Where to eat and shop in Sentosa Cove
There’s just so much to do on the little island of Sentosa. You could laze around on beach, do water sports, go bar-hopping – even book a staycation! But if you’re looking to wine and dine at a picturesque, laid-back spot, head to Quayside Isle in Singapore at Sentosa Cove. Here’s a comprehensive list of restaurants to choose from, and stores to visit after (or before) your satisfying meal.
Casual Chinese dining establishment Blue Lotus (#01-13, p. 6339 0880) offers classics like crispy egg noodles, Szechuan-style spicy chicken, and chilli pomelo crab – a stellar signature dish. If you’re craving for Indian food instead, Earl of Hindh (#01-16, p. 6681 6694) is just a few doors down. Pair items like the tandoori murgi and rogan josh with a single malt whiskey from the fine bar.
Burger enthusiasts, make a beeline for &MADE Burger Bistro L’Entrecôte Express (#01-03, p. 6690 7570) and order the ‘3 Little Pigs’ if you love all things pork. Obsessed with pizza instead? Try joints like Picotin Express (#01-06, p. 6438 4747), or Solepomodoro Trattoria-Pizzeria (#01-14, p. 6339 4778) for smashing versions of the iconic Italian creation. Speaking of Italian dining spots, fans of gelato, don’t miss out on Note di Sicilia (#01-09, p. 8168 4341). If you’re in the mood for something fancy, Saint Pierre (#01-15, p. 6438 0887) is the answer. The French restaurant serves up exquisite creations such as pan-fried foie gras and poached Boston lobster.
Those who love communal dining can opt for Spanish tapas hangout Sabio by the Sea Tapar Bar & Grill (#01-02, p. 6690 7568), or Greek restarant Mykonos on the Bay (#01-10, p. 6334 3818). Though the latter isn’t exactly a tapas spot, their selection of hot and cold appetisers, mains and desserts are great to sharing.
For something a little different, try Brussels Sprouts (#01-01, p. 6684 4344) – the family-friendly outlet specialises in Belgian cuisine and offers an extensive menu featuring items like beer-battered fish and chips (with Belgian fries) and homemade Belgian waffles with Chantilly cream.
Love brunch over everything else? Hit up spots like Miska Cafe (#01-07, p. 6339 0903) for Mediterranean bites (shakshouka, anyone?), or next door neighbour Kith (#01-08, p. 6734 9007) for hearty portions of salmon and eggs, and pancakes.
Oyster Bar & Grill Wharf (#01-12, p. 6339 6779) is perfect for oyster lovers (check out the grilled oysters and their toppings – ponzu, egg miso, garlic butter… mmm), while Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro (#01-11, p. 6268 8633) has an amazing selection of the freshest catch from the ocean, from fish like Australian barramundi to crustaceans like Alaskan king crabs.
Other dining spots
Sports fans, kick back and relax with a beer while you watch the big game at Cove Stadium (#01-04/05, p. 6734 0530). The place features several 70-inch TVs, a 12-foot projector screen, and a pool table!
For high tea and a spot of art, head to Museo (#01-22, p. 6734 8066). The tea lounge doubles up as a social painting studio, so after tucking into stuff like lavender-flavoured fried prawns and green tea crème brulee, you can unleash your creativity on a blank canvas.
Pick up some gourmet food items at stores like Jasons The Gourmet Grocer (#01-26/27, p. 6274 9132) and Little Provence (#01-23, p. 6734 8981). The former is great for fresh, perishable items like seasonal vegetables, organic fruits, and premium seafood and meats, while the latter specialises in wine from Provence and products like artisanal jams, truffles, and fine olive oils.
While we’re on the subject of wine, another vino specialist to check out is The Straits Wine Company (#01-24/25, p. 6292 5633). Not only do these guys offer a wide range of wines from the world over (Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Japan, India – you name it, they have it), they’re also cater to private wine parties and offer help to those buidling their own wine cellars.
Up for a major pampering session? There’s Hera Beauty Salon (#01-20, p. 6268 8949) for all your hair, nail, and makeup needs, and The Good Sole (#01-19, p. 6268 4842) is also here should you be in need of a good foot rubdown.
How to get there
Hop onto Bus 3, a free shuttle service available for the public within Sentosa. The bus is available from 8am to 10:30pm daily with 30 minutes interval, from the Beach Station Bus Interchange. Alight at Sentosa Cove Village, which is a stone’s throw from Quayside Isle.
Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375, p. 6887 3502.