Chef Malcolm Lee's Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant reopens with a 92-seater space
Fans of Candlenut no longer have to jostle for table space. The restaurant's new 4,262 square feet home—which opens today—can easily seat 92 hungry diners in a handsome space designed by renowned architect and designer, Paola Navone. Taking full advantage of its new Dempsey Hill environs, the new Candlenut restaurant also sees a 20-seater al fresco dining area coming to the fore. Those opting for a little more privacy can book ahead for the private room which seats eight comfortably.
Candlenut, which garnered a star in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide, continues to see homeboy chef Malcolm Lee turning out Peranakan dishes backed with some of finest produce from Singapore and further afield.
Whilst the à la carte menu was previously unavailable for dinner, the newly reopened Candlenut will give diners the option to choose from over 40 dishes from the lunch and dinner menu. The lineup includes favourites—such as the red lion snapper fillet with black green mango sambal— from Candlenut's signature 'Ah-ma-kase' tasting menu. But to really get a sense of what the kitchen can do, we recommend going for the 10-course dinner tasting menu.