There are so many great restaurants in Singapore that I had to make this a two-part series. If you haven’t already seen my first blog post, “The best restaurants in Singapore part 1”, you can click here to read it first. With Singapore restaurants opening back up, you need to make the most of it and check out many of the amazing restaurants once again. When they say Singapore is a place for foodies, they are not wrong; here is just a taste of some of my favourite restaurants.
Di Paolo Dempsey
If you like Italian food as I do, then this place is a perfect choice. From the fresh pasta to the antipasto range, Di Paolo screams “real Italian food”. In addition, there is a gelato bar, an espresso bar, all found in the heart of Dempsey Hill.
Reason: From the decore to the service, this place gets my tick of approval, but I have to recommend a dish. Then you must try the Tagliatelle al Granchio (crab meat in the most creamy tomato sauce).
My Rating – 9.5/10 Although the service is excellent, it isn’t as good as others I have rated.
Address -8 Dempsey Road #01-13 Singapore 247696
Zafferano Italian restaurant and lounge
This Italian restaurant is nothing like the previous one, with higher dish prices, the decore and ambience comes with it. Think contemporary Italian feel, with strict children over six policy (unless in the private room).
Reason – The set lunch at Zafferano’s is a great alternative and has some delicious choices (I recommend the black cod ravioli). The view is impressive during the day or the night. It is also a great place to catch up for cocktails at night, probably better suited for older children if you are bringing them along.
Address – Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43, 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315
You may be surprised that I chose this restaurant as there are plenty of other restaurants in Singapore more worthy of this category. But as a faithful go-to restaurant, this one takes the cake.
Reason: You can not go past Publico for its free flow lunches or the great desserts on offer. Sure they’re more expensive Italian restaurants in Singapore, but for a great location, consistent menu and free flow lunch menu, well, you have sold me.
My Rating – 8.5/10 Although the atmosphere and free flow menu is a winner; the food is just okay in my eyes.
Address – 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909
Xiao Ya Tou
This funky fusion Asian restaurant will have you smiling as soon as you walk in the door. With a mix of eclectic decor to the fabulous service, this is a win-win on both accounts. Xiao Ya Tou means Little Rebel, and I can see why.
Reason – From the first conversation (via WhatsApp to make the reservation) until I paid the bill, the service was terrific. The restaurant is not only quirky, but so is the service and the dishes as well. Do not forget to try the spicy brussels sprouts and the truffle duck fried rice, a new favourite of ours.
My Rating – 9.5/10 only because the drink menu is pretty ordinary.
Address – 6 Duxton Hill #01-01 Singapore
The Dragon Chambers
If you like speakeasy restaurants, then this one will not disappoint. You are amazed from the moment you walk through the fridge door (yes, I said fridge door). The service and food are outstanding, which makes for tick in the box for me when I am looking for a great restaurant to recommend.
Reason: The food at the Dragon Chambers is an alternative fusion Asian, so don’t expect your typical restaurant here. The service was outstanding and needed a mention as everyone was so friendly. You must try the signature dish – Golden Cloud Dragon Mountain; it makes my mouth water just talking about it.
My Rating – 10/10 Fun night out with delicious food and fantastic customer service
Address – 2 Circular Rd, Singapore 049358
Yes, you heard correct! This little sushi restaurant in the middle of Kampong Glam is designed to look like you are about to take off. But, unfortunately, with the restrictions in place, it may be the only aeroplane you will be boarding for some time.
Reason: Although the original reason for booking Sushi Airways was the entertainment factor (I love something a little quirky). I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious the food was. The food (manual) is extensive, so that it can be a little overwhelming. I would recommend the sparkling Sake for anyone who loves a little sake with their meal.
My Rating – 8/10 Fun night out with delicious food
Address – 20a Baghdad Street, Singapore 199659
The French Fold
If you are like the rest of the population in Singapore, brunch on the weekends is a big thing. Most people tend to go to their old faithful cafes, but for us, we are often on the lookout for something a little different, and the french fold is just that.
Reason: If you like Merci Marcel, then you will love French fold. Although you can go any time of the day, brunch seems to be the busiest time (it is jam-packed, so book well in advance). Besides the beautiful crepes, they also serve Galettes (which happen to be my favourite). Sitting in this cafe, it feels like I have been transported into a little restaurant in Paris. “Oi Oi Monsieur”
My Rating – 8.5/10 The food and customer service is fantastic; the biggest downfall is the wait to book (I had to book five weeks in advance)
Address – 204 Telok Ayer St Singapore 068640
Who doesn’t feel like they are on vacation when they are literally sitting on a beach eating breakfast? What better way to start your weekend than by hitting Sentosa for brunch at Coastes and then a slight dip in the ocean.
Reason: Besides the incredible assortment of food for brunch, the location is one of the best in Sentosa. You can hire a sun lounge and eat breakfast while watching the kids play at the water’s edge, a bit of a win-win for me!
Rating – 9/10 Although the location is fabulous, the wait can sometimes be long to get in. The food is delicious, but I wouldn’t say it is the best in Singapore.
Address – 50 Siloso Beach Walk Sentosa.
I can not think of a better place to enjoy a glass of bubbly, a spectacular view and an abundance of delicious food. The W Hotel at Sentosa Cove is a beautiful experience to be had by all.
Reason – The W Hotel Sentosa Cove hosts brunch every Sunday from 1230pm to 3 pm each week. With a choice of food and free flow champagne, cocktails or non-alcoholic beverages to choose from, at a reasonable price. Although buffets are a thing of the past, they give you a menu to choose from, and it gets delivered right to your table – no fuss at all. If you want to book your staycation here, click here for more details.
My Rating – 9/10 I love a buffet brunch, and this one is fab, the service was terrific, and the food was great, but the restaurant itself (perhaps because it was mothers day) was loud and noisy with loads of kids.
Address – 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374
Mykonos on the Bay
If you like Greek food, then this is the place to be; Mykonos on the bay has just recently been a fan favourite in our house. This restaurant is always busy, and once you try the food, you will know why.
Reason: Besides the delicious food, Sentosa Cove is a great place to be on the weekend. Sit outside where the view makes you feel like you are somewhere other than Singapore; combine that with the Greek cuisine, and I could swear I was on the island of Mykonos myself.
My Rating – 9.5/10 I told you it is a fan favourite in our house at the moment. It may get super busy, and although the staff are run off their feet, they are always pleasant.
Address – 31 Ocean Way #01-10 Quayside Isle Sentosa Cove 098375
Bakalaki Greek Taverna
Situated in the heart of Tanjong Baru, Bakalaki has a family feel to it. So whether you choose to share a platter or go for your own traditional main meal, you won’t be disappointed.
Reason: Bring the kids, meet up with friends or head over for a romantic dinner with your loved one; this little treasure is suitable for all types of occasions. I do recommend the shared mixed grill if you love your meats. They also have a deli for all your Greek favourites.
My Rating – 9/10 suitable for everyone
Address – 3 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168891
and is recognised as one of the oldest Greek restaurants in Singapore.
Reason: Well, they must be doing something right as they have been around for some time. I love that the only wine on the list is Greece (I had never tried a Greek wine until coming here). This restaurant is an old favourite in our home because we are never disappointed each time we leave.
My Rating – 9/10 The food, ambience and consistency is worth the high rating.
Address – 10 Dempsey Road #01-20 Singapore, 247700
907 East Coast Road #01-01 Singapore, 459107
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If I could say one word to describe this restaurant, it would be “Oysters, Oysters, Oysters”! But, of course, with a name like Humpback, it is pretty much a giveaway that the theme of this restaurant is seafood. You may also remember this restaurant from “crazy rich Asian”.
Reason – I will let you in on a bit of secret; head over to Humpback on a Saturday afternoon for the happy hour on offer (I am not talking cocktails, I am talking about Oysters). These fresh Oysters are delicious and affordable – can I hear you say “win-win”?
My Rating – 8/10 Although the Oysters and cocktails are fab, the other seafood choices on the menu are (just) okay!
Address – 20 Bukit Pasoh Rd Singapore 089834
I know that if you live in Singapore, you would have been to Ps cafe at least once or twice in your life; with so many locations on offer, you can’t help but have stopped in for a meal or a coffee or two!
Reason: From the decore to the food, this little cafe is found all over Singapore. If the smell of truffle fries won’t tempt you to walk in, then nothing will. I highly recommend the impossible burger; I believe it is the best I have tried in Singapore to date.
My Rating – 8/10 The food and cocktails are excellent, and there are so many cafes to choose from in and around Singapore.
Address – PS.Cafe at Great World PS.Cafe at East Coast Park PS.Cafe at Harding Road PS.Cafe at Ann Siang Hill Park PS.Cafe at Palais Renaissance PS.Cafe at Paragon PS.Cafe at Martin Road PS.Cafe at One Fullerton PS.Cafe at Raffles City PS.Cafe Petit at Tiong Bahru Chopsuey Cafe at Dempsey Hill Jypsy at Martin Roa
A true east meets west cuisine inspired by the cross-cultural playground of Asia. The menu is made for sharing at Butchers Boy with such a great fusion of flavours. The service is excellent, the food is delicious, and the ambience is warm and inviting.
Reason: The food is unique with the east meets west flavours. So whether you are more chicken and prawn dumpling laksa type of person or an Australian Angus rib-eye type of guy, both cuisines are unique! What I love most about this restaurant is the service is also exceptional; it just tops off a delicious and memorable meal.
My Rating – 9/10 Great food, great ambience, great experience
Address – 31 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089138
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