I’ve found the perfect chill alfresco spot that’ll make you feel like you’re not in Singapore. It also comes with the added bonus of horse-watching. Sounds good? You can find all that and more at BUN @ Gallop Resort, the newest addition to the close-knit community of restaurants and activity centres along Turf Club Road.
Located around Sixth Avenue near The Grandstand, this chill bar and restaurant doles up Vietnamese cuisine, burgers, coffee, and alcohol in a relaxed outdoor setting.
It’s the perfect place to unwind with your family and friends (including those of the furry four-legged variety) over ice-cold beers and good food. Want to know how to enjoy this breezy alfresco dining experience to the fullest?
The mane event
The main highlight here is of course the horses. Wouldn’t you like to meet one (or two) of the resident horses from the neighbouring Gallop Stable @ Horsecity (Bukit Timah)? These gentle giants usually make an appearance during events (before 6pm) at the field, but requests can be made beforehand at the time of booking.
Of course, I had to make a toast to this grazing beaut.
Burgers done right
Look out for a special section on the menu, Burgerhouse, featuring hearty burger creations by a former Omakase Burger head chef. Think handmade, freshly ground burger patties with lettuce, tomato, and a secret sauce on buttered brioche buns. I really enjoyed the incredibly juicy and moreish Beef Burger (S$16) with fries — it was lip-smackingly good.
Authentic Vietnamese cuisine
Before you advance upon the extensive selection of Vietnamese fare, go for the refreshing Lemon, Lemongrass (S$7) or Assam Pineapple (S$7), a much-needed respite from the sweltering hot days we’ve been experiencing.
Had a bad day? Slurp the sadness away with a comforting bowl of Beef Pho (S$18), fresh pho noodles in bone broth adorned with fresh beansprouts, onions, spring onions, herbs, and thinly sliced US chuck roll. There’s also a much lighter version with Chicken Broth (S$16).
A much healthier substitute for fried bee hoon is the Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò (S$17), rice vermicelli noodles with marinated grilled pork, crispy fried spring rolls, vegetables, and fresh herbs. Pour in some nuoc cham fish sauce, mix it all up, and tuck into a bowl bursting with fresh, riotous flavours.
I’m no banh mi connoisseur, but this Vietnamese Ham & Sausage Banh Mi (S$14) is one sandwich I wouldn’t mind munching on daily.
Pickled carrot, daikon, and herbs are neatly layered with ham and sausage imported from Vietnam. It’s fresh, tangy, and savoury, and has a great bite. Do note that all the food here is prepared by Vietnamese chefs, so you’re in good hands.
I absolutely loved the addictive Chả Giò (S$14), crispy fried spring rolls made with yam and pork. Rice paper has never tasted better.
For a taste of something more exotic, order the Ốc Hương Xào Bơ Tỏi (S$24), sauteed spotted Babylon snails with garlic and butter.
They boast a chewy texture reminiscent of squid and are served alongside a zingy Vietnamese green chilli dipping sauce.
Sitting down with a Kirin beer and a delicious spread to this picturesque view — what’s not to like?
Grand opening on 20 May
Join BUN @ Gallop Resort for their grand opening on 20 May 2022 from 5pm to 2am and enjoy S$10 nett food and drinks all evening! There’ll be live DJ music and a whole lotta great vibes. Reservations will not be available — all you need to do is turn up and have fun.
Pet-friendly event on 22 May
Calling all pet owners and pet lovers, here’s an event you don’t want to miss out on. In collaboration with local dog food brand Providog, BUN will be giving out free meatball treats and ice cream between 5pm to 7pm on 22 May 2022. Paw-rents who bring their fur babies down will also get a 10% discount on their human bill. Reservations can be made by contacting +65 81004265.
Oh, and the horses will be around for about an hour from 5pm during both events.
Anyone up for an evening hanging out with horses?
BUN @ Gallop Resort
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📍 100 Turf Club Road, 01-05, Singapore 287992
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We enjoy animal-related establishments as it gives us the opportunity to interact with our favourite animals – and as animal lovers, we can’t ignore the ethical issues that revolve around this. From animal cafes to pet shops and catteries, there are a wide range of ethical concerns when it comes to animal welfare such as the treatment of the animals, or ethical breeding at pet shops and catteries.
As we share some really great animal cafes, pet shops and catteries to visit, we strongly urge everyone to treat these animals gently, and if you have seen signs that the animals are not being well taken care of, please highlight it to us immediately. If you are considering getting a pet, we would also encourage you to consider adoption options first if possible. There are plenty of lovable animals waiting for a good home at places like SoSD, Cat Welfare Society, and the SPCA!