TOP list of Bukit Timah Restaurants

To assist our readers who are searching for what to eat in Bukit Timah, this is The Ordinary Patrons’ (TOP) compilation of the Bukit Timah restaurants that we have tried.  We start from the lower Bukit Timah Road area around Botanic Gardens and go west towards the restaurants in the Upper Bukit Timah Road area.

Atlas Coffeehouse

Atlas Coffeehouse is located in No 6 Duke’s Road, the building with a sharp corner at the junction of Bukit Timah and Duke’s Road.  Almost in the middle of nowhere, we were surprised to see a bustling cafe with full occupancy on a weekday morning.  Read more.

Atlas Coffeehouse
6 Duke’s Road
Singapore 268886

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Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday
8am – 7pm (Last orders at 6.30pm)
Closed on Monday

Botanico at the Garage

This white building that used to be a garage during the old University of Singapore days now houses two restaurants – Botanico and Bees Knees. Located near the junction of Cluny and Bukit Timah roads, Botanico is a modern Spanish restaurant.   It is helmed by a chef who had worked at some major restaurants in Spain. For more information, read our review here.

Botanico at the Garage

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Botanico at the Garage
50 Cluny Park Road
Singapore 257488

Tel: +65 9831 1106

Bees Knees

Bee's Knees Botanic Gardens

Bees Knees is a casual cafe at the ground floor of The Garage. Most of its seats are outdoors but there is a small air-conditioned area. It serves usual cafe food like pasta dishes, pizza and sandwiches. Read our review here.

Bee’s Knees at the Garage
50 Cluny Park Road, Cluny Park Gate
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore 257488

Opening Hours
Bee’s Knees (Level 1, Garage)
Monday – Closed
Tuesday to Sunday – 10am – 6pm

Tel: +65 9831 1106

Crown Bakery & Cafe

Crown Bakery and Cafe bakes some wonderful looking breads and pastry items. Located in the Crown Centre near Coronation Plaza, it is a very popular place for breakfast and brunch on weekends.  Read about our visit here.

Crown Bakery and Cafe
557 Bukit Timah Road
Crown Centre, #01-03 (Near Coronation Plaza)
Singapore 269694
7.30am — 7.00pm

Little Diner

The Little Diner is one of the row of Bukit Timah restaurants just before Sixth Avenue. It is a cosy restaurant which was inspired by the New York City’s Lower East Side.  They have a good selection of burgers and craft beers. Daily promotions are available on weekdays. Read about our set lunch at Little Diner here.

Little Diner
789 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 269763

Opening Hours:
Tue-Thu: 11:30am-3:30pm, 6-10pm
Fri: 11:30am-3:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Sat: 11:30am-3:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Sun: 11:30am-3:30pm, 6-10pm
Closed Monday

Bukit Timah Restaurants around Watten Estate

Rosso Bianco

Rosso Bianco is a new Italian restaurant that takes over the space previously occupied by another Italian restaurant, Donna Carmela. Read more.

Rosso Bianco Italian Restaurant
2 Greenwood Avenue
Singapore 289189

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Opening Hours: 11:30am-10:30pm

Sakurazaka Shabu Shabu

We now cross over to the Bukit Timah restaurants on the other side of BT Road.  The cluster of eateries along Greenwood Avenue in the Watten Estate area hosts a good collection of food places. Sakurazaka Shabu Shabu is one of them.  It specialises in the Japanese hotpot meals.  Read about our dinner here.

Sakurazaka Shabu Shabu
24 Greenwood Avenue
Singapore 289221

Tel : +65 6463 0333

Opening Hours:
Thursday – Sunday 11.30am – 03.00pm
Monday – Sunday 6.00pm – 10.30pm


Rubato Italian Restaurant is the most prominent restaurant in the Greenwood cluster. With quite a few Italian restaurants in this area, you can have many Italian restaurants to choose from. Rubato has one of the nicest restaurant space. Read about our lunch here.

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RUBATO Italian Kitchen
12 Greenwood Avenue
Singapore 289204

Tel : 6252 3200

Fratini La Trattoria

Fratini La Trattoria is the most unique restaurant in the Watten Estate cluster or even among all the Bukit Timah restaurants in this list. It has no menu. It is an omakase style Italian restaurant where the chef decides what’s best based on the ingredients available on the day.  Read about our dinner here.

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Fratini La Trattoria
10 Greenwood Avenue
Singapore 289201

Tel : 6468 2868

La Braceria


La Braceria  is another Italian restaurant near the Greenwood Ave cluster.  We thought that it was one of the friendliest among the restaurants there. Read about our lunch here.

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La Braceria
5 Greendale Avenue

Tel: 6465 5918

Shelter in the Woods

Shelter in the Woods is a French restaurant with a country-style decor.  It is also along the Greenwood Ave restaurant row.  Read about our visit here.


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22 Greenwood Avenue
Singapore 289218

Wed-Fri & Mon: 6-10pm
Sat-Sun: 11am-2:30pm, 6-10pm
Closed Tuesday

Ivin’s Peranakan

We leave Watten Estate and head up Dunearn Road to the Binjai Park area.  Ivin’s Peranakan is the most popular eatery in this area. It draws a crowd on weekday lunchtime and even bigger crowds on weekends.  Don’t be tempted to park on the roads with white lines. Enforcement action is commonly carried out there.  Read our review here.

Ivin’s Peranakan Restaurant
19 Binjai Park
Singapore 589827

Tel : 6468 3060

(Closed on Thursdays)

Ristorante Da Valentino

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We think that Valentino is the best Italian restaurant in the Bukit Timah area.  It had moved from its Rifle Range premises to the current Turf City (former Singapore Turf Club) location several years ago.  Read our review here.

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200 Turf Club Road
The Grand Stand
Singapore (287994)


Tue-Fri: 12-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Sat-Sun: 12-3pm, 6-10:30pm
Closed Monday

Spize Rifle Range

There are two fine restaurants hidden in the middle of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve area. Although situated in the Temasek Club, a place for MINDEF officers, the restaurants are open to the public. Spize is a restaurant serving Asian and Western food.  Read about our lunch here.

Spize Rifle Range
131 Rifle Range Road #03-04
Singapore 588406

Tel: +65 6337 7493

Operating Hours:
Weekdays: 8am to 11pm
Weekends: 8am to 11pm

Dragon Phoenix Grand

Dragon Phoenix Grand is the other restaurant at the Temasek Club. There are not many full service Chinese restaurants in Bukit Timah. This was a rare find. Read our review here.

Dragon Phoenix Grand Chinese Restaurant
Temasek Club
131 Rifle Range Road
Singapore 588406

Tel: +65 6463 3628

Opening Hours:
11.30am to 3pm
6pm to 10:30pm

Spruce (Fire Station)

The Spruce restaurant (formerly at Phoenix Park) has taken over the old Bukit Timah Fire Station.  Spruce serves mostly the Western standards like burgers, fish & chips, pasta, ribs etc. Read about our lunch here.  Live band performances take place on some evenings.

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Spruce at Fire Station
260 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #01-01
Singapore 588190

Tel: +65 6466 5582

Opening Hours:
Monday: 6.00pm – 12.30am
Tuesday to Friday: 11:30am – 12.30am
Saturday, Sunday & PH: 9.00am – 12.30am

Acqua e Farina

“Acqua e Farina” means water and flour in Italian – essential ingredients which go into making pizza and pasta. This Italian restaurant is located at Rail Mall along Upper Bukit Timah Road near the Hillview MRT Station. It is also near one of the access points to go onto the old railway corridor.  Read about our set lunch here.

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400 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Singapore (678050


Tue-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-10:15pm
Sat-Sun: 11am-3pm, 5-10:15pm
Closed Monday

Toast Box Rail Mall

Toast Box is a cafe that does not need any introduction. Toast Box’s Rail Mall outlet adds another dining option to the Bukit Timah area.

Toast Box Rail Mall
The Rail Mall, #01-01
448 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 678068

Tel: +65 6468 5421

Operating hours: 8am to 8pm

Teck Kee Chicken Rice

Teck Kee Chicken Rice

Teck Kee is one of our favourite restaurants at Rail Mall. It is like a mini tze char type of restaurant. It serves wonderful chicken rice and a variety of other dishes. Read about our takeaway lunch here.

Teck Kee Chicken Rice
450 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 678069

Tel: +65 6314 1475 (Reservations) / +65 8685 0400 (Takeaway)

Bukit Timah Restaurants near Hillview

A cluster of Upper Bukit Timah restaurants can be found in the HillV2 Shopping Mall. It is not a large mall but there is a good mix of f & b options there. Here is a list of the restaurants we have been to, with links to our reviews.

Wine Connection HillV2

The Wine Connection bistro is right next to their wine shop. You can be sure that there is a vast selection of wines available.  Read about our set lunch here.

Wine Connection at HillV2
4 HillView Rise #02-05/06
Singapore 667979

Tel : +65 6710 7138

Operating hours: 10am – 10pm

iO Italian Osteria

iO Italian Osteria is the most attractive restaurant at HillV2.  Read our review here.

iO Italian Osteria
#02-01 HillV2
4 Hillview Rise Singapore 667979

Tel: 6710 7150

BurgerUp Classix

BurgerUp Classix is a burger joint at HillV2. A nice change from the usual fast food options.  Read about our visit  here.

Burgerup Classix
#01-11 HiilV2
4 Hillview Rise Singapore 667979

Joyden Canton Kitchen

Joyden Canton Kitchen 欣艺和

Joyden Canton is another rare full service Chinese restaurant in our list of Bukit Timah restaurants.  Read about our visit here.

Joyden Treasures Chinese Restaurant

Joyden Canton Kitchen 欣艺和
#02-21 HillV2
4 Hillview Rise
Singapore 667979

Tel : 6465 9988

Starker Fresh Beer

Starker Fresh Beer at HillV2 is a popular place for drinks after work.  The fresh fruity beer and happy hour pricing may have something to do with it. Read about our happy hour at Starker here.

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Starker Fresh Beer
#01-02 HillV2
4 Hillview Rise
Singapore 667979

Hillion Mall Restaurants

Moving up north to the end of Upper Bukit Timah Road before it becomes Woodlands Road is the new Hillion Mall at the Bukit Panjang MRT station.  This mall hosts many eateries and food places.  Read our overview of the restaurants at Hillion Mall.

This ends our TOP list of Bukit Timah Restaurants. We hope you find the list useful.


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