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Hot new restaurants and cafés to dine at in Singapore
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Hot new restaurants and cafés to dine at in Singapore

With the easing of dine-out measures, it's now possible to head out and dine at the new restaurants, cafés and bars that have opened recently. Some joints have also refreshed menus or brought new chefs on board who offer creative ideas.?The month, explore the first international outposts of various global brands, including Lucali, Leckerbaer, and Maxx Coffee, and visit a pop-up restaurant located within nightclub Zouk, and more. RECOMMENDED: The best food and drink delivery services in Singapore

The best food and drink delivery services in Singapore
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The best food and drink delivery services in Singapore

We've all been there. Stomach grumbling in the middle of the night, or caught in the rain and unable to leave home to get some food. Thankfully, there are plenty of food delivery services in Singapore beyond McDelivery, Deliveroo or Pizza Hut if you're looking for something new. There are those that specialise in Japanese rice bowls, Halal food and even hawker deliveries so you can spend less time in queues and more time doing what matters to you. Here are the best food delivery services you can count on in Singapore. RECOMMENDED The best catering services in Singapore and the best home dining experiences in Singapore

The restaurants with the best views of Singapore
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The restaurants with the best views of Singapore

A meal with a view – be it of Singapore's stunning landscape or your hot date – is one of the best ways to spend a couple of hours. Even if you're single or out with colleagues, there are plenty of restaurants around Marina Bay and the CBD that offer both good food and?sparkling vistas. Pull up a seat by the waterfront or ride an?elevator up for a bird's-eye take on the city at these restaurants. RECOMMENDED?Done with dinner? Head up to these rooftop bars in the city. These romantic restaurants in Singapore also know how to set the tone.

The best rooftop bars in Singapore
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The best rooftop bars in Singapore

UPDATE:?We've edited this list to reflect the?bars that have reopened for dine-in during Phase 2 Nothing beats the feeling of the wind in your hair and a tipple in your hand at the city's?swankiest rooftop bars. Take drinking to the next level (literally) as you enjoy your favourite cocktail on cloud nine. There are institutions like Smoke & Mirrors, which offers an unbeatable view of the Padang and Marina Bay Sands or climb higher to LeveL33, the world's tallest urban micro-brewery for a fresh pint and great bites. You get a pretty neat view of our gorgeous city skyline from up here too – we suggest heading up during sunsets – so whip out your phones to immortalise the moment on the 'gram. RECOMMENDED:?The 50 best bars in Singapore?and the most romantic bars in Singapore

The best garden restaurants in Singapore
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The best garden restaurants in Singapore

It might be difficult to find pockets of green within our sprawling metropolis. On days when you’re just tired of facing the four walls, head out to these tranquil spots, surrounded by lush foliage and verdant greenery, instead. And no, you won’t need to put on your hiking boots to visit these places; these garden restaurants offer a green escape within our city that you can easily get to. RECOMMENDED: Eco-friendly and sustainable restaurant delivery options in Singapore

The best quiet cafés with free Wi-Fi to do work or study
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The best quiet cafés with free Wi-Fi to do work or study

UPDATE: We've updated this list to reflect the eateries that have reopened for Phase 2. While it's great that we can dine out now, do remember to keep to safe distancing rules, which include wearing your mask when not eating or drinking.?Given the reduced seating capacity, certain cafés might get packed during peak hours too. We recommend visiting these places during non-peak hours, and keep your working time outside to a minimum.? Looking for a quiet place to do work but not a fan of the stuffy office or library environment? We don't blame you, being cooped up in a cubicle all day drives even the calmest among us crazy. Venture beyond your friendly, neighbourhood Starbucks and settle down with free Wi-Fi, power points and a good cuppa to get your productivity game on at these cafés instead. RECOMMENDED:?Your ultimate guide to the best?cafés in Singapore?and the best cafés in the CBD

Where to eat in Singapore

The 50 best restaurants in Singapore you must try
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The 50 best restaurants in Singapore you must try

June 2019: Up to number one on our list is Jam at Siri House?– a new addition to Dempsey Hill that serves refined comfort food with Asian flair. Other new entries include Restaurant Zén, the first international outpost of?Bj?rn Frantzén?acclaimed Swedish restaurant and Basque Kitchen by Aitor, which serves food inspired by Basque Country. Welcome to the Time Out EAT List, our handpicked best of Singapore’s food scene. These are the tastiest places to eat in this city right now: the freshest, most inventive and most memorable, ranked by expert local editors. You don't have to look very far to stumble upon an amazing nosh in Singapore. The city is packed with boundary-pushing restaurants run by star-studded chefs as well as humble hawker finds that'll satiate your appetite for cheap. Narrowing down the best restaurants in town to a list of 50 is no easy feat – that's why we have separate lists for the best Japanese, French?and?Spanish restaurants among others – but these are the places we think are worth a visit for unbeatable food, electrifying ambience and genial service to boot. Eaten somewhere on this list and loved it? Know of a restaurant that should be on here instead? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutEatList Find out more about how Time Out makes recommendations and reviews restaurants

The best cheap eats in Singapore
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The best cheap eats in Singapore

Dining out in Singapore can be expensive – but not if you know where to look. If you're looking to switch up from the usual long queues at your favourite hawker centre, these lunch spots provide a satisfying meal for under $10 in a comfortable space. When it comes to choices, this city does not disappoint. Whether it is a comforting bowl of noodles you seek, or a stack of crispy and dough-y roti prata you crave, we've got all your food needs covered. Here's helping you spend less on lunch so you can splurge on the things that matter. RECOMMENDED:?The 50 best cafés in Singapore?and your 24-hour Singapore food tour

The most romantic restaurants in Singapore
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The most romantic restaurants in Singapore

It doesn't have to be a special occasion to treat your partner to a romantic meal. There's a time to dine with big groups and there's a time to go el cheapo but when you're planning an anniversary or a special date night out and about town, it's best to take it up a notch with a proper sit-down dinner with all the trimmings. Here are our picks of the best value-for-money, romantically lit restaurants to wine and dine in Singapore. Let's get in the mood for love.? RECOMMENDED: Best sustainable-dining restaurants in Singapore?and the best rooftop bars in Singapore

The best halal restaurants and cafés in Singapore
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The best halal restaurants and cafés in Singapore

Halal food is not difficult to find in Singapore, and delicious halal fare is definitely all-around. These days, you can find a wide range of cuisine that is Muslim-friendly, from Chinese beef noodles?to Spanish tapas for sharing. Explore different cuisines with this nifty list we put together. RECOMMENDED: Best nasi padang restaurants and stalls in Singapore and the best Spanish restaurants and tapas bars in Singapore

The best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Singapore
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The best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Singapore

There's more to vegan and vegetarian grub than a boring uninspiring mountain of leafy?greens and raw vegetables. Whether you have dietary restrictions or just prefer to eat more greens and grains, these restaurant kitchens in Singapore are churning out wholesome meals that are completely meat-free without compromising on taste. Far from sad salads and countless carbs, these spots in town pack flavour and character into plant-based dishes. With cuisines ranging from?Korean and Peranakan to Japanese and Italian, vegans and vegetarians have tons to choose from. Time to ditch the bland salad life! RECOMMENDED:? The best vegetarian local food in Singapore?and the best healthy restaurants in Singapore?

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Where to drink in Singapore

The 50 best bars in Singapore
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The 50 best bars in Singapore

June 2019: We have five new bars on our DRINK List placed up front for your easy reference from Madame Fan Bar to Cool Cats. The most notable inclusion is The Old Man, the Singapore offshoot of the current number one on the Asia's 50 Best Bars list. Welcome to the Time Out DRINK List, our handpicked ‘best of’ Singapore’s drinking scene. These are the most buzzing bars in this city right now: the most inventive and most memorable watering holes, all ranked by expert local editors. Drinking in Singapore is expensive so we did all the hard work for you – scouring the city every night in search of amazing drinks. Whether you sip or quaff, these are the city's top bars for a boozy night out. We've got joints stocked with quality vino, speakeasies hidden behind unmarked doors, dens devoted to whisky, craft beer breweries and much more in our roundup. We guarantee you won't be able to stop at one drink – just make sure you have a safe ride home. Drank somewhere on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDrinkList. You can also find out more about how Time Out makes recommendations and reviews bars here.

Build the ultimate home bar

Build the ultimate home bar

Our mission has always been to inspire our audience to lead a richer life. Instead of just talking about the best cocktails and where to enjoy them, we’re empowering you to recreate your favourite tipples at home. Just follow our guide to creating your perfect home bar.

The best secret bars in Singapore
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The best secret bars in Singapore

Hidden away from view, these speakeasies are a private oasis only for those in the know. Cosy up with your Tinder date away from prying eyes or avoid bumping into an old match you ghosted at one of your regular haunts.? We've got underground?drinking dens like Operation Dagger and Catchfly, bars hiding in plain sight like The Other Room and Employees Only. Here are the secret cocktail bars are where you can unwind and disappear from the world. RECOMMENDED The 50 best bars in Singapore?and the best rooftop bars in Singapore

The best alcohol delivery services in Singapore
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The best alcohol delivery services in Singapore

We may have some of the best cocktail bars in Singapore, but sometimes the allure of?sipping on a fine single malt in the comfort of your own home is sometimes too great. Skip the weight training of bringing home your bottles after an alcohol run and just do online. Keep that drink stash well-stocked with little effort by ordering your alcohol and spirits online. Whether your poison is organic wine or craft beer, there's a lot of choices for us in Singapore. Time to order up! RECOMMENDED: The best rooftop bars in Singapore and the best Asian-inspired cocktails in Singapore

The most romantic bars in Singapore
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The most romantic bars in Singapore

Can you ever sip your way into someone's heart? We can't say for sure, but these romantic bars around town might just do their bit to frame you in a totally-would-date vibe. Plus, the alcohol won't hurt, either... Whether you're looking for intimate spots where the whole world seems to fade into the background or buzzy pads where you can soak in the lively atmosphere, these bars are there to prevent any date night disasters. RECOMMENDED: The most romantic restaurants in Singapore and?the best sustainable dining restaurants in Singapore

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Restaurants by cuisine

The best Japanese restaurants in Singapore
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The best Japanese restaurants in Singapore

Japanese food is hands-down the most popular cuisine in Singapore, and there are no lack of options. Whether it's some fresh sushi, hot-off-the-grill yakitori or a comforting bowl of ramen you are craving for, Singapore's got it covered.?Here are our top picks for when you really wanna treat yo' self. RECOMMENDED: The best affordable sushi bars in Singapore?and the best cafés in Singapore ?

The best Chinese restaurants in Singapore
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The best Chinese restaurants in Singapore

Throw a stone and it'll most likely land at the doorstep of one of the many Chinese restaurants in Singapore. We've got traditional outlets like Beng Hiang that have been around since our grandparents' youth as well as modern digs like Birds of a Feather by young chefs looking to reinterpret their culinary history. Here are our picks on the Chinese restaurants to visit in Singapore. RECOMMENDED:?The best traditional Chinese dialect restaurants in Singapore and the best modern Chinese restaurants in Singapore

The best Spanish restaurants and tapas bars in Singapore
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The best Spanish restaurants and tapas bars in Singapore

You don't have to go far (or to Spain) if you want some excellent tapas, paella, Jamon croquetas, grilled octopus and gazpacho. #firstworldproblems is when you’re inundated with too many choices for Spanish dining thanks to the recent influx of new restaurants in recent years. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work to shortlist the best places worth spending your dough on. RECOMMENDED?The best Japanese restaurants in Singapore and the best Italian restaurants in Singapore

The best Indian restaurants in Singapore
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The best Indian restaurants in Singapore

Can you handle the heat? You have to if you're living in Singapore where almost every dish packs some heat. One of our favourite go-to cuisine for something spicy is Indian food. You can never get enough of the array of curries, naans, chaats and more we have here. Spice up your life (and diet) by eating your?way through these Indian restaurants in Singapore. Featuring north Indian cuisine to Bengali dishes, we scour the city to bring you a delicious roundup of the best Indian eateries and curry houses in town.? RECOMMENDED: The best Indonesian restaurants in Singapore?and?the best nasi padang?restaurants in Singapore

The best French restaurants in Singapore
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The best French restaurants in Singapore

French dining is in its golden age in Singapore. French restaurants dominated the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Michelin Guide and it was mainly French restaurants that again clinched us spots on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list. While decorated fine-dining establishment may get most of the limelight, Singapore has also been steadily building up a broad portfolio that traverses price points and culinary regions. We survey the landscape to spotlight the best French establishments worthy of your money.

The best Korean restaurants in Singapore
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The best Korean restaurants in Singapore

You may or may not binge-watch Korean soap dramas or idolise the Bangtan Boys (that's only the most popular Korean boyband, BTS for you) but chances are, you will be a fan of Korean cuisine. From?its famous kimchi to barbecued meat, here are the restaurants to hit when that K-food craving hits.? RECOMMENDED: The best Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore and the best Korean dessert restaurants and cafes in Singapore ?

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Bars by category

The best wine bars in Singapore
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The best wine bars in Singapore

Whether you're looking for a bottle or Old World or New, biodynamic and natural or cheap and under $30, these wine bars in Singapore are making alcoholic grapes great again. Don't expect stuffy and pretentious joints that befuddle you with jargon, these casual bars welcome everyone from the wine novice to the connoisseurs looking for a 1982 Lafite. RECOMMENDED?The best gin bars in Singapore and the best whisky bars in Singapore ?

The best whisky bars in Singapore
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The best whisky bars in Singapore

For those of us who aren't Harvey Specter from Suits with a bottle of Macallan at our desks, turn to the city's top whisky bars for an after-work tipple. Whether you're a fan of smoky and peaty Scotch or sweet and oaky bourbons, these leather-chair saloons have all your dram dreams covered. Visit The Exciseman Whisky Bar for limited edition bottles of Scotch or stick with the ever-reliable La Maison Du Whisky, which stocks a wide variety of bottles from around the world. Whatever your pick, these bars are the places to be for some sipping and savouring. RECOMMENDED?The best gin bars in Singapore and the best bars for an Old Fashioned in Singapore

The best craft beer bars in Singapore
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The best craft beer bars in Singapore

The craft beer boom has taken the world by storm and Singapore has not been spared. We've got plenty of local microbreweries stirring things up and specialty bars importing a range of craft beers from around the globe. So for all you pint lovers out there, here are the best craft beer bars on the island.

The best gin bars in Singapore
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The best gin bars in Singapore

Because of Singapore's balmy climes, a refreshing gin and tonic is an instant pick-me-up beloved by all. Not only do these cocktail bars get the deceptively simple tipple right, they also offer a whole host of other options for when you’re up for something stiffer. Some of them also offer the best old fashioneds, martinis and other classic cocktails you can't go wrong with. But the gins are where they shine – here’s our pick of the best gin bars in town. RECOMMENDED?The 50 best bars in Singapore and the best rooftop bars in Singapore

The best bars with free-flow alcohol in Singapore
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The best bars with free-flow alcohol in Singapore

Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in the world, and buying alcohol comes with a hefty price tag.?Regardless, the city's love for a tipple or two sees a?plethora?of?drinking options?that are constantly introducing more craft beers and?innovative?cocktails. And drinking to unwind or build up that Dutch courage sounds like a good excuse to indulge. But if you're on the hunt to drink for less and happy hour deals aren't enough, we’ve rounded up the best bars with amazing free-flow deals. Whether you’re on a budget, in need of pre-drinks, or want value for money, don’t miss out on these watering holes. RECOMMENDED: The best bars and clubs for a budget night out in Singapore?and the cheapest happy hours in Singapore

The best alfresco bars in Singapore
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The best alfresco bars in Singapore

We can all agree that Singapore’s weather is pretty temperamental – one second it’s scorching hot and the next, it’s pouring rain. But if there’s anything we should be thankful for, it’s how we’re able to spend time outdoors comfortably regardless of the 'season'. To appreciate this tropical weather of ours, as well as city views or lush?scenery, hit up any of these alfresco bars around town. RECOMMENDED: The best rooftop bars in Singapore?and the best secret bars in Singapore

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