Tuesday, 11 October 2016

My favourite spots to drink and dine in Singapore

I seem to dedicate almost all my blog posts to the new places I've eaten or drank in during the week... but then again, who can blame me as Singapore has the most delicious variety of restaurants, bars and cafes you can imagine.

I've been living in Singapore for just over 3 months now, and have done a pretty good job of eating and drinking my way around the island. Here are a few of my favourites so far...


Brunch

Super Loco. Lovely location looking over the river - try the 'Ed Mexicano Grande'. $$ [Robertson Quay] website

Park HVVaried and lip-smackingly delicious menu. $$ [Holland Village] website
Hatched. Specialise in eggs, eggs and more eggs, but lots of other great things on the menu too. $ [Holland Village] website
Breko Cafe. Try the 'Brekkie in a Pan'. $ [Holland Village] website

Jones the Grocer. They have a walk-in cheese room, nuff said. $$. [Dempsey Hill] website
Toby's Estate. Great coffee, great bacon. $$. [River Valley] website
Plain Vanilla Bakery. The best cupcakes on the island. $. [Tiong Bahru] website
LoKal. They have a Sunday roast to die for. $$. [Outram] website
Tanjong Beach Club. Perfect place to enjoy a boozy, beach brunch. $$. [Sentosa] website

Manhattan Bar. A bottomless brunch of cocktails, wine, beer, meat, seafood, cheese, desserts and more for $150++. $$$. [The Regent Four Seasons Hotel] 
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Dinner

Din Tai Fung. Taiwanese dumplings galore. $. [Everywhere] website

Crusts. The best pizza in Singapore with lots of gluten-free options. $$. [Holland Village & Serangoon Garden] website

Burger Joint. Hidden little New Yorker restaurant - they don't have a menu and the food is served in paper bags. #edgy. $$. [Telok Ayer] website

Brewerkz. Micro-brewery with a really tasty and varied menu. $$. [Riverside Point, Indoor Stadium, Orchard Parade Hotel & Sentosa Boardwalk] website

Meat Liquor. Everything is fried and delicious. $$. [Duxton Road] website

Little Island Brewing Co. Micro-brewery, huge slabs of meat, live music and a great ambiance. $$. [Chiangi Village] website

Paolo Bistro Bar. Fresh Italian pizza and pasta. $$. [Rochester Park] website

Box n Sticks. Reasonably priced and authentic Japanese cuisine. $$. [Bugis] website

Obatignolles. French bistro and wine bar - order a cheese-board! $$. [Club Street] website

L'entrecote. Steak, unlimited chips with a 'secret' buttery sauce. $$. [Duxton Hill] website

LatteriaItalian mozzarella bar. Who knew there were so many types of mozzarella?!  $$. [Duxton Hill] website

Full of Luck Club. Just opened, serving delicious, modern Cantonese food. $$. [Holland Village] website

Coriander Leaf. Mouth-watering Indian tapas. $$. [Chijmes] website

Me@Oue. Rooftop bar with 3 menus: Japanese, French and Chinese. $$$. [Collyer Quay] website

Level 33. Micro-brewery and restaurant with fantastic views - try the tenderloin steak. $$$. [Marina Bay Financial Centre] website

Club 55. An all-you-can eat chocolate and cheese extravaganza for $48++. $$. [Marina Bay Sands Hotel, tower 2] website

CUT by Wolfgang Puck. Michelin star restaurant serving the best steak in Singapore. $$$$. [The Shoppes at Marina Bay] website

Spago by Wolfgang Puck. The best food I've eaten in Singapore. $$$$. [Marina Bay Sands Hotel, tower 2] website


Cocktails

D.Bespoke. A Japanese speak-easy serving bespoke cocktails. $$$$. [Outram] website

Martini Bar. All the martini's you can imagine, and 2-4-1 for ladies on Wednesdays. $$. [Grand Hyatt Hotel] website

Indochine. Located at the top of the tallest SuperTree with fab views. ££. [Gardens by the Bay] website

The Tippling Club. Theatrical cocktails with weird and wonderful ingredients. $$$. [Tanjong Pagar] website

Lantern. Tasty mojitos and beautiful views of the bay. $$$. [Fullerton Bay Hotel] website

BoCHINche. This one has made the list as they created my very own 'Rowan' cocktail. $$. [Telok Ayer] website

Bar Stories. Cute little bar hidden away on Haji Lane making flaming bespoke cocktails. $$. [Haji Lane] website

Raffle's Long Bar. It's impossible to visit Singapore without popping in for a Singapore Sling. $$$. [Raffles City] website

No.5 Emerald Hill. Colonial bar with a great choice of martinis - similar vibe to Raffle's Long Bar. $$. [Somerset] website

Aura / Smoke and Mirrors. Great view of the bay from a slightly different vantage point to the others, overlooking the Padang. $$$. [National Gallery] website

1 Altitude. Highest al-fresco bar in the world with the best views in Singapore. $$$. [Raffles Place] website