Restaurants & Cafés

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

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

Snap a photo of these photogenic desserts before digging in

The most romantic restaurants in Singapore
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The most romantic restaurants in Singapore

Whether you're planning for your first date, an anniversary or a regular date night out about town, here are our picks of the best value-for-money, romantically lit restaurants to wine and dine in Singapore.

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

Best cheap eats in Singapore
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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

Book ahead: Singapore Cocktail Festival
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Book ahead: Singapore Cocktail Festival

Prime your livers – Singapore Cocktail Week is back, but now as the Singapore Cocktail Festival

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Ola Beach Club
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Ola Beach Club

Island life just got a whole lot more interesting with Ola Beach Club, Singapore’s only Hawaiian-themed lifestyle venue. Not only can you savour Hawaiian-style dishes like ahi poke bowls ($20) served with your choice of marinated tuna and Kalua pig tacos ($25), the beach shack also rents out a host of water sports equipment like water-propelled jet packs (from $228) for daredevils who want to try their hand at flying up to nine metres in the air.

The Ottoman Room
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The Ottoman Room

Hidden behind the buzzy café-bar Fat Prince lies The Ottoman Room – an opulent, Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant where eager servers roll out an endless supply of mezze on a dim sum-style trolley. On top of that, diners can choose larger fish, meat and vegetable dishes like spiced short ribs and stuffed lamb shoulder that’s been grilled for hours in a traditional wood-fired earth pit to share. Wash it down with Lebanese wine, beer made from chickpeas or Raki, a classic Turkish aperitif.

Akira Back
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Akira Back

The modern restaurant serves Japanese cuisine with Korean accents like toro caviar ($66), tuna sashimi spiced with gochujang sauce and topped with Oscietra caviar. Other must-tries include the tuna pizza ($25), a thin, crispy pizza base covered with finely sliced tuna over ponzu mayonnaise, sprinkled with truffle oil and shiso leaf. For mains, opt for the fork-tender 48-hour Tajima short rib ($48) or perfectly cooked Jidori chicken ($28) that's served on a bed of truffled mashed potatoes.

Porta
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Porta

For quality produce at affordable prices, head to Porta Fine Food and Import Company. The restaurant-cum-grocer offers two-course set lunches from $18 and also acts as a one-stop shop for your gourmet retail needs. Everything at Porta is curated by executive chef Michael Suyanto who has spent 12 years cooking in the kitchens of luxury hotels and the Les Amis Group. Don't miss his take on chilled angel hair pasta (set lunch only), Spanish octopus ($18), foie gras ($24) and Iberian pork ($26) – you're in for a treat.

T2
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T2

Importing more than 20 years of brewing expertise (and excellent tea) to our shores is T2, the Australian brand’s first venture into Asia. Choose from over 140 classic and signature blends (from $15/box), including English Breakfast and French Earl Grey – or go local with Singapore Breakfast, which pays homage to kaya toast with its mix of pu-erh, genmaicha, coconut and pandan. Don't forget to sip on samples at the in-store tea bar.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars
FOO'D

FOO'D

D'O is a small, 40-seater restaurant in Cornaredo, a nondescript town just outside Milan. There, people wait up to eight months for a taste of Italian celebrity chef Davide Oldani's one-Michelin-starred dishes. His Singapore outpost, FOO'D, brings Oldani's brand of affordable fine dining – 'Cucina Pop' – to Asia, serving signature dishes like caramalised onion with Grana Padano mousse and ice cream. Lunch is priced at $45 for three courses and $52 for four, while a five-course dinner costs $138 and a seven-course dinner is $168.

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PIM PAC by FOC
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PIM PAC by FOC

Serviceable tapas and hearty Spanish plates in a hip space

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Candlenut
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Candlenut

Malcolm's, not mum’s, cooking

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Good Luck Beerhouse
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Good Luck Beerhouse

No-nonsense craft beer bar

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Coconut Club
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The Coconut Club

Nasi lemak that’s 'almost' worth its price

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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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

Traditional Chinese dialect restaurants in Singapore
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Traditional Chinese dialect restaurants in Singapore

Whether you’re Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese or Hakka, we’ve got your family dinner plans sorted

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

Juice bars in Singapore
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Juice bars in Singapore

Even if you're not on a juice cleanse, there's something life affirming about sucking down a cold cup of nature's sweet nectar after a carb-heavy lunch. Here's a list of where to find some juice.

The best coffee in Singapore
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The best coffee in Singapore

In a city where sleek coffee machines can be found at every turn, you'll want to drink only from the best. These are our picks of the best coffee joints in Singapore.

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The most romantic restaurants in Singapore

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