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If you are one of the few unaware of this awesome restaurant in Little India which boasts a wood-fired brick oven made from scratch, then it's time!

Sideways​ is a wood-fired themed restaurant that serves artisan breads and fresh produce baked in a wood-fire brick oven forged by the hands of chef/owner and serial entrepreneur, ​Pav Khialani , most recently of  the now closed The Hangar (due to landlord disputes) and his partner in crime Giulia Cian Seren. 

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With less than 60 days left in 2019, Giulia and Pav have been brainstorming ways to close the year on a high. That's why they are launching a special set menu, created exclusively for year-end team celebrations.

The Festive Set Menu is available at Sideways every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 31/12/2019 and it's the perfect way to celebrate for teams of 6-20 people.

Here is an example of the 2019 Festive Set Menu starting with entree of Homemade pumpkin gnocchi with melted parmigiano and bacon or the Smoky eggplant, jalapeno hummus, avo pesto dips with sourdough and focaccia.

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For mains you will delight in a communal dining feats of Smoked lamb ribs, Smoked pork belly and Smoked beef ribs served with Smoked bell peppers carpaccio, Spicy potatoes, Charred asparagus and Crispy artichokes.

End on a sweet note with Sideways’ style apple cake with fresh cream. All this for just $60+ per person 

Advance booking of at least 2 days is required, and best of all, Giulia and Pav are thrilled to extend a complimentary prosecco bottle to anyone from their mailing list who brings their team down.

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Choose between a $60 festive set: 3-course meal ( outlined above) or for a more substancial celebration, enjoy the $85 festive set: 3-course meal with small batch wine pairing. 

For more menu information and booking enquiries call +65 6291 3441 or email Giulia at [email protected]

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Sideways is nestled in the heart of one of Singapore’s heritage trails along Little India and Jalan Besar. The unassuming shophouse—once a school —is now decked in famous street art, which starkly contrasts its bricked interiors.

It is this eclectic combination that won the hearts of Singapore-born, Melbourne-raised Pav, and Italian Giulia Cian Seren.“I really love the neighbourhood for its colours, vitality and energy!” said Giulia, co-owner of Sideways.

“These handsomely restored conservation areas tucked away from high-rise buildings and high-end shops really makes you feel like you’re ​in Singapore. We just felt in our hearts it’ll be really cool to have a woodfired restaurant added to the mix.”  

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The main looker at Sideways is their four feet wide wood-fired brick oven which was made from scratch by Pav. It was during the time when he started ​The Hangar​—a Melbourne-style cafe and bar that was located along Arab Street before it was forced to close down earlier in 2019 die to a landlord dispute - which we tend to hear alot of lately in Singapore—that Pav’s passion for baking artisan breads fuelled his curiosity for exploring this traditional technique. “We used refractory bricks which are perfect for keeping the heat in,” explained Pav.

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“At The Hangar, we baked our sourdough loaves, ciabatta, and burger buns in an electric steam oven, which is great, but we thought it would be really cool to ​revert to the old methods of baking​, and giving our breads a whole new dimension to its taste and texture—something you can’t replicate with an electric oven.”

“People really like our ideas and the hard work we put into it,” added Giulia. The result is unpretentious food made fresh on the spot over open fire—crusty bread with an airy centre, charcoal-kissed steaks, and beautifully caramelised vegetables.

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Nduja & Burrata toast - the best selling brunch main, sourdough toast, nduja (spicy salami spread), burrata, poacahed eggs, basil and lemon  

With such dedication that goes into the cooking vessel, you can be sure the food is nothing short of mundane. Be spoiled for choice with ingenious takes on comfort woodfired dishes like ​garlic shrimps, Spanish smoked pork belly and bone marrow as well as eclectic dishes like the Talagani with figs, white-wine roasted artichokes and cauliflower steak with beetroot tahini.  

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“You won’t find your grandma’s ​ragù or anything you normally see in Italian or Greek restaurants; but we believe in the integrity of the ingredients, hence, came up with simple dishes that are full in flavour, and go well with bread and ​vino" explains Giulia.

Sideways also offers a rotating selection of five crafts beers sourced from Germany, Australia, the US and the UK, pulled from a custom-made tap system for those looking to knock back a couple of cold ones.  

One Small Step Sideways, A Giant Leap for the Community

Sideways aspires to make their mark in protecting the environment by paying attention to their actions. Apart from stainless-steel straws used in-house, Sideways is also growing some of their herbs and vegetables on the roof, and as much as they can, composting organic wastes.

The name Sideways defines both owners’ approach to their imaginative concepts; from the rustic interiors with modern touches, to dishes prepared ​à la minute in a home-made, wood-fire brick oven, Sideways is the brainchild of their lateral thought processes.

“In Australia, to get "sideways" also refers to one getting tipsy, and we thought it might be something funny to share since we’re all here for good company, good food, and a good selection of craft beers and wines.” Pav playfully added. “Australians will surely get it, while everyone else will just think it’s a really cool name" 

A. 109 Rowell Road 208033 E. [email protected] W. www.sideways.com.sg

 

Comments

Rated
7.5
Richard
ELITE
779 comments
12 November 2019
Looking forward to experiencing this place. Hearing great reviews and will be attending a dinner here soon. Standby for my personal reviews....
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Gisele
CONNOISSEUR
21 comments
6 November 2019
Love this place! The sourdough bread really is fantastic. Worth the carbs. Dip it in the eggplant dip - mmm. I don’t even like eggplant, but this was fabulous. We also had the barramundi and the lamb, both very well cooked and presented. I also love the use of the old shophouse... they’ve kept some of the old charm, while still maintaining a new, modern, and elegant vibe.
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Sylvia
INFLUENCER
57 comments
6 November 2019
I loved the chunky bread and dips. A great starter to the night. Super spot for a private party as it's rustic in set up and away from the madding crowd. Prices very reasonable and service was excellent. I will definitely be going back there again!
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John
ELITE
189 comments
6 November 2019
I loved my visit recently to Sideways. I sat at the bar overlooking the goings on in the kitchen just beyond the bar serving area. The wood fired oven is the jewel and is visible from the small and intimate restaurant space. You will only have 20 to 25 guests at any one time here. It really is a refreshing environment. I had the stuffed peppers for an entree followed by a delicious Rib Eye cooked to perfection - you'll get a hit of the smokeyness. This place is going off the charts.... get in now for pre Christmas gatherings before it becomes over run with bookings....true story mate!
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