All you need to know about where to eat in Singapore
In the past decade, besides the more well-known Orchard Rd or Marina Bay waterfront areas, many other dining areas have sprouted up in suburban areas, ex-colonial barracks and even within parks. Below is a non-exhaustive list of the popular dining areas definitely worth a visit while in Singapore.
Summary of restaurant areas in Singapore
|Clarke Quay is one of the most popular and well-known nightspots in Singapore. There is a wide mix of restaurants, sports bars, pubs and other eateries all along the Singapore River.
|The Boat Quay is part of the Singapore River which is fronted by high office buildings and an iconic row of well-preserved shophouses now transformed into restaurants and bars. Seafood restaurants and Middle Eastern bars are commonplace.
|Considerably quieter than Clarke and Boat Quay, Robertson Quay has recently been rejuvenated and now attracts expatriates and locals with numerous Western and Asian restaurants, together with the odd pub.
|Major seafood restaurants have outlets at this 3-block food centre located within East Coast Park. Most of the restaurants have similar menus, though standards may differ. Speciality dishes here include the Chilli Crab and Black Pepper Crab.
|Located within Singapore’s downtown core, this Gothic-style chapel and its grounds have been converted into a hub for nightspots and chic restaurants. You’ll find all sorts of cuisines here, including Japanese, Chinese, American, Spanish, Italian etc.
|Amidst the lush greenery, Dempsey Hill was once a British army barracks back in the 1950s. Restaurants, bars and gourmet groceries populate this area.
|Well-conserved shophouses line club street, populated with galleries, bars and cafes. Catering more to the yuppie and business executive crowd, this nightlife area is a notch more expensive than other districts.
|Within the Esplanade Theatre grounds is an array of restaurants and an outdoor food centre – Glutton’s Bay. After a meal, you can enjoy strolling along the waterfront promenade and soak in the sights of the iconic Marina Bay area.
|Singapore’s largest shopping centre boasts a fantastic harbourfront view of Sentosa Island and the Resorts World Sentosa. Choose from many restaurants after a day of shopping, sit back and enjoy the atmosphere.
|Boasting a tantalising array of 15 alfresco outlets, Cuppage terrace opens up another option for late-night dining for office workers and tourists alike. Located along the popular Orchard Road, why not drop by after an entire day of shopping?
|Situated far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this precinct on the North-Eastern part of Singapore is famous for its hawker centre and the Changi Boardwalk. Bumboats to Pulau Ubin, an offshore island, depart from the Changi Ferry Terminal.
|This 1930s colonial house has been spruced up into a trendy dining and entertainment hotspot. Choose to dine alfresco amidst the lush greenery, or opt for a comfortable indoor table.
|A vibrant and entertaining dining option along the Marina Bay waterfront. Connected to the luxurious Fullerton Hotel, the alfresco outlets along the waterfront offer a great view of the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort.