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Lulu's Char Koay Teow


A cafe-style restaurant on Hardware Lane inspired by – and using the special sauce from – the owner’s mother-in-law and her hawker stall in Malaysia.

Bounty of the Sun


This izakaya serves shareable, drink-friendly food. Order from a small-plate selection brimming with Japanese flavours such as ponzu and yuzu. Then pair your meal with a stiff whisky, cold beer or a plum Margarita rimmed with ume sugar. It’s all set in a sleek, modern space.

Applehead Deli


This bayside cafe serves up New York-inspired hot sandwiches: Reubens, melts, plenty of bagels – the works. It’s a small spot – look for a red Subaru Sherpa with a “hot sandwiches” decal to make sure you’re in the right place.