Offering a completely different experience from its Esplanade branch, the new Barossa Bar & Grill at VivoCity shines the spotlight on dry-aged Australian beef and Josper oven-grilled lamb, poultry and seafood dishes. The Australian-inspired restaurant serves only the highest quality and carefully sourced meats from Australian farms.
Barossa specially curates its selection of Australian beef from four renowned brands. The Bass Strait range showcases 100% grass-fed beef — the cattle are raised on natural rye grasses and clover. Wanderer’s free-range beef offerings come from cattle that roam freely in paddocks and feed on barley. Josdale is an Australian pioneer of 100% grass-fed black angus; its cattle roam the verdant pastures of Gippsland in Victoria and are antibiotic- and hormones-free. Finally, Carrara’s array of multi-award winning wagyu is known for its superb texture and intense flavour, which are derived from first-class genetics and grain-fed for a minimum of 350-400 days. Their cattle is traced from birth to ensure biosecurity and meat safety while providing the best animal welfare.
In addition, the restaurant boasts its own dry-ageing fridge, the Dry Ager®. The bigger cuts such as porterhouse and tomahawk are aged for 50 days while the smaller cuts such as tenderloin and striploin are aged around 25 days. The natural enzymes in the meat break down some of the collagen, resulting in a tenderer texture. During the dry-ageing process, the beef also loses a percentage of its total weight due to water evaporation, which causes the flavour to become more concentrated and intense.
The restaurant overlooks the tranquil water leading to Sentosa Island, making it an ideal address for sedate sessions replete with tête-à-têtes. Perfect for casual gatherings, its special al-fresco menu features tapas from just S$6, cheese platters (from S$28) and pizzas (from S$24). Kick back and relax with offerings such as Japan Sakoshi Bay Oyster ½ Dozen, Chipotle Buffalo Wings, Truffle Fries and Char-grilled Prawns with Spicy Citrus Dressing.
Barossa carries about 10 wine labels from Australia as well as a wide selection of white and red wines from Italy, New Zealand, France and South Africa. Classic cocktails such as mojito, pina colada, amaretto sunrise and tequila sunrise are available here as well.
A concept by Chef Rishi Naleendra and his wife Manuela Toniolo of the former Cheek by Jowl; Cheek Bistro on Boon Tat Street serves modern Australian fare - marrying the fresh, eclectic flavours of the cuisine style, with the comforting, hearty notes of bistro cooking.
Enjoy their à la carte menu which includes distinctively Cheek creations of Beef Tartare with Millet, Smoked Maple, Endives; Spanish Mackerel with Zucchini, Basil; and dessert of Goat's Cheese Parfait with Berries, White Chocolate.
Oscar Wylee is an Australian fashion brand specialising in affordable, high quality eyewear. Through in-house design, innovative manufacturing and direct engagement with the customers, they are able to provide attractive eyewear - both opticals and sunglasses - at even more attractive prices.
Australian retailer Spotlight has opened another shop in Singapore following its first opening on Orchard in 1995. Their new Westgate branch spans 16,000 sq ft and it has a wide variety of products all under one roof.
Spotlight is dedicated to providing the best quality, service, price and expertise in fabrics, craft and homewares. When you head into a Spotlight store you can find almost everything you need to kit out your home. Kitchen and dining spaces, lounge and bedrooms, bathrooms and more, they have the materials you need at Spotlight.
Spotlight is a family owned and operated Australian business with stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. They employ more than 6,700 team members who are dedicated to providing the best quality, service, price and expertise in fabrics, craft and homewares to their millions of customers each year.
The WYLD Shop is a Fashion + Lifestyle boutique on the East Coast of Singapore. You'll find a colourful and affordable mix of Australian High Street Style infused with Malaysian & local Singaporean brands plus a sweet hint of Dutch Home-wares and Furniture.
As with many great stories, it all started with a party.
Native Aussie Kara Bensley-Austin wanted to introduce more Singaporeans to Australian High Street chic: a laid back, sun-drenched aesthetic driven by the cosmopolitan heartbeat of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. She threw a party and a pop-up store for Singapore’s fashion forward--and was stunned by the response. As her style pieces flew off the shelves, it became clear people wanted more. And thus, theWYLDshop.com was born. And now they have their newly-opened showroom, The WYLD Shop at 412 Joo Chiat Road. Read more about the labels which they carry here.
Milligram is part of Cherry Beans Coffee which is Australia’s leading specialty coffeehouse chain. Thier brand aims to create a premium coffee culture for their enthusiasts in Australia and worldwide.
Through their new ambition, Milligram serves their 100% Arabica blend, comprised of three certified organic coffees. Milligram has also created their own menu to deliver the most delicious and fresh organic coffee and organic food at a reasonable price. Their “Health Conscious” recipes suit the dietary needs and tastes of anyone who wants stunningly delicious meals.
Built on the foundations of Cherry Beans Coffee, Milligram is truly one of a kind. One that creates a contemporary eco-friendly space for coffee and food enthusiasts, helping them make healthier and organic lifestyle choices.
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.
â€‹A 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.
Driven by their desire to provide the best gourmet food for everyday living, Jones the Grocer aims to inspire and excite the imagination of all food lovers.
Jones the Grocer is an Australian origin food emporium aimed at inspiring a love of great food and providing customers with a full gourmet experience. Their retail offering includes a wide range of fine foods sourced locally and internationally, including artisan groceries, a European deli, a walk-in cheese room, specialty coffee, freshly baked breads and pastries, homewares, gifts and hampers.
Jones the Grocer has become the ultimate food lover’s destination in many international locations with stores currently in Australia, New Zealand, Qatar, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
Two Cognita schools in Singapore – Australian International School (AIS) and Stamford American International School (SAIS) have collaborated and their world-class Early Learning Village boasting a 50,000 sqm campus is now open. Located at Kim Chuan Lane, the innovative new shared campus has been designed specifically for children aged 18 months to six years old and is the first in the world on this scale for Early Years education.
Among the shared facilities between the two schools in the Village are various multifunctional spaces thoughtfully designed with young children in mind, such as a 20-metre swimming pool which adapts to the competencies of the little swimmers – 10 short horizontal lanes for beginners, and four longer lanes lengthwise for more confident swimmers, and an indoor, air-conditioned gymnasium for their acclaimed SMART Steps specialist physical education classes and after-school enrichment.
Inspired by the world-famous Reggio Emilia philosophy incorporating the environment as a third teacher in its architecture, interior design and curriculum, the Village represents a revolutionary step in early childhood education where this age group is the first and only thought. The campus is designed by award-winning Bogle Architects in collaboration with Gary Moore, Professor of Environmental Behavioural studies at Sydney University, and Rosie Long, a Reggio Emilia Early Years Education specialist, to include specific architectural and design elements that elevate the early learning experience.
Each corner of the Village caters to the growing and developing child, with changing discovery spaces attached to every classroom which empower young learners to play to their strengths and interests. Their learning experience also extends beyond the classroom where they can choose from specialty co-curricular activities such as gymnastics, ballet, sports, drama and language-learning, amongst many others.
Outback Zone is Singapore's & Australia's No.1 Specialized Beds & Mattresses Retailer. They specialize in Waterbeds which you'll all love!
At Outback Zone, you will find the ideal Hydropedic® bed for your home. They also have other solid wood bed frames and specialized mattresses including their popular double-tempered, carbon steel spring mattresses, latex and memory foam spring mattresses and much more!
They pride themselves on serving up variety; their unbeatable steak cuts are complemented by delicious choices of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta at a price for everyone.
They're the leader of the pack by emphasizing consistently high quality delicious food delivering a warm, welcoming environment. Their generous portions are moderately priced. their casual atmosphere couldn't be more transporting - it's like you're right there in the Australian Outback.
Canberra's famed (and aptly named) Freakshakes have finally reached our shores. Set in Raffles Holland V, the new building across the road from Holland Village, Patissez will win sugarholics over with their over the top milkshakes.
Home of the original Freakshakes from Canberra, AU. Pop by for the authentic experience from down under. All-day hearty breakfast, burgers and shakes.
Australian men's suiting label Benjamin Barker has expanded vigorously in Singapore, with yet another outlet opening, this time in the eastern heartlands at Tampines 1.
Benjamin Barker is a purveyor of smart-casual, heritage inspired apparel and a lifestyle destination for the discerning gentleman.
Working closely with their partners, they make clothes for real men. They make clothes that speak style and personality. They start with their shirts, an eclectic mix that marry versatility and style - a display of sartorial elegance that leans towards design. From the fit, construction and form, they develop and explore different fabrics with modernized style details to add personality and other thoughtful touches.
Alongside their own products, they curate brands with similar alignment and have committed themselves to a high degree of handcraftsmanship. Suits, shoes and accessories - a one-stop retail destination to complete the look of the distinguished connoisseur.
Whitegrass is led by acclaimed Sydney chef, Sam Aisbett. A true reflection of his wit, his love of nature and his pursuit of perfection, Whitegrass redefines Modern Australian cuisine.
Everything is better when it's homemade. They take no shortcuts at Whitegrass, pickles included.
They serve their pickled Chinese artichokes (which sit pretty in the jar for weeks) with a Robbins Island full-blooded wagyu beef. A perfect dance of flavours and textures that they think you'd quite enjoy.
Sometimes a chef's mind can be a pretty crazy place. They're feeling chuffed that local artist wunderkind MessyMsxi managed to get into Chef Sam's mind – full of flowers, birds and fishes, apparently – and splatter it across the wall.
The da bang is one of the most chic and rustic café bars, nestled in the busy business district of Singapore.
They have combined the best of both worlds - Korean brunch cafe by day and Korean Mexican Bar at night.
The da bang encompasses the full experience of the delightful aroma of freshly prepared coffees complemented with great music and mystic ambiance. So stop by, relax and dig into something new and awesome!
Seed Heritage is one of Australia's most loved and talked about premium childrenswear brands, providing outstanding outfit solutions from top-to-toe for babies, boys, and girls, from the ages of 0 through to 10 year olds and now a teen collection for girls and boys aged 8-14 years. Seed is best recognised for its high level of quality, detail and above all, exceptional design across apparel, shoes, accessories, and toys.
Seed Heritage was born in 2000 in a small shop in Melbourne, Australia. The founder of Seed Heritage was inspired by the need for a unique and compelling shopping experience that made children and their parents feel connected through great design.
Fifteen years later, Seed Heritage is one of the most widely recognised Australian labels with beautifully designed clothing & accessories for Women, Teen, Child & Baby.
Singapore’s first Latin American cocktail den and newest must-visit drinking hole Vasco has opened on Hong Kong Street.
A devilishly sultry cocktail den beckons, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. This latest addition to the bar circuit is a brazen celebration of the lust for life that is Latin culture: vibrant, sultry, colourful and spirited, reflected in Vasco’s dashing ambience of killer cocktails, romantic hospitality and well executed bar bites freshly made in the visible open kitchen.
Brought to you by the talent behind The Cufflink Club The Cufflink Club, one of the world’s top ten high volume cocktail bars (Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2014, Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar), this is owner-founder Joel Fraser’s second outpost: a rarity in the Singapore cocktail scene. Fraser’s travels to Latin America, including a trip to Rio de Janeiro in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup, inspired him to create Vasco and bring his appreciation for Latin culture to life; an appreciation shared by Vasco partners Christian Hartmann and Andrew Walsh who also felt strongly that the South American scene was missing in Singapore.
Helming the kitchen is Executive Chef and Vasco partner Andrew Walsh, previously Executive Chef of stellar establishments Esquina and The Study. No stranger to bustling environments with top-notch food, Walsh, who is also partnering up with Fraser on a new soon-to-be-announced restaurant concept, has conceptualised a concise menu hefty with fresh ingredients and bold in flavour; making the food at Vasco a crowd-puller in itself.
Rounding up this team of some of the best in the business is Head Chef Jennifer Lee, founder of Sarnies café on Telok Ayer Street. As one of the few female head chefs in Singapore now, Lee, of Australian-Chinese descent, has worked in restaurants, bakeries and cafes all her life, and had been in Mexico City cooking and reviewing restaurants for a year prior to Vasco.
Begin the evening’s revelry with their choice of signature cocktails and Latin classics. Cachaça, Mezcal, Pisco, Rum and Tequila boldly headline the playful cocktail list here, including The Old Man & The Sea, Girl From Ipanema, Cusco Puta, Mexico ’70 and Del Monte Cartel. Making for a dangerous proposition of a decadent night out is the food, which presents a heady pleasure of more senses: try the El Cubano Sandwich, a healthy portion of pig, pickle and cheese, as well as the authentic empanadas and Peruvian inspired ceviche.
The 1,600 sq ft space with 56 seats is designed for a night of serious fun, courtesy of both Fraser and Hartmann.Expect nothing less than a lively mix of Latin beats on the stereo complete with Bossanova funk and tunes from the likes of Buena Vista Social Club to bring out the full Vasco experience.
Open Door Policy, Tiong Bahru’s favourite neighbourhood hangout, is launching a globetrotting new menu by Head Chef Daniele Sperindio and a revamped interior.
The new menu draws inspiration from far and wide throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe and has been streamlined to offer a focused selection of key dishes created in a collaborative effort between Chef Daniele and Chef-owner Ryan Clift of Tippling Club.
The new dishes are surprising yet familiar, boasting a higher level of complexity with more premium-quality ingredients, innovative and well-layered flavour profiles, and interesting presentations — while staying true to the modern bistro’s style of fusion European, Western and Asian flavours.
Standout items within the menu include the Kale Broth, a healthy starter poured table-side over crispy kale, smoked quail eggs and extra virgin olive oil “caviar”; Guacamole Risotto, with fresh chilli, slow-boiled hen egg and crème fraîche borrows its flavours and cheeky tortilla chip garnish from Latin America; a lean cut of Australian Kangaroo Fillet served agrodolce-style in a vinegar jus and accompanied with roasted Brussels sprouts with pine nuts and baby onions, and sautéed warrigal greens. Regulars will be pleased to find that the menu also features a number of amped up bistro classics, such as the quintessential Braised Beef Cheek is slow-cooked for 48 hours then served with velvety black truffle mash, roasted mushrooms and rich red wine jus.
An all new selection of Natural Wines have been introduced to the menu — made with minimal chemical and technological intervention during the growing and winemaking process, these wines are farmed organically without and produced without adding or removing any naturally occurring elements. Natural Wines are an ideal complement to the new dishes at ODP for a wholesome dining experience focused on premium ingredients.
Oroton is a 75 year old global lifestyle brand defined by its relaxed, modern Australian approach to luxury.
For the first time in Singapore, customers will be able to experience the coveted Oroton apparel range beside the brand’s iconic leather goods, accessories, jewellery, footwear and men’s collection in the new 800 over square feet store.
The conceptual palette for the project is a considered selection of graduating fresh neutrals and ceramic hues inspired by the warmth of Australian rural landscapes and refined architectural details.
The features are divided by an invisible datum line accentuating the horizontal vistas reflective of the Australian landscapes. By exposing materials in finessed, processed and natural states, a layered environment is created. The concrete plinths feature a craggy front and marble-smooth top and sit at the base of the clay-like textured walls and smooth steel shelves. A symmetrical plinths break the smooth lines of the perimeter of the store and emphasise again the rich Australian landscape abundance in different textures and habitats.