Orchard Road Restaurants
Where and What to Eat in Orchard Road
Being the island’s foremost retail hub and hotel belt, Orchard Road is equally renowned for its dining scene. From 24-hour fast food takeaways and cafes to posh-nosh outlets, there’s a wide slew of dining options to cater to weary shoppers. Nearly every shopping mall in this retail haven has its own dedicated food court, hotels are home to many fine dining restaurants, and every other option in between can be found to suit all budgets and diets. Not far from Orchard Road is the Newton Food Centre, a legendary culinary spot.
All Restaurants in Orchard Road
Burgers get the Michelin-star touch at &Made, a bright and cheery restaurant located in Pacific Plaza on Scott’s Road. This restaurant focuses on the meat and bun meal, with a decent variety from your standard beef to the more unusual duck leg confit burger and lamb with onion jam. You can also pick and choose your own fillings. Order a side of truffle fries or a milkshake to accompany it. Desserts are equally fun and inventive, with the lollipop waffle with a variety of chocolate dipping sauces. For those who think burgers are a waste of good meat, never fear, &Made sister restaurant, L’Entrecote Express, is just next door and you can order great steak from there.
- Address: #01-04/05/06 Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road
- Tel: +65 6690 7566
Regular patrons will agree that the original outlet on Tanglin (formerly at Tanglin Shopping Centre) is the best, but the service and food at the other outlets are still highly commendable. The menu is comprehensive – from fresh sashimi and sushi, well-prepared side dishes (stand outs include grilled mackerel, braised pork belly and sweet potato tempura) to soba and udon noodles, and bento sets. The lunch sets in particular are good value for money. Read More...
Annam Restaurant has closed.
Annam brings a taste of Vietnam to Singapore, serving delicious food in a nostalgic setting. Nguyen Quoc, a Vietnamese chef who trained at the Michelin-starred Le Canard in Norway, prepares exquisitely prepared classical Vietnamese dishes. Although the food is of high quality there is no pretence; waiters are friendly and the atmosphere is warm and convivial, and weekday lunchtimes Annam serves a great value set menu at only 35 SGD++. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 21:30
- Address: Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road 228208
- Tel: +65 6735 6656
Bodega Y Tapas
Bodega Y Tapas is the genuine article located directly on Orchard Road. Enjoy authentic Spanish tapas and the drink of your choice whether it be an ice-cold brew, Spanish wine or a cocktail. Dine here with friends and make it an occasion!
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 01:00 (last order 23.30)
- Address: 442 Orchard Road, #01-29 Orchard Hotel Singapore
- Tel: +65 6735 3476
Canele is a delightful café and pastry shop offering superbly done pastries and cakes, as well as a bistro-style menu featuring salads, soups, stews and pastas. Also on the menu are sweet and savoury crepes, and homemade ice-creams in unusual flavours such as rose petal and Earl Grey. It has gained a good reputation for its macaroons and chocolate truffles.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 08:00 - 10:00
- Address: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon #B1-25
Tel: +65 6733 8893
The Crystal Jade Group has garnered a reputation for quality Chinese cuisine covering fine dining, family, specialty and casual dining. Its repertoire includes Teochew, Cantonese, Shanghainese and Hong Kong cuisine, and it is specially favoured for its dim sum.
Din Tai Fung
Come dinnertime or the weekend, you’re likely to be welcomed with a queue at this Taiwanese stalwart. The xiao long bao (steamed pork dumplings) alone are worth the wait, and other stellar dishes include fried rice with shrimps or pork chop, drunken chicken, braised beef noodles, and vegetable and pork wonton soup.
Situated in Orchard Hotel, this well-established Mediterranean restaurant serves authentic cuisine and features warm service and interiors. Portions are generous and specialties include meat skewers, seafood paella and cous cous. Dine al fresco on the comfortable patio, or enjoy the music and a glass of wine at the bar.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
- Address: 442 Orchard Road #01-29 Orchard Hotel Singapore
- Tel: +65 6735 3476
For a laid-back atmosphere and a lovely view of Orchard Road, head to this restaurant-cafe concept brought to you by Ben & Jerry’s. Besides the ice-cream counter, there’s an adjoining cafe and balcony area serving bar bites, western cuisine and fancy desserts. The balcony has live music in the evenings, and you can take in the view of Orchard from eight floors up.
- Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #08-01/02
- Tel: +65 6884 9505
Named The Miele Guide Asia’s Number One Restaurant (2010/2011) and number 27 on the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Iggy’s is well known for its exceptional food using the best seasonal ingredients. Expect to pay $85++ for the lunch tasting menu or $250++ for dinner, and a meal incorporating tastes from Europe, Asia and Australia.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:30 (Lunch),
Mon - Sun 19:00 - 21:30 (Dinner)
- MRT: Orchard
- Address: 581 Orchard Road, Hilton Hotel Singapore, Level 3
- Tel: +65 6732 2234
Ramen lovers rejoiced when this famous outfit from Japan opened its doors at the Mandarin Gallery. Particularly popular with the after-work crowd, most come for the hearty ramen in tonkatsu broth – choose from three original recipes and add a variety of toppings such as egg, chashu pork, spring onion, nori and red pickled ginger. Desserts like the cherry blossom ice-cream and frozen sake sherbet are also worth trying.
- Address: 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery #04-02/04
- Tel: +65 6235 2797
Behind a discreet glass frontage on Scott’s Road sits one of Singapore’s most famous and popular restaurants: Les Amis. Serving up an inviting blend of classic and innovative French dishes, the restaurant is also known for an impressive wine list, with an in-house cellar valued at around five million SGD. Running along the side of the Shaw centre around five minutes’ walk from Orchard MRT you will find a row of restaurants owned by Les Amis group including a wine bar, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants and the jewel in their crown, the eponymously named, Les Amis. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 12:00-14:00 and 19:00 - 21:30
(Closed on Sunday)
- Address: 1 Scotts Road #02-16 Shaw Centre
- Tel: +65 6733 2225
Craving for European fare or the Swiss favourite, rösti? Head to this popular market-style food court, which after a few years’ absence, is back with a branch on Orchard Road. Besides the rösti station, other popular stalls include pasta, pizza, savoury and sweet crepes, rotisserie and, of course, dessert. Great for families or big groups that can’t agree on one type of food.
- Address: 313 Orchard Road, 313@Somerset, Level 1
- Tel: +65 6834 4041
The 400-seater Mezza9 restaurant at Singapore’s Grand Hyatt Hotel offers one of the smartest Sunday buffets in town. Whilst this trendy spot, just off Orchard Road, is open every day for lunch and dinner (a la carte only), it’s their boozy Sunday Brunch that makes our list of the 5 best buffets in Singapore. Watch the chefs all grill, steam, stir fry, and delicately prepare a range of quality ingredients from around the world.
- Highlights: Separate seafood, thai, sushi, yakitori, meat and patisserie stations and Martini bar.
- Address: 10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Singapore
- Tel: +65 (0) 6738 1234
- Price Range: S$138++ (free flow Champagne), S$118 (no alcohol)
The two outlets of PS Café on Orchard are situated away from the hustle and bustle; the branch at Palais in particular is a great refuge from the heat or the hordes. Go for a leisurely brunch or sinful afternoon tea – although the prices are a little high, portions are generous and quality ingredients are used. The menu features comfort foods such as lasagna, soup and sandwiches as well as Asian-tinged dishes like the tandoori club and miso cod. Be sure to save room for dessert – there’s a wide selection of scrumptious cakes, pies, puddings and crumbles.
- Address: 390 Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance, Level 2
Tel: +65 9834 8232
Address:290 Orchard Road, Paragon, Level 3
Tel: +65 9297 7008/6735 6765
For freshly made soba, head to Shimbashi Soba, where the Japanese chefs prepare the fragrant organic buckwheat noodles by hand daily. The lunch and afternoon tea sets are good value for money, and look out for monthly soba promotions available only at the Orchard branch.
- Address: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon #B1-41
- Tel: +65 6735 9882
With branches in the heartland, the financial district and the downtown area, Soup Restaurant is known for its Chinese cuisine prepared in a home-cooked style. Popular dishes include the Samsui ginger chicken, double-boiled scallop soup and tofu prawn.
- Address: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon #B1-07
- Tel: +65 6333 6228
For over 25 years, Tambuah Mas has been serving authentic home-style Indonesian cuisine from Padang, Sulawesi and Java. Must-tries include the tahu telor (tofu fried in egg), beef rendang (braised spicy beef), soto ayam (chicken soup) and satay.
- Address: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon #B1-44
Tel: +65 6733 2220
Address: 19 Tanglin Road, Tanglin Shopping Centre #04-10/13
Tel: +65 6733 3333
Taste Paradise @ ION
Taste Paradise features exquisitely prepared creations with a touch of sophistication. Some of these creations include the Classic Shark’s Fin in Supreme Broth accompanied with a Crispy Spring Roll served in Japanese Stone Pot which has set a benchmark for shark’s fin dishes in the new era, Crisp-fried Tofu Dipped in Black Truffle sauce and Pan-seared Foie Gras with Peking duck reduction which saw the innovations of traditional Cantonese cuisine infused with modern twists. Last but not least, Taste Paradise’s Famous XO carrot cake which has won 100 pointers from multiple food critics.
- Address: ION Orchard #04-12A
- Tel: +65 6509 9660
TCC (The Connoisseur Concerto)
With over 30 outlets (seven on Orchard Road alone), this local café chain prides itself on its top-quality coffee and laid-back ambience. Along with its extensive coffee and specialty drinks menu, TCC also serves decent snacks and meals – from soups and salads to pastas, stews and vegetarian options. The International Building outlet is open 24 hours, and the branch at Peranakan Place is open till 00:30 Sunday to Thursday (02:30 on Fridays and Saturdays) – perfect for a late-night bite.
- Address: 360 Orchard Road, International Building #01-01
Tel: +65 6732 3696
Address: 178/182 Orchard Road, Peranakan Place Complex,
Tel: +65 6735 2688
Address: 176 Orchard Road, Centrepoint #01-102/103/104
Tel: +65 6732 9854.
Address: 2 Orchard Turn #B2-49 ION Orchard,
Tel: +65 6509 6106
Address: 435 Orchard Rd #02-18 Wisma Atria,
Tel: +65 6733 6597
This chain serves reliable Thai food and you can expect friendly service and reasonable prices. Share appetisers such as fish cakes and mango salad, then tuck into Thai laksa, soup noodles, green curry chicken or yellow ginger chicken rice. There are good vegetarian options as well, such as tofu curry and vegetarian pad thai.
- Address: 260 Orchard Road, The Heeren #05-10
Tel: +65 6734 3771
Address:68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura #03-24
Tel: +65 6734 3771
One of the undisputed heavyweight champions of the international buffet scene in Singapore, The Line at the world’s first ever Shangri-La hotel presents an awe-inspiring array of food. Although a long-used cliché, to describe The Line as a ‘culinary adventure’ would be a completely justifiable term. There are whole sections - 16 of them in fact - dedicated to local and international delights including Chinese dim sum, a meat carvery, Indian/Middle Eastern, fresh seafood bar, Japanese, Italian, salads, desserts and drinks. All ‘kitchen’ stations feature their own designated chefs, who prepare the food right in front of you too. Quite possibly Singapore’s best buffet, as well as the largest.
- Highlights: Freshly shucked oysters, wood-fire pizza oven, tandoor oven, fresh sashimi, carvery, chocolate fondue.
- Address: Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Singapore
- Tel: +65 (0) 6737 3257
- Price Range: Mon-Fri: S$53++ (adult), S$27++ (child); Sat & Holidays: S$59++ (adult), S$27++ (child)
If you consider yourself a high tea connoisseur then a visit to TWG Tea Salon will be a delight, where you will find not only hundreds of unusual blends but also some tea-inspired cakes and desserts. There are three tea rooms in Singapore, where you can get a treat and a cuppa at any time of the day. However TWG is extremely popular with the crowds in the early afternoon for their traditional tea and cake sets, so it is worth booking ahead. Read More...