This urban food hall whips up the culinary gamut from restaurant-grade dishes to casual nosh, with a side of live entertainment. Must-tries include local favourites Wong Kee wanton (dumplings) noodles, lechon (suckling pig) from Iskina Cebu, and Japanese yakitori (skewered meat) from Teppei Daidokoro. Head to the Bottle Shop for a selection of rotational seasonal beers.
Address: 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139957
Tel: (65) 6252 2545
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, 6am–12am; Fri & Sat, 6am–1am
Da Paolo Pizza Bar
Grab a slice or two of Da Paolo’s mouth-watering pizza under the playful cowhide ceiling, or share a bottle of wine at the alfresco area. Don’t miss the desserts – the Signature Tiramisu and Blood Orange pannacotta are too good to miss.
Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga #01-46, Singapore 278116
Tel: (65) 6479 6059
Opening hours: Mon–Sun, 12pm–2.30pm, 5.30pm–10.30pm
A cluster of quaint and charming black-and-white colonial bungalows set on sprawling grounds, Rochester Park is home to a number of top-notch restaurants serving the best cuisine from Spanish to Sichuan. Min Jiang (5 Rochester Park) serves Peking duck that is roasted to perfection in a custom wood-fired oven using an ancient Chinese recipe, while the halal-certified The Wejs Café (44 Rochester Park) is the place to go for authentic Tunisian food. Nosh (9 Rochester Park) provides the ideal place to unwind for after-work drinks or dinner while taking into the lush greenery of Rochester Park.
Top pastry chef Janice Wong, who runs her own food lab, specialises in artful sweet creations that elevate desserts to the meal’s main attraction. Check out the Kyoto Garden parfait – ginger flower ganache with pistachio sponge – washed down with equally intriguing cocktails such as Opposable Thumbs (whisky with coffee beans and chocolate liqueur).
Address: 21A Lorong Liput, Singapore 277733
Tel: (65) 6291 9727
Opening hours: Tue–Fri, 3pm–2am; Sat–Sun, 2pm–2am
Originally a canteen serving the British army, this eatery serves as a throwback to Singapore’s colonial past. With its retro laidback vibe still intact, it serves milkshakes, beers and ciders and a menu of localised western fare (think pork chops, fish and chips, curry rice) in a quiet corner of Wessex Estate.
Address: 9A Whitchurch Road, Singapore 138839
Tel: (65) 6779 4859
Opening hours: Tue–Sun, 11am–10pm
Dstllry par Christophe Lerouy
Helmed by a chef with Michelin credentials, this Japanese tapas bar has an excellent selection of tipples, from French Bordeaux and Italian Pinot Grigio to Junmai sake. It has a great ambience too, thanks to the curated music and mood lighting.
Address: 21 Media Circle #01-01 Infinite Studios, Singapore 138562
Tel: (65) 6334 4816
Opening hours: Mon–Sat, 12pm–2.30pm, 6pm–11pm
An institution in Holland Village, the 24-year-old establishment is where Singapore’s live music scene reigns, with many a local band cutting its teeth with a gig here. A wide selection of ice-cold beers, bottled and on tap, help beat the heat.
Address: 31 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277689
Tel: (65) 6462 4288
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, 4pm–1am; Fri, 4pm–2am; Sat, 3pm–2am; Sun, 3pm–1am
The Monocle Shop and Cafe
Fans of the international business lifestyle magazine can browse its house-branded line of stationery and accessories here while sipping a cup of Allpress coffee freshly brewed by the cashier-barista.
Address: 74 Jalan Kelabu Asap, Singapore 278267
Tel: (65) 6475 1816
Opening hours: Mon–Sat, 11am–7pm; Sun, 12pm–6pm
Award-winning fashion designer Priscilla Shunmugam gives a modern take on traditional Asian dresses such as the cheongsam. Her team creates the brand’s latest ready-to-wear and custom collection at the back of the atelier, which is viewable through a glass wall.
Address: 43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-76, Singapore 278115
Tel: (65) 6252 2612
Opening hours: Mon–Sun, 12pm-7pm
Founded by a third-generation book-binder, the stationery and accessory store celebrates the endangered craft through its hand-made, leather-clad products. Workshops on long-stitch book binding and crafting leather products such as card holders and coin pouches are conducted regularly.
Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga #01-54, Singapore 278116
Tel: (65) 6475 1680
Opening hours: Mon–Fri, 12pm–9pm; Sat, Sun and public holidays, 10am–9pm
Park Avenue Rochester
Located next to two shopping malls, Park Avenue Rochester is a convenient choice for those whose business takes them to one-north. Suites come with kitchenettes, washers and dryers – perfect for long stays.
Address: 31 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138637
Tel: (65) 6808 8600
Citadines Fusionpolis Singapore
These serviced apartments feature spacious one-bedroom lofts, several of which have fully furnished kitchens and living rooms with home entertainment systems and game consoles. There is also the added convenience of shops and restaurants downstairs.
Addresss: 3 Fusionopolis Way, Symbiosis Tower, Singapore 138633
Tel: (65) 6248 3333
Park Hotel Alexandra
Located less than 10 minutes by taxi from one-north, this hotel has 442 rooms and suites. Its Deluxe Rooms boast lofty ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a tropical rain shower to freshen you up for your next meeting. It also offers guests a nice touch: free use of a smartphone with unlimited data and phone calls.
Address: 323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972
Tel: (65) 6828 8888