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Best Duxton Hill Restaurants Food Guide [2024]

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Duxton Hill Restaurants

Best Duxton Hill Restaurants
Best Duxton Hill Restaurants

Looking for a great place to eat in Duxton Hill?

You’ll be spoilt for choice with the numerous restaurants, bars and cafes popular with locals, expats, and hipsters. With its close proximity to the Central Business District and Downtown, Duxton Hill is a great place to grab a bite or relax with a coffee. Whether you’re looking for a casual dining experience or something more refined, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for in Duxton Hill.

So why not explore the area today and discover some of the best food and drink on offer in Singapore!

Key Consideration Factors

  • Service Quality: The service should be attentive and polite. The waitstaff should be knowledgeable about the menu and able to make recommendations.
  • Price: Make sure to comparison shop between the various restaurants, so you can secure the most beneficial discounts.
  • Reputation: When looking for a reliable restaurant, one with an established reputation is the best option. These shops often excel in customer service and utilize superior ingredients so that food is memorable.
  • Food Menu: A good restaurant menu should offer a variety of savory and sweet dishes, as well as a selection of drinks.
  • Reviews: Researching reviews from previous customers is a great way to evaluate the level of service, as well as comprehend if the restaurant can be trusted.
  • Quality of service: As you don’t want your dining experience to fail following a few days, you must assess the quality of ingredients used for the meals.

Best Duxton Hill Restaurants

1. Xiao Ya Tou

Xiao Ya Tou - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Xiao Ya Tou – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Xiao Ya Tou’s Facebook)
Key ServicesRestaurant
Address6 Duxton Hill, #01-01, Singapore 089592
Phone+65 6226 1965
Operating HoursMondays: 4pm to 11pm
Tuesdays to Fridays: 11.30am to 11pm
Saturdays: 10am to 11pm
Sundays: 10am to 10pm

Xiao Ya Tou is a trendy Asian restaurant-bar from the same owners of Symmetry, which puts its own unique spin on contemporary Asian cuisine.

Start with their Crispy Otak Rolls, which have the classic Nyonya fishcake in spring roll form served with a tamarind peanut sauce, and move on to the Truffle Roast Duck garnished with a Chinese-spiced truffle sauce.

Even the drinks at Xiao Ya Tou have a local flavor to them – try one of their specialty cocktails, such as the Beefeater-spiked Yuan Yang or Yakult flavored with Nigori sake and vodka.

Key Differentiators

  • Naughty Modern Asian Restaurant & Bar
  • Local flavours transformed into innovative dishes
  • Synonymous with fun and guiltless pleasure

Customer Testimonial

A wonderfully decorated Chinese fusion restaurant. The food was definitely not cheap, however the generous portions along with the quality and taste of the food made it worthwhile. We had the Mala Beef Cheek to accompany our Crab Fried Rice and Wagyu Beef Horfun the last time we were there and thoroughly enjoyed the meal which was delicious and filling.

Gareth Chen

2. RPM by D.Bespoke

RPM by D.Bespoke - Duxton Hill Restaurants
RPM by D.Bespoke – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: RPM by D.Bespoke’s Facebook)
Key ServicesCocktail bar
Address16 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089482
Phone+65 8359 1334
Operating HoursSunday to Thursday: 6PM–12AM
Friday & Saturday: 6PM–2AM

RPM is one of Duxton Hill’s most famous shochu spots, a shrine to the Japanese spirit. RPM is not only home to an impressive collection of shochu organized by the prefecture, but also includes a cocktail list that includes classics reinvented with shochu as the base – such as Shochu Martini.

Finally, there’s no need to be uncomfortable ordering a shochu smoothie—the Osaka Mix is a tropical fruit explosion that will brighten up your day. RPM has over 1,000 titles in its collection, so you can listen to jazz and funk music as you sip.

Key Differentiators

  • Great selection of records
  • Japanese Shochu, Sake, Cocktails
  • No service charge

Customer Testimonial

I gotta say this place provides one of the top service in town. Almost flawless! They serve a list of shochu based cocktails in their menu. Love the ambience, doesn’t even felt like I was in Singapore. And food was delicious as well.

Highly recommended!

Annie Teri

3. Latteria Mozzarella Bar

Latteria Mozzarella Bar - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Latteria Mozzarella Bar – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Latteria Mozzarella Bar)
Key ServicesItalian restaurant
Address40 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089618
Phone+65 6866 1988
Operating HoursOPEN DAILY
Lunch: 12 noon to 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm to 10:30pm

Despite the name, what really made Latteria Mozzarella stand out was the meaty menu items – especially their Slow Roasted Lamb Shank immersed in chickpeas with red wine sauce.

The dairy side, on the other hand, is no slouch. The delectable Bocconcini ‘in Carrozza’ Arrabiata, made with deep-fried buffalo milk mozzarella in spicy arrabbiata sauce, is one of them.

Key Differentiators

  • Slice of Southern Italy
  • Extensive traditional Italian cuisine
  • Offers the freshest Mozzarella and Burrata cheeses

Customer Testimonial

Quiet nice Italian joint tucked away amidst the hectic area of Duxton. Ambience was amazing and romantic, outdoor seats are definitely a must go for.

Foods ordered were the latteria platter which was super value for money and fried calamari which was fried and seasoned to perfection, absolutely enjoyed our experience here

Ho Jerome

4. Restaurant JAG

Restaurant JAG - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Restaurant JAG – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Restaurant JAG)
Key ServicesFine dining restaurant
Address76 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089535
Phone+65 3138 8477
Operating HoursTuesday to Thursday:
Friday & Saturday:
12–3PM, 6–10:30PM

Restaurant JAG’s artisanal style shines in every aspect of the restaurant, from its bespoke wood and masonry to the exquisite cuisine created around 40 unique indigenous herbs brought in specifically from Savoy. Jeremy Gillon, a Michelin-starred chef, runs the establishment.

At this restaurant, the focus is on omakase-style tasting menus of innovative French cuisine. Lunch is available in three variants: Three Expressions, Five Expressions, and Seven Expressions. For dinner, choose between Five, Seven and 10 Expressions.

Expect an epic culinary adventure through a thrilling medley of tastes and textures.

Key Differentiators

  • Refined, intimate fine-dining restaurant
  • Serving seasonal French dishes
  • Custom wine pairings

Customer Testimonial

Had a wonderful dinner with my wife. We have a standard 8 course dinner omakese set with my wife opting for a vegetarian version.

We could feel that the ingredients were carefully chosen and used to elevate the taste of each dishes. It’s really an experience of visual and taste that is delightful and enjoyable as we discussed about each dish over then course of the dinner.

Staff were extremely attentive and would explained each dish meticulously and answer every of my questions patiently.

Thanks for the wonderful experience.

Genesis NΞO

5. Etna Italian Restaurant

Etna Italian Restaurant - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Etna Italian Restaurant – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Etna Italian Restaurant)
Key ServicesItalian restaurant
Address49/50 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089513
Phone+65 6220 5513
Operating HoursDaily: 12–2:30PM, 6–10:30PM

Today, the restaurant has expanded to something much more than what it once was. It first opened its doors in 2006, it was a tiny trattoria that served simple local Italian dishes. It’s safe to say that Etna is still one of the top choices for Italian food in Singapore today.

The restaurant’s comfortable atmosphere and welcoming staff would undoubtedly draw you back for food such as the lobster-stuffed creamy Ravioli all’Aragosta, which you may enjoy without feeling guilty. There are a variety of antipasti and cheesy pizzas to try, as well as classic desserts like the Cannoli Etna, stuffed with ricotta chips.

Key Differentiators

  • Authentic Italian dining experience
  • Excellent food and beverages
  • Only the finest ingredients imported from Italy

Customer Testimonial

Came here for a team dinner and we’re completely in agreement that the good food here was just at a different level.
Everything we ordered was good, the wine was excellent and we had great service too.
Alessandro really made our evening memorable – attentive and prompt, and really friendly too.

Mozilla Monster

6. Kilo Kitchen

Kilo Kitchen - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Kilo Kitchen – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Kilo Kitchen)
Key ServicesRestaurant
Address97 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089541
Phone+65 9625 0279
Operating HoursTuesday to Friday
Lunch 12 noon to 2:30 pm
1 for 1 drinks only
Dinner 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday
11:30am to 3 pm
Brunch menu
5:30pm to 10:30pm

The Kilo Kitchen in Kampong Bugis might have been lost, but Duxton Road gained a new one! With its cozy living area and lovely outside space, the cool kid on the block is hard to miss. Its open kitchen serves modern comforts with Latin American and Asian influences on a wood-fired grill – everything’s so delicious!

Key Differentiators

  • History of catering to consumers’ culinary explorations
  • Open format natural flame kitchen with wood-fired grill
  • Social space for guests

Customer Testimonial

I was recommended this place by Q (the next door Taylor). Absolutely love the ambience, very chill, nice open space with comfortable seating. The staff (guy with a trendy beard and fashion style) that welcomed us was super friendly and attentive. I love how he let us to enjoy our time, not hassling us to order more or as soon as we were done eating… I felt like in a resort really. The food was AMAZING as well. Fresh fish, tender meats and yummy desserts. We tried quite a few options and all were really good. Also really nice cocktails! Definitely coming back!

Dalia Narmontas

7. Rhubarb

Rhubarb - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Rhubarb – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Rhubarb)
Key ServicesFrench restaurant
Address 3 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089589
Phone+65 8127 5001
Operating HoursDaily (Closed on Wednesdays & Sundays):
Lunch 12pm-2.15pm (last order)
Dinner 6.30pm-9.30pm (last order)

This restaurant, which offers a classic French menu, is no doubt the latter. The one-starred Michelin name houses just a few tables where visitors may observe the chef in action while preparing modern French cuisine.

For a memorable meal, try the exquisite and intricately plated dishes from the tasting menu at Rhubarb.

Key Differentiators

  • serving French cuisine and wine
  • featured in various local publications
  • Friendly crew

Customer Testimonial

Great foods, friendly chef and crews. I went for lunch for a 4 course Omakase. Really worth the price and the foods were superb. The chef even purposely came out from the kitchen to greet us before we leave. 5 star for the whole dining experience!

Chelsea C.

8. Flor Patisserie

Flor Patisserie - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Flor Patisserie – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Flor Patisserie)
Key ServicesBakery
Address2 Duxton Hill, #01-01, Singapore 089588
Phone+65 6223 8628
Operating HoursMon – CLOSED
Tue – Sun: 11:00am – 7:00pm

The fruit-focused Japanese and French-inspired cakes, tarts, and pies are entirely free of baking powder, artificial rising agents, softeners, or preservatives.

According to the Flor team, eggs’ natural aeration as they are whipped to their maximum intensity contributes to the softness and dampness of baked items. The strawberry souffle and strawberry shortcake are two sell-out dishes that may be tasted if you arrive early.

Key Differentiators

  • Baking with the finest ingredients
  • Authentic Japanese-inspired French pastry
  • Japanese-styled patisserie

Customer Testimonial

Picked a few cakes for my birthday party ☺we loved Arriety (chocolate, orange), and strawberry souffle. I would love to come back and try other cakes.


9. Lucha Loco

Lucha Loco - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Lucha Loco – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Lucha Loco)
Key ServicesMexican restaurant
Address5 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598
Phone+65 3158 3677
Operating HoursMonday to Tuesday: 5pm – 11pm
Wednesday to Thursday: 11:30am – 11pm
Friday to Saturday: 11:30am – 11:30pm

This Mexican taqueria serves as our go-to spot for a tequila celebration, with its twinkling fairy lights, garden bar, and busy atmosphere. You can’t possibly leave without getting yourself a couple of tacos. Not to mention elotes, a Mexican street-style grilled corn rubbed with mayo, chilli, and many more.

Don’t forget about a mezcal cocktail to round out the night!

Key Differentiators

  • Converted shophouse with a hidden garden
  • Favourite bites with cocktails
  • Authentic Mexican cuisine

Customer Testimonial

Impromptu dinner and luckily managed to get counter seats. Food was served promptly, as are the drinks. Food is fresh, tangy and good portions. Prices are overall reasonable and I personally love the seafood cerviche. Recommended!

Y Wong

10. Flow Bar

Flow Bar - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Flow Bar – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Flow Bar)
Key ServicesCocktail bar
Address76A Duxton Rd, Level 2, Singapore 089535
Phone+65 8028 5865
Operating HoursTuesday to Saturday : 5pm – 12pm

Flow Bar has something for everyone, from those who love their cocktails classic to those who want them exotic. This tiny cocktail spot on Restaurant Jag caters to your preferences — whether you prefer your beverages traditional or unusual.

Ricky Paiva, a renowned mixologist, is in charge of the bar, so you can be confident that each cocktail is made with quality ingredients. It’ll be a unique experience for sure!

Key Differentiators

  • Newest cocktail bar now open on Duxton Road
  • Progressive cocktails
  • World class bar bites

Customer Testimonial

This is the best bar in Singapore. Ricky and Riff are amazing, great at their craft and super hosts. The drinks are awesome … so well balanced. I had a great whiskey drink, the espresso martini was so tasty I almost ordered 2. Pimed up cup was perfect with the cucumber and citrus. Loved the potato croquettes … best best best. We’re lucky to have Ricky in Singapore!

Melissa Eisner

11. Praelum Wine Bistro

Praelum Wine Bistro - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Praelum Wine Bistro – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Praelum Wine Bistro)
Key ServicesWine bar
Address4 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089590
Phone+65 9022 0141
Operating HoursMonday to Saturday: 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM

This cozy spot, with its European-inspired dishes, a 1,000-item wine collection, and a down-to-earth atmosphere, is popular with nibbles and sippers. Wine is dispensed from the bistro’s wine systems or you can try wine flights to learn more about the grape stuff.

The wine cellar, which also has a tasting room and restaurant, is where bottles are kept. If you’re ever unsure, talk to the sommeliers!

Key Differentiators

  • “Praelum” means winepress
  • Wine bar and bistro
  • Reminder that wines first come from multi-varied grape-growing terroirs

Customer Testimonial

We had our team gathering here, and the Praelum team was extremely fun and supportive. We had our own space upstairs, where they’d normally host their wine tasting sessions. Very fast service of food and drinks, and great value for money. The wine selection is also quite decent. Especially enjoyed our time there, with awesome conversations had.

Flo Yeow

12. Grids Coffee Bar

Grids Coffee Bar - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Grids Coffee Bar – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Grids Coffee Bar)
Key ServicesBrunch restaurant
Address200 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058749
Phone+65 9665 4398
Operating HoursSun & Mon – 9am to 6pm
(Closed on Tues)
Wed to Sat – 9am to 12mn

Located in the heart of the city, Grids is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day. From delectable Asian-inspired dishes to Western classics, you can be sure that all of their dishes are made with only the finest quality ingredients.

When it comes to coffee, they know that balance is key. That’s why they offer a range of different coffees, from rich and full-bodied to light and refreshing. So perfect for whether you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up or a leisurely cup of coffee to savor.

Also, at Grids, they believe in promoting wellness in all forms. That’s why they offer a range of healthy options, including freshly squeezed juices and smoothies. So come on by and experience balance and harmony at Grids Coffee Bar.

Key Differentiators

  • Handmade Asian fusion classics
  • Breakfast options
  • Bright, minimalist coffee shop

Customer Testimonial

Really enjoy the food, ambience and service! I went with my family and there were seats available during tea time. Could potentially be crowded so you might want to make a reservation early. Will highly recommend!

Eunice Hannah Lim

13. Monument Lifestyle

Monument Lifestyle - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Monument Lifestyle – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Monument Lifestyle)
Key ServicesCafe
Address75 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089534
Phone8792 8849
Operating HoursTue-Fri 8am-6pm
Sa-Sun 9am-6pm

If you’re looking for the best New York-style bagels in Singapore, then Monument Lifestyle is the answer.

These bagels are simple, delicious, and perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re grabbing breakfast on the go or enjoying a leisurely brunch with friends, Monument Lifestyle has something for everyone. And of course, don’t miss out on their bagel and coffee pairing. You won’t be disappointed!

Key Differentiators

  • Coffee
  • Bagels
  • Retail Therapy

Customer Testimonial

Nice chill place to relax and have a sit. Did not try the food, but had a cup of chai latte.

The chai latte is just alright for its sweetness and milkiness. Aroma of spices is just right and blends with the milk foam well.

Will definitely return again to try out the food menu.

There are some goods all around the shop for patrons to purchase. But most people came for the food and beverage

Jaron Chua

14. Praelum

Praelum - Duxton Hill Restaurants
Praelum – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: Praelum)
Key ServicesWine bar
Address4 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089590
Phone+65 9022 0141
Operating HoursMonday to Saturday: 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Praelum is part of a vibrant dining community in the heart of downtown that is quickly gaining a reputation for its great restaurant and bar. They offer an extensive list of both local and international wines, as well as a menu of seasonal, locally-sourced dishes.

And their team provides unparalleled service that will make you feel right at home. So come on down and see what all the fuss is about!

Key Differentiators

  • Islandwide delivery
  • French-inspired European cuisine
  • Monthly  customisable menus

Customer Testimonial

We had our team gathering here, and the Praelum team was extremely fun and supportive. We had our own space upstairs, where they’d normally host their wine tasting sessions. Very fast service of food and drinks, and great value for money. The wine selection is also quite decent. Especially enjoyed our time there, with awesome conversations had.

Flo Yeow

15. SG Taps

SG Taps - Duxton Hill Restaurants
SG Taps – Duxton Hill Restaurants (Credit: SG Taps’ Facebook)
Key ServicesBar
Address13 Duxton Hill, #01-01, Singapore 089597
Phone+65 6904 8474
Operating HoursMonday to Thursday, Saturday:
12:00 PM – 10:30 PM
4:00 PM – 10:30 PM
1:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Key Differentiators

  • Craft beers
  • Japanese-Singaporean fusion dishes
  • Funky dining area.

Customer Testimonial

Awesome bustling night recharged by full bodied SOS stout that is amazingly smooth with a nice distinct smokiness. Give it a try.. its gorgeously addictive! Never enough! Added on few sips of Sing Sing whisky and we felt blissful. Always a magical night at SG Taps with perfect companionship and attentive service crews including the humble boss serving everyone swiftly with passion.


Duxton Hill Restaurants

And that’s a wrap for our Duxton Hill food guide!

We hope you found your next favorite dining spot. Whether you’re in the mood for some authentic Singapore fare or a freshly-baked pastry, Duxton Hill has something to offer everyone. So the next time you find yourself in this vibrant neighborhood, be sure to stop by one of these great eateries. Bon appetit!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have any questions about Duxton Hill Restaurants in Singapore, you can refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the best Duxton Hill Restaurants Singapore below:

What type of cuisine can I find at Duxton Hill Restaurants?

At a stone’s throw away from Duxton Hill, you’ll find a wide selection of local cuisine and foreign dishes ranging from Singaporean, Asian, French, and Italian to more international flavors. Each restaurant aroudn the Duxton area offers something different that will suit any taste and even a vegetarian menu.

What is the atmosphere like in Duxton Hill?

The atmosphere in Duxton Hill is lively, vibrant and full of energy. There are many restaurants, food stalls and bars that offer unique culinary experiences from local chefs, great music, stunning views, and plenty of nightlife options for those looking to party while on a culinary journey.

Are there any vegan or vegetarian-friendly options at Duxton Hill Restaurants?

Yes! Every restaurant offers vegan-friendly dishes as well as vegetarian-friendly options. Whether you’re looking for an all-vegan menu or just want some veggie-friendly dishes, you’ll be sure to find something delicious at one of the best restaurants in Duxton Hill from Neil road, Tanjong Pagar Station to Craig road.

Do the restaurants offer outdoor seating?

Yes! Several of the cool restaurants in Duxton Road Singapore have outdoor seating areas where guests can enjoy alfresco dining while enjoying the beautiful views of downtown Singapore.

What are some popular dishes served at the restaurants?

Some popular dishes served at Duxton Hill Restaurants include Singaporean classics such as laksa, satay skewers, chilli crab omelette, Fung Kee hotdogs, cotija cheese, chili crab and Hainanese chicken rice; fusion dishes such as truffle fries with truffle mayonnaise; Italian favorites like pasta carbonara; and French delicacies like escargot with garlic butter sauce.

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