We are now midway through 2018 and we thought its time to write our compilation of TOP new restaurants Singapore 2018 that we have tried. We will continue to update this list as we continue to eat our way to 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 our readers to narrow down the new restaurants to try in 2018. You can see more photos of the places, food and menu by reading about our visits (links provided).
New Restaurants Singapore 2018
Auntie’s Wok & Steam
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
Opening Hours: 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Bugis
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
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
Tel: +65 9740 6870
Opening Hours: 11 am – 3 pm; 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Nearest MRT Station: City Hall, Bras Basah
Sushi Shiki Hanamaru
A new Japanese restaurant seems to open in Singapore every week. Sushi Shiki Hanamaru Restaurant is the last outlet to open in the Japanese restaurant cluster Hokkaido Marche at Orchard Central. Unlike the other seven outlets which operate like stalls in a food court, Sushi Shiki Hanamaru (花まる) is a proper restaurant with its exclusive dining area. It serves sushi and a good range of other a la carte items. Read about our visit here.
Sushi Shiki Hanamaru (花まる)
#B2-11/29/44/48 Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 66340211
Mon – Fri : 11 am – 2 pm; 5 pm -11 pm
Sat & Sun : 11 am – 11 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Somerset
Claypots Full Circle
The Claypots Full Circle restaurant on Amoy Street is a collaboration between a restaurant in Melbourne and “their ardent Singaporean supporters”. Apparently, the first Claypots restaurant in Melbourne served primarily claypots and fresh seafood plates. It has evolved into a brand of restaurants said to be known for exceptional seafood dishes. The Singapore restaurant does not serve claypots but has an interesting range of seafood items. Read about our visit here.
Claypots Full Circle Restaurant
103 Amoy Street
Tel: +65 62032203
Mon – Fri : 10.30am – 12am
Sat: 5pm – 12am
Last order for lunch and dinner at 2.30pm and 10pm respectively.
Nearby MRT Stations: Tanjong Pagar, Telok Ayer
Caffe Fernet is essentially a glass box on a pier at the Singapore Customs House which is near Fullerton One. You can imagine the great views that this new cafe has of the Marina Bay waterfront and Marina Bay Sands (MBS). We thought that the food was quite average but if you wish to dine at a new nice spot by the sea, we can’t think of a better place. Read about our visit here.
70 Collyer Quay
Nearby MRT Station: Raffles Place
Fu Lin Men
Fu Lin Men Cantonese Dining is a new restaurant in Chinese Swimming Club serving Hong Kong Dim Sum, roast meats and a variety of Cantonese dishes. This Chinese restaurant in Amber Road, Katong, is a place where you can have a simple meal or a banquet. Read about our visit here.
Fu Lin Men Cantonese Dining
#03-01, Chinese Swimming Club
21 Amber Road
Tel: (+65) 6282 0810
Monday to Friday:
Saturday to Sunday:
Rosso Bianco Italian Restaurant takes over the space previously occupied by another Italian restaurant, Donna Carmela. The restaurant is situated along Greenwood Avenue in the well-heeled residential area of Watten Estate. Read about our visit here.
Rosso Bianco Italian Restaurant
2 Greenwood Avenue
Opening Hours: 11:30am-10:30pm
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.
The Stamford Brasserie
Level 1, Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
Tel: +65 6431 6156
06.30 – 20.00
All-day Dining Menu:
12.00 – 22.00 (Last order 21.30)
Sunday to Thursday: 12.00 – 24.00 (Last order 11.30)
Friday, Saturday & eve of PH: 12.00 – 01.30 (Last order 01.00)
17.00 – 20.00 (Last order 19.45)
Nearby MRT Stations: City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade
So France is a new French restaurant at the Duo Gallerie at Bugis. The cuisine and products offered at the bistro and epicerie are mainly from the Sud-ouest (south-western part of France). We had a wonderful lunch there. Read about our visit here.
7 Fraser Street
Duo Galleria #01-51/56
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
Nearby MRT Station: Bugis
Dulukala at Island is a new cafe that took over the former Island Cafe at Tang’s department store. Dulukala Island has, wisely, left that place substantially unchanged. It is still an attractive space. We were told that this new cafe is a totally new tenant which is no longer run by Tang’s, which does not make any real difference to us except that the Tang’s card is not accepted there. The big change is the introduction of Peranakan dishes which we thought were pretty good. Prices are not low but not out of place considering the location and nice ambience. Read about our visit here.
Dulukala at Island
320 Orchard Road, Tang Plaza L4
Tel. (+65) 6734 6077
Mon-Sat : 10.30 am – 9.30 pm
Sun: 11 am – 8.30 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Orchard
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.
40C Harding Road
Mon-Sat: 11:30am-11:30pm (Last Order: 10pm)
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.
Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6732 2165
Tues-Sun 12 noon – 2 pm; 630 pm to 10 pm
Monday – Closed
Nearby MRT Station: Orchard
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
Tel: (65) 6723 7101
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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