Well, now, back to Cheek Bistro. We started off with a bottle of Rippon Sauvignon Blanc($98) which was easy on the palate. As for food, you can't go wrong with the Buttermilk Quail ($28) with sriracha mayonnaise. Nicely fried, the pieces of quail had a moist interior, and a thin crisp skin. Liberal squeezes of lime accentuated the natural flavours of the quail, and the pairing of any mayonnaise and fried food never fails.
I've been really into burrata recently so we ordered the Burrata($26) with heirloom tomatoes, fermented green chilli and coriander. I loved that the burrata was lightly dressed so it wasn't bland even without any of the accompanying ingredients. The lavish sprinkling of fried shallots lent more fragrance and crunch to the dish, and was an unusual but much welcomed addition.
I wouldn't say the food is outstanding or exceptional but the dishes we had were all hits! So, I will definitely recommend Cheek Bistro if you're looking for a place with casual vibes and good food, or even looking to dine at a Michelin-starred establishment without breaking the bank. I was celebrating my birthday so they served up a dainty plated dessert with a candle. Sweet gesture! Also, the server was really patient and nice, so thumbs up for service.
I really want to try the Fish & Chips so I will definitely be back!