At a small shop house unit along the busy stretch of Jalan Besar, near well-known names like Ponggol Nasi Lemak and boutique hotel Kam Leng, is a new private restaurant that provides fine dining experiences.
It’s called Subrosa, and it’s rather unexpected — and a tad bewildering — to find the unassuming entrance among all the other affordable and mid-range eateries of the area, but we suppose it does the trick of ushering you into its intimate, quiet space, away from the outside bustle.
Subrosa essentially functions like a regular restaurant. Diners are encouraged to make their reservations at least 48 hours in advance, since each day’s menu changes according to the ingredients available to the kitchen team. Dishes are made from scratch and tailored to your preferences, and constructed around your dietary restrictions. Expect a meal here to set you back from $108 per person for the five-course set, to $148 per person for the seven-course one.
If you’re looking for a venue that’s actually private, the shop house’s second floor seats up to 20 guests, with customized menus and a minimum spend of $1,000 for use of its lounge and dining area.