Fancy a bite after trekking around The Botanic Gardens? There’s a new all-day eatery in town where you can try various upscale dishes at wallet-friendly prices. Cluny Food Court is Le Amis’ first venture into casual dining, where new-generation hawkers can whip up high-quality foods.
Located next to Raffles Building, Cluny Food Court comprises six stalls, each specializing in a contemporary take on traditional dishes:
- Mui Kee Express, known for its Cantonese-style congee
- Lai Fa Ba Express, an upscale wanton noodle specialist
- S’Mao Barbecue, serving grilled meats for lunch and dinner
- Project Penyek by Ansar, a newcomer serving ayam penyet, satay, and seafood platters
- Piccante Pronto, a sister concept of Le Amis Group brand, Peperoni Pizzeria
- Drinks stall with local delights
Fans of Lai Fa Ba need not venture all the way to Bukit Batok anymore. The Signature BJT (Bu Jian Tian 不见天) Charsiew Wanton Noodles ($8) features al dente noodles with wood-fired char siew and a generous amount of fried and boiled wantons. Taste-wise, I found this to be pretty average for the price, although the cuts of meat are certainly juicy.
Authentic, decent Italian fare is hard to come by at most eateries, so I was pleasantly surprised to find one by the name of Piccante Pronto. Here, diners can sample a variety of traditional and premium pizzas with a local twist, as well as baked pasta. I was not expecting the Pollo Arrabbiata ($12.50 – $48) to kick me in the ass, though, with its extra hot chili slices!
Spiciness aside, I really enjoyed the pizza’s robust flavours and crust done to perfection.
Swing by in the evening and you can get a taste of S’Mao Barbecue’s Barbecue All In Plate ($24). Available only at dinner time, this mouthwatering plate is a meat lover’s dream come true, with fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs, honeyed pork belly, and pulled pork with a side of fries and coleslaw. There is nothing not to like about this platter, and I would totally enjoy this with a refreshing drink on the side with some friends.
While Cluny Food Court is open all day, do note that individual stalls’ opening hours may vary!
Address: 1J Cluny Road, Singapore 259597
Nearest MRT: Stevens DT10
Opening Hours: 8am – 9.30pm daily (individual stalls may wary)