Whether you love breezy beaches or quiet nature, these alfresco restaurants in Singapore offer an unforgettable outdoor dining experience.
Tired of being cooped up indoors? Head out for fresh air and cool breezes at some of the best restaurants and cocktail bars in town. It sure sounds like the perfect remedy for cabin fever! If you’ve already ticked off all the rooftop restaurants in the city, fret not. We’ve hunted down the best outdoor dining spots and alfresco restaurants in Singapore. Head this way for waterfront gems, charming gardens and picturesque cityscape views…
Best alfresco restaurants in Singapore for outdoor dining
1. Caffe Fernet
A chic hangout for after-work cocktails, weekend brunch catch-ups and romantic dates overlooking the glittering Marina Bay waters, Caffe Fernet specialises in terrific Italian fare. Order a couple of pasta dishes and large plates to share, we say. (Gluten-free variations are available, too!) Then, toast to the picturesque alfresco ambience with spritz and negroni drinks.
Caffe Fernet, #01-05, Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049323
2. Lucha Loco & Super Loco
With its lovely garden bar and buzzy vibes, Lucha Loco on Duxton Hill is our go-to place for a tequila party. You can’t leave without enjoying a couple of tacos and margaritas under the fairy light-flecked sky! Alternatively, head over to the Mexican taqueria’s sister restaurant Super Loco for a fancy time with amazing waterfront views of Marina Bay or Robertson Quay.
Lucha Loco, 15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598; Super Loco, multiple locations including Customs House and Robertson Quay
3. The Summerhouse and Wildseed Cafe
The quiet countryside of Seletar is where you’ll find farm-to-table restaurant The Summerhouse. Going the romantic route? Opt for a dining experience under the stars in air-conditioned Garden Domes. You’ll be clinking glasses in an intimate setting surrounded by twinkling fairy lights in a lush edible garden. If you’re looking for something on the casual side, pop by Wildseed Cafe on the same premises for a chill weekend brunch with the fam over cups of coffee.
The Summerhouse and Wildseed Cafe, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
4. Zorba The Greek Taverna
A lovely riverside spot in Clarke Quay, Zorba takes you away from the busyness of the city. Here’s where you can dig into classic Greek grub like chicken souvlaki and moussaka. Weekend brunches are hearty, and the waterfront views are always incredible.
Zorba The Greek Taverna, #01-02, Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
5. Open Farm Community
Sitting on a sprawling space of leafy grounds, Open Farm Community is a lovely horticultural hub. At its centre is a farm-to-table restaurant and a small retail store that’s also a coffee, juice and cocktail bar. Surrounding these two rustic spaces, the garden brims with herb and vegetable produce, which are used to create seasonal, innovative dishes in the kitchen. Grab a seat on the timber-decked patio, or park yourself on the colourful terrace for sweeping garden views. As for post-meal entertainment? Wander the grounds and you’ll find play areas for kids.
Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
6. Little Island Brewing Co
Got a taste for locally-brewed craft beers paired with smoked meats? Head to Little Island Brewing Co for ice cold pints and good grub. This rustic, 400-seater microbrewery at Changi Village is especially charming at sunset. Go in a group for a fun hang or swing by a casual date – it’s bound to be a good time under the stars, no matter when you visit!
Little Island Brewing Co, 6 Changi Village Road, Singapore 509907
Shoes are mostly optional on the sandy shores of Coastes, which are ideal for catching a stunning sunset at Siloso Beach. You can recline on sunbeds for a laidback afternoon or gather the fam to feast on crowd-pleasers like burgers, pizzas and classic brunch grub. The blue and white decor is striking, giving you a charming experience steps away from the sea. It’s all about those chill, beachside vibes!
Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099000
8. Dusk Restaurant & Bar
With spectacular views overlooking a landscape of towering trees and glistening waters, this Mount Faber spot is best experienced at sunset. As you nibble on European-style tapas and sip on cocktails, you’ll be enjoying panoramic sights of Sentosa and its surroundings from your alfresco perch on the hilltop restaurant.
Dusk Restaurant & Bar, Level 2, Faber Peak Singapore, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
This one’s a bit of a twist since the restaurant is located in the air-conditioned Flower Dome, which sits amidst the blooming beauty of Gardens by the Bay. Still, in our tropical country, a meal in 20-degree weather surrounded by a landscape of petals is always welcome. Helmed by Michelin-starred chef Michael Wilson, the kitchen delivers modern interpretive cuisine inspired by natural produce, with vegetarian options too. Not up for a splurge? Pop into Fennel Cafe for afternoon tea or Mediterranean bites with views of the Marina Bay skyline.
Pollen, #01-09, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
10. Riders Cafe
Take a break from urban life and make your way to this secluded cafe. It is, in our opinion, the best thing you can get for a short ‘country-style’ escape. Hidden within Bukit Timah Saddle Club (yes, there are adorable horses all around), this peaceful spot is great for any meal of the day. Feast on brioche French toast, smashed avo and eggs or homemade rosti and sausage if you’re here for breakfast, or treat yourself to steak frites and roasted sea bass for dinner visits.
Riders Cafe, 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965
11. The Coastal Settlement
Those residing in the east will know where to take a sojourn. Surrounded by fresh greenery and a peek of Changi Beach, The Coastal Settlement gives off major resort-like vibes. It is, after all, located amongst your chalets, as well as yacht and golf clubs. The interior also has a mishmash of retro knick knacks, vintage vehicles and antique furniture, adding a touch of nostalgia. Prepare to leave feeling fully relaxed and satisfied from a menu full of local flavours with a contemporary spin.
The Coastal Settlement, 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529
A household name in the cafe scene, Prive has plenty of locations in Singapore for outdoor dining, each with its own unique experience suited to every mood. The one at Chijmes gives off enchanted garden vibes, while the Wheelock Place outlet perfectly captures the bustling streets of Orchard Road. And Keppel Bay is the place to be if you’re looking to unwind and watch the world go by.
Prive, multiple locations including Robertson Quay and Tiong Bahru
13. Foc Sentosa
Stretched out along Sentosa, Foc boasts an airy beachfront spot with bright interiors, panoramic seaside views and a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, including a pool deck and beachside sunbeds. Spend a day under the sun and nibble your way through Mediterranean bites such as grilled meats, seafood and paellas.
Foc Sentosa, 110 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098943
14. Tamarind Hill
Luxuriate in old-world charm at this elegant Thai resto perched atop Labrador Nature Reserve. Think high ceilings, candle-lit wall lamps and exquisite antiques. Housed in a standalone restored colonial bungalow amidst garden greenery and quiet waters, Tamarind Hill serves a mix of traditional and contemporary Thai and Burmese dishes. With its alfresco seating area, the restaurant offers a quiet spot to unwind from the usual bustle of Singapore.
Tamarind Hill, 30 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189
For undeniably good nosh, stop by Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park for Grub, a bistro with wholesome comfort food like pastas, burgers and craft beers on tap. The entire restaurant is surrounded by glass, leaving the interior bright and cheery. But the alfresco dining area is where all the action’s at. Order a coffee to go with your breakfast plate and unwind within the soothing surrounds of the park.
Grub, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 569983
16. PS.Cafe East Coast Park
This gorgeous outlet, tucked away in East Coast Park, boasts one of the best seaside views. In a chic space surrounded by shrubs of green, it’s pretty much the perfect spot for a little drinking and chilling after a day of fun in the sun. Come through for brunch and savour cold-pressed juices, spritz cocktails and ice cream shakes with pizzas, pastas and those famous shoestring truffle fries. You’ll be chillin’ without a care in the world.
PS.Cafe East Coast Park, #01-05/06/07, Cyclist Park, 1110 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449880
17. Sand Bar
Right by the edge of Siloso Beach, the breezy seaside haven serves burgers, pastas and pizzas to go with your frozen cocktails and bottled beers. When you’re done dipping your toes into the water, cuddle up under blue skies and lounge the day away with sublime views of the sun going down the horizon.
Sand Bar, 52 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099012
18. The Halia
Hidden in the Ginger Garden of the Botanic Gardens, The Halia’s proximity to the city and tranquil setting make it a perfect green escape. Through full-height glass windows, guests can wine and dine over brunch while enjoying the warmth of sunlight in total air-conditioned comfort. Post-sunset, head to the outdoor viewing deck, where majestic palm trees surround the facade of the restaurant. The menu takes you from breakfast to brunch to local delights, paired with refreshing ginger drinks.
The Halia, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Tucked within the historic grounds of Gillman Barracks lies the Italian-inspired Masons. Situated in a black and white bungalow and surrounded by ample greenery, the alfresco restaurant is a sweet spot in Singapore to kick back, relax and enjoy signature hand-made pasta or thin-crust pizza dishes.
Masons, 8 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108936
20. Sabio by the Sea
This powerhouse of Spanish food offers everything we love about the cuisine. Salty jamon Iberico, flavour-packed chorizos, tasty paella, crispy churros… oh heck, yes. The swanky outdoor dining spot in Singapore promises relaxing afternoons over lavish spreads, ice cold jugs of sangria and endless plates of hot and cold tapas.
Sabio by the Sea, #01-02, Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove, 31 Ocean Way, Singapore 098375
Casual Italian eatery Trapizza is one of our fave spots for relaxing with a couple of beers after a (thoroughly exhausting) day of sun-soaking. Located on Siloso Beach, the seaside restaurant dishes out wood-fired thin-crust pizzas, pastas, snacks and desserts.
Trapizza, 10 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098995
22. Latteria Mozzarella Bar
This alfresco restaurant in Singapore has a soft spot for cheese – particularly of the mozzarella variety. The menu boasts varieties of fresh mozzarella and burrata, all flown in directly from Italy’s artisanal producers. But cheese isn’t the only star here. The outdoor area, decorated with fairy lights in a tranquil setting, beckons lovey-dovey dates and intimate gatherings.
Latteria Mozzarella Bar, 40 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089618
23. Piedra Negra
This popular neighbourhood gem is always worth checking out – especially if you’ve got a weakness for killer guac (who doesn’t?). Pair that with a steady supply of tortilla chips and hearty burritos washed down with frozen margaritas, and you’ve got your night made. Remember to pick the outdoor seats – they’re the perfect base to people-watch, especially on lively weekends.
Piedra Negra, 241 Beach Road, Singapore 189753
24. Merci Marcel
Merci Marcel’s Palais Renaissance outlet is a breath of fresh air to the mall’s usually quiet premises. Sprawling with swoon-worthy boho-chic decor, the lovely space has a 180-degree view of Orchard Road with alfresco seats and a gorgeous bar centrepiece. Curl up on a sofa and order classic French fare, then visit the retail space next door for sleek lifestyle and home decor items from boutique brands around the globe. Of course, OGs will know that some of its other branches in Singapore also offer outdoor dining seats at the front.
Merci Marcel, multiple locations including Palais Renaissance and Club Street
25. L’Entrecote The Steak & Fries Bistro
The stunning alfresco restaurant’s Custom House location offers sweeping views of the Marina Bay skyline and Singapore River. Its strategic location means you can wind down and enjoy the breeze after a long day. Besides the signature namesake dish, the kitchen also whips up small bites like charcuterie and cheese.
L’Entrecote The Steak & Fries Bistro, multiple locations including Customs House and Duxton Hill
Pop by these alfresco restaurants in Singapore the next time you’re in the mood for outdoor dining!