Get the latest news from the F&B scene for families in August 2023 - New Items, menus and more!
Every month, we put together a list of F&B news that is suitable for kids, family gatherings and for date nights! These include details of newly opened restaurants, revamped menus and festive experiences! Let's take a look at what's new in the F&B scene in August 2023!
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- Restaurants to Celebrate National Day
- The Best Mooncakes to try this Mid-Autumn Festival
- Get a Taste of Spain at the New Sabio at Duxton Hill and Sentosa Cove
1. Grab Your Foodie Treats at Woodleigh Mall
The new Woodleigh Mall is looking to attract foodies with a selection of weekday treats, coupled with exciting deals and promotions!
Be it a velvety tart or a buttery croissant, indulge in a wide selection of baked goods at Tiong Bahru Bakery (#02-47). From 1 July to 31 December 2023, enjoy $5 off your next purchase for every $35 spent!
Beans.Factory (#B1-K43/44) is opening their second outlet in Singapore at The Woodleigh Mall. With savoury and sweet menu items such as their Signature Grass Jelly with Soya Milk and Matcha Red Bean Tau Fu Fah, get ready to treat yourself to a delicious fusion of unique flavours. From 1 July till 31 December 2023, get any two items for $15!
Immerse yourself in a world of frozen delights that satisfies all your sweet tooth cravings at Wonder Gelato (#B1-K29). From now till 21 September, enjoy a 1-for-1 special deal for 2 slices of freshly baked waffles with a mini gelato scoop!
*Terms and Conditions apply for the deals.
2. A Taste of España at Sabio - Spanish Tapas at the New Duxton Hill and Refreshed Quayside Isle
Singapore's trailblazer of Spanish tapas, Sabio, proudly announces the grand opening of Sabio Duxton and unveils its revitalized Sabio by the Sea! With vibrant transformations and renewed energy, both locations offer unparalleled culinary experiences that capture the essence of Spain.
Step into the heart of Spain at Sabio Duxton, nestled in the charming Duxton Hill. This esteemed tapas restaurant returns to its original home, retaining its distinctive Spanish charm while embracing exciting new changes. Sabio Duxton promises an enchanting Mediterranean culinary journey that caters to families and friends alike.
Nestled at the picturesque Quayside Isle in Sentosa Cove, Sabio by the Sea invites families to experience the spirit of Spain without leaving the shores of Singapore. The welcoming ambiance and charming decor set the stage for families to create lasting memories while indulging in authentic Spanish cuisine. Sabio by the Sea also offers a Hangover Brunch where kids under 7 can get to eat for free!
3. PS.Cafe At Ann Siang Hill Opens Verandah Bar
Verandah Bar at PS.Cafe Ann Siang Hill is a new hidden oasis in the bustling heart of Singapore that offers a magical escape inspired by the charm of New York speakeasies!
With stunning Chinatown views from an expansive indoor lounge and rooftop deck, bask in the moonlight at Verandah Bar whilst you imbibe an array of delicious cocktails, spirits and more.
The Verandah Bar also plays host to exciting happenings every week! The brand has launched three new weekly events to bring guests the best island beats, cocktails, and a good dose of yummy treats - including the comeback of Truffle Thursdays where you can enjoy drinks, free-flow truffle fries and immaculate party vibes!
4. New Ajumma's at Westgate with Makgeolli Selection
Ajumma's opens its latest outlet at Westgate! Located at Level 1 of Westgate, this 5th Ajumma's outlet offers the usual casual Korean food menu inspired by the markets and streets of Korea, and also for the first time, Ajumma's will include a selection of crafted makgeolli in its menu too!
5. Fat Cow Unveils A New Wagyu Omakase by Chef Shingo Iijima
Launched in June 2023, Chef Shingo Iijima presents Fat Cow's new Wagyu Omakase ($290++/pax), offering guests an expedition of Japan's diverse prefectures through an unrivalled collection of Wagyu conscientiously sourced from Hokkaido, Tochigi, Gunma, Ohmi, Matsusaka, Nagasaki, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima.
An experience rich in colour, texture and taste, diners can look forward to the:
- Zensai Platter - an assortment of appetisers including skewered Wagyu Saikyou Yaki, abalone served with hasuimo (lotus yam), uni, and grilled Wagyu tendon
- White Truffle Tamaji-mushi Wagyu Cutlet - a delicately balanced dish featuring velvety Japanese eggs, housemade white truffle sauce and gyukatsu-style Toriyama Wagyu
- Wagyu & Watercress Shabu - Matsusaka Wagyu beef, cooked in a flavourful broth of dashi, mirin, shoyu, and katsuoboshi, finished with vibrant watercress leaves
- Charcoal Grilled Wagyu with Burdock Sauce - featuring premium A4 Miyazaki Wagyu steak expertly grilled over binchotan and served with baby corn, fresh kizami wasabi, roasted round red radish, and a housemade burdock sauce.
6. Savour the original Hokkaido 'Butadon' at Butahage
Butahage, the renowned Hokkaido restaurant famed for its award-winning specialty of succulent and flavourful butadon (pork bowl), is opening a flagship outlet at Suntec City this August.
Butahage possesses a rich heritage of over 80 years of exceptional culinary excellence; it garnered a gold medal at the prestigious National Donburi Grand Prix in 2019, and took part in the esteemed Donburi Senshuken or National Donburi Championship.
At the heart of Butahage’s menu is the much-lauded butadon, a humble yet remarkable dish that has stood the test of time. Thick and unctuous slices of meticulously-sourced pork loin is expertly grilled and cloaked in an exquisite 80-year-old butadon no tare or dipping sauce, that was first concocted by Yano-san’s grandfather. This ‘liquid gold’ is slowly-simmered in an old-fashioned cauldron for long hours, and over time, the sauce intensifies to render a depth of flavour that is unrivalled. The juicy and meaty pork; thoroughly-imbued with the savoury tare, is served on a bowl of fluffy Hokkaido Nanatsuboshi rice – a rice varietal specially-chosen for its plump grains, mild sweetness, and bite.
This August, Butahage will be opening at Suntec City. Local diners will have the opportunity to indulge in the restaurant’s famed butadon prepared with carefully-selected quality pork grilled to perfection and served with Butahage’s proprietary secret sauce based on a 80-year old recipe that has been passed down for generations. Besides the signature butadon, the menu also comprises a selection of ‘Singapore-exclusive’ dishes.
7. Restaurant Gaig presents A Summer night in Barcelona
The only international outpost of the iconic restaurant in Barcelona, Restaurant Gaig on Stanley Street is a name synonymous with authentic, inspired Catalan fare. Its founder Chef Carles Gaig, the 4th generation of the 154-year-old Catalan family restaurant returns to Singapore this August. Together with his protégé, Executive Chef Marti Carlos, they will be presenting a gastronomic fare of A Summer Night in Barcelona exclusively on 17 and 18 August.
The six-course dinner menu ($198++ per diner) highlighting the late summer seasonal ingredients from the land and sea celebrates the natural environment of the region on the Mediterranean coast, rich with an abundance of fresh produce from the sea, fields, and mountains. Each dish is carefully created through a close collaboration between the teacher and his protégé. Rooted in the traditional recipes and influenced by the region’s rich culinary culture and the season’s bounty, every course is also the expression of a unique creativity, articulated through innovative techniques and artful plating.
8. A better way to brunch at Back to Eden
Serving up a nourishing and wholesome meat-free brunch that tastes just as good, all-day dining Back to Eden on Prinsep Street is a trailblazing plant-focused artisanal cafe and micro-bakery with a conscious and holistic approach.
The repertoire of gratifying brunch favourites, scrumptious sides, healthful smoothies, and quality coffee by Strangers’ Reunion is thoughtfully-conceived with the intention of delivering a positive and uplifting experience, be it a healthy breakfast, hearty brunch or an almost guilt-free indulgent feast.
9. Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium - Sake & Yakitori Set Promotion
Venue: Atrium Bar 317 at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Dates: Fridays, 7 pm - 9 pm
Available on Friday evenings, the newly launched Sake and Yakitori set at Atrium Bar 317, includes 2 free yakitori when you order a bottle of sake.
10. Launch of LeVeL33’s Brand New Cocktail Menu
LeVel33 launches a range of reinvented beer cocktails and other tantalising concoctions tailored to suit various taste profiles. The cocktail menu is presented in 4 main categories which include:
- Craft Beer Cocktails,
- Strong and Classic,
- Tropical and Sunshine,
- Minty and Fresh.
These categories offer a wide array of choices, whether one seeking a bold and robust drink or a light and refreshing option. Notably, the menu showcases the infusion of beer into cocktails, staying true to LeVeL33's microbrewery concept.
11. Osteria Mozza Introduces Regional Series of Italian Wine Dinners
Embark on a culinary and wine odyssey across Italy! Starting with Emilia Romagna this month, the dinner series will then take guests on to Sardinia and Tuscany before culminating with the culinary delights of Piedmont in December. This unique Italian regional dinner series captures the essence of these regions' finest wines and flavours through a journey that has been exquisitely curated by Chef Silverton and Executive Chef Peter Birks.
12. Afternoon Hideaway With Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
Relish a mid-day respite of fresh and indulgent fare at Tablescape Restaurant & Bar. Launched on 27 June 2023, the Business Set Lunch ($39++/pax, $59++/pax paired with wine) promises to enliven with a three-course retreat, available from 12pm to 2pm on Tuesdays to Fridays.
Some highlights from Tablescape Restaurant & Bar’s new Business Set Lunch include:
- An assemblage of appetite-whetting starters:
- A sous vide Egg accompanied by sauteed asparagus, shimeji mushrooms, sweet liquorice reduction, and a luscious parmesan cheese sauce
- A chargrilled Squid marinated with lemon zest and parsley, and served with pea puree, a creamy rosemary-infused ricotta sauce and finished with a delicate squid ink crouton
- For mains, a succulent cut of Red Snapper seared then oven-roasted to perfection with aromatics and butter, served atop a stew of coco beans and chopped chorizo
- The Strawberries, a composition of hazelnut sponge crowned with vanilla ganache, fresh strawberries, and housemade strawberry pearls and gel
13. Bedrock Origin Presents A New Zealand Culinary Voyage with the 2023 Great Beef & Reef Series Ed 3
Returning with its third edition for 2023, Bedrock Origin’s The Great Beef & Reef Series presents an exceptional showcase of the finest offerings from both land and sea. From 2 August to 2 November 2023 (Sundays to Thursdays), embark on a culinary adventure showcasing a New Zealand Culinary Voyage with a 6-Course Dinner Tasting Menu (from $168++ per person) or a 6-Course Dinner Tasting Menu with Oscietra Caviar (add $45++).
The dining experience can be enhanced with a curated 4- wine pairing (add $68++) with a selection from Cloudy Bay, one of New Zealand's most iconic premium wine estates. A 5-wine pairing is complimentary during the launch dinner on 2 August 2023 with any order of The Beef & Reef Series menus.
The Great Beef & Reef Series 3 presents a New Zealand Culinary Voyage and features items such as the:
- Cold Serve New Zealand Oysters - spotlighting freshly shucked New Zealand oysters from Niwa Bream Bay, presented in two delectable variations; the first paired with refreshing chilli-lime granita and lime caviar that melts in the mouth, the second offering a delectable combination of fresh oyster and ikura
- Confit Ora King Salmon - showcases New Zealand King Salmon from Ora King, cured for up to two days and gently confit together with fragrant aromatics. The flaky yet moist fish is topped with nori and finely chopped kombu, with an option to elevate with briny pearls of Oscietra caviar (add $45++)
- Beef-Fat Aged NZ Wagyu Striploin - spotlighting the 100% grass fed Wagyu from Hastings, New Zealand, it is dry-aged for 21 days and steeped in beef fat before grilling over applewood. Complementing the irresistible Wagyu striploin is a hearty house-made eggplant parmigiana.
14. An Enchanting Nikkei-Inspired Afternoon Tea at Ginger.Lily
Ginger.Lily has become known for exquisite storytelling, and this new menu brings the rich traditions of Nikkei cuisine and flavours to life. Nikkei is a distinctive cuisine originating in Peru through a unique marriage of traditional Japanese techniques and vibrant Latin American ingredients. Guests can expect a journey that explores the many facets of Nikkei cuisine, tracing a path from savoury to sweet.
Start the afternoon tea with a welcome drink of Nikkei Sour by Mendoza, a selection of savoury delights to choose from such as the Shishamo Bun and Kurobuta Pork Sando, which are followed by a trio of Nikkei Nigiri comprising Foie Gras, White Fish and Maguro Chu-Toro.
The afternoon tea experience transitions into a beautiful selection of sweet patisserie like the Matcha & Sudachi, Japanese Mango Cheesecake, Muscat Anise Shortcake and the Mikan Cacao Pepper Choux.
Ginger.Lily has also expanded its selection of aromatic teas and will be offering the Melon Blossom and the Symphony of Spice which is a non-caffeinated herbal blend.
15. The New! KFC Eggcellent Sunrise Flatbread
KFC Singapore is adding flatbread to its breakfast menu for the first time with its newest addition – Eggcellent Sunrise Flatbread!
Available from 19 July to 5 September 2023, KFC fans can look forward to an egg-cellent start to the day with the new scrumptious flatbread that comprises a tasty mix of perfectly scrambled eggs, premium chicken ham, flavourful tomatoes topped with delectable cheese between a freshly toasted flatbread.
Also, KFC has extended its breakfast hours to start at 7:00am instead of 8:00am, serving grab-and-go breakfast options until 11:00am!
16. Try the New Oatbedient Oat Milk
Oatbedient believes in nourishing your family with products you can trust. Oatbedient was born out of the simple idea of creating wholesome and delicious products. With a deep commitment to the well-being of both people and the planet, Oatbedient goes beyond producing exceptional goods. They aim to inspire and empower parents like you to make mindful decisions that promote a healthier lifestyle while respecting and preserving the environment.
By offering a diverse selection of oat-centric products, Oatbedient caters to a wide range of dietary needs, including vegans, lactose-intolerant individuals, and the Muslim community.
17. Brand new Hazelnut Chocolate, and Biscoff cheesecakes from Cat & the Fiddle
Cat & the Fiddle has a stellar collection of perennial classics and unique Asian-inspired flavours. Cat & the Fiddle's cheesecakes are made for every occasion, celebration and treat-me moment.
To celebrate Singapore's National Day, the outlets and online store will present two new variants, Hazelnut Chocolate and Biscoff cheesecakes.
The Hazelnut Chocolate cheesecake is an alluring treat for those who adore anything chocolate, with a surprise waiting at every layer. Taste buds will be tantalised by generous chocolate mousse, and hazelnut mousse, all made with premium quality cream cheese, paired with the delicately light and fluffy chocolate sponge.
Adding to the list of innovative cheesecake offerings is the brand new Biscoff cheesecake, a generously filled non-baked Biscoff cream cheese mousse wrapped around a layer of classic vanilla sponge. The foundation of this cake is lined with the deliciously comforting butter biscuit base, and generously glazed with Biscoff spread.
18. East Meets West in Godiva's Mid-Autumn Collection
Taking a bold step in a different direction this year, each nugget of velvety chocolate ganache and fruit filling is enveloped in an all-new delicate pastry inspired by the Taiwanese pineapple cake topped with an elegant chocolate slice.
18. Celebrate delightful flavours at Atrium Restaurant
From 4 July to 13 August 2023, indulge in authentic Singaporean dishes at the Atrium Restaurant, such as the Chef's Signature Laksa, Freshly-made Prata, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Oyster Omelette, Sambal Squid, Briyani, Fried Carrot Cake and more! At the same time, pamper yourselves with International Delights like Roast Ribeye, Fresh Sashimi & Assort Sushi, Seafood Paella, Lamb Shepherd's Pie.
- 50% off every adult
- Children 5 years old and below dine for free with every paying adul
19. PastaMania National Day Promotion
Venue: PastaMania Outlets
Dates: 24 Jul - 31 Aug 2023
From 24 July 2023 to 31 August 2023, PastaMania will debut its National Day specials with a local twist including the Baked Laksa Chicken & Prawn Pasta ($12.80 nett), an al-dente pasta tossed with delectable baked chicken, succulent fresh prawns, and dried baby shrimp, followed by a generous coat of Laksa cream sauce that will tantalize your taste buds, the Laksa Chicken Calzone ($12.80 nett), a combination of baked chicken, hard-boiled egg, and a gastronomical blend of melted Mozzarella cheese and dried baby shrimp, all nestled within a heavenly Calzone pocket, the Salted Egg Mala Seafood Pasta ($13.80 nett), a pasta of your choice drenched in a special Salted Egg Mala sauce, topped with juicy cherry tomatoes and a delightful medley of seafood, including fresh succulent prawns, scallops, and mussels and the refreshing Fizzy Pomegranate Refresher ($5.50 nett), a fizzy soda infused with grenadine sweetener, topped with zesty lime wedges and a juicy cherry, making it the ideal summer pick-me-up!
Enjoy the National Day Promotion Combo ($15.80 nett) which includes your choice of one NDP main (Baked Laksa Chicken & Prawn Pasta OR Laksa Chicken Calzone OR Salted Egg Mala Seafood Pasta) and one carafe of the Fizzy Pomegranate Refresher.
20. Celebrate Our Heritage Our Home with Toast Box!
This National Day, beloved home-grown contemporary Nanyang coffee chain Toast Box pays tribute to this Little Red Dot with a limited-time Our Heritage, Our Home promotion featuring a truly Singaporean pair!
Packed with flavour and texture in every bite, Toast Box’s version of the Lontong Chee Cheong Fun is served with silky-smooth rice rolls; a unique touch. The smooth rolls are steeped in a lip-smacking gravy that is made from scratch with a homemade rempah, coconut milk, tau pok or tofu puffs, alongside a colourful medley of fresh vegetables including carrots, cabbage, long beans. Crowned with a hard-boiled egg, this vibrant dish promises to add a touch of warmth to the hearts and bellies of fellow Singaporeans!
Toast to the spirit of love and unity with the invigorating Kopi Jelly Iced Teh – a union of two well-loved Nanyang beverages. Sip on a well-pulled cup of rich and aromatic iced Nanyang teh with a deeply-intense Nanyang kopi jelly – a ‘yuan yang’ combo with a delightful textural contrast.
Order the NDP special set comprising the Lontong Chee Cheong Fun and Kopi Jelly Iced Teh for $9.80 (U.P. $10.60) in-store.
Available from 18 July to 13 August, the two National Day specials of Lontong Chee Cheong Fun and Kopi Jelly Iced Teh, are available at all outlets island-wide for dine-in, takeaway and delivery on GrabFood, FoodPanda and Deliveroo.
21. Da Paolo Celebrate National Day With The Gula Melaka Coconut Pandan Bun
Venues: Da Paolo Outlets
Dates: Till 31 Aug 2022
Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant & Bar’s Lion City Sling ($24) is more than a model of our national cocktail. A mix of vodka redistilled with kaffir lime, rum combined with aromatic coconut cream, lime juice, sweet chilli and bright lemongrass syrup; this thirst-quencher combines the distinct tastes of our home and cranks them up a notch. For more treats infused with local flavours, opt for a refreshing scoop of Coconut & Gula Melaka Gelato ($7.90 per scoop) or the Gula Melaka Coconut Pandan Bun ($6.90) available at Da Paolo Gastronomia.
22. A National Day tribute through Yàn’s local-inspired dim sums
In celebration of Singapore’s 58th birthday, Yàn commemorates the nation’s rich culinary heritage with a National Day Dim Sum Menu (from $6++). Available for lunch only from 1 to 15 August 2023, delight in a repertoire of delicate creations showcasing a sumptuous spread of classic Cantonese delights incorporated with local flavours.
Paying homage to the Peranakan culture in Singapore is the Poached Prawns and Diced Cod Fish Dumpling with Assam Sauce ($9++ for 3 pieces). Tossed in a piquant assam sauce, the silky wantons feature a combination of succulent prawns and diced cod fish. The Steamed Vegetarian Dumpling ($6 for 2 pieces) presents crystal dumpling filled with preserved radish, peanuts, carrots, water chestnuts, and onions.
Returning favourites include the Steamed Xiao Long Bao with Bak Kut Teh Stock ($8++ for 4 pieces) and Steamed Hainanese Chicken with Sticky Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf ($6++ for 2 pieces). The former draws inspiration from the famed pork rib soup in Singapore while the latter showcases a Cantonese interpretation of the beloved Hainanese chicken rice.
23. Paradise Group’s National Day Exclusives
Venue: Paradise Group Outlets
Dates: 24 Jul - 31 Aug 2023
This National Day, Paradise Group’s chefs reimagine their specialties with Singapore cuisine inspirations. Join them and embark on a culinary discovery of Singapore's best flavours! Tuck into Paradise Group’s National Day exclusives across the different Paradise Group brands from 24 July to 31 August.
- Taste Paradise
- Steamed Dragon Grouper with Singapore’s Special Sauce in H.K. Style
- Nanyang Kopi-O Honey BBQ Spanish Iberico Pork
- Teochew Paradise
- Braised Sliced Irish Fat Duck with Black Vinegar in Casserole
- Singapore Chilli Crab wrapped in Egg White Crêpe
- Seafood Paradise
- Crispy Dough Fritter Stuffed with Seafood Paste tossed with Salted Egg Yolk
- Stewed Assorted Seafood in Singapore Laksa Broth
- Paradise Dynasty
- Pan-fried Singapore Chilli Crab Bun 3pcs
- Braised Pork Rib with Singapore Tiger Beer
- Canton Paradise
- Crispy Kaya Bun 3pcs
- Steamed Kampong Chicken in Canton Style with H.K. Egg Noodle in Laksa Broth
- Paradise Classic
- Singapore Style Rojak with Crisp-fried Chicken
- Stir-fried Big Prawn Hokkien Mee with Prawn Broth
24. Locally Inspired Tea Sets at the Marmalade Pantry
Venue: The Marmalade Pantry Downtown, ION and Anchorpoint
Dates: 1 Aug - 31 Oct 2022
Enjoy locally inspired afternoon tea session at The Marmalade Pantry. Available from 1 August to 31 October, their Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea Set ($78++ for two persons) features delectables like a Kueh Salat Petite Cupcake, Gula Melaka Mousse Cake and Pandan Cream Puff. Beyond the sweet treats are savouries that include a refreshing Beetroot Rojak Shooter, Hainanese Chicken Quinoa as well as Coconut Cake with Sambal Prawn Mayo.
25. Commemorate National Day with Restaurant Gaig
Venue: 16 Stanley Street, Singapore 068735
Dates: 1 - 31 Aug 2023
Every National Day, Restaurant Gaig dedicates a gourmet treat to the food-fervent nation. This year, the team pays tribute to the host of their first international outpost with a celebratory dish inspired by a local culinary treasure — Chilli Crab Croqueta. Crafted exclusively for the occasion by Executive Chef Marti Carlos Martinez, this a la carte special is served tapas-style for lunch and dinner from 1 to 31 August at $6++ each.
27. Rumours Has It: Let the Good Times Roll by RAPPU
Enjoy an exclusive one day only gourmet party - Rumours Has It: Let the Good Times Roll by RAPPU hosted at Rumours Beach Club on Saturday, 19 August.
You can expect a medley of fusion flavours with a local twist await with the Black Pepper Crab Seaweed Taco and satiating Laksa Ebi Handroll and from Rumours Beach Club’s open kitchen concept grill come unique surprises that fuse Japanese and Balinese influences, like the Prawn Paste Karaage with Sambal Penyet Skewers and a lovely smoky Sambal Unagi Satay.
Wash the food down with either the Elderflower Lychee Sangria or Kyoho Grape Sangria; and dance the night away with award-winning UK DJ Shortee Blitz's soulful blend of tunes.