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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

    • The Blue Ginger

      China-Malaysia mix
      Original Peranakan cuisine in a long, winding restaurant – a unique mix of Chinese ingredients and Malaysian spices. Highlights include otak-otak (fish, coconut milk, chilli paste, galangal and herbs wrapped up in banana leaves and grilled like a sausage) and ayam buah keluak (chicken stewed with Indonesian nuts). Few tourists, attentive servers.

      97 Tanjong Pagar Road
      Singapore 088518
      +65 6222 3928
    • Akashi

      How about Japanese food tonight? Akashi is one of the top addresses in the city. It isn't cheap, but it's always full. The moment you pass the wooden facade at the entrance you feel like you've arrived in the land of the rising sun. The design is minimalist with plain wooden tables and a long sushi bar with many chefs at work behind it. The women serving are happy to give tips. Excellent, fresh sushi, sashimi and an à la carte menu await you. The restaurant is heavily air conditioned, unfortunately, so dress warmly!

      Orchard Parade Hotel
      1 Tanglin Road #01-01A
      Singapore 247909
      +65 6732 4438
    • No Signboard Seafood

      Everything from the sea
      Located directly on the bay with a view of the «Flying Ship» of the Marina Bay Sands. The treasures of the sea dominate the menu here. Guests should try the absolute favourite dish of the locals at least once: chili crab. The large mud cabs are served in chunks in a thick, spicy sauce.

      8 Raffles Avenue
      Singapore 039802
      +65 6336 9959
    • Halia

      Ginger paradise
      Ensconced in the idyllic jungle paradise of the Ginger Garden of the Singapore Botanic Garden. Fans of orchids who tackle a walk through the botanic garden are sure to come upon this lovely situated restaurant and bar. The scents of nature aren't the only intoxicating thing on the terrace. Halia is the Malay word for ginger. Try a ginger-based non-alcoholic cocktail while you're there. The dishes are high quality (and priced accordingly).

      1 Cluny Road
      Singapore 259569
      +65 8444 1148
    • Andhra Curry

      Pure Indian
      Nice restaurant with spacious tables on a side street, surrounded by the exuberant Little India. Their speciality is dishes from Andhra Pradesh, India. You definitely have to like spices such as chili, cumin, coriander, ginger, mint, etc. Ordering works the same as in most restaurants; simply point to the photo. Make sure to try the chepala pulusu (fish curry) or the chicken biryani.

      41 Kerbau Road
      Singapore 219170
      +65 6293 3935
    • Jaan

      Grande cuisine
      Simple elegance and French grande cuisine on the 69th floor. The highly talented, 31-year-old chef, Julien Royer, commemorates the art of cooking at the finest level with his ingeniously clever craft. It's no wonder that Jaan is one of the 50 best restaurants in Asia. Who's even paying attention to the view?

      2 Stamford Road
      Singapore 178882
      +65 6338 8585
    • TWG Teasalon & Boutique

      For tea lovers
      Tea connoisseurs come to this oasis to send their taste buds on an exciting voyage. It offers the charm of Old Europe in the middle of Singapore's most modern shopping centre. This is the place to try out the best known types and exclusive blends (more than 450 of them), served on precious china. You can get something sweet or filling to go with your tea.
      TWG Tea Grand Atrium at ION Orchard
      ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #01-29
      Singapore 238801
      +65 6735 1837
    • Café Antoinette

      Regally French
      This tiny coffeehouse is a nostalgic jewel done in Baroque boudoir style and named after the last queen of France. It's also a tea salon where master confectioner Pang Kong Kok, one of the best in the city, beguiles guests with French pastries and delicious sweetmeats that delight the eye and the palate. There are only a few tables, some outdoors.
      333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery
      #02-33/34. Singapore 238897
      +65 6836 9527
    • Wild Honey

      Popular brunch spot
      A cultured ambiance with a touch of kitsch on the third floor of the Mandarin Gallery shopping centre. It's a highly frequented meeting place for locals who come for breakfast around the clock or the famous brunch. Wild Honey offers international cuisine for every taste, warm or cold, sweet or hearty. Reservations a must.
      333a Orchard Road
      Singapore 238897
    • Baker & Cook

      Street café
      Popular bakery chain with outdoor seating. They have a super selection of delicious pastries, warm dishes, and excellent coffee. This is the most recent addition by New Zealander Dean Brettschneider, a local TV celebrity and highly decorated master of his craft for 25 years now who has penned several popular cookbooks on baking.
      80 Middle Road
      Singapore 188966
      +65 6825 1502
    • PS. Café

      Popular and hip
      This hot spot under the tropical trees in Tanglin Village is situated on the exclusive Dempsey Hill. Mainly artists, writers and other funky locals are drawn here for brunch, the coffee and afternoon tea, as well as an evening meal. The gigantic chocolate tortes and fruit pies are especially appealing. Make sure you try the bright green, refreshing lemon cake with whipped cream. You'll go weak in the knees.
      28 Harding Road
      Singapore 249549
      +65 9070 8782
    • The Auld Alliance

      Whisky paradise
      A recent addition to the bar scene that offers aged whiskies in the former Chijmes convent. The place is named for the actual alliance between the Kingdoms of Scotland and France. This is an intimate place to lay back in after touring the city. 1,000 bottles adorn the walls and the expert barkeeps know a story for each one and will tell you how they're produced if you like.

      9 Bras Basah Road
      Rendez Vous Hotel
      Singapore 189559
    • Lantern Bar

      Popular terrace
      Though the hotel only opened in 2010, the chic terrace with restaurant on the roof if already popular and heavily frequented. The view of the Marina Bay Sands by night and the light shows every evening at 9:30 p.m. are fantastic. Grab one of the round deckchairs and kick back with something from their enormous selection of creative cocktails and drinks. The name comes from the Chinese word for Clifford Pier, the landing site for immigrants in the 19th and 20th century.

      The Fullerton Bay Hotel
      80 Collyer Quay
      Singapore 049326
      +65 6597 5299
    • Roof Top Bar CÉ LA VI

      Place to be
      The open-air bar and lounge above the SkyPark is the ultimate hot spot, especially at sunset and afterwards. Chill music accompanies guests as they enjoy the drinks, cocktails and snacks, none particularly cheap. But the view makes it all worthwhile. Pick up free tickets for the lift at the OUB Centre, corner of Battery Road, but wear something finer than shorts and flip-flops.
      SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3
      1 Bayfront Avenue
      Singapore 018971
      +65 6688 7688
    • Long Bar

      Cult bar
      You can't skip a visit to the Long Bar, steeped in history and home of the Singapore Sling cocktail. Among the peanut shells of the floor, guests encounter every nation while listening to live music by local bands. The ceiling fans, the dark wood furniture and the countless photos of worldwide celebrities recall the fascinating past of the place. On the first floor of the Raffles Hotel, with a separate entrance.

      Raffles Hotel
      1 Beach Road
      Singapore 189673