While it is said that you eat with your eyes first, a restaurant that offers spectacular views will definitely take your dining experience to greater heights…literally!
So if you’re looking to enjoy a meal with a view, here are six of our favourite eateries where you can feast your eyes while savouring a scrumptious meal.
Level 19 OUE Bayfront
Monday to Friday: Noon to 2pm, 5.30pm to midnight
Saturday: 5.30pm to midnight
True to its name, which means “view” in French, VUE offers some of the best vistas of the Marina Bay area.
Start with some pre-dinner drinks at its rooftop spritz bar (Singapore’s first!) that focuses on wine-based cocktails. We recommend getting handcrafted cocktails like Caribbean Landmark ($28), Klubnika ($26) and Garden of Eden ($26) or build your own spritz to sip on while you soak up the magnificent views.
At the heart of its menu are binchotan-grilled specialities, with standouts such as the American USDA Prime Ribeye ($158 for 380g) and the Japanese A5 Emperor “Kokuou” Black Wagyu Sirloin ($178 for 150g).
For a taste of chef specialities cooked with the season’s finest produce, go for the six-course Autumn Omakase Dinner ($388, add $175 for wine pairing). There’s also a two- ($98) or three-course ($118) Executive Set Lunch on weekdays which also showcases specially sourced ingredients and the autumn season’s best yields.
#55-01 ION Orchard
Open daily from noon to 11pm
For an ultra-chic dining experience, look no further than 1-Atico. This multi-concept rooftop dining destination offers not just three distinct dining experiences, but also three different views. Its location on the 55th floor of ION Orchard means you get a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the island city.
FLNT specialises in Nikkei-inspired cuisine, a contemporary blend of Japanese and Peruvian flavours, but if you prefer to feast on Argentinian flavours, get a seat at FIRE. There’s also Atico Lounge which is perfect for kicking back with a drink or two.
We suggest heading over to FLNT for your first visit to savour its tender and smoky Gindara ($48), a grilled miso cod dish paired with tangy Aji Verde (Peruvian green sauce), or the Kohitsuji Yaki ($60), grilled lamb rack laced with red pepper garlic sauce.
11 Changi Coast Walk
Monday to Friday: 4pm to 10.30pm
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays: Noon to 10.30pm
Tucked away along the coast of Changi Beach just behind the National Service Resort & Country Club (NSRCC), this Bali-esque establishment is the perfect spot to chill out and enjoy a meal while soaking up gorgeous sea views.
Apart from the main restaurant located indoors, it has an outdoor terrace and a seaside deck for alfresco meals accompanied by cool ocean breezes. At dusk, the warm glow of the sunset coupled with the romantic fairy lights really makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a paradise island.
Foodwise, don’t miss the Birria Beef Tacos ($22), pan-fried corn tortillas filled with slow-cooked beef short ribs smothered in mole (a traditional sauce used in Mexican cuisine) and shredded cheese, served with a rich beef consommé. Other must-orders are the shucked-to-order Seasonal Live Oysters ($25 to $40 for six); Seafood Linguine ($18), cheesy pasta with prawns, clams and squid; and St. Louis Pork Ribs ($36 half rack), Mibrasa grilled pork ribs glazed in BBQ sauce.
Sentosa Golf Club
Monday to Thursday: Noon to 3pm, 5pm to 10.30pm
Friday & Saturday: Noon to midnight
Sunday: Noon to 10.30pm
Nestled within Sentosa Golf Club, the grill restaurant overlooks the Singapore Strait, offering a relaxing setting with mesmerising sea views. Whether you’re at the indoor dining space which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, the verandah or The Lawn, uninterrupted views are guaranteed while you wine and dine.
Tuck into farm-to-fire meats, seafood, greens and grains that are inspired by the cuisines of North, Central and South Americas. Bestsellers include Octopus Tentacles ($54), Peruvian Ceviche ($32), Kurobuta Pork Collar ($54), Canadian Black Cod ($67), Argentinian Empanadas ($16) and Lamb Al Asador ($34 for 150g).
Wash it all down with a glass of its signature White Wine Sangria ($25), Red Wine Sangria ($25) or Tyla Martini ($25).
#02-248 Jewel Changi Airport
Open daily from 11.30am to 10.30pm
This cosy Latin American restaurant is surrounded by the lush greenery of Jewel Changi Airport’s Shiseido Forest Valley and overlooks the magnificent HSBC Rain Vortex.
Come here for Latin American street food and staples the likes of Mexican quesadillas, Argentinian pastas and Peruvian stews. Chef specialities include the smoky, drool-inducing Paella de Cerdo ($28), grilled Iberico pork and Kurobuta sausage, chickpea and garlic aioli served on a bed of fluffy Spanish rice; Arroz Con Pato ($28), slow-cooked duck leg served with coriander rice, piquillo and salsa criolla; and Argentinian Prawn Pasta ($26), spaghetti with Argentinian prawn and crab meat, slathered with pomodoro sauce and topped with crispy garlic.
Be sure to check out promos and deals like the two-course set lunch from $16.90 on weekdays; all-day Happy Hour from Monday to Thursday and from 2pm to 6pm, Friday to Sunday; and free kids main course with any adult main course order.
Open daily from 11.30am to 3pm, and 6pm to 10.30pm
Located within Equarius Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa, Ocean Restaurant is Southeast Asia’s first underwater dining restaurant. We all know what it’s like to have to jostle for space in front of the giant tanks at the S.E.A. Aquarium. Here, you get first-class, front-row seats to admire the massive Open Ocean Habitat.
Headed by two-Michelin star celebrity chef Olivier Bellin, the restaurant offers Modern European flavours prepared with responsibly sourced seafood, local produce and house-grown herbs.
Depending on your appetite, you could choose either the four-course ($148) or six-course ($188) menu for lunch, or the six-course ($248) or eight-course menu ($288) for dinner. All menus come with wine pairing for an additional $78 or $128 for lunch and $148 or $198 for dinner.
This article has been adapted from Now Boarding by Changi Airport’s “6 restaurants in Singapore with the best views”