Do you have a special occasion drawing near on the calendar? It’s never easy to plan a dinner date for your significant other: good food, an intimate setting and a nice view are just some of the considerations. Speaking of nice views, few sights can match the iconic Marina Bay skyline — a quintessential scene that has represented Singapore on the world map.
Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of some of Singapore’s best restaurants with the postcard-perfect view! Here are six of our top picks, with each one located in a different waterfront landmark along the Marina Bay precinct:
VUE at OUE Bayfront
Helmed by Executive Chef Sam Chin, who has behind him over 10 years of specialising in modern European cuisine, VUE serves a chef-driven menu marked by its binchōtan -grilled specialities. Binchōtan (Japanese: 備長炭) is a ‘white charcoal’ that doesn’t release smoke or odour into the food, yet preserves the meat’s juices and texture, in the process generating a unique seared flavour.
If that’s something new to you, VUE’s “Surf & Turf” Weekend Set Lunch is just what you need to start. Pair the freshest catch (such as Lobster Thermidor ) with the finest cuts (such as Signature A5 “Kokuou” Emperor Black Wagyu ), topped off with your choice of two sides, a slice of Basque-style Burnt Cheesecake and a cocktail — all at S$128++.
Also located in VUE is Singapore’s first rooftop spritz bar, where you and your partner can clink your glasses in the cool night air to cap off the evening.
Address: OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay, Level 19, Singapore 049331
Opening hours: 12 pm– 10.30pm daily
• ‘Surf & Turf’ Weekend Set Lunch at S$128++ — more info
Monti at The Fullerton Pavilion
Step into Monti at 1-Pavilion, the original orb on the waters of Marina Bay. The glass dome means every seat in the house is a window seat, and its rooftop houses a bar, lounge and patio for the happiest hours on the waterfront. Live la dolce vita at this Italian restaurant by the bay, with its menu masterfully curated and created by culinary maestros.
Let’s take a break here and learn a little Italian: Colazione means breakfast, and Pranzo means lunch. No prizes for guessing what Monti serves in its all-you-can-eat Weekend Colapranzo Menu! At S$68++, you and your partner can dig into all your favourite Italian dishes, from the best pasta and lasagne to Milanese-style chicken and tiramisu, for the most scrumptious brunch you’ll ever have. Mamma mia!
Address: 1-Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327
Opening hours: 11am–10.30pm daily
- ‘All-you-can-eat’ Weekend Brunch at S$68++ for adults, S$35++ for children aged 6 to 12 (children aged under 6 dine free) — more info
LeVeL33 at Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1
You’d hardly miss the centrepiece of the World’s Highest Urban Microbrewery, as the two copper brewing kettles are quite literally at the heart of LeVeL33 and its lineup of craft beers that are brewed onsite. Enjoy the unique concept of urban penthouse dining combined with the down-to-earth touches of traditional breweries.
If your partner is caught in the madness of the work week, take him or her up for a breather and slow the pace down with LeVeL33’s Lunch with a View. Got some time to spare? Chill out with some freshly shucked oysters and ice cold beers during Oysters Happy Hour. This is the place to be if you both love craft beer!
Address: Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard, #33-01, Singapore 018981
Opening hours: 11.30am–10.30pm daily
- Lunch with a View during weekdays from 11.30am to 2.30pm
La Brasserie at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
We simply can’t overstate the resplendent glamour and grandeur of La Brasserie, located in The Fullerton Bay Hotel. You’ll immediately be transported to the City of Lights when you step foot in here, as the bayfront Parisian bistro setting is the rendezvous point for lovers to unite.
With the French, you know there will be wine. With La Brasserie’s Gourmet Set Menu with wine flight at S$75++, you can sample wines from different regions and vintage to go with your choice of local and international cuisine. You just know it’s going to be an intimate affair.
Address: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
7.30am – 10.30am daily for breakfast;
11am – 10.30pm from Monday to Friday for a la carte menu;
12pm – 3pm on Saturday and Sunday for brunch;
6.30pm – 10.30pm on Saturday and Sunday for dinner
- Gourmet Set Dinner Menu with wine flight at S$75++*
*Minimum two to dine, maximum of five persons. Valid until 30 December 2020.
Gin Parlour by the Bay, The Clifford Pier
Just a stone’s throw away from The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Gin Parlour by the Bay sets the stage for a romantic evening. Located at the al fresco area of The Clifford Pier, you’ll have tickets for two front row seats to the mesmerising waterfront views of Marina Bay, complete with a cold drink in hand and cool breeze in your hair.
Living up to its name, Gin Parlour by the Bay offers a top-shelf collection of over 200 labels of gins. But that’s not all—the posh bar mixes and serves an assortment of cocktails, beer, wine and more, satiating any tastemaker. With its two-for-one Happy Hour extended every Thursday to Saturday, it’s the perfect way to cleanse your palate after an evening meal.
Gin Parlour by the Bay
Address: The Clifford Pier, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Opening hours: 5pm – 10.30pm daily
Promotion(s): Extended Happy Hour till 8pm every Thursday to Saturday*
*Happy Hour promotions include 2 for the price of 1, and promotional prices on local distilleries Gin & Tonic, cocktails, beers and wines by the glass. Valid till 30 December 2020.
Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel
A little something different for the last item on our list: let’s break away from the ultra-modern Marina Bay skyline for a view that reflects Singapore’s heritage.
Town Restaurant sits on the banks of the Singapore River—which has wound and coursed through the history of Singapore—and is situated across the likes of the Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, Asian Civilisations Museum, and the Parliament House of Singapore. We’re definitely not forgetting that the vibrant restaurant is located in The Fullerton Hotel, itself a national treasure.
Keeping in line with a little something different: let’s switch up from private dates to double dates! Easily a top choice for brunch in the city, Town Restaurant prides itself on serving refined international flavours and providing the setting for warm merry making. With its Sunday Brunch ‘1 dines free for every 3 adults’ promotion, you have plenty of reasons to be merry!
Address: The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Opening hours: 7.30am–10.30am daily for breakfast; 12pm–3.30pm on Sunday for brunch; 6.30pm–10.30pm on Friday and Saturday for dinner
Promotion(s): 1 Dines Free for Every 3 Paying Adults for Sunday Brunch*
*Lowest value package availed will be complimentary. Valid till 30 December 2020.
Feast your eyes and fill your tummies to your hearts’ content at these six waterfront restaurants — from brunch to dessert and drinks, you’re assured of a lovely time with your partner any time of the day