Dig In: The Hot New Wine Bar Along Club Street

Le Bon Funk brings Club Street an impressive combination: spot-on cooking by chef Keirin Buck and an excellent selection of natural wines.


The Rundown

When we heard that Burnt Ends alumnus Keirin Buck would be setting up his own gig, we were naturally very, very excited, and one of the first to hightail down to this spot at Club Street. Marrying spot-on cooking (think many small plates and a few stellar mains) with a handpicked selection of natural wines, Le Bon Funk is officially on our list of top spots to hang out. Catch you there?

The Vibe

Occupying a beautiful shophouse with bar seats facing the road, Le Bon Funk is great for people watching, not that we did much of that as we were busy stuffing our faces. The seats are best for parties of two or four, so bring only your favourite foodies. This is great for a fancy night out with the girls or a post-work tipple, with the promise of great food. Enjoy attentive service too, as the staff is well-trained to look out for your needs — drink top ups, for one!


Photo by Burppler Fiona Ting

What’s Good

Chef-owner Keirin puts together a daily menu based on the day’s best produce, so it’s safe to say that no one dining experience here will be the same, and that’s part of the fun. For the most part, expect plenty small plates for sharing, alongside a few rocking mains. On our visit, we feasted on excellent plates like the Cedar Jelly and Foie Gras Toast ($16), which sees them using shaved foie gras to “butter” the toast — a stroke of genius that left us reeling; and the flavour-packed Hanger Steak with Tomato and Hot Sauce ($28). Perfectly cooked with a juicy texture, the steak’s good enough of its own, but so much better with the garlic-kissed, not overly hot sauce for a whiff of heat.

Burppler Veronica Phua popped by recently, and came back raving about the Beef Tongue Sammy ($24), which she declares to be the best beef tongue sandwich, ever. The fantastic ensemble sees a quivering pile of soft beef tongue and a generous dollop of gribiche (hard boiled egg dressing), layered on house-made brioche.


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Don’t stop until you work your way through their sweets. We are still dreaming about the Burnt White Chocolate, Rosemary and Orange Tart ($12), so wonderfully balanced with a whisper of rosemary to keep us on our toes. On the other hand, Burppler Fiona Ting and her girlfriends were thoroughly impressed with the Celery Custard & Buckwheat ($10), an unconventional pairing of celery-infused custard and sweet buckwheat crumble that left them “absolutely mind blown”.


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Your meal is incomplete without at least a drink from their stellar selection of natural wines. Head sommelier Josée Yeomans has put plenty of thought into curating a list that, in Le Bon Funk’s words, “celebrates people over place, winemakers over wine regions, leisure over labels”. If you’re in the mood for a tipple with a story, Josée will take very good care of you.

See what Burpplers have to say about Le Bon Funk here.