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7 restaurants offering quick power lunches

These places offer gourmet meals in an hour - or less.

01: Iggy’s

  • Beef tripe, fish tacos and croquette

Apart from indulgent tasting menus by the dining table, Iggy’s now offers an a la carte gastrobar menu exclusive to its bar counter seating. It’s a casual affair of small plates and mains with a fine-dining touch: a deftly plated variation of heirloom tomatoes, Toriyama sliders and oyster ceviche. Knowing Iggy’s 25,000-strong wine cellar, the accompanying Burgundy-focused wine list is not to be missed.

Level 3, Hilton Singapore

Tel: +65 732 2234

 

02: Kaiseki Yoshiyuki

  • Tenshin Yakimono - Seasonal Rice, Sashimi, Yakimono, Konyaku, Dashi Maki, Seasonal Hassun, Miso Soup, Pickles

A multi-course kaiseki experience would be a great way to delight the senses – though definitely not the most time efficient for corporates pressed for time. Still, if you have an hour to spare, you’ll find Kaiseki Yoshiyuki’s latest Tenshin lunch sets will satisfy sufficiently. Diners can choose between torimomo (chicken thigh), yakimono (grilled seasonal dish) or wagyu beef. All sets come with sashimi, appetiser and dessert.

B1, Forum the Shopping Mall

Tel: +65 8188 0900

 

03: Club Street Social

  • Squash Tortellini

Located at Gemmill Lane, Club Street Social is a convenient spot for those around the CBD to grab a lunch. The restaurant has small tables for one-on-one meetings, or larger booths for group lunches. Lunch specials range from a healthy beetroot and chicken salad or a 150-day grain-fed Bavette steak, served with coffee or tea. But if time permits, go for some cocktails as well.

#01-01, 5 Gemmill Lane

Tel: +65 6225 5043

 

04: Maggie Joan’s

  • Beef tartare with kimchi and smoked beef fat

Hidden at the back of Gemmill Lane, Maggie Joan’s would come as a nice hideaway from the chaotic lunch crowd flooding the area. The a la carte lunch menu features a mix of quick, comfy bites and dinner items. Go for the gypsy-style baked egg with chickpeas & chorizo. For mains, try the the fried chicken sandwich with green harissa coleslaw and homemade pappardelle with a mouthwatering lamb ragu.

#01-01, 110 Amoy Street

Tel: +65 6221 5564

 

05: Akira Back

  • Salmon Wasabi

Akira Back’s new set lunch menu features the best of the restaurant’s Japanese/Korean cuisine. The three-course set menu features the restaurant’s version of Korean fried chicken with kimchi, a mixed sashimi don bowl with brown rice or a 9-piece sushi moriawase. Service here is relatively fast, and you might even have spare time to enjoy a cocktail here.

30 Beach Road

Tel: 6818 1914

 

06: Oxwell & Co.

  • Chicken Liver Pate

The new lunch menu at British gastropub Oxwell & Co sports a more curated experience from its heavier dinner menu. Starters include chicken liver pate and crispy calamari with squid ink sambal mayo. Try out the lunch specials of mushroom and leek pie with cheddar or poached sea bass with quinoa for a healthier kick.

5 Ann Siang Road

Tel: 6438 7036

07: Kitchen at Bacchanalia

  • Chef Luke Armstrong of one-Michelin-starred The Kitchen at Bacchanalia

Still wish to eat well though there isn’t the luxury of time? Go for the two or three course working lunch menus at the one-Michelin-star Kitchen at Bacchanalia. Start with the risotto, made with artichoke and parmesan aged for 40 months. For mains, choose between bass, corn-fed chicken or a braised wagyu short rib (plus point: with no additional top-up).

39 Hongkong Street

Tel: 9179 4552