Gordon Grill

International in Orchard Road

With its old-world charm – complete with crisp linens – and its famed steaks, Gordon Grill, housed inside a colonial-era hotel, is a step back in time compared with ultramodern Orchard Rd. It's as much an experience as it is a meal, so this is perhaps the best place for splashing out on the wagyu beef, ordered by weight, cut at your table and cooked to your specifications.

The weekend roast lunch (3-/4-course S$55/65) is immensely popular, so book well in advance.