Pizza Hut offers both traditional and local-styled pizza pies, and delivery is free when you call 6235 3535. Pizza Hut is run by the same company that owns the KFC outlets and Taco Bell, which just ain’t the same without the lard (halal and all that). McDonalds also delivers, and unlike Pizza Hut, they do it 24 hours a day. Just call 6777 3777 to order.

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More pizza options are the hit-and-miss Canadian 2 For 1 Pizza at 6241 0241, and the never-misses California Pizza Kitchen in the basement level at 583 Orchard Road, 6836-0110. The latter place is an eat-in joint, as are other chains like Kenny Rogers Roasters, Billy Bombers, Stuart Anderson’s Black Angus, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Morton’s of Chicago, Tony Roma’s and the Hard Rock Café, all serving up a taste of home. American owned Brewerkz is a microbrew that serves up great ribs and burgers, as well as beer of course. It’s located opposite Clarke Quay, very near Café Iguana, which has THE best Mexican food in town.

Burger King is here as well, and Long John Silvers offers fried fish and shrimps at affordable prices, plus healthy options like steamed fish with a black-pepper sauce and rice, which you’ll love. Now well established on the burger beat is Carl’s Jr, so if you get a hankering for a burger that will knock you back, look for the happy star. And for coffee and café food you’ll never go wrong with Spinelli’s, Starbucks or Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, which all take coffee to a higher level. The food’s not bad either.

Of course, for fine dining, you’ll never go wrong with any of the better hotel’s restaurants, which offer a variety of styles and seasonal specials, all prepared with a passion for perfection which borders on the obsessive. From the Pan Pacific to the Regent, Raffles to the Meritus Mandarin, just pick your favorite, go to their websites, sign up for their newsletters and they’ll keep your inbox and belly full of tantalizing taste treats.

High Tea and brunches usually take place at hotel dining rooms and are more formal occasions of networking and socializing. The food is secondary in function, but the choice of venue means quality is a factor. And poor quality is just not acceptable… so if you get an invitation to High Tea, put on your Sunday best and go enjoy yourself.


Text by Jeffree Benet for The American Club Singapore. Photos courtesy of Singapore in Pictures