Stärker Signature, Tanjong Pagar Centre is the latest outlet of the Starker Group. They seem to be sprouting outlets all over Singapore. As of today they have three Starker Bistro outlets, two Starker Signature and one each of Starker Music and Starker Q. It seems that the “Bistro” series have more food choices with “German signature roasts as well as popular international dishes” while the Q series at the other end “is a multi-concept bar that serves a variety of cuisines with a local touch at wallet-friendly prices“. The “Signature” outlet at Starker Tanjong Pagar is therefore something in the upper middle segment. What is common through the range is the fresh and fruity beer that Starker is known for.
The indoor section of Starker Tanjong Pagar Centre has a country feel with fake plants and vines. Perhaps this is a beer garden brought indoors. Thanks to the full glass walls that surround the place, the restaurant looks bright and attractive. There are more tables outdoors which I suspect will be a lively place when the sun sets.
Starker Tanjong Pagar Menu
Here are pictures of the Starker Tanjong Pagar Centre Menu. Basically they serve classic Western fare to go with the beer. At lunch time (that lasts till 4.30 pm), there was a 1-for-1 offer on selected main courses. We took up the offer and opted for the Prawn Laksa Pasta ($22.8) and Chicken Burger ($18.8).
There are five kinds of beer at Starker, we had tried the Dunkel and Aromatic flavours at an earlier visit to their Starker HillV2 Outlet. This time, we tried the Lychee flavour at the happy hour price of $13.90 a pint. It was a light fruity drink – perfect for a hot Singapore afternoon.
The chicken burger was a substantial dish. A generous amount of fries on the side and onions on the top. It was a decent chicken burger, but we would probably not describe it as a gourmet burger.
The prawn laksa pasta was the more interesting dish. The sauce was mildly spicy but did not really taste like laksa. It was pleasant but we think it was more like a light Thai curry with strong lemongrass overtones.
Overall, we thought the food at the two Starker Bistros that we had visited (HillV2 and Katong Square) were more complex. The food at lunch that day was fine but played more of a supporting role for the beer. Come to think of it, eating at Starker Tanjong Pagar Centre was probably an excuse to buy a beer or two there. The service at Starker Tanjong Pagar was friendly and attentive. The offer of a fresh cold mug to transfer our half drunk beer into seems to be a SOP at Starker, a gesture which we appreciate.
As part of the lunch deal, we could order two coffees for $5, which was what we did. They were quite average.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Stärker Signature, Tanjong Pagar Centre
5 Wallich Street #01-17/18,
Tel : +65 6386 851
Nearby MRT Station : Tanjong Pagar
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