Singapore’s dining scene is constantly changing and there are always exciting new menus and new cafes & restaurants. This is our September 2021 guide to the new openings, new menus and special F&B promotions and deals that have caught our eye or brought to our attention.
We have not been to all of these places, though we wish we can check them all out. So be adventurous and go find out for yourself what these brand new restaurants and cafes and hot new menus are all about.
The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) Celebratory Meals
The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) falls on Tuesday, 21 September 2021. There are many restaurants with special deals and menus for family meals to celebrate the occasion. If you are looking to buy mooncakes check out our post – Mooncake Festival 2021 – new & classic flavours for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Hai Tien Lo Mid-Autumn Set Menu for Joyous Reunions
7 to 21 September 2021
Hai Tien Lo (海天楼) is celebrating the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival with a delectable seven-course gastronomical feast of Cantonese delicacies.
The Mid-Autumn Reunion Set Menu includes Deep-fried Crispy Prawn, Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Abalone, Dried Scallops, Fresh Prawn and Chinese Mushrooms served in Young Coconut, Baked Iberico Pork Shoulder, Steamed Egg White with Seafood and Wok-fried Rice Noodles with Minced Pork.
The set menu is priced at $98++ per diner for a minimum of two guests.
Hai Tien Lo (海天楼)
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square Singapore 039595
Tel: +65 6826 8240
Thai Mid-Autumn Delights From Blue Jasmine
1 to 30 September 2021
The roots of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Thailand, just like in Chinese culture, can be traced back to a legend. In the Thai rendition, the Eight Immortals travel to the Palace of the Moon with birthday treats for the Goddess of Mercy, and invoke showers of blessings for people on Earth. These days, the Thai autumn festival is often celebrated with lively reunions and round fruits such as pomelo, grapefruit, and peaches to symbolise good fortune.
In celebration of this special occasion, Blue Jasmine presents two sumptuous Thai feasts, each with its own festive flair, for takeaway via self-collection and delivery. Perfect for convivial gatherings, the Khao Kluk Kapi ($58 nett for 4 persons) and Mid-Autumn Family Set ($68.80 nett for 4 persons) are available from 1 to 30 September 2021.
Takeaway via self-collection and delivery (Flat fee of $20 nett for island-wide delivery)
Level 5, Park Hotel Farrer Park
10 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217564
Creamery’s Mao Shan Wang Lava Cookie & Gift Box
Creamery Boutique Ice Creams Singapore’s specially curated Mid Autumn gift boxes and the well-loved Mao Shan Wang Durian Lava Cookie are back for Mid-Autumn Festival 2021
Indulge in a crumbly charcoal-pandan cookie filled with Mao Shan Wang lava and pair it with a decadent scoop of Creamery’s handmade ice cream. Embrace the beauty of this convivial occasion with your loved ones with 2 exclusive gift boxes – the Mid-Autumn Classic & Mid-Autumn Deluxe.
The gift boxes contain newly launched Yuan Yuan Ice Cream Puffs, and Bake-It-Yourself Lava Cookies in 4 different flavors including the indulgent Mao Shan Wang Lava Cookie.
This series will be available for dine-in in-and takeaway. Shop Online
Creamery Boutique Ice Creams Singapore
#01-03 139 Tyrwhitt Road
Tel: +65 8133 1250
New Restaurants & Cafes
Bedrock Origin at Oasia Resort Sentosa
The new Bedrock Origin, at the new Oasia Resort Sentosa, is primed to make an indelible mark with an evolved dining experience inspired by its coastal address.
Exuding an inviting ambience, the contemporary, art-deco-inspired space speaks of a relaxed and cosy elegance. Step into the airy and invigorating main dining room that embraces its island surroundings with earthy elements and a neutral palette contrasted against hues of olive and plum. Endless summer days are spent on the patio lined with tropical greenery with a mix of seats at the shaded Verandah and alfresco outdoor Terrace.
The home-grown award-winning steakhouse’s new restaurant brings to the table a cuisine reflecting the elements of its idyllic coastal locale, where land and sea come together. The menu features more diverse ingredients such as a new and exclusive selection of seafood, dry-aged meats including fish, as well as roasted harvests, in addition to the perennial must-have steaks. The experience is complete with fine wines, traditional whiskies from around the world, and a selection of rare and special spirits made by boutique family distillers in remote places.
#01-02, Oasia Resort Sentosa Hotel
23 Beach View Palawan Ridge, Singapore 098679
Tel: +65 6818 3333
Softhaus by Janice Wong
Softhaus, dreamed up by celebrity chef Janice Wong, is where the wild and whimsical worlds of ice cream and art collide. A multi-sensory experience driven by the idea of togetherness, Softhaus is a happy place for everyone.
Softhaus Great World City is located on Basement 1, wrapped in pastel pink and cream yellow
with splashes of bright red, turquoise and cobalt, the parlour’s interior boasts youthful and
upbeat energy, designed to tease the imagination of its visitors.
High quality, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients are used to produce 16 ice cream flavours and an array of 20 toppings and inclusions, including freshly baked macarons, crunchy popcorn, and handmade chocolates. A truly inclusive experience, Softhaus includes options of plant-based milk and sugar substitutes in its offerings — ice cream euphoria made for all.
1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B1-K135, Singapore 237994
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Heritage Brand Blanco Court Beef Noodles New Restaurant at Our Tampines Hub
Savour one of Singapore’s most iconic and traditional Hainanese delicacy as Blanco Court Beef Noodles launches its new restaurant at Our Tampines Hub. The newly established 40-seater family-friendly restaurant, which marks the brand’s eighth outlet and second restaurant, continues to offer diners mouth-watering meals at the same food court prices (and at no additional service charge!) so patrons can enjoy a wallet-friendly yet tasty fare within the comforts of an air-conditioned environment.
Its signature dish, the Superior Beef Noodles (S$10.90 S / S$16.90 L), is a hit amongst the ultimate beef lovers. Non-beef eaters can also enjoy other delectable dishes such the Signature Fried Chicken Wing (S$4.00, 2 pcs / S$11,00, 6 pcs) that is marinated in a secret blend and fried to ‘oh-so-crispy-and-succulent’ perfection. Other appetising dishes also include fragrant and tender Mushroom Chicken Rice (S$6.90) and the crispy, delightful Fried Yong Tau Fu Platter (S$6.50 S / S$12 L).
Dishes from Blanco Court Beef Noodles are also available for island-wide delivery. Order Online.
Blanco Court Beef Noodles
Our Tampines Hub #01-15, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 529684
Opening Hours: 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
Shake Shack at Gardens by the Bay
The new 7th shack boasts unique landscaping by the Gardens by the Bay team and murals by local artist soph O.
To celebrate the opening of Shake Shack Gardens by the Bay, Shake Shack Singapore introduced a loaded Roasted Garlic Mushroom Burger and Crinkle Cut Fries topped with a made-from-scratch creamy, roasted garlic mayo. The limited-time items are available at Gardens by the Bay from 28 August; and at other Shacks from 5 September till 15 October 2021.
Shake Shack Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive, #03- 02/03, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm
New Menus September 2021
Butcher’s Block Revitalised Menus with New Chef de Cuisine Jordan Keao
Helmed by new Chef de Cuisine, Jordan Keao, the vibrant Butcher’s Block offers a contemporary wood-fire dining experience, expressing the elemental affinity and finesse of cooking with wood-fire. The new menu draws on Chef Jordan’s Hawaiian heritage and deep passion for wood-fire cooking, featuring the finest selections of meats, seafood and vegetables from around the world, elevated to perfection with exceptional wood-fire cooking.
#02-02 to #02-07, Raffles Arcade,
328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719
(Accessible via the North Bridge Road entrance)
Brunch (Saturday and Sunday): 11:30am to 2:30pm
Dinner (Wednesday to Sunday): 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Escape Restaurant Unveils Sizzling New Menu
Known for its sumptuous buffet spread and international delights, Escape Restaurant is refreshing its culinary direction with its new menu – serving up sizzling steaks and an assortment of dishes fresh off the grill at reasonable prices.
Escape’s selection of steaks takes front and centre beginning with the quintessential grass-fed Angus Ribeye ($28 – 200gm). Heavily marbled and juicy, it is best enjoyed medium. Moving towards the rump, the Australian Angus Tenderloin ($36 -180gm) takes skill with the grill to prepare. Thick, supremely tender and “peeled” of fat, it is an approachable cut suitable for any palate. For those who prefer leaner yet notably tender steaks, Escape has got you covered with a Prime Grade US Omaha Striploin ($44 -200gm) that strikes a perfect balance in muscle and fat composition. A 1kg Tomahawk Steak ($152) is also available for pre-order, served bone-in, for diners to share. Finally, Escape presents the star of its new menu – 180 grams of Tajima Wagyu Striploin ($68) cooked to perfection. It is a must-try for casual diners and steak afficionados alike featuring world-class tenderness and fine marbling.
1 Farrer Park Station Road Singapore 217562
Tel: +65 6705 7825
Opening Hours: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Takeaway Hours: 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Oriole Coffee + Bar’s Chilli Crab Promotion
2 Sept to 30 Nov 2021
Oriole Coffee + Bar’s special Chilli Crab Promotion is back! For a limited time only, from 2 Sept to 30 Nov, Oriole serves flavoursome chilli crab-themed dishes in tandem with craft beers from new and up-coming local brewery, Specific Gravity.
Six chilli crab-themed dishes, four of which are entirely new, will be available at Oriole — namely:
· Waffle Cheese Fries with Chilli Crab Dip
· Marinated Deboned Mid Wing with Chilli Crab Sauce
· Butterfly Buns with Chilli Crab Sauce
· Chilli Crab Burger
· Chilli Crab Linguini
· Chilli Crab Pizza 12″
Adding more excitement to this promotion is a partnership with homegrown brewery, Specific Gravity, introducing their four signature craft beers, delicious and easy-drinking, that pair perfectly with the chilli crab dishes.
Guests can enjoy these in the warm and welcoming vibes of Oriole Coffee + Bar or at home as it is also available for takeaways and on Oriole’s delivery platform.
Oriole Coffee + Bar
96 Somerset Road
#01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore 238163
(Next to 313@Orchard)
Opening hours: 10am – 10.30pm
Tel: +65 6238 8348
French Bouchot Mussels at Ginett
Among the exciting items on new menus for September 2021 are French Bouchot mussels. Ginett will be preparing the world-renowned Bouchot mussels in four different exquisite ways:
The quintessential French favourite, classic Marinière style;
The bistro-inspired Creamy style, with a rich sauce of white wine, cream and butter;
The Tomato style, a mouth-watering sauce made with Roma tomatoes, white wine, onion, garlic, fresh basil and butter;
The spicy Asian style, wok-fried in a bold mix of Chinese aromatics.
Bouchot mussels are available in 500g and 1kg servings for $39++ and $68++.
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar
Hotel G Singapore, 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
Tel: +65 6809 7989
All-new Lazy Breakfast Global Edition at Alley on 25
Andaz Singapore presents an all-new Lazy Breakfast Global Edition at Alley on 25, which brings you delicious cuisines from around the globe, starting off with local specialties from Andaz Bali in September. 2021 Think mouthwatering Nasi Goreng Bebek, irresistible Soto Madura and refreshing Nusa Cana Rim that will transport you all the way to the land of Bali and satiate that appetite for wanderlust.
Savour other cult favourites from the regular Lazy Breakfast menu such as Croque Madame with French fries; Slow-roasted Pulled Pork Bagel and Lobster Mac & Cheese. The sweet-toothed will also enjoy an unlimited serving of Waffles with soft serve ice cream, Profiteroles and more.
Lazy Breakfast Global Edition at Alley on 25 is available from 12PM to 2:30PM from September 2021, and is priced at SGD 50* per person.
Alley on 25
Andaz Singapore, Level 25
5 Fraser Street Singapore 189354
Exquisite Afternoon Tea Artfully Displayed in an Artist-designed Box at Sofitel
Sofitel Singapore City Centre joins hands with The Art Faculty (TAF), a social enterprise by Autism Resource Centre (Singapore), to present a delightful high tea presented artfully in an artist-designed box.
Located at Coffea, the hotel’s casual chic coffee bar, afternoon tea lovers can look forward to an exquisite afternoon tea experience with a dreamy ensemble of local French-style delicacies and bite-sized treats that pay homage to Singapore’s rich culinary heritage. The delicious treats will be presented in a limited-edition two-tiered afternoon tea box, created in collaboration with gifted artist Selena Seow from The Art Faculty.
Highlights include the Sofitel Portuguese Egg Tart baked until beautifully caramelised, Mango Sago Panna Cotta Verrine, which features a topping of juicy mango cubes and sago as well as aromatic Pandan Coconut Scones, Crab Mayonnaise on Sandwich and Sambal Salmon Roll with Caviar.
The high tea set is also available for takeaway on the hotel’s e-shop
An Artful High Tea | 2 to 5pm daily
Price for Dine-in:
Weekdays (Monday to Friday) – $108++ for two, $54++ per additional person Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) – $118++ for two, $59++ per additional person
Price for Takeaways: $135.70++ for two inclusive of artist-designed box
Level 5, Sofitel Singapore City Centre,
9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885
Tel: +65 6428 5000
Singapore Inspired Noodle Creations by Ownself Make Chef at Raffles Courtyard
Raffles Courtyard collaborates with popular private dining establishment, Ownself Make Chef, helmed by self-taught chef and owner, Chef Shen Tan, as the latest instalment of its Private Chef Series.
Discover Chef Shen’s delightful trio of noodle-themed fusion dishes playfully named Make Mee Great Again. Infused with Singaporean and Southeast Asian flavours, these fun and inventive creations are specially crafted for this collaboration.
Presenting her SG Lard (Lao) Ban Mee Sambal Noodles, Chef Shen puts her own spin on a Singaporean noodle favourite, ban mee – thick, handmade egg noodles traditionally served in a flavourful broth. Her unique take on Ban Mee features dried ban mee noodles served with deliciously caramelised five-spice pork and crispy fried egg, a generous amount of aromatic lard sambal, and accented with coriander, fried garlic, spring onions, lardons, and ikan bilis.
Raffles Courtyard x Ownself Make Chef: 19 August to 15 September 2021
Mondays – Sundays, 3.00pm to 10.00pm (last order at 9:00pm)
328 North Bridge Roaf, Singapore 189673
For even more dining ideas in September 2021, see Places for Food and Drinks Singapore 2021: Boozy Ideas for September and Beyond.
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