Almost overnight, the city-state became the city du jour for new openings as Michelin stars-studded chefs, wannabe restaurateurs and imported cooking talents scrambled for space to house their dream restaurants.
The trend continues. Jamie Oliver just opened a 250-seat Italian eatery at Vivo City, his first in Asia. Mario Batali recently announced plans to open Carnevino, his third food and beverage concept in the city.
Big name chefs aside, the scene is equally buzzy for indie operators - new small plate eateries continue to grab the spotlight, unfazed by the incessant stream of French, Italian and Japanese openings.
Records from the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) show that 686 new eateries sprouted in Singapore last year. Staggering growth for a city with less than 3,000 restaurants.
We’ve combed them all and shortlisted just a handful of the best to open in the last year.
See the list at CNN Travel
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