This article was first written on April 13, 2021, and updated on November 25, 2021.
As challenging as the pandemic has been for restaurants around the world, the blitz of restaurant openings in Singapore continues—these new dining venues in Singapore also make a striking first impression with their stellar ambience and stylish interiors.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion, or perhaps if you simply would like to treat yourself to an indulgent meal, keep these debonair restaurants in mind for your next feast.
Following the success of three-Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant Odette—which recently clinched the groundbreaking number eighth position on the 2021 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list—French chef-owner Julien Royer has opened the doors to the highly-anticipated Claudine. Tucked amidst the vibrant Dempsey Hill dining scene, the French restaurant occupied the same 1930s former chapel that once housed The White Rabbit.
The heritage building has been given a striking refresh, with Nice Projects—a design studio co-founded by Singapore-born designer Sacha Leong and Australian designer Simone McEwan—helming the interior redesign. The duo worked together with This Humid House to dress the restaurant with beautiful botanical panels that are made from locally-sourced plants. The naturally-lit space features earthy red tones that are complemented with seats in cream tones, channeling the sense of joie de vivre that Royer intends to offer.
An airy open kitchen occupies one end of the restaurant, while a glitzy bar sits on the other. The design team retained the chapel’s original elements such as its glass-stained windows, wrought-iron grilles and mosaic floor tiles, which adds a historical charm to the space.
Claudine | 39C Harding Road | claudinerestaurant.com