– 26B Dempsey Rd Singapore 247693
-12.30pm – 2.30pm
– 6.30pm – 10.30pm
– CLOSED ON MONDAYS
– 6476 5305
Trained in classical French technique, highly acclaimed Chef Daniel Sia has worked in many reputable fine-dining restaurants in Singapore, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
In Singapore, Daniel started his career at Les Amis and honed his skills at Au Petit Salut, Au Jardin and The White Rabbit. To gain international exposure, Daniel traveled to London to stage at La Gavroche with Michel Roux Junior and at The Oak Room with Marco Pierre White, both Michelin star chefs.
Daniel also set up and ran The Fourth Floor at Harvey Nichols (Hong Kong) and was Chef de Cuisine at Justin Quek’s Le Platane (Shanghai). In 2008, he was headhunted for the position of Head Chef for The White Rabbit (Best New Restaurant Bar – Singapore Tatler Best Restaurants Guide 2009).
As well as the restaurant, Daniel has launched a personal chef service that brings the entire fine dining experience, complete with butler service, to the privacy of your own home. Designed for a maximum of 16 diners, Dinner with The Disgruntled Chef adds a touch of elegance and plenty of flavour to the concept of entertaining at home.
For Daniel, being a chef is about focusing on the overall experience of enjoying food. “Food has the power to enhance one’s feeling of well-being, hence we are driven to create dishes that amuse and delight as many senses as possible. In its most simple form, food should make you happy,” he says.
Still the talk of the town well into its fourth year, Dempsey stalwart The Disgruntled Chef continues to inject more colour and culinary inspiration to the destination dining alcove. Our summer awakening begins with the restaurant and bar shedding its old skin for a new coat of colour, and touches of British colonial plantation style, reminiscent of the locale’s past existence – a nutmeg plantation and former British army barracks in the nineteenth century.
Notice warm, earthy brown plantation shutters against wide-framed windows, and rattan woven design in booths and the communal wall bench. The ceiling beams are also brushed with a darker shade. These add to a cosier and more private retreat throughout the day, with peeks of natural light in the day or light moonbeams in the
Despite its quirky name, The Disgruntled Chef is serious about its food, innovative cocktails, great wine and warm service. Since its opening in 2010 at Singapore’s popular dining destination, Dempsey Hill, there has been no looking back. Every process undertaken, from the ingredients sourced to the way service staff are trained, has been with the firm belief that informality should not mean cutting corners on anything.