Chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton, of Gordon Ramsey pedigree and London’s Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social fame, has opened L’Esquina, a tapas bar in Chinatown. Located in what was a laundry, the cozy space has a factory-meets-diner feel, with retro ads, a long steel-topped bar and an open kitchen. The menu is inspired by El Bulli, though the classics, like patatas bravas, paella and Spanish tortilla, do just fine. For something a bit different, consider the scallop ceviche or the ox cheek oloroso. Take advantage of their Spanish brews, like Mahou 5 Star and Estrella Damm Inedit, the latter developed by Ferran Adrià.
T+L TIP Don’t even try making a reservation—they don’t accept them. Just show up early, or at least not starving, and hope for the best.
16 Jiak Chuan Rd.,
Telephone: +65 6222 1616