Longtail Asian Brasserie & Bar (credit: Longtail FB page)

Hot date inspo from the Entertainer

Treat your beau to a posh dinner or weekend brunch – but keep it cheap with these one-for-one deals from this nifty app!

Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner… And unless you want to find yourself in the dog-house, we suggest you snap up a reservation at a suitably romantic restaurant, stat!* Though boys, take note; you don’t have to wait until 14 Feb to treat your bae. If you’re looking to spread the love without busting the bank – any time of the year – check out these romantic top-picks from the Entertainer: an app that offers an array of one-for-one deals that will take dollars off your bill. A healthy bank account will be one less thing to worry about the morning after the night before *wink*.

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Deep-fried tofu and salted egg yolk

Restaurant Review: Empress At Asian Civilisations Museum

Tuck into traditional Chinese cuisine by the Singapore River – prawn dumplings, mapo tofu, char siew, red bean pancakes and more

Traditional Chinese dining sometimes lacks a certain sexiness that French or Italian cuisine might have. More often, Chinese restaurants are somewhere you go for dinner with your folks, rather than for a first date. Empress, however, might just change your mind – the latest addition to the Asian Civilisations Museum manages to be just as valid an option for date night as it is for reunion dinner. (more…)

Menya Takeichi's signature chicken paitan ramen

Ramen alert: Menya Takeichi comes to SG

From Tokyo to Singapore, this creamy chicken paitan ramen is your new reason to visit Eat At Seven in the CBD

If you’re anything like us, you love gulping down a hearty, flavourful bowl of ramen. So get ready to slurp and burp; Menya Takeichi, Tokyo‘s top chicken ramen chain, has finally made its way to Singapore! (more…)

Skinny Pizza

The skinny on Skinny Pizza

Serving up yummy pizza, pasta, salads, and more, this CBD Italian restaurant provides a healthier way to indulge in our favourite food!

We’re kinda obsessed with pizza. Margherita, pepperoni, Hawaiian; we ain’t fussy, we’ll scoff the lot. So it’s with no shame that we admit to letting out a tiny squeal of delight upon hearing that Skinny Market has added another restaurant to its repertoire. Taking its total branch tally up to four (you can check out the other locations at Dempsey, Orchard Road, and Tras Street) Skinny Pizza is a welcome addition to Raffles City. Serving up yummy pizza alongside healthy salad options, pasta dishes, and wraps, it’s worth checking out for a guilt-free lunch or dinner that won’t break the bank. Here’s the skinny on Skinny Pizza…

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Portico Prime's fluffy barramundi is locally caught off Pulau Ubin

Restaurant Review: Dempsey's Portico Prime

Dishing out everything from foie gras to wagyu beef, this elegant spot at Dempsey Hill (previously occupied by Prime Society) takes our taste test

Although a little further out of town, it’s always worthwhile making a trip to the neck of the woods that is Dempsey. At the end of 2015, Portico Prime took over from steakhouse, Prime Society, in Dempsey Hill, taking on both a fresh new look and an impressive new menu. Obviously, the food explorer in us couldn’t resist paying it a visit.

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The Gastro-Botanica cuisine of Jason Tan

Meet The Chef Behind Gastro-Botanica Cuisine

The man behind the amazing French restaurant at the Singapore Botanic Gardens shares his opinions on Singapore's dining scene, his winning dish and more

The lovable co-owner and chef of the gorgeous Corner House Restaurant at the Singapore Botanic Gardens tells us what his intriguing cuisine is about, how he plays guide to tourist friends, and little-known facts about the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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(Photo credit: Whitegrass Restaurant via Facebook)

What you need to know about Whitegrass

Whitegrass had our curiosity before, but it certainly has our attention now. Find out all you need to know about the newest venture of Chef Sam Aisbet

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been dying to hear a little more about this brand new fine dining restaurant that just opened its doors at CHIJMES, so here are a few quick details to whet your appetites. (more…)

Keong Saik Guide - The Study with Audi A1 Sportback

New Video! Keong Saik's Must-Knows

The formerly sleazy Keong Saik road is buzzing with hip residents who have been drawing the city’s scenesters in droves

It’s hard to imagine that Keong Saik Road in Singapore, now buzzing with some of the city’s hottest tables including Restaurant Ember, Potato Head Folk, Esquina, was once a prominent red light district peppered with brothels back in the ’60s. With a new wave of exciting openings this year, we knew we had to revisit the gentrified street – in a spanking new, red-hot Audi A1 Sportback, no less – to map out the coolest residents in the ‘hood, from restaurants and bars to shops and hotels. You’ve gotta hit a few of these top picks (at least once!)
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Bibimbap, a classic Korean dish (Photo credit: Snippy Hollow via Flickr)

Best Korean Restaurants in Singapore

If that latest K-drama binge has got you craving some spicy Korean cuisine, we’ve got your back with our guide to Korean food

If you think Big Bang and SNSD are the best things to come out of the Republic of Korea, you’re forgetting the joys of bibimbap, Korean BBQ and the delightfully savoury kimchi pancake. Good news for fans of Korean cuisine in Singapore, you’re spoilt for choice, especially around the Tanjong Pagar ’hood. We’ve put together a list of our favourite Korean joints to make it a little easier for you to pick one. (more…)

BoCHINche

Every day is a boCHINche day!

From brunch classics, to small plates, steaks, and cocktails; check out the latest menu updates from one of our favourite Argentine haunts at Robertson Quay

Ahhh…the New Year. While we’re still slowly adjusting back to life in Singapore post-festive holiday, we’re also doffing our caps to the team at boCHINche who are bulldozing their way into 2016 with a corker of a refreshed menu. Time to buckle up in preparation for this gastro overhaul: featuring pimped up brunches, elevated small plates, and a whole host of too-good-to-be-true promotions every day of the week (did someone say free-flow boozy brunch?) – talk about kicking off the new year on top form! And hell yes – we approve! Though don’t cry for meat Argentina; regulars can rest assured that the famed steaks, burgers, and grills remain in situ.

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One of Singapore's national dishes: The Chilli Crab (Credits: Jumbo Seafood)

Where to eat chilli crab

Singapore’s number one culinary export to the world is none other than chilli crab, and here's where to find the best versions in the city

Singapore’s number one culinary export to the world is none other than chilli crab, practically cementing its status as one of our unofficial national dishes. Said to be invented by Madam Cher Yam Tian in the 1950s, the original chilli crab was stir-fried with bottled chilli sauce and bottled tomato sauce, then sold from a pushcart. Today, the version of chilli crab we know consists of sambal, vinegar, tomato paste, and egg – an “improved” recipe by chef Hooi Kok Wah, one of the four “heavenly kings” of Chinese cuisine in the 1960s. Patronise these seafood and zi char restaurants in Singapore for the best renditions of the ever-popular chilli crab.

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Turn out the lights! Dine at NOX - Dine in the Dark

Is it beef? Is it lamb? Test your tastebuds at this unique dining concept on Beach Road. A must-try for 2016!

On the hunt for a special date night experience, birthday party venue, or just looking to try something new and different in 2016? Whatever the occasion, you can’t go far wrong with a trip to one of the most unique restaurants in Singapore. As a concept, dining in the dark sounds like it should be up there with the very best of bonkers ideas (chocolate teapot or inflatable anchor…anyone?), that is until you actually experience it. Sitting firmly in the so-barmy-it’s-brilliant camp, expect several strokes of gastro genius served up in perfectly pitch black surroundings. As well as bagging yourself a free post-dinner drink (more on that later, you lucky things!), here’s the skinny on why you should add a trip to NOX – Dine in the Dark to your 2016 to-do list.

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Pan-fried charcoal pork buns

Review: Kai Garden’s Unique Canto Cuisine

We review this new Chinese restaurant in City Hall, and its peculiar take on Peking duck, dim sum, sweet and sour pork and more this Chinese New Year

As the New Year begins to unfold, doors swing open to welcome new chapters; these breaths of fresh air are no different during Chinese New Year. For Owner and Executive Chef, Fung Chi Keung, that meant moving on from the achievements he’d racked up in the Paradise Group, and launching a new culinary destination just in time for the Year of the Monkey. Opened just last month in Marina Square, Kai Garden’s role in the local landscape of Chinese cuisine is to shake up and rejuvenate trusty Cantonese traditions, enhanced by Chef Fung’s 30 years of experience. Fixing something that’s not broken is never encouraged, but Chef Fung silences any scepticism with his eye-opening creations.

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The view from the glass-enclosed Dallas Restaurant is a winner

Guide To Suntec City’s Sky Garden

Whether you're after the rarest cuts of maguro or a perfectly done sirloin steak, this hip new food haven will sate your appetite with its slew of unique restaurants

It’s no news that the sprawling Suntec City mall is a haven for food lovers, offering everything from fine dining to fast food. So we were pretty thrilled when we found out about the new Sky Garden, and all its new dining options (with more still to come). Here’s our skinny on the coolest restaurants and bars at this swish new rooftop food enclave. (more…)

Image Credit: Choo Yut Shing

Picking Peking Duck: Here Are The Most Delish

Get your (Peking) duck on at these top restaurants for Chinese New Year, without hopping on a flight to Beijing

Think thin slices of succulent duck meat with crisp golden skin, wrapped in rice flour crepes with sliced cucumber, spring onion, and a slather of sweet sauce. It’s a crunch on first bite, followed by a lingering tenderness and flavour which deservingly earns the dish its title as national delicacy of China. To dig into this decadent dish without hopping on a plane to Beijing, here are seven top restaurants in Singapore to get your duck on. (more…)

The Original Rump Shaker (Photo credit: South Bronx via Facebook)

Burger alert! South Bronx at PoMo

Grab your mates and pop by the newly opened South Bronx for a hearty burger and a cold brew

We certainly have a taste for the finer things in life. But when it comes to buns and patties, what really revs our engines is a good old-fashioned American style burger; none of that bourgeois nonsense like truffle oil and Himalayan sea salt. The recently opened South Bronx at PoMo seems to offer just that, in its new edgy, graffiti-covered premises.

South Bronx’s signature burger is the Original Rump Shaker: a house-made beef patty with signature sauce, smoked bacon and a melted cheese slice. If your taste in burgers sways towards the esoteric, treat your tastebuds to the Sir Spam-A-Lot, a burger that swaps the regular beef patty for luncheon meat topped with fried egg, BBQ mayonnaise, bacon and grilled pineapple rings. As an added bonus, you’ll get to pick a side of waffle-cut, curly or steak-cut fries.

South Bronx's graffiti-ed up premises (Photo credit: South Bronx via Facebook)

South Bronx's signature Original Rump Shaker (Photo credit: South Bronx via Facebook)

And, to wash all that down, you’re going to need a couple of cold beers, of course. South Bronx keeps their coolers well stocked with crafty brews like Yenda IPA and Kopparberg cider for the sweet tooths.

Feeling a mighty hunger coming on? We think that’s reason enough to give this sleepy little mall a visit. Just don’t wear white.

South Bronx, #01-02, 1 Selegie Road, PoMo Mall, Singapore 188306. Open Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat, 11am-12am.

New dishes spruce up boCHINche's weekend brunch menu

Brunch Of The Month: boCHINche’s New Weekend Menu

From brunch staples like smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, to exotic treats like Dulce de leche pancakes and sea black pudding – boCHINche raises the bar yet again

These days, brunch spots are almost a dime a dozen, popping out from the food scene with assertions of having the most appetising eggs ben or home-made waffles. That said, if we had to save our tummy space (and praises) for our brunch of the month on the cusp of this new year, we’d pick a candidate that’s shone with its culinary standards time and time again. Beefing up its Argentinian menu with a revitalised weekend brunch menu, boCHINche is upping the ante and we couldn’t be happier.

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Kushikatsu

Restaurant Review: Uma Uma Izakaya

Grab a couple of pints and some tasty kushiyaki skewers with your mates at this quick, casual Izakaya joint

So you’ve had about four pints and you’ve come to the unfortunate realisation that the bar’s kitchen is closed. You stumble out and, much to your disdain, the only place still open at this hour is a fast food joint. If you’ve been in that position before, spare yourself the horrors of junk food and acquaint yourself with Izakaya-style dining at Uma Uma Restaurant & Bar. (more…)

Enjoy the beautiful view of Marina Bay from Catalunya this New Year’s Eve!

Best restos for NYE

Before heading out for New Year’s parties, countdown and fireworks, why not fill your tummy with tantalising food from the finest dining spots in Singapore?

Aside from looking forward to a new chapter and New Year’s resolutions to forge, the best thing about the year-end season is the plethora of creative, mind-blowing and yummy festive dishes whipped up by top-notch restaurants in Singapore. So take a break from your typical busy schedule and pamper yourself to one last amazing meal (of 2015 silly!) before 2016 makes its roaring arrival. Here’s our round-up of restaurants for New Year’s Eve in Singapore offering incredible special menus. Three…two…one…hit it!

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Chef''s Table on Tras Street

Review: The exciting Chef's Table

This experiential, degustation-style dining spot in the CBD serves up fresher-than-fresh dishes in an incredibly creative style

Tras Street is fast becoming one of Singapore’s foodiest areas; the trendy Chinatown strip is littered with unique cocktail bars, edgy cafes and classy eateries (just you try to walk down the street without getting drawn inside; like a moth to a flaming cocktail!).

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Odette's entrance

Resto review: Odette

Former JAAN chef Julien Royer opens a beautiful restaurant with The Lo and Behold Group at National Gallery Singapore, which serves pretty-plated modern French cuisine

Fine-dining restaurants in Singapore aren’t typically known for being cute or fun. But, chef-owner Julien Royer is lightening things up in curious, little ways at his stylish new restaurant, Odette, at National Gallery Singapore, a joint dining venture with local lifestyle giant The Lo & Behold Group.  (more…)

Lazy Susan

Now serving: Breakfast and brunch at Lazy Susan

Eggs benedict? Again? Yawn. Up your brunch and breakfast in Singapore at Lazy Susan, Spa Esprit Group’s new pop-up dining concept with renowned rotating guest chefs

Is it any wonder that news coming from Spa Esprit Group gets us excited? These guys do the coolest things in Singapore, whether it’s a hippy farmer’s market at Open Farm Community, life-changing pastries at Tiong Bahru Bakery, or a new tongue-in-cheek campaign for waxing chain Strip. The latest for the local lifestyle giant is pop-up dining concept Lazy Susan, and you need to have a seat at the table. Here’s why:  (more…)

Kilo Kallang

6 Reasons Why Kilo Rocks

Whether you're in Kallang, Orchard or Bali, Kilo is one lifestyle franchise that's more than just your traditional restaurant or club

It’s on the tip of the tongue of most food connoisseurs, nightlife fanatics a-many call it their casa, and you might’ve even heard proclamations of its appeal all the way from Bali. Like a beacon illuminating the scene it inhabits, the Kilo brand is one that’s rippled through the hearts of patrons and punters, with its trajectory only gaining more momentum. But perhaps you’d like to know what trump cards Kilo has dealt to make it so darn buzzworthy; why it’s become a franchise that’s garnered our devotion time and time again. Huddle closer to the hype, y’all; here are six fun-facts about Kilo that are worth your curiosity.

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Aura

The Best Restaurants in Singapore

From Mediterranean rooftop spots to healthy eats in the CBD, hip dim sum and sushi joints to the best burgers in town; you can never run out of extraordinary food in this city!

With a deluge of new, top-notch restaurants constantly opening within our food scene, we’re always spoilt for choice when it comes to picking our next dinner destination. In this ultimate guide, we harp on Singapore’s cream of the crop that always has us satiated with gourmet nosh, novel concepts and swanky (yet not stuffy) ambience. Have you feasted at these places yet?
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Behind this beautiful former church, there is a plethora of cool restaurants, cafes and bars (Photo Credit: Dionisius Purba via Flickr)

Awesome new places to eat at CHIJMES

From authentic Asian cuisine to cool watering holes and coffee houses, here’s a lowdown on dining spots and watering holes at the refurbished CHIJMES in Singapore

CHIJMES on Victoria Street in Singapore is very old – 175 years in fact – but it sure doesn’t look it, thanks to a massive $50-million facelift that was completed recently. Fresh good looks aside, the historical icon is also upping its awesomeness with a bunch of cool new restaurants, cafes and bars – perfect for unwinding after work and chilling out on the weekends. Here’s our definitive guide to places, both old and new arrivals, to eat and drink at the former convent and school. Dig in!

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Spago at Sands Skypark

A perfect lunch at Spago and Sky on 57

Get your fine dining fix at these celebrity chef restaurants - featuring the best of Californian and Asian cuisine

Marina Bay Sands has long been host to a plethora of celebrity chef restaurants. While we’ve indulged in a posh feast many a time over dinner, sometimes we can’t help but feel like we deserve a gastronomic feast during the day as well. Lucky for us, both Spago and Sky on 57 have created bespoke lunchtime menus suitable for business meetings, mid-week treats or weekend blowouts. What’s more, if you’re looking for fine dining in Singapore with an awesome view, it doesn’t come much better than 57 floors up at Sands Skypark.

Spago by Wolfgang Puck

Foodies will already be familiar with CUT, Puck’s highly acclaimed first foray into the Singapore restaurant scene and a firm favourite amongst carnivores. So obviously, you can imagine our squeals of delight upon learning that our tiny red dot had also become the Asian home of Puck’s award-winning and Michelin-starred Californian eatery, Spago.

Its lunchtime menu combines Californian flavours with global influences – cue mouth watering…now. Think tuna tartare cones with chilli aioli, grilled Angus beef burger or Maine lobster roll with Old Bay aioli on toasted butter bun. Sit back and relax with a cocktail as you watch the team of chefs in the open kitchens whip up a culinary storm.

This uber cool restaurant also offers two distinct spaces to suit your mood. For something a little more intimate, the 90-seat dining room is ideal for working lunches or a romantic treat. But if a laid-back vibe is more your thing, the casual lounge terrace overlooking the iconic infinity pool is an ideal space for al fresco entertaining. Either way, be sure to make the most of the whopping wine cellar that stocks over 600 bottles of wine and champagne. Yes, we know it’s lunchtime but it would be rude not to indulge. Hic!

Sky on 57 Marina Bay Sands

Tasty De Sicilia bites at Sky on 57

Sky on 57 Marina Bay Sands

Yummy starters at Sky on 57

Sky on 57 Marina Bay Sands

Organic egg and Iberico pork belly at Sky on 57

Sky on 57 Marina Bay Sands

Sky on 57

Spago at Marina Bay Sands

Tuna tartare at Spago

Sky on 57

Celebrity chef Justin Quek is bringing a fresh, modern twist to Asian cuisine at Sky on 57. For business lunch-ing guaranteed to impress, the rooftop view and tantalising menu at Sky on 57 is hard to beat. Serving up three courses at only $55++ or four courses at $65++, this is one gastro-feast that’s kind on your wallet as well as your stomach.

Starters include the signature foie gras xiao long bao, alongside other delicious bites such as Iberico pork belly or burrata with Iberico ham and basil coulis. If you’ve opted for the four-course menu, you’ll even have a soup du jour to decide upon. Our pick? We love how decadent the Jerusalem smoked artichoke veloute with smoked bacon and black truffle cream sounds. Yum!

Highlights from the main courses include Chef Dennis’ famous fish curry, braised Welsh lamb, wagyu beef, and Singapore ‘Sakura’ chicken rice.  Finally, round off this epic lunch with traditional Italian cannoli, churros with Cointreau-infused chocolate sauce (hell yes!), or a fruit platter if you’re feeling particularly virtuous.

Handy tip alert: We’d advise against scheduling post-lunch meetings, for you probably won’t want to leave once you’re this stuffed!

Sky on 57 by Justin Quek at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Skypark, Tower 1,Level 57. Lunch service available Monday – Friday from 12.00pm – 2.30pm and Saturday – Sunday from 12.15pm to 2.30pm.

Spago by Wolfgang Puck at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Skypark, Tower 2, Level 57. Lunch service available daily from 12.00pm to 2.00pm.

For reservations at Sky on 57 contact 6688 8857  and for Spago contact 6688 9955.

 

This article is sponsored by Marina Bay Sands.

 

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Blinding Omakase at NOX – Dine in the Dark

Savour a 12-course set menu like no other at this secret restaurant on Beach Road, Singapore

Quick, off the top of your head – which is your most important sense when you’re dining at a restaurant? If you instinctively thought of your sense of taste, you’re not wrong. After all, the pleasure of food-feasting mostly depends on your responses to flavours…right? But say we found a place that contorts your perception of the dining experience; a clandestine locale that we promise will alter the way you eat and relish what’s on your plate. Trust us; it’s hard to turn a blind eye to the confounding concept of NOX – Dine in the Dark. Because, well – for all intents and purposes – you are blind.

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JAAN

New Chef de Cuisine joins JAAN and inspires new menu

A spectacular view of fireworks and modern French cuisine (think scallops, oysters, white truffle, and chestnut veloute!) at one of the best restaurants in the CBD

Ever debated with friends where the best places to eat in Singapore are? Us too! And award-winning French restaurant, JAAN, at Swissôtel The Stamford, usually gets a mention. It doesn’t get much better than JAAN if modern fine dining is what you’re after. Oh, and did we mention the view? The Singapore skyline from 70 floors up is a sight we’re willing to part with our hard-earned dollars for. What’s more, Christmas and New Year’s Eve at JAAN sounds like a festive treat you’ll be talking about long after the Christmas decorations have gone and the last of the eggnog has been chugged.

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OverEasy on a mission to #SaveOrchardRoad

Delish burgers, sinful mac and cheese, bespoke cocktails and shopping rewards in SG’s mall mecca? We expected no less from this second outlet!

The hype is real! We’ve long been fans of Overeasy’s juicy burgers, melting mac and cheese, and cheeky cocktails. So naturally, we were overjoyed upon discovering that this little piece of Americana had parked itself among some of our favourite malls and designer stores. With its new branch on Orchard Road, American diner, OverEasy, is on a mission to breathe life back into one of the most iconic shopping districts in Singapore. After all, shopping and eating are our two favourite activities; who’s with us?

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Xmas Giveaway: Oxwell & Co. $150 Dining Voucher!

Can you hear the sleigh bells ringing? The season of giving is finally coming! Read on and grab the opportunity to enjoy the lovely Christmas spread from Oxwell & Co.

Wanna enjoy a scrumptious meal this holiday season? Look no further than Oxwell & Co., an incredible British-inspired gastropub that’s nestled within oh-so-hipster vicinities, Ann Siang Hill and Club Street. Founded by a group of Englishmen who originally yearned for a pub akin to those back home, Oxwell & Co. has now evolved into a trendy three-storey heritage shophouse in Singapore that offers both palatable food and refreshing cocktails – executed in the British style, no less!

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Sofitel So Xperience

Yule love Xmas at Sofitel So Singapore

The swish Xperience Restaurant and HI-SO rooftop bar will be celebrating throughout December with a series of exciting foodie events and sparkly parties

The best places to spend Christmas and New Year in Singapore are on the tip of everyone’s tongue right now – with everyone scrambling to make decisions and book tables before it’s too late. What’s our check list when it comes to finding a cracking venue this festive season? One; an uber-stylish setting (‘tis once a year, after all), two; a fabulous central location (who knows where the night will take us?) and three; affordability (December ain’t a cheap month!).

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PARKROYAL on Pickering: Lime

Xmas and NYE feasts at PARKROYAL on Pickering

The holidays are finally here! Treat yourself to turkey, log cake, champagne and eggnog with these yuletide feasts at Lime

With the countdown to Christmas and 2016 well and truly on, we’ve wrapped our presents, posted our letters to Santa, and hung up our festive decorations. The only thing left to do is look forward to all of the truly delish food and drink that comes round but once a year. Mulled wine? Stuffed turkey? Eggnog? Honey baked ham? Pass us a plate quick! Lucky for us, our pals at hotel, PARKROYAL on Pickering, have gone all out and curated a dining extravaganza at in-house restaurant, Lime, to see us through the entire month of December, and even into the New Year.

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Chateaubriand, Long Bar Steakhouse, Raffles Singapore

Xmas Giveaway: Long Bar Steakhouse Early Dinner

While decorations and lights, carols and shopping are important, what’s most quintessential this festive season is definitely its Christmas-y food! We recommend this relic of Raffles Hotel.

You can expect great things from an institution that shares its name with the birthplace of the Singapore Sling! Aside from churning out grilled premium cuts of beef from Australia and US, this steakhouse also serves the freshest seafood ever, a toothsome selection of both hot and cold appetisers, and an extensive array of old and new world wines. Not to mention a large open kitchen and rustic earthy interiors; really, what’s there not to like about this culinary cornerstone of Singapore history?

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Avenue Joffre

Introducing Chinese restaurant: Avenue Joffre

If suckling pig, peking duck, crab and dim sum make your mouth water, this new place is just for you (and your tastebuds)

Hands up if you love Chinese food! For all of you with hands firmly in the air, we’ve got some stellar news for you; Avenue Joffre is opening its first branch in Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa. Pining for peking duck? Craving a crab fix? Salivating at the thought of suckling pig? Okay we’ll stop, but you get the idea! If you are in need of an Asian food fest, why not head on over to Sentosa Island and check out the latest Chinese restaurant on the block.

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Throw a party at Luxe’s gorgeous space!

Throw your party at Luxe

Be it a private dinner, a birthday celebration, a cocktail hen-do or a work event, Luxe Singapore at The Working Capitol will make your party extra special with its awesome packages

So you’ve been assigned as the party planner, huh? If you have absolutely no clue where to hold the event, that’s totally fine – because we know the perfect spot for a great shindig, and the name to remember is Luxe Singapore on the hip Keong Saik Road. In fact, we just threw a Christmas lunch party at the restaurant not too long ago – so we’re simply speaking from experience!

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Embark on a gastronomic, coffee discovery journey with Capella Singapore

Espresso infused in sandwiches? Ristretto mixed with briyani masala? Intrigue your tastebuds at this Sunday lunch at The Knolls, Singapore

There are two things that jolt us awake when we’re wallowing in bouts of sleepiness – the prospect of palate-pleasing food, and the aroma of coffee. So when the best of both worlds combine in perfect harmony, you bet we’ll be getting the jumpy jitters! Two powerhouses come together for this first-class collaboration – Capella Singapore, Sentosa’s swanky resort paradise, and Nespresso. And what arises from this premium partnership is a Sunday brunch with a coffee-infused twist. Talk about a major wake-me-up!

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Fugu Grand Tasting Tour set menu at Mikuni, Fairmont Singapore

Fugu tasting menu at Mikuni, Fairmont Singapore

Test your courage with amazing fugu dishes like sashimi, chawanmushi and karaage at Fairmont Singapore’s Japanese restaurant Mikuni

It’s no secret that the Japanese possess one of the most hysterical, eccentric and flummoxing cultures in the world. So much so, that they’re even willing to risk poisoning themselves for the sake of culinary kicks. Blowing up (get it?) in the past few years is a trend that more and more daredevil diners have partaken in: consuming the taboo, stigma-stricken delicacy known as fugu, or puffer fish. Regardless of the risk – after all, fugu are one of the most poisonous fishies in the sea – the art of fugu preparation has become more popular, more pioneering, and most of all, safer. So no need to huff and puff in exasperation; Mikuni at Fairmont Singapore has mastered and, better yet, revamped this tradition. Dive into its new Fugu Grand Tasting Tour set menu(more…)

Red Eye Smokehouse

Resto review: Red Eye Smokehouse

A no-fuss, utilitarian-styled American restaurant sets up shop in one of Singapore’s hippest neighbourhoods, and carnivores are wiping out their tasty barbecued meats

They say good things take time, and Red Eye Smokehouse sure knows not to skimp on that. The restaurant, which has recently found home within the hip Jalan Besar neighbourhood in Singapore, spends up to 12 hours smoking their meats, and the result you have on your rustic table is worth making return visits for.

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Brioche with red praline and crunchy almond at Cafe Noél

Order in a Christmas feast with Cafe Noel

Don’t be frazzled by the Christmas rush! Save time and your sanity with a fabulous holiday menu by Cafe Noel, Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford

It’s not really Christmas in Singapore without family, friends and a massive holiday feast to tuck into, but the mere thought of planning and executing a big festive get-together is enough to ignite some panic. Relax – Cafe Noél’s festive offerings will make putting together a great party spread an easy-breezy affair. Executive Pastry Chef Sebastien Cocquery-Beraud and his staff of skilled patisserie chefs have assembled a selection of sweet Christmas treats. And for meat-lovers, the award-winning culinary team at Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford have put together a selection of hearty holiday roasts that will fill bellies and keep the merriment going ‘til the wee hours. Here’s what to order for your reunion(s): (more…)

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Weekend brunch at Adrift Bar & Restaurant

There are also wagyu beef burgers, chicken and waffles, French toast, and even an omakase that’s coming out of celebrity chef, David Myers’ kitchen, in Singapore

We can give you plenty of reasons why Adrift at Marina Bay Sands gets our vote of confidence. The Japanese junkie in us did a jolly jig when celebrity chef and restaurateur, David Myers, launched his suave izakaya in Singapore, albeit with a Californian twist. Reflecting the ‘drifting’, nomadic ethos that Chef David (also a travel aficionado) instills in his brainchild, Adrift welcomes yet another change of culinary scenery. Upping the novelty of this high-end locale is the much-awaited introduction of – you guessed it – weekend brunch! Are you cheering already?

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Thanksgiving at Kilo: Cooking Beats

Have a not-so-traditional Thanksgiving feast and then dance off the calories at the hip restaurant-bar-club on Kampong Bugis, Singapore

We’re no strangers to the heavenly duality of food and music. After all, nothing beats some good eats before a crazy night on the town, right? Latching onto this idea, urban nightclub, Kilo Lounge, opened its doors and dancefloor right above Kilo’s Kallang restaurant, making sure that diners didn’t have to look too far for some post-dinner beats and treats. (more…)

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Introducing Ash & Elm

Located at the former site of Olive Tree Restaurant, Ash & Elm features selections like the Boston Lobster Themidor, Presse de Foie Gras with Smoked Duck, steaks, cheeses and charcuterie

Opened in September, the 150-seater Ash & Elm at InterContinental Singapore is a breath of fresh air that upholds the tradition of European cuisine, with a branched-out selection of dining delights that’s already garnering praise in the food scene. We sum up for you five things you need to know about this restaurant:

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Restaurants on the MRT

Tom yum soup on the Circle Line, nasi lemak on the North-South Line, even steak on the East-West Line - who says your MRT train rides have to be drab and dull?

It’s a gloomy fact of life, but many of us do spend a considerable portion of our daily lives just commuting on the MRT train. But whether you’re off to the grind or shuttling your slogged self home, you still gotta get some grub, right? Thankfully, we can always count on these restaurants and cafes that are conveniently scattered throughout (and within) the MRT network; filling our bellies while the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life pushes on. From Chinese food in Tanjong Pagar to Japanese cuisine in Woodlands, we lay out 10 restos that make our public transport experience more bearable.

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The black marble-topped bar at The Disgruntled Chef on Ann Siang Road, Singapore

Resto review: The Disgruntled Chef

Singaporean celebrity chef Daniel Sia opens a second restaurant of the same name at revamped boutique hotel The Club in Chinatown, and every dish on the dinner table is worthy of Instagram

Prominent local chef Daniel Sia may be a respected name in Singapore’s dining scene thanks to his Dempsey hit The Disgruntled Chef (TDC), but he sure took his time to build on his success. Five years after setting up his first restaurant in Singapore, TDC expanded with a sexy new shop with the same name – but with an entirely different concept and menu.  (more…)

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Cajun restaurants in Singapore

(P)Oh-boy! Go Cajun-crazy at joints like Cajun Kings, Full Of Crab, The Beast and more

The neat thing about the food scene in Singapore is how you can find almost anything to fill your bellies with. Huddled within the mouth-watering multitude of American restaurants lies a niche cuisine that’s been drawing the masses with seafood boils, jambalaya, gumbo and po-boys. Cajun food has been assimilating into the hearts of locals as it did with the natives of Louisiana – the birthplace of this distinctive heritage. These restaurants might not have a teleportation device to take you to this resilient and rich Southern state, but with dishes this authentic, you’re getting the next best thing.

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Satuday Night Roasts at Cook & Brew

Toast to the roast – free-flow prime ribeye, catch of the day and specialty roast of the day every Saturday night

Ever since mankind discovered how to work a fire (thank you prehistoric cavemen!), the roasting of meat has become a commonplace cooking technique that’s cranked up the heat in kitchens for eons. Upholding this flaming execution is The Westin Singapore’s Cook & Brew, that transforms from a classic gastro-bar into an opulent rotisserie every Saturday evening. You’d best come prepped with one fiery appetite, ’cos an all-you-can-eat spread will be served on a rotational basis – meaning the meat will just keep on comin’ and comin’. Meat-snacking carnivores – this dinner is just for you.

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YOLO: Healthy fast food with a twist

Chicken rice, quesadillas, falafel and pancakes can’t possibly be healthy, right? YOLO in Singapore proves this wrong

If a bulldog can go extreme by riding a skateboard and embrace the spirit of YOLO, you can too. Also endorsing the ethos of YOLO is Alexis Bauduin, an entrepreneur from France whose affection for said critter manifests on the mural-painted zinc sheet walls of his Icon Village brainchild. Most tend to abuse the saturated YOLO phrase and use it as an excuse to live recklessly and find nourishment in the unhealthiest of places. Bauduin posits an opposite scenario: indeed, you only live once, so make sure you live a life as long and wholesomely as you can. After a harrowing hospital incident five years ago, Bauduin altered his perspective on dietary habits. And as such, healthy food became an obsession for him – one that’s seeped into his vision behind this new Tanjong Pagar hangout in Singapore.

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Resto Review: The Butchers Club Burger

With ace ingredients like dry-aged beef, bacon, kimchi, and tempura, we have no beef whatsoever with The Butchers Club Burger in Singapore

Out of the many quests that fall upon us in our food-hunting escapades, finding the best burger in Singapore has gotta be one of the toughest. But alas, we might’ve just found a top contender – a ‘White Castle’ that recently took residence in the heart of Clarke Quay.

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Why we love Clinton Street Baking Company

The famed New York diner brings its A-game to Singapore with sublime pancakes and a stellar all-day breakfast menu

Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant: a name uttered so many time this past month, we grew tired of hearing it. In fact, we were all but ready to dismiss it as an overhyped food fad that would eventually fade into obscurity (downside to being jaded food writers). But one visit was all it took to put our misconceptions to rest and alas, we emerged, post-meal, as converts of Clinton Street. (more…)

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Fine Dining Restaurants in SG

Splurge and savour the best caviar, uni, abalone and wagyu beef in Singapore. Dine like a boss

We feel ya; everyone likes affordable set meals and cheap eats. But c’mon, you gotta spoil yourself every now and then, and not worry about money-grubbin’ things like insurance. Whether you’re in need of a romantic restaurant for date night (or popping the question), or simply wanna get classy with fancy foodgasms, this list might help you plan your next culinary adventure. Time to start saving!

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Restaurant review: Hashida Garo

Meet your new favourite Japanese restaurant in Orchard for luxurious desserts, affordable set meals, bar snacks, rare green teas and sakes

Those who know and love Hashida Sushi restaurant in Singapore probably don’t expect master chef-owner Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida to make desserts the focus of his second venture, but that’s exactly what he did for Hashida Garo. And like any good confectionery shop/café/restaurant in Japan, sweets are exquisite, oh-so pretty, and sometimes, innovative. Best of all, nothing costs more than $20.  (more…)

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New European classics at The Black Swan

Huzzah! Enjoy seafood platters, Spanish-style suckling pig and duck confit at this swanky dining spot on Cecil Street, Singapore

In case you didn’t already know, there’re numerous reasons why we’ve fallen in love with The Black Swan. Baked bone marrow crostini that melts in your mouth, decadent pan-seared foie gras drizzled with yuzu marmalade, monstrous burgers stacked with bacon and sunny side up; we never leave the restaurant without a happy tum. Adding to the culinary experience is its ritzy yet playful ambience – 1920s-inspired New York décor reminiscent of a Great Gatsby flashback. Further pandering to this vintage fantasy is The Black Swan’s new ‘old’ menu, that pays homage to timeless classics from European bistro fare. Curated by Head Chef Benjamin Tan, expect a revamped menu that’s traditional, authentic, and, as always, gastronomically phenomenal.

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New hairy crab menu at Szechuan Court

Holy crab! Look forward to culinary surprises featuring Chinese hairy crabs - prepared in dim sum, fried rice, tofu and BBQ dishes - this November

This is one hairy situation we’re happy to stuff into our bellies. Raising our hairs with their rich and sweet taste, hairy crabs are a Chinese delicacy that elevate the seafood dining experience. Lest you’ve yet to suck on one of these succulent crustaceans, you’d best make your way to Szechaun Court in Fairmont Singapore for a hairy crab banquet that lasts till November 30. Master Chef, Mok Wan Lok, has ingeniously put together a menu that fully utilises the umami flavour of hairy crabs – adapting these Chinese treasures (they’re fished out from the Yangcheng Lake in Jiangsu Province) into dim sum creations, tofu treats, supreme broths and even BBQ bites. We whet your appetite with five à la carte dishes.

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Lazy Lunch at The Westin Singapore

Stuff your face with an international spread of free-flow steaks, seafood, sashimi and sweets - this is Sunday in Singapore done right!

It’s socially acceptable to morph into a lazy bum on Sundays (or what we like to call, Sun-daze). Whether they’re for recuperating from that Saturday shindig or bracing for the looming Monday blues, your Sundays are absolutely sacred – we get it. But what if we told you that you can embrace the slothy spirit of laziness while treating yourself to nosh like steaks, seafood, cheese and sashimi? At Seasonal Tastes – cushily located on the 32nd storey of The Westin Singapore – you can now eat to your heart’s content with its Sunday buffet lunch. And in case you’re too lazy to strategise your buffet tactics (hey, laziness knows no boundaries), we’ve gone ahead and done the planning for you. You can thank us later.

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Restaurant Review: Terra in SG

The newly opened Terra on Tras Street offers diners in Singapore a glimpse into Tokyo-Italian culture and cuisine

The dining scene on Tras Street is a vibrant one, affording diners anything from authentic French fare to one of a kind cocktails. Entering the fray with his own eclectic blend of cuisines is Chef Seita Nakahara’s Terra. The Tokyo-Italian restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Seita and represents the culmination of his year-long culinary sabbatical through Tokyo and Italy. His journey exposed him to the techniques and styles of the locales and allowed him to build direct relationships with farmers and fishermen, giving him access to unique, handpicked produce that take a starring role on his menu. (more…)

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Must-try Japanese set meals

What's more delightful than a bowl of ramen or a plate of sushi? When there are sashimi, gyozas, yakitoris, tempuras and more in an oishii set meal, of course

From omakase to bentos, we never lose our appetites when Japanese food is served to us in a set meal. These Japanese restaurants in Singapore pile on the works with dishes they specialise in – including tempura, sushi, chirashi, kurobuta and other umai (that’s Japanese slang for “delicious”) treats. Y’know what they say: the more the merrier!
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High Tea Time!

Fancy some scones, sandwiches and sparkling? Check into 10 SCOTTS at Grand Hyatt Singapore for a proper, pampering spot of afternoon tea in the city

There is nothing like indulging in high tea at a swanky hotel in Singapore. Sipping free-flow Champagne, scoffing down fresh oysters followed by aged cheese – and maybe a scone or three – is the recipe to a long afternoon well spent. It’s time to practice lifting your pinkies people, because we are going to give you all the reasons why you need to book yourselves an arvo at 10 SCOTTS at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.  (more…)

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Restaurant review: Maggie Joan’s

This hidden restaurant in Singapore with a Mediterranean-accented menu will unsettle any pre-conceived notions about the place

Somewhere along the back alley off Gemmill Lane is a rusty, industrial door that houses a restaurant of surprises. For a glimpse of its expectations-defying ways, you’ll need to walk to the end of the street starting from O’Batignolles, turn right, and find a small cutout metal signage that says “Maggie Joan’s”.  (more…)

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Little fingers up for high tea!

Little fingers up! It's time for your ultimate guide for fancy afternoon tea during the week in Singapore

High tea in Singapore, so posh. Cucumber sandwiches and scones –  so very fancy; very Downton Abbey. We just love it and, here’s the thing, you don’t have to save it up for the weekend.  Here are 10 of our favourite weekday high tea places for that perfect afternoon indulgence. Or, if you do need afternoon tea on a Saturday or Sunday, head here.

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More All-American diner classics coming your way

Review: OverEasy Orchard

Feast on American diner classics like mac & cheese, burgers, and milkshakes at OverEasy’s hip, new outlet on Orchard Road

OverEasy is not new to Singapore’s dining scene, having served up one of the best all-American diner fare for the past seven years at its hip waterfront location at One Fullerton. And now, it’s bringing us more of that patented old-school Americana charm with the opening of a second outpost on Orchard Road. (more…)

Labyrinth

Restaurant Review: Labyrinth

Labyrinth takes diners through Singaporean cuisine with a nine-course menu with elevated, avante garde plates of icons like chilli crab, mee pok and soft boiled eggs

It’s no secret that Singaporeans take their food seriously; few things spark off lively discussions like recommendations for good hawker food or the best local restaurants in the city. If you’re looking for a dining gem that marries the best of both worlds, prepare your tastebuds for a one-of-a-kind adventure with restaurant Labyrinth, newly relocated at the swish Esplanade Mall. (more…)

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Go green! Salad bars in SG

For times when you crave some body-loving greens, these salad joints in Singapore will be your source for a calorie-friendly meal at lunch or dinner

Wondering where to get your healthy lunch fix? Check out these amazing joints for great salads in Singapore, with most located right in the heart of the city. Some even offer office delivery, online ordering and phone booking for all you busy bees!

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Go West! American restos in Singapore

Munch your way through 'Murica's most iconic eats at these restaurants around the island

Besides giving us Netflix and solid craft beers, America is home to some seriously soul-satisfying food scattered through its 50 states, from Maryland’s crab cakes to Philadelphia’s cheesesteak sandwiches. Thankfully, with the ever-growing pool of American restaurants in Singapore, we have plenty of places to chow down on burgers, mac and cheese, sticky ribs and more. Here are our favourite spots – you might need a Grand Canyon-sized appetite to get through all of ’em.  (more…)

Delicious Korean Fried Chicken from Kko Kko Nara

Late Night Restos in SG

Where to go and feed yourself in the dead of the night or in the wee hours in the morning when most restaurants and bars in Singapore have already taken their last orders

After a long night out drinking, partying or – sigh­ ­working in Singapore, sometimes the only way to make everything feel better is to treat yourself with some serious grub. This list of restaurants that open till late or never close will be your saving grace in such hungry situation, keeping your tummy happy with eats from fried chicken to local food. (more…)

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Restaurant Review: Original Sin

Treat yourself to a wholesome Mediterranean-vegetarian meal at this long-standing Holland Village favourite

With so much to see, eat, and do in Holland Village, there’s no denying that it’s one of our favourite ‘hoods in Singapore (we know we’re not alone on this). We’re definitely the most spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants in the area, but time and time again, we find ourselves stepping into Original Sin at Chip Bee Gardens when we’re craving a guilt-free meal that doesn’t compromise on flavour. (more…)

Inside Raven, Singapore

Restaurant review: Raven

Comforting North and South American cuisine is spiked with Asian ingredients at this slick new restaurant and bar

Descend into CHIJMES’s freshly-madeover basement to find this sexy restaurant, a new venture by the team behind House of Dandy. Open only from evenings, Raven’s indoor dining area is sleek and luxe, with wood-and-leather booth seating and a handsome black marble bar greeting you as you stroll in. A baby grand piano covered in Monopoly Man motifs and colourful spray paint, the work of enigmatic street artist Alec Monopoly, injects a pop of playful grittiness to the space – we’re told that more urban artwork will be hoisted onto the walls soon.

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Cool event space for hire!

Plan your next big event in Singapore at this swish all-in-one shophouse that serves delicious Caribbean cuisine and exquisite cocktails

One of the first pieces of the event-planning puzzle is finding the perfect venue. Once that’s booked, everything else is a little bit easier to tackle. But, anyone who’s searched for a suitable event space in Singapore can tell you: it ain’t easy. If your criteria include an airy and chic interiors with delicious food and drinks for your fussy guests, look no further than the versatile and vibrant Lime House.  (more…)

Dim Sum Singapore

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Where to have top-notch dim sum - 24-hour, buffet style or for high tea - in Singapore that are as authentic as the ones in Hong Kong

Dim sum in Singapore is dangerous territory. Flaky pastries, perfectly smooth custard, crunchy crystal prawns – believe it or not, these things can get people pretty riled up when debating their favourites! Never deterred by a challenge, we set out to find the best dim sum out there. Here are the Chinese restaurants that made the cut.  (more…)

An array of mouth-watering food at 21 on Rajah

Free-flow! Halal buffets in SG

Our brilliant guide to the best Halal-certified, all-you-can-eat buffets in Singapore for bottomless stomachs

Bring your appetites (and stretchy pants!) to these wonderful all-you-can-eat restaurants in Singapore that offer a dizzying array of unlimited, halal-certified seafood, Japanese delights, local dishes, steak, dim sum, and more to feed your hungry, multi-ethnic group. Free-flow grub, here we come!

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Restaurant review: La Barca Ristorante & Wine Bar

Antipasti, pizzas, pastas, main courses and desserts get the beautiful Tuscan treatment at this posh but kid-friendly restaurant in Katong, Singapore

Somewhere in between the hive of artists and arts groups residing at Goodman Arts Centre lies an Italian dining gem – an white table-clothed space that’s versatile enough for formal business lunches, weddings, and private events – even kids’ parties in Singapore.  (more…)

A look inside Kaiserhaus, Singapore

Restaurant review: Kaiserhaus

Kaiserhaus’s repertoire of authentic, hearty Austrian fare and old-world decor will transport you straight into the opulent streets of the Habsburg Empire

Living in a culinary capital like Singapore, we can literally eat our way around the world in our tiny red dot, whether it’s sizzling Spanish tapas or the freshest sashimi from Japan. But of course, there is certainly room for the more obscure. Kaiserhaus at swish new mall Capitol Piazza gives us a taste of just that, and we’re super stoked for a chance to up our foodie knowledge on the traditional cuisine of the Habsburg Empire.  (more…)

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Restaurant review: CATO

Modern asian restaurant and bar CATO looks set to be a hot spot for dinner and pre-party drinks in Chinatown, Singapore

Taking over what used to be the first OCBC Bank and the now-closed restaurant-bar The Vault, CATO in Chinatown has great interior bones, and the brains behind this new dining concept sure knew how to its charm with high-glass doors, motif tiles, ebony wood tables, and rough-hewn brick walls. If looks matter, then CATO killed with a look that is refined industrial-chic.
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The communal dining area in Lollapalooza

Restaurant review: Lollapalooza

It may look like the goody-two-shoes sister of the rebellious, grungy Lolla, but the menu will take you to places you’ve never been

The first thing you notice about Lollapalooza on Keong Saik Road – if you’re familiar with local sister restaurant Lolla – is how different it is from its older sibling; the dining room is much bigger, brighter and more polished, with marble-topped tables, mint-green leather booths, brushed wooden chairs and copper pendant light fixtures.  (more…)

Chef Andrew Baldus (right) and group general manager Emmanuel Benardos (left) at MeatSmith

Catching up with MeatSmith's main men

Chef Andrew Baldus and group general manager Emmanuel Benardos of MeatSmith spill their biggest challenge in setting up the restaurant, plus where (else) they go to eat

American cuisine is more than just burgers and pizzas. Just ask chef Andrew Baldus and group general manager Emmanuel Benardos – these guys helm MeatSmith, an American barbecue smokehouse that’s created quite a buzz since opening on Telok Ayer Street. We chat with them about their latest venture, the setbacks they faced, their favourite haunts, and then some. (more…)

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Can’t-miss lunch deals

Clarke Quay’s set lunch promotion is more affordable than ever, with 19 delicious options worth breaking for

Lunch in Singapore s like Cinderella before the ball – often mistreated and ignored, no thanks to deadlines, bad weather or a general sense of laziness. In an effort to turn around this sad routine, Clarke Quay has rolled out a slew of set lunch promotions to keep your noontime nosh interesting, fulfilling, and – best of all – easy on the pocket. So step away from your keyboard and treat yourself to a good midday meal at these restaurants (more…)

Now open: Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay at Marina Bay Sands

Restaurant Review: Bread Street Kitchen

Get a taste of the world's hottest celebrity chef's British European creations at Bread Street Kitchen at Marina Bay Sands

After months of anticipation, we were super stoked to hear that celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen was officially open for business earlier in June. A fab addition to Marina Bay Sands’ (already) stellar line-up of award-winning restaurants, Bread Street Kitchen serves up British European fare with a spot of local flavour. (more…)

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Complete guide to Tras Street

Where to eat and drink on Tras Street in the Tanjong Pagar area - from tapas and sushi to meat feasts and private dinners

There are lots of cool places to eat, drink and party around Tanjong Pagar in Singapore’s CBD, and recently, we were reacquainted with one particular hub – Tras Street. Previously only attractive to those about to get married in Singapore, there are now more than a few cool bars and hot tables open for business in this central area. So head down to chalk up one for your indie scorecard and try one of our fave restaurants in Tras Street before it starts to become too crowded. (more…)

La Ventana's oh-so-pretty Dempsey exterior

Restaurant review: La Ventana

Michelin-starred chef Carles Gaig is behind this stunning new Spanish dining spot, which serves up incredible Catalonian small plates

If you’re a Dempsey Hill regular like we are, you’ll have been keeping an eye on the pretty little plot next to The Disgruntled Chef for a while; it’s home to a stunning detached black and white and secluded jungle lawn that’s just crying out for al fresco dining. So imagine our delight when not only a Michelin-starred chef from Barcelona snapped up the space, but transformed the bungalow into one of the most stylish restaurants on the block.

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Give us three of Boruto's umami uni pasta, please!

Restaurant Review: Boruto

This new Japanese restaurant is both a tapas bar and a spiffy sake izakaya

Dimly-lit and furnished with huge sake barrels from floor to ceiling, Boruto reminded us of Tokyo’s upper-class tachinomi (standing) bars, except there are seats here, of course. Founded by Patrick Tan, owner of one of the best robatayaki restaurants in Singapore, Tamashii Robataya, this new sake bar (located along South Bridge Road) has already garnered a steady following, most of whom are Japanese expats.
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Get tendon tempura rice bowls at Tendon Ginze Itsuki

Restaurant Review: Tendon Ginza Itsuki

There's a new Japanese restaurant to check out on Tanjong Pagar Road, and they specialise in glorious tendon tempura rice bowls

What if we told you that you could eat something deep fried yet healthy? While the jury is still out on the health benefits of a perfectly prepared Japanese tempura, it’s not stopping us from queuing up at Tendon Ginza Itsuki, another concept by Mr Keisuke Takeda and his partner Mr Naoki Takaku. (more…)

Egg and squid ink tagliolini with shrimp and zucchini; Bottura, Singapore

Restaurant review: Bottura

The solid and incredibly-affordable Northern Italian grub will very well please the CBD crowd on weekdays and families on weekends

No doubt Singapore is blessed with great Italian restaurants, but few does amazing plates at affordable prices quite like Bottura, a new casual dining spot recently opened at the revamped northern wing of Suntec City Mall.  (more…)

Skinny Pizza's our go-to spot for low-carb, guilt-free pizzas laden with amazing, fresh toppings

The skinny on Skinny Pizza

There is much to love about Skinny Pizza and their low-carb, crispy, delicious treats

There was a time when we prayed to the food gods for sinful, guilt-free foods. That’s right – fried chicken, desserts, burgers, sans the calories. Ridiculous as it sounds, we once hoped to have our cake and eat it too. Well, turns out that the idea isn’t that absurd, thanks to Skinny Pizza and their low-carb, oh-so-light creations. Obviously, we were sold. (more…)

Lepark's milo dino soft serve swirl is worth every penny

Restaurant review: Lepark

Opened by folks behind rooftop event Getai Electronica, this tapas restaurant and bar in Chinatown is so hip it hurts

Sitting atop People’s Park Complex, Chinatown’s prominent yellow and green building, is Lepark, a quirky tapas bar and beer garden. Started by the geniuses behind kicky hyperlocal rooftop events Getai Electronica, Lepark, and UrbanScape – a yoga festival that’s happening next month; our expectations for this hot new restaurant were, of course, pretty high.
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Tin Hill Social's ideal for communal dining

Restaurant spotlight: Tin Hill Social

Get away from the urban jungle and retreat to Tin Hill Social for comforting Western creations and sharing plates

We adore these secluded eating spots that make us feel as though we’re no longer in the city (and far, far away from stressful city life). Tin Hill Social’s one of the new additions to this list of hidden gems, and if you’re a fan of Western classics – or looking for a place that’s great for communal dining – pop by ASAP. (more…)

Feast like a king at mezza9

Delightful Sundays at mezza9

Restaurant mezza9 at Grand Hyatt Singapore serves up an amazingly huge Sunday brunch complete with international buffet spread, free-flow Champagne, wine, and beer

We’re no prima donnas but on Sundays, we don’t get out of bed for anything less than a decadent brunch – complete with free-flowing bubbly, and all-you-can-eat dishes from at least ten countries. And when it comes to Sunday brunch – our favourite meal of the week – few people do it better than the fine folks at mezza9. (more…)

Find contemporary Australian fare with subtle Asian touches at Luxe on Keong Saik Street

Restaurant Review: Luxe

Find contemporary Australian fare with subtle Asian touches at this cosy, laid-back dining establishment in Singapore's ultra-hip Keong Saik district

Hip ‘hood Keong Saik shows no signs of slowing down, what with the recent bunch of new arrivals in the area. Part of this group of hot new hangouts is contemporary Australian restaurant Luxe – a Sydney-based culinary concept that’s found its way to our shores. (more…)

Spizza Mercato

Restaurant Review: Spizza Mercato

Hearty pastas, mouth-watering pizzas, and decadent tiramisu; loosen your belt notches and indulge in an affordable gourmet feast at this new pizzeria

It’s official: Capitol Piazza is well on its way to becoming the city’s newest dining hotspot – what with the awesome line-up restaurants, cafés, and world-famous dessert spots. And the latest addition to mall that’s sure to tempt the foodies is Spizza Mercato. (more…)

The delish buffet spread at 21 on Rajah

Where to break fast during Ramadan

Behold the best of this year's Ramadan specials from Singapore's top halal restaurants and cafes

With the delicious array of great halal restaurants in Singapore, you’ll never be short of places to iftar (break fast) after dawn-to-dusk fasting. From buffets in swish hotels, to special menus in hipster Haji Lane cafes, there are heaps of Ramadan specials happening at the mo’. Hurry, make your reservations and tuck into any of these gorgeous dining options – they’re only available till the eve of Hari Raya (16 July). Ramadan Mubarak, folks! (more…)

MACA's ultra-modern, raw space

Restaurant review: MACA

Modern European sharing plates gets an artful twist in this hip, intimate restaurant off Orchard Road

Tucked away in the basement of Tanglin Post Office, MACA is set to be a hotspot for fans of communal dining. Flooded with soft light, the intimate new restaurant embraces the achingly hip raw aesthetic with weathered concrete, wood and brick furnishings that would look right at home in a Kinfolk magazine.

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Dine around the world at Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay Restaurant Guide

Have a taste of the world in one place at Singapore’s buzziest riverside destination

Everyone loves to eat, but where to go to have fulfilling, worthy grub is a struggle we all face often. And that’s what we love about Clarke Quay: Besides being one of the city’s hottest party destination with exciting happy hour deals, it’s also home to great restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines (at lunch too!).

There’s nearly something for every mood, so all you need to do is just turn up, and then decide what you feel like having for the day. In case you need a little nudge – especially if you feel torn between two or more choices – our dining picks will hopefully guide you in the right direction: (more…)

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Restaurant Review: Three Little Pigs

Tender, flavourful pork chops with both sweet and savoury toppings are the main star at this casual restaurant in Ngee Ann City's basement

As you might’ve guessed by its childhood storybook moniker, Three Little Pigs is a restaurant that has pork front and center. Housed in the basement of Ngee Ann City, the restaurant has an easy-going, modern warehouse vibe with a neutral palette and industrial, brick-and-metal touches.

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The cozy, welcoming interior of Plank Sourdough Pizza

Restaurant review: Plank Sourdough Pizza

SG's first sourdough pizza restaurant serves up pillowy soft and lightly crispy pizza crusts with a fancy range of toppings

Hanging off the corner of a quiet residential area in Swan Lake Avenue, East Coast, is Plank Sourdough Pizza, a homey, rustic-looking pizza restaurant. Founded by Dean Brettschneider, the same guy behind one of our favourite artisanal bakeries, Baker & Cook, this new-age pizzeria is warm, inviting and neighbourhood-easy.
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Wanton Noodle Bar; Amoy Street, Singapore

Restaurant review: Wanton Noodle Bar

Wanton noodles gets a serious hipster upgrade with this new collaboration between hawker stall Seng’s and F&B group The Establishment

Revamping a well-loved local dish is a tricky business (why change a good thing that’s also rich in heritage?), but it appears that Wanton Noodle Bar, a collaborative venture between F&B group The Establishment and the famed Seng’s Wanton Mee, has succeeded in their efforts to reinvigorate the humble, decades-old Singaporean meal.  (more…)

Braseiro - a new Brazilian barbecue restaurant that specialises in flame-grilled meats

Restaurant Spotlight: Braseiro

It's grilled meats galore Brazilian barbecue restaurant Braseiro

Sure, you could always have a backyard barbecue feast in the comfort of your own home (if you’re lucky enough to have the space), but it’s always easier to head on out and leave the cooking to someone else. Over at East Coast’s ever-growing enclave lies Braseiro, a spanking new Brazilian barbecue restaurant that specialises in awesome flame-grilled meats. (more…)