Olivia Restaurant & Lounge – New Spanish restaurant at Keong Saik Road, Singapore


Olivia Restaurant & Lounge is a new Spanish restaurant that opened at Keong Saik Road, Singapore earlier this year. It is helmed by chef and co-founder, Alain Devahive who apparently had experience in Michelin starred restaurants, including the famous el Bulli Restaurant, and held the role of Executive Chef for Catalunya Hong Kong and Singapore. The restaurant is named after his daughter, Olivia.

Olivia Spanish Restaurant Keong Saik
Olivia Restaurant & Lounge
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Tapas Club VivoCity – Spanish restaurant with a view of the sea.


Tapas Club VivoCity is a relatively new restaurant at the popular shopping mall near HarbourFront MRT station. It opened at the beginning of 2019 and takes over the space that was vacated by another Spanish restaurant – Serenity. The new Tapas Club VivoCity enjoys the same spacious layout and the sea view towards Sentosa as its predecessor.

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Valentine’s Day 2019 Singapore, Modern Romantic Restaurant Ideas & Suggestions

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Valentine’s Day 2019 falls on Thursday 14 February 2019, which is very soon after CNY, and will arrive sooner than we think. For Valentine’s Day 2019 Singapore, we have decided to move away from the stereotype of a romantic restaurant – usually a French or Italian restaurant, dimly lit by candlelight. We think it is time to do something different this V’s Day 2019. We would prefer to be invited to a modern romantic restaurant. One which has a nice ambience and where the food is good, but less predictable. Better still if it has a bright contemporary setting that allows us to take nice photos. Here are some modern romantic restaurant ideas and interesting suggestions for Valentine’s Day 2019 Singapore.

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OLA Cocina Del Mar – Spanish restaurant at Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC)


OLA Cocina Del Mar is a Spanish restaurant at Tower 3 of Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC). MBFC is a busy place on weekdays and it is not a place we would visit unless we have to.  But on Saturday, it is a different story.  The place is quiet and peaceful. Carpark rates are affordable. The underground tunnels that connect to Downtown and Raffles Place MRT stations are almost deserted.  Some of the restaurants are still open. OLA Cocina Del Mar is one of them.  It is a friendly restaurant for straightforward Spanish food.

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Tapas 26 Dempsey – former Spanish restaurant La Ventana rebranded, re-located


The Spanish restaurant La Ventana at Dempsey Hill has rebranded itself and moved to another location within the Dempsey village. It is a stone’s throw from the old location. Tapas 26 Dempsey is the new entity. The place is new and it no longer has the collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Charles Gaig. Yet the layout and feel of the new restaurant felt roughly familiar. Chef Gaig, in the meantime, has opened his own restaurant known as Gaig Restaurant in downtown Singapore.

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