Holland Village is known to be a place bustling with life and activity, especially when it comes to the food scene — hawker stalls, bars, cafes, and restaurants. You name it, this foodie paradise has it all.
It can get a little confusing though when you have to decide on what to eat. So, here’s a list of 11 places to eat at Holland Village A.K.A Singapore’s culinary treasure trove when you have trouble making that decision.
1. D’Good Cafe
D’Good Cafe is well known for having a multitude of aesthetic photo spots, as well as an open rooftop where you can go for the alfresco dining concept. It’s also a good place to head for your morning coffee, or afternoon tea as you’re bound to find something you like on the extensive beverage menu.
As for their food menu, there are both Asian and Western cuisines. You’ll find their Prawn Aglio Olio ($16) easily a fan favourite. This spicy pasta comes with a generous helping of fresh prawns, which will give you your money’s worth.
They also serve fried rice and rice in a tiffin (Charred Iberico Secreto “Char Siu Style”: S$17, Homemade Lemongrass Chicken & Saute Vegetables: S$15, Chicken Karaage & Roasted Vegetables: S$13) which will make you feel right at home.
Of course, these tiffins don’t just come with rice, the bottom compartment of the tiffin holds piping hot soup similar to the kind you’ll get at your grandparents’ house. The nostalgia is real with this one.
This famous Netherland frites brand will have you going back for seconds and then thirds because few come close to the taste they offer.
Located in Holland Piazza, Martin Zwerts functions more like a takeaway stand than a sit-down restaurant, but there are a few tables outside for you to chill out at.
You definitely should try the Martin Zwerts Special (Small: S$6.50, Large: S$7.50), which comes with two kinds of sauces piled onto the fries.
The best part is that the sauces are layered between the fries, which means that there’ll be saucy goodness all the way through the cone.
3. Drinks & co. Kitchen
In addition to the wine bar and French mains, Drinks & co. Kitchen also has a grill section where you can get high-quality meats cooked to smoky perfection.
If you’re an avid fan of pizza, you definitely have to try the Truffle Pizza ($25), which is adorned with fresh mushrooms and truffle oil. As with any good pizza, the dough itself was well-seasoned and had a good bite to it.
4. The Fine Line
Bask in the chill vibes and take a sip of your drink while appreciating the live music at The Fine Line. Choose from items such as avocado sandwiches to risotto.
Of course, you can’t possibly drink without some bar bites. Their Salt and Pepper Squid ($16) really takes the crown as it’s just the right balance of sweet and salty. It’s also not too greasy, which won’t amplify the guilt.
Specialising in Duck Ramen made with Irish Hybrid Duck, Ginza Soba Kamo Kyudaime Keisuke is right up there on our list of favourite Keisuke restaurants.
One item you should definitely get when you’re there is the Hybrid Duck Ramen Special (S$19.90), as you’ll get to try their amazing duck meatballs with rich duck broth. These slightly citrusy meatballs are so tender they just fall apart in your mouth.
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Craving for something sweet late at night? Pop by the 2am:dessertbar, a late-night dessert bar for an intimate and unforgettable dessert experience. Owned by the talented Chef Janice Wong, this classy spot will take you on an unforgettable journey with their out-of-the-box sweet treats.
I strongly recommend all chocolate lovers to try their signature Chocolate H20 (S$22) – a coral-inspired, light and aerated dish that’s made with chocolate water mousse, salted caramel, yuzu sorbet, chocolate soil and burnt caramel parfait. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like heaven to me (tasted like it too).
7. Fosters English Rose Cafe
For an affordable, no frills high tea set in a quaint, rustic setting, Fosters English Rose Cafe is a place you should pay a visit to. Opened since 1960, this classic English looking restaurant serves one of the cheapest high tea sets in Singapore.
Their Devonshire Cream Tea Set (S$11.50++) for 2 comes with finger sandwiches, scones, cake and coffee/tea. As a scone addict, I have to admit that their scones were impressive, to say the least. Warm, dense and moist – these babies tasted amazing especially with some jam and cream.
8. La Nonna
Holland Village is home to many authentic restaurants and La Nonna is one of them. This Italian restaurant with countryside vibes serves unpretentious Italian fare that will make you feel like you’re in Italy.
Pizza fans will definitely love their signature pizza – La Nonna (S$24.50). This heavenly pizza is topped with tomato sauce, parmesan, mozzarella, asparagus, egg as well as black truffle paste. Truly a decadent treat that’s worth all the calories.
9. Cha Cha Cha Mexican Restaurant
As one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in Singapore, Cha Cha Cha Mexican Restaurant is one of the very few restaurants in Holland Village to have withstood the test of time.
Their Shredded Beef Chimichangas (S$16) is a crowd favourite and a must-try when you’re there! Generous fillings of juicy beef and melty cheese all encased by a deep-fried tortilla – total comfort food for the soul.
10. Tai Cheong Bakery
Hands down my favourite egg tart shop! It takes a lot of self-control (which I do not have) to resist the temptation to buy a box of egg tarts, everytime I walk past Tai Cheong. This popular Hong Kong bakery hit Singapore’s shores back in 2016, and the hype has not died down.
As the only Cha Chaan Tang outlet in Singapore, it’s a norm to see long snaking queues during peak hours. Besides their popular bakes, the Holland Village outlet sports various delicious Hong Kong classics such as Scrambled Egg Toast Stack with Chicken Chop (S$9.50), Macaroni Soup with Three Eggs and Luncheon Meat (S$9.90) and Pan-Fried Radish Cake (S$6.70).
Unpopular opinion: their Pandan Egg Tarts (S$2) are better than the original one.
11. Original Sin
Original Sin needs no introduction. If you’re looking for guilt-free Mediterranean food that’s delicious and full of flavour, this is the place.
It’s hard to pick a favourite because there are so many amazing dishes. But, well-loved signatures like Bosco Misto (S$29) which is fried spinach, feta and tofu patties coated with almonds and sesame as well as their creamy and comforting Moussaka (S$28) are a must-try!