TOP List of Dempsey Restaurants 2020 & Reviews

Here is our TOP List of Dempsey Restaurants 2020 with links to our reviews which contain more information of restaurants and pictures of menu with prices (where available). Deciding what to eat at Dempsey Hill for brunch, lunch or dinner is always a challenge as there are so many choices. We hope that this list will be useful to our readers as a guide to the Dempsey restaurants in Tanglin Village.

Dempsey Restaurants at Dempsey Hill
Dempsey Restaurants

Dempsey, Minden, Loewen and Tanglin Village

Tanglin Village is the collective description for the area which used to be the Central Manpower Base (CMPB), a group of buildings used for military’s administrative functions. We often refer to this area generally as the Dempsey Hill or Dempsey Road restaurants. Within the Village, there are separate clusters of buildings known as the Dempsey, Minden and Loewen clusters. We are probably most familiar with the Dempsey and Minden clusters as these are where most of the restaurants are located. The Loewen cluster is slightly detached from the others (and therefore less visible to the casual visitor). It is a ten minute walk from PS Cafe. Its tenants include one or two food outlets but are mostly retail and services such as The Gown Warehouse, Invictus International School, The Wagington Luxury Pet Hotel, Melbourne Specialist International School

Information on Dempsey Restaurants

As restaurant details such as menus and opening hours often change, we recommend that you check with the restaurants for the current information.  Where available, we have provided links to the Chope reservation system for the respective restaurants.

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Dempsey Project

The Dempsey Project

Jones the Grocer at Dempsey Hill has been transformed into a new restaurant in a grocery store named The Dempsey Project. It retains roughly the same structure as the former Jones the Grocer, but with some sprucing up. The space inside has shelves with colourful and appealing groceries and lots of green plants. There are communal tables and regular dining tables in the brightly lit dining hall. Read more at our post The Dempsey Project – Keeping up with Joneses

Chope Reservations

The Dempsey Project
9 Dempsey Road
Singapore 247697

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 8 am – 9:30 pm
Fri-Sat: 8 am – 10:30 pm
Tel: +65 6476 1518


Hathaway is one of the latest restaurants at Dempsey HIll. Recently opened in October 2020, it is a modern local restaurant that combines traditional Singapore cuisines with contemporary dishes. Dishes such as Pengat Pisang French Toast, Ah Nya’s Fish Curry and Wagyu Tenderloin served with cincalok chilli are on the menu.

Chope Reservations
Online reservation for Hathaway

Hathaway Restaurant
13 Dempsey Road
Singapore (249674)
Mon-Sat: 9am-9pm
Closed Sunday

Hathaway Day Menu

Hathaway Night Menu

TUGA Singapore Portuguese Restaurant

TUGA Singapore is a Portuguese restaurant that hails from Taipei, Taiwan. It is a brand new restaurant that features Portuguese cuisine and wine. The decor is tastefully laid out. Dining at TUGA Singapore would be like dining in a wine cellar. It moved in at the early part of 2020 but dining in was affected by COVID19. Read about our lunch at TUGA in July 2020 during the Phase 2 re-opening here.

TUGA Portuguese Restaurant
Dempsey Hill, Block 8 #01-15

TUGA Singapore Facebook


SPRMRKT Dempsey is the latest outlet of the smart, casual dining restaurant whose name does not have vowels. It is a name that we are familiar with having tried their outlets such as those at Robertson Quay and Cluny Court. Like TUGA, they are newcomers to Dempsey in 2020 and we will have to wait for Phase 2 before we can get to dine there. You can see more pictures and information here.

SPRMRKT at Dempsey Hill
Blk 8 Dempsey Rd, #01-15A
Singapore 247696

WhatsApp / Phone at +65 8129 8166
(Circuit Breaker Operating Hours)
Mon to Sun: 9am to 9pm
Open on Public Holidays


The Pantry

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The Pantry @ Dempsey
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The Pantry is one of the newer restaurants at Dempsey, having opened only on 28 February 2020. It takes over the space which used to be occupied by Spanish restaurant La Ventana. We have yet to eat there but it looks like a nice friendly place to have a casual meal.

The Pantry
16A Dempsey Road, #01-01
Singapore 247695

The Wine Company @ Block 8

Wine Company at Block 8 Dempsey

In November 2019, Wine Company Dempsey opened their new, bigger restaurant in Block 8. Their first outlet in Block 14D was one of the earliest restaurants to set up at Dempsey Hill. The same eclectic food menu is available at the new Wine Company Dempsey and so we had an Italian/Chinese/French/Japanese multicultural lunch with German wine. Read more.

The Wine Company 
Block 8, #01-14
Dempsey Road
Singapore 249688

Da Paolo Dempsey

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Da Paolo Dempsey opened their latest and biggest restaurant at Dempsey in late 2019. It offers “a modern twist to traditional Italian cuisine with a live pasta making counter, Italian wood-fired oven for handstretched pizza …”. They are located in the space that Culina used to occupy. Read more.

Chope Reservations

Brunch Menu

Lunch Menu

Dinner Menu

8 Dempsey Road
Singapore (247696)

Sun-Thu: 8am -10:30pm
Fri-Sat: 8am-11pm

Bincho @ Min Jiang

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Bincho @ Min Jiang

Bincho at Min Jiang Dempsey is the second Bincho outlet of the Unlisted Collection restaurant group. It is not as quirky as the first one, Bincho at Hua Guan, in Tiong Bahru, but this modern yakitori restaurant is still unique enough to warrant a visit. Read more.

7A/B Dempsey Road
Singapore (249684)

Chope Reservations

Tue-Fri: 6pm-12am
Sat-Sun: 12-3pm, 6pm-12am
Closed Monday

Bincho Delivery

Culina Bistro at COMO Dempsey

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Popular bistro and fine foods store Culina Dempsey has closed their original store at Dempsey Block 8 and reopened at Dempsey Block 15 in April 2019. It is now linked together with other outlets as a COMO Dempsey cluster of food and retail outlets. The new Culina Bistro (version 2019) is certainly bigger and newer. But is it better than the original one at Block 8? Read more.

Culina Bistro at COMO Dempsey
Blk 15 Dempsey Road Singapore 249675

T: +65 6474 7338

Daily: 11am – 11pm (Last order: 10pm)

Weekday: 10am – 10pm
Weekend & PH: 9am – 10pm

Jam at Siri House – a posh Dempsey restaurant

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Jam at Siri House is a restaurant and bar that is beautifully furnished. It is the f & b part of Siri House, which takes up part of the ground floor of Block 8D at Dempsey. According to its website, “SIRI HOUSE is a lifestyle, social and dining space bringing together people, art, design, food, and retail …”. It is an interesting way for Thai developer Sansiri to provide awareness of their Bangkok projects in Singapore.  Read more.

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Jam at Siri House
Block 8D, #01-02
Dempsey Hill, Dempsey Road
Singapore 249672, 

Tel: +65 9667 0533

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Chang Korean BBQ

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Chang Korean BBQ is a Korean restaurant at Loewen by Dempsey Hill. Read about our lunch at Chang here.

Chope Reservations

71 Loewen Road #01-01 
Singapore 248847

Tel: +65 6473-9005  

Opening Hours: 12-3pm (Last Order: 2:30pm); 6-10pm (Last Order: 9:30pm)


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40-Garlic French Chicken

Atout is a new French restaurant that has taken over the space from Au Petit Salut in early 2018. Read about our lunch at Atout here. The 40 garlic French chicken was the highlight of our meal.

Atout Restaurant
40C Harding Road
Singapore 249548

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11:30am-10:00pm (last order)
Saturday / Sunday / Public Holiday: 11:30am-10:00pm (last order)


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Morsels Restaurant at Dempsey

Morsels moved from their former location in Mayo Street (Little India) to Dempsey in early 2017. It is a small barnyard styled restaurant that is located in a quiet pocket of Dempsey Hill.  We think that it is the most charming restaurant at Dempsey. The dishes there can be described in two words – delicious and small.  Read our review here.

Chope Reservations


25 Dempsey Road, #01-04
Singapore 249670

Tue-Thu: 12-3pm, 6-10pm
Fri-Sat: 12-3pm, 6-10:30pm
Sun: 11am-3pm
Closed Monday

Tel: +65 6266 3822

Morsels (Delivery)

COMO Dempsey

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Como Dempsey

The end of 2016 saw the opening of the new COMO Dempsey cluster of retail and restaurants. They occupy Blocks 17 and 18 at Dempsey Road. The four new restaurants were: Candlenut, Ippoh Tempura, Dempsey Cookhouse and Como Cuisine. Culina moved into a neighbouring block in 2019.


Candlenut Dempsey Restaurant

Candlenut Dempsey is a refined Peranakan restaurant. They have been awarded a one Michelin Star in the Singapore Michelin Guide. It is said that they are the only Peranakan restaurant in the world with the coveted star.  Read more.

Chope Reservations

Block 17A Dempsey Road,
Singapore 249676

Telephone: 1800-304-2288 (Local calls only)

Opening Hours:
Lunch, Mon – Sun 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Dinner, Sun – Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Fri, Sat, Eve of Public Holidays And
Public Holidays 6:00pm – 10:30pm

Ippoh Tempura

Ippoh Tempura Dempsey Restaurant

Ippoh Tempura Bar By Ginza Ippoh is a small Japanese restaurant at the new Como Dempsey lifestyle cluster. Ippoh is said to be Osaka’s oldest premium tempura restaurant. The Dempsey restaurant in Singapore is their first outlet in South-East Asia (read more).

Chope Reservations

Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh
Block 17B Dempsey Road,
Singapore 249676

Tue-Thu: 12-3pm, 6-10pm
Fri-Sat, PH Eve & PH: 12-3pm, 6-11pm
Sun: 12-3pm, 6-10pm
Closed Monday

Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar

Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar
Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar

In early March 2017, DEMPSEY Cookhouse and Bar by Jean-Georges Vongerichten started operations.   Prior to that, the only place we could try the creations of celebrity chef was the Paddock Club during the Singapore Formula One GP races. His restaurant was usually the best of the many F&B offerings at the F1 weekend.

The DEMPSEY Cookhouse and Bar is a beautiful place that looks like a big air-conditioned patio.  Our favourite dish there is the black truffle pizza. Read about our brunch here.

Chope Reservations

Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar 
18 Dempsey Road
Singapore 249676

Lunch :Mon-Fri: 12-3pm (Last Seating: 2:30pm)
Brunch :Sat, Sun & PH: 11:30am-4pm (Last Seating: 3pm)
Dinner : Sun-Thu & PH: 6pm-12am (Last Seating: 10pm), PH Eve: 6pm-1am (Last Seating: 11pm)

Como Cuisine

Como Cuisine

Como Cuisine was the last of the four new restaurants to open at the Como cluster. Together with hip clothing store Dover Street Market, these two openings finally completed the lifestyle and dining concept of Club 21 at Dempsey Hill.  Como Cuisine is a modern contemporary restaurant.  Read about our lunch and see some pictures of the Dover Street Market next door here.

Chope Reservations

Como Cuisine
Block 18A Dempsey Road
Singapore 249677

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 8am-9pm (Last Seating: 8pm)

Tel: 1800 304 6688 (Local calls only)

Blu Kouzina


Many fans of popular Greek restaurant Blu Kouzina were happy to hear that they have moved from Bukit Timah Road to Dempsey Hill on 13 April 2016.  At Dempsey, parking is no longer a challenge and their wonderful moussaka will be more accessible to those who do not live in Bukit Timah. Read Greek Restaurant Blu Kouzina, now at Dempsey.

Chope Reservations

Blu Kouzina 
10 Dempsey Road (Blk 10), #01-21,
Singapore 247700
Fri – Sun
12pm – 2.30pm

Mon – Sun
6pm – 10pm

Blu Kouzina (Delivery)

Open Farm Community

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Romantic restaurant for Valentine's day
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Open Farm Community is a contemporary restaurant that opened in 2015, with an emphasis on freshness of ingredients. Read Open Farm Community – the new restaurant at Dempsey.  It used to have a large compound, but in 2018, part of it was carved out to be used as the space for Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari.

Chope Reservations

Open Farm Community
130E Minden Road
Singapore 248819

Tel: +656474 5964

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday : 12pm to 10pm
Saturday – Sunday/PH : 11am to 10pm

Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari

Dempsey restaurants

Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari is located right next to the Open Farm Community and sits on the compound that used to be part of OFC.  The dining area is a tent without air-con, so light clothing is recommended.

Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari
130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Tel: +65 6877 4876
Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm 


Jumbo Seafood

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant
Jumbo Seafood - Black Pepper Crabs

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant at Dempsey has a casual rustic atmosphere. A popular place in the evenings, locals and tourists alike flock here for seafood dishes such as the famous Singapore Chilli Crab.  Read Jumbo Seafood Restaurant at Dempsey Hill.

Chope Reservations

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant at Dempsey Hill
Block 11 Dempsey Road #01-16
Dempsey Hill
Singapore 249673

Tel : +65 6479-3435

Opening Hours:
Mondays – Fridays :
Lunch : 12pm – 3pm
Dinner : 6pm – 12am

Saturdays, Sundays, Eve of & Public Holidays:
Lunch : 12pm – 3pm
Dinner : 5:30pm – 12am

Long Beach Seafood

Long Beach Seafood Dempsey
Long Beach pepper Crabs

Long Beach Seafood has the largest signboard at Dempsey. You can spot it from a distance while driving along Napier Road. It claims to be Singapore’s leading seafood restaurant and also the creator of “the Original and Best Black Pepper Crab in Singapore”. They started in 1946 with a restaurant in Bedok. We can only say that the black pepper crab was indeed very good.  Read more.

Long Beach Seafood

25 Dempsey Road
Left turn to Dempsey
via Holland Rd
(before Peirce Rd)
Singapore 249670

Lunch : 11 am – 3 pm

Dinner: 5pm – 1 am

Foresta Restaurant

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Foresta Restaurant @ Dempsey

Foresta Restaurant is relatively new to Dempsey. It was launched on the 8 August 2019 and is located below Long Beach. We have not yet been there. According to the Dempsey website, “Foresta is an unpretentious restaurant and bar, offering the best of western and local Indian cuisine”. 

Chope Reservations

25 Dempsey Road
Singapore (249670)


Opening Hours:
Tue-Thu: 6-11pm
Fri: 6pm-12am
Sat-Sun: 12pm-12am
Closed Monday

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit
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White Rabbit Restaurant @ Dempsey

We think that the White Rabbit is the most distinctive of the Dempsey restaurants. Housed in a restored chapel, the restaurant has successfully blended the old building with a refreshed modern look. Dinner is pricey but the lunch deals are usually attractive. Read The White Rabbit Restaurant.

Chope Reservations

The White Rabbit
39C Harding Road
Singapore 249541

Tel: +65 9721 0536

Opening Hours
Tues – Fri : 12–2:30pm, 6:30–10:30pm
Sat – Sun : 10:30am–3pm, 6:30–10:30pm
Closed Mondays

Don Quijote – Spanish restaurant at Dempsey

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This Spanish restaurant is apparently named after Don Quijote who is a chivalrous hero in a fictional Spanish novel. Read about our lunch here.

(August 2020 Update: Don Quijote has moved to 7th Mile Coffee Shop – 18 Toh Yi Drive).

Don Quijote
Block 7 Dempsey Road, #01-02
Singapore 249671

Tel: +65 6476 2811

Chopsuey Cafe

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It is best to describe the cuisine served at Chopsuey Cafe by quoting from their own description. They serve “… an array of Chinese comfort favourites and new interpretations of traditional foods influenced by the Anglo-Chinese experience in the UK, US and Australia”.  Read Chopsuey Cafe Dempsey by PS Cafe – new interpretations of Chinese and Local food.

Chope Reservations

Chopsuey Cafe
Block 10, Dempsey Road
Singapore 247700

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-12am
Sat-Sun & PH: 10:30am-12am

Jim Thompson Thai Restaurant

Jim Thompson Thai Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants at the Dempsey cluster.  It is the first restaurant that comes into view if you are approaching from Minden Road (from Orchard Road).   It serves classic Thai cuisine on the spacious premises.

Chope Reservations

45 Minden Road
Singapore (248817

Mon-Sat: 12-3pm (Last Order 2:30pm), 6-12am (Last Order 10:15pm)
Sun: 12-3pm (Last Order 2:30pm), 6-11pm (Last Order 9:15pm)

Samy’s Curry 

Samy's Curry Indian Restaurant Food

Samy’s Curry Indian Restaurant at Dempsey is one of the most well-known restaurants in Singapore. Founded by Mr M Veerasamy as a roadside stall in Tank Road, it is now a 300 seat restaurant which is almost always packed. It is the place to go for good affordable Indian food.  Read about our lunch at Samy’s here.

Samy’s Curry Restaurant
25 Dempsey Road
Singapore 247691

Tel: +65 6472 2080

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11 am – 3 pm
Dinner: 6 pm – 10 pm
Closed: Tue


Muthu’s Curry

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For more spicy food options, head to Muthu’s Curry Dempsey which serves a wide range of dishes such as fish head curry, tandoori chicken, kebabs and many types of curries.  Read Muthu’s Curry Dempsey – Indian food in a modern setting.

Muthu’s Curry Dempsey
Blk 7 Dempsey Road
#01-01 Singapore 249671

Tel: +65 6474 5128

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11.30 am to 3 pm
Dinner: 6 pm to 10 pm


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Margarita’s is our favourite Mexican Restaurant in Singapore. It is a dimly lit place that feels warm and cosy.  The must try dish here is the chicken fajitas. Read Margarita’s Restaurant, Mexican food in Dempsey, Singapore.

Chope Reservations

Margarita’s Restaurant
11 Dempsey Road #01-19
Singapore 249673

Mon-Sun: 11:30am-11pm

PS.Cafe – trendy Dempsey restaurant

PS. Cafe @ Harding Road
PS. Cafe @ Harding Road

PS.Cafe is the definition of a hip cafe. We became trendy just by being there. Read PS.Cafe @ Harding Road

Chope Reservations

PS.Cafe at Harding Road
28 Harding Road, Dempsey Hill
Singapore 249549.

Tel: +65 9070 8782

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu & PH: 8am-11pm
Fri-Sat & Eve of PH: 8am-12am

Huber’s Bistro

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Huber’s Bistro takes up a small part of the large complex that makes up Huber’s Butchery & Bistro. This simple and casual eatery is a convenient place to get a quick meal with a pint from its long list of beers. Read Huber’s Bistro – new location at 22 Dempsey Road.

Huber’s Butchery & Bistro
22 Dempsey Road
Singapore 249679.

Tel: +65 6737 1588

Bistro opening hours:
Last order 9.30pm
Mon Closed
Tues to Fri 11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Sat, Sun & public holidays 9.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

La Forketta Dempsey Italian Restaurant

La Forketta is an Italian restaurant serving authentic home-style Italian cuisine specializing in pasta dishes made only with home-made fresh pasta.

Chope Reservations

La Forketta
9 Dempsey Road, #01-09
Singapore (247697)

Mon-Thu: 12-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Fri: 12-2:30pm, 6-11pm
Sat: 11:30-4:30pm, 6-11pm
Sun: 11:30-4:30pm, 6-10pm
PH: 11:30-4:30pm, 6-10:30pm

Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant

Chope Reservations

Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant
10 Dempsey Road #01-22
Singapore 247700

Tel: +65 6474 2143

The Green Door

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Roadhouse closed in 2018

The Green Door is part of the Prive Group. According to their website, “..The Green Door is set to become the area’s lushest and most distinctive watering hole for those seeking a chic yet relaxed destination for before and after dinner drinks.” Now that the former American diner Roadhouse has closed, diners can get their burger fix at Green Door (right next door).

13A Dempsey Road, Singapore 247694

Opening Hours:
Mon to Thu : 5pm – 12am (last order for food at 11pm, drinks at 11.30pm)
Fri, Eve of PH, PH : 5pm – 1am (last order for food at 11pm, drinks at 12.30am)
Saturdays : 4pm – 1am (last order for food at 11pm, drinks at 12.30am)
Sundays : 1pm – 12am (last order for food at 11pm, drinks at 11.30pm)

La Salsa Mexican Restaurant

Chope Reservations

11 Dempsey Road #01-17
Singapore 249673

Tel: +65 6475 6976

Sun-Thu: 11:30am-1am (Last Order: 12am)
Fri-Sat: 11:30am-2am (Last Order: 12:30am)

Red Sparrow Vietnamese Dempsey Restaurant

Chope Reservations

11 Dempsey Road #01-18
Singapore 249673


Dempsey Restaurants: FUN FACT

In addition to shopping and eating at Dempsey, did you know that there are big freshwater fishes at Dempsey? Redtail catfish, arapaima and others are kept in ponds. In case you are interested to see them, they are located near the fountain (picture below) and Huber’s.

Big Fishes at Dempsey

We hope you will find our TOP list of Dempsey restaurants useful. Happy Eating!

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