Neighbourhoods of Keong Saik Road and Tiong Bahru
Here's a list of new food outlets to eat your way through the neighbourhoods of Keong Saik Road and Tiong Bahru.
Open: 10.30am to 9.30pm daily
The cafe arm of culinary school Creative Culinaire next door, this cosy eatery serves a range of sweet treats such as its signature pralet cake ($4.20 a slice), a dark chocolate and hazelnut crunch cake, as well as hot meals including seafood baked rice ($6.20) and shepherd's pie ($6.20).
Open: 8.30am to 10.30pm daily
Sink your teeth into juicy steaks such as its Black Angus tenderloin ($38). It also serves hearty salads such as Greek salad ($14).
Open: 11am to 2pm and 6 to 10pm daily
Relax at this wine lounge where wines are poured straight from wooden barrels stacked within the store. Red and white wines start at $8 a glass.
Le Bon Marche
Open: 10am to 7.30pm, Mondays, Tuesdays
and Thursdays to Saturdays. 1 to 6pm, Sundays, closed on Wednesdays
This gourmet food shop carries mostly exclusive speciality products such as Emmanuelle Baillard's non-alcoholic Chardonnay grape juice ($6.50 for a 250ml bottle) and Mulot & Petitjean's gingerbread with apricot ($21 for a 200g box), both from France.
Open: 10am to 8pm, Mondays to Saturdays, closed on Sundays
This patisserie specialises in macarons ($18 for a box of 18), as well as cakes such as the Grand Cru Royale ($7 a slice), a dark chocolate cake with a crunchy hazelnut base.
Open: 6am to 11pm daily
Tuck into Singaporean food with a European twist here. Popular items include its laksa fisherman's pie ($26) and Hainanese chicken salad ($14).
Open: Noon to 11pm, Mondays to Thursdays, noon to midnight, Fridays, 11am to midnight, Saturdays, 11am to 11pm, Sundays
Open: 11.45am to 3pm and 6.30 to 11pm daily Serving modern Cantonese cuisine, this restaurant is known for dishes such as its Peking duck with foie gras ($15 per person).
Open: 8am to 6pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, 8am to 10pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays, closed on Sundays
This breakfast and snack joint serves items such as oriental chicken salad ($9) and Tiffin Club carrot cake ($4). Wine and drinks are available after sundown.
Open: 11.30am to 2pm and 6.30 to 10pm, Mondays to Fridays and 6.30 to 10pm, Saturdays, closed on Sundays
This modern European restaurant is known for its Chilean seabass with yuzu butter sauce ($30) and chocolate fondant with homemade vanilla ice cream ($13).
Open: 9am to 10.30pm daily
Indulge in wholesome, healthy eats such as its roasted fruit salad ($11.90) and roasted vegetable and mustard sandwich ($8.90).
25 degree Celsius
Open: 11am to 10pm, Mondays to Thursdays, 11am to 11pm, Fridays and Saturdays, closed on Sundays
Nicolas (see review)
Open: Noon to 2pm, Mondays to Fridays and 6.30 to 10pm, Mondays to Saturdays
This fine-dining French restaurant serves gems such as pan-roasted foie gras ($34) and roasted Tasmanian rack of lamb ($42).
This article was first published in The Sunday Times on Feb 24 2008.
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