[Sponsored] Since its opening, the lavishly built Capitol building has become a veritable lifestyle enclave. The state-of-the-art Capitol Theatre venue, great shopping and central location aside, the surrounding Capitol Piazza has a slew of restaurants, bars and cafes serving everything from craft beer to Central European cuisine to specialty coffee.
After Work Drinks
Ryu’s Dining & Bar (01-87, 6384-9087) Known for its Edo-style dishes and sushi offerings ($45), Ryu’s Dining and Bar has a cool izakaya vibe with a wooden bar top and minimalist interiors. This omakase restaurant does specialty sake offerings that are curated by in-house sake master Sakuma Hiroyasu. Get this: They’re currently serving a stewed Iberian pork set ($22) that includes an appetizer, Iberian ribs simmered in sweetened soy sauce and steamed radish with black miso paste,
Equilibrium Modern Italian Bacaro & Ristorante (01-86, 6384-4069) Decked out in warm wooden tones, dark booths and a library-like atmosphere, Equilibrium is a quaint Italian eatery dishing out classics with gastronomic flair, perfect for a bit of mid-week romance. Think pasta carbonara with parmesan foam ($22) and handmade pizzas topped with Coppa ham and truffle paste ($23). Get this: Get the Cose Semplice set lunch for $13.90
Spizza Mercato (B2-52, 6702-1835) Inspired by bustling piazzas in Italy, the black-and-white interiors of Spizza Mercato are perfect for a quiet date. The pizza menu comprises hearty fare like the Tara ($20), a tomato-based pizza topped with mushrooms, bacon, mozzarella topped over with a poached egg and the bestselling Quinta ($19), a medley of tomato, mozzarella, egg and a fragrant black truffle paste. Get this: Come dressed in red in groups of four and get a free pizza.
Kaiserhaus (02-06/03-06, 6377-0013) A rare place in Singapore serving Central European cuisine, the dishes here are inspired by Habsburg royalty. The space boasts a pretty romantic atmosphere, with its luxurious, velvet chairs and wood-and-tile interiors. The menu has approachable dishes like the wiener schnitzel ($21), with a cranberry ragout, but for something a bit more exotic, try the Bohemian meat dumplings ($27). Get this: The $50 Kaiserhaus Chinese New Year menu includes Tafelspitz, a slice of home-made cake or pastry and a glass of Hirter craft beer.
Hearty Get Togethers
Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant (02-27/29, 6702-1838) Famous for their Cantonese roast duck, Four Seasons is a slightly upscale option that also serves pork, seafood and chicken dishes. The Four Seasons Roasted Duck ($68) aside, another must-try is the braised Boston lobster noodle with spring onion and ginger ($88), great for sharing. Get this: There’s a special Lunar New Year set menu from $368.
Naughty Nuri’s (01-84, 6384-6612) Ubud’s famous eatery specializing in fork-tender barbecue pork ribs and proper martinis has opened shop in Singapore. Decorated like a 1960s American diner, this grill place does simple yet mouthwatering pork dishes like baby back ribs ($30) and pork with rice ($15). Palette Restaurant & Bar (B1-20/27, 6384-3359) Sit back, relax and tuck into a sumptuous feast at Palette, a multi cuisine dining concept bringing together 10 specialty food icons like the famous Balestier Bak Kut Teh, Hok Kee’s Beef Brisket Noodles ($15) from Hong Kong, Delhi 6’s Murg Gulnar ($26) and many more.
Ramen & Tonkatsu Ma Maison (B2-51, 6384-6211) Serving ramen with a twist, Ramen & Tonkatsu Ma Maison does interesting variations like the Ma Maison Original Creamy Cheese Ramen ($18) featuring rich, imported handmade cheese from Hokkaido. Get this: Get the surprisingly light Tonkotsu Ramen & Tonkatsu Set for $19.80
Angelina (01-82, 6384-0481) Tuck into classic French fare at Angelina, amidst a Parisian inspired and ornate ambience. Save room for their world famous desserts like the signature Mont Blanc ($14), a meringue covered with whipped cream and chestnut vermicelli. For drinks, try the old-fashioned hot chocolate ($13), a personal favorite of fashion icon Coco Chanel.
Teuscher Chocolates (02-31, 9823-3779) Even if you’re on your way out, there are plenty of great options for classy takeaways at Capitol Piazza—Champagne chocolate truffles anyone? Voted the “Best Chocolatier in the World” in 2012 by National Geographic Travel, Teuscher Chocolates does upmarket classics like dark chewy sea salt caramel pralines ($42), Bailey’s ice cream truffles ($22) and rose truffles ($42). Get this: Grab a box of nine Swiss chocolate dipped orange slices for $36 (usual price $42).
Llao Llao (B2-29) If you’re (sort of) counting your calories, head to the local branch of good ol’ yogurt place Llao Llao. First timers should try the Petitllao ($2.50), a creamy soft serve of yogurt, and then work their way up to the Sanum ($6.95) with fresh fruit toppings like strawberries, blackcurrants and peaches drizzled with honey sauce.
1933 (01-83, 6384-3660) Take a step back in time at this 1930’s inspired cafe that does East meets West renditions of local favorites like the 1933 Hainanese kampong chicken rice ($16.80), the Nanyang curry chicken in bread bowl ($14.90) and the succulent grilled pork loin ($28.90). For drinks, check out their signature 1933 Coffee brewed with Torrefacto coffee beans. Get this: Get the three-course set meal at $17 that includes a soup of the day, choice of main (pan-seared chicken leg or catch of the day), gula melaka pandan chiffon cake and a beverage. Offer valid on weekdays from 12pm-3pm.
Dazzling Café (01-85, 6384-3310) Big in Taiwan, Dazzling Cafe’s Capitol outlet does traditional fare with including signature dessert toasts like the classic honey toast ($19.90), mango and coconut gelto honey toast ($18.90) and the hazelnut chocolate honey toast ($18.90). For drinks, try the boozy rose latte ($8) and the Carribean fruit punch with calpis sorbet ($8).
Hoshino Coffee (B2-55, 6384-5131) Famous for their hand drip black coffee, Hoshino Coffee has some Japanese offerings like the Sakura Latte ($9), a milk based beverage with cherry blossoms, along with hot fruit teas ($9.90) infused with fresh apples, oranges, kiwis and blueberries. Get this: Enjoy the Hoshino Prosperity Feast ($55) with a choice of two mains, a dessert and two drinks.
Oriole Coffee + Bar (02-20/21, 6384-6495) With an award-winning local team of baristas and a big focus on good beans and diverse coffee prep techniques, Oriole Coffee + Bar is every caffeine fiend’s dream. Their hearty breakfast offerings include the avocado toast ($14) and fluffy hotcakes ($12) that go well with their signature cold brewed Taisho coffee ($6-$8). For something more lunch-appropriate, try their warm spinach salad ($18) or the portobello confit sandwich ($17)—both dishes that are exclusive to the Capitol outlet.
Capitol Piazza is located at 13 Stamford Rd. For more info, visit their official website, or find them on Facebook and Instagram.
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