Savour the best cuisines in the finest restaurants here in Singapore! From exquisite food to extensive wine list and classy interiors, these highly-acclaimed restaurants do not disappoint.
TOP 1 Odette
Odette is a fine dining restaurant serving French cuisine with Asian influences. It earned its Two Michelin stars within a year after opening its doors to the public. Helmed by chef Julian Royer, it clinched the No. 1 spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 list. Expect flavourful dishes cooked from the finest ingredients sourced from specialist artisan producers and stellar wait staff who are attentive to your every need. A bonus point is Odette is located in the historic National Gallery Singapore, which allows you to soak in the quaint ambience as you dine.
Address: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, 04 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
Monday 7 – 9pm
Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 1:30pm & 7-9pm
Closed on Sundays
TOP 2 JAAN by Kirk Westaway
JAAN by Kirk Westaway is a 40-seat restaurant perched high on Swissotel The Stamford strategically located at City Hall. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Kirk Westaway who has a passion for letting the freshest ingredients shine, it aims to showcase British dining through simple yet refreshing and innovative dishes. The menu which reflects both culinary tradition and creativity is constantly evolving and pays tribute to seasonality and the fine ingredients. The wine list with nearly 500 different labels of Old World and New World Wines ensures that the food is always paired with the finest wines.
The sparkling Murano crystal and silver free-form chandelier that adorns the interior only adds to the air of exclusivity as you dine facing the Singapore skyline and coastline with landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer. Unsurprisingly, JAAN has earned multiple awards including one Michelin star (2016 – 2019), Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 and Chef of the Year, World Gourmet Summit 2019.
Address: 2 Stamford Road, Level 70 Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Mon ‒ Sat: 11.45am ‒ 1pm, 6.45pm ‒ 8pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays
TOP 3 Preludio
Preludio is a new entrant to the fine dining scene, having first opened its doors in November 2018. However, it has already earned lots of rave reviews and looks set to become one of the best restaurants in Singapore. The menu features a series of dishes inspired by stories from Chef Fernando Arévalo. These dishes follow a certain theme (called chapters) and evolve with time, much like how the story in a book evolves with each chapter. Preludio debuted with the chapter “Monochrome” which will last till 2020. The black-and-white creations are marked by artistry and simplicity while showcasing masterful pairing of ingredients to achieve excellent matching of texture, aroma, and flavour. The lunch and dinner menus are completely different – with lunch being lighter in flavours, and dinner being bolder and more elegant, showcasing more of the chapter’s inspirations.
Address: 182 Cecil Street, #03-01/02 Frasers Tower, Singapore 069547
Mon‒Fri: 11.30am ‒ 2.30pm, 6pm ‒ 9.30pm
Sat: 6pm ‒ 9:30pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays
TOP 4 Saint Pierre
Saint Pierre has earned itself two Michelin stars and countless praises with its contemporary French cuisine with an Asian twist. Emphasis is placed on purity and simplicity with only the best ingredients used – fresh, organic and wholesome, reflecting Chef Emmanuel’s methodology of “essence-centric” cuisine. They even go to such an extent as to fly in seafood from Hokkaido four times a week to ensure freshness. The Michelin Guide has stated that the Welsh lamb and pigeon should not be missed when they are in season.
The dining experience is a highly personable one, with Chef Emmanuel himself preparing seasonal starters for you at your tableside. An extensive selection of bread, butter, cheese and patisserie is available for your selection, and the staff will help you to choose those that suit your palette in the event where you are spoilt for choice. The decor gives a homely feel and is less intimidating compared to many other fine dining restaurants, and its full length windows give an unobstructed panoramic view of Marina Bay. If you are lucky, you might even see fireworks at Marina Bay!
Address: 1 Fullerton Road, #02-02B One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
Tue ‒ Sat: 11.30am ‒ 3pm, 6:30pm ‒ 11pm
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
TOP 5 Alma by Juan Amador
Alma by Juan Amador at Goodwood Park Hotel is a one Michelin star restaurant that serves modern European cuisine with Asian influence. Alma, which means “soul” in Spanish, was started by Chef Juan Amador who is renowned for his Spanish cuisine. Under Singaporean Executive Chef Haikal Johari, there has been considerable Asian elements such as Thai spices and Japanese herbs being infused into the dishes, bringing them to another level. An array of wines from New to Old World, and premium wines from places such as Burgundy, California, Italy and Bordeaux are available to be paired with the sumptuous food.
On top of the food, diners have also commended the impeccable service by the polite, attentive and friendly staff. This is reflected in the awards garnered by Alma, such as one Michelin star (2016 – 2019) and Traveller’s Choice Awards by TripAdvisor for culinary excellence and warm hospitality. Owing to its location at Goodwood Park Hotel, there are several quaint and picturesque private rooms in Alma, such as the Wine Library and the Whiskey Library, perfect for those who are dining in a group and prefer a personal space.
Address: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Mon: 6pm – 10pm
Tue ‒ Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Closed on Sundays
TOP 6 Shoukouwa
Shoukouwa is the only two Michelin-starred sushi restaurant in Singapore, and it attained that award just four months after it first opened its doors. Diners can expect the best, with the choicest and freshest seafood flown daily from Tokyo’s Toyosu Market (previously known as Tsukiji Market) and other ingredients sourced from a few premium suppliers. There are only eight counter seats and a private room that seats six, so reservation is a must. Three sushi chefs prepare your sushi masterfully behind the counter, pairing the premium ingredients in the right ratio to give that exquisite flavour. The rice is flavoured using a secret blend, different vinegars are used for different fishes, and the fish to rice ratio is perfect. The omakase menu focuses more on freshness and umami than aging, with noteworthy items being the kinmedai, sayori and kasugodai.
Address: 1 Fullerton Road, #02-02A One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
Tue ‒ Sat: 12pm ‒ 3pm, 6pm ‒ 11pm
Sun: 6pm ‒ 11pm
Closed on Mondays
TOP 7 Summer Pavilion
Savour modern Cantonese fare at the one Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion, parked within the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Simple cooking techniques are used to bring out the best in each ingredient, and the different dishes are expertly paired with different coloured tablewares to bring out the visual attractiveness. Each of the dishes speak for themselves with the superb handling of ingredients and impeccable flavour. A range of specialty teas are available to pair with the scrumptious meal.
The setting within a modern Chinese garden, the elegant furnishings, the small potted plant on the table and the vibrant hand-painted dining ware give the impression of dining under a pavilion in a garden blooming with flowers during summer – truly fitting to its name.
Address: Level 3, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm daily (Dim sum is available for lunch only)
TOP 8 Iggy’s
Iggy’s caters a unique dining experience and contemporary European cuisine that has earned it one Michelin star (2017 – 2019). Dishes with unique flavours and textures are created using the freshest seasonal ingredients flown in regularly from Europe, Japan and Australia. Wine lovers will rejoice at the extensive wine list with the choice to savour rare wines by the glass or go for the blind tasting flight where 3 glasses will be chosen to best pair with your meal. A great selection of Burgundy labels are available, with some ordered directly from the winery.
Address: 581 Orchard Road, The Hilton Hotel Level 3, Singapore 238883
Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 1:30pm & 7-9:30pm
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
TOP 9 Candlenut
Candlenut is the first Peranakan restaurant in Singapore to attain one Michelin Star in 2016, an award that it retains till now. Chef Malcolm reprises the dishes learnt from his Nyonya mother and adds a modern twist to them to elevate the dishes to another level. On top of the usual suspects such as chap chye (mixed vegetables) and kueh pie tee, you can look forward to innovative versions of traditional dishes such as the traditional buah keluak dish cooked using wagyu beef or pork soft bone instead of the usual chicken, and king prawns with an addictive coconut sauce and gula melaka. Friendly and knowledgeable staff add to the welcoming mood in the bright restaurant.
Address: Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676
Sun – Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Fri – Sat and eve of Public Holidays: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
TOP 10 Flutes
Flutes seeks to redefine fine dining by cooking fresh seasonal ingredients in a creative manner and incorporating surprising twists to bring out the best flavours. Nestled in the oldest section of the National Museum of Singapore that was originally opened to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887, it is the perfect setting for Flutes’ repertoire of contemporary European cuisine. A selection of award-winning wines complement the meal, and you can choose to dine within the elegant and stately walls of the museum or at the relaxing al fresco area. Service is also impeccable. It is safe to say that Flutes has scored high for almost all aspects of the restaurant from the food to the service to the ambience.
Address: 93 Stamford Road, #01-02 National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897
Opening hours :
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 10pm
Sat: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Sun: 10.30am – 4pm
Credits: Preludio, bibik gourmand/alex ang, top25restaurants, Shoukouwa, Odette, timeout, Swissotel, sgfoodonfoot
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