Pan-seared Pulau Ubin Sea Bass

$28.00 Β· 4 Reviews

Located across from Alexandra Retail Centre, Portico Host's elegant dining room and its lush surrounds offer a quiet environment for business talk over lunch. Prices are a little steep, but the stellar dishes will impress. Portico's Signature Menu ($58) consists of their bestselling items, which you can choose to have as a three-course (two appetisers and one main) or two-course (one main and one dessert) meal. The items are fixed, with the three-course featuring an earthy wild mushroom soup, a tomato salad and the pan-seared Pulau Ubin sea bass. The two-course offers a chicken confit and their pretty-as-a-picture deconstructed blackforest dessert. If it's just you and your business partner, we recommend getting one three-course and one two-course to share β€” it's hearty without warranting a food coma back in the office, plus you get to try all their specialities.
Avg Prices: $70 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Peter Wong
Reservations available via Burpple


The successful execution of succulent, flawlessly cooked fish crowned with crisp, salt flecked skin always gets my respect. Classically paired with roasted new potatoes and a garden herbed beurre blanc sauce, This was delicious from start to finish. Portico might not be in the ranks of the latest hot restaurants to watch, but they consistently dish out enjoyable food big on flavour. It's high time i make a return visit.

Taste: 4/5


I was super determine to try the food at Portico especially after hearing rave reviews from Brother Ong πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. All in all, I was wildly impressed with the food, desserts, service(warm, friendly and personal), brown tables 😍, basically everything lah. Portico hires an in-house pastry chef too, which is not a common sight in Singapore. Overall experience 8.0/10. Will be back for more! .
Normal 3-course set lunch menu - $38++
Portico Signature 4-course menu - $58++
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The wondrous sauce makes the entire dish – it was an unbelievably tasty creation, like a zesty combination of skim-milk mayonnaise and Pure Yoga oil, with oodles of vitality. Everything tasted a bajillion times better with the sauce – the fish, the potatoes, and even the random flowers and apple balls. Elsewhere, the fish was nicely well-cooked, and the salted fish skin was a crispy delight. I can understand why the potatoes were β€œnew” – their surprising softness suggest they might have been plucked from the nearest PAP Kindergarten for your dining pleasure. 4.5/5