The plans comprise a new gourmet-dining zone and an additional retail wing. The redevelopment will be split into two phases, with the first phase, a 50,000-sq-ft food enclave called The Dining Edition, set to be completed by June.
With renovation costs of about $15 million, it will offer you a diverse mix of dining options, comprising 16 mid-scale to upscale restaurants, bistros, cafe-bakeries and coffee joints. Some eateries, such as renowned New York City cake boutique Lady M, will be in Singapore for the first time.
Phase Two will cost about $80 million and will see a new 200,000-sq-ft retail wing being built at the mall's open space facing Marina Bay and The Esplanade. It is slated to be completed by the end of next year. The expansion will increase the mall's net lettable area by 23 per cent to 780,000 sq ft.
Food at Grub is responsible, inspired and delicious. Opened by the guys from Cookyn Inc, the place brings the same message of awesome food to be shared with friends in a warm, fun and welcoming environment. Everything that appears on your plate has been carefully thought through and weighed out to give the best balance between quality and affordability.
The place will serve simple hearty fare like chilli con carne, grilled steak and fries and a crispy fish burger. On weekends, you will get to enjoy their brunch including dishes such as French toast with garlic pork sausage and baked macaroni with bacon. Their drinks will include Liberty Coffee and Dammann Tea as well as a selection of craft beers; lPalm amber ale and Bavik pilsner.
Their main dish is delicious entrecote steak with its highly guarded secret sauce, now served in 1 full serving at L’Entrecote Express, accompanied with crispy golden fries and fresh salad. A carefully curated list of their tempting array of appetisers and desserts are also available. As a starter, they recommend the unpretentious Sardines in their Tin or the traditional French starter of Escargots de Bourgogne (6 snails prepared with parsley butter and garlic). For those with a sweet-tooth, they offer delectable desserts like the Profiteroles de L’Entrecote, delicate, freshly baked choux pastries as authentic as its namesake.
Designed by the Stripe Collective, the elements of the space evoke a traditional French bistro: vintage mirrors lining the walls, wooden banquets, unique paper tablemats from France. Details such as the custom-designed lights introduce a post-war utilitarian and industrial influence to its design.
You will step into Bangkok Jam and you will fall in love with the restaurant’s refreshing take on Thai dining - from its modern bistro-styled interior to its cosmopolitan treatment of Thai fare. It embraces Asia’s "City of Angels", better known as Bangkok and its metropolitan qualities that make it a melting pot of culture, style, language and cuisine.
By weaving Western spices and cooking styles with classically Thai spices, herbs and cooking methods, Bangkok Jam dishes out contemporary Thai and pan-Asian cuisine that is unique yet familiar. Some hot favourites that will have you coming back for more are their juicy and flavourful Peek Gai Tod and crispy chicken wings marinated in fish sauce and fried with pandanus leaves. Then there is also its appetite-whetting Tom Yum Soup that is rich in flavour and filled with fresh ingredients.
The Mansion is the nocturnal transformation of High Society - a luxe bistro in the day that morphs into a supper bar and ultra lounge at night.
Located in Pacific Plaza next to Shaw Centre and right opposite the Hyatt Hotel, it serves as a destination spot for meals and chinwag in the comforts of a partially al fresco street level space and mezzanine that is lushly decked out for more intimate meets and music.
The name the Mansion is also an aural play on the word "dimension"- as the new institution aims to add a whole new level and facet to the conventional approach to bespoke bars and the art of music appreciation. It is intended to appeal to those that love travel, fine wine and music and a target audience that is regularly invited to decadent and exclusive house parties.
As such, The Mansion offers a complete taste-to-tonal experience of the senses where you can savour a holistic dish of music, food, drink and play.
Rokeby is a new modern Australian inspired bistro, located within the up and coming enclave of Jalan Riang.
They serve delectable gourmet food and artisan coffee with unique latte arts. Coffee beans are freshly roasted from Western Australia and gourmet teas imported from Melbourne.
Staying true to its roots, Rokeby serves Australian wines and offers a variety of Australian beers, close to the heart. This is the next hot spot for couples, families and groups of friends keen to get together to enjoy quality food and drinks with great ambience. There is also a kid’s area where parents are able to enjoy hassle-free weekends with their kids in tow.
Fordham & Grand is an unsophisticated bistro. They welcome those who enjoy the art of revelry.
Each night they seek to create a simple yet entertaining experience through the mediums of delectable food and intriguing beverages. Their goal is not to challenge you with technical and sophisticated food or beverages.
They serve unsophisticated bistro food. Simple and enjoyable food, that is interesting and seductive. The dinner menu features rustic dishes that are familiar to your palates but will intrigue you, not on the molecular level, but rather on the unique combination of flavours, textures and presentation aspects.
The bistro has carefully selected 100 affordable wines. This aspect of their wine list will allow you to explore the wonderful world of viticulture without breaking the bank. They have not focused specifically on the old world or the new world nor have they limited themselves to the popular grapes or varietals. The wine list is a harmonious balance between all aspects of the wine making world.
Their cocktails are a unique interpretation of the classic cocktails that you all know and love. The art and romance of a cocktail will not be lost at Fordham & Grand. They will stir, shake and build your delicious tonic using the freshest of fruits and the finest of liquors.
Opening from 6pm until 3am seven days a week, it gives you the chance to continue your party in a place where revelry is welcome, no matter how small the hour is in the morning.
Fordham & Grand is named after a very cultural area and street intersection of the Bronx. Fordham Road and Grand Central was once one of New York's most cultural and vibrant places. A lot of money and culture could be found in this area. This culture gave way to some of the most interesting Art Deco architecture in the world. Being so cultural and vibrant and in the midst of the Prohibition, the area was also home to many great speakeasy bars.
Inspired by a blend and twist of local and British cafe culture and great classic comfort foods from around the world, Keong Saik Snacks is a casual bistro and an addition to the eclectic mix of tenants along the vibrant Keong Saik Road.
A tribute of quality and an invaluable remake of the English quintessential culture, they are serving snacks in a Chinese cultural enclave next to the new Naumi Liora Hotel. As if entering a preserved example of Britain's post-war cafe, the snack bar is an unorthodox fixture where you can expect a laid-back and fun environment with food served in traditional English pewter and tins, amongst a few other contemporary twists one might stumble upon.
The go-to social bistro has an unpretentious environment and serves familiar, simple food options. Their Michelin Star Chef: Jason Atherton is part brainchild of the bistro. Fresh from the recent opening of Mediterranean-inspired Modern European restaurant, Pollen in June 2012 as well as from tapas-bar Esquina fame, Jason Atherton will also lead the culinary direction for Keong Saik Snacks.
Other than Jason Atherton, the team behind this striking gem is the same team of talented chefs from Esquina that includes Executive Chef Andrew Walsh, who helms both kitchens.
Celebrating iconic comfort food from all around the world, the food includes Fish and Oysters served with homemade tartar sauce and drizzled with Maldon salt and malt vinegar, Jason Atherton’s modern take on the British favourite Fish and Chips. The Kimchi Burger consisting of a juicy patty of Wagyu beef done to perfection and topped with Korean chilli features mouthwatering and robust flavours of the fermented vegetables served in a casual burger style.
The bistro also serves the quirky D-I-Y Tuna Tartare, where you are to mix in all the given ingredients, creating a light and refreshing dish that is perfect for Singapore’s weather. For the lovers of all things zesty, Jason’s Very Hot Dog, featuring tangy ketchup lime, crispy shallots, English Cheddar, smooth-buttery avocado and spicy jalapenÌos is a must-try.
True to British cafeÌ culture, Keong Saik Snacks also serves gourmet coffee and tea, alongside a small but well-curated wine and international beer list put together by award-winning head sommelier Laure Patry of Pollen Street Social in London.
Shakey's Pizza has "re-opened" its doors with a new bistro outlet in Junction 10. There are plans for another 2-3 outlets before the end of the year.
Sherwood “Shakey” Johnson opened the first Shakey’s Pizza Parlor with his partner, Ed Plummer, in a remodeled grocery store on 57th and J Street in Sacramento, California in April 1954. Originally established as "ye public house" for pizza and beer, Johnson indulged his passion for Dixieland jazz and added live ragtime music, featuring banjos and player pianos throughout his rapidly expanding franchise.
As the concept caught on, the Shakey’s name became synonymous with "The World’s Greatest Pizza" along with light-hearted slogans such as “You’ll have fun at Shakey’s, also pizza, and “You can feed your face at any old place, but you can warm your heart at Shakey’s.” Since that time, Shakey’s has been a pop-culture staple referenced in countless television shows, films and even by Bob Hope during an Academy Awards broadcast.
Shakey's Pizza serves delicious pizza, using the finest prepared dough. It is the perfect neighbourhood gathering place, where you can come together with family and friends, to share great food and good times.
Crate and Barrel announced they will open its first Asian store in Singapore. It will occupy two floors at Ion Orchard, and is scheduled to open in December 2012.
Back in the 60s Gordon and Carole Segal wanted to create contemporary, affordable housewares they had admired throughout their travels.
Passionate to make these designs available to others, the Segals traveled throughout Europe buying directly from glassblowers and ceramicists, from factories making beautiful French copper pots and simple white bistro dinnerware.
The brand started with 1 employee to 7,000 nowadays and has more than 100 stores in almost every north American market.
Crate and Barrel offers a variety of upmarket housewares, furniture, and related merchandise. These are displayed in the "vignette" style, where items are grouped together as they might appear in the home. The company was an innovator of this style, which has since become more widely used.
Violet Oon made her name as a food columnist in the late 1980s and was later appointed a food ambassador by the Singapore Tourism Board. Her work has led to appearances on local and foreign television programs and she is also the author of three cookbooks.
Throughout all her years of travel and living abroad, Violet’s culinary passion has unabashedly remained with Singapore. As such, she has brought to us the spoils of cuisines discovered abroad and married those gems with her beloved native Singaporean cuisine.
Violet Oon's Kitchen is a local bistro with a twist. Their menu includes her signature Nyonya fare, Shepherds Pie and interpretations of much loved Singapore favorites that she would serve at her own table.
The bistro also offers a delectable variety of refreshing drinks and alcoholic beverages that have been carefully selected and curated to match the menu, including a unique Guava smoothie and Peanut Butter Milkshake with Reese's pieces.
The modern French-themed bistro Poulét opened at Bugis+, offering affordable French classics.
The restaurant features a 60-seat open dining area inspired by the modern alfresco setting in France. You'll will be able to view the chefs in action through an open kitchen while indulging in casual comfort.
Driven by the passion and inspiration from market ingredients and classic French cooking techniques, Poulét serves up an array of French cuisines. Menu offerings include everything requisite to compose a complete French meal; Appetisers, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Mains, Sides and Desserts.
Have a try at their irresistible profiteroles, or opt for a lighter option with their tasty "Salade de Paris". Their signature dish is obviously the "Poulet Roti", prepared with the house's secret recipe, cooked with Chardonnay, and served with a creamy home-made mushroom sauté.
Located on the street level of Shaw Center, Caveau Wines & Bar houses its retail shop featuring over 400 wines and state of the art Enomatic Elite wine dispenser where you can sample up to 16 wine labels any time.
Caveau Wines & Bar also runs coffee house with their friendly baristas making an aromatic cup of coffee using premium coffee blends supplied by Papa Palheta to accompany freshly baked pastries from Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie.
From 5pm till late, the coffee house transforms into a snug wine bar offering 15 new and old world labels. The bar menu served is made up of food from Bistro du Vin and Annam Vietnamese Cuisine to pair with the wines cherry picked by their sommeliers.
Enjoy cooking classes at the new Tott store, located in Sime Darby Center.
Whether your passion is for cooking, baking or hosting parties, they have specially selected many products to get you going in the right direction. They offer renowned cookware brands from Jamie Oliver to De Buyer, as well as exclusive first-to-market products.
At "Tott" , you can also find creative inspirations to construct unique culinary moments for your family and friends.
Nurture your passion at their cooking studios or take a class to improve your hosting skills. Be inspired by a variety of cuisines taught by their experienced instructors and celebrity chefs. Or, book their private studios for a private party or a corporate function.
Tott Cooking Studio consists of a hands-on kitchen with 12 induction stoves, as well as a demo kitchen that can seat up to 70 people or be converted into a private dining space. With nearly 2,000 square feet of space, both studios will offer classes for everyone: whether you are just beginning to discover fun in the kitchen, or if you are an avid professional home chef.
Take advantage of their baking facilities at Bake&Go without the hassle of cleaning up.
Kids can bake with their parents or guardians at any of their six brightly coloured stations. You can even book the entire Bake&Go studio for a 30 minute slot, with extra no extra charges.
Tott also includes a Bistro, which offers comfort food designed by their consultant, Chef Sam Leong, to delight your palate. Enjoy a meal in their Bistro before, after, or even during your shopping at Tott store.
The restaurant is designed with its picture-frame effect and the textural contrast creates a contemporary yet cozy atmosphere that is conducive for both social and corporate entertainment.
The typical French bistros, is the perfect for a quick and casual meal. Bistro's superbly prepared cuisine consists of rather hearty portions at its best when accompanied by wines.
Apart from the extensive selection of seafood, duck, lamb and beef choices, the menu offers a fair selection of traditional French desserts as well. Orange and Grand Marnier soufflé, creme brûlée, warm melted Valrhona chocolate and profiteroles are some of the all time favourites.
A 4-course set dinner comprising of mostly the signature dishes is available. Their signature dishes are the duck leg confit and the red wine braised beef cheeks. Not forgetting the main highlight which is the "Entrecôte de Veau"; 500g double Peter's Farm milked veal sirloin carved and served at your table by the chef himself.
Service is great for this 100-seater restaurant, but it is in the food that you will be in for a real treat. A visit for lunch or dinner will tell you the rest of the Au Petit Salut epicurean story.
Au Chocolat, a French inspired Bistro and Confiserie poises to set a new benchmark for dining concept stores.
Covering almost 4,700 square feet it recently opened its doors at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Located on the Bay Level, it's prominent façade of French fixtures instils a sense of nostalgia that French antiquated streets reflect, with its calm and sophisticated ambience.
Marrying old-world elegance and the nostalgic charm of Paris, Au Chocolat captivates you with one-of-a-kind elements such as a molten chocolate roof, genial packaging, fascinating artwork and a miniature vintage train set running across the ceiling.
The Au Chocolat Bistro provides an all-day dining menu of traditional French flavours and international cuisine in cosy comfort, where you can enjoy an extensive food menu that will warm their hearts. Catering to the preference of all palates, They offer a wide selection of an all-day breakfast menu, salads, pastas, tasty roasted meats, and hand-made savoury and sweet crepes, alongside a snack menu to curb the munchies, such as tater tots, truffle fries, and mushroom bites.To cater to all ages, a special assortment of child-friendly dishes includes French toast crunch, 'OO' mini burgers, little chicken tenders and Danielle’s battered fish. An impressive list of beverages, including its signature Au Chocolat hot fudge and uniquely chocolate blended drinks, rounds off the menu.
Enjoy the ultimate retail experience at the Au Chocolat Confiserie with its very own master chocolatier at work in the chocolate atelier creating delectable works of art on site. The Au Chocolat Confiserie also hosts a pâtisserie with a great variety of mouth-watering desserts such as cakes, pies and pastries. Expect to find the finest chocolates made fresh daily and unique candies all in one place.
The new venue is a 2 storey bistro lounge and art space.
A former OCBC Bank premise opened during the 1930s, The Vault occupies a double-storey shophouse in the hip Chinatown enclave. Inspired by its history and colourful surrounds, it's interior is an edgy mix of industrial copper and steel filled up with vibrant and dynamic content.
A casual bistro downstairs and a high-ceilinged lounge upstairs, The Vault also makes space for art and music to thrive. Tuck into fresh hands-on foodfare from the bistro, making meals fun and approachable. At night, the bar swings to life with prohibition-style cocktails, spirits and wines, and a rotating roster of artists making appearances and sparking delight.
Have a try at their freshly opened bistro with it's inviting ambience of wooden copper and comfortable communal tables accentuated by an open-concept kitchen. The place stands out as a welcome slice of home-style goodness of generous portions and delicious fare at moderate prices.
Set to open in August 2012, Mambo will be the perfect beach front destination if you are looking for a relaxed upscale casual ocean front experience with a touch of sophistication and elegance, with friends or family. Drawing its inspiration from the classic 50’s beach bars in Miami, Cuba and the Caribbean, Mambo will feature delicious grilled seafood, classic cocktails and a fun-loving atmosphere, providing a vacation-like getaway from the city's constant hustle and bustle.
Located on Siloso Beach, Singapore's hippest beach, it will be the next place for fun-loving people, day and night.
Get into your favourite bikini and take a dip. Themed bars abound, you can surf a man-made wave or chill-out in a whirlpool bath on the beach. A host of shopping options awaits, as well as tempting all-day menus from exceptional bistros and restaurants.
Siloso is synonymous with volleyball and courts are available free on a first-come-first-served basis. You can also try your hand at skim-boarding or kayaking, as well as cycling, rollerblading and other exciting beach activities.
After dark, Siloso really comes alive, with parties, music, lively bars and restaurants celebrating the beach lifestyle long into the night, every night.
SPR. MRKT is a new concept. The team considers, a visit to the supermarket shouldn't just have to be utilitarian. That's why they aim to reshape local supermarket experience by melding the enjoyment of food, retail and art in a single space.
Part self-service bistro, part corner shop, the space was conceived by chef-owner Joseph Yeo and co-owner Sue-Shan. Together, they believe in taking casual gourmet dining and shopping for daily necessities and random gifts to another level of flavour and enjoyment.
Joseph spent his formative culinary years with the Les Amis Group of Restaurants and went further perfecting his fine dining experience co-leading the team for the opening of Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands.
Pastry Chef, Furrene Hoh, was personally selected by Joseph to pioneer this pursuit. Formally schooled in the art of pastry and baking, Furrene has worked in some of the top hotels and restaurants for over 10 years.
No secret ingredients are used in their food, just a mix of market-fresh, seasonal produce, herbs and spices, from local farms and around the world, that give their meals a sense of place.
They've put together a selection of exclusive home & office products that help you simplify life and work. These are lovingly sourced from producers around the world and only available in small quantities so the variety of the selection is kept fresh.
People from various backgrounds will be invited to showcase personal works of art on their walls for public enjoyment and/or for sale.
An exciting new bar and bistro concept is opening soon. From early morning to late night, the Marché Bar and Bistro Raffles City will be pampering guests with fresh delicacies around the clock.
Marché, the originator of “front cooking“, is one of the three concepts from Marché International, one of the leading gastronomy companies specializing in high quality dining restaurants at highly frequented locations.
When it comes to display cooking you will get the feeling you are eating in a market. They prepare their meals right in front of you and provide an informal, comfortable atmosphere. Freshness and Quality are key.
A particular highlight for Raffles City's new bar and bistro is the Slim Grill. Staying true to the Marché fresh and healthy front cooking concept, the Slim Grill cooking method uses very thin slices of quality meat items or seafood cooked on a flat plate in front of you. Fresh vegetables are pan fried on the Slim Grill separately and placed on a freshly toasted Focaccia, then topped with the meat or seafood items.
Situated next to hotels and offices, it will be the perfect spot to chill out and recharge the battery in a modern atmosphere.
The doors of No. 9 Rochester Park are once again open to the public. This time around however, you'll will find an entirely new dining experience at Nosh.
Nosh takes over from the Krish restaurant at its venue in Rochester Park and serves modern bistro cuisine in a distinctively unforgettable setting.
The restaurant occupies a beautifully decorated historical black and white house with an alluring open air deck where most of the dining takes place. Nosh delivers a perfect blend of music, ambiance and lush scenery, which contributes to a charming outdoor dining.
Fresh ingredients and quality produce are at the heart of a melting pot of flavours that will take you from the comforts of familiar tastes to the edge of a new and exciting culinary experience.
Starters include the Maryland Crab Cakes, a delightful combination of delicately fried fresh crab patties, red curry coconut dressing and a cucumber and apple salad. Other standouts include the Mango Avocado Ceviche.
They also feature an ample selection of vegetarian options. The Purple Potato Gnocchi for example is one of several dishes that can be made vegetarian upon request.
For mains, the Tamarind marinated beef tenderloin does not disappoint. Tender strips of lovingly marinated prime beef are accompanied by a helping of house made purple potato gnocchi and creamy braised leeks.
Desserts are not to be missed, as you will get the chance to tuck into a decadent selection of desserts that have been crafted in collaboration with award winning pastry chef Janice Wong from the 2am:dessertbar.
Find a great reason to get out of bed, to enjoy their weekend brunch!
Their bar stays open late throughout the week and is the perfect place to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. House cocktails are made with fresh fruit and premium spirits while the wine list features a comprehensive selection of affordably priced and boutique wines alike. Cool jazz and resonant beats set the tone for a memorable relaxing night under the stars.
Addictions Café is the third dining concept of 22 Dempsey, a garden villa of dining concepts, offering modern in-house creations of popular dishes, desserts and cocktails.
This all-day bistro serves a range of cuisine that will cater to the most discerning palate; perfect for a breezy afternoon lunch, a cup of coffee and dessert for high tea, or a serene garden dinner.
Savoury treats include truffle fries, soft shell crab and recreations of local favorites including mee siam. The desserts assortment, such as Crispy Napoleon Cake (chocolate-coated pastry with vanilla ice cream) and summer berries pavlova (pastry with berries and ice-cream) will satisfy any sweet-tooth craving.
Balzac Brasserie is located at Rendezvous Hotel’s newly-opened dining gallery, alongside the busy Bras Basah thoroughfare. White-laced curtains, banquette seats, an original Parisian long bar fitted with an operating antique draft beer dispenser and furniture straight from the City of Lights make up the café-culture atmosphere.
Named after Honoré de Balzac, the famous French novelist and playwright, the Brasserie serves up a slice of unpretentious and unassuming, but done with an amazing attention to details.
The Food is approachable, with straightforward flavors typical of French classics. A small, edited selection of dishes is available for breakfast, followed by a larger menu of favorites for lunch, dinner and bar snacks. And keeping to the character of a real French Brasserie, a daily special set menu is served every lunch and dinner.
The French classics are prepared by chef Jean-Charles Dubois and his team. Chef Dubois comes from the village of Angers in Loire Valley, France and he was previously from The French Kitchen. His love for the freshest ingredients combined with modern culinary techniques enables him to produce delicious, perfectly done cuisine.
You definitely can’t miss the Foie Gras De “Castaing” Appetizer. This home-made foie gras terrine is served with seasonal fruit compote, farmer’s toast and petite salade. It is perfect just before a meal or as a finger food accompanied by some drinks at the bar.
If you’re craving for some true blue French cuisine or some drinks, do check out Balzac Brasserie that not only takes pride in its food but the setting of the bistro too!
Photo Credit : Alex Ang
#01-01 Rendezvous Gallery, Rendezvous Hotel, 9 Bras Basah Road
Housed in one of Singapore's trendiest heritage districts, La Maison Fatien Singapour extends the tradition, warmth and welcome of its namesake in Burgundy.
The four storey, pre-war conservation house is typical of Singaporean architecture at the turn of the century, with its distinctive five-foot walkway entrance, Peranakan-styled windows, and central airwell.
Restored and converted, La Maison Fatien Singapour promises to be a perfect blend of classic French bistro in Asia's true melting pot and gateway. Spanning three of four storeys, the first and second levels of the restaurant allow 60 guests to dine in the comforts of home while the fourth level is a multi-function space for private and corporate events.
Australian Chef Roland Graham helms the kitchen with an impressive track record of over 35 years of culinary experience spanning Singapore, Bangkok, New York and Doha. Trained in the 5-star Sheraton Hotel Sydney, Chef Roland counts amongst his many achievements positions as Head Chef of The Australian in Manhattan, New York, and Executive Chef of Sareeraya Koh Samui and a prominent dining establishment in Singapore. His long-awaited return to Singapore has created a buzz in the local food industry and media.
Chef Roland promises a radical take on the all-day breakfast concept and an original approach to the modern bistro with a distinctly Asian-inspired twist. No effort has been spared in the selection of choice ingredients for the freshest and highest quality. Fans of Chef Roland will be able to recognise his signature style as he brings fresh and surprising flavours to classic breakfast dishes.
Understated décor and raw furnishing make the bistro an inviting hangout amidst the whirl of campus activity. Late Plate offers the charm of a laid-back dining experience that packs a punch with its contemporary and creative menu offerings.
11 Kent Ridge Drive #01-03, Shaw Foundation Alumni House
Praelum (meaning “wine press” in latin) is a locally owned and managed wine bistro by The Liquidity Group. Located in Duxton Hill, they seek to share the joys of wining and dining by offering an ever-changing international list of wines from their cellars together with a French-Indochinese inspired food menu. Praelum is run by wine aficionado Elizabeth Lin and her team of gastronomes.
Gerald Lu is the General Manager and Head Sommelier for Praelum. An internationally Certified Sommelier, Gerald was 2010′s Best Sommelier in Singapore and also winner for the Singapore Tourism Board’s Experience Awards (Food and Beverage) in 2009. His love for food and beverage has brought him to convert his pastime into a career and ultimately share it with the people around him.
Bill Graham, the owner of The Quayside Group – The Pump Room, Quayside Seafood, Peony Jade – enjoy beef so much so that he’s now set up a casual bistro to offer his customers a steak to suit every taste preference possible. The Pump Room at Great World City has now been reduced to a smaller al fresco bar, and the main interioe space has been replaced with Pepper Steakhouse and Bistro, which is highly accessible to residents and office workers in the River Valley area.
The dinner menu offers five types of steak including New Zealand Firstlight grass-fed Wagyu, Australian Harvey grain-fed prime beef and New Zealand Savannah Black Angus, complete with the usual fine marbling, sirloins and Chateaubriand fillets. The bubbly bistro has thrown in unlimited fries with all steak orders, and one can choose between any one of four pepper sauces, plus the standard Bernaise, red wine, and mushroom varieties.
The Pump Room’s award-winning beers go well with the variety of cuisine which extends well beyond steaks and includes several mouth-watering salads and seafood (surf & turf) options; plus a fantastic and large range of new world wines by the bottle and by the glass!
The modern urban lifestyle is trending towards blending sophisticated pleasure with work, where busy individuals seamlessly fit work and leisure time into breakfast, lunch and after-work dining hours. Mezze Bistro Bar - the latest F&B concept created by Ingrid Prasatya, the enterprising Director of The Society Group, is precisely what the savvy urbanite is looking for, especially with its strategic location at One Raffles Link that connects the Suntec City and Marina Square areas serving both the corporate and leisure crowds.
Mezze, which means ‘sharing’ in Arabic, is a wide selection of small, elegant dishes served as lunch or dinner, in portions designed for sharing to allow customers to sample a little of everything on the menu. Mezze-style dining is a symbol of conviviality - time well spent with the great company of friends. Setting a new food culture in Singapore, Mezze Bistro Bar's menu is a culmination of head chef Peter Rollinson's personal flair and culinary ingenuity, where modern creations are peppered occasionally with an Asian twist. The result is an all-day clean and light dining concept that kick starts the day with scrumptious breakfast favourites and gourmet coffee; business lunches that offer fast and light soup and salad combos, toasties, open-faced sandwiches, and heartier pasta options; evening small plates and sharing platters that feature modern gourmet bites are excellent with after-work wind-down drinks.
With a specially designed menu to cater to the discerning crowd, Mezze's light and tasty bites combine high quality and fresh produce (both local and imported) such as Blackmore wagyu beef and barramundi with great value pricing.
The mouthwatering highlights include:
1. Toasty of Fontina cheese, honey baked ham and tomato
2. Ciabatta, avocado, tomato and crisp bacon
3. Sauteed mushrooms, feta and herbs on wholegrain toast
1. Spanish gazpacho with avocado and extra virgin olive oil
2. Rare beef salad, local Asian herbs, roasted peanuts, chilli and lime dressing
3. Spaghetti, homemade beef sausage with spicy tomato sauce and ricotta cheese
4. Grilled chicken salad, Kipfler potato, green beans and cherry tomato, honey grain mustard dressing
Dinner (small plates and platters):
1. Chilli dusted crispy pig's ears
2. Corned beef croquettes, soft poached egg and salsa verde
3. Italian meat balls, spicy tomato sauce, shaved parmesan and fresh herbs
4. Grilled grain fed beef skewers with Argentinean chimichurri
For those with larger appetites , there are daily lunch and dinner specials available on the board, such as grilled fillet of barramundi with crushed potatoes, tomato and salsa verde and gratinated garlic school prawns with tomato, chilli and fresh herbs, to name a few. A good selection of cheeses and cold cuts from different countries is also available to be paired with wines.
Drop in anytime today to experience this nouveau food culture, where one can enjoy more variety and diversity in shared, communal style.
Amazonia is an amazing new world of experiences from the moment you enter.Where fun and adventure can be shared by the whole family.
Jungle themed Soft Play Gym: the largest and only fully themed children’s playgym in Singapore has brought a new level of excitement and adventure for children 3-12 years of age.
Dedicated Baby Toddler Jungle Themed Play Area: safe, clean, new and filled with items to keep your toddler entertained and stimulated, for ages 0-3.
Putters 3D Glow In The Dark Mini Golf: Amazonia brings a whole new level of excitement to Singapore with the most amazing themed, indoor 3D Glow in the dark mini indoor golf course. Filled with incredible sound and motion activated props, you will simply have the most exciting new experience. Play through their Pirate section, under the sea and meet their fantastic Dinosaurs.
Spaceball: their Space themed, Glow in the dark, 3D room allows a group of up to 8 players to shoot it out against their computerised timer and electronic scoreboard. Amazing thrills, full of action and excitement.
Bistro: Enjoy healthy, delicious all day dining at their bistro. Their bright and themed bistro is sure to delight as you sit back and relax with fresh food and coffee while your children have the time of their life in Amazonia.
Themed Party Rooms: With two fully themed party rooms for the best party experience ever. Book and ensure your child has a party they will never forget. Great food, games, decorations and the option to combine with 3D Glow Golf or Spaceball.
Madam Tan's Nasi Lemak and bistro classics with bold Singaporean hawker flavours are the order of the day at the brand spanking new The Wok & Barrel.
Enjoy craft beers, wines and their signature desserts. This newly opened Singaporean spot was conceptualized and opened by owner Shen Tan. It has a mainly white interior which lends itself to an unpretentious and casual bistro feel.
Shen Tan established herself with her hugely popular nasi lemak stall at the Maxwell Market nearby so expect more of the same honest and quality food. The prices are extremely reasonable and they have not included a service charge, so feel free to tip if the service impresses.
Luke's Oyster Bar & Chop House has just opened off Gemmill Lane off Club Street and features Travis Masiero's take on a popular aspect of the All-American experience - an oyster bar-cum-grilled meat and sandwich joint that recalls the kind of casual-cuisine, good-value places commonly found across the US, particularly around coastal regions.
Mr Masiero spent over three years at The Wine Garage before starting neighbourhood eatery Spruce and also consulting on menu concepts for the Lo & Behold Group, is excited about this new enterprise, a 1,600-sq ft shophouse with high ceilings and an Old World feel to it.
Mr Masiero, grew up in the Boston area and is well acquainted with the best seafood and steak restaurants there. He thought about all the restaurants that he loves and what makes them special and an oyster bar was something he always had in my mind.
The space features a 15-seat counter along one wall and a series of booths along the opposite wall. The look is somewhere between a Parisien bistro and a New England oyster bar. There's a sort of casualness and conviviality to it and the focus is on doing things he really loves well - exceeding expectations is his number one objective.
They will buy seafood direct from a supplier in Boston and Luke's - which is named for his two-year-old son Lucas - will offer the best oysters available at various price points.
People still want great food in a great space - there's a uniqueness in finding a small space that's personable and it's expected to attract a late-crowd also. Menu items include bone-in chops and steaks as well as casual fare like burgers, sandwiches and New England lobster rolls - steamed lobster in a toasted hot dog bun - and four or five different types of oyster each day.
Nestled in a quiet and serene corner of Punggol is Frienzie, a new Bistro & Bar that opened earlier this year. Sporting wholesome, value-for-money western fare, it has already become a popular destination for families and friends living in the area to gather. The place has become so popular that it is usually full by 7pm, even on weekdays. The restaurant takes reservations before 7pm. For drivers, there is also ample parking within the compound.
There is much to love about the calm and friendly ambience – located right along the Punggol River, the scenery of the natural forests, hills and water provides for a restful and relaxing atmosphere to unwind with after a hard day’s work.
Al-fresco dining is also available and while the restaurant is open-air, it’s still very windy and cool. Gazing out at the un-spoilt beauty of nature, one almost feels as if this little jewel of a place is part of a paradise retreat and not part of Singapore at all.
Kick-back and relax in one of their comfortable lounge chairs to the sounds of bossa nova and jazz from their stereo, with some booze from their bar, or enjoy some of the following chef nightly specials.
Hosted by The Patio was built with the desire to offer guests the opportunity of slipping away into the cozy-warm, comfortable dining ambience of a suburban home setting, complete with the rustic, white-washed patio and charming, lush-green backyard.
Tucked away in an expansively spacious, private compound with tranquil garden landscaping and ample parking, Hosted on the Patio is ironically convenient with its location nestled right in the Central Region of Singapore. Delectable bistro cuisine marked by sizable portions and affordable prices invite guests to unwind further and relax into the enticing garden home experience.
Former Executive Chef from the internationally-acclaimed Michelangelo’s Group, Chef Dennis Sim concocts an enticing menu blending the best of suburban home-style fare with modern European cuisine.
Coupled with down-to-earth, homey service and contemporary, alfresco-style decor, our dining experience offers a desirable reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city living. Most of all, Hosted on The Patio is the perfect spot for a delightfully simple, delicious meal with family and friends – with hosting it being as easy and natural as if it were your very own patio-style home.
All-day “modern Asian” bistro The Glass House features the best of cuisines from across the region including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. This incredible concept restaurant is offering Southeast Asian Cuisine and housed beside the famous mineral water pool. The Modern Asian Bistro has arrived and by all accounts it was worth the wait.
The Glass House is indeed set in a glass house with four walls made of glass that offer stunning views of Fort Canning Park and the familiar skyline of Singapore.
With a plush and luxurious interior, diners may find it hard to choose what to look at because it isn’t just the views on the outside that are available. The walls of the kitchen are also glass so that you can watch as the talented chefs prepare your food. With an all day dining menu and a focus on local ingredients and Asian cuisine, The Glass House still manages to put a contemporary spin on their menu.
Executive Chef Ivan Lim Kee Yeang is a Penang native who has worked his magic at such well known venues as the Raffles Hotel, the Ritz Carlton, and the Park Singapore Orchard City Centre.
With both indoor and outdoor dining areas with stunning park views, the bistro’s signature dishes range from laksa and Hainanese Chicken Rice to Chinese Set Meals. The Glass House is all about mouthwatering dishes at reasonable prices.
Three-Week-Old Taratata Bistrot is the latest addition to Keong Saik Road serving amongst other things pan-seared foie gras ($26), ovenbaked pig trotters stuffed with morel mushrooms ($26) and warm chocolate pudding with lavender ice cream ($18).
This Parisian style bistrot is headed up by the masterful culinary team of Bertrand Raguin and Philippe Nouzillat who know a thing or two about decadent French dining.
Seb's Bistro @ Rochester House sets itself apart with its sizeable yet comfortably cozy space – all ready to host events and weddings with cuisine to whet any appetite amidst an atmosphere that combines luxury with nature. Nestled in the heart of nature, Seb's Bistro @ Rochester House provides a perfect setting for events with an alfresco ambience.
Set against a colonial house and surrounding greenery, it provides a lovely backdrop for occasions that desire a space with a little something different. Seb's Bistro is ideal for solemnizations, weddings, corporate functions, networking sessions, product launches and parties for special occasions. This oasis of calm is ready to host your event with cuisine to whet any appetite amidst an atmosphere that combines luxury with nature.
~ Capacity ~
Seb's Bistro can accommodate up to 200 guests for a standing buffet and 150 for a sit down event.
~ Food & Beverage ~
The proximity of the kitchens to the venue promises superior food & beverage service and support for your event.
~ Accessibility ~
Valet parking is available at Seb's Bistro. There is also a public car park located nearby. Taxis can also be arranged as and when your guests require transportation.
~ Wedding Packages ~
They have wedding accessory packages where their wedding and event consultants can provide customized creative concepts for top-notch floral décor, invitation cards, favors, menu cards and guest books, and other party needs to fit your theme and all within a preferentially priced package. You are, of course welcome to use your own florist or partner for your event.
~ Viewing ~
Do visit them to soak in the atmosphere of Seb's Bistro for yourself. They can arrange for a tour of the grounds or you could drop by and have a meal or just a coffee.
Featuring their New Outlet Little Fish Shop by Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro, carrying exotic Coldwater Seafoods from the rich and pristine waters off Australia, New Zealand, Boston, USA, Norway, Alaska.
Being Direct Importers, they are able to procure quality seafood produce, flown in weekly Featuring Live Oysters, Mussels and Clams, Wild Aussie Eastern King Prawns and their Super Lobster Bash, Live Boston Lobsters @ $29.95 each (every Monday).
Their new cosy and trendy abode of 64-seats will be operating everyday @ nex.
Stagger Inn is a new bar and bistro located on Perak Road. A home grown pub with a refreshing lack of pretense, that is all about loving life in Singapore.
Serving up delectable eats & premium drinks. Casual elegance without all the premium expense. It has been said that this pub has the best devil's curry in town, with a homemade recipe that was handed down generations. Apparently devil's curry does not have coconut milk like normal curry but instead full of spices. This was not spicy hot at all, but with enough of a kick for you to keep dipping that bread in.
South Coast is a unique new Australian bar and bistro in the heart of Marina Bay serving fresh, innovative cuisine in a warm vibrant social atmosphere. An exciting new food and beverage concept from the coastline of Australia to Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Located on the Singapore Harbour, South Coast is an Australian bistro and bar offering clients a venue that combines chic with perfect relaxation.
Opening at 8am for coffee and breakfast, then serving lunch and dinner until late, South Coast is the ideal place to have a corporate lunch or a private dinner before the latest theatre show.South Coast has a bar area that showcases the Singapore city skyline at its best so if it is a quiet drink you desire or to host a party for clients or friends, South Coast has packages to suit everyone’s needs.
ToTT is a 36,000 sq ft store that offers an unparalleled range of dining and kitchenware products to fulfill your aspirations in cooking, baking or hosting. They have specially selected the many Tools Of The Trade to get you going in the right direction, as well as cooking classes to help you create unique culinary moments for your family and friends.
When they look at professionals, they sometimes wonder how we do it. How do chefs turn everyday ingredients into gastronomic feasts? How do restaurants create that wonderful dining experience?
After more than half a century working with many of the best professionals in the hospitality business, they would like to think that they are privy to some of these secrets. That's what brought them to create ToTT. Whether your passion is for cooking, baking or hosting parties, they have selected the Tools Of The Trade to get you off to the right start. They offer renowned cookware brands from Jamie Oliver to De Buyer, as well as exclusive first-to-market products.
And it's not just the hardware; ToTT is also where you can find creative
inspirations to construct unique culinary moments for your family and
friends. Nurture your passion at their Cooking Studio or take a class
to improve your hosting skills. Be inspired by a variety of cuisines
taught by their experienced instructors and celebrity chefs. Or, book
their studios for a private party or a corporate function.
Cooking Studio consists of a hands-on kitchen that can hold classes for
up to 12 students, as well as a demo kitchen that can seat up to 70
people or be converted into a private dining space. With nearly 2,000
square feet of space, both studios will offer classes for everyone from
the person just beginning to discover fun in the kitchen, to the avid
professional home chef.
We are pleased to announce you that the Julien BOMPARD Restaurant is now renamed as J'Bistro, signifying a move towards providing simpler and homely bistro-style fare in line with their comfort and savory cuisine.
Chef Julien and Chef de Cuisine Mathew Woon have revamped the menu with more choices and even better value for you and your guests.
Offering selection of salads at S$14, soup at S$12 and main courses at S$28, they also arrange a selection of wine bottles from S$60.
They're open daily from 6.30am for breakfast and NOW all day dining from 11am to 9pm. They believe that changes will bring you more occasions to be with them at the J'Bistro and their professional team at J'Bistro will continue to maintain their warmly and friendly service to welcome you!
Pamplemousse Bistro + Bar offers an intimate dining experience amidst the lush and charming greenery of Dempsey Hill. Chef-Owner Adrian Ling recreates modern European cuisine with an international twist. Composed and presented with largely Europen flair, each dish melds flavors from all over the world. The restaurant also carries over 80 labels of Old and New World wines categorized by style - interesting for connoisseurs yet convenient for beginners! A weekend brunch menu that features eggs done in a variety of styles is also available on Saturday and Sunday.
This Bistro, operated by the people behind Swiss Butchery in Greenwood avenue, serves burgers, grilled meats and sausages, a meat lovers dream.
Swiss Grill is a cosy little bistro serving up great quality chilled meats from the adjoining Swiss Butchery Shop. Helming the kitchen is Chef Colin West, who has clocked eight years of experience behind the stove. He is an expert at honest-to-goodness fare, preferring to let the fresh, quality ingredients take centrestage rather than wowing with fancy techniques. Everything, from sauces to mash, is handmade every single day by Chef Colin West and the meats here are never frozen. Even the fries are fried to a golden crisp a la minute - no limp salads here either. The thick, juicy burger patties are made purely from premium chuck beef, and only Angus 200-days Grain-Fed Beef is used for the steaks.
587 Bukit Timah Road, #01-05 Coronation Shopping Plaza
Le Bon Marche had recently moved out from Tiong Bahru to their new premises in Bukit Timah. The Bukit Timah outlet combines both a French bistro and a upmarket grocery store. The decor is simple with no more than 10 wooden tables. This bistro and gourmet market place which stocks gourmet grocery items such as sea salt, white truffle paste, jams and biscuits is a foodies dream. Head here for an alternative brunch or meal on the weekend.
Guests at Marina Bay Sands can look forward to an impeccable dining experience that is at once elegant and laid-back. DB Bistro Moderne is a contemporary French-American restaurant where traditional French cuisine meets the flavours of the American market. DB Bistro Moderne is Chef Boulud's renowned re-interpretation of the Parisian classic. The seasonal menu highlights the quality of fine ingredients served in a relaxed setting.
Among his many achievements, Chef Boulud, of Café Boulud and Daniel fame, is credited with elevating the simple burger into an art form. This is what sets DB Bistro Moderne apart, new takes on old classics, the perfect fusing of sophistication with pure and simple pleasure.
Originally from Lyon, France, it is in New York that Daniel Boulud's name has become synonymous with fine dining. His Manhattan restaurant Daniel, is considered one of the ten best in the world. Chef Boulud has published six books, has a successful television series, After Hours with Daniel, and has received numerous honours, including the James Beard Foundation awards for "Outstanding Restaurateur" and "Best Chef of New York City." In 2006, the French government named Daniel Boulud a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, for his contribution to the advancement of French culinary culture.
Chef Boulud's contemporary, seasonally inspired French cuisine is featured in his five NewYork restaurants, as well as his establishments in Palm Beach, Vancouver and Beijing. Chef Boulud brings his signature New York restaurant, DB Bistro Moderne, to Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Located in Clarke Quay fronting the Singapore River, the newly opened L'Entrepot Bistrot is the latest entrant to an array of well established restaurants owned by Esmirada Group of Restaurants. L'Entrepot Bistrot is a quaint eatery serving classic French food that charms with honest flavours.
Step into L'Entrepot Bistrot and you will feel transported to a local French bistro in Paris with its beautiful wine cellar, dark wood bistro tables and warm lighting. A perfect place to sit back and enjoy an authentic taste of regional French favourites. Pick your choice to dine in the cosy indoors or at the breezy al fresco area by the river.
Open: Mon-Thu, Sun 12pm-2pm, 6pm-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-2pm, 6pm-11:30pm
Located at: 3E River Valley Road, #01-02, Clarke Quay Tel: 6337 5585 Email: [email protected]
Verve Bar & Bistro has become the latest place to chill and the best reason yet to check out the hidden delights of Gillman Village.
Verves home is the old "Regal Cinema". Once a hang-out for British Officers it has been nicely converted to offer stylish air conditioned and alfresco dining, set amongst the original greenery and secluded outlook that sets Verve apart from many other Bistros in town.
Verve is about doing simple things right. It is unpretentious, easy going and relaxed; and yet has a unique style, and flair that is well suited for those looking for somewhere a little special thats off the beaten track.
By day, Verve is a spacious clean fresh looking bistro that offers great value lunch deals for executives from the local technology park. At night however Verve transforms into a unique stylish setting with an exclusive cocktail bar (try their Appletini, it's the BEST!) and a candle-lit deck thats perfect for quiet romantic diners and private parties.