Editors’ Picks: The Best Cafes and Restaurants to Try in Sentosa
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to food options in Sentosa—besides cafes and restaurants near the beaches, there are even more choices at Resorts World Sentosa and Sentosa Cove. Below, the team at Tatler Singapore shares their pick of the best spots on the island
With the abundance of food and beverage options available on Sentosa Island, it is understandable if you can never seem to decide on where to dine. Not only are there cafes and restaurants near the beaches, but there are also more choices at Resorts World Sentosa as well as Sentosa Cove. There is just too many to choose from and we are spoilt for choice.
And that is why we’ve asked the team at Tatler Singapore to share their go-to dining spots when they are out and about in Sentosa, whether it is for a staycation with the family or a day at the beach with friends. Read on to find out where your next gastronomic experience can take place.
If you’re looking for a laid-back spot by Sentosa’s Siloso Beach, head over to Coastes. Located right along the warm golden stretch of sand, the restaurant offers a range of beach bites alongside a dose of breezy charm. Settle into one of the many sun-beds or deck chairs, and tuck into hearty options like the Big Bad Wolf pizza—a satisfyingly cheesy mix consisting of bacon, roast chicken, mushrooms and roasted veggies—or the crispy rösti that’s perfectly paired with smoked salmon and poached eggs.
The sunny beach bar also serves up a mixture of tropical and frozen cocktails, alongside an array of draft beers and other non-alcoholic options. Nothing says relaxing paradise like kicking back with a refreshing piña colada in hand and soaking up the sunshine. Plus, the restaurant is dog-friendly, too, so make sure to bring your furry companions along for a day of fun!
—Cheryl Lai-Lim, digital writer
Coastes | 50 Siloso Beach Walk, 01-06, S(099000) | 6631 8938
I’m not much of a beach person but for some reason, I have been rather curious about dining on the beach—quite literally, with sand beneath my toes—in the past few months. Perhaps it’s a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and being cooped up at home for a prolonged period? Nevertheless, I was inspired enough to book an outdoor table at FOC Sentosa with my girlfriends on a hot weekday afternoon. I felt a tinge of regret right as I sat at our wooden table and bench, no thanks to the humidity and heat while at Tanjong Beach. But as soon as our food arrived, all hints of discomfort went away. The restaurant offers a wide variety of Mediterranean treats with sharing platters available, which is especially convenient for those lounging away on beach chairs with friends. Try the tapas such as FOC patatas bravas, deep-fried calamari, FOC chicken ‘satay’ nuggets, roasted cauliflower and more. You can also indulge in a Spanish paella, available in a variety of flavours, that can serve up to four people.
And is it really a good time on the beach without a cold drink in hand? Whether it’s an iced salted caramel latte or a chilled gin & tonic served in a generous balloon glass—the beverage options at FOC Sentosa are extensive and will definitely help combat the sweltering heat. But of course, you can also choose to sit indoors and watch fellow guests soak in the sun.
—Andrea Saadan, assistant digital editor
Rumours Beach Club
If I want to take a break from the city’s hustle and bustle, you’ll find me soaking up the sun at Rumours Beach Club at Siloso Beach. What I like about the place—apart from the view, of course—is that it offers a slice of Bali through its food and drinks. Inspired by the Jimbaran Bali BBQ, the seafood platter comes loaded with ocean-fresh jumbo prawns, bamboo lobster, red snapper and squid marinated in a house-made concoction of Balinese spices, and cooked over charcoal grill. You’ve also got refreshing drinks, too, which are ideal for our hot and humid weather. I always go for the Frozen Strawberry Margarita, but if I’m feeling fancy, I’ll opt for a glass of bubbly.
—Dudi Aureus, senior editor, Tatler Dining
Ramen Dining Keisuke Tokyo
As a strong proponent for soulful meals, I have always found ramen to be exceptionally satisfying. So, when it comes down to my pick of dining locales in Sentosa, I would always pick Ramen Dining Keisuke Tokyo in Resorts World Sentosa.
From rich to delicate broths, ramen has never failed to fill me up after a day of activities. Although Ramen Dining Keisuke Tokyo is known for its lobster ramen broth, I often opt for the Black Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen instead. Its flavoursome pork broth accentuated with the black garlic oil—which gives the soup some spiciness and texture—makes for a hearty meal to end my day out at Sentosa.
—Jeremiah Khoo, Branded Content Trainee
Ramen Dining Keisuke Tokyo | 26 Sentosa Gateway #B1-219/220 S(098138) | 6261 6897
I get my knees in the breeze occasionally at iFly, and when I’m feeling particularly fancy (or hungry) after a session, Bedrock Origin’s just a short distance away at Oasia Resort Sentosa.The restaurant serves hearty, honest food that nourishes as it satiates. Steaks are its staple, of course, with the wide range of cuts available all cooked over an applewood fire grill. Beyond this, you’d also find a range of other specialties from turbot on the bone to a ginormous portion of aged kühlbarra barramundi tail that serves up to three, and even plant-based meats. I wouldn’t call this spot a casual diner, but it’s definitely a good choice for chill lunches, easy family outings, and casual dates.
—Jamie Tan, branded content director
Bedrock Origin | 23 Beach View Palawan Ridge, Oasia Resort Sentosa Hotel, #01-02 S(098679) | 6818 3333
Sun, sand and prosciutto on pizza—what’s not to love! Trapizza sets the scene for the perfect Sunday lunch with the family, with a menu that caters to all tastes and diets. It’s easy to feel transported into another day and place with the salty breeze and the smell of wood-fired pizza ovens, with a meat-topped Bloody Mary in one hand and the other fumbling to snap the perfect sunset for the gram.
One tip for someone trying it for the first time, it’s to not rush it. Especially if you’re going with a big group, you’ll want to savour every minute as you gorge into the establishment’s signature family sharing wagyu beef burger. I really appreciated the staff telling us more about their sustainably sourced seafood, and their flexibility in offering vegan or vegetarian versions of some of their pasta. At the end of our delectable meal, I couldn’t help peeping over the next table’s order of lamb ravioli—guess I know what I’m going back there to try!
—Durva Simone Bose, writer
Trapizza | 10 Siloso Beach Walk, S(098995) | 6376 2662
Two Chefs Bar
Before Covid-19 hit, Sunday evenings were always reserved for a lovely family meal out. One of our favourite places to visit when we were looking for good food and peace has always been Two Chefs Bar which is located along the gorgeous Quayside Isle in Sentosa Cove. We love hearty meals and good wine so this restaurant, with its plethora of Mexican and Italian dishes on the menu, really hits the spot.
My personal favourites on the menu include their tangy basil pesto linguine, their chunky chicken burritos and their spicy jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese which till today remains my all-time favourite rendition of the classic jalapeño popper. With a gorgeous view of the sun setting behind the yachts on the water and a bottle of wine recommended by their lovely and friendly staff, you really can’t go wrong here. Of course, with the restrictions, it is certainly a challenge to continue to eat out as a family. But for Two Chefs Bar, we certainly will still make a social distanced effort.
—Camillia Dass, digital writer
Two Chefs Bar 31 | Ocean Way, # 01-11 Quayside Isle, S(098375) | 6268 8633
After a long (or not-so-long, if you’re prone to sunburn like me) day at the beach, there’s nothing better than seeking shelter at one of Sand Bar’s beachside cabanas with a frozen drink in hand. Tucked away at the edge of Sentosa with a stunning view of the coastline, this photogenic little bar is the perfect spot for beachgoers to refuel. Whether you’re craving a light bite or something more substantial, options ranging from their Homemade Granola with Greek Yoghurt & Fresh Summer Berries to Bacon & Cheese Angus Beef Burgers mean that there’s truly something for everyone. So take a seat on a bean bag lounger under one of Sand Bar’s iconic teal umbrellas, or at their wooden bench-style seating if you plan to grab a bite, and just enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the lapping waves.
—Claire Teo, branded content trainee
Sand Bar | 53 Siloso Beach Walk, S(099012)
Mykonos On The Bay
I'm an absolute sucker for Greek and Mediterranean food, and one of my favourite places to eat in Sentosa is Mykonos on the Bay, where they serve authentic and traditional Greek fare that will most certainly transport you to the beaches and sunny isles of the Mediterranean Sea. The white and blue interiors of their restaurant, and the yacht-lined marina bay mimic a day at a Greek island taverna, where you can sample their exhaustive menu of Greek mezze, hearty mains and delectable desserts.
From their freshly char-grilled Tsipoura or Mediterranean seabream to traditional Grandma fare like Moussaka of layered eggplant, beef and bechamel sauce and spinach pie or Spanakopita to the famous Greek dessert Baklava, you will not be disappointed by the clean and fresh flavours of the sea at this well-known Greek establishment.
—Wendi Lee, editorial intern
Mykonos on the Bay | 31 Ocean Way, 01-10 Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove, S(098375) | 6334 3818