Jack’s Place chain of restaurants has been around in Singapore for a long time. When I was still schooling and had limited pocket money, it was where I like to head to for a nice steak meal as the prices are pretty reasonable.
A little history about the restaurant chain’s heritage via their website:
It all started when Mr. Say Lip Hai arrived in Singapore from Hainan island and started as a cookboy with the British troops in Sembawang learning how to prepare the perfect roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. After learning the skills, he started his first restaurant, which was called Cola Restaurant and Bar. The restaurant served the British and Commonwealth troops and their families residing in Sembawang neighborhood.
Mr. Say Lip Hai’s break came when a British housewife tasted the steak prepared by him and suggested that he start a catering business in her husband’s pub in Killiney Road. Her husband’s name was Jack Hunt. Mr. Say agreed with the condition that he take over the whole operation leading to the birth of the famous Jack’s Place Steak House. Jack Hunt sold the business to Mr. Say in 1967.
And that’s how Jack’s Place got it’s name.
Rachel and I had lunch at Jack’s Place, Nex, a few weeks ago, with our baby Asher. The experience was still great. The staff were attentive and friendly.
We were pleased that the restaurant is baby-friendly and the prices on the menu still remain as reasonable as I recall.
Rachel and I ordered a sirloin steak and a ribeye steak lunch set respectively. The serving comes with a soup, garlic bread, coffee/tea and a desert item:
The presentation isn’t exactly the most fancy, but at just around $30+ for a two pax lunch, I think it’s really great value for money. There’s nothing much I can complain about. Besides, the steaks are pretty good! 🙂
Here’s the details for the Nex branch:
Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #04-66 NEX Mall, Singapore
Tel: +65 6634 2433
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 10.30pm