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Restaurant Review: Huber’s Butchery & Bistro at Dempsey in Singapore


Huber’s Butchery & Bistro
18A Dempsey Road
+65 6737 1488

A transformation is taking place at the front-end of Dempsey Hill. This particular section of the entertainment enclave has always looked forlorn – a place where tumbleweeds might roll by – especially compared to the back blocks that are home to Harry’s, Jumbo Seafood, Jones the Grocer and other stores of stature. 

The arrival of Huber’s Butchery & Bistro has helped inject a healthy dose of patronage to Block 10 and its surrounds.

This is a butchery first and foremost, so there are steaks and sausages galore, plus cold-cuts and readymade products. But Huber’s also has hot deli items, cheeses, wines and organic veggies.

I’m here, however, to put the bistro through its paces. The alfresco deck is spacious and breezy, with room for
around 40 diners. And the food? It’s undeniably well-priced: soup is a steal at $3.95 (French onion on my visit); a plate of mixed greens with slices of superb smoked duck breast and a blueberry vinaigrette, just $12.50.

A blackboard of specials is changed daily – I spy a rib-eye steak sandwich, half a roast chicken, and a beef burger (only $10.80, with fries and salad).

My main dish is the kind of hearty, beery food I love: currywurst with spätzli ($11.80). This is food that calls for the clinking of a few steins – or at least a can of Tiger ($5.95).

If you’re after something lighter, the sandwiches read well (I’ve planned a return visit for The Reuben), and there are breakfast items if you’re looking for a new venue for weekend brunch.

A final thing: everything on the bistro menu can be made at home using ingredients purchased in the store. Plus, Huber’s will be more than happy to supply some tasty recipes with your groceries; we’ve included one of them here.

Note: Prices stated are subject to change and may not include taxes and service charges.