Singapore is known to be a food haven with abundant options such that we always find ourselves spoilt for choice when it comes to making a decision on what to have for our next meal. However, within Singapore itself, there are several enclaves where foodies will find themselves at during the next outing with their mates. Needless to say, Tanjong Pagar is one of them.
Many would think of just Korean restaurants when Tanjong Pagar comes to mind, but beyond that, Tanjong Pagar is home to a slew of cafés, restaurants and eateries. Whether it is Western food or Chinese fare you are looking for, cheap-eats or posh, elegant restaurants to bring your date, Tanjong Pagar has it all.
Here we have sussed out 28 eateries, cafés and restaurants in Tanjong Pagar for you to check out!
The cafe scene in Singapore is saturated with a plethora of cafes that more or less serve up grub that’s pretty mainstream, namely typical brunch items such as eggs Benedict, french toast, granola bowls and the likes. Newly-opened Kafe Utu, however, stands out from the crowd.
Proudly proclaiming themselves Singapore’s first Afro-themed cafe, they dish out brunch-style classics underscoring heavy influences from African cuisine that are sure to trump your typical eggs and toast any day. Aside from that, they also brew seriously good coffee.
Red Holic is where lovers of Korean food can settle in for some of the tastiest tteokbokki around. Helmed by the same folks behind Super Star K, this cosy joint boasts a myriad of home-style Korean stews, dumplings and other tasty delights that go well with beer or soju.
Red Holic specialises in comforting Korean food in the likes of classic tteokbokki, ramyeon and Korean street snacks. While their menu is pretty selective, this Korean eatery does make for a nice pit stop for a quick snack on the go or for your friends and yourself to retire to over drinks after a hard day’s work.
Managed by famous sommelier Gerald Lu—two-time National Sommelier Champion—and his partners, Praelum Wine Bistro is a welcoming space for not just wine connoisseurs, but anyone who enjoys good food with even better wine.
Its location at Duxton Hill is just one of many reasons why working professionals head there after work for a good time with their colleagues and friends.
Service is intimate, food is impressive and they have their very own walk-in cellar which houses about 1,000 bottles of vino. What other reasons do you need to visit Praelum Wine Bistro? READ ON
Walking down Craig Road in Tanjong Pagar, it would be easy to miss the unassuming Kko Chi Bar, a Korean BBQ skewer restaurant. It took us quite awhile to find the restaurant as it was tucked away in a corner with a signboard featuring only Korean words. However, our little adventure to Kko Chi Bar was just so worth it.
The restaurant is run by a Korean owner who spent most of his early life in China, hence the menu has a very distinct Chinese influence. Each table has an interesting auto-rotating BBQ machine where you can simply place the skewers on and the machine rolls each skewer periodically to ensure that the meats and vegetables are cooked evenly.
OUE Downtown Gallery is one of our favourite hangout spots in the heart of town—there are endless dining options—such as The Autobus, Lunar Coffee Brewers and Omotesando Koffee—that leaves us spoilt for choice when we are feeling peckish.
Adding onto the long list of dining options is a relatively new vegan dining concept that has popped up in the mall—HRVST. Pronounced as ‘harvest’, this is one stylish cafe that will catch the fancy of all health and gym junkies.
The kitchen is helmed by a pair of partner chefs, Addis Tan and Dylan who have 20 years of experience working for established F&B names such as Tippling Club, Esquina and Cheek by Jowl.
If you are craving for authentic Korean food after having binge-watched a whole series of K-dramas, Cho-won Garden Korean Restaurant might just be the perfect place to head to.
Situated just a 3-minute walk away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station along Peck Seah Street, Cho-won Garden Korean Restaurant offers some of the best Korean cuisines in Singapore. They serve a tantalising collection of Korean fare, ranging from barbecue meats to stews and Korean fried chicken.
Craig Road is a bustling street filled with established dining concepts and its dynamic food scene is a reason why it is such a popular foodie destination. Joining the long list of restaurants and cafes is a new F&B initiative that opened in February this year—Bearded Bella.
Inspired by Melbourne’s cafe culture, Bearded Bella is a contemporary Australian-style cafe started by a pair of individuals who are passionate about creating the perfect gastronomic experience by coupling great food with excellent coffee brews.
Currently still in soft launch, keep your eyes peeled for their official opening as they will be introducing a wider range of brunch and dinner food items on the menu. For now, here is what you can expect at Bearded Bella. READ ON