Most of us will agree that meals with a view taste much better and even more so after being cooped up indoors for most of the day. Here are some outdoor dining spots to keep in mind the next time you are thinking of head off for an alfresco meal.
Do take note that currently, many of these restaurants and dining spots have limited seating and it is best to call ahead to make a reservation or to check on availability.
Outdoor Dining Spots In Singapore
Baker and Cook
This artisanal bakery brand has an outlet at Dempsey. A great place for brunch, it is known for its freshly baked bread and tempting pastries. It has an outdoor children’s playground which is still currently closed. Website.
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Grub is a personal favourite outdoor dining spot located in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and surrounded by lush greenery. We enjoy their tasty burgers and pasta which are often inspired by local flavours such as har chong gai and chilli crab. Grab an outdoor seat and a local craft beer for a relaxing meal. More information.
Little Island Brewing Co
No worries about space, the Little Island Brewing Co spans 10,000 square feet (929 square metres) and houses a microbrewery, bar, kitchen, restaurant and alfresco area. This industrial-chic space has an outdoor area to spend time over the weekend and it offers an impressive variety of drinks as well as delicious slow-cooked meals such as beer belly pork is marinated in coffee, chilli and cumin. Yum! Website.
If your kind of outdoor dining spot is one that allows you to be surrounded by flora and fauna, there’s no better place than The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens. “Halia” is Malay for ginger and is set amidst by over 250 species of ginger, stunning foliage and palm trees.
The restaurant is halal certified and offers European cuisine with subtle accents of Asian flavours. It has recently introduced new items on their menu such as Roasted Jerusalem artichoke, and Signature dishes include the classic Chilli Crab Spaghettini, featuring fresh de-shelled crab meat in a flavourful house-made chilli crab sauce. Website.
FOC Sentosa and Sand Bar
What better alfresco spot then one with the sand and sea? FOC Sentosa and Sand Bar are both great dining spots that give you an amazing view of Palawan Beach and Siloso Beach respectively. FOC is inspired by Barcelona’s vibrant beach culture and offers a wide range of contemporary Mediterranean dishes as well as refreshing drinks and summery wines. Website.
The Sand Bar offers a more tropical getaway with grilled meats, mini burgers, pizzas and yummy desserts on the menu. Website.
PS. Café East Coast Park
PS. Café is no stranger to many, especially with their truffle fries being hailed as one of the best in Singapore. The establishment’s East Coast Park outlet is named PS. Cafe by the Sea and gives diners a prime view of the waters at the beach. One item that is popular with the kids is the Mini Pancake Stack and Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties, which is still as delicious and generous in ingredients despite the kiddie-sized portion. Website.
Privé has several outlets across the island. Choose from the enchanted garden-themed outlet at Chijmes or head to Keppel Bay if you want something a little further away from the centre of town. On the menu are a variety of cuisines with soups and salads to mains such as Lemon & Thyme Roasted Half Chicken an Asian delights such as Thai Green Vegetable Curry.
Open Farm Community
Open Farm community is another spot with outdoor dining at Dempsey. As their name suggests, this alfresco dining spot is little urban farmland right in the heart of Singapore. It incorporates a coffee bar, fresh juice and cocktail bar! On the menu are innovative dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Some delicious dishes include Homemade Duck Rillette, Corn & Coconut Chowder as well as best-selling vegan classic Cauliflower Wings with Tamarind Miso Glaze. Website.
Wildseed at The Summerhouse
Nestled at the ground level of The Summerhouse at Seletar, Wildseed Cafe serves a hearty lunch and brunch menu by day and serves a delectable grill selection with garden-inspired cocktails by night. Thinking of brunch? Items on the brunch menu include Kelong Prawn & Scallop Pizza, Wagyu & Pork Ragout Linguine, and Smashed Avocado With Mushroom. Website.
Be Safe even while Dining Alfresco
During this period, if you do go out for a meal, do remember to observe all the safety measures required as part of Phase 2. Keep a safe distance from others and abide by all the guidelines that restaurants have put in place for everyone’s safety during this time.