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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.