Picotin Bar Bistro | Review

Picotin is a collaboration between co-owner Sebastien Reuiller and chef Emmanuel Stroobant. Named after a type of horse feed, Picotin is located where the stables in the old Turf Club were. Part bar, bistro and deli, Picotin is cozy—with high chairs and tables indoors, and a covered outdoor dining area. The pan-fried foie gras; braised […]

Heart Bistro

While the rest of the tai-tais, poseurs, expats and fashionistas were caught up in the decidedly hipper PS. Café on a Sunday morning upstairs, we found ourselves at Heart Bistro on the basement level of Palais Renaissance, the quieter new joint in the posh shopping mall by William Tan (COO of Tung Lok Group and […]

Roast at One Rochester

Rochester Park can do no wrong, or so it seems. When was the last time you went up there and had a bad meal or a shitty night out at one of its restaurants and watering holes? Like never, right? Now, one of its pioneering establishments has given itself a reboot of sorts by introducing […]


The Buzz: All-day dining lounge located at the recently opened Wangz Hotel. Its location outside the CBD (it’s just around the corner from The Link Hotel in Tiong Bahru) offers a respite from the midday heat and lunchtime crowds. The Vibe: Everything about this place says “hot new upstart”—from its shiny grey exterior to its […]


This is one for serious tea connoisseurs, with a truly remarkable collection of teas that even find their way into the pastries and desserts. There’s a Darjeeling Phuguri‑infused crème brûlée, matcha financiers and scones with a homemade TWG tea jelly. Try their macarons which come in flavors including 1837 Black Tea and Blackcurrant, Earl Grey […]

Pot Art

The idea of having hot pot when the heat is merciless may not appeal to many, so thank god for air-conditioning then. At this bright, cleanly furnished self-service restaurant, you get a choice of several different broths such as chicken; herbal; and sour and spicy, and a wide selection of ingredients such as taro slices; […]

Molly Malones Irish Pub

As they say in Ireland, this place is brilliant. Believe it or not, everything here was brought in from the Emerald Isles, right down to every brick and nail. The atmosphere can get a little raucous on weekends, and the bar is elbow to elbow with regulars. True to its roots and still a little […]