“La” means “the” in French so I thought La Cafe & Bar by Masterpiece is a French restaurant. French food is known to be notoriously expensive, I was hesitant about visiting this restaurant.
A closer look at the menu reveals that La Cafe & Bar is actually an Asian restaurant. This restaurant serves not only 1 cuisine, but 3 cuisines. You can find Western, Filipino and Asian dishes at La Cafe & Bar by Masterpiece.
From the Western menu, I chose to have Spring Chicken [Half S$13.90, Whole S$18.90].
I can tell from the crispness of the skin that the chicken was cooked upon order. The chicken meat is tender and juicy. The chef has thoughtfully cut the chicken into smaller pieces which made it much easier to eat.
Even the fries are some of the best I have had in a while, they are light and crispy without being oily.
Sweet & Sour Fish [S$12] is a good example of Asian cuisine. The seabass used is very fresh, which is then cooked with red onions, tomato and pineapple. I find the red in-house sauce too sweet, otherwise this is a great dish to go with a plate of steaming white rice.
Pork Sisig [S$15] is one of the most iconic dish of Filipino cuisine. Crispy pork belly (lechon kawali) is chopped into small pieces and stir-fried with ginger, red onion and capsicum. It is also available in set form with rice and fried egg from the lunch menu, priced at S$7.90.
Lunch promotion menu is available 11.30am – 5pm. There are 6 options available, each priced at S$7.90 which I think is quite reasonable. You can also top-up S$2 for either Stir Fried Veggies or Stir Fried Noodles and a drink.
La Cafe & Bar by Masterpiece turns into a bar at night complete with live music. There is a fully-stocked bar and this is one of the few places in Singapore where you can try Slovakia beer.
La Cafe & Bar by Masterpiece is a fusion restaurant that serves Western, Asian and Filipino dishes. The restaurant makes up for their limited selection with outstanding quality and service.
La Cafe & Bar by Masterpiece
Address: 101 Irrawaddy Road, Royal Square @ Novena # , Singapore 329565
Telephone: +65 69096238
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 11.30am – 12am, Sunday 11am – 12am