A firm favourite throughout its North London neighbourhood since it was born in 1984, Singapore Garden is attractive by name, attractive by nature. Light, bright and modern, the decor ticks most of the thumbs-up boxes with a fast, friendly service to match. The food, a mix of generously portioned Malaysian and Singaporean favourites such as best-sellers laksa and kuay pie tee. At £7 for two courses, or £8.50 for three, the set lunch menus are a bit of a bargain. Add to that a constant cosmopolitan buzz and it becomes clear why wealthy, well-known individuals such as Lennox Lewis, Atomic Kitten and Emma Bunton choose to wine and dine here on occasion.Average price - £25 (€35)The Arches Wine Bar 7 Fairhazel Gardens London NW6 3QE Many of us enjoy a few drinks before we head off for dinner, and if this is what you have in mind before dining at Singapore Garden, then try Arches Wine Bar for a glass of wine or two.