Following the closure of Joel Robuchon Restaurant, Singapore’s only three Michelin star spot, a couple other restaurants and bars have also announced they’ll be pulling down the shutters on their space for good.
Another critically acclaimed name, Osteria Mozza — and its sister Pizzeria Mozza — will cease operations from July 27. Both eateries have been popular with the theatre crowd at Marina Bay Sands, and although no official reason was given for their departure, perhaps they’ve got something to do with the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Italian-American celebrity chef Mario Batali, one of the names behind the restaurants.
However, according to the Marina Bay Sands page, the units left behind by the pair will be transformed into another Italian joint called Nostra Cucina run by executive chef Peter Birks and pastry chef Ariana Flores. Interestingly enough, it’ll reopen on Aug 1, which gives MBS just four days for revamp works. We can’t wait to see what they do with the space in such a short time.
In other, not so high end news, The Marmalade Pantry is saying goodbye to its eight-year-old Ion Orchard flagship outlet on Aug 12, so you can no longer take a break from retail therapy with high tea treats and brunch fare in town. Sure, the homegrown brand also has branches at Oasia Hotel Downtown and Oasia Hotel Novena, but we all know the vibes aren’t quite the same.
Luckily, they’ve made promises to reopen, but when and where are still up in the air. Guess you’ll just have to make do with closing promos till the fateful day in August arrives.
Looks like the bar scene isn’t spared as well — Jigger & Pony, which has served up cocktails to thirsty drinkers for the past six years, will shutter on July 28. That means its Amoy Street neighbor Sugarhall, also under the same group, will close that day.
But fret not, the weekend of July 27 and 28 will see plenty of celebratory action for that final hurrah, and it seems Jigger & Pony will reappear at Tanjong Pagar’s Amara Singapore by September. As for its rum bar buddy, the owners are still attempting to find a spot for Sugarhall to relocate, so fingers crossed the right one will come along soon.