Time Out Singapore Dine Out 2015!

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Photo 5-3-15 6 50 37 pm Note: Picture heavy post! STOP LOADING THIS ON YOUR PHONES IF YOUR DATA IS EXPLODING!

Dine Out 2015 promises to be the dining experience of the year, which would put a smile on our bellies. Organized by Time Out Singapore, 15 restaurants and bars have been invited to take part in this event, held at Custom House Terrace on 5 March 2015. Overlooking bay front, with the breathtaking sky scrapers surrounding the area, a real scenic spot I would say!
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset  Photo 5-3-15 6 52 38 pmEntry tickets for this atas “buffet” spread were priced at $55 per pax or $70, with free flow alcohol. I’ve been eyeing this event since the start of the year, but the tickets were all sold out before I realized that they were on sale. However, I was very honored to be invited by Thomas to this event. You can’t imagine how elated I was when he sent me the invitation!

Participating Restaurants

This is the list of food offered from the various restaurants participating in the event! Please pardon the poor quality, I was busy stuffing my face with one hand, and snapping pictures with another!Photo 5-3-15 7 04 21 pm

1) The New Black

The New Black is a place you would want to go if you’re serious about your coffee. These guys serve artisan coffee that suits your taste profiles, using the taste wheel here, because coffee can be as complex as wine.
Photo 5-3-15 6 58 55 pmPhoto 17-2-15 5 55 26 pm(Taken at New Black’s flagship outlet at circular road) Despite his cheeky demeanor, with the incessant attempts to photobomb, this guy right here knows his stuff and is in fact, very serious about his coffee.
Photo 8-3-15 3 29 13 pmMaking sure that the coffee is brewed to perfection.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 preset The 2 blends we tried on that day were spot on with their taste profiles given, we were totally mind blown. There was one which promised to taste like Red berry jam and candied fruit, and that was exactly what we tasted from the unassuming brew. Head on down to their flagship outlet if you’re intrigued by how cool this concept is!
The New Black
1 Circular Road
Singapore 058400 
Opening Hours: Weekdays 8am to 6.30pm, Saturday 8.30am to 4.30pm, closed on Sundays!

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetWe unfortunately didn’t have a chance to try their sliders because they weren’t ready when we were first there, and there was a snaking queue right after. Since we’ve had their burgers before, we decided to give it a miss! You can read about our experience here!
72 Circular Road
Singapore 049426

3. The Prime Society
Where you can get the PERFECT steak. Enough said.
Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset Beer Braised Short Rib, Truffle Buckwheat Dressing and Burnt Onion. Hands down, the best dish we had in this event. SUCH SUCCULENT AND JUICY SHORT RIB.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset  Marinated Scallop, Grilled and Pickled Cucumber and White Miso ButterProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 preset  Intense Chocolate Pudding with Salted Caramel Popcorn and Peanut. Thank you chef for dumping a huge chunk of salted caramel popcorn on my plate! Hahaha!

The Prime Society
10 Dempsey Road
Singapore 247700
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday – 6pm to 10.30pm, Wed to Sunday – 12pm to 10.30pm

4. Lewin Terrace
A Japanese-French fusion concept restaurant, located within the scenic fort canning park. Innovative mix of cuisines, with a damn good view. First date to impress? Lewin Terrace is probably the place.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Dragon Fruit Carpaccio with crab meatProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Foie Gras Terrine. The juiciest chunk of foie gras I’ve had, ever.

Lewin Terrace
21 Lewin Terrace Singapore
Singapore 179290
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday: Lunch:12pm – 3pm (Last order at 2pm), Dinner: 6.30pm – 11pm (Last order at 9.30pm)

5. UNA
If you are looking for Spanish and European flavors, with a good ambience to kick, UNA would be a haven for you! Seriously, one of the best paellas I’ve had.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Seafood and Chicken Paella. They had one dish to offer, and that one dish just did it for us.

1 Rochester Park
Singapore 139212
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 5pm to 11pm

6. Morsels
Located on the outskirts of little India, Morsels is a cosy place that exudes the feeling of home. Morsels do not categorize their menu because they believe in the freedom to mix and match your little morsels of food. Yes, that means I can have my ice cream with pizza.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset House Smoked Turkey Taco, mmm… Generous servings of turkey and that tangy spiciness, my palates were intrigued and screaming out for more, despite the protests by my bloated belly.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset House smoked Salmon Canape. Order this 2 when you’re there. 

35 mayo street
Singapore 208316
Opening Hours: Tue to Thu: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri – Sat: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

7. :Pluck

:Plucking is the act of sharing a plate with your closest mates, according to :pluck. Head on down to Club Street to eat, drink and be merry!
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset 24 Hour Braised Short Ribs
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Swordfish Tartare, which I only realized on that very day that I did not quite fancy swordfish.

90 Club Street
Singapore 069458
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 9:00 am – 12:00 am || Fri: 10:00 am – 1:00 am || Sat: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am

8. Cicheti

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Everything is written in Italian, so here’s a translation: Seafood broth. SO DAMN GOOD AND COMFORTING.  Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Tomato meatballs, if there wasn’t a queue, I would have popped 10 in my mouth straight.


52 Kandahar Street
Singapore 198901
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays: Noon to 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm || Saturdays: 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm

9. O Comptoir

Known for their crepes, and galettes, these people bring authentic French food to your table. Being a French Creperie aside, their marinated salmon is the BEST i’ve had, which is only available on their weekend brunch menu. I’ll do up a post on them soon!
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Homemade salted caramel crepe: their salted caramel sauce is DA BOMB.

O Comptoir
79 Circular Road
Singapore 049433
Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 11am to 11pm

10. The Clifford Pier

Clifford Pier is the answer if you are sick of having your local cuisine in kopitiam, and want to have your chicken rice while admiring Marina Bay.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThis chicken rice is honestly NOT BAD. The chili sauce was surprisingly good too!

The Clifford Pier

The Fullerton Bay Hotel
Singapore 049326
Opening hours: A lot of different timings. Please check!

11. Town Restaurant

An all day dining restaurant, overlooking Singapore river. Another place to head to if you want to have your non-atas food at atas places.
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Town Restaurant

1 Fullerton Square
The Fullerton Hotel
Singapore 049178
Opening Hours: daily, 6.30am to 11.30pm

Phew! This is by far the most tiring post to date! But yes, that sums up my Dine Out 2015 experience! Thank you Thomas and TimeOut Singapore for the invite, and really all these restaurants featured in this event is top notch. I hope the information given for each of these places suffice! Enjoy!

And seriously, the view was breathtaking!
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetEh? Wrong view, I meant the one below!
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