With so many hotels in Singapore, it can be tough to know which one to choose. Some obvious things to consider are the location in relation to any activities and attractions you’re interested in and what kind of atmosphere the hotel will have. Here’s a guide to the top boltholes for foodies, with excellent in-house restaurants on top of a bevvy of nearby dining options.
PARKROYAL on Pickering
Lime Restaurant's Super Lunch Sunday serves up dishes like lobster eggs Benedict
The PARKROYAL on Pickering is great not just for globetrotting gourmets, but environmentalists as well. The property houses two food haunts: Lime, a stylish restaurant with set dining hours, and Lime Pâtisserie, open daily from 11am-10pm. Foodies will love the Sunday brunch at Lime; one of the longest buffets on the island, the four-hour session gives guests plenty of time to gorge themselves on fresh seafood – think oysters, prawns and sashimi – or plates of freshly carved lamb and wagyu beef. Chefs at the live cooking station also serve up creative dishes, like flambéed foie gras with rhubarb relish. Located on the edge of Chinatown, the PARKROYAL is also within walking distance of dim-sum wizards Yum Cha and the Michelin-starred hawker stall Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle.
Situated in a 1895 heritage building along Robertson Quay, The Warehouse Hotel is home to Po, a modern Singaporean restaurant helmed by chef Willin Low, the founder of Wild Rocket. At Po, diners will enjoy dishes from around Southeast Asia region that have been given a contemporary spin. From the mains, try the Iberico Pork Char Siew with Shanghai Kao Cai and Quinoa, but save room for desserts like the Champagne Jelly with Calamansi Granita.
Located on Singapore’s island playground, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove boasts two fantastic restaurants: The Kitchen Table and SKIRT. The former offers all-day dining from live cooking stations, chock-full of fresh seafood, vegetables and other ingredients. Some of the current special weekend events include Crabby Saturdays, featuring over a dozen crab dishes, and the Sunday Remix Brunch, a boozy affair with several themed stations and signature cocktails. SKIRT is one of Singapore’s premier steakhouses, with an extensive selection of cuts, from Tajima Australian Crossbred Wagyu (a 25-day dry-aged ribeye) to Donald Russell Irish Grass-fed Aberdeen Angus.
The Conrad Centennial Singapore has four distinct dining establishments on-site, as well as more options a short distance away at the buzzy Marina Bay. For guests on the go, The Terrace serves a quick but high-quality breakfast and lunch, such as sandwiches, muffins and coffee. The more upscale Lobby Lounge offers an executive lunch as well as high tea, plus its renowned bespoke cocktails. Between Oscar’s and Golden Peony, there’s a choice of traditional Cantonese dim sum or modern Western and Asian fare. The Sunday brunch at Oscar’s is a must, featuring a seafood bar piled with freshly shucked oysters, Boston lobsters and sashimi, as well as a carving station full of ‘London Duck’, Argentinian- or Chinese-style suckling pig and oven-roasted US prime rib. But save room for dessert – chefs rustle up liquid nitrogen ice cream, flambéed crêpes and pancakes on the spot.
Sentosa Island is also home to Hotel Michael, which boasts two eateries run by world-renowned celebrity chefs – a total of three culinary stars, in fact. The Joël Robuchon Restaurant needs no introduction, especially since becoming the first and only restaurant in Singapore to be awarded three Michelin stars last year. Also in the hotel is Fratelli, a trattoria-pizzeria hybrid introduced by Enrico and Roberto, the sons of Vittorio Cerea who ran the legendary Da Vittorio in Bergamo. The relaxed pizzeria dishes up hearty Italian classics all day, while the sophisticated trattoria allows the brothers to showcase their talents, as they rustle up family recipes alongside traditional favourites with a modern twist.