Elemen Harbourfront Centre is the third Singapore outlet of popular vegetarian restaurant Elemen. According to their website, Elemen is a restaurant that respects life and promises to bring to their customers (among other things), “…an abundance of natural recipes that will nourish as well as heal your body and mind”.
PS.Cafe Raffles City is another new PS Cafe to open in Singapore. We were impressed by the interior design of PS.Cafe Fullerton opened a few months earlier. The new cafe in Raffles city is another gorgeous dining space. Designed as a house within a building, PS.Cafe Raffles City is located in the sunlit atrium and has, besides their signature live plants and floral arrangements, a vertical garden behind the bar.
The New Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre – with the much talked about new generation hawkers cuisine on its 2nd level known as Fareground – has opened. The delay in the opening and the eventual opening of the dual concept hawker centre on 25 January 2018 was widely covered in the media (see Opening of ‘hipster’ hawker centre in Pasir Ris delayed and ‘Hipster’ Pasir Ris hawker centre opens by the Straits Times; and Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre opens by Channel News Asia). We visited the new hawker centre managed by NTUC Foodfare to see if it is indeed something that is shaking up the local street food scene.
The Marmalade Pantry Downtown Oasia Hotel, located on the ground level of the hotel, is a food oasis in the bustling business district. It offers breakfast to the hotel guests and those in business still doing power breakfast. The office warriors can have a good quick lunch there. Those with time to spare can indulge in afternoon tea at Marmalade Pantry Downtown. It is also a cosy spot for dinner in the evening and for brunch during the weekend.
Ards Restaurant Singapore is a new restaurant at Duxton Hill, Tanjong Pagar. It is helmed by two young chefs who have worked at some big name restaurants. The letters “a r d s” stand for Asia, roots, distinct and singular. Chefs Ace Tan and David Lee seek to create a distinctive fine dining restaurant that reflects their Asian roots. According to their website, “Our mission is to leave you thinking, “You have not been to Asia if you have not been to Ards”. A bold mission statement. I am not sure they succeeded in leaving us with that feeling after our lunch at Ards Restaurant Singapore. What they did succeed was to give us a great lunch experience and left us thinking that this could be the best new restaurant 2017 in Singapore that we have tried.