April 16, 2018
Refined, pastel-hued mod-Oz restaurant Whitegrass is upping the swish factor at Chijmes.
Book ahead for a sophisticated nook at Michelin-starred Odette.
Progressive pan-handler Ivan Brehm's mod open kitchen Nouri.
Culinary heavyweight Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar.
Singapore’s famed Restaurant André might have conjured up its last dégustation, but globetrotting gourmands fret not – the Lion City is a hotbed of haute eateries, wowing with their culinary innovation and sophistication.
Whether you're looking for a romantic table à deux, or a swish salon to seal the deal, take your pick from this list of fine-dining restaurants, specially selected by LUXE and our partners InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay and InterContinental Singapore.
Touched with the Mid-Century style stick, this refined, pastel-hued mod-Australian is seriously upping the swish factor at tourist-magnet Chijmes. Having sharpened his knives at Sydney sensations Quay and Tetsuya's, chef-owner Sam Aisbett's menu reflects extreme attention to detail in sourcing produce and cooking techniques; expect exquisitely plated Oz-Nippon-Singapore flavour sensations.
30 Victoria Street, +65 6837 0402. whitegrass.com.sg
Located in the spectacular National Gallery, Odette’s dreamy, creamy interior is reminiscent of 1930s Hollywood, though Julien Royer's clever interpretations of classic Gallic are bang up to date. Named after Royer’s grand-mère, Odette has nabbed two Michelin stars and a number 9 slot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants this last year; the frequently changing set 4, 6 or 8 course menus feature a few of his greatest hits – like hay-smoked pigeon and 55-minute egg – alongside new creations, all made with top-notch ingredients, but natch. As one of Singapore’s hottest tables, you’ll need to reserve weeks in advance; better yet, ask your Club IC concierge to snag a table for you.
National Gallery Singapore, #01-04, 1 St Andrew's Rd, +65 6385 0498. odetterestaurant.com
Forget the bawdy Boat Quay situ, this divine Michelin-starred, 20-seat shophouse with a coppery open kitchen is a sure-fire winner. Helmed by local culinary king Chef Beppe De Vito, the food is fresh, creative, contemporary Italian served as dégustation or à la carte. Be sure to take pre- or post-prandials on the rooftop bar, which offers twinkly vistas of the river and downtown Singapore. We defy you to be enchanted.
52 Boat Quay, Level 5/6, Singapore, +65 6866 1933. braci.sg
Progressive panhandler Ivan Brehm (ex-Fat Duck and Bacchanalia) struck out on his own last year with this modern yet homely dining room. Complex plates draw on Brehm's eclectic Euro-Brazilian-Mid-East heritage and feature ingredients sourced from partner farms in the Cameron Highlands; ask and he’ll happily share the story behind each dish. Dinner is a set 5- or 7-course tasting menu; the weekly changing Teishoku-style lunch (when dishes are served simultaneously) is a triff, casual way to sample the tantalising delights.
Amoy Street, 72, Singapore 069891 ph. +65 6221 4148 , nouri.com.sg
This white-washed, tropical villa in Dempsey Hill is wowing the tai tai set with fresh, zingy fare courtesy of culinary heavyweight Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Foregoing the rich sauces typical of French gourmanderie, Vongerichten is known for his use of vegetable jus and fruit essences in plates that span his signature egg caviar to classic rigatoni and meatballs to spice-crusted snapper. A veritable scene spot, Cookhouse is abuzz at weekends, so be sure to book ahead (or walk in and nab a pew at the bar).
Block 17D, Dempsey Road, Singapore, +1800 304 5588. comodempsey.sg
It might be in a mall, but this cavernous, golden-hued dining hall is the glowing go-to for fine Cantonese fare. Like it says on the tin, Peking duck is the star of the show – order in advance and experience it carved at your table – alongside an array of barbecue dishes and dim sum. Elegant surrounds and slick service round out this biz bee and shopper favourite.
Paragon, #05-42/45, 290 Orchard Road, +65 6732 7838. imperialtreasure.com
Together with InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, LUXE City Guides has created a series of co-branded guides exclusively for InterContinental Ambassadors and Club InterContinental guests.
For a richer experience of Singapore, consider booking Club InterContinental at InterContinental Singapore or InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay. Added benefits include complimentary evening cocktails and canapés at the Club InterContinental lounge and a dedicated Club InterContinental team at your beck and call.
For more adventures in the Lion City, culinary or otherwise, nab a copy of the LUXE Singapore Guide…
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