Singapore Restaurant Week 2016: The Best Dining Deals in the City

Always wanted to dine at a particular upscale restaurant, but could never find the courage to exceed your budget? Well, here’s your chance to get the best of both worlds.

Singapore Restaurant Week is back with its twelfth edition from 19th to 26th March 2016 with over 100 participating restaurants. Seafood lovers, here’s a reason for you to rejoice! Themed “Feasts of the Ocean”, expect sumptuous and innovative seafood dishes on the menu at Singapore Restaurant Week this year using the finest seasonal ingredients.

Read on to get a sneak peek of what to expect, as we will be featuring some of the participating restaurants.

For A Unique Gastro-Bar Experience

Cook & Brew

Cook & Brew is a gastro-bar located within The Westin Singapore at Level 33, with a spectacular view of the city. Its dark-wooden furniture and eclectic interior gives it a punch of character that sets it apart from other hotel bars. Helming the restaurant is Chef Nicho, with an impressive resume working under various International chain hotels and established restaurants such as Osia, Brasserie Les Saveurs and Equinox Restaurant. (Discover More)

Lunch Menu (S$40++)
Eggs & Gelée, or Lager & Cheddar Soup
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Mussels Potatoes and Vegetables, or Chicken & Smoked Sausage
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Warm Chocolate Brownie, or Home-made Raspberries Chocolate Layers CakeDinner Menu (S$58++)
Montreal Smoked Meat Platter, or Lager & Cheddar Soup
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Salmon en Papillote, or Grilled Irish Bacon
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Warm Chocolate Brownie, or Home-made Raspberries Chocolate Layers Cake

FORT By Maison Ikkoku

Situated in Fort Canning Hill, inside Pinacotheque de Paris, FORT is a new and secluded cocktail gastro bar by Maison Ikkoku. The interior is carefully designed to make one feel like they have stumbled across a secret sophisticated hideout, with its dark furniture, exposed copper pipes, overhanging filament light bulbs, and red velvet curtains – perfect for intimate gatherings over one of Maison Ikkoku’s cocktails. (Discover More)

For Upscale Spanish Food

Dehesa

In Spanish, Dehesa means “grasslands”. Situated in a preserved shophouse along North Canal Road, Dehesa is opened by Chef-Owner Jean-Philippe Patruno in mid-December last year, and serves up a pork-heavy menu with some seafood items and classic Spanish dishes. (Discover More)

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Lunch Menu (S$40++)
Octopus Carpaccio / Celery Leaves / Red Peppers
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Crabs / Apples / Tomatoes / Basil Leaves
Confit Duck Legs Terrine / Foie Gras / Figs Chutney
Beetroot / Burrata / Candied Walnuts
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Roasted Chicken / Saffron / Potatoes / Pequillo Peppers
Wet Squid Ink / Paella / Clams / Prawns / Aioli
Black Radish / Pomegranate / Parsley / Pecorino Cheese
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Creme Caramel / Confit Fennel
Bitter Choco Tart / Hazelnuts CreamDinner Menu (S$58++)
Octopus Carpaccio / Celery Leaves / Red Peppers
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Smoked Eel Croquettes / Spicy Romesco Sauce
White Fish Ceviche / Red Onions / Avocado
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Pan Seared Scallops / Celeriac Pancetta
Duck Liver Pate on Toast / Camomile Honey
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Slow Cooked Icelandic Salmon / Kohlrabi / Anchovies
Grass Fed Sirloin / Pomme Fondant / Smoked Marrow Bones
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Chocolat / Caramel / Walnuts

Salt Tapas Bar

Run by Australian Chef and Restaurateur Luke Mangan, Salt Tapas Bar located at the first level of Raffles City Shopping Centre has drawn a large following and is a popular spot for after-work drinks. It serves taco and mains to share, and is perfect for communal dining. (Discover More)

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Lunch Menu (S$28++)
Zaatar Bread with Labneh and Dukkah, LM Olive Oil
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Pork Taco – White cabbage, Pickled Cucumber, Hoison Sauce, or Soft Shell Tacowhite Cabbage, Pineapple Salsa, Wasabi Mayo
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Beef Cheek, Butternet Puree, Kale and Caramisled French Shallot, or Grilled Snapper, White Wine Clam, Artichoke and Pak Choy
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Matcha Orange Truffle, Japanese Sweet Potato Macaron, Bergamot Jello

Dinner Menu (S$38++)
Grilled Pita with Hummus, Duhkah, LM Olive Oil
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Mix Chaterturie, or Day Sashimi
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Main Duo Platter (Choose 2 out of 4): Spatchcock, Dayfish, Pork Ribs, Sirloin
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Umeshu Macaron, Sze Chuan Choc Bouchons, Caramel Fudge

For An Exquisite Italian Meal 

Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare

The 80-seater restaurant at Tanjong Pagar spans across 2 levels, connected together via an Italian-inspired spiral staircase which is one of the highlights of the restaurant. Chef Lino Sauro has 25 years of culinary experience, and has gained recognition as one of the top chefs in Singapore. He uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients, and you can expect unique Italian dishes at Gattopardo such as Gattopardo Signature Seafood Stew and their specialty handmade pastas. (Discover More)

Lunch Menu (S$40++)
Starter: Char-grilled Calamari with Lemon and Oregano Vinaigrette
Main: Rigatoni ‘Mancini’ with Eggplant and Tomato Sauce and Aged Ricotta Cheese, or Baked Snapper with Charred Hierloom Tomatoes and Clams Sauce
Dessert: Espresso Coffee Granitee’ with Fresh Coconut Cream and Crunchy MeringueDinner Menu (S$58++)
Starter: Warm Sicilian Caponata with fresh Burratta Cheese
Main: Egg Tagliolini Pasta with Japanese Sea Urchin Sauce, and Grilled Kuhlbarra Barramundi Fillet in Potatoes Brunoise, Pistachios Sauce or Herb-Roasted Pork Belly in Wood Fired Oven
Dessert: Classic Tiramisu

ilLido at the Cliff

ilLido at the Cliff, the 196-seater Italian restaurant, is a result of a partnership between the ilLido Group, and Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. It is spacious and elegant, with turquoise and copper tones. It serves up authentic Italian classics using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, with signature dishes such as Hokkaido Scallops with Nduja and Sweet Pea Cream, Grilled Octopus with Roman Artichokes, and Tagliolini with Scallops and Truffle. (Discover More)

inITALY Bar Ristorante

A welcoming space for casual conversations with great friends – that’s what inITALY Bar Ristorante aspires to be. The interior of the restaurant is designed by Chef Mario to achieve the sort of convivial spirit that defines Italian dining. (Discover More)

Lunch Menu (S$40++)
Beer Bread and Salsa Verde
Lodigiano Cheese Flakes
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Scallops Carpaccio, Dry Pink Peppercorn, Extra Virgin & Cherry Tomato Emulsion
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Squid Ink Spaghetti, Prawns, Broccolini, Bottarga and Chilli
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Moscato Sabayon & Passion Fruit SorbetDinner Menu (S$55++)
Beer Bread and Salsa Verde
Lodigiano Cheese Flakes
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Scallops Carpaccio, Dry Pink Peppercorn, Extra Virgin & Cherry Tomato Emulsion
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Squid Ink Spaghetti, Prawns, Broccolini, Bottarga and Chilli
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Roasted Black Cod Fillet, Glazed with Balsamic Syrup, Capsicum Ragout & Crushed Potatoes
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Moscato Sabayon & Passion Fruit Sorbet

Latteria Mozzarella Bar

Hidden away in a secluded corner along Duxton Hill, Latteria Mozzarella Bar is Singapore’s biggest mozzarella bar, serving up fresh mozzarella of all shapes, sizes and varieties. In this restaurant, mozzarella is the main character, and definitely more than just a topping for pizza. (Discover More)

Lunch Menu (S$28++)
Bread Cannolo, Fresh Stracciatella Cheese, Tomato and Basil Oil
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Linguine with Bell Peppers Sauce and Red Mullet, or Herb Crusted Dory Fillet, or Beef Oyster Blade in Red Wine
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70% Dark Chocolte Pannacotta, Spiced Apple
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Coffee or TeaDinner Menu (S$38++)
Bread Cannolo, Fresh Stracciatella Cheese, Tomato and Basil Oil
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Linguine with Bell Peppers Sauce and Red Mullet
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Herb Crusted Dory Fillet, or Beef Oyster Blade in Red Wine
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70% Dark Chocolte Pannacotta, Spiced Apple
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Coffee or Tea

Senso Ristorante & Bar

Senso Ristorante & Bar is a stylish Italian restaurant, and boasts of an impeccable service alongside its authentic Italian dishes. Its menu changes seasonally, depending on the ingredients available. The restaurant features neoclassical colonial architecture, and utilizes natural lighting to create a comfortable and warm atmosphere. (Discover More)

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Lunch Menu (S$40++)
Prosciutto di Parma 18 Mesi
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Ravioli, or Duo Risotti, or 8-Hour braised Beef Cheek ‘Al Cacciatore’
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Tiramisu
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Freshly brewed Coffee or Tea with BiscuitsDinner Menu (S$58++)
Carpaccio di Manzo, or Capuccino di Asparagi
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Gnocchi di Patate, or 8-Hour braised Beef Cheek ‘Al Cacciatore’, or Branzino
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Panna Cotta
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Freshly brewed Coffee or Tea with Biscuits

For Other Cuisine 

Kaiserhaus

Enjoy authentic and scrumptious Central European cuisine and experience some old world charm from the former Habsburg Empire at Kaiserhaus. The unique restaurant is situated in the newly-built and swanky Capitol Theatre, and features delicious pastries, desserts and old world wines. Executive Chef Hans Lüftenegger is from Austria, and is excited about presenting these original flavours to diners along with the rich tradition behind these dishes. (Discover More)

Lunch Menu (S$28++)
Octopus Carpaccio
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Sea Bass Fillet, or Viennese Goulash, or Lobster Szeged-Style (Additional $10)
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Slice of home-made cake or pastryDinner Menu (S$38++)
Octopus Carpaccio
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Sea Bass Fillet, or Bohemian Pork Roast, or Viennese Goulash, or Viennese Crispy Chicken, or Lobster Szeged-Style (Additional $10)
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Slice of home-made cake or pastry

Portico Prime

Situated along Dempsey Road, Portico Prime is a relatively new restaurant, following the success of Portico at Alexandra Road. Portico Prime is the only restaurant in Singapore to serve wagyu steaks from the famous Tochigi prefecture in Japan, and they also use fresh herbs from their own garden in their dishes. (Discover More)

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Lunch Menu (S$40++)
“Phuket Street Food”
Thai seafood skewer, tom yam infused espuma, “Koong” Cracker, Guava “Som Tam”
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“Nasi Lemak”
Coconut risotto, pandan oil, crispy spiced fish cake “rock”, seared baby octopus, crispy white bait, pickled vegetables
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“Fish Bowl”
Gingernut ice cream, nori and green tea “algae”, orange blossom marshmallow “fish”, blue sea foam, meringue coralsDinner Menu (S$55++)
“Deadliest Catch”
Snow crab bisque, snow crab meat, crispy wakame, soft shell crab
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“Carribean Islands Deep Sea Diving”
Caribbean jerk spice crusted black cod, black eyed pea puree, mango and capsicum quinoa, pimento sauce
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“Great Barrier Reef”
Palm sugar cake, pineapple compressed toddy palm, edible chocolate seashell, coconut streusel, meringue corals, mojito sorbet

Violet Herbs

Located along Tanjong Pagar Road, Violet Herbs spans across 2-storeys and differentiates itself from its competitors by an extensive use of herbs in all their food and signature cocktails. It seeks to provide diners something novel and serves up modern European cuisine with some Asian influence, such as Roasted and Poached Foie Gras, Marinated Red Miso Cod and Sous Vide 48 Hours Wagyu Beef Cheek. (Discover More)

For more information or to make reservations, visit www.restaurantweek.sg.

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