The evolution of Ann Siang Hill, Club Street and Gemmill Lane just keeps getting better with exceptional bars, cafes and restaurants.
Located in Chinatown, this hotspot is a charming area by day and a buzzing enclave by night. The interconnected roads of Ann Siang Hill and Club Street have all you need for a quick recharge – from intimate restaurants to rooftop bars with sweeping views. You’ll also find indie retail shops and hidden bars in the mix. Tip: take in the beautiful streets lined with restored shophouses and lush green spaces if you’re heading down during the day. Psst: we’ve also added in Club Street’s quiet little sister, Gemmill Lane, for those who want to explore all the nooks and crannies in the vicinity.
Ann Siang Hill guide: Best restaurants, shops and things to do
Ladies, are you planning to refresh your wardrobe? You gotta check out local fashion brand Yumumu. The clothes range from formal and streamlined to laidback and sensual, all precisely designed with clean lines and touches of femininity. Why not pick up a few exquisite pieces of jewellery while you’re here? Each collection is meticulously handwoven and pays homage to the beauties of past eras.
Yumumu, #02-01, 14 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069694
2. Junior The Pocket Bar
Here’s a cosy cocktail bar for after-work drinks with friends (or colleagues). Located behind Maxi Coffee, this “pocket bar” is famed for switching up its menu every few months. Not a fan of change? Fret not – the menu also features a few mainstays that you’re familiar with. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s a selection of small plates, bar snacks, and sweets that go with your drinks.
Junior The Pocket Bar, 6 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787
3. Madly Gems Brand Experience Centre
Looking for a bespoke engagement ring or meaningful jewellery that speaks of your family legacy? Head to Madly Gems at Ann Siang Hill! This bespoke jeweller offers a personal, tailored experience that’s both luxurious and unintimidating. Don’t have a clue about gemstones? No problem. You can check out the feature walls within the store that chart the full journey of each jewel. This includes its rough form at the mines, the cutting and polishing process, and the final piece you’ll wear with pride. In-house designers will assist you in realising your vision, drawing from personality and life stories to create a one-of-a-kind wearable masterpiece.
Madly Gems Brand Experience Centre, 13 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069693
4. Yen Yakiniku
Meat mavens craving a decadent feast of wagyu beef and pork should park themselves at this cosy, modern Japanese yakiniku grill. The Ann Siang Hill restaurant prides itself on farm-to-table cuts like wagyu oyster blade, A4 Miyazaki striploin and American wagyu tomahawk steaks. If you’re in the mood for a tipple, Yen Yakinuku stocks a wide selection of Japanese sakes, so you can get your drink on.
Yen Yakiniku, 15 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069695
5. Blue Label Pizza & Wine
Though it’s tucked in a quiet corner in Ann Siang, the pizzas here speak volumes. You gotta try Wish I Was A Baller, a bechamel-based pizza topped with sliced steak, roasted onions and mushrooms. Or go for The Original Famous, a five-cheese blend on a tomato base garnished with fresh basil. Psst: the pizza crust is simply divine!
Blue Label Pizza & Wine, #B1-01, 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708
This small, cosy resto is all about amazing food and fab produce. The restaurant highlights Iberico pork secreto and grilled octopus. The doughnuts with lemon curd are also pleasantly surprising and a must-order to finish off a great meal.
Lolla, 22 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069702
7. Les Bouchons
Go back to basics at Les Bouchons, which proudly claims to be “The King of Steak and Fries”. If you’re with a plus one, the restaurant offers a giant cote de boeuf prime rib that comfortably feeds a party of two. Just try not to fill up on those free-flow fries too soon!
Les Bouchons, 7 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069689
A household name for cafe-goers, PS.Cafe’s Ann Siang Hill outlet offers a lovely respite from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area. Head here for long brunches, romantic dates and group celebrations. Psst: the brand’s desserts have a cult following, too. Grab a friend or two and dig into the enormous double chocolate blackout cake or sticky date pudding.
PS. Cafe, #02-02, 45 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069719
9. Truefitt & Hill
Charles Dickens, Cary Grant, Sir Winston Churchill and Frank Sinatra… Truefitt & Hill’s star-studded clientele reads like a veritable list of Who’s Who. One thing’s for sure: you’ll definitely be in good company at this 200-year-old British brand. Outfitted like an ultra-exclusive gentlemen’s club (think crystal chandeliers, club chairs and dark wood panelling), the barbershop offers haircuts, mani-pedis, massages and threading services. But we suggest you stick to what these guys are really renowned for – the traditional wet shave. Once you try that, there’s really no going back to your dinky ol’ razor.
Truefitt & Hill, 9 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069690
10. Ann Siang House
This hot property is furnished to perfection – its electric blue facade and gold windows serve as an indication. Rooms, as well as common areas on every floor, are all about sumptuous leathers, gilded mirrors and geometrical tables and stools. Only 20 rooms are available, each equipped with the Hypnos “Firenze” bed, said to be the comfiest in the world. We’d recommend the studio premier room, as it comes with a massive tub, or the junior and wellbeing suites that open up to private balconies.
Ann Siang House, 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708
11. Maxi Coffee
For those drag-your-feet-to-work days, head straight to Maxi Coffee for your morning fuel. We’re talking miso PB honey, vegemite cheese and French onion grilled cheese alongside damn good coffee to get yourself sorted in a jiffy. While you’re waiting for your fresh brews prepared by the super-friendly owners, perch yourself at the bar and enjoy tunes from the on-point music playlists.
Maxi Coffee, 6 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787
12. Ann Siang Hill Park
This secret park features a mix of greenery and historical sites along areas like Ann Siang Hill, Club Street, and further on, Telok Ayer Street and Amoy Street. Built in 1993, the park is Chinatown’s tallest geographical point, so stick around for a bird’s eye view of the city skyline.
Ann Siang Hill Park, 1 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069784
Club Street guide: Best restaurants, bars and shops
A halal restaurant at Club Street? Yes, you read that right. Picanhas’ is a Muslim-owned eatery specialising in Brazilian-style steaks. The steakhouse also serves up hearty sides, interesting mocktails, and desserts, all in an intimate dining space. If you want to be surprised, ask the staff for the day’s special. Don’t make a mis-steak skipping out on this place!
Picanhas’, 90 Club Street, Singapore 069458
14. Merci Marcel
Those in the CBD can skip the trip to Tiong Bahru ‘cos Merci Marcel’s outlet at Club Street is more French and fab. The menu is quintessentially French (think steak, cheese platters, tarte flambée, duck confit and the signature ravioles de royans) with solid brunch options and pastries. Take a seat, grab a glass of wine and bask in the lush setting.
Merci Marcel, 7-9 Club Street, Singapore 069403
15. Drinks & Co. Grill
Wanna pick up a nice bottle of red to wine and dine that special someone? Or maybe you want to kick back with a glass of bubbly and nibble on cheese platters? This bottle shop offers a fantastic variety of wine, champagne and spirits for the most discerning of drinkers. The Club Street outlet boasts a larger menu and outdoor seating area for patrons who wanna soak in the sights and sounds of the buzzy Ann Siang district.
Drinks & Co. Grill, 81 Club Street, Singapore 069421
Indulge in traditional French cuisine that’s had diners singing its high praises since its opening decades ago. Order the tuna tartare seasoned to your liking, or go for the homemade chicken liver and pork pate. Don’t hesitate to ask the staff for wine recommendations to pair with your meal!
L’Angelus, 85 Club Street, Singapore 069453
17. Savanh Bistro + Lounge
Savanh’s bistro concept by the IndoChine group is a quirky blend of industrial chic and Buddhist temple decor. Make sure you try the pomelo prawn salad, which sees dried shrimps tossed with juicy pomelos, and the addictive goi cuon, featuring rice paper rolls stuffed with tiger prawns, chives, mint leaves and bean sprouts.
Savanh Bistro + Lounge, 47 Club Street, Singapore 069424
18. Le Bon Funk
Into organic vino? This is the place for you. The specially curated wine list makes us want to kick back with a glass or two. Its food line-up changes based on the day’s fresh produce, but you can expect everything from house-cured charcuterie to modern plates.
Le Bon Funk, 29 Club Street, Singapore 069414
19. Fry Rooftop Bistro & Bar
This intimate rooftop bar offers a bird’s eye view of Ann Siang Hill as you sip your cocktails on the balcony. The chill space offers unique scrumptious grub such as pork belly quesadilla and the signature Auntie Ang’s wings served with a belachan dip.
Fry Rooftop Bistro & Bar, 96B Club Street, Singapore 069464
Gemmill Lane guide: Best restaurants, bars and more
20. Catfish Restaurant
The food at this contemporary restaurant tastes as good as it looks (so we can assure you that there’s no catfishing going around here). Reserve a seat and be treated to an Asian fusion menu that brings together the best ingredients from the waters and the wild. Think sumptuous mains like pepper-crusted tuna nicoise, salmon laksa, and indulgent prawn paste lamb racks. Hot tip: come down between 3pm and 5.30pm on Tuesdays to Fridays for $3 oysters and $13 beers and wines at the Catfish raw bar!
Catfish Restaurant, 5 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069261
Don’t be fooled by the “bar” part of its moniker. The name of this full-fledged French restaurant is a play on the French word “baratin”, which means smooth talk. Chef-owner Francois Mermilliod, formerly of Absinthe, offers plenty of seafood options at his casual space, and ingredients are procured from sustainable and ethical sources. In the mood to be surprised? Go for the omakase menu. All you have to do is state your budget and dietary restrictions, and these folks will handle the rest.
Bar-A-Thym, 18 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069255
22. Luke’s Oyster Bar and Chop House
Founded by Boston culinary genius, Travis Masiero, this New York-style restaurant plates up top-notch seafood and meats. Oysters are sourced directly from his personal contacts along the Eastern seaboard of America, which means you’ll be slurping the very best of the lot. Oh, and we’ve gotta say: these burgers are one of the city’s best. For a boozy finish, treat yourself to warm chocolate chip cookies served with stout milkshake.
Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House, 22 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069257
23. Pilatique Pilates Studio
Pilatique is an intimate Pilates studio that advocates “smartcercise”. Based on Stott Pilates, its contemporary approach involves the trainer keeping your mind active by explaining each movement, activating the connection between mind and body. The result? Better athletic performance and improved alertness.
Pilatique Pilates Studio, 8 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069250
24. Le Spa
Knots, stiff muscles and body aches get the boot at this affordable spa that offers a modest but varied list of services. Start with the Taiwanese foot therapy or body massage and add scrubs, guasha treatment, and cupping to your quickie or a two-hour-long treatment.
Le Spa, 14 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069253
Put on your explorer cap to check out these restaurants, bars, shops and more in Ann Siang Hill, Club Street and Gemmill Lane!