Sometimes it’s not just about the food.
Planning a romantic date night? Or worried about an awkward first date where you might need an excuse to avoid uncomfortable eye contact? You can’t go wrong with these restaurants where you can dine with a view — of the cityscape, the sea and more.
Si Chuan Dou Hua (which means “Sze Chuan silken beancurd”), sits proudly on the 60th floor of UOB Plaza right smack in the CBD, so you’ll be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the city while you dine.
If you’re shuddering at the thought of the spiciness of Szechuan cuisine, fret not – the dishes cater to an international palate whilst retaining the authenticity of the cuisine. The menu reads extremely well, offering almost 200 different dishes, from dim sum to meats to live seafood and more; alternatively, go for the Sichuan-style high tea.
80 Raffles Place, #60-01 UOB Plaza 1, 048624
Forlino is a sophisticated Italian fine dining restaurant on the top of One Fullerton. Enjoy one of the best views of Marina Bay through the floor-to-ceiling glass panes.
Helmed by Chef Yohhei Sasaki, expect a seamless fusion of rich Italian flavours and thoughtful Japanese execution with dishes such as Hokkaido Scallop Tartare or Tagliata di Manzo, a duet of Roasted Black Angus & Kagoshima Wagyu Beef A5 Striploin ‘Tagliata’. They’ve even got all you can eat weekend brunch!
1 Fullerton Rd #02-06, One Fullerton, 049213
Perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch, Whisk and Paddle offers all day breakfast by the Punggol Riverside. Its spacious dining area makes it incredibly kid-friendly as well – we reckon it’s time to plan a relaxing family day out!
10 Tebing Lane, 828836
This urban Japanese restaurant and bar brings a new-age twist to the sushi counter-culture. Check out the graffiti and street art if you get tired of the view of the Singapore River and Marina Bay Sands.
70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House, 049323
Chill out at this beach bar along Siloso Beach, with its convivial vibes and hearty contemporary fare, from pizza to brunch and even local delights such as laksa. Soak up the view of the beach or people-watch while lounging on the beach chairs; catch the live band playing in the evenings.
Have we also mentioned that they make great cocktails?
50 Siloso Beach Walk 01-06, 099000
You can go wrong with a serene view from a rooftop overlooking Marina Bay as you tuck into an Italian supper. It’s also an excellent place to chill out after watching a performance at the Esplanade.
8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13, Esplanade Mall, 039802
This is technically a cocktail bar and lounge but we couldn’t leave it off the list. You’ll be blessed with a stunning view of Singapore’s urban skyline and an alluring infinity pool when you make your way to SO Sofitel Singapore’s crowning jewel.
35 Robinson Road, 068876
Perched 240m above ground an situated right in the CBD, this contemporary Italian restaurant and rooftop lounge makes it easy for you to wind down with some authentic Italian cuisine and wine after a long day at work.
10 Collyer Quay, Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, 049315
By Pinky Chng, April 2016 / Updated by Muneerah Bee, May 2019
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