Jamie’s Italian Forum Orchard is the second restaurant in Singapore by famous chef Jamie Oliver. Located at street level of the Forum The Shopping Mall, the large signboard ensures that anyone passing by this part of Orchard Road notices the presence of the casual Italian restaurant.
Publico, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay is a new restaurant in a new hotel in Singapore. According to their website, Publico has two personalities. By day, “Publico Deli offers all of the traditional fare you’d expect from a gourmet delicatessen – Italian cold cuts, imported cheese, warm flaky pastries and more… At night, Publico Ristorante lights up the riverside. Cuisine is classic Italian with a contemporary twist…” We were there for brunch and therefore only got to experience the daytime Publico Deli.
When it comes to selecting an Italian restaurant, there is a multitude of excellent places in Singapore. Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar, located in Purvis Street, is a good example of a fine Italian eatery. Combining traditional Italian cuisine with a stylish contemporary setting, Garibaldi has become one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Singapore, even before it was awarded One Michelin Star in 2017.
Shio & Pepe is a new Japanese Italian Kitchen that has opened at the Emporium Shokuhin. This Japanese supermarket and restaurant cluster in Marina Square has seen quite a few changes since it opened in 2015. Shio & Pepe restaurant takes over the space formerly occupied by the Tsukeru Shabu Shabu restaurant. We have refreshed our post on Emporium Shokuhin to reflect the recent changes. You can read it here.
Living in a city with a high cost of living, it is only natural that we tend to look out for good lunch deals. Today’s post is on a subject which I think many of us look for now and then – a good set lunch in Singapore below $30. The one at Italian restaurant Il Cielo probably ticks all the right boxes – a nice place (in 5-star Hilton no less) quiet (on the top floor where not many even know it exists), good service and at a reasonable budget. We think it is a weekday set lunch in Singapore below $30 that does the trick. We have been there before but it does not fail to impress us with by the $25 set lunch. With GST and service charge, the total cost per person came up to about $30.
Wine & Chef Singapore is a relatively new restaurant that opened in early 2017. It is located in one of the shophouses along the stretch of restaurants on Keong Saik Road. It serves an eclectic mix of food items that could be from menus at a zhi char stall, a Japanese izakaya or a French bistro. It has an extensive list of Italian wines which would not be out-of-place in an enoteca in Rome. The extreme mix and match could either end up successfully as the best of both worlds or as a complete disaster. There was only one way to find out.