Sideways is nestled in the heart of one of Singapore’s heritage trails along Little India and Jalan Besar. The unassuming shophouse - once an education ground for under privileged children of migrant workers in the olden days - is now decked in famous street art, which starkly contrasts its bricked interiors.
Their service, food and drinks are inspired to the Mediterranean. The 21 countries along the coast are very different, but they all appreciate the same things. Olive oil, bread, wine, coffee, afternoon naps and having a good time. That’s what you’re going to find at Sideways.
La Cala (“the bay” in Spanish), as their name implies, embodies the Spanish spirit & soul and strives to offer diners a place to savour delicious Mediterranean cuisine at a relaxed pace in a sophisticated and laid-back atmosphere. They take pride in offering an authentic menu from the Mediterranean basin with a distinct Spanish flair, using the best of best, top-grade ingredients sourced from Europe, while keeping prices reasonable.
Enjoy their creations like the 'Boneless Spanish Suckling Pig with Melon'. Crispy crackling with tender meat, this dish lends various textures packed with tons of flavour.
Another of their signature dishes, Fideuà, is a noodle paella with Catalan origins that comes with squid ink broth and calamari. Crispy, savoury, and uniquely Catalan.
Claypots Full Circle - Fresh plates of whole fish, squid, mussels, oysters, octopus... and a lineup of delightful meze to share. A melding of Mediterranean and Asian flavours. A bar that beckons. A meeting place for all.
The first Claypots restaurant came into existence on Barkly Street, in Melbourne, Australia, in the 90s. An unassuming little establishment that served primarily claypots and fresh seafood plates in its anterior days, it has evolved into a brand of restaurants well-loved by locals and tourists for exceptional seafood dishes and lively vibes.
A self-taught Mediterranean chef and Claypots’ founder, Renan Goskin, was inspired by South-east Asian cuisine in his many travels. In particular, Singapore had always felt like a place he could call home.
â€‹A couple of university students fell in love with the seafood joint. When they came home to Singapore, many years later, they sought to bring Claypots to Singapore.
Full Circle is a collaboration between the seasoned restaurant family and their ardent Singaporean supporters.
Winestone is a Mediterranean restaurant, late-night bar and wine retail store, serving affordable wines and authentic Mediterranean platters. The name of the restaurant reflects the idea of the outlet, a new distinguishing concept with two elements: the wine selection created out of the experience and the knowledge of its wine ambassadors and signature meals served on stone boards.
The concept of Winestone revolves around the key words: simple, attractive, authentic and affordable. Expect quality wines at affordable prices, from $10 for a glass and $48 for a bottle. Take-home wine is also made available at Winestone Retail, located within the restaurant, with a separate entrance to the driveway.
A vibrant restaurant primely located on Alexandra Road near Hort Park, Blue Lotus Mediterranean Kitchen + Bar offers delectable Spanish, Italian, Greek and Portugese favourites from tapas and pizzas to pastas, paellas and succulent meat dishes – all exciting and always relevant, traits that continue to make the Blue Lotus brand a talking point among Singapore’s discerning foodies.
Atmastel is a fast-casual F&B lifestyle concept that wants you to re-discover and fall in love with Mediterranean cuisine all over again. Focusing on subtle, pure and piquant flavours all coaxed from fresh, quality produce; the kitchen is helmed by head chef, Chef Andrea Tarini, with a Two-Michelin-starred background.
Atmastel features an open kitchen, pizza bakery, a crudo (deli) bar with a gourmet produce and wine retail area.
Aryaa is the first restaurant in Singapore to offer diners a chance to embark on a unique culinary journey along the food route of world renowned conqueror, Alexander the Great. The entire concept from its interior to the food is carefully curated to take you on the culinary pilgrimage of Alexander as he travelled across continents making Aryaa a place where history meets cuisine.
The interior of the restaurant boasts an incredibly grand setting fit for kings. Aryaa exudes an ambience of royalty and nobility of the Bronze Age with copper tones and noteworthy décor with lighting and display right out of an art exhibition.
Across the Mediterranean and the Middle East into the Indian subcontinents, the cuisine at Aryaa features a spread like no other without breaking the bank. Aryaa’s chefs are devoted to honouring the history of these cuisines. Each of their expertise in Mediterranean and North Indian cuisine with years of training, combined with fresh ingredients and wholesome cooking make the culinary experience truly exquisite.
From the Greek menu, chef’s recommendations like the Garides Saganaki and the Moussaka will delight aficionados of Greek cuisine. Another hot favourite is the Moroccan Tagine which is slow-cooked lamb cooked in its own juices, served with rich gravy and mashed potato.
From the North Indian Subcontinent, one dish you can’t get enough of is Pasrur Malai Tikka, a moist and tender chicken kebab lapped in creamy cheese, lemon juice and coriander. Also recommended is the Galauti Kebab, a succulent lamb kebab cooked to perfection so that it melts in your mouth.
The restaurant transforms into a bar and lounge by night, for patrons to feast and make merry all night. Enjoy bespoke cocktails by the in-house mixologist and great music by gorgeous DJs at night.
From the collective that brought you the finest Lebanese cuisine via Beirut Grill and Cedar Grill, the group is excited to defy expectations with their latest endeavour, Aryaa - where history meets cuisine.
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.
Club 39 is a members-only private club housing four floors of versatile spaces and facilities: Tapas Restaurant & Cocktail Bar [also open to public], Club Restaurant & Champagne Bar, screening and lounge areas, a meeting room and hi-tech gym. Inconic designer interiors coupled with carefully sourced contemporary art collections contribute to celebrate the creativity and style of Club 39, bringing together profiles of like-minded dynamic individuals.
Socialise with your favourite cocktail mixed by our bar-star Mark Graham Thomas, or enjoy our Mediterranean-inspired cuisine carefully prepared by our prodigious chef Rodrigo Guerrero. Club 39 aims to become a home away from home for its members, the ideal place to stop in for breakfast, lunch, aperitif, dinner and after dinner, pleasing those who are looking for an all-day round upper ‘house’ dining and entertaining experience.
Club 39 is also the perfect place to host business meetings and special events as well as entertaining and building close relationships with friends and clients. Members can also expect to enjoy a specially curated calendar of regular cultural and entertaining events each month.
They simply provide you a space to relax, create and connect.
Hot on the heels of the popular halal-certified FIX Cafe, The Food Explorer F&B Group has just released the newest addition to their brand of casual eateries. Here comes FIX Grill, a casual mediterranean grill concept.
Built on the same promise as FIX Cafe, FIX Grill offers “Original Handmade Goods” of the edible kind and sets itself apart with a few choice touches.
The kitchen’s attention to detail can be seen in its range of creative appetisers, each component carefully put together to achieve a harmony of flavours in each dish. One such appetiser is the Watermelon and Prawn Salad. The watermelon cubes in the salad are first compressed, concentrating and enhancing the sweetness of each morsel, before being topped with contrasting flavours of crumbled feta, crunchy almonds and poached prawns and finished with a honey lemon verbena dressing.
Another appetiser not to be missed is the Hokkaido Scallops on Quinoa. These plump scallops are sweet & juicy and lend a delicious flavour to the bed of quinoa and grilled corn it sits on, perfectly complemented with a homemade romesco sauce.
Coming with a group of friends? The Assorted FIX Grill Platter of Skewers makes a great dish for sharing. This is no ordinary platter of meat cubes, expect creative items like Greek Beef Keftedes skewers, Lamb Moussaka skewers, Chicken Tsukune Yakitori skewers and Homemade Prawn & Fish Cake skewers, all grilled to perfection and served with a delicious homemade pumpkin mash and potato crisps.
There is a good selection of mains with sufficient variety to suit any palate. Pasta lovers can choose between the vegetarian Primavera Pasta, Seafood Pasta in a light broth or a hearty Homemade Beef Lasagna.
Meat lovers will delight in the Bone-in Beef Shortribs, slow-cooked for 24 hours to achieve a succulent texture and delicious beefy flavour. Or the Slow-Roasted Half Chicken which is tender, juicy and served with a porcini cream sauce.
Seafood lovers have not been missed with a FIX Lobster Roll featuring chunks of meat from a whole lobster tail in a creamy mayonnaise in a buttery soft homemade brioche bun. The Pan-seared Salmon on Wild Rice also makes for a great kid-friendly dish.
A perfect accompaniment to the dishes from the grill, FIX Grill also offers a range of Handcrafted Sodas made from fresh fruits and herbs. Take your pick from Strawberry & Sweet Basil, Pineapple & Passionfruit, Ginger & Lime or Kiwi & Mint, all refreshing in taste and delightfully colourful.
Pretty Ballerinas is a young brand but with a long tradition - the shoes are made by the same family in the same Mediterranean village where they started.
Each shoe shape is named after a female screen or music icon to help you remember which shape suits you best.
The brand is known for its huge array of styles and colours and the unusual way materials are combined. Their stores are designed like tiny chocolate boxes with signature details of French antique gilt mirrors and chandeliers, pink shelving and leopard print sofas.