Monday, August 25, 2008
Scruffy Murphy's is Gaelic Inns' outpost by the East Coast Parkway. Sunday mornings see this Irish restaurant-pub packed with Caucasians and very tanned beach-goers. We tried their Steak and Guinness pie (around S$14.50). It required 20 minutes to prepare but arrived looking great - a behemoth of a golden puff pastry dome atop a large bowl. Crisp crinkly fries and baked beans complete the ensemble.
The puff pastry was delicious! Unfortunately not much else was. Yes, there were chunks of tender steak inside, with carrots, onions and celery but the seasoning was really bland. Guinness? Barely detectable.
One reader recommended me their breakfast. This is my second time trying the Scruffy Breakfast (S$10.20). While not as robust as the Jones English Breakfast at Dempsey, this one is a lot nearer home and is half the price. But either the cost-cutting has come into play, or their portions are not very consistent. This time the bacon and mushrooms were measly! Egg done with runny yolk, a boon for those who like it like that.
1000 East Coast Parkway, B7 Marine Cove, Singapore.
Open Mondays to Thursdays 3pm - Midnight,
Fridays & Eves of PH 2pm - 2am,
Saturdays 9am - 2am,
Sundays & PH 9am to Midnight