When the godfather of modern Lebanese cuisine chef Greg arrived in Singapore for his culinary debut, he brought with him a piece of the historical city of Beirut. Tucked away in the lush enclave of Robertson Quay, Ummi Beirut presents a gastronomic experience that is boldly unique without straying far from its roots. Even the dazzling interiors and ever-evolving playlists are designed to mimic the sights and sounds of the energetic souks of Beirut.
Opening each meal is a repertoire of mezzes, both cold and hot. Try the crunchy hazelnut falafel ($24), spicy lemon-glazed lamb makanek sausages ($28) and the comforting eggplant fatteh ($32). And if you’re in good company of meat-loving folks, the smoked-kissed Butcher’s Mix Grill ($68) guarantees a lavish spread. Those looking to imbibe are treated to a range of Lebanese-inspired tipples ($26) along with some Lebanese winemakers that go by the glass (from $20).
Coupled with the practice of cooking from scratch and the warm Lebanese hospitality, the restaurant whips up delicious food that is seemingly touched with a mother's love – after all, Ummi also means mother in Arabic.