Horse City is not a part of Turf City. Many people have the misconception that it is and hence they miss out on this awesome find at Turf Club Road. Tin Hill Social, a multi-concept hangout space surrounded by lush greenery, comprises of a bar, restaurant, garden and two outdoor dining areas. The name ‘Tin Hill’ is actually directly translated from ‘Bukit Timah’, where the restaurant is located.
What I really love about the restaurant is how spacious the place is, with high ceilings and white-washed wooden beans, a remnant of its previous function as a stable. Along the great expanse of walls are beautifully drawn graffiti art and murals, commissioned by the owners, reflecting a playful tin robot theme.
Seafood Platter ($38 for two pax, $70 for 4 pax). A selection of gravlax, smoked fish, marinated seafood, pumpernickel bread, as well as Marie Rose and tartare dipping sauces. This platter is great for sharing! It is made up of seven different types of seafood, including tuna-stuffed squid and cured herring.
Another dish great for sharing is the Beef T-Bone ($70). 600gm grilled T-Bone, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper, served with red wine gravy and two sides. The ones we had above are Coconut Corn on the Corb and Green Beans with Toasted Pine Nuts and Garlic Confit. You may also choose from a selection of other interesting choices like Onion Mashed Potato, Peas and Smoked Pancetta, and Truffle Fries.
Hay-Smoked Pulled Pork and Pancetta ($29). Home-smoked, slow-cooked pulled pork rib, with sausage, pancetta and onions. This dish accurately embodies Tin Hill’s unique cooking technique which is hay-smoking. The pork ribs are first cooked sous-vide, then toasted with hay and slathered with chimichurri sauce.
One of their signature drinks, Pimm’s O’ Clock ($14 for a glass, $40 for a jug). This drink is highly recommended as it is very refreshing and great for our hot and humid weather. Pimm’s liqueur served in a jug with lemonade and fresh fruits.
Mango Chilli Pie ($15), served with rice pudding ice and coconut sago. This is indeed something different, with the chilli lending a subtle tartness to the usually sweet mango.
Hay-Infused Panna Cotta ($10), served with spiced honey sauce and apple butter. The hay is first steeped overnight in water to yield a delicate, tea-like flavour, then made to form a cream which is used to produce the pudding. This is worth the $10 and more!
Tin Hill Social
100 Turf Club Road, Horse City
Tel: 6466 0966
Tuesday to Friday 1000-0000hrs
Saturday & Sunday 0900-0000hrs
Closed on Mondays.