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10 Orchard Central lunch hotspots

Pick the right venue for your next power luncheon with Orchard Central’s range of fine restaurants and friendly dining spots. From just $8.90, there's a meal for every craving.

Time for Timms

A new look and first menu overhaul in six years at The House of Robert Timms has got us buzzing—and not just with caffeine! The Australian joint’s menu is now presented in a clipboard style, illustrated with inspiring #foodporn pictures to get you inspired. After tasting nearly the entire menu, we take you through our old and new favourites.

Father's Day Happenings

Celebrate Father's Day with a sumptuous treat for dad!

Cafe Hot Seat: Chelsea Sim

In this column, we pick a notable personality to go cafe-hopping with us. Over western nosh at Cola Café by Jack’s Place, we got cosy with the jovial Taekwondo poomsae gold medallist Chelsea Sim.

New Openings (June '16)

Check out The Populus Coffee & Food Co. and Olivia & Co. - two places to get your bistro fix and delightful desserts. Elsewhere, nosh on tacos and burritos at Barrio by Mex Out while HK-style cafe lovers will be excited with the unique offerings from Honolulu Café.

Best Buffets in Singapore


19 Halal Buffets Updated

Wish you had a reliable buffet resource available to guide you to the best all-you-can-eat spots? Buffet Bounty is your go-to resource on buffets for all budgets, tastes and locations. Plan ahead for breaking fast, with global cuisines to satisfy all your cravings.

5 under $50 nett beef lovers' buffet

Beef up your appetite as your favourite red meat takes centre stage at these spreads.

Date your mama

It's time to show some appreciation for the home she’s created for you, so this Mother’s Day, bring your lady to enjoy some high tea luxuries at the aptly named House.

20 buffets in the west of Singapore

Wish you had a reliable buffet resource available to guide you to the best all-you-can-eat spots? Buffet Bounty is your go-to resource on buffets for all budgets, tastes and locations. It’s more delicious in the West, where myriad options range from Japanese and Taiwanese to Brazilian and seafood.

Buffet Review: Pasta, Pronto

Charming Capricci—its name means caprice, or whimsy—offers Italian lunch at a steal, when you’re in the mood for something different or in a rush.

5 under $50 nett in the East

Easties, explore your territory for a wide array of international buffets.

Destination Dining


Where to dine in Kampong Glam and Arab Street

A beautiful contrast of old and new, our buzzing Malay heritage area of Kampong Glam and Arab Street pays homage to tradition and history, while making way for many modern boutiques, trendy eateries and bars. On one end you will find old school perfumeries, historic architecture and long-standing textile stores; and on the other, contemporary restaurant and bars frequented by those in the know.

Where to dine in Macpherson

First called Jalan Klapa (coconut road), Macpherson Road was then christened after Lieutenant Colenel Ronald Macpherson, the first colonial secretary of the Straits Settlements in 1867 and builder of the present St. Andrew’s Cathedral. While others may associate the area with industrial and residential pockets, we at BiTES have the privilege of calling it our office ‘hood. Who better to tell you all about the hidden food finds?

Where to dine in Bukit Timah

Bukit Timah (literally: tin hill) isn’t just an expensive residential area. Indie makan destinations and a canvassing shade of green permeate this long straight road, now bolstered with convenient new stations on the Downtown Line. We crisscrossed three of those stations wandering amidst vast bungalows and prestigious schools to uncover hidden pockets of culinary delight.

Where to eat in Ang Mo Kio

The seventh housing estate developed by HDB in the 1970s received its name from a colloquial slang. ‘Ang mo kio’ translates literally to ‘red-haired man’s bridge’, referring to Caucasians as ang mohs because of their red hair. The bridge, long demolished, is thought to refer to John Turnbull's bridge over Kallang River near what is now the junction of Upper Thomson Road and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1. BiTES goes in search of hawker finds, unexpected contemporary cafes, and colourful HDB housing blocks—where you can find almost everything you need.

Where to eat in Duxton

The Duxton area was a former 13-hectare nutmeg plantation with 1,800 trees introduced to Singapore in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles. The nutmeg court at The Pinnacle @ Duxton marks this historic presence, now surrounded by towering blocks and hipster hangouts. Pockets of quiet parks and converted shophouses make this a destination full of character in the midst of the CBD.

Where to eat in Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens might be a freshly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site (4 July 2015), but the 82ha verdant attraction has over 150 years of history. As an avid naturalist, Sir Stamford Raffles set up the first botanical garden at Fort Canning. After its 1829 closure, a new garden was developed by the Agri-Horticultural Society at the current site in 1859. It’s not only all things green though. We spent a leafy afternoon exploring, and uncovered plenty of hidden F&B options.

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Surprise mommy dearest

Date mom and treat her to a lovely dinner at Skyve Wine Bistro and Jack's Place, before digging into a toothsome cake from Pine Garden.

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