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

This story was first published on October 14, 2021, and updated on March 9, 2022.


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.

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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.

1. Cassia

When it comes to a truly exceptional dim sum experience, we can look no further than Cassia. Located in Capella, and in the heart of the southernmost point of continental Asia, the multi award-winning Asian restaurant really does not get it wrong. A splendid way to start my mornings on the island, dim sum chef Chow Nga Ming’s steamed morsels of sustenance really make the most important meal of the day extraordinary.

At once savoury and, dare I say, sweet, their signature steamed prawn and chicken siew mai-s—that are topped with abalones—are the obvious choice. But it is a fortifying bowl of double-boiled chicken, fish maw, scallops and flower mushroom broth that really seals the deal; the perfect respite for the chilly northeast monsoon we are currently facing.

And at this point, after another two rounds of wok-fried XO carrot cake with Chinese sausage and scallops, my body is ready to be lulled into a food coma and tenderised at the hotel’s Auriga spa. Typically, before I leave the island, I always return to the restaurant after my two hour massage to reward myself with Chow’s chilled mango cream with pomelo and sago, and if I am really lucky, I will also get to enjoy the restaurant’s best kept secret: his osmanthus jelly that is not on the menu.

—Adriel Chiun, Branded Content Editor

Cassia

Harbourfront and Sentosa
$ $ $ $
4
'rating'

2. Skirt

I’m always up for good quality steak, especially when I feel like indulging. If you are one, like me, who is always on the lookout for a juicy steak, head over to Skirt. This steakhouse offers succulent cuts of beef, cooked over its signature Parrilla grill. Try Skirt’s signature Brandt USDA prime grain-fed tomahawk and dig into tender and juicy meat with a wonderfully smoky finish. While steaks are its staple, you can also find a wide range of other dishes including Iberico pork tomahawk, grilled Maine lobster and buckwheat risotto. 

If you can't decide what to order, as one does after looking at its extensive menu, opt for the grazing menu. Perfect for two, the set begins with delectable starters, including buttery wood-fired bone marrow, accompanied with pear compote and grilled sourdough. For mains, choose between its flat iron fillet and char-grilled free-range chicken. The set finishes with a rich and creamy Ovaltine kulfi (traditional Indian ice cream). 

—Amanda Goh, Writer

Skirt

Harbourfront and Sentosa
$ $ $ $
4
'rating'

3. Coastes

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 

4. FOC Sentosa

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, digital editor

FOC Sentosa

Harbourfront and Sentosa
$ $ $ $
3.5
'rating'

5. 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

Rumours Beach Club

Harbourfront and Sentosa
$ $ $ $

6. Bedrock Origin

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 

7. 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), +65 6268 8633

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