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Jack’s Place (The Heeren)

I have been patronising Jack’s Place for a long time. It is started by a Chinese from Hainan who learnt how to cook by joining the British Army as a cookboy! Used to visit its first outlet at Sembawang, called Cola Restaurant. Today, it has evolved to include several concept restaurants such as Eatzi Gourmet, Seafood Harvest, Brewbaker’s, Hoshigaoka and Jack’s Place under the JP Pepperdine Group.

Jack’s Place is currently has 15 restaurants in Singapore and specialises in western cuisine such as steaks. Decided to visit its restaurant at Heeren.

Normally, I go to the Jack’s Place restaurant at Ang Mo Kio. It is always packed. This time as we were going to town, I made a reservation at Heeren. The place was quite empty with only 3 other table occupied. Not because the food here is lousy, but more of Heeren lacking a solid/reputable anchor tenant to pull the traffic in. Inside, it is  a cozy environment with dim lighting and their signature white and green checked table cloth.

Menu

Daily Set Lunch

The Daily Set Lunch is only from 11am to 230pm. The set lunch includes garlic bread, soup of the day, tea/coffee and dessert. For main course, you can order the items in the Executive Set Lunch or the main courses for the individual day. Do note, the main course for that individual day might include steak, but it does not come in a hot plate nor does it come with baked potato (instead it will be mostly with fries).

I used to aways order the NZ T-Bone Steak with Brown Sauce. How with the price increase I have recently switched to (1 year back) to NZ Ribeye Steak with Brown Sauce (Executive Set Lunch).

Utensils

From the utensils you might have guessed what was ordered.

Garlic Bread

Soup of the day (vegetable)

Vegetable Soup with chunks of chicken. It was not as bad as I thought, but I still prefer Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Escargots in Shells (half dozen) $9.50

Yes, the utensils were meant for the escargots so that it can be easily extracted. Sauteed with garlic and butter, it was then baked. Was an average dish, there was too many garlic.

Executive Set Lunch: NZ Ribeye Steak with Brown Sauce $16.00

Requested for extra brown sauce. The steak accompanied by the brown sauce was delicious with steam greens and baked potato on the hot plate. Anyone know how to make the brown sauce?

Tea

Dessert

Awesome meal! I love eating at Jack’s Place. A satisfying delicious meal that starts from soup to mains to dessert at such an affordable price. Where can you eat such good tasting steak at such prices! Moreover, the service was very good. Warm water got refilled promptly. The store manager will come to you and check if the meal was good and if there was anything he can help. Normally, in other outlets, the staff will be so busy that they will not even check on you. So kudos to the store manager at the Heeren outlet. Will I be Back? Definitely!

Jack’s Place (The Heeren)
260 Orchard Road
#05-06 The Heeren
Tel: 6738 8683
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm
Website: http://www.jacksplace.com.sg/ (the 15 outlets location are listed in there)

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Skinny Pizza

Skinny Pizza (From Skinny Pizza's Facebook picture)

It is called Skinny Pizza because of its unique thin and crispy crust. We bought a deal.com voucher allowing us to pay $36 dollars for $5o worth of food. Its a 28% discount, not a lot. But it was worth it, as I have heard so much about it and want to try it for myself. Went to Skinny Pizza at Wheelock place.

Interior

Menu (Soup)

Sweet Corn Crab Soup $6.00

Sweet Corn Crab Soup was served with a piece of bread. Felt that it was too sweet.

Portobello Mushroom Soup $6.00

Portobello Mushroom Soup is creamy with a rich mushroom flavour. Moreover, it is full of fragrant mushroom bits.

Menu (Sides)

Truffles Fries $7.00

Fries with truffle oil. It arrived piping hot. With a hint of truffle with every single piece of fries, this is irresistible.

The English Breakfast Pizza $22.00

The English Breakfast Pizza consist of smoked bacon, a sunny side up egg, portobello mushroom, napoli tomato sauce and basil. The crust was very thin and crispy. The ingredients used were fresh. The basil added on to the flavour of the pizza. Certainty a pizza to try.

In addition, I must say that the service is very good. The staff are attentive. When your drinks come, the will open the can for you and pour the drink into a cup for you. When the cup is half empty, the staff will also pour the rest of the remaining drink in the can into your cup. Food wise, it was good, tasty and fresh food.

Skinny Pizza (Wheelock)
501 Orchard Road
#03-04 Wheelock Place
Tel: 6235 7823
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm

Skinny Pizza (Suntec)
3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-002 Suntec City Galleria
Tel: 6333 9774
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm
Skinny Pizza (Raffles City)
252 North Bridge Road
#B1-63/64 Raffles City Shopping Centre
Tel: 6333 5069
Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 10pm