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Ultimate Guide to Alfresco Restaurants & Outdoor Dining in Singapore

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Enjoy some fresh air with our ultimate guide to outdoor dining in Singapore, featuring all our favourite alfresco restaurants both for kids and date night!

Check out our fave alfresco restaurants in the list below listed alphabetically (we have also listed them by area at the bottom). Just about all the outdoor restaurants below are kid-friendly, but we’ve noted those that might be better for a quiet date night plus those that offer fun perks like kids-eat-free deals!

NB: Always book ahead or check with the venue in case of any changes to opening hours before you make plans.

Scroll on to see our ultimate guide to outdoor dining in Singapore!

Outdoor Dining Restaurants by Area:

Central
Dempsey/Botanic Gardens
East
North/West
Sentosa/Harbourfront

outdoor restaurants in Singapore - RedDot Brewhouse

RedDot Brewhouse

Come for brunch, stay for the lush jungle views and tasty food. Situated within an old British Army barrack, RedDot Brewhouse is loved for its spacious garden with alfresco seating and luscious foliage that makes for a relaxing meal with the family and your fur kids. This family-owned brewery cum restaurant offers a range of award-winning craft beers, all brewed right here in Singapore. Pair your pints with a hearty pizza (made with homemade dough using RedDot Beers!), the Sausage Platter, burger, Wagyu Rump grilled to perfection or a range of pastas like the RedDot Spicy Crab Meat Linguine. Leave room for an indulgent dessert! In addition to lunch and dinner, RedDot Brewhouse also serves up brunch bites like Proscuitto Ham on Toast, Salmon Fillet and more.
RedDot Brewhouse, 25A Dempsey Road, #01-01, Singapore 247691, Tel: (+65) 6475 0500, www.reddotbrewhouse.com.sg


1-Altitude

1-Altitude is the perfect spot to enjoy 360º views of the sky and city from the 63rd floor! Recently they’ve launched a hearty Gastro Lounge menu for the whole family, including Chilli Grilled Kelong Squid, Crispy Oven Baked Potatoes, Whole French Spatchcock Chicken, Signature Grilled Seafood Platter and more. For kids, there are all-time faves such as the Mac and Cheese, plus fun colourful drinks like Gummy Bear Cooler, Oreo Milkshake and Mango Smoothie.
1-Altitude, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616, www.1-altitude.com


outdoor dining in singapore at arbora restaurant at the top of mount faber
Arbora atop of Mount Faber has plenty of outdoor dining and gorgeous views

Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro

Enjoy a “unique hilltop garden dining experience” at this lush little restaurant at the top of Mount Faber. Nestled against a rainforest hillside, the restaurant offers stupendous views of the Singapore Cable Car and the Singapore skyline. The menu is a mix of Western classics with kids’ options like chicken nuggets with corn, mushroom cream pasta, and fish and chips.
Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro, 109 Mount Faber Road, Mount Faber Peak, Singapore 099203, Tel (+65) 6377 9688, www.onefabergroup.com/arbora


Artichoke

The Middle Eastern-inflected cuisine at this indoor-outdoor restaurant in the Heritage District is totally delish. Some greatest hits include burnt miso hummus, pomegranate teriyaki glazed baba ghanoush, the signature fried chicken and the famous “Lambgasm”. A great soundtrack and extensive drinks menu make it a fun one for date night or a grownups dinner.
Artichoke, 161 Middle Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6336 6949, www.bjornshen.com


Art

Located atop the National Gallery, Art (previously Aura) is the spot to head for dinner and drinks after a visit to the National Gallery. Food is sophisticated neo-Italian with killer cocktails to match. The view is to die for, with sweeping panoramas of Singapore’s stunning skyline from the Flyer across to MBS and the financial centre with the lush green carpet of the Padang at your feet. This alfresco restaurant is definitely more of a date night spot.
Art, 1 St Andrew’s Road, #05-03, #06-02 National Gallery, Singapore, (+65) 6866 1977, www.artrestaurant.sg


Baker & Cook Dempsey

Head to the Loewen Road location for both Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza and you’ll discover outdoor dining, picnic tables, and a playground — a first for Baker & Cook! On the playground you’ll find a bouncy swing, little treehouse, ship, and ride-ons, along with tonnes of green space perfect for running around and getting the wiggles out. NB: Weekends are crazy busy, so they don’t take reservations between 10am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Baker & Cook Dempsey, 30C Loewen Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6251 1098, www.bakerandcook.biz

Read our full review on Baker & Cook Dempsey here!


Bee’s Knees

If you’re out at the Botanics with the little ones, Bee’s Knees is the place to make a beeline for a coffee (they open at 8am!) or a bite to eat. The kids’ menu is $18 and includes a main like pasta or pizza, a juice and chocolate cookie. And get this: there’s only outdoor seating (prams can be parked nearby). Even handier, the Cluny Park Road carpark is practically on its doorstep.
Bees Knees, 50 Cluny Park Road Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore, Tel: (+65) 9831 1106, www.thegarage.sg


Bollywood Veggies [temporarily closed due to Covid-19 measures]

It doesn’t get more lush than the jungly Poison Ivy Bistro within the Bollywood Veggies Farm in the Kranji Countryside. All seating is currently outside, and you can enjoy yummy farm-to-table cuisine featuring super fresh produce from right on the premises. Bonus that kiddos love exploring the entire farm, too.
Bollywood Veggies, 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026, Tel: (+65) 6898 5001, www.bollywoodveggies.com


Cafe Melba

Cafe Melba has two branches — one in the East, and one in the West at Mediapolis. At East Coast there’s a huge lawn with a bouncy castle on the weekends, while at Mediapolis there’s plenty of scooting space and games on offer including soccer balls and a basketball hoop.

At both locations kids eat FREE every Monday (with every main meal purchased).
Cafe Melba, 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Block N#01-56, and Mediapolis, 1 Stars Avenue, #03-01, Singapore; Tel:(+65) 6440 6068 www.cafemelba.com.sg


Carrotsticks and Cravings

With two lovely locations offering up outdoor dining in Singapore – one at Dempsey, one at Robertson Quay – this healthy café and deli serves wholesome dishes like fancy smashed avo on toast, breakfast burritos, hearty salads, and turmeric lattes. Kids’ meals include a Sourdough toastie with ham and cheese plus berries; a picnic style pack of Hummus, veg crudites, bread, cheese and popcorn; smoothies; and gluten-free pancakes.
Carrotsticks & Cravings, Dempsey: 75E Loewen Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 8128 9926,
Robertson Quay: 7 Rodyk Street, #01-34, Singapore (+65) 8128 9326.carrotsticksandcravings.com


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It doesn’t get much prettier than the Coastal Settlement near Changi Village

The Coastal Settlement

Lending a rustic charm to this cavernous Changi restaurant with outdoor dining aplenty is the old-world memorabilia, the background melodies and the low-hanging chandeliers. But it’s not all about the looks — their menu is stuffed with finger-licking, tummy-rubbing delicious food plus they have a small retro-style playground outside for the youngsters!
The Coastal Settlement, 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6475 0200, www.thecoastalsettlement.com


Coastes

This casual open-air beachfront bistro on Sentosa is a firm family favorite thanks to its all-day breakfast (well, till 3pm anyway), it’s proximity to parking, and its dog-friendliness. Last year they also introduced a delicious all-day brunch menu chock full of classics like pancakes, French toast and waffles, along with heartier fare like pulled pork tacos, bacon and kale frittata, and Rosti with Smoked Salmon and Poached Eggs. They even have some nice salads if you’re being good and, if you’re not, there’s a weekend free-flow menu where you can get unlimited Cava sparkling wine for $45++ per person.
Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-05 Sentosa, Singapore 099000,  www.coastes.com


Colbar

Colbar at Portsdown offers some old school colonial charm – it’s a casual rustic style kopitiam café set in lush greenery and the big draw here is the abundant open space for kids to run around or kick a football about right in view of the alfresco seating. The food is casual British pub fare with some Asian dishes thrown in, and all affordable enough to not warrant a separate kids’ meal – think chicken curry and rice, Sausage Sandwiches  and Omelette and chips all washed down with copious amounts of beer (for mama and papa only, obviously).
Colbar, 9A Whitchurch Road, Singapore 138839, Tel: (+65) 6779 4859, www.facebook.com/pages/ColBar


Coriander Leaf

Newly opened at the Singapore Polo Club, the big draw here is the fact that you can eat alfresco at the verandah and watch the Singapore Polo team in action on Tuesday and Thursday evenings! The menu is made up of Asian communal style sharing plates, Asian inspired cocktails and an extensive list of quality spirits produced in Asia. They’ve also got a great vegetarian and vegan-friendly selection, and all meats are sourced from halal suppliers with no pork or pork products on the menu. You don’t have to be a Singapore Polo Club member to dine here either – Coriander Leaf Singapore Polo Club is open to members of the public for dinner on Tuesdays to Fridays.
Coriander Leaf, 80 Mount Pleasant Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 9773 1207, corianderleaf.com/polo-club


The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar

Yet another entrant to Dempsey, this elegant-but-casual-enough-to-work-for-well-behaved-kids restaurant from Celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has elevated comfort fare like Black Truffle and Fontina Pizza and a Cheeseburger with Brie and Black Truffle Mayonnaise. You can also go straight fancy with their signature Egg Caviar, and the salads are scrumptious (if not huge). Weekend brunch is a hit with the kids, and there’s even a nice little patch of grass adjacent to the alfresco tables.
The Dempsey Cookhouse & BarBlock 17D Dempsey Road, Singapore, Tel: 1800 304 5588, www.facebook.com/dempseycookhouseandbar


outdoor dining alfresco the dempsey project

The Dempsey Project

Taking over from Jones the Grocer in Dempsey is The Dempsey Project, which offers both outdoor and indoor dining options with a delicious menu of trending dishes (lots of gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free options), café staples and then spice-infused dishes that take things up a notch!
The Dempsey Project, 9 Dempsey Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6475 2005, thedempseyproject.com


Entre-Nous Creperie

This spot on Seah Street across from The Raffles isn’t much more than a hole in the wall, but they do offer outdoor sidewalk seating (close your eyes and it’s almost like you’re in Paris). But what really recommends it, though, is that every French chef we’ve ever met in Singapore has sworn by the authenticity of their crepes that taste like they’re fresh from Britanny. They import beer and cider from there, too! NB: Closed Mondays.
Entre-Nous Creperie27 Seah Street, #01-01, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6333 4671, www.entrenous.sg


GRUB

Grub enjoys a gorgeously lush setting in the middle of Bishan Park. You’ll find ample outdoor dining with a terrace that wraps all around the restaurant, along with kid-friendly fare and a limited weekend brunch menu.
GRUB, Bishan Park, 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6459 5743, www.grub.com.sg


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The Halia is worth a trip unto itself to the Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Halia

The quintessential Singapore outdoor dining experience, this halal alfresco restaurant is conveniently situated just across from the amazing National Orchid Garden and adjacent to the lovely ginger garden in the Botanics. In fact Halia is the Malay word for ginger, and it’s a prominent ingredient across the totally extensive all-day brunch menu (served every weekend from 10am til 5pm). The patient staff will happily bring kiddos crayons and child-friendly utensils, and of course they can always hop right outside to get the wiggles out. And thumbs up for the nice kids menu!
The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Botanic Gardens, Tel: (65) 8444 1148, www.thehalia.com


Huber’s Bistro

Serving up hearty Swiss-German beer and food (prepared with the great product from the butchery and deli next door), Huber’s Bistro makes the perfect location to bring the fam for a lazy weekend brunch or early dinner. Thanks to the combination of multiple hot dogs on the menu and a huge, fenced-in playground (currently closed due to pandemic) within striking distance, it is also every child’s favorite outdoor dining restaurant in Singapore.
Huber’s Bistro, 22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679, Tel: (+65) 6737 1488, www.hubers.com.sg


The Knolls at Capella Singapore

Feed the fam at Capella Singapore, and indulge in a Mediterranean-inspired menu of fresh salads, seafood and tapas, with free-flow Champagne available for deserving parents. Staff are friendly and helpful, and with a terrace that looks over the tiered infinity pools and the South China Sea, the view is hard to beat.
The Knolls, Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297Tel: (+65) 6591 5046, www.capellahotels.com/singapore


outdoor dining singapore latteria mozzarella bar duxton hill
Cheese lovers know to head to Latteria on Duxton Hill

Latteria Mozzarella Bar

Latteria is one of our favourite haunts to enjoy an alfresco evening on their lovely terrace atop Duxton Hill. These guys know their mozzarella with an entire menu dedicated to the cheesy stuff offering all kinds of mozzarella and burrata especially imported from Italy. The vibe is much more date night than kid-friendly, however.
Latteria Mozzarella Bar, 40 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089618, Tel: (+65) 6866 1988, www.latteriamb.com


Little Farms Cafe

Little Farms Cafe in River Valley has been revamped with a small extended outdoor dining area (covered), along with new dishes on the menu. As a bonus, they open at 7:30am for that caffeine fix! You’ll find ready-to-eat treats like sandwiches, wraps, pastries and salads, or order from the à la carte menu; Gluten-Free Crumpets (we tried the egg-free ones and highly recommend them!), Buttermilk Pancakes, Veggie Brekkie Panini and many more highlight the breakfast offerings.
Little Farms Cafe, 491 River Valley Rd, #01-20, Singapore 248371, Tel: (+65) 6262 0619, www.littlefarmscafe.com


Lucha Loco

The massive outdoor terrace at Lucha Loco has probably seen wilder days than what social distancing will allow, but it’s still spacious and a fabulous place to enjoy a refreshing margarita and tasty tacos. Duxton is hands-down one of our favourite locations for outdoor dining in Singapore.
Lucha Loco, 15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598, Tel: (+65) 6226 3938, www.luchaloco.com


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Melt Cafe at the Mandarin Oriental offers tranquil outdoor dining in the middle of the city

Melt Café @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore

Melt Café is one of our faves because – in contrast to just about every other high-end brunch in town – we’ve never once felt let down by the food at any of from the Tandoor grill, to the succulent fresh seafood and sashimi. The outdoor dining area can get a bit hot at midday, but you’ll be rewarded with some lovely views of Marina Bay.
Kids 6 and under eat free.
Melt Cafe, 4th Floor, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore


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Merci Marcel

You’ll find a few outdoor tables at the outlets in Tiong Bahru and Club Street, but Merci Marcel‘s flagship Orchard Road location offers the best people-watching in a lush, pink-hued setting with the same delicious French fare (and oodles of wine). We particularly love the brunch and breakfast menus.
Merci Marcel Orchard, 390 Orchard Road, #01-03/04, Palais Renaissance, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6224 0113, www.mercimarcel.com


Oasis Restaurant @ Grand Hyatt Singapore

If you’re a fan of BBQ, this poolside restaurant’s tropics vibe might make you forget you’re in the middle of the city. Spend $100 and you’ll also get free parking! There’s also an extensive BBQ buffet on weekends.
Oasis, Level 5 (Terrace Wing), Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6732 1234, www.singapore.grand.hyatt.com


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Between the farm-to-table menu and the roving chickens, Open Farm Community is as alfresco as it gets

Open Farm Community

Open Farm Community is a joy to mamas’ hearts – this huge, airy, light-filled Dempsey restaurant has a farm-to-table eating philosophy, a fabulously healthy menu and a great outdoor play space where kiddos can wear themselves out while they wait for their food to arrive. The kids’ menu is delightfully wholesome.
Open Farm Community, 30E Minden Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6471 0306, www.openfarmcommunity.com


Panamericana

Panamericana is a super swish restaurant with lovely views at Sentosa Golf Club and a balcony that is covered but breezy for super sunset views). On the menu is delicious asado grilled whole meats like a whole lamb cooked on the open charcoal fire, Snapper Ceviche, and plenty of salads and veggie sides. For families with kids: a kids menu and a lawn at the front to run riot (out of earshot) while mama has a highly recommended and dangerously drinkable Panamericana Sangria.
Panamericana, Sentosa Golf Club 27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore, Tel:(+65) 62538182, www.facebook.com/panamericanasg


Paulaner Bräuhaus

Singapore’s first authentic German microbrewery, this massive bar and restaurant at Millenia Walk has ample outdoor seating. On Sundays, Paulaner serves up a heaving German brunch  ($38pp) from 11:30am to 2:30pm serving plated dishes of sausages, Bavarian meatloaf, pork knuckle and salads.
At Sunday Brunch kids under 5 eat free; (currently on hold during the pandemic: children’s supervised activities such as colouring or mask making).
Paulaner Bräuhaus9 Raffles Boulevard, #01 -01, #02-01, #03-01, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596, Tel: (+65) 6883 2572, www.paulaner-brauhaus-singapore.com


Peperoni Pizzeria

Pizza in the park? This spot screams family-friendly with every kid’s fave meal after a scoot or walk in the Botanics. Peperoni Pizzeria is part of the award-winning Les Amis Group, and has been going strong since the first Peperoni at Greenwood in 2004. Wood-fired pizzas and traditional pastas draw families here but it’s the kid-friendly atmosphere that keeps people coming back.
Peperoni @ Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Singapore 259569, Tel: (+65) 6467 7326,  www.peperoni.com.sg


Picotin

House-made pizza and mini golf? You can see why Picotin Express at Green Fairways is so popular with families! This casual restaurant is perched on the edge of a 9-hole golf course where older kids or adults can practise their drive. There’s also a 36-hole outdoor mini golf (currently closed until further notice due to pandemic) next door that is part of Picotin (additional charges apply) which makes this a great choice for birthday parties too!
Picotin, 60 Fairways Dr, Singapore 286966, www.picotin.com.sg


Potato Head Singapore

You won’t exactly be transported to their sister spot in Bali, but at this multi-level burger house on Keong Saik Road Head to level three for the rooftop herb garden and tropical styled Tiki bar where concoctions are served in wooden bamboo and coconut cups from the island of the Gods. You’ll find a kid-friendlier vibe and more outdoor dining at Three Buns Quayside at Robertson Quay.
Potato Head Singapore, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6327 1939
Three Buns Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-01 Singapore, www.facebook.com/PotatoHeadSG


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PS.Cafe has multiple locations (including Harding Road @ Dempsey) with beautiful outdoor dining

PS.Café

Whether you dine centrally at the lush and expansive Harding Road location at Dempsey, or opt for the buzzy new PS.Cafe by the Sea at East Coast Park, you’ll find some of the loveliest outdoor dining in Singapore. NB: The East Coast location is the first PS.Cafe with a dedicated kids’ menu, serving kid-friendly faves like Spaghetti Bolognese, Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties, and a Mini Pancake Stack.
PS.Cafe Harding, 28B Harding Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 9070 8782
PS.Cafe by the Sea, 110 East Coast Parkway (near Carpark D3), Tel: (+65) 6788 9208, www.pscafe.com


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Punggol Container Park

There’s plenty of F&B available at Punggol Container Park (home to the Uncle Ringo funfair!) – over 10 restaurants and vendors, in fact. Some of them are container park restaurants with alfresco dining (we even spotted some ‘rooftop’ container bars) that’ll make you feel like you’re holidaying in Australia. It does get a little hot at 4pm (which is when most of the restaurants open) but if you’re sitting in the shade you can feel some wind blowing past while eating outdoors. We love that the strip of Punggol Container Park restaurants is right by Punggol Waterway, so it’s a great spot to soak in some nature and people-watch. Check out the full list of Punggol Container Park restaurants here!
Punggol Container Park, 50 Punggol East, Singapore 828824
Read our Guide to Punggol Container Park


Rider’s Café

Rider’s Café is a casual (no air con) cafe that is covered but with part of it open to the elements. This cafe serves brunch of eggs and pancakes as well as salads and comfort food. There is no play area on site (and note that it’s on the second level so not ideal with strollers due to the steps), but it remains popular with families on the weekend thanks to its proximity to the kids’ pony rides at the Saddle Club — and lots of good horse-spotting.
Rider’s Cafe, 51 Fairways Dr, Singapore 286965, Tel: (+65) 6466 9819 www.riderscafe.sg


Seared

Best known for their grilled specialties, Seared on Tanglin has a lovely outdoor seating area that’ll also be a hit with the kids – with a bouncy castle on-site! So while you tuck into some tomahawk and fries, let the kids run wild nearby.
Seared, #B1-01 Tanglin Place, 91 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247918, Tel: (+65) 9826 5529, www.seared.sg


Super Loco

So much to love about this colourful spot right at Robertson Quay: The kids can scoot along the river, and dogs are welcome. The coffee, juices and smoothies are fab (as are the margaritas, of course), and you’ve got Huevos Rancheros and Breakfast Tacos (we love their light and healthy breakfast bowls, too!). On top of all that, their well-priced kids’ menu has gluten-free options and perfect portion sizes to please discerning little diners. NB: You’ll also find lots of outdoor dining (and killer views) at the Customs House location, but it’s far less kid-friendly.
Super Loco, The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay #01-13, Singapore 238252, Tel: (+65) 6235 8900, www.super-loco.com


Tamarind Hill

We recommend arriving to this gorgeous upscale Thai spot in an old black and white before it gets dark, both because it’s up a long, narrow road off Pasir Panjang that can be hard to find, and because you’ll want to admire the beautifully lush surroundings of Labrador Nature Reserve. For our money it’s one of the most romantic spots in Singapore. The food is good (if on the pricy side), and they’ve got one of the most fun cocktail menus you’ll find anywhere.
Tamarind Hill, 30 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189, Tel: (+65) 6278 6364, www.tamarindrestaurants.com/tamarind-hill-singapore


Tanjong Beach Club

Enjoy brunch on the beach at this super cool bar-meets-beach-club that’s a peak outdoor dining in Singapore experience. Order a drink while the kids build sandcastles and jump in the swim in the infinity pool. Call ahead and book a cabana (brunch menu from 10am-4pm) if you plan to make a leisurely day of it. Saturdays tend to be better for families too, as Sundays are popular amongst the young and trendy.
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098942Tel: (+65) 9750 5323, www.tanjongbeachclub.com


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Tapas, 24

Tapas, 24 has taken over the space occupied by Summerlong and offers a fun buzzy atmosphere with tempting Sangria and Spanish cocktails. Highlights from the tapas menu include the “Tapas 24” Bikini Sandwich with black truffles, Ibérico ham and buffalo mozzarella; the total umami powerhouse paella de Gambas Al Ajillo finished in the Josper. Plus don’t miss the Galician Octopus and the Clams flambeed in Sherry with Artichoke, garlic and a kick of chilli .
Tapas, 24, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-04, Singapore 238252, www.tapas24.sg


TBB Safari

Oh how we love TBB Safari in Dempsey (part of the Tiong Bahru Bakery brand)! This safari-style glamping café is pitched in front of sister resto Open Farm Community. TBB Safari is open for early risers from 8am and offers Common Man Roasters coffee and amazing pastries and sandwiches (though no specific kids’ menu). There is plenty of space for strollers (al fresco but lots of blowers). Older kids will enjoy the boules lawn and exploring the lovely grounds.
TBB Safari, 130E Minden Road,  Singapore 248819, www.tiongbahrubakery.com


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Town Restaurant has stellar brunch and beautiful views from morning til night

Town Restaurant at the Fullerton Hotel

Few restaurants in Singapore can rival the elegant grandeur of the Fullerton and its lovely riverside setting, not to mention the totally delicious menu of everything from fresh seafood, to decadent desserts, and particularly tasty local faves like chicken rice, lobster nasi lemak and satay. They’ve also got dedicated kids’ activities with fun crafts and more (currently on hold due to the pandemic).
Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, Tel: (+65) 6733 8388, www.fullertonhotels.com/the-fullerton-hotel/town-restaurant.html


Trapizza

Beachfront Trapizza is a casual Italian resto that’s part of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa. The whole fam can nosh on pizzas while the kids play in the water play area nearby, run on the beach or explore nearby kids’ playground Nestopia (this is a ticketed playground not in view of Trapizza).
Trapizza, 10 Siloso Beach Walk, 098995, Tel: (+65) 6376 2662, www.shangri-la.com/singapore


Waterfall Ristorante Italiano at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Singapore has lots of great Italian restaurants but surprisingly few of them seem to offer alfresco dining! Waterfall Ristorante at the Shangri-La in town has a relaxed vibe that’s super kid-friendly, along with delicious Southern Italian classics and tranquil views overlooking the hotel’s resort-style pool.
Waterfall Ristorante Italiano, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore (Garden Wing), 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, Tel: (+65) 6213 4398, www.shangri-la.com/singapore


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You’ll find outdoor space aplenty at Wheeler’s Estate in Seletar

Wheeler’s Estate

Wheelers Estate (sister of Wheeler’s Yard in Balestier) does breakfast, Australian style steaks, fish and chips and burgers, as well as picnics in their lovely outdoor garden. There’s a fab playground nearby where kids can swing and play in view of parents sitting out on the lawn.