Introducing Chun Fun How, the most Instagram-worthy bubble tea from Taichung, Taiwan, known for their Sweet Potato Bubble Tea Series and range of refreshing teas in beautifully designed floral cups.
Established in 2014, Chun Fun How has grown to 15 outlets worldwide, with expansionary plans in both Canada and Indonesia this year. The brand remains a hidden gem, popular largely only among Taiwan’s suits and ties. Its first flagship store on Singapore soil is set in the bustling heart of the city at Esplanade Mall. Named after founder and owner Mr. Lin Chun-Chen’s father, the brand pays homage to him as an inspiration and pillar of support to both founders, Mr. Lin and Ms. Canny Lee.
Artfully crafted with all-premium ingredients that are directly imported from Taiwan, æ¥è³è Chun Fun How uses specially selected Four Seasons Oolong Tea from Nan Tou for its creamy-smooth, nectar-sweet floral taste and robust fragrance. It also pairs perfectly with lemon. Savour a variety of bubble tea flavours to suit different palettes like the signature Aloe Vera Series, Sweet Potato Series and Winter Melon Series, among others. These premium blends are the result of tireless research and development that are well-suited for the hot and humid Singapore weather.
Lumo is a new cocktail bar and restaurant unlike any other. Because its genesis is unlike any other, where Light is at the centre of its being: inspiring and driving it.
Light, a substance so banal yet ineffable, fills the 70-seat bar and restaurant in Boat Quay: suffusing it with its qualities, its values, its symbolism. ‘Lumo’ is a word in Esperanto, an artificial language, that means ‘light.’ Picking it for a name underscores one of LUMO’s defining principles – community – since Esperanto was created in 1887 as a means to unify peoples across the world through a universal lexicon.
Lumo comprises two distinct spaces – a bar and an open kitchen. A cool Scandinavian theme unifies the interior, featuring a muted palette and wood, leather and warm lighting to evoke a the feel of nicely furnished house party. Seating is informal and ‘democratic’ with high stools, counter seats, booths and dining settings inviting lots of social interaction. For instance, head over to the high tables set at a height of 95cm – ideal for both seated meals and for diners who prefer to stand and mingle. Each space also has its own ambience in sync with different playlists, underscoring the overarching message of Lumo – that any person can find his or her place on this earth, to exist and flourish under the same light.
The Modern European dishes of Head Chef Martin Wong and his team showcase key ingredients with finesse, and present them in a familiar and approachable manner. Just as light can both unify and contrast, dichotomies are explored in order to achieve a creative balance. For instance, a combination of wood-fire cooking and modern methods is applied. So are other traditional methods such as pickling, fermentation, ageing and brining, which are coupled with cutting edge technology such as Centrifuge and Thermomix to intensify flavours and achieve complexity.
The recipes are designed to complement the cocktails, with flavours supporting the drinks as diners progress from low-ABV to higher ABV’s as the night rolls along. And in line with Lumo’s inclusiveness, the cuisine is planned with an eye to dietary requirements and preferences.
Head Bartender Josiah Chee and his team eschew any fixed ‘style’, instead harmonising the Japanese and American approach to mixology to deliver a coherent experience that takes in social interaction, recommendations, showmanship and presentation. Concoctions stem from traditional recipes coupled with evolving trends, and are inspired by the things people eat and drink every day – the ‘fundamentals of life.’
The launch menu focuses on Breakfast, a daily staple. The cocktails are conceptualised around the prismatic nature of light, represented by 7 categories corresponding to the 7 constituent colours of natural light. Ranging from low to high ABV, each category is based on a study of ingredients – Brew, Milk, Fruit, ABC, ImpossibleTM Salad, Toast, Treat – distilled through culinary methods to be presented in their purest form.
Incorporating traditional elements in today's world - Torii Izakaya on Duxton Road aims to create a one of a kind modern izakaya experience. Well known for creating burst of flavours, Torii is set to excite taste buds for Japanese food lovers, with a twist!
Have your pick from their menu of yakitoris to donburis, and pair it with a glass (or two) of Suntory whiskey, founded by Shinjiro Torii; famous for putting Japanese whiskey on the map.
Enjoy dishes like Beef Donburi, Aburi Salmon Yuzu Maki and many more mouth-watering items at Torii Izakaya.
In the heart of the CBD, busy office people pop by for fresh fruit juice and a wholesome wrap to fuel their day. As the day loses light, it's pleasure only as Bee’s Island Drinkery turns up the music and serves up strong, sour, and sweet cocktails for just before you head home.
Bee’s Island Drinkery on Telok Ayer Street is a cosy watering hole for those who seek booze, and beyond. Stay hydrated with freshly pressed juices in the day, and power down with fruity yet strong cocktails at dusk.
Formerly known as Urban Fairways, Clubhouse took the reins of Singapore’s premier indoor golf café and bar last month. Clubhouse occupies 2,500 feet space in the iconic Capital Tower in Singapore’s downtown Central Business District. It’s a busy indoor golf club with regular members, a cafe and a fantastic 19th hole for busy office executives to meet and relax. The driving force is a passion for hospitality, great wines, whiskies and beer, and, of course, golf.
They are unique in their delivery of state of the art golf training and entertainment in the heart of downtown Singapore. They offer a casual luxury starting at the front door permeating into a great ambience when you cross the threshold. Welcomed by smiling staff, the distinct smell of coffee, and cool music tones, which combine to create an exclusive oasis by day that transforms the club into a buzzing venue at night with great products and excellent service.
The first Nam Dae Mun flagship store in Singapore is set to open on Saturday, 30 November 2019, at 313@somerset, in the heart of Orchard Road for both local residents and international visitors.
The Shanghai-born brand now has over 300 stores across China, is apparently famous for their hour-long queues when it was first launched in 2016. Consumers are willing to queue for its traditional yet tasty Glutinous (sticky) rice cake and Osmanthus rice cake - which are freshly cooked and made from natural ingredients.
Named after Namdaemun, one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul in South Korea, the Korean-style rice cakes are chopped into small pieces after the dough is rolled out.
The local flagship store also offers Maoshan Durian Glutinous Mochi made with the AAA+ grade of Mao Shan Wang durian. Known for its rich and creamy taste, the delicacy can be enjoyed on its own, or paired with other popular offerings for a complete dining experience.
Ms Freya Wang, Executive Director of Herme Pte Ltd (Singapore master franchise) says, “We are honored and excited to open the first Nam Dae Mun global flagship store in Singapore. Besides the popular varied selection of korean-style rice cakes, consumers here will also be able to get their first taste of HERME's signature drinks and desserts”.
Spicy. Fiery. Lively. All the best flavours associated with the food of Thailand can now be found at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore with the addition of Chalerm Thai to its varied array of food concepts.
Promising ‘comfort flavours, traditional recipes’, expect your favourite Thai appetisers, soups, salads, rice and noodle dishes, curries, seafood and more that is as explosive as the original you will find in Thailand, with sauces and spice imported from The Land of Smiles for truly authentic flavour.
The restaurant is named after the Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre in Bangkok, first opened in 1933. The name was chosen as the Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski is also home to a cinema icon of Singapore – the Capitol Theatre – drawing parallels between the city nation and the regal kingdom of Thailand. Like the Capitol Theatre, The Sala Chalermkutung Royal Theatre that was first built by King Prajadhipok as part of the celebrations in 1932 to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of Bangkok, operated as a cinema in its early days before it is transformed into the centre of classical Thai dance it is today.
At Chalerm Thai, that storied past and colourful flavours are brought to life by Chef Roy Ng who has spent over 13 years training in the kitchens of Singapore’s best Thai restaurants. His dedication to his craft has seen him awarded the Thai Select award by the Royal Thai Embassy (Singapore) and is translated to the palate with must-haves like the Tomyamgoong, built with classics like Phad Thai Kung and culminates in a colourful end with sweet delights like Thai Trub Tim Krub.
From Bordeaux to Burgundy and on to the New World, Grand Cru at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore offers top labels from vineyard around the globe, alongside a personalised shopping experience with their experienced sommeliers and wine specialists. Selecting wines should be easy and enjoyable. Their mission - Find it, love it and buy it.
Up your wine game as the store holds one of the largest numbers of top-scoring wines in Singapore. Their extensive network offers access to some of the ultra-rare wine collections from around the world.
An all-day dining venue situated at the crossroads of Telok Ayer district, 51 Soho lends itself perfectly as a space for both work and play. Their offerings evolve through the hours, and reflects their human-oriented approach.
In short, 51 Soho encompasses all that is needed in a day for work and play.
An airy light-filled space framed by alfresco-facing ceiling-high windows facing the hustle and bustle of 51 Soho's central downtown location; a stylish full-fledged coffee and cocktail bar full of character in both its form and beverages; thoughtful menus that progress to support hour-to-hour culinary requirements; and that modern-day essential, complimentary high-speed wifi – these are the foundation for the new heart of this vibrant neighbourhood.
51 Soho is designed to foster a social experience. The goal is that you feel that you’ve found the place and the people that you’ve always been searching for.
Natural materials such as brick and wood dominate the interiors vis-à-vis the walls, the bar and the furniture; black steel panels add an urban edge. Up-close observation reveals a delightful and highly Instagram-mable surprise: the patterns alternate between geometrical inspirations to charming cut-outs of birds, teapots and cups.
At 51 Soho, whether you need a quick lunch alone or to entertain a 10-person group of drinkers, the space and staff are quick to respond to your needs.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the hours in between: the menus of 51 Soho seamlessly meets the ever-changing culinary requirements you might have in a day.
Breakfast options are easy and delicious. The Breakfast Overnight Oats ($9.90) rich with berries and other seasonal fruits or a fresh-baked Croissant with Ham and Cheese and Scrambled Eggs ($10.90) satisfy a lighter appetite whilst those who believe in eating like an emperor in the mornings would be delighted with options like the Big Breakfast, ($14.90) a platter which includes sausage, hash browns, pan-fried tomatoes, sunny side-ups and an English muffin with marmalade.
Lunch at 51 Soho is a study in how to elevate the one-bowl meals. Fulfilling the community’s needs for speed, taste and wholesome nutrition, a vast plethora of carefully prepared options – protein and carbohydrate, toppings and add-ons – allow for creative customisation of the meal according to individual constitution and needs.
51 Soho’s dinner menu is a development of the motif tying the breakfast and lunch menus – the familiar is elevated with premium ingredients, thoughtful preparation, and a witty, tongue-in-cheek hat-tip to local culinary preferences.
The golden sunlight that gilds the custom-built bar running almost the entire length of the space brings out yet another fact of 51 Soho. Drinkers will find their attention especially commandeered by the cocktails.
A beautiful list of classics, with a twist, is available but it’s the five 51 Soho Specials that will linger in the memory. Original recipes one and all, the Specials are nonetheless rooted in meticulous research and development. Resounding especially strongly was the history of punch drinks and shooters (or shots) – their celebratory nature; the flexibility of the basic recipes; and the stories – apocryphal or not! – that surround them. In fact, both Difford’s and Vice notes that historically, punch was the drink of choice for high society.
The 51 Soho Specials are a contemporary materialisation of cross-cultural references. Chinese rice wine, plum wine and bamboo wine form the base of the Specials. These, each with its own centuries-old heritage and character, have long since been lost to the serious drinker.
Wanderlost Lounge offers bespoke non-alcoholic cocktails and a selection of lava rock grilled food options. 40 meters above ground, the rooftop lounge has a beautifully furnished interior and patrons can look forward to fantastic views of Tanjong Pagar.
It takes some determination and grit to locate Wanderlost Lounge. You can drop at 15 Enggor Street. You will arrive at this building called Realty Centre. To enter, go to the back of this building by crossing the grass patch to find the back entrance via Bernam Street. You’ll spot a car park entrance. Now, make your way up the slope (don't forget to say hello to the friendly uncle who's on bouncer duty) and you’ll find an elevator. Take the elevator up to 11th floor and then take 1 floor up the stairs to reach Wanderlost Lounge. So now that you have this information, go wander and get lost!
From the group that brought you Sum Yi Tai, Mona Lounge, and Eliza, Coterie Concepts launches the third character of their narrative, Chi Kinjo, a Modern Sushi Bar and Highball Den. Set in the memory of a time in Kyoto when chaos was the mandate and danger was foretold, Chi Kinjo is an intimate yet lively Sushi & Izakaya restaurant and basement bar where promises are made and secrets are kept.
The new Modern-Sushi Restaurant offers guests contemporary Japanese Cuisine with a carefully curated menu that showcases creativity, ingenuity and sophistication. Coterie Concepts Co-founder Tay Eu-Yen said: "We wanted to bring creative modern sushi and quality ingredients into a casual space. Chi Kinjo, with its informal setting, offers an alternative to fine dining without compromising on culinary standards."
Helmed by Chef Lamley Chua, who brings a lifetime of experience working in International and Michelin Star restaurants such as LP+Tetsu, divides the menu into five distinct sections; Starters, Maki, Aburi Nigiri, Hot Small Plates and Hot Big Plates. The menu challenges what guests already know about Japanese cuisine and pushes the boundaries between traditional and modern, eastern and western.
The Bushido code is a Japanese code of conduct that is embodied by samurai, and is a sacred set of virtues that Chef Lamley lives by. His craft is defined by tremendous respect for tradition and maintaining the integrity of ingredients. He elevates a time-old cuisine with contemporary flavours to suit the modern palate. The delicate balance of flavours showcases the complexity of each dish and his thoughtfulness. To honour the integrity of each ingredient, he only uses the highest quality of ingredients to derive the purest taste, which can only be achieved by exercising consciousness in the sourcing of these ingredients. By taking the time to understand the work that goes into quality produce, Chef Lamley ensures that nothing goes to waste.
All Coterie Concepts’ outlets are interconnected by a narrative, stay tuned for the next part of the story. In the meantime, you can read more about all their establishments here.
Freida draws inspiration from its namesake, who was warmhearted, generous and the very embodiment of hospitality – creating a home away from home, where guests could feel a sense of place and belonging no matter where how far they travelled. It is her spirit of warmth that permeates the restaurant with its four distinct spaces designed to serve every guests’ need.
Right at the heart of the restaurant is the Daybar – inspired by Berlin’s urban style, it is perfect for enjoying abendbrot, a casual evening meal, with a pint of ice-cold German beer on tap, or one of the many German liquors that line the shelves. The Pantry’s open kitchen counter provides an interactive experience with chefs; a cosy, intimate dinner awaits at the Dining Room and the enchanting, botanical-themed Frieda’s Garden sets the stage for a romantic evening.
Located at Alexandra Terrace, Brass Lion Distillery is Singapore’s first standalone micro-distillery specialising in producing high-quality small-batch craft spirits. In addition to being a distillery, it is also home to a tasting room, retail store and herb garden.
The brand debuts with the Brass Lion Gin — a tropical and distinctly Singaporean gin that evokes the island’s sense of place. This New World-style gin draws inspiration from the region’s centuries-old spice trade, which brought a plethora of Asian herbs and spices – together with indigenous varieties – to the island.
Founder Jamie's first foray into the world of spirits started with the opening of the legendary Chupitos Shots Bar in Clarke Quay, followed by The Beast Southern Kitchen & Bourbon Bar. A love of gin and experimentation, combined with the lack of local Singaporean spirits, led her on a journey to master the art and science of distillation under Master Distillers all over the world.
Embark on a tour of Brass Lion Distillery's entire space where you'll learn about the distilling process, how Brass Lion came about and the inception of the Singapore Dry Gin. Please visit this link to sign up for the tour.
The next tea revolution is here. TaiGai, the first and original creator of fruit-blended cheese milk crowns, has landed in Singapore.
Since 2015, TaiGai has popularised a new way of drinking tea with its signature MILKY KISSES.
Growing rapidly with more than 60 outlets in Shenzhen China, TaiGai aims to integrate the centuries-old tea-drinking culture into the lifestyle of a new generation. Their name - Tai (å°) pays tribute to Taiwan, the place where milk crowns were first invented, and Gai (ç) being the brand’s iconic luscious fruity MILKY KISSES, which is a unique recipe blend that brings both natural fruits and cheese milk crowns together.
With the first overseas store opening of TaiGai at NEX, their refreshing, picture-perfect concoctions will have you at the first and every ‘kiss’, as they serve up generous servings of pulpy fruits blended in premium quality teas.
TaiGai is managed and operated by BreadTalk Group, a joint venture with Shenzhen Pindao Food and Beverage Management.
Relish the goodness of kurozu, masterfully brewed in Kagoshima using techniques since the Edo era. Kakuida’s is the best place to visit if you are looking for Japanese black vinegar in Singapore.
Aside from providing kurozu at its purest form, you can reap the benefits of Kurozu through Kakuida’s signature kurozu-infused desserts such as kurozu doughnuts, kurozu lemon tea and even kurozu soft-serve ice cream.
Kurozu, or "Black vinegar", is a wonder-food that has been perfected with 200 years of traditional brewing since the Edo period. Known for its mellow and earthy taste, it is widely consumed in Japan for health and beauty reasons.
Feel the heat, sip on Mezcal, taste and share plates as you savour the flavours and move to the Latin beat.
So, question is. Who is Poncho???
Poncho loved life and had many homes around Latin America. He enjoyed great food, drinks, music, cigars and movies. His house was for everyone. Combining the best of all his casas, the Casa Poncho team bring his home to Singapore for you to enjoy!
Enjoy menu highlights like La Pluma - grilled Iberico pork pluma with caramelized pineapple or Dedos de Poncho - chilli cheese churros with jalapeño and cheddar. Or the Pulpo Ranchero - tender grilled octopus topped with chili ranchera salsa, pumpkin seeds and a dash of scallion oil.
Don't miss ordering a Mezcal-based cocktail like their signature La Margarita del Poncho.
Hidden Door Concepts, the progressive restaurant group behind some of the most well-known lifestyle and F&B concepts in Singapore, unveils its latest venture, Nickeldime. Presenting an impressive showcase of premium international craft beers and a mouthwatering menu of contemporary pub dish recipes, the lively joint offers diners an approachable, laidback setting to enjoy good quality food and drinks. Tucked away on Mohamed Sultan Road in a characteristic shop house, the hangout’s grungy vibes and edgy graffiti brick walls go hand-in-hand with the team’s focus on bringing together the community, and is set to be the neighbourhood’s place to be for breakfast, dinner or just a few casual beers.
His culinary style is characterised by elevating comfort dishes through application of his refined fine dining skillset, a vision which is channeled into his menu at Nickeldime. All food items are prepared in-house from scratch, while working with fresh, seasonal produce and fermentation techniques to optimise flavours. With his personal approach and passion for curating unique experiences, Tim loves to interact with diners and goes above and beyond to tailor bespoke dishes to their preference.
Whether a true beer aficionado or complete novice, Nickeldime always has 16 distinctive international craft beers on tap, with all premium beers listed on its chalk boards. The broad selection available ranges from light and fruity – such as Stone & Wood Green Coast Lager and Lervig Orange Velvet, to more complex brews – including Pirate Life Mosaic IPA and Black Butte Porter. By establishing exclusive relationships with breweries around the world, the Nickeldime team is able to continuously update its offering with the latest, unique finds and share the insightful story behind each beer. For non-beer drinkers, the well-balanced beverage menu includes house-made lemonade, refreshing squeezed juices and a selection of sparkling and non-sparkling wines.
There’s nothing quite like a Spanish tapas restaurant: its buzz is electric, its flavours an absolute delight, its drinks a tonic for the soul. It’s a place that pulls you in and makes you want to stay... forever.
With its bold makeover, FOC PIM PAM is that magical place; now more than ever.
FOC PIM PAM (meaning ‘quick and easy’ in Spanish) is inspired by the Spanish bodegas and celebrates the vibrant tapas and wine culture of Barcelona with fine, fun food and sensaPonal drinks. Located in a laid-back nook of Orchard Road and already the go-to spot among diners for lunch, dinner and late-night libaPons with a Spanish flair, FOC PIM PAM now offers even more with the refurbishment of its interior.
The ambience is transformed to evoke the irrepressible energy and style of a Spanish tapas bar. The new colour paleUe is an urbane fusion of blacks and greys with Pmber finishes and metal accents. ParPPon walls, display shelves, pillars and counter tops take on rounded corners and languid lines and hum with a hip efficiency. While the funcPonal zones are clearly defined, the layout is open and freewheeling and invites the ceaseless human movement and social acPvity so reminiscent of tapas bars.
As befits Iberian hospitality, the service is fast and friendly, adding to the infecPous vibe. The menu has been re-invigorated. While sPll centering on Spanish cuisine, new menus have been created for each dedicated space within the restaurant.
Revitalised spaPal features like the Tapas Bar, Main Dining Room, Private Dining Room, Bar and Terrace redefine the interior for a more holisPc dining affair, whilst presenPng themselves as unique alcoves for any diner seeking a disPncPve experience, opPng for a quick meal on their own, feasPng with the family or casual drinks with friends. Look forward to a pared down, yet varied selecPon of casual tapas at the Tapas Bar and Terrace to a full and comprehensive menu at the Main Dining Room; and for special occasions and events in the Private Dining Room, a customised menu conceived by the culinary team.
Alongside these are familiar favourites, including Croquetas in different fillings (ham, mushroom, crab, and spinach & pine nuts), Squid Ink Paella (tradiPonal Spanish black rice, prawns, aioli), and Churros - classic with chocolate sauce or white chocolate-coated.
The famed Spanish penchant for lush, leisurely dining will work its spell, and the party will surely thereafer adjourn to the newly created alfresco terrace, housed in a ceiling-fanned veranda perched street-side along Orchard Road. Here diners can enjoy post-meal drinks including wines, spirits, gin & tonic and 16 variePes of cocktails served from the adjoining bar.
Nat is also known for his long-standing role in Mediacorp's Channel 5 drama, Tanglin.
The creative drinks and affectionately-termed bobii (tapioca pearls in colloquial Taiwanese) are made with natural ingredients such as butterfly pea extract, fresh milk and fruit juice. In addition, the brand eschews high-fructose corn syrup, and uses only premium brown cane sugar from Taiwan. Customers are also able to choose the level of sweetness for the tea-based drinks at Bobii Frutti.
Bobii Frutii also gets its red tea from Sri Lanka and green tea from Vietnam. The oolong tea leaves and mochi-like bobii are specially imported from the brand’s own farm and factory in Taiwan respectively, for optimum freshness. These high quality bobiis contain no preservatives, additives and artificial colouring.
This takeaway-only outlet's menu in Singapore features 37 different drinks under five categories– a number that makes up almost 80 percent of the selection in Taiwan.
Bobii Frutii was established in Taipei, Taiwan in 2015 by two students with a fondness for bubble tea and hipster café culture. It currently has five outlets, three in Taiwan, one in Shenzhen and one in Singapore. There are plans to open more outlets in across the island in 2018. Bobii Frutii Pte Ltd in Singapore works closely with the Taiwanese team that includes undergoing strict tea-making training to ensure the best customer experience.
Brand Ambassador & Creative Director, Nat has also undergone rigorous training to learn the intricacies of creating the drinks and personally visited the tea plantation in Miaoli, Taiwan – where Bobii Frutii obtains their oolong tea – to understand the full process from farm to cup.
Casa Poncho is a Latin destination restaurant, bar and enclave. It is located at 14 Bukit Pasoh Road in the former Keow Siong Club, which was transformed into a new a Latin enclave in Singapore. Step through the gates of Casa Poncho and enter a Latin haven that is a feast for the eyes, ears and, deliciously, the mouth.
Casa Poncho flows over four sections - the courtyard, the bar, the restaurant and the terrace. Reminiscent of a grand home in Mexico or Cuba, you are welcome to sit in the courtyard as the sun goes down, cocktail in hand, before you make your way to the great room – which is the restaurant. Rustic, fun, sexy and cosy, look and up see the tungsten light fixtures and the warm red walls with hand painted murals.
Cast your eyes around and you will see a collection of Poncho’s treasures. Listen and your hips will want to sway to the music. Who is Poncho? You’ll find him on his motorbike.
At Casa Poncho a sharing menu is served with flavours inspired by Latin American countries – they call them pequeñitos! The idea is to snack, savour and share with each other.
They serve a range of dishes, some of which include La Pluma - grilled Iberico pork pluma with caramelized pineapple; Dedos de Poncho - chilli cheese churros with jalapeño and cheddar; Pulpo Ranchero – grilled octopus, salsa “ranchera”, pumpkin seed and scallion oil; Lomito al Carbon – charbroiled Argentinian beef tenderloin with zucchini, grilled onions, and roasted capsicum salsa; and Crispy Chili con Carne – chili spring roll with minced beef, avocado, sour cream foam, chili, lime, coriander and garlic.
Some of their irresistible desserts include Poncho’s Flan – made with horchata, mango, mint and fresh berries; Tentacion de Chocolate – chili chocolate, egg custard and paprika sour cream; and of course, Churros with chili chocolate and cinnamon cream!
The Casa Poncho bar serves a diverse selection of beverages with signature Mezcal based cocktails at its heart. Guests can find cocktails like the Gregorio Negrito, made with Mezcal Reposado, Antica Formula, Campari and bitters, as well as the La Margarita del Poncho made with Mezcal Alipus Blanco, Grand Marnier, yuzu and agave syrup, and Poncho’s Favorito – tequila reposado, dry curacao, Aperol, cranberry and lime juice. A selection of beers and wines from Latin America and Europe are also on offer.
So, who is Poncho? Poncho loved life and had many homes around Latin America. He enjoyed great food, drinks, music, cigars and movies. His house was for everyone. Combining the best of all his casas, the Casa Poncho's team brings his home to Singapore for you to enjoy!
The Merry Lion, Singapore's only full-time comedy club is 'unofficially' open for business.
With a combined bar management and comedy event experience of over 4 decades, The Merry Lion is proud to announce that it opened it's doors this month and will be the hub of all comedy in Singapore, providing a dedicated space for audiences and performers to ensure everyone has a great time.
There are now weekly shows in the calendar until the end of the year and beyond. The Merry Lion's resident host is Scott Mitchell, is a Singapore Permanent Resident and has lived here for 14 years.
Click here to view the comedians already booked to perform in 2017. The show schedule is filling up fast.
The Merry Lion's grand opening will take place in early January 2018.
It needs some tender loving care. The basics are in - stage, lights, bar, seats, toilet and balcony. The plan is to make it the premier choice for visiting and local artists and ergo, the premier choice or comedy fans. They have launched a Kickstarter project to help make this possible.
Pledges start from as little as $2. Besides the usual t-shirt and tote bag, they've added a few exclusive items too.
Maru is a contemporary Asian fusion restaurant located in Singapore’s Central Business District of Tanjong Pagar. Integrating the cultures of Vietnam, Japan and America; Maru is set to become a major new addition to Icon Village, located at the corner of Tras and Gopeng Streets.
Enjoy Maru’s one of a kind fusion dining experience while being charmed by their uniquely designed interior integrated from different culture.
Thier goal at Maru is to transport your mind to the bustling but relaxed street scenes of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Steel telegraph poles with the iconic Hanoi loudspeakers are set against rustic distressed concrete and brick.
An extensive selection of Sake will be on offer, which is displayed on a 7 meter tall wall, backed with hand-made glazed circular Vietnamese vent tiles. Lighting will change from vibrant in the day, becoming a soft glow in the evenings for a more relaxed and cosy atmosphere.
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!
The Container is a tapas and cocktail bar that draws inspiration from the elements of earth, air, water and fire. It is also one of two specially curated concepts – Aburiya Japanese Wagyu Yakiniku and The Container Wagyu Tapas & Bar which are located side by side, right next to the iconic Singapore River on Boat Quay, offering a comprehensive Japanese Wagyu experience.
In Hokkaido, wagyu farmers all have a second ‘home’.
At the end of the day, they will gather in old, used containers which are converted into informal ‘bars’.
It is at the bars where they share anecdotes about their day’s work and their family (or how some miss theirs who live in other prefectures). They enjoy small plates of wagyu dishes, served up along with sake and beer. Sometimes, the farmers take turns to prepare their hometown wagyu specialities.
Laughing, bonding, over their stories. A place of camaraderie and friendship. This is a celebration of life. The Container is inspired by this experience.
Well-known food & beverage chain IndoChine Group has just added a new restaurant with bottle shop concept under its belt. #wtf (wine•tapas•friends) @ Holland Village is the latest addition in the IndoChine family, located at 44 Lorong Mambong and it features a fresh modern look of a tropical garden.
#wtf@ Holland Village serves a variety of delicious funky cuisine, including tapas and fresh raw vegetables for fiber and roughage that are in line with IndoChine Group’s philosophy of “nutraceutical” cuisine that has nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits.
Guests can enjoy the diverse culinary tastes of Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodiancuisines in traditionally-prepared dishes such as homemade chicken and prawn sausage, stuffed with tiger prawns and chicken leg meat, and Gói Cuôn, Vietnamese fresh rice paper rolls. In #wtf @ Holland Village Bar’s every corner, new surprises for a sense of discovery awaits your visit.
Staying true to IndoChine’s eco-friendly practices, no endangered species such as sharks fin or Bluefin tuna will be served. In addition to the green choices made for their menu, IndoChine has gone above and beyond in support of environmental causes, even integrating policies in support of energy conservation and using renewable resources into their company’s core values.
The IndoChine Group is a unique reflection of contemporary Asian lifestyle, synonymous with authentic nutraceutical cuisine and award-winning designs. It is fast growing into an international lifestyle group that is rapidly expanding within Asia. It has also expanded the IndoChine brand further with luxury hotels and resort now in its current lifestyle portfolio.
New at Rendezvous Hotel's Courtyard, Five Marbles Craft Beer Restaurant provides a casual, comfortable environment where everyone can enjoy and appreciate special craft beer brews.
From all over the world, their carefully curated list includes craft beer brewed right here in Singapore, Japan, Australia, USA, UK, and also ciders from New Zealand and Citra Sea Mead from London. Their craft list will be refreshed from time to time for you.
To accompany their curated selection of 12 craft beers on tap, they have created a mouth-watering selection of dishes to complete your dining experience. Their food menu consists of signature dishes infused with craft beers as well as a variety of tantalising bar bites.
Shan Cha at China Square is a cafe by day and sake bar by night.
Here is a quick look at their sake selections and their serving is pretty generous at 100ml a pop.
WAKATAKE ONIKOROSHI HONJOZO: dry with thick flavour and is most popular with many sake lovers.
OHYAMA MEIMON TOKUBETSU JUNMAI: one with a gentle aroma and with a pleasant overall fragrance. Fairly dry, with a nutty finish. The character is not overwhelming, and it goes well with all kinds of food.
ICHINOKURA KARAKUCHI TOKUBETSU JUNMAI: this junmai-shu is painstakingly brewed by hand in line with Ichinokura's traditions, and has a distinctive flavour which possesses both elegance and real depth. Hugely popular and regularly voted as among the top ranked sake.
SHIRATAKI JOZEN MIZUNO GOTOSHI JUNMAI DAIGINJO: this is the top quality Jozenmizunogotoshi. It is brewed with great care, and fermented over a longer period. It has a beautiful elegant aroma and excellent finish.
Meats N Malts is an American diner and bar in the industrial estate of Tai Seng serving you great comfort food. They also carry an extensive list of tipples such as vodka, gin, rum, draught beer, wines, whiskies and tequila.
Thirsty is the leading craft beer shop in Singapore, offering the largest selection of the most sought after craft beers from around the world. Their latest & 5th outlet is now at Anchorpoint.
With Thirsty, you can create your own six-pack or pick up a mixed case from any of their stores or order craft beers online and get your beers delivered right to your doorstep.
At Thirsty Craft Beer Shop, they love craft beer and they are on a mission to introduce, educate and provide affordable access to delicious craft beers in Singapore. They curate and bring you the best craft beers from around the world.
As Singapore's leading importer and retailer of craft beer, they have stock more than 300 flavourful and aromatic craft beers that are nothing like the generic, mass-market, commercial beers that are commonly found elsewhere.
WTF Coffee House and Bar is where a mouth-watering array of great food and drinks awaits you as well as the broadcast of LIVE English Premier League games.
Their popular signature dish is the Barachirashi Don served in an wooden bowl. Others on the menu includes Curry Chicken Baked Rice, Smoked Duck Hoisin Sauce Tortilla Pizza, Pork Trotter’s Braised Vermicelli and more.
Find WTF at the ground floor of Innotel Hotel, which is conveniently located in the Orchard Road area (right in between Singapore Shopping Centre & the ex-Park Mall).
A Gastro-bodega inspired by the Barcelonian tapas and wine culture, buzzing all-day dining restaurant & bar in Orchard Singapore is Pim Pam by FOC.
With a dedicated retail corner, premium selection of hearty Catalan delights can be enjoyed while dining in or for takeaway. The laid-back and snug interiors are perfect for indulging in sharing plates over a unique selection of wines and bottled cocktails. A meeting place for fine, fun food, this quintessential Mediterranean experience adds some Spanish flair to Orchard Road.
Club L’Opera has a one of a kind luxurious atmosphere that is perfect for refined, live music performances with finely tuned C2 Yamaha Grand piano.
To date, the founder, Mr. Katsumi Mizutani’s love for art heritage and fine antiques has embraced all forms of classical, Jazz, traditional and modern performing arts which has brought joy to L’operetta Group’s existing clientele and will continue to do so for those who have a great love for artistic performances.
The unique quality of the venue is the foundation for Club L’Opera’s potential to become a leading venue for true music lovers, where customers from any background can enjoy carefully selected wine and premium whiskey in a lavish listening environment, reminiscent of a quaint 1920's Opera theatre.
The black Swan is a distinctive Grand Café and Bar serving a fresh take on European bistro classics. Set in a historic Art Deco building at the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, The Black Swan injects new life and glamour into the core of the CBD precinct.
Introducing the latest nightlife concept by Massive Collective - electrifying for the young, salacious for the lush, and yet refined for the sophisticated - Penthouse is now open!
Unravel our world of 'Haute Debauchery'- provocatively chic after-dark mischief personified. Expect only the finest in music, atmosphere, conversation and community. Penthouse, leave your inhibitions at the door and rendezvous at the top.
SPACE is all about amplifying the party experience and upping the ante: a new multi-dimensional abode where music meets the senses, where the surprises keep coming and where you live for the thrills.
Mashing up the flavours of club life over an area of 3000 sq ft, SPACE has opened its doors to an audio-visual experience that’s meant to arrest all pre-conceived notions of a contemporary dance club.
With EDM / Commercial / Open-format goodness thumping through a wicked sound system, an open dancefloor, state-of-the-art laser lights and a feature hi-resolution LED wall that stands almost 9 feet high & 49 feet long, excitement won’t be the only thing you’ll be feeling within the confines of their club.
Baliza is an 8000 square feet venue is committed to establishing a new industry standard for Singapore and the region’s nightlife with its innovative re-imagination of the party experience bringing together experiential design, excellent service standards, world-renowned state-of-the-art technology and unparalleled VIP suites.
Bakerzin's newest casual dining restaurant is Nom La La, located along the north-eastern waterfront at SAFRA Punggol.
This self-service eatery makes a good pit stop for joggers and nature-walking types looking for sustenance on the Western and Malay menu. Dishes include nasi lemak, lamb rendang, beef bolognese and almond-crusted baked salmon. They also serve a comforting and hearty rotational special on Sundays like the slow-cooked oxtail stew.
Bar-Roque Bar is the bar concept located at the al fresco space outside Bar-Roque Grill restaurant.
Taking centrestage at the newly renovated bar is a collection of infused rhums crafted by Chef Stephane and his team. Having learnt the ways of infusing rhums from the natives during his years of working in the Carribbean, Stephane has taken to experimenting and developing his own recipes, inspired by flavours from Asia.
These rhums were initially offered as an after-dinner drink to regulars quickly gained a fast following, with guests buying their own jars of Rhum Arrangés.
Bar-Roque Bar boasts 6 choices of infused rhums. Named after Chef Stephane's inspirations, guests can sip through an array of flavours such as The Sing (pineapple, red chilli, vanilla), The Thai (mango, Buddha hand lemon, lemongrass), The Frenchie (Strawberries, Apple , vanilla, cinnamon), The Caribbean (coconut, banana, vanilla), Shanghai (lychee, mint and vanilla) and The Aussie (peach and vanilla). And don’t miss out on their savoury and sweet tarte flambés, as well as gastronomic bites.
Urban Saloon is a modern take on the classic western saloon in the heart of bustling Singapore. Their aim was to create a distinctive cocktail bar and restaurant in various styles at one venue.
Whether you are here for a scrumptious meal, exquisite cocktails and just out to have a crazy night, this will be the place to be.
Red Dot Traffic Building. The story goes a long way back. More than a decade ago, there was a man who started as a bartender in this building. However, he was young and he was hungry. Hungry for knowledge. So he set out to seek new and exciting experiences both locally and in countries far far away. But life has a funny way of working and he finds himself back in the same building. However, this time he had a plan. A big one. To be the best establishment around. To provide an experience that everyone would enjoy.
Opened on the East Coast of Singapore at Goodman Arts Centre in 2012, Café Melba blends influences from Melbourne and Asia for a gourmet yet leisurelydiningexperience.The Café Melba concept is designed to be an oasis away from hectic city life, where you can relax from the stresses of the day with a great meal and friendly and attentive service. With breakfast all day (every day!) and plenty of events happening for both kids and adults, Café Melba has become a regular haunt for bookworms, foodies, parents, and music lovers alike.
New venture in one-north offers 21 hawker stalls and 14 restaurant brands in an industrial-chic environment.
Food may not be the first thing people think about when it comes to the Timbre Group. It is better known for its live music venues, music festivals and pizza parlour 12-inch Pizzas & Records.
But that is changing. It has embarked on its most ambitious food and beverage venture so far, one that has been three years in the making.
The 24,000 sq ft Timbre+ has opened at JTC Corporation's LaunchPad at one-north, just across the road from Fusionopolis, a research and development complex in Ayer Rajah.
The sprawling 700-seat non- air-conditioned venue houses 21 hawkers and 14 restaurant brands, and will cater to the working population of more than 40,000 in the one-north district.
JTC tore down the canteen that used to occupy the site and built a larger space for Timbre+. Large containers are part of the industrial- chic aesthetic, complete with vibrant graffiti designs.
Instead of the usual hawker centre-type stalls, some stallholders will operate out of repurposed containers, while others serve and cook food in specially imported Airstream caravans from the United States, food-truck style.
There are also dedicated restaurant spaces in Timbre+ for some brands, good for 20 to 30 diners.
The Ice Cream Man started back in August 2010 in a Haji Lane as a cosy cafe selling gelato, waffles and more.
Drawing inspiration from the neighborhood ice cream uncle who went from playgrounds to void decks, the anticipation of an ice cream bell sends a wave of nostalgia to everyone with such childhood memories. The association with ice cream resonates positively with joy and laughter.
TICM's mission is concise, to create the taste of joy and happiness in a mouthful!
Their products are made fresh daily with the finest ingredients. Both owners are extreme ice cream lovers with a passion to create a fulfilling experience for all.
NUVO, which was previously located at Marina Square, has open in a new location. The Italian-Japanese contemporary restaurant is situated at its new home, located at the forefront of Customs House and set against the scenic Marina Bay skyline. The Kitchen + Bar welcomes diners with an updated menu, a plethora of drinks and a refreshed concept.
Helmed by Caerus Holding’s Group Executive Chef, Mark Richards, whose experience has brought him to work with in culinary cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, Bangkok and Hawaii; Chef Mark’s expertise and interest lies in the modern cuisine, where he combines elements of modern techniques on traditional dishes.
Chef Mark is supported by Chef Leslie Chew, NUVO’s restaurant chef who has many years of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry. Chef Leslie has worked for a variety of five and six star luxury hotels around the world in hotel chains such as the Grand Hyatt, Four Seasons and Hilton Hotel. His expertise lies in international cuisines, while his passion is for natural cooking, a style which requires an innate understanding of each ingredient in order to bring out its natural flavours with minimal or no seasoning.
The new retro-chic, Jinzakaya by award-winning Les Amis Group, is tucked in a pedestrian backstreet off Rangoon road beside sister concept Sushi Jin. Whilst Sushi Jin exudes luxuriousness with delicate Japanese food in a finer setting, JINzakaya is a riot of fun that transports one back to old Tokyo train station taverns.
Immerse in this casual laid-back Japanese izakaya where one can enjoy an eclectic mix of affordable set lunches, sharing plates and assorted yakimono (grilled items). The dinner menu takes on a more Izakaya identity, offering an assortment of grilled skewers and mains to choose from.
JIinzakaya is ideal for a fun-filled weekend in a buoyant atmosphere of animated laughter or a casual space on weekdays for workers to decompress among colleagues.
The Quay Kitchen and Bar is a warm and cosy meeting place for family, friends and colleagues to gather for great tapas-style Modern American food paired with a range of beer, wine and slow pressed fruit juices.
On weekdays, allow the tensions of the day to be washed away with a game of darts paired with your favourite tipple, or simply enjoy the evening breeze while admiring the scenic river view.
Come weekends and Public Holidays, breakfast and brunch is available with an outdoor children's play-corner to keep young ones entertained.
Bottles & Bones are a bistro bar serving up the juiciest of meats and the craftiest of beers. Now Open at Chevron House!
Caerus Holding is proud to present its newest concept bistro, Bottles & Bones. The tongue-in-cheek F&B venue is set to take on the CBD crowd with its conscious dining options and wide selection of craft beers and alcohol.
An open concept kitchen takes centre stage at B&B so you can watch their chefs in action as they fry, broil, roast and mix your food. The design also features raw elements of wood, metal and incandescent light bulbs. This establishment exudes a relaxed charm that is perfect for post-work nibbles and drinks.
RV Burger has opening at Changi Airport Terminal 1.
They offer delicious gourmet burgers, sides, meat & seafood entrée, pasta, wrap, pizza are crafted from fresh ingredients.
Featuring gourmet menu with our signature Wagyu Beef Burger , Crazy Tower Burger , The Fisherman, Kakiniku Beef Burger, Tortillas Wrapped with Salmon Mushrooms, Smoked Duck Spaghetti, Creamy Tom Yam Pasta, Volcano Chicken, Baby Pork Ribs, Bangers & Mash, Beef Rib Eye Steak, Pizza Margarita, The Ultimate Pizza, Bruschetta, Poutine and Garlicky Prawns, Guacamole and more…
The delightful favourites are freshly prepared upon order and served with house-made sauces that will pamper your palate at RV Burger, Pasta & Grill.
Featuring Iced Mojito, Sparkling Calamansi, Premium Brewers Coffee, Latte and a wide selection of beer, house pour gin, vodka, whisky and house wine. A cosy and relaxing place to chill out and enjoy something light for supper too!
As the name would suggest, The South Beach’s All Day Hotel Dining (ADHD) restaurant provides a myriad of whimsical design features and quirky art that’ll keep your attention meandering from your food.
Under the expert hands of their culinary team, fresh market produce is turned into flavours that intrigue. Be it familiar favourites or an unexpected pleasant surprise, ADHD has the recipe to satisfy your every craving throughout the day
Whether you are looking to indulge in delicious meals and late-night snacks, or live entertainment ranging from seductive two-piece bands to some of the island’s best DJs pumping out high-energy sets, they’ve got you covered. Best of all, they can be enjoyed with their inventive twists on beers, spirits and cocktails which will wow with their presentation and tastes.
Comfortable outdoor seating puts you in the heart of Clarke Quay and is the perfect for a spot of people watching while you enjoy your food and drinks. Step inside and relax in the seated area or hang out at their large U-shaped communal bar area where you can sample the extensive Vodka list curated from all over the world. If beer is more your thing, you can order a personal keg delivered directly to your table.
As the night progresses, the atmosphere at Privé Clarke Quay steadily gains momentum. The high-energy live band which has been belting out all your favourite songs from the stage is now taken over by a DJ who quickly pumps up the energy so you can dance the night away. Enjoy a world-class nightclub feel equipped with state of the art sound and lighting, without the pretentiousness of a typical nightclub.
For a more laid-back atmosphere, head over to the Privé Lounge at the end of the stage where you can socialize with friends over their unique take on bottle service as you luxuriate on our cosy sofas. Let the conversation flow as you sample their specially curated list of spirits presented with a unique and individual set of mixers and garnishes to accentuate the inherent quality of each sip.
The Chop House will be opening their second outlet in Singapore at 112 Katong.
Aiming to bring a breath of fresh air to the food scene by offering an array of international dishes with a contemporary spin, The Chop House uses only high quality, fresh ingredients from all over the world. They let the ingredients reveal their natural flavors and this philosophy of quality transcends to their beverage collection which showcases a variety of artisan beers, draughts on tap, a brilliant selection of crafted cocktails, whiskey and wines.
Smoke & Mirrors is a destination rooftop bar atop one of Singapore’s most historically and culturally significant icons. The unblocked panoramic view of the Padang and Marina Bay is reason enough to visit.
Upon entering, one will be floored by the stunning sculptural bar, anchoring the space which is designed to allow for the seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors.
With plenty of woods, copper tones and warm lighting, the bar exudes a magnetic intimacy. The service reflects this persona too; discreet and engaging.
Raise the roof in Latin American fashion with Singapore’s first Peruvian rooftop bar and grill, Tiger’s Milk. Perched at the top of The Club, revel in a unique gastronomical experience and go on a journey back to some of the oldest pisco bars in Lima!
Drawing inspiration from an essential element in Peruvian cuisine, the name ‘Tiger’s Milk’ is a loose translation of Leche de Tigre, the Peruvian citrus-based marinade used to cure seafood in ceviches. This invigorating potion is also believed to be both a hangover cure as well as an aphrodisiac in Peru.
Set against the stunning backdrop of Ann Siang Hill, Tiger’s Milk is clad in a kaleidoscope of colours with textures, patterns and smooth furnishings set in warm and cozy hues. Intricately designed and decorated, a painting of the great Amazon forest sits proudly at the stairwell to greet guests as they transcend to a new level at the rooftop bar. Soak in the energetic beats of the Latin American culture and colourful installations here for an evening of decadent indulgence and the ultimate Peruvian experience.
Conceptualised under the guidance of Chef Hajime Kasuga to present the best flavours of Peru with a grazing dining style, the establishment encourages guests to interact with a social and familial style of dining. Chef Kasuga brings with him more than 20 years of culinary experience specialising in Mediterranean, Japanese and Peruvian cuisine and with his guidance, the menu features Peruvian classics with a different twist to entice the local palate.
From delicious bites to specialty concoctions, Tiger’s Milk lively personality captures the essence of Peruvian culture with its unique charm unlike any other for a sweet urban escape. `
The Great Escape is both a cafe and rooftop bar. Golden is located within The Projector, one of Singapore's hidden gems when it comes to indie cinemas.
Go through Golden, open up the door to the car park and you will find a cosy little roof top bar overseeing a fantastic view of the Sports Hub as well as The Flyer and MBS. Serving a filling hybrid combo of cinema fare/bar grub, every item on the ecletic menu is designed not to burn a hole in the pocket.
Maison Ikkoku, voted & awarded as the "BEST COCKTAIL BAR" by the people of Singapore, has opened a new outlet at the Fort Canning Arts Centre.
Established in 2011, Maison Ikkoku is famously known for its NO MENU bespoke cocktail concept. At FORT, Executive Chef and Senior Master Mixologist, Ethan Leslie Leong applies his legendary cocktail techniques with a balanced selection of food, from soups to salads, cocktail carpaccio to handrolled maki, signature dishes & desserts. Patrons will have the opportunity to witness both artisanal chef & mixologist crafting in action.
Before the opening of Fort, Ethan went to Zurich to upgrade his culinary skills. It was this travel experience that inspired him to create FORT's menu. He spent 4 months perfecting the 6 course cocktail pairing dinner that delivers a "multi-sensory dining experience". "It was time for me to create an entire dining experience" said Chef Ethan who switched from culinary to mixology in 1995. Watch for signature dishes such as "The Sea" that brings out the aroma, taste and visuals of the deep blue ocean using sea salt sorbet, seaweed, scallop, oyster and salmon roe.
The cocktails at FORT focus on “taste profile development” – a different style of cocktail mixing, using techniques such as distillation, infusion, spherification, dehydration, emulsion, smoking and house made Tonic Water.
The restaurant’s interior is also designed by Ethan and is an eccentric mix of ancient industrial with a touch of chic using combinations of Railway Sleepers, Copper, Edison Filament and Red Velvet.
Named after Honoré de Balzac, the famous French novelist and playwright, the new Balzac Brasserie in Rendezvous Gallery serves up a slice of Paris the way its namesake does. Serving rustic French bistro classics, Balzac Brasserie is unpretentious and unassuming, but done with an amazing attention to details.
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.
OverEasy has opened a second outlet on Orchard Road.
They're kicking things up a notch with sexier decor and college-style stadium bleachers under the staircase. The space will have a glam '60s vibe without losing the kitschy neon touches and diner feel. Plus, the space also pays a small homage to the McDonald's outlet that used to occupy the space in the '70s and '80s.
OverEasy Orchard serves alcoholic slushies, fresh cold-pressed juices and an American-centric shot selection. Aside from the famous burgers, there will be an expanded food menu with things like popcorn chicken with salted caramel popcorn, as well as avocado toast.
In Good Comany Café will introduce Plain Vanilla’s first extended menu beyond their famous cupcakes and small bakes. This includes breakfast foods such as homemade granola, fruit and yoghurt bowls with walnut crumble and agave nectar; speciality grilled sandwiches such as Prosciutto & Truffle on Ciabatta and Watercress Egg Aioli on homemade Brioche. Almost everything on the menu is made in small batches and made from scratch – from the artisanal breads to the aioli, tapenade, jam and chutney, to the cakes and pastries; it is Plain Vanilla’s philosophy to present heartfelt comfort food made in the philosophy of home-cooking. They focus on refining classic, familiar flavours, eschewing artificial ingredients and preservatives, relying instead on the natural flavours of the best and freshest ingredients.
The 800 sq. ft. café sits 20 people comfortably around communal tables designed by Nathan Yong - of FOLKS FURNITURE and co-founder of GRAFUNKT – in collaboration with the IGC design team. Envisioned as a little botanical oasis nestled in the heart of the store, the café is capped by lush ferns and greenery from local florist Triceratops.
At a glance, the synergy between In Good Company and its collaborators – Plain Vanilla Bakery, illustrator and artist Kuanth, Hoiming, Magpie, Math Paper Press, Nathan Yong, and Triceratops – seems as much about sharing a like-minded philosophy as the coming together of a creative clan. The idea of collaboration and creative community-building is important for In Good Company; it is a company philosophy that is embodied in its very name.
Experience a myriad of flavours at Palette Restaurant & Bar, a new multi-cuisine dining concept serving you Asian gourmet delicacies and street food.
Sit back and revel in the casual-chic Euro-Peranakan interior as we bring you through a spectrum of mesmerizing treat of colours and union of Asian flavours from homegrown Balestier Bak Kut Teh, Ah Yat Seafood Kitchen to exciting new brands - Ah Koong Restaurant, Hok Kee Authentic Hong Kong Noodle & Congee.
For a tipple or two, 90 Gastro Bar offers you the finest renditions of aristocratic house cocktails and desserts that will certainly hit that sweet spot.
It is with great excitement that IndoChine has found a perfect location at Suntec City with valet parking services, 3,100 basement car parks and is in close proximity to many information exchanges, networking opportunity and leisure activities.
As the only open-air garden at the Sky Garden, Arn Nan is the only place in the whole vicinity that provides a unique garden setting with vertical garden walls, an illuminated translucent alabaster table that glows with an ethereal light, adding a dramatic and pleasing effect, and a one-of–a-kind fish tank island bar that adds to its sensuous charm. Extensive and expansive measures have been put in place to create the ultimate IndoChine experience, ensuring that it will be the attractive location for happy hour, lounging, clubbing, private parties and super indulgent partying.
Arn Nan serves a variety of delicious funky cuisine, including tapas and fresh raw vegetables for fiber and roughage that are in line with IndoChine Group’s philosophy of “nutraceutical” cuisine that has nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits. Guests can enjoy the diverse culinary tastes of Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian cuisines in traditionally-prepared dishes such as homemade chicken and prawn sausage, stuffed with tiger prawns and chicken leg meat, and Gói Cuôn, Vietnamese fresh rice paper rolls. In Arn Nan’s every corner, new surprises for a sense of discovery awaits your visit.
Arn Nan also offers an extensive wine list which boasts a range of quality new and old world wines from countries such as Australia, South Africa, Chile, America, France and Italy. Diners are also given a choice of champagnes, sparkling wines and proseccos which will certainly complete this ultimate IndoChine experience.
Guests are welcome daily to a good meal or quick bites at any time of the day. Late in the afternoon as the sun sets, Arn Nan is the perfect place to be for outdoor and rainproof late night parties.
Saint Ma is nestled perfectly in Suntec City Sky Garden – it is the only place in the whole vicinity that provides a unique and huge outdoor garden setting with ample capacity to hold events up to approximately one thousand people. Additionally, Saint Ma will feature a full display kitchen concept, a first in Suntec City Sky Garden which will no doubt be a distinguishing characteristic of the restaurant.
Tastefully decorated with baroque-style furniture, opulent red chandeliers, and colored marble tables with stainless steel armchairs, Saint Ma is further beautified with landscape greenery such as vertical garden walls and thriving palms. The restaurant gives off a relaxing and enlivening ambience, as well as an incredible unencumbered view in the city skyline that is sure to make any occasion extra special.
With a Euro-Asian twist, dishes served at Saint Ma will be a mixture of IndoChinese, Western, and fusion dishes such as Tam Som (Papaya Salad), Baby Lamb of Rack & Truffle Dressed Potato Beignets and Norwegian Salmon Tartarte. Renowned for its culinary excellence with a heart for personal well-being, Saint Ma by IndoChine will showcase a menu that is “nutraceutical”, serving food items containing health-giving additives.
To keep to the promise of healthy tasty food, the dishes served at Saint Ma will consist of a large number of raw food organic produce. In addition, vegetables used will be fresh eco-friendly produce that are free from pesticides and man-made fertilizers. This concept has garnered a high loyal clientele that is hooked on the pure authenticity of the cuisine and also its healthy benefits.
The health-conscious practices are also extended to the beverage list, introducing super healthy fresh juice concoctions, Eastern and Western-influenced cocktails made with fresh ingredients as well as martinis with a twist. With an extensive western and eastern food menu that serves many mouth-watering dishes, guests at Saint Ma will be in for a real treat.
Their veteran chef of 16 years at IndoChine will be leading the team to serve guests lunch, evening meals and special occasion parties. Guests will have the options to choose their libation choice with the aid of smart touch screen technology on an interactive iPad by ordering their food and beverages directly from the device.
With super luxe decor, super nutraceutical and anti-oxidant food, Saint Ma by IndoChine will be the next iconic spot in Singapore promoting healthy living and personal well-being. At the same time, this is an important component of giving each guest a sensory experience.
The menu focus is primarily East Coast favourites (Maryland crab cakes, New England clam chowder) and classic American fare (US grain-fed steaks, ribs and regional seafood) prepared the traditional way on a grill.
The Josper charcoal grill will impart the traditional outdoor BBQ flavour to many of the featured menu items.
Bringing you the outdoor BBQ experience indoors!
You will not have to think twice where to catch your Sunday Night Football!
Offering one of the largest al fresco dining areas along Orchard Road and a private room with attached entrance and balcony, RedBank is also the perfect venue for events.
Five Square has opened on Pickering Street at the heart of the CBD.
Explore the four corners of Five Square, set over 13,000 square feet. Five Square is the latest food court concept in town.
Think upclass, fancypants food court, smack in the city, but still with reasonable prices. The ordering concept is swift, and great for the lunch rush. You simply choose what you want via the computer screen, then pay via card or cash. You pop in your phone number, and you’ll get an SMS when your food is ready for pick up.
Gong is an extravagant daily experience taking place every day, an exquisite place to unwind after a stressful day at work and why not an aperitif/after drink after your sumptuous dinner.
Gong embarks you a place of inspiration and reminiscent to relax, a mottled decoration with a unique pieces around the world.
Music reigns, the most trendiest place in Singapore opened its doors for you to enliven your story on music that will accompany you in a wonderful world of sensuality and elegance, resonance, taste, smell, ambience and enjoy the rhythm with Gong’s emblematic instrument of this unusual space.
Small Plates Restaurant by night. Bakery Café by day - The Snack Culture Company creates exquisite bites of culture, inspired by cuisines of the world.
Their Small Plates Restaurant presents a unique ‘Around The World in 9 Small Plates’ Degustation Dinner every Friday and Saturday nights.
Enjoy the bakery cafe which serves coffee, drinks, gelato, desserts, cakes, buns. Come try some of their creations such as Beef Bulgogi Buns, Ayam Buah Keluak Buns, Chendol Gelato and Chendol Panna Cotta.