SupperMan Bistro and Bar – Review

Although it has only been open for 8 months, SupperMan has established itself as a firm favourite of the office crowd in its vicinity. Located a stone’s throw away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station, at the white Maxwell Chambers building, it serves good food at good prices.

For F&B, I feel that that’s a simple winning formula that will keep people coming back again and again!

We were invited for a food review, and had a great time.

One of the owners shared with us that the place was set up by three friends, each bringing their own unique skills to the table. One of them is the chef (who used to work at Raffles Hotel!), the other the pastry chef (whose desserts are real yummy), and the last person takes care of the book-keeping. Sounds like a dream team.

One of my favourite aspects of SupperMan is its set lunch concept. For the price indicated next to a main, you also get two sides (one of which can be the dessert of the day) and any non-alcoholic drink thrown in. With no GST and no service charge (although full service is provided), what you see is indeed what you get. How rare in this day and age!

The sides are of good standard too – I find the mesclun salad consistently fresh (after having dined there a few times before).

The truffle fries are a hot favourite, and in case you are wondering what the side called “balls of fire” is, the public service announcement here is that it’s popcorn chicken!

The menu is also very innovative, in a good way, with offerings such as seafood laksa linguine, and tom yum prawn risotto. The local-flavoured sauces/gravy go surprisingly well with the italian pastas.

Generous portions of cod

I really enjoyed the cod served that day. It was cooked just right, and I thought it was particularly generous that they serve two fillets for the whole set meal price of $29.80!

I’ve paid more at other restaurants for only one tiny fillet, and I would say that the quality of the cod at SupperMan is excellent. 
Our host explained that the dried chillis are there more for scent than taste. Because they were deep fried, they don’t make the dish spicy at all!

Laksa lovers will love this

The laksa worked so well with the fettuccini that I kept going back for more helpings of this dish. Presentation is always done well in their dishes too – a feast for the eyes, not just the tummy. 

Rib-eye steak on a bed of passion fruit sauce – pretty!

I thought it was quirky to pair passion fruit with steak but it worked well. The other sauce option was green onion purée so let me know how that tastes if you try it. : )

Dessert – different every day

The pastries are always interesting and of consistent quality. I thought it generous of them to usually offer a little scoop of ice-cream alongside to complete the sweet end to a good meal. 

I think this is particularly worth considering as a dinner venue because the area tends to be quiet after office hours. So you can enjoy good food with peace and quiet, instead of having to jostle with the masses at some mall. They do not have set dinners now, but prices of mains remain reasonable. What’s not to love?

Facebook page here.
Address: 32 Maxwell Road, Maxwell Chambers, #01-06, Singapore 069115
Direction by MRT: Alight at Tanjong Pagar station, Exit B, and it’s on the left!
Contact: +65 6224 0338

Opening Hours:
•Mon – Fri: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
•Sat: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

  10 comments for “SupperMan Bistro and Bar – Review

  1. May 16, 2014 at 2:03 am

    The cod fish and set menus are calling out my name! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this gem.

    • May 16, 2014 at 2:55 am

      Welcome Angie! Good things must share.
      Thanks for always being so supportive!

  2. May 16, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Had a great lunch the last time I was there. And the dishes in this post looks very good! Now I feel like going there to eat again!!!

    • May 16, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Go go go, can jio me along if you want! 🙂

  3. May 16, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Oh goodness that cod fish looks soooo good! I like the local twists to pastas too. This restaurant is definitely going on my list of must-try places 🙂

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    • May 16, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Yup super worth it!

  4. May 16, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Looks so good! Everything is like calling out my name! great that its quiet too. Hope they stay open long long time. very tough to do restaurants these days.

    • May 17, 2014 at 6:02 am

      Yup F&B is such a tough industry. I’m rooting for nice folks like them to succeed!

  5. imp
    May 19, 2014 at 4:53 am

    I must check this place out!

    • May 19, 2014 at 5:24 am

      Hope you like it! 🙂

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