Header image courtesy of The Garage
Bedok is a residential town in Singapore, situated on Tanah Merah’s south-eastern coast. The neighbourhood is home to an abundance of eateries for hungry tummies, and here are some of the best places to eat when you're there, from laid-back cafés to authentic Teochew restaurants.
Perched in the middle of the lush botanic gardens, which is also Singapore’s first and only UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bee’s Knees @ The Garage is a laid-back cafe and evening hangout spot, attracting locals and visitors alike. The food options range from pizza and pasta to scrumptious desserts, including waffles and pancakes.
Bee’s Knees @ The Garage, 50 Cluny Park Road, Level 1 Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488 | (+65) 9815 3213
The concept at Spize is based on Singapore’s own unique heritage—a melting-pot nation filled with cultures from Thailand, Indian, Singaporean, Malaysian, and Chinese. At Spize Bedok, the cuisine focuses on Thai, Indian, Western, and Mediterranean dishes, in a quintessential suburban location. As one of Singapore’s most popular and well-loved restaurants, the brand has its flagship in Bedok, with a second branch in River Valley. Dine all day, any day, and watch as locals and foreigners come together to mingle.
Spize Bedok, 336 Bedok Road, Bedok Shopping Complex, Singapore 469512 | (+65) 6337 7493
Serving the freshest sushi and sashimi, Momoya Japanese Restaurant is set within a cosy, intimate space where food lovers come together. Try the sashimi donburi, sushi, and the katsu don.
Momoya Japanese Restaurant, 16 Jalan Pari Burong, Singapore 488682 | (+65) 6245 3303
Who says veggie burgers aren’t just as tasty as regular burgers, if not even more delicious? VeganBurg removes the stigma around vegetarian foods, and redefines popular food culture and comfort food with its 100 percent plant-based menu. It’s all about the senses here—first, the eyes will be greeted with the raw industrial safari-themed interiors. Then, you’ll smell the goodness from the burger. After that, you’ll hear the crackling of the pan-grilled savouries, and finally, the taste of the perfectly-cooked, fibre-fueled burgers and buns, paired with farm-fresh greens and gourmet sauce. Plus, it’s sustainable, nutritious, and delicious in taste. Some of our favourites include the Sizzlin’ Broccoli and the Seaweed Fries. What’s not to love?
VeganBurg, 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502 | (+65) 6844 6868
A 55-seater bistro perched within Bedok, South Union Park is a popular joint located around ten minutes away from Kembangan MRT. With an underrated and hidden appeal, the eatery may be lesser-known but its enticing selection of food makes it well worth the trip. The interiors are modern, with a casual, homey touch. Chefs are trained with fine-dining techniques, and bring a semi-luxe touch to the dishes at South Union Park, without being over the top. Dishes range from freshly-made pasta to hot and toasty burgers. If you’re into poutine, the Canadian classic is a must-try here—crispy fries smothered in cream cheese and duck gravy.
South Union Park, 101 Jalan Kembangan, Singapore 419139 | (+65) 9061 8703
Sometimes, good ol’ grubby food is the best way to go when it comes to quick dining fixes. At Burp Kitchen & Bar, you’ll get exactly that, and it won’t feel heavy either. The eatery is easy to get to and serves as a watering hole for locals and visitors alike. Every week, there are special deals on food and drinks, including Mexican Tuesday’s—reserved for tacos, Happy Hump Day, and Thirsty Thursdays—for craft beer and burgers. Whether you’re looking for a daytime boozing, or simply stopping by for a meal with your friends or family, the venue will welcome you with open arms. The menu focuses on a mix of Tex-Mex meets pan-Asian cuisine, with classics like burgers, fries, tacos, and more, to name a few. Plus, it’s very reasonably priced.
Burp Kitchen & Bar, 01-3165, 740 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 470740 | (+65) 8428 4722
Taste authentic Teochew cuisine at Chin Lee Restaurant, helmed by professionals. The traditional menu features old-school classics, which remain true to their ingredients and techniques, to emphasise a focus on the cultural importance of the region. Sate your appetite with some flavourful favourites—perhaps the char-roasted suckling pig or the braised vegetables.
Chin Lee Restaurant, Bedok North Road, 01-285 Block 115, Singapore 460115 | (+65) 6449 5454