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Everyone knows that Singapore is famous for its ever-spinning wheel of food options. It’s hard to narrow down where to eat, whether you’re craving Michelin-starred street food or fine-dining indulgence. Marina Bay Singapore is one of the hot spot districts for all things food, and serves up everything from hawker stall snacks to gourmet set menus. The world-famous resort will tease and tantalise taste buds—here are our picks.
The retro-chic Singapore Food Treats houses over 600 seats with numerous vendors, bringing worldwide cuisine to one venue—and it’s totally affordable. Taking inspiration from the 60s hawker markets, the modern centre pays tributes to its cultural roots, with its quirky vintage decor and assortment of food. Diners can tuck into all sorts of food, including Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, and of course, Singaporean food.
Singapore Food Treats, 30 Raffles Avenue, #01-09/12 Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803
Sometimes, the best way to truly get a bit of everything is with an indulgent buffet—and Asia does it best. At Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Melt Cafe hosts an all-day international buffet, situated within walking distance of Promenade MRT. Eat everything under the sun here—premium Japanese sashimi and fresh seafood, to name a few.
Melt Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797 | (+65) 6885 3500
Known for its stunning appeal, Cé La Vi is perched atop the Marina Bay Sands complex. The restaurant-and-bar is famed for its top-of-the-range drinks, but its food selection is just as noteworthy. Serving Japanese-inspired cuisine with an international twist, the menu stocks up on steaks, cocktails, and sushi platters, sure to sate your appetite. Gourmands know that it’ll be a bit of a pricier night when dining here, but it’s well worth it for the views and food.
Cé La Vi, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Tower 3, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Singapore 018971 | (+65) 6508 2188
For a truly unique experience, head to Supertree by Indochine—perched on top of the popular Gardens by the Bay, a man-made tree which looks over Singapore. The sophisticated restaurant and bar serves Asian and western cuisine, and is adored by photo-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Expect an out-of-this-world experience—unless you’ve already been to a city treehouse elsewhere.
Supertree by Indochine, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953 | (+65) 6420 6848
Founded in Singapore, TWG is the world’s leading tea supplier, showcasing the most delightful range of worldwide flavours—some of which is integrated into the food menu. Dine during afternoon tea hours if you’re feeling classic nostalgia, or come here for lunch or dinner. What’s special about the dishes here is that everything is based on the concept of tea—from tea-inspired cakes and desserts to the savoury foods as well. There are three TWG tea rooms in Singapore, so take your pick, and be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
TWG, various locations
Set in a giant bio-dome, supplied with a Mediterranean climate, Pollen takes a charming spin on dining at its Gardens by the Bay location. Featuring a spectacular flower dome, the space is filled with lush garden plants, and showcases a panoramic view of the city. The elegant restaurant takes a refined approach to pan-Mediterranean classics, offering an eclectic assortment of sharing platters to indulge in. Guests can try the seven-course tasting menu, to get the best of all the delicacies available, all the while admiring the stunning display of flowers and plants.
Pollen, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09 Flower Dome, Singapore 018953 | (+65) 6604 9988
Located in the magnificent Fullerton Hotel, The Clifford Pier offers more than its grande, colonial venue. The historic spot preserves hawker culture, whilst honouring its historical role in being the first port of call for Singaporean immigrants. On weekends, brunches are a popular feat—dim sum is prepared with an exotic twist, and there's a live seafood station. Be sure to order the wagyu beef rendang, and the quail egg prawn laksa.
The Clifford Pier, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326 | (+65) 6597 5266
Owned by celebrity Wolfgang Puck, Cut serves a premium menu focused on beef. From 300-day grass-fed Australian Angus to Japanese wagyu, the restaurant doesn’t hold back on gourmet indulgence. Try some of the best steaks in the city, which are typically cooked over hardwood or charcoal. The comfortable yet romantic ambience makes this a perfect spot for date night.
Cut By Wolfgang Puck, 2 Bayfront Avenue B1-71, Galleria Level The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972 | (+65) 6688 8517