Nested in the high floors of Asia Square Tower 2 is The Westin Singapore. The plushy hotel is host to a few restaurants and bars – namely, Cook & Brew, Seasonal Tastes, Daily Treats and their Lobby Lounge. We sat down for a quiet evening at the Cook & Brew Restaurant and Bar on the 33rd floor, and were treated to a sumptuous setting of cocktails and international dishes.
Cook & Brew’s impressive lounge is what greeted us the moment we stepped into the restaurant. While trying to maintain a casual dining vibe with the wooden accents and warm lighting, the furnishings and design aim to create a cozy environment to help pweut its patrons minds at ease.
The bar in Cook & Brew The Westin Singapore stretches impressively from the entrance across the lounge area. Specked with soft ambient lighting points that immediately puts any patrons into a relaxing mode.
The cocktails at Cook & Brew The Westin Singapore are a pleasure to imbibe in. Coupled with its relaxing atmosphere and convivial vibe, getting to a state of inebriation is certainly an easy task at Cook & Brew.
Simply Good Food at Good Prices at The Westin Singapore
What was impressive for us is that the pricing for its foods at Cook & Brew can be considered modest for such a locale and dining environment.
Take this Wild Arugula salad for instance, it has the right amount of granola bits and tastes wonderfully tangy due to the fact that it is laced with peach and fennel. And all these for S$11. Some might find it a tad too oily though but I certainly think that was part of the dish’s character.
Take this Poutine’Eh for example. A traditional Canadian dish (Quebecois to be exact), Cook & Brew did a fancy spin on it and elevated its flavours from a street food dish to a restaurant bar grub. Filled with substantial pork, the cheese curd added a nice tanginess to the dish, making this a super fancy poutine and a definitely sure-win for poutine virgins.
And at only S$16, this is certainly the dish to have with your alcohol.
This Veal Brisket is not found on Cook & Brew’s online menu but a must-try if you do visit the restaurant. The flesh is soft to the max, and the crispy ham lining the inside of the veal is better than kinder surprise. The dish has a very tasty sauce without being overpowering and works effortless well with the veal and ham.
The Fancy Fish & Chips (S$46) is not to be mistaken for real fish. Instead, they used imported Nova Scotia lobster to make the fish and chips from. However, I wish the batter could be crispier to really complement the taste of the sauce.
This clam dish is very tasty to complement the drinking session you are most likely halfway into your meal. Coupled with crunchy tubers, its multi-coloured and together with the bacon makes this a very satiating dish for those who are loves savoury stuff.
For the sweet-tooths out there, this Molten Sticky Toffee Pudding (S$11) is the perfect way to end your meal. Coupled with very smooth vanilla ice-cream and a nice wafer, this dish works well as the grand finale to a meal there.
Cook & Brew is not just a place meant for staycationers at The Westin Singapore, for those who like some peace and quiet of out the usual trails of weekend restaurant spaces, this is the place to try out.
Quality of food/drinks: 7.5/10
Value for money: 8.5/10
Cook & Brew The Westin Singapore (Map)
12 Marina View
Asia Square Tower 2
Tel: +65 – 6922 6948
Monday to Friday, 11am to 12midnight
Saturday, 6pm to 12midnight
Nearest MRT Station: Downtown MRT (3 mins walk)