Guide to Dempsey Hill Restaurants Singapore

Singapore Dempsey Hill

Dempsey Hill is arguably one of the hottest dining destinations in Singapore. From chi-chi restaurants and cafes like The White Rabbit, PS Cafe, and Au Petit Salut, to restaurants serving alternative cuisine like Magarita’s and Don Quijote – there is surely an option or two for everyone. Dempsey Hill is indeed a food sanctuary and a gem in Singapore.

Here is a complete guide to restaurants in Dempsey Hill Singapore.


Au Petit Salut


For $30++ per person, Au Petit Salut at Harding road offers a three-course set lunch with choices like Burgundy snails for entrees, tantalising red wine braised beef cheeks for your main course, and good ol’ Crème Brulée for desserts, complete with a cup of coffee or tea. This is easily one of the best set lunches in Singapore.

40c Harding road
Tanglin Village (Dempsey)
Tel: +65 6475 1976
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Ben and Jerry


Ben & Jerry’s


A scoop of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream anytime is always good. Hang out at this flagship outlet  with your friends over some sweet treats and awesome music from the live band. Dig in to your favourite flavours and take home with you some souvenirs that are made available at the merchandise corner.

Block 8 Dempsey Road
#01-14 Tanglin Village Singapore
Tel: +65 6473 3231
Mon: 12pm – 10pm
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 11pm
Sat & eve of PH: 11am – 1am
Sun & PH: 11am – 11pm


Brewerkz Taphouse


18E Dempsey Road
Tel: +65 6634 1229
Mon to Thu: 5pm – 12am
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 1am
Sun: 12pm – 12am

CA California


CA California


CA California is a great place to get a sandwich or salad if you are planning for a light lunch. They also serve breakfast during weekends from 9am to 11.45am. If you are planning for a picnic at the Botanic Garden, CA California is an ideal option to turn to for take-outs.

Block 8B Dempsey Road
#01-14 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6473 3231
Tue to Thu: 11.30am – 10pm
Fri & eve of PH: 11.30am – 11pm
Sat: 9am – 11pm
Sun & PH: 9am – 10pm


Chang Korean Charcoal BBQ Restaurant


For meat lovers, head to Chang Korean Charcoal BBQ Restaurant for a night of meat-feasting. Their fresh cuts and array of chili and side dishes never fail to satisfy that craving for a spicy Asian meal.

Block 18C Dempsey Road
Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6473 9005
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm


Culina Quality Food & Beverage


Culina is one of Singapore’s leading purveyors of gourmet foods and wines. This outlet at Dempsey Hill provides consumers a combined opportunity to experience and taste both the food produce and wines.

Block 8 Dempsey Road
#01-13 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6474 7338
Daily: 11am – 10.30pm


CM-PB Contemporary Melting Pot & Bar


A favourite in Dempsey Hill is CM-PB, a fused cafe-bar-bistro where people gather and chill out. All day breakfast options are available and happy hours are on everyday from opening till 9pm.

Block 7 Dempsey Road
#01-05 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6475 0105
Sun to Thu: 10.30am – 1am
Fri, Sat, eve of PH & PH: 10.30am – 2am


Dome Cafe


Need a quiet spot to finish your book, or for a small meeting? Dome Cafe offers an extensive menu of tea and coffee and baked goods while you hide away from the hubbub of the city and retreat into this rustic space.

Block 11 Dempsey Road #01-18
Tanglin Village Singapore
Tel: +65 6476 8748
Sun to Thu: 8am – 11pm
Fri, Sat, & eve of PH: 8am – 1am

Don Quixote Dempsey


Don Quijote Spanish Restaurant


For an authentic Spanish affair, Don Quijote dishes out delicious tapas and classic dishes like paella, fresh seafood and steaks.

Block 7 Dempsey Road #01-02
Tel: +65 6476 2811
Mon to Wed: 4pm – 10.30pm
Thu & Fri: 4pm – 1am
Sat: 11am – 1am
Sun: 11am – 10.30pm


Harry’s Bar


Alcohol lovers will be pleased to know that the highly popular pub chain, Harry’s Bar, also has an outlet at Dempsey Hill. What better way to end your night than over a pint of your favourite beer with your best pals?

Block 11 Dempsey Road
#01-17A Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6471 9018
Mon to Thu: 4pm – 1am
Fri: 4pm – 2am
Sat: 12pm – 2am
Sun & PH: 12pm – 1am

House Dempsey Hill


House Dempsey


One of the biggest tenants in Dempsey Hill, House is a 35,000 sq ft concept space taking up an entire block which has a beauty emporium and a cafe. It is an ideal place if you are looking for a venue to organise birthday party/wedding solemnisation/parties. And the consistency of their good food is what keeps their customers returning again and again.

Block 8D Dempsey Road
#01-01 to 06 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6475 7787
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 6pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 4pm, 6pm – 10.30pm

Huber's Butchery Burger


Huber’s Butchery


Huber’s Butchery is known as a premium retailer for quality meat and sausages. The branch at Dempsey Hill comes with a small bistro, offering several affordable options like beef burgers and pulled pork sandwich in the al fresco area, situated just at the foot of the butchery.

Block 18A Dempsey Road
Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6737 1588
Tue to Fri: 11am – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 7pm


Jim Thompson Restaurant


No strangers to Thais and all who fancy their silk, Jim Thompson Restaurant is a treasure in Dempsey Hill. Its stunning interior and “Thompson-style” cooking is a heavenly marriage for all who embrace the Thai heritage.

45 Minden Road
Dempsey Hill
Tel: +65 6475 6088
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 12 Midnight
Sun: 12.30pm – 11pm


Jones the Grocer


Jones the Grocer is another breakfast place in Singapore that serves both brunch and dinner classics. Seat around and read your favourite magazine over a cup of tea, or pick up your cheeses and premium groceries from the many racks. Recipe books and chinaware are also available at the store.

Block 9 Dempsey Road
#01-12 Dempsey Hill
Tel: +65 6476 1512
Mon: 9.30am – 6pm
Tue to Fri: 9.30am – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 11pm

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant


Jumbo Seafood


Synonymous with impressive seafood dishes, Jumbo Seafood Restaurant is a household name and one of the most popular seafood restaurant in Singapore. The outlet at Dempsey Hill has both an al fresco and indoor seating, and be sure to make a reservation before going down for your chilli crab.

Block 11 Dempsey Road
#01-16 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6479 3435
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 12 Midnight
Sat, Sun & PH: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 12 Midnight


La Fondue


The restaurant’s name should be pretty self-explanatory. La Fondue is a restaurant at Dempsey Hill offers the complete fondue dining experience. If you believe in their philosophy, it really seems that anything and everything can go into a fondue. Other than their four-course fondue buffet which comes at a price of $66++, you can choose to order from their ala carte menu which has starters, pasta, meat, seafood and desserts.

Block 25 Dempsey Road
#01-04 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6474 0204
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 11.30pm


La Forketta


Italian food lovers will fall in love with La Forketta for many reasons. Its high ceilings and dim lighting makes it a sexy place to dine at, and the comprehensive menu serves nothing but honest Italian affair prepared with premium ingredients. Their pastas are the best, for they are all home-made and wholesome.

Block 9 Dempsey Road
#01-09 Dempsey Hill
Tel: +65 6475 2298
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm


La Salsa


A chic Mexican diner and a great place for events, La Salsa offers an exotic menu, including favourites like chilli con carne, fajitas, homemade sangrias and margaritas.

Block 11 Dempsey Road
#01-17 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6475 6976
Mon to Fri: 4pm – 1am
Sat, Sun & eve of PH: 4pm – 2am

Long Beach Black Pepper Crab


Long Beach Seafood Restaurant


One of the more reputable Chinese seafood restaurant in Singapore, Long Beach Seafood Restaurant is also a household name for a good seafood indulgence. If you are there for a meal, be sure to try their crab and lobster ranges.

25 Dempsey Road
Tel: +65 6323 2222
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm -1.30am


Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant


Another Mexican favourite is Margarita’s, and over at this Dempsey Hill outlet, your dishes are cooked simple but fresh. A nice and cosy place to chill out for post-work drinks and if you have that craving for burritos.

Block 11 Dempsey Road
#01-19 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6471 3228
Tue to Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm

Dempsey PS Cafe


PS Cafe


I know of many Singaporeans who always rave about PS Cafe for the lovely brunch food options, wonderfully unpretentious ambience, and gigantic desserts. Being strategically located just next to the lush greenery, with both indoor and al fresco seating options, and consistently good food and PS Cafe is a popular spot at Dempsey Hill for families, friends and couples.

28B Harding Road
Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6479 3343
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 12 Midnight
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 2am


RedDot Brewhouse


A brewery that sits in the tranquility, RedDot Brewhouse houses all the traditions of beer brewing, and has a rich history that paves way back to South Africa. Drop by for some handcrafted beer.

Block 25A Dempsey Road
#01-01 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6475 0500
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 12 Midnight
Fri, Sat & eve of PH: 12am – 2am

Roadhouse Restaurant Dempsey


Roadhouse


Roadhouse is a modern American diner by the Prive Group, featuring all-time favourite diner food in a slight rustic, slight contemporary setting. It is one of the few places in Singapore that char-grills their meats and burgers using a Josper grill.

Block 13 Dempsey Road
#01-07 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6476 2922
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 10pm

Samy Curry


Samy’s Curry Restaurant


Synonymous with good curry fish head, Samy’s is a favourite spot for authentic Indian cuisine in a modernised restaurant. With its quality and honest menu, you can be guaranteed a satisfying meal that comes with friendly price tags.

25A Dempsey Road
Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6472 2080
Daily (except Tue): 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm

Tawandang


Tawadang Microbrewery


German Beer, Pork Knuckle, and Thai Food altogether? Check out Tawadang Microbrewery! They have a weekend lunch buffet that includes more than 50 dishes of Thai foods and desserts such as Pandan Leaf Fried Chicken, Seafood Otah, Live cooking Tom Yum Soup.

Block 26 Dempsey Road
#01-01 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6476 6742
Daily: 11.30am – 1am
(Closed for lunch on Mon)


The Muthu’s Curry


Probably the most famous name for Indian curry, The Muthu’s Curry is a highly popular dining destination for all Indian food lovers. Its proximity from the main Orchard Road also makes this outlet more accessible than its original one at Race Course Road.

Block 7 Dempsey Road
#01-01 Tanglin Village Singapore
Tel: +65 6474 5128
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm

The Prime Society Restaurant


The Prime Society


The Prime Society is a steak restaurant in Singapore that specialises in dishing out quality meats. With both indoor and outdoor seating, the restaurant boasts a capacity of up to 150 guests, and they also have a bar where you can enjoy your pre-dinner drinks.

Block 10 Dempsey Road
#01-20 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6474 7427
Mon & Tue: 6pm – 10.30pm
Wed to Sun: 12pm – 10.30pm


The Disgruntled Chef


The Disgruntled Chef is a restaurant and bar opened by Chef Daniel Sia (formerly from The White Rabbit). The menu is divided into small plates ($12-18) like baked bone marrow, steak tartare and crispy lamb shortribs; and big plates ($32-48) like crackling suckling pig, roast chicken and slow cooked veal cheek.

Block 26B Dempsey Road
Tel: +65 6476 5305
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 1am

White Rabbit


The White Rabbit


The White Rabbit, owned by the folks behind Loof and OverEasy, is a romantic restaurant housed within a beautiful restored Chapel in Dempsey Road. It is an ideal restaurant to bring your date to, or to have a nice dinner with a group of girlfriends over quality European fare.

39C Harding Road
Tel: +65 6473 9965
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10.30am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm


The Wine Company


The Wine Company serves a good range of affordable wines. Come here and unwind over some drinks and tantalising light snacks.

Block 14D Dempsey Road
Tanglin Village Singapore
Tel: +65 6479 9341
Mon to Thu: 3pm – 12 Midnight
Fri & eve of PH: 3pm – 1am
Sat: 12pm – 1am
Sun & PH: 12pm – 11pm

50 COMMENTS

go try pamplemousse, it’s not too bad. i did a corporate dinner for client and they absolutely loved the place. my fren had the set lunch at SGD38++ (i think) and she was raving about it. i would strongly recommend their signature dessert, homemade milo ice cream and banana toast.

I have seen the Jim Thompson restaurant in London alongside River Thames. Mind you, never been in. So now it’s also in S’pore. I know the boutiques here that sell accessories, tees and fabric, my mum loves the quality.

I normally go to Jones and House when I’m at Dempsey. So far I’ve only been there for tea or snack. Petit Salut and Samy has been there for ages, even before the whole Dempey place was developed into this. These are “classic” places.

i’m so glad i can finally start reading ur blog again! i stayed off it the whole time i’m in NYC cos it makes me miss SG too much! now u noe y i’ve not left a comment for ages.

Having tried their dinner offerings at the new Branch at Mandarin Gallery, please stick to breakfast and desserts – and you will be satisfied.

The above got me laughing! Btw, so jones the grocer only offer brunch till 12pm on weekdays? ):

Ooooo that is one mighty fine list. I am interested to work my way through some of them (but the transport oh the transport!) Oh, have you tried the Bistro Petit Salut at Chip Bee Garden? Same management as Au Petit Salut, equally good, less crowded. ;) Oh, and remember I recommend Osvaldo’s (italian food)? I’ve blogged about it here – http://vintagetrinkets.blogspot.com/2010/07/osvaldos.html (:

Camemberu: If we really do that, our pockets will have a big hole, and our stomach will be very big as well : p

jellyting: Ooh, really? they never really catch my attention except for their funky name. The food is westen-ish right?

Charlene: HAHA! otherwise you can always catch a bus from orchard, it’s around 10 minutes right and since there are so many buses that pass by dempsey (it will be much faster)

Joyce: yeah i love au petit salut. I am saving up to slowly explore the rest! haha

lotsofcravings: As in the food came too fast??

poisonivy: Are you back HOME already? Welcome back, time to read through my old posts! : )

rachel: nope haven been to oosh before. yea if i am not wrong, jones serve brunch till 11-12 during weekdays, and slightly later on weekends. Better to give them a call to confirm the timing

chelle: Thank you! nope haven try bistro petit, maybe one day! yea u mentioned abt Osvaldo’s before. But it’s not cheap right? My pockets not very deep! haha

brenda: I think infusion88 closed down already, thats why i din mentioned it in the list.

nope it hasn’t! just that hiroki left the restaurant so it’s no longer hiroki88infusion but just infusion.

I love the Dempsey eateries ..not just for the food but also for the ambience. White Rabbit is excellent..great food too. It’s a nice place for date or special occasion with your loved ones. I was there to celebrate my friend’s birthday last month.

Been to Oosh, PS Cafe, Go GO Bambinis, Long Beach, Reddot Brewery, Haciendas and Samy Curry too.

This post is awesome much, for the bookmark! I’ll go bankrupt by the time I finish exploring each of the restaurants listed here haha.

Forketta: Overpriced pasta for those who know nothing about real Italian pasta. This is the kind of pasta a beginner chef might make. Avoid.

Chang Korean: I like their kimchi which is the right side of sour and spicy in my opinion. Highlight is the well marinated beef that is barbequed right in front of you. The downside? It’s compulsory to order two serves of the bbq if there’s two of you … so although the price may look like it’s $39 or whatever, but really, it’s actually $78 if there’s two of you.

Jones the Grocer: Full Aussie breakfast is great (love the sausages) and the coffees are one of the best in Singapore I think.

Tawandang: Love the pork knuckles, fried chicken and squid in sour and spicy soup. But like all Thai restaurants, it’s not cheap.

PS Cafe: Food quality is good although price is a bit on the high side. My fave is the sticky date pudding.

Samy’s Curry: I find their offerings always at room temperature which is disconcerting. Definitely cannot beat my regular banana leaf joint – Gandhi’s on Chander Road (parallel to Racecourse Road).

brenda: OH! so there’s still infusion there? so confusing! lol

Eileen: 8? That’s more than me! hahaha which eight? and which is your favorite?

Yvonne Chin: Wow you been to 9 of them! i love the decor of The white rabbit, but i heard that the food isn’t as good? Which Dempsey hill restaurant will u be going next?

danghl: I think even if we go to one Dempsey hill restaurant every weekend, one year won’t be enough! lol

Adrian: WOW WOW! you been to many of the Dempsey road Restaurants too! The Chang Korean BBQ is it only ala carte or there’s buffet? $78++ for 2 person? that’s kinda pricey, but is the portions filling?

The bread at CA California are really really good…esp their foccacia. It’s apparently all handmade artisan bread. I had their turkey and mango sandwich on sundried tomato foccaia the first time around and has been hooked on their foccacia ever since.

I am a fan of Rakuichi. Not cheap, but food’s nice and fresh. Chef can do up something if you tell him the budget you have per person. Like the mini crabs. Great creepy crawlies welcome you when you step into the restaurant but end up on your plate as a snack. (“,)

Tawandang – I love the pork knuckles and also the fried shrimps. Goes well with their own beer. Tom Yam soup there’s okay.

Jones, the Grocer – Food’s not too bad, but it lacks service. Definitely not a place for you if you’re celebrating a birthday and you have your own cake. They won’t let you cut and consumer your own cake.

Hiroki 88 – I like the ambience and the food. But that was last year. Haven’t been there since. Read my review at

http://superadrianme.com/2010/04/04/food-review-hiroki88-infusion-dempsey/

We are fans of Dempsey and tried have tried quite a fair bit of restaurants there. Jim Thompson thai food is phenomenal. Absolutely spicy and delicious – perfect combination of sourness and spicyness. Heart it!

Jim Thompson is really worth trying! Food quality is really awesome and the ambiance is pretty chill too. Must try the tom yum goong there!

Culina is by far my favorite restaurant in Dempsey. It is a gourmet market and a restaurant so you can order anything from the market and have it freshly prepared. The food is extremely fresh and tasty. The mussels are a must if you are a mussel fan and the wagyu beef steak is best steak I have ever had in SG. They give you truffle salt to sprinkle on anything you want too which makes me too happy.

A bit pricey, but definitely worth every penny.

Hi lady iron chef. Can you recommend me any restaurant in demsey hill or other places that offers candlelit dinner? My girlfriend’s birthday is due in 3 weeks time and i have no idea which restaurant to bring her to. She’s kind of a more to western seafood type of a person. Thanks if your able to recommend one to me! =)

Thanks, i have been in SG 10 yrs and never been to dempsey area. I googled for it and found your comprehensive list. Thanks a ton !!

I’ve been to Oosh, White Rabbit, Hacienda Cafe, and PS Cafe. I really love the orange cake and fries with truffle at PS Cafe. I tried the steaks at White Rabbit and Hacienda Cafe and I much prefer the one at White Rabbit. At Oosh, I didn’t try any of the food, just had a drink. In terms of atmosphere and place, PS Cafe is my fave. White Rabbit is nice but it’s too upscale. The decor at Hacienda Cafe could be improved. Oosh is good for chilling out with friends.

Nice list you have there! I was actually browsing through for a restuarant to bring my gf for birthday. Anyone can tell me roughly how much would it cost per pax at culina and jones the grocer? :) )

Ps cafe has the rudest and worst service ever – went twice and hard to believe second waitress even ruder than first time. Food good but not worth putting up with with the rudeness.

I have dined a few time at Jim Thompson- always the best_ food taste and presentation, ambience, service, and lovely cultural music and Thai traditional dancer on the side! All great experiences! :) I will keep coming back.

I heard that there is a food eating competition in one of the restaurant (1kg of beef within 20 mins) but could not figure out which is the restaurant

Hi, I need to do a video project about Tanglin Village. But my budget’s a little tight. Can anyone recommend a restaurant in this area that has the best value?

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