Dine alfresco with our ultimate guide to outdoor dining in Singapore, featuring 50 of our favourite alfresco restaurants!
On the lookout for restaurants that offer alfresco dining? Check out our fave restaurants with outdoor dining below listed alphabetically (we have also listed them by area at the bottom). Just about all these outdoor restaurants 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.
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Outdoor Dining Restaurants by Area:
Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro: hillside outdoor dining
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. Book a table here.
Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro, 109 Mount Faber Road, Mount Faber Peak, Singapore 099203, Tel (+65) 6361 0088
Artichoke: open-air cafe
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. Book a table here.
Artichoke, 161 Middle Road, Singapore 188978, Tel: (+65) 9650 2290
Art di Daniele Sperindio: outdoor café with skyline view
Located atop the National Gallery, Art di Daniele Sperindio (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. Book a table here.
Art di Daniele Sperindio, 1 St Andrew’s Road, #05-03, #06-02 National Gallery, Singapore, (+65) 9866 1796
Baker & Cook Dempsey: kid-friendly outdoor cafe
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. This cafe has indoor seating next to the windows as well if you wish to watch your kids play while you’re in air con! NB: Weekends are crazy busy, so they don’t take reservations between 10am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Book a table here.
Baker & Cook Dempsey, 30C Loewen Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6251 1098
Botanico & Bee’s Knees: alfresco dining at Botanic Gardens
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!). Bees Knees is popular with pet-owners as it’s on the ground floor with alfresco seating and lots of fans. The kids’ menu is $18 and includes a main like pasta or pizza, a juice and chocolate cookie. The outdoor seating is kid-friendly too (prams can be parked nearby). Even handier, the Cluny Park Road carpark is practically on its doorstep. Head upstairs to Botanico for a more refined menu better for date night and you’ll also find a sheltered outdoor dining area. Book a table here.
Botanico & Bees Knees, 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore, Tel: (+65) 9815 3213
Bollywood Veggies: Poison Ivy chill outdoor dining
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, bollywoodfarms.com
Cafe Melba: kid-friendly outdoor dining with a playground
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. Book a table at Mediapolis or Goodman Arts Centre.
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
Cafe Melba, Mediapolis, 1 Stars Avenue, #03-01, Singapore; Tel:(+65) 6440 6068 (Goodman Arts Centre), www.cafemelba.com.sg
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Carrotsticks and Cravings: casual outdoor dining
Carrotsticks and Cravings has two locations but it’s the larger outdoor area at Robertson Quay that is best for families. 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. Book a table at Robertson Quay.
Carrotsticks & Cravings, Robertson Quay: 7 Rodyk Street, #01-34, Singapore (+65) 8128 9326.carrotsticksandcravings.com
The Coastal Settlement: alfresco dining for date night
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! Book a table here.
The Coastal Settlement, 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6475 0200, www.thecoastalsettlement.com
Coastes: outdoor brunch by the beach
This casual open-air beachfront bistro on Sentosa is a firm family favourite thanks to its all-day breakfast (well, till 3pm anyway), its proximity to parking, and its dog-friendliness. Brunch consists of 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, choose from a wide range of wine to sip on while the little ones build sand castles on the side! Book a table here.
Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-05 Sentosa, Singapore 099000, www.coastes.com
Colbar: alfresco dining with lush greenery
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). Book a table here.
Colbar, 9A Whitchurch Road, Singapore 138839, Tel: (+65) 6779 4859, www.facebook.com/pages/ColBar
Coriander Leaf: casual outdoor dining
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. Book a table here.
Coriander Leaf, 80 Mount Pleasant Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 9773 1207, corianderleaf.com/polo-club
The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar: kid-friendly outdoor dining
This elegant but casual enough place to be kid-friendly restaurant has elevated comfort fare like Black Truffle and Fontina Pizza and a Cheeseburger with Brie and Black Truffle Mayonnaise. Weekend brunch is a hit with the kids or you can also go straight fancy with their signature Egg Caviar, and the salads are scrumptious (if not huge). Book a table here.
The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, Block 17D Dempsey Road, Singapore, Tel: 1800 304 5588, www.facebook.com/dempseycookhouseandbar
The Dempsey Project: pet-friendly outdoor dining
The Dempsey Project 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! And by the way, The Dempsey Project is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your fur-kid along! Book a table here.
The Dempsey Project, 9 Dempsey Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6475 2005, thedempseyproject.com
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Entre-Nous Creperie: casual outdoor dining with crepes
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. Book a table here.
Entre-Nous Creperie, 27 Seah Street, #01-01, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6333 4671, www.entrenous.sg
Good Bites: halal restaurant with outdoor dining
Located in the Bishan Sports Centre, Good Bites is an affordable halal restaurant with lovely rooftop outdoor seating that looks magical at night. The menu is Western fusion, and the location is worth heading to just for its IG-worthy interiors! Book a table here.
Good Bites, 5 Bishan Street 14, #03-01 Good Bites Singapore, Singapore 579783, Tel:(+65) 6970 0233, www.goodbites.com.sg
GRUB: outdoor dining
Grub used to be in a gorgeously lush setting in the middle of Bishan Park, but has now moved to Novotel at Stevens Road. You’ll find ample outdoor seating with a terrace that wraps all around the restaurant, along with kid-friendly fare and a limited weekend brunch menu. Book a table here.
GRUB, 30 Stevens Rd, #01-06 Novotel @ Stevens, Singapore 257840, Tel: (+65) 8891 9298, www.grub.com.sg
The Halia: halal alfresco dining
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 kids’ menu! Book a table here.
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: kid-friendly outdoor dining
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, steaks and burgers on the menu and a huge, fenced-in playground within striking distance, it is also every child’s favourite outdoor dining restaurant in Singapore.
Huber’s Bistro, 22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679, Tel: (+65) 6737 1488, www.hubers.com.sg
Latteria Mozzarella Bar: alfresco dining for date night
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. Book a table here.
Latteria Mozzarella Bar, 40 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089618, Tel: (+65) 6866 1988, www.latteriamb.com
Little Farms Cafe: pet-friendly outdoor dining
Easties, look out for Little Farms Bistro at Katong Point with its pet-friendly dining space and a relaxed alfresco dining terrace. We love heading to this streetside cafe for a coffee and some people-watching with the beautiful architecture of the heritage Joo Chiat shophouses in view. After your meal you can grab any groceries you need from Little Farms store. Little Farms Cafe in River Valley has 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 breakfast and lunch offerings.
Little Farms Bistro at Katong Point, Katong Point, 451 Joo Chiat Road #01-04, Singapore 427664
Little Farms Cafe, 491 River Valley Rd, #01-20, Singapore 248371, Tel: (+65) 3105 1154
Merci Marcel: casual outdoor dining
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. Book a table here.
Merci Marcel Orchard, 390 Orchard Road, #01-03/04, Palais Renaissance, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6735 2608, www.mercimarcel.com
Open Farm Community: outdoor dining with play area
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. Book a table here.
Open Farm Community, 30E Minden Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6471 0306, www.openfarmcommunity.com
Panamericana: alfresco dining on Sentosa
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 new outdoor seating on the lawn at the front. Book a table here.
Panamericana, Sentosa Golf Club 27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore, Tel:(+65) 6253 8182, www.facebook.com/panamericanasg
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Paulaner Bräuhaus: alfresco dining with brunch
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. Book a table here.
Paulaner Bräuhaus, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01 -01, #02-01, #03-01, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596, Tel: (+65) 6592 7912, www.paulaner-brauhaus-singapore.com
Picotin Fairways: outdoor dining with mini golf
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 next door that is part of Picotin (additional charges apply) which makes this a great choice for birthday parties too!
Picotin Fairways, 60 Fairways Dr, Singapore 286966, Tel: (+65) 6877 1191 www.picotin.com.sg
Potato Head Singapore: alfresco dining in the city
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. Book a table at Potato Head here.
Potato Head Singapore, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6327 1939
Three Buns Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-01 Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6909 7838
Privé Botanic Gardens: outdoor dining with kids’ activities
Privé Botanic Gardens offers all-day dining and drinks for casual meals or brunch at the Botanics. They’ve got an indoor playground and kids’ corner (with a rock climbing wall, story books and kids’ colouring activities) to entertain little ones. Book a table here.
Privé Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, Tel: (+65) 6776 0777, www.theprivegroup.com.sg/prive-botanic-gardens
PS.Cafe: kid-friendly outdoor dining
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. Book a table at Dempsey here.
PS.Cafe Harding, 28B Harding Road, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6708 9288
PS.Cafe by the Sea, 110 East Coast Parkway (near Carpark D3), Tel: (+65) 6708 9288, www.pscafe.com
Punggol Container Park: casual outdoor dining
There’s plenty of F&B available at Punggol Container Park – 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
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RedDot Brewhouse Dempsey: alfresco dining in the jungle
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. Book a table here.
RedDot Brewhouse, 25A Dempsey Road, #01-01, Singapore 247691, Tel: (+65) 6475 0500, www.reddotbrewhouse.com.sg
Seared: kid-friendly outdoor dining + bouncy castle
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
Sol & Luna: alfresco dining with CBD views
Sol & Luna on the 17th floor of CapitaSpring offers lovely CBD sunset views and does brunch, afternoon tea, lunch sets from $35 per person for a two-course meal, evening tapas and dinner with flavours from Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain. Head there for a breezy sundowner drink on the gorgeous balcony with stunning views. Book a table here.
Sol & Luna, #17-01, CapitaSpring, 88 Market Street, Singapore 048948, Tel: (+65) 8031 4316, solandluna.sg
Super Loco: breezy outdoor dining
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. Book a table here.
Super Loco, The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay #01-13, Singapore 238252, Tel: (+65) 9815 7221, www.super-loco.com
Surrey Hills Café: pet-friendly alfresco café
Surrey Hills Grocer is Singapore’s latest gourmet grocer offering Australian produce. They’ve also got a pet-friendly alfresco café, serving aromatic brews, along with an on-site bakery that produces the freshest in-house bakes and pastries daily. Book a table here.
Surrey Hills Café, D’Arena, 511 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638366, Tel: (+65) 8035 7497, surreyhillsgrocer.sg
Tamarind Hill: Thai outdoor dining
We recommend arriving at 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. It’s one of the most romantic outdoor dining spots in Singapore. Book a table here.
Tamarind Hill, 30 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189, Tel: (+65) 6929 2100, www.tamarindrestaurants.com/tamarind-hill-singapore
Tanjong Beach Club: alfresco dining by the beach
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 swimming 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. Book a table here.
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098942, Tel: (+65) 9750 5323, www.tanjongbeachclub.com
Tapas, 24: casual outdoor dining
Tapas, 24 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. Book a table here.
Tapas, 24, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-04, Singapore 238252, Tel: (+65) 6513 6810, www.tapas24.sg
TBB Safari: kid-friendly alfresco café
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) and kids will enjoy the new playground and sandpit!
TBB Safari, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819, Tel: (+65) 6877 4876, www.tiongbahrubakery.com
Town Restaurant: alfresco restaurant by the river
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. Book a table here.
Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, Tel: (+65) 3129 8125, www.fullertonhotels.com/the-fullerton-hotel/town-restaurant.html
Trapizza: outdoor dining on Sentosa
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). Book a table here.
Trapizza, 10 Siloso Beach Walk, 098995, Tel: (+65) 6376 2662, www.shangri-la.com/singapore
National Kitchen by Violet Oon: casual outdoor dining
Featuring a Peranakan menu of course, National Kitchen by Violet Oon boasts an outdoor verandah dining space with grand Corinthian columns and a sweeping view overlooking the historic Padang. Perfect for date night! Book a table here.
National Kitchen by Violet Oon, National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #02-01, Singapore 178957, Tel: (+65) 9834 9935, www.violetoon.com
Waterfall Ristorante Italiano: kid-friendly alfresco dining
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. Book a table here.
Waterfall Ristorante Italiano, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore (Garden Wing), 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, Tel: (+65) 6213 4398, www.shangri-la.com/singapore
Wheeler’s Estate: outdoor dining on a lawn
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. Book a table here.
Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, 798386 Singapore, Tel: (+65) 9735 7332, www.wheelersestate.com
Wildseed Cafe: outdoor dining
Wildseed is a casual cafe serving up gourmet breakfasts and homemade patisseries and cakes. The brunch menu tends savoury, except for its DIY ‘waffle factory’ menu that’s a big hit with kiddos. Wildseed is popular with dog walkers and families alike. Wildseed Cafe at Alkaff Mansion near Harbourfront has plenty of kids’ activities to keep the little ones entertained so you can enjoy your meal. Book a table at Wildseed’s Park Lane branch here.
Wildseed Cafe & Bar, Level 1, 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798387, Tel: (+65) 8126 7524, www.wildseedcafe.sg/the-summerhouse
Wildseed Cafe at Alkaff Mansion, Level 1, The Alkaff Mansion, 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178, Tel: (+65) 8126 8484, www.thealkaffmansion.sg/wildseed-cafe
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar: outdoor dining at MBS
Fried chicken lovers should flap on over to Yardbird, a fam-friendly American import at MBS, which has outdoor dining on its top floor that looks out to Marina Bay. There’s a great kids’ menu, a kicking classic rock soundtrack, and delicious weekend brunch and free-flow options. Book a table here.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, L1-82 (Bay Level) and B1-07 (Galleria Level), 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972, Tel: (+65) 6688 9959, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants
Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Singapore by Area:
Art di Daniele Sperindio
Carrotsticks & Cravings @ Robertson Quay
Latteria Mozzarella Bar
Merci Marcel (Club Street, Orchard & Tiong Bahru)
National Kitchen by Violet Oon
Potato Head Singapore
Sol & Luna
Three Buns Quayside
Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel
Waterfall Ristorante at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar