Newly opened in Singapore, The Ottomani is an intimate yet lively New Middle Eastern supper club, helmed by Executive Chef Nic Philip, who has served his stints at some of London's best venues, including The Clove Club, #26 on the World’s 50 best list, and Yotam Ottalenghi’s Michelin starred Nopi.
Hidden in the back of a heritage shop house on Peck Seah Street, the entrance is through a neighbourhood establishment.
The key element to absolutely everything at The Ottomani, from the design to the food, is fire. The intrigue and intimacy of oil lanterns in the space and food cooked with natural flame are central tenets to the guest experience.
In the kitchen, Chef Nic utilises a one of a kind, custom designed wood-fired earth pit.
Driven by passion, every night before going home he builds a fire and burns it down to embers, burying the next night's menu inside to slow roast overnight, providing a texture and depth of flavour unable to be replicated with more modern, less labour intensive, equipment.
These unique items are served for two or more and the nightly selection includes Sticky Pork Belly with a rub of Turkish Coffee, Palm Sugar and Szechuan Pepper; and a slow roasted Lamb Shoulder with Spiced Molasses and Sumac Gremolata.
Beyond the wood-fired roasts, Chef Nic has created his own version of New Middle Eastern cuisine, exemplifying this is the Adana Beef Tartare "Kebab"; a complete reinterpretation of a very traditional dish, mixing classic spices in a steak tartare with caviar. This dish is put together tableside, connecting you to your meal in a very meaningful way.
Capturing the service experience of days gone by, everything comes with a personal touch and a genuine approach at The Ottomani.
With no bar in the space, the bartenders bring the bar to you by preparing drinks on a mobile trolley.
The wine list and cocktail programme have been painstakingly selected by local rising star Symphony Loo and feature a mix of exclusive regional wines as well as upscale old & new world bottles, all chosen for their flavour profiles.
The Ottomani is a set to be a rare experience indeed for diners.
Location & Contact Details:
48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079317
+65 9231 9316
Opens 18:30 – Late Monday to Saturday