Along with technology, Singapore is equally serious about the food. In fact, eating out is always considered as a serious business in this cosmopolitan city. And the best part is, you will always come across ‘dead-serious eaters’ who have regular discussions about the new found eateries or newly discovered cuisines. Hence, questions like ‘have you eaten?’ is often heard as a greeting.
Going with the topic, we have picked up some of the best restaurants, cafes and bars opened recently in this beautiful city, Singapore:
1. FORT by Maison Ikkoku
If cocktails make you go weak on your knees, Maison Ikkoku’s cocktails are a must-try drink in Singapore. Located right in the heart of the lush grounds of Fort Canning Park, Fort is ideal to enjoy a glass of cocktail with delicious platter to pair it up. Its sophisticated interior with heavy velvet curtains and filament lamps make the ambience romantic enough to spend some intimate time with your soulmate.
Must try - 12 course omakase for $68, The Sea for ($38) pairing up with ‘Antibiotic’ (whisky based cocktail).
Address - 5 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179620
Contact number - +65 63360507
Opening hours - 4pm 12am (everyday)
Heard about the French chef Julien Royer (head chef of Jaan at Swisshotel the Stamford)? Finally chef Julien has come up with a new restaurant in the National Gallery Singapore and named it after his grandmother. The approach towards the interior of the space looks formal at first glance. But once you settle down, the fine menu of this eatery is bound to put at ease. Moreover, with Christmas around the corner, Odette can be considered as a fine dining space to enjoy a family meeting.
Must try - four course lunch ($88). On special occasions, go for six-course dinner ($208) or eight-course dinner ($268).
Address - 1 St Andrew's Road, #01-04 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Contact number - +65 638 504 98
Opening hours - 12pm 1:45pm & 6pm 9:45pm (Sunday closed)
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Settled on the 5th floor of the iconic National Galley Singapore, YAN is another fine dining space to look forward. Its popularity has reached its highest level with authentic Cantonese cuisine in its menu and modern Chinese interior décor to compliment it. Go for the la carte menu.
Must try - Crispy Roast Suckling Pig (served in 3 ways), Black Beans and Chilli, Fried Live Prawn with Crispy Noodle Ball.
Address - #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Contact number - +65 6384 5585
Opening hours - 11:30am 2:30pm (Monday to Sunday), 2:30pm 5pm (Saturday to Sunday) & 6pm 10:30pm (Monday to Sunday)
Singapore’s taste buds have uplifted form hawker’s street to global dining spaces. And Spago is considered as a tribute to treat special night outs with extravagant Cali-fusion cuisines, executed in the best way. For wine lovers, Spago does take special care by serving their collection of Old and New World bottlings.
Must try - Chef’s special beet salad, veal chop and Alaskan halibut. Meal for two will cost you around $300
Address - Level 57, Sands SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore - 018956
Opening hours - 6pm -10 pm (Monday to Friday) & 6pm 11pm (Saturday to Sunday)
If you are eager to taste some French cuisines, Rhubarb, the newly found French eatery is your destination. What’s so special about it? Its open kitchen headed by Paul Longworth (British chef) serving excellent seven-course French menu with rhubarb as the basic ingredients used in most of his cuisines.
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Must try - fowl (pigeon) cooked in two ways a la plancha breast and its leg confit, served with rose puree and rhubarb
Address - Rhubarb, 3 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089589 Singapore
Contact number - +65 8127 5001
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Looking for a fun place to throw your friend’s bachelorette party in Singapore? Lokkee is the place to look forward to. Its quirky décor, condom-napkins and flaming pineapple right at the center of the table may make Lokkke look gimmicky. But its finger licking dishes is surely going to put you in a trance of the true flavor of the American, Chinese cuisines.
Must try - Sichuan influence American Chinese cuisines.
Address - 68 Orchard Road, #03-01, Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Contact number - +65 6884 4566
Opening hours - 11am 3pm & 5:30pm 10pm (everyday)
7. Smoothie House Singapore
For small bite, Singapore offers cafes which are equally popular like the renowned restaurants in the city. The aroma of their freshly-made flavored snowflakes is surely going to make your mouth watery. It is the must-try dessert destination in Singapore!
Must try - Mango snowflake ice.
Address - One Raffles Place #03-25, Singapore 048616
Contact number - + 65 65321025
8. Free The Robot Coffee
If expensive, crowded eatouts is not your cup of tea; this rustic looking café is perfect to move away from the cacophony of the main street. Hidden behind an unpretentious door along the Telok Ayer Street, this cozy eatery is perfect to enjoy a quiet lunch or a light breakfast.
Must try - Beef Meatballs with Jasmine Rice ($11), Sous Vide Egg with Jamon Ham. Don’t forget to try their midday coffee.
Address - 118 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068587
Contact number - + 65 64381836
Opening hours - 8:30am 4:30pm (Sunday & Monday closed)
9. Red Eye Smokehouse
For meat lovers, Red Eye Smokehouse is a heaven. Hidden in Jalan Besar, this unassuming eatout opened its door to serve lip-smacking American styled smoked meat. Its menu features beef, chicken, pork sausages and all of these are sold by weight. Make sure to pair up such high protein cuisine with beer, cider or whiskey. And be prepared to let your hand get dirty.
Must try - Pork Jowl ($6/100gm), Angus Beef Brisket ($15/100gm) and Broccoli Salad.
Address - 1 Cavan Road, Singapore 209842
Contact number - + 65 62910218
Opening hours - 5pm 10:30pm (Wednesday to Friday) & 12pm 10:30pm (Saturday to Sunday), Monday & Tuesday closed
10. Kanoom Thai Dessert Café
Nestled on the second floor of Tanjong Pagar, this cozy little café is perfect to enjoy some delicious Thai desserts. Its Thai themed décor and Thai themed cutleries on which foods are served adds up to its sweet ambience. If you have a sweet tooth, this place is perfect for you.
Must try - Mango Stick Rice ($6), Jasmine Jelly ($4.50)
Address - Blk 7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-102, Singapore 081007
Opening hours - 10:30am 8pm (Sunday closed)
11. Open Farm Community
Following organic diet? No worries, this farm-to fork restaurant with rustic greenhouse structure is perfect to fill your appetite without compromising on your diet. If you are planning to visit this place on a weekend, you are surely going to end up being disheartened. For a weekend visit, this farm-to-fork restaurant requires at least three weeks advance booking. Focusing on seasonal cuisines of Singapore, this restaurant has turned out to be a favorite one among youngsters.
Must try - Homemade pastas, desserts of curry leaves with coconut meringue, torched mango slice ($17)
Address - 130E Minden Rd , Singapore - 248819
Opening hours - 12pm -3pm & 6pm -10pm (Monday to Friday), 11am 10pm (Saturday & Sunday)
12. Joe & the Juice
Though presently it’s considered as the most popular café of Copenhagen, but it established its first store in Singapore. The colorful juices prepared with ingredients to enhance vitamin and mineral content in a human body are surely a perfect energy booster and thirst quenchers.
Must try - Hangover Heaven, Iron Man, Hell Of A Name
Address - 30 Raffles Place, Chevron House #01-35A Singapore 039803
Contact number - +65 6221 2126
Opening hours - 8am 8pm (Monday Friday), 8am 3pm (Saturday)
13. Hot Pans
Have you ever tasted Dutch pancakes? If not then you must visit Hot Pans. Located in the Bedok Marketplace, this small eatout is perfect to satisfy your small cravings long before your dinner time. The aroma of the crepe-like pancakes is surely going to pull you in.
Must try - Classic Dutch Baby Pancake
Address - 348 Bedok Road, #02-14 The Bedok Marketplace, Singapore 469560
Opening hours - 12pm -10pm ( Tuesday to Sunday), Monday closed
14. Bazuka Yakibuta
If you are craving for some outside food at home then this budget friendly takeaway is an ideal place to pick some delicious food from various cuisines at reasonable prices. The chef specialized caramelized pork or tender meat in layers is difficult to resist.
Must try - Classic Dutch Baby Pancake
Address - #B1-12A Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore - 237994
Opening hours - 11:30am -7:30pm (Monday to Saturday)
Did we miss out any? Feel free to add them up in your bucket list to taste the delicious flavors of Singapore.