With its old-world charm, complete with crisp linens and its famed steaks, Gordon Grill, housed inside this 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 is immensely popular, so book well in advance.