Here is our TOP list of Dempsey Restaurants 2021 with links to our reviews which contain more information of restaurants and pictures of menu with prices (where available). Many of the familiar food places at Dempsey have remained resilient and several new ones have sprouted even in the midst of the COVID situation. Whether for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, we hope that this list of Dempsey Restaurants 2021 will be useful to our readers as a guide to what and where to eat at Dempsey Hill.
Introduction to Dempsey Hill: 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 (former Loewen Road camp) 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 a few food outlets but are mostly retail and services such asInvictus International School, The Wagington Luxury Pet Hotel, Melbourne Specialist International School, Core Collective (Dempsey) and SWISH Swimming.
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. The spaciousness of the place with most restaurants on the ground floor of low buildings and free parking at Dempsey are two big attractions of dining at Dempsey. Reservations are recommended for weekends and even on weekdays for the popular restaurants.
This sign contains some information on the history of Dempsey Hill.
TOPList of Dempsey Restaurants 2021
Moonbow Restaurant is a new restaurant in Dempsey HIll that opened in January 2021. It is helmed by famous Singapore chef, Heman Tan. The restaurant serves modern European cuisine with an Asian influence. If you find that the restaurant interior looks familiar, it is because it has taken over the premises formerly occupied by Greek restaurant, Blu Kouzina which is now in the unit next door. Read more.
Sister restaurants Plank Sourdough Pizza and Baker & Cook Dempsey combine to create a unique dining space in the Core Collective Dempsey area at the Loewen Road cluster of the Dempsey Hill dining enclave. Read more.
The Frangipani Garden Bistro is a new Dempsey restaurant that opened at around the start of 2021. It is modern Indian restaurant with a large patio. It takes over the space previously occupied by the Green Door bar. There are frangipani trees dotted in and around the place, which may explain the name.
The Frangipani Garden Bistro 13A Dempsey Road Singapore 247694 Facebook
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 postThe Dempsey Project – Keeping up with Joneses
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 newer restaurants at Dempsey HIll. 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.
Eat at My Kitchen Dempsey is a newish restaurant that has set up in the space formerly used by Greenwood Fish Market (Dempsey). Its small frontage may easily be missed by the casual passer-by. It is next to SingPet (a shop full of food and accessories for pets) and below the large furniture store, Marquis Studio / Lifestorey @ Dempsey. According to its website, cooking lessons (Cook at My Kitchen) are also conducted. Please refer to website for lunch menu and dinner private dining menus.
Eat At My Kitchen 8D Dempsey Road, #01-01A Singapore 249672 Tel: Lynn: +65 9695 2272
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 Singapore
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 past and current outlets at Robertson Quay and Cluny Court. Like TUGA, they were newcomers to Dempsey in 2020.
SPRMRKT at Dempsey Hill Blk 8 Dempsey Rd, #01-15A Singapore 247696
The Pantry is a fresh restaurant at Dempsey that opened 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 or to host a children’s party.
The Pantry 16A Dempsey Road, #01-01 Singapore 247695 Closed on Mondays Tuesday – Thursday 9:00AM – 7:00PM (Last order 6:30PM) Friday & Saturday 9:00AM – 9:30PM (Last order 9:00PM) Sunday 9:00AM – 7:00PM (Last order 6:30PM)
The Wine Company @ Block 8
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 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.
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.
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
Siri House is a posh restaurant and bar that is on 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 …”. Read more.
Siri House Block 8D, #01-02 Dempsey Hill, Dempsey Road Singapore 249672,
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.
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 are: Candlenut, Ippoh Tempura, Dempsey Cookhouse and Como Cuisine. Culina moved into a neighbouring block in 2019.
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.
Ippoh Tempura Bar 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).
Ippoh Tempura Bar Block 17B Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676
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.
Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar 18 Dempsey Road Singapore 249676
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.
Como Cuisine Block 18A Dempsey Road Singapore 249677
Many fans of popular Greek restaurant Blu Kouzina were happy to hear that they had 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.
Blu Kouzina 10 Dempsey Road (Blk 10) Singapore 247700 Lunch Service Monday to Sunday 11:30pm – 3:30pm (last order for F&B 2:45pm)
Dinner Service (COVID Period) Monday to Sunday 5:30pm – 10:00pm (last order for FnB 9:30pm)
Only 2 seatings are available during dinner seating. 1st seating: 5.30pm/ 6.00pm (2 hours dining) 2nd seating: 8.00pm/ 8.30pm (2 hours dining)
Sanitization of restaurant dining area 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Open Farm Community
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.
Open Farm Community 130E Minden Road Singapore 248819
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.
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 more: Jumbo Seafood Restaurant at Dempsey Hill.
Jumbo Seafood Restaurant at Dempsey Hill Block 11 Dempsey Road #01-16 Dempsey Hill Singapore 249673
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 Website
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.
The White Rabbit 39C Harding Road Singapore 249541
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.
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.
Located next to Samy’s Curry is RedDot Brewhouse @ Dempsey. It is a large restaurant with both indoor and al fresco seating, with the latter said to resemble a charming Bavarian beer garden. Fresh beer from RedDot Brewhouse, Singapore’s first locally owned, independent commercial microbrewery, is served here.
Shown here are pictures of RedDot Brewery @ Dempsey with 2021 CNY decorations and a sample page from the menu. Links to full menus are set out below.
RedDot BrewHouse @ Dempsey Hill 25A Dempsey Road Singapore (247691)
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.