1. Ce Soir
Brought to you by the folks at Nicole’s Flower, Ce Soir is a more upscale and elevated semi-fine dining concept decked from top to bottom the brand’s classic botanical decor. Even the entrance of the restaurant is super aesthetic, with blooms decorating the entrance and every corner of the restaurant for IG-worthy moments at every turn.
Even the food at Ce Soir is pretty to look at, with each dish embellished with a different floral garnish for that extra wow factor. You also get to choose your own knife for your main! Ce Soir offers varying course menus for lunch and dinner: a 6-course Bloom Menu ($78) or the 7-course Lustre Menu ($98) for lunch; and a 8-course Luminescent Menu ($148) or 9-course Iridescent Menu ($188) for dinner. Read our review on Ce Soir here.
Address: 5B Portsdown Rd, Singapore 139311
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-4pm & 6.30pm-9pm
Possibly one of the buzziest restaurants of late: WAKUDA has created a stir amongst gourmands ever since it opened in Marina Bay Sands, and is already booked out for months. WAKUDA is a global collaboration between two-Michelin starred Chef Tetsuya Wakuda and award-winning restaurateur John Kunkel.
The interior of WAKUDA is designed by the award-winning Rockwell Group and features stunning wood-centric decor and an open kitchen, along with eye-catching and elaborate ceiling installations that make the restaurant look like some kind of art gallery. Highlights from the menu include Carabineros Prawns ($43), Grilled Marinated Miyazaki Wagyu Beef ($45), Anago and Gobo Don ($33) and more.
Address: Marina Bay Sands Lobby, Hotel, Bayfront Ave, Tower 2, Singapore 018972
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 5pm-12am
Nobu’s Singapore entrance has been highly anticipated for months, and now they’ve finally opened for business at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore! Nobu’s interior is warm, decked from floor to ceiling in wood, giving off a classy yet cosy vibe complete with a Japanese zen garden-inspired area for all your OOTDs.
For the uninitiated, Nobu offers traditional Japanese flavours with a unique and modern Peruvian twist. Must trys from the menu include the Yellowtail Jalapeño ($39), Whitefish Tiradito ($32), Rock Prawn Tempura ($44) and many more.
Address: 190 Orchard Blvd, Level 3, Singapore 248646
Opening Hours: 6pm-10.30pm daily
4. The House Bar
The bar counterpart of the illustrious Taiga Dining boasts a similar hidden entrance behind a painting and moody decor. While the space itself is pretty small, you get a good view of the bar where your drinks and food are being made in front of you.
While it’s called a “bar” it also doubles up as a restaurant, as they serve substantial menu items alongside bar bites and cocktails. House Bar serves modern Japanese eats such as the Nokke Roll ($78), Mentaiko Ebi Monaka ($28), Uni Soba ($48) and more. Read our review on The House Bar here.
Address: Regent Singapore, #01-02, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday, 12pm-3pm & 5.30pm-1am
5. Restaurant Poise
Possibly Singapore’s first Nordic-inspired dining concept, Restaurant Poise is a picture of elegance with dark, moody hues in a dimly-lit space. The space is intimate, serving just 16 guests in the main dining room and 8 guests in a private room.
The cuisine at Restaurant Poise is modern European, with a 4-course ($118) or 7-course ($258) lunch menu or 7-course dinner ($258). Highlights from the menu include House Parker Rolls, Western Australian Marron, Red Wine Braised Deboned Chicken Wing and more.
Address: 6 Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088384
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-11.30pm
Located in the Capella Singapore hotel in Sentosa, Fiamma is an homage to authentic Italian hospitality. The space mirrors this notion of home, and looks to create the warmth and familiarity of an intimate Italian family kitchen, but with a contemporary touch of luxury.
Much of the menu at Fiamma is inspired by humble Italian roots, with hearty and comforting flavours that remind you of home. Highlights from the menu include Polpette ($24), Linguine Alle Vongole E Bottarga ($38), Tartufo ($36) and more.
Address: 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297
Opening Hours: 7am-11am & 12pm-10pm daily
Kiyose is a new kappo kaiseki dining concept that looks to highlight Japan’s seasons and seasonal ingredients in an artful way. The interior is decked in bold black and red tones for a moody and intimate ambience.
Kiyose serves seasonal omakase menus: a $128 omakase lunch and $248 or $288 omakase dinner. Some highlights from the omakase menu include the likes of Aosanori Chawanmushi, Seawater Eel, Cherry Blossom Shrimp, Deep Fried Rockfish and more.
Address: 83 Orchard Road Forum the Shopping Mall, #B1-39, Singapore 238884
Opening Hours: Monday, 6pm-10.30pm; Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-2.30pm & 6pm-10.30pm
8. Estuary Restaurant & Bar
This is a haven for all you seafood lovers and pescatarians out there: Estuary is a new seafood-focused restaurant offering only the freshest seafood you can find. The interior is warm and inviting, with wood tones and soft, curving lines that mimic the ocean.
Estuary serves every kind of seafood item you can imagine in various forms and with varying cooking techniques: live oysters from various regions (from $6), Scallop Crudo ($19), Dungeness Crab Kataifi ($16), Sarawak Bario Claypot Rice ($30) and more!
Address: 390 Orchard Rd, #B1-04/05, Singapore 238871
Opening Hours: 4.30pm-11pm daily