THE COMMUNAL PLACE
This restaurant is where families and friends can spend quality time together. There is no Wi-Fi, for one thing, so everyone will have to talk instead of looking at his phone.
Also, there is no kids' menu - almost every dish can be shared with the little ones, such as Fish & Chips ($15++), Roast Spring Chicken (half a chicken, $18++), Truffle Fries tossed in parmigiano cheese ($10++) and Fried Chicken Drumlets ($13++).
The all-day menu also offers favourites such as Miso Salmon with poached vegetables ($18++, above), Pulled Pork Burger and fries ($15++) and Seafood Bouillabaisse ($15++).
For dessert, try the Chocolate Dome, whose filling is changed regularly to surprise customers.
On weekends and public holidays, it serves brunch with items such as the Three-layer Pancake Tower with berries ($13++).
The place is wheelchair-friendly and has an open-plan layout with ample space to pull up a baby chair or join up tables.
Where: 465 Joo Chiat Road
Open: 11am to 10.30pm (Tuesdays to Thursdays), 11am to 11pm (Fridays and Saturdays), 11am to 10.30pm (Sundays), 11am to 3pm (brunch on weekends and public holidays)
This rooftop lounge perched atop the restored iconic heritage building housing SO Sofitel Singapore offers glitzy cocktails and a ritzy decor.
The beverage menu reflects the evolution of the tropical cocktail and is categorised into three broad collections - Equatorial Classics (1930s to 1950s), such as Rum Runner ($22++), Corpse Reviver ($23++) and Three Dots & A Dash ($24++); Contemporary Classics (late 1990s to 2000s), like Greyhound's Tooth ($22++) and Absinthe Colada ($26++); and Contemporary Equatorial (house signatures), with highlights including Tiki Time Bomb ($22++), Beet Me Up Scotty ($23++) and Maybe It's Mapleine ($24++, above).
As for the pub grub and bar bites, there is a Relish menu of Chipotle Poppers, Jerk Chicken, Coco Prawns, Crispy Belly and Beef Po'Boy (from $12++) or all these in a Relish Platter ($40++).
Then there is the Refresh menu of Portobello Carpaccio, Beef Tataki, Snapper Ceviche and Scallop Tartare (from $14++) or all these in a Refresh Platter ($40++).
Where: Level 6 SO Sofitel Singapore, 35 Robinson Road
Open: 5pm to 1am daily
Muyoo+ describes itself as Singapore's first fresh bread and fruit tea concept. Bread-wise, it has more than 30 selections of Euro soft rolls. Each soft roll is hand-kneaded at Muyoo+'s kitchen daily.
One highlight is its Fresh Fruit Rainbow and Fairy Wand Series ($3.90 to $4.90 nett), a Euro soft-roll with cream cheese and fruit fillings topped with seasonal fruit such as strawberry (above), mango, green grapes, cherry or peach.
The Savoury Series ($5.90 each) includes Crabby, filled with fresh crabmeat and Italian cheddar cheese.
Then get a fruit tea ($3.50 to $5.50; $1 for add-ons such as cheese cloud, rose cloud, brown sugar pearl and green tea jelly) to complete your meal.
Muyoo+ recommends pairing Strawberry Rainbow Wand with Rose Cloud Ruby Watermelon; Green Grapes Rainbow Wand with Cheese Cloud Green Grapes; Peach Fairy Wand with It's Just Peachy; and Mango Fairy Wand with Mango Mania.
To celebrate its launch, Muyoo+ will be holding promotions such as buy a drink and get one bread free and various discounts. The promotions run till Sept 30.
Where: 01-94 Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Road
Open: 9am to 11pm daily
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