In this month's edition of Hot New Tables: Muse Amuse, Audace Bar & Restaurant, and VENUE By Sebastian
And just like that, we’re halfway through 2017. But there’s still plenty of new restaurants shaking up Singapore’s vibrant culinary scene! In June, look out for a breezy, beachy Mediterranean bar restaurant in the city, an unpretentious dim sum-style contemporary European restaurant, and Wanderlust Hotel’s new restaurant helmed by a Michelin starred chef.
Set within a beautiful conservation building on South Bridge Road is this duo-concept space showcasing Asian-influenced tapas, as well as a fully-fledged bar program. The concept’s tapas menu features artfully-plated dishes such as the Royal Ratchaphruek, tartaro, and even uni panna cotta. The cocktails like the martini-style Seaweed Wasabi Baby and the Tom Yum Bloody Mary are just as creative. A retail space on the second floor will also offer guests bespoke goods.
Muse Amuse, 289 South Bridge Road Singapore 058835. p. 8500 0588. Open Mon-Sat 12pm-12am. Closed on Sun.
Audace Bar & Restaurant
The ever-quirky wanderlust hotel’s new bar restaurant, Audace, will take diners on an experiential taste journey curated by Michelin star chef Jeremy Gillon. The restaurant-bar will serve up contemporary French Bistro fare imbued with international flavours, inspired by the chef’s own trips across the globe. These distinctive dishes will be served from breakfast through lunch and dinner, perfect for your cravings any time of the day.
Audace Bar & Restaurant, 2 Dickson Road, Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore 209494. p. 6396 3322. Open Mon-Sat 7.30am-11.30pm, Sun 11.30am-4pm.
A “city beach” dining concept in Robertson Quay seems a little far-fetched, but Summerlong has done just that. The new concept aims to bring a little slice of beachside living and a little Mediterranean soul to the rather urban Robertson Quay. Its Mediterranean concept follows through fully in its menu offerings. The open kitchen, helmed by Chef Justin Hammond of Neon Pigeon, serves up a mix of Eastern Mediterranean dishes like the Persian fried chicken, Mediterranean smoked pork ribs, and the roasted forest mushroom tagine – a comforting dish that will appeal to vegetarians and even meat lovers.
Summerlong, #01-04, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252. Open Tue-Fri 5pm-12am, weekends 11.30am-12am. Closed on Mon.
Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones
This brand new contemporary lifestyle space brings together art, dining and retail in one multi-concept destination in Orchard Central. Kick back with a customised cup of specialty tea at the Steamroom or enjoy a heartier meal at The Pillar – a restaurant showcasing Executive Chef and Cuisine Principal Stephan Zoisl’s contemporary menu featuring seasonal produce. Rounding off the concept is retail and art lab, Stones, where aspiring artists can participate in master classes, workshops and jamming sessions led by professionals.
Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones, #03-07/08/23-25A Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896. p. 6592 0571. Open 10am-10pm daily.
Park Hotel Farrer Park’s new Halal dining outlet, Blue Jasmine, serves up authentic Thai flavours in a contemporary setting. The buffet-focused casual restaurant offers live cooking stations and will feature popular Thai classics like stir-fried minced lamb with yellow curry sauce, roast duck red curry, and desserts like mango sticky rice and sweet sago with chendol, jackfruit, melon, stir fried peanuts and gula Melaka.
Blue Jasmine, Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217564, p. 6824 8851.
Adding to the ever-growing list of restaurants in Holland Village is SENS, located at Taste in Raffles Holland V. The dining concept will showcase a comprehensive selection of sashimi, sushi, and teppanyaki dishes from various regions around Japan. SENS also offers an impressive selection of Japanese craft beers, sake, and wines from producers across Japan.
SENS, #B1-12/13 Raffles Holland V, 118 Holland Ave, Singapore 278997. p. 6262 5618. Open Mon-Sun 11am-11pm.
VENUE By Sebastian
Opening its doors in the swish new Downtown Gallery is this casual modern European restaurant helmed by Chef-Owner Sebastian Ng (formerly of Restaurant Amber) along with Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Lee (former Head Chef of Artichoke). Despite its upscale impressions, VENUE’s dining style is distinctively unpretentious – ordering is done dim sum-style via a ticked paper slip and the dishes are often sharing plates. On the menu, you’ll find cold pasta with konbu and truffle oil, cauliflower fritti with spicy mint aioli, and more substantial dishes like the grilled US ribeye with salsa verde.
VENUE by Sebastian, Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815. p. 6904 9688. Open Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-9.30pm. Closed on Sun.