You have to know that it’s here to even find it. Maggie Joans is hidden away in Amoy Alley. The rusted door in the back alley would never suggest that there is such an amazing little restaurant tucked away here.
The Ambience, Service and the Staff
Behind the rusted exterior door lies a classy, intimate little hole in the wall. The decor is very earthy. The walls are exposed brick and weatherboard, giving the premises an aged look. There is some natural light from a window. The restaurant is predominantly artificially lit. The open kitchen flows into the inner dining area, beyond which also lies a semi-private dining area.
I had made my reservation through Chope. I was seated very quickly and served water. The staff were very warm, welcoming and helpful and constantly ensured that our glasses were full.
The restaurant has brought in a new chef, who has, in turn, brought in a few dishes of his own creation.
We ordered the Donegal Bay oyster, the Angus Beef, the Iberico Pork Loin, a glass of wine, and the apple tarte tatin.
Food was brought out in 15 minutes and was beautifully presented.
Both mains were very well made. The savoury meats were balanced by the sweet puree of the fruit that they were served with.
The Apple Tarte Tatin was hot, offsetting the vanilla ice cream that it was served with.
The Price Point
Maggie Joans is not cheap. We ordered an oyster, two mains, a glass of wine, and dessert. For two people, this came in at just under $150. However, this is an awesome little restaurant with high quality food.
The Final Verdict
Maggie Joans is an upmarket, somewhat exclusive, intimate restaurant. It’s suitable for entertaining clients, having business meals, meeting colleagues and special friends, and a great place for date night with your significant other.
Address: 110 Amoy St, #01-01, Singapore 069930.
Phone: +65 6221 5564.