Looking for the best restaurant in Singapore? Here’s our recommended list of top restaurants in Singapore we love. If you’re looking for a nice rooftop restaurant or bar with stunning view, a good dining place for Chinese dim sum, Japanese, Italian or vegetarian food, we have links to some great articles on these too.
Best views for a brunch date: Stellar at 1-Altitude
Every Sunday from 12 to 3pm, this sky-high restaurant serves up a fab weekend brunch. The menu offers three price points, starting at $80 for an alcohol-free Communal Brunch menu. There’s also an a la carte brunch menu available. Add on another $80 for free-flow Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut champagne, cocktails and wine.
A popular spot for a post-work tipple or a birthday blowout, the idyllic spot is one of a handful of vantage points in Singapore that remarkably make Marina Bay Sands look small. At a nail-biting 62 floors up, the panoramic views of the city skyline truly are breathtaking. And with a menu that reaches equal heights, there really is only one word to describe it – stellar!
The experiential flair at this progressive Australian restaurant is always impressive, and their Bubbles & BBQ Sunday Brunch is nothing different. Guests can opt to take their pick from the a la carte brunch menu, with highlights including the croissant ‘Croque Monsieur’ with pastrami, bechamel and gruyere ($18) and the roasted fremantle octopus with lardo and smoked mash ($42). But if you’ve skipped breakfast for a reason, then the Communal Brunch Menu is hard choice to beat. At $80 per person, groups can customise a three-course meal from a selection of 16 starters, mains and desserts to share. The Iberico cold cuts charcuterie with sourdough and onion marmalade is a sure-win starter, whilst forks will battle for the last bite of duck leg confit, perfectly complemented by the pea and clam spelt risotto with beetroot crumb.
Delicious Indian food in Singapore: Shahi Maharani
With its long-standing history of 23 years, this family-run spot is among the most prominent Indian restaurants in Singapore. Dressed in traditional wood-focused décor, it’s a grand setup that almost makes you feel like you’ve been transported to the regal palaces of India.
Fans of tandoori dishes will love the savoury selection of vegetarian and meaty options cooked in a traditional clay tandoor. The Tandoori Milawat ($45.00) includes a fab assortment of meats; sink your teeth into tender chicken tikka, flaky barramundi tikka, juicy lamb kebabs and charred garlic prawns, served on a sizzling platter for good measure. Another popular starter is the Bhindi ($16): okra fritters deep-fried to perfection in an addictive batter – delightfully crisp and light, with the right amount of bite. There’s also the prawn korma ($36), which features a rich blend of cashews, cottage cheese, spices and succulent prawns. This creamy concoction is best enjoyed with a generous mound of fragrant saffron rice ($11) and a garlic naan ($8). For dessert, don’t leave without trying the kulfi sampler platter ($17), which gets you a mix of flavours for variety. It’s the perfect end to an amazing feast!
Sustainable seafood and meats with a view: 665°F
Sitting at the top of Andaz Singapore at Level 38, 665°F is the hotel’s premium steakhouse, where you can take in the rich interior inspired by classic Savile-Row tailor shops and stunning views of the Singapore skyline. Named after the temperature of the Pira oven and grill in which sits in the heart of a show kitchen, 665°F is a cosy dining experience specialising in prime cuts and sustainable seafood.
Helming the kitchen is Chef de Cuisine Wan Azhari, who has cut his teeth at five-star luxury hotels and worked alongside Michelin-star guest chefs. Top seafood picks are the Hokkaido scallops (from $32) with lemon, toasted pistachio, and espelette pepper, and the grilled king crab leg (from $45) with garlic butter. For meats, you won’t go wrong with the Rangers Valley Beef Tomahawk ($18 per 100g), perfect for sharing across the table. There’s also an amazing array of sweet treats to round up the meal; a signature is the crème caramel ($12) with Madagascar vanilla.
On weekdays, enjoy one-for-one on selected wines by the glass or bottle! Don’t miss the Magum (1500ml) deals, too.
Top spot for steaks: Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
The famous Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore is a beautiful restaurant with solid walnut floors and a gorgeous mahogany bar shining under the chandeliers. There’s a warm buzz around the place.
The menu is a lovely mix of the freshest seafood and meat dishes you’ll find, served with tasty, crunchy salads. The staff are knowledgeable and know exactly how to advise on the ordering – a good thing, as portions are very generous! Must-tries include the seafood platter ($55): super fresh baby lobster, lump crab and giant shrimp served with a spicy cocktail sauce. For something light and fresh, go for the Beverly Hills chopped salad ($23): a fresh mix of avocado, carrots, corn and greens such as fresh baby spinach and romaine lettuce, very finely chopped and tossed with a light sprinkle of feta cheese. Wolfgang’s is famed for its USDA Prime 28-day dry-aged steak, and a popular option is the Porterhouse Steak for Two option ($206). For sides, keep it simple with the German potatoes ($24) along with a portion of creamed spinach ($17), which is always hard to resist.
And if you somehow still have space for dessert, try the crème brûlée ($16) and chocolate lava cake ($22). There’s also an extensive wine cellar with New and Old World wines that have been carefully selected for their flavour pairing. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is a must-visit for special occasions.
Rooftop restaurant with Italian cuisine: Dolce Vita
Overlooking the beautiful pool area of Mandarin Oriental Singapore is Italian restaurant Dolce Vita. Choose to sit outdoors for a relaxing and romantic dinner, or opt for indoor dining, which gets you equally superb views of the Marina Bay thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Throw in the delicious Italian menu, and it’s clear the Dolce Vita folks know what they’re doing; and they do it well.
Passionate about retaining the true spirit of traditional Italian cuisine, Dolce Vita features the freshest of produce and the finest seasonal ingredients, crafted into delicious creations including handmade pastas, risotto and mains. Highlights on the menu include the Risotto Mantova ($32): special Riserva Acquerello rice with roasted pumpkin, aged Castelmagno, and Cantabrico anchovies. There’s also the slow-braised and roasted Dorper lamb ($48) with Japanese eggplant purée, bell pepper salsa and red wine jus. Complete the meal on a satisfying sweet note with classic Italian desserts such as the Grandma’s oven-baked seasonal fruit tart ($14) or the iconic tiramisu ($16).
Top Japanese restaurant with amazing ambience: Keyaki
If there’s an award for the Japanese restaurant with the best ambience, it’d probably go to Keyaki at Pan Pacific Singapore. Walking to the 140-seater is already an experience in itself; the entrance is located via a sheltered walkway, which features an immaculately manicured garden and a koi pond. The beautiful setting is inspired by the minka, or traditional Japanese house, and it’ll make you feel like you’ve been transported to the land of the rising sun! The main dining area is spacious and tastefully decorated, but for special celebrations, you can consider booking one of the private dining areas or the Garden Pavilion right next door.
Go for the Ten Teppanyaki ($200), a 10-course prix fixe menu with premium options like teppanyaki-style wagyu beef sirloin and lobster, along with a choice of sashimi or assorted tempura, plus fried rice, miso soup and more. The Nigiri Sushi Moriawase ($110) is another great choice for its variety; you get eight nigiri sushi, one sushi roll, steamed egg custard, a simmered dish, and a miso soup. If you’re here on a weekend afternoon (11.30am to 2.30pm), get the seven-course, kaiseki-style weekend brunch, which is a steal at $75 per person (without drinks). Make it a boozy affair by topping up $90 for free-flow champagne, beers, wines and selected sakes!
Best affordable dim sum: Red House Seafood
Love dim sum? There’s an amazing dim sum buffet available at Red House Seafood Grand Copthorne Waterfront and Prinsep Street from Monday to Friday ($36.80 per person), 12pm to 2.30pm, and on weekends ($42.80) from 11am to 3pm. Top up $55 for 90 minutes of free-flow champagne, beer, house wines, gin and tonic and soft drinks, chilled juice and ice lemon tea. There’s also another free-flow option that excludes champagne, at a top-up of $28 instead.
There are more than 50 delicious-sounding items on the menu, and despite the seafood moniker there are plenty of non-fishy dishes to enjoy. Kickstart the feasting with the famous selection of assorted handcrafted dim sum comprising steamed pork and shrimp siew mai, oriental dumplings with black vinegar and chilli oil, and wild truffle mushroom dumplings, which are packed with king oyster, shiitake and umami mushrooms. Then, tuck into some of the specialty dishes that are valid for one-time order, such as the salted egg calamari, and the show-stopping deep-fried barramundi fillet with Nyonya sauce. Custard buns and baked egg tarts are the ideal light dessert to finish, accompanied by a cup of comforting glutinous rice tea, brewed to nutty, earthy perfection.
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