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10 New Restaurants & Cafés in Singapore this Month: Foodie News Flash

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Here are some of the hottest new cafés and restaurant openings in Singapore in November 2021…

New cafés and restaurants are popping up all over town! Had your fill of kid-friendly cafes, high tea, and dim sum restaurants, and looking to dine somewhere new? Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest new cafés and hottest new restaurants so you can book that meal out for 5 pax – yass! Here’s our list of new cafés and recent restaurant openings in Singapore, from Burnt Ends and Julien Royer’s Claudine in Dempsey to two new restaurants at The Flower Dome and more!

New Restaurants & Cafés to check out…

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Image: Claudine Restaurant

1. Claudine Restaurant by Odette Chef

Julien Royer (Chef-Owner of 3 Michelin-starred Odette) together with The Lo & Behold Group opens their new concept in Dempsey – Claudine Restaurant, in the super location of defunct The White Rabbit set in a 1930s-era conservation building. Claudine promises a relaxed style of dining with à la carte French classics like Onion Soup, Crispy Pork Trotters, Charcuterie Boards, and the classic Vol-Au-Vent ($58) of puff pastry filled with veal sweetbread, cockscomb, chicken quenelle and morel covered in a velvety mushroom creamy sauce. Order a sharing plate to eat family style – Kampot Pepper Steak Flambe with bone marrow and frites ($158) – or the Claudine Bouillabaise ($158) of John Dory, scallops, razor clams, mussels and other seafood. Royer will be based mostly out of his flagship venue, Odette, but he will be working closely with the Claudine team.
Claudine Restaurant, 39C Harding Rd, Dempsey, Singapore 249541


2. Alegria: EDITOR’S PICK!

You’ll find Alegria off buzzing Keong Saik Rd. This new restaurant and bar specialises in Latin Asian cuisine reinvented with Asian influences. We love the moody interiors and the graffiti art on one wall, the Latin beats playing (hurrah for music back in restaurants!) Explore the fun cocktails and then tuck into the inventive food. The Nacho ($16) is a huge masa chip made in-house topped with prawns, cheese and tarragon leaves, served with a Salsa Rioja dip. Always a win, the Elote ($15) sees charred corn with Cottija and crackling chicharon; Ceviche ($22) is reinvented with tuna, scallop, and mango in refreshing coconut lime, ponzu, served with wasabi tobiko. The menu spans Tacos each carrying distinctive flavours of different cuisines from Korea to the Philippines, to mains like the tender Pulpo ($40) of sous vide then grilled octopus. However desserts were the standouts: Taho At Queso ($18), a very pretty beancurd cheesecake and the Churros ($14), made fresh in-house – amazingly light and fluffy inside – some of the best we have tried in Singapore – served with an exceedingly good homemade Dulce de Leche.
Alegria, 18 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088390


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New brewery: Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse:

3. Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse: EDITOR’s PICK!

Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse (taking over from the defunct Little Creatures space) is a new local craft brewery by Lion Brewery Co. Part microbrewery part restaurant – this spot makes a fun place to gather for craft beer-lovers (think Raspberry Beer-et (ABV 4.6%), a Berliner Weisse with bright raspberry flavours or the quirky purple-hued Violet No-Regard (ABV 5.8%, Purple Ale) using local butterfly-pea flower. Open-flame cooking is the name of the game here – think Grilled Black Tiger Prawns ($20) and Spicy Pork Belly Satay ($16) to start. Their Crusted Calamari ($14) and Scotch Egg ($10) make great beer bites – the latter sees Nduja, sausage and impossible meat hugging a boiled egg that’s been crispy fried and served with housemade sriracha mayo – literally lip-smacking! There’s a huge range of gastro bar-style mains from Sticky BBQ Pork Ribs to Wood Fired Cauliflower ($25) marinated with turmeric and ginger, steamed and grilled with cashew nut butter and leek miso. Good to know: you can pay for a tour of the microbrewery that’s visible from the bar counter with its 23 taps.
Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse, 36 Club Street Singapore 069469, Tel: (+65) 6239 0350


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New cafe: Hortus

4. Hortus

Fennel Cafe in the Flower Dome is no more – in its place is the casual restaurant café Hortus serving Mediterranean-inspired sharing plates that celebrate flavours from Greece to Turkey. At the helm is Chef-owner Michael Wilson (the man behind sister resto Marguerite – the fine dining establishment downstairs from Hortus). First off, you’ll be picked up by the complimentary buggy service (for prior reservations only) and you’ll get access to the Flower Dome before or after your meal! Look forward to small plates of Amberjack Crudo ($22) dressed with pomegranate and herbs, refreshingly bright Watermelon salad ($15), Coal roasted sweet potato ($15), wood-fried Fremantle octopus with green harissa sauce ($32) and garlicky chilli Venus Clams ($35). Bring a jumper – the climate-controlled Flower Dome will make you feel like you’re in the Med (in the winter!)
Hortus, #01-09, Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Dr Singapore 018953


5. The Great Mischief

The Great Mischief has moved from Little India to The National Gallery. If you’re looking for a cute nook to take flat lays of that flat white – this could be the spot. We have a little style crush on this new halal cafe with its pastel-hued blues, gold accents, and scallop chairs. The menu is Catalan-inspired but we see everything from sandwiches (avocado, peas, pickled shallots and chilli)  to small plates of Turkey Croquetas to spicy Patatas Bravas and for mains – Battered Snapper and Fries ($20), Half Roasted Chicken ($24) and Fried Chicken waffles ($20). The dinner menu is a set from $59 where you can choose a selection of four tapas, one main and one dessert. As this is a halal spot no alcohol is served.
The Great Mischief  #01-17 National Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore, 178957


6. Drunken Farmer in the East

Drunken Farmer, by Spa Esprit Group, brings its natural wine and sourdough-focused menu to the Joo Chiat neighbourhood on the East Coast. By day this spot is Common Man Coffee Roasters – and by night it turns into a natural wine bar and bistro Drunken Farmer. The menu consists of family-friendly dishes like Sharing Spread Platters of pita bread with a trio of avocado cream, pumpkin hummus and seeds praline to sourdough pizzas with deliciously different toppings.
Drunken Farmer, 185 Joo Chiat Road, Tel: +65 6877 4884


new restaurant Burnt Ends
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7. Burnt Ends moves to Dempsey!

Chef-Owner Dave Pynt’s one-Michelin starred Burnt Ends (it’s also #5 on the 2021 San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List) is moving to Dempsey by the end of 2021. Burnt Ends restaurant already has a bakery on site (now open!). We’ll keep you posted when we hear the main Burnt Ends restaurant (which looks absolutely huge) is open.
Burnt Ends, 7 Dempsey Rd, Singapore


8. Marguerite

Chef-Owner Michael Wilson has joined forces with Unlisted Collection to give us Marguerite – a low-lit fine dining restaurant perched on the outer shell of the Flower Dome with views out to the water. Dress up and book ahead! This refined spot looks promising if Michael Wilson’s other venture the casual cafe Mylo’s is anything to go by. Expect a 7 course tasting menu of contemporary cuisine featuring Foie gras cornetto to start; Smoked eel with oyster leaf, horseradish ice cream, and amur caviar; Ōra King Salmon; and Black Angus beef with chanterelle mushroom jus among other courses. The Chef’s Menu is $228++ with the optional add-on of a Wine pairing $198++ Open for dinner only for now. Call ahead and you’ll be picked up by the complimentary buggy service (for prior reservations only).
Marguerite, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, #01-09 Flower Dome, Tel: (+65) 6604 9988


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9. Yakiniku-GO Plus

Yakiniku-GO Plus is the first premium concept of the chain Yakiniku-GO. This outlet at Suntec serves higher quality cuts of beef at affordable prices. Highlights include the Wagyu A5 Miyazaki Rib Rosu Steak ($39.80++) and Wagyu Platter ($62.80) – these come to your table on a wooden platter and you grill them yourself in special smokeless grills. The Wagyu A5 Miyazaki Sukiyaki ($18.80) takes the most time and is grilled in a foil container as it’s more of a stew base with mushrooms, thinly shaved beef and sweet sauce. With any a la carte item, add on $3 to get a side of rice, kimchi, salad, seaweed soup, and chawanmushi.
Yakiniku-GO Plus, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-353, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983


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10. The Whole Kitchen in the CBD

The Whole Kitchen brings its gluten-free menu to the CBD at a bright new location with some indoor and outdoor seating on Robinson Road. Their healthy breakfast and lunch menu includes fresh house-made bakes, breakfast bowls, gourmet-style sandwiches, nutrient-packed salads, coffee from Allpress, delicious smoothies, and fresh juices. Everything on the menu is gluten free, full of nutrition and low in natural sugar. Don’t worry, this new joint still stocks their signature Mumbai Sandwich and Banana Toastie plus look out for new additions such as Saigon Chicken on a Turmeric Baguette, Vegan Caprese, Spinach Gozleme and Clean Green Goddess Salad. It’s the perfect spot for that breakfast meeting or to grab lunch to eat at your desk.
The Whole Kitchen, 120 Robinson Rd, 01-01


New cafés and new restaurants: past editions…

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Revolver: EDITOR’S PICK!

A sleek black and chrome wood-fired grill awaits at Revolver on Tras St. Expect modern Indian flavours using international ingredients in three set menus – the 8-course Discovery menu at $139, the 9-course Experience menu ($199) and Vegetarian menus ($129++). Grab an intimate leather booth spot or sit at the counter where you can eyeball the action at bincho grills. Highlights include Stuffed Courgette Flowers, charred, juicy Lobster with Pepper Garlic Butter, the three-day marinated charred Magra Lamb Chops, and the Smoked Aubergine atop a crusty Gruyère Kulchette (like a stuffed naan oozing morish umami gooey smokey deliciousness).
Revolver, 56 Tras St


new cafe Mylo's dog-friendly
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Mylo’s: EDITOR’S PICK!

Mylo’s is a new gelato café in Gardens by the Bay that’s kid-friendly (well they’re selling ice cream after all) and dog-friendly too. Set right next to the Active Garden near the outdoor musical instruments and exercise equipment, this bright café serves bakes, coffee, affogato and alcoholic drinks – but it’s the artisanal handcrafted gelato that is the star of the show. Hidden in the Pozzetti display are 20 different gelatos (from $5) in fantastic flavours from rich pistachio to smoked maple bacon gelato. We highly recommend the apple pie gelato (everything you love in baked apple pie – pie crust, spiced apples and crumble all in gelato form) ask for it in a warm toasty brioche bun ($8) – ice cream sandwiches just went next level! Don’t miss the chance to try their unusual affogatos – we loved the vanilla and himalayan pink salt gelato ($10) drowned in Papa’s Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil, honey and topped with fennel pollen. Pups will be happy with homemade doggie biscuits peanut butter and beef bone broth popsicles!
Mylo’s, 18 Marina Gardens Drive


New bar Flow Bar

Flow Bar

Jag, the one-Michelin-starred French restaurant has a new bar called Flow Bar sequestered away on its second-floor. Master-mixologist Ricky Paiva (the man behind the launch of successful bars like multi-award-winning Manhattan Bar) has curated a cocktail menu divided into three different sections: Living Room (reinterpretations of original classics), Garden (made with seasonal fruit and herbs) and Playground (some of Ricky Paiva’s ‘naughtiest creations’). We have a soft spot for the Dark & Stormie ($24) a Flor De Cana 12yo rum-based drink or try the Burnt Lemon Whisky Sour ($24). What we love about this bar is the lack of pretentiousness despite the sleek digs and having access to Michelin-starred nibbles (all made in the Jag kitchen!) Whatever you fancy drinking the bartenders will do their best to create even if it’s not on the menu. Snacks-wise the Heirloom Tomato salad is divine or there’s Artichoke Hummus studded with roasted hazelnuts, Charcuterie Platters and even desserts.
Flow Bar, Level 2, 76A Duxton Rd


new restaurant Argentinain steakhouse boChinche

boCHINche has moved!

Argentinian steakhouse boCHINche, helmed by Chef Fabrice has moved to a new hood at Club Street. Expect a meat feast charred to perfection on their famous jarrah charcoal grill that flanks the entire length of the restaurant. The new menu is designed to bring the old steakhouse experience to the modern age and features grass-fed beef imported directly from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Japan, with some cuts being dry-aged in-house. Highlights include Devesa’ Argentinian grain-fed OP RIB ($22 for 100g) and Bone-In Vintage Galiciana Striploin ($140 for 400g), dry-aged for 38 days with a marble beef score of 3+. Don’t miss the Italian Burrata ($29) contrasted with fermented tomatoes, Hand Cut Chips “Provençal” ($10), and the Roast Cauliflower ($15). Don’t tell everyone about the super value lunch deal – 2 courses for $36, 3 courses for $44 – it includes Rib Eye Steak and Chips plus other options and no surcharges!
boCHINche, 27 Club Street


new cafe CMC
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Chin Mee Chin Confectionery reopens

Historical Chin Mee Chin Confectionery closed in 2018 but it’s now been given a new lease of life thanks to the Ebb & Flow Group. Chin Mee Chin flung open its doors again last month with a refreshed menu designed by the group’s pastry chef Maxine Ngooi (of Tigerlily Patisserie) together with the confectionery’s original owner’s family members. If you are nostalgic for the bakes from the good ole days, head over to check out their kaya buns that are still split and toasted over charcoal, plus other goodies like cheesecake brownies, gula Melaka coffee chiffon cake slices, and hae bee hiam buns. Looks-wise, this spot still retains much of its old-world charm with the original flooring, wall tiles, marble-topped tables and classic coffee shop chairs.
Chin Mee Chin, 204 East Coast Rd


new restaurant North Miznon
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North Miznon

First there was Miznon with its pillowy stuffed pita breads. Now a new sister restaurant has been opened by Celebrity Israeli MasterChef judge Eyal Shahi – North Miznon, a more upmarket restaurant serving Israeli cuisine. We hear good things about the slow-roasted cabbage ($23), and the signature focaccia with tomatoes, onions and green chillies plus there are seasonal offerings like slices of octopus or beef, draped over mall boulders ($47) and the Naked Heirloom Tomato Mosaic of sliced thinly tomatoes and arranged on a slab of marbled rock, carpaccio-style.
North Miznon, 01-01, 110 Amoy St


new restaurant Chef Andrew's Club Street Wine Room
Image credit: Club Street Wine Room

Club Street Wine Room

Club Street Wine Room opens, the first wine bar by Andrew Walsh the Chef behind CURE, Butcher Boy and CATFISH. Think interesting wines like the Sea Soul No. 4 ($405), a sea-aged wine where bottles are submerged underwater for months at a time to aid fermentation. The food ranges from Aged T-bone 500g with beef fat frites ($84) to Whole Turbot with café de paris butter ($54) or more casual bites like Grilled Welsh Rarebit ($22).
Club Street Wine Room, 87 Club Street, Tel: (+65) 6970 0190


new restaurant griglia Italian
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Griglia Open Fire Italian Kitchen

Griglia, by the same peeps behind Zafferano, celebrates fresh seasonal produce cooked over charcoal – think Grilled Turbot (from $58), Dry-aged Porterhouse ($128) prepped Florentine-style, together with other Italian staples from Burratina to Beef Tartare, and a selection of artisanal salumi and cheeses. Griglia can be found on the ground level of a 3-storey conservation shophouse along Craig Road.
Griglia Open Fire Italian Kitchen, 37 Craig Rd


new cafe Terra Madre in Dempsey

Terra Madre

Terra Madre, organic store and restaurant opens in Dempsey! You’ll find this spot tucked away at Loewen next to Swish and Invictus. A simple cafe-restaurant offering breakfast (healthy bowls and toasties) as well as lunch and dinner. If you are inspired to cook after sampling the food here don’t miss the organic store next door! The lunch menu at Terra Madre offers the option to mix-and-match dishes – so choose a salad or veggie to start and then add a protein (surcharge for some). You might go for the Baked Butternut and Quinoa ($28) and add on Spiced Veg Fritters or Kurobuta Berkshire Pork Skewers (+$5) or try the spicy crunchy Asian Slaw ($25) with Gochujang Baked Salmon (+$5). Drinks-wise there are superfood smoothies, slow pressed juices, kombucha and even organic coffee from Australia.
Terra Madre, 71 Loewen Rd


Cluny Food Court

Cluny Food Court is set to be a brand-new multi-concept dining destination by Les Amis Group! Opening in November at Botanic Gardens, beside Raffles Building this food court will offer five hawkerpreneurial concepts. Unlike Les Amis’ other multi-dining concepts, Cluny Food Court will have two stalls from outside their group – LaiFaBa Express will serve up wanton noodles and Cantonese roast meats, while Project Penyek by Ansar, will serve Indonesian style fried chicken and rice. Together with Les Amis’ brands S’Mao Barbecue (Texas-style smoked meats), Mui Kee Express (congee) and  Piccante Pronto, a concept by Peperoni Pizzeria, there will be lots of dishes to tuck into after a family outing to Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Cluny Food Court, Cluny Rd, Singapore 259597 (beside Raffles Building)


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Common Man Coffee Roasters Joo Chiat

Common Man Coffee Roasters Joo Chiat (or if you are into acronyms, because, SG, then CMCR JC) now brings some of our favourite coffee to Easties. What’s new at this outlet is the dedicated filter coffee brewing bar where you can get your fix of CMCR’s seasonal rotation of regional single-origin coffee – of particular worthy mention – the limited-release ‘Cup Of Excellence’ coffee, exclusive to CMCR JC. The Boledu #COE 21 Ethiopia ($9) is a deliciously fruity number – with notes of tropical and dried fruits, and a sweet, warming mulled wine-like quality. Foodwise CMCR JC offers classic all-day breakfast like the Common Man Full Breakfast ($29) with two free range organic eggs, bacon, sausage, and housemade hashbrowns and chorizo beans as well as salads like the Green Quinoa Salad ($23), burgers, sandwiches and mains like the Grilled Chilli Chicken ($28).
Common Man Coffee Roasters Joo Chiat, 185 Joo Chiat Road


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Da Paolo Gastronomia Great World

Da Paolo Gastronomia Great World is open! Yes, it’s the eighth outlet for the cafe-deli concept, serving up ‘Everyday Italian’ in the form of all-day dining and a full retail selection. At this outlet you can also get your hands on Italian dishes from its popular virtual concepts – Panini Italiani, Pizza Bar and Pasta Bar. Look out for the fun Aperitivo bar serving cheeky Italian tipples as well as the live pizza station for hand-stretched and stone-baked Roman thin-crust pizzas – then leave room for a scoop of gelato from the gelato counter!
Da Paolo Gastronomia Great World, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-163 Great World


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Carrotsticks & Cravings

Carrotsticks & Cravings has a brand-new outlet on Stanley Street! If you are on the lookout for dairy-free cappuccinos and healthy breakfast bowls or some signature Avo on Sourdough (with dukkah and feta of course), Aussie café Carrotsticks & Cravings has made a bit of a name for itself in this arena. Founded by Melbourne-born Terri-Anne and the peeps behind North Miznon, this is the brand’s third outlet. Breakfast and brunch dishes include salads, sourdough sandwiches, oat pancakes and a hearty Breakfast Platter to share – with Israeli Salad, dips, falafel, avocado, feta, a sourdough bread basket, smoked salmon or ham, a choice of two eggs and two coffees.
Carrotsticks & Cravings, 5 Stanley Street,  #01-01, Tel: (+65) 8028 6651


Proper Slice: New York-style pizza joint

The peeps behind Lucali BYGB have launched Proper Slice, a new pizza joint off Gemmill Lane. Proper Slice is fashioned after New York City’s old-school neighbourhood pizzerias and is dedicated to creating a “proper slice” of pizza to grab-and-go. Devour your slice curbside (there’s no dine-in option here), or have it delivered to your door. Look out for thin oversized pizza slices with moreish tomato sauce and toppings like pepperoni, spinach and ricotta, and sausage. Proper Slice will also serve meatballs, garlic knots, and the occasional “pie-in-a-cup.
Proper Slice, 110 Amoy Street, #01-02


Softhaus: Janice Wong’s new ice cream café

Everyone loves ice cream, judging by the excitement for Museum of Ice Cream’s opening! There’s another place to grab a scoop of the cold stuff with the opening of dessert queen, Janice Wong’s ice cream spot Softhaus in Great World. There are 16 ice cream flavours from Avocado Banana to Coconut Lime and Pear Thyme Sorbet. Personalise your ice cream with toppings such as freshly baked macarons, strawberry popping boba and cotton candy. Enjoy it in a waffle cone or cup, or between rainbow-coloured bread (pictured in the lead image)! Softhaus has something for everyone (including vegans) with options of plant-based milk as well as sugar substitutes in its offerings.
Softhaus, Great World, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B1-K135, 237994


Wild Child Pizzette: new pizzeria

From the folks behind Cicheti and Bar Cicheti comes a new pizzeria and bar concept, Wild Child Pizzette serving up Neapolitan style pizzette cooked in a woodfired oven. Pizzette means little pizzas so expect a menu dedicated to 10-inch pizzas (four slices to nibble on). That means you can order more and try lots of different toppings – of which there will be fun contemporary options – think Tuscan kale, garlic confit, lemon, fior di latte or how about fried pizza dough (!) with semi-dried san marzano and stracciatella? Plus antipasti and homemade desserts to go alongside wild wines, ancient sakes and funky craft beers.
Wild Child Pizzette, 50 Circular Road, Singapore 049405


Mrs Pho House: new hotpot restaurant

Mrs Pho, one of our fave Vietnamese casual restaurants, takes on Singapore’s hotpot culture with Mrs Pho House, a hotpot and barbecue concept with Vietnamese flavours. Look forward to four specialty broths: Collagen Pepper Pork, Vietnamese Perilla Mutton, Herbal Chicken and Mushroom, and Crab Bisque, the latter a must-try broth made in house using the recipe by the Vietnamese chef’s mother (it’s the same one she uses for her famed Crab Noodles Soup street stall in Saigon)! Good to know: their Beach Rd Mrs Pho has closed and has moved to 73 Bussorah Street down the road.
Mrs Pho House, 391 Orchard Road, #B2-36A, Takashimaya Shopping Centre



Casa Restaurant by Remy Lefebvre: EDITOR’S PICK!

This elegant contemporary restaurant in Chijmes is helmed by Chef Remy Lefebvre who focuses on cooking with woodfire, using ingredients that are line-caught, responsibly sourced, and organic. Seafood (which Chef Remy ages himself) and vegetables are the stars here and the menu is largely gluten- and dairy-free. Dishes include dry-aged wagyu on the bone; a Japanese take on smoked ‘gambero rosso’ red prawns; and line cod served with cashew nut milk and finished with sake. For lunch and dinner, Casa offers the 4- course Discovery menu for $118; the 6- course Experience menu for $198; and the Carte Blanche with 8-courses for $258. For lunch only, the restaurant offers an executive menu, called ‘Trust Me’ – a 3-course at $88. Worth the splurge!
Casa Restaurant by Remy Lefebvre, 30 Victoria Street, Unit #01-20 Chijmes, Tel: (+65) 9722 8171


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Firangi Superstar: new modern Indian: EDITOR’S PICK!

Firangi Superstar is a modern Indian restaurant by The Dandy Collection. There are four rooms: the Officer’s Club, Old Railway Room, Elephant Palace and Jungle Lodge taking inspiration from Indian cities like Kashmir and Chennai with fittings and furnishings that exude a vintage film set. The food here is not Indian as you know it, but Indian through another lens – and is designed to be ‘A Foreigner’s Love Letter To India’.  Menu sections consist of chutneys and raitas, small and large plates, rice and bread, and desserts. Just over half the menu is vegetarian. Highlights include the intriguing ‘This Is Not Aloo Gobi’ ($16) featuring cauliflower served three ways, and ‘Prata Waffle ???’ (no that’s not a typo) which is actually a fun take on the American favourite, Chicken & Waffles. Chef Thiru reinterprets this dish as Madras-style fried chicken with curry leaves and garlic, on a waffle-pressed prata served with butter chicken gravy. Don’t miss the Indian inspired cocktails!
Firangi Superstar, #01-03, 20 Craig Road, Singapore 089692


new restaurant NAEUM
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NAE:UM: Contemporary Seoul

NAE:UM is the inaugural restaurant by Chef Louis Han (who was previously at Meta Restaurant and also the Head Chef at KIMME). NAE:UM offers contemporary Seoul cuisine with menu sets designed to be ‘episodic, each showcasing a different food story or inspiration in Chef Louis’s personal journey’. The five-course set ($148++) might feature Mulhwae, a cold and spicy Korean raw fish soup, gochujang-glazed Irish duck breast and steamed red snapper alongside two other courses, with two supplementary courses available for a surcharge.
NAE:UM, 161 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068 615, Tel: (+65) 8830 5016


Eggslut Singapore: new fast-casual restaurant

Get egg-cited for Eggslut Singapore! LA-based Eggslut brings their famed egg sandwiches to SG; the signature “Slut” dish of eggs muddled with mashed potatoes served with sliced baguette for eggy dipping; and the Eggslut Fairfax burger, of a brioche bun stuffed with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, caramelised onions, spicy sriracha mayonnaise.
Eggslut Singapore, #01-12, Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209


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New Shake Shack Gardens by the Bay

We love a trip to Gardens by the Bay and there’s now a new restaurant for a post-park meal with the opening of Shake Shack Gardens by the Bay (hello crinkle fries, burgers and shakes)! The seventh Singapore Shake Shack features murals by local artist Soph O and a verdant visual experience with blooming florals and foliage curated by the horticulturists behind Gardens by the Bay.
Shake Shack Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive #03-02/03, Singapore 018953


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New French brasserie Clos Pasoh

Clos Pasoh: new French brasserie

Clos Pasoh is a new French brasserie with dreamy décor (heart eyes for the green and gold hues, and those rattan dining chairs by Singapore designer Ong Shunmugam). Co-owner chef Louis Pacquelin cooks up accessible brasserie dishes from duck rillettes with foie gras, and chargrilled sourdough ($18) to sharing dishes like pot eu feu (beef stew, $138 serves 2-3), and tête de veau (calf brain, served in a crispy wonton) $12. The set lunch looks a steal at $42 for 2 courses and $49 for 3 courses.
Clos Pasoh, Level 2, 48A Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089859


Bali on the Cove: new Sentosa Cove café

Bali on the Cove is the latest addition to Sentosa Quayside Isle, bringing with it a little sip of Bali. The new space is made up of a cafe, a retail boutique selling homeware from Bali and Java, and a co-working space. The café has alfresco seating (great for families and pet owners) where you can enjoy a coffee (beans are from Common Man Coffee Roasters) and order brunch from Eggs Benedict on Sourdough with Bacon, Papaya Chia Pudding to pastries from Starter Lab.
Bali On The Cove, Sentosa Cove, Quayside Isle, #01-16, Singapore 098375


Coriander Leaf: new branch

Newly opened at the Singapore Polo Club, you can look forward to eating alfresco at the verandah and watch polo practice sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings! The menu is made up of Asian communal style sharing plates – our top picks have to be the Chicken Haleem & Naan (oh, the naan… so good!), Nonya Assam and Butter Prawns – Asian inspired cocktails as well as mocktails using non-alcoholic spirits like Melati and Lyre’s. All meat is sourced from halal suppliers (no pork or pork products on the menu) and there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options too. Coriander Leaf Singapore Polo Club is open to members of the public for dinner on Tuesdays to Fridays.
Coriander Leaf, 80 Mount Pleasant Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 9773 1207


new cafes and new restaurants in singapore tapas 24

Tapas, 24: EDITOR’S PICK!

Tapas, 24 has just opened on Rob Quay (taking over the space occupied by defunct Summerlong)! Tapas, 24 is an award-winning restaurant by Chef Carles Abellán – in fact it’s one of Barcelona’s hottest dining destinations! There’s a fun buzzy atmosphere and tempting Sangria and Spanish cocktails (that also come in jugs!). Highlights include the “Tapas 24” Bikini Sandwich ($16) with black truffles, Ibérico ham and buffalo mozzarella; the total umami powerhouse paella de Gambas Al Ajillo ($40) and the Clams in Sherry with Artichoke, garlic and a kick of chilli ($32).
Tapas, 24, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-04, Singapore 238252


Blu Kouzina Siglap: new Greek restaurant in East

We may not be able to go abroad at the moment but the F&B industry is really pulling out all the stops to give us a taste of the world! Missing Greek islands and the amazing Mediterranean cuisine? Blu Kouzina just opened in Siglap to bring authentic Greek cuisine to Easties! Sporting trademark blue and white colours, this new restaurant has all the Santorini vibes. Pull up a pew and tuck into Grilled Pita ($3.90) with dips like Labna ($16.80), Hummus ($15.80), or the spicy feta Tirokafteri Dip ($17.80). We love the grilled seafood and meats here – lamb chops ($39.80) is always a winner!
Blu Kouzina Siglap, 907 East Coast Road, #01-01, Singapore, 459107, Tel: (+65) 9101 0681


Tigerlily Patisserie: new café in East

Tigerlily Patisserie (part of the Ebb & Flow Group) opens a physical space in Joo Chiat after the popularity of their online bake-box business. Local pastry chef Maxine Ngooi (previously the Head Pastry Chef of Michelin-starred Vianney Massot Restaurant) helms the small and popular café (expect queues at peak periods). The main draw here is the stunning cakes and entremets though they do savoury items like Tomato and Artichoke Tart ($7) and sandwiches like the Monsieur Kim ($15) grilled croque monsieur with kimchi and ham; and Salmon Tzatziki Ciabatta ($14) in housemade bread. Save lots of room for the pretty cakes – we fell in love with the Pink Guava & Pear ($10) dessert and The Beehive ($11), a Tigerlily signature of lemon, thyme and litchi honey jelly with light lemon sponge encased in yuzu mousse. Stunning!
Tigerlily Patisserie, 350 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427598


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New yakinuku restaurant Yen Social

Yen Social: New Yakinuku

Yakiniku fans, there’s a new spot to get grilled beef! Yen Social (by the same peeps behind Yen Yakiniku) offers different cuts of dry-aged beef (chosen for their texture, flavour and marbling) that you can grill at your table. Other highlights of the menu include whisky dry-aged wagyu ribeye ($58), the ox tongue ($1 per gram) and wagyu cubes plus lots of veggie sides from kimchi to edamame. Going with a gang? Pre-order a Butcher’s Platter (order two days in advance) from $109 for 2 to 3 persons, to $208 for groups of 5.
Yen Social, #01-25/26, Duo Galleria, 7 Fraser Street, Singapore 189356


La Fez Bakery & Café: New Moroccan café

Love you some pink? Halal La Fez Bakery & Café has all the IG-feels with its Moorish architecture and pastel pink décor (a nod to the ‘Rose city of Marrakech’. On the menu, Moroccan dishes from brunch items like Majorelle Shakshuka with Feta Cheese ($19.90), Baghrir Pancakes ($15.90), and Kasbah Brioche French Toast ($18.90) to lunch/dinner bites like Marrakech Dip Platters and Vegetarian Tagine cooked in traditional Moroccan earthenware.
La Fez Cafe & Bakery, #01-03A, 907 East Coast Road, Singapore 459107


Basque Kitchen by Aitor

Basque Kitchen by Aitor helmed by Chef-Patron Aitor Jeronimo Orive, is back after a brief hiatus! Find them at the historic Fullerton Waterboat House. Head to the pintxos bar and lounge for drinks and nibbles or head to the dining room, for a Basque gastronomic experience with a tasting menu offered exclusively for lunch and dinner (from $158++ for lunch to $248++ for dinner).
Basque Kitchen by Aitor, 3 Fullerton Rd, #02-01/02/03 The Fullerton Waterboat House, Singapore 049215


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sen-ryo: new Japanese restaurant at ION

Japan import sen-ryo opens its first Singapore outlet in ION Orchard, using quality ingredients imported from Toyosu Fish Market and around the world. The swish sake bar greets you on entry, choose to dine here, in one of the private rooms or at the grill counter (where you can see the artisan chefs at work). Highlights on the menu include the DIY Hokkaido Uni ($58) featuring 50 grams of sweet uni (sea urchin) from Hokkaido with fresh sushi rice, ikura and sheets of roasted seaweed so you can wrap your own maki!
sen-ryo, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #03-14, Singapore 238801


Mr. Holmes Bakehouse: new cruffin café

‘Cruffin’ creators San Francisco-based bakery Mr. Holmes Bakehouse debuts in Singapore! A ‘Cruffin’ for those who aren’t quite sure, is a hybrid croissant with a flaky, sugar-dusted and cream-filled croissant baked in the shape of a muffin. This new 41-seater bakery-café on the ground floor of Pacific Plaza is where to head for donuts, croissants and those delicious cruffins. And we are talking flavours like Tiramisu Cream and Mini Choc chip cruffins, Bacon Jalapeno Danishes and Matcha and Lemon Meringue Pie croissants! We hear queues are epic so don’t get your hopes up.
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Singapore, 9 Scotts Rd, 01-01/02/03 Pacific Plaza, Singapore 228210


Permata Singapore: new Halal restaurant

The iconic yellow heritage building in the heart of Kampong Glam finally has a new restaurant within its premises! Muslim owned Permata Singapore offers over 60 elevated Nusantara-inspired dishes for both lunch and dinner. Prices are from $42++/pax for the weekday lunch menu. Good to know: there’s a prayer room located on site too.
Permata Singapore, 73 Sultan Gate, Gedung Kuning, Singapore 198497, www.facebook.com/permata.restaurant


Tok Tok Indonesian Restaurant

Tok Tok Indonesian Restaurant has opened its doors on Joo Chiat Road. Expect classics like Ayam Bakar Betutu with chicken in Balinese spices, cooked sous vide in cassava leaves and grilled ($29.80); Beef Rendang ($11.80); Soto Ayam and other Indonesian dishes to satisfy that craving for a trip to Indonesia. End the meal on a sweet note with the unusual dish of Pisang Goreng Coklat Keju, a classic Jakarta special that sees chocolate condensed milk drizzled over fried banana fritters and topped with… shaved cheese!
Tok Tok Indonesian Restaurant, 467 Joo Chiat Road, Tel: +65 6908 3835


KULTO: New Spanish restaurant

Head Chef José Alonso (from Binomio), helms the kitchen of KULTO. On the menu, Spanish favourites like Jamon Ibérico Croquettes ($12), Octopus, Roasted Pork Belly with Paprika ($28) and three types of paella. We spotted a great value two or three course lunch menu where you can nibble on a choice of starters and mains plus top up $5 for dessert of KULTO cheesecake or charcoal pineapple with ice cream (includes coffee).
KULTO, 87 Amoy Street  Singapore 069906, Tel: (+65) 96205626


Sommer: New restaurant at Marina Bay

Sommer is a new 28-seater restaurant helmed by young star 27 year-old Chef Lewis Barker who has worked in the kitchens of Bacchanalia and Vianney Massot. The fine dining establishment serves up modern European plates that are a visual feast. Menus range from $68++ for a 3-course Discovery lunch, to $168++ for the 4-course Inspiration menu and $228++ for the 6-course Experience menu.
Sommer, #01-02, The Sail @ Marina Bay, 2 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018987


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Momolato Café: New café

Momolato Café is a new late-night gourmet gelateria in Kampong Glam (it closes at 2am!). Wander down Haji Lane and squeeze yourself into this little nook (18-seats so grab one quick) offering artisanal gelato flavours with no artificial flavourings or additives. The Momolato gelato range ($4.90-8) changes weekly ranging from Chocolate Arabica Coffee from Ecuador, to Roasted Sicilian Pistachio, Mao Shan Wang durian, Oolong Hojicha Tiramisu and Ondeh-Ondeh Sweet Potato Swirl plus Keto flavours.
Momolato Café, 34 Haji Lane, Singapore 189227, Tel: +65 8883 7968


Set of Six: new cocktail bar

Set of Six is a new bar in Duxton inspired by Joseph Conrad’s novel. We are a little head over heels for the décor of pink feather lamps, turquoise velvet loungers, and lots of gold. Cocktails hover around the $25 mark. The menu features proper posh nosh rather than bar snacks – triple cooked chips with mushroom ketchup, Sea-bass Ceviche ($28) and Lobster and Fennel Ravioli ($29).
Set of Six, #01-01, 20 Craig Road, Singapore 089692


Nixta: new Mexican restaurant

Nixta is the latest concept from the Travis Masiero Restaurant Group (the same people behind Blue Label Pizza and Luke’s Oyster Bar). This new Mexican restaurant has salsas made by hand in volcanic stone molcajetes – they even grind fresh masa for their signature corn tortillas. Chow down on tostadas made with tuna ($10) or sweet potato ($8), then plump for sharing platters of woodfired meats like slow roasted duck in aromatic hoja santa leaves ($48) or the Nixta Signature Spit & Herb-Roasted Chicken ($65). Do. Not. Miss. the Churros ($16)!
Nixta Mexican Grill & Bar – 116 Amoy Street, Singapore 069936

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Drunken Farmer: natural wine bar and bistro

Drunken Farmer is the nomadic natural wine bar by Spa Esprit Group that’s finally found a forever home at Common Man Stan on Stanley Street. We love the idea of a split personality venue – by day café and by night the shutters come down, the neon lights go up and it’s time for the Drunken Farmer to takeover! Much of the cuisine by Chef Paul Albert involves fermenting and nearly everything is made from scratch! Highlights include Sourdough Karaage ($20) fried chicken in a batter of sourdough discard and TBB Beerguette Beer – a crispy, tangy delicious and rather genius dish, and the Sourdough Margherita Pizza ($20) with tomato sauce and Stracciatella made fresh daily using locally sourced cow’s milk.
Drunken Farmer, 11 Stanley Street, Singapore 068730


Carne: New burger joint

Chef Mauro Colagreco has been busy! In addition to the Mirazur pop-up, he has set up the first international outpost of Argentinian burger restaurant Carne with chef Beppe de Vito from the Il Lido Group in Singapore. Located on Amoy street, Carne dishes out free-range, grass-fed Angus beef burgers, milkshakes, thrice-cooked fries and local craft beers. Carne is all about being eco-conscious so there’s lots of attention to sustainable growers, cage-free eggs, and farmers committed to responsible farming practices.
Carne, 88 Amoy Street, Singapore 069907


The Dempsey Project in Dempsey

Taking over from Jones the Grocer in Dempsey is The Dempsey Project (by the same owners). The menu contains old signatures and some new dishes including Sweet Potato toast with smashed avocado, feta, poached eggs, lime and chilli ($24) the Spicy Miso Beans on sourdough toast ($21) and the vegetarian Streetstyle Dahi Papdi Chaat or a Mediterranean Mezze ($26).
The Dempsey Project, 9 Dempsey Road, Singapore (247697), Tel: (+65) 6475 2005 


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Moonbow: New restaurant in Dempsey

Moonbow is a new restaurant in Dempsey (in the old Blu Kouzina digs). This newcomer boasts stunning interiors of pink pastels and champagne hues with gold touches plus a gorgeous alfresco seating area overlooking the sports fields. Moonbow offers modern European cuisine with Asian accents. Barramundi with Fermented Red Yeast Wine ($38++), a traditional Asian dish reinvented; Black Silkie Poulet ($38++) with chargrilled black chicken, bearnaise sauce, and black garlic purée; and a personal favourite, Jerusalem Artichoke soup ($25++) served with a 64 °C sous vide egg, caviar, and sunchoke chips.
Moonbow, Block 10 Dempsey Road, #01-21, Singapore 247700, Tel: (65) 9010 2717


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Prairie by Craftsmen: New Cafe in Cluny Court

Prairie by Craftsmen is a new cafe and alfresco restaurant at Cluny Court near Botanic Gardens. You would probably miss this new cafe if you didn’t know where to look. Opened by Craftsmen Specialty Coffee, Prairie by Craftsmen is located where Bar Bar Black Sheep at Cluny Court used to be (behind Fishwives). This new cafe makes a lovely spot to enjoy breakfast before or after a walk in the Botanics nearby. Munch on Eggs & Bacon Croissants, Smashed Avo Toast, and other breakfast pastries. The lunch and dinner menu spans salads, and heartier mains like Duck Confit, Fish and Chips, Steak Sandwiches, pasta and burgers.
Prairie by Craftsmen, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, Cluny Court #01-05C, Singapore 259760

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Persea: Low carb restaurant

Persea (pronounced per-say-ah), is a new restaurant in Ann Siang that focuses on low-carb meals. Think Cauli-hummus ($10), Bone Marrow ($24), Calamari with Chorizo ($24) and free range chicken with garlic yogurt and cauliflower tabouleh ($24). You won’t miss out on desserts either with their Rosemary Basque Cheesecake ($16) featuring cream cheese, camembert, and blue cheese.
Persea, 23 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069703


The RITUAL: New cafe

The RITUAL (by the same co-founder Cassandra Riene Tan of BOTANY) is a new cafe on Bukit Timah Rd. The menu encompasses plant-based and gluten-free options plus more standard dishes like the Ritual Big Breakfast ($25) with sourdough or croissant with eggs, and sausage, the Signature Avo Toast ($18), and Ritual Protein Bowl ($25).
The RITUAL, 383 Bukit Timah Rd, #01-09B, Singapore 259727


Green Common: Plant-based new café

Look out for new plant-based café Green Common launched by Green Monday, creators of OmniFoods. This place is a huge one-stop café and grocery concept store in VivoCity. Their aim is to give us plant-forward options, including a selection of Western and Asian-inspired cafe dishes made with zero meat but instead OmniMeat, Beyond Meat, Just Egg and Chick’n Nuggets. From Meat Lovers Pizza ($19++), topped with Moving Mountains and Beyond Meat Sausage with melted Daiya cheese; to hawker staples adapted to have zero meat – Hainanese Trick’en Rice ($16++), with Heura ‘chicken’ or Rendang Chicken Roti ($13++) – with Heura ‘chicken’ and potato chunks served with freshly made roti prata.
Green Common, VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-169/170, Singapore 098585


The Brewing Ground: New Café in Joo Chiat

The Brewing Ground has set up a little “glasshouse” café filled with hanging plants, in the compound of The Yards, a space focused on arts, dance and drama. This casual café welcomes kids and pets (thanks to its alfresco area) and is open daily from 8.30am to 5pm (dinner will be launching soon). The Brewing Ground offers a European-inspired menu, featuring Homemade Granola ($12++), Avocado & Ricotta Tartine ($17++), Burrata & Tomatoes Tartine ($18++) as well as brunch from 11am – think Breakfast Burgers ($19++), and Not an Eggs Benedict ($21++).
The Brewing Ground, 406 Joo Chiat Place, The Yards, #01-24, Singapore 428084

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Little Farms Bistro Joo Chiat: New Café in East

Little Farms’ newest and largest outlet is open on Joo Chiat Road! This will be their fifth outlet spanning 6,000 square feet and features a bistro, supermarket, butcher counter and bar. Head over to Little Farms Bistro for their famous Smashed Avocado on Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes, Tempeh Tofu Salad and Vegetarian Lasagne, as well as freshly made juices, signature smoothies and Allpress coffee. Plus there will be a new dinner menu featuring Little Farms ingredients to go with artisanal wine and classic craft cocktails.
Little Farms Bistro, 451 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427664

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