The month of May in Singapore will see the celebration of Mother’s Day on 9th May and Hari Raya Puasa on 13th May. There will also be public holidays on 1st and 26th May for Labour Day and Vesak Day. If that means that you will be eating out more, our May 2021 hit list may come in handy. We highlight hot and new places to eat and drink, exciting new menus as well as promotions and deals for May 2021.
Festive Dining in May 2021
Mother’s Day will be celebrated on the second Sunday in May, which is the 9th of May in 2021. There is a wide range dining options available for the queen of the family – buffets in StraitsKitchen or Escape; brunch at Melt Cafe or W Singapore; afternoon tea at D9 or The Marmalade Pantry; or a dinner feast at Hai Tien Lo or Zafferano.
See our post Treats & Restaurants for Mother’s Day 2021 in Singapore for the range of options that will help make the occasion a memorable one for that remarkable lady in your family.
Shangri-La Singapore unveils a host of gastronomic ways to commemorate the important festive occasion of Hari Raya Aidilfitri including a collaboration with a local heritage restaurant, and an Arabic-themed set menu.
The Line X Rumah Makan Minang Raya Collaboration, 12 – 15 May 2021, Dinner
Just for the Raya celebration, The Line is adding Indonesian Minangbakabau cuisine to its menu in a collaboration with multi-generational nasi padang eatery, Rumah Makan Minang
12 May 2021, Wednesday Dinner
SGD 98++ per adult | SGD 49++ per child
13 May 2021, Thursday Dinner
SGD 108++ per adult | SGD 54++ per child
14 May 2021, Friday Dinner
SGD 88++ per adult | SGD 44++ per child
15 May 2021, Saturday Dinner
SGD 88++ per adult | SGD 44++ per child
Hari Raya Indulgence Arabic Set , 15 – 16 May 2021, 7pm
Indulge in authentic Arabic cuisine prepared by Shangri-La’s Lebanese Specialty Chef Ara. The 4-course set menu features various cold and hot mezze, main dishes such as Lamb Biryani, and Baklava dessert and more.
SGD 98++ per person
Jom Makan Takeaway Feast, 13 – 15 May 2021
Perfect for two and those who prefer to dine at home, the Jom Makan Takeaway Feast comprises 8 different delectable dishes delivered to your doorstep in a pretty rattan carrier.
SGD 108 nett (good for 2 persons)
22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Tel: +65 6213 4398
See also Restaurants for Ramadan for a variety of Iftar meal options in hotels and restaurants.
New Menus & Exciting Dining Experience in May 2021
Shang Palace 50th Anniversary Celebratory Menu
50 years ago Shangri-La Singapore and Shang Palace opened its door with a gala celebration. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Executive Chef Mok Kit Keung of Shang Palace has taken a leaf out of the history books – the 1971 launch menu itself. Drawing from this document, Chef Mok will take diners on a journey into a grand and exquisite culinary past with a special two-month celebratory menu from 23 April to 30 June 2021.
A highlight for this period only will be three specially commissioned dim sum pushcarts, from which the Shang Palace team will serve a curated selection of 50 nostalgic steamed, baked, and deep-fried favourites. Along with these delightful morsels, Chef Mok will present a comprehensive a-la-carte menu showcasing 50 heritage and celebratory dishes.
La Dame de Pic Celebrates Cuveé Elisabeth Salmon Newest Vintage 2008 with an Exquisite Pairing Experience
La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore is celebrating the worldwide launch of Maison Billecart-Salmon’s new vintage 2008 of the prestigious Elisabeth Salmon cuveé by unveiling an exquisite, multi-sensorial experience crafted by three Michelin-starred Chef Anne-Sophie Pic.
From now to 20 June 2021, the limited-period gastronomic experience will feature spring’s freshest produce and a special edition of Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s iconic Berlingots and can be savoured with the finest selections of Billecart-Salmon champagne within the restaurant’s elegant dining space.
Billecart-Salmon Experience Menu: S$248++ per guest; Billecart-Salmon pairing: additional $188++ per guest
Billecart-Salmon Elegance Menu: S$348++ per guest; Billecart-Salmon pairing: additional S$238++ per guest
23 April to 20 June 2021
Lunch (Thursday to Sunday): 12:00pm to 1:45pm
Dinner (Wednesday to Sunday): 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; reservations are compulsory
La Dame de Pic
Grand Lobby, Raffles Hotel Singapore
1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Tel: +65 6412 1816
A Renewed Afternoon Tea Experience At 10 Scotts
A colonial tradition that is ingrained within Singapore’s culture, the new afternoon tea menu at Grand Hyatt Singapore marries the art of culinary finesse with a strong foundation of sustainability.
Begin the four-course menu with a Sustainable Fruit de Mer served on a luxurious two-tiered stand with crumpets and Yarra Valley, Australia, caviar, and a platter of freshly shucked Pacific oysters plus sustainable black tiger prawns served with cocktail sauce. Paired with the first course is the Croque Monsieur. To follow is the New England Clam Chowder topped with crackers. The third course features a hand-rolled Poached Sustainable Barramundi. Completing the third course is a side plate of colourful shredded Organic Heirloom Vegetable Salad seasoned with balsamic vinaigrette. The last course is a ceremonious affair − the Tart of the Day − that stands centre stage on an elevated tier. Taking inspiration from the waterfall feature and lush landscape outside, dessert is served alongside ice cream dressed as flower pots and garnished with seasonal fruits, edible flowers and mint leaves from the hotel’s rooftop garden.
Price per adult is SGD 55++; SGD 88++ with free-flow champagne.
Grand Hyatt Singapore
10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Tel: +65 6732 1234
Buffet Theatres Make a Comeback at Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore
Edge‘s engaging buffet theatres, well-loved by guests, are back. Diners can explore extensive buffet lines via a contactless system where chefs will dole out a gastronomic repertoire. Featuring cuisines of the region and the Pacific Rim, guests will be treated to delicious creations and a la minute presentations including Singaporean, Chinese, Malay, Indian, Japanese and fresh seafood. Highlights include Seasonal Oysters, Boston Lobster, Snow Crab Legs, Slow-cooked Beef Cheeks in Red Wine Sauce and Nyonya Beef Rendang.
As a special celebratory offer, Pan Pacific Privileges Members can earn points and enjoy 25% savings on the weekday lunch and dinner buffet prices at Edge (Mondays to Thursdays only), valid until 31 May 2021. Non-members can enjoy the offer by signing up for a complimentary Premium membership online here.
Pan Paciﬁc Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
25 Degrees Introduces Newest Burger Squeeze – Juicy Lucy
This May 2021, 25 Degrees Singapore introduces their rendition of the famed all-American “Juicy Lucy”, an option to upgrade your burgers with a dry-aged patty and exclusive delivery deals.
The Juicy Lucy Burger
Originally, a melted cheese core burger, 25 Degrees takes it up a notch with an Australian Angus beef patty filled with a mix of 4 cheese. The Juicy Lucy burger is then topped off with a crispy onion ring, beef chili, arugula, a house-made 25 Degrees special sauce and sandwiched between two fluffy brioche buns. For just $18++, The Juicy Lucy Burger is available from 1 May – 30 June 2021.
Dry-aged Patty Top-up
By popular demand, 25 Degrees will be offering you the option to upgrade your Signature burger orders with a dry-aged patty for only $8++. The Australian Angus beef is dry-aged in house for 4-6 weeks, creating a more succulent and juicy texture and adds an extra “ooomph” to the burgers.
Exclusive Delivery Deals
Fans of 25 Degrees will be pleased to know of its exclusive bundle deals available across foodpanda, Deliveroo and Grabfood, with islandwide delivery available on foodpanda. Feed the family with a Family Box offering 4 mid-sized burgers and 2 sides of your choice at only $59 or plan a burger date night at home with the It Takes Two option with 2 burgers and a side of your choice for $32. A top-up option for a bottle of wine ($25) is available for both bundles.
200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
Coffee Lounge Introduces Refreshed Taiwan Porridge A La Carte Buffet
Coffee Lounge at Goodwood Park Hotel has refreshed its signature Taiwan Porridge A La Carte Buffet by introducing a new tiered offering – Value and Deluxe with two different pricings, as well as additions to the menu.
With the Value Tier (priced at $33++ per adult, $19.80++ per child), tuck into 26 comforting dishes of all-time favourites and new creations. Or indulge in greater variety with the Deluxe Tier (priced at $48++ per adult and $28.80++ per child) with 36 highlights including dishes that are exclusive to this tier.
*A minimum of two persons is required for the buffet. Orders for all diners at the same table have to be of the same a la carte buffet tier. Pricing includes unlimited servings of porridge and desserts of the day. Child pricing applies for children aged 6 to 11 years.
Goodwood Park Hotel,
22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Tel: +65 6730 1746
New Signatures at Blue Jasmine
Embark on a gastronomic adventure through Thailand with Blue Jasmine’s new signature dishes, whipped up with no pork and no lard. The diverse flavours of classic regional specialties and street food staples are celebrated and neatly captured in the restaurant’s comprehensive a-la-carte menu of savoury starters, enticing soups and curries, hearty mains, and refreshing desserts.
Some of the new highlights include the Crispy Kang Kong ($13++), a new appetiser that is irresistibly crunchy and impossible to stop at one, and served with a tantalising sweet and sour tamarind chilli sauce topped with house-roasted peanuts. An alternative to the classic tom yum soup and just as fiery, the Tom Sapp Beef Soup ($24++) is an aromatic spicy broth that will surely rouse the appetite with generous portions of flavoursome beef chuck. Much-loved in households across southern Thailand, the Gaeng Som ($26++) highlights sea bass and half-ripe green papaya and beckons with its signature spicy and sour notes.
Park Hotel Farrer Park, Level 5,
10 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217564
Tel: +65 6824 8851
Origin Grill & Bar Launches New Menus
Origin Grill continues to explore the wonderment of the produce and harvest from around the world, while advocating responsible and sustainable sourcing. Staying true to the origins of flavours, the new menu once again showcases masterful creations that emphasise the fresh, authentic flavours of curated, unique and quality-driven ingredients.
Begin the gastronomical journey with new appetisers such as Spicy Beef Tartare and Hokkaido Scallops & Jerusalem Artichoke. Cruising along with a harvest of seafood is the new gluten-free Smoked Canadian Cod Chowder served with crustaceans and vibrant vegetables. A worthy nod to the restaurant’s notable bespoke beef repertoire is the distinctive Olive Craft Wagyu from Hata Farm in Kagawa, Japan. The olive-diet of the cattle results in beef with exceptionally high levels of oleic acid that brings a rich and buttery mouthfeel.
Origin Grill & Bar
Lobby Level, Tower Wing,
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road
Tel: +65 6213 4398
Tablescape’s Refreshed Afternoon Tea Set
Tablescape at Grand Park City Hall has just refreshed their Afternoon Tea Set – available for both delivery and takeaway – with a plethora of delicious dainties created to surprise and delight.
For sweet treats, there are Velvet Cheese Mousse, an Almond Torte, and the mini Chocolate Hazelnut Éclairs. New savouries include mini sandwiches of egg mayo and black truffle, choux pastry buns stuffed with chicken, kale and onions as well as a creamy Foie Gras, Nectarine and Pistachio Tartlet, sweetly savoury; and a Sable Bréton bite topped with bresaola, crème fraiche and gherkins.
The Afternoon Tea also comes in a glamorous new takeaway packaging. Once the cover is lifted, a three-storey tower adorned with cakes, tarts and little bites on every side – akin to the classic tiered cake stands – is finally unveiled.
The refreshed afternoon tea set, available at $68 nett.
Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
Grand Park City Hall Hotel
10 Coleman Sreet
Tel: +65 6432 5566
New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars
Tapas,24 Singapore at The Quayside
Having first launched in 2005 near Paseo de Gracia – Barcelona’s famed shopping and business district – Tapas,24 quickly became known as the go-to spot for locals and tourists alike, and remains one of the city’s most bustling haunts to this day. The L’Angélus Group opens the first Asian outpost of the must-visit Barcelonian tapas joint at The Quayside.
Highlights of the menu at Tapas, 24 Singapore include the famed “Tapas 24” Bikini Sandwich, whilst a selection of Spanish Street Cocktails and Sangria add a touch of festivity to proceedings.
Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 11pm
The 60 Robertson Quay, #01-04, Singapore 238252
Shinsora – new contemporary Japanese omakase sushi concept
Shinsora, a contemporary Japanese omakase sushi concept, opens at Odeon Towers. Helmed by award-winning sushi chef-owners Sky Tai Koon Siang and Leon Yap, Shinsora offers guests an intimate dining experience.
The 10-seater dining concept offers diners two omakase menus plus optional dishes to choose from. The menus strike a balance between featuring classic and respectfully elevated dishes that reflect both chefs’ creativity. Shin (SGD180++), is a six course menu plus nine pieces of assorted sushi and Sora (SGD250++), is a more extensive seven course menu plus nine pieces of sushi.
The menu has a supplementary section featuring a selection of wagyu, uni and caviar items that deliver comfort along with indulgence.
Tuesdays to Sundays
One seating only from 7pm
Closed on Mondays
Reservation is required.
Reservations – Tableagent
331 North Bridge Road, #01-04 Odeon Towers
(can be accessed via Standing Sushi Bar)
WhatsApp:+65 8737 4366
New Shake Shack in Great World
Shake Shack opens in Great World and introduces the spicy Jalapeño Ranch menu, which features loaded ShackBurger, Chick’n Shack and Crinkle Cut Fries topped with a made-from- scratch creamy, tangy ranch and house-pickled jalapeños. The limited-offering menu will also be available at Shacks island-wide on the same day, from April 28th to June 15th only.
The sixth Singapore Shack at Great World is brightened by local artist tobyato’s vibrant mural. Paying tribute to the playful history of the Great World amusement park, tobyato’s vibrant sprawling artwork is the focal feature at the Great World Shack.
In addition to the new limited time menu, Shake Shack Great World will feature two exclusive Concretes — Poppin’ Good Time has a vanilla custard base, blended with chocolate poprocks, fudgy brownie by homegrown bakery Plain Vanilla, salted caramel sauce and finished with gold sprinkles; and Berry Ferris Swell is a creamy delight with vanilla custard blended with tangy raspberries and cheesecake.
Shake Shack Great World
#01-101 Great World
1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
Mon to Fri: 11am to 9.30pm
Sat & Sun – 10am to 9.30pm
Sen-ryo (千両) at The ION Orchard
The new Sen-ryo Singapore Japanese restaurant is located at a quiet corner of Ion level 3. Sen-ryo 千両 is a sushi restaurant originating from Japan. It had been introduced successfully to Hong Kong where it has several locations. Sushi items feature prominently in the menu, but there is a fair selection of cooked food items as well. Read more.
#03-14 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn
Tel: +65 6974-6782
Opening Hours: 11.30 am to 10.30 pm
8 by Bottles & Bottles Launches At Changi Airport Terminal 3
Homegrown wine and spirits retailer Bottles & Bottles opens 8 by Bottles & Bottles at Changi Airport Terminal 3.
The drink-in concept features an extensive selection of wines, spirits and sake at bottle shop prices, a bar grub menu as well as the freedom to order in from other F&B establishments at no additional cost.
Anchored by their evolving range of wines, 8 presents a wide selection, from accessible to premium. This includes their newly expanded repertoire of over 450 selections of spirits, such as HINE and Davidoff cognacs exclusive to Bottles & Bottles, and a comprehensive selection of sake.
Accompanying the beverages is a wide variety of dining options, including an in-house snack menu and a no cost bring-your-own-food alternative. The former includes fuss-free bites, such as succulent Beef Cubes with Red Wine Sauce (S$18.90) and a Cheese Platter ($21.90) with accoutrements, while the latter opens up the whole Changi Airport and beyond.
8 by Bottles & Bottles
#B2-40 and #B2-51A, Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3
65 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819663
Tel: +65 6288 8128
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
New Pratunam PLUS by Soi Thai Soi Nice in The Centrepoint
Pratunam by Soi Thai Soi Nice newest outlet is at The Centrepoint, making the Thai Street Food joint and its offerings even more accessible.
Pratunam at The Centrepoint
176 Orchard Road, #01/63/64, Singapore 238843
Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm
Maison Marie Bistrot & Market at Rail Mall
Maison Marie Bistrot & Market is the latest new cafe at Rail Mall. It describes itself as a bistro that specialises in bringing the authentic flavours of Europe to Singapore. Read more.
Maison Marie Bistrot and Market,The Rail Mall
380-384 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Tel: +65 62350661 (Bistrot) | +65 62353351 (Market)
Maison Marie Bistro Opening Hours: 11.30 am to 10 pm
Chanterelle Cafe in Siglap V
Chanterelle Cafe is a new pet friendly cafe in Siglap V – which offers Bright Coffee, a special Eggless Egg Toast and cakes from Bob The Baker Boy. Read more.
2 First Street, Siglap V, #01-02
Tel: +65 8799 0379
Opening Hours: 9 am – 9 pm
Five Oars Coffee Roasters Cafe at Siglap
The new Five Oars Coffee Roasters (FOCR) cafe at Siglap is bigger and more beautiful than the old FOCR cafe at Tanjong Pagar. It still opens early and serves very good coffee as well as a good selection of all day breakfast dishes and casual dining fare for dinner. Read more.
Five Oars Coffee Roasters (FOCR)
6 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455200
Opening Hours: 8 am – 10 pm
Deals & Special Promotions
Oh My Crab! at Ah Hoi’s Kitchen
Ah Hoi’s Kitchen, will be presenting an exciting “Buy 1 King Crab, Get 1 Sri Lankan Crab Free” promotion at just SGD88++. The promotion will feature a selection of 10 yummilicious crab dishes with 4 cooking styles for the King Crabs and 6 cooking styles for Sri Lankan Crabs. Must try preparations include the popular Superior Broth with Vermicelli and all-new Masak Lemak Chilli Api.
Ah Hoi’s Kitchen
JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La
1A Cuscaden Road
Tel: +65 6831 4373
Shaking It Up at Oriole
Oriole Coffee + Bar’s Plant-based promotion has hit the town, and it’s here to stay from 4 May to 2 August. If you’ve wanted the opportunity to choose from a variety of four different plant-based “meat” at once, Oriole presents a hearty new variety of plant-based burgers and sandwiches introduced in tandem with 5 cocktails in partnership with artisanal bourbon distiller Maker’s Mark from Beam Suntory.
Take your pick from classic favourites such as the Mission Impossible Burger ($24++), a plant-based version of the crowd favourite Ramly burger, or alternatives to burgers such as the tantalising Jack’s Tuna Melt ($24++) that features the clever use of kizami nori to create a flavour reminiscent of tuna.
Quench parched throats with newly launched cocktails such as Makin’ Me Blush ($14++), Oriole’s variation of a whisky sour, the Maker’s Martin ($18++), a lovely combination of fresh espresso, housemade chocolate syrup, coffee liqueur and Maker’s Mark bourbon; or the Maker’s High Roller, High Baller ($17++) cocktail, an approachable classic comprising lemon, soda water and Maker’s Mark shaken together. As a special treat to guests, with each High Roller, High Baller cocktail ordered, Oriole will extend another on the house. Requiring no minimum spend, the 1-for-1 offer is available from 2pm-6pm and from 8pm throughout the entire promotion.
Oriole Coffee + Bar
96 Somerset Road
#01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard
Tel: +65 6238 8348
PastaMania new outlet at Kallang Wave Mall – Opening Promotions
PastaMania, Singapore’s largest Italian casual dining chain, introduces a new outlet at Kallang Wave Mall. Conveniently located next to Stadium MRT, the restaurant launches exclusive new dishes and irresistible opening offerings.
New dishes include Beef Rendang Baked Rice ($12.90 nett); Ocean Baked Pasta ($11.90 nett); Beef Lasagne ($13.90 nett) and Chicken Lasagne ($13.90 nett)
To celebrate the launch of PastaMania Kallang Wave Mall, there is an opening promotion to allow you to Enjoy 7” pizzas at just $3 nett each. Choose from a tasty variety of Margherita, Chicken Ham & Mushroom, and Hawaiian flavours. Available from 1 to 7 May 2021, the opening promotion is limited to the first 200 customers every day.
PastaMania at Kallang Wave Mall
1 Stadium Place, #01-21/K10
Kallang Wave Mall
Tel: +65 6241 2425
Mao Shan Wang Durian Swiss Roll of Goodwood Park Hotel
To mark its 38th anniversary this year, Goodwood Park Hotel is showcasing selected favourites from past editions that have been dearly missed by durian fans. Rolling back into 2021 Durian Fiesta this May is the Mao Shan Wang Durian Swiss Roll!
The Durian Swiss Roll, previously launched in 1998 using D24 Durian pulp returns with the finest Mao Shan Wang durian filling. Mao Shan Wang durian pulp mixed with fresh cream is spread generously on the vanilla sponge cake before carefully rolled up and lightly dusted with icing sugar to finish. A perfect afternoon tea indulgent! Available for takeaway only at The Deli from now till 31 May 2021 at $128 nett per roll (1kg).
Guests may place their online orders at thedeligoodwoodparkhotel.oddle.me for delivery or self-collection. Alternatively, guests may visit The Deli (11am – 7pm daily), call (65) 6730 1786 to place their takeaway orders for self-collection only.
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