Put these on your to-eat list, even if you’re not on staycation.
Here, dishes like the Ayam Buah Keluak Burger and Chilli Crab Cakes put a playful spin on traditional Peranakan food. If the enticing waft of herbs and spices doesn’t lure you in, the eyecandy-worthy Peranakan aesthetic of the restaurant will. We love the heritage hotel it’s housed in, too (see more here)!
Hotel Indigo Katong, 86 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428788
NEXT: The Rabbit Stash→
It’s not every day – or at every restaurant – that you come across a menu as inventive as this. Expect a multi-sensory dining experience with a smorgasbord of contrasting yet complementing flavours, like shrimp wrapped in banana batter or lime mayonnaise. Like an Alice in Gourmet Wonderland of sorts!
klapsons, The Boutique Hotel, 15 Hoe Chiang Rd, Singapore 089316
NEXT: 21 On Rajah →
At once a thoughtful nod to Singapore’s culinary heritage and an inspiring interpretation of global flavours, this Mediterr-Asian buffet spread features a Dutch Rijsttafel-style (rice table) array of local and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes. Go from Barbecued Chicken with Sambal Squid Rings to Fattoush Salad, and finish with delish Nonya Kueh.
Days Hotel Singapore, 1 Jln Rajah, Singapore 329133
NEXT: Pó →
Popo (meaning “grandmother” in Chinese) knows best, and at Pó, Singaporean classics like popiah and satay are levelled up big time. Even the Hokkien Mee is adorned with sakura ebi, which goes a long way to amp up the umami.
The Warehouse Hotel, 320 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169628
NEXT: Beast And Butterflies →
Who said too many cooks spoil the broth? Beast and Butterflies melds East and West splendidly to create a borderless cuisine. Our favourites on the menu (we had the toughest time deciding): the Oriental-Spiced Braised Rack Of Lamb, and the Yam Brulee to end off your meal on a sweet note.
M Social Singapore, 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238260
NEXT: Gills N Shells →
No prizes for guessing what they do best. Inspired by the ocean, the menu features the daily catch of freshest seafood. More adventurous eaters can go for options like the Spicy Buffalo Frog Legs. Need a little bit more liquid courage for this? Happy Hours beginning from 3pm daily will do just the trick.
#01-19 Hotel Boss, 500 Jln Sultan, Singapore 199020
NEXT: Lin Rooftop Bar →
Local favourites are taken to another level – this is a rooftop dining destination we’re talking about, after all – at this rooftop restaurant-cum-bar. Take for instance Siew Yoke (crispy pork belly), reinterpreted in this version of marinated pork belly with red wine jam and sautéed garlic vegetables. The bartender will be happy to recommend their Asian-inspired cocktails to go with!
Link Hotel rooftop, 50 Tiong Bahru Rd, Singapore 168733
NEXT: La Cantina In Venezia →
The breezy outdoor dining area at this hidden gem is graced with the backdrop of the ocean and the horizon beyond. Add to that the stellar Italian fare – go for the Linguine Al Granchio, a splendid crabmeat pasta smothered in a creamy tomato sauce – and you’ve got your perfect date night.
Village Hotel Changi, 1 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508502
NEXT: JIN Fine Dining →
Trust Chef Thomas Kok, who’s got decades of experience in Singapore’s pioneer Japanese restaurants under his belt, to deliver a one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience. Marrying authentic Japanese culinary philosophy with modern cooking techniques, try menu faves like the Scallop Cream Croquettes or the Chargrilled Saga Beef.
Amoy Hotel, 76 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 048464
NEXT: Se7enth →
Not quite a boutique hotel, but the freshly unveiled Oakwood Premier OUE serviced apartments are pretty rad. And their open-to-public restaurant offers a daily breakfast buffet, as well as mod-international highlights like the eponymous Oakwood Se7enth Beef Burger and local fare like Nasi Goreng (Malay fried rice) for the rest of the day.
OUE Downtown 1, 6 Shenton Way, Singapore 068809
NEXT: Baba Chews →
By Pinky Chng, December 2017
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