Following a multimillion-dollar asset enhancement programme spanning nine months across key facilities within the hotel, Orchard Hotel has unveiled an enhanced 360° guest experience with reimagined dining, events and lodging offerings. Upgraded areas include the hotel’s 260 Grand Deluxe Rooms, Grand Ballroom, Conference Centre, Lobby, The Orchard Cafe and Bar Intermezzo.
The storied history of Orchard Hotel traces back to late 1950s, where it began as a humble four-storey, 34-room hotel, complete with The Golden Venus – home to popular tea dances and emerging musicians of the 1960s. Redeveloped in the 1970s to cater to the tourist boom, the old building was eventually demolished in 1978, and the first inkling of the 656-key, twin-tower Orchard Hotel Singapore as it exists today took its place.
A brand new arrival experience welcomes guests through an enlivened lobby interior. The hotel's iconic clock tower is now brought to the modern age with a contemporary chandelier-inspired art sculpture, flanked by two upgraded dining and drinking destinations. The Orchard Cafe renews its legacy as a local dining icon with a vibrant new style and Signature Class buffet showcasing heritage-inspired creations and chef-curated classics. Bar Intermezzo inherits an air of sophistication with new, inviting interiors and contemporary botanical-influenced cocktails that toast to Orchard Road’s past. Overlooking the lobby from the second floor is Cantonese fine dining stalwart Hua Ting Restaurant, which was also given its own extensive makeover in 2018.
New and improved event solutions for every occasion come on the back of 11 refurbished conference and function rooms and spaces – now each more versatile than ever. A key highlight includes one of Singapore’s largest pillar-free grand ballrooms—occupying over 10,000 square feet and six metres high—refitted with a luxurious fresh new look, two floor-to-ceiling LED walls (a first in Singapore), statement lighting, state-of-the-art audio-visual capabilities, an impressive foyer lined with floating Orchid-inspired chandeliers, and exclusive spaces carved out for various uses. The conference centre has also been redesigned with five intimate meeting rooms and upgraded meeting facilities. Event planners will now have the luxury of choice with creative catering options from the hotel’s four award- winning culinary concepts—Hua Ting Restaurant, The Orchard Cafe, Mon Bijou and Bar Intermezzo—as well as a Halal-certified kitchen, ensuring that all tastes and diets are catered for.
260 Grand Deluxe guest rooms in the hotel’s Orchard Wing have also been given a facelift. Each well-appointed room has been elegantly designed to provide maximum comfort and the best of living styles at every turn. With today's sophisticated traveller at heart, the newly refurbished rooms are now equipped with upgraded amenities including Handy smartphone that offers unlimited mobile data to make local and select international calls; six USB ports and both wired and wireless high-speed internet to ensure 24/7 connectivity; and a Smart TV loaded with a variety of channels to keep them plugged into current affairs. Unwind after a long day of shopping along the famed Orchard Road in the modern comforts of the new Grand Deluxe room – put on a bath in the luxurious Japanese soaking tub (select room configurations), or call for one of 12 signature spice-based cocktails from Bar Intermezzo to be delivered right to your room.
Cineleisure, the destination mall managed by Cathay Organisation, is proud to unveil its refreshed look, while welcoming three new and exciting concepts.
Forming a striking visual interplay of colours and textures, the revamped Cineleisure reveals interiors fitted with concrete juxtaposed against rustic wood timber. The playful balance between gritty accents and polished design, with a purposeful blend of warm earthy hues and cool steel palettes, add a distinctively dynamic element to the popular youth-oriented mall.
The pairing of fun and playful elements also extends to its eclectic mix of food, fashion, and entertainment tenants. This April, Cineleisure welcomes the addition of three new and hotly anticipated concepts—Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ and Shabu Shabu, The Alley Luxe, and Amazing Castle, of which the latter two are making its debut in Singapore
Maggie Joan’s cuisine has flair & finesse and is unremitting in its quest for artisanal flavours.
The restaurant is named after the 2 grandmothers of co-owner Daniel Ballis because it seeks to embody the women’s big-hearted stance on good food and social bonding that makes it warmly appealing to a contemporary audience.
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.
Little Farms has come to Holland Village! Not only bringing patrons their biggest range of over 2,000 fresh, whole foods and gourmet grocery products to date; this neighbourhood grocer also has a Little Farms Café serving up healthy dishes. Enjoy their all-day breakfast inspired menu made with the same foods and produce that they bring to their shelves. Select from a variety of salads, sandwiches and wraps made fresh daily plus Allpress Espresso coffee for your coffee craving.
Customers will be able to shop an entire display packed with dairy-free beverages & frozen desserts; gluten-free & paleo snacks and many more.
Little Farms is Singapore’s neighbourhood market, specialising in the highest quality and freshest produce, meats, seafood, dairy, grocery and more.
In opening Little Farms, their mission was to create a place that offers the freshest, healthiest, and finest groceries from trusted farmers and artisans around the world, all while delivering exceptional service. Their aim is to discover, introduce and offer products that meet their - and your - uncompromising standards. Their passion for first-rate food, value and service is only matched by their desire to share their products and knowledge with you.
You can also find Little Farms at Novena, River Valley and Tanjong Pagar.
Haikee Brothers is where old meets new. The brand traces its beginnings back to Hainan Island, where founder Mr Wong Si Han hails from. In 1959, he came to Singapore to start a family and started selling his signature soy sauce chicken rice at then Upper Cross Street.
Over time, that humble bullock cart named ‘Haikee’ grew in favour with its patrons and has been around ever since. Today, the fort is held by siblings Joseph and James Wong, who are 3rd generation owners of the business. The brothers are committed to keep Haikee’s flavours true, even as they continually explore fresh culinary ideas.
Haikee Brothers serves up a blend of familiar flavours with contemporary twists; concocting an experience set to whet appetites. From classic delights to modern recipes, the delectable range that Haikee Brothers has to offer is sure to suit palates of all ages.
We've all had our fix of delicious Acaí in all shapes and sizes, but never quite like one by Beriwell which serves Singapore's first Acaí soft serve.
Get your taste of The Amazon, the Beriwell way - their Acaí Superswirl is dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Packed with nutrients, this tasty treat can be enjoyed guilt free at any time of the day!
Swing by, say hi and enjoy an Açaí soft serve at Beriwell's quaint little spot, located right in the heart of Katong.
At Beriwell, they’re all about living well and feeding your soul through colourful, flavourful and nutritious refreshments and desserts.
Premium Japan Farmers Market is the first of its kind in Singapore to offer an extensive range of top quality vegetables, fruits, meat products, processed food products, and sake - all exclusively brought in from Japan.
You will also experience an unparalleled GO-ZEN bento experience presented by Japanese chefs, where you can look forward to creating your very own ready-to-eat bento box from a mouthwatering array of premium options, flown directly in from Japan to ensure freshness and quality.
TASTE at Raffles Holland V is an integrated retail and dining concept, complete with whole food goodnesses.
Created by the people behind Swiss Butchery (Tanglin), in partnership with the likes of Jones the Grocer and Frisch Seafood, among others; the 557 sqm space has 10 different sections, including fruit and vegetable, beverage, meat, seafood, charcuterie, bakery, cheese room and more, featuring seasonal produce flown in from France, Thailand, Japan and the US.
At TASTE, you will enter a world of epicurean delight. It is an experience that goes far beyond tasty eating - it is a lifestyle.
Shoppers can have their raw purchases cooked at two sit-down restaurants within the premise which are SENS and Otto’s Deli Fresh. They both charge a nominal cooking fee of $8/100gm.
Nestled within two conservation shophouses along heritage Amoy Street and the busy Central Business District, Birds of a Feather offers a respite for the busy working professionals and residents in the area.
The concept takes inspiration from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, said to be one of the most laid back cities, with parks, cafes & tea houses on every city street corner, and where history meets the modern world in perfect harmony.
Known to be the home of the 3,000-year old cultural relic, the golden sunbird, found in the Jinsha ruins in Chengdu, Birds of a Feather takes on a deeper meaning to reference the four sunbirds that protect the sun to ensure endless cycle of life.
Birds of a Feather offers a contemporary Western cuisine with a pronounced Sichuan influence. Look forward to lighter options such as Roasted Chicken & Avocado Salad with Szechuan pepper, Charcoal Roasted Romaine Lettuce with Fried Tofu Cheese Ball and Sesame dressing.
A second En Sakaba restaurant has now opened on the West at JEM.
En Sakaba blur the lines between tachinomiya (standing bar) and izakaya (bar with seats), which is now popular among trendy bar hoppers in Japan’s major cities. Set in a chic but casual bistro bar setting, En Sakaba will focus on offering a variety of Japanese influenced tapas that are best paired with sake and beer.
The drink menu emphasize is on sake, and it would feature fine selection of Japanese sakes in top grade, carefully selected wines and reasonably priced liqueurs and beer. Sake connoisseurs could look forward to 30 brands of award winning sake to choose from.
Husk is inspired from the best recipes from the bustling streets of Bangkok. Low in calories, sugar and saturated fat, the all natural healthy Froco (fresh coconut) blends nutrients from the fresh young Thai coconuts into the perfect ice-cold swirl - soft, rich and ready to melt in your mounth.
Its smoothie concoctions are also perfct for a gratifying after-gym treat, replenishing the body with essential electrolites and potassium nutrients. Husk is the perfect option for a guilt free and healthy dessert, leaving you refreshed, hydrated and wanting more.
Otto’s Deli Fresh is the truest expression yet of Otto Weibel, one of the most respected veterans of Singapore F&B industry. For more than 40 years, Swiss-born Chef Otto has been a driving force of local F&B, working at the highest levels of the industry, promoting Singapore F&B industry on the world stage, and mentoring its young talents. Though he has retired from Swiss Hotel, he has not stopped his tireless support for the local F&B industry. He is currently the President Mentor of the Singapore Chefs Association, and the Honorary President of Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific, and served as President of Bocuse d’Or Singapore and Asia-Pacific from 2008 to 2015.
Housed in the new Raffles@HV, at the doorstep of the MRT and within meters of very ample parking, Otto’s Deli Fresh is a paean to quality and provenance, to handpicked ingredients and the creature comforts of the home kitchen, and to the dreams of a veteran career chef. The deli section draws on Chef Otto’s vast experience and personal connections to offer a personally curated food selection of exquisite provenance and quality, at superb value. The 46-seat all-day dine-in restaurant celebrates the Chef’s personal tastes and expert skills, which imbue the homespun recipes with refined gourmet flavours, and with a sense of familiar comfort.
It has always been a passionate desire of Chef Otto to bring family, friends and neighbours together over good food, prepared in the restaurant or at home. Otto’s Deli Fresh is both the fulfillment of a dream to bring people together through good food and a platform for nurturing young chefs, continuing Chef Otto’s lifelong support and mentorship of the local F&B industry.
Meat and Green Neuros, Biopolis is a healthy, quick casual dining concept in an up market technology and biotech park.
The food menu features dishes from around the region with a focus on Singaporean classics like Chicken Rice, Bakkutteh and Curry Beef in a healthy low carb grease free manner.
Meat and Green is also a modern take of local food with quality ingredients, modern cooking techniques and eclectic specials. Meat and Green is a medium priced, value for money, casual themed quick serve restaurant serving local favourites in a bemusing, innovative, tasty and healthy manner, incomparable both in quality and delivery.
The menu is either a wrap or a salad with a protein of choice along with selection of homemade (really homemade) greens and veg.
The interior of the restaurant is clad in industrial chic, chrome and white. As it is a quick serve concept there is only limited seating with major focus on takeaway.
Pistachios are called “the smiling nut” in Iran and “the happy nut” in China. People in the Middle East sometimes refer to the pistachio as the “smiling pistachio.” In these countries, if you hear the shells snapping open while sitting under a pistachio tree, it is a sign of good luck.
At Pistachio, they make their food from scratch and serve it fresh. They offer popular classic dishes with a contemporary twist for lunch and dinner.
As a firm believer that good health begins with a healthy diet, he combines decades of international culinary experience with his knowledge in Ayurveda and Glycemic Index to serve you food with nutritional richness and exquisite flavour. No trans fats or artificial ingredients will be used in their cooking.
Like the pistachio nut that is full of nutritional goodness, they hope their food will bring you happiness and wellness.
Aerospring Gardens, the Singapore-based company whose aeroponic gardening system is proving anyone can grow their own food, will open its permanent showroom in Clementi. The multifunction showroom will be located at 120 Sunset Way #01-01, on the ground floor of the Clementi Park Condominium Clubhouse, complete with a poolside view and several Aerospring Garden units on display.
The 800 sq ft space will serve as a showroom featuring the current line of Aerospring products together with gardening accessories for your hydroponic growing needs, such as organic pesticides, accessories from Hozelock, and what may be Singapore’s most comprehensive selection of seeds. The Aerospring Gardens showroom is currently the only place in Singapore to display the full range of Franchi Seeds, the oldest family-run seed company in the world, with over 70 different heirloom, non GMO varieties, in addition to seeds from Singapore’s own Seedsmaster to round out the range.
This idyllic poolside location will also play host to various in-house events, such as presentations, workshops, and specially curated markets. The space also allows them to maintain an on-site professional, temperature controlled grow-room, giving them the ability to rear thousands of non-GMO seedlings, which are for sale to the general public, with different varieties being available every month.
The showroom will give customers and clients the opportunity to interact with the product and receive personal one-on-one service and advice from the urban gardening enthusiasts, Nadine and Thorben, themselves.
At Highball, they want to bring the ‘Highball’ spirit to a wider audience, and to make it a lifestyle… your lifestyle. They celebrate its core values; a complementary marriage of spirit and mixer, available to anyone, anytime.
Situated near the beautiful heritage houses at Spottiswoode Park, they are minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD area, amidst a mosaic of funky cafes, restaurants bars and traditional coffee shops. Expect an unpretentious, right-at-home experience over some simple yet flavourful drinks, topped with thoughtful and non-intrusive service by owner/bartender, Kino, and her all-female crew.
They encourage you to indulge in a highball, or luxuriate in a fancy cocktail. Here you will not be judged on your choice of drinks. They only ask that you enjoy them, and your experience with them.
Nested in the bustling Selegie Area but at relatively quiet just off Short Street at ground floor of Centurion Student Living, The Seafood Krub is a funky contemporary eatery whose food philosophy is to bring you quintessential barbecue seafood experience like no other - the traditional charcoal grilling way.
Behind the intricate decoration and edgy modern design is the simplest and tastiest of principles: get good food when it’s super fresh, grill it and enjoy. The style of eating is a fusion of Japanese izakaya and Thai Mookata, with personal grills at every table and a staunch focus on fresh seafood.
Check out the combination of the freshest and finest exotic seafood selection only available at The Seafood Krub – from Giant Thai Scampi River Prawns to Indonesian Sweet clam (the size of your palm) and many more. Another of their selling point is the home-made dipping sauces using redolent spices (Sweet Suki Sauce and Spicy Seafood Sauce), to tingle your taste buds.
For meat lovers, fret not! We also included meats into our repertoire. Choose from an assortment of poultry like Dak Gogi Bbq chicken to Yakitori with leeks as well as tenderizing ribeye Steak and juicy pork belly to satisfy everyone.
Get set for some awesome friend/family or bonding time with your love ones through traditional charcoal grilling and get cozy with freshly prepared seafood and meat selection in an experience like never before.
Crunchie Cookies is brought to you by the same baker of delicious cupcakes from Cupcakes & Bakes Company. As such, you can be assured that the cookies from their bakery are handmade daily and that only the finest ingredients are used. Any sort of coloring or flavoring essence is strictly not in their recipe.
They pride themselves highly on quality and customer experience. So head down to their store and get ready to treat yourself to a wide variety of flavorful cookies that the baker has meticulously created.
Greendot was founded in 2011 with the vision to change people's perception that vegetarian cuisine was boring and unappealing, and to help people take that first step to make a positive impact on themselves, the community and the environment. At Greendot, they provide well balanced, home cooked meat-free meals using fresh, quality ingredients. They serve a wide selection of menu items to cater to your different needs.
If you are looking for a well balanced meal, you can try out the bento set where you can customize your own meal from a selections of fresh mushrooms, konnyaku and soy based products, and stir fry vegetables; if you are someone looking for a flavourful meal, you can try their Laksa or Tom Yum noodles, cooked fresh daily from scratch; if you are visiting with your family or friends, you can order the mushroom pot set for 4 where you can share a pot of nourishing soup with a basket of fresh mushrooms and vegetables.
Popular Japanese cheese tart shop Bake will open its first outlet in Singapore.
The cheese tarts are from Kinotoya, an established Western confectionery in Hokkaido, Japan, in 2011. They became such a hit that Bake was set up three years later in Tokyo, and specialises in selling them.
The molten mousse tart filling is made with three types of cream cheese - two from Hokkaido and one from France, and the crispy pastry is baked twice.
Otaku Oasis ice cream aims to do only 1 thing right, to create unique & delicious ice cream flavours that everyone loves! Using only fresh & in seasons ingredients like fruits & flowers to create flavours that you could have never image!
Enjoy their unique ice cream flavours using fresh ingredients from your everyday life!
Cream & Custard’s resident baker, Melissa, began her pastry-making adventures at the age of nine. She started with homebaked brownies before moving on to higher order recipes supplied by her aunt, who had received training at Cordon Bleu. In her youth, Melissa could be spotted at church events, flea markets and funfairs, happily hawking her homebaked goods.
Determined to hone her pastry-making skills, Melissa enrolled in culinary school before she was hired by The Pattisier on Mohamed Sultan Rd. There, Melissa learnt the intricacies of cake-making and in her second year, was appointed head of the section for customised cupcakes.
Melissa’s baking philosophy is simple. She believes cake eaters are able to ‘taste’ the effort and love put into crafting a slice of cake. As such, she bakes only from the heart.
Hokkaido Izakaya has roots in Tokyo where its first few shops are located and with fresh ingredients specially imported 4 cities in Hokkaido.
Hokkaido is blessed with a wondrous bounty from both the sea and the land. It is world renowned for the freshness of its seafood and superb quality of beef, vegetables and dairy.
The restaurant distinguishes itself by being certified by the Hokkaido City Council to promote the city’s remarkably fresh produce. The freshest seafood and dairy are sourced from Yakumo Town while high quality beef is procured from Kamishihoro City.
Joe & The Juice have opened their 2nd outlet in Singapore, this time at Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove.
Founded by former elite sports karate fighter, Kaspar Basse, the first Joe & The Juice opened in Copenhagen in 2002. Designed to offer a healthy and delicious alternative to quick-fix meal options that would meet the nutritional requirements that athletes would need to achieve optimal performance.
Since then, the Danish-Scandinavian inspired destination coffee and juice bar has become a cult favorite in 70 cities across Europe, including London, Stockholm, Hamburg, Oslo, New York, Nice, Reykjavik and soon to open in Paris, Hong Kong, Macau and now Singapore!
Fueled by two prominent mega trends - entertainment & health, Joe & The Juice offers a uniquely theatrical and personalised customer experience which combines theatre, fun, music, art, design, crafts, social media, culture, fashion, tattoos and some great looking stars behind the counter.
Whitegrass is led by acclaimed Sydney chef, Sam Aisbett. A true reflection of his wit, his love of nature and his pursuit of perfection, Whitegrass redefines Modern Australian cuisine.
Everything is better when it's homemade. They take no shortcuts at Whitegrass, pickles included.
They serve their pickled Chinese artichokes (which sit pretty in the jar for weeks) with a Robbins Island full-blooded wagyu beef. A perfect dance of flavours and textures that they think you'd quite enjoy.
Sometimes a chef's mind can be a pretty crazy place. They're feeling chuffed that local artist wunderkind MessyMsxi managed to get into Chef Sam's mind – full of flowers, birds and fishes, apparently – and splatter it across the wall.
The Providore will soon be opening a new outlet in the centre of Raffles Place.
The pleasure of discovering, creating and sharing good food is what inspired them to develop The Providore brand. Good food in all its forms; wholesome, traditional, innovative, nurturing and nourishing is what drives them.
They chose to build their brand in Singapore, their home and home to one of the most eclectic and food loving cultures in the world. Bringing together the worlds best products and ingredients, together with the brightest local talent, The Providore is a brand synonymous with quality and innovation
It is a privilege to be collaborating with some of the nicest and most talented people in the business to develop The Providore range. They are craftspeople who are truly committed to quality and are passionate about their product offering.
When you see The Providore label in their stores or online you will know that whatever you buy has been carefully sourced and beautifully prepared by boutique producers exclusively for their brand.
The latest brainchild of Celebrity Chef Emmanuel Stroobant at Ngee Ann City focuses on fresh, artisanal produce, with more vegetables and fruits, and less meat, as he believes in the adage that a healthy outside starts from the inside!
Ciao Singapore is where you can savor quality homespun Italian cuisines. Be tantalized by the aroma wafting through the air, and get whisked away to the rustic scenery of northern and southern Italy.
They dole out a largest range of Italian cocktails, wines and home-cooked dishes, so everyone in the family can experience the romance of Italy right here in Singapore. Discover the finer things in life at the bar, which boasts a glorious collection of top Italian alcohol.
Nestled right beside the bar is the kitchen. The open concept offers an inviting look into how your meals are made. Stand in awe of the artistic finesse of their chefs as they flip and create a delicious pizza.
The restaurant also makes an ideal address for gatherings with friends and loved ones. Televisions have been set up, so families can enjoy their meals and catch exciting sports matches at the same time. Youngsters will welcome the fibre-optic internet connection, which allows them to stay connected share their unforgettable moments instantaneously.
At Ciao, the mouth-watering meals are created with love. The kitchen is helmed by the renowned Chef Domenico, who believes that food comes from the heart, and must exemplify the fervent passion of a chef.
Milkcow is a hand-made, soft ice creamery, originating in Seoul, South Korea. With 30 stores in South Korea and 2 Flagship stores in Seoul, Milkcow has rapidly expanded in the region, with stores open in the Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, and now in Singapore!
The differentiating factor for Milkcow is that their desserts are healthy, 100% natural, and truly organic. Milkcow uses ONLY organic milk from eco-friendly, IFOAM and HACCP certified, organic farms. Moreover, the Milkcow cows are only fed with grass from the farm’s own cultivated, organic fields.
Milkcow takes organic seriously.
With FOURTEEN different ice cream topping combinations to choose from customers can enjoy a different, delicious experience every time they visit Milkcow. So, if you haven’t tried Milkcow, don’t miss out!
At the launch of their first global concept store in VivoCity mall, BreadTalk announced that they are building a new integrated system that will see its internal kitchen baking processes to external digital screens in-store. Once the freshly-baked breads are ready, the alert will flash across the screens. Nearby office workers can also register their devices with the store and get a notification when their buns are about to be popped onto the shelf.
BreadTalk said all of its outlets in Singapore will progressively be remodelled to the same theme and design with a chef's table as the centrepiece. Its outlets in China will implement the new concept in the first quarter of 2016, followed by Thailand and Indonesia.
In a new exhibit like "Overcome the Supernatural", visitors will be able to "levitate" and pose with skeletons and vampires. If you are not a horror movie fanatic, then "Escape into Fantasy" where you can "ride" a unicorn and dance with fairies.
With the new 4D element, one of the things that visitors can do is to undergo a quick head-scan on "Dancing Star" where they can view an avatar of themselves dancing in different traditional costumes on-screen.
To accommodate the growing number of their customers, The Fishwives which is known for providing sustainably grown gourmet food sans additives, chemicals, and genetic modification, opened its new larger outlet at Cluny Court in September.
Now with the 635 sq. ft. new store, The Fishwives owner Rebecca Forwood hopes to offer larger space to serve their customers as well as to accommodate a wider selection of ethically-produced meat and seafood alongside popular pastry offerings from homegrown Tiong Bahru Bakery.
The Fishwives was founded in Hong Kong in the early 1990s by Rebecca's mother and aunt. She then brought the brand to Singapore in 2001 where it was launched as an online shop. Eventually, the brand opened its first brick-and-mortar storefront in early 2014.
The Fishwives is a gourmet food emporium specialising in ethically and sustainably produced meat and seafood from New Zealand. The brand’s ethos revolves around being clean, green, and no nasties.
The Fishwives prides itself in being the exclusive retailer of pure BLACK, a hormone and antibiotic free grass-fed beef from Australia; Akaroa Salmon, an award-winning King Salmon product from a family-owned business in Canterbury, New Zealand; and Australia’s Oyster Coast Oysters, a group of 44 oyster farms claiming of supplying the best quality environmentally sustainable oysters.
Apart from its selection of fresh meat and seafood, they also bills itself as Singapore’s first independent store to offer freshly baked pastries by the popular Tiong Bahru Bakery. They offer a wide range of its signature bakes, including crowd-favourites croissants and Kouign Amann.
Alt. which has a branch at Suntec City, has opened its second at East Coast.
Alt. – short for ‘Alternative’ – is a contemporary pizza bar offering artisanal pizzas starting at $8. Offering a range ofdelicious 11-inch pizzas, starters, craft beers and wines, Alt. encourages guests to fully customize their pizzas with a wide selection of delectable cheeses, homemade sauces, gourmet meats and seafood, as well as fresh veggies and herbs.
With an open concept setting, Alt. provides a casual yet active environment and has a variety of indoor and outdoor seating options, including prized bar seats for guests to watch the chefs at work. The comprehensive drinks list is anchored by a range of Californian craft beers by Lost Coast and Modern Times, and boasts of 10 different wines that are all available by the glass or bottle.
L'OCCITANE en Provence is an international retailer of body, face and home products. The company was founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan and is based in Manosque, France. Baussan exercised his enthusiasm for nature’s most precious treasures and created a cosmetic company based on essential oils and natural ingredients.
All products and stores reflect the company’s core values of authenticity, simplicity, sensory pleasure and respect for people and the planet. Integral to Baussan’s philosophy are the true stories behind L'OCCITANE products. Infused with rich Provencal tradition, L'OCCITANE represents the heritage of this simple, yet vibrant region and celebrates the culture of the people who live there.
L'OCCITANE's committment to social outreach is manifested in the L'OCCITANE FOUNDATION. The L'OCCITANE FOUNDATION aims to help the field of 'sensory handicap' abroad and in France, safeguard the knowledge of nature in the Provence region, and help the economic development of women in developing societies such as Burkina Faso.
From the team that brought you Kilo, Grain Traders has opened in the heart of the CBD.
Grain Traders is more than your typical, casual, lunch-time joint: it serves hearty comfort food for the everyday worker, providing variety, quality, and an experience for the senses and soul in a cosy, comfortable experience.
At the heart of Grain Traders is a belief in feeding and treating people right, without compromise.
Beesket Juice Bar is a South Korean chain that ensures you get your five-a-day in a clever way and from up to 5,000 combinations.
Pick your fruit and vegetable (three per blend) which will be blended with ice and natural fruit nectars (no preservatives, sugars or powders).
Your choice of drink is analysed via a radio frequency device to give you an accurate calorie and nutritional count. There are 39 different fresh fruits and vegetables for picking (eg. mango, strawberry, kale, avocado, yam).
Excellent authentic Sushi and Japanese cuisine prepared with the highest level of skills, methods and professionalism.
Ashino’s “Shari–sushi rice” is cooked in a traditional iron kettle with air-flown Mt. Fuji water. All the fish is specially selected and crafted to melt on your tongue together with outstanding sushi rice. This is the unique sushi experience from the master's specially trained in Japan.
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.
Nature’s Glory was formed in 1991 with the vision and mission to discover the best of Nature, for the betterment of health and lives of Mankind.
Nature’s Glory offers a range of products that are truly unique and distinguished. Their organic and macrobiotic foods, health supplements, ionic water systems, beauty and car health products are among the very best in the world, brought about by painstaking research, and with regional and international representations. Prices are very moderate as part of their health mission.
The Shop by HIC serves as a wellness pit stop for busy urbanites to recharge and rejuvenate with HIC's organic cold pressed juices, superfoods and other healthy eats! You will find several retail-exclusive products and can also consult with Janice - our in-store nutritionist. Pre-order your 1-day cleanses and six pack juices at the shore and skip the queue with a 2 day's lead time. The Shop by HIC will also act as a collection point for all your online purchases as well as for returned glass bottles under the recycling rebates programme. There is also a lifestyle corner with superfoods, snacks and books dedicated to living 'simpler', 'healthier' and 'happier'.
Focused on freshness and best available produce, MACA underscores the ethos of honest dining in a contemporary setting.
At MACA, modern cuisine is presented alongside an assemblage of fine organic wines, premium sake and signature cocktails put together by the team at Proof & Company. Nestled in the greenery of the old Tanglin Post at the tip of Orchard Road, the destination restaurant-next-door is a hop away from the heart of the city yet cleverly located for an intimate experience. It can host up to 30 guests indoors and another 30 for those who prefer alfresco dining and drinks on the porch.
Set in a raw architectural tone, a pan across the interior captures the unfinished elements of concrete, bricks and marble. A feature wall dressed in graffiti and an origami installation reflects the unexpected flavours on the plates. The open kitchen allows curious patrons to observe the chefs at work. A generous gift to the restaurant from an old friend, a long marble bar marks the importance of the relationships MACA aims to foster around food. Bathed in soft lights, the breezy verdant exterior accented with designer Benta Wiley’s creations also features a communal table for 12. Maître D' Chow oversees the daily operations and ensures that guests are well looked-after.
In favour of communal dining, MACA’s menu offers a humble selection of contemporary entrees and sharing plates. Approaching the protein from different perspectives, Head Chef, Rishi Naleendra carefully grafts the dimensions of flavours to create an equilibrium that convenes between comfort food and experimental cuisine. The seasonal menu this summer includes Chargrilled Baby Octopus with Smoked Miso, Beef Tongue with Zucchini and Soy, Ceviche of Prawns with Black Tomato, Kombu and Buttermilk and Pork with Parsnip, Scallion and Apple Cider. To satiate those with a sweet tooth, desserts include BlackBerry Ice Cream with Coconut Cream and Burnt Pear with Molasses Yogurt.
From USDA and Japanese Matsusaka beef to premium Iberico pork, a selection of premium meats dance across the menu.
MACA’s drinks menu boasts a stable of premium wines from France, Italy, Spain and Australia. Their premium sake offerings would also make any Japanese oyadama very happy. Purists can sample organic wines and award-winning sakes sourced seasonally.
For those seeking the delectable taste of cocktails, a list of classic blends and customised tipple are available. Signature concoctions include the reinterpreted Mexican summer thirst-quencher, Plum Paloma, made of plum bitters and tequila, and the Togarashi Old Fashion, which features a housed-made pepper-infused liqueur incorporated into a traditional Old Fashion.
Premium Japanese malt beer, Suntory, famed for its painfully meticulous transportation and exacting drafting processes, is available in both black and white on tap.
The restaurant is now open for dinner, while lunch service will be available in mid-July 2015.
Dosirak offers healthy tasty, convenient takeaway and delivery Korean food with no MSG, corn syrup, pork lard or trans fat.
Take your pick from protein options such as spicy chicken, cured fresh salmon, soy sesame chicken, beef bulgogi and kimchi tofu.
Each bowl comes packed with five kinds of complimentary vegetables (bean sprouts, carrot, cabbage, mushrooms, beans) and white rice. you also top-up to switch to whole grain rice or Korean buckwheat noodles.
The award-winning ramen emporium has unveiled its latest concept store - Ippudo Express – in Terminal 3 of Singapore’s Changi Airport.
A unique product available at this new concept store is the offering of Japanese dip sandwiches. Made with premium ingredients, the sandwiches offered include hearty fillings such as chicken, beef and shrimp, complete with flavourful Ippudo homemade dips for a twist of flavours on the palate
Ramen fans will not be disappointed with the options offered at the Changi location, which boasts a well-rounded mix between soup bases and flavours. New and exclusive Miso Butter Tonkotsu offers a flavourful, fragrant broth while other special ramen include the original Hakata Tonkotsu, fiery delights Spicy Tan-Tan Men and Spicy Miso Tonkotsu, wholesome and refreshing Hakata Mentai Tonkotsu, as well as the unique dry ramen served hot - Maze Sob.
Ippudo Express @ Changi aims to provide a quick and convenient option for travellers on the go, featuring a selection of fresh salads in convenient takeaway packaging, including best-sellers Nikumiso Tofu Salad and Cobb Salad, as well as new additions Japanese Chicken Salad and Beans Salad.
The Teuscher kitchens in Zurich make more than one hundred varieties of chocolates using recipes that have been passed from father to son. Keeping to the Teuscher tradition, the world's finest and most expensive ingredients are blended together using absolutely no chemicals, additives nor preservatives.
Always fresh, the confections are prepared every 1-2 weeks and are flown immediately to the stores around the world. This way, the chocolates continue to live up to our promise of unmatched quality and taste.
Skinny Salads offers a carefully curated menu of Skinny, delicious Asian-inspired salads and wraps, assembled on-site using premium ingredients and fresh greens.
Enjoy a Japanese twist in your salad with their Soba & Watercress salad - Daikon, cabbage, cucumber, pickled ginger, spring onion, mint, watercress, seaweed, toasted sesame seeds, Asian salad, topped with soba & ginger-shallot dressing.
Their Organic Chicken & Spinach Salad makes a perfect reunion of all the trusty hearty ingredients : Roasted chicken, fresh corn, spinach, red radish, sunflower seeds, parsley, chickpeas and cumin-yogurt dressing.
FYR Cycene Ond Drinc (pronounced as FIRE Kitchen And Drink) is the newest casual dining restaurant in central business district.
Against the backdrop of Chinatown’s historic allure, FYR promises an intriguing experience that harks back to a simpler time. Rustic décor and storied wall murals lend the restaurant a distinct olden-day charm. Even its moniker is as old as time — it is the etymology of fire. Fire is one of the most important elements in life, especially in cooking. They aim to peel back the layers of complexity to produce food that can bring you a lot of joy.
All of FYR’s cuisines and dishes are whipped up using the Josper Charcoal Oven. This culinary practice pays tribute to a time when food was cooked atop wood chunks and over a roaring fire. The chefs of FYR use lychee wood, which gives the dishes a wonderful smoky note that is tinged with sweetness.
FYR purveys an array of authentic, modern cuisines that perfectly captures the European culture. The chefs opt for herbs and spices found in the Southeast Asian region and use them to enliven the dishes. The dishes, varying from grilled meat to seafood, will be an instant hit with Singaporeans, who possess an inclination towards spicy food.
Some of the mainstays at FYR include: Baked Freshly-Shucked Oysters: noble sweet paprika, roasted garlic, chilli padi, spring onion and calamansi all lend a distinctive quality to the fresh and succulent oysters. Grain-fed US Holstein Cow Ribeye 365 Days: this glorious slab of ribeye, cooked to perfection, comes with house salad with java curry dressing and a choice of either buttered cassava or mashed potato.
Whole Maine Lobster: this gigantic lobster, sprawled across the plate, is bound to turn heads. The aroma of the shallot lemongrass béchamel will also waft through the air and whet appetites. Seafood Linguine: tossed with al dente pasta is a potpourri of seafood ingredients as well as lobster bisque, laksa leaves and Thai basil.
Wash these great cuisines down with FYR’s special concoctions. The Apple Rosemary is a delightful blend of fresh apple juice, fresh rosemary and infused lemon syrup. The tangy Lime and Mint is a mix of fresh lime, mint leaves and mint syrup, and will help to cleanse palates.
The Ginger Lemongrass, made with lemon tea, fresh ginger and lemongrass, will help to invigorate senses. The sweet Hibiscus Mint features hibiscus tea, fresh apple juice and infused mint syrup.
Another unique concoction that FYR offers is Grilled Fresh Fruit Juice – expect a rich and caramelized flavour as the bartenders grill the seasonal fruits before juicing. Merrymakers can also quaff the restaurant’s fine selection of red and white wines.
Yankee Candle has become the #1 most-recognized name in the candle business and America's best selling candle brand.
With over 150 fragrances, the brand offers the largest and most compelling selection of candle and home fragrance scents. In addition to their renowned Housewarmer® line of scented candles, they also provide a wide range of seasonal and specialty scented candles, home fragrance products, car fresheners and candle accessories.
Chick & Ken offers a Korean fried chicken menu and artisanal desserts.
The menu includes Singaporean inspired chicken wings coated with salted egg cream served with fresh chilli and curry leaves as well as Korean style fried chicken soaked in home-made soy glaze and fresh scallions.
Enjoy their fried sides that come as double fried spam fries with soy glaze or batter coated king oyster, shiitake and Shimeiji mushrooms tossed in garlic spice mix.
Oriole Coffee + Bar has reopened after a 2 month revamp.
Honest Coffee, comforting global eats, fresh cocktails, warm cosy seats. They roast their own specialty grade coffees and have passionate baristas brew them for you...one cup at a time..
Their new logo is a fresh interpretation of what Oriole Coffee stands for. From the coffee tamper in the wings to the nest in the O and three orange circles that highlight food for the mouth, coffee from the tamper and fellowship with friends and family from the nest.
#01-01 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 96 Somerset Road