As a nation of foodies, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate Singapore than by tucking into a brunch, lunch or dinner in honour of SG53. Prepare to feast on delicious delights from local eats to international fare, Asian desserts to fancy high teas at the cafes and restaurants in Singapore serving up celebrations on a plate…
Super Loco Customs House
Free-flow frozen lime margharitas and lamb tacos and chickpea tostaditas? We’re there. Come dressed in red and white to celebrate our nation’s independence at this riverfront affair and skip the crowd. There’s plenty of space to view the fireworks light up the sky and you can definitely enjoy it with drink in hand. Kids will love taking a swing at the durian-shaped pinata, and you too if you fancy a spot of kidulting.
When: 9 August 2018, 5pm till late
Where: Super Loco, 70 Collyer Quay, #01-04, Singapore 049323
Cost: Adult: from $120 nett, child: $60 nett (7–11 years old), free for kids under 7
Blue Jasmine, Park Hotel Farrer Park
Celebrate National Day in this little pocket of nature in Farrer Park. Whether you prefer to enjoy the night breeze at the al fresco dining or escape the heat indoors, you can do so while enjoying a special all-halal buffet menus with local delights like Mutton Soup, Nasi Lemak, Chili Crabmeat and chicken satay. Look forward to some hot laksa fresh from the live station and cool off with a bowl of cheng teng.
When: 9-11 August, 6.30-10pm
Where: Blue Jasmine, 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Level 5, Park Hotel Farrer Park, Singapore 217564
Cost: $53 nett
Plate, Carlton City Hotel
Plate is whipping up a buffet menu of local delicacies designed to pay homage to 53 years of Singapore cuisine. Watch a live stream of the National Day Parade while filling your boots with local delights including chilli crab, laksa, nasi lemak with otah and satay and international goodies such as slow roast beef, crispy salmon and char sieu pork ribs Kids will love making their own kacang puteh cones and indulging in traditional potong ice cream while playing with traditional games and toys!
When: 9 August, 6.30-10pm
Where: Plate, Carlton City Hotel, 1 Tras Link, Singapore 078867
Cost: $53 nett, including free flow coffee, tea and juices
CÉ LA VI
Head Chef, Joey Sergentakis, has been busy curating a special National Day Menu up in the clouds at CÉ LA VI. Come hungry for the five-course modern Asian feast that includes a selection of appetisers, fresh sea and land fare and top notch desserts. We’re talking tamarind glazed tiger prawns “masak nanas”, cold smoked black cod, braised iberico pork curry and nyonya spiced lamb among the delectable delights available with a bird’s eye view of the National Day celebrations.. Don’t miss the satay grill from 9-12 August and grab an assortment of satay from $24. Extend the fun by taking part in ‘live station’ retro games such as Old Maid Cards, Pick-Up-Sticks, cotton candy and face painting!
When: 6-12 August, 12pm-10pm
Where: CÉ LA VI, SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018971
Cost: 9 August: $28 online, $48 at the door; free for kids under 12.
Da Paolo Bistro Bar
Start the celebrations early at Da Paolo with a Sunday brunch. The kids will be kept plenty busy with tempt tattoos, balloons, decorating cookies, oh and of course, the bouncy castle, leaving you to enjoy your brunch in peace. Talk about a lazy Sunday win!
When: 5 August
Where: Da Paolo Bistro Bar, 3 Rochester Park, Singapore 139214
Cost: A la carte
The Edge, Pan Pacific
Get ready to Makan at The Edge at a heritage themed dinner buffet. It’s a true hawker’s fare of kaya toast, prawn laksa, satay and fish head curry with a little extra thrown in – seasonal oysters, salted egg yolk croissants and over course specially curated desserts of Durian Gula Melaka Cake and Red Ruby Panna Cotta. Did we mention there’s free flow teh tarik?
When: 27-29 July, 3- 9 August 2018, 6:30pm to 10pm, special National Day lunch at 9 August, 12-2.30pm
Where: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Cost: Adult: $92++, inclusive of unlimited teh tarik, juice, coffee and tea, Child: $46++ (6-12 years old), inclusive of unlimited teh tarik, juice, coffee and tea; special price on 9 August, Adult: $78, child: $39.
RWS Street Eats
Why limit yourself to a menu when you can have a whole street? Resorts World Sentosa has just the food event for foodies. Head down to the Malaysian Food Street and Waterfront at RWS and a total of 29 stalls from from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore will be whipping up all sorts of food, snacks and desserts for the whole fam. Sink your teeth into a Banh Mi or pork noodle soup while the kids will go crazy over Tidbits Lane and the variety of desserts on offer. From ang ku kueh to soft serve ice cream served in a melon bowl, there’s something for everything. The event kicks off at 9.30am on National Day with a flying roti canai performance followed by a cooking demonstration.
When: 9 to 19 August 2018, 11am-9pm (Mon to Thurs), 9am-10pm (Fri to Sun and PH).
Where: Malaysian Food Street and Waterfront at Resorts World Sentosa
Cost: Entry is free with dishes starting at $2
Kwee Zeen, Sofitel Sentosa
Enjoy dinner and a show at a one-of-a-kind theatrical dining experience, Once Upon a Ginger Chicken presented by Eatigo Sedap Society. Let Executive Sous Chef Kevin Liew and Skinned Knee productions take you on a journey through Singapore’s past, present and future through the magic of theatre and delicious food. From the Ginger Chicken to beef rendang and curry crusted red snapper to a decadent 66% Valrhona Chocolate dessert. The show on 9 August ends at 7pm – just enough time to catch the fireworks! Reserve your seats via the Eatigo app and enter the code “SECRETEATS”. Payment will be due on arrival.
When: 8 August 7 – 9pm; 9 August 5 – 7pm
Where: Sofitel Sentosa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099891
Celebrate National Day with an all-day brunch feast at Panamericana. While you’re sipping on your complementary Singapore Sling, the kids will be busy with face painting, bouncy castle and arts and crafts. Book in advance to secure your spot.
When: 9 August, 11am-11pm
Where: Panamericana, Sentosa Golf Club, 27 Bukit Manis Rd, Singapore 099892
Cost: A la carte
White Rose Café, York Hotel
This National Day gather the clan for a buffet of local dishes of oyster omelette, tauhu goreng, mee siam, laksa and grilled seabass with sambal sauce. Not forgetting a dessert table filled with long-time favourites like pulut hitam (black glutinous rice with coconut milk), tau suan (split mung bean soup) and an assortment of nonya kuehs along with free flow of rose syrup bandung, lime juice and soya bean milk.
When: 9 August 2018, 12-3.30pm
Where: York Hotel, 21 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228516
Cost: Adult: $38++, child: $18++ (5 to 11 years of age)
665°F, Andaz Hotel
Bring the whole brood for a family feast! Think Chicken rice Arancini, premium halal-certified grilled meats with Moroccan-spiced lamb leg and sustainably-sourced seafood like roasted barramundi, black onyx ribeye fillet. Wash it all down with free-flow Delamotte champagne, red and white wines and Andaz Pale Ale.
When: 9 August, 6 – 10pm
Where: 665˚F, 5 Fraser Street Level 38 Andaz, Singapore 189354
Cost: Adult: $168++, top up $30++ for free-flow Delamotte champagne, wines and Andaz Pale Ale, child: $99++
Gather the fam for a four-course meal and enjoy the fireworks with free-flow drinks. Choose between delectable Italian-inspired dishes like rosemary potato beard and crispy soft shell crabs, veal meatballs and sweet corn ricotta gnocchi and Atlantic lobster and prawn ravioli and braised beef rendang and more while enjoying the aerial displays of the National Day parade.
When: 9 August, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Caffe Fernet, Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay #01-05, Singapore 049323
Cost: $100 nett
Smoke and Mirrors
Finding it difficult to secure the perfect spot for firework viewing? Pop by after a jaunt at the Children’s Festival Small Big Dreamers for a full-view of the night sky… and the buffet of local dishes of Hainanese chicken rice and laksa can’t hurt either.
When: 9 August, 5pm till late, buffet 6pm-9pm
Where: Smoke and Mirrors, 1 St Andrew’s Road, #06-01, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Cost: $68++ per person, inclusive of 2 drink coupons, top up $35++ for free-flow soft drink, juices, sparkling wine, Botanist Gin & Tonic and Singapore Sling
Delicious eats with a side order of fireworks is what’s on the menu at Zafferano. Indulge in a celebratory four-course set dinner created by chef Emanuele Faggi and chow down on delights including pan-seared Hokkaido scallop, saffron risotto, oven-baked black cod, roasted rack of veal and cioccolato.
When: 9 August
Where: Zafferano, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre, 049315
Cost: $148++ per person with wine pairing additional $52++ per person; free flow packages for watching the fireworks are available at $98++ (standing) and $108++ seated.
Pop into this steakhouse to enjoy a special feast for the whole of August. Wolfgang Steakhouse is celebrating its first ever National Day with a special bundle of chicken soup, black pepper black angus sirloin and special cocktails, the Wolfgang Sling or Orchard Road.
When: 1-31 August, 11:30am – 5:30pm
Where: Wolfgang’s Steakhouse SG, 1 Nanson Road #02-01, Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909
Cost: $53 nett
Didn’t manage to snag tix but still keen to get close to the action? You won’t just be able to catch the fireworks and some of the action happening at National Day but you can also enjoy a range of gastronomic delights and free flow drinks from The Fullerton Hotels’ restaurants and bars. Catch the rehearsals while dining on French cuisine at La Brasserie, evening tea at The Landing Point or dim sum brunch at The Clifford Pier, or head down on National Day to enjoy a heritage buffet at Town or a National Day platter at The Lighthouse rooftop bar with a live screening of the parade and plenty of tipple. Whatever you pick it’s sure to be tasty and right up close to the action.
When: now until 9 August
Where: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
Cost: Adult: from $48 nett, child: from $22 nett
Photography (top image): Super Loco
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