While there are countless options along Orchard Road to help you fulfil your Christmas shopping list, we’re here to help you find the best eating spots for you to get off your feet in the middle of your busy day. And one place that’s an underrated gem is the newly renovated Palais Renaissance.
With F&B tenants ranging from Japanese to French, and even a whisky library, there’s something that’ll suit every palate—to soothe any appetite, any time of the day. Here are seven must-visit spots in Palais Renaissance that’ll help you ease the fatigue of a long shopping day.
Inspired by a cosmic phenomenon, where two stars orbiting in such close proximity to each other, they appear to the unaided eye as a single star, Binary harnesses the best of Eastern and Western flavours to marry them in culinary bliss. The gastro-bar doesn’t see the divisiveness between the cultures, but more the complementary aspects of both, to bring you six categories across their menu—Bread & Chips, Small Plates, Kebabs, Mains, On the Side, and Desserts.
Work your way up from Small Plates (S$18++ each) with toothsome Hand-made Wagyu & Pork Balls prepared as classic marinara or à la Shanghainese. Alternatively, the Tiger Prawns offer a dual option; to be enjoyed Spanish tapas-style with gambas al ajillo, or as prawn fritters with togarashi mayonnaise.
Then, take a hearty bite out of Kebabs (S$18++ for two skewers), which offers three choices of Lebanese or Indian flavours—of which you can select two skewers from Wagyu Kofta, Chicken Tikka, or Impossible Kofta.
From there, ready yourself for the Mains (S$38++ each), which is a selection of meats and seafood, with the same produce served in either Asian- or Western-style. You may choose from Iberico Pluma in Argentine chimichurri or Korean gochujang, and Tiger Prawns served with Thermidor or creamy mentaiko. There’s always room for Desserts (S$16++ each) which will prove to be a tempting treat of either Warm Homemade Fudgy Brownie served with vanilla ice cream or Hong Kong Egglet, a popular street snack in Hong Kong and served with blue sea salt ice cream.
Pair all that delicious fare with one (or two) glasses from over 60 wine labels, all at wallet-friendly prices—for a festive get-together that we can certainly salute.
+65 9363 0101
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
2. Siam Smith
Has the rainy weather got you yearning for a comforting meal? Then, Siam Smith might be a spot that you’ve been missing out on. Specialising as a Thai noodle bar, their highlights include Beef Slice. Beef Meatball. Beef Tripe Signature Beef Noodle (S$18.50) and Seafood Creamy Tom Yum Soup Noodle (S$16.50).
They pride themselves on serving one the best beef cuts and freshest ingredients, so you know your bowl of soothing Thai food will taste amazing. To complement your meal, add on one of their delectable sides such as Smith Wing (S$9.50), that’s laced with aromatic kaffir lime leaves and deep-fried.
If all this talk of steaming bowls of noodles and crispy fried chicken doesn’t whet your appetite, you’re certainly missing out.
Making a splash on Singapore’s F&B scene is Caviar, slated to open in December at Palais Renaissance. It marks Singapore’s largest selection of the world’s finest caviar, with a menu that features eight varieties, including the world’s number one ranked caviar, the exquisite Iranian Royal Grade Beluga from the Caspian Sea. Other notable varieties include Polanco and Oscietra from Siberia, Sturia Oscietra from France, Eight Gems No.2 and No. 5 Caviars, as well as acclaimed caviar Kaluga Queen.
The restaurant will be an intimate and luxurious set-up, with only 28 seats in the house and a private dining room. The culinary team hopes to offer an unforgettable fine dining experience set against an elegant decor, which highlights a River of Sturgeons façade laser cut from steel with a brass finish. Be sure to make your reservations early at this highly anticipated restaurant opening today!
+65 9888 1217
Tue: 6pm – 8.30pm
Wed to Sat: 12pm – 1.30pm & 6pm – 8.30pm
Sun: 11.30am – 4.15pm
Closed on Mon
What’s there not to love about PS.Cafe? We personally cannot stop swooning over their decadent desserts, toothsome savoury dishes, and immaculate decor—which is why having a merry meal at their Palais Renaissance outlet is sure to start your festive celebrations out on the right note.
Dig into their festive appetisers such as Prawn and Crab Cakes (S$22), Christmas Oyster Shooters (S$15), and Grilled Half Shell Scallops (S$16). Ready your appetite for a delicious serving of Apricot Glazed Borrowdale Pork Chop (S$44) that boasts tangy apricot and smoky grilled flavours, with a juicy pork chop drenched in mulled wine and cranberry jus.
There’s also an Asian influence on this special year-end menu in the form of Chicken Tikka Masala Pie (S$34) that’s both comforting and indulgent in equal measure. Make room for dessert—you won’t want to miss out—with PS.Cafe’s Christmas Nougatine (S$15) with chocolate Jaffa mousse atop a thick crunchy bed of almond and cranberry nougat, served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Just typing all this out is making me hungry in anticipation of a visit to PS.Cafe this Christmas, so be sure to make an early reservation now!
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5. Shatoburian Yakiniku
It seems like Singaporeans’ love for Japanese cuisine is an unfaltering one, even while most of us are still awaiting the green light to travel to the land of the rising sun. No matter, Shatoburian Yakiniku will do more than just tide you over while we patiently await the good news.
Positioned as a modern Japanese yakiniku joint, Shatoburian Yakiniku’s menu draws your attention to prime cuts of Japanese Wagyu beef and fresh seasonal ingredients from different regions in Japan. Depending on seasonality, you’ll have the pleasure of experiencing some of the finest ingredients from around the world such as caviar and foie gras from France, as well as high-end truffles such as French Périgord from France and Alba White from Italy.
They have a Winter Menu starting 1 December 2021, with prime menu items such as specially procured BMS 12 Kagoshima Wagyu beef & BMS 12 Hida-gyu (whilst supplies last), as well as truffles from Alba, Italy. If you’re looking for a delightful treat as a year-end celebratory meal, Shatoburian Yakiniku is a great option for a memorable meal.
6. The Writing Club
Should you consider yourself a lover of fine whisky, The Writing Club might not be a stranger to you. It’s home to over 700 hand-picked labels of unique and collectible whiskies and spirits from across the world, making this a divine spot for whisky experts and enthusiasts alike.
This year-end celebration will see the creation of a special Espresso Martini (S$28++), crafted just for the yuletide season—with dark roasted coffee giving subtle bitter notes for a full, robust profile. Want a bite to go along with the cocktail? Enjoy the Espresso Martini with Beef Wellington for just S$62++.
They also offer a Christmas Flight consisting of three ‘The Writing Club’ bottling, previously not offered as a flight (15 years old Tennessee Whiskey, 19 years old Macallan, and 22 years old Ledaig)—so you know you need to head down soon to have a taste of this exclusive trio. Have the flight solo for S$98++ or pair it with Beef Wellington at S$128++. Do take note, though, that the Beef Wellington and other food items aren’t available every Monday. However you fancy your whisky, The Writing Club is sure to please.
7. Merci Marcel
Having their flagship outlet in Palais Renaissance means it’s the outlet to visit if you haven’t already been to Merci Marcel. In addition to the restaurant, it also boasts a brand-new concept store that carries over 700 lifestyle products spanning over 80 unique brands.
The all-day dining menu features modern interpretations of classic French dishes such as Beetroot Carpaccio & Wild Trout Gravlax that substitutes salmon with fresh trout from the Norwegian fjords. There’s also the savoury Perigourdine salad that highlights a delightful mix of crisp mesclun, flavourful boneless duck confit, buttery foie gras, fresh potatoes, chestnuts, and a splash of special truffle oil.
New menu additions include Tarte Flambée, the Ravioles de Royans, Palais, and the Rosemary Infused Chicken. Don’t forget the sweetest part of any meal—dessert. The Crème Brulee and Crêpe Marcel await you, with a wider rotating selection of delectable crêpe flavours from 3pm to 6pm (weekdays only). If you’re looking for a deserved break from the bustle of life, Merci Marcel is the place to order yourself a glass of wine (or two) and kick back.
This Christmas, Palais Renaissance is having a shopping promotion where you can redeem CDL Gift Vouchers, depending on how much you spend, all the way till 2 January 2022. Redeem S$30 CDL Gift Vouchers with minimum spend of S$300 on Mastercard (limited to first 300 redemptions) or S$100 CDL Gift Vouchers with minimum spend of S$1,000 (limited to first 500 redemptions). Other Terms & Conditions apply.
There’s no better time than now to rediscover Palais Renaissance. Who knows what new foodie favourite you might stumble upon?
*This post was brought to you in partnership with Palais Renaissance.
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390 Orchard Road, Singapore 238871
390 Orchard Road, Singapore 238871