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Feast your eyes on the burgers in Phoenix Park. Gorge on Catalan cuisine downtown and devour every last truffle fry on the table in Bugis. From Spanish tapas to American brunch to Australian-style grilling, Singapore has an international array of foodie options.

Here, we’ve taken on the deliciously daunting task of narrowing down where to eat. Whet your appetite with these six staple restaurants – but of course don’t stop there.

Symmetry
The place for brunch in the Bugis neighbourhood. Fuel up for the day with eggs made various ways and cold-brew coffee. Also, be sure to order some truffle fries – they’re absolutely unmissable.

Dining at Spruce Restaurant in Singapore

Spruce, Phoenix Park

Spruce
This Phoenix Park restaurant, right by the Botanic Gardens, dishes out Italian comfort food dinners and American-style weekend brunches. Try the creamy and garlic-infused orecchiette with fresh sea prawns, spinach and courgettes, and be sure to save room for homemade pistachio sponge cake. For brunch, go for the burger with herbed fries, or the brioche French toast with mascarpone and apricot jam.

Burnt Ends
Carnivores can get their protein fix at this Andre Chiang eatery that has a daily-changing menu of modern Australian barbecue. Seats at the counter will give you a front-row view of all the grilling action.

Foc
Crazy for Catalan? Here you’ll get a mouthwatering menu by Michelin-starred chef Nandu Jubany which represents Barcelona at its best. While we love dinner here, we’re also partial to the pintxos brunch. (Confession: this may have something to do with the free-flowing cava…)

Esquina in Singapore

Esquina, image by Rory Daniel

Esquina
For a meal with a Michelin pedigree, look to this tapas joint. Head chef Carlos Montobbio trained in a number of Michelin-starred kitchens, and his current undertaking serves mainly modern Spanish cuisine. Note: it’s best to book this in-demand eatery ahead of time.

Sin Lee Foods
If you’re craving umami, make a beeline for this cafe and its mentaiko okonomiyaki: a thick and doughy pan-fried Japanese pancake filled with leeks, cabbage and spicy cod roe that’s topped with two sunny-side-up eggs (what it lacks in beauty, it makes up for in taste). The lobster and truffle cassoulet is another local favourite.

 Featured image of Sin Lee Foods via Reign Beau Visuals 

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