New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars in Singapore: July 2022

Looking to dine somewhere new in the coming month? We've got you covered!

Check out the coolest new openings in town—this includes everything from contemporary Italian fine dining and Japanese-French fusion to charcoal-grilled skewers, eight-course Omakase set menus and Merveilleux pastries!


For Contemporary Italian Fine Dining
Set within the lush, verdant greenery of a charming two-storey monochromatic bungalow is Gary’s, the eponymous restaurant by Taiwan-born Singaporean Chef Gary Wu. Offering premium ingredients at modest prices, the Italian fine dining restaurant’s menu aims to immerse diners in a gastronomic mix of time-honoured traditions and modern contemporary dishes.

For starters, try the Red Prawn Tartare ($26), a light and refreshing appetiser that effortlessly matches the freshness and sweetness of the Botan Ebi and Gambero Rosso prawns with the umami pops from the Ikura and crunchy watercress bits. Then, indulge in the Scottish Bamboo Clam ($36) that’s paired with a moreish squid ink pasta tossed in a fragrant and garlicky sauce. If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll be pleased to know that the clams have been prepared with a refreshing lemon dressing, coriander, and bottarga powder before being flambéed with white wine.


For Delicious Dessert Crepes 
One-Michelin Starred Whitegrass and master tea artisans Hvala have joined forces to bring you an all-new Japanese cafe dubbed Boyutei. Located at Ann Siang Hill, the cafe’s food menu is specially crafted by Whitegrass Head Chef Takuya Yamashita who is better known for his Japanese-French fusion flair.

The dessert menu, overseen by Hvala, definitely doesn’t disappoint either! In fact, we found that their French-style sweet crepes including the Goma Matcha ($14), Caramelised Banana ($14), and Tiramisu ($14) are just as good, if not better than their savoury counterparts. The ultimate tribute to all things matcha, the Goma Matcha comes with matcha pastry cream, matcha ice cream and a goma crumble for extra texture.


For Charcoal-grilled Skewers 
Specialising in charcoal-grilled skewers, Artistick is the place to be if you’re looking at enjoying either Japanese Yakitori or Malaysian Lok Lok with a cold pint of beer! With a plethora of skewer options ranging from beef, mutton, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and even innards, you’d certainly be spoilt for choice when deciding on what to order. If you’re faced with that very dilemma, you might want to opt for the China BBQ Platter ($28), Lok Lok Platter ($28) or the Artistick Platter ($48) as these come loaded with several different options.

Maison Shūko

For Progressive Japanese-French Omakase 
Maison Shūko’s eight-course menu might change with the seasons, but one thing’s for certain: their chefs will always utilise familiar local ingredients in their progressive Japanese-French Omakase dishes. The intimate eight-seater restaurant is helmed by three Singaporean chefs, namely Chef Angus Chow, Chef Jeremmy Chiam, and former chef-owner of Le Binchotan, Justin Foo. By tapping into their various culinary backgrounds, these experienced chefs are able to interpret various ingredients in unconventional ways; with that said, we’re excited to see what they have in store for diners next.

La Petite Boulangerie

For Merveilleux Pastries 
Homegrown online furniture brand My Selection has opened its first-ever physical store in Farrer Park but that’s not all, their brick-and-mortar shop also comes with a quaint boulangerie corner! La Petite Boulangerie serves up classic French pastries with a unique Singaporean twist—we’re talking Merveilleux ($9 each, $18.80 for a box of four, $24.80 for six), a traditional French and Belgian dessert that’s essentially a delicate fusion of meringue and cream. Just imagine a layer of fluffy whipped cream sandwiched between two clouds of meringue in diverse flavours such as Chocolate and Praliné, Kaya, Passion Fruit, Cheesecake and Tiramisu.