Restaurants and cafes we’re eating at and ordering from in August

Surely we’re not the only ones who thought July flew by in a jiffy – in fact, we’re more than 200 days into 2020! With several long weekends ’round the corner, we’re all thrilled to take the extra day off and recharge on this well-deserved break this August!

And what better way to do that than with grub off brand new menus? From cocktails to afternoon tea, here’s an exciting list of places for you to spend some time at with your loved ones this August!

The Salted Plum

Here’s a question. What comes to mind when you think of Taiwan? We’d bet the first thing that hits would be the gorgeous bento boxes or crispy fried chicken the country offers like nowhere else.

Lucky for you, The Salted Plum has put together a menu of Taiwan-inspired flavours that presents both! Allow your taste buds to whisk you away to another country with their authentic take on these dishes.

Family set available in regular and premium, in two different sizes

With family sets offering up to 15 different dishes, The Salted Plum would make a great option for families with dissimilar tastes. Be it the delectable Cold Tofu or mouth-watering Lu Rou, there’s definitely something for everyone.

Sous-vide Wagyu Karubi Steak (S$20)

Carb lovers can tuck into the highly-recommended Sweet Potato Porridge (S$3) while carnivores indulge in the Sous-vide Wagyu Karubi Steak (S$20) – simmered for a whole ten hours prior to serving.

If you’re one to enjoy on-the-go meals, choose from a variety of mouth-watering bento sets while catching your favourite Taiwanese dramas. Test your spice limit with the signature Burnt Chilli Chicken (S$9.90) or enjoy a classic rice bowl of Braised Beef (S$14.90). BRB, we’re left salivating at this sight!

Burnt Chilli Chicken 2.0 Rice Bowl ($9.90)
Braised Beef Bento (S$14.90)

Here are more options for your eyes to feast on.

3P Rice Bowl ($19.90)
Fried Chicken 2.1 Rice Bowl ($14.90)
Pork Chop Rice Bowl ($14.90)

End your meal on a sweet note with a range of Taiwan desserts and fresh beverages, including this Homemade Red Tea Jelly and Pearls with Cream.

Red Tea Jelly and Pearls with Cream (S$5)

While your travelling plans might have to be held off for the rest of the year, The Salted Plum is here to stave off your food craving whist keeping you fed.

The Salted Plum is available for dine-in at 10 Circular Road, Singapore 049366 and Suntec City 3 Temasek Boulevard #B1-122A (West Wing), Singapore 038983.

Islandwide delivery with a minimum order of S$30. Free delivery for orders above S$60. 

Barbary Coast and Dead Fall

Dual-concept restaurant Barbary Coast has reopened its doors to its first-level barroom in the Boat Quay’s district, launching a brand new menu in celebration.

Offering a comprehensive all-day dining menu with really affordable dishes (we’re talking about five bucks), you’re sure to get the most bang for your buck here while soaking in the chillest vibes for a day of relaxation and unwinding.

Dressed with Tzatsiki and baby rocket with lamb merguez on a house-made bakery bun, we can see why the Five Dolla’ Slider (truly, S$5) would make a highly addictive side.

For heartier fare, give the TTW Sando (S$17) a try. With a choice of smoked ham or beef pastrami, this original favourite is served between two tater tot waffles with salsa roja.

Amidst these savoury offers, Dead Fall has expanded their drinks menu to include colour-inspired cocktails with creative names inspired by figurative personas. Take a look at the menu to decide if you’re feeling Mr Black today or perhaps, a little Ms Crimson?

Dead Fall’s colour-inspired concept cocktails
Dead Fall’s Creative Cocktail Clear
Dead Fall’s Creative Cocktail Emerald

Dead Fall is open at 16 North Canal Road, Singapore 048828 from 3pm Monday through Friday, and from 4:30pm on Saturdays. A selection of food and drinks from Dead Fall and Barbary Coast will be available for takeaway and delivery while kitchen is open, with dinner service from 4.30pm. Delivery is available through Barbary Coast’s website from 3-10pm.

Min Jiang Restaurant

If you’re planning for a special occasion in the coming month of August, Min Jiang Restaurant is what you’re looking for. Expect to see freshly grated black truffle and decadent Wagyu beef.

In line with Goodwood Park Hotel’s 120th anniversary, Min Jiang proudly presents ‘The Best of Chef Chan’s Signatures’, an a la carte menu thoughtfully curated by Master Chef Chan Hwan Kee who’s helmed the award-winning kitchen for almost 10 years.

Min Jiang Restaurant’s specially curated 10-specialities menu

Exclusively available from 6 July to 20 September 2020, the lavish menu features Cantonese and Sichuan favourites, including new exquisite creations.

Made with quality seafood and the versatile all-natural and full-flavoured XO Sauce, this pan-seared Hokkaido scallop dish boasts the most premium of flavours.

Pan-seared Hokkaido Scallop with XO Sauce (S$16)

With its theatrical presentation when a live sizzle is performed once the ingredients are tossed into the hot stone pot, this dish has become a crowd-favourite. Back by popular demand, the Stir-fried Ibérico Pork with Duo of Onions and Hon Shimeji Mushrooms is available in two sizes at S$32 and S$64.

Stir-fried Ibérico Pork with Duo of Onions and Hon Shimeji Mushrooms (S$32 / S$64)

With a la carte dishes starting from S$14, dine-in and pick-up orders are available at Goodwood Park Hotel’s Tudor Courtyard on 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221, as the restaurant undergoes renovation.

Minimum order of S$50 for deliveries, with a delivery fee of S$15. Free delivery for orders of S$120 and above. 

L’Espresso at Goodwood Park Hotel

After your sumptuous Chinese lunch, maybe you’d like to head over to L’Espresso at Goodwood Park Hotel that’s just a stone’s throw away to sip on a cup of carefully brewed tea or indulge in a lovely assortment of pastries.

In celebration of the grand dame’s 120-year anniversary, this idyllic restaurant collaborated with TWG Tea, producing the new Legacy Blend 120, a commemorative tea inspired by Goodwood Park Hotel’s German heritage.

This customised Black Tea has blends of citrusy Bergamot, forming a classic medium-bodied base that is accompanied with a sweet fragrance from almonds and blue cornflower – the national flower of Germany.

L’espresso’s Legacy Blend 120

Available at L’Espresso, Coffee Lounge and Gordon Grill at S$10.50 per pot, this premium blend wouldn’t be complete without a repertoire of treats, including open-faced sandwiches with the choice of Roast Beef & Gherkin, Cucumber & Cream Cheese, and Coronation Chicken with Mango Chutney & Almonds.

L’Espresso’s Open faced Sandwiches

If you’re looking for something heartier, perhaps the Traditional Irish Beef & Guinness Stew or Mini Pork Shepherd’s Pie with Cheese Crust would make a good choice.

L’espresso Hot Savouries

The Classic English Afternoon Tea set is also available from 19 June to 10 August 2020, inclusive of a selection of teas from S$45 to S$72, visit the L’Espresso website for more details.

W Singapore

For all the brunch-lovers out there, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove has launched Sunday Sharing Feast, a new communal sharing style concept. Dine in luxury rest assured that all restaurants have been certified SG Clean and uphold the highest of hygiene standards. Sunday, sorted!

W Singapore Sunday Sharing Feast

Available every Sunday from 12:30pm to 3pm, the Sunday Sharing Feast offers a series of lavish starters including Locally-made Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes, Grilled Squid with Sobrassada (pork sausage) & Romesco sauce, Grilled Lobster Tails with Truffle Sabayon and more.

Choose from a variety of mains with Grilled Grass Fed Porterhouse, Hot Ash-Roasted Whole Harissa-marinated Cauliflower with Pickled Za’atar and Tahini Dressing, and Duck Fat Roasted Potato at the table.

Then indulge in the rich flavours of Saffron Milk Cake with Tres Leches Sauce and Dark Chocolate Soufflé with Orange & Chocolate Sauce for dessert!

Details of Sunday Sharing Feast

Mark your calendars and book a seat for you and your loved ones now to enjoy this brunch experience at The Kitchen Table at W Singapore –  Sentosa Cove!

The Kitchen Table is located at 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa, Singapore 098374.

Jamie Oliver’s Cloud Kitchens

Operating on a cloud kitchen model where all food and beverages will only be available via third party delivery platforms Food Panda and Deliveroo for delivery, Jamie Oliver’s dining concepts can be enjoyed even though you’re staying home.

Jamie Oliver’s Diner

First launched in 2013 in London, Jamie Oliver’s Diner has finally brought its great selection of comfort food over to Asia, with its first kitchen in Singapore. With sustainably sourced ingredients of top-notch quality, look forward to enjoying classic American dishes like Barbeque Ribs (S$32), Classic Nachos (S$10), Insanity Burger (S$25), Triple Chocolate Cookie (S$9) and more.

Jamie Oliver’s Diner – Proper Pulled Pork (S$22)
Jamie Oliver’s Diner – Chicken Wings (S$12)

Just take a look at this burger!

Jamie Oliver’s Diner – Chicken Burger

A wide range of vegetarian options are available as well.

Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria

Renowned for bringing the ultimate pizza experience to flavour adventurers and pizza purists alike, Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria is serving the best fresh, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients with incredibly bold pizza flavours.

Globally-lauded for its light and crispy hand-stretched pizzas made in traditional Neapolitan style that are baked to perfection and topped with artisanal toppings, choose from a range of delicious options like Angry Pepperoni (S$22), Amatriciana (S$24), Buratta & Prosciutto (S$26) or for vegetarian options, the Roasted Squash & Gorgonzola (S$24) and Funghi Misti (S$22) would make good choices.

Pizza prices range between S$16 and S$26 and are available on Foodpanda and Deliveroo.

Merci Marcel

This lovely brunch spot has already opened its third branch here in Singapore and it’s not hard to see why.

Offering locals a sophisticated taste of France right in the heart of town at the Palais Renaissance, Merci Marcel is an opulent place to dine in no matter the occasion!

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With its cappuccino-coloured rattan furnishings and rustic tiled flooring, adorned with a shelf full of rosé, this place might just be the most Instagrammable cafe in Singapore.

Tuck in to their new dinner menu offering creative plates meant for sharing in a French “tapas” fashion or check out their artisanal cheeses and cold cuts for starters.

Choose from a variety of authentic dishes stewed with herbs and spices you probably never knew existed! Some highlights include the Croque Monsieur (S$15) hot sandwich filled with truffle bechamel and the Southern French-styled flaky pizza Pissaladière (S$13), topped with anchovies, caramelised onions.

Here’s another not-to-be-missed option that’s quickly become a local-favourite. The highly-raved about Tarte flambée (S$25) is a thin crust pizza featuring asparagus, apple, blue cheese, and organic Bayonne ham. Good news: there’s a truffle version now! The Truffle tarte flambée (S$25) thin crust pizza is topped with onion, comté, truffle oil, and artisanal Corsica coppa for a twist of favours.

Here is the full dinner menu which offers tons of other great options, including the diary free Chocolate Mousse (S$11) and Crème brûlée (S$10) with fresh passion fruit.

Open Tuesday through to Sunday every week Merci Marcel is open for dine-in at Tiong Bahru, 56 Eng Hoon St #01-68, Singapore 160056, Club Street, 7-9 Club Street, Singapore 069403, and Orchard Road, 390 Orchard Road #01-03 to 04, Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871. Islandwide delivery available on Oddle. 

Buona Terra

For those who enjoy the finer things in life, here’s something to look out for! One Michelin-starred restaurant Buona Terra has unveiled a new seasonal menu full of contemporary Italian indulgences that are sure to meet all your fine dining expectations.

With the freshest ingredients sourced from across the globe, Resident Chef Denis Lucchi pays tribute to the summer season with these carefully curated dishes using a variety of exceptional meats and aromatic fruits.

Aged Wagyu with Fresh Porcini and Italian Ovuli mushroom

Some of these exquisite masterpieces include the Aged Wagyu with Fresh Porcini and Italian Ovuli mushroom with selections of thinly sliced aged beef accompanied by the meaty flavours of porcini and the highly-prized Ovuli, also known as Caesar’s mushrooms.

Tomato Terzetto Salad

The Tomato Terzetto is another decadent summer creation, consisting of three distinctive compositions of tastes, textures, and colours. The first being a salad of seven tomato varieties, finished tableside with a fine and sprightly semi-frozen dessert, the tomato granita. Second, a delectable parmesan tart filled with eggplant purée and dried tomato jam. Finish off with a herb-infused tomato consommé.

Lunch is available in 3, 4, or 5-course Carta Bianca menus (S$88, S$108, S$128 respectively) featuring Chef Lucchi’s handpicked creations of the season’s best. For dinner, indulge in the signature Buona Terra Experience with a specially curated menu starting from S$178. Wine pairing available.

Dine-in and takeaway at 29 Scotts Road, Singapore 228224. Islandwide delivery is available with a minimum order of S$50. 

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