As part of the refreshing of Marina Square, a whole section of this sprawling mall was dedicated to dining. They call this the “Dining Edition”. Located on level 2 of the mall (at the end near the Esplanade MRT station), the Dining Edition Marina Square is a collection of around 16 eateries of diverse genres and concepts. Today your ordinary patrons had lunch at one of these places and will report on this in due course. For now, we will take you on a walk though to show you the options available here. (Update Note: A number outlets have closed when we revisited the place in March 2015).
Lady M Confections. (Closed) Looks like a nice place for cakes and tea/coffee. Apart from their fabulous looking cakes they also serve light savoury foods such as soup, salad and sandwiches.
Addictions Cafe & Remedy Bar. (Closed) A very hip and trendy place serving interesting food with both Western and Eastern persuasions e.g. rosemary lamb burger and vermicelli with crispy chicken leg. The “Remedy” refers to the remedial drinks they serve at the bar to deal with your food indulgence.
Nuvo. (Closed) Serves Italian food with a modern twist. The name is derived from “nuovo” or new. Very attractive decor and friendly staff at the entrance. Currently offers a $15 three-course set lunch that looks interesting.
Shallots. Serves an electic mix of European cuisines e.g. tapas, oysters, steak, duck confit and pasta dishes. Set lunch is offered with an appetiser bar.
St Marc Cafe. Attractive cafe from Japan where it has outlets everywhere. Nice desserts and light crispy croissants.
Beanstro. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s casual dining concept serving usual western cuisine such as egg benedict and pasta.
Pita Pan. Vegetarian restaurant serving Mediterranean food in freshly baked pita bread.
Manhattan Fish Market. This restaurant has quite a few outlets in Singapore serving American-style seafood dishes. As seen in the photo, some reasonably-priced lunch options are offered.
Carnivore. (Closed) Brazilian churrascaria concept serving grilled meats as the main attraction. Weekday buffet costs $19.90 (lunch) and $24.90 (dinner); weekend buffet is $29.90 (lunch) and $34.90 (dinner).
Bangkok Jam. Thai restaurant which has several outlets in Singapore. Usual Thai standards e.g. tom yum soup and curries are available.
Saigon Lotus. Vietnamese restaurant which seemed quite popular.
Suki-Ya. Japanese sukiyaki and shabu-shabu restaurant. Currently offers an all you can eat buffet at $17.90 (lunch) and $23.90 (dinner). Add $2 for Friday – Sunday and holidays.
Hamanoya Robata. Japanese robatayaki restaurant – i.e. fresh food cooked over a Japanese charcoal grill. From our quick scan of the menu, the prices looked reasonable. The staff also impressed us by being very helpful in describing the food, even though he knew we were just looking.
Hifumi. Casual dining Japanese restaurant. Semi-buffet style by which you select your main courses and the appetizer is free flow from the appetizer bar.
Menzo Butao. Japanese ramen restaurant. Apparently this is the first outlet in Singapore by this well known ramen producer who has 23 outlets in Japan and overseas. Looks yummy.
Supreme Tastes Jiang Nan Cuisine. The name speaks for itself. Jiang Nan is a province in China. A curious feature here is the robot that moves along the track running through the restaurant. Might be a good distraction for the kids.
Dining Edition Marina Square seems to be a successful concept judging by the people we saw here on a weekday. Its selection of tenants has been successful as there is something for everyone. We will certainly return to try out more places. Thank you for joining us on this walk-about which is not comprehensive (we may have missed out some outlets).
The Dining Edition Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard #03-238, Marina Square,
Nearby Stations: Esplanade, City Hall, Promenade
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