The coveted Birkin is no longer the stuff of dreams, or a guerrilla product that is impossible to lay your hands even with a good dose of will and money. Enter The Luxury Galleria, a locally born and bred multi-label lifestyle retail boutique that promises to put an end to the Birkin’s infamous unattainability.
All bags are directly imported from Europe and merchandise comes with a security seal that allows for a five day grace period for you to authenticate your purchase.
The store's Baroque influenced deÌcor lends a plush sense of comfort, while black and gold finishings pepper the surrounds, creating a consistent thematic look and feel for the 1500sq-feet space. Meanwhile, European accented custom-made furnishings lend a touch of opulence and grandeur while retaining an understated, Parisian home-style feel.
Croute is a new artisinal bakery and pastry retail establishment located in the densely populated area of River Valley Road.
It's more popular flagship outlet Hummerstons is located in the RiverWalk Robertson Quay area of Mohammed Sultan, Croute is the pastry and bread division of the company.
They focus on small batch bread otherwise known as “artisanal” style. Although Artisanal style bread is not their only focus, they also include, pastries, an assortment of freshly baked pastry items from their experienced pastry chefs.
Along with the fresh baked items, they also offer you freshly made paninis and cold sandwiches, fresh coffee, tea and a healthy selection of fresh juice from the bar.
Established by the Esmirada Group, a stalwart in Singapore’s F&B scene, Haxenhaus offers you a complete Bavarian experience in a convivial setting which the Germans like to refer to as the "Bayerische GemuÌtlichkeit" atmosphere. On weekends and during special occasions, the restaurant’s waitresses are attired in the traditional dirndl and the waiters will be wearing the Lederhosen.
The extensive menu at Haxenhaus is jointly conceptualised by Austrian Managing Director Wolfgang Lapper and Singaporean Chef Randy Wong. Together they share over 40 years of culinary experience in German and Austrian cuisines. One of their highlights is the Schweins Haxn, a lip-smacking hulk of spit-roasted pork knuckle that yields to the knife with a cracking sound. Homemade sauerkraut and traditional bread dumplings complement this quintessential pork dish.
True to the beer hall concept, the main dining area is reminiscent of a lively night out in a Bavarian tavern and features sturdy long wooden tables and benches that are flanked by vivid tapestries on the walls. The restaurant’s interior space fully opens out to the open terrace for a relaxing al fresco dining experience with a delightful view of the Singapore River.
Swirls is based on the philosophy of uncompromising excellence and an obsession with quality. Their mission is simple, to make the best cupcakes that you have ever tasted.
Aside from bringing you happiness through their baked goods such as layer cakes, brownies and cookies, Swirls cupcakes are helping the world we live in by donating to charities around the world. One cupcake at a time, they are baking the world a better place.
They will be able to make your day, by biting into one of their moist, divine cupcakes with sumptuous frosting and delicious toppings.
Bomba, a hip and vibrant Spanish paella bar has recently opened in the Robertson Quay neighbourhood.
Located within the compounds of luxury residential development Martin No. 38, Bomba is the spanking hot new joint serving a curated menu of well-loved Spanish cuisine with the most authentic and rustic flavours.
The music is upbeat and lively, and the atmosphere is fun and welcoming. Evoking a sense of bold, funky underground vibes, the interior features a striking war heroine graffiti wall mural, colourful graphic tiles and vibrant red crates, along with vintage wooden chairs and customized tabletops made from wooden wine-box labels.
Helming the kitchens of Bomba is none other than Chef Jean-Philippe Patruno, who brings with him a wealth of valuable experience from his time at some of the world’s famed award-winning restaurants. The talented chef began his culinary foray at 3 Michelin star Chez Nico on Park Lane, before going on to head up Nico Central and Simply Nico. He later teamed up with renowned restaurateurs Sam and Eddie Hart, opening tapas restaurant Fino to great critical acclaim.
At the heart of the restaurant is its specialty authentic paella, a fragrant rice dish which unites the people of Spain. Chef Patruno uses Bomba rice, the most prestigious pedigree amongst the Spanish rice varieties, and flavourful stock to give character to the paella. Every pan under the skilful hands of Chef Patruno reaches the pinnacle of paella greatness with the perfection of Socarrat, a golden caramelized crust that forms at the bottom layer of the rice. Seafood lovers will be thrilled with the signature langoustine squid and prawns paella that is full of goodness with its strong flavours, aromatic stock and generous servings of seafood.
You can also look forward to la plancha cuisine, where it’s all about great marination and flavours, featuring a selection of daily fresh catch cooked upon flattop grills where the direct heat contact creates a crusty, nutty flavour that sears the meat juices within.
As with the Spanish way of life and sharing culture, you will get to indulge in sharing portions of a variety of great tapas. Their signature dish of Secreto Iberico, is cooked to perfection over loko mangrove charcoal spiced with apple branch wood chips. The direct contact with the charcoal and wood imparts a distinctive smoky, sweet flavour with hints of apple fragrance that lingers in the mouth.
With 20 years of culinary experience in 5 stars hotels and resorts, Laurent Bernard opened his first French patisserie at Robertson Quay. A year later, Laurent opened another cafe-restaurant at Portsdown, followed by a retail outlet at Takashimaya food hall. Laurent is today well established in Singapore and his exquisite chocolates are well known all around Asia.
The company has the AVA licence for retail and HACCP system is also applied in the factory. The products are made in Singapore with French ingredients, under Laurent Bernard's supervision to ensure the quality and the safety of his products. Laurent Bernard Chocolatier supplies hotels, banks and even restaurants.
The success of Laurent Bernard Chocolatier brand is due to the passion and commitment of the chef himself. Each indulgent piece of chocolate is painstakingly developed and moulded with love and creativity. Must tries are his soft and feathery souffle and exceptional chocolates.
Spend time with your friends learning about chocolate, rent their place at Takashimaya food hall to organize your own social or corporate event.
"La Boutique", Lobby level St Regis Hotel, 29 Tanglin Road
Enjoy a sky terrace on the entire second floor, featuring a lap swimming pool, water jet corner, pool side open lounge, a relaxation deck, and an open gymnasium.
A private lift whisks you up to your living space. Regally-appointed interiors come complete with designer fittings, flawless finishes, high tech security and wireless lifestyle lighting. These exceptional homes come with a state of the art mechanical car park system that rises far above the cliche.
Located at 92 Robertson Quay in one of Singapore's most sought-after residential enclave, UP@Robertson Quay is a majestic & trendy development consisting of hotels and residences. Near the Singapore River, the condominium offers you an abundance of lifestyle amenities along the promenade and a world of retail conveniences with Great World Shopping Centre being just a short stroll away.
It was sculpted to express contemporary hues of modern living, UP@Roberton Quay boasts a sleek and minimalistic architecture. Designed by award-winning architect Axis Architects Planners Pte Ltd, the development emerges as an engaging work of art with the adept interpretation of light and space with characteristic lofty ceilings of 4.2metres and 7.2metres.
UP@Roberton Quay is a drive away to the Orchard Road shopping belt and business district. Major expressways such as Central Expressway (CTE) make accessibility to town and other parts of Singapore a breeze.
Live life luxuriously in a modern sanctuary designed around the way you want to live, while enjoying a host of amenities and a wide array of dining establishments in close proximity. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the promenade. When night falls, the vicinity comes to life. It offers you the ease of dining and entertainment opportunities in the vibrant enclave of Robertson Quay.
As it is on the outside, it is in the inside. As captivating as it is on the exterior facade, the interior of UP@Robertson Quay, developed by City Developments Limited, is an equal demonstration of design finesse and style.
Their style is uncomplicated and fuss free. The shop features a open concept kitchen where you can view their bakers at work.
The bakery is run by Alison Tse who worked at several bakeries in London over the last 4 years before moving back to Singapore to set up her own shop.
Most of their recipes contain brown sugar and they do a sugar reduction of about 30% and more, if they manage to get away with it in all their baked goods. It's all about toning down on the sweetness and emphasising on the flavour of the cake itself.
They also make a good selection of gluten free cakes for people who are gluten intolerant. They believe everyone deserves a good cake, so they love making cakes for people who have diet restrictions.
Their most popular cakes are Flourless chocolate cake, Souffle cheesecake and Olive oil cake. With their selection of tea that uses natural dried flowers and plants like rose, and jasmine.
Their passion is to deliver a perfect tasting cuppa to make your day.
This brand new indie outfit features single origin, semi-washed Sumatran Takengon beans from the Aceh Province in their espresso-based servings of coffee and all of the bean-roasting is done daily in-house.
At Stacked, they’ve given the classic dumpling dish also known as 'wantons', a modern, fusion spin.
Expect to find your well-loved dim sum favourites and their original creations bursting with flavours using Thai, Italian and English ingredients.
And who said dim sum can’t be enjoyed at night? Pair your baskets of their specially handcrafted dim sum with one of their signature cocktails at sun-down for a complete dim sum bar experience.
Stacked is to deliver an ideal solution for corporate events and private parties as well, working closely with you on event details, budget and special requirements. With both indoor and outdoor options at Stacked Dim Sum Bar, a view of the Singapore River and Alkaff Bridge, Stacked provides the perfect venue. Coupled with dim sum served glamorously stacked up and a range of good wines, champagnes and freshly squeezed juices, your guests will most certainly be wowed!
Fine Spirits is a brand new bar, which was opened recently in Robertson Quay by La Maison du Whisky, a worldwide whisky franchise. Fine Spirits offers over 100 whiskies by the glass and over 50 whiskies by the bottle. Under local manager Mr Jeremy Moreau, La Maison du Whisky has been quietly providing fine whisky to local aficionados as well as whisky enthusiasts from the region and tourists, while supplying whisky to many of Singapore’s bars, hotels and restaurants. Furthermore, La Maison du Whisky also imports and carries expertly selected spirits from around the globe.
The world’s oldest bottled single malt whisky, Mortlach 70 Year Old / 1938 - which is also the first ever 70-year-old Single Malt Scotch whisky bottled for retail sale, is now available in Singapore. There are only fifty-four (54) 70cl bottles in the world but only one (1) has been brought to Southeast Asia. A bottle was presented to the Queen of England, and was later transferred to the National Museum of Scotland as part of a display to celebrate Scotland's culture and heritage.
Released under Gordon & MacPhail’s ‘Generations’ brand and bottled at cask strength - 46.1% Alcohol By Volume (ABV), Mortlach 70YO is proudly presented in Singapore by La Maison du Whisky.
This exceptionally rare whisky is undeniably one of the most sought-after whiskies by collectors and enthusiasts around the globe. It will be on display at Fine Spirits by La Maison du Whisky Singapore until 15th May 2011.
The Pier @ Robertson Quay, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-05
The Merry Men are a group of best friends who have been hanging out since they were teenaged boys in shorts. Given how much they’ve spent over the past 15 years on alcohol and food, what better business than a F&B venue?
The Merry Men wanted a relaxed hangout that would serve their friends’ needs from morning to night. Determined not to be pigeonholed, the The Merry Men’s Kitchen + Bar offers a delicious brunch and deli menu for hungry friends in the day, and a tempting selection of tapas, pasta and pizza as well as great beer and wine for friends looking for a place to chill at night.
This blog will capture The Merry Men’s journey in starting up the The Merry Men’s Kitchen + Bar. Hopefully, you will enjoy reading about their trials and tribulations (and hopefully, there will be more of the latter than the former!). Enjoy!
Located in Robertson Quay, one of Singapore's popular entertainment districts, Studio M offers modern accommodation with free internet access, free parking and an open-air fitness centre.
Italian maestro, Piero Lissoni brings his style of minimal Italian elegance to Singapore with the launch of Studio M. Designed to be both sophisticated and edgy; the hotel is created using clean lines and a subtle colour palette. If you're looking for more than just sharp service and privacy, the ultra-chic interiors will be sure to appeal.
Lissoni has also brought greenery into the hotel and created a lush environment of a perfect urban garden. When architecture and plants are integrated, the hotel takes on a whole new angle of warmth and tranquility.
A towering loft acts as a unique front to the hotel while a remarkable five-metre high chandelier floats above a white sculptural island serving as the one-stop reception area.
Studio M is near a variety of bars, restaurants and entertainment options. The central business district and shopping district, Orchard Road is a 15-minute drive away.
Each loft at Studio M has a safe, minibar and coffee/tea maker. It also offers a sofa-bed and private bathroom with shower.
Guests can unwind at Studio M's wading pools or enjoy outdoor dining at the Oasis Deck or Take, which features Japanese fusion food.
Other food and beverage options include Kuve, offering Thai-style grilled dishes and a large range of beers. Expressamente serves authentic Italian dishes and gourmet coffee.