Want breakfast for dinner? Wild Honey’s for you! Wild Honey has gone from strength to strength, opening a second outlet at Scotts Square and expanding its Mandarin Gallery branch. The restaurant serves all-day breakfasts, inspired by different parts of the world.
Wild Honey has a mishmash country cottage sofas and wooden school chairs. The slightly uncoordinated decor has rustic appeal, making it a lovely place to hang out with family and friends. Like people watching? Get a window seat which overlooks the busy streets. However, do note that the tables by the windows lack privacy as they are close to one another. I was charmed by New England ($38), a posh rendition of the ubiquitous Egg Benedict dish. Sitting on toasted brioche rounds, the large spicy crab cakes were crowned with brilliantly poached eggs, blanketed in creamy citrus Hollandaise sauce. The crab cakes were superbly moist and packed with generous chunks of succulent crab meat, with corn and capsicum included for crunch. Jab at the poached eggs and a river of sunshine bursts forth, seeping into the crab cake, adding a touch of creaminess to the sweet flesh. Avurga Caviar ups the luxe factor. This is absolutely heavenly!
Skip the Aussie ($30) if you must. We requested for medium rare beef but it arrived well done. Other elements of the dish include fried egg, dry breakfast potatoes, dad’s baked beans, sautéed mushrooms, bell pepper, onion confit, spicy tomato chutney and grilled ciabatta. Nothing exciting. Skip the Aussie ($30) if you must. We requested for medium rare beef but it arrived well done. Other elements of the dish include fried egg, dry breakfast potatoes, dad’s baked beans, sautéed mushrooms, bell pepper, onion confit, spicy tomato chutney and grilled ciabatta. Nothing exciting.
The Tunisian ($22) is a refreshing change from the usual big breakfasts and egg centric dishes. Served sizzling in a skillet, the Tunisian is a medley of robust flavours consisting of spicy shakshouka and chorizo, completed with a single fried egg, accompanied with fragrant sesame flat bread and Isreali salad.
Avoid the expensive Red Velvet Cake ($10). One word-dry!
Made from Valhorna Chocolate , the Paris Iced Chocolate ($7) was thick and rich, yet not too sweet. I also love the invigorating Wild Iced Tea ($7), a blend of peppermint, wild verbena, rose hip and hibiscus tea.
I found the service wanting more. Although the young servers had a friendly demeanour, they missed out some of our requests and one of our orders. To makes matters worse, the staff who organises table seating at the entrance has a snobbish attitude. How off-putting! If you’d like to dine here, do make reservations or be prepared to queue for ages. Prices at Wild Honey are steep, hence I do not foresee regular visits.