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Fern & Kiwi @ Clarke Quay

Fern & Kiwi @ Clarke Quay

From the name itself, one can easily tell that Fern & Kiwi is a New Zealand-themed restaurant. Located in vibrant Clarke Quay, Fern & Kiwi features a bar and live band on the ground floor and a chic, quiet, fine dining setting on the second floor.

New Zealand welcome

New Zealand welcome

It has been in operation for over a year now, with a recent push to promote the restaurant part of the business:

Restaurant on the second floor

Restaurant on the second floor

Yes, there are ferns

Yes, there are ferns

Open kitchen

Open kitchen

The menu offers a selection of New Zealand food, wines and beers, seeking to bring the taste of New Zealand to Singapore diners.

When we think about New Zealand, green pastures, beautiful mountains and free roaming livestock comes to mind.

This is also the kind of gastronomy experience Fern & Kiwi seeks to bring out, focusing on fresh, pure and all-natural New Zealand local ingredients and produce.

The meats in the restaurant are imported from New Zealand and are all free-ranged. There is less fat and marbling, but it gives a leaner texture and is healthier to consume.

These are the dishes I sampled on my visit:

Marinated seafood salad (S$22) - Marinated squids, prawns, mussels tossed with romaine lettuce, baby spinach and orange segments in a yuzu dressing

Marinated seafood salad (S$22) – Marinated squids, prawns, mussels tossed with romaine lettuce, baby spinach and orange segments in a yuzu dressing

Watercress & Avocado Salad (S$20) - Watercress tossed through avocado, grapefruit, orange and kiwi fruit in a lemon vinaigrette

Watercress & Avocado Salad (S$20) – Watercress tossed through avocado, grapefruit, orange and kiwi fruit in a lemon vinaigrette

New Zealand imported Antipodes mineral water (sparkling) - S$8 for 500ml or S$12 for 1l

New Zealand imported Antipodes mineral water (sparkling) – S$8 for 500ml or S$12 for 1l

Pan Seared Scallops (S$28) - served with grilled asparagus, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce with mushroom soil and shaved parmesan

Pan Seared Scallops (S$28) – served with grilled asparagus, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce with mushroom soil and shaved parmesan

New Zealand King Salmon Fillet (S$42) - served on a bed of green-lipped mussel and sumac risotto with dill crème fraiche and vine tomato confit

New Zealand King Salmon Fillet (S$42) – served on a bed of green-lipped mussel and sumac risotto with dill crème fraiche and vine tomato confit

Southern Ocean Chowder (S$22) - packed with green- lipped mussels, sea-run salmon and scallops and cooked over light creamy fish broth with chunky potatoes and watercress

Southern Ocean Chowder (S$22) – packed with green- lipped mussels, sea-run salmon and scallops and cooked over light creamy fish broth with chunky potatoes and watercress

Char Grilled Portobello (S$32) - on roasted sweet potato risotto topped with feta cheese, arugula and pine nuts in a balsamic reduction

Char Grilled Portobello (S$32) – on roasted sweet potato risotto topped with feta cheese, arugula and pine nuts in a balsamic reduction

The risotto and the portobello after I separate them

The risotto and the portobello after I separate them

Five different sauces for the main courses

Five different sauces for the meat courses

Stockyard Angus Porterhouse Steak (S$135) - 800gm porterhouse, grilled the way you like, enough for 2 to 3 pax

Stockyard Angus Porterhouse Steak (S$135) – 800gm porterhouse, grilled the way you like, enough for 2 to 3 pax

Close-up of the large slab of juicy steak

Close-up of the large slab of juicy steak

the beautiful steak sliced into bite-size pieces for sharing

the beautiful steak sliced into bite-size pieces for sharing

CANTERBURY PLAINS” Rack of Lamb (S$52) - tender lamb coated with trio of peppercorns and grilled garlic served on mashed potatoes and sautéed haricot beans

CANTERBURY PLAINS” Rack of Lamb (S$52) – tender lamb coated with trio of peppercorns and grilled garlic served on mashed potatoes and sautéed haricot beans

Cut rack of lamb for sharing

Cut rack of lamb for sharing

Grilled Royal Pork Chop (S$48) - served with baby potatoes and broccollini atop caramelized apple in garlic jus

Grilled Royal Pork Chop (S$48) – served with baby potatoes and broccollini atop caramelized apple in garlic jus

Sliced royal pork for sharing - I love this

Sliced royal pork for sharing – I love this

Haricot beans and feta cheese with almond flakes (S$11.50)

Haricot beans and feta cheese with almond flakes (S$11.50)

Cauliflower gratin with Upper Moutere cheese (S$11.50)

Cauliflower gratin with Upper Moutere cheese (S$11.50)

Kumara mash - traditional New Zealand sweet potato mash (S$11.50)

Kumara mash – traditional New Zealand sweet potato mash (S$11.50)

Kiwi Eton Pavlova (S$14) - crushed pavlova and raspberry snow with passion fruit, kiwi, chantilly cream and doris plum ice cream

Kiwi Eton Pavlova (S$14) – crushed pavlova and raspberry snow with passion fruit, kiwi, chantilly cream and doris plum ice cream

Lemon 7 Yuzu (S$15) - lemon yuzu bar, passion fruit caramel, crushed candy meringue, freeze-dried pineapple and raspberry, sprinkled with coconut soil

Lemon 7 Yuzu (S$15) – lemon yuzu bar, passion fruit caramel, crushed candy meringue, freeze-dried pineapple and raspberry, sprinkled with coconut soil

Warm coffee floating island (S$14) - Espresso float

Warm coffee floating island (S$14) – Espresso float “espuma”, walnut caramel, chocolate crumble and coffee kahlua sponge crouton topped with vanilla ice cream

Hot Chocolate Pudding (S$14) - Soft fudge chocolate

Hot Chocolate Pudding (S$14) – Soft fudge chocolate “molten” with cinnamon crumble, summer berries and vanilla ice cream

The pictures are mouth-watering isn’t it?

They taste just as good. I particularly love the meat dishes.

Price is on the steep side, but you pay for quality.

The restaurant pays attention to the smallest details in their menu. I was pleasantly surprise when the general manager shared with us that they import pure air cubes from New Zealand to serve with their premium bottles:

Imported New Zealand Pure Ice!

Imported New Zealand Pure Ice!

The bottles that will be served with the imported pure ice

The bottles that will be served with the imported pure ice

Open bar on the second floor

Open bar on the second floor

New Zealand beers and tap wines

New Zealand beers and tap wines

Sneak peak into the brew room

Sneak peak into the brew room

Fern & Kiwi offers one of the most extension selection of New Zealand beers and wines with 33 to 7 wine labels including Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc and Ata Rangi Pinot Noir. They also house a range of exclusive labels such as Te Mata and Revolution Wines which are served only on tap.

Fern & Kiwi

Address: #01-02/03, The Cannery, Clarke Quay, 3C River Valley
Phone: 6336-2271
Opening Hours:
Tue – Sat: 18:00 – 22:30
Sun: 12:00 – 15:00
Sun – Thu 16:00 to 01:00 (Bar)
Fri – Sat 16:00 to 03:00 (Bar)

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alvinology

Alvin is a marketer by day and blogger by night. He is a 100% geek who spends too much time surfing the web.

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