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News: New at Amara – Refreshed Cafe Oriental & Debut of Lobby Bar

Amara Singapore introduces a refreshed Cafe Oriental and the brand new Lobby Bar. These new spaces at Amara Singapore Hotel in Tanjong Pagar are designed by local consultancy Studio HBA to create a sophisticated atmosphere that is inviting and yet exudes playful energy.

New at Amara - Refreshed Cafe Oriental & Debut of Lobby Bar

Cafe Oriental

Cafe Oriental Interior - New at Amara Singapore

Cafe Oriental at Amara Singapore has reopened its doors after undergoing refurbishment. Drawing inspiration from the popular foodie destination – Tanjong Pagar Plaza Food Centre, the cafe reimagines the modern-day hawker stall. Design elements include tiled floor pattern and stainless steel counters typically seen in traditional hawker centres. Landscape designer Lee Han Yang of Main Green complements the thoughtful interior with lush greenery. This “biophilic design” creates a sense of natural tranquility.

Cafe Oriental - Local Favourites - New at Amara Singapore

Cafe Oriental is a haven for both food lovers and travellers seeking a taste of the local experience. Its brand new menu pays homage to Singapore’s rich cultural tapestry. Chef Danny Bong draws inspiration from time-honoured recipes passed down through generations and takes diners on a gastronomic adventure across Asia. New at Amara’s casual dining restaurant is a menu of curated Asian favourites. Signature dishes include Grilled Jumbo Chicken Satay, CEO Laksa and Scallop Confit Kueh Pie Tee. Seafood lovers can indulge in the XO Fish Noodles Soup and Golden Collagen Seafood Pao Fan.

The menu doesn’t stop at savoury delights. The sweet selections include heritage desserts like the iconic Ice Kacang, traditional Nyonya Kuehs and irresistible Pulut Hitam.

Cafe Oriental
Tel: +65 6879 2626
Opening Hours: 11.30 am to 8.30 pm
View Cafe Oriental Menu

Lobby Bar

Lobby Bar at Amara Singapore

New at Amara Singapore is a lobby bar with a minimalist design that exudes a contemporary and elegant ambience. The Lobby Bar’s design subtly incorporates architectural and cultural nuances of the hotel’s Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood.

Solid granite steps leading to the bar echo the covered walkways that are a hallmark of Tanjong Pagar. Terracotta elements in the backdrop reference the roofs of the area’s historic shophouses. Champagne-tinted steel panelling, inspired by the corrugated steel panels found in back alleys, adds a touch of drama. Perforations in the panels mimic the folds of a curtain, creating a unique backdrop. A timber ceiling draws inspiration from the rafters and beams of shophouses, contributing to the intimate yet lofty feel of the space.

The debut of the Lobby Bar brings diverse experiences, transforming seamlessly through the day. From early in the morning, it offers a vibrant energy with a relaxed grab-and-go concept. As evening falls, the amber glow and curated wine collection create a lively setting for a second act. Partnering with Grand Vin, the Lobby Bar boasts a discerning selection of renowned labels, including Champagne Louis Roederer, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and Domaine Faiveley. Notably, the Lobby Bar will house Singapore’s most extensive collection of Champagne Louis Roederer.

On the menu of The Lobby Bar are bar snacks like Beef Pot Roast and Canadian Black Mussels, as well as local and Asian favourites such as Silk Road Twice Cooked Pork and Seared Nigri Sushi.

The Lobby Bar
Tel: +65 6879 2626
Opening Hours:
7 am onwards, offering a grab-and-go option for artisanal coffee and pastries
4 pm to 10.30 pm, wine experience
View Bar Menu

Amara Singapore
165 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088539

Amara Singapore
165 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088539


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