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Mar
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THE TOUCAN Irish Pub @ Duxton

Initially planned to walk to Majestic Hotel with Hyacinthus to try out their famous mango pudding. However, on our way there, we stumbled upon this nice little Irish pub in Duxton area.

Actually it’s the little garden that caught our attention before we realised there’s an Irish pub beside it.

There’s even a wishing well in the garden! πŸ™‚

Lots of pretty flowers blooming in the garden. But some are wiltering

What’s the name of this Irish Pub?? It’s The Toucan Irish Pub

Hyacinthus and I decided to have lunch here instead.

The interior of the pub looks really nice, warm and cosy. The place looks kinda new too.

The waitress showed us to a table for 2. But we found that the air con vent is directly blowing really strong cold air at it. We wanted move to the long table beside it but was told it was reserved by a big group of diners.

So we decided to have our lunch at the high table and chairs beside it. Hya and I were trying our best to stay seated on the high chair as we tend to slip down if we are not careful πŸ™‚

Mmmm what’s good to order for lunch??

We decided to try their Super Lunch Set which includes soup (free flow) and a plate of fish & chips. The Super Set lunch is only $6.50++ which we found really reasonable. Hya ordered a glass of coke while I opted for a glass of diet coke. Soft drinks are an additional $2++ and the promotional prices are only available if you order their Super Lunch Set.

We placed our order at 12.50pm and waited for about half an hour before lunch was served.

Our drinks came after 5 mins upon ordering. Hya lamented on why there were no lemon slices for her glass of coke while my diet coke has a wedge of lemon in it.

After another 10 mins of waiting and enquiring, soup is finally served. But only 1 bowl was served.

On enquiry, the waitress told us they ran out of soup bowls. We asked the owner why he did not purchase more soup bowls. He replied that he had more than 30 soup bowls but his staff broke about 20 of them yesterday and thus thus the shortage. He asked if Hya mind if soup is served in a bigger bowl. Hya said she is find with it.

See the difference in bowl sizes πŸ™‚

The tomato soup tasted really nice. Tasted buttery and a little savoury with a tinge of sourness from the tomato. Very nice and appetizing. Mashed potatoes were also added to the soup to thicken it instead of added more milk and cream to it. I find this more refreshing as it doesn’t taste so heavy compared to creamy soups.

Still waiting for our fish and chips to arrive… mmm mmm mmm

Took some pics of the decorations in the pub. The decor in the pub looks quite new. The owner told us that the pub was opened in Oct 2007. So this is a 5 months old pub πŸ™‚

At last, our fish & chips are served. Mine came first while Hya’s one came 5 mins later.

The fish batter is thinner compared to the usual fish & chips that we normally had. Also the batter tasted of a tinge of beer taste. The fries were really crispy too.

So what’s the total damage. It’s only $19.90 in total. Quite reasonable.

If you are interested to have some drinks with your friends after work, you might be interested to know when is their happy hours

Toucan Irish Pub by Guinness
15 Duxton Hill (089598) Tel:
62235950
Fax: 6223 7873

Operation Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays: 11am – 1am
Fridays: 11am – 2am
Saturdays: 3pm – 2am
Closed on Sundays

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5 Responses to “THE TOUCAN Irish Pub @ Duxton”


  1. March 5, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    the garden is pretty, doesnt look like it’s in spore! πŸ˜€

  2. March 5, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    yeah rite… when we first saw it we were like… wow… seems as if we are temp transported to another part of the world… it’s a nice quiet neighbourhood.. very serene and tranquil… loved it

  3. 3 James
    April 9, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Hey there folks. This is james, the public relations manager at the toucan, I’d just like to inform you that the phone number printed on this review is inaccurate. It’s actually 62235950. Thanks very much, Hope to see you guys some time soon

  4. April 10, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Hi James, thanks for informing. The number had been updated πŸ™‚

  5. 5 Maeve
    March 25, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Hi James, we just visited the Toucan. We found it very disappointing that although the four of us dining at Toucan each ordered a meal and either a beer or glass of wine the servers would not provide us with ice water. They informed us that they don’t provide free water and that we had to pay $7 Sing for mineral water. We were very thristy so we ordered four of these for a cost of $28 just on water. Our suggestion would be to dine at Toucan ONLY if you are not thirsty when you eat.


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