We were heading towards Tiger’s Milk, the Peruvian-inspired rooftop bar, when we walked past the huge banner outside Mr & Mrs Maxwell, on the ground floor, screaming their $6 Happy Hour (Weekdays 5pm-11pm) specials.
Well, we persevered on, foolishly climbing up 3 (or was it 4) flights of stairs (we later found out that you could just take the lift from the ground floor), breathlessly sauntered into the rooftop bar, only to be told those dreaded words, “we don’t have happy hours”.
Now, I’m not saying I’m such a tipple-happy troublemaker that I would prioritise the drinks over food, BUT…it’s $6 drinks on the ground floor!
So Peruvian cuisine had to wait and we made a beeline for Mr & Mrs Maxwell, this time taking the lift, of course.
Interestingly, this relatively small space is a multi-tasker. This is where breakfast is served for The Club’s guests and strangely enough, where you check in to the hotel. Still, it was a Wednesday evening, and seeing as how this isn’t the Marriott, thankfully we were spared the hustle and bustle of a big-hotel lobby reception.
Instead, we were warmly greeted by the staff and we settled in very quickly with a prosecco and a Kronenbourg in hand, while we decided which other $6 treats we should order.
Now, I’m a slider kind of girl, always deluding myself into thinking, well, if it’s mini burgers, it can’t be all that bad for the waistline, not counting the fact that I can usually wolf down at least 3 sliders.
Anyway, I really liked the sliders here. The strong, aged cheddar comes through and is perfect with the very sweet, caramelized onions and the moist mini angus patty.
To go with that, we ordered the Truffle Fries, and these were lovely shoestring French fries, with just the right truffle kick.
They also serve an all-day breakfast menu (till 7pm) with some nice-sounding items, like Lobster Omelette ($16), Truffled Duck Confit ($15) and Beet-Cured Salmon ($16).
Seeing as how this is the “main” restaurant for the hotel, they also have an ala carte menu till 10.30pm, with salads, sandwiches and mains like Fish and Chips ($26) and Chicken Tikka Masala ($21).
But since we were already full from our $6 treats (yes, I know I keep repeating the $6 offer, but it’s just soooo good!), we decided to order just one more dish – the Maine Lobster Laksa. I was half-expecting it to be lame (I mean, katong is a hop away for me) but this had standard. The gravy was rich and a nice blend of spices, not too spicy but that’s ok. In fact, we asked for more gravy, as it really was slurp-worthy.
The lobster was sweet and cooked well, but a little too little. Especially considering the $21 price tag. But you know, I just had to try, just to see if at least one hotel venue could get this right.
Next time, in addition to my $6 treats, I will also check out their Brekkie items. And just maybe, make my way up to Tiger’s Milk.
Mr & Mrs Maxwell:
Address: 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708
Contact: +65 6808 2188 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekdays (Sun-Thurs): 7am-11pm
Weekends (Fri-Sat): 6am-1am