a layer of herb crust and plated with tarragon puree and home-made beetroot gel. I am relatively neutral to this dish. Perhaps, I didn't like most of the ingredients except the fish.
Herb-Crusted Barramundi
$29
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All thumbs up for the Wagyu Beef Burger ($24). Even though this isn't a chef recommendation, we love this dish. The beef patty was juicy and they nailed it with a right amount of nacho cheese. Personally, I felt the burger would taste even better if they use (Red) Cheddar. And the fries worth a mention too, as we could taste the truffle flavour and it has an excellent crisp exterior and mushy potato inner.
Wagyu Beef Burger
$24
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Dessert
The Flaming Tiramisu ($16) is a alcoholic rich dessert. Great for those who love their alcohol.
Flaming Tiramisu
$16
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And we also tried the Passionfruit Creme Brulee ($14). This dish isn't meant for diners who have low sour tastebud tolerance level. Otherwise, this is a great fruity dish which I find it with a good balance of sweet and sour taste and the almond crumbs added texture to the dish. And we would very much prefer if they use a sweeter mango.
Passionfruit Creme Brulee
$14
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Drinks
At Mr Punch Public House, since it is a gastropub, one is in for an alcoholic treat. They offered a range of cocktails. They have brought 15 worldwide famous cocktails onto their menu.
The first we ordered was the Giderila ($28) hailed from the Mexico. The amount of drinks is equivalent to 2 servings in this portion.
Giderila
$28
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Next was the Jungle Bird ($17) from Kuala Lumpur. This is a bittersweet, strong in alcohol drink. If you hold your alcohol well, go for this.
Jungle Bird (Left)
$17
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Other alcoholic drinks include Draught Beers, a range of Bottled Beers, Spirits, Wines by bottle or glass and Punch Jar.
Owl's Brew
$12
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Coming to the non-alcoholic drinks, there are the soft drinks, juice, coffee, tea by pot and the highly recommended Owl's Brew ($12) in 3 flavours, Classic, Coco-lada and Pink & Black. We didn't try the Classic. The among the 2 we tried, we prefer the Coco-lada.
After having food at the basement and should you need more drinks and to chillax, diners could hit the rooftop bar.

We thought Mr Punch Public House is great for gathering in groups of 4 and above, since the food are mainly for sharing. And the alcoholic drinks at Mr Punch Public House were solid. We could savour the strong alcohol.
 
(The above review is the personal opinion of an user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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DETAILED RATING
Taste
Decor
Service
Hygiene
Value
Date of Visit
2016-05-28
Dining Method
Dine In
Dining Offer
Tasting Event
Recommended Dishes
Chicken Roulade
$ 35
Wagyu Beef Burger
$ 24
Passionfruit Creme Brulee
$ 14
Giderila
$ 28
Jungle Bird (Left)
$ 17
Owl's Brew
$ 12