165 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-00
A little bit lush, and a little bit rock and roll and a dash of Rocky Horror Picture Show – and we love it.
Signatures: Pork Knuckle, Mon’s Apply Pie, Cherry Clafoutis.
Sultan Hotel, 101 Jalan Sultan
If you are still not over The Great Gatsby, Toots Brasserie will satisfy your infatuation for all things 1920s.
Signatures: Poelles de Cuisses de Grenouilles, Poulet roti au 40 Gousses d’ail.
19 Cecil Street
Black Swan is named after a financial term which describes an unexpected event almost impossible to predict. But with The Lo & Behold Group behind it and a menu developed by Chef Sebastian Ng (of Restaurant Ember fame), there is a nary a doubt that the restaurant will be a success.
Signatures: The Black Swan Burger, Stockyars Australia Ribeye Steak, Dark Chocolate Dome.
47 Neil Road
Simple, minimal and homely, Da Laura is all about basic Italian cuisine: hearty food and great wines.
Signatures: Homemade Tagliatelle with Bolognese style handchopped Meat Ragout, Eggplant Terrine Sicily Tomatoes & Basil Pesto.
2 Jiak Chuan Road
It’s not a restaurant with a one-ingredient theme. Lime House derives its name from a West Indian term “liming”, which means hanging out – and that’s what you’ll want to do once you step in.
Signatures: Curry Goat, The Catch of the Carribean, Deconstructed Pina Colada.
LÈ RESTAURANT ASIAN TAPAS AND BAR
Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre Suntec City Mall, #02-314
Tapas is going strong in Singapore, and tapping into this trend, the Paradise Group’s LÈ Restaurant and Asian Tapas Bar merges the tapas style serving with the group’s Chinese fine dining.
Signatures: Braised Cherry Foie Gras with Red Wine, Mantou Burger with Braised USDA Prime Beef, Double-Boiled Porcini Fungus Soup with Cordyceps flower.
BULL & BUTCHER
Plaza Singapura, #01-32/33/35
In a world obsessed with greens and tofu, it’s always nice to find a new steakhouse for the carnivores among us.
Signatures: Australian Wagyu Beef Cheek, Tender Petite in medium rare.
Orchid Hotel Singapore, #01-06
The last time we checkedm Cake Spade has no relations to the brand that a certain politician loves – so don’t let your political leanings bar you from these delicious creations.
Signatures: Peach Tofu Cheesecake, Nutella Fudge Crumble.
OXWELL & CO
5 Ann Siang Road
British food has always been thought of as boring, but more opinions are becoming more favourable now that Oxwell & Co has launched its gastropub fare.
Signatures: Broad Beans with Mint Sea Salt, Mussel Popcorn.
78 Horne Road
The boys who brought you sugar laden Windowsill Pies are flexing their culinary muscles with their new tuck-away concept, Fornight.
Signatures: Century Egg Sandwich, Guiness Oxtail Stew, Duck Confit.
20 Teck Lim Road
Local hotelier, Loh Yik Peng added another stamp on the Keong Siak area with a new casual diner concept, Burnt Ends.
Signatures: Smoked Quail Eggs, Burnt End’s Sanger
23 Ann Siang Road
Leave it to The Tippling Club’s chef Ryan Clift to deconstruct Asian cuisine and repackage it in an ingenious way.
Signatures: Saltwater Barramundi with Malay Curry and Achar, Malacca Chendol 2013
ViVocity, #01 165-167
Fans of Jamie Olivier have one more thing to drool over: the Naked Chef opened Jamie’s Italian here – its first in Southeast Asia.
Signatures: Wild Truffle Risotto, Meat Plank, Fish Baked in a Bag.
The full story was published in the Sept13 issue.