Spring is in the air for most dining establishments this month, as some countries around the world welcome the season. While we still can’t travel for leisure, that doesn’t mean our taste buds can’t do the traveling for us.
Ahead, discover our round-up of 20 new restaurants and bars as well as refreshed menus that will satisfy the foodie in you this month.
We’ve even included new takeaway offerings for you to consider on days that you prefer to enjoy your meal in the comfort of your home. Thank us later!
1. Xperience, SO/ Sofitel Singapore
SO/ Sofitel Singapore’s Xperience restaurant went big last year with the launch of its weekend party brunch tower, and this month, its captain is taking you on a gastronomic adventure to Israel in a tie-up with Miznon.
Collaborating with Miznon’s Or Hakmimi, SO/ Singapore’s Executive Chef Hong Dingzhao is presenting the experience of Jaffa Nights indoors from 15 to 28 April 2021. Gather your tribe to savour the Israeli cuisine-meets-omakase dining concept, where you can expect a retro Israeli BBQ with skewers complemented by a bountiful spread of salads, mezze, and dips.
The set menu includes two skewers per person plus a huge spread of mezze, dips, and salads to share, as well as a pitcher of house-made lemonade or soda. Lunch starts from 11.30am daily and is priced at $59 per person, whilst dinner is from 6pm daily and is priced at $79 per person.
Jaffa at SO/ is available for lunch and dinner daily for two weeks only, so be sure to place your reservation here. Bookings are essential.
Address: 5 Robinson Road, SO/ Sofitel Singapore, Level 1, Singapore 068876
2. Capital Kitchen by Zouk
Capital Kitchen by Zouk has launched its latest culinary concept, an authentic Edomae Omakase pop-up helmed by distinguished Chef Ryoichi Nakatani.
The first of its kind in Singapore, the concept presents an immersive gastronomic journey through the time-honoured days of old Tokyo – with a unique twist, of course.
Tailor-made for those seeking a high-quality dining experience and missing the former glory days of nightlife, Zouk’s latest culinary venture combines the best of both into a one-of-a-kind experience that offers elevated nightlife experience in a great, energetic environment.
The experiential menu, which is available until the end of this month, sees the synergy of an authentic omakase experience alongside a high-energy, music-driven menu, thanks to chef Ryoichi Nakatani’s expertise in the Edomae style of sushi. With specific curing techniques and precise knife skills, the seemingly simple yet intricate art form of Edomae-sushi making has been refined and finessed by Nakatani during his nearly 30-year career.
The 12-course menu comprises the freshest, high-quality ingredients flown in three times a week from Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo for Chef Nakatani to create seasonal highlights that include Zuke Maguro, a distinguished speciality of his, as well as Monk Fish Liver simmered in red wine and Isobe-Yaki with charcoal-grilled scallop, sea urchin; and caviar.
Apart from a selection of fresh, seasonal Japanese fruits to complete the meal, you’ll also get to sip on a hand-picked selection of premium sakes and Japanese whiskies, including IWA 5 (岩5), which is a well-balanced potion of plum, almond butter, and orange notes that was created by the former chief winemaker of Dom Perignon who turned his love for champagne to sake.
The Edomae Omakase pop-up offering the 12-course menu at S$250++ per person is available for two dinner sittings from Wednesdays to Saturdays: 6pm – 8.30pm and 8.30pm to 10pm. Call or WhatsApp 9006 8793, or email [email protected] to make a reservation.
Address: 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, #02-05, Singapore 179022
3. 800° Woodfired Kitchen
Pizza buffs have something great to look forward to this month because 800° Woodfired Kitchen has come all the way from Los Angeles to open the world’s first 800° Cafe right here!
Established by award-winning American chef Anthony Carron, 800° (which also counts Miami Heat mega-stars Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem as owners) champions the use of the highest quality ingredients, in addition to offering a memorable guest experience in a wonderful ambience.
Here, the perfect pizza starts with the best Neapolitan flour, imported from Naples, Italy and custom milled with high protein content to produce an elastic dough for that perfect crust. The highlight is of course the wood-fired oven, which brings the cooking temperature as high as 800 degrees Fahrenheit (or 420 degrees Celsius), resulting in that beautiful leopard print char on the crust.
The other uniqueness of 800° lies in its blend of various woods in the oven to infuse each pizza with a unique smoky taste. As the oven is continually seasoned with use, you can expect the individually shaped pizzas to taste even better over time.
800° Woodfired Kitchen currently accepts walk-ins only. Island-wide delivery is available, simply place your order here.
Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Road, KINEX, #01-52/53, Singapore 437157
4. Min Jiang at Dempsey
Nestled within the lush Dempsey Hill, the Min Jiang restaurant is marking its second anniversary with a special celebratory menu available now through 31 May 2021.
Available for lunch and dinner daily, the Anniversary Menu is a thoughtful ensemble curated by Master Chef Goh Chee Kong who has been captivating diners with his eloquent showcase of Cantonese and Sichuan cuisines with a contemporary touch for almost 19 years.
Must-try dishes include the Barbecued ‘Anxin’ Chicken Neck with Sesame Teriyaki Sauce ($16++ for four pieces), a nod to the quintessential Japanese skewered meat which sees morsels of the cartilage-rich chicken neck steam-baked and torched quickly before serving for a smoky char; Crispy Ibérico ‘Char Siew’ ($38); Pan-seared Boston Lobster with Himalayan Pink Salt accompanied with White Asparagus ($58++); and Chilled Dragon Fruit and Lemongrass Jelly with Lime Sorbet ($16++).
What’s more, you will also receive an exclusive modern Chinese teacup in an elegant red hue as a memento when you dine in at Min Jiang at Dempsey’s anniversary day, 23 April.
Call 6774 0122 to make a reservation, or click here to place your order for self pick-up or delivery.
Address: 7A & 7B Dempsey Road, Singapore 249684
5. Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge
The Chef’s Menu at Zafferano is embarking on a fresh chapter with Head Chef Andrea De Paola fusing his personal and culinary memories of different Italian regions with culinary elements of Asia and modern techniques to create a new harmony of five courses.
We’re eager to try the Scampi E Fegato D’oca, a charcoal-grilled langoustine perched on a bed of cubed aged foie gras. And what’s a five-course Italian menu without pasta?
In the refreshed menu, you can enjoy the flavours of the sea in an elegant union of house-made Tagliolini with Hiika squid and Kaluga caviar, paired with luscious seafood velouté prepared with Venus clams, langoustine, and lobster.
The five-course Chef’s Menu is priced at $168++ per person, inclusive of amuse bouche, petit fours, and coffee or tea. You can also complement your meal with a wine pairing of six glasses (100ml per glass) at $128++ per person.
Book a table conveniently via Chope!
Address: 10 Collyer Quay, Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43, Singapore 049315
6. Fat Cow
Spotlighting seasonal produce this spring, Fat Cow presents three new Haru Matsuri specials that are available for a limited time only as à la carte orders, and also as part of a larger spring-themed omakase menu.
Think items such as the hotaruika (firefly squid), but with a flavour that can be described as “tiny but mighty” now that it’s in season; and the plump hamaguri (hard shell clams) which are bursting with both sweet and savoury flavours at the same time.
In the drinks department, you’ll find three new Roku Gin cocktails created especially for this menu in partnership with Beam Suntory. Inspired partially by the idea of winter melting away snow and the land bursting into bloom is the bright refreshing Sakura Sour. The spirit-forward Roku Umetini pays tribute to a second, less well-known spring blossom – the plum, while the Roku Mohiso offers a clean Japanese twist on the passionate Brazilian mojito.
Book online via Chope!
Address: 1 Orchard Boulevard, Camden Medical Centre, #01-01/02, Singapore 248649
7. 28 HongKong Street
Homegrown heroes TiNDLE, ecoSPIRITS, and Brass Lion Distillery have joined forces at the award-winning 28 HongKong Street this month to demonstrate how sustainable food and drink can make an environmental impact in just a single serving.
In case you’re wondering about the partnership, it’s because these brands share a common eco-conscious thread which is a green approach to business. TiNDLE offers a mouthwatering chicken experience made from plants while ecoSPIRITS is an innovative closed-loop distribution system that nearly eliminates packaging waste in the premium spirits supply chain, providing a transformative carbon footprint reduction.
The specially created cocktail features gin from Brass Lion Distillery, which is delivered via the ecoSPIRITS system. As Singapore’s first full-fledged micro-distillery, Brass Lion distils locally and sources their botanicals within a five-kilometre radius of the space, in addition to significantly reducing their glass and packaging waste with ecoSPIRITS.
The April edition of 28 HongKong Street’s Proper Dinner series features Chef Melvyn Tan’s TiNDLE spin on the bar’s iconic Fried Chicken n’ Waffles topped with homemade herb butter.
The dish is paired with the Brass Ring Cocktail, a low-waste, gin-based cocktail by Chris Saw, Singapore’s reigning Sustainable Bartending Competition winner. Working to achieve minimal waste by upcycling leftovers from the kitchen, Chris has created a tall and refreshing vegan cocktail that features Brass Lion Singapore Dry Gin, aromatised leftover white wine, and house-made lime cordial from discarded lime husks.
You’ll be glad to know that each Proper Dinner served in the month of April will do the following:
● Save 31 litres of water by switching from traditional resource-intensive chicken to TiNDLE’s chicken made from plants;
● Eliminate 150 grams of carbon emissions through the restaurant’s use of ecoSPIRITS low-waste spirits technology; and
● Plant one native tree in 28’s name in the endangered Kalimantan rainforest in Borneo, Indonesia.
The TiNDLE x Brass Lion Distillery x ecoSPIRITS Proper Dinner is available this month only from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more details, call 8318 0328. To make a booking, click here.
Address: 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059667
Yàn celebrates the start of a new season with the vegetable-forward Joy of Spring à la carte menu. Available for a limited time only, look forward to flavourful, nutrient-packed Cantonese dishes that showcase a beautiful combination of fresh vegetables, meat, and plant-based proteins cooked using classic techniques such as steaming, stir-frying, and braising.
With the betterment of health and the environment in mind, Yàn’s plant-based dishes are created in partnership with Green Monday to charm you with specials such as the Steamed Beancurd with Minced Omni Meat and Pickled Vegetables (S$20++), a vegetable-friendly rendition of the classic dish of steamed tofu with minced pork. Silky beancurd is adorned with minced Omni pork and pickled lettuce in a savoury gravy and garnished with chopped spring onions.
Highlights include the Sautéed King Oyster Mushrooms with Celtuce Stems and Olive Vegetables (S$22++), a vegetarian-friendly dish that offers a symphony of textures with satisfyingly crunchy celtuce stems, silky slices of king oyster mushrooms, and intensely flavourful shreds of preserved olive vegetables; and the Poached Sliced Beef with Bean Sprouts, Enoki Mushrooms and XO Sauce (S$36++) that beckons with thinly sliced beef on a bed of bean sprouts, enoki mushrooms, julienned scallions, and red bell peppers all bound together with Yàn’s housemade XO sauce.
The new Joy of Spring à la carte menu is available daily for dine-in during lunch and dinner from now until 31 May 2021. For more details, call 6384 5585. Bookings can be made via Chope!
Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road, National Gallery Singapore, #05-02, Singapore 178957
9. Tiga Roti
This month sees the launch of Three Buns’ all-new halal-friendly cloud kitchen concept, Tiga Roti, which means you can now enjoy the classic award-winning gourmet burgers, sides, and beverages from Three Buns worry-free!
You’ll be happy to know that Tiga Roti’s diverse menu not only uses halal-certified quality ingredients from local suppliers, sourced exclusively by Executive Head Chef Adam Penney, but also does not use pork, lard or alcohol in the preparation of its mouth-watering, signature dishes.
The extensive halal-friendly menu features exclusive new creations (we have our eyes on Hot Dang that’s slathered with a specially created spicy rendang sauce), as well as a range of sides such as Fuhhhhh Fries and Ubi 40. Those with a sweet tooth can round out your meal with desserts like Bread n Butter Fritters and Chocalot.
Just like Three Buns, where almost every burger is an ode to musicians, actors, and characters that Penney and his team have taken inspiration from, many names on Tiga Roti’s menu have been localised with a Malay twist as a nod to the culture and language. For instance, the Boi Ndoot burger is drawn from the colloquial term for ‘fat boy’ while ‘ubi’ (of Ubi 40) means sweet potato in Malay.
The Tiga Roti menu is currently available for island-wide home delivery only via Oddle, Grab, Deliveroo, and Foodpanda. For more information, call 6909 7838.
Singer-songwriter turned serial F&B entrepreneur and serious foodie Hong Junyang recently introduced his newest venture called ClickAFood (also known as CAF).
Expect nothing less than an Instagrammable café decked in aesthetically pleasing pastel shades. The bright and eye-catching space – which also doubles as a commercial kitchen – is decked out with #OOTD-worthy spots, and brings together four culinary delights inspired by Junyang’s travels and his love for food choices. At the moment, CAF’s menu is made up of these main cuisines: Korean (Korean Mama), Thai (Thaitanium), Local (168 发), and Western (Fig & Fiddle).
The fifth menu is aptly named ‘喝 HĒ’, where you can find a concise beverage menu – from bubble tea to coffee using specialty beans from PPP Coffee for the perfect cup of joe.
For more details, contact ClickAFood at 6970 5077 or [email protected]
Address: 339 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534953
Desserts & bars
11. Inside Scoop
Having grown to become a mainstay in the dessert industry in Malaysia since its debut in 2013, the popular ice cream cafe has now opened its first international outpost right here in Singapore!
Ice cream lovers definitely can’t go wrong with Inside Scoop, which is best known for incorporating Malaysian flavours like durian, chendol, and salted gula melaka into ice cream. Plus, there are 70 flavours on rotation, all of which are freshly made in-house daily right in the Bugis outlet’s kitchen.
Want more inside scoop on Inside Scoop? Check out our exclusive interview with founders Edmund Tan and Lim Shiew Li here!
Inside Scoop opens daily from 12.30pm to 10.30pm on Sundays through Thursdays, and from 12.30pm to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays. Call 9114 7566 if you need more information.
Address: 79 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198747
12. Mikkeller Bar Singapore
More world-class brews are coming your way with the opening of the world’s smallest Mikeller Bar here in Singapore. The Copenhagen-based craft beer brand recently launched its Singapore outpost today, made possible through a partnership with the local craft beer company behind Smith Street Taps.
As you immerse yourself in our vibrant hawker culture at Chinatown Complex Food Centre, you can take your pick from 10 rotating taps and a well-stocked list of packaged beers at Mikkeller Bar Singapore, ranging from specials by international Mikkeller’s breweries from Denmark to San Diego to breweries that are friends with the brand.
Highlights include Do Stuff Together (4.9% ABV), a hazy New England pale ale brimming with tropical and citrus fruits, and the quaffable Japanese Rice Lager (5% ABV) with its citrus, hay, and jasmine-like notes.
Whether you’re gluten tolerant or not, don’t go without trying the Space Race Gluten Free Hazy IPA (6.7% ABV) which comes jam-packed with hops and a ripe, flavourful basket of tropical fruits. Dark beer lovers can look forward to the Kaffestout (6% ABV) for its deep roasted coffee notes matched with a velvety mouthfeel.
Mikkeller Bar Singapore opens every Tuesday to Friday from 5.30pm to 10.00pm, and on Saturdays from 2.30pm to 10.00pm.
Address: 335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex, #02-058 (Green Zone), Singapore 050335
A hidden enclave tucked in the back of Miss Fitz Kitchen & Bar (which rolled out a revamped menu last month), Roxy is a new cocktail bar concept in the heart of Singapore’s CBD that will take you back to the 1970s in the Big Apple.
Inspired by the glorious back rooms as well as rock and roll nightclubs of Lower East Side Manhattan in their heydays, look forward to cocktails (S$25++) named after iconic nightclubs, songs of the era, and even classic beverages from the five boroughs of New York City.
In addition to the suite of signature cocktails, cocktail flights (from S$45++) and a selection of boilermakers (from S$24++) are also available on the menu. Those who need a munch can enjoy an array of bar bites that are variations of iconic New York foods – think Bagel Popcorn, Pastrami Sandwich Bites, and Hot Dog with Diced Onions & Cheese.
Address: 6 Marina Boulevard, The Sail at Marina Bay, #01-19, Singapore 018985
14. Heart of Darkness
Just because you can’t travel to Japan now for hanami (flower viewing) doesn’t mean your taste buds can’t! Simply hop on down to Heart of Darkness and celebrate the season with the beer bar and restaurant’s very own Sakura Festival that starts today (8 April) until 14 April 2021.
Kicking off with Fresh Tap Thursdays on 8 April, enjoy special Japanese beers including the Miyazaki Hideji Kuri Kuro Dark Chestnut Ale (9% ABV) which was crowned the World’s Best Imperial Stout at the 2017 World Beer Awards.
The line-up also includes the Swanlake Koshihikari Rice Lager (5% ABV), which is a recipient of multiple local and international awards; AJB King Kong Knee Drop (9.5% ABV); a carefully crafted Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout (9.5% ABV); and the Ise Kadoya Pale Ale (5% ABV), an English-style top-fermenting ale.
In the mood to celebrate nature? Then, opt for the AJB Barrel Aged Bread Barley Wine (9% ABV) which is a single tank release with a percentage of sales from the beer to be donated to 530 Week, an environmental organisation in Japan.
To complement the Japanese brews, set menus all week will feature Japanese tapas as well as delicious food and drink pairings, prepared by a surprise guest chef!
The Sakura Festival is available for a one-week run only from 8 to 14 April 2021. For more details, call Heart of Darkness at 6208 7940. Bookings can be made via Chope!
Address: 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
15. Miss Fitz Kitchen & Bar
Following the launch of its Mediterranean-style sharing plates last month, Miss Fitz wants you to let loose this April with a series of programmes happening on selected days of the month.
Coming up is the tie-up between Saturday Social and Wine Mouth on 10 April (Saturday) from 5pm to 10.30pm, which allows vinophiles to explore natural wines brought in by Wine Mouth alongside a special menu of naturally made, brined, pickled, and fermented dishes.
On 15 April (Thursday), gin aficionados can indulge in a special G&T menu on Gin Night x Hope Gin from 5pm to 10.30pm. To end the month on a good note, go for the Champagne Brunch that’s going to happen on 24 April (Saturday) from 1pm to 4pm which lets you imbibe in a free flow of Perrier Jouet champagne, spirits, wines, and beers for three full hours for just S$108++.
To make a reservation, call Miss Fitz at 8129 4617.
Address: 6 Marina Boulevard, The Sail at Marina Bay, #01-17, Singapore 018980
16. The Single Cask
Four unique editions of Bruichladdich Distillery’s new Octomore 11 Series are now available in Singapore, and you can sample them at The Single Cask whisky bar in CHIJMES.
Offering a 20ml taster of Octomore 11.1, 11.3 and 10 Year Old, you’ll get a chance to savour the unique range of whiskies (with the exception of 11.2) with an opportunity to learn more about the brand from The Single Cask’s passionate and knowledgeable team.
The Octomore flight is now available at an early bird pricing of S$60 when you book for April 2021. The price will be revised to S$70 in May. Call The Single Cask at 6837 0953 for more information.
Address: 30 Victoria Street, CHIJMES, #01-25, Singapore 187996
17. Cin Cin
After a long hiatus, Cin Cin is now back on the scene with a refreshed cocktail menu. Featuring 12 creative concoctions that are mostly inspired by local flavours and culture, you can certainly count on the bar to offer you a fun, enjoyable night with its wide spectrum of flavours.
Fortify a tired mind and body with Revitalize (S$22++), a fun little take on ordinary refreshment with a blend of cold-pressed juice and a good stiff drink. For those who prefer something robust and layered, the delicate façade of Let’s Par-Tea (S$25++) belies its rich flavours while flirty pink Sweet Lah You (S$22++) works best for those who want a walk on the sweet side.
The food menu has also been lightly refreshed, with two new items – a Spanish tapas-inspired Garlic Prawns and Smoked Pork Sausage (S$14++) and a rich Truffle Cheeseburger Sliders (S$20++) – supplementing long-time favourites such as the Spicy Sriracha Buffalo Wings (S$16++).
With the reopening, Cin Cin is of course resuming its three-hour free-flow Gin Treasury (S$68++) on Saturdays, which lets the serious drinker explore the world through gin. Happy Hour, on the other hand, now features 1-for-1 and specially priced cocktails from 5pm to 8pm daily.
Book a table via Chope!
Address: 100 Peck Seah Street, Oasia Hotel Downtown, #01-02, Singapore 079333
18. Cé La Vi
Marina Bay Sands’ SkyPark is famed for its infinity pool but it’s also where iconic rooftop destination Cé La Vi calls home. And this month, you can round up your buddies (up to eight pax, of course) to dine and drink in style all week long with Cé La Vi’s line-up of daily programming.
From Mondays to Fridays, you can enjoy bottomless Prosecco at only S$68++ from 4pm to 7pm. Feeling peckish? Start first with the Happy Hour Dish & Drink promo, which you can enjoy for S$25++ from 4pm to 5.30pm only on weekdays.
Cé La Vi is also celebrating all service industry staff on Industry Night every Monday, knocking 30% off regular-priced items for you from opening until closing. On Wednesdays, it’s Ladies Night which means ladies get to enjoy glasses of house wine and Prosecco at only S$10++ each from 4pm to 10pm.
Meanwhile on Fridays, you can tackle mammoth-sized cocktails and drink to your heart’s content for S$280++ at Cé La Vi’s Friday Punch – we highly recommend you bring along three friends to imbibe in this beast of a bowl.
Last but certainly not least, enjoy a boozy weekend brunch with a glorious cityscape view with Cé La Vi’s Breezy Brunch that’s happening every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm.
Reservation is mandatory and you can book online via the links provided below.
- Bottomless Prosecco: Click here
- Happy Hour Dish & Drink: Click here
- Industry Night: Click here
- Ladies Night: Click here
- Friday Punch: Click here
- Breezy Brunch: Click here
Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3 (Hotel), Level 57, Singapore 018971
19. Lucali BYGB
Fans of Lucali BYGB’s famous pizza can now rejoice because you can now enjoy the cult classics from Brooklyn in the comfort of your home with the new takeaway menu!
Dishes in the line-up include its famed ‘Lucali Pie’, a decadent 18-inch pizza pie with a light and crispy yet fluffy and chewy base, topped with a secret four-hour tomato sauce and a combination of buffalo mozzarella, low-moisture mozzarella, and shaved Grana Padano cheese, as well as the classic Cacio e Pepe, an unassuming yet impressive handcrafted pasta dish.
Those who like their food and alcohol together will love the Spicy Rigatoni, a classic penne pasta tossed in a spicy vodka and tomato cream sauce that will surely hit the spot.
The takeaway menu is available nightly from Wednesdays to Sundays each week for curbside pick-up. Lucali BYGB recommends you to place your order before 5.30pm for pick-up between 5.30pm and 7.00pm. Call Lucali BYGB at 8284 1325 if you need more information.
Address: 66 Kampong Bugis, Level M, Singapore 338987
20. JEN Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-La
JEN Singapore Orchardgateway’s latest takeaway menu has hassle-free home dining covered from regular meals to celebrations and parties!
The latest signatures and chef’s recommendations from the hotel are bound to impress at first bite, as the menu features local favourites with a twist. Think Baked Creamy Sambal Boston Lobster layered with flavoursome local sambal and topped with cheese and baked to perfection, or Pork Rib with Truffle Char Siew Sauce that’s baked low and slow to achieve juicy and tender perfection.
Classic lovers will surely love the Baked Boston Lobster with Garlic Butter & Cheese, which will leave you craving for more. Fans of seafood mustn’t miss the all-new Seafood4U Bundles, which come in a selection of lip-smacking, finger-licking variants of lobsters, scallops, and prawns.
JEN Singapore Orchardgateway’s takeaway menu is available from 10am to 8.30pm daily, order online via the website. Alternatively, you can also call the hotel at 6708 8899 or email [email protected] to place your order.
Island-wide delivery option is available at S$15 per location address. Enjoy complimentary delivery if you order above S$150 in a single receipt.
Address: 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858