From traditional Peranakan cuisine to a craft beer bar, City Hall is a confluence of the old and the new.

ARMENIAN STREET

True Blue Cuisine

Taste authentic Peranakan dishes at True Blue Cuisine (daily, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-9.30pm). The restaurant also provides an immersive experience with its traditional décor and waitresses wearing traditional kebayas. We especially love the ayam buah keluak ($18), which is rich and meaty, and the sotong hitam ($20), a sweet and filling dish. 47/49 Armenian Street. Tel: 6440 0449

Le Bistrot du Sommelier

Indulge in French fare and high quality wines here. If you’re looking for a hearty lunch, check out Le Bistrot du Sommelier’s set lunch ($35) which comes with an entrée of meats or a mesclun salad, a main course of beef or chicken, and for dessert, homemade choux buns filled with vanilla ice cream, drizzled handsomely with chocolate sauce and almond flakes. 53 Armenian Street. Tel: 6333 1982

CAPITOL PIAZZA

Nalan Restaurant

With a motto of Eat Healthier, Be Happier and Live Longer, Nalan Restaurant serves dishes that highlight the complexity of Indian vegetarian cuisine. Relish in their paneer tikka ($14), a starter with cottage cheese cubes, onion, capsicum, and tomato toasted in the tandoor. Don’t forget their sizzling delights such as the tandoori platter ($25), which includes an assortment of five flavours of kebabs. For a satisfying ending, order the sweet and milky carrot halwa ($5.50). #B2-54 Capitol Piazza

Sweetfish Poke

Stirring things up in the sea of Hawaiian poke bowls is Sweetfish Poke, with a Californian-style sashimi rice bowl ($9 small, $14 large). What sets them apart is their use of the freshest ingredients which are mixed to order instead of marinated for hours. Bowls come in two portion sizes, with three choices for the base—Japanese rice, red brown rice mix (+$1) and chopped romaine (+$1). There are five combinations available but we recommend the Hawaiian Original, which features salmon, tuna, edamame, onions, spring onion and chuka, a hearty bowl that will fill you up. #B2-30 Capitol Piazza

Equilibrium

One of the sister stores of Supply and Demand, Equilibrium teases our palates with traditional Venetian cuisine using modern techniques. Start off with a cocktail; we recommend the smokey nectar ($18), which is infused with spiced pear liqueur and a touch of smoked hickory wood. Dig in to their lostata di manzo ($39), New Zealand beef ribeye that’s dry aged for 28 days, cooked to a perfect medium rare, and drizzled with the sauce of the day. #01-86 Capitol Piazza. Tel: 6384 4069

TAP Craft Beer Bar

There are 20 international craft beers on draught and 80 bottled varieties of craft beers, wines, spirits and juices on offer at TAP. Not sure which to order? Get the tasting paddle ($26) which allows you to select four beers from the menu. There’s no lack of dishes to pair the beers with. Try the buffalo wings ($12), which is less spicy and more tangy-sweet. The poutine ($8) is the newest addition to the menu, a dish that boasts cheesy, meaty goodness. #01-K1/K2 Capitol Piazza. Tel: 6384 7188

PENINSULA PLAZA/SHOPPING CENTRE

Ah Cheng’s Yong Tau Foo

Looking for a budget meal around Peninsula Shopping Centre? Ah Cheng’s Yong Tau Foo is great when you are yearning for something piping hot on a rainy day. Pick your ingredients ($0.60/piece), pair them with clear soup, laksa broth, or opt for the dry version. Coleman Street Food Centre, L1 Peninsula Shopping Centre

Inle Myanmar

Inle Myanmar takes pride in serving authentic Burmese cuisine, which is rich in flavour and blends influences from China, Thailand and India. Their lunch special (Mon-Fri, 11am-2.30pm), comes with a choice of eight different dishes such as rice noodles in fish broth ($6), smoked BBQ pork fried rice ($7) and butter rice with chicken curry ($6), which boasts fragrant curry leaves and sweet coconut milk. Add $1.50 for cold drinks, $1.90 for signature teas and $2.90 for desserts such as chendol or a slice of semolina cake. #B1-07 Peninsula Plaza. Tel: 6333 5438