Singapore has become a key destination for trade and travel between Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Because of this, Singapore is a cultural melting pot, and this is seen in the city-state’s food scene. We explore Singapore’s best restaurants.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Restaurant, American, Steakhouse, $$$
CUT by Wolfgang Puck | Courtesy of CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Master of fine dining and world-famous restaurateur Wolfgang Puck takes his art to Singapore with the third location for CUT, his award-winning Beverly Hills steakhouse. This spot offers a different kind of cuisine to mainstream Singapore, a city that is fundamentally composed of places serving Asian dishes. CUT has a classy Western edge, providing only the best cuts of meat treated with the highest respect, for your dining pleasure. This is an authentic American steakhouse, certain to please all of the senses.
Simplistic, fresh, healthy and affordable, May May provides a fusion Asian menu that won’t break the bank. Comfortable wooden seating, leather upholstery, marble table-tops and a bright skylight add to the dining experience and complement the modern take on Asian cooking. May May has a relaxed ambiance and provides great service.
The epitome of charm and luxury, from the decor to the food to the gorgeous view out to the bay through the ceiling high windows, Catalunya tenders a chic and contemporary Spanish feast. The architecturally stunning Singapore dining room is the perfect setting for the gastronomic delights that await you. This journey through the finest quality Spanish dining available is topped off by a wonderful view of the city.
The Wejs (pronounced ‘wedges’) makes a connection to North Africa with their alluring and straightforward Tunisian cuisine. There’s nothing fancy here, just genuine, tasty, heart-warming cooking. This is a great place to go as a group, with affordable prices and generous servings, you won’t leave hungry and certainly not disappointed.
Stripped back to the traditional basics of Italian cuisine, Fratini La Trattoria doesn’t have a menu. Instead, to eat here you have to entrust your dining experience to Gabriel Fratini, an award-winning Italian chef with more than four decades of experience. The absence of a menu means there is a sense of artistic integrity in the food. Also, without a menu to stick to, ingredients and dishes change by the day depending on the available produce of the season. Fratini La Trattoria is elegant yet homely, more like a private kitchen than a restaurant, and is perfect for a romantic dinner.
Its geographic location means that Singapore is home to a vast array of gastronomic influences, from Chinese and French to Vietnamese and South American. Something that often goes overlooked is the delicious and traditional Malay cuisine. Guan Hoe Soon serves deliciously fresh Malaysian food with authentic Peranakan spices to create traditional flavors that dance around on the palate. This perfect method of cooking has been passed through the generations and is a must-try for those visiting the city.
Stewed pork belly with green tea essence | Courtesy of Majestic Restaurant
Majestic Restaurant in Singapore serves more than your average Chinese food. It offers diners a fusion of European flavors and ingredients prepared in a manner resembling that of Asian cuisine. The decor juxtaposes modern designer furniture with a modern twist against the delicate gastronomy with stimulating European and Asian flavors.
Located in downtown Singapore, Rhubarb prides itself on being the pinnacle of excellent service. Rhubarb uses classic French cooking techniques and incredible contemporary finesse to create refined and elegant dishes. The intense and complex flavor combinations are coupled with an extensive and affordable selection of wine, a marriage that has been developed as a tribute to la cuisine française. With only seven tables, Rhubarb has an intimate ambiance that is complemented by the contemporary, personalized cooking of chef Paul Longworth.
Uncomplicated and tasty vegetarian dishes can be found at Miao Yi. It’s not surprising that this busy restaurant is packed every day for both lunch and dinner. Miao Yi’s mock meat dishes use alternative vegetarian ingredients to create flavors and textures that carnivores won’t be able to tell is meat-free.