Best restaurants in Singapore that we have tried

Valentine’s Day 2016 in Singapore – Romantic Restaurants

Corner House at Botanical Gardens

One question we have often been asked is what do we think are the best restaurants in Singapore. Here is our list of what we think are the best restaurants in Singapore based on our own experience. It is more like our list of restaurants which we would like to make many repeat visits. The 2016 Michelin Guide people have just released their star awards, some of the restaurants on this list have received stars, some did not. Where applicable, we have used an asterisk (*) to indicate the number of stars they were awarded.  We just hope they do not increase their prices!

French Restaurants 

Joël Robuchon (***)

Joël Robuchon Singapore

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Joël Robuchon is located in Resorts World Sentosa. The elegant and tranquil ambience sets the stage for three hours of eating happiness. Leave space for the wonderful bread and mignardises from the trolleys when ordering. Read our review here.

Joël Robuchon Restaurant
8 Sentosa Gateway
Hotel Michael Level 1
Resorts World Sentosa
Singapore 098269

Tel: +65 6577 6688

Beni (*)

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Beni is probably the most unique restaurant in this list. It is a tiny 15 seater restaurant by Japanese chefs serving French cuisine using mainly ingredients from Japan. Perhaps this statement from their website best describes it: “Japanese reinterpretation of authentic French cuisine with Chef’s Table.Experience”.  Read our review here.

Beni Singapore
333A Orchard Road
#04-16 Mandarin Gallery
Singapore 238897

Tel : +65 6235 2285

Do note that according to their website Beni is relocating to another unit in Mandarin Gallery and will reopen only in August 2016.

 

Gunther’s

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Gunther's Restaurant Angel Hair Pasta

Gunther’s Restaurant located in Purvis Street is an award-winning restaurant and has been listed among Asia’s Best Restaurants for a number of years. Modern French cuisine by Belgian chef Gunther Hubrechsen. The signature cold angel hair pasta topped with Oscietra caviar is the must-try dish here. Read our review here.

Gunther’s Restaurant
36 Purvis Street, #01-03
Singapore 188613

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel: +65 6338 8955

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm; 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Closed on Sun

Les Amis (**)

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Les Amis

Les Amis is one of the stalwarts of the French fine dining scene in Singapore and on many lists of best restaurants in Singapore. What keeps us going back are their innovative menus, friendly service and a comprehensive wine list.  Read our review here.

Les Amis
#01-16 Shaw Centre
1 Scotts Road
Singapore 228208

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel: +65 6733 2225

Monday to Sunday
Lunch 12.00pm (Last seating at 2.00pm)
Dinner 7.00pm (Last seating at 9.30pm)

Closed on certain holidays

Modern Contemporary 

Corner House (*)

Corner House at Botanical Gardens

Corner House at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Corner House is located in a lovely old black and white house in the Botanic Gardens. The interior design of the restaurant takes full advantage of its location in the lush Botanic Gardens. Every diner gets a view of the verdant foliage encompassing the house. We believe it is obvious why this restaurant is on this list. Read our review here.

Opening Hours
Tue – Sat: 12: noon – 3:00 pm; 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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Corner House
1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens,
E J H Corner House, Nassim Gate
Singapore 259569

Tel: +65 6469 1000

Osia (*)

Osia Restaurant @ Sentosa

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Osia Restaurant in Resorts World is one of the best restaurants in Sentosa – serving fine food in beautiful settings at reasonably affordable prices. Osia features innovative and contemporary Australian cooking using fresh seasonal ingredients. Read our review here.

Osia Bar & Restaurant
Resorts World at Sentosa
#02-140/141, 26
Sentosa Gateway
Singapore 098139

Tel: +65 6577 6560

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Spago

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Spago is Wolfgang Puck’s second restaurant in Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Singapore. It is located right at the top of the building – the Skypark level.  The starters such as the Big Eye Tuna Tartare Cones and Laksa Spring Rolls and the panoramic views from the 57th floor will keep us coming back for more.  Read our review here.

Spago Singapore is located at:
Sands SkyPark, Tower 2 Level 57
Access from MBS Hotel Lobby Tower 2

Opening Hours

Main Dining Room:
Open for lunch daily
12pm – 2pm

Open for dinner nightly
6pm – 10pm (until 11pm on weekends)

Terrace:
Open for cocktails & small plates daily
12pm – Late

Tel: +65 6688 9955

Flutes

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Before relocating to its present location in the National Museum, Flutes Restaurant was previously known as “Flutes at the Fort” and operated in a colonial black and white bungalow on Fort Canning that was once the residence of the Chief of the Central Fire Station. The address may have changed, but the good food, high service levels and its good taste in selecting historic and desirable locations have remained. Read our review here.

Flutes Restaurant and Bar
93 Stamford Road, #01-02
National Museum of Singapore
Singapore 178897

Tel: +65 6338 8770

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Operating Hours:
Weekday Lunch 11.30am till 2.00pm (Last Order)
Weekend Brunch 10.30am to 2.30pm 4.00pm on Sundays (Last Order)
Dinner Hours (Mon-Sat) 6.30pm till 10.00pm & 10.30pm on Saturdays (Last Order)

Wild Rocket

Wild Rocket Restaurant

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Wild Rocket serves Singapore food with imaginative contemporary twists. Helmed by Singaporean lawyer-turn-chef Willin Low, the restaurant’s Mod Sin (modern Singaporean) dishes continue to make headlines. It has recently been added to the List of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Read our review here.

Wild Rocket Restaurant
Hangout @ Mt Emily
10A Upper Wilkie Road
Singapore 228119

Tel : +65 63399448

Operating Hours
Lunch :Tues – Sat: 12 – 3pm
Dinner : Mon – Sat: 6.30 – 10.30pm
Wed: Corkage free (not applicable for events)

Chinese Restaurants

Summer Pavilion (*)

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After their renovations that were completed last year, Summer Pavilion has transformed its typical Chinese restaurant look into one that is bright and contemporary. The standard of Cantonese cuisine is high and service is impeccable. We think that the new look Summer Pavilion is surely one of the very best restaurants in Singapore. Read our review here.

Summer Pavilion
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore, 039799

Tel: +65 6434-5286

Chope Instant Reservations

Lunch
Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (last order at 2:15 p.m.)
Dim sum, à la carte and set menus are available.

Dinner
Daily, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (last order at 10:15 p.m.)
À la carte and set menus are available.

 

Jiang Nan Chun

Jiang Nan Chun

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Jiang Nan Chun is a Cantonese restaurant located in the Four Seasons Hotel. It is a top Chinese restaurant that serves the classic Cantonese dishes. Our favourite items are their claypot dishes. Read our review here.

Jiang Nan Chun 江南春
2nd Floor, Four Seasons Hotel
190 Orchard Boulevard
Singapore 248646

Tel : +65 6831 7220

Crystal Jade Golden Palace (*)

Crystal Jade Cantonese Restaurant

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Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon Orchard has a classy and elegant atmosphere. The service is attentive and the food is reliably good.  Its location in a shopping mall makes it a convenient and suitable place to meet up with friends from around the island.  Read our review here.

Crystal Jade Golden Palace 翡翠金阁
#05-22 Paragon
290 Orchard Road
Singapore 238539

Tel: +65 6734 6866

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Wan Hao

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Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant Marriott Singapore

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant in the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is one of the old-established names in the business. An understated restaurant, excellent service and consistently good traditional Cantonese food are reasons to visit.  Read our review here.

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road
Singapore 238865

Tel: +65 6831 4605

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
Lunch: 12PM to 3PM
Dinner: 6.30PM to 10.30PM

Saturday , Sunday and Public Holiday
Lunch: 11.30AM to 3PM
Dinner: 6.30PM to 10.30PM

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Wah Lok

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant

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Wah Lok deep-fried yam rolls

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant in Carlton Hotel is one of the most well-known Chinese restaurants of Singapore. We believe that it is probably on many people’s list of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore. The deep-fried yam rolls and por lor pau (baked barbecued pork buns) are two of the best dim sum items in Singapore. Read our review here.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant
Level 2 Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189558

Tel: +65 6338 8333

Opening Hours:
Mondays to Saturdays
Lunch served from 11:30am to 2:30pm
Dinner served from 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Sundays and Public Holidays
Lunch served from 11am to 2:30pm
Dinner served from 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Nearby Stations : City Hall, Bras Basah

 

Japanese Restaurants

Aoki

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Aoki is a small, traditional Japanese restaurant in Shaw Centre. It is part of the Les Amis group of restaurants. The cosy atmosphere and consistently high food standard makes this a restaurant worth making repeat visits to. Their lunches are particularly good value for money.  Read our review here.

Aoki Restaurant

1 Scotts Road
#01-17 Shaw Centre
Singapore 228208
(Opposite HSBC Bank, Tanglin Branch)

Tel : +65+ 6333 8015

Opening Hours
Mondays to Saturdays : Lunch 12noon to 3pm; Dinner 6.30pm to 11pm

Shinji by Kaneseka  (*)

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Shinji by Kaneseka at St Regis Hotel was established by two-starred Michelin Chef Kanesaka of Sushi Kanesaka in Tokyo’s prime Ginza district. This small sushi restaurant is helmed by head chef Shunsuke Kikuchi. Top tier sushi and the friendly chef combine to ensure an enjoyable meal each time.  Read our review here.

 

Italian Restaurants

Ristorante Da Valentino

Romantic Restaurants in Singapore

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Valentino in Turf City is the favourite Italian restaurant of many people we know. The photographs of not-so-ordinary patrons on their wall is a who’s-who list of local and international personalities. Their traditional Italian fare and warm hospitality are probably the secret to their success.  Read our review here.

Ristorante Da Valentino
Turf Club Road, #01-19
Singapore 287994

Tel : +65 6462 0555

La Barca

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La Barca is located in an Art Centre in Katong, which explains its rather low visibility and its large spacious premises. The authentic Italian food and laid back suburban setting makes this the best Italian restaurant in the East. Read our review here.

La Barca
90 Goodman Road
Goodman Arts Centre, Block C, #01-21/22
Singapore 439053

Tel: +65 9710 8208

Opening Hours
12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 9.30pm
Brunch Weekends : 11am – 2.30pm
Closed on Mondays

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La Barca - best restaurants in Singapore

We hope you enjoyed reading our list of best restaurants in Singapore. Cheers!

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