The row of shop houses in Greenwood Estate boasts some very popular bars and restaurants that draw a more than decent crowd on the weekends. If you’re visiting the Bukit Timah neighbourhood, it is worth your while dropping by for a hearty lunch or spending a quiet evening with pre-dinner drinks before having a meal at one of the many restaurants along the stretch. Rental isn’t cheap in this part of Singapore, so to stay in business, these restaurants have to serve quality food at affordable prices. In our opinion, the ones left standing more than deserve their spot!
If you’re in the mood for sukiyaki, head down to Sakurazaka which is owned by the same owners that run Shelter By the Woods next door. Shelter By the Woods serves “rustic European” cuisine, which is what we interpret and experience as hearty meals that you would typically find in an inn in the rolling hills of England.
For pastas and pizzas, head down to the Peperoni Pizzeria for fail-safe thin crusted Italian pizzas. A crowd favourite on the weekends, be sure to make reservations. For a slightly more up market Italian yet casual experience, there is Rubato which serves an excellent burrata appetiser, or Donna Carmela with its speciality in pastas in various sauces and handmade variants. Hidden at the back of the row of shop houses is La Braceria Italian restaurant that is popular for their white pizzas, burrata, and grilled meats.
The time-tested Fish Market has been serving English-style fish and chips since time immemorial, and continues to serve the crowd favourite consistently without disappointing. They have expanded their menu to include burgers, but we’ve yet to try them out.