The Rockin Diner
If you want all-american food, the taste, the SIZE, the smiles…this is the place to head. Open Mon-Sat 12pm to 12am. My favourites are their ENORMOUS dogs, a fantastic smokey chilli sauce and home-made Lasagna, and a bad-ass selection of American, Belgium and European Beers and Ales. AND if YOU’RE the bad-ass, you have to check out their American desserts; The Nutella-Misu (a Tiramisu gone nuts!), and Peanut Butter Oreo Pie. Homer Simpson eat your heart out, then loosen that belt a notch, sit back and droooool… Great for families in the day and grown ups by night.
Samys Curry, Dempsey
Mum and Dad’s night off. Curry on a banana leaf, cold beer in a pitcher. What more do you want? A fantastic place to head with friends for a Friday or Saturday curry. Grab a table outside on the verandah for a little more atmosphere. Affordable, tasty, great value and bang next door to Red Dot Brewery where you can head over to for a ‘micro-brew’ to cool the palette.
Brunetti, Tanglin Mall
A definite treat. Brunetti’s has some of the most accomplished and tastiest cakes I’ve eaten in Singapore. Their strawberry shaped mousse cake is amazingly light and just bellisimo. Best of all they do an afternoon special for around $10, a cake and Italian tea or coffee (prompt Al Pacino ‘Hoo-Ahh’). The kids dishes, pasta and pizza are all very tasty and a reasonable price. The kids are in seventh heaven there picking sweet treats…macaroons galore! The staff are always very helpful too when they see a mum with 3 small kids, a double buggy, a load of shopping bags……
OMG. High end local fare, fabulous wine, decadent and historic surroundings, romantic, five star service, and afterwards you can take a stroll outside to their bar/verandah on the pier and there is the best view I have ever seen of the ‘new’ Singapore skyline i.e. Marina Bay Sands, The Flyer, ArtScience Museum. Delicious platters to share include ‘Heritage Bites: Kong Bak Bao, Kueh Pie Tee, and Grilled Satay’ and mains like Wagyu Beef Rendang. They also have western dishes for misguided individuals! Here’s the menu. I picked this place from my Chope newsletter for my anniversary dinner (my tip: subscribe to Chope for the recommendations and offers). TOTALLY hit the nail of the head. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. You can even Like Fullerton Bay Hotel on facebook 🙂 I did see a family with a 2 or 3 year old, so do-able with kids if you stay inside, but I’d leave the kids at home and kick back for the evening!
Hup Choon Seafood Eating House, Binjai Park
Hawker style restaurant and damn tasty! Bargain set menu’s from $4.50 as well as fancy stuff – Chilli Crab, Butter Squid, Yam Rings and much more. Open evenings only, from 5pm-ish, get’s super busy on weekends, shut weds night.
Westlake – Queen’s Road (HDB Block near Empress Market, Farrer Road)
This restaurant has been here for 40 odd years. All the best Singaporean Chinese dishes, must try the slow cooked pork served with sweet white buns. Divine!
Curry Buffet in the Tiffin Room @ Raffles Hotel
Firstly it’s Raffles Hotel, tourist destination and just very pleasant. Secondly this buffet is crammed with a fabulous range of Indian dishes. It doesn’t get as ridiculously busy as some of the other hotel brunch/buffets I’ve been too. Service is fab, and hefty discount for DBS cardholders.
Hua Yu Wee, Old East Coast Road
Located on what used to be the East Coast Beach Road this white villa is atmospheric and serves some great local chinese food. Our favourites include steamed prawns, chilli crab with white buns, the roast chicken and deep fried baby squid.