With National Day right around the corner, it’s always good to ring in the celebrations with good company and of course good food. Whether you’re planning to dine with a view or just to catch the fireworks at 8.00pm sharp, we’ve got you covered with 10 of our best places to celebrate Singapore’s 52nd birthday.
Boasting one of the best views of the parade’s well-loved fireworks, diners can dine with a spectacular view at 282 metres up in the sky. Choose from either the six-course Constellations menu (S$130++ per person) or eight-course Antipodes menu (S$190++ per person); both of which are sterling reflections of the Australian heritage, experiences, and culinary adventures of Executive Chef Christopher Millar.
Once the party gets heated up, head up to the rooftop bar and toast to our little red dot with the Red Dot 52 – a patriotic concoction that combines the creamy and honeyed blend of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve with swirls of spiced orange, vanilla, and apricot – available exclusively throughout August.
2. 1919 Waterboat House
1919 Waterboat House combines the rich history of Singapore with contemporary French cuisine. Housed in colonial heritage building known for being one of Singapore’s busiest ports, the restaurant boasts one of the most romantic setting in the CBD district. Savour in a vast European menu including signature dishes like their Hokkaido Scallops and Blue Lobster Tail. Otherwise, head up to their quaint little rooftop while sipping on refreshing signature cocktails like ‘The Orchard’ or ‘Merlion Punch’.
Address: The Fullerton Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Rd #03-01 Singapore 049215 (Map)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / +65 6538 9038
3. Atmosphere Bistro
Located at East Coast Park, Atmosphere Bistro is the perfect spot for a scenic place to chill out with light bites, cocktails and a casual game on the dart machines. Lookout for some of the items on their newly launched menu including the Lava Cheese Burger, Mentaiko Pulled Pork Burger and the Seafood Ricebowl.
While you’re there, enjoy Three Full Pints of Beer (Choice of Heineken/Erdinger/Kirin) or three Frozen Kirins at just $38.
Address: 920 East Coast Parkway #01-25/26/27, Singapore 449875 (Map)
Contact: email@example.com / +65 6440 9705
4. Crab in da Bag
If you’re a seafood fan like me, Crab in da Bag is an ideal choice for a delectable seafood spread. With an ambience next to the Kallang River, this nautical-themed restaurant is one of the closest spots overlooking the Sports Hub area to catch the fireworks. Must-trys are definitely their ‘Caboodle Boil’ – a classic Southern Louisiana seafood boil with a local twist or the Titanic Pot – perfect for group sharing.
Address: 8 Stadium Walk, #02-05, Water Sports Centre, Singapore 397699 (Map)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / +65 6384 3511
5. Long Chim
Torn between cuisine choices? Why not authentic Thai street food, articulated by internationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur David Thompson. Combine the energy of Thai Street culture and fresh ingredients as you view the spectacular fireworks while dining.
For ideal group dining, Long Chim offers a sumptuous set menu at $69++ per person, with 10 dishes including grilled pork skewers, orange curry fish, stir fried baby squid and other yummy street-type dishes.
Address: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, L02-02, Singapore 018955 (Map)
Contact: email@example.com / +65 6688 7299
6. LeVeL 33
LeVeL 33 is another dining destination high up in the clouds. Located on level 33 of the Marina Bay Financial Centre, heighten your National Day celebrations at the World’s Highest Urban Craft-Brewery. This National Day, Executive Chef Jimi Tegerdine pays homage to some of the most-loved local signature dishes with his unique reinterpretation – Singapore Platter. Look forward to Chef Jimi’s rendition of delectable classics like the Black Vinegar Roast Pork and Chicken Rice Arancini with Pickled Chili Mayo, Cereal Prawns with Lemongrass Emulsion, Beef Hazelnut Satay with Soy, and Panseared Coconut Brioche with Pandan Jam – with inspiration from our traditional kaya toast. Priced at $50++, this sharing platter is perfect for two. Well-known for one of the best views in Singapore, dine while taking in the scintillating views of the city skyline and fireworks display.
Address: 8 Marina Boulevard 33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981 (Map)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / +65 6834 3133
Over at Overeasy, dine in an alfresco or indoor setting and feast on mouth-watering diner classics, nostalgic crowd favourites, decadent milkshakes and American-inspired cocktails. One of our personal favourites are the Truffle Mac & Cheese and their $1 Sliders during Happy Hours! Or indulge in their good-for-sharing meals like the Beer Can Chicken.
Address: #01-06, One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213 (Map)
Contact: email@example.com / +65 6684 1453
Located on top of the Esplanade with a panoramic view of the thriving Marina Bay area, Orgo has a distinctive chill-out ambience. Helmed by renowned Japanese mixologist Tomoyuki Kitazoe enjoy comprehensive Spanish tapas and French dining menu. Besides the unique cuisine fest, definitely recommend trying some of their interesting cocktail concoctions and their extensive arsenal of whiskies.
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #04-01, Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay, Roof Terrace, Singapore 039802 (Map)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / +65 6336 9366
A rooftop bar located in the Boat Quay district, Southbridge serves great cocktail with an amazing selection of the best oysters. You can also catch quite a scenic view of Singapore’s skyline while enjoying their signature oysters! Try their mixed platter of oysters (half a dozen), which comes in different and unique flavours like Umami, Tropical and even one topped with cheese; or their chili crab croques for a little taste of Singapore’s favourite dish. If you’re not into seafood, their pulled pork sliders offers a nice sharing portion or the group.
Credit: Asia Bars & Restaurants
Address: 80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Rooftop, Singapore 049868 (Map)
Contact: email@example.com / +65 6877 6965
10. VLV Riverside
Dining by the riverside, why not? Recently launched in early July this year, VLV Riverside is the final concept in this multi-venue dining destination, VLV Singapore. As the name suggests, VLV Riverside is an alfresco restaurant serving local zi-char dishes specially prepared by award winning Chef Martin Foo. Diners can look forward to a craft of Chef Martin Foo’s specialty dishes including the Chairman’s Crab, Roasted Truffle London Duck and Crispy Bull Frog With Ginger.
Dining by the riverside will certainly bring back fond memories of Singapore in the early days of being a fishing village – truly an ode to our 52 years of progress.
Address: Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road, #01-02, Singapore 179020 (Map)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / +65 6661 0197
From all of us at An Affair With Food, here’s wishing Singapore a Happy 52nd Birthday!
With lots of love,
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