Located among the refurbished colonial houses of Rochester Park, Greenhouse restaurant at Nosh offers a rare but welcome respite from the usual city bustle.

Boasting a cosy, daintily lit al fresco area surrounded by verdant nature, the 70-seater makes for a perfect sanctuary for quiet dinners or brunch with friends.

greenhouse's al fresco dining area is decked out with rattan chairs and white accents

Greenhouse’s al fresco dining terrace

The restaurant serves up an eclectic mix of globally inspired cuisine. With highlights like grilled skate wing with sambal breadcrumbs ($26) and imported Spanish iberico jowl topped with kimchi apples and coated with a sticky stout glaze ($17), you’ll find dishes varied enough for any palate.

flatlay of greenhouse's small plates appetisers (iberico jowl, lamb ribs, thyme ricotta, and tuna poke) on a white marble surface

Appetisers include iberico jowl, lamb ribs, thyme ricotta and tuna poke

We especially love their braised beef short rib with hickory smoked cauliflower ($32); and pan-roasted barramundi with coconut-tamarind velouté sauce and taro chips ($28).

Greenhouse's pan-roasted barramundi with coconut-tamarind veloute, pickled red chili and taro chips

Greenhouse’s pan-roasted barramundi

End the meal with some mango lassi ($10), a delicious spin on the traditional yoghurt drink, here presented as dessert.

9 Rochester Park. Tel: 9755 5015

Cover: Greenhouse’s lamb shank mechoui with sweet potato ragou, pearl couscous and pistachio dukkah

This was first published in Wine & Dine’s April 2017 issue, ‘Restaurants’