The newly opened Dorsett Singapore, is the perfect hotel choice for both leisure and business travellers. They offer stylish and comfortable accommodation for the most discerning guests to enjoy, relax and refresh.
The 10-storey hotel boasts modern architecture and design; it is cladded with a full glass building façade to present a refreshing landmark that seeks to harmonise with the heritage backdrop of the Chinatown precinct.
Well-positioned as a mid-scale hotel with diverse artistic atmosphere and cutting-edge IT facilities and services, be wowed by their promise of uncompromising contemporary living and a unique creative experience of unpretentious luxury created specially for you.
Embrace the foliage with a casual stroll around the landscape roof garden to offer a quick respite anytime of the day. The hotel's fully equipped gymnasium, 30-meter outdoor swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi offer the perfect avenues to refresh and recharge after a long day of business meetings or sightseeing.
Step into Mara Shabu's new cozy restaurant and enjoy the homey feeling of one of the most traditional comfort foods in Asia.
Ranging from the freshest produce to premium Wagyu beef and quality seafood harvested from local fisheries, there is something for everyone. The ingredients are as natural as they can be, with minimal processing. Just like the good old days.
Enjoy their selection of 3 soup bases: Mara, Shabu and Sukiyaki, as well as a selection of organic vegetables.
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La Senza has opened a new flagship store at ION Orchard. The store's pin-up concept will provide you with a fun and vibrant shopping experience.
Comfortable, romantic and sensual. La Senza's range of exquisite lingerie is designed to make every woman look and feel like a million dollars for a whole deal less. La Senza prides itself on its excellent customer service and the intimate feel of its stores. No matter what age or shape you are, you will walk away from a La Senza store feeling great about yourself.
The brand offers you a unique shopping experience with outstanding lingerie presentation in a beautiful and intimate environment, featuring everything from bras and panties, to sleepwear, loungewear, bodycare and accessories.
This all-day casual chic dining concept offers you an extensive menu devoted to a selection of delicious comfort food, unique creations, original cocktails as well as its artfully crafted specialty coffee.
The striking industrial chic look at Jewel Café + Bar is based on a design of contrasts and is conceptualised by the local cross disciplinary design practice FARM. Envisioning Jewel as a gem amongst the rugged surrounds of timeworn Rangoon Road, FARM decided on a raw shell of cold, bare concrete which is embellished with jewel-inspired details such as glittering crystal light bulbs, warm brass and copper ceiling features, glass doors, teakwood paneling and pristine white subway tiles reminiscent of vintage diners.
The laidback, quirky personality of the café is also evident from the al fresco patio at the front of the café, which is set up with latticed wire chairs in a retro shade of blue and an oversized chalk board that depicts witty cartoon etchings by a local artist.
For the menu, they took an irreverent approach to calorie-counting and go the whole hog to tantalise your taste buds. For instance, the traditional French Onion Soup is duly capped with a comforting baguette crust of Swiss Cheese, Parmesan and Gruyère, which is a great foil for the sweet caramelised onions beneath.
Don’t miss the unique Shio-Koji Octopoke, Jewel’s rendition of the poke, a Hawaiian raw fish salad, that’s given a touch of Japanese glamour. Tender cubes of pan-seared octopus are tossed in shio-koji (a fermented rice-based salt substitute), wasabi and extra virgin olive oil, paired with creamy avocado and shredded ginger flower for extra zing.
The sweet-toothed should leave room for classic desserts such as Homemade Apple Crumble, Tiramisu and Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream. A standout treat is the refreshing Pan-Seared Watermelon Steaks that’s simultaneously warm, sweet, tart and salty.
With its wide array of breakfast items, Jewel Café + Bar makes a great destination for a languorous pick-me-up any day of the week. The breakfast menu lists popular favourites like English Breakfast, Eggs Royale, Eggs Florentine, Croque Monsieur and Brioche French Toast.
You can pop in for early cocktails during the happy hour daily or post-dinner tipples, as Jewel’s full-fledged bar serves up a list of exquisite original concoctions and international beers.
All their espresso-based coffee specialties – served in their signature double shot style – are lovingly pulled using the Italian state-of-the-art "La Marzocco Strada" machine and freshly-ground single origin coffee beans from different countries such as Brazil, Ethiopa and Sumatra.
The new all-suite wing of the MoÌvenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa was once a barrack base that housed British artillerymen during World War II. Now it has been meticulously restored to offer you a sense of history that’s been fully updated with every contemporary comfort.
The three-storey Heritage Wing now features 62 sumptuous suites and an all-day restaurant. During restoration by Singapore’s DP Architects, the wing’s atmospheric original features such as colonial doors, window frames, high-ceilings, wide covered "link way" corridors and other architectural details were fully renovated to their former glory.
The building’s colonial ambience was also enhanced by contemporary flourishes. For example, a 4.8-metre Y-shaped table crafted from a single piece of Indonesian teak has become a design focal point in the WOW whiskey bar in addition to full granite table tops and oversized "kerosene lamp" chandeliers.
Taking inspiration from Singapore’s culture and tropical climate, the designers incorporated atmospheric fans (as well as air- conditioning), floor-to-ceiling windows, slate bathroom floors, patchwork carpets, natural wood finishes and local design motifs.
You will be able to enjoy the majestic view of the commanding Merlion statue from your room, a reminder of Singapore's magical history and traditions, or a tranquil pool view from the room.
Dedicated butlers are assigned to all heritage suites to provide the ultimate standard of luxury and comfort. Those requiring private meeting space can also request for a complimentary meeting room for up to 2 hours. You are also invited to the elite lounge where breakfast, evening cocktails and coffee, tea and snacks are served throughout the day.
Founded in 2001, Suit Select was re-branded by world renowned art director, Kashiwa Sato, in 2007. His vision to make Suit Select a brand that excelled not only in quality, but also design, saw him take a hands-on approach in the development of both "Black Line" and "Silver Line" as well as store interiors.
It is a new wave in the men's suit industry, freed from the old rules that had long been set. It's not an off-the-shelf brand. It's not a bargain suit. It's a suit chosen subjectively by men who know that working decently and dressing smartly are compatible. It's the suit with true quality for those who seek optimal comfort. It is the suit that has been beautifully rationalised from it's system to cost performance so as to offer you sheer pleasure and enjoyment in selecting and wearing it in style.
Suit Select is the new choice for selecting your suits.
The Ascot serves a wide selection of beers, ales, ciders and comfort food. Created not just as a drinking hole, but as a place for you to relax and chill. They offer quiz nights, live sports on TV, brunch as well as Sunday roasts.
Their selection of alcoholic beverages include Fullers London Pride, Pure Blond and Crown Lager as well as housepour spirits such as Cruzan Light rum and Teacher’s Highland Cream whisky.
Lounge by their fireplace, chat with their friendly bartender at the island bar or enjoy the cool breeze in their beer garden - that's entirely up to you.
Avenue Kids features a lovely collection of shoes, clothing and accessories for babies and kids. Focusing on creative designs and comfortable wear, they are the first choice for parents seeking unique style and comfort.
Avenue Kids has it all covered at a reasonable price tag and is your one-stop styling avenue for babies and kids.
All of their products are of a high quality offering up-to-the minute selections that reflect the ever changing landscape of children’s fashion and design.
This is their biggest store to date which can comfortably sit about 70 people, either within the store in air-conditioned comfort, or at their open-air terrace.
You will be able to enjoy all things Italian ranging from their signature coffee to desserts (made-in-store gelato, waffles, tiramisu,
etc) to main courses (Napoli-style pizza, salads and lasagne). An even more comprehensive list of menu items awaits you in the coming months as they strengthen their kitchen unit.
In addition, they now feature a walk-in cigar humidor room (with a 100 selection of cigars) along with an extensive selection of wine, spirits and liquors to match.
This truly makes their new outlet a destination right the way through from the day until the night.
Uniqlo is Japan's leading clothing retail chain. The company also operates in China, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia,South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, Uniqlo makes clothes that transcend all categories and social groups. Their clothes are made for all, going beyond age, gender, occupation, ethnicity and all the other ways that deï¬ne people.
In materials, sewing and processing Uniqlo strives with absolute commitment to create jeans of high quality and refined detail. They offer a great deal more than the price suggests with fine fit, details, comfort and colour variations.
Everything they do is rooted deeply in Japanese origin, always aspiring to excellence in quality, design and technology. They will always ensure that their clothes are affordable and accessible to everyone. The brand believes that everyone can beneï¬t from simple, well-designed clothes.
Brooks engineers high performance shoes, soccer and running apparel that will keep you running longer, farther, faster.
The brand was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Bothell, Washington near Seattle. You can find their fine shoes and apparel in over 60 countries worldwide. They are the main sponsor of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project and were also the exclusive uniforms provider of the Chile national football team until 2010.
Brooks DNA provides you with custom cushioning for all types and sizes. Engineered from what's called a non-Newtonian liquid, this midsole technology responds to the amount of force placed on the foot and disperses the pressure, providing just the right amount of resiliency. Simply put, you can expect soft comfort when you want it, firm support when you need it.
Serving Italian family recipes from a quaint Tuscan archipelago, Trattoria Nonna Lina is named after owner Simone's grandmother Lina.
Master chef Simone hails from Porto Santo Stefano, a quaint port where tethered yachts bob sleepily at its shores and seagulls hover over fishing boats trawling up fresh Mediterranean catch. As the sun sets, bathing suits are exchanged for casual wear as friends meet for evening aperitifs before adjourning to dinner.
At Trattoria Nonna Lina, the same rustic and comfortable dining atmosphere is re-created. Expect nothing but the best of traditional Tuscan cuisine, during lunch, aperitif and dinner hours. In typical Italian style, food is about getting together, having fun and enjoying life with your friends and loved ones.
Have a try at their very own version of garlic bread, infused with truffle oil and made with fresh garlic on their homemade foccaccia.
As well as their risotto Pancetta & Cipolla with Italian bacon and onion in a light cream sauce.
Nonna Lina is a place for everyone to feel at ease as though you've returned home, to a welcoming Italian grandmother’s kitchen.
Synonymous with its name, Cups N Canvas is all about the harmony of art and coffee, in a café-studio setting coupled with elements of fun, vibrancy and homeliness.
Its name was born out of an artist’s personal experience, where he often finds himself late at night, surrounded with empty cups of coffee around his work table while furiously painting away on a canvas due for submission. This sight is all too familiar for the avid artists out there.
Cups N Canvas welcomes anyone who simply enjoys artisanal coffee and good old comfort food to drop by this nesting place, located along the extended arts belt of the city. With its rustic charm as seen from its cozy interior, Cups N Canvas seeks to revive the creative and fun-loving side of you, who may be robotized by the fast-paced, mundane city-dwelling lives from time to time.
From 5 seemingly different individuals with diverse backgrounds: a compulsive artist, a star architect, a veteran designer and 2 business graduates in their early 20s, there came an uncanny desire to share their love for art, coffee and food. Hence, the idea of a café-studio began its conceptualization which came to realization when the space of an old conservatory shop house was available.
Drop by for some seriously good coffee, comfort food and have a go at your artistic potential.
At Kitchenette, they believe that quality wines, comforting food, and good company make the perfect combination to nourish the soul.
They keep it simple, unpretentious and accessible. You will find carefully handpicked wine labels, fresh desserts and pastries lovingly created from scratch, and classic dishes.
Their wines are carefully handpicked from all over the globe, including lesser-known regions. Behind every label, there’s a background story to why it was specifically selected.
You do not need a deep pocket to taste excellent wine, and they are committed to seek out high quality labels, which are reasonably priced.
Their artisan breads ranging from traditional baguettes and sourdough breads to classic croissants are baked fresh daily. Alongside, you will also find their interpretation of classic desserts and pastries such as cheesecakes, macarons and home made chocolate truffles. Kitchenette serves up seasonal and classic comfort food. The meticulously planned a la carte and set menus are frequently updated to showcase only the freshest seasonal ingredients for the finest taste.
They believe in using the best natural ingredients and make all their desserts and pastries from scratch. They are free of preservatives and artificial flavouring. Their signature pastries include the chocolate black sesame tart with passion fruit mousse, fromage blanc and assorted macarons.
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.
Golden Village was the first to revolutionise the cinema industry in Singapore being a pioneer and a trailblazer of the Multiplex concept. By introducing this concept to Singapore, GV brought a whole new paradigm shift to the cinema viewing experience, unique cinema concepts, state-of-the-art screens and audio visual systems plus new standards of seating comfort and luxury.
The entertainment destination will have a total seating capacity of more than 1,000, where its six halls will have stadium seating, digital projection and sound, and will screen the latest blockbusters.
The opening of GV City Square is another major step forward in the transformation of the mall. Serving the neighbourhoods of Little India, Boon Keng, Lavender, Kallang and Moulmein.
Lowrys Farm recently opened its first standalone boutique at the new Bugis+. The spacious boutique of 2,360 square feet showcases a Japanese casual fashion brand, where comfort and style meet.
Targeting ladies in their 20s-30s and themed on quality and relaxation, Lowrys Farm proposes refreshing coordinates of timeless basic items and seasonal trend items if you lead an ordinary lifestyle that is in harmony with the changing times. Based on girlish items with just the right edge, they proposes a simple yet realistic style mixed with the trends of the time.
For men in their 20s, their style is based on military and work styles, Lowrys Farm men focuses on material and details and proposes coordinates that mix various styles, incorporating elements of the trend.
The Sultan is a shop house style boutique hotel, nestled right in the heart of culturally vibrant Kampong Glam. Faithfully preserved and recreated from traditional Singaporean shop houses; The Sultan retains many beautiful architectural features that hark back to a time in Singapore’s past when Kampong Glam was a bustling shopping and trading district and shop houses were magnificently built with great arches and columns to be used by owners as both their personal residence and their place of business.
In fact, the distinctive building which houses The Sultan’s main lobby is so prized for its historical and cultural relevance, and architectural beauty, that it has appeared on a 1996 Singapore postage stamp!
At The Sultan, you won’t have to give up the perks of modern comforts and luxuries to get a taste of old world Singapore charm.
The Sultan boasts 64 hotel guest rooms, offering 8 different room types to cater to their guests’ different budgets and needs. No two rooms in The Sultan are exactly the same, spanning different visual themes, views and spatial set ups, giving their guests a little surprise each time they go back to visit them.
Derived from two Malay words, Kampong, which means village, and Glam, a type of tree that used to be abundant there, Kampong Glam was the area allocated to Sultan Hussein Shah in 1823. The neighbourhood was also home to the Malay and Arab communities, who made a living selling foodstuff and merchandises.
After Kampong Glam was declared a conservation area in 1989, its rejuvenated allure has attracted locals and tourists alike, who converge there to enjoy its eclectic mix of traditional and modern shops and eateries.
Conveniently located in the Clarke Quay area, Five Stones Hostel is designed to provide guests with an immersive backpacking experience through specially crafted local elements.
Named after a local childhood game, Five Stones Hostel is the first hostel in Singapore to provide themed rooms designed by local artists. Each of its nine rooms is tastefully designed with a different Singaporean cultural icon, such as Vanda Miss Joaqium, Pick-Up Sticks and Chapteh. The wall murals in each room are accompanied by explanations of each theme. On top of that, special custom-made Five Stones Pillows are placed on each bed for guests.
They believe in creating the personal touch, such as creating custom-designed Five Stones pillows for each guest to use as an extra pillow or back cushion and augmenting our designer wall murals with 3D elements.
Despite the boutique feel to its rooms, beds start at an affordable price of S$30 per night, allowing its guests to experience the authentic side of Singapore without busting their travel budgets. Although hostels are meant to be budget accommodations, at Five Stones Hostel, creature comforts are aplenty, with firm pillows, warm quilts and individual reading lights besides each bed. With top grade 8-inch orthopaedic and anti-dustmite spring mattresses, Five Stones Hostel prides itself on offering the best bedding among Singapore hostels.
To create the immersive backpacking experience, Five Stones Hostel offers its guests local meals, such as Nasi Lemak breakfasts on certain days of the week. More customized tours are also in the works, such as visits to hawker centres, public housing estates and nearby islands.
At Five Stones Hostel, they believe that the true enjoyment of travelling comes from meeting new people, learning about local cultures and experiencing situations that takes you out of your comfort zone.
Guests at Five Stones Hostel are also entitled to an exclusive deals and discounts scheme that entitles them to discounts at tourist attractions, spas and F&B outlets such as Duck Tours, Sentosa Luge, Mint Musuem and Feetpress.
They want their guests to get the best deals during their stay in Singapore, so they have gone the extra mile in pampering them with special deal. Five Stones Hostel welcomed its first guests in mid October 2011.
This important addition to Singapore's heart in Marina Bay exemplifies advanced architectural and engineering design in the urban redevelopment of a global city. The project's aesthetic and environmental initiatives signposts a way forward for future urban design innovation.
The promenade conceived of as a continuous, gridded urban ground plane of durable granite paving links to the water borne activities on the bay by the lower boardwalk platform made of renewable resource hardwood timber and a granite amphitheatre that steps down into the bay. Interwoven into both ground plane levels of the promenade are a verdant tropical landscape of carefully selected mature indigenous plant species.
A series of bespoke environmental initiatives have been designed to provide visitors respite and thermal comfort from Singapore's intense tropical climate, but appear more like sculptural installations.
These include a 300-metre-long sinuous stainless steel mist pipe; 9-metre diameter solar powered breeze shelters each equipped with a massive motion sensor-activated fan and a colourful, fully interactive water feature in the precinct's activity plaza.
These interventions all lead pedestrians to the fully glazed, solar powered visitor centre designed using geometric mesh steelwork to house exhibitions and information on Marina Bay's fast developing environs.
Marina Bay, as it grows, will effectively double the size of Singapore's city centre. Global Cities like Singapore recognise the importance of urban fabric. This project demonstrates the Singapore Government's commitment to urban renewal and infrastructure and the value the government places on design excellence. The projects reflect that in future, successful urban interventions must use advanced environmental and engineering designs to create an increased aesthetic value for a city.
Another backpackers' hotel by backpackers! Rucksack is conceptualized by a group of backpackers who want something on top of the range and yet at very friendly rates! What can they say? Life is demanding and we want the comfort and we want it at a really affordable price, and I mean really affordable! They understand what it's like to be spending too much on accommodation and not having enough to buy our mates a round of beer.
As the saying goes, we are not humans if we do not better ourselves! And that's the guarantee of a Rucksacker (…this sounds quite like a mattress tagline) but it is true, they HEAR you! And they want to be better and be the BEST! So here you go…
From the makers of the original Rucksack Inn (actually they are the one and only. Ha!) *drum roll* they bring you Rucksack Inn 2 @ Lavendar. They've been listening to you! And so the biggest highlight of their 3rd edition to the Rucksack Inn family – they have NO stairs! Just step right in and roll those luggages into the comforts of their home equipped with large lockers to fit a regular backpack, otherwise they have a huge luggage room (they thought of everything).
Soak right into the social atmosphere that they have created at their living space with a spanking new XBOX KINECT 360 - a definite meeting point with other travellers. They know the heat and humidity of this little hot spot here in Asia, so they have added lush green features to bring in the rainforest concept, and renew their technology (since we are in the urban jungle), say no to PC and hello to iMac =) So check in now and check them out.
Roughing it out, Unique, Carefree, Kind, Spontaneous, Adventurous, Cosy, clean and comfortable and not forgetting the Kickass service.
Ok enough of the Oscar speech already. Just check them out! Oh did they mention they are fully air-conditioned?
Their latest outlet on Lavendar Street has literally just opened and will even lend netbooks to guests at no extra cost.
Woodhaven is the first residential development in Singapore that features a unique mix of housing types - stylish condo units, SOHO-concept residences and spacious townhouse. Whether you are a couple, planning to start a family or thinking of housing your loved ones under one roof, Woodhaven is the ideal home for you. Offering a wide range of unit sizes, from one to four bedrooms, this one-of-a-kind condominium is designed to suit your changing needs. With more families discovering the comfort of living close together, Woodhaven is the perfect choice.
Located at Rosewood Drive along Woodlands Avenue 1, the development is a 10-15 minutes' walk to the Woodlands Regional Centre, Woodlands MRT station and the bus interchange. The popular Causeway Point, which offers more than 250 shops including a supermarket, cineplex and food courts, is also within walking distance. The regional library located in The Woodlands Civic Centre is also in this vibrant hub.
If you love the great outdoors, head down to the nearby Woodlands Waterfront. This is the latest leisure destination in the north that features a 1.5km long water promenade with expansive views of the Straits of Johor.
Whether they're running circles around you or taking their first steps, small feet require big care. Stride Rite understand the significance of every step. Their entire collection, every single shoe, is created from an in-depth knowledge and understanding of how children walk and grow. Stride Rite studies have led to important breakthroughs and new technologies in children's footwear. Every new material and component is rigorously tested. And with 30 to 40 tests per shoe to ensure proper fit and durability, you can trust that nobody knows more about growing feet than Stride Rite.
You wouldn't think something as simple as their shoes would affect them years from now. But many adults with foot problems can point to their childhood footwear as the culprit. Preventing this in your child's future might seem a difficult task. Stride Rite can help. Stride Rite allows your child's feet to grow properly with the right fit, stability and breathability because we know every step counts.
A stride rite in-store specialist undergoes extensive training to master the principles of length, width and support. Once all three pieces fit together, it means properly fitting shoes for your child's comfort and healthy foot development. They'll even create a personal fit profile so on every visit you can see how quickly those little feet have grown.
For nearly 90 years, growing families have put their trust in Stride Rite. They know every step, and every shoe, is as important as the next. And they'll be there for your child's first step and each one after with an unbeatable selection of styles and technologies. It's a choice you'll make with confidence. Stride Rite through every step.
Stride Rite's rich, deep heritage is found in every shoe. Nowhere is this more evident than in "The American Podiatric Medical Association" () (APMA) grant of its Seal of Acceptance to several styles of Stride Rite's baby shoes, the first baby shoes in the industry to carry the Seal.
Throughout the 70s, Stride Rite maintained the position as the leading manufacturer of quality children's footwear. The company saw significant changes taking place in the shoe industry and found a new opportunity for growth. In 1972, Stride Rite opened its first company-owned retail bootery, bringing more than 60 years of experience and expertise in children's shoes to the public.
Stride Rite has remained committed to providing the best fitting shoes for children. So whether children are taking their first steps or are off and running, Stride Rite understands the significance of every step and will continue to innovate and provide the most advanced children's footwear.
Level 3, Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road
Bronte is a neighbourhood restaurant serving Australian comfort food.
The recently opened Bronte falls firmly in the latter category and is the latest in a growing list of places that have adopted a modern approach to the long-established concept of the family-run restaurant.
The simply decorated bistro-style restaurant is tucked in a row of F&B shophouse outlets in the Greenwood Avenue belt in Bukit Timah and is named not because the owners have any literary aspirations but because they have strong ties to Australia, where the attractive Sydney beach suburb of Bronte can be found.
“We wanted to name the restaurant after a Sydney suburb, and Bondi is better known but also a bit too obvious,” says Justin Wong, Bronte’s chef-in-residence, who runs the family-friendly restaurant together with his sister, brother and brother-in-law.
Conscious coffee. Gratifying global comfort food. Delectable café dining by day, handcrafted cocktails by night - all set to a sublime soundtrack.
Oriole Café & Bar makes a great destination for all-day casual dining and drinks. Here, diners can indulge in affordable “global comfort food”, matched by an extensive bar menu of quality coffee beverages and cocktails. Owner Keith Loh, opened Oriole because he is an avid coffee lover and saw an opportunity for an all-day café and bar – akin to those in Europe – which offers quality coffee beverages and cocktails.
Spurred on by his passion, Keith came in first at the Singapore National Barista Championships (SNBC) in February 2010 and was second place in 2008. John Ting (SNBC 1st ’09, ’08), is currently manager of coffee operations at Oriole Coffee Roasters. Together, they have created a thoughtful selection of quality coffee beverages, featuring a choice of Oriole’s espresso blend or seasonal single origins.
“I hope that by serving quality ‘honest’ coffee at our outlets by dedicated, professional and properly-trained baristas, we can fill this niche in the café market in Singapore,” says Keith. Apart from the regular espresso, macchiato and cappuccino, coffee lovers will be delighted with other Oriole specials - which are double ristretto servings of the Oriole espresso blend, as well as some of their winning coffee creations. The full bar menu also carries a variety of teas, milkshakes, sodas, juices, beers, wines and Oriole’s signature cocktails, so guests can pop in anytime during the day for a quick cuppa or tipple.
Besides its substantial drinks list, the spacious dining café is the ideal place for breezy lunches, quick coffee breaks and relaxed dinners. Oriole has a warm and inviting ambience, featuring dazzling brass chandeliers, leather-upholstered booth seats, and a long marble-top bar counter. In the evening, Oriole morphs into a chic and lively watering hole that serves up specialty cocktails and an eclectic music selection.