A hidden gem amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, Palais Renaissance is a veritable trove of gastronomic delights
With eight premium food and beverage establishments under one roof, it’s little wonder that Palais Renaissance is slowly gaining popularity as a bona fide food enclave. From a fine dining restaurant that promotes healthy eating to an authentic Japanese sushi-ya, this luxurious retail and dining destination certainly beckons those with a penchant for the finer things in life.
Whether you’re popping in for a quick bite or looking to while away a lazy weekend afternoon, this intimate 50,000 square feet treasure trove has got you covered.
Here’s a quick road map of what visitors can expect to find.
FRUNATIC & WHOLESOME SAVOUR
Launched in June this year, Frunatic serves up healthy and therapeutic meals specially tailored to suit each diner’s individual needs. Think along the lines of detoxing, weight management and boosting your immune system. Comprising nine fine dining-inspired courses, each set meal includes cold pressed juices, salads, nutrient-dense desserts that are carefully prepared and free of dairy, gluten, trans-fat, additives, cholesterol and preservatives.
And if you’re looking to re-create some of these delicious treats at home, head next door to Wholesome Savour, Frunatic’s casual deli concept, to pick up some dehydrated snacks and enzyme drinks for your larder.
B1-06 & B1-06A, Tel: 6736 0288; frunatic.com
ISHINOMAKI GRILL & SAKE BAR
Despite its name, you’ll find more than robatayaki and sake on the menu at Ishinomaki. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, chef-owner Chi Pin Han uses freshly-imported ingredients from Japan to dish out an incredible array of sashimi, sushi and kaiseki items that varies according to the season.
But their grilled and sake offerings take centrestage. This izakaya-style restaurant boasts one of the most formidable sake collections in Singapore, with almost 150 unique labels in hand at the moment and counting. Sake cognoscenti should certainly stop by for after-work drinks and bites—the friendly staff will happily recommend suitable pairings to go with your meal. B1-02 to 03, Tel: 6737 1065; ishinomaki.com.sg
Started by a group of wine lovers in 2008, Artisan Cellars—as its name suggests— specialises in small-batch and limited production wines made by artisanal winemakers from all over the world. Equipped with a state-of-the-art cellar and 10-seat tasting room, it functions not only as a retail storefront, but also as a rendezvous point for wine aficionados. In fact, the cellar holds 400 bottles of luxury cuvée—a must-visit for any self-confessed fan of bubbly. B1-01, Tel: 6838 0373; instagram.com/artisan.cellars
JING HUA XIAO CHI
Diners will find yet another well-known local brand in residence at Palais. With over 28 years in the industry to its name, established Chinese restaurant chain Jing Hua Xiao Chi, is located here. The 95-seater represents a refreshing convergence of the new and old. Diners here will find traditional signatures like Jing Hua’s iconic homemade dumplings, and noodles with minced pork and soy bean sauce. Apart from traditional beverages like Pu-erh tea, you can order up tipples like Tomino Hozan sweet potato shochu form Kagoshima, or a soda highball with Aberlour 10-year whisky to go with your meal.
B1-04 to 05, Tel: 6733 8231; jinghua.sg
THE WRITING CLUB
Whisky lounge and bar The Writing Club is Palais’ newest addition to its slate of F&B offerings. It may have opened as recently as August this year, but the bar has already amassed one of Singapore’s largest collections of whisky within its cosy,
700 square foot space. From prized vintages to more common varieties, you’re likely to find what you’re looking for.
#02-10, Tel: 9362 8626; thewritingclub.com.sg
With master chef Tomoo Kimura at the helm, this fine dining sushi-ya opened earlier this year. Here, the ingredients take pole position—from premium organic vinegar to exclusive award-winning seaweed, fresh wild-caught seafood to specially imported Hokkaido spring water, chef Kimura sources many of the ingredients himself, and personally cultivates relationships with the suppliers. And this attention to even the most minute of detail certainly shows; his omakase menu is a dazzling showcase of the very best each season has to offer.
#01-07, Tel: 6734 3520; sushikimura.com.sg
For your quintessential weekend brunches, Palais’ outlet of popular homegrown brand PS.Cafe is a lovely place to while the afternoon away at. Tuck yourself into a cosy corner up against the café’s floor-length glass windows and enjoy iconic signatures like their deliciously umami-laden truffle fries and sumptuously sinful desserts.
#02-09A, Tel: 9834 8232; pscafe.com
390 Orchard Road, Singapore 238871 (beside Royal Thai Embassy)
6737 6992 | www.palais.sg