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Best places to dine at this September 2023

As September unfolds before us, we invite you to embark on a tantalizing culinary journey. Our curated selection of dining destinations promises to transport your taste buds to new heights. Join us in embracing the essence of autumn’s palate. This month, let your senses be serenaded by diverse and delightful culinary landscapes.

Burgs, known for its gourmet burgers at wallet-friendly prices, is now introducing the exciting Burgs Smash Box, offering fans even more reasons to indulge. This new offering allows you to tailor your favourite Burgs burger exactly the way you like it, whether as a protein box, a deconstructed burger, or a mix-and-match creation, all starting from just $4.80. With a variety of protein options, six delectable sauces, and seven enticing sides, the possibilities are endless. Every ingredient and side is crafted in-house with quality ingredients and a passion for good food. Whether you prefer Grilled Chicken, Chicken Cutlet, Crispy Fish, or Pulled Beef Brisket, there’s a protein to satisfy your cravings. Elevate your meal with sauces like Black Pepper, Signature BBQ, Nacho Cheese, Honey Spicy, Mushroom, or the refreshing Lemon Lime Sauce. Complete your feast with classic sides like Coleslaw, Mash Potato, Mac & Cheese, Buttered Corn, Potato Salad, Sesame Oil Rice, or Fries. The Burgs Smash Box is available in Light and Regular options, priced at $4.80 and $6.80, respectively. Don’t miss the special offer of $5 for All Regular Smash Box (U.P. $6.80) available till Sep 10 at select outlets. Create your ideal custom western meal and savour the delicious flavours at Burgs!

A Wuhan cultural icon has made its debut in Singapore with the opening of the first Cai Lin Ji 蔡林记 store on September 6. Located in Jurong Point, this establishment brings the flavours of Hubei street food to Singaporeans, offering delicacies unique to the region. Cai Lin Ji, founded in 1928, is renowned for its Wuhan hot dry noodles, specifically the Signature Hot Dry Noodles. These noodles are served dry and coated in a secret black sesame sauce, creating an aromatic and unforgettable dish. Cai Lin Ji’s menu also features other Hubei specialties like Three Delicacies Dou Pi, Signature Shao-Mai dumplings, Xiang Yang Beef Noodles, and more. The restaurant is proud to introduce these authentic Hubei flavours to Singapore, allowing diners to savour a taste of Wuhan’s culinary heritage. Additionally, Cai Lin Ji offers a variety of beverages, including the Signature Egg Drop Rice Wine and Mung Bean Soup, rounding out the Hubei street food experience in Singapore.

Pan Pacific Singapore’s award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Hai Tien Lo, helmed by Executive Chef Ricky Leung, introduces the all-new Refined Yum Cha Affair menu, featuring innovative culinary creations and tantalizing Cantonese fares. Launching in September, this menu is available on weekdays and weekends from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Highlights include Deep-fried Layer Puff with Chilli Crab Meat, Steamed Charcoal Barbecue Pork Bun with Black Truffles, Wok-fried Diced Angus Beef Tenderloin with Fritters and Mushrooms in Black Pepper Sauce, and Sautéed Australian Scallops with Wild Mushrooms in Signature Homemade XO Chilli Sauce. Exclusive weekend brunch options like Stewed Half Lobster with Cheese and Braised Classic Whole Abalone with Black Truffle accompany Homemade Bean Curd. Prices start at SGD 78++ per adult and SGD 39++ per child for weekday brunches, and SGD 98++ per adult and SGD 49++ per child for weekend brunches on public holidays, with a minimum of two diners required. Indulge in this culinary delight at Hai Tien Lo.

Lee Do Restaurant, nestled in the heart of Singapore, is a bastion of traditional Hock Chew cuisine, also known as Fuzhou cuisine. For over half a century, the restaurant has passionately preserved the rich heritage of Hock Chew cuisine through time-honored recipes. Today, Lee Do remains one of only two Hock Chew restaurants in the city, under the skilled stewardship of Mr. Tang Zhong Ning, the third-generation heir. Conveniently located near Ubi MRT Station at the Automobile Megamart, the restaurant welcomes diners with spacious interiors, featuring large round tables for group settings for intimate gatherings. Dive into the distinctive and delectable flavours of Hock Chew cuisine at Lee Do Restaurant, where each dish is meticulously crafted with unwavering attention to detail. Don’t miss the exclusive weekday dining deal, available from Tuesday to Friday, offering a generous $10 off.

Little Farms Bistro at Katong Point has introduced a captivating twist to its already beloved fresh and wholesome menu with the launch of a new woodfire-focused culinary journey. This innovative menu, expertly crafted by Chef Ming Earn, seamlessly combines the smoky allure of woodfire cooking with Little Farms’ signature flavours. Expect dishes like Woodfired Veges, Barbecued Pork Neck, Smoky Tamarind Glazed Grilled Octopus, and Thai Style Organic Barbecue Chicken, each boasting a bolder and smokier character. Chef Ming Earn, known for his fusion expertise, has collaborated with renowned Chef Sam Chablani for an exclusive four-hands dinner experience from Sep 21 to 23. Together, they promise a symphony of smoky barbecued perfection. Chef Sam’s “No Burn No Taste” philosophy and his exclusive Dirty Delicious Umami Butter, available at Little Farms Grocer, add extra excitement to this limited-time event. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to savour the magic of woodfire gastronomy at its finest.

The Westin Singapore invites you to embark on a culinary journey like no other with their High Cheese experience, a delightful reinterpretation of the classic afternoon tea. From Sep 11 to Nov 26, be their guest at Lobby Lounge and savour the finest French cheeses, including gooey Baked Camembert, Nutty Morbier, and creamy Délice de Bourgogne. Paired with coffee or TWG tea, this cheese extravaganza promises a taste of France like never before, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Marina Bay. Complementing these savoury delights are sweet treats that include creamy Goat Cheese Tarts and Vanilla Cranberry Ricotta Cake. Enhance your experience by adding $30++ for 2 hours of free-flow house-pour red wine, white wine, and sparkling wine. Don’t miss this cheesy rendezvous! 

Leckerbaer, Luke’s Lobsters and Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Planning a day out at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve? Caerus Holding has unveiled its flagship multi-concept restaurant at Mandai Wildlife West. This culinary haven offers a diverse array of gourmet brands from morning till night. Start your day at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, savouring a variety of delectable bakes, coffees, and teas. After exploring Bird Paradise, return for a scrumptious lunch at Luke’s Lobsters with their signature lobster rolls, followed by ice cream sandwiches and puffs from Leckerbaer to beat the heat. Unwind with beers and wines and enjoy a hassle-free dining experience by ordering from all three brands simultaneously. The thoughtfully designed 61-seater space caters to everyone, preserving each brand’s identity. For families, there’s a charming children’s play area with a camping vibe. Indulge in these culinary delights when visiting Mandai Wildlife Reserve.

The Autobus transcends the ordinary bicycle cafe experience. By day, savour their nourishing meals alongside delightful coffee, ensuring you’re energized for whatever journey lies ahead. As twilight approaches, unwind amidst the stylish Downtown Gallery atmosphere, where 16 taps beckon with a spectrum of craft beers, from Pilsners to Stouts, and an array of natural wines. Sink into plush sofa seats and indulge in delectable offerings like Har Cheong Gai, Seafood Tom Yum Pasta, and the Wagyu Beef Burger with fries. Beyond a cafe, it’s a lifestyle hub where flavours, ambience, and community converge. Discover the Autobus Cafe and Bar; it’s not just a destination; it’s the journey itself.

York Hotel proudly presents the Penang Hawkers’ Fare revival, an epicurean journey available until Sep 17. Immerse yourself in a captivating lunch and dinner buffet that pays homage to Penang’s culinary heritage, featuring iconic dishes like Penang Laksa, Char Kway Teow, Oyster Omelette, Roti Canai, and Kway Teow Soup. The introduction of Pasembur, Jiu Hu Char, and See Guo Tng offers a delightful array of new flavours to entice your palate. For fans of Ban Chang Kueh, they’ve introduced innovative fillings like creamy corn and indulgent black sugar. Discover the vibrant essence of Penang at the White Rose Café, where you can savour these Penang delights for just S$38++ per adult and S$23++ per child from Mondays to Thursdays, or S$42++ per adult and S$27++ per child from Fridays to Sundays.  

MasterChef Finalist, Ilya Nur Fadhly, elevates the culinary world with his ingenious creations centered around the beloved Indomie. Imagine indulging in a Halal masterpiece crafted by this celebrated chef, infused with the tantalizing essence of Indomie. Your dream becomes reality at Wong Fu Fu, Singapore’s premier Halal-certified Taiwan-inspired hot plate haven on North Bridge Road. Embark on a gastronomic journey from Tuesday to Sunday, savouring unique recipes conjured by Top 5 MasterChef Singapore chef, Ilya Nur Fadhly. Whether it’s the Rendang Burger with an Indomie noodle bun or the Kicap Manis Squid paired with aromatic Indomie, every dish promises unparalleled delight. Don’t miss your chance to taste these limited-time signature dishes, available until Oct 8.