It’s January 2020, and with the start of a new decade comes a plethora of restaurants and bars to kick things off. From the arrival of one of London‘s best ramen joints to a new venture by bartending industry veterans, or even just a spot for a day of drinking and dining by the beach, there’s something afresh for everyone this month!
New Restaurants in Singapore
Set atop the roof of The Outpost Hotel, 1-V:U is an up-and-coming dining and drinking concept that fully embraces the beach club culture. The luxurious and exuberant venue is an ideal destination for a relaxing day off. Touted as a transformative oasis experience, guests are invited to soak up the sun at the day club with drinks and bites before transitioning to 1V:U’s progressive restaurant come dusk, complete with delectable cuisine harvested from both the land and sea.
1-V:U is located at Level 7, The Outpost Hotel, 10 Artillery Ave, Sentosa, Singapore 099951, p. +65 6513 7708. More details coming soon.
Healthy, casual, and wholesome, Supergreek is a fast-casual dining concept that brings affordable Greek fare to Singapore. With pita wraps, souvlaki bowls, and salads all accompanied with their respective calorie information, it’s not difficult to enjoy a scrumptious yet healthy meal on the go. In addition to its authentic fare, Supergreek also serves real Greek yoghurt painstakingly made from a starter culture flown in from Greece, resulting in a smoother, creamier yoghurt better than those found in regular supermarkets!
Supergreek is located at #B1-54 Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179103. Open daily 10am – 10pm.
PS. Cafe By The Sea at East Coast Park
We’re all familiar with PS.Cafe, one of the pioneers of Singapore’s cafe culture that’s found in multiple locations islandwide – with its beautifully designed space, Instagram-worthy food, and delightful concoctions, no less. Now, there’s another reason to visit the ever-popular cafe with its new branch located at East Coast Park. Aptly named PS.Cafe by the Sea, the outlet offers seafront dining, and in line with the theme, new seafood inspired dishes to feast on.
PS.Cafe by the Sea is located at 1110 East Coast Parkway, #01-05, Singapore 449880. Open daily 9.30am – 11pm.
LINO Pasta Bar
The ever-expanding Les Amis Group introduces their newest concept: LINO Pasta Bar at Shaw Centre, fusing simplicity with comforting classics. Utilising traditional cooking techniques to bring out the freshest flavours of ingredients, the restaurant focuses mainly on pasta dishes, but guests can also expect other Italian appetisers, mains, and desserts for a complete dining experience. The cosy 38-seater pasta bar is perfect for a romantic date or an intimate night out with friends.
LINO Pasta Bar is located at #03-23 Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228208, p. +65 6235 4653. Open daily 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm.
Taking up a spot at the relatively new Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) Mall is Kanada-Ya, a Japanese ramen restaurant that specialises in authentic tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen. Gaining popularity through its breakthrough recipe, the restaurant has seen significant expansion to Hong Kong and London, where it has remained one of the country’s best ramen shops to date. Now, Kanada-Ya is bringing its signature soup, noodles, and taste to Southeast Asia with its first restaurant opening in Singapore.
Kanada-Ya is located at #03-30 Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) Mall, 10 Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 409057, p. +65 6966 0505. Open Mon-Sun 11am – 10pm.
Shiokoji Tonkatsu Keisuke
Adding to his repertoire of novel Japanese dining concepts, Keisuke Takeda has opened Shiokoji Tonkatsu Keisuke, a new tonkatsu restaurant that offers an interesting twist – shio koji marination – on Japanese breaded pork cutlets. Rich in enzymes and commonly used in many Japanese dishes, Keisuke’s new restaurant uses shio koji to tenderise and enhance the flavours of the cutlets, resulting in a lighter and crispier tonkatsu. Seafood and chicken options are also available.
Shiokoji Tonkatsu Keisuke is located at #01-02 Paya Lebar Square, 60 Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 409051, p. +65 6214 3345. Open Mon-Fri 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm, Sat-Sun & PH 11.30am – 10pm.
Apollo Coffee Bar
Situated along Serangoon Garden Way, Apollo Coffee Bar is a bright and vibrant café from the creative minds behind Assembly Coffee and Atlas Coffeehouse. It’s the ideal location for a cup of joe while catching up with friends, and there are many creative food offerings inspired by the Mediterranean on the menu. Though new, the café is quickly becoming a popular hangout spot, so do pop by early if you’re looking to have brunch or dinner.
Apollo Coffee Bar is located at 65 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555961, p. +65 6246 3875. Open Tue-Sat 9am – 10pm, Sun 9am – 7pm. Closed Mon.
New Bars in Singapore
Helmed by industry veterans, Barbary Coast transports you back to mid-1880s San Francisco with its dual-concept space, breathing new life into Boat Quay. On first floor sits Deadfall, a watering hole that draws inspiration from the dive bars of the original Barbary Coast in San Francisco, while The Ballroom on the upper floor takes its cues from the jazz clubs and dance halls of the era. Look out for its quaint facade along North Canal road if you’re looking for a place for after work drinks.
Barbary Coast is located at 16 North Canal Rd, Singapore 048828. More details coming soon.
Hot on the heels of Miss Fitz’s opening is Roxy, located just behind the restaurant. While the main space is a great space on its own, serving up Mediterranean food and refreshing cocktails along with its stellar wine list, the back bar Roxy is a much more intimate area for private events, guest-shifts, or just to get away from the bustling metropolis for a while.
Roxy is located at #01-17 The Sail @ Marina Bay, 6 Marina Blvd, Singapore 0189985, p. +65 8129 4617. Open Mon-Fri 5pm – 12am. Closed weekends.
Tap Raffles City
Craft beers will never go out of season, and that’s one of the reasons why Tap is opening a new outlet in the swanky Raffles City Shopping Centre. Featuring an ever-rotating selection of international craft beers on tap, as well as extensive dining options from bar bites to mains, there’s no reason to go thirsty the next time you’re in the area.
Tap Craft Beer Bar is located at #01-15 Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179103, p. +65 6261 0737. Open Sun-Thu 10am – 11pm, Fri-Sat 10am – 11.30pm.