This year is off to a rather good start, with several new restaurants setting up shop around our little red dot. Offering a smorgasbord of cuisines ranging from Japanese food to Western fare and local delights, there’s bound to be something for every palate. And with so many new gastronomic options to sample, we’ve resigned ourselves to the fate that our New Year’s resolution to eat clean, may not really happen after all. (Maybe we’ll try again after Chinese New Year.)
For those constantly on the lookout for new restaurants to explore, here’s a guide to 10 places that have just recently sprouted up. From a nature-inspired bistro in the heart of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, to a sleek modern Singaporean (Mod-Sin) establishment and a quirky Harry Potter-themed café, these eateries boast a diverse array of concepts and cuisines. There is even a modern Japanese restaurant opened by Korea-born celebrity chef Akira Back.
And if you, unlike us, still haven’t given up on your goal to lead a healthier lifestyle, rest assured that some of these restaurants have nutritious options such as salads on their menus. One of them, The Summerhouse, even harvests produce from its in-house edible garden, so you can expect fresh, chemical-free ingredients.