The Dempsey dining area is probably the most successful of the projects to rejuvenate old Singapore neighbourhoods into thriving, vibrant new ones. To help our readers decide what to eat at Dempsey, here is The Ordinary Patrons’ (TOP) List of Dempsey Restaurants that we have tried. Our list contains diverse dining options to cater to different tastes and budgets.
We have provided links to our reviews which will contain more information about each restaurant. As restaurant details such as menus and opening hours often change, we recommend that you check with the restaurants for the current information.
Morsels moved from their former location in Mayo Street (Little India) to Dempsey in early 2017. It is a small barnyard styled restaurant that is located in a quiet pocket of Dempsey Hill. The dishes there can be described in two words – delicious and small. Read our review here.
25 Dempsey Road, #01-04
+65 6266 3822
The most exciting thing happening at Dempsey in 2017 was the new COMO Dempsey enclave that is taking shape. They occupy Blocks 17 and 18 at Dempsey Road. As at our most recent visit in April 2017, Block 18 was still under renovation. Block 17 is completed and houses these three restaurants:
Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar by Jean-Georges Vongerichten is a bright patio style restaurant serving Western staples with some Asian influence. Read our review here.
Candlenut Peranakan restaurant is said to be the only Peranakan restaurant in the world to have a Michelin star. Read our post on Candlenut Dempsey here.
Ippoh Tempura is the first outlet in South East Asia by Ginza Ippoh, the oldest premium tempura restaurant in Osaka Japan. Read about our visit to Ippoh Tempura bar here.
La Ventana is a Spanish restaurant situated in a very private location in Dempsey. Opened by Michelin starred Chef Carles Gaig, expect traditional Catalan dishes served with warm Spanish hospitality. Read about our visit here.
Address : 16A Dempsey Road, #01-01 Singapore 247695
Reservation : 6479 0100
Monday – Sunday
Lunch : 12pm – 3pm (last order 2pm)
Dinner : 6pm – 11pm (Monday – Saturday last order 9:30pm)
Jones the Grocer
Having lunch at Jones the Grocer Singapore @ Dempsey is like having lunch in a grocery store. Well made restaurant classics and a wide cheese selection are attractions. The long opening hours (8am to 11pm daily) take “all day dining” to a new level. Read our review here.
Jones the Grocer Singapore
9 Dempsey Road,
Fans of popular Greek restaurant Blu Kouzina may be happy to hear that they have moved from Bukit Timah Road to Dempsey Hill on 13 April 2016. Now parking is no longer a challenge and their wonderful moussaka will be more accessible to those who do not live in Bukit Timah. Read Greek Restaurant Blu Kouzina, now at Dempsey (April 2016).
10 Dempsey Road (Blk 10), #01-21,
Fri – Sun
12pm – 2.30pm
Mon – Sun
6pm – 10pm
Open Farm Community
Open Farm Community is a beautifully set up restaurant that opened in 2015. A contemporary restaurant with an emphasis on freshness of ingredients. Read Open Farm Community – the new restaurant at Dempsey.
Open Farm Community
130E Minden Road
Tel: +656474 5964
Monday – Friday : 12pm to 10pm
Saturday – Sunday/PH : 11am to 10pm
Jumbo Seafood Restaurant at Dempsey has a casual rustic atmosphere. A popular place in the evenings, locals and tourists alike flock here for seafood dishes such as the famous Singapore Chilli Crab. Read Jumbo Seafood Restaurant at Dempsey Hill.
Jumbo Seafood Restaurant at Dempsey Hill
Block 11 Dempsey Road #01-16
Tel : +65 6479-3435
Mondays – Fridays :
Lunch : 12pm – 3pm
Dinner : 6pm – 12am
Saturdays, Sundays, Eve of & Public Holidays:
Lunch : 12pm – 3pm
Dinner : 5:30pm – 12am
The White Rabbit
We think the White Rabbit is the most beautiful of the Dempsey restaurants. Housed in a restored chapel, the restaurant has successfully blended the old building with a refreshed modern look. Dinner is pricey but the lunch deals are usually attractive. Read The White Rabbit Restaurant.
The White Rabbit
39C Harding Road
Tel: +65 9721 0536
Tues – Fri : 12–2:30pm, 6:30–10:30pm
Sat – Sun : 10:30am–3pm, 6:30–10:30pm
This Spanish restaurant is apparently named after Don Quijote who is a chivalrous hero in a fictional Spanish novel. We thought that the $38 weekend brunch buffet was good value for money. Read $38 Weekend Brunch Buffet at Don Quijote Spanish Restaurant.
Block 7 Dempsey Road, #01-02
Tel: +65 6476 2811
Mon – Wed : 4pm to 10.30pm
Thu – Fri : 4pm till late
Sat : 11am till late (Brunch 11am – 2.30pm)
Sun : 11am to 10.30pm (Brunch 11am – 2.30pm)
Roadhouse is an American diner styled restaurant in Dempsey. The main attractions are the meat dishes, including the burgers which are cooked with a Josper Grill, a kind of combination charcoal grill and oven, which enables the inside of the meat to be cooked with a charring of the exterior at the same time. Read Design your own burgers at Roadhouse – a modern American diner at Dempsey.
13 Dempsey Road
Tel: +65 6476 2922
Mondays to Fridays : Lunch: 11.30am – 3.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm – 11pm
Saturdays & Sundays : 9am – 11pm
(Brunch served until 5pm)
Henri Charpentier is named after the 19th century French chef who is often credited as the creator of the Crepe Suzette, the signature item here. The plush furnishing, the vibrant colours of the interiors and the view of the verdant foliage outside make visiting Henri Charpentier at Dempsey Hill quite an enchanting experience. Read Henri Charpentier – dessert cafe @ Dempsey Hill.
9A Dempsey Road
Tel : +65 6479 5518
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm
Chopsuey Cafe serves “an array of Chinese comfort favourites and new interpretations of traditional foods influenced by the Anglo-Chinese experience in the UK, US and Australia”. Read Chopsuey Cafe Dempsey by PS Cafe – new interpretations of Chinese and Local food.
Block 10, Dempsey Road
Tel/SMS: +65 9224 6611
Brunch & Tea
Sat, Sun & PH, 10.30 am – 5 pm / Last food order 4.00 pm.
Mon – Fri, 11.30 am – 6.30 pm / Last food order 4.00 pm.
Mon – Sun, 6.30 pm – 12.00 am / Last food order 10.30 pm, Last bar order 11.00 pm
For more spicy food options, head to Muthu’s Curry Dempsey which serves a wide range of dishes such as fish head curry, tandoori chicken, kebabs and many types of curries. Read Muthu’s Curry Dempsey – Indian food in a modern setting.
Muthu’s Curry Dempsey
Blk 7 Dempsey Road
#01-01 Singapore 249671
Tel: +65 6474 5128
Lunch: 11.30 am to 3 pm
Dinner: 6 pm to 10 pm
The Margarita’s is our favourite Mexican Restaurant in Singapore. It is a dimly lit place that feels warm and cosy. The must try dish here is the chicken fajitas. Read Margarita’s Restaurant, Mexican food in Dempsey, Singapore.
11 Dempsey Road #01-19
Tel : +65 6471 3228
PS Cafe is the definition of a hip cafe. We became trendy just by being there. ‘Nuff said! Read PS. Cafe @ Harding Road
PS. Cafe at Harding Road
28 Harding Road, Dempsey Hill
Tel: +65 9070 8782
Mon – Thu : 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Fri : 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Sat : 9:30 am – 2:00 am
Sun : 9:30 am – 12:00 am
Culina Bistro is our default place to end up in if we can’t decide on what to eat at Dempsey. Culina is not only a restaurant, annexed to it are a butchery, wine shop and generally a store that sells delicious things. Read Culina – a good steak restaurant in Singapore and more.
8 Dempsey Road #01-13 Dempsey Hill
Tel: +65 6474 7338
Mon – Thurs 10am to 9pm
Fri – Sun & PH 9am to 9pm
Bistro Operating Hours:
Daily 11am to 11.30pm
Huber’s Bistro takes up a small part of the large complex that makes up Huber’s Butchery & Bistro. This simple and casual eatery is a convenient place to get a quick meal with a pint from its long list of beers. Read Huber’s Bistro – new location at 22 Dempsey Road.
Huber’s Butchery & Bistro
22 Dempsey Road
Tel: +65 6737 1588
Bistro opening hours:
Last order 9.30pm
Tues to Fri 11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Sat, Sun & public holidays 9.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
We hope you will find our list of Dempsey restaurants useful. Happy Eating!