When it comes to rooftop restaurants in Singapore, you are right to keep your expectations sky-high.
Where else would you get to savour the Marina Bay Sands light show? Or the spectacular view of the sun preparing for its nap across the vast ocean? Don’t you want to observe the largest observation wheel – the Singapore flyer- or the colonial Fullerton Hotel?
All the while, you feast on traditional Chinese cuisine or Mediterranean delicacies and bask in the ambient lighting of the eatery with your date.
Sounds lovely? We have compiled the top 16 rooftop restaurants for alfresco dining, party vibes, and panoramic skylines.
|1. Spago Dining Room|
|Address:||10 Bayfront Avenue L57, Sands SkyPark, Hotel, Tower 2, Singapore 018956|
Touted as a “garden in the sky” concept, the Spago Dining Room is a tendril of the Beverly Hills restaurant from Chef Wolfgang Puck. Greenery permeates every corner of the fine dining eatery, be it the spacious indoors or the alfresco terrace arrangement.
The menu, while American, is best described as an amalgamation of cuisines from all over the world. Do not forget to try the Kaya Toast, specifically made by Head Chef Greg Bess based on his experience of Southeast Asia. The Japanese Sea Bream “Laksa” and USDA Prime New York Sirloin are other must-tries for those vying for a quick meal.
- Forbes has listed Spago in their travel guide, granting it a four-starrating for 5 years running.
|2. 1927 Rooftop Bar|
|Address:||Robinson Rd, 35, Singapore 068876|
Named after the year the Hotel Telegraph Singapore building was built, the 1927 Rooftop Bar presents you with a closer look at the skyscrapers lining up the Central Business District. Your Fuzhou Fried Oyster Cake may have to wait as you relax inside the infinity edge pool. The decoration screams tropical, accompanied by generous arrangements and city lights
- Their beverage menu gets the touch of their award-winning mixologist.
- It is often booked for huge corporate parties.
|3. Sky Lido|
|Address:||317 Outram Rd, #05-01 Concorde Shopping Centre, Singapore 169075|
Sky Lido is the pinnacle of rooftop dining. While providing affordable lamb shanks and huge pizza slices, you get a pretty interesting field of vision of the city’s nightscape. Take a seat on the green patio with a swing set to capture aesthetic pictures or pose in front of the wine bar with beautiful hanging lanterns overhead.
- Huge generous space on the rooftop with minimalistic, stylish and modern decor.
|Address:||8 Marina Blvd, #33 – 01, Singapore 018981|
Serving modern European and Australian cuisine, LeVel 33 is divided into a lounge space, dining area, private dining room, social luncheon,and an outdoor terrace. Regardless of where you decide to sit down for the Wagyu Tri-tip, you will get a spectacular view of Marina Bay.
The concept of LeVel 33 is also unique. In addition to being a rooftop restaurant, it hosts the highest brewery inside a building, with some fresh brews incorporated into the menu.
- All ingredients are sustainably sourced from Singapore and close by areas.
|Address:||10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 1, Level 57, Singapore 018956|
Situated at 57 stories, LAVO boasts an indoor and outdoor lounge for partygoers. The DJ booth is at the centre of the restaurant, as the customers dine under the sparkling lights while delighting in Italian American cuisine. While the pre-party makeover is limited to Friday and Saturday, other days call for you to chill while you experience Singapore from a 180-degree view.
- The 20-layered chocolate cake is exclusive to the LAVO.
|6. CÉ LA VI Singapore|
|Address:||1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, Singapore 018971|
The CÉ LA VI is a complete eatery with a dining area, a sky bar and a lounge. The experience you will get from the place depends on the day of your visit. Friday and Saturday are reserved for partygoers, Sundays are for romantic evenings, and the other four days call for big group dinners. Overlooking the Marina Bay waterfront, the 57-floor restaurant allows you to view almost all of the country.
- Special services are provided for those with dietary issues.
- You can also request Halal food.
|Address:||70, #02-02 Collyer Quay, Customs House, Singapore 049323|
Kinki is here to shake things up. Far from the sophisticated overtone you are used to for rooftop restaurants, Kinki focuses on a more art house presentation. At the entrance, you will be greeted with art murals, while the rooftop bar has graffiti you are likely to see in an anime. The eclectic eatery also offers a fusion of Japanese and Singaporean dishes.
- Free flow buffet every Saturday and public holidays for sushi fans.
|8. Mr. Stork|
|Address:||5 Fraser St, Level 39, Andaz 189354|
How could we make a list of rooftop restaurants in Singapore and not include Mr. Stork? At level 29 of Andaz, you receive a 360-degree view of the high-rises, the skyscrapers, and the planned residential homes. Mr. Stork has around 10 teepee huts, tables for dinner, and green landscaping all over. As for the food, look forward to some Mediterranean delish.
- They prepare food you would not find on the menu on request.
|Address:||Level 70, SwissôtelThe Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882|
Skai has one of the best views in town, perched on the 70th floor of the SwissôtelThe Stamford. Pair it with chef Paul’s Miyazaki A4 Wagyu and Tenderloin Oscar, and you will be too busy feasting to converse. Skai sources premium quality beef under chef Paul’s discerning eyes, which is then cooked to a medium rare juicy delight on the Josper Charcoal Oven.
The Skai private dining room is a wooden affair, with floor-to-ceiling windows at the centre providing an uninterrupted view of the city. With room for 26 guests, it is the perfect place to celebrate your wedding anniversary.
- The Skai has a special loft at levels 71 and 72 for club parties.
- The Skai suites are at 69thstorey. Book your guests’ rooms to rest in before the massive dining affair.
|Address:||OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay Rooftop Level 19, Singapore 049321|
The first rooftop spritz bar in Singapore, the menu at VUR is entirely chef dependent. Sam Chin was a part of the culinary dream team which got the gold for the Dubai World Hospitality Championship 2013. As such, he has collected over 10 years of experience alongside Michelin chefs. The alfresco dining area calls for a wedding celebration while you amaze the guests with fusion delicacies available nowhere else in the world.
- The food is cooked on a binchotan grill, which is considered one of the best kinds of charcoal in the world. No flame or heat comes from the productbut the intensive heat burns beef to perfection.
|11. Graffiti Sky Bar|
|Address:||1 Gopeng St, Level 29 Carlton City Hotel Singapore, Singapore 078862|
|Website:||Graffiti Sky Bar|
Tired of only getting panoramic views from the MBS? The Graffiti Sky Bar surprises you with the scenic vista that is the harbor coastline. The prices are beyond reasonable, with the truffle fries being a customer favourite. This hidden gem also features lush greenery all around.
- The perfect location for you to experience the coastline wind.
|Address:||Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203|
If you want to witness the iconic Singapore sunset while engaging in casual conversation with a friend, there is no better place for it than Dusk. You have an incredible view of the Harbour Front and Sentosa Island from 100 metres above sea level. Don’t forget to try the prawn capellini as your kids watch the cable cars go by.
- The Dusk servers are not strangers to marriage proposals occurring while the customers are framed by the view.
|Address:||52 Boat Quay, #05-01/ #06-01, Singapore 049841|
Perched atop a rustic antique shop, the Braci consists of two floors. The charming Italian hideout is the baby of Chef Beppe De Vito and Matteo Ponti, working in the open kitchen. After you become familiar with their foiegras and smoked venison, head over to the rooftop with a glass of wine. Small chairs and tables line up the balcony, offering a view of the Singapore River from all sides.
- Featured among the top Italian restaurants in the world.
- One star Micheline holder for five consecutive years.
|14. My Patio|
|Address:||74 TgPagar Rd, #02-01, Singapore 088495|
Do you keep postponing your trip to South Korea? My Patio brings the famous It aewon district to Singapore. Indulge in the famous K fried chicken and cheese corndogs in their mini open space. The rooftop location on TgPagar Rd is reminiscent of scenes from a K-drama. The patio walls are lined with hanging pots and criss-cross bamboo shoots,
- The restaurant has the same decor as the Netflix series It aewon Class.
|Address:||2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801|
The Fire is a homage to Argentina’s traditional barbeque culture called the asado. The chefs use their passion and culinary skills from their Latin heritage and training to create fusion food using wood as the fire starter. The wood ranges from apple to oak to almond and is the source of the soul of the food.
The restaurant has floor-to-ceiling glass windows, delivering you a 360-degree view of the Orchard. The flower-patterned carpet, large pillars and spaced-out tables allow you the privacy you crave.
- Argentinian cuisine is prepared using the country’s wood as fire fuel.
|Address:||80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore 049326|
Framed by the Fullerton infinity pool, the inside is likely to attract your eyes as much as the unbridled view of the Marina Bay waterfronts and the city skyline. Painted blue as the sun sets, the restaurant projects a buzzy, chill ambience. Greenery invades every corner of the patio seating area, as you lay back on the couch and munch on sirloin steak and Singapore sling.
- Go after 8 pm if you want to catch the MBS light show.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are there affordable rooftop restaurants in Singapore?
Rooftop restaurants are costly by nature. It is not easy for most owners to book an area 30 stories up without dolling out massively on rent, furniture,and lighting.
Not to mention these restaurants often hire Michelin chefs and famous mixologists. Some may even charge you for accessing their alfresco seating area. You can expect the main dishes to cost upward of $80 for most rooftop dinners.
However, there are affordable, under $50 dishes available atrestaurants, which we have not failed to list.
Is there a dress code for sky view eateries?
If you want to visit a general restaurant in ChinaTown with a sky view, it is unlikely that they will object to your shorts. Sleeveless shirts paired with flip-flops are not something anyone would pay attention to either.
However, if it is a high-class restaurant, they would not let you enter without having smart casual on at the least. This means heels, boots, long dresses,and full-sleeve shirts.
Are rooftop bars different from restaurants?
No, technically, it is about enjoying a meal on the terrace. However, rooftop bars may only have a wide variety of drinks, often bespoke, and finger foods. You have little chance of finding the main dishes in a bar.
A rooftop restaurant would offer all of the premium cuisines, finger foods, and fewer beverages.
Ideally, you should dine at a rooftop restaurant and bar to get the best of both worlds.
What qualifies as the best rooftop restaurant in Singapore?
Housing over 96 skyscrapers and over 9000 high rises, rooftop restaurants in the country are in abundance. The majority of them have a clear view of the Marina Bay waterfront and the Guoco Tower.
For an alfresco dining area to qualify as the best, we have to leave it to your taste in cuisine.
However, we can offer you a few checkpoints to offer what to eliminate.
- Do you want rooftop dining for a solo treat, a group meetup,or a romantic evening?
- Are you a fan of the sunset,a clear afternoon sky,or dark night?
- Do you have any dietary restrictions,and is the eatery willing to accommodate them?
- Are you only looking for food or do you need alcoholic beverages to go with it?
- Any cuisine preference of your company?