15 new menus and dining places to check out this November

We all love going back to familiar places, and if you’re guilty as charged,  that probably means you’ve been going to that same pasta restaurant or buffet place every alternate weekend.

Singapore’s not known as a food paradise for nothing – there’s always new dining places launching every so often and existing establishments introducing seasonal or new menus.

So why don’t you try something new the next time you dine out? Bookmark this page to check out our curated list of 15 new restaurants and menus that you can patronise this month!

1. 28 HongKong Street

Michy’s Fried Chicken (left) and signature cocktail (right)

28 HongKong Street may be known for their award-winning drinks and beloved bar snacks, but they’re spicing things up with the all-new ‘Proper Dinner’ menu.

The ‘Proper Dinner’ menu is available every Tuesday to Saturdayfrom 5pm – 7pm, featuring small plates curated by industry-leading chefs from the U.S. that rotate every few weeks. Each small plate in the ‘Proper Dinner’ menu ranges from S$25 to S$30++.

Currently curated by Chef Michelle Bernstein, a James Beard award winner, the Michy’s Fried Chicken – served with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy plus feta watermelon salad – is a mouth-watering dish that truly embodies Southern Comfort-style cuisine from Miami.

The Buttermilk Fried Sea Bass with coleslaw and roasted tomatoes is also available as a pescetarian alternative.

Not forgetting the stars of the evening – the signature cocktails to accompany each dinner menu. You can look forward to creations such as the Beast of Bourbon (S$25++), Brown Derby (S$24++), and Ginger Highball (S$24++).

You’ll also get a taste of Cuban cuisine in the upcoming menus with Chef Michelle’s Café La Trova-inspired dishes. The dishes from Café La Trova will be served alongside a selection of cocktails from award-winning bartender and founder Julio Cabrera.

Find out more information here, and make your reservation via WhatsApp or email [email protected].

Address: 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059667

2. Aperol Spritz x Bayside Drinks & Eats

The iconic orange bittersweet aperitif hailing all the way from Italy has now landed in Singapore at Bayside Drinks & Eats‘ Little Orange Dot” – the ultimate al fresco hangout destination in Singapore.

Aperol Spritz is made with a refreshing mix of equal parts Aperol and Prosecco, a dash of soda and garnished with an orange slice. A light and fruity cocktail, the Aperol Spritz is easy to enjoy before lunch or dinner, as a lighter option at an after-work get-together, or served with food.

The Little Orange Dot will offer stunning views and a range of Aperol Spritz specials, kicking off with Sunset Hour every Wednesday through Sunday. Sit back, relax, and enjoy two-for-one Aperol Spritzes as well as house beer, wine or spirits (2 for S$20) between 5pm to 7pm daily.

The venue will also offer a special Free Flow Saturday, extending an endless drinks package from 5pm – 10pm for S$70, including Aperol Spritzes as well as house beer and wine.

Later this month, they will also roll out a leisurely free-flow weekend brunch, inviting guests to relax and forget their stresses of the week. Kick back and relax every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm, with Spritzes and paired brunch dishes at S$60 per guest.

Address: 1 Fullerton Road, #01-12, One Fullerton, Singapore 049213

3. Potato Head x 2am:dessertbar

Lifestyle brand Potato Head Singapore has teamed up with 2am:dessertbar to curate a selection of perfectly paired desserts, featuring masterful creations by multi award-winning chef Janice Wong coupled with new cocktail offerings crafted by the Studio 1939 bar team at Potato Head, helmed by Head Bartender Gavin Teravasan.

Indulge in a wide array of decadent desserts paired with your favourite classic tipples a tropical twist. The dessert-cocktail pairings are available now for dine-in at Potato Head, and after the current 10:30pm cut-off for liquor sales and consumption, you can still enjoy the 2am’s desserts sans alcohol until midnight every night.

Chocolate H2O dessert and Bartender cocktail

Perfect for those with a sweet tooth, the Chocolate H2O pairing is a Chocolate H2O dessert made with chocolate water mousse, salted caramel, yuzu sorbet, yuzu calamansi sauce, chocolate soil, and burnt caramel parfait, matched with the Bartender cocktail starring Lustau Fino Sherry, Del Maguey Mezcal Vida, Cucielo Rosso Red Vermouth, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, and house-made grapefruit brine.

Cassis Plum dessert and Red Velvet cocktail

If you’re craving for somethng tangy, try the Cassis Plum pairing – a Cassis Plum dessert crafted with Cassis bombe, yoghurt elderflower foam, and plum liqueur textures, paired with the Red Velvet cocktail that includes Reyka Vodka, Giffard Crème de Pêche Liqueur, raspberry syrup, fresh lemon juice, and yuzu syrup.

6 Tastes dessert and Melon Mode cocktail

Alternatively, enjoy a medley of flavours with the 6 Tastes pairing – a 6 Tastes dessert featuring Miso caramel mousse, banana cheesecake ice cream, mustard crumble, mustard gel, and smoked cheese foam, served with the Melon Mode cocktail, which features Plantation Original Dark Rum, Cucielo Blanco, Aperol, fresh watermelon juice, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves.

Make your reservation via the website or call 6327 1939.

Address: 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143

4. Mr Biryani

Indian cuisine restaurant Mr Biryani is launching a claypot variant of its signature Dhum Biryani – the Firetop Claypot Dhum Biryani (S$88++) as part of its first anniversary celebration.

Now, you can witness the the traditional cooking process of biryani first-hand, adjust the spices to your liking, and see it all come together in a piping hot pot of biryani of your own.

Upon ordering from a set of either the Boneless Chicken or Vegetables version, a trolley of wares and a colourful assortment of ingredients will be wheeled over, and then layered into the earthenware pot to be cooked over a fire.

While the biryani cooks for 20 minutes right in front of your eyes, you can whet your appetite and dig into an assortment side dishes!

Across the festive month, special Diwali set packages are also available if you wish to enjoy Mr Biryani at home. Each set feeds five to six, and comes with pre-selected side dishes and naan as accompaniment.

Choose from the Lamb Shank Package (S$108 nett), Hyderabad Chicken Package (S$98 nett), and Vegetarian Package (S$88 nett). Free island-wide delivery is included with every order.

Preorders can be placed a day in advance or submit your delivery order two hours ahead by calling 8661 4273.

Address: 8 Shenton Way, #B1-24, AXA Tower, Singapore 068811

5. Zafferano

Tagliolini Pasta (left) and White Truffle (right)

Known for its spectacular views of Marina Bay from the 43rd floor of the Ocean Financial Centre, this Italian restaurant will be serving up remarkable Italian fare with the finest white truffles of the season.

Relish the deep, earthy flavours of white truffles with the house-made Tagliolini Pasta (S$78++), paired with luscious butter sauce and crowned with delicate shavings of Alba white truffle.

You can also elevate your dining experience by adding white truffles to any dish at S$15++ per gram, or pair the famed truffles with charcoal grilled meats and seafood such as full blood A4 ‘Tochigi’ wagyu beef, 200 days grain fed Black Angus beef, and Hokkaido scallops.

Make your reservation online via the website.

Address: 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315

6. Shang Palace

Steamed Hairy Crab

From now until 30 November 2020, Shang Palace will be serving the Chinese mitten crab (a.k.a hairy crab) as part of a seasonal six-course set menu or delectable à la carte dishes.

Highly-coveted for its rich and creamy golden roe, this luxurious crustacean will be prepared by Chef Mok using various culinary techniques but we’ve been told that the Steamed Hairy Crab is the most popular preparation method of the prized crustacean.

A sumptuous 6-course set menu is also available – at S$218++ per pax, the menu includes Foie Gras with Tomato Jelly (蕃茄鹅肝冻), Braised Partridge Bisque with Bird’s Nest and Chinese Yam (燕窝淮山鹧鸪羹), and Braised Fish Maw with Chinese Yellow Wine(酒香烩花胶).

You’ll also get to enjoy a complimentary 180ml bottle of 8-year-old Chinese yellow wine with this set, an ideal accompaniment to the hairy crab.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 6213 4398 or email [email protected].

Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 258350

7. Coffee Lounge and The Deli

A perennial favourite for regular patrons of Goodwood Park Hotel, the Dessert Buffet with ‘Mao Shan Wang’ and D24 Durian Delights is exclusively available from now until 15 November at Coffee Lounge, while The Deli is serving up five delectable ‘Mao Shan Wang’ and D24 durian creations from now to 30 November.

Dessert Buffet with Mao Shan Wang and D24 Durian Delights

This year’s decadent dessert buffet with durian pastries at Coffee Lounge features ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Mousse Cake, Crepe, Swiss Roll and Mini Éclair, together with D24 delights like the D24 Puff and Ice Cream. Some other highlights include the beloved D24 Coffee Square, scrumptious D24 Mini Peanut Tart, and luscious D24 Pudding.

The extravagant Dessert Buffet with Mao Shan Wang and D24 Durian Delights spread is priced at S$58.80++ per person, available during lunch from 12pm to 2.30pm and dinner from 6pm to 10.30pm.

At The Deli, five all-time favourite durian pastries are back by popular demand and are available for takeaway. This includes the Mao Shan Wang flavoured crepes, mini eclairs, mousse cakes, as well as D24 puffs and coffee squares.

To find out more or make your reservation, call 6730 1746 or email [email protected].

Address: 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221

8. Hai Tien Lo

From now to 13 December, Hai Tien Lo will be introducing 15 Claypot Delicacies that are ideal for sharing (between two and four pax) over a heartwarming dinner.

Clapot Delicacies

Some sizzling claypot highlights include the nourishing Claypot Grouper Fillet with Nutritious Superior Stock, Claypot Aubergine with Shrimps in Spicy Sauce, and the Country-style Claypot Stewed Kampong Chicken with Mushrooms.

These soul-nourishing dishes are only available for dinner time (6pm to 10pm) daily, and are priced at S$39.90 for not one, but two claypot dishes!

To find out more or make your reservation, call 6826 8240 or email [email protected].

Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Singapore, Singapore 039595

9. Birds of a Feather

“Redefining Sichuan” is Birds of a Feather‘s first-ever tasting menu – look forward to Sichuan-influenced contemporary Western cuisine in seven elevated fusion dishes.

Enjoy a robust variety of Sichuan flavours and fresh ingredients directly imported from the restaurant’s contingent in China.

‘Yu Xiang’ Carabinero Prawn (left) and Sichuan Fish Stew (right)

Out of the seven courses, two of the highlights include the ‘Yu Xiang’ Carabinero Prawn, a sweet and succulent Carabinero prawn dish served on top of a polenta-like cake and a dehydrated charcoal sponge, meant to evoke the classic Chinese mantou.

Another must-try is the Sichuan Fish Stew, which is a modern take on the beloved Sichuan dish, Suan Cai Yu. The same pickled vegetable stock is used to cook the barramundi fillet, along with an added dash of cream, chive oil, and butter to balance the classically pungent Sichuan elements to produce a sour and spicy dish.

The Redefining Sichuan tasting menu is available every evening upon special reservation for S$89++.

Check out the full menu below:

Address: 115 Amoy Street, #01-01, Singapore 069935

10. Janice Wong x Ong Shunmugam

Citrus Bergamot Yuzu Passionfruit (left), Ice Cream Sandwiches and Strawberry Roll (right)

Beat those travel blues and experience a taste of Japan right here in Singapore with Janice Wong‘s second High Tea series, The Floating World Ukiyo, in collaboration with local designer Ong Shunmugam.

Priced at S$60 per person, the menu features a playful take on Japanese and Asian flavours and techniques such as miso pork and chicken dumplings wrapped like a candy bun in homemade red white skin.

Other items in the menu include the Citrus Bergamot Yuzu Passionfruit Basil Tart, Strawberry Swiss Roll, Rose Chocolates, Soba Noodles, Peach Wagashi confectioneries, and pillow-soft fresh mochis.

The Floating World Ukiyo High Tea menu is available every weekend at 2am:dessertbar from now to 6 December, with limited sets available each day.

Make your reservations online.

Address: 21A Lorong Liput, Singapore 277733

11. SO Sofitel

The Hangover Cure (left) and Wake Up Call (right)

Meet SO Sofitel Singapore’s new booze-and-pancake brunch concept – Flippin’ Sundays, where you can indulge in scrumptious boozey pancake stacks every Sunday at 10am or 12pm.

Be sure to try Flippin’ Sunday’s signature pancake stack, which is supposedly Singapore’s first alcoholic pancake tower – the “Wake Up Call” is infused with coffee liqueur dalgona cream and paired with a flight of six mini Nespresso Martinis.

Enjoy two hours of free-flow prosecco, wine & beers for just $48++ or add the Spritz Station for S$68 per person for free-flow alcohol, including a range of bottomless spritz plus Taittinger Brut, prosecco, wine, and beers. Pancake stacks start from S$30++.

Find out more here or make your reservation online.

Address: 35 Robinson Road, Level 1, SO Sofitel Singapore, Singapore 068876

12. Restaurant Euphoria

In 2014, Chef Jason Tan created Gastro-Botanica, an original culinary philosophy showcasing carefully sourced and prepared premium vegetables, meats and seafood. Gastro-Botanica is actualised in the newly launched Restaurant Euphoria – with creeping foliage, streaming lights, and lush interior.

You can look forward to a luxurious six-course menu (S$208) or eight-course menu (S$258), all made with carefully sourced premium ingredients for an indulgent gastronomic experience.

Highlights at the new restaurant include the Oignon Jamboree – an artfully created Cévennes parfait topped with lightly pickled pearl onions, yellow onion purée, subtle Légumes Essence broth, drizzled with spring onion oil, and crowned tableside with Oscietra Prestige caviar (exclusive to Euphoria in Singapore).

The ‘Mochishire’, a ‘Pão de Queijo’ Brazilian mochi bread and Yorkshire pudding fusion, is also worth a mention. Served with a caramelised onion dip, this bread dish is inspired by the French onion soup.

Make your reservation via Chope.

Address: 76 Tras Street, Singapore 079015

13. CÉ LA VI

Don’t miss the latest addition to CÉ LA VI! Baby Bao offers a bite-sized version of the original sized burger with the same tantalising fusion between Asian bao and Western Burger, and comes in platters of three – perfect for sharing with friends and family!

Baby Bao is available in three different varieties – get a kick of Chinese spices with the vegetarian-friendly Sichuan Eggplant (S$26), feel the crunch with the Chicken Karaage (S$28) or indulge in a Western classic of the Black Angus BBQ Beef (S$30), each served in a platter of three.

Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue. Level 57, Marina Bay Sands (Tower 3), Singapore 018971

14. Tempura Tendon Tenya

Japan’s top tendon restaurant Tempura Tendon Tenya – or more fondly known as Tenya – is now in Singapore!

With a lineup of a variety of Japanese comfort food, including Tenya’s signature tendon, here’s the restaurant to check out to satisfy your cravings.

For the ultimate Tenya experience, you can’t go wrong with the signature Tenya Tendon (S$8.50) which is loaded with tempura Black Tiger Prawn, red fish, squid, pumpkin, and French beans.

There’s also other options if seafood isn’t your thing – try the Tori Tendon (S$9.90) or Mushroom Vegetables Tendon (S$7.90).

Check out our full review here.

Address: 181 Orchard Road, #B1-01, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896

15. Junior The Pocket Bar

The locally rooted modern bar, Junior The Pocket Bar has opened its doors at a new location on Ann Siang Hill this month! The new outlet promises the same intimacy and cosiness that Junior is known for, with a 25-seat capacity and a refreshed menu peppered with some exciting additions.

You’ll find Junior’s Homebrew & Highballs (which will remain a staple on the menu) – these low-concept, flavour-driven house fermented beverages can be crafted with alcohol (make it boozy) or without (keep it boujee), with fun flavours such as Thai Ginger Beer and Lacto Lime Soda.

Devilled Egg Martini

The new core menu also includes Eat The Rich, a selection of culinary cocktails paired with a decadent small bite, such as the Deviled Egg Martini with Hendrick’s Orbium Gin, botanical infused white port, East India sherry, and grapefruit bitters, served with a Caviar Deviled Egg.

The Panda

Origami cocktails inspired by the ’80s Bubble Era Tokyo (Washi) also come into play with drinks such as the Crane, which is an infusion of kyoho grape, Sakura vermouth, cognac and lemon; the Rabbit with miso roast carrot aqavit, honey, lemon and Junmai sake; and the Panda with genmaicha vermouth, sparkling sake botanic vodka, and pickled bamboo shoot.

Mala Hot Chicken (left) and French Dip Bành Mí (right)

The establishment’s series of bar snacks has a couple of items that feature a nod to the Washi theme with the Tako Wasabi marinated octopus, calamansi, and wasabi as well as the Roast Pumpkin Hummus with yellow miso and furikake vegetable crudites.

Signature Sandos include the Mala Hot Chicken fried sandwich with Szechuan sauce, purple cabbage slaw, and pickled pineapple plus French Dip Bành Mí with slow-cooked beef shank, onion jam, fresh herbs, and spiced beef jus.

Find out more information or make your reservation here.

Address: 6 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787