The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar

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249 reviews
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Relaxed yet refined restaurant-and-bar by acclaimed Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
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KB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside in garden surroundings. Comfortable chais and lovely big ceiling fans. Denzel looked after us wonderfully. The food was sensational. Really tasty. Superb well balanced wine list. We are booking to go again this week when we return to Singapore.

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ST
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, beautiful building and a great bar
You will always have a nice experience when dining at The Dempsey Cookhouse

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Generally I would recommend Dempsey Cookhouse. However the staff need to do more to control unruly children in the restaurant. We were sat next to a table with two children, that we not being controlled and the staff did not say anything to their parents.

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JT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

If they are seriously wanting to be one of those top restaurants in town, food quality , taste and presentation must be greatly improved. I dun think their staff is ready too without proper trainings.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it. Good Quality of food. Great ambience & excellent service. Cannot ask for more.. Staff if prompt and attentive. Best of all. being able to book via open table is thumbs up!

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P
London
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very attractive place, great food, would recommend and return. Service could be improved. We booked an outside table, but upon arrival told the OpenTable get these things wrong and one wasn't available. Inside is air-conditioned to a chill. It had to take some complaining to get this sorted. Staff we not very attentive. Had to keep asking to our wine to be topped up etc. No feeling they were thinking about us. We had to prompt and ask them each time anything was required. The service wasn't unpleasant or a reason not to go, just could be better.

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YR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanks for your wonder service! Waiter was absolutely efficient and friendly. (:

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent ambience and attentive staff.
Should service drinks before food though.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My husband and I went to this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion on a Saturday night. When we first arrived, the hostess told us that there was one table we could sit at outside but that we'd have to be done in an hour. She did not ask whether we had a reservation (which we did), and only after a confused exchange did she realize that we had one and thus could be seated inside.

We were greeted immediately by the waiter, who brought our water and the menus out quickly. However, it took 20 minutes for our other drinks to come out, and my husband's was wrong (he ordered a mojitto and got a martini instead). In addition, as I am obviously expecting a child (am in the 37th week of pregnancy), the waiter asked when the baby was due and then made a comment under his breath referencing how "large" I looked. Very rude and inappropriate!

Despite the waiter's forgetfulness and rude comments, we stayed (probably against our better judgment). I ordered grilled tenderloin with salsa verde - the meat was tender but the seasoning was overwhelmed by cumin (which I typically like but didn't complement the steak). My husband ordered the "simply cooked" tenderloin, which was 100 grams. His dish was fine but nothing to write home about. He also ordered a tomato, fresh basil, and chili pizza which came out cold. At the end of the meal, I ordered cheesecake and he ordered an aperitif -- my dessert came out quickly and was delicious, but his drink took an additional 15 minutes and reminding the waiter.

Overall, the lack of service, inappropriate comments, and lackluster food make me wonder why this restaurant is rated so highly on Opentable. We have no plans to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Absolute delicious

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F
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambience is good, especially for meeting and catching up with friends.

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M
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit from Australia; love the setting although same menus as 2 years ago; maybe time to add a few new dishes.

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V
Singapore
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Hi
I truly enjoy your food and service.. ambiance is perfect.
A curious question- why do I get called about preferences when the menu is standard in terms of offering and basic veg/ non veg, eggs, garlic etc preferences?

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OT
Singapore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The white and black ambiance was great. Staff were prompt and attentive. Food was to our satisfaction as well.

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TP
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place and wonderful mood~!!
We've got the special service for our anniversary!!

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JT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent right from start to finish. My friend felt the chicken was a bit on the dry side and attributed it to being breast meat. We did the chef's recommendation which comprised what felt like 10 courses.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, with outstanding service from very helpful yet unobstrusive staff.

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CT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing. Was there for a birthday celebration and staff was super coordinated, didn’t even need a reminder and service was impeccable. Would recommend for any occasion!

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CS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Very good food. Great night all round.

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a few cocktails at the bar and then sat outside and loved the ambiance
Been here 3 times now and each time great

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M
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Food is nice but the staffs and waiters are so horrendous!!!! !even tho they know it’s my birthday.:there is no complementary cake or dessert..but nvm we order dessert and have to wait for 30 min for it???!.:after that one staff rushing us to go??? ..what a terrible service..I will never come again..

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GB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

But the service unfortunately for the first time was careless and bad !

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XT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. The servers were very attentive and prompt with our requests. Lovely place.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Cesear salad was too lemon / lime flavour too sour
Fois gras needed more fruit and was not really sure of the brown mix next to it

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance - highly recommended. Great for small or large gatherings

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service at both the bar and table has gone off the boil - especially for a Como brand. Waited 20 mins for a G&T despite chasing and the order was still wrong. Bar staff not very communicative to either us or each other!
Front of house staff are great and very helpful.
At table kept having to ask for water top ups.
When wine bottle was brought to table we were not asked how many glasses were needed and 3 were just poured (there were 4 of us but one person not drinking wine and one other had ordered a glass of red). When glass of red was brought to the table it was randomly decided by waiter who it was for! No asking ‘who ordered the red?’
Simple stuff let’s down what is otherwise a lovely setting with great food.
Please Como sort out your service issues!!

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M
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambience. I love coming here. its pricey but you get what you paid for, I think.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall good

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HS
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner - great food, amazing inside and out

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OW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences we have had in Singapore. Outstanding service and fabulous quality food.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great ambience, service and appetisers. My veal main was decidedly average for the price.

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The staff were very accommodating and professional, the food was topnotch as well!

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the venue very nice. We had a guest with a gluten allergy and our waiter was the best ever. He explained the menu and let our guest know what contained gluten and what didn’t. He was knowledgeable enogheven to know if there could be cross contamination via cooking process. Unbelievable 👍👍👍

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GT
London
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service with attention to details. Accommodated all our requests promptly

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AN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Just s couple of notes:
1) starter plates were taken away and then dinner came immediately after. No time in between. There was no rush we even said not to rush the mains
2) there were children running and screaming through the outside area and throwing balls. We complained to the parent.. they were not guests but walking by and decided to use the outside of restaurant for playground
Disappointing as it was a nice quiet dinner for my Husbands birthday
All else was good

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good service.

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

100% percent improvement in Service and now in line what we know from the Como brand elsewhere in the world. Delighted.

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SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and drinks were fantastic but service was not top notch. We had booked outdoor seating which was not ready when we arrived and would have meant 20-25 minutes wait if we didn’t switch to inside area which was also pretty nice. We had called ahead and let the restaurant know we were celebrating a birthday and they had offered to get us a cake, this information may not have been passed on to our wait staff. We didn’t end up reminding them as it was late but for a top of the line restaurant you would expect this to be standard.

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VM
Singapore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dempsey Cookhouse is my favourite lunch place. Never disappoints and fast becoming my kids favourite too.
The shrimp salad is Devine !

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K
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a pleasant meal celebrating my wife's birthday. Food was great and both of us enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant.

The special attention for the dessert was a very nice touch.

Thank you!

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