A playground for the elite in Singapore, Dempsey is a plethora of restaurants, bars, and antique shops. Easily accessible by car but quite a walk by public transport, Dempsey hill was once used as army barracks by the British. Now, it houses some of the most acclaimed dining options in Singapore, catering to foodies of all ages and tastes. Eat with your hands at Samy's Curry and with the shinest of cutlery in Au Petit Salut. Indulge your kids with the family-friendly Ca*California to the stylish White Rabbit, which is housed in an old chapel. Reservations to these restaurants are best made days before, especially on weekends. Popular Australian supermarket Jones the Grocer is stocked with food items commonly used by expatriates and tourists who crave a reminder of their hometown.
Amongst Dempsey Hill’s late night entertainment fixes are Harry’s and Hacienda. Both bars attract a different clientele, from the former’s serious beer and jazz lovers to the latter, comprising of cosmopolitan-drinking schmoozers.
From Orchard MRT, go to exit B and take bus 7, 123 or 174 from the bus stop at Orchard Boulevard, opposite Orchard MRT station.