The holiday season is fast approaching! If you’re looking to travel the world on a gastronomical adventure and impress a date, you can look to Raffles Place. We may know it as the heart of the CBD where all the offices are headquartered, but it’s also home to malls and tons of lesser-known restaurants. Check out the variety of international dishes as you travel from Spain to Australia.
From Portugal and Spain
Experience Latin Europe at this charming bistro, Sol & Luna which is a lush urban garden with mesmerising views of Singapore’s high skyline city. Located on the 17th floor of CapitaSpring’s Green Oasis, it serves Latin-inspired cuisine from day through night.
Featuring classic Portuguese and Spanish favourites with a modern twist, feast on dishes like the Spanish stuffed eggplant with wagyu beef and pork minced, marinated with heirloom tomatoes and their special salsa verde. There’s also in free-range barley-fed wanderer striploin dressed in buttermilk and garlic crumbs. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Central Business District, Singapore River, and even the Padang with your meal.
Coastal Australian Cuisine
Kaarla Restaurant & Bar at CapitaSpring offers inventive dishes in a cosy, elegant space. The restaurant works together with fishermen and farmers in Australia, ensuring that their ingredients are all sourced and raised sustainably and ethically.
Try the Australian market oyster specially fermented in-house with oyster plant vinegar. Or the pan-seared scallop seasoned with Australian native herbs, paired with risoni bisque pasta. Finish off your meal with some coco-lichi sorbet and a glass of champagne from the Margaret River in Australia.
A Japanese Higawari Lunch
Led by Master Chef Murata Tomoya who hails from the port city of Fukuoka and has over two decades of culinary know-how, Kotobuki Restaurant at One Raffles Place prides itself on the mastery of traditional sashimi and traditional Japanese delicacies.
Their specialty is Higawari set lunches which are prepared daily and cycle through different menus weekly. They boast a unique collection of sake and shochu, as well as popular Kyoho grape and yuzu sake sensations, and even Merlot and Chardonnay wines. Pair them with a list of mouthwatering otsumami — finger foods that go along well with alcoholic drinks.
French Pastries and Desserts
Stop for afternoon tea at Ocean Financial Centre’s PAUL – a family bakery and patisserie founded in 1889 in France. With time-honoured production methods passed down for five generations, this famed bakery offers a wide selection of country-style and fancy bread, viennoiserie, pastries, cakes and desserts, snacks and sandwiches.