5 Restaurants To Dine At The Capitol Kempinski Singapore

From modern Asian delights to hearty German fare

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After months of takeaways, deliveries and home-cooked meals, we’re finally able to dine out again with the reopening of restaurants in Phase Two. As you revisit your favourite spots and explore new ones, don’t forget to keep your mask on unless eating, and observe personal hygiene and social distancing measures.

Here, we round up 5 restaurants at the charming The Capitol Kempinski Singapore offering decadent treats and affordable lunch sets you’ll want to make a reservation for, pronto.

15 Stamford by Alvin Leung

15 Stamford by Alvin Leung

Pork Prime Rib ‘Bak Kut Teh’.
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Headlined by maverick chef-founder Alvin Leung—known for his Michelin-starred Bo Innovation and molecular dining concepts—15 Stamford by Alvin Leung at The Capital Kempinksi Hotel is a modern establishment that draws inspiration from, and pays tribute to, his favourite recipes and cuisines in Asia.

From dishes that nod to the Lion City—such as the 15 Stamford Rotisserie Chicken Rice of silky smooth, premium goodness—to Malaysian-styled Bak Kut Teh (prime rib with compressed watermelon, angelica, barbecue sauce) that boasts nostalgic flavours, Leung continues to shine in his element while preserving the culinary roots of Asian fare. Treat your taste buds to playful interpretations of other local-inspired starters and desserts, including the Foie Gras Kaya Toast and Yeung Ji Kam Lu (mango, sago, pomelo, coconut snow) for a perfect meal.

Lunch set available. 2-course at $29++; 3-course at $39++ per pax.

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Frieda Restaurant

Frieda Restaurant

Swabian lentil stew with homemade noodles and smoked pork sausage.
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Named after the daughter of the Kempinski founder Berthold Kempinski, Frieda Restaurant serves up authentic German food with homely hospitality. The establishment, located at The Arcade of Capitol Piazza, features warm touches of traditional German restaurants across three uniquely-designed areas: Frieda’s Day Bar, Frieda’s Dining Room and Frieda’s Garden.

Whether you’re looking for a beer snack, a sharing platter or a hearty main, Frieda’s got you covered with its savoury and decadent delightsyou won’t go wrong with signature dishes such as the crispy Pork Knuckle, succulent Veal Schnitzel or Pretzel Dumplings. Head over during lunch time for affordable set meals with your choice of Swabian Noodles, Lentil Stew, Baked Chicken or Mashed Potato.

Lunch set available – 2-course at $15; 3-course at $19 per pax.

La Scala Ristorante 

La Scala Ristorante

Linguine Nero Di Mare.
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If you’re looking for some authentic Italian fare, look no further than La Scala Ristorante. Taking its name from the La Scala Opera House in Milan, the restaurant is helmed by Italian Chef de Cuisine, Diego Forte, who has over a decade of culinary experience. Forte continues to whip up full-flavoured classics with crisp textures, bringing diners to the port town of Senigallia where he grew up.

Expect highlights including Bruchetta al Pomodoro topped with tomatoes and oregano; Linguini Dero de Mare with mussels, squid, clams, prawns, and crayfish drenched in rich tomato sauce and mixed with tagliolini pasta; and thin crust Pizza Calabrese made with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni Italian salami, roasted black olives and sun-dried tomatoes. For those with a sweet tooth, you’ll love the Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Compote and Classic Tiramisu.

Lunch set available – 2-course at $19++; 3-course at $24++ per pax.

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Chalerm Thai

Chalerm Thai

Phat Thai Hung.
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Promising ‘comfort flavours, traditional recipes’, Chalerm Thai offers dynamic and authentic dishes from the Land of Smiles prepared by Chef Roy Ng, who has spent more than 13 years honing his craft in the kitchens of Singapore’s best Thai restaurants. The establishment has been named after the Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre in Bangkok as a nod to the cinematic heritage of the Capitol Theatre, where it is located.

Whet your appetite with Yum Pan Boong Krob (deep-fried crispy morning glory with chilli sauce dip) and the classic Tom Yum Goong (Thai seafood tom yum soup) before digging in to Phad Thai Kung (Phad Thai stir-fried rice noodles), Kra Pao Gai (stir-fried thai basil chicken with rice) or tasty mains, then end off with crowd favourites Kao Neow Muang (mango sticky rice) or Thai Tub Tim Krob (red ruby with jackfruit in coconut milk).

Lunch set available: 2-course at $19++; 3-course at $24++

El Teatro Tapas

El Teatro Tapas

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What’s not to love about delicious small plates, wine and good company? As its name suggests, El Teatro Tapas is quintessentially Spanish, presenting full-bodied flavours in a theatrical setting—the perfect venue for a relaxing lunch or a fun night out.

The menu offers a selection of hot and cold tapas, paellas, desserts, wines and cocktails to pique your interest. For something indulgent, Calamares a la Andaluza (Andalucian style calamari) and the Paellas de Bogavante (lobster paella) will not disappoint.

Lunch set available: 2-course at $19++; 3-course at $24++

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