With a land area of over 700 square kilometres and a population of nearly six million, Singapore has no choice but to build upwards. This has resulted in a wondrous skyline – the view of glittering Marina Bay come nightfall is especially magnificent and has adorned many postcards. To best enjoy these views, there’s no doubt you’ll have to go high. Whether it’s stunning views of the Singapore River or Marina Bay Sands that you are after, Culture Trip has selected the 10 best rooftop restaurants for you to enjoy those views – with impeccable food and drinks to match.
Whether it’s a sweeping view of the Singapore River you are after or the impressive panorama of skyscrapers crowding the skyline, rooftop restaurants in Singapore are the best places to take in the sights – and heights.
Bar, Restaurant, Italian
This one-star Michelin restaurant may not be the highest location on our list, but it most definitely offers one of the best views. Spanning the fifth and sixth floors of a restored heritage shophouse in the heart of bustling Boat Quay, Braci offers magnificent views of the Singapore River from its bar and restaurant. Its casual-luxe, open-kitchen restaurant and bar serve up contemporary Italian cuisine and classic cocktails – their fork-tender Pork Cheek is a must-try.
Bar, Restaurant, Contemporary
A night at CE LA VI Restaurant guarantees you amazing views and food to match. Perched on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands Hotel, its strategic location above the SkyPark Observation Deck means your backdrop is none other than the dazzling Singapore skyline. Even dining indoors in the lavishly decorated restaurant will see that you get a glimpse of that spectacular view. Couple this with some delectable contemporary Asian dishes that the restaurant serves up and this would be the perfect romantic night out.
Zafferano sits like a glittering pearl on the 43rd floor of Ocean Financial Centre in Collyer Quay, overlooking an impressive skyline of the Central Business District and Marina Bay Sands. Their classy terrace lounge is the best place to enjoy the view while sipping wine. Try their Italian menu that boasts mouth-watering dishes like Canadian Lobster Linguine and House-made Fettuccine with Shaved Italian White Truffle.
Bar, Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
Southbridge brings you a world of flavours on a silver platter of oysters as you soak up the best views of the Lion City’s skyline. The views from their fifth-floor rooftop span the historic Parliament House, across the Singapore River, as well as the iconic Marina Bay Sands and Boat Quay skyline. Enjoy this sumptuous view as you tuck into their rotating selection of fresh oysters and yummy seafood like their Lobster Knuckle Rolls.
Bar, Restaurant, Fusion
Live it up at Stellar at 1-Altitude for a truly panoramic dining experience. At 62 levels high, diners have the most captivating views of the glitzy Marina Bay and Singapore Flyer in the distance. The variety of menus here is just as excellent. Stellar’s signature Constellations menu, for example, will leave you starry-eyed – with steamed sea urchin custard, roasted pigeon and Rock Rose gin marinated Loch Fyne Kinglas salmon.
Sitting on the 70th floor of Swissotel the Stamford (the tallest hotel in Singapore), JAAN has become a Singapore institution. The high-rise restaurant has been a permanent fixture on critically-acclaimed lists of ‘Best Restaurants in Asia’, proving that its food is just as excellent as its views. Choose from a variety of creative set course menus, including dishes such as British Chef Kirk Westaway’s reinterpretation of Fish and Chips. This ubiquitous takeaway food is elevated to a whole new level as the fish is poached in milk with bay leaves and thyme, bringing together a harmonious blend of flavours that melts in your mouth.
The sleek and stylish The Lighthouse restaurant rests like a beacon on the rooftop of Singapore’s grand Fullerton Hotel. From its floor-to-ceiling windows, a spectacular view of the Marina Bay promenade is laid out before you. Lighthouse occupies the exact location where a beacon once guided mariners into the safety of the Singapore port in the 20th century. Today, it beckons you to its airy and bright interior for an array of delectable Italian dishes, with specialties and quality produce from Campania, Sardinia and Sicily.
At 40 levels above ground, Artemis Grill in Raffles Place is the perfect place to take in Singapore’s urban skyline. Spread across CapitaGreen’s lush Sky Forest rooftop garden, the restaurant offers delectable Mediterranean cuisine made with organic produce. Whether it’s a business lunch or a romantic night out, it has the perfect setting – and food – to leave an impression.
When you combine a celebrity chef like Wolfgang Puck with the world-famous Marina Bay Sands, the star power is too bright to ignore. Perched atop the grand and glam Marina Bay Sands casino resort, Spago by Wolfgang Puck impresses with a dazzling panorama of Marina Bay. The views are complemented by the Spago Dining Room’s three-course Sunset Menu, which includes dishes like Hand-Made Agnolotti with Sweet Corn, Honey Miso Broiled Black Cod and Salted Caramel Soufflé.
Bar, Restaurant, Fusion, $$$
Another sky-high restaurant in the vicinity of Marina Bay (with sky-high prices), SuperTree by IndoChine is right at the top of one of the futuristic supertrees at Gardens by the Bay. It sits 50 metres above the Supertree Grove roof, with an alfresco bar and air-conditioned 360-degree lounge overlooking the gardens and the Central Business District. Just the thrill of being able to dine on one of these gigantic structures of science fiction is already worth the credit card damage.