Tuck into seasonality-driven food, in a heritage building surrounded by lush greenery
The Garage wasn’t always a dining destination nestled in the lush greenery of Botanical Gardens, home to two hip concepts, Botanico and Bee’s Knees.
Its unusual name is courtesy of a storied past.
The two-story Art Deco conservation building once served as the garage for the cars of college professors and a residence for their drivers; a school of ornamental horticulture and an office space.
While Bee’s Knees, situated on the ground floor, makes a great destination for casual all-day dining, we’re inevitably drawn to Botanico on the second floor.
Here, one appreciates the beauty of space well used — hanging planters dangle gently from the rafters, while ample sunlight streams in from large windows.
Everything feels expansive and comfortable, setting the scene for a seasonality-driven menu packed with bold flavours.
Here are five dishes worth ordering again, and again:
1. Botanico Salad, $18
The Botanico Salad is a vibrant garden of heirloom tomatoes, pickled beetroot, black radishes, charred cucumber, fresh figs and more. Complemented by cañarejal cheese, a traditional raw unpasteurised sheep’s milk cheese from Northern Spain that’s exclusive to Botanico in Singapore, this tangy-sweet starter will awaken your appetite.