New on Gemmill Lane is 44-seater Spanish restaurant, La Pepa. It serves authentic Spanish tapas, with a 'mercado' (aka Spanish-style gourmet market/grocer) within its premise for your home dining needs!
Their Spanish staple, Arroz Negro is bomba rice cooked in squid ink, topped with seafood and aioli.
Order the Toasta La Pepa; which is Spanish cured anchovy sitting atop marinated piquillo peppers and eggplant on sourdough toast.
Trattoria Amanda is a celebration of the authentic flavours of Italy and the comfort of its home-cooked dishes. Tucked away on Stanley Street, you'd be pleasantly surprised to discover a piece of home in the hustle and bustle of the city.
Whether you're in the mood for a simple Margherita or a hearty calzone, the star of the show is always their crispy yet chewy dough baked to perfection. Sink your teeth into one of Trattoria Amanda's many pizza offerings and you'll understand what makes their pizza so special. Also don't miss out on their indulgent Burratina e Parma ham, or your favourite pasta served in perfect al dente with the freshest ingredients.
The Brightside on Duxton Hill is a fun little place where you can escape from your worries for a while. Named after the Monty Python song "Always Look on The Bright Side of Life". It's a little bit silly, but let's face it, life can be jolly rotten some times, so the people at The Brightside say bugger it, let your hair down and go laugh with them.
They serve simple, yet totally delicious, Thai Inspired Bar Snacks and Naughty Treats. Their cocktail list is totally focused on great flavours (ask for the Very Mai Tai) and value starting at $12 nett and beers from as little as $5 nett.
In short their "Mission" is to feed you great food and ply you with awesome drinks at reasonable prices.
Hidden away along the pedestrian-only and leafy Duxton Hill in a gorgeous shophouse (No.37), The Brightside is the perfect place to get together with friends. They have space for about 40+ people inside and another 16 outside, plus a couple of swing chairs. Reservations are welcomed.
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.
Another new kid on Keong Saik Road, you will find Sluviche specializing in Peruvian ceviche fare and slushies.
Choose from Pisco Punch or Pisco Sour for your adult slushie fix.
Ceviche is a highly popular and well-received Peruvian dish made out of raw fish cured in citrus juices from the coastal regions of Latin America. At Sluviche, they offer 5 ceviches available in scallop, shrimp, tuna, Fiji (swordfish) and Buri (yellowtail). Each will be served with a side of sourdough.
British-style gastropub Oxwell & Co has added a secret bar, Apothecary, to the existing offerings at their prominent shophouse unit on Ann Siang Road.
The 12-seater hideout has interesting drinks priced between $14-$24/- such the Croak & Wheeze Relief, a concoction made of a 12-year-old Glenfiddich whisky infused with honey sage syrup, orange bitters and finished with cigar smoke.
Pearly White Polish, is one which combines a Balvenie 12-year whisky with elderflower, grapefruit soda and house-made raspberry toothpaste.
Harry’s is Singapore’s most-well-established bar and dining chain, with over 20 outlets located at key business districts and suburban areas. Dedicated to create the best bar and dining experience for every guest, Harry’s takes pride in serving quality brews including the signature Harry’s Premium Lager and dishing out delectable treats carefully executed to suit every taste for guests to enjoy in an inviting and welcoming environment.
At the spiffy new Harry’s @ Jiak Chuan, one can even take the adventure to greater heights with the library of whisky and rum collection. Whisky aficionados can also join an exclusive locker membership programme. Craving for more? Enjoy their curation of whisky concoctions that will get you into the groove with DJ spinning great tunes every Friday evening.
With outlets islandwide set for every occasion, head over to a Harry’s just around the corner for a revelry today!
Experience Asia through Restaurant Ards, a new Asian fine dining concept set to open on 15 September.
Located along the buzzy stretch of Duxton Road is the elegant 40-seater Restaurant Ards, an up-and-coming New Asian fine dining destination by dynamic chef-owner duo Ace Tan and David Lee. Their first-ever independent restaurant, the pair of pedigreed young chefs are striking out on their own to answer to a passionate ambition: to celebrate Asia’s rich variety of culinary cultures and exquisite techniques with the world.
An acronym for “Asia, Roots, Distinct, Singular”, Restaurant Ards expresses the chefs’ exploration in balancing arts and gastronomy. The cuisine is the conception of new culinary combinations created with the rediscovery of centuries-old – and even forgotten – Asian culinary arts and the best ingredients sourced only from the region.
One of their representative dishes is Ear of the Sea, an ode to the treasured shellfish. Abalone, slow-braised for eighteen hours at low temperature, is served with - noodles marinated in cured kombu, fresh yuzu and sea succulents. Adding an earthiness from the land is the crispy mushroom granola, a blend of shitake, enoki and shimeji mushrooms with popcorn, coriander and shallots.
Inspired by the dynamic street food scene of Taipei, Five-Ten is a fun, casual restaurant bar founded by industry veteran Shawn Kishore (Managing Director of The Bespoken Group) and his ditzy sister Nickii, the team behind FRESH!, a 90s-themed bar and club previously at the Sultan Hotel.
Expect affordable small and large plates created by Chef Shawn Koh (previously of Salted & Hung) that feature the quintessential flavours of Taiwanese cuisine with a Southeast Asian touch, priced at $5++ and $10++ respectively.
Five-Ten has an array innovative tipples like gaoliang slushies as well as a curated selection of beers, wines, and spirits – also priced at $5++ and $10++ - to cater to the after-work drinking crowd and late night revelers.
An exciting new addition to Singapore’s night scene, Chikin (meaning “chicken” in colloquial Japanese) is a contemporary Yakitori-bar concept that offers an array of Japanese skewers, small plates and a delectable spectrum of house-infused cocktails.
The second and newest venue by lifestyle group Coterie Dining Concepts, Chikin was conceived with the aim of amping up the Yakitori experience through a package of great food, flavourful, tipples and a buzzing trendy bar setting.
Housed within a conservation shophouse at the up-and-coming Bukit Pasoh enclave, Chikin pays tongue in cheek tribute to Japanese popular culture and consumerism both with its out of the box characterisation of traditional Yakitori and cocktails , and with its affordability.
Boldly defying the traditionally premium price points of its offerings, Chikin believes that delicious Yakitori and well crafted cocktails can and should be enjoyed without breaking the bank.
On the ground floor of this three-storey Yakitori bar is where a long bar and open kitchen sits, guests are greeted with wall-to-ceiling murals sprinkled with iconic Pop Art symbols that are enlivened with neon lights and energetic graphics.
Through a climb up the stairway, the bar opens up to a lounge-like space in a dim-lit dining hall catered for cosy sit-down dining and for larger groups.
Over at the third floor, CHIKIN holds a private room space dedicated for functions and small group gatherings. Access to the private party room is by invitation or reservation only.
At Chikin, the authenticity and art of the Yakitori is preserved as cuisine-trained chefs serve up a mouth-watering selection of skewers and small plates. As its name suggests, the menu carries as many parts of the chicken as you can name: thigh, wing, heart, gizzard, tail, windpipe, neck,with other Kushiyaki (meat and vegetable) options grilled to a smoky perfection over Binchotan, a high quality Japanese charcoal.
Conceptualized by award-winning bartender Sam Wong, Chikin’s drinks menu boasts a bevy of up to 20 different cocktails, with a majority of 15 being house-made signature cocktail infusions. Infused over a period of three to four days, each spirit is expertly formulated with various ingredients to deliver a spectrum of subtle to profound flavour profiles. Just prior to serving, Chikin’s bartenders top the infusions off with carefully crafted ingredients to enhance and balance the cocktails.
Long established as one of the most revered names in the Singapore food and beverage industry, the Coriander Leaf restaurant is back to shake up the scene with the opening of the Coriander Leaf Grill, a contemporary grill which offers delectable charcoal grilled dishes with Asian influences. These are perfectly paired up with old and new world wines, draft and craft beers, and signature cocktails.
Located within 12 Ann Siang, a five-storey multi-concept establishment, there are several sections at the Coriander Leaf Grill in which you can enjoy your meal. Whether you prefer to be seated in the main indoor space or relax in its gorgeous courtyard, you will receive unparalleled attention from the excellent in-house crew, always on hand to serve you juicy cuts of steak, lamb chops and grilled hen.
Don’t miss out on the exquisite lime and chilli sorbet, or taking a few sips from the premium selection of fine wines from the restaurant’s enviable wine display wall.
When you’re done, adjourn to the rooftop of the Screening Room and enjoy a tipple while you take in the mesmerising night views of the Central Business District area and Chinatown. How’s that for a night out in Singapore?
Trust Yoga centre plans to share their best yoga knowledge with all, regardless of gender, age, religion, and nationality. Their sharing comprises Yogic science, asana, pranayama & kriya practices and meditation.
Trust Yoga provides back-bend classes with guidance to ensure back-bending is balanced with no additional taxing to any part causing compression. Practice with them to learn the right technique to deepen your backbend.
Raw fish is a delicacy on its own and makes one of the strongest key ingredients in so many different regional cuisines. Each culture does it differently: Japan has sushi and sashimi, Latin America has ceviche, Italy has crudo and Scandinavia has gravlax. Hawaii has poké.
Loloku is Keong Saik Road's new poké bar and deli.
The people at Loloku fell in love with poké after visiting the Hawaiian Islands and decided to set-up a poké bar, where they’ve updated the same savoury mix of rich Ahi tuna, shoyu and sesame oil with the inventive flavour combinations of Singapore’s international cuisine.
Hear Records is a music lifestyle store in Singapore, retailing new and used vinyl records. They're the local distributor of Music Hall (US) turntables and electronics, as well as Art Vinyl (UK). Their 2nd store is now at Chinatown.
Stocking over 3000 used records and 1000 new ones (with fresh shipments coming in every month), there’s always something new in store. Be it jazz, trip-hop, death metal, ambient, post rock — take your pick. In addition to records, they sell turntables, electronics and peripherals such as Art Vinyl display frames.
'Kin Khao', meaning "eat rice", is the commonly used Thai expression "to eat". Kin Cow was borne from a double love of traditional kuay teow neua or Thai Beef Noodles, together with premium, imported beef.
With a recipe that has been passed down through many generations, Mr Ruud and his wife, Not, have preserved a long-held family tradition of selling kuay teow neua in Thailand. Kin Cow is excited to bring their special blend of herbs and spices from the streets and kitchens of Bangkok to your steamy bowl here in Singapore.
Together with their hand-picked selection of premium cuts from the pastures of Australia, the US, and Japan, Kin Cow is proud to present their souped-up version of the traditional bowl of Thai Beef Noodles.
Vanilla Home has opened a new showroom in the heart of Chinatown where everything began 14 years ago. A bustling and vibrant neighborhood with a hip, cosmopolitan vibe, 63 Club Street is the perfect location for the renowned multi- label lifestyle boutique to continue to bring you the very best of homewares and lifestyle products from all over the world.
Vanilla Home threw open its doors in 2002 to offer a greater choice of lifestyle products of superlative quality in Singapore and the region. It quickly became renowned and respected for its superb selection, stringent standards and excellence in service and customer relations.
Porta Romana from the UK has been selected to be the anchor brand at the new Vanilla Home, showcasing many of its beloved lamps and chandeliers in the ‘Jewel Box’ of the showroom, a central atrium at the heart of the boutique.
As Singapore continues to cement its standing in Asia as an Arts hub, the showroom will also serve as a platform for artists to showcase their work in a lifestyle setting. A departure from the traditional white cube gallery space Vanilla Home offers artists an opportunity to show their work as it would live in a home. Currently exhibited are works by Gilly Beal and Stefanie Hauger, winner of the 2013 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year Award.
Visitors to the centre can catch a glimpse of what it was like to live in an overcrowded shophouse in the 1950s, aided by ambient soundscapes and audio conversations.
The centre is now also home to a replica of a tailor shop from the olden days. STB said visitors can learn about what being a tailor was like in that era, as well as what his interactions with his apprentices and family were like.
A gallery depicting Chinatown in the 1960s shows mock-ups of a street market, heritage shops and activities on the street, which aim to present stories of a grittier Chinatown during that time. And scents of traditional Chinese medicine at a physician's cubicle offer a whiff of old Chinatown.
A new gallery on the physical transformation of post-1960s Chinatown has also been introduced. The gallery will trace the physical transformation of the area and stories from those that make up Chinatown in the present day.
A space has also been set aside to hold temporary exhibits and community events, allowing the centre to be a venue for community engagement.
Visitors to the Heritage Centre will also have the opportunity to take part in immersive tours. For instance, guides will will take visitors through the exhibits whilst adopting the character of a samsui woman or trishaw rider.
AltaEgo is a brand new 3 level concept located in Ann Siang, with each level bringing you a completely different party experience.
The ground floor cocktail bar and restaurant is a great setting for your social or business gathering and comes to life in the evenings with a down-tempo acoustic live band. They strive to blend the very best of entertainment with professional service through a comprehensive drink list and tapas. The design mixes bright colours to enhance the space with rich dark material to create a stimulating setting.
On level 2, embrace the intimate and sophisticated lounge experience. Sultry vocal house music coupled with signature cocktails and VIP table service complement the warm, intimate atmosphere.
On level 3, their boutique theatre is an intimate and comfortable setting which offers daily screenings of films that cannot be seen on the big screen anymore. By day we service a variety of private events and by night they transform into a sexy champagne lounge where you can unwind and corporates can entertain while listening to groovy beats and enjoying the finer things in life.
On level 4, an award winning bar which has enjoyed regular popularity over the years for its relaxing vibe, fabulous service and scenic views, across the heritage Chinatown area juxtaposed against the central business district. Perfect for the after work drink and night cap with friends and clients alike. Beautiful cocktails, beautiful music, beautiful views – the place to be and to be seen!
The hotel is the perfect hotel for affordable comfortable stays in central Singapore. Minutes from Outram MRT station, the hotel is excellently positioned where the charms of history meet the excitement and comforts of modernity.
Enjoy a unique experience of dwelling in a pre-war heritage shophouse – complete with beautiful full-length shuttered windows and quaint private balconies. Four different room types are available to suit your group-size, itinerary and budget.