If you are a discerning foodie, Singapore offers a bevy of celebrity chef restaurants and their varying cuisines, making it the perfect spot for some restaurant-hopping fun. Ready your appetite for some unforgettable culinary experiences across Singapore’s litany of top-notch restaurants.
Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
Admire numerous marine species while you tuck into the gourmet creations of America’s first female Iron Chef.
At Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora, Southeast Asia’s only underwater aquarium dining experience, you will get to choose from a feast of innovative Mediterranean-Californian dishes, while gazing at thousands of majestic sea creatures through huge floor-to-ceiling windows.
Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora at S.E.A. Aquarium. 22 Sentosa Gateway #B1-455 & 456, Singapore 098136. +65 6577 6688.
Zén by chef Bjorn Frantzen has been the talk of the town since 2019, with its meteoric rise to Two-Michelin star status.
Located in a charming three-storey shophouse along Bukit Pasoh Road, the mystique surrounding this establishment is well-deserved. The restaurant serves up modern Nordic cuisine with panache, infusing Japanese influences into many of its dishes. A meal here takes place across all three storeys of the restaurant, in a culinary experience meant to mimic the conviviality of a dinner in the home of a bosom friend. The menu evolves regularly, and has included inspired creations like abalone and foie gras with black truffle and aged shima-aji (striped jack) with roasted coffee oil.
Zén. 41 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089855. +65 9236 6368.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Austrian-born American restaurateur and celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck keeps himself busy with dining establishments, catering services, cookbooks and more. CUT—His steakhouse at the iconic Marina Bay Sands®—is known for its glorious beef cuts and selection of meat that will satisfy discerning carnivores.
Australian Angus, U.S.D.A. Prime, New York Sirloin—there're plenty of options! Our favourite is A5 Kobe beef from the Hyogo Prefecture in Honshu, Japan.
CUT is also recognised for its amazing hand-crafted cocktails, particularly the whisky-based mixes like Two in the Bush (made with Highwest Rye, Pineapple and Lime).
Marina Bay Sands®. 2 Bayfront Avenue #B1-71, Singapore 018972. +65 6688 8517.
Bread Street Kitchen
The brainchild behind Bread Street Kitchen needs no introduction— restaurateur, chef, and world-famous TV personality Gordon Ramsay owns this casual dining spot.
Aside from traditional bites like fish and chips and shepherd's pie with braised lamb, you'll find regionally inspired items like tamarind spiced chicken wings and spicy tuna tartar with chilli, garlic, sesame oil and wanton crisps. Be sure to save space for their Beef Wellington, a stick-to-your-ribs slice of British cuisine that’s a hot favourite with the locals.
Marina Bay Sands®. 2 Bayfront Avenue #01-81, Singapore 018972. +65 6688 5665.
As the first Singaporean to be awarded a scholarship from the Miele Guide (an independent annual guide to Asia's finest restaurant), chef Malcolm Lee sharpened his cooking skills at the At-Sunrice Globalchef Academy, one of the world’s top culinary schools.
In 2010, he opened Candlenut, a Peranakan* restaurant that serves up nonya dishes with a modern twist.
The sophisticated restaurant features menu highlights such as grilled spice-marinated chicken satay(grilled skewered meat)in a sweet sauce, fried red snapper fillet with fermented soy beans and ginger sauce and buah keluak (black nut indigenous to Southeast Asia) ice cream served with salted caramel and warm chocolate espuma.
*The term is an Indonesian/Malay word that means “local born”, which generally refers to people of Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage.
Como Dempsey. Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676. +65 1800 304 2288.
Big fan of kitchen experiments and molecular gastronomy? Helmed by talented (and self-taught) chef-owner Han Li Guang, the award-winning Restaurant Labyrinth is all about offering unique fusion dishes that represent local food culture.
With innovative creations like orh luak (oyster omelette) cooked with sambal and egg floss, and ice cream topped with curry leaves and crystallised prawn heads, a meal here is bound to be a culinary adventure.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. 8 Raffles Avenue #02-23, Singapore 039802. +65 6223 4098.
With a new executive chef at the helm, Corner House is in for exciting shakeups in its menu and dining concept.
Under chef David Thien—former sous at L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon and a host of other world-famous kitchens— this beloved restaurant now serves up a range of French-Asian fare.
Each of the omakase-style dishes tell a story, inspired by chef David’s upbringing in the region of Bordeaux, his 12 years here in Singapore, as well as the past memories and experiences that have coloured his journey as a chef.
The menu here evolves based on the freshest seasonal produce available. Previous diners have been inspired by culinary creations like Anxin chicken satay with peanut and foie gras sauce, as well as sukiyaki (Japanese hot pot)-style broth with confit egg yolks. .
Corner House. 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569. +65 6469 1000.
French chef Julien Royer of the famous, multi award-winning fine dining establishment JAAN left in 2015 to set up his own venture with The Lo and Behold Group, the company behind restaurants like The White Rabbit, OverEasy, The Black Swan.
Odette—named after chef Julien's grandmother—is a reflection of his philosophy when it comes to food. Using the purest of ingredients and top-notch seasonal produce, chef Julien puts out exquisitely-plated and perfectly executed creations such as the 55-minute smoked organic egg (a spin on one of his signature dishes from JAAN), and pepper crusted pigeon with cherries, almonds and black garlic.
National Gallery Singapore. 1 Saint Andrew's Road #01-04, Singapore 178957. +65 6385 0498.