An establishment steeped in culinary history, the 1-Group introduces Zorba, The Greek Taverna – a unique Greek experience that brings authentic dishes with age-old traditions from the azure Mediterranean Sea to sunny Singapore. Sitting along the waterfront of the Singapore River in Clarke Quay, Zorba aims to transport guests to a Greek isle with nourishing simplicity set along the picturesque riverbank.
Taking pride in their culinary traditions, Zorba presents a selection of crowd-pleasing dishes from appetisers, pristine seafood and meats, and tempting desserts. Rooted in Greek heritage and culture, Zorba sources its traditional ingredients direct from Greek suppliers.
A signature option at Zorba is the extensive selection of Greek’s Mixed Grill Platter ($88). This hearty sharing platter includes cheese-stuffed bifteki, pork gyros, chicken and beef souvlaki, lamb chops and Loukaniko. Perfect for sharing with friends and family of two to three, this platter, and served with a side of fried potatoes, salad, and tzatziki. Another substantial dish is the classic grilled platter of Souvlaki ($20) that showcases juicy grilled meat skewers served with chips and tzatziki salad. Zorba's version features the traditional Greek selection; Argentinean air-flown Black Angus striploin, Iberico pork, and Brazilian chicken breast. The meats are marinated for 48 hours in a proprietary blend of spices before being grilled to perfection, making for a full-flavoured and tender bite.
An all-time favourite, the Htapothi Sti Skhara ($30) features a heritage recipe from the isles of Greece. The octopus is first tenderised by hand as the chef beats it with a smooth rock, after which it is sprinkled with salt water and rubbed with the same rock in a circular motion until the tentacles curl up. The octopus is then slow grilled atop a low-burning charcoal fire with sea-salt and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, for a delicate smoky char.
Other noteworthy grilled items include Tsipoura ($32), which utilises sea bream flown in from Greece. The ancient Greeks held the sea bream or 'Orata' (Italian for 'golden') in high regard due to the golden flecks in its eyes, and it was frequently offered to the goddess Aphrodite for its attractiveness and meaty flesh. Keeping the seasoning light and clean, the fish is drizzled with lemon, garlic and olive oil and grilled on a plancha for a meal worthy of a deity.
Aside from pristine seafood and quality cuts of meat, the Greeks are equally known for their saccharine desserts. Fit for any sweet-tooth, Greek Baklava ($12) presents a rich sweet flaky pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and held together with honey. Another dessert staple includes Yiaourti Me Meli ($8) - Greek yoghurt with lashes of honey and crunchy walnuts.
Along with the great tasting food, Zorba also serves Katogi Averoff wines from Metsovo by the bottle to further enhance the Mediterranean experience.
Nothing can compare to the gift of life. Nothing should compare to how we receive it. Described as Singapore’s first pre- and postpartum care retreat, Kai Suites on Dunearn Road is like a five-star hotel that offer amenities and services which will pamper new moms.
A stay at this luxury confinement centre doesn't come cheap. A standard package will set you back around S$12,000.
With only 18 suites and 80 staff on the premises, every enrolled mum and baby at Kai Suites is assured of the professional care needed during their stay. Visit their official website here to register your interest.
Helmed by Chef Khaled Elelimi, Pistachio Grill at Wheelock Place offers popular Middle Eastern and Mediterranean classic dishes with a contemporary twist. 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.
Chef Khaled is 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 create food with nutritional richness and exquisite flavour. No trans fats or artificial ingredients will be used in the cooking at Pistachio Grill.
All the items on theirmenu are curated to bring you not just a plate full of nutrients, but a cultural experience. Savour popular dishes from various parts of the Middle East that have fascinating history of invention.
The Tropic of Cancer passes through the heart of Taiwan, whose year-round sunshine and pure highlands water give life to verdant ranges, imparting to local pineapples a robust flavour unique to the region. These pineapples are used in SunnyHills' popular pineapple cakes. Visit SunnyHills' new flagship store on Seah Street to indulge a box. Also be sure to find out more about their new brand, Forbidden, which is all about irresistible durian pleasures which you can share with anyone and anywhere.
SunnyHills farmers follow the time-honoured tradition of farming naturally, cultivating without pesticides or genetic modification pineapples that are small in size but rich and intense in flavour. Twice a year, their earth pineapple crop ripens with the seasons; in spring the harvest is mellow and sweet, and by the turn of fall, the cool breeze infuses a piquancy to the yield. The full flavours of the seasons can be experienced as no additives are used, just the sensibilities of a baker refined in the gastronomy of natural ingredients.
You can also purchase SunnyHills' delicious treats online here or visit their other retail branch located at Basement 2 of Ngee Ann City.
Climate change is anticipated to worsen the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue. It facilitates the spread of mosquito vectors, viruses and epidemics. There is thus a need to continually innovate and design sustainable solutions to deal with these environmental public health challenges. Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) has established a new, highly automated facility that will allow researchers to eventually increase their production capacity of Wolbachia-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes by more than 10-fold, compared to its previous production facility.
This boost in capacity is critical for NEA’s plans to scale up Project Wolbachia – Singapore, in preparation for future deployment of the novel vector control technology. The new facility, located at Techplace II in Ang Mo Kio, was officially opened on 2 December 2019 by Dr. Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR).
NEA’s Project Wolbachia involves the release of male Wolbachia-Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to suppress the urban Aedes aegypti mosquito population. Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of dengue, chikungunya and Zika in Singapore. When the released male Wolbachia-Aedes aegypti mosquitoes mate with urban female Aedes aegyptimosquitoes that do not carry Wolbachia, the resulting eggs do not hatch. Over time, continued releases of male Wolbachia-Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are expected to bring about a gradual reduction in the urban Aedes aegypti mosquito population, and hence lower the risk of dengue transmission. Read more about this project here.
Kong Cafe on Dunearn Road will appeal to coffee nerds or just anyone looking for delicious bites and an aromatic cup of coffee. Throughout the day you will find happy people there, chatting away with friends or sitting silently with their heads buried in a book, or perhaps with a laptop.
At Kong Cafe, freshness is emphasized and almost everything served there is the creation and handiwork of Hanna Mi, the brainchild behind Kong Cafe. Yes she cooks her beef bulgogi, bakes brownies & lemon ricotta cakes and makes her spicy sauce and chutney. Their falafels which you find so nutty and clean-tasting? Well, Hanna makes them from scratch! And the chutney on the plates is homemade using fresh produce. The food is amazingly wholesome and delicious, and you will fill both your tummy and your soul when you dine at Kong Cafe.
Begin your morning in a lush sanctuary in the heart of Bukit Timah. Dunearn 386 is a rare freehold living sanctuary in District 11 with 35 exclusive units composed of 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom Compact, 2-Bedroom, 4-Bedroom and 5-Bedroom in a 5-storey block. The different choices of bedroom unit types caters to different lifestyles. Whether it's for the individual homeowner or a growing family, this is a freehold home that can accommodate the present and future needs, and offers a world of convenient with trendy lifestyle amenities in the exclusive Bukit Timah enclave.
The layout of the units is also designed to be pragmatic andexible, with the living area next to the dining area. This way, you can use the combined space however you want, according to your lifestyle and the way you like to live.
Delight in a world of convenient and trendy lifestyle amenities in the exclusive Bukit Timah enclave, from shopping to dining to meeting your everyday needs.
Translated to mean ‘by hand’ from Italian, Amano is a vibrant restaurant that serves a slice of modern Italian cuisine, handmade with heart.
Located at Namly Place, in the serene Bukit Timah neighbourhood, Amano is a social destination that offers diners an authentic taste of Italy. A lively buzz surrounds the busy kitchen, where pizzas are kneaded with passion and loaded with delicious toppings from creamy burrata cheese to spicy fennel sausage. Only meats sourced with heart make it to our kitchen: Prime grass-fed beef and lamb from New Zealand and Australia, USA duroc pork, and Norwegian Salmon.
All of Amano's dishes are designed to be shared, alongside a specially curated selection of Italian wines. From delicious food and excellent wine to a bustling atmosphere, dining at Amano promises to be a true Italian affair.
American fashion brand Vans is an advocate of authenticity in youth lifestyle, music, and action sports since 1966. Offering fashion apparel for both men and women, from shoes and clothing to bags, wallets and other accessories, every Vans product reflects signature style.
Since 1966, Vans has always been about creativity and freedom of expression, born out of a love for skateboarding, music and subculture… Vans are now an ever-present part of everyday life. Seen on the streets, the catwalk and the feet of A-Listers, one pair is never enough. So visit their newly-opened Jewel Changi store for a new pair to add to your collection. Go monochrome with the Old Skool Black and White or add some colour to your wardrobe with the essential pastel pack.
By 2027, the National Environment Agency (NEA) will complete the building of 20 new hawker centres, located in different parts of Singapore to serve the needs of residents. To date, seven of these new hawker centres have been completed and have started operations. Experience from the last four years shows that new hawker centres largely take time to establish themselves. As more hawker centres are built in the coming years, a new Staggered Rent Scheme will be introduced to support stallholders’ businesses in the initial years of the new hawker centres’ operations.
After a hiatus of almost 30 years, the new hawker centre building programme started from 2011 to ensure that residents have continued access to affordable food in a hygienic environment. To date, seven new hawker centres have been built and are managed by socially-conscious enterprises, of which two have gone on to their second term of operation. In their regular review of hawker centres, a key learning point is that new hawker centres take time to establish themselves. Time is generally needed to raise potential patrons’ awareness of these new centres and for the stallholders at the centres to build up a regular clientle and stabilise their businesses.
13 more new hawker centres will be completed by 2027. With the Staggered Rent Scheme, stallholders of these new hawker centres will benefit from lower rentals in the first two years of the centres’ operations, at 80% and 90% of stall rentals respectively. The upcoming hawker centre at Bukit Canberra, targeted to be operational in the second half of 2020, will be the first new hawker centre to benefit from the implementation of the Staggered Rent Scheme.
Currently in soft-launch phase and operating on a pay-as-you-wish concept until early August, Elixir Boutique Roasters is a local boutique coffee roaster and take lots of pride in every cup that they serve, from bean to bar.
For starters, they have a dark roast Melbourne-style blend and two Single-origin coffees in their hoppers. Swing by and order a fresh cuppa of aromatic brew.
You can savour Elixir’s house-roasted coffee, brunch and lunch menu for a price you deem it’s worth! They are placing the decision in your hands.
Keds started designing sneakers for women in 1916 with a simple, yet chic take on canvas footwear. Their goal was and still is to empower women to be who they want to be and go where they want to go. Check out their newest store at VivoCity.
Founded in 1916, Keds redefined footwear with the introduction of the Champion sneaker. The iconic design was one of the first options to provide women with accessible, fashionable footwear and ignited a style revolution. For more than 100 years, Keds have been worn by iconic women such as Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie O and Yoko Ono.
Celebrating its centennial year in 2016, Keds looks forward to another century of designing innovation collections, championing female empowerment and putting Ladies First.
Tucked away, yet in the heart of it all. That’s 10 Evelyn, a modern yet lush 56-unit freehold development in Newton.
A five-storey boutique residence, 10 Evelyn is designed by acclaimed architect Mok Wei Wei and developed by the award-winning hospitality and lifestyle group, Amara Holdings Limited. The development is located on Evelyn Road — a stone’s throw away from the bustle of Orchard Road, Novena and Bukit Timah, and within reach of several top primary and secondary schools and some of Singapore’s best healthcare services.
10 Evelyn is designed to offer residents the intimacy and lush tranquillity of a village, with seamless connectivity and exquisite modern touches of luxury living.
A living space that is intuitive and intimate, luxurious yet functional, modern yet lush — that is the vision for 10 Evelyn conceived by both developer and architect. The gleaming 5-storey blocks are arranged around an intimate courtyard and pool area, creating a village-like atmosphere in its cosiness and privacy.
“We crafted 10 Evelyn as a unique boutique development with a village-like scale and ambience,” said architect Mok Wei Wei.
A lovely new addition to Keong Saik Road's wondrous tenant mix; Olivia Restaurant & Lounge transports guests to a setting that’s unique to Barcelona. Embodying the essence of Mediterranean soul, where values are centred around the kitchen, Olivia Restaurant & Lounge exudes a welcoming atmosphere and champions an elevated homestyle cooking.
Olivia's chef and co-founder, Alain Devahive, was from the now-defunct elBulli Restaurant as well as Catalunya Hong Kong and Singapore.
Get your Onitsuka Tiger sneaker fix at their newest store located in Ngee Ann City. Their vibrant new store is the label's 5th and also the largest store here in Singapore.
Established in 1949, Onitsuka Tiger began with a commitment to promoting youth health. The legend lives on today in the fusion of Japanese athletic heritage and modern flair. With designs ranging from updated classics to refreshing new styles and collaborations with like-minded artists, the spirit of Japan resonates in each new Onitsuka Tiger collection.
Another great new craft beer joint for us to enjoy special brews; Orh Gao Taproom at Serene Centre celebrates our local coffee shop heritage and also aspires to relive the heartwarming ‘kampung’ atmosphere & the neighbourly vibes.
Starting and ending your day with a toast, Orh Gao Taproom transforms from a traditional lively coffee shop in the day to a cosy bar in the evening. Orh Gao Taproom offers an extensive menu of craft beers on taps and all-time local favourites.
Mayfair in London borders leafy Hyde Park and is an upscale district of elegant Georgian townhouses. Mayfair Gardens' architectural flare is an understated expression of this timeless and exquisite beauty.
The design philosophy of the development was to seek the perfect balance between the old and the new. The exquisite flavour of Mayfair London is now brought to life in prime Bukit Timah precinct. The idea of vintage luxury complements the essence of urban living for the discerning few.
At a highly desirable neighbourhood, you own the exclusive living experience. Enjoy the convenience of Mayfair Gardens' prime location wherever you go from your exclusive sanctuary.
At Pita Tree Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar, they are serious about making quality healthy food for their patrons at friendly prices. No frills, no GST, no service charge, just great value for a delicious & wholesome Mediterranean meal.
They use underrated superfood to supercharge your food with nutrient-packed ingredients like sumac berries, barberries, tahini, olive oil, pomegranate, yoghurt and of course, saffron!
Nestled in the green leafy suburb of Greenwood, Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers is an intimate 30-seater restaurant with outdoor seating and it is also child & dog friendly. Take the opportunity to sit at the bar to watch their chefs create your favourite burger in the open kitchen.
Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers serves up honest burgers, where simplicity is key, where burgers are made from real bread and filled with wholesome good quality ingredients.
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.
From the first half of 2020, residents of Sembawang will have a uniquely designed Bukit Canberra – an integrated sport and community hub, that will inspire them to live better.
To be opened in phases, the 12-hectare hub will provide amenities such as a hawker centre, indoor and outdoor sport facilities, a polyclinic, a senior care centre, green spaces for community farming and lifestyle related amenities for the community within a lush and naturalistic environment.
The Asana - a luxurious urban sanctuary consisting of 48 exclusive apartments in Singapore's most exclusive neighbourhood is developed by Aurum Land (Private) Limited, winner of Best Boutique Developer (Singapore) 2015.
Derived from a desire to provide the perfect balance between life and lifestyle, The Asana's one, two and three-bedroom freehold apartments have been carefully crafted to offer residents a sense of tranquillity and an atmosphere of serenity away from the outside world.
The clever use of space and light, a luxurious palette of black and gold, the finest materials along with superior craftsmanship means to come home to The Asana is to truly come home.
Bukit Timah has long been one of Singapore's most desirable residential neighbourhoods and The Asana is perfectly positioned just a short walk away from Botanic Gardens MRT, swiftly connecting you with Orchard Road, The City and the rest of the island on the Circle and Downtown Lines.
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.
Managed by NTUC Foodfare, the dual concept hawker centre offers both traditional food stalls and “hipster” cuisine not commonly found at local food centres here that will appeal to younger patrons.
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre is the first hawker centre in Pasir Ris Town. Within walking distance from the Pasir Ris MRT station, residents of the area can expect a vibrant centre with good food at affordable prices.
With more 800 seats at the new centre; the stalls and dining area are arranged in a singular fan-shaped profile, facing the Pasir Ris Town Park, which will give patrons a unique ‘dining in a park’ experience. Various family-friendly amenities are included in this new centre, such as the availability of lowered seating for children and the elderly. There are diaper changing and nursing rooms on both levels of the hawker centre. Three passenger lifts will also make access more convenient for both patrons and stallholders. The hawker centre is a place for community bonding and social interaction for residents and visitors of Pasir Ris.
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre is one of the 10 new centres announced by the Government in 2012.
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.
SunnyHills has relocated to Ngee Ann City from Raffles Hotel Arcade.
You can enjoy the same tasty Taiwanese pineapple tarts made from freshly selected pineapples found on the hills of Ba Gua (Eight Tigram) Mountain in Taiwan, which are then sun-dried combined with the purest ingredients. They also carry pineapple juice, Oolong tea and ice pops.
SunnyHills source their ingredients directly from farmers and suppliers who share their values – trustworthiness, generosity, attention to detail.
The eggs they use come from a farmer who plays classical music for his hens. They use native pineapples sourced directly from local family farms.
Their production kitchen is helmed by a master baker with fifty years of experience and the simple philosophy of baking with joy, pride, and passion.
Keeping your kicks clean can be an undertaking, and a new shop in Singapore is dedicated to make sure your sneakers are sparkling.
Holystic is Singapore's first full-service sneaker laundry. Find them at Wheelock Place from 18 March 2017 onwards.
Holystic started online 2 months ago and was created to allow Sneaker collectors a place they could go, to solve their sneaker cleaning and restoration needs. Most people do not know what to do or how to do when it comes to sneaker care and grooming. Many are using the wrong method or solution to clean their sneakers causing damages to their highly-prized collection/purchase. This was evident in their overwhelming online orders when we started, and that gave them the motivation to open a proper brick and mortar shop.
They want to make your life easier by helping you keep your kicks fresh and crisp, so you don't have to do it yourself and mess them up. Their services include Sneaker Cleaning, Sneaker Restoration as well as Sneaker Customisation for customers who wants a fresh and unique new look for their sneakers.
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.
Pedder Group’s largest concept in South East Asia will launch in the third quarter of 2015 at Scotts Square.
The second level of Scotts Square will welcome a new retail concept by footwear, handbags and accessories specialist Pedder Group which will present the largest offering of its type in Singapore, with more than 200 brands curated in an innovative store environment of 20,000 square feet and supported by exceptional service.
On Pedder Men’s Store – Following the launch of the Hong Kong flagship, the On Pedder Men’s store will be the ultimate destination for contemporary and luxury designer brands and is designed for the discerning man in search of anything from a utility high top sneaker to a tailored lace-up with a twist.
New Generation – Geared towards the young and daring, New Generation presents contemporary brands such as Pedder Red, and footwear brand, Ash.
Weekend & Sports – Dedicated to lifestyle and sports trends, this zone will feature key brands across this category as well as hard to find collaborations.
The Market Place – A space dedicated to creative collaborations and pop-ups which will showcase a rotation of projects that inspire and excite.
Cool Kids – Dedicated for children from 2 to 12 years old with all things mini from footwear, bags to sunglasses.
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.