Tired of hitting up the same old haunts for bevvies and bites? There’s always something new and exciting happening in Singapore’s foodie scene, and here at Urban Journey we’re always on the lookout for hot new F&B spots that offer up great vibes and stellar food and drinks. If you’re looking for somewhere different to have a few drinks and eat out, these are a few new restaurants in Singapore that we think are really going to take off, including a hip bao and beer joint, a fine dining French venue in an iconic landmark, and a conscious living spot devoted to sustainable eats.
The Alkaff Mansion
Situated atop Telok Blangah Hill, The Alkaff Mansion is a historic 19th century building that houses three different F&B concepts in one space. Start your gastronomic journey at TXA Pintxo Bar for Basque style tapas, wines and cider. Then make your way upstairs to UNA for heartier Basque and Spanish delicacies like grilled octopus and paella. End the evening on a high note with artisan cakes and pastries at Wildseed Cafe.
The Alkaff Mansion, 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178. p. +65 6773 0070. TXA Pintxos Bar: Tues – Sat 5pm – 11pm, UNA: Wed – Sun 6pm – 10:30pm, Wildseed Cafe: daily 8am – 5pm
Andrew Walsh is at it again with another innovative dining destination that puts a modern spin on Asian cuisine. Bao Boy pays homage to humble steamed bao buns, but snazzes them up by transforming them into sandwiches that pop with regional flavours like tangy yuzu kosho and smoky chili. Enjoy them with icy cold Asian beers as you rock out to classic 80s tunes. The grand opening is on July 8th, and we bet there will be crowds right from the get-go.
Bao Boy, 31 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059670. p. +65 6226 1395. Open Tues – Sat 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 12am
Blue Label Pizza & Wine has been earning accolades ever since it opened on Ann Siang Road, so we’re not surprised that it’s already branched out to a new locale at Mandarin Gallery. Expect the same easy-going vibes and awesome artisan pizzas. The Chicago style spinach and artichoke dip is an absolute must that will whet your appetite before digging into a stone-fired pizza. Be sure to save room for Luke’s famous chocolate chip cookie.
Blue Label Pizza & Wine, 333A Orchard Rd, #03-02 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897. p. +65 9785 7799. Open daily 11:30am – 11pm
Grill by 1855 The Bottle Shop
Fine wines and smoky grilled seafood and meats sounds like the perfect combination to us. Grill by 1855 The Bottle Shop is the newest dining establishment in Paragon Shopping Centre and we can already see it becoming a hot foodie destination. The chefs come from WAKANUI Grill Dining Singapore, so they’re experts at firing up lamb chops, spare ribs and prawns on the charcoal grill. Pair your bites with a wide selection of primo wines from global wine-growing regions.
Grill by 1855 The Bottle Shop, 290 Orchard Road, #B1-13 Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore 238859. p. +65 6767 1855. Open Mon – Sun 10am – 10pm
Indigo Blue Kitchen
Brought to us by the Les Amis Group, Indigo Blue Kitchen pays homage to Peranakan cuisine with recipes inspired by chairman Desmond Lim’s memories of his grandmother’s cooking. Step inside and you’ll find local touches like batik prints and heritage tiles. Delve into the menu for comforting dishes like DIY poh piah with steamed prawns and pickled mud crab, beef rendang and barramundi with chilli garam.
Indigo Blue Dining, 1 Scotts Road, #03-09/10/11 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208. p. +65 6235 3218. Open Tues – Sun 12pm – 3pm, 6:30pm – 10pm
Step up your sustainability game at Kausmo, a cosy new spot in Shaw Centre where chef Lisa Tang and partner Kuah Chew Shian aim to cut back on waste by seeking out local fruits and vegetables that are imperfectly shaped or sized, uncommon cuts of meats and other food items that are edible, but often tossed away. The results are beautiful dishes that are full of flavour and consciously created.
Kausmo, 1 Scotts Road, #03-07 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208. p. +65 8126 8538. Open Tues – Sun (closed every second Sunday) with two seatings at 6:30pm & 8:30pm
La Dame de Pic
World-renowned chef Anne-Sophie Pic is debuting her first restaurant in Asia at the newly revamped Raffles Hotel and we can’t wait to check it out. Le Dame de Pic is now open in the space that was formerly Raffles Grill, and it features elegant touches like plush, velvety seating and a gorgeous gold chandelier. The menu consists of French fare with Asian nuances like her signature Berlingot pasta parcels filled with French cheese and chou cao herbs.
Le Dame de Pic, 1 Beach Road, Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673. p. +65 6337 1886. Open Tues – Sat 12pm – 2pm, 7pm – 9:30pm
All images sourced from respective venues.