Chef Kirk Westaway of Jaan's favourite dining spots

Chef Kirk Westaway of Jaan's favourite dining spots

Because F&B insiders know best

Text: Kirk Westaway

Editor: Janice Sim

These days I'm busy with working on new dishes for JAAN's Spring 'Reinventing British' menu. Research and development is an integral element of being an executive chef. I'm constantly pushing myself and my team to innovate and reinvent. This has been my culinary philosophy throughout my career but even more so ever since I've brought JAAN towards the 'Reinventing British' direction.

A hawker stall I would queue for is just under my Tanjong Pagar apartment. There's a hawker stall that does an incredible egg prata with mutton curry at 8am. I'm usually up early enough to beat the queue as I like having enough time in the morning to prep for the day's lunch service at JAAN.

I'm a regular at Luke's Oyster Bar at Orchard Road. The passion from the team really translates into the impeccable service and food.

Luke Oyster Bar

When I need to eat clean, I will make food at home. I really enjoy cooking in my spare time.

My favourite bar in Singapore is Nineteen80. Not only is it close to my home, it evokes great memories from my childhood of playing arcade games with friends in England.


My guilty pleasure is bread and butter. My favourite butter is from my hometown Devon.

My go-to supper spot is Tian Tian Seafood. It's a great place to take my team to after a busy week and don't they deserve it!

For weekend brunch with friends, I go to SKAI. It has the best variety of hot plates, cold plates and desserts with a fantastic view of the country, headed by a great chef friend of mine, Paul Hallet.

Skai at Swissotel

The best place to get a meal with seafood is Eng Seng Restaurant at Paya Lebar. The black pepper crab is my favourite.

My favourite farm in Singapore is Pocket Greens urban farm. We get supplies straight from the farm to JAAN every day.

I grew up eating vegetables from our garden in Devon and fresh seafood. This has inspired light flavours that I integrate in all my dishes, such as my signature English Garden.

Jaan English Garden

For dining with family, we head to Marina Bay Sands. There are great restaurants all through, that's perfect for quality time with my loved ones.

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