This month, SPRMRKT joins a new neighbourhood – the verdant and idyllic Dempsey Hill, with an inspired space and a new cultural-culinary experience through dining, retail and art.
2012 saw the beginnings of the lifestyle F&B brand in a shophouse on McCallum Street favoured by city dwellers as an oasis to the hustle and bustle of CBD life. Eight years later, SPRMRKT has grown into a familiar neighbourhood name; from the bustling central business district to the riverside respite of Robertson Quay, quaint Cluny residential area, and now, at the heart of the Dempsey Hill lifestyle enclave.
Just like its name without the vowels, SPRMRKT is about simplicity, focusing on what matters. At the heart of it is responsibly sourced ingredients prepared meticulously to let their natural flavours shine; warm, friendly service centred on the diner; a showcase of carefully sourced gourmet brands from Singapore and around the region with the aim of giving back; and thoughtful collaborations that support young artists and creatives.
Another reason to drop by SPRMRKT at Dempsey Hill is the house-baked goods fresh from the oven, enticing with their lingering aroma. The range varies daily and includes breads, pastries and tea cakes, as well as must-haves like the Olive Oil Cake and Chiffon Cake in flavours of lychee, strawberry and pandan.
Exclusive on the weekends, listen out for the ice cream man ringing the bell as SPRMRKT at Dempsey Hill brings a little nostalgia to the neighbourhood with the Durian Semifreddo Wafer Sandwich. The frozen semifreddo is house made with luscious D24 durian pulp cocooned in a crispy wafer with vanilla and caramel notes; great for on the go or at the breezy veranda.
COMO Club is the perfect aperitivo bar for gatherings and more. COMO Club has a food and drinks menu that offers an experience from three acclaimed COMO Dempsey restaurants.
COMO Club is the youngest addition to COMO Dempsey by the COMO Group. At the heart and soul of block 17 that houses The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar, Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh and Candlenut, COMO Club is a cosy and intimate space to meet after work for drinks and small plates, a place to decompress and chill in style.
Catch up with friends and graze on the concised menu that centres around the foods of the three restaurants. Light but packed with high-octane flavours, the tapas-portioned dishes include signature favourites such as the Cheeseburger with Brie, Black Truffle and Mayonnaise (The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar), Tenshi Shrimps and Vegetable Tempura (Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh), Candlenut Satay as well as Kueh Pie Tee, Braised Turnip, Pork Belly and Prawns (Candlenut). Designed to be paired with preprandial drinks before moving on to dinner, these moreish plates can also be enjoyed as a light meal by themselves.
Designed by renowned Italian designer Paola Navone, the stylish space is a feast for the eyes. Suspended oversized cupola lamps in a woven natural fibre in electric blue not only provide flattering ambient lighting but also lend a contemporary touch. Banquette seats offer a romantic mise- en-scene perfect for private get-togethers, while high-back sofas make this the ideal spot to lie back, unwind and relax with friends.
More than a classic bar, COMO Club is poised to become the hottest destination in Dempsey.
Da Paolo Dempsey offers a modern twist to traditional Italian cuisine with a live pasta making counter, Italian wood-fired oven for handstretched pizza, and an extensive wine and cocktail menu. This experiential dining guarantees that whether you’re there for gourmet shopping or to have a delectable meal, you can get an enriching insight into Italy’s vibrant food and wine culture whilst soaking up the convivial spirit.
From pasta made fresh at the pasta counter to Da Paolo’s signature Tiramisu, Executive Chef Andrea goes back to the basics of Italian cuisine, embodying the heart of his father’s, Paolo, vision when he opened his first trattoria.
Indulge in authentic Italian gelato, handstretched wood-fired pizza, hearty brunch, quality cuts & cheese, complemented with an extensive wine and cocktail list.
Inspired by the Italian Mediterranean, feel energised by Da Paolo Dempsey's vibrant tones and earthly elements with iconic maiolica tiles.
Da Paolo Dempsey is a perfect space for early morning breakfast date with friends or a lavish dinner with loved ones.
Their global baker founder, Dean Brettschneider invites all to ‘break bread’ and indulge in an elevated dining experience over a downright delicious new menu.
Situated on a gorgeous grassy knoll just off Loewen Road is an eye-catching ‘glasshouse’ that showcases two of the island’s well-loved food brands – Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza that helm the F&B offerings at Core Collective, the recently-opened fitness, wellness and lifestyle hub.
The two restaurants are surrounded by greenery that is perfect fodder for a children’s activity and pet-friendly area, making this all-glass destination – which spans 12,000 square feet of land – a welcome retreat away from the daily grind. Furnished with light wood tables and accessories complemented by caramel-hued chairs, the space is one that evokes a relaxed atmosphere with a touch of chic. A cosy courtyard bridges both concepts and is a lovely romantic spot for an evening out, or an intimate nook for a private party.
Plank’s fifth outlet serves up its all-time favourites made fresh from an authentic Italian Valoriani Igloo Pizza Oven and available in two sizes – Round (12 inches) and Plank (foot long, outlet-exclusive). Must-orders include the 6 – tomato sauce, mozzarella, Parma ham, rocket ($26, $13); 8 - tomato sauce, mozzarella, lamb and fennel meatballs, balsamic onion, caramelised garlic, buttered leeks, herbs and parmesan ($26, $13) and 9 - Pineapple cream sauce, pepperoni, pineapple, blue cheese, mozzarella, chilli lakes, rosemary & basil ($25, $12.50).
For those who are focused on dessert as a main course, the Something Sweet section will fulfil all desires. The Cheese Plank Pizza ($14.50) is topped with blue cheese, fig jam, caramelised garlic, crème fraiche, balsamic glaze, caramelised walnuts, maple syrup, thyme and lemon zest; while the Banoffee Plank Pizza ($14.50) is a good ol’ classic levelled up with roasted pecans and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Situated on a gorgeous grassy knoll just off Loewen Road is an eye-catching ‘glasshouse’ that showcases two of the island’s well-loved food brands – Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza that helm the F&B offerings at Core Collective, the recently-opened fitness, wellness and lifestyle hub.
The new F&B establishment open its doors recently to welcome customers into a gem of a venue boasting floor-to-ceiling glass, an expansive casual-chic dining area and most of all, an elevated ‘2.0’ experience with a brand new dine-in menu to complement its popular bakery favourites, Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza look set to be a community with great vibes. Masterminded by New Zealander ‘Baker Boy’, Founder and CEO Dean Brettschneider, both brands have been an endearing part of the local foodscape since 2012 and 2015 respectively; steadily expanding to ten Baker & Cook and five Plank Sourdough Pizza outlets in Singapore alone.
The latest outlet is a stunning locale that is uniquely designed to embrace both concepts in one beautiful garden. A definite highlight for Baker & Cook is the splendid 12-metre elevated Deli and Bakery counter that curves seductively and takes centre-stage, beckoning with freshly-made items, immediately differentiating the space from other branches.
Since its beginnings, Baker & Cook has established itself as an artisan bakery and food store that offers a heart- warming shopping and dining experience, proudly going by the motto that “Passion is Our Main Ingredient”.
Located at Dempsey Road, Meat-Me Steakhouse serves up tasty steaks and wines. At Meat-Me, they are always focused on presenting the perfect meat to meet you. Their beef, aged for at least 60 days, gets roasted to excellence in the seasoned hands of their chef.
Meat-Me Steakhouse is made up of 3 sections – an indoor dining area that seats 35, an outdoor dining area for 35 pax and a bar for 6 pax.
The indoor dining area is set in a cosy and intimate atmosphere within the restaurant, decorated with modern decorative elements and is ideal for private gatherings or professional meetings. The outdoor dining area is set on a deck, surrounded by lush greenery for the tranquil alfresco dining experience, the outdoor dining section is perfect for standing cocktail, private parties or professional networking events.
Maduro is a new listening lounge and bar in Dempsey that’s dedicated to classical music and supporting the careers of musicians.
To some, Maduro is a wine and whisky connoisseur’s dream come true. To others, a listening lounge devoted to preserving the virtuosity of the classics – both genres and libations alike. To those in the know, Maduro is their own secret slice of heaven on earth. According to old Spanish etymology, Maduro depicts an act “to ripen, mature”.
Discover a world of design inspiration & beauty for your home. Bungalow 55 at Cluny Court has recently relocated to Dempsey Road.
Bungalow 55 has a beautifully curated selection of homewares sourced from around the globe. Their collection includes lamps, hand painted prints, pendant lighting, rugs, arm chairs, small furniture pieces and decorative accessories to make your space feel like home.
All their items can be accessed in store during business hours or through their online shop 24/7.
Bincho at Min Jiang delivers the same authentic Japanese yakitori experience to Dempsey Road, in a contemporary industrial-chic hideaway at Dempsey Road. Like its flagship venue at Tiong Bahru, the restaurant is tucked away behind decades-old Cantonese restaurant, Min Jiang by Goodwood Park Hotel.
Step through the hidden entrance amidst beautiful greenery and treat yourself to a cosy, intimate dining experience – starting with its discrete location; an unassuming entrance via a dark black door with frosted glass panels; a charming vaulted roof; copper-hued interiors; with a Japanese folk playlist providing background chatter.
The restaurant offers the same yakitori selection as its outpost in Tiong Bahru, as well as a selection of luxurious offerings and seasonal items, only available at Bincho at Min Jiang.
Set in the lush flora of Dempsey Hill, the 40-seater restaurant occupies the 1000 square foot space of the monochrome one-story colonial building. Situated away from the main cluster, the restaurant provides a tranquil escape away from the bustling lifestyle and dining enclave of Dempsey, complete with a beautiful green picturesque backdrop.
Following his success at running Bincho at Hua Bee, the new Bincho at Min Jiang will be helmed by Executive Chef Asai Masashi, who hails from the HyÅgo Prefecture in Japan. Formerly of the prestigious Abeno Tsuji Culinary Institute, Asai-san spent thirteen years of his career refining his skills at various dining destinations in HyÅgo, Osaka, and Kyoto.
Growing up in the HyÅgo Prefecture, surrounded by pristine produce from the land and sea, Asai-san developed an appreciation for exquisite, seasonal ingredients from a young age. Holding these ingredients in high regard, he thoughtfully curates his menu according to the 24 micro seasons in the Japanese calendar, showcasing the best ingredients each season has to offer.
With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, Chef Asai Masashi understands the importance of precision execution over simple ingredients and continues to masterfully shares his philosophy of Japanese grilling to Bincho at Min Jiang.
True to the restaurant’s name ‘Bincho’, synonymous to the famed Japanese white charcoal Bincho-tan, the restaurant offers a selection of Yakitori grilled to perfection over an open fire. The signature Yakitori Platter features various part of the chicken, where no protein is left out, from the chicken thigh, breast, neck, wing, skin to its tail, heart, liver, gizzard, and cocks comb.
Another note-worthy dish Chef Asai created for the new restaurant is the Uni Shabu Shabu, featuring a luxurious ‘Uni broth’ made from fresh Sea Urchin. The creamy, cloudy dashi-based broth boasts a light orange colour and a distinct aromatic fragrance. Originated first in Osaka, Japan, the Uni Shabu Shabu set features the broth served in a personal sized hot-pot, a spread of air-flown seasonal seafood items (eg Oyster, Crab, Abalone, Prawn), seasonal vegetables and sashimi-grade Sea Urchin.
Guests may enjoy the fresh seafood shabu-shabu style over the simmering broth. To complete the dish, the server uses remaining soup broth in the hotpot to prepare an umami-rich Uni Porridge using Yumepirika rice, spring onions and other condiments like kizami nori (seaweed) and shichimi (seven-spiced powder). The rich, creamy and comforting Japanese porridge is topped with fresh uni.
On Bincho’s grilled menu is Yasai Maki (translated as Vegetable Rolls), a type of meat rolls featuring thinly sliced pork or beef, wrapped around seasonal vegetables, skewered and grilled. The range of Yasai Maki features an extensive list of seasonally available vegetables like Japanese long yam, young corn and mushroom amongst others. Grilled over the Bincho-tan charcoal, these skewers offer a wonderful mix of textures and flavors, with each meat roll paired with its own complementing sauce.
Spring – the season of rejuvenation and new beginnings – has arrived.
For Min Jiang, one of Singapore’s most established and celebrated Chinese restaurants, this spring marks a notable chapter in the history of Min Jiang at One-North. Opened in Rochester Park in 2006, this second restaurant under the prestigious Min Jiang brand became renowned for its cuisine as well its status as the only Chinese restaurant to occupy a ‘black and white’ bungalow in Singapore.
Having called Rochester Park home for 12 years, the restaurant has taken a step forward: relocating to another heritage destination – Dempsey Hill – into new and bigger premises. Boasting an interior of contemporary chinoiserie, Min Jiang at Dempsey aims to deliver an elevated experience of award-winning Chinese dining in a chic and sophisticated ambience.
The restaurant is housed in a charming, British-era building located on the fringes of Dempsey Hill. Celebrated architect and interior designer, Ernesto Bedmar, has given the dining space – which has a larger floor area than its previous Rochester site – a modern chinoiserie aesthetic. Surrounded by lush greenery, the restaurant has an ethereal and romantic ambience that appeals widely to regular patrons as well as diners and visitors exploring the Dempsey Hill lifestyle enclave.
One of Min Jiang’s hallmarks has always been its elegant, sophisticated service. Whether it’s a romantic date, corporate lunch or family gathering. A catch-up with friends or a grand celebration like a wedding, anniversary or birthday. A meal with a foreign visitor or simply a quiet everyday repast – Min Jiang delivers you to the heart of the moment. It is a restaurant for all seasons. And as spring warms the river and the fish begin their journey, it opens its doors at its new home in Dempsey Hill.
A new style of family life is here. The newly-opened Maggie & Rose on Dempsey Road is the most brilliant Family Members’ Club and Play & Learn drop-off Programme! The original club was dreamt up back in 2006, in the heart of London. Since then, the Maggie & Rose family has gone global with hip hangouts in London, Hong Kong and China; it’s THE home away from home for families to eat, play and learn together.
It’s been a long journey creating the ultimate family destination for little ones and grown-ups to enjoy, but now, that Maggie & Rose magic has landed on Singapore’s shores.
Get in touch, drop by and join them to become part of their awesome Maggie & Rose family!
Flavours, tastes, sights and smells from the four corners of the world all under one roof at your fingertips. Culina at COMO Dempsey brings together all these and much more at its new flagship. Housed in a spacious high-ceilinged former British Army barracks, the over 15,000 sq ft destination curates the best foods, produce and ingredients by marques of provenance from around the globe, carefully sourced by their team of food and culinary experts just for you.
From the modern bistro to the contemporary European-inspired food market, Culina at COMO Dempsey welcomes everyone with a feast for the senses and a unique source-to-table experience.
Whether it is the comforting aroma of warm baked bread, the sizzling sound and tantalising smell of seared Wagyu steaks, the spectacular displays of ocean-fresh seafood, in-season produce and ingredients, and wine cellars or a perfectly Instagrammable selection of French patisseries and cakes, Culina at COMO Dempsey invites you to simply see, smell, taste, touch and experience.
Culina at COMO Dempsey is the latest chapter in the Culina story. What began 25 years ago with the simple belief that eating well is one of life’s greatest pleasures now informs everything they do. Their team members are food lovers with a simple passion for real food. They love what they do and they love to share what they know about food. They believe in eating by the seasons as food tastes best when consumed at the right time of the year. They know that a good meal starts with great produce and they are proud to partner committed farmers and producers who care about what goes on your plate.
Carefully sourced from the four corners of the world, Culina at COMO Dempsey serves up the freshest food, produce and ingredients, and the best speciality products. New or exclusive to the house, many of these brands are of deep provenance and are held in esteem by top chefs.
Culina at COMO Dempsey now offers a fine selection of meats, seafood, bread and patisseries, and a charcuterie and cheese delicatessen. Also available are fresh vegetables and fruits, sauces, dried goods and condiments, as well as a wine cellar and the renowned Sydney floral boutique, Grandiflora.
Pearl Lam Galleries Singapore is pleased to announce the reopening of their new gallery space in Dempsey Hill, one of Singapore’s most vibrant lifestyle and dining hubs.
Founded by Pearl Lam, Pearl Lam Galleries is a driving force within Asia’s contemporary art scene. With over 20 years of experience exhibiting Asian and Western art and design, it is one of the leading and most established contemporary art galleries in China.
JAM draws the modern Asian family table into Siri House, introducing diverse flavours and influences to their shared plates. Led by Ming Tan (Lolla, Park Bench Deli) and Jeremy Cheok (Garang Grill), familiar, quality produce are delivered with signature twists, while service forgoes formality for genuine warmth and hospitality. Sunday Punch’s Mark Tay and Yap Hwee Jen elevate the dining experience with a sophisticated bar programme, comprising a line-up of distillates and spirits developed in-house.
Refined, playful and deliberate, JAM at Siri House celebrates the gathering of kith and kin, and their enjoyment of great food, at its heart.
Siri House in Dempsey Hill is a lifestyle, social and dining space by Sansiri, Thailand’s leading luxury property developer, bringing together people, art, design, food, and retail - all essential elements for a sought-after place of gathering. An emblem of the Sansiri lifestyle, Siri House welcomes everyone. Whether you’re looking for a brunch spot on the weekend, a cocktail masterclass to attend, a thoughtful gift for a friend or just for quiet refuge, Siri House is the place to be.
Nestled in Dempsey Hill, Siri House features a Sales Gallery highlighting Sansiri’s most prestigious property developments; JAM at SIRI HOUSE, a restaurant that elevates the home dining and drinking experience; an intimate Art Space that will exhibit a roster of art shows by Thai and international artists; The Shop retailing a hot list of ones-to-watch-and-know design brands from Thailand.
Tiong Bahru Bakery's newest outlet, TBB Safari, is a safari-themed cafe on Minden Road. Set in a glamping tent, TBB Safari's patrons can expect a specially designed exterior, an exclusive menu selection and lush greenery all around.
Aiming to 'bring the outdoors indoor', TBB Safari is inspired by the founder's recent trip to an African safari in Botswana.
TBB Safari offers exclusive drinks include the Beetroot Latte and Turmeric Latte , as well as breakfast jars such as the Rolled Oats with Black Sesame & Pineapple, and the Tapioca Coconut Papaya.
TBB is kept at a cool 25 degrees Celsius even without air-conditioning. Their opening hours are from 8am-5pm daily.
The lovely Demspey Hill is now home to Greenwood Fish Market's latest and biggest outlet. The newly-opened 8,300 sq ft multi-concept restaurant is a wholesale seafood retail market, full-bar lounge, florist and restaurant, all under one roof.
Greenwood Fish Market offers more than just fresh seafood. They offer an entire experience. Expect to find the most exquisite, gargantuan and outlandish seafood at this neighbourhood fish shop. Well-stocked with products from the waters of Canada, Holland, America, New Zealand, Australia, and even South Korea, their ice bed displays are always kept in abundance-reminiscent of fish mongers in Australia. With so many live products to choose from, each visit promises to be unique.
Proudly housing items from all over Europe, the showroom space is filled with modern contemporary furniture and furnishing accessories from notable brands such as Galloti & Radice, Prianera, Gealux, Discaisa and many more.
Having made a name for shaking up Singapore's dining scene with a broad portfolio of Italian dining and drinking destinations, the ilLido Group has now set its sights on making whisky appreciation fun and sexy with their newly-opened whisky & cocktail bar concept, Room for More.
Room for More is very much about approaching whisky appreciation through a contemporary lens. In that vein, the menu offers a whirlwind tour of the world's most notable distilleries and whisky houses; Alongside an extensive repertoire of Scotland's finest. Room for More also showcases whiskies from Japan, India, France, Switzerland, and more.
Housed in Dempsey Hill, Room for More resembles a snazzy atelier than a typical whisky lounge.
After 3 years of welcoming guests with delicate Spanish fare to Singapore, La Ventana has now rebranded to Tapas 26 and relocated to a new space at 26B Dempsey Road.
Along with this revamp, Tapas 26 will also be serving an eclectic mix of all-time favourite tapas and cuisine from Spain, along with a curated selection of Spanish wines and traditional drinks, all in a casual and fun atmosphere.
The restaurant will feature a different menu every quarter to introduce a variety of internationally known dishes alongside lesser-known homemade recipes that have been enjoyed across many generations in Spain. Diners can also look forward to the seasonal menus that would showcase the versatility of tapas and Spanish cuisines when fresh products form the market are incorporated into the recipes.
Equipped with a new "gentle-on-skin" filtration, the pool has temperature controls so that the kids can enjoy "shiver free" swimming lessons.
SWISH! Swimming is a swimming school, for children aged 4 months and above. Founded on the philosophy that learning to swim is an essential life-saving skill and not something that is only required for those who want to swim competitively. Learning to swim is about communicating with water – not being fearful of it, but instead using it as the building block for a whole load more of fun times in your life.
Nestled in the lush surroundings of Dempsey Hill, SWISH! offers a variety of Aquatic Enrichment Classes for all ages. The temperature controlled indoor and outdoor, salt-chlorinated pools are purpose built to optimize the learning experience.
For great margaritas and delicious Mexican food, you must check out the newly-refurbished Margarita's at Dempsey Hill!
Margarita's is a hidden gem located in the area that offers a wide range of authentic and succulent Mexican cuisine.
With an unyielding passion for exciting, yet clean and authentic flavours, founder and owner and chef-to-date, Andy Yap, is the brainchild behind Singapore's first Margarita's restaurant. From its humble beginning at Faber Drive in 1988, Margarita's rapidly expanded to the East Coast, and subsequently blossomed as a hidden gem at Dempsey Hill.
The Yard Dempsey is a state-of-the-art, acrobatic sports centre at Loewen Road which offers programmes for kids ranging from 18 months to 10 years.
Surrounded by a wide variety of food, activity and educational options, The Yard Dempsey aims to add a new flavour to the already bustling community at Dempsey. Programs at Dempsey are aimed at the younger age frame with classes from parent accompanied GymTots to the independent Kinder and JuniorGym levels.
With an emphasis on fun and fitness, their recreational gymnasts are encouraged to achieve a personal-level of success in skill-development and an enjoyment of gymnastics.
The Yard's 1st facility started in 2016 at Science Centre Road. You can read about it here.
Children's Cove Preschool has been providing quality, educational and enriching programmes for the young ones since 2010. Their new campus at Jalan Penjara is now open.
The new campus offers a unique setting, amongst 30,000 square feet of outdoor space and is complete with a massive pond, huge sandpit and forest trail.
For the past 6 years, they are proud to have served many local and expatriate families, sharing their joy and responsibility of nurturing their little ones. Their values and beliefs in early childhood education have attracted many like-minded teachers to join them.
Their team of professional and experienced teachers is committed to fill children with positive affirmation, loving attention and care. Read more about the school's facilities and programmes here.
Carrotsticks and Cravings is a cafe, cooking school and food blog run by Terri-Anne, an Aussie expat mum living in Singapore. Her food philosophy is all about balance - deliciously nutritious food made with love.
They are hot on health - They don't just make healthy food look pretty but serve up deliciously nutritious food made with love!
Make your way down to Carrotsticks & Cravings cafe and fill your tummies with their deliciously nutritious and highly popular Smashed Avo Toast and many more. Check out their menu here.
COMO Cuisine completes the gastronomic range at COMO Dempsey. With its refined and modern fare, it offers clean, contemporary flavours for the whole family. The restaurant’s all-day menu brings a light touch to the big flavours of the region, reflecting Singapore’s heritage as a culinary melting pot.
The new restaurant offers informal everyday elegance with a menu for the whole family. Previously only available as a pop-up at the Paddock Club of the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, this fourth restaurant within the COMO Dempsey complex presents diners the opportunity to enjoy COMO Cuisine’s clean, contemporary flavours all year round.
On the menu are perennial favourites such as the Shrimp Ceviche and their Big Raw Salad. New dishes are inspired by the traditional cuisines of the Indian subcontinent. The tandoor, fired with coconut charcoal, infuses smokiness into the Lamb Kofta and transforms the tapas classic Padron peppers into a vibrant chaat.
The nutritional quotient is further boosted by a complementary COMO Shambhala menu from COMO's sister brand in holistic wellness, COMO Shambhala. The COMO Shambhala dishes are prepared with specific cooking techniques to retain taste, texture and the nutritional integrity of the ingredients, while the composition of each dish is designed to maximise both nutritional benefit and dining pleasure.
Singapore’s first Skewers & Claypot Cocktail Bar, Provisions, is now at Dempsey.
They serve comforting foods of South East Asia in provincial formats; in an earthen wear vessel and on a stick. Their cocktails are completely bespoke and seasonal, bringing to the table exciting infusions and concoctions with Asian herbs and spices.
A provision shop in short. They are all about remembering and bringing the best of the good ole' days back. No frills, fuss free fun brought forward through the most heartfelt South East Asian hospitality. View their menu here.
World-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s legendary involvement in every aspect of his restaurants – concept, menu, architectural design, staff selection and training – shows through in The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, his most recent establishment at COMO Dempsey.
Signature elements like an open kitchen elevates the cooking process into a performing art, while communal dining makes the experience more familial and relaxed.
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s signature cuisine abandons the traditional use of meat stocks and creams and instead features the intense flavours and textures from vegetable juices, fruit essences, light broths, and herbal vinaigrettes. Expect indulgent signatures such as the Egg Caviar, and the Black Truffle and Fontina Pizza. An exquisite curation of unique cocktails and specialty concoctions inspired by Asian flavours, complement the contemporary menu.
Morsels is a creative atelier serving wildly creative small plates of ingredient driven and artisanal fine eclectic cuisine, and yet one can expect a dining experience similar to dining in a friend`s home. Relocated from Mayo Street, you will find the new Morsels at Dempsey Road.
Chef Owner Petrina Loh helms the kitchen and draws from her love for the arts to create an artisanal menu that is imaginative yet comforting. Her signature structured approached coupled with a deep respect for ingredients bring about soulful food with flavors that excite the palate.
Founded by Pearl Lam, Pearl Lam Galleries are a driving force within Asia's contemporary art scene. With over 20 years of experience exhibiting Asian and Western art and design, it is one of the leading and most established contemporary art galleries to be launched out of China.
Candlenut is now in Dempsey. They pride themselves in serving inspired dishes with authentic flavours. Their menu changes almost daily, put together using only the freshest market produce and cooked for hours to bring out the very best. Just the way Popo and Mum taught them.
Candlenut was a beautiful, petite Malay lady who caught the eye of a man coming through Singapore for business. They fell in love, and he stayed for her sake. Her nimble fingers were quick to learn, putting her heart to cooking what she knew while bringing in Chinese flavours he missed from home. And so, this was the humble beginning of Peranakan cuisine.
Little House of Dreams is a homegrown bakery specialising in bespoke cakes and dessert tables. It was the first bakery to officially offer dessert tables with customised sweet treats and gorgeous table styling.
From an online store in 2008, to the 1st brick and mortar bakery in 2012, the brand has since expanded into a flagship bakery bistro at the heart of Dempsey Hill. Little House of Dreams now offers a comprehensive menu selection, ranging from hearty baked meals to tantalising grilled meats and a selection to suit juniors' unique appetites. The refurbished venue features a 4-metre long dessert display counter and is also perfect for intimate life events such as weddings and birthday parties.
Lexington is a life-style Brand and has a strong position in home decoration. Over the years there has been an increasing demand for new product categories to expand the Lexington brand. The cross over to the clothing business was therefore natural and sought after and in December 2007 the first collection from Lexington Clothing Co. was launched.
The assortment for home is influenced by the typical New England style. Lexington follows the tradition from the East Coast of America and the collection is true to the American tradition of superior craftsmanship. All Collections are build on the tradition and inspiration from this part of the world. However, we believe that there are people all around the world, in all countries that enjoy this style of life.
With the Lexington range you can always combine colors and styles, whether you live in the city or in the countryside. There are a lot of possibilities to combine the different products, qualities and designs.
The multi-brand store will be opening in one of two blocks on Dempsey Road.
According to COMO Lifestyle’s bid, a new concept known as “COMO Dempsey” will be introduced integrating Dover Street Market with several F&B outlets, including a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant and bar, new restaurant concept COMO Cuisine and local Peranakan restaurant Candlenut.
Singapore’s favourite premium meat and sausage purveyors Huber’s Butchery has moved to bigger and better premises, from its previous location at 18A Dempsey Road to across the road at 22 Dempsey Road with a 13,000 square feet space.
Stylishly designed like a community, the new Huber’s Butchery comes with free parking, a fun, tree-shaded outdoor children’s playground, edible garden of herbs and flowers and a 50-seater bistro with indoor and outdoor seating serving appetising meals for lunch and dinner.
With an easy one-way traffic shopping concept that starts on the second level, customers will immediately be greeted by the friendly staff behind the information counter. Beside the counter awaits extensive ranges of delectable cold-cuts and fresh sausages that are additive and filler free. The fresh sausages are made on site and curious customers can enjoy the interesting process through a glass window and even make special customisations of their unique individual preferences for a minimum order of five kilograms.
The Gourmet Studio, a sleek demonstration kitchen, offering comprehensive cooking classes by inhouse and guest chefs, follows right after. Alongside are the seafood and grocery departments, with exclusive products such as Zweifel potato chips, Thomy condiments, Koko Black chocolates, Tar10 sauces, Schöni Sauerkraut, Freshstock stocks and glazes, Segreti antipastos, Roza’s gourmet sauces, Farmhouse Museli breakfast cereals, Rivella soft drinks and Wellington honey.
Also situated on the second storey is an extensive cheese section, which currently has over 100 types of cheeses and is complemented by the daily baked breads and large ranges of crackers and antipasto. Come December, the selection will increase to 150, making Huber’s Butchery’s cheese range the largest in Singapore – a piece of exciting news that will certainly delight any cheese lover.
Accessing the first level of Huber’s Butchery via elevators, the doors open up to a wide selection of bottled wines and beers, occupying the shelves from floor to ceiling. Exclusive to Huber’s Butchery are the Swiss breweries Chopfab and Falken, Australian breweries Red Duck and Black Dog and American ginger ale Bruce Cost. There are also BBQ grills and accessories available for sale and soon, Huber’s Butchery will become a one-stop shop for all BBQ needs with disposable ware, charcoal, etc. The high-quality vegetables, fruits and herbs available at Huber’s Butchery are airflown chilled three times weekly, mainly from Australia.
Another Huber’s Butchery highlight is the longest meat and sausages counter in Singapore at more than 40m long. The heart and soul of the store, the fresh meat department is sectioned into beef, lamb, veal, pork, poultry and marinated meat to ensure effortless shopping. With a helpful “Meet the Farmers” feature, customers are educated on the meat’s origins, enriching them on their choices. In December, a dry ageing cabinet will be installed and an on-site customisation service will be available, allowing customers to select the number of days they would like their meat to be dry aged.
MÖBEL STORY (formerly known as Hi Ko) is a home-grown Singapore furniture company with extensive knowledge and experience in exquisite handcrafted designer furniture and decorative arts.
A recipient of the 2012's Singapore Outstanding Entrepreneur Awards, MÖBEL STORY believes that behind every quality piece of furniture and artwork, is a story to tell and aims to showcase the unique and individual tales of each piece.
With a newly launched flagship concept store located at the tranquil Loewen Road by Dempsey Hill, the MÖBEL STORY's 4,000 square feet show floor features a wide range of furniture pieces from world-renowned European brands such as hülsta, now! by hulsta, Leolux, Kymo, Paola C and FLEXA, offering a unique blend of style and elegance in its designer furniture items made of the highest quality.
The Rabbit Hole, Singapore’s first gin garden bar at The White Rabbit, a beautiful hideaway from the tropical heat with tipples to match. Relaunching with a tight selection of specialty gins and premium French crepes set in the peaceful greens of Dempsey, it is the perfect destination for an elegant after-dinner treat away from the crowds downtown.
Long famous for hosting some of Singapore’s best parties, The Rabbit Hole aims to present this under-celebrated spirit in a fresh light, with a curated collection of 15 gin & tonics categorised into five flavour profiles designed to take gin drinkers, new and old, through the rich spectrum of flavour offered by gin. Their gin & tonics are all prepared with their housemade tonic and garnished with herbs fresh from The Rabbit Hole’s garden.
To complement their gins, they present a classic selection of six sweet crepes made with premium flour and Bordier butter specially imported from Brittany. The crepes and their sweet toppings have all been painstakingly made from scratch in pursuit of producing the most authentic French crepes in Singapore.
Open Farm Community (OFC), an exciting new collaboration between The Spa Esprit Group; celebrity chef, Ryan Clift; and award-winning food garden specialists, Edible Garden City, launches this month on Dempsey Hill.
Sprawling over 35,000 square feet on the edge of Minden Road, this revolutionary experiential space is a green mix of urban farmland right in the heart of Singapore, and a horticultural hub. OFC is established with the goal to help Singaporeans make a deeper and more meaningful connection with food and farming.
OFC is a timely response to increasing disconnect between most urban communities with nature generally, and specifically, with the way we eat – what we eat, and how we eat. Above all, it is a celebration of local farmers, creative chefs, and delicious seasonal fare.
These progressive initiatives will be unveiled in stages, but the DNA is clear. This unique venture is designed to provide families, foodies and gourmets alike with a transformational opportunity to learn about food and the role it should play in a modern eco-system that is saturated with processed ingredients, imported produce, and unsustainable farming practices.
At the core of OFC is an interactive, content-rich programme that explores the communal pleasures of fresh produce, renewable agricultural practices, and an encouragement to actively reflect on food in all its dimensions. Its sprawling outdoor and covered spaces incorporate a coffee bar, fresh juice and cocktail bar, as well as educational breakout spaces alongside group activities such as lawn bowling and table tennis.
After decades of welcoming visitors from all over the world to Barcelona for the experience of classic Catalan fare, Michelin starred Chef Carles Gaig is finally expanding his vision to Asia for the first time with La Ventana by Carles Gaig.
Set in a tranquil spot and surrounded by beautiful and lush greenery in Dempsey Hill, one of Singapore’s top lifestyle destinations, a visit to La Ventana by Carles Gaig is like taking a trip to Barcelona as the restaurant features an extensive menu of the best classic Catalan dishes, some of which has been passed down for generations within the Gaig family. With La Ventana by Carles Gaig managed by Chef Gaig’s daughter, Ms Nuria Gibert, and Chef Eduard Castellarnau, Chef Gaig’s vision to share Catalan cuisine with the world will be carried on to
the next generation.
Carles Gaig was awarded a Michelin star in 1993 when he took over his family’s restaurant that was established in 1869. Since then, he has continued to serve classic recipes that have delighted palates from all over the world.
Set amongst the verdant, tranquil surroundings of Loewen Cluster at Dempsey Hill, Tanderra offers a colonial inspired retreat from daily life for families in Singapore.
Their unique setting provides you with an escape to relax in and the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of activities, either together or individually whilst all being part of the wider Tanderra community.
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, they believe children should lead their own educational journey. They support their learning through close collaboration between educators, parents and the wider community. Encourage children to discover and explore with natural and recycled materials in stunning environments. This brings out their creativity and encourages freedom of expression.
Their services encourages you to unearth your own thoughts, ideas and meanings as they interact with others within their community. Tanderra provides a wide range of opportunities for teenagers and adults to also be involved in the community, learning a new skill or enjoying a favourite pastime.