March is a relatively quiet month in Singapore when it comes to festive celebrations and feasting. Nevertheless, there are exciting new restaurants and cafés to check out. There are also special promotions and new menus that will make a trip to a familiar F&B establishment feels like a visit to a new restaurant in March 2022.
New Cafes & Restaurant in March 2022
White Marble – a new Mediterranean grill restaurant by Chef Otto Weibel
White Marble brings together the timeless flavours of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Morocco, and the Middle East. As Chef Otto conceptualises the immersive menu, his protégé Executive Chef Kenneth Loke brings it to life on the plate. In line with Chef Otto’s philosophy, dishes are prepared with fresh quality produce, using simple techniques that showcase the natural flavours at their vibrant best. The grill section, especially, features a selection of premium vegetables, seafood, and meats seasoned and grilled to perfection in the charcoal oven.
1 Tanglin Road, #01-09
Orchard Rendezvous Hotel
Tel: +65 97729434
11:30am to 10:30pm
Restaurant-bar Chimi’s new outlet in Somerset
Opens on 9 March 2022
The new Mexican restaurant-bar Chimi’s Somerset is part of Singapore-based brand, Chimi’s that’s also sister brand restaurants Chimichanga in Little India and Holland Village.
Their new alfresco outlet in town is located along the discovery walk at 313@somerset which is a stone’s throw away from the bustling junction of Cairnhill and Orchard Road. The brand collaborated with Atenn Neoh and Rita Soh from RDC Architects to bring their interior design vision to life. Striking in hot Pink and Turquoise, the outlet stands out from its neighbours and will no doubt capture one’s eye.
A feast for the eyes as well as for the palate, Chimi’s Somerset’s food menu features SG-Mex dishes which add the brand’s own twist to traditional Mexican cuisine. Dig into Chimichangas and crowds’ favourites such as Quesadillas, Loaded Nachos and Golden Churros. Not to be missed are their handcrafted ice-cream featuring Mexican inspired flavours such as Lime Margarita, Chocolate Sriracha and Mango Tajin.
313 Orchard Road, #01-25B 313@somerset
Opening Hours: 11 am – 10.30 pm
Ms Durian @ Kelatan Street
Ms Durian is a new durian cafe at Kelantan Street, occupying a quaint single storey building with pitched roof. It serves artisan tea and coffee and freshly made durian desserts. Read more.
11 Kelantan Road, Singapore 208604
Tel: +65 6962 0057
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Closed on Tuesday
Nearby MRT Station: Jalan Besar
Order Online for Self-collection or Delivery
Coexist Coffee Co. @ LLI
Coexist Coffee Co.opens cafes that have interior designs which have been much talked about. The new Coexist Coffee Co. Cafe at Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) in Paya Lebar has very pleasing aesthetics and is their biggest outlet.
The menu of Coexist Coffee Cafe @ LLI offers brunch items as well as bowls and salad, pasta and pizzas and mains such as steak fries and grilled octopus. Read more.
Coexist Coffee Co. @ LLI
11 Eunos Road 8, #01-02
Opening Hours: 8:30 am to 10.30 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Paya Lebar Interchange
Taiga Dining & House
Located in Regent Singapore, Taiga Dining & House is an intimate Japanese fine dining restaurant. Helmed by Master Chef Taiga Kanekuni, the restaurant offers omakase menu based on the finest seasonal offerings. If you have just received your annual bonus and want to celebrate in a new restaurant in March 2022, Taiga would be a great option.
Taiga Dining & House
Regent Singapore, #01-03/04
1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
Tel: +65 8031 4306
Tue – Sun: 11 am to 11 pm
Closed on Monday
Jigger & Pony Group’s Sugarhall reopens as a rum-focused cocktail pub. It offers an ever-changing rotation of rum flights, and satiating pub fare served with convivial and fun-loving hospitality.
Expect to enjoy cocktails with a concise selection of pub fare executed with fine-dining flair. Largely influenced by Executive Chef David Tang’s own experiences of his best nights out, Los Angeles-style, he follows the simple philosophy of great food, done right. Highlights of Sugarhall’s menu include Orange Fried Chicken, Snapper, Fennel and Laver Pie and the good old Cheese Burger.
Level 2, 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704
Tel: +65 9815 0246
4.00pm to 10.30pm
4.00pm to 6.00pm (last order 5.30pm)
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Special Menus in March 2022
Celebrate the Vibrance of Holi at Tiffin Room
5 to 19 March 2022
Delight in the joy and captivating flavours of Holi – India’s Festival of Colours, with loved ones and friends through a charming spread of North Indian specialities at the historic Tiffin Room at Raffles Hotel Singapore. Masterfully curated by Chef de Cuisine Kuldeep Negi, the limited-time menu, The Joyous Flavours of Holi, is available exclusively from 5 to 19 March 2022 in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, alongside a wine-pairing option for an elevated celebratory experience.
The Joyous Flavours of Holi Lunch & Dinner Menu: S$98++ per guest
The Joyous Flavours of Holi Vegetarian Lunch & Dinner Menu: S$88++ per guest
Complementary Wine Pairing: S$58++
Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Tel: +65 6412 1816
A Taste of Japan at Melt Café
11 to 27 March 2022
Embark on a gastronomic journey to Japan as Melt Café at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore presents its limited-time Flavours of Japan dinner fare, available from 11 to 27 March 2022. Satiate your taste buds with a myriad of Japanese specialties including fresh sashimi and sushi selections, Takoyaki topped with bonito flakes, mayonnaise and tonkatsu sauce, Chawanmushi with lobster and ginkgo nuts and Yakiniku Grilled Beef Steak.
Flavours of Japan Dinner Menu (Available from 11 to 27 March 2022)
SGD 88 per adult (inclusive of free-flow of chilled juices) (Sunday to Thursday)
SGD 98 per adult (inclusive of free-flow of chilled juices) (Friday and Saturday)
Additional SGD 32 per adult for free-flow of house pour wines, beers, chilled juices and soft drinks
SGD 42 per child (7 to 12 years old) (inclusive of free-flow of chilled juices)
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
Tel: +65 6885 3500
Peranakan Delights at Peppermint
1 to 31 March 2022
The Peranakan buffet at Peppermint features more than 20 heritage dishes infused with the rich flavours of Straits Chinese cuisine. Chef de Cuisine Leon Yee’s menu showcases heirloom recipes, refreshed and updated with vegetables, herbs and spices grown and harvested from PARKROYAL COLLECTION’s own Urban Farm.
Indulge in quintessential Peranakan dishes, such as Ayam Buah Keluak (Chicken with fermented pangium edule seeds), Itek Sio (Braised duck leg with tamarind and coriander), Angus Beef Oxtail Pongteh (Angus beef oxtail, stewed with fermented soy bean paste), and much more, in the daily lunch and dinner buffet, from 1 to 31 March 2022.
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore
6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6845 1111
4-course limited edition ‘Best of Bistecca’ Menu
In celebration of a decade as Singapore’s favourite homegrown steakhouse, Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse has launched a 4-course limited edition ‘Best of Bistecca’ menu at $138++ per person.
Regarded as the 13th best steakhouse in the world, Bistecca will be serving up their most popular dishes of the last ten years. The special menu is centred around Bistecca’s Signature Sharing Steaks, premium F1 Wagyu (marble score 6+) beef exclusively imported from Australia. Cuts include the Fiorentina, a classic T-bone or the Costata, a bone-in ribeye with both options ranging from 900g to 1.3kg, dependent on the number of guests at the table.
As well as a choice of three starters, Fremantle Octopus, Pan-seared Scallops or their heavenly Burrata; a choice of House-Made Pasta either Busiate, a beef and tomato ragu or Japanese Pumpkin Agnolotti; and of course, a range of sides such as their classic Steak Fries, Brussels Sprouts, and a decadent Italian take on Mac n’ Cheese among others.
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
26 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238970
Tel: +65 6735 6739
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