It has been 5 years since the final Harry Potter movie has been aired in the cinemas and I am still suffering from what I call the “Harry Potter Syndrome”. I still flip through the books when the mood strikes me, rereading the most delicious bits.
When I learned that a Harry Potter theme cafe has opened in Singapore, I knew I had to come and take a look, so here I am.
The interior is decorated with wood-panelled walls, ceiling candelabra, wooden tables and chairs adorned with deer designs. The decorations are a little sparse, but this is a relatively new restaurant so I am hoping that more can be done to the interior to give the place a more Hogwarts feel. I was thinking of sprawling long wooden tables, ceiling decorated with floating candles, fairy lights …
There is a cupboard filled with props such as magic wands, wizard hats and ties to let you dress up as a wizard or wizard for photo-taking.
Menus are presented on wooden blocks featuring appetizers, fusion Western dishes, cakes, teas, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
This is the famous Goblet of Fire which has been renamed Mr Lich’s Flaming Brew. The whole set-up of the drink is done before my eyes, where a spoonful of torched Bacardi is lowered into a cup filled with Blue Curaçao liquor and lime juice. “Flames” erupt when the cinnamon powder is sprinkled on the drink. Let the cup cool down for a good 10-15 minutes before you take a sip with a straw. Theatrical effects aside, it is a pleasant alcoholic drink where the lime juice gives a little sourness and Blue Curaçao gives a hint of bitterness.
Carrot & Beetroot Soup is served in a small black cauldron-shaped bowl accompanied by a piece of homemade bread and a small plate of sour cream. Beetroot and carrots give the soup its colour while red wine vinegar, cashew nuts and assorted vegetables make this soup not only Instagram-worthy but healthy to boot too.
The classic aglio olio is infused with a local twist in Crab Meat Aglio Olio. Spaghetti is cooked in buerne monte sauce that gives the dish a touch of creaminess, served with spicy crab meat and flying fish roe wrapped in smoked salmon.
There are various cakes such as Rainbow Cake, Chocolate Guanaja and Red Velvet Cheesecake to satisfy your sweet tooth or end your meal on a sweet note.
Address: 1094 Serangoon Road
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11am – 10pm; Saturday – Sunday 10am – 10pm (closed on Mondays)