House @ Dempsey

April 25, 2009 at 18:30 2 comments

Claire and I were just at House, a restaurant at Dempsey. It’s quite atrocious to find, being situated toward the back of the area. Up till now, I rely on luck and obscure memory to find the place. I remember having to go past the Dempsey Hill fountain, Ben & Jerry’s and Margarita’s, and the rest remains a perpetual blank.

At any rate, I managed to find it. We were at the CAMP bar section. Here are some pictures I took:

This picture shows the entrance of House. We thought that the short guy in the cap might be David Gan, but it turned out not to be. This guy did not have the requisite arrogance and swish (heh).


There is a beautiful drinks menu, and even beautifuller drinks. I have tried their Magadascan Mojito and Mint Berry Gin Fizz, and both are very yummy. If you look carefully, you will see that there is practically a forest outside the window. Apparently, one of the trees is a centurion, and even has a name.


The predominantly-male staff is quite beautiful as well, hee. Here’s one, cutting up our pizza with an obliging smile. They also give shoulder rubs, for a small fee. No, really.

Cutting Pizza

Close-up of our pizza. Observe the tuna chunks, avocado slices and rocket leaf mountain. I love rocket leaves.

Pizza Close-up

Finally, here’s a picture of a waiter writing out the promotions of the day. I swear, there’s someone in every restaurant and supermarket that can write this sort of font. I think it must practically be a hiring requirement.


Bottomline: a lovely place for a comfy-but-cool date or for a good yak with friends. I wouldn’t go there too often because I don’t want to keep spending that sort of money (S$17 for the Magadascan Mojito), but I’d definitely think of it when I want to be somewhere a bit special. Go check out the toilet names.

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  • 1. Traa  |  April 25, 2009 at 23:34

    It seems like a unique restaurant. The restaurants that are hard to find are often the best ones. When I was in Prague a couple of years ago we always had dinner in small restaurants that did not lie in the main streets. They were not packed full of tourists and they had delicious food.

    • 2. Katie  |  April 26, 2009 at 15:23

      Agreed! That’s what we did in Tokyo when we went last year. I hate it when you join a tour group and they bring you to all the Chinese restaurants – what is the point? That’s partly why we plan our own travels nowadays. Even struggling through the language is part of the experience. I’d love to plan a good long trip to Europe one day.


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