The space between 313 Somerset and Orchard Central is now orchardgateway focusing on fashion and food.
In May, models strutted and posed on orchardgateway’s 60-metre lighted runway. The new mall’s been making waves with brands such as American sportswear Under Armour (#B1-05),
cult British label Religion (#01-03, UPDATE: they’re no longer a tenant there) and Sects Shop (#04-14) by Depression label designers Kenny Lim and Andrew Loh. It’s also a hot spot for new eateries and restaurants with a hotel and library in the works.
Shin-Sapporo Ramen‘s fourth outlet (#B2-04A/05) dishes out exclusive bowls of sake ramen ($15.80) and duck ramen, with its signature broth and Hakata-style noodles. Their lava chocolate cake is pretty good too. Daily 11am-10pm. Tel: 6702 4906
Seat yourself in Japanese chain Saizeriya (#B2-11/11A) for Italian-style food on the cheap. Get carbonara spaghetti for $5.90 or Margherita pizza for $7.90. Even if you have only $5 in your pocket, order the chicken bolognese spaghetti for $3.90 (there’s no GST or service charge). Daily 11am-10pm. Tel: 6834 4877
Fans of 12 Cupcakes, pop inside Daniel Ong and Jaime Teo’s latest concept, Dulce & Sucre (#B1-01). You’ll find tarts (apple crumble, lemon, sea salt caramel), loaves (triple chocolate, cranberry pistachio), puddings, crunchies, whoopies, parfaits and granola cups (from $3 to $6). Daily 10am-10pm. Tel: 6509 1255
UPDATE: Outback Steakhouse (#04-01) has opened its second Singapore outlet on 8 July, in a contemporary space seating up to 150. Besides classic mains like the Outback Special (from $27.90) and baby back ribs ($19.90 for half), the restaurant features hearty salads such as Caesar with grilled shrimp ($19.90) and a new dish, tilapia with pure lump crabmeat ($27.90). Daily 11.30am-10.30pm. Tel: 6702 6842