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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Brunch at Curious Palette on Prinsep Street Singapore

Curious Palette

It has taken us a while, but we finally got to have brunch at Curious Palette, another of the hot cafes in Singapore that seem to attract a strong following.  Curious Palette is located in a shophouse on Prinsep Street Singapore. The entrance is quite nondescript. There is no real signboard, just a small blackboard on a chair announced its presence. Yet it was full of people – we were fortunate to get a table without a reservation. It was soon full house in this cafe.

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Lunch in a grocery store, Jones the Grocer Singapore @ Dempsey

Having lunch at Jones the Grocer Singapore @ Dempsey is like having lunch in a grocery store.  The tables in the spacious double height ceiling space are surrounded by all kinds of fresh meats, cheeses and other foodstuffs.  Originating from Australia, Jones the Grocer opened their first Singapore outlet at Dempsey Hill,  then went into expansion mode some years back but has since cut back. At the moment, Jones the Grocer Dempsey is the only outlet in Singapore.

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New Prive Orchard cafe opens at Wheelock Place

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If the world is a stage, then some of the best ringside seats can be found at the new Prive Orchard Cafe that recently opened at Wheelock Place. The cafe is situated right at the edge of the pedestrian mall at the junction of Orchard Road and Paterson Road. The terraced levels of seating in the cafe, coupled with the European style small outward facing tables at the perimeter ensures that most seats at Prive Orchard get a good vantage point for people watching.

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Beach Road Kitchen – all day dining at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

Beach Road Kitchen South Beach Singapore

Beach Road Kitchen Singapore

Beach Road Kitchen is the new all day dining restaurant of JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach. The not so old South Beach Hotel has a new operator and has been re-branded as JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach. One of the things the new hotel operator has done is to relocate the hotel’s all day dining restaurant, formerly known as ADHD, to a larger space and give it a new name – Beach Road Kitchen. The move is probably a practical and sensible one from the business perspective. However, we found the new Beach Road Kitchen nice but rather unexciting. Continue reading →

Roost Singapore – Chicken restaurant opens in time for the Rooster year at Centrepoint

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Orchard Central and away from Centrepoint, where a new chicken restaurant Roost Singapore just opened. The chicken restaurant opens in time for the Rooster year.  This could be the place to go to have gatherings for the Chinese New Year. We stopped by at Roost Singapore for lunch.

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