Even before the Singapore Botanic Gardens was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site status, we had considered it to be the best public space in Singapore. Since the award, the SBG has become even better. To help our readers plan a day out at the park, here is our list of Botanic Gardens Restaurants as well as some ideas on what to see and do there.
Relish by Wild Rocket at Cluny Court in Bukit Timah is one of our favourite places to eat around that area. We have written more extensively about it in an earlier post Relish @ Cluny Court by Wild Rocket – burger restaurant and more. You can find more pictures about the place and the food there. This time we decided not to try our usual favourite items – the Wild Rocket Burger and the hae bee hiam pasta. We had a simple lunch of two items that we had not tried before.
Wine Connection Bistro HillV2 is one of the larger restaurants at this suburban mall along Hillview Road in the Bukit Timah area. It is more popular in the evenings when working folks in the area congregate for some food and wine. In the day time, it is relatively quiet. A couple of lunchtime set lunch menus make it more attractive to dine here in the afternoon. There is also the attached Wine Connection wine shop which certainly makes wine selection more interesting than browsing through a wine list.
Affogato Bar is a tiny cafe in Cluny Court, the small shopping arcade across the Botanic Garden MRT station. It is one of a few eateries in this building at the junction of Cluny Road and Bukit Timah Road. Each of them is small, but together they make up an interesting warren of assorted and specialised food places in this part of Singapore. We stopped by for coffee and dessert at Affogato Bar recently.
Where should we go for a romantic dinner in Singapore? Is a common question that we are often asked. “It depends” is our usual answer. It is not that we cop out of answering the question, but because what is “romantic” varies with each person. For some it is a candle light dinner in a dark French restaurant, for some it is a top notch sushi dinner. I had a chance to be invited for dinner recently to a romantic dinner in Singapore – at the Corner House restaurant in the Botanic Gardens.