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Food is such an important part of the festive season, and Singapore is home to a vibrant culinary culture that permeates throughout the country.

If you’re a foodie, and love experimenting, and trying out new cuisines and places then this is the list for you.

The culinary landscape is forever changing, with new restaurants popping up month after month. From fine-dining establishments to more casual cafes, there’s no dearth of eateries to bring in the year with a bang.

Thanks to our Expat Choice contributors and their experienced taste buds - it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it - we’ve complied the best new restaurants in Singapore so you can end 2019 on a tasty note and hail in 2020 knowing that more are to come. Enjoy!

 

Caffe Cicheti

Caffe Cicheti

The third restaurant under the Cicheti Group umbrella, at Caffe Cicheti you can expect to find homegrown, osteria-style Italian food with all the trimmings! Relax with friends and family while sipping on some quality wines, and enjoying the generous portions in an intimate atmosphere. Keeping in line with its predecessor Fynn’s, Caffe Cicheti’s weekend brunch is absolutely stellar, and you can always count on their helpful staff to provide some spot-on recommendations! Don’t miss trying their famed ricotta hotcakes, artisanal pastas, and the exquisite Iberico Pork.

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A. 26 Beach Rd, Singapore 189768, #B1-21

T. +65 6384 1878

 

Social Place

Social Place

A blast from the past with a tantalising taste of modernity. ⁣⁣Think retro-chic 60s-style Hong Kong with a touch of luxe. Located on Orchard Road, at Social Place Singapore you’ll be treated to retro interiors reminiscent of Hong Kong in the 60’s! Known for their modern Chinese cuisine, and experimental dishes like their mushroom-shaped dim sum, Mahjong tiles dessert, and Cold Foie Gras – you’re assured of an innovative dining experience here! Don’t be shy to ‘Gram these social media worthy dishes and have your followers talking all a’bao’ this hotspot.

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A. FORUM The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238884, #01-22

T. +65 8870 2288

 

Art

Art Restaurant

This Italian fine-dining restaurant is all about dishing out the finer things in life. Helmed by Beppe de Vito, Art Restaurant aptly relocated from Raffles Place to the National Art Gallery this year. Expect to find an intricate and explorative menu that still doffs its hat to Italy’s rich culinary heritage. Trust the chef and try the three, four, or five course degustation menus, or chart your own course! You can’t go wrong with the Challans Duck, or Hokkaido Scallops, and you can be sure that whatever you order it’s sure to be a work of art!

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A. National Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957, #05-03

T. +65 6866 1977

 

Como Club

Club Como

The latest member of the Como Dempsey family, at Como Club you’ll find a Michelin-starred experience on the menu here! This aperitif bar also serves up some scrumptious tapas-styled food and small bites from three other Como Dempsey restaurants, so you can be sure that menu is tried and tested. Nibble on their Black Truffle and Gruyere Fritters, or try their take on Kueh Pie Tee. You can also sip on some of their signature cocktails like the Yuzo Drop or the Concorde Grape Manhattan.

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A. Block 17 Dempsey Road Singapore 249676

T. +65 1800 304 2288

 

Butcher’s Block

Butcher's Block

A Meat Vault, and a Wine Library are just two of things you can expect to find at Butcher’s Block in the iconic Raffles Hotel. This marvelous take on a traditional steakhouse is only open for dinner, so don’t plan a lunch date here! Take a look at the finest cuts of single-sourced meats in the Meat Vault, and watch as they’re prepared in the open kitchen dubbed ‘The Open Lab’ to whet your appetite. You can also opt for an extra special experience at the OAK Table where you’ll get a specially crafted menu by Chef Rémy Lefebvre served along with four specifically curated wines.

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A. Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188719, #02-02

T. +65 6337 1886

 

PS.Cafe by the Sea at East Coast Park

PS Cafe By The Sea East Coast

While it is in the name, PS.Cafe by the Sea certainly shouldn’t be a postscript on your list of the best brunches in Singapore. The ideal spot for a lazy lunch with a waterfront view, over a glass of Rosé, or even an early dinner, you’ll be floored by their take on burgers, pizzas, salads, and of course their legendary truffle fries! The first outlet to open in the East, PS.Cafe by the Sea has some exciting new seafood dishes like the calamari stew and crab tart as homage to its location.

E. [email protected]

A. 1030 East Coast Pkwy, Singapore 449893

T.  +65 6708 9288

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24 December 2019
Food is such an important part of the festive season, and Singapore is home to a vibrant culinary culture that permeates throughout the country.
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Art Restaurant
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18 December 2019
Art is an elegant contemporary Italian restaurant helmed by Michelin-star Chef- Restaurateur Beppe De Vito. Dining at Art takes one on a journey, the menu is an ever-evolving exploration of Italian tradition and evolution, a gastronomic anthology filled with culinary stories that take you through seasons, and stories. The food combines Beppe’s Italian heritage with his worldly view. The dishes created are a reflection of Beppe’s attitude to life: a spirited discovery of surprises and new experiences. A creative expression of his culinary philosophy which is the respect for Italy’s rich culinary heritage while looking forward through technical innovation. Art located on the 5th floor of the National Gallery Singapore.
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Butcher's Block
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18 December 2019
At Butcher’s Block, we present a truly special experience – an exclusive and communal dining journey, featuring off-the-menu specials that change daily and are only revealed on the very evening itself. Expect a sumptuous multi-course menu specially crafted and personally brought to your table by Chef Rémy Lefebvre and his culinary team, who will regale you with insights of the dishes presented. The experience will be complemented with a curated selection of 4 exquisite wines for your delight to your heart’s content, whilst being seated at the coveted 3-metre long OAK (One of A Kind) Table right in front of the open kitchen. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 7:00pm A welcome bubbly awaits your arrival at 7:00pm before your OAK Table dining experience unfolds at 7:30pm sharp
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