12 new must-try restaurants and menus to check out in April with family and friends

A new month is here again and that means it’s time for one of our favourite things to talk about – new restaurants and menus of the month! We know that there are many foodies out there like us who are always on the hunt for good food, so we’ve collated some of the latest openings and new menus down below for you to check out.

New restaurants to look forward to

1. Kaarla Restaurant & Bar

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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

2. Oumi

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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

3. WAKUDA

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 that you can try at your favourite restaurants

4. Smoke & Mirrors x David Hans

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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++
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5. Burger & Lobster

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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
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6. Estate

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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)
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7. Domino’s

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Calling out to all the fans of truffle! You’re in for a treat because Domino’s is back to bestow upon us a sinful new menu called Truffle Mania. The menu features two new offerings: Truff-Elation Pizza (from S$27.90) that features a classic New York Crust topped with decadent truffle cheese sauce, mozzarella cheese, and white button mushrooms; and the Mac & Cheese (Truffle Chicken) (S$12.90) which features a bowl of truffle cheese macaroni mixed with white button mushrooms and smoked chicken breast.

The fragrance of the truffle items will be enough to make your mouth water, so hurry down to your nearest Domino’s outlet to try the Truffle Mania menu out yourself!

Address: View full list of locations on its website
Available from: Now till 16 May 2022
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8. 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)
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9. Tablescape Restaurant and Bar

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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
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10. 7-Eleven

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7-Eleven has always been our go-to for convenient and delicious meals. There is a huge variety of items you can choose from which makes it perfect for every craving that you may have. Plus, you can quickly heat them up in the store’s microwave so that you can have a nice, hot meal within minutes. The 7-SELECT ready-to-eat offerings at 7-Eleven are constantly refreshed so that customers will get even more variety, and this April, 7-Eleven is proud to present its Korean food collection. Having a hearty bowl of Korean stew has never been easier!

On rainy days, opt for the Samgyetang (S$5.50) which is Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup or the Kimchi Jiggae (S$5.20). If you prefer noodles, go for the Korean Jajangmyeon (S$4.20) instead! This would be the perfect meal while you catch up on your favourite K-dramas.

For those who are looking to purchase some snacks, you’ll be happy to know that 7-Eleven has also included Spicy Korean Rice Cakes (S$3.20), Yangnyeom Chicken Wrap (S$3.60), Chicken Bulgogi Onigiri (S$2), and Gilgeori Toast Sandwich (S$3.60) which is Korean Street Toast.

And when it comes to Korean cuisine, you can’t miss out on its signature banana milk. 7CAFÉ has two offerings this time – Iced Banana Milk (S$3.20) and Banana Latte (S$2.70 for hot, S$3.50 for cold).

Address: Various locations islandwide
Available from: Now till 24 May 2022

11. IKEA

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Whenever we think of IKEA, we don’t just think of furniture. Instead, we think of the tasty meatballs and hotdogs that we can get after a day of shopping and walking through the showrooms.

This April, get ready for even more good food because IKEA has recently launched new Spanish and Asian-Western fusion-inspired offerings, a halal menu, as well as an IKEA Jurong-exclusive high tea set for two!

Look forward to dishes such as the Chicken Paella, Seafood Paella, Lamb Shank Rendang with Mixed Vegetables, and Mini Ondeh Cake! These offerings are the perfect excuse for you to gather your friends and loved ones at IKEA!

Address: IKEA Alexandra: 317 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159965 | IKEA Jurong: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #02-12/13/14, #03-15/16/17, #04-20/21/22, Jem, Singapore 608549 | IKEA Tampines: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764
Available from: Now till 30 April 2022

12. Melt Café

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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
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