Bread Street Kitchen Singapore
Gordon Ramsey’s long-awaited Bread Street Kitchen opened at Marina Bay Sands halfway through 2015, and promises an informal dining experience alongside modern European food, with signature touches from the multi-Michelin star affiliated chef.
Located in Singapore’s most iconic building – Marina Bay Sands – this was always going to be a classy affair, no matter how Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:30-24:00 daily (bar open until 01:00)
- Location: Bay Level, L1-81, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
- Tel: +65 6688 5665
Housed in Mandarin Oriental Singapore. Cherry Garden is beautifully furnished in traditional Chinese-courtyard style. Authentic Cantonese cuisine is served in a modern presentation complemented by a wide range of Chinese teas and wines. Its specialties include wasabi-aioli prawns with fresh mango and fish roe, oven-baked fillet of sea perch marinated in rose dew wine and more.
- Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Level 5, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore 036797
- Tel: +65 6885 3500
CUT By Wolfgang Puck
Meat lovers with some cash to splash should look no further than CUT By Wolfgang Puck, located in the Marina Bay Sands resort. As a chef, it’s always a bold (or egotistical) move to include your own name in the title of your restaurant. However, many (including us), consider this to be the best steakhouse in Read More...
- Opening Hours: From 17:30 daily
- Address: #B1-71 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
- Tel: +65 6688 8517
Encased in a glass shell on one side of Raffles City Shopping Centre, Double Bay is named after the chic suburb in Sydney. Boasting a cool, hip interior, its menu is hearty Australian fare and wines. The house specialities are the battered fish and chips with a choice of seven types of fish and batter, along with homemade pies.
- Address: 252 North Bridge Road, Raffles City Shopping Centre
- Tel: +65 6334 6530
For exceptional views of the changing skyline over Marina Bay and classic Italian fare as well as outstanding wines, spend a leisurely evening at Forlino where skillfully prepared food by its Michelin chef is the norm. With a northern Italian influence, the food is painstakingly sourced. Its culinary masterpieces include swordfish carpaccio with peaches and summer truffles, Korobuta pork sampler and homemade spaghetti with black cod and peppermint artichokes.
- Address: One Fullerton #02-06, 1 Fullerton Rd
- Tel: +65 68776995
Gallerie Food Court (at Marina Square)
Singapore does have its fair share of rather non-descript, soulless shopping mall food courts; The Galleria on the fourth floor of Marina Square is certainly not one of them. Firstly, the airy and spacious dining space boasts an incredible view over the Marina Bay and CBD skyline in the background - a view you’d normally have to pay top dollar for when combined with dining in Singapore. Dishes range from around S$4-10 and there is a great selection of local, Malaysian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and European food all freshly cooked in front of you. The Galleria is also bright (thanks to the huge windows overlooking the bay), spacious, and conveniently located on Raffles Boulevard, a short walk from Promenade MRT. Avoid peak times (12:00-14:00) if you want to grab table by the window.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 Daily
- Address: Marina Square Mall, (4th Floor), 6 Raffles Boulevard
- Tel: +65 6336 2958
Singapore’s Ritz Carlton Millenia Hotel near the Marina Bay oozes class, sophistication and quality. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that their five-star lunch spread is up there with the rest of the best buffets in Singapore, in terms of both quantity and, more specifically, quality. Mouth-watering examples of how this famous buffet impresses are its mammoth seafood section and giant cavary, which usually features a roast of some select premium meat being sliced right in front of your eyes. Greenhouse has also become synonymous in Singapore for its Sunday brunch, which features free-flow Moet Champagne and cocktails. At over S$150, this is one of the most expensive brunches in the country, although their regular weekday spread (without drinks) costs considerably less.
- Highlights: Huge seafood station, freshly-cut premium meat, chocolate fondue, Sunday Champagne brunch.
- Address: Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue
- Tel: +65 (0) 6337 8888
- Price Range: S$50-70++ (weekday), S$160++ Sunday Brunch
House of Sundanese Food
A provincial Indonesian cuisine, Sundanese fare emphasizes the use of fresh herbs and spices typically associated with grills. BBQ fish is a house speciality as are satay, squid and chicken, all coated in a myriad of fragrant spices. It’s definitely a cuisine worth exploring. The restaurant is located in the basement of the Suntec City Mall facing a monumental fountain.
Jaan restaurant at the sumptuous Swissotel The Stamford is a consistent fixture in any top restaurants list, both in Singapore and across the Asia region, and recently ranked in at number 100 in the entire world! Specialising in delicate French flavours, this critically acclaimed restaurant also boasts some great panoramic views of the Marina Bay Read More...
- Opening Hours: on - Sat 12:00 - 14:30 (lunch), 19:00 - 22:00 (dinner)
- MRT: City Hall
- Address: 70th Floor, 2 Stamford Road, Swissotel the Stamford
- Tel: +65 6837 3322
Lau Pa Sat Food Hawker Centre
In the heart of the financial district, surrounded by the tallest buildings in Singapore you will find Lau Pa Sat, one of the most popular food markets in the city. Come here to try the local delicacies, chicken rice, satay and kaya toast, as well as the other dishes that make up the varied cuisine on Read More...
- Opening Hours: 24 hours
- Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
- Tel: +65 6276 0521
Makansutra Gluttons Bay
Bask in the breezy outdoor ambience by the mouth of the Singapore River next to the Esplanade with an array of popular Singapore street food at your fingertips. From barbecued seafood, Thai hotpot, spicy noodles, fried carrot cake and satay, you will be spoilt for choice. It’s the sights, sounds and smells reminiscent of old Singapore set against a scintillating modern backdrop of the Marina skyline that makes it an unforgettable experience. Open in the evenings only.
- Address: #01-15, Esplanade Mall 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6438 4038
Melt – The World Cafe at the Mandarin Oriental
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel boasts arguably one of the best all day international buffets in Singapore at their critically acclaimed ‘Melt’ restaurant. Just walking distance from Promenade MRT on Raffles Avenue next to the Marina Bay, Melt’s speciality is its incredible diversity of cuisines from around the world. You’ll find different sections dedicated for barbequed meat, Japanese sashimi, Thai curries, Chinese delicacies, seafood, steak...we could go on. Prices start from about $65 for the weekday lunch buffet, but expect to pay more for dinner on weekends.
- Opening Hours: Breakfast 06:30 - 10:30, Lunch 12:00 - 14:30,
Dinner 18:30 - 21:30
- Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, The Mandarin Oriental Singapore
- Tel: +65 6885 3500
My Humble House
Contemporary dining could mean different things, but at this award-winning establishment it means poetry. The menu itself is a poetic inspiration, with dishes such as ‘Dance of the Wind’ (seafood consommé in coconut), ‘Savouring Paradise’ (shark’s fin in abalone jus) and ‘Sauntering among the Golden Leaves’ (crispy spiced Kurobuta pork ribs) gracing every page. In short, My Humble House is an experience any food connoisseur would find rewarding.
- Opening Hours: 11:45 - 15:00, 18:30 - 22:30
- Location: Esplanade Mall
- MRT: Esplanade
- Tel: +65 6423 1881
No Signboard Seafood Restaurant
A quirky name for this long-established group which has four locations around Singapore. The Esplanade location accords stunning views of the Bay, No Signboard counts white pepper crab, chilli crab, crispy cereal crayfish, double boiled lobster, Hokien-style steamed fish and garlic steamed bamboo clam among its list of favourites. It’s a great place to have a meal before a concert.
- Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-14/16 Esplanade Mall
- Tel: +65 6336 9959
OLA Cocina Del Mar
Spanish tapas always lends itself well to a flirty and fun style of dining, and OLA Cocina Del Mar is probably the finest tapas joints in Singapore. Located in Marina Bay, this casual yet refined restaurant serves exquisite small plates from the open kitchen; think scallops a la plancha with sundried tomatoes, grilled Spanish octopus with a lentil salad, and a Peruvian-inspired fish ceviche – the classic tapas here is the real deal. There’s also a range of signature paellas and some more meaty mains, such as roast lamb in a rich sherry sauce. Finish with some freshly fried churros with chocolate sauce.
- Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:30 – 14:00; Dinner: Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
- Address: Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, #01-06 12 Marina Boulevard
- Tel: +65 6604 7050
One on the Bund
Named after the famed embankment in Shanghai, One on the Bund takes its inspiration from old China, infused with colonial glamour. Measuring a hefty 10,000sqft on the heritage Clifford Pier, it is filled with artefacts of oriental splendor and showcases an open-flame oven for roasting ducks and a show kitchen for making noodles. Its bar is a modish chill-out spot to imbibe the stunning waterfront views. Look out for its wood-fired roasted duck, beggar chicken and its seafood dishes.
- Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Clifford Pier
- Tel: +65 6221 0004
Palm Beach Seafood
The long running Palm Beach Seafood restaurant, just a short walk from Singapore’s famous Merlion, is one of the only entries in our list that boasts stunning views over the Marina that don’t require an elevator ride! The ground-floor only restaurant has inside and outside seating, and you’d be silly not to try their famous ‘Singapore chilli crab’ (Palm Beach Seafood is supposedly where this iconic dish was first created). Elsewhere on the menu is a variety of prawn, lobster and shellfish dishes cooked in a variety of Asian-inspired ways. Most meat is priced per kilo and is subject to fluctuation – but Palm Beach Seafood is known to fall into the midrange price category – great when you consider the views and quality of produce.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:00 Daily
- Address: 1 Fullerton Road
- Tel: +65 6227 2332
Billed as Singapore’s only German microbrewery, Paulaner Brauhaus is in the Millenia Walk building serving up genuine German beer and food. Brewed strictly according to the German purity law of 1516, Paulaner beers are always tapped fresh and in a variety of styles – pale or dark lager and seasonal ones such as Salvator, Maibock, Oktoberfest Bier. The food is equally authentic and robust like the hog roast, pork knuckles and sausages made from recipes in Munich.
- Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-01 Millenia Walk
- Tel: +65 6883 2572
In the trendy One Fullerton, locale of chic restaurants with a fabulous waterfront view of the dramatic skyline, Pierside Kitchen boasts a menu that is globally influenced with a delectable mix of Asia and the West. Its house favourites are the crab cakes, tuna tempura and lobster linguini.
- Address: One Fullerton #01-0, 11 Fullerton Road
- Tel: +65 6438 0400
Located in a giant bio-dome filled with a balmy Mediterranean climate, Pollen is a unique and charming restaurant in Gardens by the Bay. The layout is spectacular thanks to the huge arching atrium of the Flower Dome all around. One thing is for certain: you’ll feel a million miles away from the centre of a bustling metropolis.
Despite the intricate plating and high-level cuisine served at Pollen, this isn’t exactly fine dining; more like a fancy café serving modern interpretations of pan-Mediterranean classics. The seven-course tasting menu costs upwards of SG$150, and includes such delicacies as red prawn tartare, braised beef cheek with carrot puree, and salmon with ikura and green apple. After your meal, you can have a walk around the Flower Dome and enjoy the plants and flowers.
- Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00 - 15:00, Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00 (Closed on Tuesday)
- MRT: BayFront
- Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
- Tel: +65 6420 6848
The setting and history behind the Raffles Hotel render this dining experience a must. But do not be misled by the elegant neoclassical interiors, the menu leans towards contemporary French, where classic dishes evolve into extraordinary art on a plate. The multi-course degustation menu is worth a splurge. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00 (Lunch),
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00 (Dinner)
- MRT: Esplanade, City Hall
- Address: Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road
- Tel: +65 6412 1816
Satay by the Bay
One of the best attractions in Singapore is Gardens by the Bay, with its famous SuperTree Grove and more recent additions of the spectacular Cloud Forest and Flower Dome. If you’re heading this way – which you should at least once in Singapore, don’t forget to save room for a trip to Satay by the Bay, which is located within the park.
Of course, the speciality here is satay skewers. The air is filled with aromas from barbecued pork, chicken and beef, which is all served up with a generous helping of that rich peanut sauce. There’s also an onsite bar and plenty of other food stalls if you’re not a fan of satay. Find it by entering Gardens by the Bay (free) and follow the signposted route along the water’s edge – or jump on the free shuttle bus.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 22:00
- Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore
Singapore Food Trail
Set in the shadows of the giant Singapore Flyer, The Singapore Food Trail is a retro-style hawker stall with over 600 seats and numerous vendors dishing out food from all corners of the world. Although actually a replica of a 1960’s-esque hawker market, the venue’s interior looks the part, and its food definitely tastes the part, Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:30 - 22:20
- Address: 30 Raffles Avenue #01-09/12, Singapore Flyer, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6338 1328
Summer Pavilion can be found at the swanky Ritz-Carlton-Millenia Singapore, and with surroundings as exclusive as this, the food couldn’t fail to match. Serving a Cantonese-inspired set lunch and dinner, we were particularly blown away by the likes of the marinated duck roll with jelly fish, as well as their double-boiled lobster soup. Certainly a dining experience that is about as posh as you’ll find in Singapore – and that’s saying something. Find Summer Pavilion (in the Ritz Carlton-Millenia) on the famous Raffles Avenue, just a short walk from Promenade MRT.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 - 14:30 and 18:30 - 22:00 Daily
- Address: The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue
- Tel: +65 6337 8888
SuperTree by IndoChine
By far the most unique rooftop bar in Singapore – and possibly the world – can be found on top of the highest SuperTree at the ever-popular Gardens by the Bay. SuperTree by IndoChine is a stylish bar/restaurant which serves a menu of Asian and western food, as well as beers, wines and cocktails. However, the real selling point of this one is its location. Even though the food, drinks and interior design do all impress, nothing draws away from the fact that you’re perched on top of a giant, manmade tree overlooking Singapore like a bird nesting in the canopies.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 24:00 Daily
- Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay #03-01, Singapore
- Tel: +65 (0) 6694 8489
TWG Tea Salon and Shop
If you consider yourself a high tea connoisseur then a visit to TWG Tea Salon will be a delight, where you will find not only hundreds of unusual blends but also some tea-inspired cakes and desserts. There are three tea rooms in Singapore, where you can get a treat and a cuppa at any time of Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 22:30 and until 12 midnight on Fri, Sat and on the eve of public holidays
- Address: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands B2-89/89A, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
- Tel: +65 6535 1837
Waku Ghin is acclaimed celebrity chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s fine-dining restaurant in Marina Bay Sands. The intimate restaurant’s dining concept is based upon a multi-faceted use of space, where diners can move from room to room. The 8,000sqft restaurant features a 3,000-label wine list as well as an intimate lounge at the entrance for aperitifs with four unique dining rooms featuring private enclosures for small parties. Following this, diners then move into the main dining room to relax over desserts, coffee and digestifs, while taking in the floor-to-ceiling views of the Singapore cityscape.
- Opening Hours: Daily Dinner 17:30 and 20:00,
The Bar at Waku Ghin 17:30 till late
- Address: Marina Bay Sands (Level 2), 10 Bayfront Avenue
- Tel: +65 6688 8507
- Cuisine: European with Japanese influences