20 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
Source: The Halia
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
Friday & Eve of PH: 9am-10pm
Sunday & PH: 10am-9.30pm
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Source: HANS IM GLÜCK
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
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)
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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
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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
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
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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
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm
Closed on Monday
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Source: Carrotsticks & Cravings
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
Monday-Friday: 7am to 4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 7am to 6pm
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Source: Sushi Jiro
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
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Source: The Dempsey Project
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
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Source: Georges Group
Yearning for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Georges Beach Club at East Coast Park is the prime spot for that. This charming spot just steps away from the beach is dedicated to serving up some of the best comfort food with fusion and American flavours that guarantee that you’ll come back week after week.
Apart from dining alfresco and soaking in the good vibes (and some needed sunshine), Georges Beach Club is a wonderful place to sit back and watch the world go by with a pint of cold beer in your hand. Admire the waters, the skies, stars and catch the sunset while filling your stomach up with tasty dishes of your choice! From small nibbles like Chilli Cheese Fries and Georges Sliders to meatier options like Bangers and Mash and Georges Cop-The Lot Burger, all your cravings will be satiated here.
Address: 1010 East Coast Parkway Carpark C3, Singapore 449892
Monday-Friday & Eve of PH: 3pm-1am
Sunday & PH: 9am-12am
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Hidden at the back of The Substation is Timbre X, the flagship Timbre X live music venue that is home to an impressive upgraded sound, stage and lights system. Boasting exciting music lineups and bands that are guaranteed to lift your mood and get you groovin’ to the tunes, Timbre X @ The Substation is also an excellent alfresco restaurant to visit with your pals.
Must tries include their crowd favourite Roasted Duck Pizza and classic Substation Wings. Up for more adventurous flavours? Their all new Tiger Beer Battered Barramundi Fish & Chips and Guinness Braised “Kong Ba Bao” featuring pork belly that has been slowly braised to tender perfection, these local flavours will have you coming back for more!
Address: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
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Source: Park Hotel Group
Parked within Park Hotel Clarke Quay is Cocobolo Poolside Bar + Grill and as its name suggests, this bar and grill is situated right next to the pool. Whet your appetite with the aroma from the grill and tuck into phenomenal charcoal-grilled spreads including flame-kissed, smoky steaks accompanied by ice cold beers. Dine alfresco and marvel at the stars as the gentle breeze caresses your skin, making for an extra tranquil atmosphere that’ll melt your stress away.
Address: 1 Unity Street, Level 2, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore 237983
Friday, Saturday, Public Holiday & Eve: 11am-10.30pm
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13. 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
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Source: Tanjong Beach Club
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
Saturday-Sunday, PH: 9am-8pm
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Source: Bayswater Kitchen
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
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
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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
Closed on Mondays
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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
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Source: GRUB Burger Bistro
Looking for somewhere to grab some food with your family? Grub is here for you, and they have found the recipe, promising to provide food at affordable prices without compromising on quality. For a healthy dose of sunlight and a hearty, warm meal, we recommend Grub (Bishan Park). This tranquil location overlooking the park paired with their mission to source locally whenever possible results in an all-rounded and memorable dining experience that ensures everyone leaves with a full heart and stomach!
Burger lovers can look forward to indulging in a solid burger with options that’ll leave you spoilt for choice! With juicy patties and flavours ranging from Har Cheong Gai Burger, Grilled Satay Burger and Mala Xiang Guo Burger for the spicy food enthusiasts, you might find yourself planning another visit to try all the options! Don’t leave without trying some of their classic crowd favourites that includes Mentaiko Fries and the Mushroom Cheese Potato Croquette. On Friday nights you might be serenaded by the charming musicians and on other days there are exciting activities like Rock Hunting and Rock Painting that will keep the kids entertained as you sit back and bask in the chill atmosphere!
Address: 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 (Bishan Park 1), Singapore 569983
Sunday & PH: 9am-10pm
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Source: PS. Cafe at East Coast Park
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
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20. Bee’s Knees
Source: Bee's Knees
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
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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!