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20 Mar 2020

16 Top Spots for Alfresco Dining in Singapore

16 Top Spots for Alfresco Dining in Singapore

Feeling a little cooped up and making plans to eat out? Whether you’re in need of some fresh air and a dose of sunlight or you’re just looking to have a chill time surrounded by picturesque scenery, here are 20 places for alfresco dining in Singapore.

1. The Halia

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Located in the Ginger Garden of the scenic Singapore Botanic Gardens, The Halia (that aptly means ginger in Malay) is just the place for those looking for a pleasant dining experience while surrounded by lush foliage. Fitted with rustic furniture, one can look forward to unwinding and breathing in the cool, fresh air on the open air porch. 

Offering an array of fusion dishes that guarantees to appeal to all taste buds, The Halia also boasts vegetarian dishes including the Heirloom Tomato Salad and Cauliflower and Shallot Bake. Headed to eat in a larger group? The Sharing menu featuring premium cuts like the Blackmore Wagyu Spare Ribs might be perfect. If you find yourself at The Halia for a chill time with your children, the Kids Menu also ensures your little ones will have a memorable and scrumptious meal! 

Address: 1 Cluny Road Ginger Garden, Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569

Opening Hours: 
Monday-Thursday: 9am-9.30pm
Friday & Eve of PH: 9am-10pm
Saturday: 10am-10pm
Sunday & PH: 10am-9.30pm

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2. (Boat Quay) HANS IM GLÜCK German Burgergrill


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Boasting some of the best gourmet burgers in town, HANS IM GLÜCK German Burgergrill was voted in as “Deal-icious Restaurant of the Year” under the Chope Diners’ Choice 2020 Winners list. Indeed, living up to their title, one can look forward to an array of burgers ranging from Beef to Vegan options, ensuring that many palates are catered to. 

Choose to dine al fresco and be treated to the charming waterfront view that is Boat Quay as you sink your teeth into the juicy burgers packed with unique ingredients including feta cheese, fig jam, mild blue cheese sauce, lingonberries and more!

Address: 71-72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860

Opening Hours:
Monday-Wednesday & Public Holidays: 11am-11pm (Last Order: 10.30pm)
Thursday-Saturday & Eve of Public Holidays: 11am-12am (Last Order: 11.30pm)
Sunday: 11am-11pm (Last Order: 10.30pm)

Save 10% at (Boat Quay) HANS IM GLÜCK German Burgergrill with ChopeDeals here!

3. Wildseed Cafe at The Alkaff Mansion

Source: Wildseed Cafe at The Alkaff Mansion

Situated within the iconic Alkaff Mansion in Telok Blangah Hill Park, this dining and lifestyle destination is home to Wildseed Cafe, an all-day floral cafe and patisserie. Featuring a gazebo, whitewashed walls and surrounded by sprawling greens, Wildseed Cafe is the perfect spot for those craving a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Sit in the cooling shade under the foliage as you fuel up with a hearty meal that includes favourites like the Big Pan Breakfast and Wagyu Beef Burger. Feeling like having some light bites instead? Check out their afternoon tea set that has a range of sweet and savoury item. Madelines, macaroons, mushroom tartlets, mini brownies and more- have them all and more! Even better news: Wildseed Cafe is pet-friendly, so bring your furry little friends along to get a healthy dose of fresh air and Vitamin D! 

Address: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178

Opening Hours: 
Monday-Sunday: 8am-5pm

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4. Riders Cafe

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Within Bukit Timah’s vast and spacious greenery is Rider’s Cafe, a restaurant with a charming rustic vibes that is just the place for those after a meal in an idyllic setting. Serving up modern dishes and mouthwatering flavours, diners are treated to a wonderful view of riders and horses. Relax on the verandah and bask in the atmosphere as you fill up your stomach with delightful courses that guarantee to cater to your cravings!

Treat yourself to some needed self-care as you dine alfresco, soaking in some sunlight and getting your greens in with dishes like The Buddha Bowl featuring tofu scramble, kale, mushrooms, avocadoes and more healthy goodness. In the mood for a hearty burger? Sink your teeth into the Riders Burger that boasts a 200gm Angus beef patty, American cheddar and topped with their house burger sauce that’ll put you in the right mood to tackle the rest of the day!

Address: 51 Fairways Drive. Singapore 286965

Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday: 8am-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 8am-10pm
Closed on Mondays

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5. Alter Ego

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The folks behind A Poke Theory have crafted an evil twin appropriately named Alter Ego. Feeling a little naughty and want to indulge in a decadent spread of food? This joint at Esplanade Mall is just the place for you. Boasting an impressive range of dishes perfect whether you’re headed for brunch or dinner, you’ll find yourself gravitating towards the alfresco dining area which offers a firsthand view of the picturesque Esplanade waterfront.

Look forward to people watching as you treat your tastebuds to a hearty poke bowl or a classic brunch, the Oh Sweet Benny featuring poached eggs, arugula and a sriracha hollandaise for that spicy kick. If you’re dining alfresco at Alter Ego in the evenings, you might just find yourself being able to munch on delicious bites like Pizza Fries and Grilled Cheese sandwiches while treated to performances at Esplanade’s Outdoor Amphitheatre!

Address: 8 Raffles Avenue #01-13D Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 12-11pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-11pm

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6. Botanico at The Garage


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For a meal set within the lush foliage of Singapore's UNESCO Heritage site, the Botanic Gardens, Botanico at The Garage boasts a verdant outdoor terrace and bar that might be right up your alley. Helmed by Singaporean chef Sujatha Asokan who takes contemporary-bistro cuisine to a new level, one can expect a breezy alfresco dining experience of modern European food infused with Asian flavours. 

With the use of top-notch quality produce with some ingredients grown in the Botanic Gardens, it can’t get any fresher than this. In search for a respite after a hectic week? Unwind at the outdoor seats and knock back some of their finest botanical creations alongside premium tipples! 

Address: 50 Cluny Park Road, The Garage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488

Opening Hours: 
Tuesday-Friday: 6pm-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm
Closed on Monday

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7. Carrotsticks and Cravings (Robertson Quay)

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Healthy and nutritious food can taste superb, and Carrotsticks and Cravings demonstrates just that! This quaint and homely Australian-inspired cafe serves up the most vibrant and delicious dishes that’ll help you get all your greens in. Dine outside at the Robertson Quay outlet and take in the scenic view of the Singapore River while filling up with hearty options including all time favourites like Smashed Avo on Sourdough and their Vegan Tempeh Bowl.

Craving a refreshing dessert to satiate your sweet tooth while people watching by the river? Try their Acai Berry Bowl with a pb granola topping or a berry coconut topping, you can even add on superfoods for that extra kick of nutrition!

Address: 7 Rodyk Street #01-34 Singapore 238216

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7am to 4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 7am to 6pm

Check out Carrotsticks and Cravings here!

8. Sushi Jiro (Keppel Bay)


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Satiate your sushi cravings at Sushi Jiro (Keppel Bay), one of the spots serving up the finest and most authentic Japanese cuisine in Singapore. Renowned for their sushi and omakase courses featuring fresh handpicked produce air-flown up to 4 times a week from Japan, treat yourself to a memorable and delectable experience! 

Indulge your taste buds and senses as you dine surrounded by imported Japanese wood and furnishings, complete with impeccable service that’s reminiscent of Japanese hospitality. For a killer view overlooking the picturesque marina, choose to dine al fresco and be treated with the view of clear waters, yachts and deep blue skies.

Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista , #02-01, Marina At Keppel Bay, Singapore 098382

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 11.30am-9pm

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9. The Dempsey Project


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The Dempsey Project on Dempsey Hill Is just the spot to visit if you need a respite from the bustling city. Whipping up Australian food infused with flavours from all across the globe, you’ll find yourself returning to this cosy spot that has everything for breakfast, brunch, tea and even dinner! 

Whether you’re settling in and digging into the classic Smashed avocado on toast or fuelling up with a Jones buddha bowl featuring red kidney beans, garbanzo, avocados and other goodness, the high ceilings and fans make for a comfortable outdoor cafe meal. 

Address: 9 Dempsey Road, Singapore 247697

Opening Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 8am-8.30pm
Friday-Saturday: 8am-9pm

Make a reservation at The Dempsey Project with Chope here!

10. Smoke & Mirrors


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Perched on the roof terrace of National Gallery Singapore, Smoke & Mirrors promises unblocked panoramic views of the Padang and Marina Bay that’ll take your breath away. Adding on to that, the bar offerings make for an extra memorable experience. 

Navigate your way around the sculptural bar and settle into the outdoor seats before browsing the menu that’s sure to leave you spoilt for choice. Crafting innovative flavour combinations and creative cocktails threaded together by captivating narratives, sit back with a tipple and savour the taste as you watch the skies darken over the Singapore skyline

Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957

Opening Hours: 
Monday-Sunday: 3pm-11.30pm

Book a spot at Smoke & Mirrors with Chope here!

11. Tanjong Beach Club

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Planning for a sun soaked day out on Sentosa? Tanjong Beach Club is lauded one of the World's Best Beach Clubs, a serene sanctuary on weekdays that transforms into a vibrant spot bustling with activity. Whether you’re headed here for a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city or you’re on the hunt for a weekend hangout spot, this beachfront restaurant has it all. 

For the complete shoreside dining experience, dine alfresco on the dining terrace’s poolside patio, enjoying the sea breeze and watching the surf roll onto the white sand beaches. Unwind in the laid back atmosphere with brunch options like classic Smashed Avo Toast and Mushroom Bruschetta. Craving some small bites to go along with your tipples? Seasonal oysters, Fried Chicken Drumettes and Atlantic Prawns served by the bucket are all on the menu! 

Address: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm
Saturday-Sunday, PH: 9am-8pm

Book a place at Tanjong Beach Club with Chope here!

12. Bayswater Kitchen


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Situated right by the waterfront at the scenic Marina at Keppel Bay, Bayswater Kitchen is just the place for seafood lovers to visit with a la carte buffet brunch options alongside festive and set menus. With vegetarian, pasta and grills on the menu, no one is left out and there’s bound to be something for everyone! 

Celebrating seasonality and fresh produce cooked with simple methods that don’t discount on the quality and flavours, one can look forward to a scrumptious spread of dishes complete with a breezy waterfront facing alfresco dining experience! Tuck into their Seafood Risotto, Fisherman’s Feasts, oysters and chargrilled Octopus and wash it down with their plethora of spirits, wines and beers that’ll leave you satiated.

Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Marina At Keppel Bay, Singapore 098382

Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-10pm
Friday: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Saturday & Eve of PH: 6pm-10.30pm
Sunday & PH: 11am-3.30pm

Save your spot at Bayswater Kitchen with Chope here!

13. Kontiki

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Tucking into Western food while overlooking a magnificent view of the Benjamin Sheares Bridge, the Kallang River and the Marina Bay urban skyline? Sounds like a dream, but one that can definitely come true when you visit Kontiki!

Serving up Western classics like Flame Grilled Thick Pork Chop and Rack the Lamb alongside a range of appetisers like Cheese Fries and Chicken Fingers, spice devils might find themselves most drawn to the Cocaine Wings. These well-known Cocaine Wings come smothered in either BBQ sauce or a selection of low, medium or high level hot sauce. Feeling like testing your boundaries? Kontiki also offers Death Wings that’ll have you sweating and your mouth on fire but hey, we all need a little spice in our lives right?

Address: 11 Rhu Cross #01-02 Singapore 437440

Opening Hours: 
Tuesday-Friday: 5pm-12am
Saturday-Sunday:10am-12am
Closed on Mondays

Reserve your spot at Kontiki via Chope here!

14. Overeasy (Fullerton)

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Overeasy is an American diner serving up the quintessential classics ranging from Spicy Buffalo Wings to cheekily named dishes like the Eggslut Sandwich. Had a late night out and need some brunch to recharge? Their weekend brunch menu promises nothing but the best including aptly named The Hangover Party IV featuring a sunny side up egg, streaky bacon, heritage ham.

Dine outside and be treated to a wonderful view of the Singapore waterfront including the majestic Marina Bay Sands as you munch on your food. With the spacious setting and fairy lights that hang across you as you dine on the patio, a meal at Overeasy is definitely one for the 'gram! Even better news: if you’re suffering from the midnight munchies, Overeasy is open till 1am on Wednesdays to Saturdays, so you know where to head to!

Address: 1 Fullerton Road #01-06 One Fullerton, Singapore 049213

Opening Hours:
Monday-Tuesday: 11.30am-11pm
Wednesday-Saturday: 11.30-1am
Sunday: 11am-11pm

Book your seat at Overeasy (Fullerton) with Chope today!

15. PS. Cafe East Coast Park

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Easties, rejoice for PS. Cafe has landed in East Coast Park! This waterfront location is the ideal choice for an alfresco meal while basking in the sun and catching some rays. Located by the sea and within a bicycle park full of lush greenery just steps away from the beach, get your dose of cafe classics like their famous Truffle Shoestring Fries and PS. Brunch Burger.

Whether you’re here for breakfast, brunch or dinner, you’ll be guaranteed a tasty experience further amplified by the laid back atmosphere and calm surroundings! If you’ve got your little ones in tow, PS. Cafe East Coast Park has a junior section of the menu that promises to get everyone salivating with options like Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties as well as Carbonara Pasta. What’s more, all items in the junior menu includes a bowl of ice cream with an option of chocolate or strawberry sauce perfect for an icy respite from the sweltering heat!

Address: 1110 East Coast Parkway, #01-05/06/07, Cyclist Park, Singapore 449880

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 9.30am-11pm

Book your spot at PS. Cafe East Coast Park with Chope here!

16. Bee’s Knees


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Bee’s Knees sits right in the heart of Botanic Gardens, allowing diners to dine amongst the flora and fauna of Singapore’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. A garden cafe that transforms into a relaxed spot at night perfect for drinks and pizzas, unwind and dine alfresco for a memorable experience at Bee’s Knees! Family and pet-friendly, having a fruit bowl that features granola, greek yoghurt, strawberries and honey after a nice stroll in Botanic Gardens seems like a great idea. 

Of course, if you’re craving to sit back with ice-cold beers on tap in your hands while lounging in the cool night air, this place has got your back too. With their night menu serving up classic pastas and pizzas, there are also snacks like Truffle Tater Tots and Crispy Calamari that’ll go great with some drinks! 

Address: 50 Cluny Park Road Singapore 257488

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 8am-10pm

Save your spot at Bee’s Knees via Chope here!

On the hunt for more alfresco dining places in Singapore?

Check out our comprehensive list of places to dine alfresco so you can get a huge dose of sunshine, breeze and fresh air while indulging in good food! Whether you’re looking to unwind under the stars or lounge by the sea basking in the sun, there’s bound to be something that catches your eye!  

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