Au Jardin

Expect excellent French fare from the people behind Les Amis. Set in a gorgeous 1920s restored bungalow in Botanic Gardens, this restaurant is a long-standing bastion of fine dining in Singapore. The menus are nothing short of decadent, populated by creations featuring foie gras, Wagyu ribeye, guinea fowl and even rabbit. They’ve more recently introduced […]

Harry’s @ The Esplanade

Harry’s @ The Esplanade is a convenient watering hole for getting a drink before catching your concerts or after performances. It caters to the more mature and sophisticated crowd working the area, and culture vultures.

Crazy Elephant

A long-time rock and blues institution in our live music scene, live music is played every day from 10pm. This cozy place never disappoints, especially when Roach & The Blues Machine, the resident act that plays on Fridays and Saturdays, takes the stage. The jokes being screened on the TVs are hilarious. Even stars such […]

The Long Bar

Sip the legendary Singapore Sling at this equally legendary bar where the tipple was invented. The Long Bar at Raffles Hotel, with its earthy tones was designed with Malaysian plantations from the ‘20s in mind. It takes you back to another world in a charming way—even before the drinks begin to flow. Run out of […]

Lobby Lounge at the Intercontinental

Jazz lovers congregate at this lobby lounge that gets transformed into an up-market hangout when the sun goes down. Decked in earthy tones, this sophisticated lounge serves only premium alcoholic beverages. Run out of leave days? Pretend you’re on holiday at these hotel bars with memorable tipples and a view to match.

Va Va Voom Café

After shifting from Beach Road to its current location, this funky café awash in zesty orange and cool white continues to dish out tasty Vietnamese grub. The food—ranging from grilled pork chop, beef noodle soup, summer rice rolls and chicken salad with agar agar from Vietnam—is traditionally Vietnamese without being predictable. Noodles include not just […]

Tony Roma’s—Ribs, Seafood & Steaks | Review

This US chain has been around in Singapore for decades. Tony Roma’s onion loaf—wondrous, deep-fried onion rings packed into a loaf—is worth busting any diet for. We also love the baked potato soup and fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, BBQ half chicken and sirloin cheddar grilled sandwich. Also at #01-04/05 Orchard Hotel Shopping Arcade, 442 Orchard […]

Marmalade Toast

The Marmalade Group’s sandwich venture and gourmet café is still as addictive as ever, with Group Executive Chef Robin Ho putting a creative spin on basic sandwiches. Toast’s menu has an extensive variety of breakfast items, soups, sandwiches, salads, tortilla wraps, savory tarts, desserts, and, of course, their famous cupcakes. Also at #01-09 OUB Centre, […]

Relish by Wild Rocket

You’re not going to get ho-hum cheeseburgers here. Known for its quirky, over-the-top burgers, Relish has made a name for itself with established favorites such as the soft bone pork charsiew open burger; Ram-Lee burger; and Wild Rocket burger with sun-dried tomato relish and black pepper cream. If you’d like to go easy on the […]


Opened in 2002, this cozy little café is reminiscent of the French countryside and owner Agnes Verrier will charm you with her friendly ways. Start your day with their popular breakfast— try the Croque-Monsieur. And don’t forget the beautiful and decadent French pastries, such as the baguettes, èclairs, and macarons in all kinds of colors […]