Restaurants & Cafés

The best restaurants and cafés in Singapore, including restaurant reviews and editors' picks

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Best cheap eats in Singapore

We pick the best and most value-for-money restaurant-style dishes you can chow down for $10 or less

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Character-themed cafés in Singapore

From Batman to Charlie Brown to Hello Kitty, these cafés are just brimming with character(s)

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Dine at a celebrity chef restaurant for cheap

We present five ways to say you've dined at a celebrity chef restaurant – without going hungry for the rest of the month

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Best Peranakan restaurants in Singapore

We suss out Singapore's best Peranakan kitchens, and leave with bellies – and hearts – full

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Latest restaurant reviews

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Saint Pierre

The full works experience at Fullerton

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Miss Lok

Hip spot to nip in for a dip

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Cheek by Jowl

The Australians are coming

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Shashlik

The good times roll on

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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New restaurants and cafés in Singapore

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BAKE Cheese Tart Singapore

BAKE oozes onto our Singaporean shores and ION Orchard is its landing pad. Hailing from Sapporo in Hokkaido, BAKE is famous for its soft and oozy cheese tarts, revolutionising the traditional way of eating cheese tarts cold. Though they are baked here, the cheese tarts ($3.50) sold are made in Hokkaido and flown in to ensure authenticity in flavour. Here, look for the twice-baked pastries filled with three different types of cream cheese – Hakodate, Betsukai and French cheese – which are said to be rich in flavour yet light in texture with a crunchy base. Cheese tart lovers can buy a box of six for $19.50, though limited to only two boxes per person, from this takeaway Japanese pastry shop.

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Olivia & Co

Mark this on your café-hopping map. Olivia & Co borrows its name from Sir Stamford Raffles' wife, and the casual bistro's menu serves all-day Western cafe-style fare, with usual suspects like beef sandwiches and fries ($23), carbonara souped up with truffle oil ($18) and of course, waffles ($12). A separate menu of chicken wings ($9-$16) takes flavours closer to our side of the world, marinated in either sweet chilli, kimchi or teriyaki. Have it with a lug of Olivia & Co's own Nayk'd Juice ($7.50), or a Blue Mountain cold brew ($6).

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Goro-Goro Steamboat & Korean Buffet

Goro-goro, a Japanese sound word to mimic the rumbling of your tummy, dispels just that, while keeping the eating affordable. Prices vary between $14.90 and $26.90, depending on the time of day. For the price, you get your choice of over 50 ingredients to throw into your bubbling broth. Soups come in six options, including tom yam, ginseng chicken and a collagen-based broth for the beauty obsessed. The sprawling space makes it ideal to gather a group of friends and family to huddle over hot pots.

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Sprout Salad Bar

Health conscious eaters wanting a hearty-yet-filling salad can head to Sprout if you're in the Duxton neighbourhood. All-plant salad options include honey lemon and truffle oil-dressed grilled portobello mushrooms on bowls of baby spinach ($15.90). Meaty bowls include the salmon on buckwheat noodles ($19.90), or grilled chicken breast on pearl couscous coated in a Moroccan-style vinaigrette ($16.90). If you stop by between 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Sprout offers a midday treat of Hong Kong-style egg waffles that you can pair with a decadent coconut ice cream or refreshing acai sorbet. A rotating menu of homemade cakes are the all-day dessert of choice at $4.90 a slice.

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Captain K

The K-wave now washes up sea creatures cooked the K-way at Captain K. This Prinsep Street restaurant serves towers of steamed scallops, prawns and oysters, à la the Louisiana boil, except they come in stackable metal towers. The meals here are meant to be shared, and you pay for the number of tiers you order, starting at $52.90 for a three-layer stack of seafood and crustaceans, and topping at $288.90 for nine trays of food. The Captain offers three soup bases – a kimchi stew, classic kombu dashi stock and a ginseng broth – to cook your food in, and quicker, 60-minute steamboat buffets ($14.90-$20.90) are offered at lunch time, between 11am and 3pm.

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La Terre

Refined wine and whisky bar

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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LongPlay

Music bar turns mainstream

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Gemmills

No-frills watering hole in an alley

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Smoke & Mirrors

The city's best new rooftop with a view 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The definitive guide to Singapore's craft beer scene

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Best barbecue restaurants in Singapore

Before sous vide and all that jazz, cooks seared and smoked meats over wood and fire – and, behold, it was good. We hunt down the BBQ joints that have tamed flames to bring us back to a primal way of eating

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Best soft-serve ice creams in Singapore

Whether you like your soft-serve ice cream topped with honey, served with waffles or made with interesting flavours, we've rounded up the best cool treats to slurp on. 

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Best cake shops in Singapore

The best cake spots to get a taste of the sweeter things in life

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The best healthy restaurants in Singapore

Eating clean doesn't mean you have to swear off tastiness. Here are our favourite spots to grab a healthy – and delicious – meal

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The most romantic restaurants in Singapore

Our picks of the best value-for-money, romantically lit restaurants to huddle close and get to know each other.

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