Lunch is an important meal – not only does it keep your metabolism active, it gives you energy to push through the rest of the afternoon.
However, most people often skip lunch in favour of finishing the pile of work in the office. If you don’t have time to pack your lunch in the morning, you can head to town for a quick power lunch that will give you the right amount of energy boost you need. Scroll through the gallery for our top recommended restaurants in Singapore!
Apart from indulgent tasting menus by the dining table, Iggy’s now offers an a la carte gastrobar menu exclusive to its bar counter seating. It’s a casual affair of small plates and mains with a fine-dining touch: a deftly plated variation of heirloom tomatoes, Toriyama sliders and oyster ceviche. Knowing Iggy’s 25,000-strong wine cellar, the accompanying Burgundy-focused wine list is not to be missed.
Level 3, Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Rd, 238883
A multi-course kaiseki experience would be a great way to delight the senses – though definitely not the most time efficient for corporates pressed for time. Still, if you have an hour to spare, you’ll find Kaiseki Yoshiyuki’s latest Tenshin lunch sets will satisfy sufficiently. Diners can choose between torimomo (chicken thigh), yakimono (grilled seasonal dish) or wagyu beef. All sets come with sashimi, appetiser and dessert.
B1, Forum the Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, 238884
Located at Gemmill Lane, Club Street Social is a convenient spot for those around the CBD to grab a lunch. The restaurant has small tables for one-on-one meetings, or larger booths for group lunches. Lunch specials range from a healthy beetroot and chicken salad or a 150-day grain-fed Bavette steak, served with coffee or tea. But if time permits, go for some cocktails as well.
#01-01, 5 Gemmill Lane, 069261
Hidden at the back of Gemmill Lane, Maggie Joan’s would come as a nice hideaway from the chaotic lunch crowd flooding the area. The a la carte lunch menu features a mix of quick, comfy bites and dinner items. Go for the gypsy-style baked egg with chickpeas & chorizo. For mains, try the the fried chicken sandwich with green harissa coleslaw and homemade pappardelle with a mouthwatering lamb ragu.
#01-01, 110 Amoy Street, 069930
Akira Back’s new set lunch menu features the best of the restaurant’s Japanese/Korean cuisine. The three-course set menu features the restaurant’s version of Korean fried chicken with kimchi, a mixed sashimi don bowl with brown rice or a 9-piece sushi moriawase. Service here is relatively fast, and you might even have spare time to enjoy a cocktail here.
30 Beach Road, 189763
The new lunch menu at British gastropub Oxwell & Co sports a more curated experience from its heavier dinner menu. Starters include chicken liver pate and crispy calamari with squid ink sambal mayo. Try out the lunch specials of mushroom and leek pie with cheddar or poached sea bass with quinoa for a healthier kick.
5 Ann Siang Road, 069688
Still wish to eat well though there isn’t the luxury of time? Go for the two or three course working lunch menus at the one-Michelin-star Kitchen at Bacchanalia. Start with the risotto, made with artichoke and parmesan aged for 40 months. For mains, choose between bass, corn-fed chicken or a braised wagyu short rib (plus point: with no additional top-up).
39 Hongkong Street, 059678
By Jasmine Tay; This article first appeared on The Peak, September 2017.
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