Previously known as Zaffron Banana Leaf, Pavilion Banana Leaf is a halal-certified casual dining restaurant specializing in South Indian Chettinad cuisine.
Look forward to centuries-old traditional authentic South Indian recipes, as well as dishes that have been tweaked to suit local taste buds.
First Gourmet Pte Ltd, with four restaurant brands, was set up with the aim of developing innovative and exciting F&B concepts for both the Singapore and international markets.
The company’s first restaurant Prata Wala, opened in Sep 2009, is a quick-service, Halal-certified Indian restaurant providing delicious and value-for-money Indian cuisine in a clean and chic setting.
In 2018, Prata Wala clinched the Epicurean Star Awards – Best Asian Restaurant (Chain Restaurant) by Restaurant Association of Singapore. Its Jurong Point outlet was awarded the Customer Service Excellence Award by Franchising and Licensing Association (Singapore).
First Gourmet’s multi-award winning North Indian restaurant brand Zaffron Kitchen marries cosmopolitan modern settings with the best of north Indian cuisine.
The restaurant has garnered numerous awards; it was listed in the Michelin Guide Singapore for five consecutive years (2016-2021) and T Dining Tatler Singapore – Best Restaurants 2018/2019. It received World Gourmet Summit 2015 Awards of Excellence – Restaurant of the Year.
Friends Bak Kut Teh is First Gourmet’s first Chinese concept, located at 100 AM mall. Friends Bak Kut Teh (老朋友肉骨茶) showcases two signature renditions of Bak Kut Teh – Herbal and Teochew style (peppery). The soup is slow-brewed with pork bones for two hours to extract the innate flavours of each ingredient – rendering a rich and flavoursome broth.
The menu also offers unique takes on the traditional option with Lamb-Kut-Teh too. Other than local favourites like Braised Pork Leg, there are Zi Char favourties such as Thai-style Steamed Sea Bass, Prawn Paste Chicken and Salted Egg Prawn.