With a quirky name like The Disgruntled Chef, this laidback, yet sophisticated eatery offers a dining experience that is anything but ordinary. From the slate chalkboard to the graphite-coloured chairs, the restaurant is filled with hues of warm grey, creating a relaxing ambience for a casual meal with friends. The restaurant also offers diners the option of dining al fresco on its outdoor patio, which sits alongside the lush, natural greenery of Dempsey.
Even the menu offers a cool vibe, with items roughly categorised as “small plates” and “big plates”. The chef seems more discerning than disgruntled, serving creative combinations of casual and refined ingredients, such as Baked Bone Marrow with Persillade & Sourdough Toast and Crackling Suckling Pig served with Honey & Clove Sauce. To accompany the delicious food is an impressive cocktail list, which includes refreshing fresh fruit concoctions like the Grapefruit & Cucumber Martini and their signature Sea Salt & Chilli Margarita. (Feb 2013)