Netizens Compile 40 Closed Restaurants Amid Covid-19, Netizens Mourn Their Loss
UPDATE (5 Jun): Jamie’s Italian has confirmed that they aren’t closed. They’ve reached out to clarify that their VivoCity outlet has been closed due to the conclusion of their lease.
Jamie’s Italian Forum will continue to operation as per normal via delivery, takeaway and drive-thru options during Phase 1.
The Covid-19 outbreak has affected restaurants, hawker stalls and even bubble tea outlets tremendously. Unfortunately, the restrictions during the ‘Circuit Breaker’ meant that some of them were forced to close.
Singapore Breaking News Network compiled a list of 40 restaurants which are currently closed drawn from netizen submissions.
Some of these restaurants and bars, such as Kuishin-Bo and Ministry of Food (MOF), might be familiar to Singaporeans.
However, not all of them are closing for good, and may well return in the near future. We fact-checked the list and found that some are still up and running, at least for now.
Some restaurants on list still surviving for now
While the list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, there are indeed some restaurants which are open.
Here are some places on the list which either haven’t confirmed their permanent closure or are still running during this period.
- Boufe Boutique Cafe (still open)
- Coffee Break (still at Hong Lim and Amoy Street Food Centre)
- Five Bar (temporarily closed)
- Hashida Sushi (temporarily closed)
- Inspirit House (still open)
- Rookery (shop at Hong Leong open for takeaways starting 2 Jun)
- Jamie’s Italian (still open)
- Modesto’s (still open)
- Parallel (shop closed, home deliveries available)
- Peppercorn (restaurant lease ended)
- Salt Grill & Sky Bar (temporarily closed)
- Starker (temporarily closed)
Unfortunately, the others are indeed permanently closed and are unlikely to return.
Netizens mourn loss of beloved restaurants
Salt Grill & Sky Bar in particular appeared beloved by netizens, although they’ve not given confirmation that they’re closed for good.
Their last post was a 2 Apr notice that they’re temporarily closed due to maintenance.
Well-liked Japanese buffet Kuishin Bo at Suntec City also didn’t survive the Circuit Breaker, and netizens were particularly shocked to see its closure since 6 Apr.
Ministry of Food, meanwhile, has had issues since last year and the Covid-19 outbreak only exacerbated them.
Do support your favourite restaurants
The reality is that Covid-19 has affected most F&B places tremendously, beyond those on the list. Some of the aforementioned 12 may not survive in the next few months even if dine-ins are allowed.
Paying rent during this time may prove too difficult for businesses that can’t seat customers and are also unable to offer deliveries and takeaways.
Meanwhile, those already struggling will see Covid-19 as the final blow to their odds of survival.
What are some other restaurants not on the list that you know are closed? Let us know in the comments.