Food Scoops: Best Restaurants To Check Out At Dempsey Hill | A Dining Guide At The Hills

Canchita Peruvian Cuisine
Located in Dempsey, I decided to check out Canchita Peruvian Cuisine after seeing pictures of its gorgeous space online. I was admittedly drawn to the space rather than the cuisine initially, though I didn’t mind Peruvian food at all which is hard to come by in Singapore. The space of Canchita Peruvian Cuisine occupies two main buildings, and I recommend the lower building from its main entrance which is stronger in its garden theme, the dining tables by the window look out to the surrounding greenery. [Read more here]

Claudine Restaurant
Taking over the space which used to be The Rabbit Hole, the new restaurant by Odette’s Chef Julien Royer and the Lo & Behold Group took over this pre-war chapel at Dempsey Hill. With the reputation as one of Singapore’s finest chefs behind this new concept, Claudine Restaurant naturally opened with much fanfare. I decided to visit Claudine to find out if it is worth the hype. [Read more here]

The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar
Walking into COMO Dempsey, you will immediately fall in love with this relatively newly furbished colonial building. Taking on a no-barrier concept, all the dining concepts here are merely separated by a bar (The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar), potted plants and displays of traditional cookwares (Candlenut) and the most interesting of all, by wood-woven baskets (Ippoh Tempura Bar). Right smacked in the middle of all the 3 concepts, there’s a mini-market of sorts stocking some interesting condiments from the region, chinawares and yes, some limited edition whiskies too! [Read more here]

Candlenut
First visited Candlenut when it was still at Dorsett, and I love its homely Peranakan flavours back then. Since the introduction of the Michelin Guide in Singapore, it has also become the first Peranakan restaurant in the world to receive a Michelin star, and relocated to the space in Como Dempsey. The Dempsey space is much more elegant, with high ceiling and Peranakan tableware. Como Dempsey is quite a big lifestyle space, which houses The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar as well on the other end. [Read more here]

Burnt Ends
Perhaps the latest restaurant on this list to open in Dempsey, this award winning restaurant moved from Keong Siak to the hills this year. Unfortunately I have yet to have the opportunity to dine at the new space, though that’s definitely amongst one of my must-eat spots this year. Burnt Ends also opened their own bakery here too, which you can visit anytime without joining the queue to reserve for its main restaurant. [Read more here]

SPRMRKT
One great addition to Dempsey Hill in 2020 is SPRMRKT at Dempsey Hill, which opened right before circuit breaker. Located in the heart of Dempsey Hill, SPRMRKT occupies a corner spacious unit of what was previously a British army barrack. I like the high ceiling and well-designed dining zones in the space, and I managed to get a table perfect for couples right beside the window. [Read more here]

Min Jiang at Dempsey
It is a gorgeous space to begin with. Housed in one of the conserved colonial building in Dempsey, Min Jiang at Dempsey is the latest addition to this lifestyle destination. For those familiar to the Min Jiang brand, Min Jiang at One-North has closed and this is the Chinese restaurant’s second location other than its space at Goodwood Park Hotel. [Read more here]

Como Cuisine
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]

Open Farm Community
We have been to Open Farm Community at Dempsey previously to try some of its brunch items, and glad to say we have finally tried some of its amazing dishes on the dinner menu. With a focus on locally sourced , seasonal ingredients and innovative dishes. While the alfresco lush garden setting was tempting in the day during our previous brunch experience, I love the indoor open kitchen concept equally. We shall let the pictures do the talking, as we can safely say we tried almost the whole menu! [Read more here]

Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari
You can enjoy your croissants and coffee in a glamping style no less. Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari is located right in front of Open Farm Community. The whole garden space has transformed tremendously over the years and has now evolved into a mini safari literally, less the lions and tigers of course. [Read more here]

PS.Cafe
Yes, it’s been around for ages. So imagine my surprise when I realised I have not formally review this space. PS.Cafe at Harding has certainly come a long way, being the brand’s second outlet and it already boasts ten outlets across the island today. Opened since 2005, I revisited Harding Road’s outlet at Dempsey Hill recently again and like an old vinyl player, it seems like it has never gone out of fashion. [Read more here]

Hathaway
Tucked in a corner of the buzzing Dempsey Hill, Hathaway is a gorgeous space opened by the same team behind Bread Yard in Fusionopolis. The interior of Hathaway is beautiful, as I was drawn to the ample natural lighting in the day, the high ceiling which makes it spacious, as well as the nice arches. Apart from indoor seats, there are also a couple of outdoor seats which is only nice if the weather is forgiving. [Read more here]

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