Guess who’s finally in City Hall? Local favourite Ponggol Nasi Lemak has opened their first branch in City Halll at Capitol Singapore.
Ponggol Nasi Lemak is most famous for their signature dish of fragrant coconut rice with sides of fried chicken wing, sunny-side-up egg, fried peanuts and anchovies, and sambal chili sauce. Also don’t forget to try their favourites such as archar, otah and fried ikan kuning!
Established in 1979, Ponggol Nasi Lemak is a heritage food brand serving one of the most iconic specialty food in Singapore. Under the guidance of founders Mr. Ang Chye Choon and Madam Koh Ah Tan, the family started delivering traditional pre-packed Nasi Lemak in Banana leaves to distributor and hawker stores in Singapore.
Newly-opened at Basement 1 of Capitol Piazza, Carmen’s Best ice-cream uses 100% cow’s milk and cream. A not so known fact is that many commercial ice cream manufacturers do not actually use fresh milk or milk at all in their recipes which by default, doesn’t really make them ice cream to begin with. But Carmen’s Best makes homemade artisanal ice cream the old-fashioned way which means that there is no water, no additives, no mass-production and just pure craftsmanship and only the finest ingredients available to them from all over the globe. Now that sounds like ice cream. Now you can indulge yourself.
Indulge in a wide range of mouth-watering pastries made from the finest quality ingredients from the newly relocated Flor Patisserie at Capitol Piazza.
They take pride in using only the freshest and best quality ingredients in their pastries that have been sourced from overseas (Japan, Belgium, and France), and locally.
Other than using traditional Japanese techniques, they also do not use baking powder, artificial rising/softening agents, stabilisers, or preservatives in their products. The soft yet moist quality of their cakes is achieved from the natural aeration of eggs being whipped to their full peak.
Whether you’re having trouble with your machine, are interested in buying one, or simply want to experience Dyson technology, the Dyson experts are there to help, in person.
While you are there, check out the Dyson V11 Absolute+, a Dyson exclusive which is only available in-store at their Capitol Piazza store. The Dyson V11 Absolute+ comes with various features from different cleaning modes to power cleaning on floors and carpets.
In the heart of Singapore City Hall, Katachi Style is not simply a sushi restaurant. It is a unique place, in which every object and every detail has their own meaning, because they are elements that contribute to creating a journey to discover the enogastronomic culture of Japanese Cuisine by a team of Japanese F&B and 5-star hotel professionals.
Japanese Chef Keiji Matoba draws his inspiration from the beauty of nature along with it's simplicity and diversity. Always looking for excellence, he surrounds himself with the most experienced chefs. He transcribes his passion by curating sushi dishes from prestigious products, imported weekly from Japan, to provide the best experience for his guests. Thereby, he invites us to discover the tradition of washoku cuisine, based on balance and harmony of flavours.
El Teatro Tapas is the latest addition to The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore series of dining establishments at the Arcade.
This tapas and paella restaurant and bar is quintessentially Spanish with an air of the theatrical.
A mention of just a small selection from the menu, from gazpachio from Andalusia, plates of delectable cold cuts, calamari Andalucian style, Patatas Bravas - spicy potatoes, to lobster paella, is enough to know this is the true heart of Spanish cuisine on a platter.
Taking its name from the world-renowned La Scala Opera House in Milan, La Scala Ristorante transports the tastes, sights and sounds of a buzzing Italian summer’s day to Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski with a stunning menu. Antipasti, soups, pastas, pizzas and desserts come complete with the most wholesome Italian touch.
Here you’ll find a modernised space that still retains touches of Italian tradition like exposed red-brick walls, wooden floorboards and white Roman pillars, tied together with by a central brick-fire oven for a true taste of Italy.
Onalu specializes in sandwiches, smoothies and smoothie bowls that will not only brighten your day up but give you the nutrients and vitamins needed for a strong and healthy body!
Onalu comes from the Hawaiian word Ho'onalu, which translates to "go with the flow". It does not mean to give up when life gets hard but instead to remember to trust that everything happens for a reason, and some things are just beyond our control.
And that’s the vibe they try to inculcate with their food, space and people.
Spicy. Fiery. Lively. All the best flavours associated with the food of Thailand can now be found at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore with the addition of Chalerm Thai to its varied array of food concepts.
Promising ‘comfort flavours, traditional recipes’, expect your favourite Thai appetisers, soups, salads, rice and noodle dishes, curries, seafood and more that is as explosive as the original you will find in Thailand, with sauces and spice imported from The Land of Smiles for truly authentic flavour.
The restaurant is named after the Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre in Bangkok, first opened in 1933. The name was chosen as the Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski is also home to a cinema icon of Singapore – the Capitol Theatre – drawing parallels between the city nation and the regal kingdom of Thailand. Like the Capitol Theatre, The Sala Chalermkutung Royal Theatre that was first built by King Prajadhipok as part of the celebrations in 1932 to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of Bangkok, operated as a cinema in its early days before it is transformed into the centre of classical Thai dance it is today.
At Chalerm Thai, that storied past and colourful flavours are brought to life by Chef Roy Ng who has spent over 13 years training in the kitchens of Singapore’s best Thai restaurants. His dedication to his craft has seen him awarded the Thai Select award by the Royal Thai Embassy (Singapore) and is translated to the palate with must-haves like the Tomyamgoong, built with classics like Phad Thai Kung and culminates in a colourful end with sweet delights like Thai Trub Tim Krub.
After months of work and development, Singapore's most famous homegrown tailor brand, CYC have launched their brand new Capitol Piazza concept store – fully furnished and designed precisely to take your tailoring experience to the next level. Drop by for a visit and be wowed today!
Since 1935, CYC has been on a journey of distinction in dressing their customers for style and success. Their values, support of sustainability, communities and people continue to inspire them to embrace the new, while sustaining their valuable heritage.
Here are the top 5 things you can do at the newly-opened CYC @ Capitol Piazza (besides tailoring):
1. Create a 3D customised outfit - Ever find it difficult to imagine what some fabric swatches would look like as a shirt? You’re not alone. The solution: A touch screen 3D shirt builder in-store that helps you visualise your outfits with their curated range of fabrics, collar styles, and button colours! They also gave you the option to pair them with trousers so you’ll know just how to style your shirts!
2.Check out their new line of bespoke shoes - Get to learn more about your feet in the process. The concept store presents the collaboration between CYC and Hong Kong’s premier bespoke shoe artisans, ShoeArtistry. Apart from excellent craftsmanship, and a wide selection of beautiful veg-tanned patina leathers and styles to choose from, they’ve also got a 3D foot scanner to help them measure your feet with maximum speed and precision. With that collected data, they’ll be able to craft shoes moulded to fit the arches, insteps and heels of your feet perfectly.
3. Become a fabric expert in 3 minutes - “What is the difference between 1-ply and 2-ply cotton?” and “What’s the difference between cashmere and merino wool?” Their fitting rooms aim to answer all the common fabric-related questions they’ve encountered in their years of experience. With this knowledge, you will be able to pick out the exact fabric that meets all your needs without being overwhelmed by the choices.
4. Let your creative juices flow like you used to as a kid - Bringing your family and kids along? Now there’s a space for them to play while you focus on getting your clothes done! Create your very own backdrop for an Instagrammable shot with miniature CYC shirts, trousers and quirky animal magnets!
5. Take a peek into CYC's 84-year history - Some of you have known of them since you were kids; some through your parents, some through their heydays. Regardless , it is nice to get a peek into the history of renowned local companies. For those new to CYC, go on a short journey with them as they reveal pivotal moments of CYC's 84-year heritage.
Get ready for Philippines top trending mango soft-serve Maxi Mango's arrival in Singapore. Originating from Davao, Philippines, Maxi Mango has taken The Philippines by storm, with over 43 outlets popping up all over Philippines in the short span of 10 months. Showing no signs of slowing down, Maxi Mango is taking the mango craze to Singapore with their very first flagship outlet here at Capitol Piazza.
Maxi Mango started as a pop-up kiosk at food fairs in 2017. A brave endeavor by 33-year-old Miki and Ivan Velasquez, the couple took a leap of faith by investing all their savings into the business before it became the massive success it is today.
Hailing from the country well-known for producing some of the sweetest mangoes in the world, Maxi Mango’s soft serve desserts are strictly made with real, fresh mangoes shipped directly from the Philippines. The juicy sweet mangoes are a perfect complement for Maxi Mango’s soft serve – the star component of the famous dessert. Having more than six years of experience in soft-serve desserts, the couple experimented tirelessly with different ingredients and flavours until they got the perfect mix.
Get ready to indulge in Maxi Mango’s signature version of the Filipino refrigerator cake, featuring succulent mangoes from the Philippines, velvety soft serve, and crushed graham crackers.
The Maxi Mango franchise is brought to Singapore by local lawyer-investor Jean Foo, who will work closely with the owners to expand Maxi Mango within Singapore, and subsequently around the Asia Pacific region. Maxi Mango officially opens on 2 August 2019 at Capitol Piazza.
The word from the bird is that this new 'rock around the clock' diner is where to be for burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, milkshakes, floats, sundaes, and ice cream, and finger-snapping fun for the whole family.
Step in and be transported to Singapore’s heydays with retro touches that extend from the furnishing and interior décor to the menu. Enjoy all these in a classic diner setting from the ‘50s complete with accent wall tiles, silestone table and counter tops, and ceramic mosaic flooring, where vintage posters and neon lights will have you reliving the best of the era.
Find this blast from the past nestled between other vibrant dining options at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, located right where the legendary Capitol Theatre and Capitol Building are located.
What are you waiting for, guys and dolls? Capitol Milk Bar beckons!
They treasure special memories here at Capitol Milk Bar, that’s why they have dedicated many of their burgers to some key people from the history of the Capitol Theatre.
Like silent screen legend Charlie Chapman and his brother Sydney who visited with Capitol Theatre’s Joe and Julius S. Fisher in 1932. Then there’s Douglas Fairbanks, one of the first movie stars to visit Singapore. During his 1935 visit he came to The Capitol to watch the film David Copperfield (1935) with Lady Sylvia Ashley.
Even Hollywood’s most irresistible woman Ava Gardner made an appearance here in 1954. She was in town to promote her new film, The Barefoot Contessa and attended a private dinner right here at the Capitol hosted by the Shaw Brothers who had taken over a damaged and neglected theatre after WW11. They repaired and restored her to former glory, also adding the now iconic neon sign. And let’s not forget that fun little fellow who entertained young Singaporeans with weekly matinee cartoons every Saturday from 1933 – Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse.
Many have fond memories of the popular Magnolia Snack Bar. Opening first as the ‘Creameries Milk Bar’ in the Capitol Building in the 1940s, they served ice creams, milkshakes and cakes. It was a hit with Singaporeans both young and old for social gatherings and post-movie bites. Magnolia Snack Bar closed in the late 1980’s but we have brought back the sweetness…
Strike Me Pink was a 1936 American musical comedy starring Ethel Merman – the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage. We named our take on the local classic chendol dessert “Singapore Dash” a reference to Douglas Fairbanks and his “high-speed visits” to Singapore. And, The Jungle Book as a dedication to author Rudyard Kipling who made many trips to Singapore. Imagine being in the theatre in 1942 to watch the classic on the big screen after they turned it into Technicolor action-adventure film!
Simmons Gallery at Capitol Piazza is Simmons' flagship store. It is on a class of its own as it takes on a luxurious lifestyle showroom concept. Stunningly fused together, each bedroom is graced with its own signature theme. The new flagship gallery also introduces 45winks, the first-of-its-kind, allowing you to experience the revitalizing benefits of a 45-minute powernap on a Simmons mattress in total comfort and privacy. There is no better way to recharge yourself and spring back into action. Book your appointment today and wake up to the benefits of better sleep.
Simmons is the renowned mattress brand amongst premium hoteliers in Singapore and worldwide.
Located in the heart of the city, the 45winks by Simmons concept within the newly unveiled Simmons Gallery treats sleep-deprived professionals to a hotel-quality sleep experience in a private suite decked with renowned Simmons mattresses and pillows, luxurious sheets, comfortable pyjamas and assorted sleep aids. Patrons will be gently woken up after 45 minutes.
Boyle's Coffee is a premium coffee brand of UTB Coffee which is steadily gaining popularity and continuing its expansion as an enterprise specializing in coffee since the business start up in South Korea in 2001. Through the launch of expert specialty Dutch Coffee brand "Boyle’s Coffee", it practices innovation and various approaches to regard coffee as an important part of life, not simply a drink.
With two outlets established in Singapore since 2014, Boyle's Coffee continues to expand their venture by opening up their third Singapore outlet to display their commitment in serving quality coffee. Partnering with two young entrepreneurs, their new flagship store takes a fresh approach in also offering delicious and hearty food under the name "Boyle's Coffee & Love Bites".
Freida draws inspiration from its namesake, who was warmhearted, generous and the very embodiment of hospitality – creating a home away from home, where guests could feel a sense of place and belonging no matter where how far they travelled. It is her spirit of warmth that permeates the restaurant with its four distinct spaces designed to serve every guests’ need.
Right at the heart of the restaurant is the Daybar – inspired by Berlin’s urban style, it is perfect for enjoying abendbrot, a casual evening meal, with a pint of ice-cold German beer on tap, or one of the many German liquors that line the shelves. The Pantry’s open kitchen counter provides an interactive experience with chefs; a cosy, intimate dinner awaits at the Dining Room and the enchanting, botanical-themed Frieda’s Garden sets the stage for a romantic evening.
15 Stamford by Alvin Leung at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is Chef Alvin Leung’s latest gastro-adventure to rock the Lion City. The London-born chef shot to fame for his multi-faceted cuisine at three Michelin-starred Bo Innovation in Hong Kong, using rule-breaking culinary rebellion as his personal brand.
At 15 Stamford, Chef Leung has taken inspiration from his years of walking through Asia to pay humble tribute to Asian cuisine.
Located on the ground floor of Capitol Piazza, guests can choose to sit indoors, within the main restaurant; outdoors, for a more alfresco feel, or at the mezzanine level for a bird’s eye view that’s perfect for people-watching during a light lunch.
Enjoy an assortment of sandwiches and salads or Berthold's fragrant coffee of German or Local blend. You can also shop a curated range of confectionery and pantry supplies from the deli.
999.9 (Four Nines) at Capitol Piazza is a Japanese eyewear brand which pursuits highest quality and creating eyewear based on the idea of “glasses should be fine tools”.
Established in 1995, Four Nines' eyeglasses frames are designed with considerations of various facial characteristics and they aim to provide eyeglasses frames which would relieve people from the stresses of wearing ill-fitting eyeglasses.
Singapore is not only known for its rich food culture but has also one of the most exciting bar scenes worldwide. Step into a new world of privacy & exclusivity with The Bar at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore and enjoy a wide range of cocktail classics and new artisan & bespoke creations that will seduce the most sophisticated connoisseurs and cosmopolitans alike.
Located in the cultural heart of Singapore, The Bar at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is the perfect place for pre-dinner drinks or after-theatre cocktails and nightcaps. Whether you are celebrating success or spending a good time with friends, let them inspire you and allow you to have a great time.
As The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is currently in soft-opening phrase; The Bar is exclusively available for their in-house guests during this period but will be open to the public soon.
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique at Swissôtel The Stamford is a gorgeous new space offering over 800 varieties of tea from 46 tea-producing regions, accessories and gifts, as well as all-day dining in an elegant setting. A world of discovery awaits for tea lovers.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s central business district, the impressive 40-seater TWG Tea Salon & Boutique at Swissôtel The Stamford features exquisitely appointed interiors celebrating the world of tea.
Customers can purchase their favorite loose leaf teas from the exceptional tea wall and tea lovers can taste the same teas hot, iced or in an array of mocktails, prepared by TWG Tea connoisseurs behind the beautiful tea bar. A curated menu of tea-infused gastronomy is served for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner with brunch served on weekends until 3pm.
Located in Singapore’s civic and cultural district, the iconic Capitol Building and Stamford House have been masterfully restored to house The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.
The 157 rooms and suites of the ultra-luxury hotel feature contemporary interior design and state-of-the-art technology. A proud member of The Leading Hotels of The World, this exclusive retreat guarantees peace, tranquillity and privacy in this vibrant city and offers Singapore’s first saltwater relaxation pool.
The hotel offers direct access to the legendary Capitol Theatre, once a jewel of Singapore’s cinema scene, which can be used for festive galas, conferences and extraordinary events today.
Located in the vibrant cultural heart of Singapore, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is also the perfect venue for exclusive meetings and events. Private dining rooms and elegant boardrooms are available for 8-20 guests, an open show kitchen and an event salon with state-of-the-art conference technology for up to 220 guests offer a wide range of possibilities. In addition, the hotel offers direct access to the legendary Capitol Theatre, once a jewel of Singapore’s cinema scene, which can be used for festive galas, conferences and extraordinary red-carpet events today.
Newly-opened in Capitol Piazza, Famous Treasure offers guests a feast of local Chinese favourites and seafood signatures. The hallmarks of the cuisine are based on tasty and bold flavors prepared using a selection of quality and freshest ingredients by a team of highly-skilled chefs.
Whet your tastebuds with the delicious yet all-time local favourites, such as the signature Singapore chili crab, traditional fish head curry in claypot, braised rice vermicelli with clams in superior stock, Kuala Lumpur style Hokkien Mee and poached sliced pork belly with minced garlic.
Request for the wine list when dining at Famous Treasure as the restaurant offers also good selection of wines and whiskies to pair with the select dishes, making your gourmet meal into an experience.
Besides the main dining area, this 136-seater restaurant offers four private dining rooms that can accommodate 10-12 guests in each room. There are also four private cabins, which can seat up to four guests in each room, all perfectly suited for corporate dining, or celebrating special occasions.
The Stamford Brasserie is an all-in-one dining destination that brings to life the charm and exuberance of a classic French brasserie. The stylish tri-concept outlet, first in Swissotel The Stamford to run completely plastic-free, is conveniently located on the ground floor of Equinox Complex and comprises a Grab-and-Go, All-day Dining Restaurant and Beer Bar.
The venue’s tasteful décor is a feast for the eyes, featuring a mix of traditional vintage appeal interspersed with industrial-chic contemporary touches. Also incorporated is an open kitchen and bar, where diners can witness lively bistro cooking in action.
On the menu, we see Baked Fish 'En Papillote', Pulled Kurobuta Pork and more.
You can view both its Main and Grab & Go menus here.
Look at their craft beers selection carefully. You might just spot an interesting beer name which we contemplated to type it out here.
L’Essenza is a boutique beauty salon at Capitol Piazza and your rejuvenation spot away from home.
It strives to be more than just another salon. Re-energize with one or two of their many face & body treatments you can select from.
At L`Essenza, maintaining your beauty is not a chore, but an enjoyment. This salon which was founded way back in the year 1998, provides a luxurious range of face and body treatments, you can definitely find the treatment for you, regardless of skin type or any issues you may have. Each and every of their treatments will be personalized to your own unique needs and concerns to make it the most effective treatment for you.