In the spirit of discovering new restaurants, the Chope family is giving you a peek into our dining experiences with personal anecdotes, as well as favourites from our go-to restaurants!
Here are our all time favourites for any occasion - where we satisfy our cravings and tuck into comfort plates.
"Going to Bakalaki is akin to going to Greece. They serve quality and comfort Greek food, which is really hard to come by in Singapore. I'm so glad I found Bakalaki, and I've even brought various groups of friends here, and they all loved it! They even make their own olive oil!"
"The Riverside Point outlet of Brewerkz is my go-to place to hang out with friends, or even for dates. We usually go there for their Happy Hour deals which offers great prices for a big selection of draught beers. Brewerkz mussels are something I feel I cannot find anywhere else and is a must-have whenever I go down!"
"Clinton St. Bakery is a favourite amongst my circle of friends. If you're in the mood for a classic, delicious brunch, be sure to head down to try their fluffy pancakes and french toast! The portions are quite big, so remember to bring a bigger appetite, or more friends. They often run good promotions as well, so be sure to see what's currently running before your next trip!"
"Dancing Crab didn't use to be a place that I would label as somewhere I could go on a regular basis, but the Chope Deal vouchers have now made them more accessible, and I find myself returning every month with different groups of friends and my family as well. Their "Chilli Crab Bowl" is a definite must-have, and their lobster rolls are great as well!"
"I love bringing my parents and extended family here for lunches or dinners, whether on the weekends or on weeknights! Vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike will love this spot as their dishes are delicious, healthy and fuss-free. My family and I love the "Spicy shiitake with purple rice roll" and their "Wild mushroom and white truffle pizza".
"iO Italian Osteria is definitely somewhere everyone should try at least once, and you'll be sure to be back for more. They dish out wholesome and hearty home-cooked authentic Italian cuisine which never disappoints. It always satisfies my cravings, without breaking the bank. While you're there, make sure to try the "Orecchiette with pork sausage in saffron sauce" and their "Stuffed Traditional Roman Schiacciata"!
"This might not be everyone's everyday meal, but it has definitely become a ritual for me to head down weekly since my first visit. If you're in the mood for some quality yakitori and a Sake night with your friends, then this is definitely the place to go. Quality yakitori, sharing rice pots which you can shave fresh truffle onto, and even specialty sake all at pocket-friendly prices, need I say more?"
"Nalan is really near our office, and it's great for quick and affordable lunches, even for meetings as well! Plus, it's vegan too!"
"With a semi-open air seating area, Sumo Bar Happy is somewhere we go to chill during lunch time or after work on weekdays as it's relatively near our office. We often round up our colleagues and head there for a big bowl of great ramen paired with their happy-hour cocktails! Try their Watermelon Sake and Lychee Cooler, you won't be disappointed!"
"One of the struggles I've faced since turning vegan is that it's quite difficult to find vegan versions of foods I used to love before. I was extremely happy when I found Well Dressed Salad Bar & Cafe as they were the solution to this. They sell amazing vegan brunches and their vegan waffles are excellent. They have now become my go-to restaurant, especially when I have waffle cravings!"