Restaurants & Cafés

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

Al fresco dining in Singapore
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Al fresco dining in Singapore

Make the most of our warm climes when you head out to these al fresco restaurants

We tried McDonald’s latest creation, the nasi lemak burger. Here’s our verdict
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We tried McDonald’s latest creation, the nasi lemak burger. Here’s our verdict

With all the hype surrounding McDonald’s newest addition to its menu, we just had to try it

Michelin Guide Singapore 2017: Eleven new restaurants earn stars
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Michelin Guide Singapore 2017: Eleven new restaurants earn stars

It was a night full of joy and surprises as 11 new restaurants earned stars in this year's Michelin Guide Singapore. A total of 38 restaurants bagged stars – up from 29 last year

Nine new Michelin Bib Gourmand winners you have to try
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Nine new Michelin Bib Gourmand winners you have to try

It's that time of the year again. Before the Michelin Guide Singapore 2017 is announced on June 29, the people behind the dining bible have released a list of affordable and delicious eats under $45 to check out

Five things to do at Epicurean Market 2017
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Five things to do at Epicurean Market 2017

The fifth edition of Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market promises the full gourmet experience – think celebrity chefs, master classes and more

New restaurants and cafés in Singapore

Bistro November
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Bistro November

You'll have to hurry if you want a taste of chef JP Fiechtner's creative cuisine at Bistro November. As its name suggests, the pop-up restaurant is only calling its spot at Hotel 1929 home 'til November. The menu changes daily, depending on what the kitchen team finds at Chinatown market in the morning, but rest assured that you're always guaranteed something appetising. The sharing menu is priced at $78 per person and when we were there, we were served cured mackerel with fennel, lardo and bonito cream, a chamomile-brined mutton tartare chopped with foie gras, and braised lamb tongue with roselle vinegar among many other treats. But if that sounds like too much (or adventurous) for you, Bistro November also has à la carte dishes available during both lunch and dinner.

Audace
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Audace

Cooking with audacity comes easy to chef Jérémy Gillon – he led the team at L'Epicurien in Val Thorens, a part of the French Alps, to a Michelin star and is now trading the snow for sunny Singapore. Part of the Unlisted Collection group of restaurants, Audace takes a lighter approach to French bistro fare, peppering dishes with herbs plucked, dried, and shipped in from The Alps. Try the steamed Mediterranean seabream ($26), which is served with salted lemon paste for a shot of acidity, or the beef striploin ($29) with banana shallot papillote and tarragon coulis – both stars on the restaurant's menus, which are presented as crushed paper balls. 

Catchfly
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Catchfly

Climb down the stairs from Coriander Leaf Grill and open the discreet black door to a snazzy New-York style bar – Catchfly. Light reflects from the gold bars decorating the exposed brick wall and the same thread of gold runs through the floorboard, creating a runway to the bar through a sea of plush teal armchairs. Once you've sashayed to the counter, order a craft cocktail from head mixologist, Liam Baer. His specialities include The Honey Badger, made with house-infused rosemary bourbon, yellow chartreuse, lemon, ginger and honey, and Salad Days, a culinary twist on a cocktail. It's made using tomatoes that have been sous vide in gin for two hours, and this mixture is shaken with Gentian liquor and Bianco Vermouth before it's finished with a light dose of pink peppercorn and smoked olive oil.  

Misato
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Misato

For affordably priced Japanese comfort food in the heart of town, look no further than Misato. Its seafood kaminabe set is priced at $20.80 and comes loaded with fresh tiger prawns, salmon, chicken, mushrooms and vegetables in a homemade niboshi broth. Other specialities include okonomiyaki ($14.90) made with Japanese yams and cabbage, and the beautifully plated cha soba ($13.80).

Muse Amuse
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Muse Amuse

This two-in-one concept by The Carbon Collective serves Asian-inspired small plates at Muse – which boasts counter seats by its open kitchen where you can watch as chefs whip up dishes such as Uni Pie Tee ($15), homemade kueh pie tee topped with sea urchin, and Tartaro ($18), a hand-chopped wagyu steak tartare tossed with sesame oil, Korean honey pears, chilli and a raw egg yolk. Walk through the glass doors and you'll find yourself at Amuse – a private bar that shakes up potent cocktails like its Tom Yum Bloody Mary ($25) and Mango Sticky Rice ($25), a rum-based cocktail served with a side of freshly cut mango.

Coriander Leaf Grill
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Coriander Leaf Grill

Meats kissed by the flames of a charcoal grill are the order of the day at Coriander Leaf Grill. The restaurant is one of a few concepts at 12 Ann Siang, a five-storey shophouse that's also home to Catchfly, an intimate New York-style bar at the basement, and The Screening Room that also has a rooftop bar. The menu is kept simple, focusing on grilled meats marinated with a touch of Asian flair. There's dry-aged USDA prime ribeye steak ($39) with wakame-koji butter, a harissa chicken burger ($20) crowned with pickled onions served between two buttery brioche buns, and sides like charred broccoli tossed with lemon, chilli and garlic.

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Latest restaurant reviews

Summerlong
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Summerlong

Mediterranean-leaning small plates joint from the folks behind Neon Pigeon

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Amò
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Amò

Handmade pizzas and pastas in a casual space

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar
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The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar

Affordable European cuisine by a celebrity chef

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Masses
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The Masses

Bang-for-your-buck plates

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Seven pioneer hawkers who've been around since your parents' time
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Seven pioneer hawkers who've been around since your parents' time

We chat with seven of Singapore’s oldest hawkers who have been feeding us for generations

A day in the life of a hawker
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A day in the life of a hawker

We follow the hawkers behind Piao Ji Fish Porridge at Amoy Street for a day – here’s what went down

Instagram-worthy desserts in Singapore
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Instagram-worthy desserts in Singapore

Snap a photo of these photogenic desserts before digging in

Best weekend brunch buffets in Singapore
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Best weekend brunch buffets in Singapore

The Time Out Singapore team brave food comas – and hangovers – to pick out the best weekend brunch buffets in town

The best restaurants for communal dining
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The best restaurants for communal dining

We recommend the best restaurants that welcome big groups of ten people or more

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