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Updated on 5 August 2014
Dining in cafes and restaurants can get annoying sometimes when it comes to settling the bill and you realise that the total amount on the receipt does not reflect the prices you had seen on the menu earlier. It also gets frustrating when splitting the bill and the best in Math at the table always gets arrowed to calculate an extra 17% for every person in the group. And so sometimes having a meal at a place that offers NETT PRICES is extremely helpful, convenient and straightforward.
This is a list of 25 places (fast food places & hawker centres not included) in Singapore which will come in handy when you want to avoid those complications. These places have either already included the GST in their prices or simply absorbed it themselves, some may require you to order your food at the counter before it is served to you while for others, service begins the moment you walk through their doors. Either way, prices at these eateries are ‘what you see is what you pay’.
P.S. But do endorse good service with a tip or two especially when they make the extra effort for you!
2013 was an eventful year for GNineThree. We ate, we travelled, we explored and we ate some more. A new column was introduced- Behind The Apron to give readers an insight into the minds of Chefs, to find out more about their passion for food and what drives them. We dined at our first Three-Michelin and Two-Michelin starred restaurant and thanks to OpenRice Singapore and OMY.sg, we holidayed in Hong Kong and Macau. We were also motivated to create more guides for a succinct overview of the dining options both in Singapore and overseas, seeing how previous ones were so well received by everyone.
And just to round up the year, we have decided to do one last guide for 2013 to reminisce on the 10 Most Memorable Meals in Singapore that we have enjoyed during the past year. A huge THANK YOU to everyone for their support and love for this humble food blog and we look forward to bringing more yummy food from our little island and around the world to you for 2014.
In no particular order:
1. The Sushi Bar @ Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #03-89
A hidden gem at the corner of level 3 of Far East Plaza, The Sushi Bar has fast earned a loyal following since their opening. We hear that now at least a 45 minute wait is mandatory each time while peak hours beg an even longer wait. No one is complaining though once they get a bite of those superbly creamy and addictive Salmon Aburi Rolls. We just cannot get enough of them either!
2 Stamford Road, Swissotel The Stamford, level 70
Perched at level 70 of Swissotel The Stamford, JAAN restaurant boasts of a panoramic view of the Singapore skyline that is simply postcard worthy and quite breathtaking. Helmed by Chef de cuisine Julien Royer, winner of the title ‘The One To Watch’ at this year’s Asia 50 Best Restaurants, where JAAN itself was ranked at No. 22, our dining experience here at Jaan was nothing short of enthralling, filled with theatrics and wonderment. Service too was top-notch.
When I was asked to write a guest feature on 5 Things to Eat in Hong Kong, I was half excited and half petrified; not that I couldn’t decide on 5 (as you can tell I have
failed to keep it to 5 made it into an even more awesome list of 10) but more importantly, I was afraid that I would not be able to string together coherent sentences that would convince people to try the food that I am recommending. Nevertheless, this is my valiant first attempt and I do hope you will be able to find something that you will like from my list!
$- Freaking cheap
$$$- Value for money
1. 百味食品- Cold Noodles
G/F, New Town Mall/Agryle Centre @ 688 Nathan Road, Mongkok.
Mongkok MTR (exit D2)
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Italian cuisine has always been a hit with Singaporeans. Pasta, Pizza, Risotto, Cheese and Tiramisu. You name it, we love it. Comforting, creamy and pairing off beautifully with a glass of wine, Italian food is hard to resist for both the young and old. But with so many Italian restaurants popping up everyday, where do you know where to go and what to eat there?
In this round up, we share where are some of the best places to enjoy what the different regions of Italy have to offer, here on our little island. Read on for our 5 Best Italian restaurants in Singapore.
32 Maxwell Road #01-03 Tel: 6224 0978
Opening hrs: Monday to Friday: 11.30am – 2pm, Monday to Saturday: 6pm – 10pm
Lunch is not served on weekends. Restaurant is closed on Sundays
Situated barely a stone throw away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station, casual trattoria-style Italian restaurant- OTTO Locanda fronts the white and regal statuesque building, Maxwell Chambers. Opened by the same people behind fine-dining sister branch- OTTO Ristorante one block down the road, the former instead offers homely Italian fare with the introduction of regional speciality dishes from the different regions of Italy every month in a charmingly rustic space which is both comforting and relaxing.
Recommended for: Those who work in CBD. OTTO Locanda also offers 3 course set lunches for $32.
Must tries: Melanzane alla Parmigiana, Pappardelle all’ Anatra and Astice alla Griglia
Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43 10 Collyer Quay Tel: 6509 1488
Opening hrs: Monday to Friday 11.30am – 3pm, Monday to Saturday 5.30pm – 11.45pm
Restaurant is closed on Sundays
At 240 metres above ground, perched at the top floor of the Ocean Financial Centre in Collyer Quay, contemporary Italian restaurant- Zafferano (Italian for Saffron) joins the likes of KU DÉ TA and Jaan with its gorgeous bird’s eye view of our beautiful city skyline that is absolutely captivating in the night. With nature as its asset and a glowing circular bar lit by a thousand saffron tendrils which takes centre stage in the lounge, Zafferano is primed with great potential. With new Executive Chef Fabio Cucchelli in tow, who brings with him more than two decades of culinary experience across Europe, along with a spanking new menu of traditional Italian signatures, Zafferano is set to impress with its emphasis on natural flavours as it pays tribute to the authentic origins of produce from both North and South Italy.