Singapore is known as one of the major food hubs of Asia with its influences coming from a wide range of ethnicities including Malay, Chinese, and Indian. When people think of Singaporean food, they often think of hawker centres, coffee shops, and food courts. These outlets have earned their way to become synonymous with Singapore’s diverse and delicious cuisine. However, this has caused many people to overlook the world-class fine dining offered by Singapore’s high-end restaurants that hire the best chefs, provide gorgeous settings and offer rare and highly sought-after delicacies. Here, Top 10 of Asia takes a look at its list (in no particular order) of Singapore’s top 10 high-end restaurants that offer a unique side to Singapore’s bustling food scene.
Customers walking into the Equinox Restaurant will be immediately taken aback by the amazing view of the East Coast and Marina Bay. Located in Swissôtel The Stamford, the tallest hotel in Singapore, Equinox restaurant offers a multi-sensory experience with a menu highlighting modern European cuisine. Its service has also been highly praised as being expedient and attentive.
Basilico won a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 with its enticing emphasis on fresh, seasonal and authentic Italian cuisine. Offering both à la carte and buffet options, it features a dazzling array of signature dishes and sumptuous spreads of antipasti, mains and desserts. Their head chef is Luca Beccalli, who has a passion for authenticity and a curiosity to explore. Enriching the dining experience is a rotisserie, espresso bar and walk-in wine cellar. An al fresco dining area on the terrace overlooks the pool.
Brasserie Les Saveurs
Brasserie Les Saveurs is a Singapore French restaurant located at the St. Regis, Singapore. It offers some of the finest contemporary French cuisine. Menus are curated by world-class chefs to create a top-tier fine dining experience involving the evolving nuances and flavours of every dish. It also has a wine cellar storing some of the finest wines. The restaurant exudes a timeless elegance that combines class with scenic nature.
The Town restaurant located at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore offers refined international flavours in an extensive à la carte menu as well as a variety of buffets. Its cool interior is designed along clean lines, with seats finished in leather. They are suitable for various occasions with a wide variety of offerings including Power Breakfast, International Buffet Lunch, and the lavish Sunday Champagne Brunch. Customers by the newly revamped al fresco waterfront terrace get to enjoy drinks right next to the landmark Singapore River.
This award-winning restaurant at Temasek Boulevard offers local and international culinary creations all day, from breakfast, lunch, to dinner. Whether it is the impressive buffet highlighted by one of the largest Caesar salad station in town or the outdoor noodle bar serving steaming bowls of local favourites, customers will embark on a diverse and extraordinary culinary journey in a vibrant space. A selection of over 40 wines-by-the-glass is offered, as well as a selection of desserts including their signature home-made waffles and ice cream.
Rise Restaurant is Marina Bay Sand’s elegant and contemporary international buffet restaurant which offers an all-day scrumptious spread of culinary delight from various cuisines. Highlights include a live western carving station, European and American dishes, Asian flavours and a dessert bar to top it all off. They have also offered daily special themed nights such as “Singaporean Favourites” and “Treasure of China”. Rise is also part of the food sustainability effort with fresh herbs from their own garden being used in the dishes and mocktails.
At the Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore is located the award-winning One-Ninety Restaurant serving authentic Western and Asian cuisine in an open dining concept. Featuring a Theatre Kitchen, customers are able to watch the chefs showcase their culinary skills over apple-wood fired grills, brick pizza oven and tandoor oven. Giovanni Speciale leads the expert team of trained chefs with his two decades of extensive experience in Four Seasons properties across the world.
This multi-concept restaurant was awarded the Best Dining Experience and Best Champagne Brunch by The Peak’s G Restaurant Award 2018. Located at the Grand Hyatt, Singapore, customers may sit and order in any of the show kitchens which include the grill, steam basket, sustainable seafood counter, wok, seafood, Thai, sushi, and the patisserie counter. It is environmentally conscious with its food prepared using quality-driven sustainable ingredients and fresh organic produce. Its award-winning martini bar holds the title of having the largest selection of martinis in Singapore.
Another restaurant at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Waku Ghin opened in 2010 to rave reviews. It is the only establishment to showcase Chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s brilliance outside of his Sydney restaurant. Its concept is based on a multi-faceted use of space, where diners can move from room to room. The creations from its European/Japanese menu sources the freshest ingredients from the region and beyond with signature items including Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar, and Ohmi Wagyu with Wasabi and Citrus Soy. The restaurant has won several prestigious awards including debuting on S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants and two Michelin Stars in the Singapore Michelin Guide.
Founded in 1994 by four partners wanting to bring fine French cuisine to Singapore, Les Amis has over the years earned the reputation of being one of the best classic French restaurants in Asia. Located in Shaw Centre, Singapore, it is a two-storey restaurant with high ceilings, beautiful chandeliers, and lush velvet walls adorned with prized artworks by renowned Chinese artists such as Wang Kun and Tan Zhi Gang. The food is prepared with high attention to detail and from the sourcing of the finest ingredients. The French cuisine is complemented by an extensive and award-winning wine list mainly from Burgundy and Bordeaux.