Orchard Road - You're hot, you're hungry, you're worn out after work or hitting the shops too hard. The last thing you want to think about is where to refuel. With so many restaurants, cafes and bars, it can be hard to make a good decision of where to eat or drink.
Well, don't let that worry you little Nomads. We've emptied out our brains to bring you our go-to list of places to eat and drink in the Orchard area, so you don't have to hurt yours next time you need to make a plan.
Disclaimer: What this is not, is an all-encompassing dining guide to the Orchard area. However what this is, is quite likely the only guide you'll need for a while...
Everyone’s neighbourhood favourite, serving up great coffee, a friendly welcome, good vibes and tasty nosh but this time in a central location. Read up about Kith as part of our brunch feature here.
Kith Cafe is located at Park Mall, 9 Penang Road, 01-01E, 239459. Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 8am to 10pm. Closed on Mondays.
Great coffee and tasty food powered up by the likes of Toby’s Estate, Huber’s Butchery and Bakery Artisan Original. Not only a great fall back if there’s already a queue over at Wild Honey, it’s definitely worthy of a first-off brunch munch too! Read our review here.
The Providore is located at 333A Orchard Road 02-05, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897. Opening Hours: Open Daily - 9am to 11pm, including Public Holidays.
All day breakfast from countries all across the world, endless possibilities whether you fancy something sweet, spicy, chewy, gooey, simple or elegant you'll find it all here. Read our review here.
Wild Honey is located at 333A Mandarin Gallery #03-02 Orchard Road & #03-01/02 Scott's Square, 6 Scott's Road. Opening Hours: Open Daily 9am - 8.30pm.
Mouthwatering food in a cool multi-purpose concept space, we love their blend of Italian, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine brought to you by the guys behind the tasty as anything Kilo. Read our review here.
Kilo @ PACT is located at 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #02-16/18, Singapore 238896. Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11.30am - 10pm. Sunday to 11am to 6pm.
OK this might seem an obvious one which needs no introduction, but indeed it has stood the test of time and therefore is worthy of a spot on this list if you’re at the upper end of Orchard Road.
PS Café is located at Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road, #02-09, 238871. Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday - 9.30am to Midnight. Friday - 11.30am to 1am. Saturday - 9.30am to 1am. Sunday - 9.30am to Midnight.
For something super healthy which will leave you with a spring in your step and a happy tummy, there’s nothing more we love than getting powered up with wholesome vegetarian goodness at Real Food. Read our review here.
Real Food is located at 110 Killiney Road, Tai Wah Building, 239549. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday - 10am to 8.45pm. Sunday - 10am to 7.45pm.
FOR BURGERS & MEAT LOVERS
If you want your burgers more gourmet and less dirty then head to &Made for good, solid burgers which have been thought out at every level of detail thanks to the man with the plan – 3 Michelin-starred chef Bruno Menard. Read our review here.
&MADE is located at 9 Scotts Road, Pacific Plaza, #01-04/06, Singapore 228210. Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday - 10am to 10pm. Friday & Saturday - 10am to Midnight.
For one of the best steaks in Singapore, served up in a sophisticated setting, Bedrock is the go-to on Orchard. Though a little pricey, if you’re looking for something a little more wallet-friendly their burgers are a great alternative.
Bedrock Bar & Grill is located at 96 Somerset Road, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 01-05 Singapore 238163. Opening Hours: Open Daily - 12pm to 3pm, 6.30am to Midnight.
If you’re stuck on the Plaza Sing end of Orchard and don’t fancy eating in a mall, check out this unassuming little gem serving up great comfort food including delicious burgers. Read our review here.
Blackbird Café is located at 6 Handy Road, Singapore 229234, 8. Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday - 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm. Weekends & Public Holidays (Brunch) - 10am to 5pm. Closed on Mondays.
BAKED GOODS & SWEET TREATS
If you love your croissants, then Maison Kayser does croissants with a capital C. Some say it’s the best bakery in town being from of course, one of the best bakers in the world…we’ll leave you to be the judge.
Maison Kayser is located at 501 Orchard Road, B2-01, Wheelock Place, 238880 Opening Hours: Open Daily - 8am to 9pm.
You’ll be sure to spend at least 10 minutes ogling the counter of cakes, pies, sourdough, baguettes and challah before you begin to order here. Then the next hurdle; crunchy baguette, soft sweet treat – or both! Read our review here.
Artisan Boulangerie Co. is located at 118 Killiney Road, #01-01, 239555. Opening Hours: Open Daily - 8am to 10pm.
Though generally a little on the pricey side, if cake is the order of the day, then there is a reason that Dean & Deluca has become a global hit (and these are among the more reasonably priced items) – or at least, that’s the reason we usually choose to visit!
Dean & Deluca is at 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Road, 04-23/24, Singapore 238896. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 11am to 10pm. Saturday & Sunday - 10am to 10pm.
It’s the cupcakes here that we’re all about - there’s only a teeny tiny sit down area though so this is more the place to get your sweet fix on go.
Chalk Farm is located at 290 Orchard Road, B1-K24, The Paragon, Singapore 238859. Opening Hours: Open Daily - 10am to 9pm.
A hidden nugget of coffee gold, Australian Chris makes some of the best coffee in Singapore. Period. And you'd probably only know that if you happen to work at or visit The HUB at Somerset where he is based. That's why Chris' Cafe made our list of the 10 best coffees in Singapore here.
Chris’ Café is located at 113 Somerset Road, The Hub, Singapore 238165. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 9am to 6pm.
FOR SOMETHING EUROPEAN/MEDITERRANEAN
Offering up treats from the island of Sardinia in a warm and welcoming setting... if you need somewhere to bring a date, have a business meeting or just catch up with friends over some of their unique pastas or an excellent pizza then this is a great spot. Read our review here.
Sopra Cucina is located at 10 Claymore Road, 229540. Opening Hours: Monday - 11.30am – 5pm to Midnight. Tuesday - Open 24 hours. Wednesday to Sunday - 11.30am to Midnight.
For consistently good food from across the Mediterranean and plate smashing every evening, there’s only one Esmirada! Read our review here.
Esmirada is located at 442 Orchard Road, #01-29, Orchard Hotel Singapore 238879. Opening Hours: Open Daily - 12pm to 12.30am.
One of our go-to Spanish joints in Singapore. The food here is simple, honest fare at very reasonable prices and we love their awesome happy hour with over 12 premium wines at 1-for-1 every evening, See our full review here.
Bodega Y Tapas is located at 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel, #01-29, Singapore 238879. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday - 12pm to 1am. Sunday - 12pm to Midnight.
The restaurant’s second branch at Far East Plaza sticks to its vision of serving up quality French cuisine for accessible prices, and we just love them for that. See our review here.
Saveur is at 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, #01-07B, Singapore 228213. Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 11.30am – 9.30pm. Sunday 11.30am – 9pm.
Almost 20 years in industry and still whipping up delectable French cuisine means that Les Amis most certainly earns its place on this list. If you're looking for a more chi chi, experience in Orchard, then Les Amis should be on your upper crust list. Read our review here.
Les Amis is located at 1 Scotts Road, #02-16 Shaw Centre, Singapore, 228208. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 3pm, 7pm to Midnight. Closed on Sundays.
Yes we know the queues are ridiculous but we have to say, it does live up to the hype for dim sum that is to be revered. Read our review here. N.B. If you can’t be bothered to queue then we suggest Mouth Restaurant as a decent fall back plan (also located in Plaza Sing).
Tim Ho Wan is located at 68 Orchard Road #01-29A, Plaza Singapura, 238839. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 10am to 10pm. Saturday & Sunday - 9am to 10pm.
Offering quality, good value dim sum, if you're thinking of a cheeky weekday dim sum lunch, you can take advantage of their 20% off dim sum lunch promotion. Read our review here.
The Cathay Restaurant is located at 2 Handy Road, The Cathay, #02-01, 229233. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday - 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10.30pm. Sunday - 10am to 4pm, 6pm to 10.30pm.
If you’re in the mood for devouring Peking duck done deliciously well, then come here for your Peking duck fix. It’s also a decent spot for dim sum.
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck is located at 290 Orchard Road, Paragon, #05-42/45, 238859. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 11.30am to 2.45pm, 6pm to 10pm. Saturday - 11am to 2.45pm, 6pm to 10pm. Sunday - 10.30am to 2.45pm, 6pm to 10pm.
From the guys behind the Standing Sushi Bar, a good spot to eat inexpensive sushi but if you’re a seafood lover get in on the daily happy hour where you can get freshly shucked oysters for $2.
Tanuki Raw is located at 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #02-03, 238896. Opening Hours: Open Daily: 11.30am to 10.30pm.
The place to come for good quality Wagyu for less. Need we say more? Read our full review here.
Ito-Kacho is at 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #04-08, 238897. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11am - 2pm, 6pm to 11pm. Saturday 11am to 11pm. Sunday & Public Holidays - 11am to 11pm.
The Tonkatsu by Ma Maison is certainly one of the best we've tasted in Singapore. Crispy and fragrant on the outside, juicy on the inside served up with an assortment of delicious sides and condiments. It gets busy so book or be prepared for a queue.
Tonkatsu by Ma Maison is located at #02-35/36 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, 238897. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 11am to 3pm, 5pm–10pm. Saturday & Sunday - 11am to 10pm. Monday to Friday (Desserts & Drinks Only): 3pm to 5pm.
If you’re wandering around Plaza Singapura befuddled by the plethora of eating options to plump for then we rather like Nana’s Green Tea for their bigger is better philosophy to sushi (and great value lunch sets). Read our full review here.
Nana's Green Tea is located at Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road 03-80/82, 238839. Opening Hours: Open Daily - 11am to 10pm.
Probably well known amongst most of you, as is the fact that you'll probably need to stand in a long line before gaining entry, unless you're off-peak. This place nestled in the corner of Wisma Atria's Food Republic has earned quite a reputation for the good stuff at great prices. That's why it made our list of 'great places to get sushi' list here.
Koh Grill & Sushi Bar is located at Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, 435 Orchard Road, #04-21, 238877. Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday - 11.30am – 9.45pm. Friday & Saturday - 11.30am to 10.45pm. Sunday - 11.30am to 9.45pm.
One of the hidden finds of Cuppage Plaza - known for being a treasure trove of Japanese cuisine - where you can bag a Sashimi Bento set for $15 with 9 pieces of sashimi. Another sure-fire, go-to on our sushi for less list here.
Izakaya Nijumaru Restaurant is located at 5 Keok Road, Cuppage Plaza, #02-10, 228796. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday - 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm. Sunday - 6pm to 10pm.
Another gem of Cuppage Plaza, if you're a salmon nut like the team at City Nomads, there is only one word to describe the Salmon and Ikura Don ($28): exquisite. Read our full review here and see why it made our list of places for sushi for less here.
Kaiho Sushi is located at 5 Koek Road, Cuppage Plaza, 03-01/02, Singapore 228796. Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 12pm to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 11pm. Closed on Mondays.
Yes it's the best kept secret of Far East Plaza! Seriously reasonably priced sushi at this ambitious hole-in-the-wall which will leave you wanting to hog it all. Read our review here and see it featured in our list on great sushi for less here.
The Sushi Bar is at 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, 03-89, Singapore 228213, Tel: 9625 0861. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 12.30pm to 3pm, 5.30pm to 9pm. Saturday - 12.30pm to 9pm. Closed on Sundays.
For a little bit of Tokyo cool right on your doorstep and a Japanese brew, set just back off the main drag this place is worth a visit for its Tokyo-esque vibe alone.
Kawara Cafe and Bar is located at 33 Cuppage Road, Cuppage Terrace, 229458. Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday - 5pm to Midnight. Friday & Saturday - 5pm to 2am.
FOR SOUTH EAST ASIAN
If you’re looking for something different, and in the market for some Indo, and a lot of it at very reasonable prices, then check out The Rice Table which not only has a great value set lunch but delicious food ranking amongst our top South East Asian dining establishments. Read our review here.
The Rice Table is located at 360 Orchard Rd, International Building, #02-09, 238869. Opening Hours: Open Daily - 12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 9.30pm.
OK so you’ll have to be quick off the mark to beat the queues but if you’re looking for a quick (ish) restorative bowl of Pho to give you some lunchtime juice then Nam Nam should be your port of call.
Nam Nam Noodle Bar is located at 501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place, B2-02, 238880. Opening Hours: Open Daily - 8am to 9.30pm.
Don’t know about you but after writing this feature we need a good drink! And no better cocktails are served on the strip than at the bar at The Horse’s Mouth – with a slick underground setting you’ll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle. Read our review here.
The Horse's Mouth is located at 583 Orchard Road, The Forum Mall, 238884. Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday - 6pm to Midnight. Friday & Saturday - 6pm to 1am. Closed on Sundays.
An absolute must for the martini lover, especially during their happy hour where their wide and lip-smacking choice of martini creations are 50% off!
Martini Bar at mezza9 is located at Grand Hyatt Singapore, Mezzanine Level, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore, 228211. Opening Hours: Open Daily - 12pm to 2am.
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Written by Ms Demeanour
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