Be yourself, be relaxed. That’s the welcoming vibe at newly-opened F&B establishment Rén Lounge. True to its name, which means people in Mandarin, Rén Lounge is where anyone can feel comfortable dining on fine Japanese cuisine, meticulously prepared by talented young Executive Chef Samuel Lau. Expect value-for-money Edo-style Japanese Omakase for lunch and dinner which include seasonal appetisers, exquisite sashimi and sushi, and dessert.
For the coming summer menu, expect the bold flavours of Japanese ingredients at their peak of freshness, such as tomatoes, lady’s fingers and broad beans, chi ayu sweetfish, anago salt-water eel, shima aji striped jack, kawahagi thread-tail tilefish, sweet ruby ‘red apple’ mango from Miyazaki, and more.
Step into a dynamic space designed by famous contemporary designer Philippe Starck, located in the dazzling JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach. The concept comprises several distinct spaces, starting from the lounge for bar snacks and extensive selection of drinks; island centrepiece kitchen of counter seats for omakase dining; and a private room for more space and privacy.
At the sleek counter seats where the Omakase experience takes place, diners relax on comfortable bar chairs with a commanding view of the action as chefs prepare the sequence of Omakase dishes in front of them. Accommodating up to just 16 diners at a time for lunch and dinner, this central open kitchen is where the freshest wild-caught seafood is transformed into the Edo-style nigiri for your enjoyment. Lunch menus range from $80 for the 12-piece Tsuki set, to $100 and $180 for Omakase. Dinner menus range from $150 for the 15-piece Sushi Edomae set, to $180, $250 and $350 for the signature Omakase.
Masaaki's exquisite food creations are made using the finest of ingredients from all over Japan to produce flavours that are natural yet distinct, reflecting the ethos of Japanese culinary principles. Yet with each course, you can experience a fundamental respect of distinctiveness with each act of slicing to plating.
Chef owner, Masaaki Sakashita’s appreciation for fish started at an early age, growing up by the Kamo River in Kyoto, Japan. From his early years fishing, his mother even lamented that he would one day become a sushi chef, for he loved fish. Being the pickiest amongst 3 siblings, Masaaki will even refuse dinner if the food did not taste good, hence started his early relationship with food as a way of life. Masaaki was eager to learn the intricacies of fine Japanese cooking, and formally entered the industry at 18 years old; often arriving hours ahead of his peers such that he could finish his tasks and try his hand at other works.
Masaaki infuses traditional cooking techniques with Chef Masaaki's personal ingenuity to deliver omakase menus with a difference.
The modern contemporary decor with its pink dancing Gucci cranes and the use of room dividers to mimic undulating mountains to a cascading wave of washi sheets suspended high on the ceiling to embody the beauty of Japanese clouds transforms to its intentionally simple decor in the main sushi dining counter.
The sushi counter is made from a 250 year old Hinoki wood, sanded to a soft porous state to provide both a luminous visual from its natural glow the moment one enters the counter dining area and a sweet lemony smell emanating from within.
Following an ambitious rebranding exercise, homegrown Italian restaurant and bar operators The Cicheti Group has transformed the 1,500 sqft of prime F&B space along South Beach Tower’s retail piazza that previously housed popular modern Australian restaurant Fynn's into Caffe Cicheti. This marks the third Cicheti concept to join the group’s cohort of beloved Italian outfits, which include rustic chic trattoria Cicheti (2013) in Kampong Glam and contemporary pasta bar Bar Cicheti (2018) off Keong Saik.
At this modern-day osteria, fresh, bright flavours found up and down the coasts of Italy are served up at their uncomplicated best. By delving further into these coastal traditions, where tastes are characterised by their lightness and simplicity using the freshest ingredients that embody life along the shores, chef co-owner Lim Yew Aun expands on his culinary affinity with Italy’s diverse foodscape beyond Venice and the broader Mediterranean that’s underpinned his heartfelt brand of cookery since the first Cicheti. Best enjoyed with sommelier-partner Ronald Kamiyama’s curation of quality, quaffable wines that are fun, juicy and approachable—and a special emphasis on non-alcoholic beverages for the discerning non-drinker. The setting, dreamed up by restaurateur Liling Ong and Amsterdam-based interior designer Simone Königshausen, reimagines Fynn’s foliage-filled aesthetic with a fresh coat of dark emerald paint, light tropical prints and charming, bistro-style patio seating, lending a new lease on life to an intimate space that now inspires dining both day and night.
“We had such a good run with Fynn’s and made so many amazing friends along the way. On the other hand, we’ve established such a delicious goodwill with the Cicheti brand, and finally found our way with wines when we opened Bar Cicheti last year. We created Caffe Cicheti not to take away from what Fynn’s has built, but to continue building its legacy as part of the Cicheti family,” explained Ong, who first set up Fynn’s together with her cousin Aun in 2016, three years after they opened the first Cicheti.
Cool Cats is now officially open at The NCO Club. An energetic live music venue and speakeasy cocktail lounge, toast to swingin’ good times with a series of cultured spirits and premium entertainment acts.
An exclusive and intimate space that channels laidback luxury. Perfection starts with the right mood and a bottle of wine at Stags' Room.
Stags’ Room is an intimate and lush wine room & lounge featuring a private reserve of vintage and exclusive wines from America and Australia in partnership with Stags’ Leap and Penfolds. Respectfully curated with a country resort reclusiveness, Stags’ Room offers well-heeled guests an authentic private estate experience, signature to the tradition of grand hospitality from the estate founders Horace and Minnie Mizner Chase who have played host to important guests such as the King and Queen of Portugal.
Singapore's go-to rendezvous, Fish Pool at The NCO Club is a glamorous raw bar steeped in occasion, dedicated to hosting the uppermost echelons of society - well-versed in the art of food, drink and festivity.
Fish Pool in an esteemed collaboration with Louis Roederer, is an electrifying champagne, caviar and oyster bar with a diving pool centerpiece for the city’s most glamorous rendezvous and events. A leisure venue, whet your palettes with captivating festive and aquatic performances to turn the energy up a notch against a view to remember.
The NCO Club (known previously as the NAAFI Britannia Club) served as a vital social amenity for non-commissioned officers and their families since 1952. Gazetted alongside Blocks 1, 9 and 14 of the Beach Road Camp for conservation by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), it was one of the first modern architectural heritage buildings to be conserved in Singapore.
The NCO Club is a building that has been synonymous with the spirit of patriotism and nascent nationalism in Singapore bearing great historical, social and political significance as a place where generations of military servicemen congregated and interacted in an egalitarian, multi- ethnic setting. This was a significant milestone in Singapore’s colonial history.
Together, the four conservation buildings form a unique enclave that embodies different eras in Singapore’s history, expressed through their varied architecture. Like the conserved pre-war Tiong Bahru estate, Blocks 1, 9 and 14 reflect early Modernism with inflections of the Art Deco style. On the other hand, the NCO Club is characteristic of the more austere post-war Modernism and is one of the rare intact examples of modernist architectural heritage in Singapore. They are also representative of a milestone in Singapore’s conservation history where the buildings are neither part of a historic shop house district, nor individual monuments, but a cluster of historically and functionally-related institutional buildings.
Enjoy the ultimate Korean party experience with 36.
Located in the heart of Singapore, 36 is the first korean-themed danceclub offering a ground-breaking party experience, in a raw, aesthetically pleasing atmosphere that makes the nightlife experience in the intimate space of 36 so unique.
Alongside Korea’s many party antics, 36 aims to blend Korean music with electro and hip-hop genres, through its line-up of both Singaporean and Korean resident DJs, as well as local, regional and international performers.
Lady M® Confections is the pioneer of the well-loved Mille Crêpe cake. Its signature cake Lady M® Mille Crêpes, features no less than twenty paper-thin handmade crêpes layered with ethereal light pastry cream, gently caramelized on top until golden. Each handcrafted Mille Crêpes cake is made using only the finest ingredients to a secret recipe that has been perfected over the past 12 years. Visit their 3rd outlet located at South Beach Avenue to try a slice of the exclusive Earl Grey version.
Combining French pastry techniques with Japanese etiquette of precision, Lady M® Confections prides itself on creating the freshest and finest cakes and confectionary delights. Since opening its first 600sq ft cake boutique in New York’s Upper East Side in 2001, Lady M® has assembled a phenomenal little black book of fans state-side, from the likes of domestic goddess Martha Stewart, to Supermodel, Linda Evangelista and Japanese fashion designer, Issey Miyake.
Aesthéa combines years of expertise with cutting edge technology to bring the best aesthetic medicine and products to modern women and men.
Catering to the fast-paced lifestyle of its customers, Aesthéa understands the need for fuss-free treatments with minimum social downtime.
Dr Christopher Looi, medical director and co-founder of the clinic has over 10 years’ medical experience and specialises in all non-invasive procedures from nonsurgical lifting procedures to Botox and fillers.
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.
The Akira Back restaurant by award-winning Chef Akira Back showcases modern Japanese cuisine with Korean accents and culinary influences from around the world.
Featuring innovative dishes centred around seasonal produce and artisanal ingredients, look forward to a sense of adventure and creativity in this signature restaurant of JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach.
Caffè Vergnano, the most ancient Italian coffee roaster, welcomes you to a warm and natural environment, for a pleasurable break.
Located at the newly opened South Beach, Caffè Vergnano, Italy’s oldest family-owned coffee roasters brings to Singapore their brand of prestige heritage brew that is true to authenticity and traditions. Caffè Vergnano, founded in 1882, sources and procures the finest quality coffee beans from around the world and artfully slow-roasts them to a time-honoured perfection.
The brew is then skillfully expressed, one cup at a time, by trained barristers to produce a satisfying, aromatic cuppa that is robust in flavour, unmistakeable in quality and globally appreciated by coffee lovers who make Caffè Vergnano their preferred choice.
The Quaich Bar is one of the most exquisite whisky bars that you will find in Singapore. They are pleased to have been recognised as “a Great Whisky Bar of The World for outstanding presentation, promotion and knowledge of great whiskies from around the world,” according to The Whisky Magazine, the standard bearer for whisky connoisseurs the world over.
Vanity has recently opened at the new South Beach complex.
Sexy and confident are keywords that describe the design catalyst behind Vanity. Just like the beautiful inhabitants of this premier lounge, carefully curated luxury furniture pieces fills the main space. Encased in a juxtaposition of quirky feature pieces and and edgy tinted mirrors, visitors steal glances in the slivers of reflection caught in the act of unintentional flirting with fellow patrons of Vanity.
As the name would suggest, The South Beach’s All Day Hotel Dining (ADHD) restaurant provides a myriad of whimsical design features and quirky art that’ll keep your attention meandering from your food.
Under the expert hands of their culinary team, fresh market produce is turned into flavours that intrigue. Be it familiar favourites or an unexpected pleasant surprise, ADHD has the recipe to satisfy your every craving throughout the day
One of Korea’s hottest restaurants, Vatos Urban Tacos, has come to Singapore. Influenced by Mexican street tacos in Los Angeles and home-cooked Korean meals, the menu consists of creations like the Kimchi Carnitas Fries, Galbi Tacos, and Spicy Chicken Quesadillas. Vatos Urban Tacos has since garnered praise for providing exciting new tastes using only the freshest ingredients. CNN named Vatos the “Hottest New Restaurant in Seoul,” and The Daily Meal chose Vatos as one of the “10 Best American Restaurants Outside of the States”.
Vatos Singapore is located in the beautiful former National Armoury Building in South Beach and can seat up to 80 people indoors and another 30 people outdoors.