Singapore’s next batch of cool restaurants will be housed in equally cool new hotels

It used to be that standalone restaurants were cool, and hotel restaurants a touch more stodgy. Looks like that theory might get challenged soon with the arrival of three new restaurants in Singapore.

Cured Meats on Syed Alwi Road
First off, there’s Unlisted Collection’s new project, Fifth Quarter. The modern grill restaurant ropes in Chef Andrew Nocente, formerly of SKIRT at W Hotel in Sentosa Cove, who will focus on meat curing using traditional Italian methods. The menu will have all parts of the animal represented, including rum-cured pork belly, salt & pepper tripe, as well as favorites like salami, lardo and coppa. Smoked, pickled and cured seafood, game and vegetable dishes will feature on the menu, too. Fifth Quarter will be in Little India’s newest boutique hotel. Housed in a heritage building that has been converted into a boutique hotel that’s slated for a September opening, the 42-room Hotel Vagabond occupies an Art Deco building with stunning red shutters on Syed Alwi Road. 

Secret Warehouse Operations
Then there’s Lo & Behold Group’s first foray into the hotel industry. They’ll be taking over a heritage warehouse building near Robertson Quay which used to house the famed Warehouse Disco. Now called Warehouse Hotel, the group will be overseeing the hotel’s yet-to-be-confirmed restaurant and bar program, too. The 37-room property is slated to open by late next year.

New Places to Party on Ann Siang
Ann Siang Hill’s boutique hotel, The Club is also set to re-open soon. Managed by popular bar group, Harry’s, it’ll have five different restaurants and bars in the 20th century building. While there are only 20 rooms, we hear that you can look forward to at least one rooftop hangout.