London Fat Duck @ Scotts Square

Close to the heels of the opening of Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant at Capitol Piazza, London Fat Duck located at the basement of Scotts Square is the newest duck specialty restaurant franchise to hit Singapore. A collaboration between the Akashi Group (Akanoya, Gyoza-Ya) and Fei Siong (EAT, Legendary Hong Kong), this restaurant claims to use only a specific breed of Irish ducks and prides itself for serving the “wagyu of ducks”. A mighty bold statement to be made but judging from the crowds that have filled the place within the first few weeks of their opening, it is clear that many Singaporean fans have been anticipating their arrival.

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Before we go on to their London Roast Selections proper, London Fat Duck also offers a decent range of Dim Sum priced between $4.80-$6 and other Hong Kong comfort fare such as noodles, dumpling soups and congee starting from $6.80. Fairly reasonable prices considering their postal code.

We tried their Signature Black Pepper London Duck Bun $4.80 and Crispy London Duck Snow Bun $4.80 which were items highly raved about all over the internet and Instagram. After taking a bite of that crisp baked caramelised shell and savouring the burst of flavour from the succulent juicy chunks of duck filling, we had to agree that the hype was justified. We did however prefer the former with its peppery notes and novel charcoal appearance while the latter would probably be a safer option for those who cannot take much spiciness.

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And of course the highlight and reason why we waited so patiently in the queue- the Signature London Roast Duck $48.80 (whole), $26 (half) and $12.80 (regular) finally arrived on our table. The portion you see in this picture is the half one. While the skin was rightfully papery-crisp and the meat fatty, the overall taste was sadly underwhelming. Perhaps it was because expectations were raised with all the fanfare but we were none too impressed.

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Their BBQ Pork with Honey Sauce (Char Siew) $14.80 was however another story with that glorious sticky glaze, charred skin and moist texture. Almost the perfect balance of sweet, smokey and springiness. This was also the first plate to be wiped clean and had us wishing that we had a bigger portion.

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The Hong Kong Crackling Pork Belly $13.80 too deserves a mention for its crunchy crackling, salty notes and succulent meat beneath that golden skin. Dip it into the side of mustard sauce for an added punch though having it on its own also ticks the box.

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It is good to note that London Fat Duck currently does not take reservations and because the space is rather small with not many tables, it is best to come early or during non-peak hours. We came at 10.45am on a Sunday morning and had to wait about 1/2 hr. We did however notice that many dropped by to simply takeaway a roast duck or two to bring home and enjoy. That might possibly save you some waiting time as compared to waiting for a table.

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Scotts Square
6 Scotts Road
#B1-16/17
Singapore 228209
Tel: +65 6443 7866

Opening hrs:
Mon – Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat – Sun, PH: 10am – 10pm

Singapore

One Response to London Fat Duck @ Scotts Square

  1. Alan Chan says:

    I’m thinking tomorrow 25/06 will going down to try ,total 2 person, need do reservation?

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