New on the menu at Bochinche and Potato Head Folk

Clever new items at Bochinche include roasted beetroot, goat’s cheese and oat crumble ($16) and Hokkaido scallop tiradito ($21), a less acidic version of ceviche which does justice to the fresh, sweet shellfish. For something lighter, go for the grilled watermelon salad ($14) with mozzarella cream and a superbly refreshing minty granita. Personable head chef Fabrice Mergalet helms the grill to serve up freerange, grass-fed Argentinean sirloin (300g, $49), rare and properly sliced against the grain. The fine-textured meat was lean and smooth. Raw cuts are available at the restaurant’s bodega alongside wine, cheeses and spices for takeaway. The restaurant has also refreshed its weekend brunch menu (11am-4.30pm) to include dulce de leche pancake with caramelised banana ($19), and organic poached eggs with paleta iberico ($26). 22 Martin Road. Tel: 6235 4990

Trendy burger abode Potato Head Folk has added a new compact weekend brunch featuring cutely named dishes: We Found Nemo ($19), a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon; Wubenz ($18), a play on the reuben, a grilled sandwich with cooked salted beef, Sriracha style Russian dressing, charred sauerkraut and smoked cheese, while Lil’ Miss Piggy ($19) is filled with classic Cumberland sausage snail and truffled onion jam. There are three Bloody Mary ($22) variants–one includes fried ikan bilis which highlights the anchovy accents in the Worcestershire sauce. All savoury dishes are served with a bowl of tater tots. Want something chaste? Go for granola ($16) of organic buckwheat, quinoa, chia and flax seed, with yoghurt, berries and gula melaka syrup. Something decadent? The table’s favourite was Bak Kwa To Basics ($12), a stack of fluffy coconut milk and rice pancakes topped with bak kwa and maple syrup. 36 Keong Saik Road. Tel: 6327 1939