Conscious eating has been making real headway here in Singapore with more people seeking out clean cuisine that’s good for the body and the environment. So it’s not surpising that we’re now seeing a slew of restaurants opting to use ingredients that are locally grown, organic, and sustainably sourced. We’re all for the guilt-free eats, and in typical UJ fashion we’ve been hitting the pavement to seek out the best sustainable dining spots on the island. Our search uncovered tons of great clean eating places, but we’ve narrowed it down to just three that go above and beyond when it comes creative sustainable cuisine, great vibes, and stellar service.
Mezza9 at Grand Hyatt Singapore
Mezza9 has always been a favourite of ours, so when we heard they put out a new menu that focuses on conscious cuisine, we just had to check it out. The refreshed menu features tasty salads, seafood, and grilled meats, each thoughtfully marked with symbols that indicate whether it’s vegetarian, plant-based, or made with certified sustainable and responsibly farmed seafood. Some of our faves include the clam and lobster bake with smoked sausage and sweet corn, the grass-fed Australian lamb chop, and the super stacked seafood platter. Add to that a classy, yet comfortable ambiance and you have a great spot for a business lunch, date night out, or a place to impress an out-of-towner.
Mezza9, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211. p. +65 6732 1696. Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 3pm, Sun – Thurs 6pm – 10:30pm, Fri- Sat 6pm – 11pm
CÉ LA VI
It was just over a year ago that executive chef Joseph Sergentakis put out his first menu at CÉ LA VI to much fanfare, but never one to rest on his laurels, he recently unveiled a new culinary programme that focuses on sustainable produce prepared with artisan flair. For this menu he drew inspiration from regional flavours to put together offerings like fresh sushi and sashimi, starters like the seared king salmon tataki with smoked ikura and tangy jalapeno dressing, and mains like the slow roasted black cod with mashed potatoes, charred lentils, and Chiang Mai sausage. Pair your meal with a bottle of vino recommended by Mathias Camilleri, the first Master Sommelier in Singapore.
CÉ LA VI, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, Singapore 018971. p. +65 6508 2188. Open
Yellow Pot at Six Senses Duxton
Set in the stunning Six Senses Duxton, which made our list of best new boutique hotels in Southeast Asia, Yellow Pot is a sleek new restaurant that incorporates the Chinese philosophy of balanced living and healthy eating into their menus. Think cocktails crafted with fresh botanicals and contemporary dishes created with organic, sustainable ingredients. Grab a seat in the gorgeous dining room decked out in Asian touches and start with a ctitrusy, fizzy Chen Pi Collins made with mandarin-infused gin before digging into dishes like the braised spring rolls stuffed with local duck braised for 48 hours, crispy Sichuan chicken, or the wok-seared, organic, grass-fed beef tenderloin.
Yellow Pot, Six Senses Duxton, 88 Duxton Road, Singapore 089540. p. +65 6914 1420. Open Mon – Sun 6:30am – 10:30am, 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm