Open Farm Community

    BYO:Yes

    Child Friendly:No

    Halal: YES

    Vegetarian: YES

    Pricing:$$

    Operating Hours

    Lunch
    Mon to Fri:
    12pm to 3pm
    Dinner
    Mon to Fri:
    6pm to 11pm
    Sat, Sun & PH:
    6pm to 11pm
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun & PH:
    11am to 4pm

    Telephone

    Corkage Price:$40

    130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819


    2017 Review 2018 Review

    Fresh, seasonal and fun—that’s how we would describe Open Farm Community, part of the Spa Esprit Group and better known to regulars as OFC. Perched on the fringes of the Dempsey Hill F&B enclave, this eatery sits on 35,000 square feet of land, most of which has been transformedinto a beautifully landscaped garden by the folks from Edible Garden City. The restaurant itself is housed in a conservatory-like space featuring lots of plants and flooded with natural light in the day for a most salubrioussetting.

    The concept is centred on transforming the fresh, seasonal produce—sourced from producers here and elsewhere, as well as from OFC’s own gardens—into delicious innovative dishes. Accordingly, executive chef Ryan Clift and head chef Russell Misso have crafted aninnovative menu that lets the ingredients shine, with minimal fuss and frill.

    The menu changes regularly according to the season. Some popular mainstays to keep an eye out for: the warmed salad of broccoli tossed with crunchy sugar snap peas, toasted pine nuts and crumbed feta for a lovely tang; crispy frog legs from a local farm paired with coconut-laced curry and a shower of curry leaves; and steak tartare marinated with chilli and ginger for a spicy kick, paired with crusty toasted foccacia and crowned with an organic egg yolk.

    The mud crab pappardelle, meanwhile, is tossed in a creamy spicy Thai curry for a lovely Southeast Asian twist. Ditto the holy basil gnocchi with pickled okra and tossed in a fragrant lemon grass dressing, and the gorgeously moist roasted red snapper topped with tangy calamansi and sesame salad with chewy grains of barley.