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The 5 Hottest New Restaurants To Try In 2018

For Those With An Insatiable Appetite For Scrumptious Grub



In a country where eating is practically a national pastime, Singaporeans would gladly jostle and queue for hours, even travel to the furthest reaches of the city just to savour a taste of the finest delectable delights. This insatiable appetite for scrumptious grub has us constantly scouring the city for the latest food haunts to indulge in. With that in mind, here are the newest restaurants in town currently seizing the spotlight and receiving raving reviews from our nation’s most discerning food gourmands.





The much-anticipated latest restaurant venture by the award-winning chef Patrick Heuberger, atout has finally opened its doors just this month, to the delight of the culinary community and food lovers. Expect the same quality of impeccable hearty classic French food from the internationally renowned chef that previously headed Le Bistro du Sommelier and Au Petit Salut. Avid fans from his previous establishments will be able to enjoy his signature classics such as the 40-garlic braised chicken thighs, duck confit, a variety of grain and grass-fed beef and a good seafood selection cooked over a charcoal grill – all executed by the talented executive chef Nelson Chua, a Les Amis alumnus previously from Poulét. Bringing his passion for charcuterie to the table, chef Patrick will be helming the restaurant’s charcuterie counter serving salads, rillettes and cold-cuts – almost all made in-house by the chef himself.


40C Harding Rd, Singapore 249548





Merci Marcel


If you’re constantly on the lookout for an Instagram-worthy dining spot, the latest addition Tiong Bahru’s café cluster, Merci Marcel fits the bill. The picturesque café’s elegant interiors are inspired by the French Riviera and the Balinese tropics, offering guests ample natural light during the day to capture that perfect shot be it in the lounge, the bar or the garden patio. The perfect weekend brunch spot features an array of options including major crowd pleasers such as the ravioli de royans and the French brioche toast.


56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, Singapore 160056


Origin Grill & Bar


Located at the lobby level of the opulent Shangri-la Hotel’s newly rejuvenated Tower Wing, is the classy new addition Origin Grill & Bar. With its muted tones and elegant interior evoking the romance and nostalgia of The Golden Age of train travel, one might think you were dining aboard the luxurious Orient Express. Chef de Cuisine, Heidi Flanagan’s menu features charcoal-grilled courses starring sustainably sourced seafood, line-caught from marine-certified coasts in New Zealand and the Philippines as well as a bespoke beef selection featuring grass- and grain-fed, pure-, cross- and full-blooded Angus and Wagyu cattle from Australia, Ireland and Japan.


Lobby Level, Tower Wing, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350





Standing out against the sea of Japanese restaurants, the newly opened Jinjo – one of the latest restaurants launched by the Les Amis Group – aims to carve out a niche serving modern sumiyaki where the focus will be on the art of charcoal grilling quality meats and vegetables. To meet the highest standards of freshness and quality, supplies and produce are shipped four times a week, featuring signatues such as the Alaskan king crab and black throat sea perch from the waters of Ishikawa. Its other unique offering includes the donabe menu - featuring beef, truffle, uni or crab rice cooked in traditional Japanese claypots.


1 Scotts Rd, #02-19, Singapore 228208


FiSK Seafood Bar & Market

For all seafood lovers, FiSK Seafood Bar & Market is a definite must-try. The sprawling 4,000sq ft space is divided up between a fresh market retail concept where customers can bring home fresh seafood produce, as well as the seafood bar dining area. Expect not only the highest quality of sustainably caught, fresh Scandinavian seafood but also an array of smoked fish all smoked in-house. The innovative menu that highlights the fresh seafood produce from the market section also offers contemporary desserts such as the Uni ice cream.

30 Stevens Road #01-01, Singapore 257840