A nation of foodies, Singaporeans love an extensive choice of delectable menus and we spare no effort to hunt down great eats around the island. However, dining in an environment with great ambience does make a difference to the overall dining experience. This does not have to mean swanky fine dining with candlelight setting, it can be as simple as just enjoying the view of nature, soothing those frazzled nerves, and tired, overused eyes with the serenity of greeneries or sea views. Despite Singapore’s reputation as a concrete jungle, we do have pockets of oasis tucked away, waiting for you to discover. Note them down on your diaries this weekend!
Belly View Café
Situated at the Changi Sea Sports Centre, Belly View serves good zi-char dishes with an informal and rustic seaside dining experience. Enjoy the sea breeze while trying out their signature dishes which include curry fish head and assam fish head.
Address: National Service Resort Country Club, 10 Changi Coast Walk s499739
Opening Hours: 11am -10pm
Pricing: $11-20 per pax
Poison Ivy Bistro
Nestled in the midst of a wonderfully kept sanctuary in the Kranji countryside, Poison Ivy Bistro is the place to visit if you would like to escape the hustle and bustle on our little red dot. Health-conscious diners will be pleased to know that the ingredients used are fresh farm produce with little or no preservatives and MSG. The café also caters to vegetarians, vegans, and is halal certified.
Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026 (Kranji)
Opening Hours: Wed to Fri : from 9.30am to 6.30pm, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays : from 8am to 6.30pm
Pricing: $15-20 per pax
Just The Place European Bistro
The north-eastern part of Singapore is up and coming with a myriad of F&B outlets mushrooming at breakneck speed. One of the most popular eateries at the Punggol Settlement, Just The Place serves wholesome European food and offers a seafront dining experience. Food and service quality is excellent, but pricing is on the high side. Serves really good desserts and truffle fries.
Address: 3 Punggol Point Road #02-07/08 The Punggol Settlement Singapore 828694
Opening Hours: Tues-Fri : 5pm-12am, Sat to Sun: 10am-12am
Pricing: $25-30 per pax
Wayne’s Chill Out Café
Wayne’s Chill Out is a cozy little café at The Punggol Settlement. It stands out with its nautical themed décor and is a popular hangout for the younger crowd because it serves snacks and desserts at very reasonable pricing. Round up your buddies and get your fix of ice-cream, pizzas, waffles and shakes while enjoying the sea view.
Address: 3 Punggol Point Road, #02-11 The Punggol Settlement, Singapore 828694
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri : 2pm-11pm, Sat to Sun: 11am-11pm
Pricing: $6-10 per pax
GRUB, a fun bistro located in tranquil Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, prides itself for serving food that is responsible, inspired and delicious. Opened by the guys from Cookyn Inc, GRUB brings the same message of awesome food to be shared with friends in a warm, fun and welcoming environment. GRUB is famous for its burgers. It is also popular as a weekend brunch or drinks place after that morning workout at the park. Note that pets are not allowed at the restaurant.
Address: 510 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 569983
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri : 11am-3pm, 5.30-10.30pm, Sat to Sun: 9am-4pm, 5.30-10.30pm
Pricing: $30 per pax
Ohana Beach House
Well-known for their alfresco beach dining, Ohana is situated along Pasir Ris beach and is touted as one of the best bistro and bars in the eastern part of Singapore. It transforms into a hip and trendy drinking hole once the sun sets. Chill out with friends with a session of darts and beer after work. Don’t forget to try their new injection to their menu –a glorious soft boiled egg over a bed of home made creamy mash topped with Japanese seaweed and served with garlic herb spread.
Address: 131 Pasir Ris Rd Singapore 519148
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri : 4pm-12am, Sat to Sun: 11.30am-12am
Pricing: $20 per pax
Wild Oats at Punggol Park
Perched at the edge of a 5-ha lake, Wild Oats is set amidst the lush tropical greenery of Punggol Park. Enjoy the view of the lake while tucking into a delectable menu of local cuisine such as sambal fish rice, or western cuisine like grilled salmon and chicken chop. Insect repellent is advised for those opting for outdoor dining. Indoor dining is available.
Address: 97 Hougang Ave 8 Spore 538792
Opening Hours: Mon-thurs : 4pm-12am, Fri: 4pm-1am, Sat: 4pm-2am, Sun: 4pm-12am
Pricing: $15-20 per pax