Open for business: The Shavencat, Luke's Oyster Bar & Chop House, Outpost Bar & Bistro, Sugarhall, Catch N' Bite

Open for business: The Shavencat, Luke's Oyster Bar & Chop House, Outpost Bar & Bistro, Sugarhall, Catch N' Bite

The Shavencat

New in Tanjong Pagar Road is The Shavencat, which offers lunch, dinner, small plates and club entertainment.

It is divided into two sections, The Bar, which has a modern European menu, and The Club, with live entertainment from 6.30pm.

Dishes at The Bar include Spicy Garlicky Tiger Prawn ($16), with chilli flakes, cereal and basil, and Wagyu Beef N Foie Gras Gyoza ($14), served with enoki mushrooms and black truffle dashi.

At The Club, diners can order Crispy Pork ($14), with butternut-feta salad and arugula, and Baby Back Ribs ($18).

Where: 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, 01-01
Open: The Bar: 11am to 3am, The Club: 6pm to 5am (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sunday
Info: Call 6224-3383 or go to to

Luke's Oyster Bar & Chop House 

Luke's Oyster Bar & Chop House in Gemmill Lane now has a branch at The Heeren.

Like the first restaurant, the focus is on seafood from the East Coast of the United States, and New York-style chops and steaks.

Start off with the kale salad with roasted peanuts and herbs ($27) or wild rice salad with dried blueberries and toasted almonds ($15), new dishes created for this restaurant. Mains include Luke's Bone-in Beef Tenderloin Au Poivre ($74), served with mustard and Cognac jus.

The restaurant also serves a variety of oysters, priced at $45 for six and $90 for a dozen.

Where: 260 Orchard Road, The Heeren, 03-02
Open: Noon to 10.30pm daily
Info: Call 6733-4813 or go to

Outpost Bar & Bistro 

The 5,500 sq ft Outpost Bar & Bistro has opened at St James Power Station, offering food, drinks and live music.

Besides a variety of alcoholic beverages, such as the Flaming Lamborghini ($29) and Outpost Ice & Fire, ($20), guests can enjoy bites such as the Outpost Trio Mini Burgers ($18, above), beef, pork and crab cake burgers with thick-cut fries.

Where: 3 Sentosa Gateway, St James Power Station, 01-11
Open: 6pm to 2am (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday), 6pm to 3am (Wednesday and Sunday), 6pm to 4am (Friday and Saturday)
Info: Call 9069-1109 or go to


An all new rum-and-grill restaurant bar has opened in Amoy Street. It is by the people behind cocktail bar Jigger & Pony, which is also on the same street.

Dishes on the menu include the Hanger Steak ($24++) with homemade chimichurri sauce.

Sugarhall offers cocktails, mostly priced at $22++. The bar also stocks over 50 types of rum.

Where: 102 Amoy Street
Open: 6pm to midnight (Monday to Saturday, last order at 11.30pm), closed on Sunday
Info: Call 6222-9102 or 9732-5607 or e-mail

Catch N' Bite 

A gourmet seafood takeway joint has opened in Jurong East.

Catch N' Bite has a wide range of items, from tapas to sandwiches to bento sets. These include the soft shell crab bento ($8.90) and the ultimate lobster catch roll ($9.90), which is Maine lobster served with fresh vegetables on a toasted ciabatta bun.

Where: 3 Gateway Drive, Westgate, B2-K16
Open: 10am to 10pm daily
Info: Call 6465-9935 or go to

This article was published on May 18 in The Straits Times.

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