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Singapore's top celebrity
What's in a name?...lots of great food
By Where Singapore Staff | Oct 02, 2017
See how top celebrity chefs have earned their reputations at a variety of local dining spots.
Masterchef meanie Gordon Ramsay has brought Bread Steet Kitchen to our shores—a sister to its London branch. This casual restaurant offers traditional English classics at modern prices—popular mains include shepherd's pie, fish and chips, lamb chops and short rib beef burgers.
Wolfgang Puck’s namesake Singapore eatery is a contemporary steakhouse that offers a terrific selection of beef. Especially impressive are the original and homemade sauces such as Argentinean chimichurri or wasabi-yuzu kosho butter.
Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud has created a dining experience that is impressively run but decidedly comfortable. The menu offers French classics such as seared foie gras and traditional coq au vin, as well as delectables like the DB burger and steak frites.
This casual bistro, a collaboration between celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his Italian mentor, chef Gennaro Contaldo, offers affordable everyday dishes like prawn linguine and lamb chops scottaditto, cooked using fresh and sustainably-sourced ingredients.
Singapore's only three-Michelin-star restaurant is an excellent experience, and priced accordingly. Dining here is all about the degustation menus, with an ever-changing choice of delicious and well-presented dishes like truffled langoustine ravioli and foie gras with potato confit. For wine lovers, there are over a thousand labels to choose from.
San Pellegrino-lauded chef David Thompson offers an upscale take on Thailand’s street food in a stylish setting at Marina Bay Sands. The menu is mostly made up of small plates like Chiang Mai larp of chicken, wagyu beef skewers and toasted coconut with dried prawns and ginger. For heartier appetites, there are noodles, curries and a variety of meats served with rice—plus an exotic range of tropical cocktails.
The jovial Italian-American chef is one-of-a-kind: Mario Batali's love of people and food makes this a dining experience to be remembered. The space is cozy with lots of dark wood, and the fine dining options include dishes like agnolotti with butter and sage, as well as grilled quail wrapped with pancetta in sage and honey. Simpler fare that is equally not to be missed: grilled octopus with potatoes, celery and lemon, and burrata cheese with asparagus and guanciale.
Australian chef Luke Mangan knows how to choose a location. Sitting on the 54th floor of ION Orchard, his unique take on modern Australian food matches the magnificence of the space. The menu is a wonder of inspiration: crab omelette with mushrooms and miso mustard broth, pork belly and lobster with garlic cream, tofu and enoki in a ginger jus, to name just a few.
Here you'll find top-notch service, personal attention, and a 10-course degustation menu with a unique Japanese sensibility. The ingredients are premium, such as seasonal Japanese river fish, grade nine Wagyu beef and Hokkaido sea urchin. All served up in an understated and stylish space.