Garçons Tanjong Katong brings unpretentious classic French cuisine to Tanjong Katong. There was a Garcons French Grill at AlibabaR Hawkers Bar which had since closed. Garçons Tanjong Katong brings back good affordable French Food to the area. It is a full service restaurant and they serve drinks too (yes, wine).
The signage says “Bottega grocery and more”. We were attracted by the “more”. Bottega Tanjong Katong is a small grocery with a fair selection of fresh and dried Italian groceries as well as Italian beers, wine and mineral water. It is also a casual pizzeria featuring pizza made with Petra 3 (100% Italian soft wheat blend) and serving antipasti, pasta and desserts. Bottega Tanjong Katong allows you to savour a meal prepared with typical Italian grocery products without preparing it yourself.
Katong is a food paradise with dining spots catering to varied tastes and budgets. There are local street food, trendy European fare, Japanese sushi, Thai BBQ and many other options. If you are looking for Indian fare, Delhi 6 Katong V caters to the vegetarians and non-vegetarians and offers a good range of kebabs, curries, biryanis and tandoori bread.
Katong is an area known for good food and a wide range of eateries. There are all sorts of tempting and often calorie-rich food. Just take a short walk from Odeon Katong to Joo Chiat Road and there will be several very inviting ice cream parlours – like Scoop Therapy, Brownice Italian Vegan Ice Cream and Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique – to test your self control. For those who like to indulge without feeling too guilty, there is An Acai Affair which offers acai bowls that look like ice cream and taste like ice cream.
Earlier this year, listed company ABR Holdings (which operates the Swensen’s ice cream restaurants) announced that it would be buying the business of the Chilli Padi Group. The purchase of 80% of the shares from the 3 shareholders – Ms Patricia Lee and two Mr Lees – had been completed at the price of S$14.8 million. When we visited Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant in Joo Chiat recently, everything seemed the same – no bua kulauk ice cream on the menu yet.