Dining al fresco might not be the best of ideas in sunny Singapore, but with the cooler months ahead of us, there's no better time to do so. Plus, having your meal outdoors mean you can dine under the stars or enjoy the cool sea breeze and the gorgeous greenery! If you're thinking of skipping the air-conditioned interiors next time you're dining out, here are some of the best places to go:
1. Open Farm Community
Image: Open Farm Community
Dining outdoors couldn't get any fresher than this. Imagine sitting outside next to vegetable patches and knowing that that's exactly where your food came from. Open Farm Community is an initiative that spearheads local farming. Trust me when I say you're in for quite the experience when you head there.
130E Minden Road
Monday to Friday: 12pm - 10pm
Saturday, Sunday & PH: 11am - 10pm
2. House @ Dempsey
Image: House at Dempsey
House is probably one of my favourite restaurants in Dempsey. If you want to plan a romantic dinner for 2 or just an intimate dinner with your closest friends, House @ Dempsey offers quite a nice view of the luscious green while you dine. If you get the chance to, try their pumpkin fries. You won't regret it.
8D Dempsey Rd
Monday to Thursday: 12pm – 11pm (last order: 10pm)
Friday: 12pm – 12mn (last order: 10.30pm)
Saturday: 11am – 12mn (last order: 10.30pm)
Sunday: 9am – 11pm (last order: 10pm)
3. The Cliff At Sentosa
If you're a fan of Italian food, then this is one restaurant you'd want to give a go while you enjoy the view of the luscious green on Sentosa island. Of course, like most Italian restaurants, they serve up some very palatable wines as well.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Tuesday to Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm & 6:30pm - 10:30pm
4. The Halia At Singapore Botanic Gardens
Image: The Halia at Botanic Gardens
Nestled gingerly in the ginger garden at the Botanic Gardens, stands The Halia which offers a beautiful view of the gardens both in the day and at night. You can expect some contemporary European cuisine at The Halia with a tinge of Asian flavours incorporated into them.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Monday to Friday: 12pm -10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10PM - 12pm
5. Rider's Cafe
Image: Rider's Cafe
Ahh, who doesn't love having brunch during the weekends? Complete with a brunch menu for you to choose from, Rider's Cafe is such a perfect brunch spot to bring your family to. Located at Bukit Timah Saddle Club, you can bet that the ambience will be a little more nature-esque and less busy than the usual concrete jungle that we live in.
51 Fairways Drive
Bukit Timah Saddle Club
Sunday to Thursday: 8am – 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 8am - 10pm
Closed on Monday
6. Grub At Bishan Park
This one is for those living in the north. If you live in Bishan and you're too lazy to think about where to take your family out for a nice brunch, GRUB at Bishan Park can be your next alternative. Of course other than your breakfast plates and french toasts, you get some burger options too.
510 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Monday to Friday: 11am - 3pm & 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9am - 4pm & 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Pizza lovers, you can now have freshly-made pizzas by the beach and live the beach bum life. Located on Siloso Beach, Trapizza offers wood-fired, thin-crust pizza (the only types of pizzas that should exist to be honest) as well as other Italian dishes like pasta, salads and snacks too.
Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Daily: 11.30am - 9.30pm
8. Tin Hill Social Kitchen And Bar
Image: Tin Hill Social Kitchen and Bar
One of the best things about dining outdoors is live music. Other than bringing your friends here for some pasta, pizza or quality steak, you should totally check out the live music there that happens every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
100 Turf Club Road
Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 12midnight
Saturday to Sunday: 9am - 12midnight
Closed on Monday
9. Masons At Gillman Baracks
Probably one of the most good looking places to go to if you feel like going somewhere with great aesthetics. Whether you're sitting outdoors or indoors, you can still admire the lush beauty outside while you enjoy your meal and sip on your wine.
8 Lock Road
Monday to Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
10. Lau Pa Sat
Okay so maybe this isn't exactly a restaurant, but how can I not include one of the most popular outdoor dining places in Singapore? Even though it's slightly more expensive than your usual hawker centre food, Lau Pa Sat is such a classic to go get your seafood and satay craving fixed.
18 Raffles Quay
Daily: Open 24 Hours
This story was originally published in Get.com