11 Best Restaurants in Singapore That Do Not Have Michelin Stars

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The recent launch of the Singapore Michelin Guide has seen 27 restaurants being bestowed the honourable star(s).

Sure, we are extremely happy for the chosen ones, but there are still a couple of dining establishments that are no less deserving of the Michelin star and we only wished they were given the recognition too. These places are equally reputable and definitely regarded as Singapore’s best restaurants, and we are sure many share our sentiments on this.

While the Michelin star(s) is a testimony to a restaurant’s success, it does not necessarily mean that any restaurants without it actually pales in comparison. From modern Australian barbecue restaurant Burnt Ends, Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine to award-winning Tippling Club, here are 11 Best Restaurants in Singapore That Do Not Have Michelin Stars.

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Redpan – Mod-Sin Restaurant By DP Architects & GRUB

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Over the years and especially in recent times, a new wave of mod-sin gourmet interpretations have been taking Singapore’s dining scene by storm and we are now seeing more and more unique East-meets-West creations. The terminology ‘mod-sin’ stands for modern Singaporean and refers to the interesting marriage of local delicacies and western classics, and should be a harmonious blend of flavours that complement each other.

With that simple but important focus, redpan at Marina Square – a hidden gem we fell in love with lately – has created a comprehensive menu of fusion inventions that have successfully combined the best of both worlds.

A little fun fact: redpan is an exciting collaborative venture between local architectural company DP Architects and homegrown The Food Explorer Group, who is behind Grub.

From Truffle Floss Fries, Prawn & ‘Hae Bi Hiam’ Pasta and Banana Donuts ‘Milo Dinosaur’, redpan’s menu drove us crazy and we actually cannot pick just one favourite. Well, our lunch was good and these were what we had.

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The 7 Best Lunch Spots in CHIJMES – Great Food, Even Better Ambience

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Built in the 19th century, historic national monument CHIJMES is one of Singapore’s most beautiful infrastructures. The heritage complex – characterised by its distinct neo-classical gothic style – has been restored to its glorious yesteryears and today, the former chapel is home to a plethora of exciting dining destinations.

From award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant Coriander Leaf to modern Australian restaurant Whitegrass, here are The Best Lunch Spots in CHIJMES – Great Food, Even Better Ambience.

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Yàn – Stunning Cantonese Restaurant in National Gallery Singapore With Omakase

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The official opening of the long-awaited National Gallery Singapore saw the opening of several stellar dining establishments, and Yàn is one of the gastronomic destinations that every epicurean should make a special trip to.

154-seater Yàn is a beautiful Cantonese restaurant that sits on the fifth floor of the stunning museum, and we are completely in love with the restaurant’s chinoiserie-chic vibes and menu of elegant Cantonese cuisine.

A new Chinese gourmet star has emerged in Singapore’s City Hall district and we have to share with you the dining highlights of our meal at Yàn. From Crispy Roast Suckling Pig, Double-boiled Chicken Soup to Dim Sum Platter, here are 9 Dishes We Love From Yàn.

Quote “ladyironchef” to get 10% off your bill at Yàn from now till 30 June 2016 (the promotion is valid every day for both lunch and dinner.

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6 Incredible Dining Options in Resorts World Sentosa For Every Occasion

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Tucked away on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, Resorts World Sentosa is a hot spot for both tourists and locals. Well known for its theme parks, aquarium and some say hotels, Resorts World Sentosa is also home to some hidden gems – a range of over 50 dining options that caters to many palates and occasions.

You can find just about anything here – from contemporary Japanese cuisine to authentic Italian fare, simple Malaysian hawker dishes to exquisite Michelin-quality French fine dining. We worked our way through this treasure trove for gourmands and bring you our 6 Incredible Dining Options in Resorts World Sentosa For Every Occasion.

Getting to the Resort. Visitors can take the RWS8 bus from outside VivoCity; stop at Waterfront Station if taking the Sentosa Express monorail; or you can simply drive in to park your vehicle at the massive underground car park at Resorts World Sentosa.

And everyone should sign up to be an RWS Invites member, because you get to enjoy up to 20% off your meals at all the F&B establishments within the resort!

Readers of ladyironchef can sign up for RWS Invites Silver Membership at a special rate of S$135 (U.P. S$150) and get S$200 Resorts World Sentosa dining vouchers by using Promotion Code “R0516LADY” from now till 05 June 2016. Sign up at https://rwsinvites.rwsentosa.com/PromoSignup.aspx.

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Xperience Restaurant at Sofitel So Singapore Launches New Menu by Chef Trevor Paulo

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Xperience sits within the luxurious Sofitel So Singapore which is strategically located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Singapore.

The modern European restaurant is helmed by one of Singapore’s youngest and most charming executive chef, Trevor Paulo, who has a flair for recreating western classics with interesting local twists that has surely captured our hearts.

Chef Trevor Paulo’s unique culinary creations have successfully pushed the boundaries of traditional French cuisine, where his dishes have impressed even reputable 3-Michelin Starred Chefs such as Chef Christophe Muller and Chef Hideaki Matsuo. Despite all the glorious achievements, Chef Trevor remains down-to-earth and enjoys interacting with all his guests.

The next time you are in the CBD or need some surprises in your life, head down to Sofitel So Singapore’s Xperience Restaurant to experience Chef Trevor’s new menu. You will be in for a great time, we promise.

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[Closed] Violet Herbs Modern European Restaurant – Best Kept Secret in Singapore’s CBD

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Violet Herbs is what we call an alternative dating spot if you want to do away with the crowd and pretentious vibes at posh establishments.

Conveniently located at Tanjong Pagar, this modern semi-fine dining restaurant is within walking distance from the train station. The restaurant occupies the entire three stories of the shophouse unit along Tras Street – with the first two floors for dining, and a rooftop herb garden where fresh produce are used for the cooking.

Helmed by Chef Edward Hoe, Violet Herbs is one of the most underrated restaurants in Singapore that offers splendid 3-course set lunches (S$33+/pax) and 4-course set dinners (S$58+/pax) at very decent prices that feature high quality and intricate plating.

The main courses are also nothing short of impressive. Mark Violet Herbs down – it should be your next romantic lunch/ dinner spot.

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