Unfortunately, despite being at the 33rd floor, the view at Cook&Brew cannot rival that of Level 33 or One Altitude. Rather what it offers is a pretty comprehensive beer and wine selection. In fact, when I visited the restaurant on a Tuesday evening, the bar had just finished hosting a beer tasting session (now – if only I had known of this earlier!)
I chose this place to meet with G solely because it was near my workplace and with office hours being a little predictable, it was much easier to meet somewhere nearby. Thankfully, I made it on time!
From what I’ve read, Cook & Brew has received pretty positive reviews for their food and beer pairing. We had the following:
Pastrami beef tongue served with pumpernickel, sauerkraut, fried egg, horseradish ($14)
When we asked the waiter for a recommendation, he tried to get us to try the buffalo milk ricotta, however, we decided to try the beef tongue instead. Turned out it was a bit underwhelming. We both took a few bites and left the dish to itself. I described it as “a take on the reuben sandwich”, though perhaps not achieving the effect intended.
I decided to go for the broccoli and bacon cheese burger ($29) and opted for the beer pairing recommended on the menu as well (the kona longboard island lager). I really liked the broccoli cheese and bacon, though the patty was bit too well done for my liking. Chips were great though!
Steak & mushroom pie – slow braised beef short ribs, fresh herbs, red wine, button mushrooms, root veggies, watercress ($27)
In all, Cook & Brew has a great atmosphere and I could definitely see myself coming back here for drinks. However, not so sure if I would come back again for the food, the dishes we had did not really wow us and we felt that we could find similar dishes in other gastro pubs in Singapore.
Add: Westin Hotel, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2