Candlenut

DempseyPeranakan, Asian$$$$
Excellent
5.2/6
276 Reviews
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Happy customersMore than 100 million full and satisfied diners
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About Candlenut


The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurantAt lifestyle destination COMO Dempsey, Candlenut serves up elevated, contemporary Peranakan cuisine. Enjoy a dining experience reminiscent of Peranakan banquets of yesteryear – where myriad communal dishes are presented in small servings so every guest gets to experience the complex, rich tastes of Peranakan food. Diners can choose from more than 40 appetisers, mains and desserts from the a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. For those who prefer to leave it to the chef, you can opt for a sensational 10-course tasting menu for dinner. Candlenut has admirers spread much further afield than Singapore, so reservations are always essential.
Please note that Candlenut only accepts bookings up to 30 days in advance and that tables will only be held for 15 minutes.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday
Closed
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Address

Candlenut
17A Dempsey Road
Singapore 249676

More about Candlenut, Singapore

The flagship in Singapore’s armada of funky new-age Peranakan restaurants, Candlenut presents Singapore’s most emblematic cuisine in a way nobody has before. In its new and larger premises at new lifestyle destination COMO Dempsey, Candlenut is refined and exquisite yet unpretentious and casual. It is one of those restaurants hard to put in a box with a label on it – unless that label is a Michelin Star, because Candlenut is the only Peranakan restaurant in the world to hold one. The brainchild of young superstar chef Malcolm Lee, Candlenut has made waves reverberating well beyond Dempsey, Singapore and Asia – but Candlenut is a place you can still feel the pure passion, unornamented authenticity and desire to enjoy cooking and eating that started it all for Lee.

Candlenut celebrates the fusion of Asian flavours and techniques that is at the heart of Peranakan cuisine. As well as the traditional Chinese and Malay influences, Lee injects plenty of his own intuition to make some downright delicious creations – one favourite at Candlenut’s celebrated Outram Park restaurant was a classic Peranakan buah keluak dish, souped up with sous-vide Wagyu beef instead of traditional pork ribs. The menu changes frequently at Candlenut but whatever it is will probably be one of the most memorable meals you eat in Singapore. The new Candlenut restaurant at COMO Dempsey has an expanded seating capacity of 92, including an eight-seat private room perfect for intimate dinners or casual business lunches, as well as an al fresco dining area. Book a table and head to Dempsey Road to find out what all the fuss is about for yourself.

276 Candlenut Reviews

Excellent
5.2/6
276 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Service:Great
Value for money:Good value
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Noise levels:Pleasant
Food:Outstanding
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"Excellent"
6/6
Yingxia T.a year ago · 12 reviews

Very Awesome peranakan food, will be back again for sure.

"Excellent"
6/6
Ken Hwee T.a year ago · 13 reviews

fantastic. great food. highly recommended for sharing groups of diners.

"Excellent"
6/6
Chee Siong L.a year ago · 1 review

The food was great! Prices were also reasonable. Highly recommended

"Great"
5/6
Timothy C.a year ago · 1 review

Yummy, unique, fairly decently priced food. Will definitely return - with others!

"Good"
4/6
Isabel L.a year ago · 2 reviews

Food are good & tasty. The portion is just nice for table of 5.

"Great"
5/6
Simon W.a year ago · 1 review

Nice ambience, Good service, and the Rendang was superb! Enjoyed ourselves.

"Great"
5/6
Jayne T.a year ago · 11 reviews

yummy food in a convenient location, but a tad too pricey.

"Great"
5/6
Dr Dennis L.a year ago · 2 reviews

Food presentation is good and dishes are tasty. Staff are excellent.

"Great"
5/6
Izzy H.a year ago · 2 reviews

Good food! Service was good too. Would go back again!

"Great"
5/6
Arleen P.a year ago · 4 reviews

Excellent food in a casual setting. Dishes had amazing flavour.