The Ordinary Patrons have had an interesting and delightful journey discovering new restaurants, cafes and places to eat and drink in Singapore in 2014. As the year comes to an end, we pick the TOP new restaurants, cafes and dining destinations which had opened in 2014 – The Ordinary Patrons’ favourites. These are new places which had given us experiences to savour. We wish that there will be more of such great food and beverage establishments to discover in 2015.
Top New Restaurant Overall : The Corner House
The exquisite setting in the Botanic Gardens and the delightful food beautifully presented made The Corner House our favourite new restaurant in 2014.
Top New Cafe : Dutch Colony Coffee
Dutch Colony Coffee Co. at Frankel Avenue is beautifully appointed and a great place to enjoy light bites with gourmet coffee. The coffee is made from freshly roasted beans and there is a wide choice of brewing methods.
Top New Bakery Cafe : Do.Main Bakery & Cafe
Do.Main Bakery & Cafe in Tanjong Katong bakes delicious breads and pastries on the premises using authentic French baking techniques and top quality ingredients.
Top New Chinese Restaurant : Joyden Canton Kitchen
Joyden Canton Kitchen in the new HillV2 Mall exceeded expectations with their offering of common Chinese restaurant items.
Top New Ramen Restaurant : Sanpoutei Ramen
Sanpoutei Ramen from Niigata, Japan has a new outlet at Shaw House which serves one of the best ramen we have tried in Singapore.
Top New Affordable Restaurant : Saveur @ Far East Plaza
Saveur at Far East Plaza succeeds in bringing good French food to the ordinary patrons in the swanky Orchard Road area.
Top New Cafe for Brunch : Whisk
The small lovely cafe in Tiong Bahru opened by local Patissier Tricia Lim serves pretty good coffee and fetching delectable pastries and cakes.
Top New Place for Desserts : Lady M Confections
Combining French pastry techniques with Japanese precision, their cakes are light, fresh and delicious. Lady M in the Dining Edition at Marina Square has made our days sweeter.
Top New Restaurant for Comfort Food : J-Story
J-Story the casual Korean restaurant in Eastpoint Mall serves a variety of Korean dishes but is best known for Juk, which is Korean rice porridge – simple delicious comfort food.
Top New Place for Merry Making : Super Loco
Super Loco at Robertson Quay is a restaurant bar serving Mexican street food and more. It looks like a good time place and is.
Top New Mall for Food : HillV2
The new Mall at Hillview has a sizable proportion of space devoted to food and beverage outlets and has interesting restaurants like iO Italian Osteria, Joyden Canton Kitchen and Starker Fresh Beer.
Top New F&B Cluster : Parkland Green
A place by the sea with a lush lawn for picnic; Parkland Green at East Coast Park is a unique destination in Singapore. We like the interesting restaurant bars there, like Atmosphere Bistro and Sandbank, which offer a wide choice of drinks, good food and great views.
Top New Revamped Dining Destination : CHIJMES
The 160-year-old CHIJMES in Victoria Street gets a $45 million makeover and has become a new exciting dining and entertainment spot. Old favourite Lei Garden is joined by a host of hip and trendy names like Prive Chijmes and El Mero Mero.