… And they did!
The Chope Diners’ Choice Awards 2016 had Singapore vote for their favourite restaurants, cafes, desserts, romantic dining spots, and more.
And here are the winners!
Whichever way you like your eggs, Wild Honey has got you covered with breakfast dishes inspired by various regions, from Turkey to Spain to Canada.
The best part? Breakfast is all day! Their ethos certainly rings true: beautiful breakfast all day, every day.
#03-01/02 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238897
NEXT: New Restaurant of the Year ?
Naughty Nuri’s may hail from Bali, but their fall-off-the-bone tender, sticky Barbecued Pork Ribs rival those even in your favourite American BBQ haunt.
Knock back your food with a martini (or three) – their Signature Martini is laced with a cheeky dose of homemade pandan syrup.
#01-84 Capitol Piazza, 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178884
NEXT: Chef of the Year? ?
Chef Jason Tan (Corner House)
The multi-layered dining experience at Corner House, more than worthy of its Michelin star, is the result of the wonderful union of Chef Jason Tan’s soulful passion for nature and his progressive techniques of a modern kitchen.
Botanical elements enchant your plate, as well the restaurant’s lush setting amidst the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
EJH Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens (Nassim Gate entrance), 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
NEXT: Most Romantic Restaurant? ?
The White Rabbit
Imagine a perfect date night at a restaurant, and it’ll probably look something like this beautifully restored chapel tucked away in the lush greenery of Dempsey.
It’s got the food to match as well, with modern European delights like Rangers Valley Wagyu Carpaccio and Roasted Black Truffle Chicken.
39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541
NEXT: Best Buffet? ?
Japanese cuisine is vibrant and delightfully diverse, and Shin Minori’s Japanese buffet is a firm nod to this truth. Its buffet spread spans from sashimi and sushi to grilled yakimono and crisp, airy tempura.
Not to mention that it’s incredibly affordable, starting at just $37 for lunch and $39 for dinner.
#03-15-16 UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Ave, Singapore 239917
NEXT: Best Seafood? ?
Forget table manners and get down and dirty with this American seafood shack’s Bombdiggity Bag with Dungeness crab, prawns, mussels, sausage, corn and more – and you’ll agree that its name is completely justified.
P.S. don’t worry – bibs are provided (and indeed much-needed)!
#01-06 Novelty Bizcentre, 18 Howard Rd, Singapore 369585
NEXT: Best Watering Hole? ?
With the swanky vibes befitting of its Empire State name, this bar specialises in Big Apple themed drinks and bar bites. The well-heeled crowd will love this seductive space, which even houses a unique rickhouse showcasing over 100 premium American oak casks, where artisanal spirits are barrel-aged to perfection.
Come Sunday, Manhattan also hosts an “adults only” champagne brunch buffet!
Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
NEXT: Best Dessert ?
The one dessert you’ll see on nearly every table is a plate of two freshly-made, aromatic waffles, crowned with a pefrectly shaped spiral of homemade soft serve ice cream. Don’t resist being mainstream – the Earl Grey Lavender soft serve in particular is a winner in our books.
No judgement if you also decide to order one of their cakes – we reommend the Japanese Matcha Chiffon and the Hummingbird Cake.
#01-52 Chip Bee Gardens, 44 Jalan Merah Saga, Singapore 278116
NEXT: Best Cafe ?
Sin Lee Foods
Originally a hawker serving prawn mee, the cosy space was primped and primed into a trendy cafe whilst keeping the original vintage look, signage included.
And their menu? They’ve got a taste of all things trending in the local cafe scene, from their Salted Egg Chicken Burger to Spam Fries, and more.
4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, Singapore 162004
NEXT: Best Halal Spot ?
Its name almost a prophecy, you’ll be making multiple rounds around the sprawling buffet spread at Carousel. Food stations include a rotisserie with Smoked Beef Sirloin, Roast Chicken and other meats, an array of fresh seafood, and more.
Pro tip: wear a loose-fitting outfit!
Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228220
NEXT: Restaurant of the Year? ?
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By Pinky Chng, December 2016
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