Hot New F&B Openings in Outram
Java junkies have a new beans and brunch spot to try out at The Populus Coffee & Food Co. on Neil Road just a few doors down from The LoKal. The design here is modern and mellow with lots of wood panelling on the walls and copper tones on the bar. And seeing as how this is a joint effort by Department of Caffeine and 2Degrees North Coffee Co, you can be sure the blends here are absolutely spot on. Plus, they offer great munchies all day long like the Spring Pancake with Fried Chicken and the Populus Scramble with a buttery croissant, fluffy eggs and crispy bacon.
146 Neil Road, Singapore 088875
Mon & Wed: 9am – 7pm, Thurs & Fri: 9am – 10.30pm, Sat: 9.30am – 10.30pm, Sun: 9.30am – 7pm
+65 6635 8420
Meta takes Korean food to a whole new level with intriguing modern dishes that feature a hint of a French twist. The menu was created by Chef Sun Kim, who honed his craft at Waku Ghin and Tetsuya’s in Sydney. Grab a seat close to the open kitchen to watch the culinary team in action as they put out plates like the Marinated Prawn with roasted grapes and wasabi snow, Lamb Rack with carrot, yoghurt, black olives and quinoa, and the Hokkaido Scallops with endive and cauliflower miso.
9 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089117
Mon – Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, Mon – Sat: 5:30pm – midnight
+65 6513 0898
If you’re already a fan of the tapas at Binomio, you’ll definitely want to check out their new sister restaurant, El Tardeo, located just next door. The vibe here is casual and cool with seating at wooden tables in the spacious dining room, outdoors or at the bar. Along the bar is a glass case filled with pintxos (Basque-style tapas), and behind it the bartenders concoct cocktails and pour out glasses of house cava at just $7 a pop. Try the Octopus with mini potatoes and smoked paprika, the Fried Pig Trotters Croquettes, or the Tempura Asparagus with romesco sauce.
20 Craig Road, #01-01 Craig Place, Singapore 089692
Tues – Thurs: 6pm – 11pm, Fri & Sat: 6pm – midnight, Sun: noon – 5pm
+65 6221 6288
Comfort food goes international and gets a modern twist at Kite, a sleek little space housed in a heritage shophouse on Craig Road. On the menu you will find tasty snacks and small plates concocted by Chef Dannel Krishnan like the Chicken Skins kicked up a notch with a bourbon and juniper glaze, Black Spanish Pig with a fruity and crunchy mix of chestnuts, walnuts, apple and plum, and the Golden Snapper Sashimi. Pair your plates with funky Asian cocktails made with local ingredients like pandan, gula mereka and ginger flower.
53 Craig Road, #01-01, Singapore 089691
Tues – Fri: noon – 2:30pm, Tues – Sat: 6pm – midnight, Sun: 6pm – 10pm
+65 9729 7988
Nothing quite says indulgence like a succulent platter of seafood and meat served with lashings of delicious butter. At Buttergrill you can forget about the latest fat-free fads because everything here is prepared or served with rich creamy butter. Their signature dishes are the platters piled high with seafood and grilled meats and served with seasonal vegetables and your choice of butter including the classic red, orange ginger, lemon chili, or spicy miso. They’ve also teamed up with Dutch Colony Coffee Co. for great cups of joe, and The Drinkery for a range of handcrafted beers.
114 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088529
Tues – Sun: 11am – 10:30pm
+65 6221 2354