Harry’s recently launched their breakfast menu. More known for their bar grub and drinks , the good folks at Harrys are expanding their repertoire to focus more on their food menu and their breakfast menu is one of their new offerings . Taking into account their strategic location near the Central Business District (CBD) , the breakfast menu is aimed at the discerning office executive that wants more than his or her usual kaya toast , soft boil eggs and kopi o at their local kopitiam. Available from 8am to 10.30am daily at the Boat Quay outlet, it is suited for hungry executives working in the nearby Raffles Place area. They have dine in options as well as takeaway options for those in a rush. The al fresco area outside the restaurant overlooking the picturesque Singapore river is perfect for to relax while having a power breakfast to fuel the body. If you are not working in the area , fret not , Harry’s is open on weekends too . For those who like to cafe hop , why not avoid the usual crowded cafes and give Harry’s a go . Quiet and relaxing , perfect place for breakfast followed by some reading.
Boat Quay in the morning is really a far cry from the hip and happening watering hole it is during the night-time. Thanks to the good folks at OpenRice , I had the chance to taste Harry’s Breakfast menu on an idyllic Saturday morning. Offering modern European fare , Harry’s breakfast menu consist of the usual breakfast favourites such as eggs , croissants and coffee. What is interesting is that they offer unique interpretations of the usual breakfast fare , some of the interesting offered here include fry ups , marmite soldiers and croissant croque-monsieur. Salivating yet ? Lets move on to their food options .Soft Boiled Eggs & Marmite Soldiers ($7)
It comes with 2 perfectly soft-boiled eggs in a little pot and 4 pieces of Marmite toast . The main star of the dish was the marmite fingerling, slices of toast lathered with copious amounts of marmite and topped with savoury cheese . The marmite slices had the very distinct marmite flavour which fans would swoon over . It has a strong umami goodness that went very well with the runny soft-boiled eggs . I found it a little too strong flavoured to my liking but I never like marmite anyways . The friend who loves marmite , absolutely adored this dish . Needless to say , the toast fingers packs a punch , no wonder they are called soldiers . A must order item for all those marmite fans out there.Fry Up ($12/13)
2 versions of the fry ups are offered here , Ham, Bacon and Mushroom Fry Up ( $13 ) and Vegetables Fry Up ( $12 ) . Their fry up is like a cross between an omelette and a sunny side up . A plate of protein packed eggy goodness with bits and pieces of various ingredients scattered around . Two runny sunny side eggs yolks in the middle surrounded by a chockfull of various veges and meats. Instagrammers would totally dig the colours on this dish. Both versions come with 2 pieces of toast to go with the delicious eggs. I felt the vegetable version was the better one of the two dishes . The crunch of the vegetables added extra depth to the dish . The Ham Bacon version was a little too salty for my liking .Chicken Pot Pie ($12)
The pot pie is a comfort food that would appeal to most people . The pot pie served here is top with a crumbly flaky crust and a hearty filling of plump chicken and rich creamy gravy with mushrooms . The creamy gravy was soothing and full of umami goodness . An absolute delight to the tastebuds.Croissant Croque-Monsieur ($12)
Croque-Monsieur is traditionally a grilled ham and cheese sandwich topped with béchamel. Here at Harry’s , instead of a sandwich , a croissant is used . I like croissants and I like grilled ham and cheese sandwiches , what can I say , I totally loved the dish . The crunchy flaky croissant stuffed with savoury ham and cheese was delicious . The added bonus was that the béchamel sauce gave the croissant a subtle sweetness that balanced the savoury buttery croissant underneath elevating the dish from a simple pastry to an epicurean delight . This is the dish to try if you ever popped by Harry’s for breakfast.Assorted Muffins ($2.90)
A variety of muffins was served to us that day . The flavours include Banana Peanut Butter , Raisin Walnut , Raspberry and Oatmeal Apple . Surprisingly, the muffins were better than I expected . They were soft , moist and not too sweet , just how I like my muffins to be. Imagine them to be like those sold at Kenny Roger’s , only much better . The muffins here are freshly baked each day , no wonder they are so moist . Of the bunch , I loved their banana peanut butter muffin. Savoury PB went very well with the sweetness of the banana and the muffin. Truth be told , I like my peanut butter , in fact I could have peanut butter with anything.
Overall, my experience at Harry’s Bar was an enjoyable one . The breakfast menu was pretty decent , albeit a little salty. The portions were huge, good for sharing . In addition , the menu items were relatively cheap considering the location. If you are around the area and starving for a good breakfast , do drop by Harry’s Bar to try out their breakfast menu.
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Banana Peanut Butter Muffin,Croissant Croque-Monsieur,Chicken Pot Pie
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Date of Visit: Apr 18, 2015 Other Ratings: