From affordable Western delights to award-winning Peranakan cuisine

The Dempsey enclave is positively bursting with incredible F&B options, and for good reason. Some of the best dining spots in town lie in this hilly neighbourhood, despite the fact that it’s pretty inaccessible. If you don’t already know where to find good nosh at this upscale dining destination, just check out this list, sorted by cuisine for your convenience.
 

Brunch
 

Como Cuisine

This refined Dempsey hotspot dishes out a delightful combination of all the international signatures from the resort group’s various dining concepts worldwide. While lunch and dinner are undoubtedly great hours to dine at Como, brunch is especially lovely as there’ll be the special Brunch Burger, Truffle Croque Madame and Spicy Baked Eggs. All are well-worth the calories.
 

Farm-to-Table
 

Open Farm Community

Just walk into Open Farm Community and you’ll be amazed at how fresh the place looks (and smells). One of the first few farm-to-table restaurants in Singapore, OFC is a proudly open-concept eatery that focuses on locally-sourced and seasonal dishes. Besides their cool meals like the Sumatran Crab Taglioni which features homemade pasta, a laska reduction and kar lime, the restaurant also gets the community involved in farming through workshops and recreational activities.
 

Mediterranean
 

Blu Kouzina

Definitely one of the best Mediterranean restaurants around, Blu Kouzina is known for their amazing Greek cuisine. This family-owned establishment serves up some very delightful meat platters, staple mezedes, and of course, creamy hummus which pairs nicely with just about anything.
 

Peranakan
 

Candlenut

Retaining its one Michelin star year after year is Candlenut, thanks to their contemporary yet authentic Peranakan cuisine. They continue to present their unique “Ah Ma Kase” lunch and dinner menus, plus an ala carte option, that features all their signatures, like the Babi Buah Keluak, “Yeye” White Chicken Curry and Assam Sotong Hitam.
 

Spanish Tapas
 

Don Quijote

Named after the chivalrous protagonist of famed Spanish novel El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, Don Quijote is the spot for hot tapas and seafood paella. Go with friends and enjoy a wide selection of small plates, like the Rollitos de Esparragos y Beicon (Asparagus rolled in Bacon), Camarones a la Plancha (Barbequed Prawns in a Garlic Sauce) and the simple but tasty Albondigas (Meatballs in Tomato-Oregano Sauce). And don’t leave without digging into the Paella Valenciana, which is so worth the 25min (or sometimes even longer) wait.
 

Thai
 

Tawandang Microbrewery

For spicy, flavourful Southeast Asian eats that can be paired with both Thai iced milk tea and German lager, head to Tawandang Microbrewery. All your favourite Thai delights can be found, like Thai fish cake and Tawandang's signature tom yum seafood soup that is served piping hot in a steamboat pot for you to ladle out all that spicy, comforting goodness yourself.
 

Western
 

Huber's Bistro - Dempsey

For affordable Western meals, look to Huber’s Bistro, where tasty German sausages, cheesy French onion soup and tender beef short rib are all on the menu. When you’re done feasting, feel free to hop on over to their double-storied butchery, and pick up some steaks and even freshly-made dips like baba ghanoush and guacamole to-go.