Pretty cafes are charming enough, but there are certain special occasions where you'll want to give yourself (or your lucky loved ones) a real treat, like an anniversary or to celebrate a monumental life success.
In these times, it's only fitting that you pamper yourself to a luxury dining experience that makes you and your dining companions feel bougie af.
Keep reading to check out six new luxurious restaurants that's perfect for celebrating your next special occasion!
When it comes to Korean food, humble dishes like army stews and casual street vendors are what commonly come to mind. Well, a dining experience at ANJU could redefine your perception of Korean cuisine to something more elegant and posh.
Seeing that the restaurant is named after a Korean term for dishes served with alcohol, you can expect their contemporary Korean menu to pair exceptionally well with all the drinks.
On the food menu are snacks like Bossam ($45), roast pork belly served with three types of Korean pickles, and Hogam Jeon ($25), a Korean-style crispy potato pancake with prawns and zucchini.
Besides soju, ANJU also serves a range of unique Korean drinks (~$29 - $65) that are new even to some Koreans. These include Takju, a thick and unrefined liquor from grains, and Yakju, a clear and refined liquor from rice. For those who are looking to impress someone, go for the Gyeongju Special ($248 for 700ml). With less than 7,000 bottles hand-crafted each year, this is the crème de la crème of Korean alcohol that has a clean fruity aroma and crisp aftertaste.
#2 Restaurant Euphoria
Located at Tras Street, the restaurant has a lush vertical garden within its heritage shophouse interior, setting the stage for a luxurious gastronomic experience.
Restaurant Euphoria is where you can find Gastro-Botanica 2.0, an elevated version of the original cuisine invented by Chef Jason Tan who has been awarded the Michelin star four years in a row. The reinterpreted French technique consists of premium meats and seafood with an emphasis on botanical elements of vegetables, tubers, herbs, spices, and fruits, and finished with meatless base sauces.
The restaurant features new creations, along with Chef Jason's signature dish - My Favourite Vegetable, Cévennes onion prepared in four different ways. For lunch, choose from the 4-Course ($128) or 6-course menu ($198), and for dinner, the 6-course ($218) and 8-course menu ($268).
Address: 76 tras street, Singapore 079015
Opening hours: Tues: 6 - 11pm, Weds to Sat: 12 - 2:30pm & 6:30 - 11pm, closed on Mondays & Sundays.
Website | Instagram | Menu | Reservations
A premium Japanese chain restaurant from Tochigi, Japan, Sen-Ryo offers a luxury dining experience that doesn't come with a hefty bill. Their new ION Orchard outlet has an imposing all-black interior and moody lighting with minimalist zen vibes.
But don't be intimidated by the plush setting, Sen-Ryo's pricing is surprisingly reasonable. On the menu are a variety of sushi, gunkan, makimono, grilled dishes as well as rice and noodle dishes.
Try the Ebi Tempura Nama Haru Maki with Mango Sauce. A hit among Hong Kong diners, this maki has crispy ebi tempura, crunchy lettuce and creamy avocado wrapped with rice paper, topped with tobiko and finished with tangy mango sauce.
Something else to order is the Tamagogyaki with Mentaiko Sauce ($2.80), a fluffy rolled omelette topped with fish roe sauce.
If you have annual leave to clear and no plans to fill them in with, you can consider planning a meal here to enjoy their affordable Lunch Sets (from $15.80), available on weekdays until 5pm.
#4 Republic Bar
Although technically a bar, this new swanky addition to The Ritz-Carlon also serves afternoon tea, lunch and dinner. Republic is a homage to the 1960s, incorporating the flavours and glamorous retro aesthetic of this decade to their bar.
Inspired by the rise of cross-cultural influences in the 60s, Executive Chef Massima Pasquarelli designed a multi-cultural menu with items like Open Face New York Steak Sandwich ($32) and British Prawn Cocktail ($24).
If you're in the mood for something lighter, go for their Afternoon Tea ($58 - $84 per person). Served from 12 to 5pm, it consists of a tea mocktail, marshmallows, scones, savoury bites, desserts, a refreshment and chocolate pralines.
Of course, you can't visit a bar without trying one of their cocktails. The multi-cultural theme continues on the drinks menu with cocktails ($18 - $25) inspired by different regions including Singapore, Italy and England.
The bar also offers light bites like artisanal chocolates, handcrafted pastries, antipasti, caviar and cheeses.
P.S. Check out Set of Six, a new bar that has a similar menu and doesn't lose in terms of ambience - think pink palm trees, velvet furniture and cheeky monkey wallpaper.
This fine dining restaurant serves creative European cuisine in a gorgeous setting with warm woods, touches of dove grey, and floor-to-ceiling windows revealing the scenic surroundings of Marina Bay.
The 7-course weekday lunch Discovery Menu ($68) is pretty decently priced, consisting of sourdough bread with kombu butter, Hokkaido scallop, wagyu short rib and 72% Araguani "Tart", among others.
Address: The Sail at Marina Bay, 2 Marina Boulevard, #01-02, Singapore 018987
Opening hours: Tues to Sun: 12 - 2pm & 6 - 9.30pm, closed on Mondays and Sundays.
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Menu | Reservations
#6 Waku Ghin
Waku Ghin has been around for a while, but since its doors closed for two years back in 2019, their reopening this March makes it feels like it's a brand new restaurant.
Their signature omakase experience has retained, with the main facelift made to the interior. The Chef's Table is now made of a beautiful Japanese cherry wood that's known for its rich colour and natural wood lines.
While diners could expect a bill of $450++ before, the revamped restaurant now has an extended 24-seat bar serving cocktails and more affordable bites like Bagna Cauda, fresh seasonal vegetables with anchovy-garlic dip and hummus, and Wild Caught Chutoro Tuna Carpaccio with new season onion.
The enhanced omakase menu will include fresh seasonal grill items including premium beef cuts and seafood like Sendai wagyu, Nodoguro and fresh carabinero.
Address: L2-03 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: 10-course degustation menu: 5.30 pm or 8pm, The Bar: 5.30 pm until late (last order at 11.45 pm)
Website | Facebook | Reservations:6688 8507
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