10th Edition Singapore Restaurant Week, 14th-22nd March 2015


Shrimp with Tropical Fruit Salsa from Lime House

The bi-annual Singapore Restaurant Week is what food aficionados always look forward to, with over 100 of Singapore’s most celebrated restaurants offering special 3-course menus at just $25++ and $35++ for lunch and dinner respectively, or a supplement of $15++ and $20++ for lunch and dinner for Dining City Star-Awarded restaurants. It’s a great opportunity to get a taste of some of the best restaurants in Singapore, some of which you would otherwise find no occasion to splurge at.

Milo Dinosaur from PORTICO

Coinciding with the island-wide celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday (SG50), the theme for this edition, “Something Old, Something New – A Modern Take on Comfort Favourites”, is a way of paying tribute to the milestone year. Putting the chefs skills and creativity to the test, each restaurant will be presenting their own inventions based on the theme, taking childhood or traditional comfort foods and remix them with their own contemporary twist.

Pluma Iberica from UNA

I’ve picked out some restaurants that I’ve tried and personally liked, and sorted them according to categories (with links to read about my dining experiences) centring around “dining companions” based on the ambience and level of formality, so when you’re planning a meal with your other half, best friend, colleagues, school mates, or parents, this might make it easier to pick a restaurant that best suits the circumstance.

Octopus Gilician from UNA

#1 Casual and convivial – for best friends, buddies, school mates, colleagues, “Girls Night Out” or “Boys Night Out”

Shelter in the Woods (http://melicacy.com/?p=7889)
Portico (http://melicacy.com/?p=7391)
Pisco (http://melicacy.com/?p=7300)
Fern & Kiwi Bar and Eatery
IKYU (http://melicacy.com/?p=5028)
Jamie’s Italian VivoCity (http://melicacy.com/?p=7817)
My Little Tapas Bar (http://melicacy.com/?p=6921)
SQUE Rottisserie & Alehouse (http://melicacy.com/?p=7636)
SushiAirways Sushibar
Violet Oon’s Kitchen (http://melicacy.com/?p=6837)

Birramisu (Tiramisu prepared with coffee stout beer) from Pizza Fabricca

#2 Semi-formal ambience veering towards “romantic” for couples but still suitable for friends or colleagues

Caffe B (http://melicacy.com/?p=3851)
Burlamacco (http://melicacy.com/?p=7713)
Buyan Russian Restaurant (http://melicacy.com/?p=6831)
Pepenero (http://melicacy.com/?p=4845)
Osia (http://melicacy.com/?p=6949)
OTTO Locanda (http://melicacy.com/?p=5227)
Ku De Ta (http://melicacy.com/?p=6399)
Senso Ristorante & Bar (http://melicacy.com/?p=7425)
Taratata Bistrot (http://melicacy.com/?p=4462)
UNA (http://melicacy.com/?p=7810)
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (http://melicacy.com/?p=4575)
Zafferano Restaurant, Bar and Lounge (http://melicacy.com/?p=6308)

Ika Somen from Lewin Terrace

#3 Formal/Highly Romantic

Il Lido (http://melicacy.com/?p=6194)
Lewin Terrace (http://melicacy.com/?p=7842)
Salt Grill & Sky Bar (http://melicacy.com/?p=6142)
Stellar at 1-Altitude (http://melicacy.com/?p=4851)

Cold Terrine of Bak Kut Teh from PORTICO

#4 Asian/Chinese cuisine, best suited to bring parents, in-laws, grandparents, etc.

Szechuan Court and Kitchen at Fairmont Singapore (http://melicacy.com/?p=7412)
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Hotel (http://melicacy.com/?p=7834)
Jade at The Fullerton Hotel (http://melicacy.com/?p=7106)
Yan Ting at St. Regis Singapore (http://melicacy.com/?p=7024)

#5 Hotel-specific top picks

Basilico at Regent Singapore (#2) (http://melicacy.com/?p=5528)
Brasserie les Saveurs at St. Regis Singapore (#2) (http://melicacy.com/?p=7326)
il Cielo Restaurant & Bar at Hilton Singapore (#3) (http://melicacy.com/?p=6305)
Clifford at The Fullerton Bay Hotel (#3) (http://melicacy.com/?p=6846)
The Cliff at The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa (#2) (http://melicacy.com/?p=7243)
Equinox Restaurant at Swissotel The Stamford (#3) (http://melicacy.com/?p=6472)
Forest at Equarius Hotel of Resort World Sentosa (#2) (http://melicacy.com/?p=7073)
Pool Grill at Singapore Marriott Hotel (#2) (http://melicacy.com/?p=6968)
The Knolls at Capella Singapore (#2) (http://melicacy.com/?p=7497)
Xperience @ Sofitel So (#2) (http://melicacy.com/?p=7451)

Having listed all that, you might want to take note on crowd favourites such as Absinthe, Gunther’s, Garibaldi, Gattopardo and Bacchanalia that are majorly challenging to get a table at, and also new participants like Salt Tapas & Grill, Pizza Fabbrica and Takumi Kayco you shouldn’t miss out on.

The 10th Edition Singapore Restaurant Week is happening from 14th-22nd March 2015. For the full list of participating restaurants, visit DiningCity.Sg.