Thinking of trying out a new place this month? Here are 10 restaurants worth putting on your radar in Singapore this month.
At this gorgeous restaurant-cafe hybrid, the brunch menu with usuals like breakfast platters and vanilla hotcakes only makes its special appearance on weekends, but the all-day dining menu on weekdays could equally pass off as a hearty brunch or any meal you please: think marinated flank steak with chimichurri and fries, pulled chicken pita with hummus and more.
26 Beach Road
2. Teepee Bar And Restaurant
If you like sussing out hidden gems that nobody else knows about, this bar, its presence given away by the makeshift-looking cardboard sign, is it.
Fancy cocktails and creative interpretations of the classic go perfectly with Asian-inspired bar bites, burgers and even rice bowls.
#01-02, 31 Hong Kong Street
3. Daejon House
Specialising in Korean Cham Pong the broth around which the menu is largely centered is made from beef bones simmered for six hours.
Add bouncy handmade noodles and you have a classic Korean dish that even the ahjummas love.
#01-03, Havelock Mall 2, 2 Havelock Road
4. Wheeler's Estate
If you’re familiar with the cafe scene in Singapore, you must know Wheeler’s Yard for its iconic carolina blue warehouse door.
Opened by the same folks, this garden cafe has it all: a grill house, restaurant and even the option to borrow a mat to have a picnic.
One the food front, visit for brunch or more interesting options like tequila and lime pork spare robs, estate corzetti pasta and more.
Seletar Aerospace Park, 2 Park Lane
5. An Acai Affair
High in antioxidants and boasting weight loss properties, it’s no wonder acai is the superfood.
At An Acai Affair, their signature acai bowls comes topped with fruits, but the real cherry on top are the sauces – choose from honey, cookie butter or peanut butter.
101 East Coast Road
6. Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodle
If a hawker stall is opening an outlet of its own in one of Singapore’s prime tourist spots, you bet it’s good.
This simple local favourite has garnered quite a queue of regular patrons at its original Pek Kio Market Stall – expect to wait up to an hour during peak times – and its new Esplanade outlet offers prawns of four sizes and even seafood like freshly shucked oysters, grilled squid and more.
#01-13C Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Ave
7. Ola Beach Club
What better place for Hawaiian cuisine than by the beach? Sat by Siloso Beach in Sentosa, this beach club’s menu features items like wagyu beef burgers with grilled pineapples, fresh poke bowls and cocktails served in tiki mugs.
8. Central Perk SG
We’re not saying that the food isn’t great, but it definitely isn’t the star of the show here- designated to look like the set of the hit American sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S, you’ll probably find Chandler and Joey’s foosball table or the iconic orange sofa familiar.
Pick your food based on your favourite character too!
#01-01, 1 Magazine Road
Europeans will be familiar with this winter-reminiscing pastry.
Seductively roasted over charcoal while basted with melted butter, witnessing the preparation alone is enough to tempt you into getting one for yourself.
Our recommendation amongst the sweet and savoury options: the chimney bread with soft serve ice cream is a pleasant contrast of hot and cold in a mouthful.
#02-02 Scape, 2 Orchard Link
Italian cuisine is made interesting at this swanky restaurant, with dishes like handmade ravioli with braised veal and cream of bone marrow sauce.
Even salads are made groovy rather than green-focused- the panzanella has medium rare seared yellowfin tuna as its star.
82 Collyer Quay
Text: Pinky Chng/The Finder