A family that eats together stays together, and we believe it's the best way to cut that birthday cake with Singapore! Explore some of the best restaurants, and their signature National Day-themed dishes to make this celebration the most delicious one yet!
Singapore may be that little red dot on the world map, but size does not define the strength of a lion. In the hearts of every Singapore resident, the country has only grown 58 years stronger, younger and more vibrant. So we say the only way to really celebrate the glory of this nation is with a feast that signifies its accomplishments and is fit for a lion (aka our family). If you hadn’t guessed, we are big foodies here at HKA, so we had no trouble putting together this list of the best national day dining feasts for you and your little cubs to devour to make this National Day celebration memorable. So wave your Singapore flags high, sing the anthem strong and let the feast begin!
National Day Dining Guide 2023: Best family restaurants for National Day Dining
1. The Marmalade Pantry
If a delicious tea spread gives you brownie points with the family, we suggest a National Day pitstop at The Marmalade Pantry. Treat the fam to a lovely mid-afternoon treat with dine-in and takeaway options at various outlets dotted across the island. Expect classics like Kueh Salat petite cupcake, Gula Melaka mousse cake and panna cotta with raspberry coulis. And don’t miss the savoury treats, such as Hainanese chicken quinoa and coconut cake with sambal prawn mayo. Psst, it’s also available for delivery too!
Details: The Marmalade Pantry, 1 August – 31 October 2023, Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea Set ($78++ for two persons), or the Singapore Heritage Petite Afternoon Tea Set ($64++ for two persons). Available for takeaway and delivery, as well as dine-in at: The Marmalade Pantry Downtown outlet from 3pm to 6pm daily, The Marmalade Pantry ION outlet from 2pm to 6pm, Monday to Thursday, The Marmalade Pantry Anchorpoint outlet from 3pm to 6pm daily. A petite tea set is available for dine-in only at: The Marmalade Pantry Petite Bugis from 2 pm to 5pm daily.
Looking for delicious snacks to enjoy with the family as part of your National Day dining? Look no further than the addictive snacks over at Rempapa. There’s Epok Epok Sayur ($8 for three pieces) for starters, pastry wrapped around lightly sauteed vegetables along with bean curd and fragrant dried shrimp. And don’t miss the Roti John ($10 each) – masala spiced chicken, onions, peas, cucumber slices and shredded lettuce between a buttery grilled bun. We’re drooling just writing this…
Details: Rempapa, #01-01/02/03, 2 Paya Lebar Road, Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053
3. LeVeL 33
One for the parents – book a babysitter and head to LeVeL33. This is a standing cocktail affair, so while you won’t get a specific table, you will get incredible views of those fireworks. The one-night-only gourmet festival features live food stations, unlimited pours of house-brewed beers, wines and the all-important Singapore Sling. Enjoy Westholme Wagyu Rendang slider, beer-brined charcoal grilled soy chicken wings (think: hot hawker favourite), and a throwback of ice cream sandwiches! Can’t make National Day? You can always head along for the preview events on 22 and 29 July.
Details: LeVeL 33, 9 August 2023 (and preview events on the 22 and 29 July), $268+ per person; #33-01, 8 Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981
If you want to do National Day in style, head to Colony at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. You’ll be treated to a quintessential Singapore menu, with classics such as Nanyang prawn noodle soup, Singapore chilli crab linguine, and fried oyster omelette. Yum!
Details: Colony, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, $138 per adult, including a complimentary welcome mocktail, and $69 per child (6-12 years), while National Day lunch is $98 per adult and $49 per child.
Teatime spreads are always a winner with the kiddos, and Tablescape’s Afternoon Tea Set has an array of sweet and savoury faves to feast on this National Day, with a tribute to the red dot inspired by the greenery of Singapore’s gardens. There’s also a dine-in National Day set menu filled with modern European delights, finished with a local twist!
Details: Tablescape, 1 to 31 August, $78 nett takeaways and delivery, $78++ dine-in; Level 3, 10 Coleman Street, Grand Park City Hall, Singapore 179809
If your family takes National Day dining very seriously, then you’ll want to check out the offerings over at PATH. Chef Marvas Ng is opening his kitchen to chefs Lee Zhe Xi and Soh Yong Zhi of Malaysia’s Eat and Cook for a National Day celebration unlike any other. It’s gonna be a cross-border, cross-national celebration of food, marking the two nation’s National Days. You can expect dishes like Century Egg Shu Mai & Siew Bao, Maine lobster “Sui Gao” and Eat and Cook’s rendition of an oyster omelette. We can’t wait!
Details: PATH, 12 Marina Boulevard, Tower 3, #01-05/06 Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore 018982
7. Da Paolo
Da Paolo Gastronomia and Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant & Bar are treating us to some National Day classics. Beat the heat with coconut and Gula Melaka gelato, but save room for the returning Gula Melaka coconut pandan bun – it’s delicious! Psst, and don’t miss the deal from 1 August to 9 August 2023 for dine-in only; Da Paolo Gastronomia Great World will be offering up a complimentary scoop of this limited-edition gelato or a lovely lemongrass ginger tea to pair with the meatless tempeh ‘bolognese’ pasta ($21). Yes, please!
8. Din Tai Fung
One of our faves, Din Tai Fung, is treating us with the return of crowd-favourite steamed chilli crab and pork Xiao long bao just in time for National Day. Oh, and it gets better; each one is a whopping 40% larger than a regular Xiao long bao. All the more reason to head on down with the fam to celebrate!
Details: Din Tai Fung, $11.50 / 4pcs. Available islandwide for dine-in and takeaways only from 1 July – 31 August 2023
Check out the new specials at PastaMania to celebrate National Day with the family. We’re eyeing up the Laksa Chicken Calzone, PastaMania’s classic take on the local curry puff, and the Salted Egg Mala Seafood Pasta, inspired by the beloved Singapore flavours of salted egg and mala. Yum! Best bit? This National Day promo is a steal – for $15.80 nett; you’ll get a choice of main, plus a carafe of fizzy pomegranate refresher. National Day dining, sorted!
Details: PastaMania, available at outlets island-wide from 24 July 2023 to 31 August 2023.
After Italian, but fancy pushing the boat out for the celebrations? Head on over to Monti for the best views and indulge in the Singtalian dinner menu, a five-course affair with a welcome glass of champagne, because it would be rude not to toast a birthday. Or, how about a date night in style with the National Day rooftop aperitivo which includes a delicious Cicchetti platter and a glass of bubbles. Bellissimo!
Details: Monti, available 9 August. Singtalian five-course dinner menu, including a welcome glass of champagne, $308, Cicchetti platter, $188.
11. Toast Box
For a traditional celebration – where better to treat the family than Singapore-favourite Toast Box? This National Day, enjoy the limited-time Our Heritage, Our Home promotion featuring a truly Singaporean pair. Available until 13 August, you’ll be treated to Lontong Chee Cheong Fun and Kopi Jelly Iced Teh – the perfect pairing to celebrate National Day, we say!
Details: Toast Box, available at all outlets island-wide for dine-in, takeaway and delivery until 13 August.
Kick off this year’s National Day festivities with Swensen’s seasonal menu, including Swensen’s well-loved Nasi Lemak Burger, Dry Laksa Linguine, and the highly additive Salted Egg Yolk Chicken. Save room for the Pandan Kaya Cloud – a pandan-infused blend comprising toasted coconut flakes and brown sugar jelly balls. Yum!
Details: Swensen’s, National Day Menu offerings will be available from 14 July to 30 August.
Treat the fam with these amazing National Day dining options for the long weekend: you deserve it. Happy feasting!