My family and I got to enjoy a festive feast for four, showcasing some of Harry’s famed specialties and new yuletide creations, at Harry’s @ Cuppage. The restaurant/bar is located just behind Centrepoint at Cuppage Terrace and is the first of the shops in the block. Harry’s signature signage is hard to miss.
The vibe at Harry’s is a stylish yet relaxed one and its a great place to chill out. And for all you soccer fans out there, they have two huge screens, a 42 inch TV indoors and a 60 inch TV alfresco, playing main matches.
We started our meal with a Christmas Snowball Cocktail ($15) each. Evidence of ‘pretty in pink’, with a candy cane hanging at the side of the glass. A couple of us chose to stir it into the drink, while the rest kept it as a sweet treat after finishing the drink.
I wished there was a stronger liquor taste (not that I am an alcoholic or anything). Presentation was perfect, simple and with a garnish taking after the name of the cocktail. There was also a good balance of sweetness.
The cocktails came simultaneously with the Festive Platter ($19), which is a selection from Harry’s best Small Plates including:
- Harry’s Wingmen–made with a secret marinade and perfect with their lager,
- Crusty Crab Cakes–breaded patties of blue crab meat with potatoes, with a hint of kaffir lime leaves and accompanied with sweet chilli dip,
- Crackin’ Ribs–baby back ribs cooked once for tenderness and deep fried for double the pleasure, with curry spices and served with refreshing mint yoghurt, and
- Love Me Tandoor–tender chicken skewers marinated in tandoori blend and grilled for smokiness
This was the best part of the whole meal! Everything was so delicious, it was hard to choose a favourite!
By the way, both the Christmas Snowball Cocktail and Festive Platter are available till 4 January 2015 at all outlets except Changi Airport.
First of the Big Plates aka main courses is the Prawn Star Pasta. They have done away with their prawn aglio olio and replaced it with this version with wakame (Japanese seaweed). All of us preferred the original one hands down. The seaweed became soggy after a while and also masked the lovely garlic flavour.
Next up were Harry’s Beer Battered Fish & Chips and Moroccan Chicken. The fish and chips were beer battered fish and came with mushy peas and homemade tartar sauce. The oven roasted Cornish hen was marinated with Chermoula spices and was very tender! It was served with couscous salad and the same mint yoghurt that came with the platter.
The last Big Plate we had was Harry’s Jazz Burger. It is their specialty burger, containing an Angus beef patty layered with mushrooms, crispy bacon, beetroot relish and melted Swiss cheese. I liked the fact that the bacon was crisp and not greasy. An excellent choice with the beef.
We then moved on to dessert, which was Sticky Date Toffee Pudding with vanilla bean ice cream and toffee sauce. Very sweet dessert! Only dad and I could take how sacchariferous it was, but that was good because we ended up having one pudding each.
Finally, we had the Limited edition Beer Popsicles made with Harry’s Premium Lager!
The popsicles come in three flavours: Pure HPL, Mango HPL with Strawberry, Lychee HPL with Raspberry. Also, loving their tagline “Who said beer was just for drinking?” Similar to the cocktail and platter, this is available only till 4 January 2015.
Current promotion: Enjoy an ice cold Beer Popsicle with every Big Plate purchased (while stocks last, valid till 4 January 2015 at Harry’s Cuppage only).
Harry’s @ Cuppage
17/19 Cuppage Road
Tel: 6836 0706
Monday to Thursday 1600-0100hrs
Friday & Eve of PH 1600-0200hrs