West siders: this might be your next favourite ‘hood for food. From Chinese cuisine to Italian bites, Rochester Park has restaurants and cafes for days.
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 is surrounded by lush greenery and packs quite a punch with its hidden restaurants with alfresco seating. Pay a visit and you’ll surely stumble upon a plethora of top-notch restaurants that will put you on cloud nine. Here’s our nifty guide to Rochester Park’s restaurants.
Rochester Park’s best restaurants for great food and drinks
1. Les Bouchons
Les Bouchons is known for its steak and fries, and we can’t imagine anything better than deliciously grilled meat. Other highlights include traditional French classics like French onion soup and escargot. Round it off with a glass (or bottle) of wine, which is hand-picked and selected by the owner himself. A dessert list is available upon request – look forward to classics like creme brulee or lava cake with ice cream.
Les Bouchons, Rochester Commons, 10 Rochester Park, Singapore 139221
Surrounded by lush greenery, Gary’s is located in a two-storey black and white bungalow. Here, it’s all about warm and hearty Italian food. Enjoy both time-honoured traditional fare and modern contemporary dishes. Head chef Gary Wu sits at the helm, and with over 30 years of culinary experience under his belt, you’re guaranteed a gastronomical affair. Try the pan-seared foie gras or Gary’s Mediterranean seafood pasta with homemade tagliolini spiked with brandy.
Gary’s, Rochester Mall, 41 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138582
3. Legendary Hong Kong @ Rochester Commons
Is there anything better than trays of steaming hot dim sum? We don’t think so. Run by professional chefs from Hong Kong, this classy establishment offers a wide selection on its menu. Come with a group and get a little bit of everything from roasted meats to classic dim sum dishes like siew mai and steamed dumplings. Tip: plan your visit as it can get pretty crowded during peak hours.
Legendary Hong Kong @ Rochester Commons, 10A Rochester Park, Singapore 139258
4. Hui Restaurant
Chinese food within a heritage bungalow – what’s not to love? Hui Restaurant combines Chinese cuisine with French techniques to create show-stopping food. Each dish is thoughtfully prepared with unique stories, such as uni caviar pasta and crab ravioli with mala foam. The cherry on top? Impeccable service with attentive staff that are eagerly waiting to share details of your chosen dishes.
Hui Restaurant, 10B Rochester Park, Singapore 139259
5. Orange & Teal
Orange & Teal is all about creating great meals to be savoured with loved ones, creating a space for conversations over a heartwarming cuppa. We think of it as our very own private club in the west. True to its name, the cafe is decked out in deep teal walls and warm orange lights. Sips aside, there are also mains, pizzas and pastries to enjoy.
Orange & Teal, #02-12, Rochester Mall, 35 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138639
Got a craving for Mexican food? With floor-to-ceiling windows, this cafe sets a bright and airy setting that’s perfect for an elegant lunch. Be welcomed by the friendly staff as you munch on Southwestern goodness. Skipping the meat? Worry not as there are vegetarian options too! Don’t forget to end off the meal with the signature chocolate lava torte. Break into the thin crust of the chocolate cake and unleash the decadent molten chocolate centre for an indulgent treat.
Cali, #01-01/02, Park Avenue Rochester, 31 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138637
8. Chirz Asian Bistro
Perfect for brunch, dinner, or after-work drinks, Chirz is an Asian-fusion restaurant serving up classic hawker-inspired bites. Fun fact: head chef Nora Lum started her culinary journey by selling economic rice in her family’s hawker store at Telok Blangah. Her constant experimentation with combining local fare and international cuisine has led her to set up this cosy bistro in Rochester.
Chirz Asian Bistro, #01-03, Rochester Mall, 41 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138582
9. Rochester Cafe
Tiny but mighty would be the best way to describe this cafe. The interior is compact, with alfresco seats outside. If you manage to snag a table, you’ll be rewarded with a cosy spot to spend the arvo. Grab yourself a coffee and enjoy one of the many cakes available. Bonus points for Instagram-worthy glassware!
Rochester Cafe, #01-08, 35 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138629
Clear your weekend and get yourself to these restaurants at Rochester Park!