These former British army barracks continue to be one of the hippest retail and lifestyle destinations in Singapore today. Here we bring you up to date on the new Dempsey Hill restaurants plus latest store openings from beauty salons to furniture stores!
New Dempsey Hill Restaurants
New to Dempsey is Canchita, named after a type of corn traditionally eaten as a snack in Peru. A visit to this Dempsey Hill restaurant transports you from Singapore to the rugged, biodiverse landscape of Latin America. The menu is curated by Chef Tamara and showcases the area’s cuisine and culture, with a strong focus on authentic Peruvian dishes. For drinks, there’s a slew of Latin American liquors, as well as specialty cocktails crafted by Joe Alessandroni from Junior The Pocket Bar. We love the nature-forward space, too, which has a design inspired by the area of the Amazon rainforest located within Peru.
MOONBOW’s new brunch highlights will appeal to plenty of different palates. There’s Heman’s Orzo Nasi Lemak, for example, which is Chef Heman’s twist on the local favourite, using creamy coconut orzo in place of rice. Those who prefer classics can opt for The Big English Breakfast, or the Hen’s Egg Benedict ($24). This Dempsey Hill restaurant has also introduced an all-new Weekend Roast menu. Choose from Heman’s BBQ Iberico Prime Ribs, featuring fork-tender ribs, or the likes of grass-fed baby rack of lamb from New Zealand, pan-roasted ocean barramundi, and delicious roasted Cornish hens. Available Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 3pm.
Set within a tropical garden, The Frangipani@Dempsey is a bistro bar offering fusion Indian cuisine. Whether you sit in the open-air terraces or dine indoors, you can indulge in signature dishes such as Peshwari lamb chops grilled to perfection, and the popular mini naan served with duck (Roti Pe Poti). The well-stocked bar offers a wide range of drinks, including innovative cocktails like the Gimme Hendricks, Frangipani’s Inspiration and Colorful Garden, along with a premium selection of whisky, wine and more.
Blk 13A Dempsey Road 9611 1436
Dempsey Hill Furniture, Homewares & Wellness
Popular home furnishing store CuriO Home is a great spot for those who like to add some real character to their space. Accent pieces from artists and designer furniture sourced from around the world make up the catalogue. You can choose from distinctive sofas, handcrafted trunks, exquisite dining tables, snazzy lighting and statement accessories to breathe new life into your home!
A New Wellness Retreat
Escape from the city with a pampering session at Yafot Wellness’s “East Meets West” integrated wellness centre at Dempsey Hill. Yafot incorporates both the latest Western technologies and traditional Eastern philosophies in its treatments and services. The signature treatments – which are administered in a tropical oasis – include Speed Slim (TCM methodology with oxygen therapy for fat loss), DeepCell Revitalization Therapy (which taps into the body’s meridian points for deep cellular rejuvenation, pain management and muscle recovery) and Homeopathy (a holistic, organic and natural way to treat chronic health and psychological wellness challenges).
London-inspired high-end home and living brand Silky Miracle has unveiled its first store at Dempsey Hill. You can expect to find curated collections of luxurious homeware, quality bed linens and bespoke embroidery services. Made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk, the products are built up layer upon layer, with careful consideration given to every detail of silk yarn, thread and twine.
This article first appeared in the July 2021 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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