Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House
Another fine dining establishment at the modern Sentosa Cove development is the Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House. This is actually a sister restaurant of the flagship Saint Pierre restaurant of the same company (just a few minutes’ walk away), which has also made our Top 10 list of the best restaurants in Sentosa. Rather than French, the flavours here are of course all Chinese, although Blue Lotus has certainly given traditional dishes more of a modern touch. Examples of this include their borderline-fusion crispy Sichuan-style fish and chips, their Wagyu beef and foie gras fried rice and their range of other changing dishes take full advantage of fresh seafood like lobster and crab. Traditional red paper lanterns attempt at making the decor fit with the food, although the surroundings don’t wow us too much, leaving room for their inventive and delicious dishes to do all the talking.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Tue, Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00, Sun 10:00 - 22:00 (closed Weds)
- Address: #01-13 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6339 0880
Faber Park This romantic meal in Singapore is for people who think they’ve seen it all. Instead of dining in a restaurant, head over to Faber Peak, board the cable car over to Sentosa Island and sit down for a private four-course meal served over the course of a 90-minute journey. The menu can be tailored to suit specific dietary requirements, although the recommended menu starts with a king prawn appetiser served with salmon roe and a tart raspberry dressing, before moving onto chargrilled sirloin steak and almond-encrusted seabass with edamame puree.
- Opening Hours: Starts from 18:00
- Address: Singapore Cable Car, 1 Harbourfront Ave, Keppel Bay Tower
Don’t be put off by the fact that this is essentially a golf club restaurant: at il Lido fine Italian food is the name of the game, and you can tuck into your pizza, pasta or Italian meat platter all whilst enjoying some outstanding views over the golf course and all the way across to the sea. The fresh pastas and range of delightful starters are great, but if you really want to push the boat out, go for the chef’s recommendation of the Back Angus beef tenderloin or pan-roasted cod with smoked caviar, both of which will set you back around S$50 per dish. il Lido takes full advantage of its lofty position, with a great outside terrace for some al fresco dining with a view, together with a casual inside dining room for a slightly more formal dining experience/escape when the weather turns bad. Get to il Lido restaurant by entering Sentosa Golf Club through the main entrance then follow the signs for the club house.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 - 14:30, 18:30 - 23:00 Daily
- Address: 27 Bukit Manis Road, #02-00 Sentosa Golf Club
- Tel: +65 6866 1977
Joël Robuchon Singapore
Specialising in fine French cuisine, Joël Robuchon Restaurant is one of the most critically acclaimed places to eat on Sentosa Island. Despite taking pride of place in Resorts World, a manmade complex of shops, theme parks and hotels, Joël Robuchon Restaurant wouldn’t be out of place in any one of the more recognised haute dining spots in Singapore. Their imaginative, often flamboyant take on French classics are served up in some rather luxurious settings, complete with a central tree sprouting from the ground in the art-deco style dining room. As with any first class restaurant, the menu is always changing to make the most of seasonal ingredients, so the best bet is to go for the degustation menu to sample the best of what Chef Tomonori Danzaki and the rest of his talented team are able to concoct. Find Joël Robuchon Restaurant inside the luxurious Hotel Michael at Resorts World Sentosa.
- Opening Hours: Tue – Sat 18:00 – 22:30 (closed Sunday and Monday)
- Address: Resorts World Sentosa 8 Sentosa Gateway, Hotel Michael, Level 1, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6577 6688
Malaysian Food Street (The Bull Ring)
For a little slice of Kamong Glam (Singapore’s predominantly Malaysian neighbourhood) right on Sentosa Island, look no further than Malyasian Food Street at the Bull Ring, inside Resorts World. This tiny imitation street has pulled out at the stop to re-create that old-town charm so synonymous with the Kampong Glam neighbourhood, complete with hawker stalls, brightly painted shop houses and wooden tables and chairs to perch on awkwardly whilst tucking into your food. As for what to eat, you’ll find everything Malay, from basic chicken and rice dishes to more exotic tastes such as satay sticks, noodle soups like laksa and fried omelettes with oysters. Prices are cheap for Sentosa, but not as cheap as the real deal across the water on the main Singapore Island.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Tue, Thu 11:00 - 23:00, Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00, Sun 09:00 - 22:00 (closed Weds)
- Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, The Bull Ring, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6577 8899
Privé Cafe's laidback atmosphere and simple yet wholesome café fare has cemented its position as one of the best places in Singapore to enjoy a casual meal or to grab brunch by the water’s edge. Popular dishes at the Café include the award-winning Eggs Benedicts, Fluffy Pancakes, Wraps, Wagyu Burgers and Sticky Date Pudding.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 - 00:00
- Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382
- Tel: +65 6776 0777
Privé Grill specializes in cooking meats to perfection using the acclaimed Spanish imported Josper grill. With an extensive menu offering carefully selected cuts, chosen for their ability to enhance the unique smokiness imparted by the Josper, diners can enjoy top quality steaks at their most flavorful. Privé Grill also features tantalizing appetizers, mouth-watering mains and decadent desserts.
The interior of Privé Grill is itself a haven of quiet sophistication which exudes warmth and intimacy. Accented by Grand Blotch Damask Wallpaper and Flos lamps, it is the ideal place to enjoy a gourmet meal while taking in sweeping views of the beautiful marina and the surrounding lush greenery.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00 15:00 and 19:00 23:30, Fri - Sat & Eve of Public Holidays 18:30 - 23:30 (closed on Sundays & Public Holidays)
- Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382
- Tel: +65 6776 0777
Choosing the best kebab in Singapore is no easy task, with a never-ending list of ethnic enclaves across the city-state specialising in this Middle Eastern treat. Finding the best kebab on Sentosa, however, is a far easier challenge, as their simply isn’t as much competition. For a more informal dining experience, head to Kebab House at Quayside Isle for you fill of that juicy, unhealthy but oh-so delicious sandwich. You can order to take away and watch them slice the meat right off the revolving spit, or dine in, and order from one of the servers like a normal restaurant. They also do a nice fresh salad to garnish your snack so you don’t feel so guilty about all that greasy meat. Find Kebab House by heading to Sentosa Cove towards the east of the island, and then go inside the Quayside Isle complex.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 Daily (certain outlets differ in times)
- Address: Kebab House, #01-07 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6673 7730
After spending a few years at Central Mall at Clarke Quay, this popular French restaurant has upped sticks and found its new home, as well as a lease of life, at Quayside Isle on Sentosa Island. With a more exclusive location, expect more luxurious surroundings, with a central dining table elegantly decked out in huge vases and greenery sprouting out to make a kind of garden-like atmosphere, completed with plenty of wood furnishing. As well as the location and decor, the menu at Saint Pierre has changed too. Now the emphasis is more on seafood and vegetarian options, rather than the meat heavy dishes at its previous Clarke Quay spot. Highlights include the roasted lobster, quinoa risotta and the foie gras terrine with black truffle. Mains come in at around S$30-40 or you can opt for their splendid 10-course degustation for $S150.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 17:30 - 00:00, Sat 11:30 - 15:00, Sun 11:30 - 22:30
- Address: #01-15 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6438 0887
Dine on the 'Kushikatsu', a Japanese delicacy; high-quality ingredients are skewered and deep fried – in the awesome confines of a historical converted military chapel with original handmade brick walls.
SKIRT at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
This posh steak house can be found at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove Hotel towards the east of the island. Those with a craving for some meat will love their sharing menu, which takes advantage of a range of fine cuts, including Blackmore Japanese Wagyu and Australian Tajima Wagyu beef – two particularly rare and expensive varieties. Almost more striking than the food, however, is the design of Skirt. Huge floor to ceiling windows allow light to flood in during the daytime, whilst the artsy hanging light features create a rather romantic setting at night. Seating arrangements are flexible, but those coming in groups should opt for one of the booths which are nice and cosy and great for that sharing menu. If you’re on a limited budget, SKIRT at W Singapore is probably not the place for you; their set menu starts at S$168 per person (minimum of 6 people).
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 00:00
- Location: Siloso Beach
- Address: 21 Ocean Way, W Singapore, Sentosa, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6808 7278
Tanjong Beach Club
Tanjong Beach Club is the place to come for a chilled out beach party vibe as the sun sets over the lush Sentosa Beach. Don’t forget, however, that this (relatively) long running Sentosa spot does some excellent beach grub too! They have an inside dining area if you want to escape the heat, though most diners prefer their alfresco seating space which boasts some great sea views and people watching opportunities. The food is surprisingly fancy considering Tanjong Beach Club is more known for its parties, with dishes such as their lobster pie, roasted chicken and various pasta creations all going down well. Most mains are about S$25, but expect to pay much more if you go for the lobster or other items from the menu featuring expensive ingredients. Wash it all down with one of the signature mojitos or a glass of wine and you have yourself a hard-to-beat beach dining experience.
- Opening Hours: Tue - Fri 11:00 - 23:00, Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
- Address: 20 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6270 1355
Tastes of Singapore@Imbiah
The first Turkish Restaurant & Bar in Sentosa, it’s a lively venue with a swimming pool and belly dancing for entertainment. You will find all things Turkish here from beer and wine to Shish Kebabs.
- Address: 40 imbiah road, Sentosa
- Tel: +65 6275 6274
The Cliff @ The Sentosa
Another fine dining restaurant within a hotel on Sentosa Island is The Cliff, which boasts some stunning views across the South China Sea alongside some equally impressive food. The restaurant welcomes ‘guest chefs’ into its kitchen who all usually have a Michelin Star or two to their name, as well as a long history of working in top restaurants globally. With that in mind, expect the degustation menu to change constantly, and to encompass a range of flavours from around the world. A six-course dinner at The Cliff with Champagne will set you back close to S$200 per person, but expect a whole host of exotic and luxurious ingredients creating one unforgettable dining experience. You can find The Cliff restaurant located in the much-loved Singapore Resort and Spa.
- Opening Hours: 18:30 - 00:00 Daily
- Address: 2 Bukit Manis Rd, Sentosa, The Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6371 1425
If you’re after some feel-good Italian food with an exotic beach view, there might be no better place in Singapore than Trapizza. Located right on the Silosa beachfront at the sumptuous Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Hotel, this casual diner serves up some excellent thin crust pizzas which are all cooked in the wood fire oven onsite. Trapizza also do a range of pastas, salads, snacks and desserts. The range of cocktails and beers is solid and there are some nice fruit juice combos for those skipping the alcohol. Set amidst the palm trees of Siloso Beach and overlooking the South China Sea, Trapizza is a great bet if you’re at the western end of Siloso Beach and looking for a spot to watch the sun go down.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 - 21:30
- Location: Shangri-La Rasa Resort & Spa, Siloso Beach, Sentosa
- Tel: +65 6376 2662