Dempsey Hill is bursting with great dining options and it’s home to some of the best restaurants in Singapore. Just a few minutes away from Orchard Road, this tranquil hill is a beloved lifestyle destination for locals and expats alike. The It spot for a weekend brunch or to impress your date, here is our ultimate list of Dempsey restaurants to check out the next time you’re planning a special night out!
Blu Kouzina is one of our favourite Greek restaurants in Singapore, originating from a Greek couple’s love of home-cooked food and sharing it with their loved ones. You can trust that everything is authentic here, so take delight in their offerings like Oven-Baked Eggplant, Crispy Pita, Tzatziki, Grilled Mixed Kebab and many more. The restaurant also has a sizeable selection of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options so no one will be left out. Need a tipple to pair with your meal? You’ll also find Greek red and white wines, as well as imported beers and liqueurs.
Address: 10 Dempsey Rd, #01-20, Singapore 247700
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–3:30 pm, 5:30–10:30 pm daily
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s flagship store in Singapore, his involvement in every aspect of his restaurants from concept all the way down to staff selection is very apparent here. And when you see him in action in the open kitchen, it isn’t just cooking, it is a performance piece! Start with the signature Egg Caviar, which will quite possibly be the fluffiest eggs you’ve ever had. Then, move on to mains like the Black Truffle and Fontina Cheese Pizza, Tomato Gazpacho, or the Maine Lobster. Order a cocktail while you’re there – the Lychee Raspberry Bellini is really good.
Address: 17D Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676
Opening Hours: 12–2:30 pm, 3–5:30 pm, 6–9:30 pm Mon to Thurs, 12–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm Fri, 11:30 am–3:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm Sat, 11:30 am–3:30 pm, 6–9:30 pm Sun
Helmed by Chef Patrick Heuberger and serving up bold flavours with signature French finesse, the menu at Atout draws heavily on classic European dishes. We’re talking an array of cheeses and charcuterie, plus dishes like Angus Beef Ribeye and Duck Leg Confit. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, try the Pig Head Terrine that’s made with the snout, jowls, ears, and other meat found on a pig’s head. After deboning, the meat is brined in herbs and spices for 48 hours and cooked in vegetable stock. After skimming away the fat, the result is a dish that’s high in collagen and served with a light vinaigrette.
Address: 40C Harding Rd, Singapore 249548
Opening Hours: 12–9 pm Mon to Thurs, 12–9:30 pm Fri & Sat. Closed on Sun
Boasting the title of the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, expect nothing but the best at Candlenut. Offering traditional dishes with a contemporary take, treat yourself by going for Chef Malcolm Lee’s Taste of Candlenut menu, where you’ll be taken on a culinary adventure to explore the myriad flavours of the Peranakan heritage. The current menu for April features offerings such as Ikan Gulai, Ayam Goreng Berempah, Bubur Cha Cha and Pumpkin Ondeh-Ondeh to finish.
Address: 17a Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676
Opening Hours: 12–3 pm, 6–10 pm daily
Set in a preserved colonial chapel atop Dempsey Hill, Claudine Restaurant by award-winning Chef-Patron Julien Royer invites guests to celebrate life around good food and glorious company, presenting an intimate side of French cuisine inspired by honest home-cooking. A refreshing perspective, the Claudine experience is one with shared meals, such as the Kampot Pepper Steak Flambe and Veal Blanquette. Or, pair oysters and caviar with cocktails by the bar that’s made out of brass and crowned with the chapel’s original glass stained window!
Address: 39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541
Opening Hours:6–10 pm Tues, 11:45 am–2 pm, 6–10 pm Wed to Sun. Closed on Mon
This quaint spot boasts is modelled after the beer gardens of Bavaria and boasts of old world charm. Wonderfully intimate, it is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a catch up with close friends. This restaurant is dog-friendly, which means furry friends are more than welcome to join in the dining experience! Try their signature craft beers or indulge in their delicious menu of contemporary Western fare and Asian fusion cuisine, such as the Crispy Pork Belly which home-cured and deep fried to crisp perfection without being too greasy. There’s also the classic Satay available in chicken, beef, and pork, as well as also exquisite offerings like the Wagyu Rump and Rib-Eye Steak.
Address: 25A Dempsey Rd, #01-01, Singapore 247691
Opening Hours: 12–10:20 pm Mon to Sat,11:30 am–10 pm Sun
Goodwood Park Hotel’s renowned Chinese concept Min Jiang also resides at Dempsey Hill, set in a 5,000 sq ft one-storey colonial building. This menu features contemporary Sichuan and Cantonese fare; and house specialities include the authentic Beijing Duck that’s prepared according to an ancient Chinese recipe. Exquisite dim sum, roast meats and noodle dishes are on the menu as well.
Address: 7A & 7B Dempsey Rd, 249684
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–2:30 pm, 6:30–10:30 pm Mon to Fri, 11 am–2:30 pm, 6:30–10:30 pm Sat & Sun
Feast on traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist at Da Paolo Dempsey. Think handmade pasta, wood-fired pizzas, tiramisu, gelato, and an extensive wine and cocktail menu. The interior is inspired by the Italian Mediterranean, and it's the perfect space for a brunch date or a lavish dinner with your significant other. Choose between the indoor dining area with a good view of the pasta counter and wood-fire oven, or the outdoor area that overlooks the greenery of Dempsey Hill!
Address: 8 Dempsey Rd, #01-13, Singapore 247696
Opening Hours: 8 am–11:30 pm Sun to Thurs
One of the first few farm-to-table restaurants in Singapore, Open Farm Community is an open-concept eatery with a strong focus on locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients. Set within an edible garden, this space redefines destination dining in Singapore. Food wise, enjoy the pleasures of simple, freshly harvested ingredients that are both nourishing and a visual feast.
Address: 130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819
Opening Hours: 12–3 pm, 6–11 pm Mon to Fri, 11 am–4 pm, 6–11 pm Sat & Sun
At Culina, look forward to dishes made from ingredients sourced from sustainable farmers, premium cuts of meats, and the best wines to pair with them. In addition to an in-house delicatessen boasting an array of beef, lamb and veal in popular and lesser-known cuts, also check out their dry-ageing cabinet for delicious, well-aged meats. Craving for oysters? You’ve come to the right place. The restaurant serves up a weekly selection that’s freshly air-flown to Singapore. If you’re lucky and it happens to be available, make sure to try the French Gillardeau oyster. It is consistently ranked as one of France’s top three best oysters!
Address: 15 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249675
Opening Hours: 11 am–11 pm daily
Consistently ranked in the World's Top 50 Best Restaurants, almost everything on the menu at Burnt Ends touches the two oven, four-tonne brick kiln designed by Chef-Owner Dave Pynt. It is notoriously hard to get a seat at this Michelin Star establishment with reservations opening 30 days in advance. You’ll be wise to start planning in advance! The menu changes everyday, but you can expect modern Australian barbecue and boutique wines and spirits in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
Address: 7 Dempsey Rd, #01-02, Singapore 249671
Opening Hours: 6–11 pm Tues & Wed, 12–2:30 pm, 6–11 pm Thurs to Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
Stock up on premium cuts of meat for your homecooking, then settle in at the bistro for a belly-busting feast. Sorry, vegans and vegetarians. This is the perfect restaurant in Dempsey for steak, schnitzel and meatloaf. Don’t miss the Braised Grain-fed Bone-in Short Rib or some good ol’ fashioned steak, from a Flat Iron Steak, to Japanese Wagyu Ribeye. Wash it all down with your choice of poison, from beers and wines to cocktails and spirits.
Address:22 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249675
Opening Hours: 11 am–10 pm Tues to Fri, 9:30 am–10 pm Sat & Sun. Closed on Mon
Opened by Ippoh, Osaka’s oldest premium tempura restaurant, Ippoh Tempura Bar features Osaka-style tempura omakase in a refined setting at Dempsey Hill. Go for the Momiji which comes with sesame tofu, nine pieces of tempura, kakiage and your choice of dessert. Coated in a veil of gossamer-light batter, every piece of tempura is served piece by piece alongside a delicate seasoning that compliments the natural flavours of the ingredients!
Address: 17B Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676
Opening Hours: 12–3 pm, 6–10 pm daily
Since its debut in 2013, Morsels has charmed diners with its seasonal menu that champions Asian produce with global influences. Chef Petrina conjures up a menu weaving together flavours from across the globe, melding traditional techniques with innovative twists, resulting in a symphony of tastes. Experience the delicate use of Asian spices in a plate of Pork Jowl Char Siew Wanton Mee, or try the whimsical fusion of East-meets-West in the Magra Lamb Rack with Murcia Al vino cannellini pureé and cardamom jus!
Address: 25 Dempsey Rd, #01-04, Singapore 249670
Opening Hours: 12–3 pm, 6–10 pm Tues to Thurs, 12–3 pm, 6–10:30 pm Fri & Sat, 11:30 am–3 pm Sun. Closed on Mon
Clean, contemporary, and healthful foods made with Asian ingredients and techniques – that’s what you can expect at COMO Cuisine. Perennial favourites include the heaping Our Big Raw Salad, which features a guilt-free indulgence of fresh and raw fruits and vegetables. There are also a number of featured dishes inspired by India, such as the crunchy Samosas stuffed with spiced lamb and topped with a sweet and tangy mango chutney. Or opt for the Lamb Kofta, which has a hint of smokiness from the tandoor that’s fired by coconut charcoal.
Address: 18A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249677
Opening Hours: 8 am–3 pm Mon & Tues, 8 am–10 pm Wed, Thurs & Sun. 8 am–10:30 pm Fri & Sat
Hathaway in old English means someone who lives by a path across a heath, which describes its location at Dempsey. Like the name, Hathaway’s menu seeks to capture the context of our time and place through the lens of Southeast Asian flavours and crossroads. Indian, Malay, and Peranakan cuisines marry French and Middle-Eastern flavours and since they are all about being inclusive, Hathaway does not serve any pork or alcohol. Its brunch menu includes a Pengat Pisang French Toast – caramelised bananas stewed in coconut milk, served with a scoop of Apom Perkuah ice cream, raspberries and blackberries on brioche, as well as the Straits of Dempsey, which comes with a creamy butter chicken, house sausage, potato latkes, naan, and eggs.
Address: Block 13 Dempsey Rd, #01-07, Singapore 249674
Opening Hours: 11 am–9:45 pm Mon to Fri, 10:30 am–9:45 pm Sat. Closed on Sun
Terra Madre is an Australian all-day dining destination encompassing a cafe, restaurant, bakery & a range of natural & clean gourmet products. Find a hearty, healthy menu that embraces the bounty of nature. Fresh produce, conscious ingredients, and local finds are used extensively. Kickstart the day on the right note with nourishing breakfast bowls and loaded toasties or construct your own wholesome salad for lunch. Come dinner time, the options expand to present sharing plates loaded with flavour. Burrata Salad wins in both presentation and taste, Wild-Caught Prawns get a delightful char from the grill, and come dressed with pickled cucumbers to cut through the smoke. Also enjoyable is Charred Eggplant which comes paired with chilli-hinted yoghurt sauce.
Address: 71 Loewen Rd, #01-02, Singapore 228847
Opening Hours: 9 am–5 pm Tues & Wed, 9 am–9 pm Thurs to Sun. Closed on Mon
Set within a relaxing space, Rakuichi specialises in authentic and tasty Japanese fare. Sashimi is a must to start the meal, and the fresh slices of raw fish are presented elegantly on a platter. Grilled meats are a highlight at Rakuichi – generous cubes of meat on skewers are presented on a small charcoal-grill and cooked before you creating smoke-kissed, lightly charred meats bursting with flavour. There’s also comfort food to indulge in, such as Soft-Shell Crab Karaage, plump Breaded Oysters that are crispy and creamy at the same time, as well as Enoki Mushrooms wrapped in thick strips of fatty bacon.
Address: 10 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247700
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–2:30 pm, 6–10 pm daily
Explore a trove of Mexican grub at Margarita's with bright and fiery flavours such as the Cheese Fondue that gets its kick from a dash of chiles and chorizos. The Nachos La Especial is another evergreen favourite, made with a seasoned blend of black beans, chipotle cheese sauce, jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo. There’s also the drool-worthy Carnitas de Puerco, which features a fork-tender piece of pork slowly roasted in the oven and served with a zesty dollop of salsa verde on warm corn tortillas. And be sure to save room for the tantalising desserts which include the popular Mexican Fried Ice Cream!
Address: 11 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249673
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–10:30 pm daily
Siri House draws inspiration from the modern Asian family table, introducing diverse flavours and influences to a delicious menu of shared plates. With its refined offerings and alfresco terrace, dining at this space is unforgettable. From the small plates section, go for the Burrata, and Bikini Sandwich. Then work your way through the selection of large plates with choices like Unagi Risotto and Beef Ribeye. And of course, top the meal off with a cocktails or freshly squeezed juices for the ultimate brunch experience!
Address: 8D Dempsey Rd, #01-02, Singapore 249672
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–10 pm Tues to Thurs & Sun, 11:30 am–11:30 pm Fri & Sat. Closed on Mon