8 DIVINE EATERIES IN SINGAPORE

  • 21st October, 2018
  • Food
  • ORIGIN GRILL

When beef is the order of the day, then Origin Grill really brings back a taste of old world charm with its mannered service and classical menu. The Meat on offer comes from premium international producers such as Williams River wagyu and Rangers Valley Black Angus from Australia, and John Stone grass-fed dry-aged striploin and ribeye on the bone from Ireland and others. Connoisseurs will appreciate the inclusion of full blood wagyu from Niigata, Japan, slow-aged in a traditional snow-covered room to develop sweet, mellow flavor. This is the place to go enjoy your meat – and there is no better way of doing so than with Original Grill’s assorted sauces – red wine jus, mushroom and brandy cream, and béarnaise sauce – and a great accompanying wine.

  • MADAME FAN

An untraditionally swanky Chinese restaurant where the traditional shares the spotlight with the contemporary – at least on the menu – because  with a chic plush setting – think velvet-lined banquette seats, chandeliers and a DJ spinning cool beats – Madame Fan is more a fancy glamorous watering hole, than it is a Chinese restaurant.  Madame Fan is a very modern 222-seat Chinese fine-dining restaurant/lounge bar – and it is the first concept in Singapore by prominent London-based restaurateur Alan Yau, who is famed for revolutionizing Asian food around the world through eateries such as casual Japanese chain Wagamama and Chinese fine-dining restaurant Hakkasan – and what an impression he is making with his eclectic yet succinct selection of Chinese dishes.

  • THE DEMPSEY COOKHOUSE & BAR

Located within the COMO Dempsey enclave, The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar is the brainchild of New York-based celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The menu comprises a good mix of American comfort grub and elegant French food put together from Jean-Georges’ other restaurants in the US. We suggest starting with one of chef’s signatures, the decadent egg caviar comprising warm gooey poached egg set against cold cream, and topped with a briny crown of caviar. To fill up, we recommend the signature black truffle and fontina cheese pizza, and the spice crusted snapper served in a sweet and sour broth. Getting a table here is no easy feat, so be sure to make your reservation in advance.

  • FIREBAKE – WOODFIRED BAKEHOUSE & RESTAURANT

Firebake Woodfired Bakehouse & Restaurant is a special bakery featuring a full-scale woodfire bread oven hand-built from 37 tons of brick, sand and mortar. This bakery’s forte is their back-to-basics old sourdough school bread, which they make in their massive wood-fired oven using flour milled on site. The breads they make are good, dense and rustic allowing the restaurant menu to naturally center itself around the breads and most of the dishes in the menu will naturally have bread as an ingredient in the dishes – or they can be enjoyed with bread. However, the a la carte menu is exceptional, offering an interesting range of dishes which including Cheesymites, Woodfired Pumpkin Burrata Salad, Grilled Snowfish with Fennel, Beef Burgundy Stew and Scottish Blue Mussels and many other fancy specials – all served on beautiful antique-looking plates that assure one of great Instagram pictures. The dining area is quite small so be sure you book.

  • WHITEGRASS

Whitegrass is a 1-Michelin-starred restaurant with an ever evolving menu, priding itself in creativity, elegance and sophistication. Whitegrass is one of the main restaurants to have paved the way for Modern Australian fine dining in Asia since Chef-Owner Sam Aisbett started surprising palates with his Modern Australian menu that is not confined by trends or geographical boundaries. With his emphasis on using the best produce available, whether that be from Australia, Europe, Japan or locally grown, Whitegrass Restaurant aims to deliver a unique dining experience unlike any other in Singapore – and within two years, Whitegrass has successfully positioned itself as a leading fine dining destination in the region, having been awarded Restaurant of the Year and receiving one Michelin Star in 2017.

  • RACINES

Helmed by the award-winning Executive Chef Jean-Charles Dubois, Racine is an all-day hotel restaurant offering a taste of authentic French cuisine and refined local Chinese delights. Being an all-day restaurant this place offers a particular flexibility for restaurant-goers, but it really stands-out in so many other ways. Here, connoisseurs of gourmet experiences will enjoy a menu of traditional French classics and timeless Chinese dishes all prepared by two distinct culinary brigades in 4 live cooking stations. Racines uses seasonal local produce and organically grown ingredients. Herbs harvested from the hotel’s own herb garden are used at both the restaurant and bar – and the restaurant’s menu manages to offer a plethora of epicurean delights that are crafted and catered to various dietary needs including health-conscious Delight dishes. Embark with Racines on a culinary journey of flavours spanning the breadth and depth of Singapore and France, for an unforgettable epicurean experience.

  • BEACH ROAD KITCHEN

Greet the day or cap an evening at Beach Road Kitchen, a vibrant hotel restaurant in downtown Singapore belonging to the JW Marriott. With everything from fresh seafood, charcoal grilled meats, to a built-in pizza oven – and live cooking experiences for breakfast, lunch and dinner – this offers indeed a bountiful all-day buffet to be remembered. The restaurant allows guests and diners to have a highly interactive experience and they have made it a big part of their dining concept. So don’t be shy, because this place is unlike the usual buffet restaurant you know. They have an entire seafood room including lobster, prawns, crabs, oysters, scallop Ceviches, smoked salmon and a great variety of Sashini’s, Thai seasoned scallops served in little bamboo steamers with a slightly sugared spicy tang hits you after the first bite, and then they are big on crustaceans such as Canadian Lobsters. But take nothing away from their noddle bar which is just as comprehensive and the charcoal grill where everything is on request and there is fish to. Did we mention the Pizza Oven, the cheese and the charcuterie sections?

  • SUMMER PAVILION

Summer Pavilion is the 1-Michelin-Star Cantonese restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Surrounded by a landscaped Chinese garden and glass pavilion, this restaurant offers wonderfully flavorful Cantonese cuisine in an exceptionally modern and sophisticated environment. The Summer Pavilion is helmed by Chef Cheung Siu Kong and provides a delectable and contemporary assortment of dishes, yet only using modest cooking techniques, which in a rare trade off here at the Summer Pavilion bring out the most amazing natural Cantonese flavours. Come discover 1-Michelin-Star Cantonese food at its best for lunch and dinner daily, including dim sum, à la carte and set menus. There are also 6 private dining rooms available.