Restaurants & Cafés

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

Singapore Food Festival

Get your loose trousers ready. There’s a spate of local-loving gastronomic events at this year’s Singapore Food Festival, from classes on Peranakan cuisine to mod-Sin dinners

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Restaurants

Odette

Opening November 2015.  It has a name! After news leaked about the Lo & Behold Group (The White Rabbit, The Black Swan, Loof) collaborating with ex-JAAN head chef Julien Royer to set up shop at the National Gallery, we've poked around online and found its name: Odette. Interestingly, that's the name of the good swan in the Tchaikovsky's ballet, Swan Lake, which seems to contrast the Group's roaring '20s bar and restaurant on Cecil Street.    Early news reports say that the 40-seater fine dining restaurant will serve Royer's inventive French cuisine for lunch and dinner when it opens in November.

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The best CBD lunch deliveries

Lunch at the desk doesn’t have to be dreary. Natasha Hong and Ong Huiqi highlight the best CBD lunch delivery services to upgrade the meal

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Best froyo joints in Singapore

Don’t let rising temperatures get you down. Michelle Fong picks out nine froyo favourites to beat this summer heat with.

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10 best Muslim-friendly cafes

Catch up with your friends at these ten Muslim-owned or Halal-certified cafes

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Latest reviews

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Osteria Art

It’s business (lunch) time

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Les Amis

Still the fine dining stalwart in Singapore

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs

Shin Gi Tai

Classic cocktails, intimate service

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Luxe

Wholesome daytime eats

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Yuzu Japanese Restaurant

No-nonsense sushi and omakase

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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New openings

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Canopy Garden Dining

Canopy at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park II has been given an overhaul – diners who choose to sit indoors can still enjoy the green view. Old signatures like the Yorkshire pork rack ($27) and beef cheek bourguignon ($27) return, and can be paired with the 30-strong list of wines ($11/glass, $66-$135/bottle). The restaurant also puts on a brunch menu, which includes its own muesli ($13) and waffles ($14).

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Caveau Bar

After almost three years quenching a thirst for good-value French wines at its Shaw Centre nook, Caveau Bar moves to the second floor of the mall and adds daytime hours to its operations. Complementing the largely French collection of over 200 wines ($7-$22/glass, $25-$140/bottle) – a selection of six whites and six reds are also dispensed in 25, 75 and 150ml portions – are espresso-based drinks ($3.50-$7) brewed with Nylon Coffee Roasters beans, and the tarts baked next door by sister bakery Tarte by Cheryl Koh. Pop by Sundays to Thursdays to try a tasting flight ($50/four half glasses).

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Club 39

Its restaurant, bar, gym and workspace are for members only, but thankfully, the cocktail and tapas bar on the first level is open to plebs like us. Mark Graham Thomas, formerly from B Bar at Bacchanalia, leads the cocktail programme here. He offers novel mixes ($18-$28) like the Inomini Patri ($24), with bourbon, sherry and blue cheese, and the Daiquiri Salato ($26): Jamón- and bacon-infused rum that’s tempered with balsamic vinegar, pineapple and rosemary. There are also craft and premium spirits ($16-$60/glass, $180-$750/bottle). For snacking, the kitchen turns out a large menu, including sea urchin au gratin ($20), mini beef burgers ($17) and ribeye steaks ($23). Club 39’s also open during breakfast and brunch hours, whipping up plates like truffled eggs with Jamón Ibérico ($22), lobster rolls ($40) and fresh fruit with Greek yoghurt ($12.50).

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Density

Density is a frozen custard store set up by a local sibling duo who picked up their skills at the Frozen Dessert Institute of America. Serving only three flavours a day, the store uses a creamy frozen custard naturally sweetened by fresh milk and cream as a base for add-ins like buttered popcorn, red velvet, Ferrero Rocher, quadruple chocolate, and black forest ($4-$9.50). Optional toppings like berries, nuts, seasonal produce and granola are also available for all you #cleaneaters. This venue accepts cash only. 

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FIX Grill

FIX Cafe pays more attention to the barbecue in its new FIX Grill. Diners can chow down on slow-roasted half chicken with porcini cream sauce ($19) or the bone-in beef short ribs ($32), which is slow-cooked for 24 hours. To cut the smoke is a selection of handcrafted sodas ($4-$5.50) with combinations like strawberry and sweet basil, and pineapple and passionfruit. From Fridays to Sundays, FIX Grill also rolls out a menu of specials featuring fresh and seasonal items fired up on the fly.

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Best local breakfasts

Start your day right with these local brekkies

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The best craft beer bars

The best bars in town to quaff down your craft brews

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Where to get that soft-serve fix

The best spots in town to indulge that sweet tooth

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Should you really quit your job for cooking school?

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Huddle around these communal feasts

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