Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants In April 2022

New Restaurants

Meadesmoore
A new steakhouse concept opened in the CBD and meet Meadesmoore, a modern steakhouse in Boon Tat Street which took over what used to be Fat Belly Social Steakhouse. Located on level two of the shophouse, the space of Meadesmoore is sophisticated chic decked in mainly dark teal velvet hues along with leather seating. Helmed by Executive Chef Victor Loy, Meadesmoore takes reference to the grand steakhouses of the early 1900s in the US and UK, and Chef Victor takes joy in creating unique dishes while the steakhouse also focuses on alternative cuts of beef. The dishes are also curated to be sharing plates. [Read more here…]
Address: 21A Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069620

Path 
Chart your own culinary path, just like the ethos of the new Path restaurant located in MBFC Tower 3. An exciting new addition to the CBD, Path is the inaugural restaurant by Chef Marvas Ng in partnership with 1855 F&B (the brand behind restaurants like The SpotWakanui). With his French culinary background, the cuisine here by Chef Marvas is a marriage of French cooking techniques and chef’s favoured East Asian ingredients, sauces and condiments, where the cuisine leans towards Modern Asian fare. There is an ala carte menu for dinner, set menus for lunch, or you can also opt for a curate set menu and even an omakase-style dinner at the chef’s table. [Read more here…]
Address: 12 Marina Boulevard, Tower 3, #01-05/06, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore 018982 

White Marble 
Located in Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, White Marble is a new Mediterranean grill restaurant created by Chef Otto Weibel with a sister restaurant Black Marble under his belt. White Marble’s focus is on Mediterranean flavours with a focus on seafood and vegetables, taking inspiration from the region from countries like Spain, Portugal, France, Morocco, and the Middle East. Go for the Chicken Leg Bone-in Tagine (S$60 for two), a classic Moroccan stew perfectly cooked in the traditional earthen pot known as the Tagine. [Read more here…]
Address: 1 Tanglin Road, #01-09 Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore 247905 

The House Bar
The sister bar of Taiga restaurant, The House Bar is a cosmopolitan boutique lounge with a distinct Japanese spirit tucked away in a corner of Regent Singapore. The chic and cosy bar serves up a curated menu of bar bites with highlights like the crisp monaka sandwiching Negitoro, Ikura and Avocado; and the Miyazaki Wagyu Claypot Rice. Other than highball and martini cocktail options, the spirit selection includes a range of Japanese whiskies — the likes of Yamazaki 18-year-old and the Hibiki 21-year-old — lined up at the bar, alongside Macallans and Samarolis.
Address: Regent Singapore, #01-02, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715

Honcho
Located at 12 Ann Siang Road, Honcho is a new restaurant and lifestyle venue which spans across three levels in the shophouse space. On the ground floor is the restaurant Honcho itself, which is a modern izakaya and omakase concept with cocktails and drinks; the rooftop is Jō, a local craft-beer-centric bar; and the basement is Social@Honcho, a cosy space for members to chill and hang out. Expect Japanese Western fusion dishes, and opt for the Omakase menu or go for the ala carte options. 
Address: 12 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069692

Goho Kaiseki & Bar
This is a new hidden Kaiseki Bar and restaurant. Goho by Proper Concepts (the team behind Rappu, Mezcla) definitely redefines kaiseki dining. The term ‘Goho’ refers to the five cooking methods that are integral to Japanese Kaiseki cuisine. These methods which include Nama (Cutting), Niru (Simmering), Yaku (Grilling), Musu (Steaming), and Ageru (Deep-Frying), and it is the ethos of the menu here. There are only 3 options to choose named after 5-petal Japanese flowers – Sakura, Sumire and Ume – and are priced at S$98, S$138 and S$188 respectively. [Read more here…]
Address: 53A Duxton Road, Singapore 089517 (Entrance via Rappu) 

Taiga Dining
Our love for Japanese Omakase never ends. Located in Regent Singapore, the newest to join the ranks is Taiga Dining, a 11-seater fine dining sushi-ya. Unlike most Japanese Omakase restaurant in Singapore where the interior leans towards wooden tones, the space of Taiga features dark wooden furniture set amidst an abstract mountainscape from Kōchi, where Chef Taiga hails from. The Omakase Lunch menu is available at S$280, S$380 and S$480; while dinner is available at S$380 and S$480. Chef Taiga favours wild-caught seafood and also seeks to obtain the highest A-grade auction ingredients for his Omakase menus. [Read more here…]
Address: Regent Singapore, #01-03/04, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715 

Estate
Located at the newly opened Hilton Singapore Orchard, Estate restaurant is the all-day buffet dining concept in Singapore which took over the space of what used to be Triple Three. The interior takes reference from colonial-style residence with different zones for the buffet line designed in a residential-style open kitchen concept with a showcase of various international cuisines. Highlights include the Black Miso Chicken and Wagyu Beef Kofta skewers and Estate Black Truffle Roasted Duck. [Read more here…]
Address: Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867

Sol & Luna
As one of the newest additions to the CBD, CapitaSpring tower is home to the newly opened Sol & Luna, one of five concepts at 1-Arden, the latest dining concept from 1-Group. Sol & Luna, meaning ‘Sun and Moon’ in Latin, is a Latin-European bistro nestled in the Green Oasis, at a height of 100 metres in the CapitaSpring tower. The most captivating part of the restaurant’s space for me is the high ceiling, and the full floor to ceiling glass panes which allow ample natural lighting in the day. The menu at Sol & Luna brings together dishes from the Latin-European region – Italy, France, Portugal and Spain. It is an all-day dining concept – Breakfast, brunch, high tea, tapas, lunch, dinner, and the drinks menu spot the likes of their signature cocktails and mocktails. [Read more here…]
Address: 88 Market Street, CapitaSpring #17-01, Singapore 048948 

Small’s 
If you know, you know. Firstly, the entrance of Small’s is at a back alley behind The Refinery in King’s George Avenue in Lavender. Secondly, you need to walk through the back door and you will be greeted by the hidden space of Small’s restaurant. A dining concept by Chef Owner Bjorn Shen, the focus of Small’s is on Doughmakse, a playful reference to the Japanese Omakase concept. By Doughmakse, the concept here is a creative play with a highlight on bread sushi instead of rice as with Japanese Omakase meals. There is only a Tasting Menu, with 3 snacks, 8-10 “bread-sushi”, 1 hotpot and 2 sweets. [Read more here…]
Address: 115 King George’s Ave #02-02, Singapore 208561 

Milano Pizza & Wine
Pizza looks set to be a big trend in Singapore this year. New on Craig Road is Milano Pizza & Wine by the team behind Pasta Bar and Bar Milano, the space of Milano Pizza & Wine is chic fun, where you get an outdoor alfresco dining area, indoor bar seats and tables with splashes of pink and white brick walls, and a skylight section with good natural light in the day. Sourdough pizza is the highlight here, though there is a limited pasta option too. The team uses a specially built stone-fire oven for its pizza, and there are two main types – Neo-Neapolitan and the Sicilian Grandma styles. Wide variety of flavours to choose from, all at 12”, such as the Dashi & Onsen Egg (S$26), Potato & Caviar (S$36) and Korea Town (S$32). [Read more here…]
Address: 10 Craig Road, Singapore 089670 

Asaru Studio
The vibe and space definitely does not feel like you are in Singapore. Tucked away in Pearl’s Hill Terrace, a complex on a small hill right behind People’s Park Food Centre in Chinatown, zen and minimalist are just some of my impressions as I stepped into Asaru, and it is unique because it is a retail store, yet it does showcase the fine Japanese elements of tea whisking. Point to note: you need to book a slot online before heading down. Choose the 1-hour slot which gives you time to browse the store, and light refreshments will be served. [Read more here…]
Address: 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, #01-07, Singapore 168976 

Babba 
Jalan Riang is a small stretch of road near Serangoon and Babba is an exciting new cafe and restaurant to open recently by the same team behind The Brewing Ground. The day menu is split into Breakfast (until 4pm) and Lunch (12pm to 4pm), where Dinner is from 6pm onwards with a focus on Peranakan dishes. The Homemade Kaya Butter & Eggs is a must try. [Read more here…]
Address: 15-9 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987 

Buzzing Restaurants

Fukui Blossoms into Spring with New Omakase Menus
Available from 7 February 2022 onwards, the new Spring Menu curated by Head Chef Nick Pa’an spots a greater variety of produce and seafood which include the delicate Noresore (young conger eels), the dazzling gemstones of Toyama Bay, Hotaru Ika (firefly squid) and the succulent flesh of Kegani (Hokkaido hairy crab) and its roe. There are also the rare appearances of the fatty Ishidai (striped beakfish) indigenous to Japan’s waters or Mehikari (green eyes fish), a bold, oily deep-sea fish with a slightly sweet taste. Another highlight is the addition of bincho-tan into the open kitchen which lends a smoky flavour to some of the sushi courses. In addition, there is also a limited time-only “Seafood Loves Sake” sake pairing campaign with JFOODO, an organisation within the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) from 21 February. Lunch sets start from S$138++ to S$168++ for seven courses. For lunch and dinner, Sushi Omakase starts from S$188++ to S$258++ for five courses, and Omakase menus start from S$288++ for nine courses to S$388++ for ten courses. 
Address: 25 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238969

Chatterbox Reopened At Hilton Singapore Orchard With Revamped Space And Menu
Closed since last year for a major overhaul, the institutional chicken rice brand has reopened in the new Hilton Singapore Orchard (previously Mandarin Orchard). The new space of Chatterbox is welcoming, where the space exudes a homely dining vibe from its wooden furnishing and indoor plants.  It has been 51 years since Chatterbox opened in 1971, and the restaurant is now helmed by Executive Chef Liew Tian Heong who has decades of experience under his belt at Chatterbox. The revamped menu is a mix of starters, meat, seafood and vegetable courses. Outstanding dishes other than the chicken rice include the Lemon Butter Tiger Prawns and Sea Perch with Burnt Green Chilli. [Read more here…]
Address: 333 Orchard Road, 05-03, Singapore 238887 

Les Bouchons Has Opened A Gorgeous Two-Storey Bungalow Restaurant And Al Fresco Space At Rochester Commons
Located in Rochester Park at the junction of Rochester Park and Vista Exchange Green, right opposite Star Vista, the established Les Bouchons restaurant’s newest outpost is housed in a beautiful two-storey bungalow, a rare setting in Singapore’s context. From the entrance, there is a beautiful al fresco dining sections which is lovely in the evening when the weather is cooler. Exclusive dishes to the Rochester outlet include the likes of French Ceps Soup with Truffle Oil, French Ceps Soup with Truffle Oil and the Catch of the Day 800g-1kg featuring the Atlantic Seabass from Canary Islands. [Read more here…]
Address: 10 Rochester Park, Rochester Commons, Singapore 139221 

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