Restaurants & Cafés

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

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Best zi char restaurants in Singapore

Before the glittery arrival of celebrity chef restaurants, zi char restaurants (coffeeshop eateries) ruled local social calendars. We round up our favourites

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7 bingsus to beat the heat in Singapore

The K-craze in food is still going strong, and its newest rep is the ice kacang-like bingsu. Ong Huiqi and Michelle Fong eat their way through the recent bloom of bingsu stores to find the ones worth plonking money down for

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Interview: Cynthia Chua and Ryan Clift

We chat with the pair about their new garden-to-table dining concept

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Five better SG50 eats

Step away from laksa paste, give salted egg yolk a break. We pick out five truly unique meals and food items inspired by Singapore's birthday to eat nostalgic this month

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Latest restaurant reviews

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Open Farm Community

Farm-to-table with a lower carbon footprint

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Cure

Exciting tasting menus, changed monthly

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Coriander Leaf

Asian confusion at CHIJMES

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Osteria Art

It’s business (lunch) time

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

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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 zi char restaurants in Singapore

Before the glittery arrival of celebrity chef restaurants, zi char restaurants (coffeeshop eateries) ruled local social calendars. We round up our favourites

Read more
Restaurants

7 bingsus to beat the heat in Singapore

The K-craze in food is still going strong, and its newest rep is the ice kacang-like bingsu. Ong Huiqi and Michelle Fong eat their way through the recent bloom of bingsu stores to find the ones worth plonking money down for.

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Best upmarket suppers

We pick out five fancy supper options to sate the late-night munchies

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Best froyo joints in Singapore

We pick out nine froyo favourites to beat the summer heat

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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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Where to get that soft-serve fix

Soft-serve parlours are mushrooming all over the island – we pick out the best ones for you indulge that sweet tooth

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