8 Casual European Restaurants in Singapore That Will Take You On An Adventure

Last Updated: February 6, 2017
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Ever missed those relaxing dinners you had in Europe? Whether it is a French bistro, Italian trattoria or German bar, you’ll find that they exist in Singapore as well. They might be even better than those abroad!

Serving affordable European food coupled with an excellent ambience, these casual eateries have even taken it so far as to recreate an atmosphere that’ll take you right back to Europe.

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Here’s a list of 8 restaurants which whips up some of the best of European cuisine:

1. Bistro Du Vin

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Bistro Du Vin is a French Bistro that is dedicated to bringing diners an authentic dining experience with an interior that mirrors that of an actual restaurant in Paris. Boasting a relaxed setting with ambient music and tasteful decor hung on the walls, they have spared no expense in their efforts to bring France to Singapore.

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Focusing on traditional French dishes prepared with fresh ingredients, their starter French Onion Soup ($16) with croutons and cheese is one such example.

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Guests can also enjoy their huge selection of wines that are priced by the bottle or glass, depending on which you prefer.

Expected damage: $30++ per pax

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Address: Bistro du Vin @ Zion Road, Zion Road 56, 247781 Singapore | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 6.30pm – 10pm daily

2. 5 Senses 

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5 Senses is a Nordic fusion restaurant that offers a unique gastronomic experience which gourmands will certainly enjoy. Using only fresh ingredients imported all the way from Norway and Australia, this casual eatery ensures that their dishes are of high standards.

Set within a minimalistic and modern interior, 5 Senses is true to its name, guaranteeing meals that engage all of your senses.

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With many mouth-watering offerings to choose from, it might be hard to decide which dish to go for. Salmon lovers should most definitely try their Pan-Seared Norwegian Salmon ($14.90) with mashed potatoes and tomato coulis. If fish is not for you, their pastas are pretty good too.

Easily one of the best eateries in the Bedok area, 5 Senses is sure to satisfy all kinds of food preferences.

Expected damage: $20++ per pax

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Address: 799 New Upper Changi Road, #02-30/31 Bedok Point, Singapore 467351 | Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm daily 

3. The Berlin Bar and Restaurant

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Stationed in the Chijmes complex on Victoria Street, The Berlin Bar and Restaurant brings to guests a back-in-time Berlin experience with a combination of music, food and drinks. With regular performances by John Molin & Krueger together with live music from DJ’s, music lovers can come together to have a blast.

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Retro but also with fun twists, the Berlin Bar breaks down barriers for everyone to have a night of enjoyment over a couple of pints.

Expected damage: $30++ per pax

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Address: 30 Victoria Street, #B1-06 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996 | Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (12pm – 3pm, 5pm-3am), Saturday (5pm – 4am), Sunday (6pm – 2am)

4. Smiths Fish And Chips 

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Established in Balmoral Plaza at Bukit Timah Road, Smiths sells authentic British Fish and Chips that are perfectly battered before being served. It is truly hard to come by Fish and Chips that are as adequately salty yet crispy as those from Smiths.

Despite many preconceived notions that Fish and Chips are generally unhealthy, they have shown diners that with fresh fish and the right amount of preparation, it doesn’t have to be so.

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Their extensive menu offers a wide range of fish options ranging from the standard Cod to the more premium Halibut, all of which are of the best quality possible. As the batter is of huge importance to them, their fish is always fried in a crisp batter and served with a side of thick salted chips and a dash of vinegar.

Prices start at $16.50 depending on the size portion and the type of fish you’re going for. Regular customers can also stand to enjoy loyalty card deals, combo set lunches and student/senior value meals.

Expected damage: $20++ per pax

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Address: 271 Bukit Timah Road #01-02 Balmoral Plaza Singapore 256708 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 11pm daily

5. La Strada

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With a Trattorian style, La Strada is a laidback Italian restaurant located at Shaw Centre along Scotts Road near other Les Amis Group brands. As its name suggests, the restaurant is conveniently tucked in a street corner where patrons can go to truly unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Serving up the best of their cuisine, they have an array of dishes that fans of authentic Italian food would surely appreciate. One of the signature items on their menu is the Cremagliera di Agnello Alla Griglia ($38++) for the mains.

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Their delectable spread is accompanied with fine wines provided by Caveau Wine & Bar, which serves to complement their dishes.

Expected damage: $40 – $50 per pax

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Address: #01-13 Shaw Centre, Singapore | Opening Hours: 12pm – 2pm & 6.30pm – 10pm daily

6. Delicacy

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Delicacy is a cafe cum restaurant that serves mediterranean deli food and tapas coupled with plenty of drinks including premium coffees, craft beers and fine wines. Their gourmet food has a distinctive European flavour and are of great quality as they are made using sustainably grown produce.

Not to mention, their selection of artisanal wines and cultured ales from Spain and other parts of Europe.

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An innovative creation, their braised Iberico Pork Cheeks ($32) with carrot puree and sobrasada is certainly masterful. The result of the pork crackling combined with a sweet carrot puree makes for a great mix of flavour that is sure to satisfy any foodie.

Expected damage: $40++ per pax

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Address: Delicacy, Gemmill Lane 10, 069251 SingaporeDelicacy, Gemmill Lane 10, 069251 Singapore | Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (11.30pm – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10pm), Saturday (6.30pm – 10pm), Closed on Sundays

7. Werner’s Oven 

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Situated in the Joo Chiat neighbourhood, Werner’s Oven is a German restaurant and bakery that specialises in traditional dishes and baked goods. Starting out as a family business by Werner Hochbaum and his wife Nancy, their great food and spectacular service has since won over many customers.

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Their must-tries include their Cheese Sausage ($25) which is basically a coarse pork sausage filled with cheese, served with mashed potato and sauerkraut. Pair hearty meals like these with their famous German beer or wine and you’re good to go.

Expected damage: $32++ per pax

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Address: 49 Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore 427773 | Opening Hours: 8.30am – 10pm (Tuesdays to Sundays), Closed on Mondays

8. La Taperia 

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Established as one of the best Spanish restaurants to open in Singapore, La Taperia is known for their sizzling plates of delectable meals and tapas. Their interior is casual meets sophisticated with Spanish accents that delivers an authentic dining experience.

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For a taste of Spain, try their Chistorrado de Pollo ($30 for the regular, $52 for the large) which consists of Chistorra sausage, chicken paella with piquillo pepper and grated cheese. Alternatively, you can also go for the Capricho de Santona ($18) for three pieces of Piquillo pepper stuffed with tuna and anchovy remoulade.

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With affordable cocktails, guests can can enjoy their booze in an outdoor balcony setting that features a long bar counter. A great place to nibble on tapas and indulge in great drinks.

Expected damage: $40 – $50 per pax

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Address: La Taperia: 1 Scotts Road, #02-10/11 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208 | Opening Hours: 12pm-2pm, 6.30pm-10pm daily

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