Singapore is a vibrant city with tons of things to do and places to go. On the one hand, that’s what makes our little red dot such an exciting place to be, on the other, it can all get a little overwhelming sometimes.
For those of us who feel drained by the hustle and bustle of city life, it’s always refreshing to find places that provide refuge from all that craziness. Places where we can slow down and unwind. Places like the Whisk & Paddle.
Whisk & Paddle is a restaurant café situated along a section of the Punggol Promenade overlooking the Punggol Serangoon Reservoir. It has a spacious and breezy al-fresco dining area with a scenic view of the river and surrounding greenery.
Their menu features all-day breakfast fare, pastas, pizzas, bar bites and for the sweet-toothed, cakes and pastries (for which they seem to be famous for).
The Whisk & Paddle has a simple and relaxed charm about it. The décor is fairly minimalist and the restaurant makes use of natural lighting and ventilation to keep its spacious al-fresco dining area bright and breezy.
The indoor section of the restaurant has a couple of electronic dart boards perfect for bros and beers. For families with kids, there’s also a play area where the little ones can keep themselves entertained while their parents dine.
If breakfast is your favourite meal of the day, you’ll be happy to know that the Whisk & Paddle has an all-day breakfast menu that features all time favourites such as eggs-benedict, waffles and French toast. If you prefer heartier meals, they also have a variety of pizzas and pastas.
Whisk & Paddle puts an interesting spin on its eggs benedict, choosing to use waffles instead of the more traditional English muffins. I was skeptical at first but it actually works out quite well. The runny yolk and savory hollandaise sauce combined with the slightly sweet and crunchy waffles makes for a nice mix of flavours and textures.
The dessert menu offers a range of waffles, ice-cream, cakes and pastries. If you can’t decide what to have, go for the Rouge Fromage, Tropical Brulee or Matcha Imo. All three are combo platters of waffles, ice-cream, fruit and confectionery – a little bit of everything and perfect for sharing. If you’re not a big waffle fan, not to fret, Whisk & Paddle is actually pretty well known for its cakes and pastries which are made daily and without preservatives. You can find these at the cake counter next to a shelf of old-school knick knacks.
Explore the Area
Another nice thing about the Whisk & Paddle is, when you’re done with your food and drink, you can take a scenic walk down the Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk. If you’re looking for a fun activity, there’s a prawning facility a short walk down from the Whisk & Paddle, and if you’re there in the evening, fibre optic installations light up the edge of the reservoir and makes for a lovely sight.
A Final Word
If you don’t live in the area, it might take some travelling to get to the Whisk & Paddle in its quiet corner of Punggol, but if you’re looking for a place where you can have a nice meal and enjoy some nature, then it’s definitely worth the effort.
10 Tebing Lane #01-01
Tel: +65 6242 4617
Mon to Fri: 3.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Sat to Sun: 9.30 am to 10.30 pm
Nearest Station: Riviera LRT
The Whisk and Paddle Restaurant
The Whisk and Paddle Restaurant The Whisk and Paddle Restaurant The Whisk and Paddle Restaurant The Whisk and Paddle Restaurant
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