Divine Dining At Singapore's Best Landmarks
Sure there is definitely something to be said about eating inexpensively at Singapore’s amazing street hawker stalls, but a visit to the Lion City wouldn’t be complete without splashing out at least once on a divine brunch, lunch or dinner at one of the many gorgeous gourmet restaurants around town. If you’re looking for a special meal in a spectacular setting, these are some of the most luxurious dining experiences some of Singapore's Landmarks have to offer.
High Tea at Town Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel
Sample local Singapore delicacies in a sophisticated setting next to the Singapore River at the High Tea Buffet at Town Restaurant in The Fullerton Hotel every Saturday between 12pm and 3pm. If the weather's nice, grab a spot on the patio and watch the boats ply the water, or head indoors for a respite from the heat. Sip on premium coffees and teas and peruse the stations for all manner of Singaporean light bites like chicken and mutton satay, fried carrot cake, steamed prawn dumplings, smoked salmon sandwiches, chicken curry puffs and durian cake.
1 Fullerton Square, Fullerton Hotel Singapore 049178
Tel: +65 6877 8128
Sundowners at CÉ LA VI
Every visitor to Singapore (and definitely every expat here) should make at least one trip to CÉ LA VI. Formerly known as Ku De Ta, this chic rooftop bar restaurant & lounge is perched on the 57th floor of the iconic Marina Bay Sands and it offers modern Asian cuisine and cocktails along with panoramic views of the city and bay. Start with an Asian-inspired cocktail at the SkyBar and soak up the sunset, then move to the Sky Deck for shared plates like pan-seared foie gras, sushi rolls and grilled seafood. Finally, move inside to the Club Lounge for late night dancefloor sessions to thumping DJ sets.
1 Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018971
Tel: +65 6688 7688
Dinner at The Halia
Escape the busy city streets to a garden oasis where soft lights twinkle from the tables, and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for views out to green foliage and vibrant ginger flowers. The Halia sits in the Ginger Garden at the Botanic Gardens, and it features architecture that blends into the natural contours and a bright and airy interior that makes you feel as though you’re dining amid nature. The menu here blends European cooking techniques with Asian ingredients and recipes, so you can expect intriguing dishes like the Prawn Satay Salad with ginger flower dressing and Singapore-style Chilli Crab Spaghettini.
1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore 259569
Tel: +65 8444 1148
Champagne Brunch at Raffles Hotel
What better way to spend a leisurely Sunday than indulging in decadent gourmet delights at one of Singapore’s most beloved historical monuments? Raffles Hotel was opened in 1887 and it has since undergone extensive renovations to preserve its beautiful colonial architecture. The Sunday Champagne Brunch here is a lavish affair with a multitude of stations offering cured meats and artisan cheeses, house baked bread, fresh seafood, roasted duck, beef and lamb, and desserts to die for including cheesecake, macarons and chocolate bark. There are also free-flow Bloody Mary’s, Singapore Slings, wines, beers and champagne on offer.
1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
Tel: +65 6337 1886
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