There are so many reasons to wine and dine your way through Singapore this February. After all, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day are right around the corner! Plus there are tons of great new restaurants and bars that have just opened their doors. You know us, we’re always on the lookout for hot and happening places to get our eat and drink on, and we love to share our finds. For February we have a slew of new restaurants and bars that we have put on our radar for a number of reasons including sexy interiors, awesome Asian fusion fare, sustainable eats, craft cocktails and more. Check out our list of spots you can eat and drink at this month.
Murray Terrace Brasserie
Housed in the gorgeous Six Senses Maxwell, Murray Terrace Brasserie offers up elegant interiors and guilt-free modern Mediterranean fare. Think sustainable seafood, fresh produce, and organic meats. Saunter up to the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail, then settle into one of the plush armchairs in the dining room and feast on innovative dishes like the hamachi crudo with elderflower vinaigrette, potato crusted arctic toothfish, and chocolate truffle sphere.
Murray Terrace Brasserie, 2 Cook Street, Singapore 078857. p. +65 6914 1425. Open Sun – Mon 6:30am – 10:30am, Tues – Sat 6:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Barracuda began as a small 18-seater space on Maenam Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand and quickly grew into one of the island’s best known and loved restaurants. Now Chef Ferdinand is bringing his unique flair for all things culinary to Singapore with the opening of a second Barracuda venue on Craig Road. Expect plenty of bounty from the sea like tuna tartare and yellowfin tuna with a sesame crust, as well as meatier fare like duck and rack of lamb.
Barracuda, 9 Craig Road, Singapore 089669. p. +65 6260 4119. Open Tues – Fri 11:30am – 2pm, Tues – Sat 6pm – 11pm
This mod-sushi and highball den is tucked away in a basement bar on Boon Tat Street. The menu offers a mix of hot starters, maki rolls, big plates and more. If you work in the hood, you will be happy to know they offer $10++ highballs for happy hour from 5pm.
Chi Kinjo, 29 Stanley Street Singapore, S 068738, p.+65 6910 2742, Open Mon – Fri 5pm – 1am, Sat 6pm – 1am
JAM at Siri House
There’s a whole lot going on at Siri House, a new multi-concept space that includes a property showroom, retail space, and art gallery, but it’s the restaurant we’re super intrigued by. Kitted out in luxe furnishings like vintage chandeliers, Thai silk, and handpainted wallpaper, Jam is a swank spot to indulge in Asian-inspired cocktails and bites like scallops with yuzu and truffle dressing and charcoal-grilled Iberico pork collar with stone fruit compote.
JAM at Siri House, Block 8D #01-02 Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 239672. p. +65 9667 0533. Open daily 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Executive Chef Alessandro Giustetti of Genoa, Italy bring his heritage and recipes to the mouths of Singapore. Look forward to fresh homemade pastas and rare and premium wines. Opening February 2019 by SJS Hospitality. More details to follow.
Pasta Bar, 55 Keong Saik Road, S 089158
For all the Brits out there missing a taste of home, The Monarchy may just become your go-to watering hole. Step through the entrance styled like the front door of 10 Downing Street and sidle up to the bar where you’ll find gents donning dapper suits by Kevin Seah and brandishing martini shakers. Get them to whip you up modern takes on classic cocktails like the Champagne Supernova with Pimm’s, watermelon, mint, ginger, cucumber, and champagne.
The Monarchy, 56 Tras Street, Singapore 078995. p. +65 9800 3787. Open Tues – Fri 5pm – 3am, Sat 6pm – 4am
Shin Gi Tai (new location)
Formerly located on Haji Lane, Shin Gi Tai recently moved to the Telok Ayer hood and we couldn’t be happier. The vibe here is super intimate with owner Anthony usually heading up the bar and chatting with customers to find out what they like so he can whip them up bespoke creations. In the kitchen Chef Arlene creates Singaporean style dishes like the kari kapitan with chicken in a cashew gravy and steamed taro cake with mushrooms.
Shin Gi Tai, 179A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068627. p. +65 9768 4132. Open Mon – Sat 6pm – 12am
Cook & Tras Library
Styled like an old-school reading room, Cook & Tras Library has a cosy atmosphere, yet manages to keep things classy with custom-built furnishings, polished wooden shelves lined with books, and a marble-topped bar. This would be a great place to bring a date for some tete-a-tete convo over cocktails, a chill spot for drinks with friends or even a solo spot where you can pore over a good book while sipping a custom creation.
Cook & Tras Library, 2 Cook Street, Singapore 078857. p. +65 6914 1421. Open daily 10:30am – 10:30pm
If you haven’t heard of Junior the Pocket Bar, this tiny spot tucked away on Tanjong Pagar Road does rotating concepts every six months. The latest theme is Pacifica, which pays homage to Polynesia and tiki culture. Expect lots of tropical vibes and flavours with fun, fruity concoctions like the Mai Tai with rum, orange curacao, and homemade orgeat syrup and The Old Salt with rum, honey, preserved lemon, grapefruit and seaweed-infused mezcal.
Junior, 43 Tanjong Pagar Road, 088464 (look for the sign in the alleyway behind Crackerjack, on Cook Street), t. 8121 1462. Open Mon – Sat: 7 pm – 12 am
*Images sourced from respective venues