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The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar is acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s first Singapore venture. It is a classy spot dressed in a palette of black and white, with hanging lantern-like lamps; and serves up Asian-inflected European cuisine the likes of egg topped with caviar, black truffle pizza, and flounder ceviche.
Phone: 1800 304 5588
This new Japanese restaurant at Palais Renaissance serves omakase menus for lunch and dinner, and is known for its signature rice bowl, which features ikura pearls, uni, and an onsen egg. It is a cosy, wood-toned space that seats 22 diners.
Phone: +65 6734 3520/ +65 8428 0073
Located along East Coast Road, this casual eatery specialises in baking its own sourdough from scratch, using two wood-fired ovens. Pick from flavours such as fruit, rye, white and wholemeal. Firebake also offers a repertoire of Western dishes such as cured salmon, chicken liver pâte, and tomato salad.
Phone: +65 9784 2950/ +65 6440 1228
This newly opened multi-concept space at Resorts World Sentosa’s Hard Rock Hotel is composed of a seafood restaurant, patisserie and cooking studio. Expect to dig into the likes of chilli crab, drunken prawns and even zichar delights such as fried rice and prawn paste chicken.
Phone: +65 6577 6567
Run by the folks behind 28 Hongkong Street, Crackerjack is a buzzy all-day drinking and dining venue along Tanjong Pagar Road. It offers a range of tea and coffee, cocktails, and comfort food such as lentil mushroom scotch eggs, three cheese barley risotto, and steak salad.
Phone: +65 8121 1462
Tuck into modern French-Asian cuisine at this restaurant run by French chef Christophe Lerouy, who was formerly Chef de Cuisine at the one-Michelin-starred Alma by Juan Amador. Highlights include ravioli with escargot, and butter roasted Chilean sea bass.
Phone: +65 6334 4816
A veteran in the local fine dining scene, this homegrown restaurant specialises in modern European cuisine incorporated with seasonal Japanese ingredients. It is also known for its extensive cellar, which spans over 25,000 bottles and focuses on Burgundy wines. Iggy’s recently brought in Spanish-Australian Head Chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive to lead its kitchen.
Phone: +65 6732 2234
Located at The Garage, a 1920s Art Deco conservation building in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, this breezy bistro offers a menu crafted around seasonal ingredients. Must-try dishes include lamb tartare, cured and grilled Spanish mackerel, and braised pork belly with sherry sour sauce.
Phone: +65 6264 7978
Modern Japanese cuisine takes centre stage at Korea-born celebrity chef Akira Back’s eponymously named restaurant. Highlights range from tuna pizza to grilled Alaskan king crab and crispy pork belly. In a nod to Back’s roots, some of the dishes are incorporated with Korean ingredients such as bulgogi sauce and gochujang.
Phone: +65 6818 1888
This one-Michelin-starred restaurant specialises in contemporary European cuisine, with dishes such as coconut risotto, uni pasta and roast monkfish. It recently brought in new chef Luke Armstrong to helm its kitchen. Armstrong was formerly the Head Chef of Maze restaurant in London.
Phone: +65 9179 4552