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These restaurants will bring you to France, Spain, Italy and more.
Some of these were also nominated for “Restaurant of the Year”, “Best Dessert”, “Most Romantic”, and more for the Chope Diner’s Choice Awards 2016, where YOU get to vote for your favourites. Find out who won here!
Hearty French creations are made with old-school techniques (e.g., no preservatives). But its impeccable sweet treats are what earned Mad About Sucre a “Best Dessert” nod.
27 Teo Hong Rd, Singapore 088334
NEXT: Le Bistrot du Sommelier ?
Chope’s “Chef of the Year” nominee Brandon Foo impresses with a Rillette Bar where you can savour extensive charcuterie bites.
53 Armenian St, Singapore 179940
NEXT: Saint Pierre ?
https://book.chope.co/booking?rid=saintpierre1604spi&source=thefinderFirst dates won’t go wrong at this fine-dining “Most Romantic” contender. And vegetarians will feel the love thanks to its Nature menu.
#02-02B One Fullterton, 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213
NEXT: Brasserie Gavroche ?
Step into vintage Paris and let “Chef of the Year” nominee Frédéric Colin woo you with his grandfather’s best recipes.
66 Tras St, Singapore 079005
NEXT: Cocotte ?
There’s much to love about the casserole dishes at this rustic French restaurant. Come the weekend, a whole new dining experience awaits, with brunch trolleys feeding you a free flow of dishes like the Croque Monsieur and Poulet Rosti. Don’t leave without a sweet treat to end your meal – they were nominated “Best Dessert” after all!
2 Dickson Rd, Singapore 209494
NEXT: Blu Kouzina ?
Greek cuisine and the Lion City’s colonial architecture come together at this “Restaurant of the Year” nominee, which brings diners classics made of the freshest ingredients, such as mezedes (small plates with tzatziki sauce), grilled lamb chops and baklava for dessert.
#01-21, 10 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247700
NEXT: Alati Divine Greek Cuisine ?
Authenticity is this place’s strong suit. Even breads and sauces are made using traditional methods. Expect seafood flown in overnight from Greece.
73 Amoy St, Singapore 069892
NEXT: Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro ?
If you think the best place to find Swedish food in Singapore is IKEA, think again. Must-tries at Fika include the allbeef Swedish Meatballs, Korvstroganoff (sausage stroganoff) and desserts like the Lingonberry Cheesecake and Swedish Pancakes. Bonus: The eatery is halal certified.
257 Beach Rd, Singapore 199539
NEXT: Esquina ?
Nominated for both “Restaurant of the Year” and “Chef of the Year”, this modern tapas spot is led by Executive Chef Carlos Montobbio. Some authentic tapas are best left classic, like the Esquina’s Spanish Omelette, while others like the Pigeon with Forest Berries Escabeche bear testament to Chef Carlos’ culinary creativity.
16 Jiak Chuan Rd, Singapore 089267
NEXT: FOC ?
Also up for “Chef of the Year” and “Restaurant of the Year”, FOC serves up unique dishes like Grilled Scallops with Soy Caviar and Watermelon Gazpacho.
40 Hong Kong St, Singapore 059679
NEXT: BOCA ?
Try the oh-so-addictive Bacalhau a Braz (salted codfish fritters) or Chouriço Em Chamas (flamed chorizo) at Singapore’s first Portuguese eatery. Yum!
6 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089820
NEXT: Gunther’s ?
Gunther Hubrechsen and his restaurant were nominated Chope’s “Chef of the Year” and “Restaurant of the Year”. With a stellar menu of dishes like Cold Angel Hair Pasta, Oscietra Caviar, Braised Pork Cheek Grand-Mère and more, why wouldn’t they be?
#01-03, 36 Purvis St, Singapore 188613
NEXT: ilLido at The Cliff ?
Amore shines bright at this “Most Romantic” hopeful, where diners can enjoy modern Italian fare with stunning views of the sea. Share the eponymous ilLido Tiramisu with your date to end off your meal.
2 Bukit Manis Rd, Singapore 099891
NEXT: Aura ?
What’s more beautiful: the food, or the restaurant? At this “Most Romantic” restaurant nominee, it’s a tough one. Tuck into Tagliolini with Scampi and Avruga Caviar, Scallops Crudo with Truffle and Smoked Quail Eggs and more at this fine dining gem in the heart of the city.
#05-03 National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrews Rd, Singapore 178957
NEXT: Terra ?
This 1 Michelin Star awardee and Restaurant of the Year nominee marries Japanese ingredients with Italian flavours. Whether you decide on surf or turf, you’re in for a treat.
54 Tras St, Singapore 078993
NEXT: Basilico ?
Mangia, then mangia some more! You can try endless varieties of Italian dishes at this “Best Buffet” selection.
Regent Hotel, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
NEXT: Leopold ?
Austrian cuisine hops on the tapas bandwagon with small plates such as Austrian Apricot Dumplings.
96 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088517
NEXT: Kaiserhaus ?
Experience the golden age of Hapsburg cuisine here. The Austrian Wiener Schnitzel is not to be missed! Their boutique wine list is thoughtfully curated, with a variety of awarded wines exclusively from regions that made up the former Habsburg Empire.
#02-06 Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178907
NEXT: Buyan ?
Housed in a romantic chapel with a lovely garden veranda, this “Most Romantic” contender is perfect for date night, with dishes like Lobster Bisque, Roasted Black Truffle Chicken and more that will defo impress your partner.
39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541
NEXT: Brez’n ?
Brez’n is Bavarian for “pretzel”, so no guesses what you should be getting here. Then, knock back your food with a frothy Bavarian pilsner.
#01-21/22/23 Valley Point, 491 River Valley Rd, Singapore 248371
NEXT: Artemis ?
This restaurant uses fresh, organic, and sustainable produce all while doling out sophisticated flavours from coastal Spain, Southern France, Italy, and Greece. Might we add: on the 40th floor of a CBD building with sweeping views of the cityscape. That’s why it’s one of Chope’s “Most Romantic” nominee.
#40-01 CapitaGreen, 138 Market St, Singapore 048946
NEXT: Maggie Joan’s ?
Mediterranean-inspired dishes take the form of Inka Roasted Fennel, Crispy Pork Belly with Turnips and Chorizo, and more. A relatively underground gem, the fact that it was nominated “Restaurant of the Year” is all the more a big, firm nod to Maggie Joan’s culinary delights.
#01-01, 110 Amoy St, Singapore 069930
NEXT: Pizza Express ?
This “New Restaurant of the Year” nominee has history – headquartered in London, its Singapore outpost is its 576th restaurant in the world. Their recipe for success? The mouth-watering array of handmade pizzas, fresh salads and pastas.
#B1-08/09 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228209
NEXT: Mad About Sucre ?
By Joshua Tan and Pinky Chng, The Finder, December 2016
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