Our selection of the 10 Best Restaurants in Sentosa was surprisingly difficult to compile, simply due to the vast choice of excellent haute-cuisine restaurants that have popped up around the island in recent years. Usually more associated with its beaches and theme parks, Sentosa now boasts a whole list of restaurants with Michelin star chefs plying their trade in their kitchens, many taking full advantage of fresh seafood produce as well as some specially imported ingredients from around the world.
The emergence of several world class, five-star hotels on Sentosa Island has of course boosted this emerging dining scene, with many resorts such as the Shangri-La and Singapore Resort and Spa both boasting a list of excellent eateries. We’ve also found a few great spots at the massive Resorts World Sentosa – not forgetting a couple of picturesque beachside restaurants. All can be found in our list of the 10 Best Restaurants in Sentosa!
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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
- Address: Resorts World Sentosa 8 Sentosa Gateway, Hotel Michael, Level 1, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6577 6688
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- Address: Kebab House, #01-07 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6673 7730
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