5 new gourmet openings to check out in Singapore this December

Perfect for your gatherings now that we can dine out in a group, elevate your festive spirits this December with these new dining concepts. From Julien Royer’s casual French offerings to Dempsey Road’s new sushi-ya, impress your friends with these novel experiences.




Claudine "Bouillabaisse"


By Julien Royer and The Lo & Behold Group, Claudine is situated atop Dempsey Hill and is the Michelin-starred chef’s second restaurant in Singapore. Designed to inspire a sense of authenticity and communal warmth, Claudine represents the quintessential French neighbourhood restaurant where diners get to enjoy a menu created to enrich the simple joys of shared meals but crafted with the same exceptional quality of a fine-dining establishment.

Highlights include the Mozambique Langoustine, a rich combination of seafood and pan-roasted langoustine, the Claudine “Bouillabaisse”, inspired by Royer’s personal take on the classic Provençal fish stew on his days off, and the Baked Alaksa, Claudine’s signature dessert featuring delicate meringue over layers of chestnut ice cream, pear-ginger sorbet, and hazelnut dacquoise punctuated with wafer-thin dark chocolate, flambéed tableside for that spectacular contemporary experience.


Cluny Food Court


, 5 new gourmet openings to check out in Singapore this December


A multi-concept dining destination by the Les Amis Group, Cluny Food Court is situated within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, offering diners an escape from the bustling cityscape. An initiative that hopes to support and encourage the growth of hawker-entrepreneurs in Singapore, Cluny Food Court houses 5 exciting new concepts.

Mui Kee Express offers popular favourites like Garoupa Belly Congee and Cantonese-style claypot dishes like Claypot Frog Leg with Ginger & Spring Onion. S’Mao Barbecue specialises in authentic Texas-style barbecue, serving delicious prime cuts grilled over hardwood fire. Piccante Pronto’s menu includes Roman-style thin-crust pizzas and baked pasta. Project Penyek by Ansar requires no introduction with their beloved Nasi Ayam Penyet, Ikan Penyet, and signature Seafood Platter. Laifaba is a noodle house best known for their Signature Bu Jian Tian Char Siew & Wanton Noodles.


SOFI Cafe+Keto+Rooftop Bar


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Boasting an extensive menu curated by owner and keto advocate, Sofi Sui, SOFI is a full-fledged keto-compliant cafe. Located in The Scarlet Singapore along the edge of the Ann Siang heritage district, SOFI’s all-inclusive menu features the likes of popular all-day brunch items and Pasta Brava’s bestsellers, welcoming both regular and keto-diet diners.


Sushi Sato


, 5 new gourmet openings to check out in Singapore this December


Quietly located along Dempsey Road, Sushi Sato invites diners on an exquisite dining experience for the soul and senses. Nestled within a Zen garden, Master Chef Yuji Sato is uncompromising in his delivery of consistent quality and brilliant technique honed over more than 26 years of dedication to the craft.

He draws on his relationship with highly sought-after suppliers in Japan to bring exclusive produce only seen in select top restaurants into Sushi Sato’s kitchen and menu. For the late autumn and winter season, he will be looking to feature seasonal fish such as katsuo, kamasu, winter buri, and kohoda.


Timbre+ Eastside


, 5 new gourmet openings to check out in Singapore this December


Home to 30 food and retail stalls, Timbre+ Eastside is Singapore’s first sustainable food park, complete with amenities such as kerbside pick-up points, a playground, cyclist pit stop, as well as live music and entertainment. Located outside Expo’s Hall 5, find popular local and international food partners such as Huat Huat BBQ Chicken Wings, Lao Niang De Dian and their Malaysian-Thai fare, Ajiya Okonomiyaki, and Kopifellas with their renowned Smoked Duck Lor Mee there.