Additional reporting by Margaux Levy. This article was first written on February 16, 2022, and updated on September 21, 2022.
There’s no shortage of new restaurants to visit in Singapore—we're always spoilt for choice, with new openings adding to the diversity and vibrancy of the local dining scene. Besides delighting discerning palates with exquisite meals, these latest dining venues in our city-state are also cementing their gastronomic offerings with impeccably designed interiors.
Familiar with Gibran Baydoun’s Lucali BYGB, Proper Slice, and Corduroy Palace? The newest dining joint hot on the radar is Etta, designed as an ode to the restauranteur’s grandmother and muse, Ruth Etta Collins.
More than just a restaurant, Etta embodies creativity at its finest with its multi-purpose space and punctuation of post-modern style interiors that are equal parts cosy and charming. Situated in Kampong Bugis, the restaurant takes on a completely glamorous look that stands in contrast to the more rugged, industrial look of its neighbourhood; its interiors are designed by architect Jin Seow, who sought to create a stunning environment inspired by its very namesake (Etta translates as ruler of the home in Italian); this restaurant also marks Baydoun’s second collaboration with Seow.