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BEST RESTAURANTS IN SINGAPORE 2021

The Best Restaurants in Singapore

Get inspired with The Asia Collective’s latest foodie guide revealing the Best Restaurants in Singapore!

Embark on the ultimate culinary journey and immerse yourself in Singapore’s vibrant dining scene with its seducing variety of cuisines served within stunning settings, making the city one of the most enticing culinary destinations in the world! Read on and get inspired on where to dine and devour in The Asia Collective’s carefully curated guide to the Best Restaurants in Singapore. 

From fine dining in sleek venues in Singapore’s CBD, boutique hotspots from River Valley to Dempsey Hill, and must-visits in the Arab Quarter, East Coast, and Sentosa, our latest guide to Singapore’s Best Restaurants is your go-to guide for dining venues not to be missed when exploring Singapore’s culinary melting pot.

BEST RESTAURANTS IN SINGAPORE’S CBD & TELOK AYER

51 SOHO

CUISINE: Modern European, Modern Asian
ADDRESS: 51 Telok Ayer Street #01-01, Singapore 048441
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Thursday, 10am – 9pm | Friday, 10am – 10pm | Saturday, 10am – 8pm | Sunday, closed
CONTACT: +65 9755 1058
INSTAGRAM: @51soho

Enter 51 Soho, a glamorous bar and restaurant adorned with matte black metal and glimmering features of comfort – sit back in their cosy customised bench chairs and enjoy a refreshing aperitif or ale.

With a plethora of dishes on the menu it’s hard to pick a favourite, try the tantalising Lemongrass Chicken Skewers, BBQ Glazed Pork Ribs, Miso Cod Fish or Wagyu Sirloin. For something classic and tasty try the Soho Burger or Grain Bowls with baked cauliflower and maple miso – delectable!

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including 1-for-1 main dish and 1-for-1 drink at 51 Soho.

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ARTEMIS GRILL & SKY BAR

CUISINE: Mediterranean
ADDRESS: Level 40, CapitaGreen Rooftop, 138 Market Street, Singapore, 048946
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10pm | Saturday, 5.30pm – 10pm | Sunday, closed
CONTACT: +65 6635 8677
INSTAGRAM: @artemis.sg

Escape to this unique culinary destination elevated between the clouds and a 15,000 square-foot Sky Forest in the heart of Singapore offering spectacular views of the city’s skyline and Marina Bay. The Roman term Artemis meaning the “sea in the middle of the earth”, offers a menu delivering Mediterranean delicacies crafted using fresh seasonal vegetables, traditional grains and legumes, fresh seafood and grilled meats.

Enjoy a range of gourmet plates that reflect the region’s rich cultural heritage fused with international influence through favourites such as the Sweet Pea Agnolotti with ricotta, wild garlic, and preserved lemon or the 420-day Grain Fed Wagyu Ribeye which is tenderised and delicious.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including two glasses of sparkling, house wine or mocktails on arrival at Artemis Grill & Sky Bar.

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BAR-A-THYM

CUISINE: French
ADDRESS: 18 Gemmill Lane, Singapore, 069255
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11. 30am to 10.30pm
CONTACT: +65 6557 2224
INSTAGRAM: @barathymsg

Bar-A-Thym specialises in mouth-watering French cuisine, plating up delectable seafood and meat dishes cooked a la Plancha. Their unique French Omakase menu has been designed by French Chef François Mermilliod with each dish inspired by the regional specialties of Southern France. Special favourites from the menu include the Wagyu Cote De Boeuf, Seafood Bouillabaisse, Morisseau® Bouchot Mussels, TE MANA Lamb Rack and the Angel Hair Pasta with Sea Urchin.

Mermilliod is known to have a knack for incorporating both French and Asian cooking techniques in his cuisine. We all know French fare and a good drop of wine are a match made in heaven, so for the wine enthusiasts Bar-A-Thym boasts an extensive wine selection from some of the best vineyards across the globe.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including 15% off the French Omakase Menu at Bar-A-Thym.

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

CUISINE: Modern European, Chinese
ADDRESS: 115 Amoy Street, #01-01, Singapore 069935
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Wednesday, 10.45am – 3pm & 5pm – 11pm | Thursday 10.45am – 3pm & 5pm – 12am | Friday – Sat 10.30am – 12am | Sunday 10.30am – 10pm
CONTACT: +65 6221 7449
INSTAGRAM: @birdsofafeathersg

The culinary concept of Szechuan is well-known for its use of fiery spices – particularly the infamous Szechuan pepper dish that will leave your mouth alight. A specialty of this flavoursome act can be found at the buzzing Birds of a Feather on hip Amoy Street, offering a contemporary Western cuisine with Szechuan influence.

With an interior décor of a sophisticated ensemble of nature and high styling, this restaurant, cafe and bar offers all-day dining, bespoke cocktails, and an ever evolving wine list.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including 1-for-1 cocktails at Birds of a Feather.

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GAIG RESTAURANT

CUISINE: Western, Spanish
ADDRESS: 16 Stanley Street, 068735, Singapore
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 2pm & 6pm to 10pm | Sunday, closed
CONTACT: +65 9771 2674
INSTAGRAM: @gaigsingapore

Chef Carles Gaig was destined to be a chef with his roots in Barcelona where his family owned the Taberna d’en Gaig since the 1800s. Carrying on the traditional cuisine and culinary techniques of their family restaurant from Barcelona, he opened his popular Catalan restaurant in Singapore serving up some of the best Catalan cuisine in the city.

Their menu emphasises fresh produce and passionate cooking serving up Catalan recipes that had been passed through generations. Indulge in the cannelloni and quail escabetx to transport yourself to the bustling streets of Spain, pair it with their fabulous selection of Spanish wines. If you have a sweet tooth be sure you finish up with their unmissable Catalan crème brûlée!”

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore,  including 15% off the Chef’s Set Menu at GAIG Restaurant.

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BEST RESTAURANTS IN DEMPSEY HILL

SIRI HOUSE

CUISINE: Modern Asian
ADDRESS: 8D Dempsey Rd, #01-02 Dempsey Hill, Singapore, 249672
OPENING HOURS: Monday, Closed | Tuesday – Thursday, 11.30am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm | Friday – Saturday, 11.30am – 2. 30pm & 6pm – 11pm | Sunday, 11.30am – 4pm
CONTACT: +65 9487 1552
INSTAGRAM: @sirihousesg

Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Dempsey Hill, SIRI HOUSE presents a sumptuous array of Modern Asian sharing plates inspired by classic childhood favourites, reimagined. Elevating home dining and drinking, dishes exude the same generosity and care you would enjoy as a guest in someone’s home. Drinks are one-of-a-kind with house-made infusions and distillates forming the backbone of the SIRI HOUSE cocktail programme.

A lifestyle concept by Thai Luxury Property Developer, Sansiri, guests can choose to dine in the main Restaurant, the Bar or on the Outdoor Terrace while perusing the Art Space and Collective Market Shop during their meal..

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including two glasses of Prosecco with your first big plate ordered at Siri House.

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BEST RESTAURANTS DOWNTOWN

ADDA

CUISINE: Neo-Indian
ADDRESS: 7500E Beach Rd, #01-201 Diners Building, Singapore, 199595
OPENING HOURS: Monday: Closed | Tuesday 6:00pm – 10:30pm | Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm / 6:00pm – 10:30pm | Sunday: 6:00pm – 10:30pm
CONTACT: +65 8178 8460
INSTAGRAM: @addasingapore

Embark on a Neo Indian dining experience at the brand new restaurant, ADDA. With dishes curated and handcrafted by Michelin Starred Chef, Manjunath Mural, indulge in the best dishes that India has to offer with a contemporary twist and infusion of local flavours.

Popular choices from the menu include the Pulled Lamb Desi Tacos, Prata Quesadillas, Mural’s Butter Chicken Pot Pie and the Charred Laksa Salmon. For classic comfort, feast on our signature Indian curries and entrees.

Highlighting the flavours and colours inspired by spices, all ingredients are fresh, flavourful and authentic, prepared with signature cooking secrets and a whole lot of love. Trust us when we say you won’t leave here hungry, but extremely satisfied!

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including two complimentary cocktails or house wine with the purchase of two mains at Adda.

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CORIANDER LEAF AT CHIJMES

CUISINE: Asian Fusion
ADDRESS: 30, #02-01 Victoria St, Chijmes, Singapore, 187996
OPENING HOURS: Lunch Monday – Friday, 12pm – 2.30pm | Dinner Mon – Sat 6pm – 10.30pm | Closed on Sundays and PH
CONTACT: +65 6837 0142
INSTAGRAM: @coriander_leaf

At Coriander Leaf, food is a way of thinking, re-imagining, re-interpreting and re-presenting signature dishes from across Asia. Chef Samia Ahad’s contemporary Asian take on traditional cuisine uses both modern and customary cooking techniques to see regional favourites re-created.

Coriander Leaf’s menu relies on five distinct flavour verticals, taking you on a sensory journey through Asia; Fresh, Familiar, Spicy, Umami and Sweet. Crowd favourites include the Charcoal Grilled Baby Lamb Chops with Harissa and the Shan “Tofu”, a spicy Burmese curry. With a focus on small plates designed for sharing, guests can spoil their tastebuds to a wider selection of pan-asian cuisine, we’ve heard their robust flavours will have you coming back for more!

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including 1-for-1 cocktails or house wine at Coriander Leaf at Chijmes.

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NEON PIGEON

CUISINE: Japanese, Modern Asian
ADDRESS: 36 Carpenter St, #01-01, Singapore, 059915
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5pm – 10. 30pm | Saturday – Sunday & Public Holidays, 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5pm – 10.30pm
CONTACT: +65 6222 3623
INSTAGRAM: @neonpigeonsg

Its days at Keong Saik Road may be in the past, but an exciting new journey is about to begin as the hot spot leads the flock of eclectic souls to a sprawling new nest at Carpenter Street.

The self-described misfits that add novel twists to regional Japanese flavours and traditional cooking techniques, now bring you a new adventure in Neon Pigeon 2.0.

New to the Neon Pigeon experience is the Raw Bar, which celebrates an ever-changing selection of beautiful, seasonal ingredients in true Japanese fashion. Neon Pigeon 2.0 also takes it up several notches with an expanded cocktail bar swirling and shaking up Tokyo-inspired tipples. Sake continues to rule but makes ample space for crushable tipples featuring Japanese spirits and ingredients.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including two complimentary cocktails with any order at Neon Pigeon.

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RIVIERA RESTAURANT

CUISINE: Western, Mediterranean
ADDRESS: 1 Fullerton Road, #02-06, One Fullerton, Singapore, 049213
OPENING HOURS: Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 2.30pm & 6.30pm – 11pm | Saturday, 6.30pm – 11pm | Sunday & Monday, closed
CONTACT: +65 6690 7564
INSTAGRAM: @rivierasg

Sitting elegantly within One Fullerton, Riviera Restaurant is one of Singapore’s most famed modern Mediterranean fine dining destinations offering seamless views out across the Marina Bay. The menu has been carefully crafted by Executive Chef Rémy Carmignani and Executive Pastry Chef Nicolas Vergnole, with each dish honouring the diverse culinary influences and flavours of the Mediterranean coasts, from France and Italy all the way to North Africa.

Sharing their ethos of “Cooking is one of the best ways to share feelings and emotions, with each bite bringing a moment of fleeting happiness,” you will appreciate the care put into every mouth-watering bite. Savour these light, fresh and transcendent flavours in a stunning dining space dressed with golden pillars, striking flora combined with candlelight and hanging chandeliers.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including two complimentary champagnes and two digestifs with any order at Riviera Restaurant.

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XPERIENCE RESTAURANT

CUISINE: Western, Asian Fusion
ADDRESS: 35 Robinson Rd, Singapore, 068876
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 7.30am – late
CONTACT: +65 6701 6800
INSTAGRAM: @sosofitelsingapore

Right in the heart of Singapore’s CBD, this modern-chic restaurant boasts an open-plan kitchen housing a magnificent 20-foot Molteni oven. Diners can indulge in a tantalising selection of international fare which is crafted right before their eyes. Their sommelier’s handpicked selection of wines from the cellar makes the perfect accompaniment for your meal.

Get ready for one of their popular weekend affairs which takes brunch to the next level. On a Saturday the Mother of all Brunches delivers an insane free-flow 3-tiered brunch, while their Flippin’ Sundays Boozy Pancake Brunch plates up drool-worthy sweet and savoury pancake stacks, there’s even an espresso martini infused stack!

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including 25% off the food bill at Xperience Restaurant.

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BEST RESTAURANTS IN KAMPONG GLAM

BEIRUT GRILL

CUISINE: Middle Eastern
ADDRESS: 72 Bussorah Street, Singapore, 199485
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 11. 30am – 10.00pm | Saturday & Sunday, 11.30am – 11.00pm
CONTACT: +65 6341 7728
INSTAGRAM: @beirutgrill.sg

Established in 2010 and set on the historic Bussorah Street, this multiple award-winning boutique Arabic lounge serves up some of the finest Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine in the city. All key spices and herbs are imported from the finest shops in Lebanon, making it that little bit more authentic!

Entice your senses with their famed mouth-watering mezza infused with olive oil, spices and herbs. Other crowd favourites include the Mixed Grill Kebab Platter and the Sizzling Kefalotyri Cheese with Caramelized Onions.

On weekends witness their bellydancer dance to the beat of Arabic music while you dine, indoors or alfresco!

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including 25% off the food bill at Beirut Grill.

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THE WHISKEY LIBRARY

CUISINE: Whiskey Bar
ADDRESS: 39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore, 207630
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 5pm – 10pm
CONTACT: +65 6291 6677
INSTAGRAM: @thewhiskeylibrarysingapore

Whiskey connoisseurs consider this one of the greatest whiskey bars in the world, housing over 1000 bottles of rare and refined award-winning whiskeys from across the globe. Set within the luxurious Vagabond Club, this bar oozes sophistication to the highest degree adorned with red velvet banquettes, a unique collection of art and handcrafted furniture.

With no two bottles the same, the collection is comprised of predominantly single cask and limited-edition bottles from the finest distilleries across the world. Each is a unique work of art and many will be unfamiliar even to the most experienced whiskey connoisseurs. Become part of their Whiskey Club membership to enjoy prestigious offers.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including 20% off the bill at The Whiskey Library.

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YELLOW POT, LITTLE INDIA

CUISINE: Modern Asian, Chinese
ADDRESS: 39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore, 207630
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
CONTACT: +65 9859 1643
INSTAGRAM: @yellowpotsingapore

Sharing the flamboyant sea of lavish red interiors within the Vagabond Club, Yellow Pot Little India flaunts golden and red fans similar to that of their famed sister restaurant at Duxton Reserve, Yellow Pot Tanjong Pagar, connecting the hotels’ design sensibilities.

Chef Sebastian Goh has devised a vibrant menu focusing on modern Chinese cuisine which follows a clean eating philosophy. Treat your tastebuds to their popular Roast Duck, first marinated for two days in a fermented beancurd paste, then roasted over hickory wood resulting in aromatic and tender meat with a glistening layer of crispy skin.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including a complimentary starter platter and two bespoke cocktails at Yellow Pot Little India.

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BEST RESTAURANTS IN SENTOSA/LABRADOR PARK

PANAMERICANA

CUISINE: Pan-American, Western
ADDRESS: Sentosa Golf Club, 27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore, 099892
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 12 – 10pm
CONTACT: +65 8817 0961
INSTAGRAM: @panamericanasg

Panamericana is the ultimate casual bar and grill, bringing to life mouth- watering fare from the rich diversity of cultures and cuisines found in the 14 countries along the Pan American Highway stretching through the North, Central and South Americas.

Indulge in Panamericana’s Farm-To-Fire philosophy with whole meats, greens, grains and fresh seafood, along with wines, signature cocktails, share serves and boozy concoctions. Set across 7,000 sq. ft. accompanied by breathtaking sea views, The Lawn and lush tropical greenery, Panamericana is your new best escape in Sentosa!

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including two complimentary house cocktails with any order at Panamericana.

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TAMARIND HILL

CUISINE: Thai, Burmese
ADDRESS: 30 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore, 119189 
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 12 – 10.30pm
CONTACT: +65 6278 6364
INSTAGRAM: @tamarindhill.sg

Indulge in exclusive Thai cuisine set within a charming black and white colonial villa amidst the lush Labrador jungle. Nature and heritage unite at Tamarind Hill delivering an elegant affair outside of the city. Be met by timeless antiques, restored shop-house shutters, extravagant high ceilings and romantic candle-lit lamps.

Set your senses alight with over 100 Thai and Burmese creations prepared from the freshest ingredients by a team of Thai chefs, each with their own heirloom recipes which create an enticing selection of traditional yet modern fragrant Thai dishes.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including a complimentary glass of house wine per person with any order at Tamarind Hill.

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BEST RESTAURANTS IN TANJONG PAGAR

BAM! RESTAURANT

CUISINE: Modern Asian, Japanese
ADDRESS: 38 Tras Street, Singapore, 078977
OPENING HOURS: Lunch Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 2pm | Dinner Tuesday – Saturday, 6pm – 10.30pm
CONTACT: +65 6226 0500
INSTAGRAM: @bam.singapore

BAM! Restaurant is Singapore’s first dining experience which pays homage to ‘Modern Shudo,’ the contemporary way of sake enjoyment, a culinary style that is taking trend around the world. BAM! comprises an intimately warm-lit dining room, a floor-to-ceiling sake cellar, a private dining space and a relaxed open kitchen.

Their chef appreciates global seasonal produce, focusing on flavours and textures that surpass culinary norms. Experience their Omakase and sake pairing experience where BAM! Restaurant’s in-house sommelier will guide you through each sake pour.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including a complimentary carafe of sake with the order of two Omakase menus at BAM! Restaurant.

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BUTCHER BOY

CUISINE: Asian Fusion
ADDRESS: 31 Keong Saik Road, Singapore, 089138
OPENING HOURS: Lunch Wednesdsay – Friday, 12pm – 2.30pm | Dinner Tuesday – Saturday, 5pm – 10.30pm | Sunday, Roast 12pm – 4pm, Dinner 5pm – 9.30pm
CONTACT: +65 6221 6833
INSTAGRAM:
@butcherboysg

Brought to you by the team behind Cure, uber-cool Butcher Boy invigorates the senses and tantalises the tastebuds with their melting pot of exotic Asian flavours delivered in a stunning metro setting. This lively east-meets-west style bar and grill cannot be missed while savouring the culinary delights on popular Keong Saik Street.

Experience social dining as you enjoy Butcher Boy’s menu favourites such as the Premium US Grain Fed Beef Short Rib and their unique selection of their mouthwatering cocktails.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including two complimentary Bellinis with any order at Butcher boy.

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CHEF’S TABLE BY CHEF STEPHAN

CUISINE: Western Omakase
ADDRESS: 61 Tras Street, Singapore, 079000
OPENING HOURS: Tuesday- Saturday, 6pm – midnight | Friday, 12pm – 3pm | Sunday – Monday, closed
CONTACT: +65 6224 4188
INSTAGRAM: @chefstable_61tras

The open kitchen concept of Chef’s Table will make you feel right at home – and give you the unique chance to score a secret recipe or two during an outstanding dining experience. The daily changing degustation menus feature 28 key ingredients – customise your dinner and cross out the ingredients you don’t feel like. You won’t be served the same dish twice during your visits to Chef’s Table!

Your unique dining experience is best paired with one of the chef’s carefully curated wines which are – like the seasonal produce – only available in small quantities.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including 20% off the food bill at Chef’s Table By Chef  Stephan.

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FAT PRINCE

CUISINE: Middle Eastern
ADDRESS: 48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore, 079317
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 11.30am – 3pm & 5pm – 10.30pm | Saturday – Sunday, 11.30am – 3pm & 5pm – 10.30pm
CONTACT: +65 6221 7794
INSTAGRAM: @fatprincesg

Fat Prince Meshing the vibrancy of bohemian Istanbul with Parisian sensibilities of a casual bistro – Fat Prince is a cafe by day and bar by night. Well known for its mouth-watering kebabs and koktails inspired by the streets and stories of today’s nomad.

The city’s hotspot Fat Prince is an obvious choice for delicious Middle Eastern dishes accompanied by koktails curated by their talented bartenders. Attracting a cool and chic crowd, soak in the atmosphere with a koktail to take you from day into night.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including two complimentary house cocktails with any order at Fat Prince. 

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THE TIPPLING CLUB

CUISINE: Modern European
ADDRESS: 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461
OPENING HOURS: Mon – Fri, 12pm – 12am | Sat 4pm – 12am | Wednesday and Sunday, closed
CONTACT: +65 6475 2217
INSTAGRAM: @tipplingclub

Award-winning Tippling Club is a modern gastronomy restaurant and bar helmed by world-renowned chef-owner Ryan Clift. Spanning across three authentic shophouse units on Tanjong Pagar Road, Tippling Club is comprised of an experiential dining room, a private dining room and an innovative cocktail bar.

Tippling Club plates up fresh and delectable fare in an ever-evolving dining experience, a long kitchen counter means diners can watch the culinary team up-close and in action! Winning awards for “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” it’s no surprise crowds flock here for their mouth-watering gourmet cuisine and world-class cocktails.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including 15% off the food bill at The Tippling Club.

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THE LOKAL

CUISINE: Australian, German, Western
ADDRESS: 136 Neil Road, Singapore, 088865
OPENING HOURS: Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 9pm | Monday – Tuesday, Closed
CONTACT: +65 6423 9918
INSTAGRAM: @thelokalsingapore

Situated on the edge of Chinatown, this homely yet modern-style restaurant will quickly turn into your local go-to spot. Focused on serving Australian classics with a twist, The Lokal experiments with a variety of home-made delicacies producing food that is honest, delicious, and memorable.

For a hearty brunch to fuel your day, order The Lokal Ricotta – home-made ricotta, smashed avo, pomelo and almonds served on toasted sourdough. If it’s dinner you’re after, this cozy space is perfect for casual cocktails and intimate get-togethers, with the German head chef serving up comfort food such as Catch of the Day, Beef Goulash with Spatzle and Grilled Pork Chop.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including 25% off the bill at The Lokal. 

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YELLOW POT TANJONG PAGAR

CUISINE: Modern Chinese
ADDRESS: 83 Duxton Road, Singapore, 089540
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
CONTACT: +65 9859 1643
INSTAGRAM: @yellowpotsingapore

Styled true to its name, Yellow Pot presents a delectable selection of modern Chinese Cuisine within the nostalgic Duxton Reserve, reminiscing 19th century elegance right in the historic heart of Singapore. The interior boasts a glamorous black and gold colour palette, embellished with yellow pots, dark lacquered timber screen dividers, large golden fans and 18th century English scripted wallpapers.

Chef Sebastian Goh has developed a health-focused menu with recipes relying purely on natural produce and delivering robust flavours and textures with no artificial additives. Try their sweet and sour eggplant, where the aubergine is braised and coated with a delicious homemade sauce of hot bean paste, honey, vinegar, and local Nanyang soya sauce brewed by a local company.

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including a complimentary starter platter and two bespoke cocktails at Yellow Pot Tanjong Pagar.

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BEST RESTAURANTS IN BUKIT TIMAH

CORIANDER LEAF AT SINGAPORE POLO CLUB

CUISINE: Asian-fusion
ADDRESS: 80 Mount Pleasant Road, Singapore, 298334
OPENING HOURS: Lunch Monday – Friday 12pm – 2.30pm | Dinner: Monday – Saturday, 6pm – 10:30pm | Sunday & PH, closed
CONTACT: +65 9234 8934
INSTAGRAM: @coriander_leaf

Experience an unforgettable culinary journey through Asia with a complete and exceptional sensory experience. Indulge in a vast range of flavours from across Asia with Chef Samia’s take on classic and traditional cuisine using inspired and traditional techniques. Situated at the prestigious Singapore Polo Club, the menu has been designed by founder and culinary director Chef Samia Ahad with plates designed for sharing so guests can try a variety of flavours while enjoying a serene view out across the lush polo field.

Coriander Leaf’s cuisine is based on distinctive five flavour verticals similar to that of their flagship restaurant at Chijmes; Fresh, Familiar, Spicy, Umami and Sweet. Their signature Nepalese Minced Chicken Momo Dumpling is a must try, served with roasted tomato relish and Sichuan pepper, you will be salivating before your first bite!

Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at the best restaurants in Singapore, including 1-for-1 cocktails or house wine at Coriander Leaf at Singapore Polo Club.

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All The New Restaurants In Singapore You’ll Want To Dine At

Photo: Mott 21

Since Singapore is known as a gastronomical city, it is no surprise that many new food joints have been opening its doors this year despite the pandemic. As we’re slowly creeping closer to the long-awaited year-end festivities (Christmas! New Year’s Eve!), why not try dining in at these new restaurants while you ring in the new — and hopefully, better — year with your loved ones?

From Mott 32, a fancy modern Cantonese restaurant located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, to Hub & Spoke, a sweet sanctuary parked away at the outskirts of Changi Airport, scroll through to find out our favourite new restaurants in Singapore that are must-visits for 2020’s holiday season.

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Founded in New York in 1851, Mott 32 is a contemporary Chinese restaurant that focuses on Cantonese cuisine. With stellar reviews for its scrumptious dim sums and delicious cocktails, naturally, this 169-year old food joint makes it into our must-visit list when it finally opened its first outlet in Singapore earlier this year. Located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, be enchanted by its dark and moody interior that’s fashioned with ornate oriental elements. Signature dishes include Applewood Smoked Peking Duck ($108, pictured) and Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork ($48).

Mott 32 is at #B1-42-44 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956. Opens from 11.30am to 12am everyday.

Tel: 6688 9922

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Founded by Singaporean chefs Alex Phan and Glen Tay, Avenue 87 is a modern Asian restaurant that highlights local delicacies with an interesting twist. Nestled in the heart of Chinatown, be prepared to be wowed by its remarkable industrial meets mid-century modern interior. Their menu is no less fancy – its two and three course lunch menus ($29++ and $38++) include either its AHK Sea Bass or Duck Confit Yam Rice of your choice. For its dinner menu, choose between its four and six course dinner menus ($76++ and $98++), which offer Rendang Beef Cheek and Herbed Lamb Rack (pictured) respectively. Its dinner menus come with an optional wine pairing that’s exclusively curated by beverage specialist Si Hao.

Avenue 87 is at 47 Amoy Street, Singapore 069873. Opens from 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10pm on Tuesdays to Fridays. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

Tel: 6970 5491

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If you’re a fan of full-flavoured pitas and falafel, check out Miznon, an internationally renowned Isareli food chain founded by MasterChef Israel judge and chef Eyal Shani. Its Singapore outlet, headed by Tal Eisenberg and Nadav Cohen, is the brand’s 11th restaurant. We’re obsessed with their cool approach to its interior – a casual outpost fashioned with polished hardwood and post-industrial elements. Expect to find eclectic street food hailing from Tel Aviv, such as Roasted Baby Cauliflower ($16, pictured) and Ratatouille Pita ($17), which comprises tahini, chilli and a hard boiled egg.

Miznon is at #01-01, 6 Stanley Street, Singapore 068725. Opens 11am to 11pm on Mondays to Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.

Tel: 6223 0716

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An offshoot of Brooklyn-based pizzeria Lucali, Lucali BYGB is a gastronomic collaboration between OG founder Mark Iacono and Singapore-based hospitality expert Gibran Baydoun. This restaurant is not your typical pizzeria: its interior sports a mishmash of architectural elements, from retro to mid-century minimalist and even industrial, that somehow works harmoniously. Bring along your friends to feast on its signature Lucali 18-inch Pizza Pie ($55, pictured), which, ironically, is the only pizza available on its menu. Other delights include Zucchini Salad ($25) and Spicy Rigatoni ($35).

Lucali BYGB is at 66 Kampong Bugis, Singapore 338987. Opens from 5pm to 10pm on Wednesdays to Sundays, as well as 11am to 3pm on Fridays to Sundays. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Tel: 8284 1325

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Founded by SJS Group, the mind behind Singapore’s awesome nightlife and F&B offerings like Bang Bang, Lulu’s Lounge and Employee’s Only, Bar Milano, as its name suggests, is a gastro-bar that specialises in Italian cuisine and aperitivo. Its bistro interior is accompanied by moody warm tone lighting – definitely ideal for a romantic dinner date with your beau. Together with your loved one, chow down on its Chicken Milanese ($28) or Lamb and Rosemary Lasagna ($28). While you do so, sip on some of its cool cocktails, like Rinomato Spritz ($23, pictured) and Negroni Sbagliato ($20).

Bar Milano is at #01-02, 55 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089158. Opens from 10am to 12am everyday.

Tel: 6513 0524

A place more suitable for a casual brunch as opposed to a swanky dinner date, Hub & Spoke is a cafe that’s probably not as renowned as its Keong Siak’s counterparts. In fact, it’s situated next to Changi Airport Terminal 2, which you can distinctly identify from its glasshouse exterior and elegant furnishings. This food haven focuses on both international and local delicacies, including must-tries like its Avocado Toast ($14.90, pictured), Prime Ribeye Steak with Chimichurri Sauce ($19.90) and Mee Rebus Java ($6.90).

Hub & Spoke is at #01-T2S-02 Singapore Changi Airport, 60 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819643. Opens from 7.30 am to 9.30pm everyday.

Founded by the Merci Marcel Group, French Fold is a casual restaurant that features crepes, galettes and well, all things French. Its mid-century modern interior is definitely on brand with the fine dining chain’s aesthetic. Savour its hearty delights, which include Galette No. 4 ($14, pictured) – comprising ham, sunny side up, sauteed mushrooms and comte cheese, Organic Benedict Eggs ($21, available only from 8am to 4pm) as well as No.15, a homemade salted caramel crepe ($8).

French Fold is at 204 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068640. Opens from 8am to 10.30pm everyday.

Tel: 6970 7626

Here are all the new restaurants you need to dine at this May

It’s no doubt that comfort food takes the top spot in our hearts. Yet, when you’re craving something different, where will you head to?

This May, another mod-Japanese restaurant finds itself in the competitive Tanjong Pagar district, while a wildly popular tapas bar from Barcelona is opening the doors for its very first Asian outpost here. Other eats to look out for? Gio, an Italian joint, and a prawn-focused menu for crustacean fanatics over at Ebi Bar.

Read on for the full list.

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There’s nothing like a plate of pasta that’ll warm our hearts and bellies in a jiffy. The Italian classic has become a staple for many in Singapore, and this month, we’re finding ourselves in Gio. The kitchen is helmed by Italian chef David Marchiori, who’ll be dishing out crowd favourites like the Rigatoni alla Carbonara, a deceivingly simple bowl of rigatoni tossed in guanciale (cured pork jowl), egg yolks, and Pecorino Romano cheese. Other plates to order? The Pizza Fritta, a deep-fried Naples speciality pizza with a generous amount of toppings encased in its dough.

Address

27 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088450

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Ebi Bar

If you can’t get enough of prawn noodles or just that rich umami flavour of prawn broth, then you need to make a trip down to Ebi Bar. The Singaporean noodle bar disguises itself as a ramen store, but once you look closer, you’ll realise its comforting bowls are a familiar sight to the eyes. Though four noodle dishes make up the bulk of the menu, its signature bowl is the one to look out for: the “Chao Da” or Charred Ebi Noodles is a hearty bowl of al-dente noodles that sit in a thick flavourful broth, served with a pair of perfectly charred prawns.

Address

5 Koek Rd, #B1-21 Cuppage Plaza, Singapore 228796

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It’s indisputably clear that Singaporeans love Japanese food. To add to the growing list of Modern Japanese restaurants in Singapore is IKO Restaurant & Bar, helmed by chef Jeremy Chiam of the now-defunct Le Binchotan. Apart from a mouthwatering menu of Robata-grilled bites, sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails, the restaurant ties it all together with neon lights and groovy music to get the night going. Notable items on the menu here include the UNI, a purple cauliflower pudding topped with buttery bafun uni, and the ANGUS SHORT RIBS, a kurozu black
vinegar marinated beef that’s first sous-vide then charred and served with port wine jus and garlic confit.

Address

65 Neil Rd, Singapore 088897

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We can’t wait for the opening of Tapas,24. Barcelona’s most popular tapas bar finds itself on almost every travel guide to Spain, and will be opening its first Asian outpost right here in Singapore. The original restaurant, for the uninitiated, is headed by chef Carles Abellán, a celebrated figure in Barcelona’s dining scene who once worked under chef Ferran Adria at the now-defunct El Bulli restaurant. Not much has been revealed about the menu, but we’re expecting favourites like the truffle “bikini” sandwiches and the chicken croquettes.

Address

60 Robertson Quay, #01-04 The Quayside, Singapore 238252

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Drunken Farmer, Singapore’s favourite travelling, natural wine bar, has found itself a permanent home along Stanley Street. Here, you can expect a mouthwatering sourdough-focused menu in the form of pizzas, fried chicken and waffles, each one better than the next. Read our full review here.

Address

11 Stanley St, Singapore 068730

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15 New Restaurants In May 2021—Pink-themed Cafe, Sourdough Croissants And More


New restaurants this May 2021


Even as we transition into a new month, Singapore hasn’t been slowing down on the food front, with new eateries popping up left and right. If you’re looking for fresh spots to dine at, here are 15 new restaurants in Singapore this May 2021, including a gorgeous pink-themed cafe, and mahjong-themed dessert place.


1. Fei Zhu Lok Lok


While we can’t cross the border for some lok lok right now, head down to Fei Zhu Lok Lok to get your fill of the popular Malaysian street snack. Here, there are over 20 skewered meats and vegetables to choose from, priced at $1 each. To accompany your skewers, there are four sauces available, of which we enjoyed their house-made sauce, and an unnamed, mayo-based dip. For some carbs to go along with your meal, opt for the Shiok Rice ($1) or Shiok Noodles ($1).

Check out our Fei Zhu Lok Lok review!

Address: 1010 Tai Seng Avenue, Singapore 534417
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 5pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 9822 7755
Website

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2. A Beautiful Day


A Beautiful Day is easily one of the most gorgeous cafes we’ve visited, with a pink corner that’s adorned in neon decals, seashell-shaped chairs, and a floral telephone booth.

In line with the pink theme of this cafe, be sure to get the Pink Sugar’s Bandung Souffle Pancake ($17.90). This comes dressed with rose-flavoured cream and dried rose petals, served on a pink mirrored tray. There’s also the Red Velvet Latte ($7+), a dark pink-coloured drink, if you’d like to take the pink obsession to the next level. Otherwise, the dish we enjoyed most was their Peri Peri Chicken Don ($10.90+), which highlights a bright, piquant peri peri sauce.

Check out our A Beautiful Day review!

Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #01-70/71, Changi City Point, Singapore 486038
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 9855 2826
Website

A Beautiful Day Review: Pink Cafe With Bandung Souffle Pancakes And Red Velvet Latte


3. 800° Woodfired Kitchen


800° Woodfired Kitchen is a pizza parlour with an open concept kitchen, started up by Miami Heat basketball celebrities Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem. This restaurant is also in the process of attaining their halal certification.

You can customise your pizza here, with their DIY Pizza (from $10), which starts with a base of either Margherita, Verde, or Bianca. There are also 20 different add-ons (from $1) that you can choose to top your pizza with. While you’re here, be sure to get a Rotisserie Chicken (from $12)—a juicy, savoury-sweet affair that comes with two complimentary sauces. Prices are all nett too.

Check out our 800° Woodfired Kitchen review!

Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #01-52/53, KINEX Mall, Singapore 437157
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 9:30pm
Website

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4. Tian Wang Desserts


If, like me, you’re a mahjong fanatic, head down to Tian Wang Desserts, a cafe that’s decked in mahjong tile wallpaper.

Here, you can expect an array of traditional Chinese desserts, of which we enjoyed their Yam Paste With Pumpkin & Gingko ($4.80), aka orh nee. If you’d like something refreshing, there’s the Soursop Popping ($4.80), with soursop fruit and syrup-filled boba pearls atop shaved ice. Fair warning, this can be a little too sweet for some.

Check out our Tian Wang Desserts review!

Address: 145 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208863
Opening hours: Daily 3pm to 3am
Website

Tian Wang Desserts Review: Mahjong-Themed Cafe With Orh Nee, MSW Mousse And More


5. Tsuta Japanese Dining


You might have heard about the Michelin-starred ramen at Tsuta Japanese Dining, though the brand has now expanded to include an extensive selection of dishes, with the likes of sushi cones, tempura, rice bowls, and even okonomiyaki, among others.

Maki-ing their debut on the menu are the Avocado Ebi Roll ($16.80++) and Salted Egg Roll ($16.80++), which make for good sharing plates on the table. Meanwhile, meat lovers can opt for the Wagyu Beef Don ($19.80++), with marbled beef doused in a savoury-sweet sauce, alongside garlic chips and a runny onsen egg.

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #01-17, [email protected], Singapore 238895
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Website


6. Taki Izakaya


Be transported to Japan at Taki Izakaya, with torii gates that line the entrance, and a cascading virtual waterfall to boot. Here, you can expect an array of alcoholic beverages, and scrumptious bar bites to go along with. We particularly enjoyed their Hanami ($16.80++), which sees kanpachi sashimi dressed in ponzu sauce and a sakura gel.

For a dose of carbs, consider the Spring Garden ($16.80++)—a wok hei-laden affair, comprising genmaicha-infused rice, fried with maitake mushrooms and carrots. Pair this with their Sloe Dancing ($33.80++), a fiery cocktail that’s made with two types of gin, sakura syrup, lime juice, Prosecco, and then finished with chilli flakes.

Address: 16 Collyer Quay, 01-05A B, Singapore 049318
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm -10:30pm, Sat 5pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6223 0797
Website


7. Shake Shack Great World


Popular American burger chain Shake Shack has opened a sixth outlet at Great World, decked in vibrant murals by local artist, Toby Tan. To commemorate their Great World opening, Shake Shack has launched a limited-time Jalapeno Ranch menu, available until 15 June across all outlets. You can expect a Jalapeno Ranch ShackBurger ($11.90), Jalapeno Ranch Chick’n Shack ($11.90), and Jalapeno Ranch Fries ($6.50)—essentially an upgrade on their usual menu, with pickled jalapeno chillies and ranch sauce.

End your meal on a sweet note with their new selection of outlet-exclusive concretes. There’s the Poppin Good Time ($7.90), which sees a vanilla custard base dressed with brownies, salted caramel sauce, and gold sprinkles. For something fruitier, opt for the Berry Ferris Swell ($7.90), made with raspberries and cheesecake.

Check out our first look at Shake Shack Great World!

Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-101, Great World, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 9:30pm
Website

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8. Andaz Singapore’s Pizza And Pilsner Buffet


Get the best of both pizza and beer at Andaz Singapore’s Pizza And Pilsner Nights—a pizza and beer buffet that runs every Tuesday night from 6pm to 8pm, for $39++ per person. Here, there are five pies available, made to order with double zero flour flown from Italy. Our favourite flavour was the Quattro Formaggi, made with parmesan, mozzarella, blue cheese, and taleggio. 

As for the booze, you can expect free-flow pilsner beers, crafted by Trouble Brewing. The pilsner is light, sweet, and refreshing, tinged with floral notes.

Check out our first look at Andaz Singapore’s Pizza And Pilsner Nights!

Address: 5 Fraser Street, Level 25, Andaz Singapore, Singapore 189354
Buffet hours: Tue, 6pm to 8pm
Tel: 6408 1288
Website

Andaz Singapore’s Pizza And Pilsners Buffet Has Free-Flow Artisanal Pizzas And Beer For $39++


9. Seafood Paradise


Ardent fans of the Paradise Group would be keen to know that the brand has brought back its OG seafood restaurant, Seafood Paradise. Here at their new location in VivoCity, you can now dig into their signature Creamy Butter Sri Lankan Crab Topped With Coconut Crumbs ($9.50++ per 100g). We enjoyed the savoury-sweet butter sauce in this dish, made fragrant with curry leaves, lemongrass, white pepper, and chilli padi.

Crabs aside, the other seafood dishes at this restaurant are not to be missed. These include the Poached Live Tiger Prawns With Chinese Herbs In Superior Stock ($29++ for 300g), simmered in rice wine, hua diao wine, and Chinese herbs. 

Check out our first look at Seafood Paradise!

Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-53, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Fri 10:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 3:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6221 0159
Website

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10. The Communal Place


Katong is a foodie haven, lined with numerous eateries, with one being The Communal Place. This restaurant has launched a new miso-centric menu, including a decadent Foie Gras # Miso ($23++), which sees linguine tossed in miso cream, topped with seared foie gras and capelin roe. There are also seasonal miso specials, of which we tried the Miso Pork Belly ($14++), made umami with the addition of miso.

End your meal on a sweet note with the Miso Pancake ($17++), served with berries, cookie crumble, and a savoury-sweet miso syrup.

Address: 465 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427677
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6282 3359
Website

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11. Tiong Bahru Bakery The Foothills


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Tiong Bahru Bakery has become a household name for quality French pastries, growing from strength to strength since their flagship in Eng Hoon Street. Continuing that reign is the latest Tiong Bahru Bakery outlet in The Foothills, at Fort Canning Park, just a couple of minutes away from Fort Canning MRT Station. Given that the space used to be an old swimming complex, the outlet is themed with swimming decor, albeit in TBB’s signature green-and-white colour palette.

For those of you going “another TBB outlet?”, let us take you through the differences. Yes, the standalone bakery will have all the brand’s best-selling favourites, but they also stock some exclusives. These include the Sourdough Croissant ($4.80), where denser sourdough meets the flaky whorls of a croissant and finished with a Nutella-esque hazelnut cremeux. On the beverage front, quench your thirst with the Sourdough Kvass ($5), available in thyme or mint. Like a thicker version of kombucha, this sourdough-based beverage is quite the quencher.

Address: The Foothills, #01-05 70 River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 7pm
Website


12. SIRI HOUSE


Step away from the bustle of town’s mainstream brunch locations and head over to SIRI HOUSE, with their recently launched Weekend Brunch menu that is worth getting up on a weekend for. Asian fusion is the stronghold of the menu, with both small and large plates to share with your loved ones.

We loved the Arancini ($21++), a twist on the Italian staple with flavours that harkened to takoyaki, from the bits of octopus within each deep-fried ball, to the dashi-soaked Japanese rice used. For something more substantial, get the Katsu Burger ($29++), where a chunky slab of Iberico pork ribeye is dressed with piquant smoked chilli and nori mayo, then finished with pickled cabbage in between lightly toasted buns. Otherwise, their Spring Toast ($23++) is as pretty as a picture, and a level-up from typical toast, with goat’s cheese, an onsen egg, and a well-seasoned mushroom medley up top.

To sweeten the deal, SIRI HOUSE has also launched an ultra-wallet friendly $12++ cocktail menu. Perk yourself up with spritzes like the Summertime Madness, an Aperol Spritz lightened by calamansi, or their Caffeinated Martini, made with dark rum, and a coffee liqueur crafted from Kopi O Kosong steeped for 10 hours.

Address: Blk 8D, #01-02, Dempsey Road, Singapore 249672
Brunch hours: Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm, Sun 11:30am to 4pm
Tel: 9487 1552
Website


13. No Horse Run


Here’s a new late-night dessert spot for Northies—No Horse Run, cheekily named after the Hokkien phrase, bo beh zao. You can expect a slew of localised gelato flavours at this cafe, of which we enjoyed the Muah Chee ($5), speckled with crunchy peanut bits. Pair this with the Pandan Gula Melaka Waffles ($6.50) for a truly Singaporean twist on your dessert. Every order of waffles also comes with one of their four house-made sauces, that include Classic Maple Syrup, Childhood Milo, House-Made Jam, and Caramelised Cookie.

Check out our No Horse Run review!

Address: 160 Yishun Street 11, #01-216, Singapore 760160
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 1pm to 2am, Fri-Sun 12pm to 2am
Tel: 8511 3276
Website

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14. SUN With MOON Japanese Dining And Cafe


After a month-long hiatus, SUN With MOON Japanese Dining And Cafe has recently reopened its doors to the public, with new set meals available for lunch and dinner. If you’re a meat-lover, opt for the Three Kind Meat Mix Kamameshi Set ($26.80++), with beef yakiniku, chicken teriyaki, and pork galbi served in an iron pot, alongside flavoured rice and a trio of sides. Meanwhile, if you’re a sushi purist, there’s a Premium Sushi Moriwase Set ($43.80++) available, packed with fatty tuna, yellowtail, uni, scallop, and other oceanic goodies.

What’s more, the restaurant now sees a spanking new speciality cafe, that features a selection of teas imported directly from Japan, as well as bites to go along with. We enjoyed the experience of grilling our own Yaki Dango ($9.80++), aka rice dumplings. These are glazed with sweet soy sauce, then served with red beans and chestnut paste. Sweet-toothed readers will also enjoy the Zensai Parfait ($9.80++), layered with vanilla ice cream, rice dumplings, salted rice crackers, strawberry syrup, and strawberries.

Address: 501 Orchard Road, #03-15, Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Weekend lunch hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6733 6636
Website


15. VUE


If you’re looking for a classy date spot, complete with picturesque views of Singapore’s skyline, head down to VUE. This rooftop restaurant has recently launched a Surf & Turf lunch menu, available on weekends. For $128++, you get to choose one meat item, one seafood item, two sides, and a dessert. Meats-wise, you can expect a succulent Pan Seared Duck Breast, served with pickled shimeji mushrooms and watermelon radish. There’s also the Signature 24Hr Wagyu Brisket, comprising A5 Kumamoto black wagyu, dressed with a peppercorn sauce. As for the seafood, pick between Freshly Shucked OystersGrilled Spanish Octopus, and more.

To accompany your mains, choose from sides such as Confit Marble Potatoes and Creamed Spinach & Parmigiano. Finally, round off your meal on a sweet note, with an indulgent Basque-style Burnt Cheesecake, or Molten Chocolate Tart.

Address: 50 Collyer Quay Rooftop, Level 19, OUE Bayfront, Singapore 049321
Weekend lunch hours: 12pm to 2:30pm
Tel: 8879 0923
Website


Try these new restaurants this May 2021


We have rounded up 15 new restaurants to try this May 2021, so you’ll never be clueless about where to eat in Singapore.

For food options that aren’t new but worth checking out, there’s our Leong Kee Klang Bak Kut Teh review, for Malaysian bak kut teh in Geylang. There’s also our Pint And Dine review, a Korean mukbang buffet with free-flow fried chicken and Samyang noodles.

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Just opened March 2021: New restaurants and bars in Singapore this month, Lifestyle News

Whatever the new month has in store for us, let one of it be plenty of good food at the new restaurants and bars to hit Singapore this month. expect diner favourites like burgers and pizzas to get an elevated makeover, and mainstay restaurants open at new locations, along with newer menus.

An offbeat cafe we missed makes its return in the CBD as a Halal restaurant still equipped with baked goods and freshly-brewed coffee – read on for more deliciousness.

New restaurants in Singapore

Clos Pasoh

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New French Brasserie, Clos Pasoh, brings you fine French foods in a casual, chic dining area. Coming to you 1st March, Clos Pasoh prides itself on delivering new school French cuisine for all occasions – from tête-a-têtes to brunch with friends. Along with its extensive wine list of up to 1,500 labels, their Pot eu feu ($128) is one of their highlights.

The dish, which literally translates to “pot on the fire,” is large enough to share between guests, and is a mix of fresh herbs over slow-cooked Angus beef. Of course, it wouldn’t be French dining without enjoying some poached foie gras while waiting for the consomne to infuse.

Clos Pasoh is located at 48A Bukit Pasoh Rd, Level 2, Singapore 089859, p. +65 6980 067 2 . Open Monday to Tuesday, 4.30pm – 11pm. Wednesday to Saturday, 12pm – 11pm. Closed on Sundays.

Bonding Kitchen

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Popular home private-dining chef, Danny Chew, breathes new life into Peranakan cuisine at Bonding Kitchen. Highlights include his Wagyu Beef Rendang ($32), where a new approach to an old classic sees Australian wagyu painstakingly simmered for 5 hours, with a 15-spice blend and plenty of coconut milk for authentic flavours.

The homemade Bunga Telang Lemongrass Pandan ($6.50), which is made with natural Blue Pea Butterfly Flower juice, is a choice drink to start a course of Nyonya favourites.

Bonding Kitchen is located at 277 Orchard Rd, #02-18, Singapore 238858, p.+65 8860 9087 Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm. Closed Mondays.

Takeshi-San

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Holland Village welcomes yet another casual Japanese restaurant to the ‘hood. Look out for their Premium Kaidan Set ($15++), which are 6 beautifully-presented sushi pieces of your choice. Salmon, unagi, or aburi foie gras – you name it and they’ll roll it.

There’s also a glorious garlic fried rice with Miyazaki wagyu, and don’t forget the sake! Takeshi-San’s selections range from a Sparkling Umami Sake ($28) to a fragrant Kitaya Junmai Daiginjo Shizuku , with a 39 per cent polishing ($188).

Takeshi-San is located at 38 Lor Mambong, Singapore 277694, p. +65 8875 1515. Open Monday to Sunday, 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10pm.

The Bravery

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Previously located in Jalan Besar, The Bravery reopens on Amoy Street. Bright and welcoming, its marble tables and counter seats caters to customers throughout the day. Need a quick coffee fix to scrape through the day? Look forward to their signature Lavender Latte ($6.5++), made with Allpress Espresso for a full-bodied, soothing cup of joe.

Hungry? They’ve added more sophisticated plates to the menu like Cod en Papillote ($33++), cod fillet baked in a paper bag of aromatic herbs, and Crab Cakes ($16++) with garlic aioli and mesclun.

The Bravery is located at 50 Amoy St, Singapore 069876, p. +65 9388 2973. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 8am – 6pm.

Carne

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Joining The Bravery on Amoy Street is the Singapore outpost of Argentinian three-Michelin starred chef Mauro Colagreco’s burger brand, CARNE. Focused on top-quality ingredients that are sustainable and supporting the local community, expect mouth-watering premium burgers, milkshakes, and local craft brews.

Their Veggie Burger ($16) is a plant-based option that’s just as delicious with grilled portobello topped with grilled halloumi cheese and tomato tapenade. Get the combo so your burger comes with CARNE’s crispy thick-cut fries.

CARNE is located at 88 Amoy St, Singapore 069907. Open daily, 8am – 11pm.

Fat Belly Social Steakhouse

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Socially deprived because of social distancing? With its new 60-seater dining space, Fat Belly Social aims to reconnect the interactions we lost in 2020. Portions are shared and tables are big – it’s all about communal dining!

Cuisine at Fat Belly spares no cuts of meat; everything is used to the full extent. Step out of your comfort zone and try their unusual shared plates of Flat Iron ($108) and Zabuton ($210) steak, which are rich and tender. Choose from over 70 labels of old and new world wines to complement your juicy cuts.

Fat Belly Social is located at 21A Boon Tat St, 069620, p. +65 6227 2247. Open Monday to Wednesday, 5.30pm  – 10.30pm. Thursday to Saturday, 5.30pm – 11pm. Closed Sundays.

Luke’s Lobster Singapore Jewel

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Following its flagship Orchard outlet, Luke’s Lobster finally caters to the east of Singapore. Styled with repurposed lobster traps and rustic wooden planks to create the authentic lobster-shack feel, enjoy seafood favourites in an open and modernised setting.

You’ll find the restaurant’s signature Lobster, Crab and Shrimp Rolls ($25.50 lobster; $23.50 crab; $21.50 shrimp), where four ounces of fresh seafood from the cold waters of North America is served in a buttered bun. Outlet exclusives include the Truffle Butter Lobster Roll ($30.50), that is only available till mid-March.

Luke’s Lobster is located at Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard #01, K209, 819666, p. +65 6241 5765. Open 11am – 10pm daily.

Enjoy Eating House and Bar

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At Enjoy Eating House, having fun with food is a must. Founded in Jalan Besar, the restaurant now welcomes its flagship on Stevens Road, on the fringe of the city. Enjoy’s new location is modern but homey, taking you back to the taste of Singapore’s most treasured foods.

The flagship store promises 10 new dishes exclusive to its new outlet, including Yu Sheng Ceviche ($18) and Mao Shan Wang Ice Cream (S$8). With dishes that claim to be authentic as grandma’s recipes, you might want to visit Enjoy for that next heavy dose of wok hei.

Enjoy Eating House is located at 30 Stevens Rd, #01-07, Singapore 257878 , p.+65 9299 1601. Open 11am – 11pm daily.

Happy Ending Pizza Parlour

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Whether you’re a thick or thin crust kind of person, Happy Ending Pizza Parlour has the solution. And Happy Ending is the first pizza parlour to offer artisanal pizza crust dips; each pie now comes with an accompanying party dip to make sure no crust goes to waste.

Spicy Babe ($28) heats up with mala-infused sauce and cools you down with a creamy ranch dip for your crusts at the end. Their Blues Is My Jam ($26) marries savoury bacon and blueberry jam over ricotta cheese – whoever said you can’t have pizza for breakfast?

Happy Ending Pizza Parlour is located at 371 Beach Road #01-35 City Gate Mall, 199597, p. +65 8912 1408. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 2pm & 6pm  – 10pm. Closed Mondays.

New bars in Singapore

Tanoke

What more do you need besides food and sake? Tanoke lives by this concept, serving popular cuisine from the Edo period paired with premium artisanal sake. The Japanese restaurant bar exudes modernity, with its contemporary decorations and subtle green interior.

Its menu focuses on tradition, revolved around working with a Shichirin Binchotan grill to cook up A5 Tochigi Wagyu Ribeye ($108++) and Koji-aged Coastal Lamb Rack ($38). Pair Tanoke’s quality cuts with any one of their 40 labels of premium sake.

Tanoke is located at 7 Purvis St, Level 2, Singapore 188586, p. +65 9106 3378. Open Tuesday to Friday, 11.30am – 2pm & 5 – 10.30pm. Open Saturday, 6pm – 10.30pm. Open Sunday, 11.30am – 2pm & 6pm – 10.30pm. Closed Mondays.

Club 5

Originally opened as a dance club thirty-four years ago, the reimagined space pays homage to the Roaring 20s, complete with velvet furniture and Gatsby-esque glistening lighting. With Head Bartender Ong Jun Han dreaming up tasty concoctions inspired by Singapore streets, look forward to highlights like the Jackson Plan Plunch ($22).

Then, journey to Arab Street with the Nasi Lema’rgarita ($20), featuring coconut tequila with pandan syrup, and round off your night in Bugis with the gin-based Boogie Street ($22).

Club 5 is located at PARKROYAL on Beach Road Singapore , 7500 Beach Rd, Singapore 199591, p.+65 6505 5699. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 10.30pm. Closed on Mondays and Sundays.

This article was first published in City Nomads.

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Just Opened May 2021: New Restaurants and Bars in Singapore This Month

PUBLISHED May 1st, 2021 05:00 am | UPDATED May 8th, 2021 04:59 pm

The merry month of May brings to us bountiful openings of restaurants, cafes, and bars. If you’re looking for some new flavours and aromas to enrapture and entice you, look no further than this list of new additions to Singapore‘s ever-growing F&B scene.

Restaurants

Tapas,24

Courtesy of Carles Abellán

We may not be able to travel to Barcelona, but Barcelona is coming to us. Come May, the legendary Tapas,24 is landing on our shores, helmed by none other than Catalonian chef Carles Abellán. Promising a buzzing atmosphere and top-notch tapas, the designer tapas label is notorious for the long snaking queue at its flagship outlet in Barcelona. Crowd favourites include the signature Bikini Sandwich (S$16) and sublime Huevos Estrellados (S$20) with thick-cut chips.

Tapas,24 is located at 60 Robertson Quay, #01-04 The Quayside, Singapore 238252, p. +65 6513 6810. Open Tue-Sun from 11am-11pm. Closed on Mon.

sen-ryo

sen-ryo Sushi

Established in Japan’s Tochigi, sen-ryo debuts on Orchard Road, bringing its repertoire of premium sushi handcrafted by shokunin (artisan chefs). With seafood from Toyosu Fish Market, Koshihikari rice from Aomori prefecture, and artisanal vinegar from Gifu prefecture, expect chef kiss-worthy creations like the signature sen-ryo Sushi (S$8.80) that don’t leave a hole in your wallet. Get hands-on with the DIY Hokkaido Uni (S$58) set, a Lion City exclusive, and wash it all down with a tipple from their extensive sake list featuring Ohime 2 Grain Hiire Yamadanishiki (S$238).

sen-ryo is located at ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #03-14, Singapore 238801, p. +65 6974 6782. Open daily from 11.30am-10.30pm.

Permata Singapore

Helmed by Executive Chef Firdauz Nasir, Permata Singapore is bringing Nusantara cuisine, classy buffet style, to the historic Gedung Kuning with over 60 of its heritage dishes. Familiar flavours include Nasi UlamNasi Kerabu, and Lemang, while Chef infuses modern twists to churn out savoury options like Wagyu Beef Rendang and Ayam Binjai. On-site stations include the live Noodles, Roti Jala, Carving, and Grill stations, as well as a premium Seafood on Ice station. Spice your feast up with their six hand-blended sambals, and sweeten it all at the end with their signature Buah Keluak Brownie.

Permata Singapore is located at 73 Sultan Gate, Gedung Kuning, Singapore 198497, p. +65 9082 9941. Open daily for lunch from 12pm-3pm, and dinner from 6pm-10pm. Priced at S$42++ (Mon-Thu) and S$48++ (Fri-Sun) for lunch, and S$52++ (Mon-Thu) and S$58++ (Fri-Sun).

Wanton Seng’s Eating House

The contemporary wanton noodle house Wanton Seng’s Eating House opens its largest outlet at Millenia Walk, serving up comfort food including its Signature Char Siu Noodles (S$12.80). Kick back with their tea-based tipples such as the lychee-heavy Ju Hua Highball (from S$18) or an Oolong Sour (S$18). To pair, there’s nothing quite like rich Braised Beef Tendons (S$12), or the classic Fried Boneless XO Sauce Chicken Wings (S$10). This might just be your next after-hours frequent in the heart of the city.

Wanton Seng’s Eating House is located at Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Blvd, #01-11, Singapore 039596, p. +65 9772 2587. Open daily from 11.30am-10.00pm.

Abundance

A newcomer to the Redhill heartland, Abundance has already generated quite a following since its opening just over a week ago. Their Prawn Toast (S$9.50) and Niu Yolk Fried Rice (S$18) have become customer favourites. Miss Taiwan? Check out their sole dessert offering: Peanut Ice Cream Roll (S$6). Wash down the hearty grub with craft beers and cocktails on tap.

Abundance is located at 63A Lengkok Bahru, #01-378, Singapore 151063. Open Tue-Sun from 11.00am-10.30pm. Closed on Mon.

Qin

Brought to you by Tung Lok, Qin brings to the table an amalgamation of nostalgic flavours and culinary finesse in one of Singapore’s most historical districts. The restaurant sports a rustic Chinese vibe, and is home to dishes like Siphon Mushroom Tea (S$58), Canton Crisp (S$38), and Short Rib (S$68) with spicy peanut espuma. Elevate your night with Qin’s very own bar, presenting concoctions like The Roar made with Brass Lion’s Butterfly Pea Gin, or the Assam Whisky-based Tic Tac (both S$25).

Qin Restaurant & Bar is located at 10 Cross St, Levels 4 & 5, Singapore 048417, p. +65 6980 3535. Open daily from 6.30am-10pm.

Bars

8 by Bottles & Bottles

Bringing a convivial drink-in concept – at retail prices – to Changi Airport is 8 by Bottles & Bottles. The homegrown wine and spirits retailer’s ever-evolving repertoire of wines include the likes of Eperosa from Barossa Valley and Bodegas Faustino, a 160 year-old winery in DOC Rioja. Look forward to an extensive selection of spirits boasts premium drams like HINE and Finnish Kyrö Gin, as well a comprehensive list of sake. Sip on creations  Kunimare, the Meiji-era Hokkaido label, or the previously royalty-only Junmai Daiginjyo Senshomasamune Takenisuzume while enjoying bar grub. Alternatively, bring in your own food at no additional cost to discover your new favourite pairing!

8 by Bottles & Bottles is located at 65 Airport Boulevard, #B2-51A, Changi Airport Terminal 3, Singapore 819663, p. +65 6288 8128. Open daily from 10am-10pm.

Republic

Liquid history intertwine with mixology finesse as Ritz-Carlton’s Republic bar takes you back in time. Its list of tipples are garnished with anecdotal flavour as it draws stories from Singapore, the United Kingdom, the States, and Italy. Revel in the space, which  transports you back to the 60s with dark wood accents of the counter elevated by red Venetian glass details, and vintage spirits from the decade. Enjoy creations like Mythical Beast, inspired by Singapore’s Merlion, and Stardust, repping the Space Race.

Republic is located at 7 Raffles Ave, The Ritz-Carlton, Singapore 039799, p. +65 6434 5288. Open daily from 12.00 pm-11.00pm.

Drunken Farmer

Natural wine bar and bistro Drunken Farmer has finally arrived in Singapore’s CBD. With fresh produce sourced from local farms, chef de cuisine Paul Albert uses slow fermentation to season his dishes with its own natural flavours. The Iberico Platter (S$26) boasts individually dry-cured cuts, while prawn heads and shells from the Blue Prawn Rolls (S$22) are used to create a rich prawn drip in the Squid Ink Crackers (S$13).

Drunken Farmer is located at 11 Stanley Street, Singapore 068730. Open Tue-Sat from 6pm-10.30pm.

GudSht

Attention all Gen Y-ers, the folks over at GudSht are serving up generous shots of nostalgia. Its standalone bar at Cineleisure Orchard, decked out with retro-inspired neon lights, promises to conjure up memories of the good ol’ days with funky concoctions like Frooty Booty and Nacho Hombrè (both S$12). Bites feature their signature skewers (from S$2.50), Yakiniku Beef Cubes (S$16), and GudSht Wings (from S$10) in Asian Classic or Shoyu Pepper glaze.

GudSht is located at 8 Grange Rd, Cineleisure Orchard #01-04, Singapore 239695, p. +65 8683 3052. Open daily from 5.00 pm-10.30 pm.

Top image: GudSht @ Cineleisure Orchard

Bryan has the biggest love affair with Italian cuisine, and could eat handmade pasta for the rest of his life. When not eating, he can be found at an art exhibition, taking film and digital photographs, or running 5 and 10Ks.

90,000 Best Restaurants in City (Part 1) – Unique Singapore

Singaporeans love to eat and are good at food. New establishments are constantly opening here, which are gaining worldwide fame, quickly plugging those who, it would seem, have already established themselves on the podium. We picked up a few new stellar spots, and also walked through the classics that are in the top of the best Singaporean establishments.

EMPRESS

A Chinese restaurant located in the Museum of Asian Civilizations can be a great place to end an exciting excursion.But it is also worth visiting on its own. The restaurant features a modern, creative serving of food, pleasant interiors, and a terrace overlooking the Singapore River. Plus, there are delicious dim sum brunches on weekends.

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LE BISTROT DU SOMMELIER

The concept of the restaurant is based on the French “bourgeois cuisine”, which means: portions must be generous and wines must be carefully selected.There is a large selection of vintage French wines from different regions, and smoked meats, delicate pates and pastries are prepared right in the restaurant’s kitchen.

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GARIBALDI

A restaurant of classic Italian cuisine with a modern touch, located within the walls of a historic shophouse on Purvis Street. The kitchen is run by the chef – winner of international gastronomic awards Roberto Galeti.Pasta with seafood and meat dishes are especially good here. And of course Italian wines complementing them.

www.garibaldi.com.sg


BASILICO

Serves a fine selection of authentic regional Italian and fusion dishes made with the freshest ingredients – a chef who stands for seasonality. You can order dishes from the menu or choose a buffet, as well as enjoy the possibilities of an espresso bar and a wine cellar, where you have to go and choose a drink yourself.The restaurant has a picturesque terrace overlooking Regent Singapore’s pool.

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OTTO

Deservedly considered one of the best Italian restaurants in the city and even awarded a Michelin star. The menu here includes both full versions of dishes and sets, including tasting and vegetarian ones. A separate word – kind – deserves a wine list and a selection of cigars.The reception given to the guests by the restaurant’s team, led by the chef, who personally goes out to the guests to recommend the best combinations of dishes, is appreciated with enthusiastic emotions!

www.ottoristorante.com.sg


SKIRT

One of the finest steakhouses in Singapore, located on Sentosa Island, at the W Hotel Singapore. It features a memorable designer interior, a cozy atmosphere and, of course, author’s meat cuisine, which goes far beyond ordinary steaks.Here you can taste duck leg confit, various varieties of aged meat, and, of course, steaks that are crazy in taste, accompanied by a good selection of wines.

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KINOU

This trendy restaurant and bar specializes in ceviche and tartars combined with unusual cocktails. Both are distinguished by the original presentation. There is also a decent selection of wines, which are good to take with generous plates with various appetizers.

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BAR A THYM

“Shut your mouth and eat” – such a message can be left to a guest only by a chef who is very confident in his talents. And he is just like that here – the incredibly gifted Frenchman François Mermillio. In addition to the usual a la carte menu, there is an Omakase menu – the chef needs to communicate his budget, preferences and restrictions in terms of starting products and entrust him with the rest.

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Best Restaurants in Singapore | Elite Hong Kong Travel

Iggy’s at the Hilton

Kitchen : mixed

With unique flavors and textures created with seasonal ingredients from Europe, Japan and Australia, the Michelin-starred Iggy provides diners with a unique experience that has made it a top restaurant since its opening in 2004.The chef offers a light menu with Japanese flavors, and a list of wines with unusual finds (over 25 pages) will satisfy anyone.

Website : www.iggys.com.sg

Address : 581 Orchard Rd, Level 3

Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands

Cuisine : European-Japanese

Since its opening in 2010, Waku Ghin has received rave reviews.Led by renowned chef Tetsuya Wakuda, the restaurant offers a ten-course tasting menu.

The average price of $ 380 may sound high, but given that the number of chefs is almost equal to the number of visitors and that you are likely to try some of the very best food in Singapore here, a visit to Waku Ghin is definitely worth it.

Website : www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/celebrity-chefs/waku-ghin.html

Address : Level 2, L2-01, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue

Gunther’s

Kitchen : French

Gunther’s Restaurant offers fine French cuisine, giving a new dimension to classic dishes.

Situated on Purvis Street, upmarket boutiques and shopping malls, the restaurant with its sophisticated style and gourmet menu blends in perfectly with the chic and high-end lifestyle of the luxurious.

Website : www.gunthers.com.sg

Address : 36 Purvis Street # 01-03

JAAN at Swissotel

Kitchen : French

JAAN is worth a visit just for the views – the scenery from the 70th floor of Swissotel The Stamford is simply mesmerizing, making it one of the most romantic restaurants in Singapore.Add to this the authentic cuisine of French chef Julien Royer and you have a great option for an unforgettable evening.

Royer has created an innovative menu that focuses on using the finest seasonal ingredients to create flavors that won’t disappoint.

Website : www.jaan.com.sg

Address : 2 Stamford Road, Level 70, Equinox Complex.

Shinji

Kitchen : Japanese

Known for its inimitable sushi, Shinji is considered the finest Japanese restaurant in Singapore.

The brainchild of Tokyo chef Shinji Kanesaki (2 Michelin stars), the restaurant offers a minimalist menu that includes only fish and seafood.

And before enjoying the freshest delights, visitors can see how much skill it takes to create them by the chef Koichiro Oshino.

Website : www.shinjibykanesaka.com

Address : 76 Bras Basah Rd, Lobby Floor, Carlton Hotel

Les Amis

Kitchen : French

One of the finest French restaurants in Singapore, Les Amis has a charm that draws foodies here again and again.The restaurant, founded in 1994 and located in the heart of the city, offers contemporary European cuisine and boasts one of the largest wine cellars in Southeast Asia.

With the arrival of Chef Armin Leitgeb, the restaurant surprises customers with gastronomic excellence combined with fine wines and excellent service in a luxurious setting.

Website : www.lesamis.com.sg

Address : 1 Scotts Road, # 01-16 Shaw Center

Curate at World Sentosa

Kitchen : mixed

Known for its highly memorable dining experience, has been voted the best in Singapore with the 2018 Tourism Award.Come see how CURATE pushes the boundaries of fine dining – his new menus, created by Chef Robe, are inventive creations that challenge, tantalize and captivate your senses.

Website : www.rwsentosa.com/en/restaurants/curate

Address : 8 Sentosa Gateway.

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck

Cuisine : Chinese

The intricately named Imperial Treasure – Peking Super Duck Restaurant is a traditional Chinese restaurant run by Chef Tong Yuk Sing and a team from Beijing.

The famous dish is served in an authentic restaurant according to centuries-old methods, and each duck is roasted to perfection before being sliced ​​before the eyes of the visitors.

Website : www.imperialtreasure.com/restaurant/Imperial%20Treasure%20Super%20Peking%20Duck%20Restaurant-2

Address : 8 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 1, # 02-08 / 09/10.

Syun

Kitchen : Japanese

At Syun, fine Japanese cuisine awaits in an atmosphere of understated elegance.Decorated with natural woods and marble, the 48-seat restaurant exudes simplicity that resonates with the name (Japanese spring) and the culinary philosophy of Chef Hal Yamashita. Among the creations, the creator of the “Nouvelle Japanese” style (a fusion of modern Japanese and Western cooking methods) – sea urchin in an Omi beef roll and topped with caviar or sashimi from perch with truffle – unusual but carefully chosen combinations.

For connoisseurs of sake, Syun offers an exceptional collection that can only be found in Yamashita restaurants.

Website : www.rwsentosa.com/en/restaurants/syun

Address : 8 Sentosa Gateway, Crockfords Tower

Nouri

Kitchen : mixed

Restaurant Chef Ivan Brehm “hooks” gourmets with what he calls “the culinary crossroads”. Expect artfully prepared dishes using unusual ingredients such as wild rice sprouts and kanzuri, which combine to create interesting flavors that are both familiar and new, oriental and western.So the five-course tasting menu will give you a lot of unexpected impressions and pleasant surprises, as well as the relaxed atmosphere of the establishment.

Website : www.nouri.com.sg

Address : 72 Amoy St.

90,000 The World’s Six Best Bars According to The World’s 50 Best Bars

Nightlife is one of the main reasons to travel to Singapore. And, of course, first of all, you need to go to six famous bars that were included in The World’s 50 best Bars 2019 list.

Atlas

Atlas has made a real breakthrough since it opened two years ago. Here you can find almost the best gin collection in the world: more than 1300 labels. The bar is located in one of the most expensive office buildings in Singapore, reminiscent of the Gotham City buildings from the Batman movies. The main decoration of the institution is the grandiose bar counter. The luxurious art deco interior evokes the Great Gatsby era. In addition to gin and an impressive selection of champagnes, Atlas offers a very interesting cocktail menu.It was recently compiled by star bartender Jesse Vida.

Manhattan Bar

This establishment is located in the Regent Singapore Hotel. But just don’t think that a hotel bar is something boring and secondary. This rule does not apply to Manhattan Bar. His visit is included in the compulsory program of all people experienced in mixology. The fact that the world’s first hotel rickhouse (a special room for curing barrels) is located here already speaks of the uniqueness of the place.It is no coincidence that Manhattan Bar took third place in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2018 and second in the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 list.

Native

Native is a project by award-winning bartender Vijay Mudaliar. He specializes in creating cocktails made exclusively from local ingredients. Some of them are grown on a mini-farm equipped at the institution. Those who are not afraid of experiments will love the bar.The cocktail list is regularly updated here, and in each of the versions you can find drinks with, to put it mildly, non-trivial components. Well, for example: rum, sugar cane, tapioca, sour cream and … an ant. Or jackfruit rum, laxa leaves and … distilled goat’s milk.

Jigger & Pony

One of the first cocktail bars in Singapore, named after a two-cone measuring cup for alcoholic beverages. Since the end of 2018, he has settled at the Amara Hotel, receiving a redesigned two-space design.One of them is a cozy mezzanine for privacy, the second is a crowded room with a long counter for dating and communication. The menu has also changed, with 27 fresh variations on the theme of classic and vintage cocktails. What remains the same is the signature hospitality, friendliness and professionalism of the staff. The main intrigue is that the move resulted in a triumphant rise of the establishment in various ratings. Incredibly, in the Asian list, the bar took 9th place at once, and in the world it became 29th among the 50 best!

The Old Man

Singapore The Old man offers impeccable service even during the busiest hours of the night.The famous L-shaped bar counter invites visitors to lively conversation. The spacious lounge area can easily accommodate large companies. The less crowded dining area is more intimate and quiet. The bar is run by a true veteran of the Asian bar scene, Andrew Yap. The establishment has no signs or signs, so look for a door with a pineapple-shaped lamp hanging over it.

Operation Dagger

This small bar, located in a basement on the corner of a bustling street, has a cocktail menu that changes every three months.At the same time, alcohol is deliberately not indicated in it – only all sorts of options for additions. Visitors have to completely rely on the choice of the bartender. He will select and mix the ingredients at his discretion, after asking about preferences.

Details can be found on the website www.visitsingapore.com.

90,000 Singapore Airlines turned two of their planes into restaurants. Places for $ 500 were booked in half an hour

Singapore Airlines has repurposed two Airbus A380s, which can accommodate between 500 and 800 passengers depending on configuration.About half of the seats will be available for restaurant visitors.

Photo: Singapore Airlines

Planes are parked at Changi International Airport. Airbus will turn into restaurants for only two days – October 24 and 25.

Prices for meals will vary depending on the class that visitors choose. The most expensive option will set you back $ 474, while the cheapest is less than $ 40.The amount can be paid with bonus miles, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are included in the ticket price.

Photo: Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines Chef Shermai Lee is in charge of food.

The company is considering the possibility of extending the work of the aircraft-restaurants. So many people have signed up on the waiting list that many of them will not be able to get on board either on the first or on the second day.

The Singapore carrier’s pop-up restaurants are another example of how airlines are struggling to survive during a pandemic when international air traffic virtually ceased. Before that, there were “flights to nowhere”, when passengers just got on a plane that does not fly anywhere. Then in Taiwan they came up with another scheme – there the plane still took off from the airport, flew over the South Korean resort of Jeju and returned back.

Seats for such flights ended in record time.

For the second quarter of 2020, Singapore Airlines reported record losses of $ 827 million. The company plans to cut 20% of its employees.

90,000 Singapore: A Land of Opportunity

Whatever you aspire to, you can do it in Singapore. If you are looking for a new gastronomic experience, then cosmopolitan Singapore with its love of food is the best travel destination.

It is food in multinational Singapore that is considered the most important element of national identity, and Singaporeans themselves consider food their “national obsession”, what unites them in preferences and communication, regardless of views and religious affiliation. This love of food is clearly evidenced by the abundance of street stalls and stalls, food courts, restaurants, bars and cafes, generously scattered over a small area of ​​the country. You don’t have to walk far to sample the hundreds of dishes available, everything is within walking distance wherever you are – from cheap eateries to gourmet restaurants.

That is why Singapore is considered the gastronomic capital of Asia, and the country’s authorities are doing everything possible to ensure that Singaporean cuisine serves as a full-fledged tourist attraction and bait for travelers, popularizing food with gastronomic festivals and supporting the opening of various catering outlets.

Singapore is often called the gastronomic capital of Asia, a special attraction for gourmet travelers. It is here that the ideas of centuries-old culinary traditions of thousands of chefs from all over the world are embodied.

The entire range of world cuisines is presented in various establishments of Singapore: from traditional European to some rare Peranakan – the food of Chinese immigrants who settled in the south of Indochina at the end of the 15th century. Peranakans are descendants of Chinese-Malay marriages, living in Singapore and Malaysia. Their cuisine, more commonly known as nonya cuisine, is an example of sophistication. Exotic ingredients make Peranakan dishes difficult to replicate in an urban setting.That is why the world’s first Peranakan restaurant to receive a Michelin star is not so much a sign of gastronomic recognition for the menu as a clear example of the diligence and diligence of its chef, 33-year-old Malcolm Lee.

From childhood, observing his mother’s troubles in the kitchen, he decided to devote himself to cooking, believing that if you really really love something and believe in it, then you just need to try. And in this the hero of our story has succeeded thoroughly.

Malcolm realized that office work was not suitable for him, after graduating from the Faculty of Business Administration at the university.Then he decided to take a chance and start a new life, becoming a chef. Malcolm put everything he had on the line: family, friends, and even relationships. But the risks have more than paid off. Having started his culinary career as a specialty chef, Malcolm then received a Miele-Guide Culinary Scholarship and graduated from the At-Sunrice GlobalChef Culinary Academy.

From his career as a chef, Malcolm has earned his Candlenut restaurant the Michelin Red Guide’s Picky Restaurant Criticism Award and the right to embroider a small star on his chef’s coat.

Malcolm Lee is passionate about his culinary heritage and tries to renew it with modern methods. He tries to make dishes lighter and more modern. It is important for him that, for example, the texture is felt in the fish, and the sauces are more elegant, but at the same time the richness of tastes and aromas is preserved.

Malcolm compares the kitchen to a war zone – they have in common chaos, stress, pressure and the importance of teamwork. And he is just delighted with it! “I love all this cuts, burns, mutual support,” he shares.The kitchen is his home. But it’s not just the atmosphere and adrenaline. For the chef, Peranakan dishes are not just food, they bring people together, create connections and bring happiness to people. “Food is love, and I hope the restaurant customers feel it,” he says.

Malcolm personally purchases products for the kitchen from the market. He still visits his old acquaintances at the Tekka Market, where he buys fresh seafood and other ingredients. In fact, the talented chef is inspired by the market itself, the historic districts and Singapore in general.He loves to wander around the city in search of new culinary ideas. “My approach to food is to keep trying to make something even better while maintaining the traditional flavors and style of the dishes.”

He also draws visual inspiration for his culinary masterpieces from the streets of Singapore. “I love the shop houses in Katong and Joo Chiat, with lots of little details on the walls and stairs. They help me understand what Peranakan food should be like, ”says Malcolm.

In the future, Malcolm plans to open a Candlenut bistro with a shop at Changi Airport so that tourists and locals can take away a piece of Singaporean culture and share it with others.“I am confident that such a unique offer will be in demand. We should be proud of our culinary culture and be happy to share it, ”says Malcolm.

In Singapore, a true gourmet paradise, culinary excellence is a challenge. But Malcolm Lee did it. So, if you are in those parts, take a look at Candlenut. Recommend.

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Chinatown in Singapore is the most pleasant Chinatown I’ve been to.Here, no one tries at every step to aggressively sell all sorts of nonsense, and you can leisurely stroll along the shopping arcade, carefully examining porcelain cups and all sorts of tinctures with roots. The atmosphere here is the most Singaporean – quite calm and, one might say, even cute. From time to time, however, there are gloomy sellers who do not allow photographing their special goods and are not very friendly. But this does not affect the general situation at all.

The streets of Singapore’s Chinatown are hung with Chinese lanterns, everything is clean and well-groomed.One gets the impression that the area was specially prepared for some kind of holiday. But no. It’s just Singapore.

Perhaps it is even too calm and clean here. Not at all Chayotown. There is a lack of some bustle and loud talkative Chinese. True, there is still something interesting here – the Chinatown Complex Market. In this large Chinese market, things are not so perfect anymore, and the environment is more in line with the idea of ​​China. And most importantly, this is where the cool cheap weird food is concentrated.

Durian pancakes, rice drinks, lotuses and giant steamed mushroom buns.

The price for a portion of almost any dish averages $ 1.5-3. Perhaps this is where the most budget-friendly food in all of Singapore is sold. Or at least in the city center.

I spent only 3 days in Singapore, but each of them did not go without a snack in Chinatown. Perhaps this is one of the most picturesque places in Singapore that I have been able to visit.

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90,000 Singapore Airlines converted some planes into pop-up restaurants. All seats were booked in 30 minutes

Photo: Singapore Airlines

Restrictions due to the pandemic and border closures have affected the decline in the number of flights in the world. In the United States alone, the four largest airlines, including American Airlines, lost $ 10 billion in the second quarter.In order to somehow work in the current conditions, some airlines are introducing new formats and ideas. For example, Singapore Airlines, which dropped 99.5 percent in the first quarter, converted two of its planes into pop-up restaurants for several weekends in October and November. The offer caused a stir among customers – tables were booked within 30 minutes.


The Singapore Airlines flight experience is legendary, writes Fast Company. Travel + Leisure has ranked this airline as the best in the world for 25 years in a row.World-class chefs prepare meals for passengers. Therefore, airline fans are willing to pay for a gourmet meal, especially now that they are feeling nostalgic for air travel.

Dinner will take place by plane at Singapore Changi Airport. As with flights, passengers can choose tables in a specific class. For example, the cost of food in first class is $ 474, in economy – $ 39. Guests will be seated in only half of the 471 seats to keep their distance, the airline said.

This is not the first time Singapore Airlines is experimenting with new catering channels. At the end of September, the company launched food boxes for sale, which will allow delivering food from different classes at a cost of $ 308 to $ 479 to your home. The service comes with cooking instructions and an individual playlist. In addition, you can buy onboard dishes from Wedgwood or Lalique, and even hire a chef who can prepare and serve meals at home.

While the Singapore Airlines dinner idea won’t cover its $ 825 loss in half a year, it makes sense for the company to stay in touch with its customers during this period of reduced travel and encourage them to fly again when it’s safe enough.Currently, only 32 aircraft out of 220 are in operation.

Other airlines are also trying to find ways to make money in the absence of flights. For example, catering companies Tamam Kitchen in Israel and Gate Gourmet in Australia have begun offering home delivery. Eva Air and Quantas have offered “flights to nowhere” – passengers pay for a flight that takes a scenic route but ends up at the same airport from which they departed. Clients welcomed this initiative, but climate activists argue that such “empty” flights are harmful to the atmosphere.

Source: Fast Company

Translation: Lyudmila Budina

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