PUBLISHED June 30th, 2020 02:55 pm
Phase 2 is here and things are finally starting to look up for the F&B industry. Even as the past few months have seen several restaurants bid adieu, but new faces are still trickling in. At the same time, a different kind of restaurant space is popping up all over the country – virtual restaurants – to cater to consumers that prefer delivery over eating out. From Brooklyn’s famed pizzeria to a virtual Italian restaurant, here are the new additions to check out whether you are out and about or staying at home:
New Restaurants in Singapore
Treat yourself to a luxurious Japanese omakase at the two-week old Sushi Kou, as two-Michelin-starred Chef Yoshio Sakuta takes over the kitchen. With Sakuta’s expertise at play, look forward to exquisite Edo-style sushi handcrafted using premium seasonal ingredients air-flown directly from Toyosu Market, Japan. Choose from two different menus – Aya (S$380++) or Kou (S$450++) – that boast the freshness and naturally rich flavours of our oceans’ bounty like giant Japanese tiger prawn, eel and sea urchin.
Sushi Kou is located at #01-13/14 Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616, p.+65 6235 5670. Open Mon, Wed-Sun 12pm–3pm and 6pm–10.30pm. Closed Tue.
The brainchild of Michelin Chef Beppe De Vito, Grammi is a brand new virtual restaurant that focuses on Italian-Meditteranean comfort food. Expect a diverse and affordable selection of over 50 ready-to-eat meals, ranging from the hearty Burrata Salad (S$18) to cheesy Lasagna (S$16.90). Alternatively, home cooks can whip up their own dishes with gourmet produce from Grammi’s online grocery. To round off your decadent feast, their online bottle shop offers a select list of reinvented cocktail sets, biodynamic wines and more. Read our review here.
Grammi is open for islandwide delivery Tues-Sun 11.30am–8pm. Self-pickup is also available from the Coleman Street entrance of National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957.
Also hopping onto the online restaurant bandwagon is Roberto Galetti of one Michelin-starred Garibaldi with his latest concept – Burrata Joy. This cheese-focused delivery service is all about the seductively oozy Italian burrata produced fresh in Singapore using premium ingredients imported from Italy, including salt harvested from the Trapani Salt pans in Sicily. Besides their Signature Burrata Bowls (from S$17.65), you can also tuck into scrumptious pasta dishes and desserts along with Italian tipples.
To order, check out Burrata Joy’s website. Delivery is also available via Deliveroo and GrabFood.
Welcoming Phase 2 with a refreshed menu is Allium, an eco-conscious restaurant by Chef Dillon of now-defunct Gastrosmiths. Their new seafood-focused Prix Fixe Dinner (S$138/pax) menu will showcase local Singaporean flavours through unique interpretations such as Signature Red Prawn Noodles laced with bunga kantan spice, Yellowtail Yu Sheng Ceviche and more. Keeping with the theme of sustainability, the nine-course tasting menu mainly utilises locally cultivated veggies alongside a combination of Japanese and local seafood.
Allium is located at 2 Jln Lokam, #01-11 Kensington Square, Singapore 537846. Open Thu-Sun 10.30am–3.30pm, 6pm–10pm.
Gearing up to make a grand entrance into Singapore’s pizza scene is the legendary Lucali’s latest offshoot, Lucali BYGB. Brooklyn’s Lucali is well-loved by A-Listers and locals alike for its famed Lucali Pie – an 18-inch crispy pizza smothered with a secret four-hour tomato sauce and the perfect Brooklyn combination of buffalo mozzarella, low-moisture mozzarella and shaved Grana Padano. Here, Lucali’s owner Mark Iacono will be collaborating with Singapore-based hospitality pioneer Gibran Baydoun to bring their unpretentious yet edgy, fine-dining experience right to you.
Lucali BYGB is located at L/M, Kallang Rivergreen Building, 66 Kampong Bugis, Singapore 338987, p.+65 8284 1325. The official opening will be announced soon.
The Kingdom of Belgians
Indulge in a feast fit for royalty with The Kingdom of Belgians’ delivery and takeaway menu. Launched during Circuit Breaker by founder Emmanuel Stroobant and his head chef Jess Chai, expect classic Belgian specialities like the traditional Boulet Liegeoi (S$24) – meatballs doused in a piquant shallot beef jus – and of course Moules (S$24++ for 300g, S$38++ for 750g) cooked in the classic Mariniere style or with local-inspired flavours like Laksa and Chilli Crab. Staying home? For an all-in-one meal, check out their four-course Bento Box (S$39.90) that includes shrimp stuffed tomatoes, juicy filet Americain, creamy potato salad and a decadent chocolate brownie.
The Kingdom of Belgians is located at 8 Rodyk Street, #01-05/06, Singapore 238216, p.+65 6634 0500. Open Tue-Thu 5pm–10pm, Fri 5pm–12am, Sat 11am–12am and Sun 11am–10pm.
New Bars in Singapore
Jekyll & Hyde
Thanks to the strong support from their loyal customers, cocktail bar Jekyll & Hyde has taken up new residence at Neil Road cafe Cheeky when they closed their doors on Tras Street. With Cheeky’s brunch specialities and Jekyll & Hyde’s whimsical tipples linking arms, you can expect a brunch experience like none other. Pair the juicy Chicken Burger (S$16++) with any of Jekyll & Hyde’s playful tipples like The Go(o)d Father – a delicious mix of whiskey, amaretto and black walnut bitters finished off with smoke in a flask. If you prefer staying home, Jekyll & Hyde’s delivery of bottled cocktails will continue on Thursday and Saturday!
Jekyll & Hyde is located at 74 Neil Rd, 2nd Floor, Singapore 088839, p.+65 6222 3349. Open Wed-Fri 4pm-10.30pm, Sat 11am-10.30pm and Sun 11am-6pm.
Top Image: Grammi