Tiong Bahru has many restaurants, cafes and boutiques packed into one district that are a hit among those with a taste for the hip, eclectic and offbeat. Established in the 1920s, Singapore’s earliest public housing estate has evolved into a modern neighbourhood that tastefully blends the old with the new, and its blocks of shophouses and flats built in the Art Deco style further add to its evocative charm. Tuck into a leisurely late brunch at a cafe, then browse the most unique buys of the season at the myriad independent shops before rounding off the day with dinner and drinks at a stylish hotspot – all without leaving Tiong Bahru. If you’re ever in need of inspiration for your next meal, Tiong Bahru’s restaurants will whet your appetite, so simply hop onto our website or app to browse our list of merchants, check out reviews, and book your table in seconds. It’s that simple!
Love dining out? The restaurants in Tiong Bahru dish out a world of flavours that will satiate any craving you might have. For local fare, Uncle Chicken (Sin Kee Famous Chicken Rice) does a mean version of the beloved national dish, with a wide-ranging array of complementing dishes that make up a well-rounded meal. Closer to Tiong Bahru MRT station, restaurants like BANGKOK Jam at Tiong Bahru Plaza appease those with a penchant for the spicy notes of Thai cuisine, while those in favour of something lighter and more delicate will enjoy the Vietnamese specialities on offer at O Banh Mi. The neighbourhood is also home to Mediterranean eateries such as BAKALAKI Greek Taverna, as well as affordable Western-style eats like the ones you’ll find at Day & Night. Not only do Tiong Bahru’s restaurants cater to a wide range of tastes, budgets and preferences, the district itself lies just outside Singapore’s downtown core, making it a convenient alternative for a buzzing restaurant scene away from the madding crowd.
More than just restaurants, Tiong Bahru’s dining scene also has its fill of joints that take simple pleasures like coffee and brunch seriously. Weekends see the young, trendy and upwardly mobile set piling into places like Open Door Policy, an institution of its own in Tiong Bahru that boasts a wholly dairy-free and gluten-free menu, with most of the produce coming directly from a vertical farm housed in the restaurant. Another Tiong Bahru favourite, Flock Cafe presents delightful all-day breakfast options that go best with premium brews from the homegrown Liberty Coffee. And if you’re one of those for whom a mean cup of Joe is especially important in the mornings, Forty Hands will blow you away with its beautifully handcrafted espresso-based drinks.
When it comes time to unwind and relieve yourself from the pressures of the day, Tiong Bahru hardly disappoints. Hide away from the world at Bincho, a unique restaurant with an ever-changing selection of innovative Japanese dishes, with striking interiors that can be described as part-bunker, part-time capsule. Close by, the cheekily-named Coq & Balls dishes out a sterling menu of bar bites, western and Asian favourites, alongside a dazzling spread of beers, ciders, and spirits in a light-hearted atmosphere that always makes for a fun night out. For drinks with a view, however, head to Lin Rooftop Bar at the highest floor of the Link Hotel, where sophisticated cocktails and an enticing collection of craft brews make for perfect sundowners. Tiong Bahru’s restaurants cater to one and all, and finding and booking a table at one has never been easier than with Quandoo.