We know the pain of having big birthday plans suddenly fall through. The new COVID-19 restrictions have seen most Singaporeans return to their homes, with social gatherings moving back into the virtual sphere. For those lucky enough to work from their own residence, the safest thing to do is step out only for essential tasks. Otherwise, it’s best to buckle in and dip your toes into quarantine cooking and at-home workouts.
But what about those who have been looking forward to celebrating a special occasion with friends and family? Whether it’s your anniversary or a loved one’s birthday, there’s one easy way to make the day brighter while supporting local food businesses. Here, Vogue rounds up the best Singaporean restaurants to order deliveries or pick up takeaways from, for a fine-dining treat that’s certain to make any celebration better.
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Even when transported to the home, three Michelin-starred Odette proves why it has held on to its title as Singapore’s best restaurant for the third year running. For anyone missing the establishment’s refined French cuisine fused with bright Asian flavours, look to ‘Odette at Home’—a curated home-dining experience with a rotating selection of comforting dishes designed to be enjoyed in the comfort of your home together with loved ones. Expect menu-favourites like Blue Lobster Bouillabaisse and Limousin Milk-fed Veal (good for a household of 4). To round off your celebration with something sweet, opt for the freshly baked chouquettes or madeleines.
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The Gyu Bar
If you’re a fan of mouth-wateringly tender wagyu, The Gyu Bar does an excellent job at fulfilling your needs. While their nine-course wagyu omakase—featuring a beautiful yakiniku platter and wagyu udon—will have to be put on hold for the moment, the restaurant has rolled out an extensive takeaway and delivery menu. The must-try is undoubtedly The Gyu Bar’s Signature Bento, which offers a choice of wagyu uni chirashi don, wagyu foie gras don or truffle sirloin sukiyaki don. Or, if you’re missing shabu shabu or sukiyaki, call for the fine Japanese wagyu sirloin in either of those preparation methods. Served with sides such as mixed vegetables and tofu, konyak noodles, Hokkaido rice, and a dashi soup, it makes for a decadent fine-dining meal that will have you forget you’re right at home.
Order online or call 9150 3164.
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Emmanuel Stroobant has lifted his game yet again—with the launch of “Room Service by Saint Pierre”, families can enjoy a luxurious meal in their homes, with the impeccable service and class that comes with fine-dining. Your multi-course meal is delivered on exquisite tableware by Saint Pierre’s staff, and is ready to eat upon arrival. Expect an assortment of warm artisanal breads with salted Brittany butter to start, before you tuck into a heady concoction starters such as white asparagus, leek and buckwheat and hairy crab and avocado. Their signature wagyu beef with spring vegetables and wasabi jus awaits, a tender, moreish cut of meat that will leave you wanting more. Gourmet cheeses, a dessert course and petit fours finish off your meal. Book early, because there are only 12 deliveries available a day.
Priced at $800, “Room Service by Saint Pierre” requires a two-day advanced booking and serves four to five people. Email [email protected] or call 6438 0887.
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It hasn’t been around for long, but Chef Rishi Naleendra’s brainchild Kotuwa has already cemented its position as one of Singapore’s hottest restaurants to try this year. Combining traditional Sri-Lankan cuisine with handcrafted cocktails, this restaurant is the Naleendra’s third venture after the highly successful Cloudstreet and Cheek Bistro. If you’ve been struggling to get a reservation, there may be no time like the present to order in for a first taste of the food. Pick from a range of appetisers like Devilled Cashews and Mutton Rolls and tantalising mains like Poricha Erachi (fried beef cheek in sweet tamarind, chilli and lime). Round off your meal with a flavourful pickle, like the Lychee Achcharu. If you’re ordering on the weekend—don’t miss out on the moreish Crab Curry, featuring Sri Lankan mud crab cooked with cumin, fenugreek, chilli & coconut.
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Housed in Regent Singapore, Michelin-starred Summer Palace is known for its extensive dim sum selection and refined Cantonese dishes. Its tiffin range—which is as visually arresting as it is delicious—comes to your home in lacquered red tiffin carriers for easy dismantling and serving at the dining table. Look forward to luxurious renditions of your favourite Cantonese dishes, like Scrambled Egg Whites with Caviar and Crabmeat and Beef Tenderloin with Black Pepper. If you’ve got your sights set on Dragonboat festival in June, also available for pre-order is Executive Chinese Chef Liu Ching Hai’s hearty steamed rice dumpling filled with abalone, black mushrooms, chestnuts, green beans, dried scallop, roast duck and salted egg yolk—perfect for digging in with the whole family.
Order online or call 6725 3239.
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Contemporary Japanese restaurant Fat Cow is known for its hand selection of the finest Japanese wagyu, available to guests in a range of delicious preparation methods ranging from shabu shabu to sumibiyaki. While not every item on the menu can be ordered to your home, much-loved signature items like the immaculately-seasoned 21-days Dry-aged Nagasaki Wagyu A5 Premium Donburi and The Fat Cow Wagyu Sandwich are nothing but a click away. If you’d like to elevate your stay-home celebration with a bottle of premium sake and a bite of something sweet and luxurious opt for ‘A Pleasant Surprise’. The package features two luxurious housemade Yuzu cheesecakes and a bottle of The Fat Cow Daiginjo Label, proving that you don’t have to leave the house for a good time.