We’re living on an island after all.
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Seafood by the sea? Sounds about right. Such is your view while your fresh catch of the day flakes at the touch of your fork. Pick your seafood of choice, from Atlantic Halibut to New Zealand Fresh Swordfish, and have it done your way: pan-seared, battered, char-grilled, you name it. Its seasonal fresh oysters go from $4 each!
Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro, Quayside Isle, #01-04/05, 31 Ocean Way, 098375
Or, be transported to the seaside of Greece with this Santorini-inspired restaurant decked out in a clean blue-and-white theme. Whet your appetite with a refreshing Watermelon Salad with Feta before moving on to authentic Greek fare from Grandma’s recipe book, like Moussaka (Greek eggplant and beef “casserole” with creamy béchamel sauce), grilled meats and more.
Mykonos On The Bay, Quayside Isle, #01-10, 31 Ocean Way, 098375
What better place for Hawaiian cuisine than by the beach? Eat your fill with menu items like Wagyu Beef Burgers, fresh Poke Bowls, and, in true blue beach-bar style, cocktails served in tiki mugs. Delish, and not just because you’ll be hungry after a round (or three) of jet-skiing at this beach club.
Ola Beach Club, Sentosa, 46 Siloso Beach Walk, 099005
Okay, so Smith Marine isn’t exactly a seaside restaurant, but that’s because it’s literally on the sea. On a floating platform. Reachable only by boat. Super cool. You even get to fish for your own seafood right before your meal and have it cooked any way you like.
Smith Marine, Pulau Ubin Coastal Area, GPS: 01’23’52″N 103’57’42″E (call 9792 7609 to charter a bumboat)
There’s more to MBS than just the Infinity Sky Pool. Sink your teeth in the signature Singapore special juicy Baos, paired with thick-cut fries, set against the breath-taking panorama of the city skyline at CÉ LA VI SkyBar. The Bao burgers are a marriage between the Asian bao and Western burger, inspired by “fluffy baos” popular in Taiwan, Japan and China.
Some famous BAO lineups? Gorge on the Black Angus BBQ Beef (S$16), Truffle Wagyu Beef Sukiyaki (S$22), Chicken Karaage (S$15), Salted Egg-Crispy Prawn (S$16), Tempura Sea Bass (S$18), Iberico Pork Char Siu (S$18) — they even have vegetarian-friendly options like the Sichuan Eggplant (S$14)! With a variety of flavourful cocktails and beers to pair with your entree, kick back, relax and dine atop SG’s most famous landmark.
BAO by CÉ LA VI, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Tower 3, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 018971
Seafood lover? So are the folks behind this dining concept by the Keppel Bay waters, and they’ve certainly done their favourite food justice. Light starters like the Salmon Tartare are cheeky teasers to the big boys like the Fisherman’s Feast (pictured), a deep skillet of linguine coated in a briny seafood sauce and topped with squids, clams, prawns, mussels and seasonal fish.
Bayswater Kitchen, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, 098382
Tanjong Beach Club is the perfect “getaway” from Singapore. Located on the beachfront at Siloso Beach in Sentosa, it’s a great place to enjoy the sun and white beach, with a beer in hand. Plus, they offer an exquisite selection of international delights for your tummy!
Tanjong Beach Club, Sentosa, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, 098942
Love high tea? Then you’ll want to check out The Clifford Pier, with its selection of delights as you admire the view of Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore River. Plus, this high tea is unlike any other. As the landing point for Singapore’s forefathers, the restaurants pays homage by serving high tea delights with local flavours.
The Clifford Pier, 80 Collyer Quay, 049326
This resto has the perfect setting to kick back, relax and enjoy an Aperol Spritz while soaking in the panoramic view of the Singapore River and the Singapore skyline.
With a range of Aperol Spritz specials offered, enjoy drinks at Sunset Hour every Wednesday through Sunday, 5 – 7 PM. Sunset Hour includes two-for-one Aperol Spritzes, this also extends to house beer, wine or spirits (2 for S$20).
That’s not all, look out for the special Free Flow Saturday – endless drinks package from 5 – 10 PM for S$70, including Aperol Spritzes as well as house beer and wine.
Bayside Drinks & Eats, 1 Fullerton Rd., #01-12 One Fullerton, 049213
By Pinky Chng + Additional reporting by Cheryl Lim / Updated by Muneerah Bee, February 2020 and by Willaine G. Tan, October 2020. Images are courtesy of the respective restaurants/cafes or taken from their social media pages.
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