New openings, special menus, cooking masterclasses and more...
Singapore foodies, you know this city never fails to deliver when it comes to hot new restaurants and cool cafes, plus endless insider events with special menus and guest chefs. Here’s the latest for you insatiable lot…
SPRMRKT moves to Cluny Court
While we’re slightly devastated that our lunchtime go-to SPRMRKT on is no longer a short and sweet stroll from Honeycombers HQ on McCallum St, its new digs at Cluny Court are looking pretty spesh with fresh art and cool concrete and marble. Of course we researched the new all-day dining menu for you, and we’re loving the spread of comfort dishes with Asian twists: we’re talking slow-roasted Kecap Manis chicken thigh, salted egg carbonara and a ridiculously good twice-cooked lamb leg and achar (pictured top). Yes, SPRMRKT, we’ll follow you anywhere.
SPRMRKT, 501 Bukit Timah Road, #02-13 Cluny Court, Singapore 259760
Coming soon: Forty Hands at East Coast
Easties, watch out for this new addition to the coffee scene – the award-winning Forty Hands is bringing its kickass coffee and brunch menu to a brand new outlet at East Coast Road. While we still don’t have all the deets yet (but hear it’s going to be opposite Firebake), keep your eyes glued to its social media feed because this is one opening all you coffee lovers should not miss!
Sausage and Salami Making Masterclass at Salted & Hung
So you want to try your hand at smallgoods? Join this 90-minute masterclass with mod-Australian restaurant Salted & Hung’s executive chef Drew Nocente, where you get to learn how to make pork sausage, blood sausage, beer and seaweed salami and salchichon. Just saying: the class includes free-flow brunch and take-home recipess, so you can continue experimenting in your own kitchen.
Sausage and Salami Making Masterclass, 12 Purvis Road, Singapore 188591. Email [email protected] or call 6358 3130 to book.
OFC Presents: Basil x The Botanist
These days, urban farming is gaining traction and here’s how you can participate too! Join group head bartender Joe Schofield, The Botanist Gin ambassador Chloe, as well as Edible Garden City, and learn about herbs, botanicals, foraging and cocktail-making as you make your way around Open Farm Community’s farm garden. Highlight of the masterclass? You get to make your own drinks with herbs and spices from the garden itself.
OFC Presents: Basil x The Botanist, 5 May, 5-7pm. 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819. Price: $40++. RSVP to [email protected] to save your slot.
Blackwattle power lunch set
Fine dining for lunch in the CBD? Sign us up! Australian restaurant Blackwattle has been on point since it opened its doors last year, and has now launched a pretty spesh two course meal ($34++) curated by Executive Chef Clayton Wells and Head Chef Joeri Timmermans. This is all about high-quality seasonal produce. Choose from either a starter and main, or a main and dessert, or if you’re feeling hungry for more, go for the signature three course menu for a full-blown gastronomic experience ($44++).
Blackwattle, 97 Amoy Street, Singapore 069917. p. 6224 2232. Open for lunch 12pm to 3pm (Monday to Friday), and for dinner 6pm to 11pm (Monday to Saturday).
Classic Italian at PerBacco
Here’s another new spot for Italian faves: PerBacco Ristorante serves contemporary Italian dishes with a focus on Northern specialties. Having reopened recently at the Ann Siang House, a landmark conservation shophouse which is now home to F&B spaces and a hotel, this restaurant and bar is looking to be a choice hangout for delicious pasta and vino.
PerBacco Ristorante, 28 Ann Siang Road #01-02. Open 12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10.30pm (Monday to Friday), and 6pm to 10.30pm (Saturday).
Mui Kee Congee opens at Scotts Square
Remember those queues at the Mui Kee pop-up eatery at Les Amis Casa Verda last year? The Cantonese porridge store from Hong Kong has now found a new home at Scotts Square, serving the same rich congee dishes that’s given this joint serious comfort food status.
Mui Kee Congee, #01-12 Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208. p.6737 2422. Open 11.30am to 3pm (L.O. 2.30pm) and 6pm to 10pm (L.O. 9.30pm) from Tuesday to Sunday.
The Social Space opens at Kreta Ayer
Shop, eat and make a good difference while you’re at it all? The Social Space is your place to go to (check out our recent piece on this awesome cafe). As a multi-concept social enterprise, you can shop from a well-chosen selection of fair-trade retail items and enjoy some off time at the tea bar and cafe, which presents a simple but delicious menu sourced from fair-trade and eco-friendly producers. And as you munch on some lovely open-face toasts while sipping on tea, do also keep a lookout for their nail salon by The Nail Social, slated to open in May 2018!
The Social Space, 333 Kreta Ayer Road, #01-14, Singapore 080333. Open 9am to 7pm (Monday, Wednesday to Saturday), 9am to 6pm (Sunday).
Baan Ying Singapore opens at Royal Square Novena
If you’re a fan of Thai food, you’re probably more than familiar with this popular restaurant chain, and now, it has officially landed in Singapore in its first overseas foray with an impressive 126-seater dining space! Order a glass of Thai tea, choose from their extensive menu of dishes and end your meal with a plate of beautifully arranged mango sticky rice…oh, did we also mention their restaurant interiors are extremely on point too?
Baan Ying Singapore, 103 Irrawady Road, #02-07, Singapore 329565. Open 11am to 10pm.
Unagiya Ichinoji opens at Robertson Quay
Unagi meals are trending in Singapore now, and here’s another one to hit our shores. Unagiya Ichinoji is the overseas debut of 125-year-old Japanese unagi restaurant chain Miyagawa Honten and the menu at this 34-seater eatery includes Hitsumabushi, Seiro Mushi and Mamushi Donburi.
Unagiya Ichinoji, 30 Robertson Quay, #01-05 Riverside Village Residences, Singapore 238251. Open 11.30am to 3pm, and 5.30pm to 10pm.
Twenty Eight Cafe opens at Wilkie Road
Here’s another cafe to add to your list of new cafes popping up around the island. It’s a bit of a walk from the nearest train station, but you’ll probably find yourself soaking in every bit of the peaceful atmosphere when you’re there. Pair your meal with some good coffee, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the edge of town.
Twenty Eight Cafe, 28 Wilkie Road, Singapore 228051. Open 7.30am to 5pm (Monday to Friday), 8.30am to 6pm (Saturday and Sunday).
Opening soon: HANS IM GLÜCK at Raffles Place
Here’s another lunch option for all your CBD folks! German burger grill HANS IM GLÜCK is opening a second outlet at Raffles Place, where you can get your fix of gourmet burgers, tasty salads, drinks and more. Keep track of its social feed for more details on the opening day…
Opening soon: American Taproom at Waterloo Street
Get hyped about the American craft beer experience, coming our way soon. Deets are still under wraps but the location is pretty central, so we’re expecting a lot of after work drinks…
American Taproom, 261 Waterloo Street, #01-23, Singapore 180261.