About Restaurants in Parks
Singapore’s image as “The Garden City” isn’t an unjustified one. From Bedok Reservoir to Bishan Park, we’re a country blessed with some of the most beautiful parks in the region. But did you know that these parks are also home to some amazing restaurants? Eatbook explores the parks of Singapore to bring you 10 gorgeous restaurants in parks that will get you back in touch with nature.
1. Canopy Garden Dining (Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park River Plains)
This beautiful restaurant feels like a greenhouse with its surrounding glass windows and gorgeous al fresco area. It’s a perfect spot for a lazy Sunday afternoon to sit back with a book in hand and coffee on the table. Aspiring food photographers will also love this spot with all that natural light bringing life to every speck of parsley it touches. Watch the trees sway and bikers ride by while taking a bite out of their delicious Crab Aglio Olio ($19).
Address: 1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, River Plains, Singapore 569931
Contact: 6556 1533
Operating Hours: Mon – Thurs: 9am – 1030pm; Fri: 9am – 11am; Sat & PHs: 8am – 11pm; Sun: 8am – 10.30pm
2. GRUB (Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Pond Gardens)
Yet another eatery at this hip and happening park, Grub serves up bistro food at pocket-friendly prices. If you plan to dine here on a weekend for brunch, get here early for the best spots before the horde inevitably arrives. As the old adage goes, the early bird gets the worm, or in this case their excellent Breakfast Set ($15+).
Address: 510 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Pond Gardens, Singapore 56998
Contact: 6459 5743
Operating Hours: Tues to Fri: 11am – 3pm / 530pm -1030pm ; Weekends & PHs: 9am – 4pm/ 530pm – 1030pm (dinner)
3. WAWAWA – Bistro by The Reservoir (Bedok Reservoir Park)
If the open sea isn’t for you, perhaps a peaceful and tranquil reservoir might appeal to you instead. Located in Bedok Reservoir, WAWAWA is a bar overlooking the water where you can sit back, relax, and watch the stars at night. The well stocked bar will have you seeing stars one way or another while you dine on their delicious mini beef burgers ($14.80) for some juicy and cheesy fun.
Address: 901 Bedok Reservoir Road Singapore 479266
Contact: 6285 8038
Operating Hours: Mon to Thurs: 5pm – 12mn; Fri & Eve of PHs: 5pm – 1am; Sat: 11am – 1am; Sun: 11am – 12mn
4. Cornerstone (Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park River Plains)
Serving up all-American cuisine on this cozy corner of Ang Mo Kio is Cornerstone. The casual eatery encourages anyone to have a delightful experience whether you’re in a tuxedo on the way to the theatre or if you’ve just finished a run in the park. Dog lovers will be happy to know that the Al Fresco area is pet-friendly and the restaurant comes equipped with dog bowl so your loyal companions can chow down with you! Satisfy your meat cravings with their Signature Lamb Rack With Garlic Crust ($37) for a decadent and fulfilling meal.
Address: 1380 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, River Plains, Singapore 569930
Contact: 6554 7230
Operating Hours: Tues -Thurs: 12pm – 1030pm; Fri: 12pm – 1045pm; Sat: 10am – 1045pm; Sun: 10am – 1030pm
5. Beaulieu House (Sembawang Park)
Originally the home of an English aristocrat, the ownership has changed several hands since, and now stands as a restaurant serving up local seafood. Looking over the Sembawang Jetties, Beaulieu House boasts some impressive views of the Straits Of Johor and a feeling of tranquility.
Stick to the basics with their salted egg yolk crab (seasonal price) and enjoy the sound of crashing waves as you dig in.
Address: 117 Beaulieu Road, Sembawang Park, Singapore 759837
Contact: 6257 9234
Operating Hours: Mon -Sat: 11am – 230pm /6pm – 11pm; Sunday: 11am – 11pm (230pm – 6pm only serving Western)
6. Atmosphere Bistro (East Coast Park Parkland Green)
A bistro, bar and apparently one of Goh Chock Tong’s hangout spots, Atmosphere Bistro is one of the most vibrant spots in East Coast Park. The bar’s walls are adorned with screens showing live matches, and the giant space is perfect for large groups to gather. If you’re looking for something interesting, the Flaming Pizza ($23.80) ought to pique your curiosity. This pizza is topped with salami, prawns, capsicums, mushrooms then set on fire and brought to your table. How’s that for setting up the atmosphere?
Address: 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-25/26/27, Singapore 449875
Contact: 6440 9705
Operating Hours: Mon to Thurs: 5pm – 12mn; Fri and Eve of PHs: 5pm – 1am; Weekends and PHs: 1130am – 1am
7. Brussels Sprouts (East Coast Park Big Splash)
Don’t worry, brussel sprouts aren’t the only thing on the menu, thank god! Instead, the restaurant is known for their mussels and fries ($22+) which are incidentally way better than “brussel sprouts”. So sit back, dip your fries in that amazing mussel broth and shoot evil looks at the seagulls eyeing your mussels.
Address: 902 East Coast Parkway, Block F Unit #01-27, Big Splash, Singapore 449874
Contact: 6346 4344
Operating Hours: Tues Thurs: 5pm – 12mn; Fri: 5pm – 1am; Sat: 12pm – 1am; Sun: 12pm – 12mn
8. Lewin Terrace (Fort Canning Park)
This charming colonial house on a hill is also the stage for chef Matsumoto and his French-Japanese fusion sensibilities. The house used to be the residence of the Chief of the Central Fire Station, it’s now a posh restaurant serving up creative and delectable dishes. Try their signature Wagyu Hot Plate ($64) for a sizzling surprise.
Address: 21 Lewin Terrace, Singapore 179290
Contact: 6333 9905
Operating Hours: Daily: 12pm – 3pm (Last order at 2pm) & 630pm – 11pm (Last order at 930pm)
9. Vineyard (HortPark)
This stunning restaurant is also one of the booziest on the list. With a fully stocked bar of beers, ciders and an eclectic wine list, it’ll please thirsty patrons of every taste. The restaurant brings classic French fare to the table with flavours from Bourgogne and Provance to name a few. Try the Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek ($28) for the full “Bourgeois” experience.
Address: 33 Hyderabad Road #02-02, HortPark, Singapore 119578
Contact: 6479 7977
Operating Hours: Mon to Thurs: 12pm – 3pm (Lunch) & 6pm – 11pm (Dinner); Fri & Eve of PHs: 11am – 3pm (Lunch) & 6pm – 1am (Dinner); Sat: 11am – 1am; Sun & PHs: 12pm – 11pm
10. Wild Oats @ Punggol Park
Nestled amongst the tranquility of Punggol park, is Wild Oats, another restaurant by acclaimed chef Willin Low of Wild Rocket. The outdoor patio is the perfect setting to enjoy the rich foliage surrounding the park. The restaurant serves up localised dishes from Chicken Chops ($13.80) to Otah Bruschettas ($4.90).
Address: 97 Hougang Avenue 8, #01-01, Singapore 538792
Contact: 6858 2087
Operating Hours: Daily: 4pm – 1am
11. Corner House
Built in 1910, Corner House previously housed the Assistant Director of the Botanic Gardens. Chef Jason Tan, previously of three Michelin star restaurant Robuchon a Galera, has coined the food he serves at “Gastro-Botanica” which revolves around fresh and meticulously sourced ingredients and a balance between proteins and botanical elements on the plate. The set lunches here start at $38 and $98 for Dinner.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, E J H Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Contact: 6469 1000
Operating Hours: Tues-Sat: 12pm-3pm/630pm-11pm, Sun:1130am-3pm/630pm-11pm
Make a date at a restaurant in your nearest park today!
Whether you’re going on a hot date or taking the family out, the parks of Singapore offer some diverse options for diners. If that sounds like your cuppa tea, make your reservations now! Or if you have any other recommendations, be sure to leave them in the comments below.