Cosmo Restaurant and Wine Bar – new restaurant at Forum The Shopping Mall


Cosmo Restaurant and Wine Bar is a new restaurant at the Forum the Shopping Mall along Orchard Road, Singapore. It takes over the place formerly occupied by California Pizza Kitchen which had (in mid 2018) moved across the road to Claymore Connect at Orchard Hotel. With part of the premises set up as a nightspot and the other part as a regular restaurant, it was hard to figure out what to expect. We decided to have lunch at Cosmo Restaurant and Wine Bar to find out.

Cosmo Restaurant and Wine Bar Entrance
Cosmo Restaurant and Wine Bar (Entrance from Forum Shopping Mall)

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Dolce Vita – Sweet Life by the Pool

Dolce Vita Singapore - Donut of calamari

Dolce Vita (Italian for “sweet life” or “good life”) offers modern Italian cuisine by the pool at Mandarin Oriental Singapore. The popular Italian restaurant was the venue for the 2018 November’s edition of 4 Hands Kitchen where Chef Giorgio Maggioni of Dolce Vita hosted one Michelin-starred Chef Felice Lo Basso from Felix Lo Basso Restaurant in Milan. The collaborative menu presented by the two top chefs was a delightful way to savour the flavours of authentic Italian cuisine.

Dolce Vita, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Dolce Vita offers modern Italian cuisine by the pool at Mandarin Oriental

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Paradise Teochew VivoCity – dim sum at new Teochew restaurant


Paradise Teochew VivoCity is the latest new restaurant by the Paradise restaurant group. It is located in a quiet corner of level 1 of Vivo City (it is the last unit along the side facing Sentosa and furthest away from Harbourfront). Yet it was a full house when we were there. I think the opening promotion which is on till 7 Dec 2018 might have contributed to it.  Please see photo below for details.

Paradise Teochew Vivo City
Paradise Teochew Vivo City

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ISHI Japanese Fine Dining @ Intercontinental Robertson Quay

Ishi Japanese Restaurant

ISHI, loosely translated as ’stone’, presents Japanese fine dining at an affordable price in the InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay. At ISHI, you can easily feel like you are dining in a classic restaurant in Japan.

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Little Creatures Singapore – Is it wrong to have beer at breakfast?

Little Creatures

Little Creatures Singapore is a brewery, pub and cafe at the junction of Club Street and Mohamed Ali Lane.  In 1999, Little Creatures Brewing started making beer in a shed in a former crocodile farm in Fremantle,  Australia. Their craft beer was a success and as they say, the rest is history. We have seen Little Creatures craft beer in cans are in shelves in many Singapore supermarkets. Little Creatures brewery set up shop at Club Street earlier this year. Unusually for a brewery and pub, they open very early and have long opening hours – from 8 am to midnight. If you feel like a pint of freshly brewed ale at 8 am,  you know where to go.

Little Creatures Singapore -Brewery & Cafe at Club Street
Little Creatures Singapore – Brewery & Cafe at Club Street

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