Singapore is the ultimate food haven with restaurants, buffets and catering options galore!
Covid may have changed where and how we’re able to safely gather over good food. But don’t let it spoil all the fun! Here’s a comprehensive list of restaurants, buffets and catering options in Singapore to treat yourself or toast to those special occasions.
While you enjoy these delicious food options, do remember to remain socially responsible. Until the restrictions loosen on the number of people you can host in your own home, it’s best to keep your guest lists in check. Currently, you can receive eight persons at your place, not including members of your household or helper.
This restaurant is the perfect place to head to for your beach-day weekend! Coastes offers a rustic and casual, laid-back seaside vibe, with plenty of sun beds and deck chairs for you to relax on and soak in the sun. Couples can also book its event packages for a private beach wedding at the SandBar!
50 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-06, 099000
Delight in Singapore’s diverse flavours and Peranakan classics at any of chef Violet Oon’s five restos around the island – at ION Orchard, National Gallery Singapore (NGS), Clarke Quay, Bukit Timah and Jewel Changi Airport. Each restaurant is sure to leave you marvelling at the ornate decorations that transport you to a different era. Its one-of-a-kind Singapore high-tea set is only available at ION Orchard and NGS.
Jewel Changi Airport: 78 Airport Boulevard, #01-205/206, 819666
ION Orchard: 2 Orchard Turn,, #03-28/29, 238801
Bukit Timah: 881 Bukit Timah Road, 279893
National Gallery Singapore: 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #02–01, 178957
Clarke Quay: 3B River Valley Rd, #01-18, 179021
This is not the place to take folks who won’t enjoy some finger-licking ribs. Got it? Then, meet Morganfield’s, the “home of the sticky bones”,which has various styles of ribs, including the newest Bourbon BaconSticky Bones and a wide variety of sharing platters.It regularly offers special promotions for Father’sDay and the like, plus on weekends and public holidays, it has a kids-eat-free deal for little ones under 8 years or120 centimetres.
There’s no better way to celebrate than with Lawry’s The Prime Rib’s Signature USDA Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, aged for at least 21 days and slow-roasted to bring out its juicy flavours. Tip: You can book one of the restaurant’s six private dining rooms.
Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333A Orchard Rd., Mandarin Gallery, #04-01/31, 238897
Grab your best pals and head over to Artichoke, which is known for its plentiful sharing plates like Green Harissa Prawns with split cream and black onions, and the ever-popular Lambgasm, a 2.4 kg. lamb slow-roasted to perfection. Do note that you have to preorder the Lambgasm 48 hours in advance.
161 Middle Rd., 188978
It’s a universal truth that BBQ is good for groups. And at this Korean resto’s two locations – at Jem and Plaza Singapura – you get to grill your own meats at your table. Must-order: Its signature galmaegisal (U.S. pork skirt meat), which is said to have been served exclusively to Korean royalty in the past.
Plaza Singapura: 68 Orchard Road, #02-01
Jem: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #B1-10
At this three Michelin-star fine-dining estab, you’ll be treated to French cuisine prepared with absolute finesse. Order from its encyclopedic wine list or let the expert sommeliers assist with pairings. Just so you know, it boasts four private rooms, with capacities of six to 36 guests – perfect for your post-Covid dinner party plans.
1 Scotts Rd., Shaw Centre, #01-16, 228208
Share authentic Chinese cuisine at one of the many outlets around the island. Its Herbal Roast Duck is marinated with a myriad of herbs and spices and then roasted to a perfect golden brown, making this a tender, juicy meat dish that is absolutely delicious.
This newish restaurant in SG is already beloved by fans of rustic, thin-crust pizzas cooked in a traditional oven. Plus, it has addictive calzones and soft-serve ice cream. That being said, it’s not necessarily the place to host a kids pizza party. Its hipster vibe is more fitting for a grown-up gathering. It’s recommended that you book a month in advance for dinner reservations.
66 Kampong Bugis, Level M, 338987
If you are all about that brunch life, you must try the Wildseed Cafe. Whether you opt to dine at its Alkaff Mansion outpost – with a gorgeous conservatory – or at The Summerhouse’s bucolic location in the Seletar countryside, you can look forward to tantalising dishes. Dig into Kelong Prawn and Scallop Pizza or the special Wildseed Garden Arrabiata, and finish your meal with a slice of Burnt Cheesake. Tip: You can even bring your fur-kid with you!
Alkaff Mansion: 10 Telok Blangah Green, 109178
The Summerhouse: 3 Park Lane, 798387
Most restaurants have converted their usual self-service buffets to a la carte ordering systems due to Covid. Not to worry! You’re still bound to leave feeling satiated and satisfied.
If you love local cuisine, then look up StraitsKitchen. Indulge in a star-studded line-up of refined perennial hawker favourites at this buffet (from $58). Dishes such as Hainanese Chicken Rice and Singapore Laksa (noodles in spicy soup) are prepared a la minute by the chefs in open kitchens. Plus the buffet is halal-certified – meaning it is endorsed by Singapore’s Islamic authority so everyone can get to join in on this feast!
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 ScottsRd., 228211
Okay, the servers here aren’t going to sing you“Happy Birthday” – butt hat’s a good thing, right? Rather, this humble Japanese restaurant is a hidden gem only true Japanese foodies know about. Stuff yourself silly with high-quality sashimi, tempura, grilled specialties and other authentic offerings (from $38).
Hotel Miramar, 401 Havelock Rd., #01-01, 169631
Tuck into a generous spread of international cuisine at this resto located in the luxe lobby of Marina Bay Sands hotel. And the laidback-yet-lavish ambience just takes your buffet experience to the next level. On top of its regular buffet spreads (from $45), look forward to themed buffet nights from seafood on Tuesdays to barbecue on Thursdays.
Marina Bay Sands hotel,10 Bayfront Ave., Tower 1 lobby, 018956
Award-winning, halal-certified Carousel is sure to satisfy any of your fellow celebrants’ food cravings – and we do mean any! Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean, Indian cuisines and more options meld into a beautiful feast(from $25).
Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Rd., 228220
Savour authentic Indonesian fare – rijsttafel-style (or Dutch for “rice table”), where a sumptuous spread of dishes occupies the table for a fortune of flavours. Expect classic Indonesian food dishes such as ayam goreng (fried chicken), sayur lodeh (vegetables in a coconut gravy) and more(from $19.80).
International Building, 360 Orchard Rd., #02-09, 238869
Want to enjoy a romantic meal at home with your sweetie or a special spread for the whole family? Consider ordering from FeastBox by Esseplore. Its scrumptious spreads for two or four persons were created by home chefs and specially curated for quality and flavours. Tip: It’s got multi-cuisine menus to choose from including Asian, ModernEuropean/Western andSeafood options.
Picneeds can help you put together an Instagrammable picnic, hassle-free. Choose from different set themes or request for customisable picnic sets. It can also personalise logos and labels for special occasions, as well as provide paint sets, frisbees, kites, card games and even a Polaroid camera as part of your picnic activities.
For a simple, satisfying selection of authentic Thai dishes, you can’t go wrong with this halal-certfied caterer that’s been around since 1999. Its affordable catering set menus – such as the Mini Party Set Menu, which includes six dishes at $11 per person – make it easy for you to appear like the host with the most.
Creative Eateries is one of the best caterers to call when you can finally throw that house party of your dreams. With a 28-year track record, the family-run business excels at local favourites as well as Japanese, Thai and Western cuisines. It also offers stylish decor, equipment rental and staffing services– thoughtfully tailor-made to each occasion.
Lush Platters’ name is spot-on. You can hire its team to create sumptuous platters of artisanal cheeses, various charcuterie and many other house-made items– all presented beautifully (just check out the spread!). Also, in these Covid times of small gatherings, you can choose from set platters like the Cheese & CharcuterieLush Platters or Vegan Lush Platters (both $108).
By Jashleen Kaur, Issue 304 The Finder / Photos: respective eateries and Facebook
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