Whether you are visiting Sentosa for the day or staying there for longer, having to constantly go back to the main island can be inconvenient, especially when there is a lot of traffic. Luckily besides the amusement parks, beaches and many other attractions, Sentosa is also home to some world-class restaurants. Read on to find out more.
Restaurant, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Street Food, $$$
Coastes is located along Siloso Beach and offers casual dining and drinks right by the water making it a great place for a relaxed but romantic meal while you watch the sunset. They offer a range of salads, sandwiches, pastas and pizzas including many vegetarian options. Another great thing about Coastes is you don’t have to worry about trying to get the waiter’s attention – always an issue if you’re sitting a bit further from the main counter. Just download their in-house app and you can use it to order directly.
From the name, Tanjong Beach Club may not sound like it belongs on this list, but if you’re looking for a great meal in a relaxed environment than you’ll love sitting by the pool or beach while you enjoy coastal cuisine with a playful spin. Everything on the menu is prepared with ingredients freshly sourced from the US, Japan and Australia. Be sure to try their signature Lobster bun which features a generous portion of lobster with lime mayo and avocado.
The atmosphere at the Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora is an experience in and of itself. Located beneath the SEA Aquarium, diners will see fish, manta rays and even sharks glide nonchalantly past the restaurant’s windows, and the food is equally impressive. Helmed by Cat Cora, the first female Iron Chef star in Singapore, the menu serves a seasonal menu of Californian-Mediterranean fusion.
Wood fired thin crust pizza | Courtesy of Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa
Trapizza is a casual beachfront restaurant that is fairly family oriented. Located on Siloso Beach, diners here are equally likely to be tourists or locals looking for a relaxed meal with beautiful views of the South China Sea. Just in front of the restaurant, there is a playground to keep kids entertained and even an interactive pizza dough making station. The menu offer is typical of pizzerias all over the world with wood fired thin crust Margherita and Quattro Formaggio pizzas as well as a few salads and pastas.
The Knolls is located inside the Capella hotel grounds, but don’t let their reputation of being one of Singapore’s most luxurious and expensive hotels turn you away from this restaurant. Since it is located within the Capella property, The Knolls is one of few places in Singapore where you can enjoy a meal and feel like you’ve completely escaped the city, as you sit in the lush green grounds overlooking the ocean. The Knolls, once one of the many purveyors of molecular gastronomy across the island have shifted their main focus to rustic Mediterranean fare. However, they also offer a couple of set meals across a range of cuisines.
Restaurant, Steakhouse, South American, European, Gluten-free
Close up top down view on single sliced barbecued tomahawk rib tip with rosemary, salt and herbs on dark background
Skirt W Hotel has been called the best steakhouse on the island (as in all of Singapore, not just Sentosa!) by local prominent food blogger Lady Iron Chef. Located in the W Singapore, it’s no surprise that the decor of the restaurant is striking. With floor to ceiling windows and modern light fixtures, the restaurant creates the perfect atmosphere for hushed conversations over great steaks. Steaks here start around S$45 and go up from there. The restaurant boasts some impressive (and expensive!) rare cuts including Blackmore Japanese Wagyu and Australian Tajima Wagyu. The steaks are served with an array of condiments including horseradish cream, red wine and marrow sauce as well as a half dozen different types of salt.
Fratelli, meaning “brothers” in Italian, is operated by Enrico and Roberto Cerea. The Cerea brothers come from a famous restauranteur family as the sons of Vittorio Cerea who ran the legendary Da Vittorio in Bergamo. The restaurant in Sentosa offers two dining options; the relaxed Pizzeria that has an all day menu of pizzas, pastas and desserts and then the more upscale Trattoria which offers only a dinner service featuring the Cera brothers’ greatest creations.
Malaysia Food Street is an open air food court rather than an individual restaurant. They’ve recreated the feeling of Kampong Glam with colourful shophouse fronts and food stalls serving local fare, from chicken rice and satay sticks to laksa and carrot cake. Not as cheap as the food stalls you’ll find on the main island, but Malaysia Food Street is by far the most budget-friendly option on this list where a meal with a drink should set you back no more than S$10.