5 Underrated Restaurants In Singapore That TOTALLY Deserve A Michelin Star

05 June 2016

If you haven’t heard, the Michelin Guide is coming to Singapore!

With the myriad restaurants and dining establishments in Singapore, some amazing ones are inevitably overlooked. Here are some of the restaurants we think should definitely make the list of Michelin Star restaurants in Singapore – they may not be in fancy five-star hotels, but we dare say they’re equally great, if not better!

 

1. Restaurant Andre


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Crowned the 4th best restaurant in Asia and the top 50 in the world, no such list is complete without Restaurant Andre in it. Andre’s reinterpreted French nouvelle cuisine is sophisticated yet innovative, simple yet pushes creative boundaries, and, he stresses, 100% from the heart.

The menu changes daily, sometimes even within the day itself. But one of the restaurant’s classics and signature dishes – and definitely understandably so – is “Memory”, foie gras jelly with fleur de sel and black truffle coulis.


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41 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089855
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2. Bacchnalia


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Helmed by chef Ivan Brehm who was formerly from the prestigious three-star restaurant Fat Duck in the United Kingdom, Bacchnalia is an intimate modern kitchen that is bound to expand the horizons of your tastebuds.

Dishing out inventive, exquisite plates that reflect their culinary world-view: well-traveled, multi-cultural, but always looking for something new – think butter poached chicken breast and reconstructed cheese, or iberico pork loin with dandelion puree.

39 HongKong St, Singapore 059678
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3. Burnt Ends


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 Singapore isn’t short of classy fine-dining steakhouses, but we say Burnt Ends is the new “It” steakhouse.

A modern Australian barbecue restaurant, Burnt Ends sits in the middle of the spectrum of casual to fine dining, its laid-back atmosphere perfect for an unpretentious meal (Go on, wolf down your steak if you want!).


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Look forward to juicy, flavourful steak, along with their seasonal menu prepared with the freshest produce. Don’t miss the Sanger burger either – a brioche burger with pulled pork. We dare crown it one of the best burgers we’ve ever had in Singapore!

20 Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088391
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4. Tatsu


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 An upscale, authentic Japanese sushi and teppanyaki restaurant and the hip and happening Chijmes, dining at Tatsu is less of simply having a meal and more of being part of a performative act.

Enjoy their menu highlights such as Flambe Wagyu Beef, while the chefs’ acrobatic cooking performances at the grill keep you entertained – flying knives, dancing fires, and more.


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30 Victoria St, #01-08 Chijmes, Singapore 187996
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5. Saha


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Formerly located at Duxton, this modern Indian restaurant recently found its new home at the National Gallery.

Combining both Indian and contemporary or non-Indian ingredients and techniques, Saha presents traditional Indian dishes with a Western twist, giving you a truly gastronomic dining experience. Think dishes such as Kasoor Methi Seared Foie Gras, Pan-seared Sous Vide Duck with Pepper and Kokum, and the like.

1 St Andrew’s Rd, National Gallery, Singapore 178957
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By Pinky Chng, June 2016

 

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