The dining scene is abuzz again as we see a huge number of new restaurants that have opened and several menu refreshes.
You may already be anticipating the opening of Nobu and may even have secured a reservation. Here are other amazing new dining destinations to put on your to-go list in June, along with places to revisit for their new menus.
New restaurants to check out in June 2022
Fiamma by Mauro
Capella Singapore will be welcoming Fiamma to its family of restaurants on 15 June.
Featuring authentic traditional family cuisine that is inspired by the acclaimed , Michelin-starred, Chef Mauro Colagreco’s Italian heritage.
Highlights to look out for include the Crudo di gambero rosso (red prawn tartare, kumquat, and fava beans), Pescato Del Giorno (fresh catch of the day prepared “alla Liguria”), and Affogato al Cafe (ice cream in espresso coffee).
The newly open California Republic has a 1960’s retro-cool vibe and embodies that easy, laidback spirit of So-Cal while presenting a bold, bright, and fresh approach to Italian-inspired cuisine.
For a taste of the coastal flavours of California, start your meal with the Grilled Oysters. Try the Meatballs al Angeleno if you want to know what founder considers the “best meatballs he’s ever had” when he tried South California-based Chef David Almany’s recipe.
Housemade pastas are a highlight at California Republic, so remember to give items such as the Smoked Ducatini and Celery Root Cappellacci a whirl.
Want something hearty? Go for the Lazy Man’s Cioppino, a classic San-Francisco tomato-based seafood stew.
Address: 88 Amoy Street, Singapore 069907
Opening hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 12mn (Wed to Sun)
If you find the restaurant’s name familiar, you’re not mistaken. Formerly at Marina Bay Sands and shuttered in 2018, Osteria Mozza by celebrated American chef Nancy Silverton is back, and is now at Hilton Singapore Orchard.
Diners can look forward to the many standouts of Osteria Mozza: its mozzarella bar and housemade fresh pastas; two wood-burning ovens for Silverton’s famous pizzas, meats, fish and fresh vegetables; a gelato-centric dessert menu; and a beverage list curated by Osteria Mozza partner Joe Bastianich and General Manager Manu Gandotra.
Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: 5pm – 10.30pm (Tue to Sat)
Reservations: Online or call 6831 6271
Rooftop Garden Bar & Grill
Modern European restaurant Tablescape introduces a brand-new dining concept in the beautiful and tranquil rooftop garden of Grand Park City Hall. Called the Rooftop Garden Bar & Grill, this new dining spot offers barbecued platters of fine meats and seafood that start from S$78++.
It’ll be worth your while to head down for drinks, which are available at easy-going prices from S$10++ onwards. Be there during Happy Hour and enjoy house pours from S$8++.
Address: 10 Coleman Street, Level 3, Grand Park City Hall, Singapore 179809
Opening hours: 6pm – 10pm (Fri & Sat)
Reservations: Call 6432 5566 or email [email protected]
The Coconut Club
After seven years at Ann Siang Road, popular Nasi Lemak restaurant The Coconut Club has moved toits new flagship outlet at Beach Road.
The new space takes up two storeys of a three-storey conservation shophouse and is anchored by a large communal table that operates as the main all-day dining room.
Its gourmet nasi lemak sets are still at the heart of its offerings. Pair them with other menu items such as the Gohu Ikan, Kerabu Udang Kacang Botol, and Sate Ayam Bumbu Kacang.
Address: 269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546
Opening hours: 8.30am – 10.30pm (Tue to Sun) | Closed on Mon
A new modern European restaurant helmed by Chef Steve Lancaster, Poise is great for an intimate dining experience as its space seats just 18 guests in the dining rooms and six in a discreet private room.
Fresh, prime ingredients are sourced from Europe Japan so that Chef Steve can present produce-led cuisine that doesn’t rely on extravagance to make a dish stand out.
Highlights to look out for include the rustic, hearty Coq Au Vin, one of the first dishes that Chef Steve made. This classic dish is elevated; a deboned chicken mid-wing stuffed with thyme-chicken mousse and braised with red wine.
Take notice of the wall of seasonal ferments that sits across the open kitchen, inviting you to discover how ingredients are transformed through natural methods of preservation. The contents of the jars also make a subtle appearance in all the dishes within Poise’s degustation menus, from a four-course lunch to the full seven-course tasting menu.
Address: 6 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088384
Opening hours: 12pm – 1.30pm, 6.30pm – 8.15pm (Tue to Sat) | Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Reservations: Email [email protected]
The latest brainchild of Chef Lewis of Michelin-starred Sommer, Cafe Natsu is a new concept that marries Western brunch favourites with a Japanese flair.
Delivering the laidback vibes of cafes in Melbourne and the gentle elegance you typically find in Japanese establishments, Cafe Natsu serves items made with fine and prime Japanese ingredients.
Items to look forward to include Souffle Pancakes (S$23) topped with seasonal peaches, Wagyu Beef Short Rib Sando (S$30) featuring thick cuts of short rib that are slow-cooked for 46 hours before they’re roasted over a binchotan, Hamachi (S$30) with red pepper dashi, and Baked Hokkaido Cheese Tart (S$8).
Address: 238 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427537
Opening hours: 9am – 4pm, 6pm – 10pm (Tue to Sun) | Closed on Mondays
Reservations: Email [email protected]
Serving Chinese cuisine with a modern twist, this new restaurant is located at Orchid Hotel Singapore.
Helming the kitchen is Hong Kong-born Executive Chef Tse Chi Leung, who has 25 years of professional culinary experience and has worked in top hotels and restaurants across Hong Kong and Singapore.
Signature dishes at Ya Ge include Asian Flavoured Xiao Long Bao, Sauteed Diced Beef with Black Garlic, Ya Ge’s Interpretation Lobster, Floral Tea Infused Roast Chicken, and XO Egg White Seafood Fried Rice.
Address: 1 Tras Link, Level 3, Orchid Hotel SIngapore, Singapore 078867
Opening hours: 11.30am – 10pm (daily)
New menus to try out in June 2022
Estate, the residential all-day dining restaurant of Hilton Singapore Orchard, has launched its Grand Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet.
A.great dining destination to consider if you’re looking to absolutely indulge, Estate presents a mouth-watering array of epicurean delights.
When AVENUE ONE visited, we were impressed by the stellar buffet line-up, which includes dishes like Maine Lobster Thermidor (which we really love!), unlimited freshly shucked oysters, homemade terrines (also outstanding), and other local and international delights.
Cheese-lovers will love the selection of 32 types of cheeses, one of the largest cheese offerings available on a hotel buffet in Singapore.
If you’d like to bring your children, you’ll be glad to know that there is a rotating programme of activities such as pottery-making, face-painting and colouring to keep them entertained.
Availability: Every Sunday, 12pm – 3pm
Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Smoke & Mirrors
Partnering with Bombay Sapphire, rooftop bar Smoke & Mirrors has introduced an exclusive menu for June and July.
Titled Art of Botanicals and Barrels & Bees, the menu includes herbaceous fare that features Bombay Sapphire gin to reconnect with nature and promote the conservation of limited natural resources.
And it’s not just a gastronomic experience you can look forward to. The multi-sensory experience includes a botanical Garnish Garden at the venue where you’ll get to hand-pick locally grown greens to elevate your cocktail.
Drinks include the Rosemary Gimlet (gin, homemade rosemary cordial), G & Pea (butterfly blue pea infused gin and tonic) and Gin Basil Smash (gin, fresh basil, citrus) each priced at S$25++.
Availability: Now till 31 July 2022
Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Opening hours: 6pm – 12am (Mon to Wed) | 6pm – 1am (Thu to Sat) | 5pm – 11pm (Sun)
The summer menu at Esora is presented as an experiential journey evoking the sensory pleasures of a Japanese summer.
Inspired by Chef Araki’s and Chef de Cuisine Chef Noboru’s shared passion for nature, the menu sees the application of modern techniques and Japanese traditions.
The multi-course meal for summer is highlighted by the following dishes:
- a four-part platter featuring summer ingredients that are carefully curated from the sea and land,
- hamo, the pike eel, a seasonal ingredient, which is prepared in a clarified soup made with summer vegetables
- a Donabe that’s inspired by Chef Araki’s fond memories of yakitori at the natsu matsuri (summer festival)
- Hiroshima Lemon, a summer pre-dessert that’s inspired by a popular cured sugar lemon spritz commonly prepared in Hiroshima
- A two-part summer-inspired dessert that faetures summer peaches served with scooped globes of fresh peaches and plums.
The nine-course lunch menu is priced at S$298++, while the ten-course dinner menu is priced at S$338++.
Address: 15 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238964
Opening hours: 12pm – 2pm (Thu) | 6pm – 10.30pm (Wed to Sun) | Closed on Mon and Tue
For a limited time only, the Sambal Mayo Burger, Sambal Mayo Chicken Shack, and Sambal Mayo Fries will be on Shake Shack’s menu. This is Shake Shack’s first ever Singapore-inspired menu.
The robust and spicy Sambal sauce is made from Batu Lesung Spice Company and was created by renowned Singaporean Chef Jeremy Nguee exclusively for Shake Shack.
The Sambal Mayo Burger is the highlight on the menu. This features Shake Shack’s classic Angus beef patty topped with the exclusive Sambal Mayo and classic Nasi Lemak ingredients like fresh cucumbers, fried egg, and crispy fried ShackMeister onions, wrapped within a warm, fluffy potato bun.
Availability: Now till 15 August 2022
Address: All Shake Shack outlets
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant brings on new Executive Sichuan Chef Dave Lai and returning Master Dim Sum Chef Lu Shi Qian to its PARKROYAL on Beach Road outlet.
With the new appointments, you can look forward to refreshes to culinary classics such as the Double-boiled Soup with Minced Meat and Crab Meat, aromatic Black Truffle Fried Rice and luxurious Braised Eight-headed Abalone with Spring Onion, and Chilled Cucumber.
Classical dim sums with a creative spin such as the Crystal Pork Dumplings and Crispy Radish Puff are also not to be missed.
Address: 7500 Beach Road, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore 199591
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2pm, 6.30pm – 10pm (daily)
The smart-casual Italian eatery and bar will be hosting a five-course wine dinner with pairings from renowned Italian wine producer Pietracupa.
Look forward to an evening of hearty Italian dishes, including Stuffed Zucchini Blossom, Artisanal Ziti Pasta, and Charcoal Grilled Lamb Shoulder. These delectable dishes are complemented by the rich, bold wines from Campania, Italy.
In celebration of its first anniversary, Firangi Superstar is presenting a set menu fit for the occasion, created by Head Chef Raj Kumar.
Anticipate free-flowing Chaats, the option of alcohol pairing, and lots of delicious food at the modern Indian restaurant.
Availability: 25 June 2022, 5.30pm till late
Address: 20 Craig Road, #01-03, Singapore 089692
The Marmalade Pantry
The Marmalade Pantry presents a new 2-Course Executive Set Lunch, showcasing the bistro’s modern offerings infused with a local twist.
The set comprises a choice of main, a starter (soup or salad) or dessert, and a beverage. Add S$6++ for a petite portion of Truffle Fries or Sweet Potato Fries.
Mains you can choose from include Thai Basil Fried Rice, Capellini Aglio Olio, and Ciabatta Sandwich; for an additional $6++, the Grilled Salmon.
Availability: Now till 29 July 2022
Address: 100 Peck Seah Street, #01-01 Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore 079333
Opening hours: 11am – 10.30pm (daily)
Anti:dote at Fairmont Singapore partners PARCO to present a themed tea experience inspired by the delightful Trolls characters.
n collaboration with PARCO – a licensee of Universal Brand Development, in partnership with DreamWorks Animation, Anti:dote will showcase a delectable selection of savoury and sweet tea treats presented in its classic chest of drawers, with each item inspired by the delightful Trolls characters.
Feast your eyes on edible works of art made into delicious items such as the Smoked Ocean Trout with Crispy Seaweed and Trout Roe, Sakura Chicken Beetroot Brioche, Poached Lobster Charcoal Brioche, Trolls Popping Pot with Cocoa Cremeux and Chocolate Crunch, “Poppy” Speckled Rose Cupcake, and “Branch” Blueberry Cupcake.
Availability: For a limited time only, 12pm or 3pm daily
Address: 80 Bras Basah Road, Fairmont Singapore, Singapore 189560
Rempapa has launched an Afternoon Tea (S$38++ for 2 persons) that showcases a specially curated assortment of five savouries and five kuehs that embraces the multi-cultural flavours of Singapore heritage.
Look forward to:
- Naked Curry Puff (beef striploin and potatoes cooked with Rempapa’s house-blend of meat curry spices with traditional Indian notes from dry spices and garam masala)
- Chicken Debal Slider (shredded chicken cooked with a rempah of shallots, Bombay onions, ginger, and dried chilli, stuffed into a crispy pastry parcel)
- Kueh Pie Tee (packed with an intee of julienned turnip and carrot cooked in a pork and prawn stock, and topped with a succulent prawn)
- Kosui (melt-in-the-mouth morsels of gula melaka, tapioca, and freshly grated coconut)
- Salat (pandan custard pudding on top of a glutinous rice cake)
- Bingka (chewy and fragrant baked tapioca and coconut milk cake)
Availability: Every weekend, till end of June, 3pm – 5pm
Address: 2 Paya Lebar Road, #01-01/02/03 Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053
Reservations: Online or call 9459 1603
The Lobby Lounge, InterContinental Singapore
Enjoy a refined afternoon tea selection inspired by the splendours of spring and summer, prepared by InterContinental Singapore’s Executive Pastry Chef Desmond Lee!
Highlights include the Berries Rhubarb Marmalade with Berries Tea Mousse and Elderflower Coulis, with strawberry rhubarb perfectly blended with InterContinental Singapore’s exclusive in-house tea blend, skilfully crafted Manjari 64% Chocolate Mousse with Cherry Spice Compote with Chocolate Crunchy Base, and Poached White Peach with Oolong Tea Infused Cream and Vanilla Genoise.
Availability: 1pm – 3pm, 3.30pm – 5.30pm (daily)
Address: 80 Middle Road, Level 1 InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Reservations: Online or call 6825 1008
New restaurants to check out in May 2022
Restaurant Born by Chef Zor Tan is due to open soon and we absolutely can’t wait! BORN is a fine-dining restaurant that serves up contemporary cuisine inspired by Chef Tan’s childhood memories, professional journey, and his personal ideas.
The dishes here are centred around nine guiding principles and are prepared with the style of French gastronomy and a Chinese twist.
Here, you can expect an engaging experience where you not only get to enjoy sumptuous food, but also admire the artistic expression of Chef Tan’s ‘best life’.
Address: 1 Neil Road, #01-01, Singapore 088804
Available from: 23 May 2022
Jypsy at One Fullerton
Situated in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD), Jypsy at One Fullerton serves up contemporary Japanese cuisine made with fresh premium seafood ingredients.
Savour Jypsy’s refurbished menu comprising crowd-favourites like the Jypsy Salmon Tacos and Wagyu Beef Dripping Rice, as well as new additions such as the Ceviche Snapper Al Limone Spaghettini and Robata Lamb Ribs while you look out at the stunning view of Marina Bay.
With such a spectacular dining experience, Jypsy at One Fullerton is surely going to be the next go-to place for romantic date nights!
Address: 1 Fullerton Road, #01-02/03, Singapore 049213
Opening hours: Lunch: 11.30am to 4pm (Fri – Sun) | Dinner: 5pm o 12am (Tue – Sun)
Take things slow this month and revel in Ginger.Lily’s latest afternoon tea, The Orchard Trail Experience! Dine in the modern glass conservatory and indulge in savoury and sweet treats as you explore Orchard Road’s colonial and plantation past.
Highlights of the afternoon tea include the Mini Lobster Roll with succulent chunks of lobster, the tender Smoked Beef Burger, Vanilla Madagascar and Golden Raisins House Scones, the decadent Amatika Chocolate Cake that is a gluten-free option, and the Almond Fig Tart.
Elevate your afternoon tea experience by topping up S$121++ per person for two hours of bottomless Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut Champagne!
Address: 333 Orchard Road, Fifth floor, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: 2pm to 5pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: From S$58++ per person
New menus to try out in May 2022
yì by Jereme Leung
yì by Jereme Leung is back with another specially curated seasonal menu for us to relish China’s spring harvest such as spring onion, spinach, edamame, imperial vegetables, and mugwort through a delicious spread of dishes.
Whet your appetite with cold dishes including the Beancurd Skin Roll stuffed with Tuna, Tofu and Spring Onions, and the Poached Sea Whelk with Chilli and Sichuan Peppercorn Dressing. Then, move on to main courses that are sure to keep your mouth watering.
We’re definitely excited about the Wok-Fried Hokkaido Scallops and Imperial Vegetables with Grilled Green Pepper Sauce, Pan-Fried Sea Cucumber stuffed with Minced Shrimps and Edamame Purée with Scallion Oil, as well as the highly coveted Steamed Mugwort Glutinous Dumplings stuffed with Water Chestnuts and Mixed Mushrooms!
Address: 1 Beach Road, Raffles Singapore, Singapore 189673
Available from: Now till 19 June 2022 | Lunch: 11.30am to 2pm | Dinner: 6pm to 9.30pm
Offshore Bar & Grill (OBG) x What The Mutt (WTM)
What’s better than eating a delicious meal? Having it with your furkid right beside you, of course! This May, Offshore Bar & Grill (OBG) is partnering with What The Mutt (WTM) to bring to us a pet-friendly dining experience where you not only get to bond with your furkids and cook for them, but also raise awareness for a good cause!
You can expect a specially crafted menu for your dogs featuring fresh wagyu beef, free range chicken, and Norwegian salmon. All diners will also receive a WTM x OBG collapsible pet bowl as well as a WTM discount voucher.
This collaboration will run for three months with 20% of the profits being donated to adopted charity, Exclusively Mongrels, to raise awareness for animal welfare and adoption.
Address: 50 Tanah Merah Ferry Road, #01-02, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Singapore 498833
Available from: Now till 31 July 2022 | Lunch: 12pm to 4pm | Dinner: 5pm to 10.30pm
Jurassic World Dominion Dining Adventure
It’s going to be an exciting month because Universal Studios Singapore (USS) is presenting an all-new Jurassic World Dominion Dining Adventure at its Discovery Food Court!
Upon arrival at the food court, you will be greeted by Dr. Rodney, who will show you a newly hatched Velociraptor egg and explain the dangers that lie outside. Continue your journey into the food court and you’ll be led to your table where you’ll be able to enjoy an immersive dining experience.
The four-course dinner draws inspiration from the diets of the dinosaurs from Jurassic World Dominion, so you can expect dishes such as BBQ Pork Ribs, Beef Skewers, as well as a visually pleasing amber dessert made with lemongrass osmanthus jelly.
Dig into the scrumptious meal as you immerse yourself in the captivating storytelling and admire the sights of technical effects and life-size dinosaur appearances! This will certainly be a memorable experience for the little ones!
Each package purchased includes a ticket to USS, a Universal Express Unlimited Pass, Prehistoric Meet-and-Greets at the Jurassic World Dominion Dining Adventure, as well as a four-course dinner with free flow of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for adults, and free flow non-alcoholic drinks and ice cream for children.
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Discovery Food Court, Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269
Available from: On select dates from now till August | Dinner: 6.30pm to 9pm
Price: S$248 per adult | S$188 per child
Ichigo Ichie presents an exclusive sake created specially to celebrate sanpō yoshi – the commitment that was started by a group of businessmen to do good for themselves, their clients, and the wider community.
The sake, La La La, was painstakingly created by Chef Akane Eno in collaboration with rice farmers in Yamagata, Azumanofumoto Sake Brewery, and Tōhoku University of Art & Design over the course of six months. Finally, diners are able to enjoy the fruits of their labour.
In the spirit of sanpō yoshi, diners who previously made a reservation for the sanpō yoshi menu will be given a complimentary bottle of La La La. Also, guests will also be able to enjoy a complimentary glass of the sake upon arrival. If you wish to support the farmers and Chef Eno, you can proceed to purchase a bottle of La La La for S$198++.
Address: 1 Nanson Road, #02-07A, Intercontinental Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909
Available from: Now till 30 June 2022 | Lunch: 12.30pm to 3pm | Dinner: 7pm to 10.30pm
Meat & Livestock Australia
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is a producer-owned company that specialises in the Australian red meat and livestock industry, and this May, its Lambassador chefs have put together a Four Hands Dining experience in Singapore where guests can delight themselves in all-natural, sustainable, and high-quality Australian lamb.
On 18 May, you can revel in a lavish menu prepared by Chef Eddie Goh and Chef Paul Hallett at SKAI on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford. Prepared using a mix of French-Japanese and American Barbeque smoking techniques, the dishes such as Roasted Lamb Consommé with Seaweed, Daikon, and Confit Lamb Shoulder, Buttermilk Brine Lamb Taco, Tomato Chutney, and Herb Brine Lamb Chop with Walnut Puree will certainly make your mouth water.
On 19 and 26 May, you can dig into two menus that combine Mediterranean and modern Indian Barbecue cuisines at Monti and Meatsmith Little India. The highlights of these two menus include White Pyrenees Grain Fed Lamb Tartare, 14-hour Smoked Lamb Shoulder with Garlic Mashed Potato and Crispy Lamb Fat, and Slow-cooked Lamb Neck served with Pistachio and Dill Crust, Heirloom Carrot, Mustard, and Truffle and Free-range Yolk Sauce.
Address: 2 Stamford Road, SKAI, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882 | 82 Collyer Quay, Monti, The Fullerton Pavilion, Singapore 049327 | 21 Campbell Lane, Meatsmith Little India, Singapore 209894
Available: 18, 19, 26 May 2022
Reservations: SKAI | Monti | Meatsmith Little India
The Dempsey Project x Mrs Kueh
The Dempsey Project has recently teamed up with local artisanal kueh brand, Mrs Kueh, to bring to us an afternoon tea special where you get to indulge in tier after tier of sweet and savoury bakes in an aesthetic yet cosy communal dining space.
The afternoon tea shines the spotlight on treats such as the Chicken & Gherkin sandwich, Raisin Scones served with Cream & Strawberry Preserve, Lemon Tart, and the Purple Ondeh Ondeh made with Okinawan sweet potatoes filled with gula melaka and rolled in fresh shredded coconut. Pair these treats with a cup of coffee or hot tea and you’ll get perfection.
Address: 9 Dempsey Road, #01-12, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 247697
Opening hours: 3.30pm to 5.30pm (Thu – Sun)
Price: From S$38++ per person
Burger & Lobster
Toast to the new month with Burger & Lobster’s new cocktail menu that was specially crafted by its global team of mixologists. The menu features bestsellers from each gateway city, so you can look forward to taking a journey across different countries with this menu!
Start the night off with signatures of Singapore such as the Little Red Dot which consists of a blend of Hendrick’s gin, Sg Distillery Stolen Roses Gin, raspberry coconut syrup, citrus, and egg; and the Lychee In The City which is a harmonious blend of Reyka Vodka, Cointreau, Kwai Fei Lychee, cranberry, citric acid, and bubbles.
Travel to London with the Pistol Punch and the Lobstar Martini, before taking a trip to New York with Strawberry Fizz and Mango Shrub Margarita!
Address: 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Singapore, Singapore 188719
Available from: Now till 31 May 2022
Chatsworth Cookies at Baker X
You may have heard of Baker X, a baking studio and cafe that aims to provide home-based bakers with a platform to market and sell their bakes at a retail store.
The baker featured changes every few weeks and Chatsworth Cookies currently taking up the space till 5 June 2022.
This home bakery is known for its artisanal New York-style chunky and gooey cookies, petite cookies by the jar.
Classic flavours include Walnut Chocolate Chip (our favourite!), Triple Dark Chocolate, Matcha White Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin, Cranberry White Chocolate, and Double Chocolate Peanut Butter.
Currently, its seasonal pick is Black Sesame, which is great for those who prefer a more unconventional flavour.
Other bakes include Cookies by The Jar, which are bite-sized treats with delectable flavours including Nutella Tart, Danish Butter Cookies, and Cereal Cookies.
Check out the decadent Double Fromage Truffle Cheesecake, an exclusive creation offered only at Baker X, when you are there. This six-inch cake features a combination of velvety cream cheese incorporated with truffle oil and paste for that rich flavour and earthy aroma.
The idea of this cake sounds intriguing at first and upon tasting, it really does have an interesting taste the grew on us.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #04-29, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Available from: Now till 5 June 2022
New restaurants to check out in April 2022
Kaarla Restaurant & Bar
Kaarla Restaurant & Bar is one of the three 1-Group openings at the rooftop of CapitaSpring on the 51st floor. This restaurant serves Coastal Australian cuisine prepared using a custom-made grill and oven and delivered with true Australian hospitality. Here, you can expect to experience creative yet authentic flavour pairings that will certainly remind you of down under.
Some of the highlights include the Sydney Rock Oyster (S$8++ per piece) with fig leaf and oyster plant vinegar, the Salt Cured Kangaroo (S$32++) served with sprouted black barley and finger lime, King Island Aged Beef (S$120++) served alongside braised onions, garden salsa verde, and green pepper, as well as the Murray Cod (S$88++) simmered in fermented fennel juice.
Address: 88 Market Street, #51-02, CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948
Available from: 11 April 2022
Oumi is a new restaurant located on the rooftop of CapitaSpring that offers a modern Japanese Kappo dining experience. It makes use of in-house grown produce taken from the newly launched 1-Arden Food Forest as well as premium ingredients sourced from Japan to prepare its dishes, so you can expect the quality of food served here to pretty high.
The Kappo dishes are also Australian-inspired, and are served course-by-course so that you can truly savour the natural flavours of the ingredients of the season.
Indulge in the Tempura Crepe (S$25++ per piece), Ankimo (S$20++) which is Japanese monkfish liver marinated with white miso, and Gyutan Yaki (S$35++) where you get slivers of bincho-grilled Tajima beef tongue with a special blend of miso and yuzu juice.
Conclude the meal with a refreshing Kyoho Sorbet (S$22++) which features soft warabi mochi atop a bed of sesame crumble and crushed black sesame praline. The mochi is then topped with a scoop of Kyoho sake sorbet and decorated with berry paper tuile. This makes for the perfect shot for the ‘gram.
Address: 88 Market Street, #51-01, CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948
Available from: 11 April 2022
WAKUDA is a new Japanese restaurant that will be gracing the Marina Bay Sands this month. A global collaboration between two-Michelin-starred Chef Tetsuya Wakuda and award-winning restauranteur John Kunkel of 50 Eggs, WAKUDA will offer an artfully modern take on Japanese cuisine.
The menu offerings here include a range of WAKUDA-style appetisers, sashimi, sushi, tempura, small plates of grilled items, rice bowls, and cold soba. They are all made using the finest seasonal harvest from Australia, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand, so you can be assured of their high quality.
Other than the main dining area, there is also an Omakase Room within the premises to cater to intimate dining sessions, with plush banquette seats framed by embossed metal privacy screens.
WAKUDA is certainly the place to go to if you want to experience a multi-sensory feast of craftsmanship!
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Lobby, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Singapore 018956
Available from: 17 April 2022
New menus to try out in April 2022
Smoke & Mirrors x David Hans
For just one night only, co-founder and head bartender of Three x Co Malaysia, David Hans, will be making a special appearance at Smoke & Mirrors and delighting guests with his three specialty concoctions.
Sip on Mr Wong’s Choice (S$25++), an earthy cocktail featuring a harmonious blend of Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon, chrysanthemum pei pa koa, homemade longan liqueur, Fernet, and liquorice. If you’re craving something refreshing to have especially with the hot weather these days, opt for the Blushing Melon (S$24++) or the Dynasty Poem (S$25++). The former is made from Michter’s Single Barrel Rye, winter melon tea, elderflower, rosemary, and citric, while the latter is made with Michter’s American, tie guan yin infused sake, grapefruit, passionfruit, honey, and egg white.
Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #06-01, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Available on: 4 April 2022 only, 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Price: From S$24++
Burger & Lobster
Spend your Easter morning this year with Burger & Lobster where you can enjoy a special brunch course menu with a choice of two starters, three mains, and two desserts at the Raffles Hotel outlet, or an a la carte menu while dining beside the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at Jewel Changi Airport.
Indulge in a delightful Eggy Lobster Roll with huge chunks of Nova Scotia lobster meat, or go for the Benedict Burger that features a black Angus grilled patty, watercress salad, beef tomato, confit onion jam, aged cheddar, a perfectly poached egg, and bearnaise sauce atop a perfectly toasted cornmeal muffin.
Conclude the meal with a decadent Chocolate Fondant, or opt for the Egg in Golden Nest and pair it with some Easter-exclusive cocktails!
Address: 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Singapore, Singapore 188719 | 78 Airport Boulevard, #05-203, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Available from: 15 to 17 April 2022
Estate is an all-day dining restaurant located within Hilton Singapore Orchard and this Easter, you can look forward to tasting international cuisine along with Easter-themed dishes as you celebrate the season!
The best part about dining at Estate is the experience, because unlike other restaurants, the open kitchens here let you enjoy a live display of culinary showmanship before your meal is served. Watch the chefs hard at work as they meticulously prepare and plate each dish; such an Instagrammable moment!
Some of the highlights served here are the fresh live shucked oysters, Whole Wagyu Prime Rib, Whole Stuffed Suckling Pig, Swedish Egg Omelette with Trout Roe and Dill, Homemade Black Truffle Pasta, and Estate Black Truffle Roasted Duck.
After you’re done with your meal, don’t leave just yet, because you can also take part in fun family bonding activities like egg hunting, pottery-making, and a Best Dressed Competition! The winner of the competition will be entitled to a one-night stay in a King Premium Family Room inclusive of breakfast.
Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Available on: 17 April 2022, 12pm to 3pm
Price: From S$118++ per adult | S$59++ per child (aged between five and 12 years old)
Kakurega (The Lair)
Kakurega (The Lair) is a cosy Japanese restaurant that features an extensive selection of sake for you to choose from. It’s the perfect place to gather with your friends on the weekends or with your colleagues after a long day of work to catch up and chat over drinks.
This April, Kakurega (The Lair) has come up with a new menu of Japanese yakitori and delights for you to pair with your sake, and some of the items include the Tatami Iwashi (S$12++) which is dried sardine sheet, Kaisen Salad (S$18.80++) featuring Japanese sashimi atop mixed greens, Buta Bara yakitori (S$3.80++ per skewer) which is grilled Japanese pork belly, and the Risotto Croquette (S$8.80++) which is deep-fried risotto balls.
AVENUE ONE had the chance to try this menu out, and our favourite item was the Risoto Croquette! This was really good and certainly a must-have if you dine here. The risotto balls were fried perfectly to the shade of golden brown, giving rise to a crispy exterior. The inside was tomato risotto that was so flavourful that it felt like we were eating bursts of goodness. This also went perfectly with the sake that was recommended to us!
Address: 12 Smith Street, Singapore 058926
Opening hours: 5pm to 10.30pm (Mon – Sat)
Tablescape Restaurant and Bar
There’s no better way to spend your Sunday mornings than to gather with family and friends to dig into an indulgent brunch, and if you’re looking for a great place to head to, that would be Tablescape Restaurant and Bar.
The Modern European is welcoming April with a brand new Sunday Brunch menu featuring a semi-buffet with fresh seafood, meats, and brunch classics with a twist.
The starters are served communal-style, making way for more variety as you share them with your loved ones before having your own choice for mains. Dig into starters like the Seafood on Ice which features a Boston lobster, fresh prawn, and plump mussels poached in a housemade bouillon, Housemade Truffle Ebi Maki Roll, and the Pernod-Scented Melon Soup.
For mains, choose one out of the five offerings that the restaurant has. We’d recommend going for the Pork Belly that is perfectly roasted and served with a side of creamy cauliflower puree, and the Sea Bass Meuniere that is a roasted fillet with homemade salsa verde.
If you’re celebrating Easter, do be sure to check out Tablescape Restaurant and Bar’s exclusive Easter Sunday Brunch menu which includes two additional main courses for you to choose from: Josper Grilled Lamb Rack and Magret De Canard.
Address: 10 Coleman Street, Level 3, Singapore 179809
Available from: 3 April 2022
Price: S$118++ per person
Melt Café is a buffet restaurant that serves up international cuisine. This new month, Melt Café will be introducing an Indian Cuisine Dinner promotion with highlights such as the Pahadi Chicken (chargrilled marinated chicken with mint, coriander, and yoghurt), Tabak Maaz (marinated lamb ribs cooked in milk, ghee, and spices), Amba Jhinga (chargrilled marinated king prawn), Mutton Tari Wala (Chamba-style mutton curry with red chilli and coriander), Talli Macchi Salmon (tawa fried salmon with spinach), and Mukand Badi (lentil cake in yoghurt gravy).
Other than these Indian delights, you can also treat yourself to a spread of other cuisines such as Chinese, Japanese, and Western!
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore 039797
Available from: 8 to 24 April 2022
Price: From S$88++ per adult | S$42++ per child
New restaurants to check out in March 2022
Highly regarded as one of the most prominent chefs of Western food and beverage in Singapore as well as the chef-owner of Black Marble, Chef Otto Weibel has unveiled a brand new Mediterranean restaurant. After much success in conquering the steak world over at Black Marble, he is now back to conquer the flavours of the sea with White Marble.
In his newest restaurant, he recreates the classic flavours of Spain, Portugal, France, Morocco, and the Middle East with dishes such as Fried Coated Olives served with a side of spicy yoghurt, Roasted Butternut Squash, Prawn Bucatini Puttanesca, and Chicken Leg Bone-in Tagine that is perfect for sharing.
Conclude the meal with an enticing dessert like the Fig & Almond Tart or the Crema Catalana that will leave you wanting more.
Address: 1 Tanglin Road, #01-09/10, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore 247905
Opening hours: 11.30am to 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Conveniently located in the Central Business District area, Willow is a newly opened restaurant that aims to provide some comfort in the city with contemporary pan-Asian menus that taste modern, yet familiar. Using the finest ingredients sourced mostly from Japan, Chef Nicolas Tam crafts simple ingredient-centric dishes that are cooked simply but prepared with modern fine-dining techniques.
Here, you get to delight your tastebuds in amazing dishes such as caviar on a crispy nest, chutoro croustades, five-day aged Shima Aji, A4 Japanese Wagyu Zabuton, the chef’s signature ochazuke rice porridge.
You’ll be in good hands for dessert as Head Pastry Chef Soh Hui Shan wows with her sour plum sorbet served with fresh and preserved guava and whipped mascarpone, as well as her home-made candies such as sour pate de fruit ‘beetle’ and 55% bourbon.
Address: 39 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059678
Opening hours: 12pm to 4pm and 6pm to 11pm (Tue – Sat)
Price: Lunch: S$148++ per person | Dinner: S$198++ per person
Those who love Mexican food would probably have heard of Chimi’s, also known as Singapore’s first Mexican container bar that was built from a refurbished shipping container. The well-loved restaurant is expanding and fans of the restaurant will now be able to enjoy delectable Mexican dishes right at Orchard!
Tantalise your tastebuds with Chimi’s own rendition of traditional Mexican cuisine with a slight twist that caters more to the Singaporean palate. Highlights include Quesadillas, Loaded Nachos, and Golden Churros.
With an al fresco setting, Chimi’s offers the perfect environment for a refreshing ice-cold dessert or cocktail. For desserts, go for their handcrafted ice cream in flavours like Lime Margarita, Chocolate Sriracha, and Mango Tajin. And for drinks, you can opt for any of the bar’s five signature flavoured Margaritas – Classic Lime, Basil Mint, Strawberry, Mango Peach, and Coco Cinnamon.
Address: 313 Orchard Road, #01-25B, [email protected], Singapore 238895
Available from: 8 March 2022 onwards, 11am to 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)
New menus to try in March 2022
The Balvenie x Cure
Cure is a newly appointed Michelin-starred Nua Irish restaurant that has been revealed to be the sixth and final restaurant that is part of the Hardcrafted By series initially launched by The Balvenie and MICHELIN Guide.
Helmed by chef-owner Andrew Walsh, Cure offers New Irish cuisine with signature dishes such as the twice-smoked salmon prepared with The Balvenie 14 Year Old The Week of Peat and the Childhood Memories of Peat dessert that is served alongside The Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood.
Toast to the restaurant’s recent Michelin star accolade with the specially crafted Star in Orbit, a cocktail that is made with The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask.
These dishes are part of a full menu that comes with alcohol pairing of highlights from The Balvenie.
Address: 21 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089128
Available from: Now till 21 April 2022 for the whisky-paired delicacy menu
Meat-lovers would be familiar with Gemma Steakhouse as it is one of the most highly raved steakhouses in Singapore that offers classic Tuscan bistecca and fresh seafood. This March, get ready for all-new offerings at the beloved restaurant which see cuts from highly regarded producers Wanderer and The Vintage Beef Company.
Sink your teeth into the perfectly seared Wanderer Tenderloin or opt for the grass-fed Vintage Galiciana Bone-in Striploin. The latter has an MB3+ grading, is dry-aged for 30 days, and is produced from mature stock, giving the beef that deep and nuanced flavour that is oh-so-delightful.
Gemma Steakhouse also offers four-course weekday lunches so that you get to have a taste of the restaurants signature dishes without fearing that it would be too much. Feeling a little fancy? Opt for the Bottomless Cocktail Sunday Brunch where you get to enjoy an endless flow of martinis, negronis, and whisky sours along with a delicious spread of 10 Italian dishes including prime steaks, artisanal pastas, and the freshest seafood.
Address: 1 Saint Andrews Road, #05-03, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Opening hours: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Tue – Sun)
CÉ LA VI
Party it up with CÉ LA VI’s latest line-up of entertainment that is guaranteed to take away the worries and make you have the best time of your life. Out of the exciting new features, we’re the most excited about the Sunday BBQ where you get to wind down on Sundays and enjoy a casual barbecue dinner with your loved ones as you overlook the Singapore skyline.
As part of the March specials, CÉ LA VI has introduced an exclusive Penfolds menu with classic BBQ favourites such as BBQ Oysters cooked with a smoked ponzu granita, Freemantle Octopus served with coconut chilli glaze, and Tuwinga Black Angus Ribeye (150g) cooked with salted kampot peppercorns.
The Sunday BBQ is open to all ages, so bring along your kids and treat them to a relaxing yet divine dining experience at CÉ LA VI!
Check out the other interesting events lined up here.
Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, Singapore 018971
Opening hours: 4pm to 10.30pm (Mon – Fri) | 12pm to 10.30pm (Sat) | 12pm to 9pm (Sun)
For the uninitiated, Japan celebrates Hina Matsuri or “doll festival” on 3 March every year, and this is a day where families wish their daughters good health and happiness in life. In order to commemorate this special occasion. Chef Keisuke Uno of Mikuni presents a special seasonal bento set that will certainly convey the well wishes of Japanese families.
The impressive lunch bento set starts off with Mikuni’s Signature Sea Urchin Shell, where Hokkaido sea urchin is served with a unique lobster jelly that is made over four days from lobster-infused Japanese fish stock and homemade chicken stock. Next, take in a mouthful of the plump Otoro that has a hint of sweetness thanks to the Kyushu Kanro soy sauce.
Savour the rest of the set menu which includes a flavourful A5 Tochigi Wagyu Sushi Roll, Lobster Sea Urchin Gratin, and Miyagi Oysters wrapped in Kadaif noodles that are lightly fried so that it’s crispy. This mouthwatering menu is only available for a limited time, so make sure you grab it before the period is over!
Address: 80 Bras Basah Road, Fairmont Singapore, Singapore 189560
Available from: 2 to 14 March 2022 | 12pm to 2.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: S$138++ per adult
JFOODO SEAFOOD LOVES SAKE 2022
Unlike the other restaurants on this list, SEAFOOD LOVES SAKE 2022 is actually a campaign by The Japan Food Product Overseas Promotion Center (JFOODO) to introduce our local diners to the world of sake and the lovely experience it provides when it is paired with seafood.
This campaign is supported by more than 30 restaurants serving different kinds of cuisine – Japanese, Asian Fusion, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Spanish, and Singapore. Each restaurant will spotlight one signature seafood dish and pair it with a recommended bottle of sake as suggested by award=winning accredited sake sommelier Adrian Goh.
The restaurants that are taking part in this campaign include Bar Cicheti, béni, DIAMOND KITCHEN, Fleurette Restaurant, FOC Restaurant, Fukui Singapore, Geylang Claypot Rice, Hanare by Takayama, Hashida Singapore, iggy’s, IKO Restaurant, La Taperia, Marcy’s Restaurant, Mezame!, Morsels, Punjab Grill, Rascals, Red House Seafood, RESTAURANT JAG, Standing Sushi Bar, Takayama, Tanuki Raw, White Grass, WILD CHILD PIZZETTE, and Yujin Izakaya.
Address: Available at various locations
Available from: Now until 13 March 2022
Crowned one of the world’s and Asia’s best bars, Tippling Club is certainly a bar you need to head to at least once in your life. And with the latest launch of their innovative dinner menu, you’ve got an even bigger reason to head there this month.
The bar’s latest dinner menu showcases creativity in both the ingredients and the techniques used, and the highlights of this menu include the Wagyu Tartare Tartlet, Shirako Nugget, Hokkaido Scallop and Purple Garlic Soup, Liquid Omelette, and Musk Melon à la Japanese Slipper.
These unique new dishes will have you expecting the unexpected, and they will surely have you savouring every last bit of it.
Address: 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Chinatown Point, Singapore 088461
Opening hours: 12pm to 10.30pm (Mon & Tue, Thu – Sat)
Price: From S$225++
Black Tap has introduced new specials on their menu to celebrate the new month and Saint Patrick’s Day. Look forward to the Reuben Burger which features a potato bun with succulent prime beef, griddled corn beef, Swiss cheese, tangy sauerkraut, pickles, and the restaurant’s special sauce.
Pair the burger with a pint of beer, or go for the crowd-favourite CrazyShake milkshakes that will look great in photos for the ‘gram. Go for the whimsical-looking Cotton Candy CrazyShake, or the indulgent Cookies N’ Cream Supreme, both of which are guaranteed to give you that sugar rush that you love!
Also, if you order any three snacks at Black Tap on weekdays from 2pm to 5pm, you get a glass of CrazyShake for free. That’s a pretty good deal if you ask us!
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, #01-80, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Available from: 1 to 31 March 2022 | 12pm to 11pm (Mon – Fri) | 11am to 11pm (Sat & Sun)
You may not be able to see cherry blossoms in Japan this year given the current situation, but you can still celebrate the season with KOMA’s exclusive cherry blossom special, the Sakura Alaska Dessert.
This sweet treat will make you taste the joy of spring with its berry sakura sorbet, vanilla bombe, almond biscuit, and white chocolate crunchy rice. In line with the cherry blossom theme, the dessert is also served in a sakura-encrusted ice bowl.
Other than the cherry blossom special, diners at KOMA can also feast on decadent dishes such as the Hamo and Mushroom Yaki, Sea Urchin Udon, Spicy Black Spider Cleansing Roll, and Miyazaki Local Beef.
If you don’t opt for the cherry blossom-inspired dessert, our recommendation is to go for the Mochi Pizza, a twist on one of Japan’s most loved traditional sweets.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-67, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Available from: 1 to 31 March 2022 | 11.30am to 3pm and 5pm to 12am (Mon – Sun)
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
Fans of the famous Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse will be delighted to know that the restaurant has just launched a four-course limited edition ‘Best of Bistecca’ menu with highlights in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
The menu will spotlight Bistecca’s most popular dishes of the last 10 years, and you can expect to see Bistecca’s Signature Sharing Steaks as one of the main dishes served. The premium F1 Wagyu beef will be available in cuts such as the Fiorentina, or the Costata.
For starters, whet your appetite with the Burrata, or opt for the Pan-seared Scallops. You won’t be disappointed when you indulge in the signature house-made pasta with beef and tomato ragu or Japanese pumpkin agnolotti.
End the meal off with a sweet note by choosing one of the four decadent desserts they have available – Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, Black Forest Ganache, and Sticky Date Pudding. The four-course menu will also include a complimentary glass of bubbles, red, or white wine for each guest so that you can all toast to Bistecca’s 10th anniversary!
Address: 26 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238970
Available from: 1 to 31 March 2022 | Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm (Tue – Sun) | Dinner: 6pm to 10pm (Mon – Thu) and 5.30pm to 10pm (Fri – Sun)
Price: S$138++ per person
Art is a Michelin one-star neo-Italian restaurant that serves up a modern interpretation of classical Italian dishes to deliver an Italian dining experience like never before. A new prix fixe menu called An Italian Tale has been crafted by Executive Chef Daniele Sperindio and it certainly is a treat!
Join Chef Daniele as he takes you on a culinary journey that evokes fond feelings of nostalgia through dishes such as Oro Colato which features tender ribbons of 32-yolk taglierini infused with saffron and topped with seasonal sea urchins and drizzled in a saffron and spanner crab sauce, as well as the Scarpetta, A Way of Living which features San Marzano tomatoes, aged parmigiano, and farfalle atop an Altemura semolina bread.
Take in the magnificent views of the Marina Bay skyline as you savour the food before you. We assure you that it will certainly be an extraordinary experience!
Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #06-02, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Opening hours: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10.30pm (Tue – Sun)
Price: Six-course tasting menu: S$208++ per person | Eight-course tasting menu: S$258++ per person
New restaurants to check out in February 2022
Sol & Luna
Sol & Luna is a new Latin-European restaurant that is opening this month on the 17th floor of Singapore’s latest 51-storey skyscraper, CapitaSpring. Being nestled in the buildings Green Oasis, a sanctuary-in-the-sky of lush greenery, and 100 metres above the ground, Sol & Luna offers great views and the perfect respite from the busy city life.
The restaurant spotlights dishes from four regions – Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain. You can look forward to enjoying a nice breakfast in the morning before work, or head here for a chill dinner with your colleagues after a long day of hustling. Some of the recommended dishes are the Truffle Risotto, Smoked Duck and Foie Gras Rillette, Piri Piri Chicken Thigh, and White Gazpacho.
Dine in the air-conditioned dining area, or enjoy the cool breeze on the al fresco terrace. No matter where you choose to dine, it will be an experience to remember.
Address: 88 Market Street, #17-01, CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948
Opening date: 10 February 2022
Surrey Hills Grocer
Surrey Hills Grocer is an all-new homegrown grocer and one-stop lifestyle and dining destination that aims to bring Australian produce, products, cuisines, and experiences to Singaporeans so that we can have a little taste of Australia even without travelling.
Perhaps the most exciting concept would be the Surrey Hills Cafe which offers an al fresco dining concept with dishes specially curated by an Australian Michelin-starred chef based in Singapore.
One unique dish to try is the Crayfish Benny, which boasts marinated crayfish and molten eggs topped with crayfish reduction hollandaise on toasted English muffins.
There is also the Steak Sandwich, which features an Australian King Island Sirloin 3/4 served with house mustard mayo, pepper, and sea salt flakes.
And of course, as with every other cafe in Singapore, Surrey Hills Cafe also offers aromatic brews for your coffee fix other than delectable dishes. The brews are made using one of Australia’s best known coffee brands, Proud Mary Coffee, and you can be assured that the coffee beans are sustainably sourced. If you had to choose one brew on the menu, definitely give the Humbler a try!
After you’re done with your indulgent meal, take a walk around the grocer, Florist Bar, and the bakery for more goodies to bring home.
Address: 511 Upper Jurong Road, D’Arena, Singapore 638366
Opening hours: Cafe: 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 9pm (Tue – Sun) | Grocer: 9am to 9pm (Tue – Sun)
Those who love shopping for shoes would most likely be familiar with the shoe brand, PAZZION. They are known to offer a wide selection of fashionable flats and heels with sparkly embellishments, perfect for any occasion.
They’ve already expanded their offerings to F&B when they opened the first PAZZION Cafe in Jewel Changi Airport, and now, they’re opening another outlet at Ngee Ann City.
The flagship store and cafe will be opening officially in March 2022, but the establishment has already been open ever since its soft launch on 21 January 2022.
At the cafe, you can expect breakfast and brunch offerings, as well as burgers, sandwiches, pastas, desserts, and more. For drinks, you can also enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, or go for a refreshing glass of soda, juice, or smoothie.
From now till 15 February, you can indulge in the Chinese New Year festive specials such as the Orange Blossom mocktail and the Abundance of Blessings.
Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a unique shop-and-dine experience at PAZZION Cafe!
Address: 391 Orchard Road, #B1-39/40, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872
Opening hours: 10am to 9.30pm (Mon – Thu), 10am to 10pm (Fri & Eve of PH), 9.30am – 10pm (Sat, Sun, PH)
Pita Tree Kebabs
It’s time to rejoice because Pita Tree Kebabs has opened a new outlet and this time, it’s located at Marina One, making it convenient for those working in the Central Business District (CBD) to get their Mediterranean cuisine fix.
Delight your tastebuds with freshly made Mediterranean charcoal-grilled kebabs, falafels, mezze, and salads. These are so flavourful and delicious that you’re going to look forward to lunch every day even more than before!
Pita Tree Kebabs is also available islandwide via delivery on Quandoo, GrabFood, and Foodpanda.
Address: 5 Straits View, #B2-37, Marina One, East Tower, Singapore 018935
Opening hours: 10.30am to 7.30pm (Mon – Sat)
New menus to try out in February 2022
ATLAS has launched its latest drinking menu, Sense of Place, and it invites you to explore the architectural wonders of European Art Deco, as well as the shared connections between the past and present.
The menu is divided into seven chapters, with each chapter depicting a cute illustration of a European Art Deco landmark. The cocktails are concocted using innovative techniques and interesting ingredients to create unexpected yet delicious flavour combinations that will leave you wanting more.
Prepare yourself as you embark on this artistic journey and embrace the European Art Deco with unique cocktails this February.
Address: 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778
Opening hours: 10am to 10.30pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm to 10.30pm (Sat)
In celebration of its 14th year of service in Singapore, Tippling Club is introducing a few new menus for both lunch and dinner.
The menus are developed by Chef-Owner Ryan Clift and Head Chef Ayo Adeyemi, and the prix fixe menus for lunch (S$110++) will rotate on a fortnightly basis to offer a variety for patrons. The menu features four snacks, five main courses, pre-dessert, and petit fours.
Staying true to Tippling Club’s uniqueness, the menus boasts unexpected flavour pairings and compositions that are sure to imbue a sense of excitement for guests to revel in.
Get ready to let the mastermind duo of Tippling Club take you on a culinary journey when you dine at Tippling Club.
Address: 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Chinatown Point, Singapore 088461
Opening hours: 12pm to 10.30pm (Mon & Tue, Thu – Sat)
50Fifty x Janice Wong
Janice Wong and Tryson Quek of 2am:dessertbar have partnered up with bartender Bannie Kang of Sidedoor to offer a limited edition menu (S$138++) featuring six courses paired with specially curated cocktails throughout the month of February at the intimate pocket bar, 50Fifty.
Start the night off strong with Algae, a No.3 Iris Oyster with a side of Cucumber, Kombu, and Frost paired with Clean Water, a cocktail made with The Macallan Sherry Oak 12Y, Guava, Osmanthus, Sencha, and Verbena.
The meal continues to impress with an entrée featuring Ugly Duckling, a confit duck rillette, paired with White Meat, a cocktail comprising Brugal Especial, Pineapple, Coconut, and Cream Clarified.
This is followed by Cow on Field, a steak tartare, along with Green Land made with Naked Malt, Fernet Hunter, Curry Leaf, Watermelon, and spicy Maqow pepper. Indulge in the Chicken Broth and Fatty Fish, before ending your meal with Drunken Island, a boozy dessert made of Whisky Crème Anglaise, Ginger, Sea Salt Caramel, Chocolate, and Bergamot, paired with Double Red.
This limited edition menu is sure to tantalise your tastebuds and you’re definitely in for a treat. Limited sessions are available each day, so make sure you book early if you would like to give it a taste!
Address: 1 Nanson Road, #02-07B, InterContinental Singapore, Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909
Opening hours: 5pm to late (Wed – Sun)
As we ring in the new year, Fat Cow is also refreshing its offerings to bring to us a new set of omakase options as well as new dish creations.
If you’ve been missing the Wagyu Omakase (S$320++) at Fat Cow that was halted back in August 2021, you’ll be glad that it will be making a comeback soon with a reinvented iteration featuring brand new wagyu discoveries and new flavours.
Look forward to the Saroma Wagyu which is served as Binchotan Grilled Wagyu and accompanied with complementary condiments that will guarantee mouthfuls bursting with flavours, the Wagyu Tataki and Seafood Tataki that see the pairing of proteins with vegetables for a refreshing sweetness to the entire dish.
The Chef’s Table Omakase (S$138++ for lunch, S$280++ for dinner) has also been reinvented to include crowd-favourites like the Surf and Turf, as well as new additions such as the Cod Milt Tempura and the Yari Ika and Nagaimo Somen.
The Sake Pairing dinner events that were previously put on hold due to the pandemic will also return once every quarter this year so that diners can once again enjoy this drinking and dining experience.
Address: 1 Orchard Boulevard, #01-01/02, Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
Opening hours: 12pm to 3pm and 6 to 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Baker X is a new concept by Far East Organisation that spotlights various home-based bakers, giving them the opportunity to try their hands at running their own retail store with a fully fitted baking studio at no extra cost. Each home-based baker will be given the chance to operate and showcase their bakes for a couple of weeks, before the next home-based baker in line takes over.
From 8 to 20 February, Mon Cerise Patisserie will be taking charge of the Baker X baking studio and baker Cherry Chiu will be presenting a collection of French style tarts and individual cakes that are not just decadent, but also visually appealing.
These creations are baked with premium ingredients using a healthier and lighter recipe, so you can indulge in these pastries guilt-free.
Some of our top picks are the Golden Rocher Les Petite Tart and the Taste of Mon Cerise individual sized cake and tart in Coco Loco.
Enjoy these pastries with the accompaniment of a cup of freshly brewed coffee by social enterprise, Foreword Coffee Roasters, that works in tandem with the bakers.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #04-29, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Bedrock Origin has introduced a brand new Beef & Reef series, a quarterly showcase annually that celebrates fresh seafood and premium meats prepared with various culinary techniques.
For the first edition that will be taking place from now till 31 March 2022, indulge in a Six-Course Dinner Tasting Menu (S$188++ per person) with highlights such as the Kingfish Tartare, Grilled Octopus Tentacles, and Kyoto Tamba A5 Wagyu (100g).
If you’re feeling extra fancy, go for the Six-Course Dinner Tasting Menu with Caviar (S$288++ per person) instead, and top up an additional S$88++ per person for exquisite wine pairings.
This decadent meal is truly one that should not be missed.
Address: 23 Beach View, Palawan Ridge, Oasia Resort Sentosa Hotel, #01-02, Singapore 098679
Opening hours: 7am to 11am, 12pm to 3pm, and 6pm to 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)
New restaurants to check out in January 2022
House of WÈI
A brand new modern Chinese restaurant concept has opened in the space that originally belonged to the former Szechuan Court. House of WÈI offers a plethora of contemporary dishes that are inspired by Master Chinese Chef Mok Wan Lok’s 42-year rich culinary journey.
Some dishes that you can expect are the Mok-Style Shanghainese Braised Lion Head that was created by Chef Mok when he was in Shanghai and Crispy Pork Rib Espresso Kahlua that was cooked up by him when he was working in Kuala Lumpur.
You can also look forward to dishes like the Jackfruit Sweet and Sour Chicken, Oven Roasted Cod with Soy and Balsamic, and Wok Fried Venison with Sakura Shrimp and Fermented Soy Bean Sauce.
Since the Lunar New Year is approaching us very soon, House of WÈI will feature a number of festive set menus that you can indulge in. The set menus will begin from the eight-course Auspicious 如意吉祥 Set Menu.
Address: 80 Bras Basah Road, Level 3, Fairmont Singapore, Singapore 189560
Available from: 8 December 2021 | Lunch: 11.30am to 2.30pm (Mon – Sun) | Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: Set menu from S$118++ per person
Dress code: Smart casual
New menus to try out in January 2022
The Grand Lobby, Raffles Hotel Singapore
The Grand Lobby at Raffles Hotel Singapore is launching a brand new menu for their Afternoon Tea this month.
Dive into Norway’s unique coastal culinary traditions with Norwegian-inspired sweet and savoury treats like the Pastrami Sandwich with Tangy Mayonnaise, Avocado Hash with Smoked Salmon and Semi-Boiled Quail Egg, and Rollmops with Beetroot and Horseradish Cream.
These treats will be served on a beautiful three-tiered stand alongside The Grand Lobby’s signature home-made original and raisin scones that are filled with clotted cream and strawberry rose jam.
Choose to pair these pastries with either a cup of tea or coffee.
Address: 1 Beach Road, The Grand Lobby, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673
Available from: Now till 6 March 2022 | 1pm to 5pm (Mon – Thu) and 12pm to 6pm (Fri – Sun)
Price: S$88++ per person
Dress code: Casual chic (no shorts and slippers)
You can’t say that you love truffle until you’ve tried white truffle. This precious gem is only available in the fall in the fertile land of Alba, Italy.
Enjoy it in all its glory when you dine at Buona Terra, where Resident Chef Denis Lucchi has a splendid line-up of specials that complement the aroma and earthy notes of white truffle in the form of four-course and five-course set menus.
Savour creations like the White Truffle Egg Soufflé with Saffron and Parmesan Cheese Sauce, Poached Egg with White Truffle, Smoked Potato and Mushrooms, and a classic Tagliolini with Butter Emulsion, Parmesan Cheese and White Truffle.
The white truffle is shaved tableside, so you will get an interactive dining experience and let the aroma fill the air around you before you indulge in your meal.
Address: 29 Scotts Road, Singapore 228224
Available from: Now till the white truffle season ends | Lunch: 12pm to 3pm (Mon – Fri) | Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm (Mon – Sat)
Price: From S$118++ per person
Dress code: Smart casual
Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant & Bar
Looking for something a little more casual? Head on down to Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant & Bar where you can enjoy an exclusive white truffle menu while enjoying the lush tropical views of Dempsey Hill.
Start the meal with an Australian Angus Beef Carpaccio (S$24++), followed by a decadent hand-stretched Wood-fired Naples Style Pizza, Pumpkin, Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Burrata (S$35++), and a creamy Risotto al Prosecco (S$37++). Choose to top these dishes off with some white truffle shavings for that umami taste.
Do take note that the prices stated above do not include the white truffle, and if you choose to add on the white truffle, you will be charged at market price based on gram per consumption.
For a sweet treat to end the day, go for the classic Homemade Vanilla Gelato (S$14++).
Address: 8 Dempsey Road, #01-13, Singapore 247696
Available from: Now till mid-January 2022 or when the white truffle season ends | 8am to 10.30pm (Sun – Thu) and 8am to 11.30pm (Fri & Sat)
Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge
Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge is another restaurant that you can visit if you’re intending to try out the precious gem, white truffle.
You can choose to add white truffle to any dish on the menu at S$18++ per gram, but if you’re interested to find out what’s good, the chefs at Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge recommend that you order the Wagyu Beef Tenderloin Tartare with Beluga Capers, Smoked Egg Yolk, and Aged Balsamic Vinegar (S$28++).
You should also try the Pan-Seared Hokkaido Scallops, Green Peas, and Crispy Guanciale with Soave Emulsion (S$34++), and the Jac Wagyu Beef Striploin MBS 8/9 Served with Parsnip, Girolle Mushrooms, and Green Pepper Jus (S$78++).
Address: 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Available from: Now till the white truffle season ends | Lunch: 12pm to 3pm (Tue – Fri) | Dinner: 6pm to 11pm (Tue – Sun) | The Italian Table Champagne Brunch: 12pm to 3pm (Sat & Sun)
Take a culinary trip to North India when you dine at Tiffin Room of Raffles Hotel Singapore. Their latest Flavours of Rajasthan menu presents a delectable range of dishes inspired by the North Indian state’s rich culinary traditions.
Chef Kuldeep has crafted this menu to accurately depict the region’s uniqueness, with flavourful dishes crafted from milk, yogurt, lentils, and chickpeas. Despite using such simple ingredients, the food is elevated by a cooking style that will present you a combination of robust and unforgettable flavours.
Enjoy dishes such as Murgh Mokul, which is succulent chicken breast cooked with yogurt, almond paste, and ground mace, Banjara Gosht, which is juicy lamb chops cooked with onions, coriander seeds, and cardamom, and Dal Batti Churma, which is yellow lentil curry served with a side of wheat dough balls and ghee.
Tiffin Room also offers a vegetarian set menu that is just as mouth-watering.
Address: 1 Beach Road, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673
Available from: 13 to 27 January 2022 | Lunch: 12pm to 2pm | Dinner: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Price: From S$78++ per guest
Dress code: Casual chic (dress shorts are allowed during lunch; no slippers or flip-flops)
CÉ LA VI
Usher in the Year of the Tiger by celebrating with a festive set menu offered by CÉ LA VI! Gather your loved ones for an intimate six-course set dinner with a spectacular view of Singapore’s skyline from the 57th floor.
Each course on the menu is themed with auspicious Chinese wishes so that we can start 2022 right. The set menu kicks off with Prosperity Yu Sheng that comes with fresh slices of salmon, peanut, sesame, honey plum sauce, and lotus chips.
Enjoy Longevity when you relish the Hokkaido Scallop Ceviche and Clam with Baeri Oscietra Caviar that is seasoned with yuzu koshu, and embrace Harmony with Grilled King Prawns cooked in togarashi spice and topped with curry leaf oil.
This Lunar New Year is going to be a great one, especially when you celebrate with CÉ LA VI!
Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Tower 3, Singapore 018971
Available from: 10 January to 6 February 2022
Price: From S$398++ for two pax
Small’s is a quaint little omakase restaurant that opened back in February 2020 serving mainly artisanal pizza. Now, the chef behind Small’s, Bjorn Shen, is proud to announce that Small’s will be having a new concept of omakase this January.
The new concept will see raw, cooked, and cured seafood on bread that is made from high hydration, long-aged doughs instead of sushi rice, like the ones we are used to.
This bread sushi experience is definitely going to be an interesting one, and the menu starts off with three snacks, followed by eight to 10 bread sushi, one hotpot, and two sweets.
You can only book a reservation for up to five people for one seating from 18 January 2022 onwards, and since this is a very small restaurant with limited seating, a payment guarantee needs to be paid upfront. Forfeits will be applied if you end up doing a late cancellation or if you don’t show up.
Address: 115 King George’s Avenue, #02-02, Singapore 208561
Available from: 18 January 2022