Catfish restaurant at Gemmil Lane is the fourth venture in Singapore by Andrew Walsh, the chef-owner behind one-Michelin-starred restaurant, Cure.
It opened just when the pandemic hit in March 2020, fast forward two years, and I have made my virgin visit to the (obviously) fish-focused restaurant.
It’s been about that long since I saw some of my lovely school friends, so we decided to set-lunch it up at Catfish last week.
One of my buddies had an inspired idea to share two sets amongst the four of us, and to top up another main item from the a la carte, so that we could have more variety and also, not have to roll back to work on our bellies, post-lunch.
The lunch menu has a 2 course for $48 and a 3 course for $58, featuring a variety of cuisine types, from Asian to Mediterranean to French. It really doesn’t matter which region holds the most influence at Catfish but seafood definitely reigns supreme.
We had some fish skin crackers, in place of bread, to start us off.
A little retro feel, I might say? Not quite the prawn cocktail you might have had back in the day, but an upgrade perhaps with juicy sweet crayfish and avocado.
The next starter gave us Italian vibes – Burrata cheese, Heirloom tomatoes and basil.
Fishin’ Around for Mains:
For mains, we started with Asian-inspired options – choosing two fish dishes, one with green curry and the other with laksa sauce, but swam right back to the UK with a fish and chips from the main menu. Suffice to say, all three dishes were tasty, the fish well-cooked and we enjoyed them all.
The fish and chips came with a mini spray bottle of malt vinegar, we had to remind ourselves not to confuse it with the other mini spray bottle they had on the table, the sanitiser!
It was a good choice by this time to have simply shared two sets and one a la carte main amongst the four of us, because we had just enough room to enjoy the only two dessert options on the set – the Eton Mess and the Chocolate Mousse. Both lovely, indeed.
I’d sum up Catfish as being a good option for a business set lunch, the vibes are “casually professional”, pleasant service, and all the dishes we tried were well-executed. Not just a restaurant for pescatarians!
Address: 5 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069261
Contact: Call 6226 1395, Whatsapp 9069 9207
Mon – Fri: 12nn-11.45pm