From heritage soul food to a seafood feast, the month of November brings with it a smattering of new eats so varied you don’t have to worry about getting bored.
High tea unlike any other, the Afternoon Tea Set at the grand art deco establishment returns with brand new nibbles. Some of the goodies executive chef Lachlan ‘Loki’ Lynch has added include a butternut pumpkin quiche with whipped cream cheese, a crushed peas and parmesan sable, a chocolate budino with olive oil and sea salt and a passionfruit pavolva with pistachio. Choose between the Atlas Selection (S$56) for a pairing of fine black tea, Prestige Selection (S$60) for a pairing of Camelia Bud Chinese tea or get a flute of Piper-Heidsieck “Cuvée Essential Atlas” Extra Brut Champagne (S$20).
600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778. Available from 3pm to 5pm from Mondays to Fridays, 1pm to 5pm on Saturdays. Make reservations at least 48 hours in advance at +65 6396 4466.
We can’t enough of lobster rolls. The UK diner opens a second outlet at Raffles Hotel Singapore with an almost entirely refreshed menu. Apart from the well-loved originals, there are addition of lobster dishes you might have only dreamt of, including a decadent trio of Uni, Lobster and Caviar Roll (S$50++). Read our review here.
328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719. Tel: +65 6971 6127. Opening hours: 11am to 11pm from Sundays to Wednesdays, 11am to 12midnight from Thursdays to Saturdays.
As with the rest of collective, Italian interior designer Paola Navone has added her touch of ultra-chic in electric blue splashes. Its tapas-styled servings draw culinary inspiration directly from the three joints to give you a sample of their cuisine with dishes ranging from tempura, kueh pie tee to decadent truffle sliders. For tipples, the well-stocked bar has a range of craft beers and cocktails such as the Yuzu Drop and Mandarin Mojito.
Block 17D Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676. Opening hours: 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 12am from Mondays to Fridays, 11.30am-1am on Saturdays, and 11.30am to 11pm on Sundays.
Always an advocate for sustainability, chef Damian D’Silva draws inspiration from early Singapore history for his new restaurant. On the menu are a mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Indonesian influences all made with ingredients found regionally (sometimes bought by D’Silva himself). Still, his Peranakan upbringing is hard to let go of; he’s kept a few of his signature dishes. Read our review here.
31 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845. Tel: +65 6320 9180. Opening hours: 12pm to 1.30pm, 6pm to 9.30pm from Mondays to Fridays, and only dinner service on Saturdays.
Fans of the fuss-free French-inspired joint, Poulet, will be pleased to know it has a new sibling in town. P+, a dining concept based off the latter and a brasserie, offers an all-day breakfast menu as well. Just as he does at its predecessor, chef Joshua Khoo strips away all pretence and puts out approachable French dishes.
2 Orchard Turn, B3-21 Ion Orchard, Singapore 238801. Opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily.
In its sixth iteration on the theme Monochrome, Preludio’s chef Fernando Arévalo is joined by chef Shigeru Koizumi of Esora. A running series in the former’s ever-changing narrative, #ThePreludioMovement sees various chefs sharing the kitchen with Arévalo for a night. For the degustation menu on 25 November, expect the same kappo-style hospitality and seasonality as Koizumi offers his interpretation.
182 Cecil Steet, #03-01/02 Frasers Tower, Singapore 069547. Make reservations at preludio.sg/collab/esora
Looking like a futuristic saloon bar, this addition to Tanjong Pagar wants to be your upscale option to Chinese soul food. Borrowing from the Japanese ‘don’, Revamp’s Oriental Rice Bowls come in flavours such as Chong Qing Chicken and Mapo Tofu. Come dinnertime, dishes like the whole fried seabass are meant to be shared akin to a big family dinner. To wash it all down, the bar’s happy hour from 11am to 8pm will definitely come in handy; prosecco, house pours and wine go at S$10 for two.
61 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088482. Opening hours: 11am to 12am from Sunday to Tuesday, 11am to 1am from Wednesday to Saturday.