2021 is a brand new year — and that means new restaurants for us to dine at too.

While February may be the time to go on a romantic dinner with your loved one, or perhaps even gather with your relatives for some lo hei and reunion dinners, you can bet that we’ll be spending the rest of our evenings at the hottest new tables.

This month, we’re seeing the likes of an old favourite, Hashida Singapore, re-emerge at its latest locale, as well as off-the-wall, authentic Mexican plates in the form of Nixta.

Here, read on for all the new restaurants you have to try this February 2021.

(Hero and featured image credit: Hashida Singapore)

1
Persea

Persea, a new dining concept in the Ann Siang neighbourhood focuses on low-carb meals. For their first dining concept, they’re zooming in on the flavours from the Mediterranean: think treats like the Cauli-hummus and Fauxcaccia. These plates, coupled with a drinks menu of no-sugar cocktails, are set to make for a great night out — sans the weight gain.

2
Bonding Kitchen

Those from across the border aren’t strangers to Chef Danny Chew. Following the success of his private dining business in JB, he has opened Bonding Kitchen, a modern Peranakan establishment right in the heart of Singapore’s Orchard Road. Here, guests can feast on signatures like the Pong Tauhu, Wagyu Beef Rendang and chef’s very own handmade Kueh Pie Tee.

3
Hashida Singapore

Chef Kenjiro “Hatch” Hashida has re-opened a brand new Hashida Singapore in partnership with OUE Restaurants, nestled in the bustling Amoy Street. The restaurant, when it first launched in 2013, focused on authentic, high-end Edomae sushi, and has since evolved over the years to incorporate innovative dishes borne out of interactions and collaborations with other masters of their trade. At the new locale, grab your chopsticks and dig into beautifully balanced dishes like the cod milt with ponzu and barafu, as well as others like the Ozoni, a delicate mochi served with the broth of burdock confit and served with red Kyoto radish, yam and a wedge of roasted apple.

4
Sommer

Helmed by Leeds native Chef Lewis Barker, Sommer is the hottest new modern European restaurant in town. Here, choose between Discovery, Inspiration or Experience, a three, four and six-course menu that’s set to delight the senses.

5
Nixta

We love Mexican food as much as the next person, so we’re finding ourselves parked right at Amoy Street’s latest hotspot, Nixta. The latest concept from the Travis Masiero Restaurant Group (the same people behind Blue Label Pizza & Wine and Luke’s Oyster Bar, if you didn’t already know) sees finger-licking treats big on flavour. We’re talking slow-cooked duck slow in aromatic hoja santa leaves, addictive Tajima wagyu ribeye fajitas and a whole range of appetising cocktails to boot.
(Image credit: @petergcuthbert via Instagram)

Jocelyn Tan
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Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer. She's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.