iSteaks Star Vista – Affordable steaks in Singapore


iSteaks Star Vista is one of the outlets of iSteaks Diner, an outfit that focuses on meat items in their menu. It seems like the place to go for affordable steaks in Singapore. iSteaks has three outlets in Singapore. The other two are in Serangoon Gardens and Tampines Central. So far, I have always thought of Jack’s Place and Astons as the places to go for steaks that do not cost an arm and a leg in Singapore. Could iSteaks Diner be another place to go for affordable steaks in Singapore?

iSteaks Star Vista
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The new Culina Bistro Dempsey at Block 15 – bigger, newer but is it better?


Popular bistro and fine foods store Culina Dempsey has closed their original store at Dempsey Block 8 and reopened a few blocks away, at Dempsey Block 15. It is now linked together with other outlets as a COMO Dempsey cluster of food and retail outlets at the front of the Dempsey Hill dining precinct. The new Culina Bistro (version 2019) is certainly bigger and newer. But is it better than the original one at Block 8? They opened at the new location a few days ago and we were there soon after to find out.

New Culina Bistro at Dempsey Block 15
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The Wine & Gourmet Friends – ‘Singapore Izakaya’ in Keong Saik dining area

The Wine & Gourmet Friends

The Wine & Gourmet Friends is a restaurant that looks like what you would get when you cross a Singapore zhi char restaurant, a Japanese izakaya and a tapas bar. In other words, a cozy simple place where the chef can whip up a wide range of dishes (including some local favourites) in small sharing plates to go with reasonably priced drinks. It is located on at the start of Bukit Pasoh Road, in the Keong Saik dining area. The Dorsett Singapore Hotel is right next door.

The Wine & Gourmet Friends Restaurant Singapore
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Ranch Steakhouse by Astons – New restaurant by Astons go upmarket in Clarke Quay

The Ranch Steakhouse

Affordable steakhouse Astons has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2005 from a coffeeshop along East Coast Road. The Ranch Steakhouse by Astons in Clarke Quay is a beautiful restaurant. It seems like the start of a new line of luxurious offerings from Astons. The launch of Lexus LS 400 separating the brand from the humble Toyota Corolla comes to mind.  At our lunch at The Ranch Steakhouse,  most of the right boxes were ticked and one particular aspect of the restaurant stood out.

Ranch Steakhouse by Astons Clarke Quay
The Ranch Steakhouse by Astons

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Steak and Bordeaux lunch at Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse


There are many good steakhouses in Singapore. Finding the right one for the occasion is the challenge. It was a casual lunch and we were looking for a place that serves a good steak at prices that do not require an increase in our credit card limit. Several options came to mind and we ended up at Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse along Mohamed Sultan Road.

 Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse

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