Aug 5 2009

Oriole Cafe & Bar At Pan Pacific Suite


Tucked away in a cosy corner of Somerset, Orchard Road is Oriole Cafe & Bar. A small little restaurant that serves Italian food, with a very interesting specialty which I’ll come to in a bit.

The restaurant setting gives diners a very cosy feeling to it. Candles were lit all around the place, and the service staff was extra attentive, and maybe just maybe a little too friendly. Its the kind of place you’ll bring your date for a nice meal that probably won’t burn your pocket. The only draw back is that the tables are packed quite closed together, and when the restaurant is full, it may get a little too noisy. Continue reading

Dec 20 2008

Restaurant Ember At Hotel 1929


Once a notorious red-light district, the present Keong Saik Road of today is well known for the boutique hotels and authentic eateries. Which brings us to today’s post, Ember Restaurant located within Hotel 1929.

From hearsay, the founders of Restaurant Ember is a husband and wife team. The husband is the chef, while the wife attends to customers outside. I’m not too sure who’s who, but there was a lady outside who I found exceptionally friendly and attentive. Continue reading

Aug 24 2007

Global Kitchen At Pan Pacific Hotel


I happened to be looking for a nice place to celebrate a B’Day dinner with a good friend, and so happened chanced upon this restaurant in the IS Magazine.

Global Kitchen has an open concept, such that there isn’t a door. Hence literally you could just sit there for as long as you want or when the lights go off – which we were told about 12.30am

The ambiance was good. We were there on a Friday night, and there wasn’t many people. Well maybe we got in late, but nevertheless the place gave a very relaxing feel. There were rounded table with sofa seats, each having its own “personal space” which I thought was quite nice. There wasn’t any music playing within the restaurant, but because of the open concept,we could listen to the live band that was performing at the ground floor, even though we were on the 3rd story. Continue reading