Where to Eat and Drink in Singapore Right Now

SINGAPORE.

It seems the colourful (albeit sterile) expat hub is increasingly letting its hair down, bringing a side of much needed soul with your next quenchable sling. Its dining scene is incredibly volatile, with make or break concepts shutting down and popping up all over the place (in curating this mini guide we had to forego some killer recommendations that have closed their doors in just the past months).

So, where to? Here are five of the Boutiq Editing team’s favourite recommendations to hit your Boutiq app

 

PUNCH

Coffee oasis for a concrete jungle.

“Cool coffee shop. Great music, good for meeting friends for lunch or getting some work done in the afternoon. Awesome coffee and they have an array of menu options, including avocado toast. Cute, minimalist decor with both individual and communal sitting.”

-Boutiq app traveller Olivia C.

NATIVE BAR

Bar awards breakout with a sustainable twist.

“You’ll find only Asian alcohol and spirits at Native, mixed with the region’s spices and ingredients (even insects!) to make well balanced cocktails. Each cocktail holds a story, and it becomes a journey as you sip along. I tried the Grasshopper and it was delish!”

-Boutiq app traveller Em C.


MERCI MARCEL

Tiong Bahru’s newest cool kid.

“This bistro has the bohemian vibe of Bali mixed with the effortless style of the French. Their menu is rooted in French cuisine, but with a hint of western or Asian flavor.”

-Boutiq app traveller Olivia C.


CREATURE S

Asian fusion in an industrial chic setting.

“CreatureS is a cozy and chic restaurant perfect for a date night, a nice dinner when parents are in town, or a birthday dinner. The setting is an old shophouse in Little India with navy blue walls, copper accents and plants everywhere. Their Asian fusion dishes are unique and burst with flavor - and don’t get me started on their serious array of cakes. They are dangerous! This is a beautiful and favorite staple of mine in Singapore.”

-Boutiq app traveller Olivia C.


BRACI ROOFTOP BAR

Swish Boat Quay vantage point.

Michelin awarded Braci is an Italian restaurant hideaway occupying two floors of a heritage shophouse. Its rooftop bar seats 30, offering sweeping views (and a bar menu that won’t break the bank as much as the main restaurant.) “Beautiful gin cocktails on the roof terrace, with the fabulous Singapore skyline.”

-Boutiq app traveller Sarah M.


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