Ginett restaurant in new G Hotel, Middle Road Singapore

Hotel G Singapore is a new hotel on Middle Road near Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations.  Unlike conventional hotels, the grand entrance at street level is occupied by a restaurant – the Ginett Restaurant.  The lobby of the G Hotel (“a chic lifestyle hotel “) is located on level 2. Placing a big restaurant right at the front of a small hotel is a bold and effective move as the prominence of the Ginett Restaurant with its hundreds of glistening hanging glasses certainly attracts the attention of anyone passing by. We can imagine that the place would look even grander when lit up at night.

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Lunch at Tippling Club restaurant in Tanjong Pagar

The Tippling Club restaurant in Tanjong Pagar is listed number 27 in the 2017 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list.   The list was published two days ago.  Coincidentally, we just had lunch at the Tippling Club by chef Ryan Clift only last week. The Tippling Club occupies the ground floor of shophouses (including house number 38) along Tanjong Pagar Road, just off Duxton Hill.   The upper level hosts other facilities including a private dining area called Bin 38, named after the Penfold’s Bin series of wines.  There is apparently a tie-up with Australian wine heavyweight Penfolds.

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Alati Singapore – Divine Greek Cuisine on Amoy Street

Alati Singapore is a Greek restaurant on Amoy Street. The restaurant space they occupy was part of the premises previously used by Huat Kee Teochew restaurant who had re-located to the RELC Building about two years ago. There are not many Greek restaurants in Singapore and therefore good Greek restaurants are hard to come by. Alati restaurant’s tagline is “Divine Greek Cuisine”. Their website states that “everything in the menu, from the meat to the pastry to the bread, are made painstakingly and meticulously by hand.” In theory therefore, everything about Alati Singapore looks promising!

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FOO’D by Davide Oldani at Victoria Concert Hall

Pig FOO'D by Davide Oldani

Gazetted as a national monument, the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall (VTCH) along Empress Place has been beautifully restored. The historically important performing arts venue now offers elegant contemporary functional spaces with old-world charm. As ordinary Singaporeans, we had wondered why the resplendently restored VTCH had no space for a restaurant. It took a bit of time, but 2 years after its re-opening VTCH has added a restaurant – one with Michelin Star pedigree at that. FOO’D by Davide Oldani at Victoria Concert Hall offers a menu conceptualised by celebrity Chef Davide Oldani, chef-owner of the one Michelin-starred D’O in Cornaredo, a municipality in Milan in the Italian region Lombardy.

FOO'D restaurant Victoria Concert Hall

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Sabio Tapas Bar Duxton Hill

Spanish restaurants and tapas are getting increasingly popular in Singapore these days. One of the early movers in this direction was Sabio Tapas Bar at Duxton Hill which opened some years ago. According to their website, it is run by Déliciae Hospitality Management (DHM) whose portfolio also includes L’Entrecôte and &MADE Burger Bistro.

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Full Pint Brewery & Fish Bar Restaurant

Full Pint @ Parkalnd Green

Full Pint Brewery & Fish Bar Restaurant

Once upon a time not so long ago, Parkland Green was the hottest spot in the East. The old Parkland Golf Driving Range at East Coast Park was redeveloped into a four-hectare space with picnic lawn, new and exciting F&B outlets and a large free car park. Parkland Green and the eateries there could get very crowded on weekends. With the introduction parking charges and the opening of Marine Cove nearby, Parkland Green is much quieter these days. If, like us, you prefer to dine in places with less crowd, it may be time to visit Parkland Green again. Recently, we went for dinner at Full Pint Brewery & Fish Bar Restaurant, a micro-brewery that offers burgers, pizza, sandwiches and western styled grilled seafood. We got to choose the table which would give us the best view of the sea and we also had the full attention of the staff. In fact, we thought a particular waitress was a little too attentive!

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