These dining places offer sumptuous foods served on the side with a view of the island’s gorgeous vista

Locals and tourists alike would agree that Singapore has an impressive culinary landscape, as well as some of the most gorgeous views—put these two together, and you will be in for a treat. Fortunately for us, many local establishments offer diners the best of both worlds, allowing us to indulge in a delectable meal while admiring magnificent views of the city. Whether you are planning for a romantic dinner or a good time out, these restaurant offer some of the best views of Singapore. From iconic skylines to gorgeous sunsets, here are our top choices to capture a birds-eye take of the city.

An exquisite meal tastes even better with sparkling vistas, right?

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1. Il Cielo

Head to Il Cielo for hearty Italian fare while admiring unobstructed views of the Singapore skyline. Here, chef Marco Fregnan helms the kitchen, serving up a selection of Italian comfort food inspired by the vibrant flavours of Italy. Standouts of the menu include Fritto Misto, a traditional Amalfi fried seafood assortment featuring prawns, soft shell crab and whitebait; prosciutto parma ham with creamy Fior di latte mozzarella; and black ink angel hair topped with aromatic crab meat ragout and green asparagus. The Carpaccio is a must try, a classic dish comprising of tender Angus beef tenderloin elevated with juicy shimeji mushroom and a touch of mascarpone. 

Il Cielo, 581 Orchard Road, voco, Level 24 Orchard, S(238883), +65 6730 3395

2. Brewerkz One Fullerton

What started out as a local brewpub in 1997 has since expanded in Singapore to become a trusted F&B brand operating its own craft brewery and restaurants across the country. Its latest outlet is located at One Fullerton and consists of an indoor dining area and al fresco terrace, which looks out to the expansive Marina Bay. Admire the scenery while tucking into a Western- and Asian-inspired menu, prepared with local and sustainably sourced produce.

Dishes range from the sakura shrimp pasta featuring sakura ebi and sobrasada (cured sausage) from Spain to the braised short ribs accompanied by wasabi kale. These are, of course, complemented with a variety of refreshing cocktails, wines and craft beers including the smooth and citrusy Golden Ale and the light and malty Pilsner.

3. Kinki Restaurant + Bar

The restaurant serves modern Japanese fare amid a backdrop of the Marina Bay. Must-haves include the Golden Age roll, filled with the fresh flavours of salmon and mango, snow crab century-egg tofu doused in a rich, creamy sauce; and Wagyu garlic teppanyaki, which features a juicy pink steak with garlic sauce and chives. After the meal, guests are encouraged to indulge in their East-meets-West drinks at the rooftop bar, which offers an even better vantage point of the bay.

Kinki Restaurant + Bar

Raffles Place
$ $ $ $
3.5
'rating'

4. Lavo Italian Restaurant And Rooftop Bar

Located on the top level of Marina Bay Sands—57 stories high to be precise—Lavo boasts a view of Singapore’s skyline like no other. Signature dishes of the rooftop Italian-American diner include the Lavo meatball (a mixture of fresh ground Wagyu beef, veal and Italian sausage with a dollop of ricotta cheese), classic chicken parmigiano and charred octopus. Making for a sweet and decadent ending is the 20-layer chocolate cake, comprising layers of chocolate, peanut and mascarpone.

5. Monti

Monti’s expansive windows allow it to be bathed in natural light by day, and provide diners a relaxing panorama of Collyer Quay to enjoy with their meal. Come dusk, the rooftop offers a privileged view of the sunset, best enjoyed with aperitifs at hand. Diners can look forward to the restaurant’s authentic Tuscan-Italian cuisine, and the chef’s omakase menus are worth considering here. If à la carte is preferred, a must-order is the hefty Mayura full-blood Wagyu T-bone, which is great for sharing. The pan-seared Hokkaido scallop and house-made ravioli are two of the other dishes not to be missed.

Monti

Raffles Place
$ $ $ $
4
'rating'

6. Ocean Restaurant

Tuck into a feast of mod-Asian cuisine in this restaurant, which is bathed in the ethereal blue glow emitting from the floor-to-ceiling aquarium. The restaurant’s menu is regularly refreshed to present the season’s freshest produce, but one thing is consistent—its strong commitment to sustainably sourced seafood. Of course, the views of the ocean life swimming by as you dine is surreal and hard to beat.

Ocean Restaurant

Harbourfront and Sentosa
$ $ $ $
4
'rating'

7. Riviera Forlino

Riviera Forlino sits elegantly within One Fullerton, which means you’ll dine at this restaurant with a backdrop of the Marina Bay waterfront and Merlion Park. Take in the scenery as you feast on its modern Mediterranean fare that celebrates influences from France and Italy, as well as hints of North Africa. Executive chef Rémy Carmignani and executive pastry chef Nicolas Vergnole also recreate nostalgic dishes from their childhood, using the freshest consciously sourced produce. Must-tries include Rémy’s dish of wild-caught New Zealand langoustine, inspired by his grandmother’s Langoustine à l’Américaine and handmade tortellini served with traditional Moroccan Tangia-style lamb shoulder. In season, you can also enjoy freshly-shaved Alba white truffles with these dishes, or indulge in the five-course degustation menu. 

8. Rumours Beach Club

Offering a slice of Bali in Singapore is Rumours Beach Club, located in buzzy Siloso Beach. Here, guests can have a meal by the pool while soaking in the beach vibes. While the extensive menu includes all-day bar bites and Western fare, the central attraction is the authentic Balinese and Javanese fare. The huge, broiled-to-perfection seafood platter is inspired by Jimbaran Bali BBQ and is a delicious ensemble of bamboo lobster, jumbo prawns, red snapper and squid coated in a medley of Balinese spices. Another star on the menu is the serving of chicken that is first cooked sous vide to give it a succulent texture before it’s grilled. It’s served with well-seasoned fried rice, chicken satay, fried egg and a side of fresh vegetables.

Rumours Beach Club

Harbourfront and Sentosa
$ $ $ $

9. Sabio by The Sea

When you feel like you need a breather from the city, this restaurant offers a laidback space to unwind, complete with views of the harbour. Serving a selection of authentic Spanish sharing tapas alongside a selection of Spanish wine, beer and spirits, dishes are best enjoyed with family and friends. Always a must is the grilled octopus, which comes with a garlic-flavoured purple mash and paprika, and the paella de pescado, a tomato-based seafood paella studded with squid, seabass, mussels, clams and shrimp, and prawns. Meat-lovers will enjoy the Josper Grill Fiesta menu, featuring a selection of steaks from Australia, Argentina and New Zealand, all grilled to smoky perfection over charcoal.

Sabio by the Sea

Harbourfront and Sentosa
$ $ $ $
3.5
'rating'

10. Spago Dining Room

The view from the infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands is iconic for a reason. But if you’re not looking to take a dip, Spago Dining Room offers equally stunning views with a menu of Californian dishes to match. Modelled after Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant in Beverly Hills, this is the chef-restaurateur’s second outpost in Singapore, featuring a poolside lounge and two elegant dining rooms. Make the most of the view with the restaurant’s three-course sunset menu, which includes handmade agnolotti, honey miso-broiled black cod and salted caramel souffle, or savour the best flavours of the season with its three-course seasonal menu. Spago’s amazing cocktails are also not to be missed.

11. Stellar at 1-Altitude

For a truly mesmerising dining experience, head up to Stellar at 1-Altitude. Sitting on the 62nd floor, the restaurant makes the most of its location with floor-to-ceiling windows, offering unobstructed cityscape views. To boot, it has introduced al fresco rooftop dining, offering the perfect vantage point to take in the city skyline. Helmed by chef Christopher Millar, the restaurant serves up contemporary Australian cuisine with seasonal menus that emphasise fresh ingredients and the purity of flavours. There’s also its well-loved Sunday Brunch, featuring barbecue signatures paired with unlimited Perrier-Jouet champagne, wines and cocktails.

12. Vue

Taking its name from the French word for “view”, diners can count on amazing vistas of Singapore’s Central Business District. Vue is also home to Singapore’s first rooftop spritz bar, where you can enjoy the sights over a couple of sundowners before the meal proper. Helmed by executive chef Sam Chin, the restaurant’s chef-driven menu features an eclectic fusion of flavours from the East and West, exquisitely executed with the season’s best yields. What's more, premium meats and seafood are grilled to perfection over binchōtan—a kilned Japanese white oak that lends a deep smokiness to dishes it creates, without the charred flavour.

Vue

Raffles Place
$ $ $ $
4.5
'rating'
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