Check out the big winners of Chope’s Diners’ Choice Awards 2015

[SPONSORED] A few weeks ago, Chope users cast their votes on the best places in Singapore for dinner, brunch, and romance (among other things). If you’re planning to have dinner out soon, pick a winner from the Diners’ Choice Awards

Restaurant of the Year
Dancing Crab 

Louisiana-inspired seafood grub is both trendy and comforting, so it’s no surprise that Dancing Crab emerged as a fan favorite with robust, Cajun seafood offerings like the Lobster Roll ($29.50) and Popcorn Shrimp Po’ Boy ($15). Plus, they’ve got a stellar list of bubblies and wines to boot. Book now!

New Restaurant of The Year
Sacha and Sons

It’s not easy to find solid matzoh ball soup and homemade pastrami in this town. Luckily, this contemporary Jewish deli at Mandarin Gallery has both and then some: thick, generous classic sandwiches with pastrami, corned beef or roast beef fillings ($16), interesting brunch options like corned beef and pastrami hash with fried eggs ($18), and latkes ($10-16) with toppings like applesauce and sour cream. And of course, lots of bagels. Book now!

Chef of The Year & Best Dessert
The Disgruntled Chef

With a brand new branch at The Club, Chef Daniel Sia of The Disgruntled Chef has outdone himself with Instagram and taste bud-approved dishes like Crispy Lamb Short Ribs ($32) and the Oven Baked Miso Cod ($38). The restaurant has also bagged the Best Dessert award two years in a row for sinfully indulgent offerings like the Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream ($14) and the Chocolate Fondant with Peanut Butter, Banana Brulee, & Vanilla Ice Cream ($16). Book now!

Best Brunch
Wild Honey

A long-beloved go-to for all-day brunch-y goodness, Wild Honey pleases the crowds with classics like the Canadian ($19), a pancake stack with back bacon, Santa Fe ($20), which features tortilla parcels wrapped around goodies like eggs and avocado, as well as the slightly more exotic Tunisian ($19), comprising shakshouka and Chorizo sausage. Book now!

Best Hotel Buffet

The swish Italian restaurant at the Regent does a pretty satisfying buffet. With a solid food line-up of a rotisserie, a seafood station, a dessert bar, and pastas, it’s not surprising they’ve won the same award two years in a row. Don’t miss the regional Italian meat dishes like their roasted leg of lamb, roasted pork belly, and chicken stew. Oh, and there’s free flow Prosecco and Italian wines on Saturdays, too. Book now!

Best Cafe
Sin Lee Foods 

Although Tiong Bahru is awash with cafe options, it turns out the one readers like best is the vintage, colonial-vibey Sin Lee Foods. The cafe does interesting renditions of classic fare like Sin Lee’s Fried Chicken & Waffles ($21.90) and Smoked Salmon with Hash ($20). Plus, their coffees are all made using Papa Palheta beans. Book now!

Best Burger
db Bistro & Oyster Bar

What happens when you get Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud to make a burger? The best burger in town, of course. db Bistro’s signature The Original db Burger ($42) is a stack of ecstasy – a generous sirloin patty with braised short ribs hiding a foie gras center in a Parmesan bun. It’s a mouthful in every possible way. Book now!

Best Halal Spot
Straits Kitchen

A hit with Muslim and non-Muslim diners alike, Straits Kitchen’s combo of Malay, Chinese, and Indian hawker fare is sort of a national treasure, bringing together local favorites like black pepper crab, cockle-free laksa, and beef rendang. Even the infamous Anthony Bourdain is a fan of this place. Book now!

Best Seafood
Jumbo Seafood

Everyone and their mom have been to Jumbo Seafood and for very good reason: this no-frills seafood place is the go-to spot for chili and black pepper Sri Lankan crab. Other bestsellers include the Scallop Wrapped In Yam Ring ($14) and Salted Egg Golden Prawns ($22). Book now!

Best Watering Hole
The Black Swan

We’ve always loved the Gatsby-esque vibe and fresh oysters at this CBD hotspot, so we’re glad Chope users agree. This upmarket speakeasy does jazzed up tipples like the Salty Sea Dog ($19) and the B.B. King ($19), made with banana-infused whisky, smoked maple syrup, barbecue bitters, and a side of sorbet. Book now!

Most Romantic
Alkaff Mansion

Decadent Italian food and cocktails aside, it’s hard to ignore the sexy vibe of this refurbished heritage house with its beautiful courtyard. The interior of the two-storey dining room channels the same regal air with starched table linens and understated furnishings, perfect for a romantic date. Book now!

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