(May-June 2013 Dining Destination Feature: The Grandstand) The Ascot

By now you should be familiar with The Grandstand, especially after Omakase Burger shot to fame, followed by the groundbreaking launch of Pasar Bella.

Ensconced humbly at the corner-most of the long stretch of dining establishments is The Ascot, rustling up English comfort food and dispensing a host of alcoholic libations for patrons in search of a real British pub experience.

Alcoholic beverages include Fullers London Pride, Pure Blond and Crown Lager, house pour spirits such as Cruzan Light Rum, as well as a diverse range of beers imported from England, Australia and other parts of Europe. The Ascot’s variety of beers changes weekly.

To complete the English experience, patrons can watch football matches on the large-screen TV, play board games, or simply unwind at the alfresco beer garden facing The Grandstand’s football field and watch live football matches, while knocking back a few pints.

Weekend Roast served with Yorkshire Pudding ($32)

On a breezy Sunday afternoon, we enjoyed a hearty Weekend Roast, which feature medium rare slices of beef, teamed with a completely engaging brown sauce, and accompanied by Yorkshire pudding and vegetables. Other meat options include roasted chicken and lamb. Continue reading