April 14, 2021

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A selection of Singapore’s premium dining establishments for business

Singapore’s notable dining scene is one of vibrancy, diversity, sophistication and sustainability. With over 40 Michelin-starred restaurants and many other acclaimed restaurants, the lively city-state has flourished into a premium dining destination, making planning business meetings somewhat overwhelming.

To simplify the research stage, here is a guide to restaurants across Singapore that are perfect for business or celebrating success.

10 of Singapore’s best restaurants for business

Summer Pavilion, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Image: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore website

Earning a Michelin star for its fourth consecutive year, Singapore’s Summer Pavilion serves traditional Cantonese cuisine in a stylish setting. The restaurant also contains six private dining rooms that have a barmoiré equipped with wines, liqueurs and spirits.

The private dining rooms accommodate groups of various sizes ranging from intimate meetings of eight to larger celebrations of up to 30.

Summer Pavilion offers lunch and dinner daily, including dim sum, à la carte and set menus. The restaurant also has a tea salon serving a selection of specialty teas from Tea Bone Zen Mind.

Opening hours: lunch from 11.30am–2.30pm Monday to Sunday; dinner from 6.30pm–10.30pm Monday to Sunday.

Latteria Mozzarella Bar, Duxton Hill

Singapore’s

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Enjoy a taste of Southern Italy at Latteria Mozzarella Bar, serving freshly made Italian cheeses, particularly the mozzarella and burrata varieties, in many delicious ways. The menu also offers traditional Italian dishes including all-time favourites spaghetti alla carbonara; penne al pesto; buffalo mozzarella salad; and tiramisu.

Visitors looking to take advantage of the vast cheese selection should opt for the a la carte menu, which yields the likes of deep-fried buffalo-milk mozzarella served with arrabbiata sauce, or the cow-milk mozzarella with smoked salmon, zucchini, basil pesto and salmon roe.

Located in a historic shophouse, the intimate restaurant has an al fresco terrace, providing an idyllic setting for meetings.

Opening hours: lunch from 12pm–2.30pm Sunday to Friday; dinner from 6pm–10.30pm Monday to Sunday.

Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare, Tanjong Pagar

Singapore’s

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Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare combines “sustainable seafood and the warmth of Italian souls”. Enforcing its pledge to a sustainable path, the restaurant no longer offers an a la carte menu; instead, it serves executive set lunch, degustation and omakase menus using natural ingredients, Sicilian produce and sustainable seafood.

Located at a pre-war shophouse in the bustling Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood, Gattopardo changes its degustation menu every fortnight. It includes the likes of salt-baked fish, arancini, Sicilian red prawns, and grilled Hokkaido scallops with cauliflower cream and smoked caviar.

Opening hours: lunch from 12pm–2:30pm Tuesday to Friday; dinner from 6.30pm–10.30pm Tuesday to Saturday; brunch from 11.30am–3.30pm Sunday.

Shang Palace, Shangri-La Singapore

Singapore’s

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This Cantonese restaurant within the Shangri-La hotel uses traditional techniques with a modern twist. Shang Palace provides a selection of menus including the dim sum executive set with wok-fried prawns; stewed noodle and shredded roasted duck; dim sums; a fruit platter; and Chinese petit fours.

Guests can also choose either the seven- or eight-course set menu. It contains Cantonese favourites such as pan-fried foie gras with gold foil suckling pig; braised lobster with egg noodles; and braised bamboo fungus filled with premium bird’s nest in thick chicken broth.

For meat-free dining, there’s a seven-course vegetarian menu with braised spinach bisque, bird’s nest and snow fungus and the braised bamboo pith filled with seasonal greens.

Opening hours: lunch from 12pm–2.30pm Monday to Friday and 11am–3pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays; dinner from 6pm–10pm Monday to Sunday.

VUE, Collyer Quay

Singapore’s

Situated atop OUE Bayfront on Collyer Quay, VUE serves binchotan-grilled specialities, meaning the produce is cooked on kilned Japanese white oak that burns slower, thus producing no flame or smoke.

The dishes, crafted by Executive Chef Sam Chin, include prime cuts of Wagyu, lamb and chicken, and seafood options such as octopus, swordfish and salmon. The meals are complemented by a vast selection of wines. VUE is also home to Singapore’s first rooftop spritz bar.

Opening hours: lunch from 12pm–2.30pm Monday to Friday, and 12pm–3pm Saturday and Sunday; dinner from 5.30pm–10.30pm Monday to Sunday.

Stellar at 1-Altitude, One Raffles Place

Singapore’s

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Stellar at 1-Altitude, located on level 62, offers a rooftop al fresco dining experience. Guests can take in 360-degree views of Singapore while enjoying the restaurant’s contemporary Australian cuisine.

Stellar at 1-Altitude is the first restaurant in Singapore to raise its own Wagyu cattle at Australia’s premium Wagyu farm located in the Riverina region of New South Wales.

The menu highlights include Sanchoku rump cap with Wagyu-fat potatoes, spring onion and shoyu; smoked eel with charred asparagus, parmesan cream, chives and feta; and the roasted yellow chicken breast with barley, caramelised yogurt, kale, parsnip and smoked jus.

Opening hours: lunch from 12pm–2pm (last seating) Monday to Friday; dinner from 6.30pm–9.30pm (last seating) Monday to Friday, and 6pm–9.30pm (last seating) Saturday and Sunday.

JAAN by Kirk Westaway, Hotel Swissôtel The Stamford

Singapore’s

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Led by Executive Chef Kirk Westaway, JAAN channels a “rooted passion for natural flavours, reminiscent of his childhood in England”. The British-inspired menu showcases the freshest ingredients through simple but beautiful dishes. The 40-seat restaurant on Level 70 at the Swissotel The Stamford has also been awarded one Michelin star.

JAAN features an elegant private dining room for exclusive meetings and a Murano chandelier that spans the length of the restaurant ceiling.

Opening hours: lunch from 11.45am–2.30pm Wednesday to Saturday; dinner from 6.30pm–10:30pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Odette Restaurant, National Gallery Singapore

Singapore’s

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Housed in the beautiful national gallery, Odette is a fine dining destination helmed by Chef-Owner Julien Royer and inspired by his grandmother, Odette. The menu features French cuisine with Asian influences.

The restaurant has received several awards, most notably three Michelin stars, and winning first place in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2019 and 2020.

Odette’s dining room has been described as conveying a “feminine feel infrequently found in top-end establishments”. The aesthetic was planned by Singaporean artist Dawn Ng, and also includes abstract collages of deconstructed food photography.

Opening hours: lunch from 12pm–1.15pm (last seating) Monday to Saturday; dinner from 7pm–8.15pm (last seating) Monday to Saturday.

Rang Mahal, Pan Pacific Singapore

Singapore’s

Image: Rang Mahal website

Located in Singapore’s city centre, Rang Mahal is one of the oldest fine dining restaurants in Singapore, established in 1971. The institution marries authentic flavours from all the regions of India with fine-dining techniques.

Menu highlights include chef’s special chargrilled lamb chops with applewood mist and garam masala; tandoori chicken cubes, coriander, raw mango chutney and kachumber salad; and panko-crusted peppers, goat cheese mousse, yoghurt and coconut rice pancake.

The restaurant’s main dining hall features a grand theatrical ambience, making it an ideal venue for corporate events, business lunches and celebrations.

Opening hours: lunch from 12pm–2.30pm Tuesday to Friday, and Sunday; dinner from 6pm–10pm Tuesday to Sunday.

Artemis Grill & Sky Bar, CapitaGreen Rooftop

Singapore’s

Image: Artemis Grill & Sky Bar website

Perched on the 40th floor of CapitaGreen, Artemis Grill offers a seasonal menu inspired by the culinary heritage of the Mediterranean.

The restaurant is a popular spot for its executive set lunch option – offering two or three courses. The menu serves fresh seafood and grilled meats and plenty of vegan, vegetarian and keto-friendly options.

Artemis also contains an exclusive room that fits around eight people and a grand private space that can accommodate business-focused events for up to 16 guests.

Additionally, there’s the terrace for outdoor gatherings. The rooftop space also offers panoramic views of Singapore’s famous Marina Bay.

Opening hours: lunch from 11.30am–2.30pm Monday to Friday; dinner from 5.30–9pm Monday to Saturday.

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