We have a lot to be grateful for, and we’d like to dedicate this post to all our family and friends who have been supporting us for the past few months.
Thank you to those of you who made it a point to visit us as soon as possible upon landing in Singapore; thank you to those of you who make it down to our little corner of Robertson Quay multiple times each week, visiting more often than some of the Merry Men; thank you to those who have been spreading the word far and wide, recommending us to other friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you! The Merry Men is thriving because of all of you. 🙂
For those of you who haven’t been back in a while, The Merry Men now looks quite different from the first few weeks we were open. We decided to decorate slowly, carefully picking and choosing each piece. We wanted each item to have a story that we could share, a memory we would enjoy reliving when someone asked.
We’re very thankful with how The Merry Men is slowly transforming into the place we’ve dreamed about but had trouble pinning down in words for so long!
We’re happiest with this little wall, which really helps to make the place feel more cozy and lived-in. We’re still debating what to do with the big white wall and the grey brick wall–too many ideas, we’ve having difficulty choosing!
We’re also very thankful for the great turnout thus far. We’ve been quite packed for a new F&B venue, but after the ST article was published, turnout practically doubled!
Eugene and the boys were caught by surprise quite a few evenings. There have been several nights when we had two seatings for dinner, and even on weekdays! Some nights, even the towkays have to wait tables and clear dishes.
Despite the haze, many people prefer sitting outside, enjoying the night breeze and the view.
The promotions have been well-received, and we’re planning to add to our line-up of wines and cocktails! Do let us know if you have strong opinions about new wines or beers you think we should offer. 🙂
Finally, we’re thankful that we finally have some luck with staffing and have hired another cook! A typical kitchen would have at least four people: a chef, an assistant chef and two cooks (typically, most would also have a supervisor). For the first four weeks, we were surviving with ONE CHEF. We managed to get a cook but poor Leonard and Jan have been working themselves to the bone trying to keep our customers well-fed and happy for the past four weeks. So we’re very very happy that we’ve finally managed to hire more cooks!
Can you guess who’s the new guy? 🙂
More hands in the kitchen is fantastic news because this means we can finally roll out our long-awaited brunch menu!!! We’ve been planning it since June and it’s been really painful having to wait and wait and wait thanks to the lack of capacity… We’re crossing our fingers and hoping everything is good to go by mid-November!
So once again, a big thank you for your support! 🙂 We hope The Merry Men has been keeping you merry and we welcome any feedback and suggestions for improvement. We have a page on Hungry Go Where
and would love to hear what you have to say about us!