Alexandra Central – new mall new restaurants and more food options

Alexandra Central Mall

Alexandra Central

(Updated 12 September 2015) The Bukit Merah SAFRA (Singapore Armed Forces Reservist Association) Clubhouse at the junction of Alexandra Road and Jalan Bukit Merah had been a destination for badminton, shooting, rock climbing and other sports for many years. The photography club there must have trained a few generations of photographers. Where the SAFRA Clubhouse once stood is now Alexandra Central, a new development comprising a 6 storey podium called the Alexandra Central Mall and a 13 storey hotel, the Park Hotel Alexandra.

The hotel is operational but more than half of the Alexandra Central Mall is still unoccupied. Gain City and Daikin Pro Shop are at the mall and a few nail spas and hair salons have started business. It is supposed to be the new hub in the area for education, electronics and dining. We are of course most interested in the dining part. When we visited Alexandra Central recently, we were glad to note that the food and beverage options there, though limited presently, could be quite interesting.

Alexandra Central Directory

Bakehouse by Carpenter and Cook at Alexander Central

Alexandra Central Bakehouse

Alexandra Central Bakehouse Carpenter and Cook

The Bakehouse by Carpenter & Cook, the vintage home store and cafe, has a cafe on the ground floor of Alexandra Central Mall serving gourmet coffee and tea, wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, pastas and pastries. On weekends and public holidays, breakfasts is available. Sandwiches were priced at $12, a pizza was $14 and a long black was $4.  See our post Bakehouse by Carpenter & Cook.

Bakehouse by Carpenter and Cook at Alexandra Central

Alexandra Central

Bakehouse by Carpenter & Cook
#01-14
Tel : +65 6250 0040

 

AlibabaR Dining Cafe Bar occupies a prime spot on the ground level of Alexandra Central Mall. The place is run by the folks behind Alibabar The Hawkers Bar in Katong (see Alibabar O Bun Sesame). It has a small indoor seating area as well as outdoor seating. They have a good range of craft beers. All day breakfast, potatoes jackets, burgers, pasta and other Western dishes are on their menu. Their beef burger ($11.70) was good – thick juicy patty and nicely toasted buns. The fries were nice too. In the afternoon they serve High Tea.

Alibabar Alexandra Central

Alibabar Alexandra Central

Alibabar Alexandra Central  Alibabar Alexandra Central

AlibabaR Dining Cafe Bar
#01-15
Tel : +65 62502633

 

Otoko Ramen offers ramen in a variety of soup bases as well as rice dishes such as curry rice, chasu rice and kaisendon.

Otoko Ramen at Alexandra Central

Otoko Ramen at Alexandra Central

Otoko Ramen
#01-16
Tel : +65 6250 2889

 

ToastBox is just next to Alibabar. Besides coffee and toasts, local dishes like Hainanese Curry Chicken, Laksa, Steamed Pork Ribs with Yam and Chicken Chop Rice are available. There is a lunch set of Cheesy Chicken Chop Noodles with a glass of barley water for $7.20.

Toastbox Alexandra Central

ToastBox Alexandra Central Mall

Toastbox Alexandra
#01-17
Operating hours
Sat – Thurs: 8am to 8.30pm
Fri – Sat, eve of PH & PH: 8am to 9pm
Tel : +65 6250 2080

 

Master Prata @ Alexandra serves a wide varity of pratas and thosai as well as dishes like fried rice and mee goreng.

Master Prata

Master Prata

Master Prata

Master Prata @ Alexandra
#01-02
Opening Hours : 10 am to 10 pm
Tel : +65 8268 8210

 

Atmosphere Bistro, the bistro bar from Parkland Green, offers cakes, pizzas, baked rice, burgers and mains such as duck confit, baby back ribs, steaks and cajun chicken.

Atmosphere Bistro at Alexandra Central

Menu - Atmosphere Bistro at Alexandra Central

Menu - Atmosphere Bistro at Alexandra Central

Atmosphere Bistro at Alexandra Central

Atmosphere Bistro at Alexandra Central

Atmosphere Bistro
#02-01
Operating hours
11am to10pm
Tel : +65 6250 4863

The Gogi, Fruite, Katong Laksa, Southend and several other food and beverage outlets have also opened in the Alexandra Central Mall.

The Gogi
#03-01

 Gogi Alexandra Central  Gogi Alexandra Central Mall Gogi at Alexandra Central

Menu - Gogi at Alexandra Central

Menu - Gogi at Alexandra Central

 

 

Southend Beers & Ciders
#01-20

Southend at Alexandra Central

 

328 Katong Laksa
#02-24
Katong Laksa at Alexandra Central

 

1- Box
#01-10

1-Box Alexandra Central

1-Box Alexandra Central

 

Chiok Kee
#02-42

Chiok Kee Alexandra Central

 

Sparkle Row
#02-26

Sparkle Row

 

Yummy Punjabi #01-07  – Indian/Pakistani Tapas Bars and Vegetarian Restaurant.


 

The Carvery is a nicely appointed all day restaurant on the 7th floor of Park Hotel Alexandra. It serves roasts of premium beef, lamb, fish and more. Pizzas, salad as well as Asian and local dishes are also available. There is an opening promotion till 30 September 2015 where the 2nd diner gets a 50% discount.

The Carvery Park Hotel Alexandra

The Carvery Park Hotel Alexandra

The Carvery

Chope Restaurant Reservation
Operating hours
6.30am to 10.30pm
Tel : +65  6828 8880

Aqua Luna is a beautiful al fresco bar on the 7th floor of Park Hotel Alexandra. The panoramic view from the poolside bar is wonderful. Bar food is available.

Aqua Luna Park Hotel Alexandra

Aqua Luna - Park Hotel Group

Aqua Luna
Operating hours
12:00pm to 11.00pm (Sundays to Thursdays)
12:00pm to 1:00am (Fridays & Saturdays)
Tel : +65   6828 8885

The Coffee Belt is located on the ground floor lobby of Park Hotel Alexandra. Toby Estate coffee beans are used and muffins, salad and sandwiches are available for takeaway.

 Belt Park Hotel Alexandra

The Coffee Belt Park Hotel Alexandra

 Belt Park Hotel Alexandra

The Coffee Belt
Operating hours
7:00am to 8:00pm

 

 

Those are the food and drinks options we have seen so far. The number is small for now but there is a good mix. You can have a quick local meal at Toastbox and a drink at the ultra chic Aqua Luna.  Alexandra Central is right next to Ikea; so you can always go for a super cheap breakfast at Ikea (see My $1 Breakfast) if necessary.

The car park entrance of Alexandra Central is at Jalan Bukit Merah. Be prepared for an exciting long ride up the spiraling ramp to the carpark on level 4.

Alexandra Central Car Park Charges

Alexandra Central Car Park

Alexandra Central Mall
321 Alexandra Road
Singapore 159971

Tel : +65 61003800

Mon – Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

www.alexandra-central.com

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1 Comment

  1. Tried Alibabar today and the food standard is just not good. The signature burger with bacon is very average and the truffle fries are absolutely not worth mentioning. Not recommended.

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