5 Of The Best Al Fresco Restaurants In Singapore
Latteria Mozzarella Bar
Latteria Mozzarella Bar is a 90-seater restaurant at Duxton Hill with indoor and outdoor seats. During lunch, opt for a seat inside so you can savour the restaurant’s authentic Italian fare (including 11 varieties of cheese!) in a cosy and air-conditioned setting.
But when the sun goes down, bring the party outside and enjoy your meal on the patio, where you’ll enjoy the natural cool breeze and the green backdrop. The restaurant has also gone all out to make this space as welcoming as possible by using yellow lights and ultra-comfy seats you can sit, eat and drink for hours on end.
Photo credit: Latteria Mozzarella Bar's Facebook page
SuperTree by IndoChine
SuperTree by Indochine, which is located atop the tallest super tree at the Marina Bay Gardens, is divided into an air-conditioned lounge and al fresco bar. While both areas offer a stunning view of the Singapore skyline, especially at night, you can revel in the experience of being in this giant structure when you choose the seats outside.
As you take in the vista of the Marina Bay Sands and the glittering city below, feast on the restaurant’s signature dishes inspired by Chinese and Indonesian cuisine. There’s also a bar outside which serves anything from wine, whiskey and your desired cocktail mixes.
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UNA at One Rochester
There are so many reasons to visit UNA, the restaurant housed in a colonial-style bungalow at One Rochester Park. First, Executive Chef Jean-Phillipe Patruno helms the kitchen, bringing to Singapore a wealth of experience (from his culinary stints around the world). He is a champion of hearty Spanish fare such as the seafood paella, suckling pig and tapas.
The second main reason is the location. Far from the bustling crowd, it’s surrounded by a lush garden that gives you the feeling that you’re not in the city. Choose a seat at the al fresco area, which is just a few steps away from the main dining room, and indulge in your Spanish favourites amidst nature.
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Flutes at the Fort
Another restaurant housed in a colonial-style bungalow, Flutes at the Fort is located at the historic Fort Canning Hill and offers modern European dishes. As such, the mood is set from the moment you step inside (or outside) the restaurant. The interiors are all about wooden flooring and chairs, white table linens, chandeliers and huge windows overlooking the well-maintained gardens.
You can be closer to nature when you sit at the restaurant’s garden terrace. It has a slightly more casual vibe than the indoor area, but you will still enjoy signature favourites like Pan-fried Foie Gras and Lamb Rack. The only difference is you’ll be dining under the stars.
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Open Farm Community
Brought to us by Spa Esprit Group, Open Farm Community is a new farm-to-table concept, which aims to give Singaporeans a deeper understanding of food and farming. As such, the restaurant is situated within an urban farmland, which grows anything from fruits, vegetables to spices.
With a view as unique as this, the restaurant has indoor and outdoor areas that house a coffee bar as well as fresh juice and cocktail bar. If it’s not too sunny, you can reserve a table at the alfresco area and tuck into its Modern European offerings created by Chef Ryan Clift from The Tippling Club.
Photo credit: Open Farm Community's Facebook page