Hunting for yet another food district in Singapore? From Mediterranean to American, Rochester Park offers various food places that whip up different cuisines from around the world
If you’re a true foodie living in Singapore, you’ve got to get acquainted with Rochester Park. This small and tranquil vicinity in the West (sitting just a stone’s throw away from cafes in Buona Vista) is surrounded by lush greenery, and packs quite a punch with its hidden restaurants with alfresco seating. So if you’re there for a visit, you’ll surely stumble upon a plethora of top-notch restaurants that will put your tummy on cloud nine. Here’s our nifty guide to places to eat at this food enclave.
Da Paolo BistroBar
Made for lazy days, this stylish alfresco dining spot offers a tantalising menu that features flavours from the Mediterranean – from creative starters like wagyu beef carpaccio and pan seared foie gras with poached pear, to a selection of delectable signature mains like slipper lobster with homemade tagliolini and grilled wagyu Beef Burger (our fave). Stroll in on Sunday to enjoy its brunch menu and unwind over 1-for-1 Chardonnary, or fresh, fruity cocktails.
Da Paolo BistroBar, 3 Rochester Park, Singapore 139214, p. 6774 5537.
Nosh’s recent revamp has us looking at it with major heart eyes. Head to its cosy cafe of The Noshery on the first floor for an affordable brunch in a leafy space, or head to Greenhouse for a sumptuous meal – dishes include Pan Roasted Barramundi and Braised Beef Short Ribs – under the stars. Nosh also has a bar stocked with a great selection of wine, premium spirits and delicious curated cocktails – so cheers!
Nosh, 9 Rochester Park, Singapore 139220, p. 6779 4644.
Min Jiang @ One North
This Chinese fine-dining restaurant is nestled in a sophisticated and spacious two-storey black and white colonial bungalow, surrounded by stunningly luscious greens, and it’s also your go-to spot if you’re craving for good succulent duck meat. Aside from dishing out modern Sichuan and Cantonese fare, Min Jiang @ One-North specialises in serving truly authentic Beijing Duck that comes with eight different condiments. With its contemporary chinoiserie interiors and modish furnishings, you’ll certainly have an unforgettably surreal dining experience here. Also, there’s a timber decked alfresco area for outdoor dining or tipples after a hearty meal.
Min Jiang @ One North, 5 Rochester Park Rochester Park Singapore 139216, p. 6774 0122.
Why Hola there! UNA at One Rochester provides a robust menu filled with flavourful Spanish tapas, paellas and parilla (grill). Must-tries include Jamon Ibérico bellota cold tapas, grilled clams with sherry hot tapas, black rice paella and suckling pig parilla. Here, you’ll also find a full-fledged bar that’s stacked with wines, premium spirits, mixers and an assortment of artisanal cocktails carefully curated for UNA by Proof & Co. What’s more? UNA also houses Asia’s first Tio Pepe Sherry Bar, featuring a collection of the world’s best Sherries from top Spanish wine producer – Bodegas Gonzalez Byass.
UNA, 1 Rochester Park, Singapore 139212, p. 6773 0070/6773 0060.
If it’s a no-frills place you seek, head to Beerfest Restaurant. Located in a double-storey colonial bungalow, it’s the perfect hangout with the gang. Tuck into comfort food like pizzas, burgers, and pastas, then wash it all down from a selection from six types of beer, including Dark Warder and Golden Wheat.
Beerfest Restaurant, 4 Rochester Park, Singapore 139215
Drop by the adjacent Rochester Mall, a low-key collection of eateries typically frequented by young professionals. Check out Kaz Japanese Fusion Sushi – a great place to grab a bite to satisfy your sushi and crustacean cravings. Then, stop by the Australian-styled café named Pies & Coffee to try any of the 18 savory or sweet pies offered, along with the café’s exquisite specialty coffee. If you’re a caffeine addict, Doi Chaang Coffee is a must-visit; as the first flagship outlet in Singapore, you can have a sip of its specialty coffee brewed with single estate and top 1% Arabica coffee beans from the Akha Hill Tribe.
Rochester Mall, 35 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138639, p. 6570 3966.