The Butcher's Wife sports outdoor seating at the front

Grilled Octopus ($28)

Tiong Bahru is proving 
to be more than just a picturesque enclave that hipster-types are partial to – it’s also a fruitful frontier for innovative fare.

Previously the home of Open Door Policy, 19 Yong Siak Street has a new occupant also by the SPA Esprit Group. The Butcher’s Wife perpetuates
 the gluten-free legacy of
 its predecessor, serving up flavourful modern European cuisine with delightful mains like its Grilled Octopus ($28), which won over this writer, 
to desserts like the refreshing Pineapple Carpaccio with curry crumble on the side ($14).

Grilled Sirloin Steak with triple cooked chips ($57)

Looking at the long
 menu, and not forgetting, the extensive wine list, it is difficult to comprehend why more restaurants don’t accommodate coeliacs. After all, The Butcher’s Wife fits right in a society that is slowly, but surely, being roused to the benefits of healthier food.

The Butcher’s Wife is located at 19 Yong Siak Street.