Dining With a View: Great Dinners While Catching This Year's National Day Fireworks
On the 9th of August, Singaporeans from all walks of life gather to watch the National Day Parade. The parade outdoes itself every year and this year, instead of watching the fireworks from the screen, why not have a visual feast and watch it in person instead? If you did not get tickets to the National Day Parade, you can still catch the beautiful fireworks in all its glory while enjoying a splendid dinner. We’ve identified eight places to wine, dine and catch this year’s firework display.
1. Alter Ego
Source: Alter Ego
Alter Ego is not your usual wine and dine restaurant. Decked out in edgy and modern furniture, the restaurant encourages patrons to live life on the edge; to go a little wild and give in to temptation and embrace one’s alter ego. Just like it’s healthy twin joint, A Poke Theory, Alter Ego serves up poke bowls all day with a dash of naughty. Get some Pizza Fries to share, or even a Double Patty Melt - an all-American burger featuring a double wagyu fat and chuck blend patty. Wash it all down with their wide variety of tipples, ranging from beers and wines to jugs of Sangria.
The alfresco dining area and close proximity of the restaurant to the Padang means you get to 7 and feel the atmosphere of the parade, all while enjoying your meal in comfort.
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13D, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
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Covering two floors of the National Gallery Singapore, Aura is an award winning restaurant opened by Michelin starred chef-restaurateur Beppe De Vito. Over here, classic and comforting Italian staples are redefined to give a modern and sophisticated touch, promising you a gastronomic trip to Italy. Enjoy the likes of a variety of pastas and mains such as the Chard Ravioli served with butternut, Calabrian chili and white balsamic, or the Smoked Kurobuta Pork with sweet pea cream and sage sauce.
Opt for a seat at the Sky Lounge, fronted by the beautiful Marina Bay skyline and watch the National Day fireworks right in front of your very eyes.
Address: 1 Saint Andrews Road, #05-03, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Monday-Sunday: 12pm-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm
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3. Cook & Brew
Source: Cook & Brew
Located on level 33 of The Westin Singapore and decked out in lavish dark red leather stools and a black marble-topped bar, Cook & Brew is the epitome of living the high life. This elegant gastro bar offers a myriad of local and international delights, such as Pad Thai Fries, and the peculiar Hawker Burger; featuring USDA beef patty, char-siew style pork jowl, crispy pork belly and sambal mayonnaise packed between two soft, delicious buns.
The spectacular view that you get while dining from the 33rd floor is definitely eye-opening. Overlooking the beautiful Marina Bay skyline, it’s your one-stop ticket to catching the National Day fireworks in its full beauty.
Address: 12 Marina View, Level 33, The Westin Singapore, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
Closed on Sundays
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Source: Fumee by Habanos
Fumee by Habanos is definitely a great place to unwind after-work. Parked just outside of Millenia Walk, this spacious eatery broadcasts occasional soccer matches on their big screens and you can join like-minded football fans as you cheer for your favourite team. The eatery offers modern European dining options, such as its value-for-money truffle pasta, classic burgers, premium meats and fish.
The eatery is also big on its tipples, with special wines, beers and cocktails available for any special occasion. Its central location within the Marina Bay area also means that you get to watch the National Day fireworks display while clinking glasses!
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-53, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
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Source: Kinki Restaurant + Bar
Located in the Customs House along the Fullerton Heritage Trail, Kinki Restaurant + Bar combines local flavours into its international offerings. The restaurant cum bar prides itself on being a game changer - with its edgy and modern decor and Japanese dishes with a twist. Apart from the regular offerings of sushi and sashimi, savour other mouth-watering seafood dishes, such as the Pomegranate Miso Black Cod, or the Tiger Prawn Wasabi Chilli Miso; a must-try dish at Kinki. If you’re looking for a fairly quick bite, the restaurant offers an assortment of donburis as well, such as the Wagyu Foie Gras Donburi and Chirashi Donburi.
The restaurant’s alfresco area is located just along the Singapore River, making it a prime spot to bask in the beautiful skyline and enjoy the annual fireworks show with your loved ones.
Address: 70 Collyer Quay, #02-02, Customs House, Singapore 049323
Monday-Saturday: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm
Public Holidays: 6pm-11pm
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Source: Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant
Go all out this National Day at Majestic Bay Seafood. Parked strategically within Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, this seafood-themed restaurant is helmed by award winning chef Yong Bing Ngen. Feast like a king with seafood dishes such as Pan-seared Signature Chilli Crab Meat Buns, Lobster in Homemade Champagne Sauce and Seasonal Fruits or the Stewed Boston Lobster with Ee-fu Noodles.
If you’re craving lighter bites, the restaurant serves an assortment of handmade dim sum with the likes of Har Gow and Siew Mai, each piece artfully and skillfully folded into its pristine shape.
Grabbing a window seat at the restaurant during National Day guarantees that you’ll soak up all the festivities and have a front-row seat to the annual fireworks spectacle without having to brave the heat and humidity.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-10, Below Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore 018953
Monday-Sunday: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-9pm
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At Plentyfull, you can get a wholesome selection of grain bowls, salads and fusion dishes. Situated in Millenia Walk, Plentyfull’s decor is warm and welcoming, with an in-house gourmet grocer greeting diners as they step in.
Diners would be glad to know that Plentyfull prides itself in only using fresh, seasonal produce sourced from local and international artisan farmers; with every dish made from scratch. One of the restaurant’s signature dishes, Borrowdale’s Pork Chop, is not to be missed. Sink your teeth into a maple jus topped Australian free range pork chop, served with a creamy potato purée, red pepper confit and fennel salad. Plentyfull’s version of the Impossible Burger is great as well; packed with smoked cheddar, homemade pickles and an onion marmalade.
Grab a seat at one of its many floor-length windows and bask in the beautiful fireworks on 9 August.
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-79/80, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
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8. Sen of Japan
Source: Sen of Japan
Sen of Japan is a casual dining Japanese bar and restaurant located on the outskirts of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
Enjoy classic Japanese favourites, such as fresh cuts of sashimi and sushi, or a decadent meal of Japanese A5 Wagyu Steak; seared to your desired doneness.If you’re counting calories, the restaurant offers a ‘Carbless Roll’; where thick cuts of salmon sashimi are wrapped with prawn tempura, crunchy flakes, capelin roe and avocado.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is the prime spot to feel the festivities. Bask in the beautiful Singapore skyline and prepare yourselves to dine on fresh sashimi while watching the majestic fireworks.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-86, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
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Looking to dine out on National Day and upsize your savings?
Browse more dining options with our list of dining vouchers that you’ll be able to use on National Day where you can grab a great meal without burning a large hole in your pocket!