Birthdays, Family, FOOD, Food reviews, Food reviews - Singapore MUM’S BIRTHDAY BRUNCH @ RELISH 13 December 2012

501 Bukit Timah Road
#02-01 Cluny Court

PRICE: $$$
RATING: ???–

I’ve been to Relish one time previously and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, high ceilings, and lazy-brunch vibe of the place. It’s also located in Cluny Court where one of my favourite kiddie clothing stores Elly is, as well as a bunch of other very cool little boutiques on the same floor.

We decided to take Mum there for her birthday brunch last weekend! It’s actually not crowded at all on weekends, which is a huge plus for us. The service is good, the food comes out swiftly, and the dishes really aren’t bad at all.


In the morning before leaving for brunch, Hunter does his solo rendition of “Happy Birthday”


Inside Relish at Cluny Court


People always say we look alike. I think we really do in this pic!


Personally, I find Relish’s portion sizes on the meager side, especially if you factor in the price. They have sufficient for someone with a modest appetite but, errrrmmmm, my appetite is a wee bit bigger! So I found my Blue cheese and pear burger pretty small when it arrived. It does come with a side of fries which is a good filler, but the burger itself is fairly small.

The bun is a standard burger bun, very similar to the ones you get in a pack at the supermarket, so it was pretty unexciting. There were very few fillings, and the pear and blue cheese was so so so little that they provided a barely-there taste. However, the beef patty was deliciously juicy and overall I still enjoyed it. It would’ve been much better with a homemade brioche bun, and double the amount of pear and blue cheese.

Blue cheese and pear burger


The Steak sandwich was served open-face and had super-thin slices of steak, almost like roast beef. It was very tender though, and the baby spinach leaves, caramelised onion, cheese and cherry tomatoes were a nice complement to the dish.

Steak sandwich


Lester’s Mess was a tumble of chorizo sausage, onions, baby potatoes, herbs and a poached egg. Sausage lovers will really love this dish! I particularly liked it, as the chorizo was perfectly spicy, and was beautifully off-set by the plain-ness of the potatoes and delicate flavour of the poached egg.

Lester’s Mess


Their Crabmeat linguini is only suitable if you can handle your spice, so remember to ask for “less spice” if you’re like me and can’t! There were tons and tons of red chilli flakes dotted through the dish, which I thought took away from the very light flavour of the lovely crabmeat. It also meant Hunter couldn’t eat any of it 🙁 They did give lots and lots of crab meat though, so a big thumbs up for that.

Crabmeat linguini


Looking through his vehicle catalog… which, believe it or not, is one of his fave books (!)


Little Carter, chilling out


The Chocolate and peanut butter cake looked really sexy in the cake stand, so we couldn’t resist! The cake is super duper dense, to the point where I thought it was a little on the dry side? It was nice, but not spectacular for me. The vanilla ice cream wasn’t the sort of creamy vanilla bean ice cream that I love, but more of just simple regular vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate and peanut butter cake


The French toast certainly confuddled us! It looked very similar to the sort of super-thick deep fried french toast you get at Hong Kong cafes. It was served with little cubes of cinnamon apples, and drizzled with honey. It was a pretty good dish but definitely not like regular American french toast.

Care for some French toast?


Happy Birthday Mum! 🙂

Video of Hunter’s rendition of HAPPY BIRTHDAY 😉



  • Mirna Sierra-Duchemin on Facebook posted on December 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Happy birthday C!

    • Beverly! posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      Aww thanks Mirna!

  • summerhues posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    i think Carter really looks like you. Esp the facial/eyes expressions.

    • Beverly! posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Everyone says that… and even more so if they see us in real life! 😛

  • Iris posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    So cute! Hunter wanted to sing the birthday song again and again and Carter joined in by looking so earnestly at his brother, a happy family! 🙂

    • Beverly! posted on December 14, 2012 at 8:58 am

      Carter’s pretty fascinated with his brother.. I think he can’t wait to grow up!

  • Anna Ling on Facebook posted on December 13, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Wishing your mom and wonderful wonderful birthday!

    • Beverly! posted on December 14, 2012 at 8:58 am

      Thanks Auntie Anna!

  • Joni posted on December 14, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Happy birthday to your mom! Hunter is so good at singing uh? 🙂

    • Beverly! posted on December 14, 2012 at 8:59 am

      Thanks Joni! Hunter loves to sing…. regardless of whether he’s off-key or not 😉

  • Sue Burgess posted on December 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm


    Wish your Mum a happy birthday from us back in Australia. Hope she had a wonderful day. Hunter is gorgeous at singing!!! xx

    • Beverly! posted on December 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you on her behalf! Looking forward to seeing you next week 🙂 Hunter can sing a belated Happy Birthday to you, hehe

  • C posted on December 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Carter’s looking like a very cute white sausage roll

    • Beverly! posted on December 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      HAHAHHHAH he rather is 😉

  • Jo posted on December 18, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Carter the-one-sock boy wonder is in awe of his big bro 😀

    Your boys are absolutely beautiful!

    • Beverly! posted on December 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      Hahah that’s a wonderful way to describe the video, Jo!


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