There are heaps of hip eateries perfect for hosting your next girls’ group gathering. Here are four of our favourites.
Located in a heritage shophouse, this charming restaurant serves up classic European fare – think pan-seared salmon ($25), quiche Lorraine ($18), prawn pasta ($25) and beef tartar ($32) – in the heart of one of the most happening neighbourhoods, Club Street. Dine alfresco for some great people-watching with the girls, while catching up over wine from the bar’s great selection. 1 Ann Siang Hill.
Situated right on the Kallang River, this industrial-chic restaurant is laid out like a living room, completely open on one side for a great view over the water. Expect Japanese and Italian comfort food with a twist – raw items and sides range from $10 to $22, while mains run from $15 to $36 – and creative cocktails in a space filled with stylish crowds every evening. There’s also a funky lounge where DJs spin on the weekends. 66 Kampong Bugis.
This charming mainstay is always a hit, no matter which location you visit – and the perfect spot for catching up with your best mates over large salads, pasta dishes and grilled mains (all in the $20 to $30 range), and, of course, truffle shoestring fries – not to mention a delicious array of desserts. Various locations.
This always-packed Greek eatery is casual, laid-back and serves up delicious food, making it a prime place to chat over a big Greek salad ($21.80) and other Mediterranean favourites like tzatziki ($14.80), keftedes (beef meatballs; $17.80), grilled octopus with lemon and olive oil ($29.80) and various meat sharing platters (from $89.80), plus baklava ($15.80) for dessert. 893 Bukit Timah Road.
This story first appeared in Expat Living’s June 2015 issue.