Nature lovers, find your dream dining spots in East Coast Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Mount Faber Peak and other scenic spots in Singapore
They don’t call us the Garden City for nothing! Singapore’s parks have become the perfect place to dine away from the city lights. Escape from the hustle and bustle to the lush greens at these lovely restaurants.
Changi Beach Park
Relax by the beach at Bistro @ Changi, a laidback, no frills spot. Chill out over a couple of beers and snacks, or sit down with that special someone for sunset dinner.
Bistro @ Changi, 260 Nicoll Drive, Changi Beach Carpark 1, Singapore 498991, p. 6546 5229.
Located in the heart of Punggol Park, Wild Oats is the brainchild of celebrity chef Wilin Low. What better way to spend those precious weekends than beside a lake, under trees lit with fairy lights.
Wild Oats, 1 Punggol Park, 97 Hougang Ave 8, Singapore 538792, p. 6858 2087.
Tucked deep inside the park, the colonial-styled Beaulieu House earns major points for ambience. While it might not be the most accessible place, the unobstructed view of the open sea sure makes up for it.
Beaulieu House, Sembawang Park, 117 Beaulieu Road, Singapore 759837, p. 6257 9234.
Nestled amidst the greenery of HortPark is Vineyard, a charming restaurant with a focus on French and Italian cuisine. If it’s something else you’re after, fret not, they’ve crafted Thai and Italian menus too. Bonus point: they have a well-stocked wine cellar!
Vineyard, Hortpark, #02-02 33 Hyderabad Road Singapore 119578, p. 6479 7977.
We’ve raved about Tamarind Hill before but that’s not stopping us now. Get your fix of Thai classics amidst the beautiful greenery. If you prefer a place that’s more laidback, The Labrador is as uncomplicated as it gets. Simple food in a gorgeous environment – what more could a park-lover ask for?
Tamarind Hill, 30 Labrador Villa Road, Labrador Park, Singapore 119189, p. 6278 6364. Open daily 12-3pm, 630-1030pm. Eco Gourmet Cafe, 30 Labrador Villa Road, Labrador Park, Singapore 119189, p. 6479 8885. Open Mon-Fri 12-3pm, 630-1030pm Sat-Sun 11am-3pm, 630-1030pm. The Labrador, 8 Port Road, Singapore 117540, p. 6273 2779. Open daily 11am-1230am.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
This place is a mandatory stop for locals and tourists alike so once you’ve got that down, take your pick of food stops. From Food for Thought, an all-day breakfast spot, Casa Verde, a casual dining eatery, to Halia, a restaurant offering European and Asian cuisines with a twist, Singapore Botanic Gardens is sure to satisfy.
Food for Thought, Tanglin Gate, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569, p. 6479 1080.
Casa Verde, Visitor Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569, p. 6467 7236.
Halia, Ginger Garden @ Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569, p. 8444 1148.
Mount Faber Park
Dine under the stars atop Mount Faber. Housing Spuds & Aprons and Faber Bistro, each restaurant allows you to indulge in a range of comfort food, while taking in the hilltop views. If you’re after something more romantic, head for the sky and have a meal onboard a Singapore cable car. You can even have your cabin specially designed for the occasion.
Spuds & Aprons, Level 2 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203, p. 6276 0609.
Faber Bistro, Upper terrace, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203, p. 6377 9688.
East Coast Park
You’ll never run out of dining options at East Coast Park. With a standalone seafood centre, a lineup that includes the likes of Jumbo Restaurant, Long Beach Seafood Restaurant, and more, this is the place to-go for all your seafood cravings.
Not a seafood fan? Not a problem. Make your way to Parkland Green, where you can find eateries like family-friendly spot Sandbank, microbrewery-restaurant Full Pint, and many more. Enjoy the sunset while you eat or take a stroll when you’re done.
Jumbo Seafood, #01-07/08 Blk 1206 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Seafood Centre, Singapore 449883, p. 6442 3435.
Long Beach Seafood Restaurant, #01-04 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Seafood Centre, Singapore 449811, p. 6448 3636.
Sandbank, #01-28/32 Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449875, p. 6247 7988.
Full Pint Microbrewery and Fish Bar, #01-20/24 Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449875, p. 6342 0244.
Fort Canning Park
A trek up the hill to Hotel Fort Canning will take you to Gattopardo Italian Restaurant & Pizzabar for some amazing Sicilian food. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!
Gattopardo Italian Restaurant & Pizzabar, Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881, p. 6338 5498.
As one of the biggest and most popular parks in Singapore, it should come as no surprise that Grub is equally popular. Surrounded by lovely garden landscapes, tuck into some comfort food and while away your afternoon. Over at Canopy Dining, sit back and relax outdoors with comforting Australian-style café food. The Cornerstone serves great Western food for the whole family. Vegetarians and vegans, Green Room Café is the place for you!
Grub, 510 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan Park 1, Singapore 569983, p. 6459 5743.
Canopy Dining, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan Park II, Singapore 569931, p. 6556 1533.
The Cornerstone, 1380 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan Park II, Singapore 569930, p. 6554 7230.
Green Room Café, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan Park II, Singapore 569931, p. 6556 1533.
Pasir Ris Park
Work up an appetite with water sports and end your day with hearty meals. Hidden within leafy surroundings is 5 Drunken Rabbits Bistro & Bar, serving up pasta, pizza, and sandwiches that kick it up a notch from the usual café fare.
5 Drunken Rabbits Bistro & Bar, 201 Pasir Ris Road, Alng Elias Road, Singapore 519147, p. 9159 9600.