In Malay, Bukit Timah means ‘tin-bearing hill’. Bukit Timah Road is the longest road in Singapore, stretching from Little India in the South to Upper Bukit Timah Road in the North stopping short of the Malaysian border. A tree-lined thoroughfare and one of the oldest roads in Singapore, Bukit Timah Road is now a prime residential area flanked on both sides by luxury bungalows, high-rise condominiums, hotels, schools and some great dining areas. A handsome district, the area is known for its greenery spanning the Singapore Botanic Gardens at one end which boasts its own collection of fine eateries and the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve at the upper end. Nearer to the CBD is the popular Newton Food Centre, surrounded by Bukit Timah Road and Clemenceau Avenue.
All Restaurants in Bukit Timah
Meat lovers will be more than satiated with a variety of 12 types of grilled meats, each marinated distinctively at Singapore’s first Brazilian barbeque restaurant. Choose your cuts from the friendly passador or meat waiter as he goes around each table. From sausages, chicken and fish to various cuts of beef, pork and lamb, there is definitely a meat to please everyone and a generous salad bar is included. Don’t forget to order the Brazilian Caipirinha – sugarcane liquor with lime or lemon.
- Address: 16 Sixth Avenue
- Tel: +65 6463 1923
A charming, all-day dining eatery with indoor and outdoor seating located in the verdant Botanic Gardens, Casa Verde means ‘Green House’ in Italian. Ideal for early morning visitors, it opens at 07:30 for breakfast, serving local and western dishes followed by all-day dining Italian fare. Try the luscious crostini platter filled with different toppings and the broad variety of thin crusted pizzas. Children are also indulged with their own menus and table setting.
- Address: Visitors Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Cluny Road
- Tel: +65 6467 7326
Greenwood Fish Market and Bistro
Nestled away in an old affluent neighbourhood, this is a bustling seafood market offering live catch from all over the world including Boston lobsters, Alaskan king crabs, Australian barramundi, Japanese sashimi, French sardines and more. Make your selection and stroll into the adjacent bistro for a meal. The seafood platters are excellent for sharing. It’s all-day dining here with breakfast served on the weekend.
- Address: 34 Greenwood Avenue
- Tel: +65 6467 4950
A popular chain of Japanese family restaurants, it has three locations in Singapore. With over 100 quality items to choose from an ala carte buffet and an ala carte menu, the menu offers a good value for money to diners. Its specialities include the Hanabi special maki of deep fried king prawns with fish roe and the paper steamboats filled with seafood and vegetables.
- Address: 559 Bukit Timah Rd #01-03, King's Arcade, Singapore 269695
- Tel: +65 6465 5525
Italian for ‘Grandmother’, La Nonna enjoys a reputation for classic, home-style Italian food in an unpretentious setting. Its signature dishes are caprese, buffalo milk mozzarella with tomatoes and basil pesto sauce; agnello, roasted lamb rump with mixed vegetable ratatouille; proscuitto with tomato, mozzarella, parma ham and shaved rucola salad; and pannacotta, eggless custard cream with espresso.
- Address: 76 Namly Place
- Tel: +65 6762 1587
Newton Food Centre
A prominent landmark on the local food scene with close proximity to the Orchard Road hotels, Newton Food Centre re-opened in 2006 after a major refurbishment. It was designed to blend in with neighbouring colonial houses and presents a breezy, lush floral landscape. With over 80 stalls selling hawker favourites like spring roll, all types of fried and boiled noodles, Indian curries, oyster omelettes, barbequed seafood and more, patrons will have a field day trying to sample all the fare. With alfresco and sheltered seating, it’s certainly a pleasant experience for newcomers to the island. Beware of aggressive touting by stall owners though.
Located on the second floor of Cluny Court, a row of gracefully restored shophouses on the edge of the Botanic Gardens, Relish has a modern funky interior and specializes in untraditional burgers such as blue cheese beefburger with rucola, poached pear & walnut butter, the paper-thin omelet-wrapped Ram-Lee burger, the soft-boned char-siew pork open foccacia burger & the curry chicken burger. Its weekend brunches are a magnet for yuppies and families living nearby.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 23:00, Sat - Sun 10:30 - 16:00 and 16:00 - 23:00
- Address: 501 Bukit Timah Road #02-01 Cluny Court, Singapore 259760
- Tel: +65 6763 1547
Ristorante Da Valentino
Situated in a quiet residential area, Ristorante Da Valentino prides itself on being a totally Italian family owned and operated restaurant serving authentic Italian fare. With a homely ambience, the restaurant boasts fine thin-crusted pizzas and fresh seafood dishes in addition to its antipasto and pasta. Its pastry boutique customizes traditional cakes, pastries and tarts with a modern twist.
- Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-19 Singapore 287994
- Tel: +65 6462 0555
Supsip Thai Restaurant
Helmed by a Thai chef, Sup Sip offers authentic Thai cuisine in a modern setting. Its house specialities include crisp mango and pomelo salads, golden prawn cakes, oxtail broth, deep-fried garoupa with Thai chili sauce, Thai-style BBQ chicken, roasted eggplant flambé and glutinous rice topped with mango or durian.
- Address: 12 Chun Tin Road Upper Bukit Timah
- Tel: +65 6468 7433
The Marmalade Pantry at the Stables
Like a postcard scene, The Marmalade Pantry at the Stables (formerly Mimolette) is a graceful country home set in the grounds of the Bukit Timah Riding Club hidden away from the main road and reached through a pleasant drive passing a green meadow and white fences. The menu is styled as New American fare with touches of traditional French. Relish the pan-fried foie gras, slow-cooked roasted rack of lamb, crispy duck leg confit, Benoffie pie and more.
The weekend brunches are heavenly and feature omelette specialities. When the sun sets, the atmosphere takes on an enchanting mood at its alfresco bar area with its superb range of beverages and chill-out music.
- Opening Hours: Tue - Fri 15:00 - 23:00, Sat - Sun 10.00 to 23.00 (closed on Mondays)
- Address: 55 Fairways Drive Singapore 286846
- Tel: +65 6467 9328, +65 6467 7748