Capitol Singapore’s Top Eats

Capitol Singapore is the latest mall to pop up in the City Hall area, and we’re curious about what food it has hidden behind its doors. So, we headed down to Capitol Singapore to find out just what it has on offer to fulfil our lunchtime cravings.

As atas as it looks, you’ll be glad to know that the place has a good mix of eats that won’t break the bank and high-end restaurants you’ll want to bookmark for that upcoming special dinner. Here are the 10 best eats you can get at Capitol Singapore!

1. Naughty Nuri’s – The best ribs in Bali

If you want a taste of Bali without hopping on a plane, just head down to Naughty Nuri’s. While they serve up a huge variety of food, from Indonesian nasi goreng to traditional crowd-pleasers like steak, their real masterpiece is their ribs.

Covered in a sweet-savoury sauce, their signature Mad Ribs ($18.80 for a half rack, $35.80 for a full rack) are incredibly tender. You don’t even need to get your hands dirty – armed with just a fork, you can easily pick off every bit of meat from the bone. The pork is perfectly marinated, and every bite is an explosion of taste.

Be sure to save space for their other dishes – the Crispy Pig Ears ($6.80) and Burnt Squid ($9.80) make for great appetisers, and they have other mains as well, such as their Iberico Pork Chop ($20.50)  and Wagyu Steak ($23.50).

Also known for their cocktails – we tried their Nuri’s Signature Martini ($19.50), a coconut pandan martini, and it definitely had one heck of a kick. I’m not a big fan of milk cocktails, but with a little bit of yoghurt and grilled pineapple hidden in the pandan leaf dumpling, this was definitely a good accompaniment to sweetness of the ribs.

The decor is pretty on-point as well, featuring wooden textures typical of Bali, and lots of tongue-in-cheek cartoons of pigs. For a Balinese experience right in the heart of town, Naughty Nuri’s is the place to go.

Naughty Nuri’s
Address: #01-84, Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884
Tel: 6384 7966
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2. 1933 by Toast Box – Flashback to the past

The best description I can give of 1933 is that it’s Toast Box on steroids, wrapped up in a pretty package. The restaurant looks like something out of a retro movie set, with Peranakan-inspired tiled counters, marble tables, and vintage wooden chairs.

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The menu is pretty extensive, with both Western cuisine and local delights that are sure to please everyone. From their rich Hainanese Chicken Rice ($12.90) to Grilled Pork Loin ($25.90), which is seasoned to perfection, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.

If you’re a diehard fan of the traditional Singaporean breakfast at Toast Box, you won’t have to forgo it here. 1933 also serves up the Traditional Kaya Butter Toast Set ($5.90) we know and love – only with a whole lot more class.

There’s no harm giving your breakfast sessions an upgrade once in awhile, you’ll feel just like royalty. You’ll also get an upgrade of a cappuccino instead of your usual Kopi O, with a cocoa-powdered 1933 – perfect for that flat lay.

1933 by Toast Box
Address: #01-83, Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884
Tel: 6384 3660
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3. Angelina – Bringing Parisian chic to the heart of Singapore

With a rich history dating back to 1903, Angelina’s flagship outlet in Paris has seen its fair share of elite like Marcel Proust and Coco Chanel. While the tea house has since expanded to Asia and the Middle East, it still maintains its signature chic, transporting you right to the heart of Paris.

If you only order two things at Angelina, you must try their Old-fashioned Hot Chocolate L’Africain ($13) and their Mont Blanc ($14). They’re the most famous items on the menu, and it’s easy to see why.

The hot chocolate is sin in a jug, because something so rich and decadent clearly cannot be good for you. Made with three different types of cocoa from Africa, it’s so thick and rich, you’ll definitely need to share it!

The Mont Blanc is an acquired taste – pureed, sweetened chestnuts over a bed of sweet cream. The texture is soft and easy to eat, but the chestnut flavour came on a little strong. If you like chestnuts though, the Mont Blanc would be a treat.

Angelina also serves up French cuisine, like Truffle Ravioli ($29) and Traditional Onion Soup ($18). They also have a huge variety of desserts, with macarons, tarts, eclairs and more, so if you have a sweet tooth, this is the place to go for some authentic French delights.

Angelina
Address: #01-82, Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884
Tel: 6384 0481
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4. Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant – Roast duck all the way from London

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When a restaurant that has outlets only in London, Bangkok, and Shanghai opens in Singapore, you can bet that people are very interested to see what it has to offer.

Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant is famous for one thing – their roasted duck. The duck goes for $68 for a whole duck, $36 for half the duck, and $22 for a portion, and comes covered in a sweet herbal sauce. The duck meat itself is moist and tender – the dish isn’t going to make it to anyone’s #foodporn hashtag, but it tastes pretty good.

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Four Seasons also serves up typical Chinese restaurant fare, such as fried rice and veggie and seafood dishes. On top of that, they’ll be serving brand new dim sum items from July 2016!

Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant
Address: #02-27/28/29, Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884
Tel: 6702 1838

5. Dazzling Cafe – Thick toast paradise

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Countless odes have been written about Dazzling Cafe, which hails from Taiwan and serves up some of the most amazing Shibuya thick toast you’ve ever laid your eyes on.

The toast is the main star of the show, and it’s easy to see why. Think thick stacks of toast, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, topped with ice-cream, whipped cream, fruit, sauces… you name it, they’ve probably got it.

Their most famous toasts are their Honey Toasts, which come in a huge variety of flavours. Some favourites are their Matcha and Azuki Beans Honey Toast ($19.90) and the Singapore-exclusive Mango and Coconut Gelato Honey Toast ($18.90). They’ve got a Pandan Salted Gula Melaka Honey Toast on the menu as well – talk about making us really happy.

Dazzling Cafe also serves up regular mains, such as Tom Yum Tomato Seafood Spaghetti and Scallop and Crabmeat Spaghetti Aglio Olio. They’ve got a weekday lunch special as well, where you get a choice of one main with either a soup or tea at $19++!

With it’s adorable turquoise decor and bunny-eared chairs, Dazzling Cafe is your go-to place to dine in true Japanese “kawaii” style.

Dazzling Cafe
Address: #01-85, Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884
Tel: 6384 3310
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6. Equilibrium – Modern Italian in a pretty package

For Italian fare that’s classy, cool, and photogenic, pop down to Equilibrium. Aside from Italian classics like pizza and pasta, they also serve up more unusual dishes, like meat skewers and crostinis.


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Be sure to check out their Panelle ($12), savoury Sicilian fritters served with garlic aioli and mango chutney, as well as the La Bombette ($9.50), skewers of minced pork and belly that look like an Italian take on Japanese yakitori.

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In terms of mains, Equilibrium has everything from pasta dishes to steaks to pizzas. Their Lostata Di Manzo ($39) is a beautifully marbled ribeye steak from New Zealand, and the Sull’imbrunire ($27), which combines exotic truffles with pizza ingredient classics like mushrooms and ham.

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I love a good cocktail, and Equilibrium is known for having some that are extremely pretty and very tasty. It’s recommended that you start drinking before your food arrives in order to really enjoy the flavours. Their wine and beer menu is really extensive as well – it’s time to eat and be merry, folks!

P.S: They’ve also got weekday set lunches starting from $13.90++. Oh yeah.

Equilibrium
Address: #01-86, Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884
Tel: 6384 4069
Website

7. Teuscher Chocolates (Once Upon Milkshake) – Possibly the best chocolatier in the world

If you think that savouring the best chocolates in the world will cost you a plane ticket to Switzerland – think again. Hailing all the way from the Swiss alps of Zurich, Capitol Singapore now brings you the number 1 artisan chocolatier in the world as voted by the National Geographic Channel.

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Sharing its space with milkshake specialists Once Upon A Milkshake – which brings all the boys to the yard – you’ll find their world acclaimed original champagne truffles amongst a variety of 100 other chocolate delights.

Teuscher Chocolates also make the perfect gift for any occasion or even a little midday indulgence on an especially tough day. Wash it all down with a thick, sweet milkshake from Once Upon A Milkshake. Whatever it is, indulge and enjoy – this is one place where your diet will fly right out the window and probably never return.

Teuscher Chocolates (Once Upon Milkshake)
Address: #02-31,  Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884
Tel: 6384 4069
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8. Spizza Mercato – F&B and retail all in one

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Pizza lover looking for a casual bite? Busy businessman needing a quick bite? Home chef looking for some fresh Italian ingredients and equipment? Spizza Mercato is the place to go.

Apart from serving up comforting Italian food like pizza and pasta, they sell a range of beers, juices, cheeses and pastes that they use in their restaurant for you to recreate the Spizza experience at home. They also sell grab-and-go meals, like salads and even Panini sandwiches, if you need something quick to get you through lunch.

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If you do have time for a sit-down meal though, Spizza Mercato offers great Italian food at affordable prices. They’ve got a weekday lunch special, where for $12 you can get either a 10-inch pizza or a pasta main, as well as a $9.90 lunch set that comes with a salad and mini pizza.

They even have a special dinner set for 2 from Mon-Thu that only costs $29.90 – sounds like midweek date night settled to me! And if you’ve got the stomach for the challenge, bring your friends along to conquer a 20-inch mega pizza in your choice of 4 delicious toppings.

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Some dishes not to miss are their best-selling Pizza Quinta ($19) smothered in mozzarella, fragrant truffle paste, and topped with a runny egg; and their Squid Ink Taglierini ($20), which is a classic squid ink pasta and tomato dish done to perfection.

They even offer gluten-free pizzas, such as the Donna Pizza ($23), and calzones (pizza boats) wrapped in parma ham if you fancy your pizza in different shape.

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Spizza Mercato
Address: #B2-52,  Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884
Tel: 6702 1835
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9. Ryu’s Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar – 100% authentic Japanese cuisine

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Japanese food isn’t all about sushi and sashimi, and Ryu’s Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar is here to prove just that.

With a bar, sake barrels and wooden furniture, Ryu’s exudes a kind of classy Oriental vibe, typical of what you’d expect at a Japanese restaurant. You can choose to order a la carte dishes, but Ryu’s has plenty of set meals that won’t break the bank.

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Their Grilled Iberian Pork Set ($25++) comes with appetisers, miso soup, veggies, dessert, and of course, the grilled chicken in miso sauce, and they also have other sets, such as the Japanese Grilled Chicken set ($20++) and the highly popular Okamochi Barachirashi Box ($45++).

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Most of their dishes are based off whatever produce is in season, so their offerings change pretty regularly – be sure to take a look at what sets and promotions they have to offer when you head down.

Ryu’s also has an interesting variety of sake and other Japanese liquor on hand, so be sure to give that a try as well. Kanpai!

Ryu’s Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar
Address: #01-87, Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884
Tel: 6384 9087
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10. Kaiserhaus – Austrian food to warm the soul

Some cuisines are easy to find in Singapore, but Central European food can be pretty hard to get your hands on. No, it is not the same as German cuisine.

Fortunately, Kaiserhaus is here to save the day by whipping up authentic Austrian delights. Most of the dishes on the menu are items I’ve never even heard of before. For appetisers, give the Tafelspitzsulze / Gourmet Beef Aspic ($15), beef terrine served with salad, a try – the slightly spicy dressing works well with the dish.

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They have a huge variety of mains, such as their Bohemian Pork Roast ($26) with skin crisped to beautiful perfection, and the signature Tafelspitz ($76, portion for 2 people), a beef stew-like dish with a huge rump of beef. It’s served with rösti and creamed spinach for a truly filling meal.

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Desserts-wise, Kaiserhaus has plenty of Central European treats on their menu, from the Mozartknödel / Mozart Dumplings ($13), dumplings stuffed with marzipan and nougat, to the Kaiserschmarrn / Emperor’s Pancake ($15), pancakes with rum-soaked raisins and plum compote. I can pronounce none of the dishes on their menu, but can’t deny that they taste delicious.

While Kaiserhaus is a bit more on the pricey side, they have an awesome set lunch deal at $17++, which comes with one main, a soup or salad, and a soft drink. They also have a pretty sweet high tea promotion available daily at $28++ filled with loads of lovely treats – afternoon tea on a stylish budget.

Kaiserhaus
Address: #02-06, Capitol Singapore, 17 Stamford Road, Singapore 178907
Tel: 6377 0013
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Happy bellies at Capitol Singapore

Lunch deals, dinner promotions, and set meals are the ideal ingredients to a happy belly and a happy wallet, and Capitol Singapore has plenty of them. Every restaurant serves up top-notch food, along with unique decor and great ambiance to have a lovely meal. Plus, with all the great deals, you can eat awesome food without breaking the bank!

Whether you’re craving traditional Chinese restaurant-fare or delicious sausages from Austria, looking for a place for a chill dinner with friends or a date location for your anniversary dinner, Capitol Singapore has it all.

The next time you’re at City Hall and have no clue what to eat, take a stroll over to Capitol – you’ll find some of your favourites like llaollao , Geláre, Hoshino Coffee, Oriole Coffee + Bar and other  eateries like Nalan Restaurant, Ramen & Tonkatsu Ma Maison, TAP, Food Republic and J-Story amongst others. You’ll be surprised by what you find.

Happy eating, folks!

Capitol Singapore is open from 10.30am to 10.30pm daily.


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