(Updated November 2016) The old Orchard Hotel Shopping Arcade is gone but a new mini mall has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. It is now called Claymore Connect. The old arcade was dark and was not a place which we would think of visiting even when we were in the area. The new arcade is bright and sparkling. More importantly, there are now more places to eat here. We took a walk through to check out the food outlets and restaurants at Claymore Connect.
The anchor tenant at the new Claymore Connect is Cold Storage supermarket which takes up the whole basement.
Pim Pam by FOC is a new Spanish restaurant serving tapas and other Spanish culinary creations. Read our review here.
The Peranakan (#02-01) is a new restaurant serving Straits Chinese cuisine in a beautifully furnished setting. Read our review here.
Mon Bijou (#01-19/20) is an attractive cafe serving the usual Western dishes like burgers, pasta and salad. Of the restaurants that were open that day, this was the one that we decided to eat at one our first visit to Claymore Connect. The food was simple but good. You can read more about this in our next post.
Jewel Coffee (#01-01) is another good-looking cafe at Claymore Connect. It is situated right next to the entrance and you won’t miss it. The shop is small but it has many tables laid out outside in the atrium area.
Hua Ting Steamboat (#01-08) is a new product line from the well-known Chinese restaurant, Hua Ting that is located within the Orchard Hotel. This new steamboat restaurant looked like it was getting ready for opening.
Muddy Murphy’s (#01-02 to 05) serves a wide selection of wines and spirits, international beers on tap including Kilkenny™ (a creamy red ale) and Draught Guinness® as well as traditional, hearty pub grub such as Beef and Guinness Pie and Irish Stew.
Subway has an outlet at #01-06
The food outlets and restaurants at Claymore Connect can be accessed through the Orchard Hotel itself. But it is more convenient to go by its own entrance at the corner of Orchard Road and Claymore Road.
442 Orchard Road
10am – 10pm daily