Stepping into a fun-filled month sprinkled with festivities, October has no lack of celebratory occasions and opportunities to bond with loved ones. Amidst all the action, we’ve present these 13 best restaurants to visit this month for new and memorable experiences.
Famed for their outstanding Italian cuisine, Dolce Vita is back with a brand new menu that puts a distinct contemporary spin on Italian classics, promising to change your impression of Italian dining. Located within the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Singapore, look forward to an indulgent meal that showcases highlights such as a house-marinated tuna tartare with Calvisius caviar starter, slow-cooked veal loin, oven-roasted Tomahawk ribeye, a unique Black Angus beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes pizza, and even homemade pasta selections like a spicy squid ink Tagliolini with lobster and arrabbiata sauce.
Conveniently located within the heartlands in Serangoon, this edgy pizzeria specialises in Neo-Neapolitan sourdough pizzas, crafted using a mother dough that’s the result of meticulous research. Staying true to authentic Neapolitan pizzas, Gusta Sourdough Pizza pushes the boundaries of our expectations through the innovative use of flavours and ingredients. For lovers of classics, look out for their Margherita, Calabrese Salami, Italian Sausage, and that crowd favourite, Hawaiian. Premium flavours include the likes of Mala Chicken, Prawn & Chilli Crisp, and a moreish Raclette Cheese & Potato.
As one of Singapore’s oldest and most widely recognised steakhouses, Jack’s Place has been consistently offering generations of heartlanders new Western food experiences for decades. This month, the time-tested brand presents 10 feast-worthy ways to enjoy a good ol’ Tenderloin steak. Featuring their signature tenderloin on sizzling plates, dig into the spectrum of new options that range from the classic Jack’s Special Steak to Tenderloin with Escargots, a Fire Steak, and even unique flavours like Sambal, Cajun, and a Carpetbag Steak. Throughout this month, collect a tenderloin fest stamp with every purchase of a tenderloin steak at any Jack’s Place outlet and redeem $10 off your next meal with every 4 stamps collected!
Boasting the no. 1 Truffle Ramen in the world, the multi award-winning Kanada-Ya is finally bringing their unforgettable ramen to fans in the West. Opening their fifth outlet in JEM, west-siders can now easily enjoy the restaurant’s authentic Tonkotsu ramen, with pork bone broth boiled for 18 hours and a secret sauce handmade by the founder himself, directly imported from the original restaurant in Japan. Go for their famed Truffle Ramen, featuring truffle jelly made with black truffle paste and only available in limited quantities daily, a rich and classic Kotteri Tonkotsu Ramen with tender pork chashu belly, or the all-new Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen for a fiery kick.
Commemorating the 24th anniversary of L’Angélus this month, the L’Angélus Group of restaurants welcome us all with exciting specials at L’Angélus , as well as exclusive experiences at Les Bouchons and Tapas,24 in collaboration with Magnum Opus Wines. At Singapore’s oldest single-location traditional French restaurant, L’Angélus celebrates their anniversary with limited-time dishes such as the Jambon Persillé, a Burgundy classic, and Roast Milk Fed Veal Tenderloin, available till Oct 29. Over at Les Bouchons, look out for Halloween Specials available till Oct 31 that include an intriguing Halloworm mocktail, Devil’s Taste cocktail, and bites like their Wagyu Demon Meatballs on Bloody Lava (available from Oct 24 to 31).
The newest gem in our glitzy Orchard Road district, La D’Oro presents a sophisticated experience with their exquisite Italian-Japanese culinary showcase. Located within Mandarin Gallery, the all-day dining restaurant features a hidden counter-style omakase space for diners looking to for a more personalised dinner. Expect to find Italian classics refined using Japanese techniques such as the Insalata Caprese, Tagliatele Hokkaido Snow Beef A5 Bolognese, and Pizza Bismarck.
Consistently ranked amongst the top restaurants in China, the award-winning Chinese BBQ restaurant is finally opening their first overseas outpost right here in Singapore. Find them now at Bugis+ to indulge in an insta-worthy BBQ experience of their signature prime cut meats and quality marinades, including beef from Australia and the US, and Iberico pork from Spain. Highlights include their popular Meow Signature Beef Cubes with Onion, Diamond Cut Marinated Beef Ribs, and Iberico Pork Collar Marinated in Pineapple Sauce.
Coming to heartlanders in the West, MUSUBI is the Suntory Group’s newest casual dining concept offering a delightful range of authentic, heart-warming Japanese dishes throughout the day. Expect a brilliantly curated range of Seiro Gohan (Japanese rice bowls) inspired by the traditional art of Wappameshi for lunch, a charming afternoon tea café menu filled with Japanese desserts and beverages, and a tantalising dinner menu with flavourful Japanese otsumami, shabu shabu, and so much more. Featured prominently in their menu is also the use of homemade koji, a great source of probiotics and nuanced flavours, giving an elevated touch to their steamed and fried tapas, desserts, and even alcoholic beverages.
Serving high quality wood-fire Korean barbecue that comes with a selection of applewood, cherry, pecan, hickory, and mesquite, OMMA Korean Charcoal BBQ now introduces the highly-coveted Lumina Lamb into their repertoire of premium cuts and ingredients. Known as one of the world’s best lamb, Lumina Lamb is 100% natural, free range, and raised on specially cultivated chicory herb to achieve their incomparable flavour. Get a taste of Lumina Lamb for yourself alongside over 60 other mouth-watering options on the restaurant’s menu.
Nestled within the industrial estate of Henderson, Sonder adds a touch of culinary delight to the area with their two-in-one concept. A bakery-bistro by day, with daily fresh bakes for the busy people working in the neighbourhood, and an exquisite omakase restaurant by night, serving up irresistible Euro-Asian flavours. Helmed by Chef Joe Leong, expect elements of Thai, Chinese, and local cuisine melded into the menu with locally-inspired signatures like a Risotto with Roulade of Chicken and Spring Onion Pesto and King Tiger Prawn with Scallop Linguine and Lobster Bisque Espuma.
Synonymous with warm gatherings and joyful celebrations with our loved ones, the popular American-style diner has launched a brand new Asian Delights menu – only available at their outlets in Changi Terminal 3, Plaza Singapura, and Clementi Mall – showcasing the best of local flavours for us to dig into our favourite heritage offerings. In their signature affordable style, hearty local delights to go for with the menu include the likes of Claypot Spicy Laksa, Curry Chicken, Swensen’s Nasi Lemak with an oversized double chicken cutlet, Beef Hor Fun, and even Seafood Mee Goreng!
Responding to the calls of fans, the internationally acclaimed dim sum restaurant has brought back their wildly-popular Hong Kong Curry Signatures seasonal menu, available from now till mid-November only. Hurry down to have a taste of their creamy and flavourful curry items like the HK Curry Pork Chop Egg Fried Rice and Beef Brisket Curry with Yuenyang Buns, accompanied by the seasonal Salted Egg Lava Shrimp Toast and Crispy Fried Milk Custard for a sweet bite.
Presenting a bolder, smokier brand of modern Japanese cuisine, Wagatomo features a menu of quality ingredients cooked over an open grill with binchotan charcoal and oak wood, combining the charred flavours of sizzling charcoal with oak wood’s smoky aroma into harmonious dishes. Drawing inspiration from different cultures around the world, expect unique dishes such as the Momotaro Tomato and Moyashi, as well as sharing plates of Bone-In Striploin and Ume Miso Glazed Pork Chop.