Next time you want some restaurant bragging rights and Michelin-starred brownie points, go to these celeb chef outposts.
Bread Street Kitchen
Gordon Ramsay’s bustling London restaurant is just as buzzing as its Singapore branch. The casual and industrial bistro serves up traditional English classics with an upscale price tag—popular mains span from the hearty shepherd’s pie, fish and chips to lamp chops and short rib beef burger. For those with dietary restrictions, there is a gluten-free menu, too.
Cut by Wolfgang Puck
Renowned restaurateur Wolfgang Puck’s Singapore outpost is a contemporary steakhouse that sports an impressive menu of beef. Diners can look forward to scrumptious house-made sauces like the signature Argentinean chimichurri or wasabi-yuzu kosho butter.
DB Bistro & Oyster Bar
Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud’s impressive, well-oiled machine is chic and yet decidedly unpretentious. Expect well-executed French classics including seared foie gras and traditional coq au vin, as well as delectables like the quintessential original DB burger and steak frites.
This casual and rustic bistro, borne out of a partnership between celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his Italian mentor, chef Gennaro Contaldo, offers a range of affordable everyday eats like prawn linguine and lamb chops scottaditto cooked using fresh and sustainably-sourced ingredients.
Joel Robuchon Restaurant
One of the grand-daddies of fine cuisine, this guy’s got a huge stash of Michelin stars (25 to be exact), so it’s no wonder his flagship restaurant in Resorts World Sentosa isn’t afraid to charge a pretty penny. It’s all about the degustation menus here with an ever-changing roster of prettily-plated dishes like truffled langoustine ravioli and roasted guinea fowl and foie gras with potato confit. Wine lovers will rejoice, too, with over 1000 labels of wines from all over the world.
L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon
Lofty expectations are warranted at this slick establishment. Opt for the eight-course desgustation decouverte menu, which brings a seemingly endless procession of elevated dishes inspired by Japanese and Spanish cuisines.
San Pellegrino-lauded chef David Thompson offers a posh spin to Thailand’s street food in a stylish and trendy setting at Marina Bay Sands. The menu comprises mostly small places like Chiang Mai larp of chicken, Wagyu beef skewers, toasted coconut with dried prawns and ginger, and bigger dishes such as noodles, curries and a variety of meats served with rice—these are best accompanied with the bar’s tropical cocktail offerings.
Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
This is fine dining with an alternative view. A view of the huge S.E.A Aquarium that is. As one of the first female Iron Chefs to open a place in Singapore, expect lots of delicious seafood-centric signature dishes like smoked eel on sunchoke jelly and shaved duck liver terrine and sous vide salmon with salmon mousse, citrus minestrone, ikura and a shaved fennel salad.
The jovial Italian-American chef is unmistakable: Mario Batali’s welcoming personality, hearty food and love for cheese is something we can all relate to. A dimly-lit space with lots of granite counters and dark wood, the fine dining side of Mozza presents options like agnolotti with butter and sage, as well as grilled quail wrapped with pancetta in sage and honey. Don’t miss the grilled octopus with potatoes, celery and lemon, and the creamy burrata cheese with asparagus and guanciale.
You’ll find some killer pizzas here, wood-fired, of course. Get wheels of dough topped with fennel sausage, panna red onion and scallions; prosciutto, rucola, tomato and mozzarella; or alternative versions like egg guanciale, bitter greens and bagna cauda. If you’re not in the mood for pizza, opt for paninis, salads or the rotating dish of the day.
Salt Grill & Sky Bar
Australian celeb chef Luke Mangan sure knows how to pick his spots. Perched on the 54th floor of ION Orchard, his unique fusion take on modern Australian food is the star of the show. The menu is a melting pot of inspiration from the crab omelette with mushrooms and miso mustard broth to the pork belly and lobster with garlic cream, tofu, enoki in a ginger jus.
Salt Tapas & Bar
The Australian chef also does his take on tapas. Everything super affordable here and the happy hours are great for CBD after-work drinks. Share a bunch of plates like the patatas bravas with spicy sauce and garlic aioli; eggplant, haloumi cheese, chickpea, dried tomatoes and tahini dressing; Sumac spiced pork and veal meatballs with fontina mash; and BBQ pork ribs with mash and pickles before downing some martinis, beers and sangria.
Look forward to top-notch, personalized service, and a 10-course degustation menu with a distinctive Japanese sensibility that uses premium ingredients such as seasonal Japanese river fish, grade nine Wagyu beef and Hokkaido sea urchin in an understated and elegant space.