TOP New Places to Eat in Singapore 2017

Top new places to eat in Singapore

(Updated August 2017) Even as the months of the year 2017 tick away, the questions seem to remain the same – what’s new, what’s cool, where should we eat, what are Singaporeans queuing for now? There are many restaurants and cafes opening in Singapore every month. As ordinary patrons, neither our waistlines nor our pockets allow us to visit all the new eating places. We think it is time to start our 2017 list of new openings in Singapore that we have visited recently  – the TOP New Places to Eat in Singapore 2017. They are mainly affordable dining options with a few, what ordinary patrons may consider, a little upscale ones. We will update this page from time to time so come back and visit once in a while. Please also tell us about great new places you have visited.

Summerlong at Quayside

TOP New Places to Eat in Singapore 2017

Como Cuisine

Como Cuisine

Como Cuisine

Como Cuisine is a smart casual kind of restaurant in Dempsey Hill.  It is the last of a group of four restaurants to open at Como Dempsey by Club 21. The food is contemporary fare – mostly mainstream restaurant items presented with creative touches.  Good for those with a small appetite as portions are small.  Read our review here.

Como Cuisine
Block 18A Dempsey Road
Singapore 249677

Opening Hours:
12:00pm – 3:00pm (Last seating 2:30pm )

6:00pm – 9:30pm (Last seating 8:30pm )

Tel: 1800 304 6688 (Local calls only)


Providore Downtown

Popular cafe Providore opened their flagship store in OUE Downtown Gallery, Shenton Way. It is a massive store with the cafe being just one of the many things going on in the space. Read about our brunch at the new Providore Downtown and see the pictures of the space here.

The Providore Downtown
OUE Downtown Gallery
6A Shenton Way #B1-07
Singapore 068815

Tel: +65 6431 7600

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday : 7:30am to 11.00pm (last orders at 10pm)
Sunday & Public Holidays : 9am to 6pm

Nearby MRT Station : Tanjong Pagar

The Providore Website

Gaig Restaurant

The new Gaig Restaurant Singapore on Stanley Street is an outpost of the Michelin Star Spanish restaurant of the same name in Barcelona. The Gaig Singapore Menu contains the familiar favourites of Spanish cuisine like Paella, Jamon Iberico and classic Catalan dishes. Read our review here.

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Gaig Restaurant Singapore
16 Stanley Street
Singapore (068735)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12-2pm, 6-9.30pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Telok Ayer

Bird Southern Table & Bar

The Bird Southern Table & Bar - Marina Bay Sands

The Bird Fried Chicken

The Bird Southern Table & Bar at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is a new outpost of Restaurateur John Kunkel’s award-winning restaurant group. The Bird at MBS offers classic Southern dishes and has an extensive drinks list.  On weekends, The Bird caters to the brunch crowd with sweet and savoury dishes such as 77 Elvis Pancakes. Read our review here.

The Bird Southern Table & Bar
B1-07, Galleria Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Singapore 018972

Tel: +65 6688 9959

Provisions at Dempsey

Provisions - new restaurant at Dempsey

Provisions - new restaurant at Dempsey

Provisions at Dempsey is a trendy Skewers & Claypot Cocktail Bar with good claypot rice. Read our post Provisions Dempsey Road – Skewers, Claypot with free coffee & snacks.

Provisions (Union Bridge Lifestyle)
7 Dempsey Road
Singapore 249671

Tel: +65 6250 7090

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday  4 pm – 1 am
Friday & Saturday 4 pm – 2 am
Sunday 10.30 am – 3 pm


Summerlong at Quayside

The new Summerlong Restaurant opened on the ground floor of the building known as The Quayside along the Singapore River at Robertson Quay. Right along the Singapore River, the casual verandah furniture and lounge music creates a resort-like feel at this restaurant.  Read about our brunch here.

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​Summerlong @ Quayside
60 Robertson Quay
Singapore 238252

Tel:   +65 6235 1225

Japan Rail Cafe

Japan Rail Cafe

Japan Rail Cafe Curry Rice

Japanese train operator The East Japan Railway Company (JR East) has opened a Japan-bound tourism theme cafe in Tanjong Pagar Centre.  At Japan Rail Cafe, you can buy Japan rail tickets, get tour information as well as enjoy cafe food based on various F&B recipes developed by JR East Food Business. Read about our lunch at JRC here.

Japan Rail Cafe
Tanjong Pagar Centre #01-20
5 Wallich Street
Singapore 078883

Opening Hours: 11 am – 9 pm

Nearby MRT Station : Tanjong Pagar

Tapas Club

Tapas Club is a new Spanish restaurant that opened a week ago in Orchard Central, Singapore. It is located at one end of level 2 in this Orchard Road mall.  It is run by the same company that operates the successful Binomo Spanish Restaurant in Tanjong Pagar.  Read our review here.

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Tapas Club
181 Orchard Road
Orchard Central
Singapore 238896

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 12-2pm, 6-11pm
Fri-Sat: 12-2pm, 6-12am

Nearby MRT Station : Somerset

Bakalaki Greek Tavern

Bakalaki Greek Tavern  opened around June 2017 on Seng Poh Road, right at the edge of Tiong Bahru.  It is a bright, cheerful place that captures the spirit of dining at a Greek restaurant. Read our review here.

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Bakalaki Greek Tavern
3 Seng Poh Road
Singapore 168891

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 6pm-1am
Fri-Sat: 12-5pm, 6pm-1am
Sun: 12-5pm, 5pm-1am

Venue by Sebastian @ Downtown Gallery

VENUE by Sebastian

Venue by Sebastian OUE Downtown

VENUE by Sebastian, a venture by former Ember chef Sebastian Ng and former Artichoke chef Jonathan Lee, offers good quality European fusion dishes, appealing presentation and nice setting. Read our post Venue by Sebastian – new restaurant in Downtown Gallery

VENUE By Sebastian
6A Shenton Way
Downtown Gallery #01-02
Singapore 068815

Tel: +65 6904 9688

Blue Jasmine Thai Restaurant

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The  Blue Jasmine Thai Restaurant is located in Park Hotel Farrer Park.  This new hotel is conveniently located atop the Farrer Park MRT station and right next to the Farrer Park Hospital. It is a stone’s throw away from the bustling Little India district off Serangoon Road. Read our review here.

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 Blue Jasmine Thai Restaurant
10 Farrer Park Station Road
Level 5
Park Hotel Farrer Park
Singapore (217564)

Operating Hours

Mon-Sun: 11:30am to 10:30pm

Taki Kyoto Grill & Sake @ Japan Food Town

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Taki Kyoto Grill & Sake is a new Japanese restaurant at Japan Food Town in Wisma Atria, Orchard Road. It has interesting prix fixe selections ranging from a Hana 6-course ($29, available from Monday to Thursday) to a Kyo 10-course ($105). Their grilled items are of high quality and delicious. Read about our meal at Taki Kyoto Grill & Sake here.

Taki Kyoto Grill & Sake
#04-52 Wisma Atria
435 Orchard Road
Singapore 238877

Tel: +65 6262 3465

Wine & Chef

Wine & Chef Singapore  opened early 2017 in one of the shophouses along the stretch of restaurants on Keong Saik Road. It serves an eclectic mix of food items that could be from menus at a zhi char stall, a Japanese izakaya or a French bistro. It has an extensive list of Italian wines which would not be out-of-place in an enoteca in Rome. Read our review here.

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Wine & Chef
7 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089115

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12-11pm
Sun: 10am-5pm

Nearby MRT Station: Outram

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones @ Orchard Central

TOP New Places to Eat 2017

TOP New Places to Eat 2017

We went to Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones not knowing what to expect but left impressed with the high quality of the food. Service was also warm and friendly. A place for sipping tea, enjoying coffee and savouring interesting food. Read our post SRPS = Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones, new restaurant at Orchard Central.

Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones
181 Orchard Road, #03-08
Singapore 238876

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Ami Ami @ Great World City

Top New Places to eat

Top New Places to eat

The new Ami Ami at Great World City is an interesting place for tempura fans. Good quality tempura  with cold Sapporo beer should make it a great place to visit. Read about our lunch at Ami Ami here.

Ami Ami
Shokutsu Ten Japanese Food Street
#B1-03/04, Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade
Singapore 237994

Tel: +65 6835 9071

63 Celsius @ Paragon

63Celsius Paragon

63Celsius Paragon is a new restaurant that opened recently on the 4th floor of the Paragon Shopping mall on Orchard Road. It has good coffee and and a menu which offers a fairly extensive selection of beef, seafood, pasta and brunch items. Read about our brunch at 63 Celsius here.

63 Celsius
290 Orchard Road
#04-09 Paragon
Singapore 238859

Tel: +65 61006363

Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar

Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar


Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar is the third of the four restaurants at Como Dempsey to open.  It is a restaurant by famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It offers interesting appetizers, fish & meat, pizza & pasta as well as enjoyable desserts.   If we can only eat one thing it will have to be the black truffle pizza. Read our post Brunch  at Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar.

Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar
17 & 18 Dempsey Road
Singapore 249676

Jollibee @ Paya Lebar Square

Jollibee at Paya Lebar Sq

Jollibee at Paya Lebar Sq

Besides the famed Chickenjoy, Jollibbee also serves burgers, spaghetti and side dishes like minced chicken rice. It also has breakfast items like chicken tocino, a Filipino breakfast made of cured meat, and beef hotdog. Read about our visit to Jollibee at Paya Lebar Square here.

Jollibee Paya Lebar Square
60 Paya Lebar #01-05/06/07
Singapore 409051

Liao Fan Hawker Chan Restaurant @ Tai Seng 18

Hawker Chan Restaurant Tai Seng

Hawker Chan Roast Pork Noodles

Since Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Chicken Rice & Noodles received their Michelin Star award in 2016, the snaking queue at the stall in Chinatown had become almost unmanageable. To bring the famed soya sauce chicken to more people, Chef Chan teamed up with Hersing Culinary to open a chain of quick service restaurants under the name “Liao Fan Hawker Chan”. The first restaurant was opened in November 2016 at 78 Smith Street. Another new Hawker Chan Restaurant has opened in early 2017 at 18 Tai Seng. Now we get access to Michelin Star food closer to home and without queuing for hours. Read about our lunch at Liao Fan Hawker Chan @ Tai Seng 18 here.

Liao Fan Hawker Chan Restaurant
18 Tai Seng #01-02
18 Tai Seng Street
Singapore 539775

25 Degrees Singapore

New Places to Eat in Singapore - 25 Degrees Singapore

25 Degrees Burger No.1

25 Degrees Singapore is a new gourmet American burger restaurant. The US restaurant chain originated in Los Angeles and is apparently popular with the Hollywood set. It can boast of being the Winner of Bangkok’s Great American Burger Competition 2016. Located in Hotel G, Middle Road, 25 Degrees Singapore is a new hot spot for good reasonably priced gourmet burgers. Read about our visit to 25 Degrees here.

25 Degrees Singapore
200 Middle Road
Singapore 188980

Tel: +65 6809 7990

Atmastel South Beach

Atmastel Italian restaurant South Beach - TOP New Places to Eat in Singapore 2017

Atmastel South Beach is a modern and casual Italian restaurant that is also part of the second wave of restaurants that are opening up at South Beach Avenue, the f & b zone of the South Beach development.  Read about our lunch at Atmastel here.

Atmastel South Beach Avenue
26 Beach Road, #B1-22
Singapore 189768

Tel: +65 6581 0085

Botanico at the Garage

Botanico at the Garage

Botanico at the Garage

Botanico at the Garage in Singapore Botanic Gardens serves quality food that is beautifully presented. Read our post Lunch at Botanico at the Garage (Singapore Botanic Gardens).

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Botanico at the Garage
50 Cluny Park Road
Singapore 257488

Tel: +65 9831 1106

Ginett Restaurant

The Ginette Restaurant occupies prime location in the equally new Hotel G Singapore on Middle Road near Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations. It serves western food classics and has an attractive wine list.  Read our post on Ginette here.

Ginett Restaurant at G Hotel Singapore
200 Middle Road
Singapore 188980

Tel: +65 6809 7989

Prive Orchard

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Prive Orchard has some of the best ringside seats to watch the world go by along Orchard Road. The new Prive Orchard Cafe that recently opened at Wheelock Place is a pleasant place to have a drink and a light meal. Read our post here.

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Prive Orchard
Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Rd, #01-K1
Singapore 238880

COMO Dempsey

COMO Dempsey is a lifestyle destination that started opening incrementally from the end of 2016 with the opening of Candlenut and Ippoh Tempura. DEMPSEY Cookhouse and Bar by Jean-Georges Vongerichten started operations in March 2017. You can read about our visits to Candlenut Peranakan restaurant and Ippoh Tempura here and here.


Morsels Singapore Dempsey

Morsels Singapore Dempsey

Morsels Singapore is a new small restaurant in Dempsey Hill serving small bites. Morsels,  founded and run by Chef-Owner Petrina Loh, was previously located in Little India and moved to their current location in Dempsey in January 2017. Read about our lunch here.

Chope Restaurant Reservation

25 Dempsey Road, #01-04
Singapore 249670

Tel: +65 6266 3822

FOO’D by Davide Oldani

FOO'D restaurant Victoria Concert Hall

Desserts FOO'D restaurant

FOO’D by Davide Oldani at Victoria Concert Hall offers a menu conceptualised by celebrity Chef Davide Oldani, chef-owner of the one Michelin-starred D’O in Cornaredo, a municipality in Milan, Italy.  Read our post on FOO’D here.

FOO’D by Davide Oldani at Victoria Concert Hall
11 Empress Place, #01-01
Singapore 179558

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel: +65 63855588

Wheeler’s Estate

Wheeler's Estate Seletar Aerospace Park

Wheeler's Estate Menu

Wheeler’s Estate occupies a large 2-storey building, an outhouse and sprawling grounds at The Oval @ SAP (Seletar Aerospace Park). Wheeler’s Estate Seletar is a charming place with scenic surrounding. Their food and coffee are not better that those served in decent brunch places that are more centrally located in the city. However, it presents a rustic getaway if you want a change from eating in lookalike malls.  Read about our brunch at Wheeler’s Estate here.

Wheeler’s Estate
2 Park Lane
Seletar Aerospace Park
Singapore 798386

Tel: +65 6262 0001

House of ANLI Bistro

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Brunch at House of ANLI Bistro

The House of ANLI in Tanglin Mall is a home interior store dedicated to premium European home decorations. At the rear of the store is a beautiful bistro overlooking the lush greenery of Nassim Hill. Shopping in the House of ANLI is an interesting experience and brunch at the Bistro is a very pleasant affair. Read our post here.

House of ANLI Bistro
#03-17 Tanglin Mall
163 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247 933

Tel: +65 6235 3851

Dutch Colony Coffee Co UE Square

Dutch Colony Coffee Co UE Square

Dutch Colony Coffee Co UE Square

The new Dutch Colony UE Square outlet looks quite different from their previous two at Turf City and Frankel. This one is bright and modern in outlook, which we thought is the nicest of the three. Read out post here.

Dutch Colony Coffee Co UE Square
81 Clemenceau Avenue #01-21
Singapore 239917

Tel: +65 6904 4522

Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles

Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles Singapore

Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles at Esplanade Signature Mee Kia

Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles at Esplanade is the latest hawker stall to move upscale. From Pek Kio Market in Little India to the Esplanade Mall by Marina Bay is a big leap, but it means that their big prawn noodles can now be enjoyed in a modish air-conditioned environment.  Read our review here.

Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles
8 Raffles Avenue
Esplanade Mall ##01-13C
Singapore 039802

Tel: +65 6327 9187

Bird Bird

Bird Bird at Frankel Avenue

Birdhouse Special - buttermilk fried chicken

The Bird Bird House of Thai Chicken in Ann Siang Road moved to Frankel Ave and embraced a new concept which concentrates on fried chicken. Bird Bird at Frankel Avenue is a simple American-style fried chicken restaurant.  Read our review here.

Bird Bird
97 Frankel Avenue
Singapore 458222

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel: +65 6694 8270

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

Teochew restaurant Imperial Treasure Teochew has moved from its previous location in Ngee Ann City to Ion Orchard. Read about our lunch at the new and improved location here.

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine
ION Orchard, #03-05
2 Orchard Turn
Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 67362118

In case you are still wondering about the new places to eat in 2017, you can also check out our stories on the food places and restaurants in the new malls that opened in 2017.
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