Hungry? Recharge at these 10 delicious restaurants within the iconic gazetted national monument, CHIJMES.
Lunch at Whitegrass (12 to 2 pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays) is worth a fine-dining splurge, thanks to Chef-Owner Sam Aisbett’s distinctive take on modern Australian cuisine, which incorporates Asian produce and Japanese influences. Need an example? Line-caught red seabream, sago porridge, fermented celeriac, young herbs with umami broth.
#01-26/27 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Giardino Pizza Bar & Grill ?
Grounded in Italian tradition, portions at this rustic-yet-refined Italian spot are as hearty as it gets. All entrees are made from scratch with high-quality ingredients; then, share a wood-fired Misto Carne Pizza or save the house-made Papardelle for yourself.
#01-32 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Paprika & Cumin ??
You might’ve guessed that this Mediterranean bistro is all about herb-laced delights. What’s more: Most of the herbs used in their eco-conscious kitchen comes not just from their very own backyard. It’s also equal parts sports bar, with large screens showing all types of sports.
#01-15/16 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Carnivore ??
What’s better than a Brazilian churrasco buffet under the stars after you’ve been on your feet all day – especially since the knife-wielding passadors (meat waiters) bring the succulent meats to you?
#01-30 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Harry’s ??
It’s easy to identify the menu highlights at this casual, family-friendly restaurant-bar – the Harry’s Signature Wings, Harry’s Beer-Battered Fish and Chips, Harry’s Jazz Burger… Get it? Wash down your dinner with quality brews, including their very own Harry’s Premium Lager. Wish you were beer? We do, too.
#01-14 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Wharf Oyster Bar & Seafood →
Wharf Oyster Bar & Seafood sources oysters from around the world at their prime seasons, and apply nano bubble technology to ensure maximum freshness. After something more filling? Try their Japanese-inspired mains like the Saikyo Miso Black Cod.
#01-19 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Moa Tiki New Zealand Bar & Grill →
This restaurant-bar is about comfort food – think juicy burgers and tapas, mouth-watering barbecued meats and more. Or, should we say, that’s what the restaurant is about; the bar, with its extensive selection of traditionally-crafted beers and wines from New Zealand, has got bragging rights of its own.
#01-31 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Privé →
When is breakfast not a good idea? The folks at Prive say never – which is why breakfast classics like Eggs Benny are served till 5pm daily. Also on the menu: to-love mains like The Ultimate Fish & Chips, Asian-inspired fare like Chilli Crab Spaghetti and more.
#01-33 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Dimbulah Coffee ?
This Australian-style cafe serves Arabica coffee grown at its own plantation in Queensland, but coffee isn’t all it’s got. Hungry? Try the Grilled Furikake Salmon on Potato Risotto or Lemon & Chilli Chicken Skewers. No rush – it’s open till midnight!
#01-17 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: El Mero Mero ??
Mexican slang for “the to-go guy”, and true to its name, this restaurant is fit to be your main man for all things Mex-cellent. Contemporary creations include the San Remo Prawn Ceviche with sea urchin, mango, and chili, Kurobuta Al Pastor Tacos, and even Mexican-inspired desserts like the Tequila Pecan Pie.
#01-20 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
NEXT: Whitegrass ??
By Sara Lyle Bow and Pinky Chng, The Finder (Issue 282), May 2017
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