7 Perennial Fine-dining Favourites in Singapore’s CBD

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February 24 Sichuan Douhua UOB Plaza

A popular tourist destination and business hub, Singapore has witnessed the rise of fine dining establishments featuring exquisite creations by world-acclaimed chefs, enjoyed in opulent settings. Whether you’re in town for a culinary journey or meeting clients over dinner, these fine dining options around the central business district will satisfy your penchant for the finer things in life.

1) Keyaki Japanese Restaurant

Offering signature dishes made from freshly sourced ingredients and prepared by Master Chef Hiroshi Ishii and his team, Keyaki Japanese Restaurant combines authenticity and excellence to create a culinary experience like no other. With an emphasis on impeccable presentation, Keyaki brings the best of Japanese flavours complemented by an impressive selection of beverages like sake, wine and beer.

Keyaki Singapore

Housed in a venue inspired by Zen elements, the restaurant is surrounded by an artfully-sculpted Japanese garden, soothing water features and a koi pond. The award-winning restaurant serves the seasonal Kaiseki Omakase, a selection of sushi and sashimi, teppanyaki, and their popular lunch and dinner menus that will leave you completely satisfied.

Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard (Level 4), Singapore 039595

2) Rang Mahal Indian Restaurant

Rang Mahal’s legacy of fine dining excellence spans over four decades, serving delectable cuisines from northern, coastal, and southern regions of India that can be relished in a setting fit for Indian royalty. With vegetarian and non-vegetarian creations on the menu plus a wide selection of wines, esteemed guests will be spoilt for choice whether dining a la carte or taking part in the Gourmet Lunch Buffet spread from Sunday to Friday.

Rang Mahal
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True to its heritage, the renowned restaurant set within a world-class hotel creates authentic Indian classics and ingenious recipes that let you indulge in an explosion of exquisite flavours. Their signature dishes such as Quinoa Upma, Tandoori Lobster and Samarkand Prawn, will surely delight your senses.

Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard (Level 3), Singapore 039595

3) Hai Tien Lo 

One of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore, Hai Tien Lo has impressed the most discerning of taste buds through the years by serving traditional delicacies from the Canton province in a classy contemporary venue. Headed by Master Chef Lai Tong Ping, Hai Tien Lo literally means ‘stairway to heaven’, an expression fitting for the heavenly tastes and flavours that await diners in this acclaimed restaurant.

Hai Tien Lo Singapore

The skillfully prepared dimsum specialties are served a la carte or best enjoyed at the Weekday Dim Sum Buffet or Brunch with your colleagues or loved ones. For special occasions or business gatherings, savour their signature delicacies, such as the Roasted Barbecued Suckling Pig and Braised Classic Whole Abalone with Pan-fried Foie Gras in Abalone Sauce.

Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard (Level 3), Singapore 039595

4) Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, Top of UOB Plaza

Step into a Chinese tavern with a touch of refinement at Si Chuan Dou Hua atop the 60th storey UOB Plaza, one of Singapore’s finest Si Chuan and Cantonese restaurants. Boasting a majestic 360-degree view of the Singapore skyline, the restaurant serves a fine mix of savoury Cantonese recipes and spicy yet palatable Sichuan delicacies, perfect for power lunches, corporate functions and memorable reunions.

Si Chuan Dou Hua Lobster
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Calm your senses at the Tian Fu Tea Room adjoined to the restaurant and choose from a wide range of premium Chinese teas, or enjoy tea during your meal in the restaurant from their tea masters’ long spout tea kettles, served in a combination of martial arts, dance and gymnastics.

80 Raffles Place, #60-01 UOB Plaza 1, Singapore 048624

5) Forlino

Forlino takes pride in its contemporary Italian cuisine combined with unparalleled service and an idyllic location. Perched on top of One Fullerton, Forlino offers a spectacular panoramic view of Marina Bay. Its ornate interior is ideal for any special occasion or formal gathering. Their signature 3-course Business Set Lunch was created for business professionals looking for a quick yet splendid meal.

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With the founder Chef Forlino starting his own family restaurant, Chef Yohhei Sasaki takes the helm at the restaurant proving his expertise in Italian cuisine after training in top Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy. His sophisticated dishes are made of artisanal Italian ingredients prepared using creative techniques. Forlino also lets you choose from their collection of the finest Italian wines, the perfect ending to your meal.

1 Fullerton Road, One Fullerton #02-06, Singapore 049213

6) Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine

Chef Gunther’s passion for cooking that comes from the heart is evident in the remarkably appetizing French dishes served at Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine. His signature Cold Angel Hair Pasta with Oscietra Caviar has made a lasting impression on the palates of foodies and gourmets alike. Marked by top notch ingredients and French culinary expertise, their menu is created for all urban dwellers and diners, from couples hoping for a romantic evening after work to larger groups planning a gathering in a chic and accessible location. Gunther's Singapore
Image: Gunther’s

Nestled in a shop house that can accommodate 43 guests, this French restaurant is a stone’s throw away from the central business district and sets the stage for power lunches and business meetings with its signature three-course lunch that won’t leave a dent on the pocket.

36 Purvis Street, #01-03 Singapore 188613

7) Tippling Club    

Now located along the bustling streets of Tanjong Pagar, Tippling Club serves haute cuisine defined by stunning presentation, innovative flavours and the highest culinary standards. If you’re feeling indulgent, they offer two degustation menus, a 6-course Classic menu and a 12-course Gourmand menu that showcases creativity and technique.

Headed by renowned Chef Ryan Clift, the restaurant’s main courses, such as slow-cooked Wagyu beef cheek and Talleyrand poulet promise a gourmet experience worth sharing with your clients, peers and friends. Its laidback ambience and eccentric yet classy interior also make it conducive for a few after-work drinks. Concocted by its imaginative and topnotch bartender, Zachary de Git, their ingenious cocktails are must-tries if you’d like to have a night to remember.

38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461


Featured image: Si Chuan Dou Hua

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