Singapore’s Chinatown has had a restaurant explosion in recent years, with new independent eateries popping up by the dozen. The heritage architecture and winding streets make for an atmospheric setting for a night out, and you can take your pick as to the type of food you fancy – French, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Spanish – it’s all here for the taking.
Restaurant ANDRE heads up the pack for a memorable fine-dining experience. This highly acclaimed restaurant takes you on a culinary journey through French nouvelle cuisine via eight courses of elaborate, experimental and intricate creations. For something more relaxed (and affordable!), Restaurant ANDRE’s neighbor Oso Ristorante is one of Singapore’s best-loved Italian restaurants, famed for its high quality cuisine and convivial atmosphere.
The Club Street/Ann Siang Hill stretch is one of Singapore’s favorite nightspots. You are spoilt for choice here, but our top pick goes to Luke’s Oyster Bar and Chop House, tucked away on Gemmill Lane off the bottom of Club Street. Specializing in fresh raw oysters and grilled meat, the food here is sensational. Relative newcomer Ding Dong is another highlight in the area, dishing up modern interpretations of Southeast Asian street cuisine in a relaxed, yet trendy atmosphere.
Another dining hotspot in Chinatown is Duxton Hill. Once famed as a red-light district, the new restaurants popping up here are altogether more refined. There’s a fun-loving atmosphere in all of the restaurants here, but our top picks are Lucha Loco for Mexican street food and Sabio for tasty tapas.