New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars in Singapore: May 2022

Looking to dine somewhere new during the month of May? We've got you covered!

Check out the coolest new openings in town—this includes everything from authentic Italian food and Japanese fusion cuisine to artsy cocktails and decadent pastries!


For Traditional Pasta Dishes
A meal at Forma doesn't end with pasta. In fact, diners will be pleasantly surprised to have the full breadth of a trattoria menu at their fingertips, with drinks that celebrate Italy's vast wine regions and traditions. The kitchen led by Chef Cheong and his team brings you Pappardelle e Coda alla Vaccinara ($36) featuring hand-rolled ribbons of sfoglia (fresh egg pasta) with a braised oxtail ragu borne out of ‘cucina povera’ in Rome.

If ragu is not your thing, try the Linguine al Limone ($29) which boasts an emulsified sauce made using Sorrento’s prized Amalfi lemons and Provolone del Monaco DOP, a regional semi-aged cheese made from the milk of the Agerolese cow.


For Artsy Cocktails
Revival, founded by The Compound Collective, pays homage to different art movements through elevated cocktails. Featuring a range of art styles such as Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Frescoes, their artistic cocktail menu will comprise of 16 house drinks with each concoction centred around an iconic artwork of its time.

Some menu highlights include Pathway in Monet’s Garden which is a harmonious medley of Beefeater and Hendricks Gin, and the Portrait of Pablo Picasso, a blend of Beefeater Gin, Campari, Fernet, Suze liqueur, sweet vermouth, neroli & cassia.

Ohayo Mama San

For Modern Japanese Fusion Food 
Endeavouring to put a modern and Singaporean twist on classic Japanese flavours, Ohayo Mama San which is helmed by the team behind Takeshi-San at Holland Village, dares to be different. We're talking creative fusion offerings such as the irresistible Wagyu Cube Nyonya Rendang.

And, let's not forget their signature All-Day Brunch menu highlighting dishes like the Madam Benedict Egg Brunch ($24) which is a visual spectacle of eggs benedict on sourdough, blueberry-topped honey yoghurt, sauteed mushrooms, seafood and vegetable chowder, complete with a miso sauce salad.

Mr Holmes Bakehouse

For Cruffin Cravings 
The cruffin-mania in Singapore has reached its peak, and Mr Holmes Bakehouse is guilty as charged. Head on down to their second branch that has recently opened right in the heart of the CBD at MYP Centre if you're craving their seasonal cruffins (all at $6.50) including the toasty Coconut Cream, coffee-laced and tart Raspberry Mocha, and of course, their exclusive Pistachio Cream.


For Spanish Wood-fired Dining
Lumbre’s name in Spanish means fire, the kind typically associated with the hearth of a home. Indeed, its layout is designed to make you feel right at home with its inviting open kitchen where guests may experience the energy and action of the well-assembled culinary team.

Discover the artful composition of Lumbre’s contemporary signatures such as the homemade foie terrine, squid ink balls with Japanese uni, woodfire-grilled duck breast with confit endives and apple puree, and the lamb rack with pistachio praline, baby tomatoes and black olives. While the menu is compact, it offers just the right balance of vegetables, seafood, white/red meat, and desserts—ideal for the wide range of cosmopolitan diners in the city. Pair any of these with their range of carefully chosen boutique Spanish wines and you're in for a great meal.


For Sichuan Cuisine with A Western Twist
Fun fact: 'Basdban' is a Sichuan slang for 'awesomeness.'  Well, this restaurant certainly lives up to its name as it is perfect for all occasions, be it family gatherings, chill sessions with your friends, gatherings with your colleagues after work or even a date night with that special someone.

Basdban breaks away from typical Sichuan food by curating dishes with a western twist while still retaining their Eastern flavours. Well-loved dishes include the Fried Crispy Pork Trotter ($14), Sichuanese Skewer ($22), Barramundi en Papillate ($32), Crab Meat Mapo Tofu ($20), and many more!