Last Updated: July 2, 2018
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 10 places to eat at Holland Village when you have trouble making that decision.
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”: $17, Homemade Lemongrass Chicken & Saute Vegetables: $15, Chicken Karaage & Roasted Vegetables: $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.
Park at Holland Village is a cafe by day and bistro by night. Its large yellow awning is really not difficult to spot when you’re taking a stroll in the vicinity.
Their Truffled Mac & Cheese With Sliced Turkey Ham & Cream Truffle ($13.50) really knocks it out of the park. Perfumed with truffle oil, the dish is great as the truffle flavour doesn’t overpower that of the cheese.
You can also find unique Singaporean twists on classics there, such as the Laksa Spring Roll ($11.50) served with a lime mayo that manages to capture all the fragrant flavours of Laksa.
While we’re on the topic of cafes, Breko Cafe has dishes from all-day brunch to hearty dinner; there’s something for you at any time of the day.
Similar to a Shakshuka, the Brekkie in a Pan ($15.90) for two is taken to the next level with sausages, bacon, mushrooms and potatoes added to it. Served with toast to dip in the sauce, this is one hearty breakfast.
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: $6.50, Large: $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.
While you’re at Holland Village, head down to this award-winning bar from Bali. Sip on Rumours Bar & Grill‘s meticulously crafted cocktails while you feast on their hearty offerings.
This is the perfect place to visit with a group of close friends or with your family as their specialities are in generous servings.
Of all their dishes, the signature 1.2kg Fiorentina Bistecca ($89.80++) was my favourite. Juicy medium rare meat served with sweet roasted carrots and pearl onions. It is a meat lover’s dream come true.
Rumours Bar & Grill: 24 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277683 | Tel: +65 6463 5053 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 5pm – 1am | Facebook
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.
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 (Clear Soup) (Special: $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.
Kamo Soba Keisuke: 16A Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277677 | Tel: +65 6463 4344 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm to 10pm (Mon – Fri), 11.30am – 10pm (Sat, Sun) | Website
If you’re looking for more ramen variety, go to Sanpoutei Ramen which specializes in Hokkaido-style ramen. You’ll get to taste authentic Japanese ramen when you dine there, as their ingredients are imported from the Niigata Prefecture
The broth in the W Soup Tonkotsu Ramen with Flavoured Soft-Boiled Egg ($17) is simmered for 12 hours, to give you that rich concentrated goodness, making it a really comforting bowl of noodles.
While their menu is mostly centred around ramen, they have a couple of sides such as the Butariki Niigata Rice Mini Don. This tiny rice bowl lets you savour the sweet pork slices together with quality Japanese rice mixed with the rich yolk.
Sanpoutei Ramen: 253 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278982 | Tel: +65 6463 7277 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 11pm (Daily) | Website
For exotic middle eastern fare, head to Qasr Grille & Mezze Bar. Being a vegetarian-friendly place, Qasr provides a lot of healthy and meat-free options for its patrons.
You’ll have to try the Shwarma ($24), though. These little pita pockets are stuffed with meat of your choice and then topped with tahini (sesame paste) will become your go-to comfort food.
Qasr Grille & Mezze Bar: 46 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277698 | Tel: +65 6467 7793 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.45pm – 10.30pm (Mon – Thurs), 11.30am – 2pm, 5.45pm – 11.45pm (Fri,Sat), 11.30am – 3pm, 5.45pm – 10.30pm (Sun) | Website | Facebook