Situated in the lobby of Park Hotel Clarke Quay is Porta, the hotel chain’s latest addition to their extensive lineup of F&B options.

Besides offering an assortment of dishes from all over Europe, the restaurant also has a deli where customers can take away cold cuts like ham or sausages in the day.

Porta — The Avocado Toast
Porta — The Avocado Toast

We stopped by to check out Porta’s new menu and started with a couple of selections from their new brunch menu. The Avocado Toast ($16) is great fuel for any millennial not looking to buy a house in the near future (old joke, I know!). The touch of balsamic vinegar cuts though the heaviness of the avocado delightfully, though i wished the bread sported a little more flavour.

Porta — Apple Bacon Pancakes
Porta — Apple Bacon Pancakes

Our second and final peek at the brunch menu is a plate of gorgeously stacked Apple Bacon Pancakes ($16). Drizzle that pile of goodness with that sweet and sticky maple syrup and bite down on some crispy bacon and fluffy pancakes for the ultimate brunch experience.

Porta — Sweet Potato & Kale Salad
Porta — Sweet Potato & Kale Salad

Moving on to the main menu, the Sweet Potato & Kale Salad ($14) delighted with a sweet and fragrant dressing that balanced out the harsh bitterness kale can sometimes deliver. The Tuna Tartare ($18) on the other hand, was refreshing with its light sesame dressing.

Porta — The Spring Chicken
Porta — The Spring Chicken

The Spring Chicken ($24) and Norwegian Salmon ($24) offer safe and healthy main course options for the #fitspro crowd with a good balance of proteins, greens and carbs. The taro puree that came with the chicken was a tad too heavy for my liking, but I preferred the sweet and lighter pumpkin puree that was coupled with the salmon.

Porta — Braised Beef Short Rib
Porta — Braised Beef Short Rib

If you’re looking for something a little heavier and heartier, the Braised Beef Short Rib ($28) will leave you more than satisfied with it’s rich and savoury goodness.The tender beef proved to pair delightfully with the curry mash for a deep and spicy flavour.

Porta — Prawn And Spicy Chorizo Pasta
Porta — Prawn And Spicy Chorizo Pasta

But the real stars of Porta are without a doubt their pasta dishes. The innocent looking Prawn And Spicy Chorizo Pasta ($22) pack a whole lot of flavour and spice sending my taste buds into overdrive, definitely a dish not to be missed!

Porta —Wild Mushroom Orecchiette
Porta —Wild Mushroom Orecchiette

For the vegetarians out there, don’t despair because the Wild Mushroom Orecchiette ($22) provides an equal or arguably a better experience. The sauce is rich and earthy without being overpowering and heavy which tends to be the downfall for so many cream based pasta dishes.

Porta — Strawberry & Basil Panna Cotta
Porta — Strawberry & Basil Panna Cotta

We finally closed off the evening with Strawberry & Basil Panna Cotta ($12) I was a little hesitant about the combination of ingredients at first, but my worries were put to rest the second I got a taste! The basil added a different level of sweetness to the dish that I wasn’t expecting and it wasn’t overly sweet.

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Porta

1 Unity Street, Singapore 237983
Phone: +65 6593 8855

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am – 10.30pm

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*** This was a hosted tasting. ***

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