Last Updated: January 19, 2016
1 Tyrwhitt Bistro & Bar is all about great prices for pizza, pasta, beers and many more. Indeed, the happy hours here occupy most of the restaurant’s opening hours, offering great discounts on already cheap food and drinks with 1-for-1 from 11.30am until 9pm. While it may be that the food is cheap, expect nothing less of the food quality as it is thankfully not compromised!
There are plenty of seats here at Tyrwhitt and there is absolutely no need to worry about insufficent space. There is good spacing between tables to ensure maximum privacy so go ahead and share your deepest darkest secrets with your friends over food. Heh. By day, the restaurant is brightly lit with all the natural light beaming in from outside. But by night, the atmosphere darkens and your mood for drinks will automatically kick in.
They most probably have the best happy hour around the Lavender area or even around town! Their Happy Hour’s from 11.30am – 9pm. I think it would be more appropriate to call it Happy Day instead. It’s never too early to drink yeah!
Their Beer Draught like Asahi Black Pint, Carlsberg Pint and Kronenbourg Blanc Pint goes for 1-1, while bottled beers like Asahi, Corona, Victoria Bitter, Pure Blonde and Steinlager go for 9 bucks each. They’ve got me hook, line, sinker.
Wild Mushroom Soup ($8.80)
We tried this soup dish first and at 1 Trywhitt, the mushroom is nothing like what you would find anywhere else. Usually what you’d get is watery mushroom soup devastatingly lacking mushroom bits. The one here promises to fill you with a flavourful, thick soup, packed with lots of mushroom bits and served with crunchy garlic croutons.
The creaminess of the soup was just right, without you having to feel jelat even after half a bowl. I must admit it was one of the best mushroom soups I have ever had.
Crispy Mid Wings ($10)
The seasoning was good, tasty yet not overly salty. The wings were fried to an optimal golden brown… crispy goodness awaits. Bite into it and expect hot and juicy meat on the inside with savoury juice oozing out. If not for the tragic fact that I have to share, I would have easily engulfed the whole plateful.
Mozzarella Cheese Stick ($10)
Not a huge fan of these cheese sticks as the dough crust seemed to lack seasoning. Convenient as a finger food for beer though, but hopefully the recipe is improved.
Black Truffle Egg Pizza ($23.80)
If you love truffle on your pizza, this is definitely for you. Aromatic black truffle oil drizzled on your pizza, along with mixed mushroom bits, Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese. The smell of truffle can be detected from miles away so my initial impression was set in the fact that the pizza would be heavily truffle-d.
The first mouthful of the pizza thus came as a surprise. The truffle essence was tastefully mild and did not overpower the other flavours of the pizza. With a runny egg smackdab in the center and cheese melted down to gooey goodness, this pizza was topnotch.
T-bone Steak 350g ($48.80)
This T-Bone Steak at 350 grams is portioned out very generously. While I find this dish rather expensive, it is definitely worth the money, judging solely based on portion-size alone. The piece of meat had great marbling, and the meat-fat ratio was just right. Served with baby potatoes, beans, cherry tomatoes, olives on the side and black pepper sauce to top it all off, this dish will be sure to satisfy any bef craving you may have.
1 Tyrwhitt is a highly recommended place to go to for drinks (it’s darn cheap) and of course, to get your tummies filled with good tasty food. They have really affordable lunch sets that includes a pasta, soup, drink and dessert for just $13.80.
Happy hour booze is certainly a drawing factor, but I’d skip the cocktails. The location may be a little inaccessible but this place is really worth checking out.