How to get to this stylish cocktail lounge slash restaurant with a window view of the Singapore River: Find the discreet entrance at 6 Battery Road and take the private lift up to the fifth floor, where a copper-toned tunnel lined with mushroom-shaped lamps lead you to a cosy, magical bar where a DJ spins house tunes on weekends.
The Middle Eastern-themed Aniba is opened by The Foragers, who also run other cool spots here like Miznon and North Miznon. It features a menu by Israeli chef Meir Adoni, who has worked at three Michelin-starred restaurants like Noma, Arzak and Alinea. Head chef Ido Zarmi, who was previously head chef of members-only club Soho House in Tel-Aviv, helms the kitchen.
Diners can choose from seats at the buzzy Chef’s Bar flanking the open-concept kitchen, or the circular bar where a resident mixologist serves up libations conceptualised by spirits company Proof & Company. The food here is served as sharing plates, with picks like lady fingers-wrapped fish kebabs (S$54) and Yemenite tacos with bluefin tuna toro (S$57).
6 Battery Road, #05-03, Singapore 049909. Open daily except Mon. Sun-Thu 12pm to 12am, Fri 12pm to 5pm, Sat 8pm to 2am.