It’s a spanking new year (hoorah!), and we’re ready to eat our way through the first month at the city’s just-opened establishments — including a hotpot restaurant, a Jewish-inspired deli, and more multi-concept hipster hangouts. Looks like 2015 is off to an exciting start!
Here at The Refinery, you get three fab concepts rolled into one. The brainchild of the same folks who brought you The General Company (makers of artisanal handcrafted products), The Refinery is home to a yakitori restaurant (first floor), a bespoke cocktail bar (second floor) and a craft workshop (third floor).
The Refinery, 115 King George’s Avenue, Singapore 208561, p. 9111 1210. Open Tue-Thu & Sun 6pm-12am, Fri-Sat 6pm-1am. Closed Mon.
Celebrity chef Hal Yamashita helms the kitchen at Syun, a contemporary Japanese restaurant that oozes sophistication. This newcomer is the latest addition to Resorts World Sentosa’s line-up of renowned dining establishments and specialises in Kobe cuisine (that’s right, folks – it’s Kobe beef galore). Other seasonal produce from Japan’s Awaji Island and Tanba region are also on offer.
Syun, Festive Walk, Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098139, p. 6577 6688.
Sacha & Sons
Sacha & Sons
Popular brunch spot Wild Honey’s latest venture is a New York-style, Jewish-inspired deli, serving the kind of stuff carnivores love, like corned beef, smoked pastrami, and chopped liver. There’s even a hard-to-find Jewish favourite, matzah ball soup, to be had. Be like a New Yorker and order their freshly-made, hand-rolled bagels —we love them with some lovely smoked salmon.
Sacha & Sons, #03-02 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897, p. 6735 6961. Open Sun-Thu 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10pm.
Angie’s Oyster Bar
Angie’s Oyster Bar
Located right next to new steakhouse Sear is Angie’s Oyster Bar. Part of the 50 Raffles Place project – which will see (and has seen) hot new F&B openings in the coming months – this sexy, high-rise spot offers amazing views of the city skyline and a rotating selection of oyster varieties from the world over. Psst… they do weekend brunch, too, and there’s a $1 oyster special every Wednesday!
Angie’s Oyster Bar, #45-01 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place, Singapore 048623, p. 6221 9555. Open Mon-Sat 12pm-9pm. Closed Sun.
Marina Bay Sands’ evolving dining scene is getting pretty diverse. The luxury mall is now home to a hotpot restaurant, amongst the celebrity chef establishments and world-famous dining outlets, and it’s fancier than your average steamboat places (as you’d expect). Ingredients are of the premium grade — think wagyu beef and pork neck — and soup bases sounds luxuriously rich — what with selections like Macanese pork bone, and beef consommé.
Hotpot Kingdom, #B1-01B The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972, p. 6688 7722. Open Sun-Thu 10am-11pm, Fri-Sat 10am-12am.
Get your seafood fix without breaking the bank, CBD dwellers. NUDE Seafood at Marina Bay Financial Tower puts out dishes featuring the freshest ingredients. Choose from creations like grilled king prawns, aburi salmon belly, and Chilean seabass with chilled somen noodles.
NUDE Seafood, #01-02 Marina Bay Financial Tower 3, 12 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018982. Open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm. Closed Sat & Sun.
Tras Street’s dining enclave had just gotten bigger, thanks to new resident May May. The 40-seater focuses on Asian-inspired plates, with items like fried cauliflower with chat masala, miso salmon, and lobster rice noodles on the menu. They’ve also just started serving lunch, so you now have an excuse to treat yourself to a nice little midday meal.
May May, 65 Tras Street, Singapore 079004, p. 6221 4698. Open Mon-Sat 11am-3:30pm, 6pm-11pm. Closed Sun.
Top image: The Refinery