Like what I’ve mentioned in my earlier post, Things to do in Gold Coast, there is more to Gold Coast than just theme parks and surfing – you can also find good food in the city.
If you are planning a trip there soon, here are five places to eat in Gold Coast.
I am a fan of the Spa Esprit group. To me, they are one of the best F&B groups in Singapore. From their first food outlet Barracks Cafe, to the crowd’s favourites Forty Hands Cafe, and Open Door Policy at Yong Siak Street – every concept that they have created become popular almost instantly. One of their latest ventures, Tiong Bahru Bakery is no exception.
Tiong Bahru Bakery is opened in collaboration with celebrity baker, Gontran Cherrier. It started with much fanfare in the now-hip Tiong Bahru neighbourhood (Eng Hoon Street), and added a second shop at Raffles City shortly after.
During a recent tasting at the artisan bakery, we tried most of the signature items on the menu. Below are some of the highlights from Tiong Bahru Bakery.
Besides the gorgeous beaches, Gold Coast has a lot to offer. From taking a day trip to the beautiful Hinterland, chasing after whales and dolphins on a cruise, to going on the hot air balloon – there are plenty to do in Gold Coast.
If you are planning a trip there soon, read on to find out some recommendations – things to see, do, and eat – when you are at Gold Coast.
If there’s one thing that can make Italy memorable besides pastas and pizzas, it must be their gelato. Gelato shops in Italy are colorful affairs. The array of tubs is filled with pastel colors, shades of browns and crèmes, and bright summer colors. Walking into them and looking at all that gelato can make you really excited – and confused too, especially with the Italian names that can be a complete mystery to some of you.
So here’s a Beginners Guide to decode gelato.
Note: Hilltop Japanese restaurant has stopped its operation.
Hill Top Japanese Restaurant has been around for many years and it has always been known as one of the famous teppanyaki restaurants in Singapore.
Stepping inside the restaurant, located on a hill above Jurong Birdpark, we were surprised by the crowd for such an inaccessible place. It was a Friday night, and the humble, dimly-lit restaurant was full. The crowd was a good mix of couples and families – we see how much Singaporeans love teppanyaki.
Many of my friends are big fans of The Coastal Settlement (TCS). Some of them like it because of the lovely atmosphere, while others love it because it is a hidden gem in the east of Singapore.
I went there during a weekend, and it was indeed the perfect kind of place to go to unwind with friends.
Words by Melody Yap, Photographs by ladyironchef
Canopy Garden & Dining Bar is a new-found brunch haunt that offers a good menu of comfort food with friendly price tags, and is coveted for its location – nestled amongst the lush greenery of Bishan Park, and away from the bustling city. I have a thing for calm and unassuming spots as such, where you could just break away from everyone and everything, and idle your day away with your favourite magazine.
If you are staying in the area – well, even if you are not, there is absolutely no reason to not pay Canopy a visit. I could preach non-stop about going there for brunch, but let me just highlight its value-for-money offerings.
The Ritz-Calrton brand is synonyms with luxury and life’s supreme indulgences, and at Greenhouse Restaurant, you get no less than that. The restaurant has always been renown for its buffet spread, and despite this household fact, a recent trip to its Sunday Champagne Brunch still left me in awe with its splendour.