What’s New In April

Where to go and what to do, buy and eat this month.

By Diana Najm      1 April 2021


Easter Weekend At The English House By Marco Pierre White

This Easter, The English House by Marco Pierre White introduces its Easter Sunday Menu. On Good Friday (2 April), order up a massive rack of lamb carved at the restaurant’s antique serving trolley. On 2 and 3 April, weekend breakfast is served from 9am to 10.45am. Come hungry on Easter Sunday (4 April), where you can find specials including homemade scotch eggs, stuffed leg of lamb and chocolate Valrhona tart. It’s bound to be a food-fuelled weekend!

28 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238972; www.theenglishhouse.com


Authentic Nusantara (the Indonesian archipelago) cuisine is made healthier at this new restaurant in town. Located at Frasers Tower, Nusantara is the latest lunch spot for those working in the CBD. The extensive menu consists of traditional favourites as well as rice bowls that have been given a vegan twist – think Vegan Lontong Bowl ($7.90) with rice cake served with sayur lodeh, spiced coconut serunding, sambal bajak and keropok; or the Vegan Nasi Sambal Goreng Bowl ($7.90) made of blue pea rice with sambal goreng, vegetables served with sambal bajak and keropok. Just feeling peckish? The eatery also has beloved snacks like mashed banana fritters ($2), kole kole ($2) and roti boyan ($2.50).

182 Cecil Street #02-16/17, Frasers Tower, Singapore 069547; www.nusantara.sg


Hear ye, hear ye, there’s a new watering hole in town! And it offers keto-friendly food options, too. Located on the hip Ann Siang Road, Persea’s food menu is designed to change every few months. Its debut, however, features bright Mediterranean flavours with unique combinations of nuts, spices and oils. Order up the puffed pork skins ($6) dusted with chilli lime salt or have some cauli-hummus ($10) dip dressed with tahini and za’atar for starters, followed by the mouth-watering barramundi ($28) or shish taouk ($24). Bartender Noah Lim spearheads the cocktail menu, with innovative drinks like Pa’low’ma ($16) and Chrysantonic ($16) – perfect for after-work drinks.

23 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069703; www.persea.sg


SAFRA Tampines Upgrades

Fresh from an improvement, this clubhouse celebrates the new milestone with much fanfare.

Never The Twain Shall Meet?

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Master Commander

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