Botanic Restaurant Raffles City is the new restaurant that takes over the space previously occupied by Salt Tapas & Bar. It is a stand-alone restaurant at street level facing the Raffles Hotel, but connected by a covered pathway so that diners do not get their feet wet walking over from the main Raffles City mall to the Botanic Restaurant.
Yoshinoya in Singapore has been associated with tiny restaurants or just booths selling basically rice bowls with meat and vegetables. However, in recent years, Yoshinoya has been rolling out its new concept outlets in Singapore with a new concept menu. The new outlets are more spacious and have a contemporary feel. Yoshinoya at Duo Galleria is one of the new concept outlets and it offers, in addition to the signature rice bowls, cakes, fish bowls, curry rice, ramen and affordable set meals.
We have a love and hate relationship with Suntec City. We hate its carpark which is dark, low and has a confusing layout. But we love the Suntec City restaurants and food places. The sheer variety (there are more than a hundred of them) means that we can always find something to eat there. Here is The Ordinary Patrons’ (TOP) list of Suntec City restaurants and food places that should appeal to different tastes and at all budgets. We have provided links to our reviews (where available) which will contain more information about each restaurant. We have a directory of restaurants and some parking information at Suntec City at the end of this post.
HarriAnns Suntec City is the third HarriAnns Nonya Table outlet to open in Singapore. With a history dating back to 1940, HarriAnns is now run by the third generation members of the family. These young Nonya aces are certainly going places since taking over the reins in 2014. Expanding out of their Tiong Bahru Market kiosk, they have opened up additional cafes in Bugis Junction, Ocean Financial Centre and Suntec. Their style of Peranakan food and nonya kuehs seem to have hit the right spot as their new outlet at Suntec City Mall was bustling when we visited.
Fat Chap Suntec City is a new restaurant at the Suntec Shopping Mall. It is located on the ground floor of Tower 4 in the East Wing of Suntec City. If you are like us, and can never remember the locations of each of the towers of Suntec City, Tower 4 is the one far away from the Convention Centre. The folks behind 1855 The Bottle Shop restaurant had converted the place into the Fat Chap restaurant at Suntec. It appears that the emphasis in this new restaurant is less on wine and more on food. The Chinese characters on the signboard is 肥仔 which I think is Cantonese for fat boy and pronounced “fei jai”. It is friendly, jolly name for a restaurant.