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TOP New Restaurants Singapore 2018 – our favourite new eateries

(Updated November 2018) As The Ordinary Patrons (TOP) eat our way through the year, this is our compilation of TOP new restaurants Singapore 2018 that we have tried and liked. We will continue to update this list all the way till the end of 2018. Being a food blog by ordinary people of our own eating experiences with no sponsored stories, we have to be judicious in the choice of new restaurants to try in Singapore. New places to eat are always interesting, but time, budget and calories should be wisely spent. We hope this list of new restaurants Singapore 2018 will help to narrow down the new restaurants to try in 2018. These are restaurants or cafes where we liked the food or where we had a good overall dining experience. You can see more photos of the places, food and menu by reading about our visits (links provided).

SKAI - TOP New Restaurant 2018

New Restaurants Singapore 2018

Halcyon & Crane

Halcyon & Crane - Paragon

Halcyon & Crane - Paragon

Halcyon & Crane is a well-appointed casual all day dining restaurant in Paragon Singapore. The menu offers interesting items of Western dishes with Sichuan influences, such as miso red dates roasted salmon. Read more.

Halcyon & Crane Paragon
290 Orchard Road #03-09
Singapore 238859

Tel: +65 9727 5121

Opening Hours: 9 am – 10 pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Somerset, Orchard



SKAI - TOP New Restaurant 2018

SKAI - TOP New Restaurant 2018

Pearched on the 70th floor of  Swissotel The Stamford, with panoramic views and great ambience, SKAI must surely rank as one of the top new restaurants in Singapore for 2018. It is a contemporary grill so steaks are the main highlights but other dishes we tried were all delightful. Read about our lunch at SKAI here.

SKAI Restaurant
Level 70 Swisshotel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
Singapore 178882

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Tel: +65 6837 3322

Opening Hours:
Lunch: Monday to Friday: 12.00 – 14.30;  Saturday: 12.00 – 15.30
Sunday Brunch: 11.30 – 3.30
Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 18.00 – 22.00

Nearby MRT Stations: City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade



Dancing Fish

Dancing Fish Signature @ Tangs

Dancing Fish - TOP New Restaurant 2018

Dancing Fish is an “award-winning Malay-Indo restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that is listed in CNN Travel 2017’s ‘Top 20 Restaurants'”. Dancing Fish Signature opens in Singapore on level 4 of Tang’s Department Store at Orchard Road. It is easy to have an enjoyable meal there. Read about our lunch at Dancing Fish Signature.

Dancing Fish Signature
310 Orchard Road
TANGS at Tang Plaza, Level 4
Singapore 238864

Tel: +65 6339 1048

Opening Hours: 11.30 am to 10.30 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard


The Spot

The Spot Marina One

TOP New Restaurant - The Spot

The Spot is a new restaurant in Marina One which is also an all-day dining cafe, bar and cigar lounge. It has an interesting menu which combines contemporary European cuisine with South East Asian ingredients. Read about our Lunch at The Spot.

The Spot
5 Straits View
Marina One The Heart
Singapore 018935

Tel: +65 6284 2637

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-11pm
Sat: 5-11pm
Closed Sunday

Chope Reservations

Nearby MRT Stations: Marina Bay, Downtown


Famous Treasure

Famous Treasure Capitol Piazza

Famous Treasure Capitol Piazza is a new Chinese restaurant to open at this small shopping mall annexed to the Capitol Theatre. It takes over the space formerly occupied by the Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant which was famous for their duck dishes. We were told that there is a Famous Treasure restaurant in Sembawang and this is their second outlet which is more posh and upmarket. We must admit we have not heard of this famous restaurant when we decided to check it out. We were glad that we did so and that they had decided to set up shop in a more accessible part of Singapore.  Read more.

Famous Treasure Capitol
13 Stamford Road
#02-28 Capitol Piazza
Singapore 178905

Tel: +65  6881-6668

Opening Hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10.30pm

Nearby MRT Station : City Hall


Jypsy Martin Road is a new cafe concept by PS Cafe. 38 Martin Road (near Mohamed Sultan Rd) was formerly occupied by another member of the PS Cafe group – Chopsuey. They have transformed the space into a casual Japanese restaurant. In keeping with their ability to churn out one stylish cafe after another in Singapore, the new restaurant Jypsy PS Cafe is another lovely place that looks like no other in Singapore. The place is less lavish and more relaxed but it is certainly no “gypsy”.  Read more.

Jypsy PS Cafe
No.38 Martin Road
Singapore 239072

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Tel: +65 8188 6177

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday : 11.30 am – 4.00 pm ; 5.30pm – 11.00pm (Last food order 10.30 pm)
Closed on Monday

Yellow Pot

Yellow Pot Restaurant Singapore

Yellow Pot Restaurant at Six Senses Duxton Hotel is a new modern Chinese restaurant where the interiors excite diners as much as the food. At a time when the look and feel of many of the new cafes and restaurants in Singapore are familiar or quite indistinguishable, like James Bond’s tuxedos, Yellow Pot is like a head-turning Bond girl – sassy, mysterious and glamorous. The food at the restaurant should also meet the approval of the urbane 007 agent. Read more.

Yellow Pot Restaurant
88 Duxton Road
Singapore 089540

Tel: +65 6914 1420

Opening Hours:
11.30 am to 2.30 pm;
5.30 pm to 10.30 pm

Nearby MRT Station : Tanjong Pagar

Common Man Stan

Common Man Stan Cafe

Common Man Stan is one of the best weekend brunch spots in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD). A recently established outpost of the ever popular Common Man Coffee Roasters Café at 22 Martin, Common Man Stan is one of those cafes we wish we have near our office. The next best thing is to head to Stanley Street during a weekend to enjoy the cafe’s good food and coffee and cast aside the cares of the work week.  Read more.

Common Man Stan
11/12 Stanley Street
Singapore 068730

Tel: +65 6877 4855

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-10pm
Sat-Sun: 9am-5pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Tanjong Pagar, Telok Ayer


SHAO - 烧

SHAO 烧 is a casual Teochew restaurant at Frankel Avenue. Located in the hip suburban enclave where there are a number of popular cafes and restaurants,  SHAO 烧 serves contemporary Chinese dishes centered on roast and barbeque. Read more.

117 Frankel Avenue
Singapore 458232

Tel: +65 6610 9233

Opening Hours: Mon: 11am-2:30pm; 5-11pm
Wed-Sun: 11am-2:30pm; 5-11pm
Closed Tuesday

Ranch Steakhouse by Astons

Affordable steakhouse Astons has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2005 from a coffeeshop along East Coast Road.  They go upmarket with a beautiful new restaurant in Clarke Quay.  Read more.

The Ranch Steakhouse by Astons
Clarke Quay, Block B, #01-15
(Near Clarke Quay Taxi Stand)
3 River Valley Road
Singapore 179021

Wakey Wakey

New hipster cafe at Concourse Skyline along Beach Road by Strangers’ Reunion. Read more.

Wakey Wakey
302 Beach Road, #01-04/05
The Concourse
Singapore 199600

Opening Hours
Daily: 9am to 6pm

So France

So France Bistro and Epicerie at Duo Galleria offers cuisine and products mainly from the Sud-ouest (south-western part of France). So France Bistro is an unpretentious French restaurant where the food is good and the service friendly. Read more.

So France
7 Fraser Street
Duo Galleria #01-51/56
Singapore 189356

Tel: +65 6909 6449

Bistro Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday:
11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 9:30pm (closed on Tuesdays)
Friday & Saturday:
11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
Sunday: 9am – 9:30pm

Qi – House of Sichuan

Qi – House Of Sichuan Singapore is the Singapore branch of the one-Michelin-starred restaurant, Qi – House Of Sichuan of Hong Kong. Located at the Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC), this new restaurant serves contemporary Sichuan dishes. Read more.

Qi – House Of Sichuan Singapore
8A Marina Boulevard
#02-01 Marina Bay Link Mall
Singapore 018984

Tel: +65 6634 8277

Opening Hours: 11:30 – 15:00; 18:00 – 22:00

Nearby MRT Station: Downtown

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Auntie’s Wok & Steam

Auntie's Wok and Steam Alley on 25

Auntie’s Wok & Steam seeks to create a tze char experience in an upscale setting. We think they have succeeded to a large extent. Like looking for a hard to find street side tze char stall of old, we walk along a narrow alley to locate Auntie’s Wok and Steam in Alley on 25 Andaz Hotel. The alley is, however, a spiffy one and Auntie’s Wok & Steam is a very nice contemporary Chinese dining space.  Read about our visit here.

Auntie’s Wok & Steam
5 Fraser Street
Level 25 Andaz Singapore
Singapore 189354

Opening Hours: 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Bugis


New Restaurants Singapore 2018

Tablescape Restaurant & Bar is a new “… contemporary, upscale restaurant and bar serving modern European classics complemented by a curated menu at the bar.”   We had an upmarket dining experience at a reasonable price.  It is located on the third level of the Grand Park City Hall Hotel. This is the hotel that is next to Peninsular Plaza and Capitol Piazza.  Read about our visit here.

Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
Grand Park City Hall Hotel
10 Coleman Sreet
Singapore 179809

Opening Hours
Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm
Bar: 5.30pm to 1am

Nearby MRT Station: City Hall

New Ubin Seafood CHJIMES

New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES is a new outlet by New Ubin Seafood. This is currently their second restaurant in Singapore. The other one is in the Hillview area (you can read about our visit here). Hitherto, we have associated New Ubin with gritty locations – their existing Hillview outlet is in a canteen of an industrial building, having moved there from the Sin Ming car workshops area. The New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES outlet marks a departure from that impression. The Tze Char (煮炒) restaurant has moved into the posh neighbourhood of CHIJMES right in the heart of the Singapore CBD.  Read about our visit here.

New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES
30 Victoria Street #02-01B/01C, CHIJMES
Singapore 187996

Tel: +65 9740 6870

Opening Hours: 11 am – 3 pm; 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Nearest MRT Station: City Hall, Bras Basah


Stamford Brasserie

TOP Weekend Brunch Places

Located on the ground floor of Swissôtel The Stamford,  The Stamford Brasserie is a chic Parisian cafe with modern elements and plenty of greenery. We think it is one of the best coffee spots in Raffles City – great ambience, professional service and good coffee that is reasonably priced. Read about our visits here.

The Stamford Brasserie
Level 1, Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
Singapore 178882

Tel: +65 6431 6156

Grab-and-Go Menu:
06.30 – 20.00

All-day Dining Menu:
12.00 – 22.00 (Last order 21.30)

Bar Menu:
Sunday to Thursday: 12.00 – 24.00 (Last order 11.30)
Friday, Saturday & eve of PH: 12.00 – 01.30 (Last order 01.00)

Happy Hour:
17.00 – 20.00 (Last order 19.45)

Nearby MRT Stations: City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade


TOP Weekend Brunch Places - Atout

In another case of restaurant switcheroo, the new French restaurant Atout Restaurant has taken over from Au Petit Salut (also a French restaurant) at Dempsey Hill, Singapore.  There were some aspects about the restaurant which we were not thrilled about but the 40 garlic chicken dish makes this a place worthy of another visit. Read about our visit here.

Atout Restaurant
40C Harding Road
Singapore 249548

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 11:30am-11:30pm (Last Order: 10pm)
Sun: 11am-3pm


Jinjo Restaurant

The new Jinjo Restaurant is a new Sumiyaki restaurant by the Les Amis group that recently opened in the second level of Shaw Centre. It takes over the space which used to house the whisky and wine retail area of Caveau / Vinum Wines. The quality of food cooked over charcoal was high, but dining here is quite costly. Read about our visit here.

Jinjo Restaurant
Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road
Singapore 228208

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Tel: +65 6732 2165

Opening Hours:
Tues-Sun 12 noon – 2 pm; 630 pm to 10 pm
Monday – Closed

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard

One Bowl

If you like roast pork, then a visit to One Bowl Restaurant in The Sultan Hotel, Singapore should be on your to do list. Although the roast pork is referred to as char siew in the menu, it does not look like the regular char siu that we are used to. Instead of thin slices of mostly lean meat with red colouring at the edges, the char siew at One Bowl Restaurant were partially fatty pieces, cut into thick slabs and without any colouring. More oily than the usual kind but perhaps that is what gives it its rich taste.  Read about our visit here.

One Bowl Restaurant & Bar
The Sultan Hotel
101 Jalan Sultan
Singapore 199002

Tel: (65) 6291-9020

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM (Last Order 2:45 PM)
Dinner: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Last Order 9:30 PM)

Nearby MRT Stations: Lavender, Nicoll Highway

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