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Best New Restaurants To Try This December 2021 In Singapore

From Mediterranean To Heritage Local Fare, Japanese Omakase, Bistros And More!

New Restaurants To Try December 2021 Singapore

What a way to end off 2021 with this edition of Little Eats Singapore! From relaxing brunches and lunches on the weekend to meeting for a family dinner or just having a quiet spot to have that much-needed date night, there are lots to check out in the city with and without kids in tow. Check out new intriguing concepts, be excited about a tantalizing Indian resto helmed by a MasterChef judge, or go on an adventure at a new omakase joint just off town! We present to you the best new restaurants to try out this December in Singapore!

Looking for a place to dine with the family this festive season or thinking about ordering a sumptuous feast to celebrate at home? Check out our ultimate Christmas dine-in and takeaway guide here! Want more? Here are the best places to indulge in a delectable afternoon high tea!

For an experience like no other, check out KOKS, deemed as the world’s most remote restaurant! And guess what? It will be heading to Singapore come January 2022 for a limited time only! Read all about it in our feature HERE!

  • Rempapa Local Heritage Cuisines In Singapore

    REMPAPA: Local Heritage Cuisine In Singapore

    At his previous restaurants, Folklore and Kin, MasterChef Singapore judge Damian D'Silva was best known for the Eurasian and Peranakan recipes passed down within his family. In his newest restaurant, Rempapa, he turns his focus to presenting local dishes that draw from all our cultures and races, forgotten dishes from our history, and new spins on familiar dishes, with the aim of engaging modern palates. Savor dishes like Curry Chicken, which combines the profiles of both Indian and Eurasian curry powder mixes to create the chef's curry powder with 10 spices. Also on the menu are heritage dishes that have been long forgotten, such as kai fan, a bowl of shredded chicken, char siew and lup cheong in chicken stock that was peddled by hawkers at Boat Quay and Clarke Quay; baca assam, a tangy Eurasian beef dish that’s almost been lost through the ages, and lamb leg rendang, based on the classic Minangkabau dish with Malay and Indonesian influences. Book a table here!

    Rempapa, 2 Paya Lebar Rd, 01-01/02 03 Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053, +65 www.instagram.com/rempapa_sg

  • Sushi Sato Omakase At Dempsey Singapore

    SUSHI SATO: Omakase Dining At Dempsey In Singapore

    Helmed by Chef Yuji Sato, Sushi Sato is the newest omakase establishment in Dempsey. Armed with more than 26 years of experience, his intimate resto will see all the freshest slices of fish and dishes that are prepared on the spot and served immediately to you right at your table! Reserve here now.

    Sushi Sato, 6B Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247662, info@sushi-sato.com, www.sushi-sato.com

  • SAFIYA BY SHANGRI-LA: Hearty Middle Eastern Cuisine In Singapore

    Safiya by Shangri-La promises a true-blue Middle Eastern dining experience from their home to yours. Meaning ‘purity’ in Arabic, Safiya by Shangri-La presents Middle Eastern cuisine steeped in tradition, as Chef Ara Sayegh shares a thoughtfully curated menu of time-honored dishes of his homeland. Brimming with vibrant flavors, colors, and textures, Safiya’s signature dishes reveal the rich heritage of the cuisine, characterized by healthful fresh ingredients, quality meats, and aromatics by way of an alluring mix of spices and herbs. Enjoy a slice of Middle Eastern culture in the comfort of home – pique the appetite with a selection of delectable mezze before tucking into hearty and meaty mains and exquisite desserts. Click here to order now.

    Safiya by Shangri-La, +65 6213 4398 www.shangri-la.com/singapore/shangrila/dining/restaurants/safiya-by-shangri-la

  • Marguerite Restaurant At Gardens By The Bay Singapore

    MARGUERITE: Contemporary Cuisine By A Michelin-Star Chef

    Taking root amidst the lush garden surrounds of the Flower Dome, Marguerite by Michelin-Star Chef/Owner Michael Wilson embraces the best of the seasons with tasting menus that celebrate craft, provenance, and produce through contemporary cuisine. Fine wines, innovative temperance beverages, and a personalized level of service that exudes warmth, ease, and charm complement a fine dining experience of true exception. Reserve your table here.

    Marguerite, Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay,
    18 Marina Gardens Dr, #01-09 Flower Dome,
    Singapore 018953, +65 6604 9988, info@marguerite.com.sg, www.marguerite.com.sg

  • Drunken Farmer Joo Chiat

    DRUNKEN FARMER: Natural Wine Bar And Bistro In Singapore

    Curated with a focus on feeding the posse of wine-loving pals or family nights out, the menu at Drunken Farmer Joo Chiat brings in a small but sumptuous introduction of new dishes. Adding on to the widely-received sourdough-centered menu conceived back in its Le Vin Levain days, diners can first line their bellies with snacks including the anchoring signature sourdough Karaage (SG$20) for a juicy crunch of slow-marinated then sourdough battered chicken thigh chunks with a zingy homemade kimchi mayo; seasoned and skewered Prawns Sticks (SG$20) that are best enjoyed with drizzles of smoked paprika aioli, and a perennialSharing Spread Platter (SG$22) of pita bread served alongside a hearty trio of avocado cream, pumpkin hummus and seeds praline for dips. Check out their full menu here. Wine lovers in search of natural wines can also visit www.drunkenfarmer.sg to purchase bottles and bundles for island-wide deliveries with same-day delivery. Opens every Monday to Sunday, 6pm to 10:30pm. 

    Drunken Farmer (Joo Chiat), 185 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427456, +65 6877 4884, hello@drunkenfarmer.sg, www.drunkenfarmer.sg

  • Argentinian Cuisine Bochinche At Club Street Singapore

    BOCHINCHE: Modern Argentinian Cocina At Club Street In Singapore

    Bochinche is a modern Argentinian cocina in Singapore’s Club Street neighborhood, serving modern Argentinian dishes, masterful steaks, natural wines, and cocktails in a fun, lively atmosphere. Dining at Bochinche is a journey. From bold flavors to delicious discoveries, savor a world of unique meats, curated from the best in Argentina, Spain, and Japan. At the core of the restaurant, our charcoal griller allows us to showcase traditional Asado techniques. Kissed by fire, and forged by culture-rich recipes, Bochinche's menu brings forth delicious fare enhanced by cooking with fire. Reserve your table here.

    Bochinche, 27 Club Street, Singapore 069413, +65 6235 4990, enquiries@bochinche.com.sg, www.bochinche.com.sg

  • SOFI Cafe And Keto In Singapore

    SOFI CAFÉ + KETO: Keto-Compliant Café In Singapore

    Located in The Scarlet Hotel along the edge of the Ann Siang heritage district, SOFI boasts an extensive menu curated by owner and keto advocate, Sofi Sui, SOFI is a full-fledged keto-compliant café with an all-inclusive menu featuring popular all-day brunch items and Pasta Brava's bestsellers, welcoming both regular and keto-diet diners. Order for takeaway or delivery here.

    SOFI Café + Keto, 33 Erskine Rd, The Scarlet Hotel, Ground Floor & Rooftop, Singapore 069333 (Near Maxwell Food Centre), +65 6222 0879, www.soficafepizza.com

  • Leckerbaer Danish Pastries In Singapore

    LACKERBAER: Danish Desserts And Snacks In Singapore *New Outlet At Keong Siak Road

    Leckerbaer was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Jakob and Gabi Bär Mogensen - who both have extensive experience from the European Michelin-restaurant scene. Inspired by how New Nordic cuisine has explored the history and terroir of the region, they set out to make something local and relevant.  That is why they took the butter cookie as their point of departure. Since then, they have added more baked goods to the selection, all of which are made with the same sense of flavor, craftsmanship, and quality. That is their way of honoring the Danish tradition of great pastry and elegant design. Savor their Smoked Salmon and Onsen Egg sourdough sandwich, or the Crab & Avocado Salsa option is a fave amongst its diners here.

    Leckerbaer, 14 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089121, +65 6223 3053, www.leckerbaer.sg

  • Hortus Best New Restaurant Singapore

    HORTUS: Celebrate Mediterranean Flavors At Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay In Singapore

    Housed within the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, Hortus tempts with a host of sharing plates that celebrate the bright, fresh flavors of the Mediterranean. Vibrant salads, dips, and home-baked breads are perfect for grazing alongside heartier mains, tagines, and rustic dishes straight off our wood fire grill. Housemade cakes, tarts, and pastries entice throughout the day. Reserve here.

    Hortus, Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, #01-09 Flower Dome, Singapore 018953, +65 6702 0158, info@hortus.com.sgwww.hortus.com.sg

  • Pure Imagination Chocolate Facility By Janice Wong In Singapore

    PURE IMAGINATION: Live Chocolate-Making Experience In Singapore

    For chocolate lovers, Janice Wong's Pure Imagination facility will definitely satisfy. This Bean to Bar Chocolate-focused concept features cocoa beans sourced directly from the farms that the company works with cocoa-growing regions such as the Philippines, Ecuador, Thailand, Colombia, and Peru. Situated in Great World mall in Singapore, the facility is an open concept where you can enjoy the full view of the live chocolate production facility! Try the chocolate degustation menu (SG$40) and you’ll get a chance to learn and observe how chocolate is made and even sample the pulp of raw cocoa pods, freshly grounded cocoa nibs, and cocoa liquor.

    Pure Imagination, Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, B1-K119, Singapore 237994, +65 96406397, info@janicewong.com.sg, www.pureimagination.sg

  • Check Out Our NOVEMBER 2021 Best New Restaurants Featured Below:

    CLUNY FOOD COURT: Multi-Concept Dining At Botanic Gardens In Singapore

    Cluny Food Court is the first-ever food court by Les Amis Group, providing all-day casual dining right in the heart of Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage site – The Singapore Botanic Gardens. The food court aims to be a platform where aspiring hawkerpreneurs can showcase their craft to the masses. Inspired by their parents’ generation and driven by their love for the food and beverage industry, expect a harmonious mix of traditional and contemporary cuisine from 6 different concepts in the heart of our heritage-rich national Garden. Delight in delicious congee from Mui Kee, Texas-style BBQ from Chef Mao, or comforting Italian fare from Piccante Pronto. From November 1 to 7, 2021, purchase a drink to enjoy SG$1 deals! Opens from 8am to 9:30pm.

    *Check out our Little Steps Cluny Food Court feature here!

    Cluny Food Court, 1J Cluny Road, Singapore 259607 (Beside Raffles Building), +65 9625 3593, www.clunyfoodcourt.com.sg

  • CLAUDINE: Intimate French Cuisine At Dempsey In Singapore 

    Inspired by the simple pleasures of home-cooking, Claudine brings you quintessential French dishes from timeless classics to personal recipes with a fondness for locality—designed to be loved by one or shared by many. Located right at the top of Dempsey Hill in a restored 1930s chapel, Claudine exudes French exquisiteness and is set to open its doors on November 16, 2021. Helmed by Odette's chef Julien Royer, you can also watch chefs work in the show kitchen space at one end of the restaurant. Expect French food with a twist with traditional recipes as well as less common dishes. Highlights include the Claudine Bouillabaisse, Vol-Au-Vent, Chou Farci, and more. Reservations are now open here!

    Claudine, 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541, www.claudinerestaurant.com

  • LINO: Honest Italian Food With A New Outlet At Forum The Shopping Mall In Singapore

    Not a new face for those in the Bukit Timah area and definitely a favorite, Lino has opened its doors at Forum The Shopping Mall! The name Lino comes from the Italian word linen, which is used to cover pizza dough as it leavens — a traditional method that helps the dough naturally ferment without interference. Their food is rooted in this same philosophy of utilizing classic cooking techniques that allow flavors to develop naturally and honestly, delivering an experience that warms the heart and touches the soul. They specialize in fresh, handmade pizza, pasta, and a variety of other hearty Italian favorites, and offer a unique beverage program focused on wines, spritzes, beer, digestifs, cocktails, and coffee to go along with your meal. Great for kids too, Lino is definitely your go-to Italian restaurant that provides a relaxed, casual, yet elegant dining experience with both indoor and alfresco seating.

    Lino, 583 Orchard Rd, #01-01/04, Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884, +65 8764 6426 (Whatsapp), +65 6235 8690 (Outlet No.), www.linorestaurant.com

  • MEZCLA: Mexican & Japanese Taco Delights In Singapore

    Love your tacos? A fan of Japanese fare? Then how about having the best of both at Mezcla's Mexican and Japanese taco bar. Pair their tantalizing tacos with signature cocktails and you've got yourself a proper date night! Order a whole medley of tacos like the Guajillo-marinated Wagyu Beef Brisket and Ancho Chile Pork Jowl tacos, or go modern with Japanese-inspired delights like the Salmon Skin Taco (crispy salmon skin taco shell comprising sake-cured salmon sashimi and ikura), Unagi (tempura seaweed taco with unagi and oyako tamago) as well as Soft Shell Crab Tempura that features edamame refritos and tobiko! Whew! Dine-in is currently available only. Book here.

    Mezcla, 43 Craig Rd, Singapore 089681, contact@mezcla.com.sg, www.mezcla.com.sg

  • CURATE CUCINA PISANA: Authentic Pisan Cuisine At Resorts World Sentosa In Singapore

    Be transported to the cobbled streets of Pisa, Italy, and bask in the magic of Pisan cuisine at Resorts World Sentosa‘s newest restaurant Curate Cucina Pisana. Helmed by Pisan native Chef de Cuisine Davide Bizzarri, the restaurant presents an authentic dining journey through Pisa, a province in the heart of Tuscany that is well known for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italian renaissance art, and famous vineyards. Start the meal with a lush Pappa al Pomodoro di Mare (SG$24++), an antipasti comprising soft melt-in-the-mouth Stracciatella cheese on top of a rich soup medley of fresh Tuscan bread, sweet vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, and garlic, finished with fresh white clams and blue mussels stewed in pescatora sauce. Fans of pasta can tuck into the colorful Fusilli di Pisa(SG$58++) featuring unique Pisa Tower-shaped Fusilli pasta with fresh Boston lobstersweet Tomberry, and green zucchini. Meat lovers can sink their teeth into the Cervo(SG$98++)a rack of premium venison served with bone, in a savory shallot sauce. Round off the night with iconic Pisan dessert Torta co’ Bischeri (SG$16++), a velvety rich dark chocolate and risotto cake filled with raisins, pine nuts, and candied fruits or indulge in the Instagram-worthy Peradel Chianti (SG$16++), a lustrous dessert of Chianti wine poached pear with panna cotta filling and sprinklings of edible gold flakes.

    Curate Cucina Pisana, 26 Sentosa Gateway, The Forum, #01-231 & 232, Singapore 098138, +65 6577 7288, www.rwsentosa.com/en/restaurants/curate

  • GLACIER: Mochi Waffles In This Insta-Worthy Café In Singapore

    Newly opened and right along Lavender Street by the Jalan Besar MRT station is Glacier, a café that's great for late-night treats as it opens till 1am on weekends! For a truly Singapore flavor, check out their Pandan Mochi Waffles (SG$8) that's filled with stretchy mochi cubes! Deck your waffles out with unique gelato flavors, like Oolong Osmanthus (SG$5) or Blue Pea Lemongrass Pandan (SG$5). If you want actual food food, order up the Seafood Vongole (SG$23).

    Glacier, 161 Lavender Street, #01-09, Singapore 338750, www.facebook.com/GlacierCafeSG

  • TABLEXPERIENCE: Limited Dining Campaign By True Aussie Beef & Lamb In Singapore

    Fans of Australian beef and lamb can now satiate their taste buds from November 1 to 30, 2021 as 8 of the city’s best restaurants launch 21 ‘meatlicious’ dishes, which span a variety of cuisines. Named TABLExperience, the limited-time dining campaign is presented by True Aussie Beef & Lamb. You will enjoy a gustatory experience at the following participating restaurants: Butcher’s Block (Avant-garde Wood-fire Grill), Butcher Boy (Bar & Grill with an Asian twist), Caffe Fernet (Cosmopolitan Italian), ESQUINA (Modern Spanish), Kinki Restaurant & Bar (Urban Japanese), Kotuwa (Sri Lankan), Morsels (Asian Fusion) and The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens (Modern European with Asian accents, Halal). More information here!

    TABLExperience by True Aussie Beef & Lamb, Participating Restaurants as above, www.trueaussiebeefandlamb.sg/TABLExperience

  • MILKFISH: Slow Cooked Seafood Soup With A New Outlet At Millenia Walk

    Milkfish prides itself with its slow-cooked seafood soup in collaboration with Áo Broth - a homegrown collagen soup brand popular for its all-natural broths made fresh in small batches. The soul of the nourishing soup comes from the fish’s gelatinous belly fat, pork bones, and fresh clams, that distill into a creamy consistency with a delicate and sweet flavor. Opt for a set at just SG$4 more that has 2 side dishes, a drink, and rice/noodles. Also check out the premium set that is served with an additional half lobster, whole abalone, and scallop. For a party of two and more, select combos to have a taste of their best dishes.

    Milkfish Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-106, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596, www.milkfish.sg

  • STEEP: Simple, Comfy Brunch Café Off Little India In Singapore

    A simple monochromic café opens in the bustling area of Little India and provides a quiet respite from all the busyness outside. If you're looking for super no-frills breakfast food in the mid of day, this is the place to be with affordable dishes like Steep Breakfast (SG$17), French Toast (SG$17) as well as pastries and sides like Butter Croissants (SG$3.50) and for fans of old-time favs, Truffle Fries (SG$10)! The Mushroom Toast (SG$17) is also worth a shot to satisfy your breakfast craving.

    Steep, 32 Dunlop St, #01-01, Singapore 209360, www.facebook.com/steep.sg

  • NY VERDEN: Specialty Woodfired Restaurant & Bar At Jewel In Singapore *Kids Dine Free On Weekends!

    NY Verden is a Specialty Woodfired Restaurant & Bar which offers delicious woodfired specialties that you can enjoy all in the view of Jewel’s Rain Vortex. From October 28, 2021, every child below 12 years of age dines for free on the weekends! The deal includes a complimentary Kid’s Main & Beverage with every ala carte Adult Main purchased. Other than their kids dine free promotion, NY Verden is also offering other attractive promotions you don’t want to miss! Look forward to 50% off Set Menus, now from SG$22.80++ per pax, and a free flow of prosecco, red wine, and beers with a minimum spend of $100++ in a single receipt per table. Moms and Dads will be delighted to know that the 90-minutes free-flow alcohol package is stackable with the Kids Dine Free promotion!

    NY Verden, 78 Airport Boulevard, #03 - 227/228, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666, +65 8772 4227, www.nyverden.com.sg

  • KINOU: Basque Cuisine At Its Best In Singapore

    Kinou brings authentic Basque cuisine hand-made from scratch. Experience Basque Country hospitality, consisting of exquisite Basque Country wines, cocktails, spirits! Basque cuisine is more than just tapas and paella as the region overlaps Spain and France, bringing together a melting pot of delicacies. Check out their delicious starters like Xipirons SG$22 (baby squid and chimichurri) and Kokotxe SG$19 (pork cheeks, red wine sauce). Tuck into their mains like Ribeye SG$17 for the meat lovers (Signature Black Angus MB2+), Basque Mac & Cheese SG$32 which is good for kids, and French Duck Magret (magret and red wine) for an exquisite taste.

    Kinou, 2 Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088380, +65 8453 4519, reservations@kinou.sgwww.kinou.sg

  • Check Out Our OCTOBER 2021 Best New Restaurants Featured Below:

    Greenhouse, www.dusitthanilagunasingapore.com/dining/greenhouse

    North Miznon, www.northmiznonsg.com

    Luke’s Lobster @ Great World, www.lukeslobster.sg

    CASA Restaurant By Remy Lefebvre, www.casarestaurant.sg

    Da Paolo Gastronomia Great World, www.dapaolo.com.sg/gastronomia

    Chuan By Nutmeg, www.nutmegclove.com

    Wild Child Pizzette, www.wildchildpizzette.com

    One Fattened Calf, www.instagram.com/onefattenedcalf

    Prairie By Craftsmen Cafe, www.facebook.com/prairie.sg

    Knock Knock Cafe, www.kkcafe.sg

    Singapore Chocolate, www.singaporechocolate.sg

    Terra Madre, www.instagram.com/terramadresg

    Raw Kitchen Bar, www.rawkitchenbar.com

    Legends Bar, www.dusitthanilagunasingapore.com/takeaway/legendsbar

    Revolver, www.revolver.com.sg

    Sushi Ichizuke, zoukclub.com/ichizukesg

    Here Kitty Kitty, www.zoukclub.com/herekittykittysg

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