Mayflower

This striking art deco corner block house once housed a florist, so co-owners Kevin Ly and Christian Lee have tapped into that past to guide Mayflower's fit-out. The result: dramatic floral installations and drop pendant lights with dried flowers encased in resin. Musk-pink stools are tucked benath onyx stone tables, and there are abstract murals on the walls.

It’s not just the interiors the duo has gone large with; it’s also what’s on the plate. The menu, designed by former Momofuku Seiobo chef Jihwan Choi, sits somewhere between cafe and restaurant.

Choi wasn’t content with putting truffles inside the cheesy, gooey croque monsieur; it also comes with a generous serve of shaved truffle on top. There’s also truffle bucatini with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and black truffle. Other items include ocean trout gravlax; and Kingfish sashimi with pomelo, nori paste and dashi. There's also a caviar service featuring big-hitters such as Oscietra and Beluga.

It’s best eaten downstairs, where Keeley Baird (Something More Design) has created a pretty but petite, dreamlike space. Half of the seats are made from onyx, the remaining ones are upholstered in soft velvets of pinks and blue. The remaining seats are upholstered in soft velvets of pink and blue. The walls are painted a blush pink, and a floral-themed mural by artist Andrew Dennis runs the length of one wall.

Updated: September 7th, 2020

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