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Mar 18, 2014 05:43 PM

Where to eat near the swisshotel singapore?

My husband is working for ten days or so in Singapore, and isn't familiar at all with the city. He'll have very limited time to sneak away; where should he head from this hotel? Thanks!

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  1. Swissotel is part of the Raffles City Shopping Complex, so there's a massive mall attached to the hotel (besides another hotel there, the Fairmont, which has Prego, an excellent Italian restaurant).

    Within Swissotel itself, Jaan and Equinox restaurants on the 72nd floor of the hotel are both worth exploring. Both also has nice views of the city.

    Back to the Raffles City mall - huge variety of eateries, including very good Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Korean. etc. Also good Spanish tapas bar at Salt, and fab breads/pastries at Tiong Bahru Bakery by Gontran Cherrier.

    List of eating spots in Raffles City:
    Bangkok Jam (#B1-44C)
    Benares (#B1-K1)
    bibigo (#B1-74)
    BreadTalk & Toastbox (#B1-44A)
    Brotzeit (#01-17)
    Buffet Town (#B1-44E)
    Cafe Swiss (#02-35A/35B)
    Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie (#B1-46)
    Cedele (#B1-01)
    Cedele (All day dining) (#03-28A)
    Costa Coffee (#01-45)
    Delifrance (#B1-81)
    dessert.cup (#B1-73)
    Din Tai Fung (#B1-08/09/10)
    Epi D'or (#B1-44)
    Equinox Restaurant (-)
    Fruits Paradise Cafe (#B1-44F)
    Godiva (#01-39A)
    Gong Cha (#B1-71)
    Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert (#B1-79)
    J.Co Donuts & Coffee (#B1-44M)
    Jaan (Level 70)
    Jollibean (#B1-69)
    Marché Bar & Bistro Raffles City (#01-17A)
    McDonald's (open 24-hour) (#01-49/50)
    Menya Musashi Bukotsu (#01-16)
    Skinny Pizza (#B1-63/64)
    KFC (#B1-37)
    Kopi Tiam (-)
    Lemongrass House (#03-07A)
    Nam Nam Noodle Bar (#B1-47)
    O' Coffee Club (#03-30/30A)
    once upon a milkshake (#B1-51)
    Polar Puffs and Cakes (Opening Soon) (#B1-56)
    Poulet (#B1-65/66)
    Salt Tapas & Bar By Luke Mangan (#01-22A)
    Shahi Maharani North Indian Restaurant (#03-21B)
    Skinny Pizza (#B1-63/64)
    Starbucks Coffee (open 24-hour) (#01-46)
    SUBWAY (#B1-36)
    Sumo Salad (#B1-72)
    Sushi Tei (#03-13/14)
    Szechuan Court & Kitchen (#03-22B, Fairmont)
    Teahouse The Asian Kitchen (#B1-14/15)
    Thai Express Bistro (#B1-77)
    The Cookie Museum (#B1-49 )
    The Food Place by Food Junction (#03-15/16/17)
    The Pizza Place (#B1-16)
    The Soup Spoon Union (#B1-61/62)
    Tiong Bahru Bakery by Gontran Cherrier (#B1-11/12)
    Tsukiji Gindaco (#B1-54)
    Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant (#B1-06/07)

    Let me know if there is anything specific your husband is looking for: dining precincts within walking distance from Swissotel are the Seah Street/Purvis Street area just after Singapore's iconic Raffles Hotel (which your husband may want to have a look at); Marina Square mall and its huge variety of eateries; Esplanade which has Glutton Square hawker centre, No Signboard Seafood, and many restaurants; and Chijmes (a lifestyle, food & beverage complex).

    6 Replies
    1. re: klyeoh

      I like the dim sum at Szechuan Court.

      1. re: klyeoh

        Thank you both! I emailed the link to him and I'll get back to you if he has more questions :). The time zone difference is making our communication a bit challenging.

        1. re: girlwonder88

          Talked to him and he said the s election is just overwhelming. Thanked you for the recs and asked where you'd recommend in that list for the best local/regional food. He's curious about pepper crab. Any tips?

          1. re: girlwonder88

            Black pepper crab is the more common version (there's a "newer" white pepper crab invented about a decade ago, but it didn't go down as well with many people) - this dish is usually done very well at one of the large seafood restaurant chains here in Singapore that specializes in the freshest seafood: Long Beach, Red House, No Signboard, Jumbo, Palm Beach.

            The nearest outlets to where your husband is staying are:
            - No Signboard at the Esplanade, which is 10 minutes' walk from Swissotel:

            - Palm Beach at One Fullerton, which is one subway stop away (take the MRT from City Hall to Raffles Place, then a 10 minute walk, or else take a short 10-minute taxi ride):

            1. re: girlwonder88

              Raffles City has an overwhelming number of dining options. I like:

              * Nam Nam Noodle Bar (Vietnamese)
              * bibigo (Korean)
              * Din Tai Fung (Taiwanese)
              * Fruit Paradise (Japanese dessert tarts)

              For western, maybe try soup spoon for lunch or Cedele for dinner.

              As well, the city hall MRT (subway) station is at the intersection of red and green lines, so orchard road, plaza singapura, bugis, etc.--more dining options than you can imagine--are within a ten minute subway ride.

              1. re: pixian

                Do be careful though--there are two Swissotels in S'pore. The above info is applicable to Swissotel The Stamford, and not to Swissotel Merchant Court.