Jack’s Place has been going since the 1960s, and we’ve been regular patrons for the past eleven years. Located in or near shopping centres islandwide, it’s convenient for when the children’s sugar levels and your partner’s tolerance levels are dipping.
There’s a level of comfort, too, in that it’s clean, bright and quick, the meals come with vegetables and fresh fruit juices, and the kids always eat their food. What’s more, the cheesecake is divine.
This time, I started with lobster-crab-stuffed mushrooms, covered in gooey cheese. The girls were adventurous (for them), choosing lobster bisque, which they ate with the garlic bread that comes with every meal.
Michaela and I had the New Zealand tenderloin fillet, mine topped with garlic and hers with Asian butter, a combination of coriander and chilli. Both medium rare and medium were cooked to perfection. Though I would have liked to have had a green vegetable, the sweet corn and marrow were tasty.
Pizzas and pastas as well as local favourites such as beef kway teow and sambal prawns mean there is something for everyone. Set lunches start from $9.20 and include the soup of the day, a choice of main course, a dessert and coffee or tea. A set dinner is available, too.