GastroMonth returns for its 3rd edition in Singapore and from 1 to 30 November selected restaurants recommended in the latest MICHELIN Guide Singapore offers specially-curated menus at value-for-money prices. Participating restaurants include MICHELIN Plate restaurants such as BAM!, Gaig, Dolce Vita, and Akira Back. BAM!’s special 5-course GastroMonth menu showcases innovative Spanish-influenced dishes and is priced at $90 nett. We visited BAM! for lunch and enjoyed an affordable 4 course set for $40++.
Ambiente Tapas Goodramgate is the casual Spanish restaurant in York where we had dinner. Having had our fair share of English food, we thought that a simple Spanish meal would be nice for a change. Another reason is that it is a restaurant that is near Gray’s Court Hotel where we were staying. It is only a five minute walk down the road.
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.
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.
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.