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Where to Eat: New restaurants to try in August

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

If you have run out of places to eat, fret not. We've compiled the newest restaurants in town and some recommendations that will have you spoiled for choices.


Photograph: Bottega di Carna

Recognized as The World’s Finest Butcher, Dario Cecchini introduces his unparalleled meat philosophy to Singapore through the opening of Bottega di Carna.

Prepare to embark on a culinary voyage that brings you to the heart of Bottega di Carna, where each dish embodies the essence of excellence, innovation, and imagination. From carefully handcrafted pasta to inventive crudos and artisanal charcuterie, sizzling grilled meats, and delectable seafood, every bite guarantees an unforgettable culinary escapade.

Kickstart your dining adventure with a must-taste appetizer: Dario’s signature steak tartare, a precursor to a truly remarkable culinary experience. Dive deeper into the realm of wood-fired grill delights, whether it's the ribeye or the filet mignon both meticulously cooked to tantalize your taste buds.

Adding to the allure, the restaurant's ambiance blends elegance and a playful spirit. Sunlight bathes the space through floor-to-ceiling windows, offering glimpses of a lush garden that elevate the dining atmosphere to new heights.

Anticipate a dining affair that stands out as Bottega di Carna invites you to relish the extraordinary artistry and flavors that have earned Dario Cecchini acclaim across the globe.

16A Duxton Hill, Mondrian Singapore Duxton #03-01

Singapore 089970



Photograph: SG Food on Foot

If you’re a burger fanatic, you will not want to miss this. The popular Hong Kong burger chain Honbo has arrived in Singapore!

What makes their burgers special, you might ask? The brand is known for its smashed burgers made entirely from scratch, and tailored to the Asian palate. Each beef patty, void of preservatives, MSG, and additives, is ground fresh in-house everyday and griddled to order. They source their USDA Double Gold Beef directly from Wisconsin, USA, using the meat of mature Holstein and Angus cattle that have been raised on high-quality corn.

In short, you’re in for a flavour bomb.

Start your Honbo adventure with their iconic Honbo Burger which features the brand’s signature 2oz crispy beef patties, cheese, house pickles, onion, and house sauce. Or if you’re a big eater, you can go for the Honbo 1.5 for three crispy smashed patties.

If you’re not a big fan of beef, there’s also a limited-time special Scallop Burger featuring lightly-seared plump sashimi-grade scallops and topped with a wasabi-laced Pico de Gallo verde.

Their menu doesn’t just stop at burgers. Choose your sides to go with your burgers like their Sweet Potato Fries and Chili Fries . They also serve a variety of beverages from Mike’s Lemonade to Apple Pie Iced Tea.

If you like classic, simple but delicious burgers, make sure to give them a try!

30 Victoria Street, #01-09 CHIJMES

Singapore 187996



Photograph: Sanchos Mexican Bar and Grill

If you're up for some Mexican goodness, Sanchos Mexican Bar and Grill is where it's at. They're all about that classic Mexican street food vibe and vibrant Mexican flavors, dishing out seriously satisfying snacks and main courses that hit the spot.

Start off with the crowd-pleaser, Nachos, a solid choice to kick things off. Now, when it comes to the main event, you've got options: go for the gluten-free Tacos, loaded up with lettuce, cheese, and paired with zesty salsa roja dips. Or dive into the Fajitas, full of flavor and flair.

And if the night is still young and you're in the mood, their classic Margarita De La Casa is the way to go. It's a tequila, triple sec, and lime juice mix that'll add that extra kick to your evening.

CQ @ Clarke Quay, 3D River Valley Rd, #01-07 Block D

Singapore 179023



Photograph: Mothership

Rise Bakehouse has recently expanded its presence, and their latest outlet has found a home at TripleOne Somerset. Transitioning from their cozy HDB café roots, they've embraced a more urban ambiance, featuring lofty ceilings and soft pastel pink walls.

Their menu has also undergone a significant overhaul. Imagine savoring delectable savory waffle options that take things up a notch. Take, for instance, the Rise Breakfast combo, a delightful ensemble of eggs and chicken bratwurst perched upon brown butter waffles. And don't forget to explore their noteworthy Honey Soy Garlic Fried Chicken.

For those leaning towards the sweeter side, their signature brown butter waffles are a must-try. Pair them with various toppings like Classic Gelato, Fresh Berries, or indulge in the rich Chocolate Banana Brulee.

Enhancing the culinary journey are a selection of refreshing beverages. Choices include the Injeolmi Cream Latte, a sophisticated Yuzu Lemonade, and the intriguing Grape Yakult Honey Sencha.

And here's a bonus tip: After cooking up a storm at Pots & Pans Culinary Studio right across the road, you can find your relaxation spot at Rise Bakehouse. It's the perfect destination to unwind and enjoy some well-deserved leisure time.

111 Somerset, #01-25

Singapore 238164



Photograph: TEMPT

Bringing vibrancy to Purvis Street is Tempt, a gastrobar that effortlessly blends a rustic industrial atmosphere with an unparalleled dining experience. Nestled under a heritage shophouse, this establishment boasts an appealing juxtaposition of exposed brick walls, captivating artwork, and atmospheric lighting, creating an ambiance that's both nostalgic and modern.

For those seeking culinary excitement, the Kangaroo Tartare beckons. This unconventional dish features hand-chopped kangaroo loin, elevated with the flavors of fresh green peppercorn oil, fireman poupon, and a touch of shoyu.

Venturing further into bold flavors, the Agnolotti del Plin awaits. A traditional Italian delight, these Piemontese stuffed pasta pockets are generously filled with a blend of veal brisket, chicken, and rabbit. A drizzle of chicken jus and a side of candied radish complete this adventurous dish.

But for those leaning towards familiar flavors, the menu offers comforting choices such as the Oxtail Croquette, meticulously timed 15-minute Egg, savory Venison, indulgent Pork Belly, and the signature 5-ingredient Lobster Broth, providing a diverse range of tastes to cater to every palate.

Tempt presents itself as a place where culinary boundaries are explored while still catering to those seeking classic flavors, making it a destination that appeals to a wide array of diners.

31 Purvis Street

Singapore 188608


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