Nassim Hill

Launched in July 2012, Nassim Hill is a bakery by dawn, bistro by day and bar by dusk. Nassim Hill and 1128 are the only two official locations you can get Grimbergen beers in Singapore.

Served on draught, Grimbergen beers – Blanche, Blonde and Ambrée – are priced at $10 nett for 250ml all day long.

Natural sunlight brightens the entire space in the day, presenting a lovely setting for a weekend brunch with the family. As daylight fades, the space metamorphoses into a chill-out spot with sounds of clinking glasses and a DJ entertaining the crowd.

Patrons can tap their own beers at the sleek Grimbergen beer front upon ordering. They are also welcome to share dining space and mingle at the long communal table. The modern rustic interior lends a casual soothing vibe.

Artisan Bread Basket ($6)

Head Baker Audrey Tan, who is also the owner of Freshly Baked, helms the bakery section at Nassim Hill.

Hankering for variety? The Artisan Bread Basket comprises four slices of breads, served with butter and homemade fig jam on the side.

The Multi-Cereal bread ($6 per loaf) that is chockfull of nuts and seeds will appeal to those with a savoury palate; other varieties include White Ciabatta bread ($5) and Cranberry and Walnut Bread ($5 per loaf).

Braised Meatballs with Artisan Bread Basket ($22)

To go with the Artisan Bread Basket, the Braised Meatballs make a delightful accompaniment. Steeped in a Grimbergen Ambrée beer-infused chasseur sauce composed of veal jus, onions and mushrooms, the coarsely minced beef yields a firm, substantial texture and packs complex flavours with every bite.

Hot Reuben ($16)

The Grimbergen Ambrée bread ($8 per loaf) is the first Grimbergen-infused bread in the world; it is an original creation of Chef Audrey. She was struck by the beer’s full-bodied quality, and deduced it would make up the perfect formula for her one-of-a-kind wholemeal bread recipe.

The bread’s malty flavour and distinctive caramel aftertaste makes it a top choice for their signature Hot Reuben –a sandwich with emmental cheese melded with corned beef, sauerkraut and onions.

Grimbergen Fish and Chips ($22)

Grimbergen Blanche beer battered Pacific Dory fish, served with thick cut fries

For me, Grimbergen Blanche beer is best deployed in the Grimbergen Fish and Chips. While the flesh is perfectly moist and tender with zero complaints, the linchpin is the light and crisp golden crust. Love this to bits.

Grilled Rosemary Chicken (choice of thigh or breast meat) ($20)

Served with a side salad, creamy mashed potato with thyme, and a mild blue cheese dressing

Mac & Cheese ($15)

Macaroni baked with a béchamel sauce and 4 varieties of cheese

Nonya Beef Tenderloin Curry ($20)

One item that stood out on the menu is the Nonya Beef Tenderloin Curry.

Served with crusty baguette to soak up all that robust curry, the flavours are nicely balanced without being overwhelmingly spicy. Chunks of beef tenderloin are seared right before serving; though not melt-in-the-mouth tender, it is pleasantly firm without being chewy or tough.

Jaffa Cake ($6)

Orange sponge cake with Jivara chocolate frosting

I had high hopes for dessert. Unfortunately it failed to enthral. The Jaffa Cake didn’t turn out ideally moist, and I wished there was more of that delicious Jivara chocolate frosting.

Prices stated are nett –there will be no surprise service charge and taxes.

It was an enjoyable dining experience; I particularly crave for their Grimbergen Fish & Chips.

Nassim Hill

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Operating hours:
Tuesdays – Sundays, 8am – 12midnight (last order at 10.30pm)
Closed on Mondays.