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Text and photos from ZCOOP Singapore | 19 October 2017
Taking your #OOTD (Outfit of the day) on the streets is cool, but what's even cooler is doing it in dining spots and eateries with modern or interesting decor to make your photos stand out from the rest. Here are five top restaurant picks to take your #OOTD game to the next level.
1. National Kitchen by Violet Oon

The Peranakan fare here is top-notch and as authentic as you can find, thanks to local celebrity chef Violet Oon's curated recipes. To complement the heritage cuisine and the artsy vibes of the National Gallery, the restaurant's interiors are a charming mix of modern and traditional, with flourishes like Peranakan tiles and mirrored walls. There’s also breezy veranda, facing the skyline of the Marina Bay - perfect for that ace shot. 

Royale Restaurant at Mercure Bugis offers lots of natural light streaming in, for the perfect #OOTD
2. Royale Restaurant at Mercure Bugis

Located at the newly opened hip boutique hotel, Mercure Bugis, Royale's interiors are clean, spacious, modern looking and with lots of natural light streaming in - the right ingredients to concoct an eye-catching #OOTD on your Instagram feed. Don't miss the various outdoor spaces they have here which are lovely for photos, especially during sunset. And if you haven't dined here before, be sure to try their delectable Asian-European dishes, including the popular Singapore Laksa and Hokkien Prawn Mee.

3. South Beach Avenue

Spanning 2,972m2 across the basement, street level and conserved buildings, South Beach Avenue is the latest entertainment centre of the Civic District. Here, you can find an enclave of the hippest dining spots, cutting edge bars and entertainment experiences. The wide open space domed by an eye-catching micro-climatic canopy makes it a perfect breezy-cool architectural spot for some great outdoors #OOTD shots. Of course, the modern dining options here will also excite the foodie/fashionista in you.

Angela May Food Chapters offers open views that overlook the busy Orchard Road junction
4. Angela May Food Chapters

Culinary Designer Angela May creates the most enticing Asian-fusion dishes and the prettiest desserts. Other than exploring the exciting menu, you can also take the chance to snap some OOTDs in the restaurant. There's lots of natural light during the day in the restaurant with open views overlooking the busy Orchard Road junction. You can also try the outdoors verandah to get good photos.

5. Whitegrass

If you love the clean and minimal aesthetics, you will absolutely love Whitegrass. Not only is the cuisine gorgeous - modern Australian with a heavy Asian influence featuring the finest ingredients sourced from the region - but the decor of the restaurant will make you fall in love the moment you step in. There's lots of natural lighting here during the day for you to get beautiful pictures, and we especially love the pretty furniture, table settings and floral wallpaper.

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