It is not uncommon to find some of our favourite restaurants moving, but the worst that could happen is when you arrive at its original location only to discover that it has already shifted. While we do not have a complete list of restaurants and eateries that have moved in the past one year, here is a quick compilation of some of the more notable movements in the culinary scene. Feel free to leave a comment if we have missed out on any of your favourite restaurants!
1. Ding Dong
This Asian cuisine restaurant perched at the top of Ann Siang Hill has moved, now to the recently much-hyped Telok Ayer. Together with it, the relaxing and fun chill-out vibes of the old restaurant can still be felt in the new location, now all summarized into a single floor concept – as opposed to the multi-floor restaurant in its previous life. The menu has been revised, although you can expect nothing less than what you had enjoyed. Admittedly, we love the decor in the new outlet a whole lot more.
Read our full review of Ding Dong here.
115 Amoy Street
Under the same group as Ding Dong, Bochinche has moved to be new neighbours of its sister restaurant. Their earlier location at Robertson Quay has now been revamped into a part-yoga part-cafe, with them moving to a move centralised location in town. No change in kitchen directions, still serving up Argentina steaks, although in a much more intimate setting of just under 40 seats. These 2 are not just the only new residents in the Telok Ayer district, read our other reviews on Birds of A Feather and Le Binchotan.
115 Amoy Street
3. Saint Pierre
Homecoming for Saint Pierre, returning to the CBD area from their earlier Quayside Isle location at Sentosa. Started in 2000 in the city, it has made its return to the centralised location earlier this year, to a premise with a stunning view of the Marina Bay Sands and the bay area when you dine at the cosy 30 seats restaurant. And for those of us whom are “old” enough to recall, this is where the now-defunct popular night hangout Butter Factory once operated.
#02-02B One Fullerton
1 Fullerton Road
4. Seafood Paradise
Once the most popular of seafood restaurants at the northeastern corner of Singapore, Seafood Paradise has now moved its flagship from the industrial zone Defu Lane to tourist destination Marina Bay Sands. The move surprised many, but also affirmed that local Singapore cuisine also ought to find a rightful spot in the higher end fine dining restaurants. Fret not, all your favourites are still being dished out at this branch.
Read our full review of Seafood Paradise here.
10 Bayfront Avenue
#02-03 Marina Bay Sands
5. New Ubin Seafood Restaurant
We may not have written about this establishment on our website, perhaps we are silently hoping they do not get overly crowded. From Sin Ming to Hillview, this move has taken the battle of East versus West to another level; unfortunately the westies won this round. We will hunt them down again, and enjoy our of our favourite zichar in Singapore.
63 Hillview Avenue
Lam Soon Industrial Building
6. Stamping Ground Coffee
Once located as a small brew house at the back of Club Street at Telok Ayer, Stamping Ground Coffee relocated to a brand new cafe along Upper East Coast Road this year. Hold your breathe as you step into this very beautiful space, with communal tables for diners and caffeine addict to find an excuse to mingle with like-minded friends-to-be. Yes, grab some flowers while sipping your latte at the same time, with the florist located within the cafe.
Read our full review of Stamping Ground Coffee here.
87 Upper East Coast Road
If you loved their char siew, and you would have know that they made their relocation from Guillemard Road to Jalan Besar earlier this year. Other than the location, nothing much seems to have changed at Char. Go for the Special Char Siew and Crispy Roast Pork Belly here, and you will be sinfully happy with your meal.
363 Jalan Besar
8. The Western Co.
The infamous Western food stall previously located in a coffee shop along Foch Road first shot to fame with its cheese raclette, before it was engulfed in a social media spat which ironically lifted its name again. The brand was reportedly sold by the original owners to a brand new team, and now operates at its own restaurant space along Tyrwhitt Road, a few minutes’ walk from its previous location.
35 Tyrwhitt Road
9. Chillax Cafe
What started out as a chill-lax bar and cafe concept in Serangoon Gardens, Chillax Cafe has now moved to the ground of Singapore Management University. Taking over the space from previous tenant Ice Cold Beer, Chillax continues on what they did back at the Gardens with items at a more affordable pricing range to cater to the student population. Of course, nothing stops non-SMU diners from visiting their new space and chill.
10. Hong Kong 88 Roast Meat Specialist
Previously located at the same coffeeshop as Royal J Seafood along 30 Foch Road, the famous Hong Kong 88 Roast Meat Specialist has recently moved location again, though this time it was literally just right across the next street along Tyrwhitt Road.
Read our full review of Hong Kong 88 Roast Meat Specialist here.
153 Tyrwhitt Road
11. JB Ah Meng
The Bib Gourmand JB Ah Meng has long been a favourite ‘zi char’ restaurant in its original location in Geylang Lorong 23. We were quite surprised that it has chosen to relocated to a fully air-conditioned space in Lorong 30 as its previous location was much more rustic at the back alley.
Read our previous review of JB Ah Meng here.
534 Geylang Road Lorong 30
Tel: +65 6741 2418
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