Our pick of the best rooftop restaurants for alfresco sky-high dining
Call us biased but we think the Little Red Dot offers some of the best skyline views in the world! If you’re looking for somewhere to show off the views to corporate peeps or out of town guests or that romantic dinner to impress your date, bookmark our picks of the best restaurants and bars in town to snag a table for incredible rooftop dining with stunning views to match.
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Lead image by SKAI Restaurant & Bar
SKAI Restaurant & Bar on the rooftop of Swissôtel The Stamford is our latest squeeze where we take all out-of-town guests for that oh-my-gosh-jaw-dropping-view experience. It’s on the 70th floor so the views through floor to ceiling windows of Singapore’s stunning skyline are excellent. The restaurant has a great buzzy atmosphere and the dining is tip top, too – think Josper-grilled steaks and seafood with a Japanese influence. Desserts are equally stunning: try the Caramelised Soy Bean Cheesecake, caramelised at the table with a blowtorch. If you fancy a pre- or post-dinner cocktail (again with those wow views), head over to SKAI Bar where contemporary cocktails are inspired by sea, desert, rainforest and alpine elevations. Read our full write up here.
CÉ LA VI offers stunning 360-degree views of Singapore from the top of Marina Bay Sands with both alfresco and indoor dining, or you can just pop along for a sunset cocktail (though be warned you will need to pay to enter if not dining — redeemable against drink). This very upmarket restaurant offers Modern Asian cuisine by award-winning chefs. There are lunch set menus starting from $45++ for 2 courses, dinner set menus at $168++ and a la carte offering dishes like Truffle and Salmon Tartare and Balinese Braised Duck Leg.
CÉ LA VI, SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018971, Tel: (+65) 6688 7688, www.celavi.com
LeVeL33, as its name suggests, is on the 33rd level of Marina Bay Financial Centre, and as such offers one of the best panoramic views of Marina Bay Sands in town. It’s a popular spot with the corporate crowd working in MBFC, too. There’s a small outdoor terrace (best to book ahead for a spot) and the air-conditioned indoor dining area. Level33 is also the world’s highest urban craft microbrewery, with beers made on site! On the dining menu: contemporary European cuisine (with suggested beer pairings).
LeVeL33, 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard, Tel: (+65) 6834 3133, level33.com.sg
Located on level 57 of Marina Bay Sands, Spago is Chef Wolfgang Puck’s second restaurant at Marina Bay Sands (his first being premium steakhouse CUT). Spago serves Californian cuisine with Asian accents (don’t miss the spicy tuna tartare cones with chilli aioli) with 360-degree views as a backdrop — so it’s a popular choice for date night. There’s an indoor dining room, or step outside for alfresco dinner and drinks with views of the hotel’s infinity pool.
Spago Bar & Lounge, Level 57, Sands SkyPark Tower 2, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Tel: (+65) 6688 9955, marinabaysands.com
Located on the 62nd floor of One Raffles Place, Stellar at 1-Altitude serves up modern gastronomic cuisine headed by Chef Christopher Millar. The alfresco bar 1-Altitude one floor up is the world’s highest alfresco bar and offers stunning 360 views of the city for a post-dinner drink.
Stellar: 1-Altitude, 1 Raffles Place, #62-02, Singapore 048616, Tel: 6438 0410, www.1-altitude.com
The steak restaurant 665°F is perched on level 38 of the Andaz Singapore, right behind the Gotham building where Atlas Bar is. The restaurant is surprisingly intimate with an open kitchen as well as windows with a view. Opt for the private room if you are in a group for the best views. Before you get to level 38, though, stop first at the stunning rooftop bar, Mr Stork where you’ll be rewarded with killer 360-degree views across Singapore (unless you are snuggled in one of their cute teepee tents on offer). Meat (which is all halal) is the main name of the game at 665°F: order the Dry-aged, grass-fed Irish Ribeye chargrilled in the Pira oven, which creates the flavour, aroma, and juiciness unique to an open-fire barbecue. Desserts ($28) are table centrepieces so leave room for the Baked Alaska!
665°F, Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore, 189354, Tel: (+65) 6408 1234, andazsingapore.com
Artemis Grill is on the top of CapitaGreen building, with views of the CBD and beyond. Have a drink in the outdoor “Sky Forest” bar that’s great for after-work drinks (happy hour is Monday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm). For dinner, head indoors to the main restaurant for Mediterranean-inspired cuisine using sustainably sourced fish and seafood, hormone-free meats and locally sourced vegetables for an upmarket dining experience equally suitable for corporate dos or a romantic meal.
Artemis Grill, Level 40, CapitaGreen Rooftop, 138 Market Street, Tel: (+65) 6635 8677, artemisgrill.com.sg
Aura by Beppe De Vito is the spot to head to for dinner and drinks after a visit to the National Gallery. Food is sophisticated Italian with homemade pastas like Tonnarelli with Sea Urchins and Wholewheat Stracci with Duck & Foie Gras. For showstopper views, head to Aura’s rooftop Sky Lounge and Bar, an indoor lounge and cocktail bar decked out with modern art sculptures, which gives way to an alfresco bar area. The view features 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. Reserve this spot for work drinks and events and you’ll get a couple of approving slaps on the back for sure.
Aura, 1 St Andrew’s Road, #05-03, #06-02 National Gallery, Singapore 178957, (+65) 6866 1977, www.aura.sg
Jaan is a multi-award winning 1-Michelin Star restaurant helmed by Chef de Cuisine Kirk Westaway serving French cuisine. Interiors are sophisticated: a huge Murano crystal and silver free-form chandelier takes center stage above, while the views are breathtaking given Jaan is on the 70th floor of Swissotel The Stamford hotel.
Jaan, Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882, Tel: (+65) 6837 3322, www.jaan.com.sg
Japanese restaurant Kinki is atop the Customs House building and offers knockout views of MBS with edgy beats in the background and graffiti plastered all over the walls. On the menu, Japanese food, namely sushi rolls, from the classic to the kinkier remakes like Foie Gras and Scallop Sushi or Kinki Style Okonomiyaki, with a “pizza” of seafood and a range of sake, and Japanese-themed cocktails. City slickers have this spot on their radar as come Happy Hour (Mondays to Saturdays, 5pm – 8pm) the rooftop bar is heaving with peeps scrambling for the 1 for 1 on selected Beers, wines and spirits!
Kinki Restaurant + Bar, 70 Collyer Quay #02-02, Customs House, Singapore 049323, Tel: (+65) 6533 3471, www.kinki.com.sg
Salt Grill and Sky Bar centrally located on the top floor of ION on Orchard Road offers a different view of the city. The restaurant is owned by Australian celebrity chef-restaurateur Luke Mangan and The Salt Grill menu features fresh Australian produce with the local ingredients where possible. Barramundi fish, salty Coffin Bay oysters, sweet Spencer Gulf prawns, and grilled meat sourced from farming partners in Australia.
Salt Grill & Sky Bar, 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #55-01 & #56-01, Singapore 238801, Tel: (+65) 6592 5118, www.saltgrill.com
The Terrace Lounge at Zafferano is one of the prime spots to catch the fireworks – it’s up on the 43rd floor after all. There’s an indoor and outdoor bar, and if you’re after happy hours know that Zafferano’s Terrace Lounge offers free-flow prosecco, house wine and beer on Saturday nights from 8pm to 10pm for just $28. The cuisine is Italian by Tuscan-born chef Emanuele Faggi.
Zafferano, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre, 049315, Tel: (+65) 6509 1488, zafferano.sg
Lantern Bar at the Fullerton Bay Hotel offers a low-level rooftop view (complete with fabulous pool) that is worth a visit for its different angle to admire the beautiful Marina Bay waterfront and the Singapore skyline. This is a popular spot so advance dining reservations are recommended. There’s a resident DJ towards the weekend but really this lovely setting needs only a cold drink in hand to admire the view.
Lantern, Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, Tel: (+65) 6597 5299, www.fullertonhotels.com
Bar Canary is slap bang on Orchard Road, reopened recently after a revamp and new menu. Ladies’ Night (every Wednesday from 7 to 9pm) is popular with the $55 “liquid buffet” (free-flow Champagne, house pours and select cocktails), while Gentleman’s Night offers $10 beers on tap and 15% off whiskies every Thursday evening. If you’re visiting on Monday and Tuesday, you’ll be rewarded with 20%, 30% and 40% off the first, second and third bottles respectively, while Friday and Saturday offers a “beat the clock” special from 6 to 9pm. Sounds dangerous to us!
Bar Canary, Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Tel: (+65) 6603 8855, parkhotelgroup.com/en/orchard/bar-canary
British-inspired gastropub Oxwell & Co has a rooftop garden bar with a limited menu focusing on Hendricks Gin. Best to book ahead as the space has limited seating or if you can get a seat head over opposite the road of this foodie enclave of Ann Siang Hill to the Screening Rooms.
Oxwell & Co, 5 Ann Siang Road, Tel: (+65) 6438 3984, www.oxwellandco.com
Screening Room is the rooftop alfresco bar that is part of 12 Ann Siang’s
multi-faceted entertainment venue. The views from here are more subdued but the angle offers a new perspective — Chinatown’s heritage shop houses juxtaposed against CBD skyscrapers.
Screening Room,12 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069692, www.screeningroom.com.sg