It can be difficult to keep up with Singapore’s ever-changing food scene, but you don’t have to do the research yourself – we’ve done all the hard work for you.
This month, you’ll be delighted to know that new omakase joints are available to satisfy your cravings. Sushi Yujo, for example, offers dishes from affordable S$98, led by chef Desmond Fong. If the name sounds familiar, here’s a friendly suggestion: he was previously the chef at Les Amis’ Sushi Jin. If you want something a little different, chef Joe Leong’s duo concept dinner, Sonder Dining, seats 10 people each night, armed with a two-price menu (S$138++ and S$198++) from which you can choose.
Other experiences you won’t regret trying include Café Natsu, opened by Michelin-starred chef Lewis Barker, and gourmet restaurant Poise, whose kitchen is run by former Chef Saint Pierre Steve Lancaster.
All the new Singapore cafes and restaurants to score in June 2022:
(Hero and featured image credit: Sushi Yujo)
After a global search for a new culinary star, Intercontinental Singapore has announced the opening of Luce by Davide Giacomelli, run by Executive Chef Davide Giacomelli and Restaurant Manager Artem Viglione. The Italian dishes here are lighter than you’d expect: instead of a creamy risotto, the Lobster Acquerello offers a clean, oceanic version of the dish with carnaroli rice cooked in lobster broth and served with a half -Boston lobster and chervil. Other menu highlights include Luce-misu, a twist on the traditional dessert consisting of mascarpone cream espuma, espresso syrup, cookie sponge, and feuilletine.
80 Middle Rd, Intercontinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Singaporean diners love omakase experiences, and we’ve seen new restaurants pop up almost every month. This month is no exception. Sushi Yujo ends up at the Amara Hotel, where local chef Desmond Fong takes center stage. Prices here start at S$98 for lunch, going up to S$348 for chef’s signatures. Highlights include the Awabi abalone with house foie gras sauce and an ultra decadent Foie Gras Aburi which sees foie gras, scallops, uni and caviar on a nugget of rice.
165 Tg Pagar Road, Amara Hotel #02-26, 088539
The Coconut Club’s new flagship store on Beach Road is one to get excited about: in addition to its classic Nasi Lemak that keeps diners coming back again and again, the restaurant will also host its first formal drinks program, supported by tropical drinks. inspired cocktails to boot. PS, you can find new regional dishes here too to complement the restaurant’s signature coconut rice.
Learn more here.
269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546
Chef Lewis Barker of Sommer is no stranger to Singapore foodies. After earning a Michelin star for the restaurant less than a year after opening the restaurant, the young chef has embarked on a new challenge in addition to leading the cuisine of the modern European venue. Check out Café Natsu, a cozy spot in Joo Chiat that serves Western cafe fare, but with Japanese sensibilities. Eggs Benedict, for example, will have your poached eggs topped with a miso Hollandaise sauce, served with Sancho pepper-glazed ham and wasabi spinach.
283 Joo Chiat Road, 427537
Malcolm Lee of Candlenut has opened another restaurant in the countryside. Pangium, located in the Orangery at the Gallop Extension of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, focuses on contemporary Straits cuisine. Keep an eye here for more updates on fine dining venues.
11 Gallop Road Gallop Entrance, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 259015
Chef Steve Lancaster, formerly of Saint Pierre with two Michelin stars, has gone on his own. The sleek space at Poise Restaurant will feature a menu of “modern European cuisine with a slight Nordic twist,” and reservations are open now.
(Image credit: @_stevelancaster via Instagram)
6 Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088384
Sonder customers will enter the joint during the day and return at night for a whole new concept. The duo-concept Euro-Asian venue will showcase a mix of freshly baked breads and pastries from 2-5pm, before transforming into a 10-seat omakase dinner in the evening. Chef Joe Leong, formerly of V Dining, runs the kitchen here.
217 Henderson Road, #01-03 Singapore 159555