It has been twenty-eight years since we last dined at Cantonese restaurant, Li Bai Sheraton Towers. At that time Sheraton Towers was one of the newest 5-star hotels in Singapore. It was more glamorous than the other Sheraton Hotel in Singapore, the Century Park Sheraton at Nassim. The latter became the ANA Hotel and was eventually demolished to make way for a condominium built in its place. Sheraton Towers is still standing tall and its two attractions are still there – the spectacular water fall view from the cafe and the grand curved stairway. The latter was a favourite photo spot for the ladies to show off their long evening dresses and bridal gowns. Many a wedding dinner was held in the hotel ballroom.
FiSK Seafood Bar & Market is a new restaurant at Novotel Singapore on Stevens, one of two new hotels that now stand on the site of the former Pinetree Club on Stevens Road. The other new hotel is Mercure Singapore on Stevens. The people behind Fisk is seafood distributor Snorre Food Pte Ltd. According to the Fisk website, “Fisk Seafoodbar & Market is a restaurant and retail concept where you can dine and shop for cold water seafood and Norwegian products all in one place”. We stopped by to have lunch at the Seafood Bar and to check out the Market.
The Little Diner is a restaurant inspired by places which the founders had travelled to, such as New York City’s Lower East Side. It is one of a row of shops along Bukit Timah Road near the junction with Sixth Avenue. That area has seen many eateries come and go. The Little Diner is, as far as we can remember, one of the longest standing restaurants on this stretch.
Even before the Singapore Botanic Gardens was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site status, we had considered it to be the nicest public space in Singapore. Since the award, the SBG has become even better. It has been improved and expanded. More restaurants and places to eat have been added. To help our readers plan a day out at the park, here is our list of Botanic Gardens Restaurants.
Botanico at the Garage in Singapore Botanic Gardens is the restaurant located above the casual diner Bees Knees (read about our visit here). Still relatively new, Botanico had previously only opened for dinner. They recently started serving lunch. They have set lunch options which looked interesting and so we made a beeline to Botanico for lunch recently.
It has been two years since Crown Bakery and Cafe opened in Crown Centre along Bukit Timah Road. Yet its popularity is still going strong. On a Saturday morning, brunch business was brisk. All the tables – indoors and outdoors were all taken. We dropped by for a quick breakfast and were fortunate to be able to secure a table without too long a wait.