Located on Amoy Street, Avenue 87 is a restaurant inspired by the personal journeys of 2 Singaporean chef friends of remarkable talent and training. On offer is a Modern Asian cuisine prepared from scratch with carefully sourced regional produce.
What sets the restaurant apart is the seamless synergy of co-Chef-Founders Glen Tay and Alex Phan, and the unique brand of creativity and innovation they bring. Also special is the platform it affords to dynamic brands, producers, and talents of Singapore and the region.
Dining at Avenue 87 is a deep dive into gastronomy in which two chefs at the top of their game push each other’s boundaries to produce magic.
Avenue 87 is housed in a 2-storey heritage shophouse at 47 Amoy Street. The first level is a restaurant with open kitchen seating 24; and the upper floor is a 26-seat lounge with bar, launching in early-2021.
Chefs Glen and Alex bring to the table well-loved Asian favourites, given a creative twist using traditional and contemporary techniques. The familiar flavours of childhood, and the dishes they love to eat today, are the starting points of their innovation, the end results bringing a sense of nostalgia and comfort to the diner.
Avenue 87 serves a Modern Asian cuisine of well-known dishes transformed by the memories, travels, and professional discourse of the two chefs. Many components are prepared from scratch. The local and the artisanal are celebrated, and old and new methods explored and often combined. The results are nostalgic yet contemporary; and always comforting. The dinner tasting menu, inspired by foods that Glen and Alex loved growing up, comprises either four or six courses, with a wine pairing option specially curated by Si Hao. Glen and Alex recommend the 6-course tasting menu for an immersive gastronomic experience.
With cake creations like Dark Chocolate Speculoos, Orh Nee Cake, Vanilla Cheddar Cheese, Matcha White Chocolate and more, the newly-opened Luna on Amoy Street has something to please any fussy tongue.
Their Orh Nee Cake is unique and worth a mention. This cake comprises of vanilla sponge layered with velvety yam ginkgo paste and yam cubes, topped with coconut Chantilly cream, white chocolate pearls and dessicated coconut. At $8 per slice or $80 for a whole cake.
Platform on Amoy Street is branding itself as a "drinks studio"
Enjoy coffee, cocktails & mocktails suitable for daytime drinking. Their best-selling cocktail is Sage 43, made with fino sherry, sage cordial, seedless grapes and tonic water.
Try their creation like The Portobello Sandwich; put together with portobello mushroom. shredded mozerella + cheddar cheese, bbq sauce, mayonaise, mesclun salad and white bread. Experience the flavours of earthy and juicy mushrooms blend in harmony with melted cheddar cheese. The perfect bite of food, designed for 24/7 satisfaction.
Offering their diners Teochew signature flavours, Jumbo Group's newly-opened Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine is housed within a two-storey heritage building located in the historic Far East Square precinct.
Within this elegant oriental space, refined, authentic Teochew fare is presented: from signatures such as Deep Fried Liver Rolls and Wok Fried ‘Kway Teow’ with Diced ‘Kai Lan’and Preserved Radish, to Teochew Oyster Omelette ‘Gooey Style’ and Teochew ‘Puning’ Fermented Bean Chicken. Meticulously and skilfully prepared, using only the freshest quality ingredients, each dish pays homage to the finer points of Teochew cuisine.
The Loco Group opens new fast-casual Mexican spit-roasted chicken joint, Chico Loco in the heart of the Central Business District.
Located on Amoy Street in the buzzy Telok Ayer area, Chico Loco is here to buck the eat clean trend, and shake up what it means to eat healthy. Food can be a deliciously dirty four-letter word, and the Mexican chicken joint is here to dish out dirty healthy plates. Fresh, guilt-free comfort food that is irrevocably good for body and soul, and irresistible fare that chars, drips, smokes and sizzles.
Forget eating clean. Chico Loco is here to serve up food worth getting dirty for.
Grab some napkins and get ready to devour some seriously good chicken at Chico Loco, where the birds are always antibiotic-free, hormone-free, cage-free and organic-fed.
Before the chickens go on the spit, Chico Loco brines them for 10 hours in an umami solution featuring a touch of agave nectar. The chickens are then basted with a secret house blend of 11 herbs and spices including quintessentially Mexican ingredients like achiote, dried oregano and mustard powder for bold splashes of flavour. Over the course of an hour, the chickens are roasted before a naked flame for a luscious, smoky finish. The result? Moist, fork-tender chicken that is as tasty as it is healthy.
The Loco Group Pte Ltd owns and manages Chico Loco, Lucha Loco and Super Loco. The four partnersJulian Tan, Christian Tan (aka “The Tan Brothers”), Ajay Parag and Chef Jason Jones have also recently launched their own hot sauce, tequila and craft beer range.
Basque Country is a region that straddles the westernmost Pyrenees in adjacent parts of northern Spain and southwestern France.
Welcome to Basque Kitchen by Aitor where Chef Aitor presents a slice of his heritage. Expect reinterpreted Basque dishes that reflect Chef Aitor’s personality, in warm and welcoming surroundings, with Spanish wines aplenty.
Chef Gabriel Fratini is back with his latest restaurant, Solo Ristorante at Amoy Street. Chef Fratini previously ran Domvs Restaurant in Sheratons Towers.
This new intimate dining place features an open kitchen which takes up half of the front of the space, fronted by a row of counter seats where diners can watch the chef in action. The back of the restaurant is divided into 2 areas with table seating, one of which can be closed up to form a private room.
The restaurant is intimate and the menu is also simple.
For lunch, diners can get a three-course set at $38 that comprises assorted appetisers, pasta and dessert. For $58, patrons cal also get a main of either fish or meat. The actual dishes are not listed, as they depend on what the chef has to create the dishes with on the day.
Maggie Joan’s cuisine has flair & finesse and is unremitting in its quest for artisanal flavours.
The restaurant is named after the 2 grandmothers of co-owner Daniel Ballis because it seeks to embody the women’s big-hearted stance on good food and social bonding that makes it warmly appealing to a contemporary audience.
Their noodles are made fresh daily from three ingredients: Flour, Eggs & Salt. They are cut fresh and tossed in wicked sauces. You should (& you will) slurp it like you mean it. Their dumplings have the perfect ratio of juice & bite.
Claypots Full Circle - Fresh plates of whole fish, squid, mussels, oysters, octopus... and a lineup of delightful meze to share. A melding of Mediterranean and Asian flavours. A bar that beckons. A meeting place for all.
The first Claypots restaurant came into existence on Barkly Street, in Melbourne, Australia, in the 90s. An unassuming little establishment that served primarily claypots and fresh seafood plates in its anterior days, it has evolved into a brand of restaurants well-loved by locals and tourists for exceptional seafood dishes and lively vibes.
A self-taught Mediterranean chef and Claypots’ founder, Renan Goskin, was inspired by South-east Asian cuisine in his many travels. In particular, Singapore had always felt like a place he could call home.
âA couple of university students fell in love with the seafood joint. When they came home to Singapore, many years later, they sought to bring Claypots to Singapore.
Full Circle is a collaboration between the seasoned restaurant family and their ardent Singaporean supporters.
Kimme is a 48-seat innovative modern bistro, set across three floors, offering simple yet intelligent fare with an Asian twist.
The casual restaurant is set to become an intimate after-work dining destination, with a curated wine and cocktail list and a varied menu that is perfect for sharing. Merging comforting, yet inventive Asian-inspired flavours with Western techniques and sensibilities, Kimme’s approach to cuisine seeks to bring out the best in fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Spearheaded by Meta’s Chef Sun Kim and led by Head Chef Louis Han, who worked alongside Chef Sun for the last two years, they present accessible dishes to whet the palate for any occasion.
Australian chef Clayton Wells (the head chef and owner of the acclaimed Automata in Sydney) has opened a new restuarant-bar concept, Blackwattle on Amoy Street, together with Unlisted Collection.
The restaurant seats around 50 across two levels of dining and includes a small bar area.
At Blackwattle, they utilise the best ingredients possible at that particular time with minimal fuss, creating dishes that speak to their most treasured food experiences. They serve a regularly changing five course set menu, as well as à la carte and bar snack menu. During the week, they offer a two and three course set menu for lunch. They can also cater for most dietary requirements.
At Blackwattle, they have put together a beverage list to compliment the food but also to share a varied range of flavours and styles. A diverse selection of spirits, wine, beer, cider and sake gives you the option to explore a wide array of drinks. They also offer a short and concise cocktail list that features alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Helmed by Chef Ivan Brehm, Nouri at Amoy Street is rooted in the latin word for nourishment. The restaurant serves up dishes that take influence from around the world, while highlighting the similarities and connections we all share across cultures.
They have a 5-course Omakase and ala-carte orders for during lunch service and 5 or 7-course Chef’s Tasting Menu for their dinner service. Check out their menu here.
Tradition is at the heart and soul of what is served up on your platters at K-Tower. Located along Amoy Street, K-Tower started out as a vision to bring together close family and friends to dine as one, engaging in the cooking of seafood together, and to savour the freshness of seafood.
Inspired by the “9 Layer Seafood” in the recent travels of the founders to Korea, K-Tower uniquely represents the latest gastronomical hit of the seafood tower that was recently sparked off in Korea. Keeping to the authentic Korean style of the seafood tower, fresh seafood is steamed within the tower, with varieties of seafood stacked up in tiers, where the essence of seafood trickles downwards and amalgamates in a steaming hot pot of goodness.
True to its belief that seafood must be enjoyed fresh and delivering the succulent juices of the ocean to your very tastebuds, K-Tower seeks to transform your dining experience when it comes to delicacies from the sea, by having live seafood tanks within the restaurant itself. As K-Tower says it, it’s all about “The goodness of the ocean, all in one steaming pot”.
A new bar at Amoy Street, Native serves their signature Thai rum cocktail, Antz, with some crunchy ants. Vijay Mudaliar is the man behind Native and its creations which will raise some eyebrows.
The bar even uses lotus leaves for as drink coasters which are sustainable ware because when the coasters get wet, they would put the leaves back into the dehydrator to dry and then use them again. The steps will be repeated until the coasters can't be used anymore and they will then grate the coasters into powder to use as compost.
French - Japanese Tapas Restaurant and Bar, Le Binchotan, has opened on Amoy Street.
The menu is a collaboration by Chef Atsuhiko Hagiwara, as well as the Singapore Head Chef, Jeremmy Chiam. The restaurant specializes in meat and seafood grilled over bincho-tan (or white charcoal).
Foie gras shavings with oden-style daikon, wagyu striploin infused with port wine and ume plum liqueur, and Japanese red bream atop cold-smoked eggplant with a dash of shoyu are just some of the favorites from the menu.
Alati, or salt from the ancient Greek word á¼ λας, takes great pride in serving only the freshest produce wild-caught by the hands of the fishermen at the Aegean Sea. Donning its traditional uniform of blue and white, the casual and comfortable restaurant with an ambiance reminiscent of Cyclades. Everything in the menu, from the meat to the pastry to the bread, are made painstakingly and meticulously by hand.
Spiffy Dapper is not your typical go-to bar by all means. It's spunky, edgy, and full of character. Think dive-bar meets 1920s speakeasy - meaning each visit will be full of surprises!
Featuring a theme that's part rustic, part industrial chic, it's the ideal spot to come grab a cocktail during the week, or drown out all your worries on the weekends. While you're at it, we suggest grabbing some of their nibbles like the Whole Baked Camembert or Butter Garlic Shrimp, before imbibing their specialty tipples like the Sheik on the Level, a handcrafted drink with potent gin, black Turkish tea, lemon juice, and freshly ground cardamom. For something a little sweeter, the Glad Rags Sheba is perfect. With cane sugar and cinnamon infused apples in every sip, this drink is the liquid equivalent of a carnival candied apple.
Created by the same father-and-son team behind Moosehead – Glen and Daniel Ballis – Maggie Joan’s hollers “underground” from the word go.
This new restaurant occupies an old shophouse in the warren behind Amoy Street, with its front door opening to a backlane off a backlane. The entrance is through an iron door cut into a whitewashed wall that is blank except for a 2-D cutout spelling ‘Maggie Joan’s’ in the same anonymous steel as the door. Potted olive trees line the sides; the feel is of the backstreet tavernas and trattorias of the Mediterranean much ‘in the know’.
Step through the door into Maggie Joan’s, and you’re greeted by a fusion of industrial chic and stylized domesticity. The architecture reminds one of a bunker -- ‘underground’ in every sense of the word. But it’s a beautiful bunker; make no mistake.
Distinct ‘pockets’ of space have been styled to different characters: with the most ‘raw’ at the immediate entrance. The walls are stripped brickwork: rough and scarred, ruddy and grey in patches. The ceiling is beamed; the floor cemented; and the stretched wooden banquettes lining the walls resemble church pews. Functional track lights beam overhead and the feel is edgy and rugged. This 40-seat dining hall, the most expansive floor in the restaurant, is anchored by the floodlit open kitchen and bar, white-tiled, bustling, and ‘caged’ with wire fence.
Proceed to the narrower middle section, defined by three large hanging steel lamps looking like abandoned hollowed-out drums from a rock band. Golden light spews from the drums’ burnished interiors; and throw cushions soften the banquettes. A 4-person table – the only round table in the house – sits next to the kitchen, luxuriating under its own elegant crystal chandelier. The layout of the restaurant seems to have come about organically, the spaces becoming more intimate and ‘feminine’ as they flow inward.
Lastly, we come to the private dining room - the most distinctive in atmosphere, and styled like a traditional Mediterranean parlour. Furnished with 3 exquisite crystal chandeliers; plush elegant upholstery; and mirrors and patterned tile flooring, it is almost ornate in comparison with the rest of the restaurant, and redolent of the 2 namesake grandmothers. Potted plants decorate the parlour, as they do on shelves or on the floor throughout the restaurant: flashes of vivid green punctuating the industrial textures and colours.
With friend and co-owner Darren Micallef, the Ballis’ have put together a concept unique in Singapore: a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant with a strong underground vibe, serving an energetic, contemporary Mediterranean cuisine built on unremitting artisanship.
It begins with putting heart, mind, and creative soul into the process and making as many ingredients as possible from scratch “exactly like Grandma would”. It continues with using the freshest seasonal produce, crafting intensity and balance, and creating a menu rooted in the familiar flavoursof the Mediterranean, but innovatively ‘interpreted’. Head Chef Oliver Hyde, formerly of Pollen, helms the Maggie Joan’s kitchen and is dedicated to ensuring that the table becomes an occasion for bonding and a manifestation of the Mediterranean way of being and loving.