New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES is a new outlet by New Ubin Seafood. This is currently their second restaurant in Singapore. The other one is in the Hillview area (you can read about our visit here). Hitherto, we have associated New Ubin with gritty locations – their existing Hillview outlet is in a canteen of an industrial building, having moved there from the Sin Ming car workshops area. The New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES outlet marks a departure from that impression. A Tze Char or Zhi Char (煮炒) restaurant has moved into the posh neighbourhood of CHIJMES right in the heart of the Singapore CBD.
Tablescape Restaurant & Bar is a new “… contemporary, upscale restaurant and bar serving modern European classics complemented by a curated menu at the bar.” It is located on the third level of the Grand Park City Hall Hotel. This is the hotel that is next to Peninsular Plaza and Capitol Piazza. Currently the hotel is undergoing some major renovations. It is the boarded up building across the road from Excelsior Hotel.
PS.Cafe Raffles City is another new PS Cafe to open in Singapore. We were impressed by the interior design of PS.Cafe Fullerton opened a few months earlier. The new cafe in Raffles city is another gorgeous dining space. Designed as a house within a building, PS.Cafe Raffles City is located in the sunlit atrium and has, besides their signature live plants and floral arrangements, a vertical garden behind the bar.
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The wisdom of this old adage is not lost on the banks seeking to reward the loyalty of their clients. DBS treats their treasured customers at Singapore Changi airport where the two exclusive Asia Treasures lounges feed the customers before they fly. Privileged banking customers of United Overseas Bank get birthday treats. Those who meet some thresholds get a dinner at a top sushi restaurant for a UOB birthday treat. A dinner for two at Shinji by Kanesaka. Those of us who do not meet their criteria can still enjoy the experience as a dining companion. I had dinner at Shinji Carlton Hotel which is the newer of the two Shinji restaurants in Singapore. The other one is at St Regis Hotel. The Raffles Hotel outlet has closed.
Anti:dote Set Lunch is the perfect prescription for those looking for an affordable set lunch deal in a stylish dining space right in the heart of the city. Lunch Matters at Anti:dote is the new lunch menu of the hip cocktail bar of Fairmont Singapore. The new menu features a $28++ 2 course set lunch.
The Owl has flown to the Courtyard. The Owl Cafe operated as a pop up store of sort along a narrow corridor in the National Gallery Singapore. Earlier this year it moved into the space vacated by the Padang Cafe and took on a new name. Courtyard Café National Gallery Singapore located on the ground level of Supreme Court Wing is a casual diner serving Straits Asian food, good coffee and a selection of traditional kuehs.