Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants in November 2019
Located at the rooftop level of OUE Bayfront on Collyer Quay, Vue is OUE Dining latest F&B concept which took over the space of the now defunct ME@OUE restaurant. I was literally blown away when I walked through the grand walkway entrance of the restaurant which showcases its beautiful collection of wines, before being greeted by the outdoor bar with a sweeping view of Singapore’s skyline. (Read more here…)
Address: Level 19, 50 Collyer Quay, OUE Bayfront. Singapore 049321
Mimi at The Riverhouse
Taking over the space of VLV at Clarke Quay, The Riverhouse is a multi-concept building and is 1-Group’s latest F&B venture (which also manages concepts like The Alkaff Mansion and The Summerhouse) in the buzzing night life precinct. Housed within The Riverhouse is Mimi restaurant, which also means secret in Mandarin. It might be intentional, but it took me awhile to realise where the restaurant is located as the signboard at the entrance is quite small. Walk through either the Yin bar or the Yang club, and take the flight of stairs to level two where Mimi is located, and it does feel like a step into forbidden palace. (Read more here…)
Address: 3A River Valley Road, Level 2, Singapore 179020
Trattoria Pizzeria Logic
This Italian restaurant from Japan opened its first branch in Singapore at the Tanjong Pagar district. Focusing on Naples-style cuisine, Logic imports some ingredients from Naples directly. Their signature pizza is the Pizza Margherita D.O.C is done in a wood fired kiln, where Logic has another 15 other pizzas on their menu to select from. Now, it is only logically to dine at the Logic branch here in Singapore, since you would not need to fly to their first branch in Osaka to savour the Japanese Italian food.
Address: #01-03, Craig Place, 20 Craig Road, Singapore 089692
New Ubin Village
The New Ubin brand’s newest outlet in obscure Tampines (close to where IKEA is) is coined as New Ubin Village. Located in a canteen setting, New Ubin Tampines reminds me of the brand’s rustic industrial location during their Sin Ming days, which offers a different dining ambience to its other more upmarket Chijmes and Zhongshan Park outlets. Expect hearty Zi Char fares from New Ubin Village, which also houses New Ubin Test Kitchen, its new incubator stall concept. Dishes to expect include the likes of Foie Gras Satay, Ubin Nasi Lemak and Charcoal Fish Head Steamboat.
Address: 18 Tampines Industrial Cres, #01-16, Singapore 528605
Swissotel’s Skai introduces new High Tea Set with Japanese inspired elements
Located on level 70 of Swissotel The Stamford, the one year old Skai restaurant just launched its afternoon tea recently, Skai High Tea. Even though Skai is a contemporary grill concept, it does make sense for an afternoon tea menu here. Why waste that spectacular city view in the day? It is hard not to be impressed by Singapore’s skyline if it is your first time to Skai. I like the full glass panes, high ceiling and the fact that I can see the infinity pool of Marina Bay Sands at eye level. (Read more here…)
Address: 2 Stamford Road Swissôtel, Level 70 The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Como Cuisine welcomes diners with a menu for every occassion
I didn’t realise COMO Cuisine has been around for two years. Located at Dempsey right beside COMO Dempsey which houses The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, COMO Cuisine is like a congregation of the highlights of dishes from other COMO properties and COMO Shambala. The space of COMO cuisine is gorgeous, that was my first impression. I like the clean interior design, the welcoming scent of the restaurant and the ample space between tables. (Read more here…)
Address: Block 18A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677
Tamashii Restaurant spots a new look and menu
It was previously known as Tamashii Robataya, and the Japanese restaurant along North Canal Road has reopened recently after a major revamp in terms of its space and concept. Located in the same location as before, the refreshed Tamashii restaurant spots a more contemporary interior and a much more intimate space. There is the idea of Kappo style dining, hence the ten counter seats and Chef table which provides more interaction between diners and the kitchen crew. For good value, go for the Tamashii 7-course Lunch (S$98) where you get 3 Assorted Appetisers, Sashimi, Char Grilled Seasonal Fish, Truffle Chawanmushi, Wagyu Don, Clear Soup and Dessert of the day.
Address: 12 North Canal Road, #02-01, Singapore 048825
Ash & Elm launches Nordic Theme Sunday Brunch
With brunch spread from the Northern Europe regions, highlights from the Nordic menu include not just classic Nordic dishes but also showcases ingredients flown in exclusively from Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Norway. Expect the likes of langoustine soup, pan-seared Norwegian salmon with lemon-herb and butter sauce, and beef wellington. Complement brunch with a handcrafted gin cocktail, Aurora, inspired by the Northern lights and concocted using Metsis Gin which is specially imported from Estonia for the brunch.
Address: Level 1, InterContinental® Singapore 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
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