The gorgeously gothic 19th century church of Chijmes was a picture-perfect Singapore icon even before the Hollywood filmmakers came calling. With beautiful neo-classical architecture as its centrepiece, it’s now a hotspot for drinking and dining, with not one or two, but more than 30 restaurants, cafes and bars on a single block. The atmosphere here starts each day as relaxed and family-friendly, but as night rolls in, the vibe gradually elevates to become an energetic hub of after-dark revelry. The plethora of choice means there’s something to suit all styles of diner, from those with a love of craft beers to a penchant for Michelin stars. Whether you’re there for a celebratory dinner or simply to watch sport, indulge your taste buds or catch up with friends, the varied delights of Chijmes have you covered. Read onto discover which much-loved spots made the list including Giardino Pizza, pan-Asian favourite Coriander Leaf and our go-to for Japanese fine dining in Singapore, Ashino.
30 Victoria Street #01-01/02 CHIJMES Singapore (187996) Map
This authentic yakinaku restaurant serves some of the best Japanese food on the island. Their weekend-only Japanese and Australian Wagyu buffets are a carnivore’s dream, but don’t think vegetarians have to miss out on the fun. The camembert cheese skewers in honey will have you craving that sweet and salty deliciousness for days to come.
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Is there a more tempting image than gloriously marbled prime Hokkaido beef and Wagyu Kagoshima steak sizzling away on the Japanese barbecue in front of you? Book your seat at Renga-Ya to experience just that. Their lunchtime sets and extensive a la carte menu come highly-praised, and they have great bar offers too – hello craft beer and karaage chicken!
30 Victoria Street #01-23 CHIJMES Singapore (187996) Map
This sophisticated ten-seater restaurant is a top choice for romantic dinners and special occasions. The authentic décor and carefully-crafted menu showcase Japanese fine dining at its best; transforming premium imported ingredients into gourmet sushi, sashimi and other perfectly-prepared dishes. Spring for the omakase menu to really impress your dining date.
30 Victoria Street #01-33 CHIJMES Singapore (187996) Map
The Chijmes outpost of Prive is an unwavering favourite for great sips and even better food. Its al fresco bar sits in a prime courtyard position with fairy lights and decorative mirrors that give it a cosy, inviting glow. They recently expanded the menu to include a fantastic plant-based selection, and don’t miss the happy hour bar offers from 5-8pm daily.
30 Victoria Street #01-20 CHIJMES Singapore (187996) Map
When Mexican cravings come calling, make a beeline to this vibrant cantina. Their open kitchen is a master of dishes like Hamachi ceviche and el taco de carnitas packed with tender pork neck and caramelised pork belly. No fiesta is complete without tequila and mezcal, so take your pick from spirits, craft beers and cocktails to sip on the sun-drenched outdoor terrace.
30 Victoria Street #B1-06 CHIJMES Singapore (187997) Map
It’s cool, it’s casual and they serve amazing craft beer, gourmet burgers and sausage platters. What’s not to love about this (kind-of) underground haunt? Live DJs and their in-house rock band pave the way for its transition from eatery to nightclub once darkness falls. Sports fan? Head here to watch big games on their terrace TVs.
30 Victoria Street #01-30 CHIJMES Singapore (187996) Map
If prime cuts of skewered meat being carved onto your plate by a grinning tableside passador sounds like a pretty great way to dine, you’re going to love this Chijmes Churrascaria. Devour all the meat, salad and sides that you can, savouring the luscious Brazilian flavours. Once you’ve had your fill, order the grilled pineapple for a sweetly charred finale.
30 Victoria Street #B1-07 CHIJMES Singapore (187996) Map
This American stalwart is something of a Chijmes institution, so long has it been loved for its tangy buffalo wings, Jack Daniel’s chicken and fork-tender barbecue ribs. The signature cocktails are too good not to go back for a second (particularly the lychee martini and creamy white Russian), while the chilled vibes make it only too easy to while away the afternoon.
30 Victoria Street #01-15/16 CHIJMES Singapore (187996) Map
Reserve your seat at this eco-conscious eatery in the heart of Singapore for Mediterranean flavours with a contemporary Asian twist. It’s as popular for brunch as it is as for after-work drinks, thanks to its charming personality that’s somewhere between classy wine bar and casual sports pub. Cocktail lover? Try the PNC Passiontini.
30 Victoria Street #B1-05 CHIJMES Singapore (187996) Map
With more than 100 natural and organic labels in their cellar, the vino selection at The Winery is sure to delight even the most worldly of connoisseurs. The wine bar itself is the epitome of relaxed refinement, while the Spanish kitchen uses ethically-sourced ingredients to create must-try tapas plates like jamon Iberico and baby squid, plus a delicious made-to-share lobster paella.
30 Victoria Street #02-01 CHIJMES Singapore (187996) Map
This unique pan-Asian restaurant is set to take your senses on a gastronomic voyage across the continent. It hails from an award-winning, multi-concept brand, with chic and orientally-inspired interiors that are almost as photo-worthy as the fare. Showing their passion for the culinary arts, there’s even a cooking studio that holds courses for budding young chefs.
30 Victoria Street #02-01B/C CHIJMES Singapore (187996) Map
For a meal with more than a little flair and finesse, head to this family-run eatery that has garnered many an accolade including the sought-after Michelin Bib Gourmand. Culinary innovation is at the forefront of their success, evident in their mix of Singaporean dishes and Western favourites, creatively reimagined. Don’t miss the tze char-style pork chop with salted egg.