Savour the best of Australian cuisine at these modern Aussie restaurants, steakhouses and bistros in Singapore.
What comes to mind when you think of Australian food? There’s a lot more than Vegemite, Tim Tams and meat pies from the land down under. Modern Australian cuisine in Singapore has taken off with adventurous culinary concepts and we’re so here for it. Sure, it’s not as immediately distinctive as cuisines like Mexican, Italian and Japanese, but the mod-Oz movement definitely deserves to be explored. Don’t know where to start? Relax, mate. Just make your way through these stellar Australian (and Aussie-inspired) restaurants and cafes in Singapore.
Best Australian restaurants and cafes in Singapore
1. Salted & Hung
Salted & Hung’s unique focus on cured meats (and offal) makes this a prime spot for the adventurous and carnivorous-inclined. Try IPA sourdough whipped lard or opt for a healthier option like celeriac quinoa and garlic. Using different types of cooking methods like smoking, curing, pickling and grilling, Aussie chef Drew Nocente sure knows how to show you a good time.
Salted & Hung, 12 Purvis Street, Singapore 188591
2. Cafe Melba
Blending influences from Melbourne and Asia, Cafe Melba is the ideal spot to chill with your loved ones and enjoy traditional roasts. Known for its strong lattes, this artsy cafe doles out delish plates along with your coffee fix. Try the Melba French toast or ribeye steak and fries as you sit back and enjoy the lovely ambience.
Cafe Melba, #01-56, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road Block N, Singapore 439053
On the fringe of Kampong Glam sits Symmetry, a restaurant and bar inspired by Aussie culture. With a communal gathering space for all types of events, Symmetry offers you some of the finest and freshest grub. Enjoy dishes like the dirty steak sandwich or signature big breakfast if you’re swinging by for a good brunch. Don’t forget to end it off with the mini yuzu burnt cheesecake.
Symmetry, #01-01, 9 Jalan Kubor, Singapore 199206
4. Bedrock Bar & Grill
With the finest steaks on its menu, Bedrock Bar & Grill is the perfect place for your modern steakhouse adventures. It’s our pick for corporate lunches and romantic dinners. Try the roasted bone marrow beef tartare or the wood-fired grilled tenderloin for a modern Aussie culinary experience. Psst: it’s moving to a new location on 1 Sept, so keep your eyes peeled!
Bedrock Bar & Grill, #01-05, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, 96 Somerset Road, Singapore 238163
Craving a hearty Australian feast and some craft brews? Sink your teeth into meaty delights like angus steak and truffle brie cheeseburger, surf ‘n’ turf platter, or if you’re in a group, the carnivore platter that serves a variety of meats and cuts. Archipelago summer beer is what’s on tap here, so you can wash down all that protein with a good brew.
Barossa, #01-161/162, VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
6. Burnt Ends
For all you carnivores, Burnt Ends is an unpretentious treat for the senses. Expect a mouth-watering barrage of delightful meats cooked in scorching ovens (that can go up to a crazy temp of 700+ degrees). The resto boasts an 18-seater exposed countertop, so you can watch the chef in action just before you tuck in. On top of the meats, try specials like oven-baked fennel, pulled pork sanger, and a slice of berry tart for dessert. Oh, and did we mention Burnt Ends is #14 on the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2021? The stats don’t lie.
Burnt Ends, 20 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088931
7. Osia Steak & Seafood Grill
Michelin-starred Osia – helmed by chef Scott Webster – showcases only the freshest ingredients from Australia, the Pacific Rim and Asia Pacific regions. Enjoy signature dishes like grilled wagyu, angus tomahawk ribeye on the bone and pan-seared foie gras set to an elegant backdrop.
Osia Steak & Seafood Grill, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
8. Wooloomooloo Steakhouse
Named after the Sydney suburb, this steakhouse with a view is simply amazing. You should go for the Australian angus beef wellington or the black angus tomahawk; but if you really want a royal treat, order the porterhouse to share. Diet, what diet?
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, 3/F, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
9. Boomarang Bistro & Bar
This is one of our favourites that we keep coming back to (see what we did there?). Boomarang is a cafe, bar and bistro concept that proudly serves fresh, authentic Australian cuisine. Located by the scenic Singapore River in Robertson Quay, it offers a relaxing ambience for all-day dining and entertainment. Go ahead and stuff yourself with meaty favourites like the Aussie steak slider, the BBQ platter and the signature Boomarang Plate to share – it’s piled high with 200g eye fillet, baked snapper fillet, garlic cream prawns, devil’s ribs and more!
Boomarang Bistro & Bar, #01-15, The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252
10. The House of Robert Timms
From Australian coffee to savoury classics, The House of Robert Timms offers delish all-day breakfast options, burgers, wraps and more. You don’t want to miss the wagyu beef burger or the 120-day grain-fed ribeye. With Australia’s oldest and most established coffees on the menu, you’ll experience a dash of cool Aussie culture here.
The House of Robert Timms, #01-608, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
There you have it; a list of the best Australian restaurants in Singapore to have on hand when the cravings strike.