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Welcome to 2021.

Let’s be honest, the new year doesn’t signal that much of a change — more often than not you’re walking out with a significant increase in weight gain from the merrymaking and an undying love for good eats.

Yes, we could go on about new fitness goals to help with your diet plan, but that’s a whole other story. For those who have decided to shelve those plans just a little longer, here are all the new restaurant and bar openings you have to look out for this month.

(Hero and featured image credit: Auntie’s Wok and Steam)

Tarte by Cheryl Koh
Tarte by Cheryl Koh

Following the success of its first retail store, Tarte by Cheryl Koh, the French pastry shop led by award-winning pastry chef Cheryl Koh, has opened its second outlet — this time in Raffles City Singapore. Similar to its flagship store, the branch will focus on quality, seasonal ingredients, with items on rotation. One item that stands out, however, will be the Pine Nut Paris Brest, a Raffles City branch exclusive that’s made from premium Gapyeong pine nuts and praline flavoured cream.


Multi-food restaurant concepts aren’t new to us here, but we’re particularly excited to head to this one. Socieaty, led by the Les Amis Group, sees seven of the brand’s dining outlets all housed under one roof. This includes Tenjin, Mui Kee, Sushi Jin, Peperoni Pizzeria, Lemak Boys, NamNam and Tarte. With more than 100 dishes and multiple cuisines across the board, you and your seven other friends will definitely be spoilt for choice.

Plentyfull Bakery & Deli
Plentyfull Bakery & Deli

This isn’t your average bakery. The goods at Plentyfull Bakery & Deli take inspiration from around the region, as well as the rich, diverse background of its founder, Claudia, with her Indonesian, Dutch, Thai, and Chinese roots. Here you’ll find a diverse range of savoury creations like the Oma’s Bubur Ayam, and the hearty Sourdough Prawn Toast. Got a sweet tooth? You’ll definitely be enamoured by treats such as the Baklava Crossaint and the store’s deeply caramelized caneles.

Sake Labo
Sake Labo

The world of sake awaits here at Sake Labo, Singapore’s newest sake bar that’s serving up evenings of stellar drinks and bites in a beautifully modern space. You can expect nothing but the best here: think high-quality, small-batch craft sake imported directly from Japanese breweries, including some bottles like the Nifudasake Junmai Daiginjo, Nifudazake, Kisuisen, a fruity number that’s exclusively brewed and bottled for the bar.

Set of Six
Set of Six

Do we need another cocktail bar in town? Set of Six says yes. The gorgeous space (pink feather-like trees, neon lights and hanging monkeys included) is helmed by Gonzalo Landin, the executive chef at Spanish restaurant Binomio Restaurante, and is set to officially launch soon.

(Image credit: @singaporelocalguides via instagram)

Auntie's Wok and Steam
Auntie's Wok and Steam

If you haven’t already heard, Andaz’s very own Auntie’s Wok and Steam has just reopened its doors to diners with a whole menu of new creations. Xi’an-born Chef Guo Qiang brings to the table dishes like the lip-smacking Rainforest Alliance Coffee Pork Ribs, crafted with a full-bodied brew that’s pulled from Fair Trade Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans, as well as highlights such as the Australian Angus Striploin that’s doused in a fiery pepper sauce inspired by Chef Guo Qiang’s Xinjiang heritage. Dining in? Visa cardholders will get to enjoy 25 percent off for lunch and dinner on a la carte food and lunch sets.

All the new restaurant and bar openings this January 2021

Jocelyn Tan

Senior Writer

Jocelyn Tan is a travel, food and design writer who loves to explore lesser-known cities abroad and chat with locals about their favourite eats in town. When she's not writing, she's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history.


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