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10 Best Rooftop Restaurants in Singapore


 

With a land area of over 700 square kilometres and a population of nearly six million, Singapore has no choice but to build upwards. This has resulted in a wondrous skyline – the view of glittering Marina Bay come nightfall is especially magnificent and has adorned many postcards. To best enjoy these views, there’s no doubt you’ll have to go high.

Whether it’s a sweeping view of the Singapore River you are after or the impressive panorama of skyscrapers crowding the skyline, rooftop restaurants in Singapore are the best places to take in the sights and heights.

Here are the 10 best rooftop restaurants to explore when in Singapore

1. LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

Atop the 57-stories tall Marina Bay Sands, with amazing 180-degree views of Singapore, LAVO is a rooftop restaurant with a view. Opened in 2018, this Italian-meets-American restaurant is one of Marina Bay Sand’s latest addition to fantastic and luxurious venues.

Very much both a rooftop restaurant and a rooftop lounge, with a vibrant atmosphere, you can visit LAVO for a relaxing lunch or a stylish dinner, as well as Saturday all-night fun. Or a ‘Sunday Champagne Brunch’.

For drinks on the terrace you can usually just drop by, but if you want a dining table, reservations are recommended via their website. The LAVO dress code is smart casual.

The best thing about LAVO is it’s open daily from lunch to late at night, and the very stylish venue comes with seating both inside and on the fantastic and lush outdoor terrace.

2. Dusk Restaurant & Bar

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The restaurant is located next to Mount Faber Station, the given option to get to the restaurant is by cable car, and that is what makes it a special dining experience.

Only elevated to the second level, Dusk Restaurant & Bar still offers some of the best views in Singapore. This is thanks to its position on top of Mount Faber, 100 meters above sea level, resulting in panoramic views of the Harbour front and Sentosa Island.

Surrounded by lush rain forest, the comfy rooftop restaurant serves European tapas, mains of both meat and seafood, along with specially curated wines and cocktails. Reservations are required via their website.

This is the place to go to enjoy fantastic sunset views and a comfy and relaxing atmosphere at this Singapore rooftop restaurant, perfect for both date nights and casual get-togethers.

3. Artemis Grill

Set on the 40th floor of the Capital Green building in downtown Singapore, Artemis Grill is a very stylish destination, perfect for both rooftop dining and drinks.

What makes Artemis rooftop restaurant special is its sophisticated and cozy atmosphere, and with great service, is a great venue for a weekday business lunch, a romantic/special occasion dinner or fine drinks and bites anywhere in between. They require reservations via their website.

The very fine and tasty food is complemented with an equally great rooftop bar menu. A large selection of wines, craft beers and well-made mixology cocktails are available.

4. Art rooftop restaurant

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Art rooftop restaurant located on top of the Singapore National Gallery is a sleek and Neo-Italian rooftop dining destination. The best thing about Art is it is the perfect place to combine some of Singapore’s best culture with one of its finest dining options.

While you are only five floors up, the panoramic windows and the long outdoor terrace offers some magnificent sights over Padang, Marina Bay and the surrounding skyline.

Art is open daily for both executive set lunches and tasting menu dinners, where you can go on a seven-course meal. You can also visit their bar for fine cocktails and wines, complemented with lighter bar snacks.

5. VUE rooftop bar and grill 

The restaurant located on top of the OUE Bayfront on Collyer Quay opened its doors in late 2019, and offers the best options to gaze, wine, and dine.

The best part is that VUE is home to Singapore’s first rooftop spritz bar, as well as a rooftop restaurant serving mouth-watering meats and the freshest seafood.

VUE promises a Singapore rooftop restaurant experience out of the ordinary. The restaurant is open for weekday lunch, weekend Surf & Turf and dinner all week long. More information can be found on their website.

6. CÈ LA VI

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The rooftop restaurant located on top of the famous Marina Bay Sands is known for both its playful and iconic name, and its impeccable menu of food and drinks.

The best part is that it’s divided in two, this 57th-floor venue comes with both a rooftop restaurant/sky bar and a sky deck/club lounge. Together they offer amazing 360-degree views over the Singapore skyline, the Gardens by the Bay and out over the ocean.

While the SkyBar and Club Lounge are open for drinks, bites and party vibes late into the night, the CÈ LA VI rooftop restaurant is only open for lunch and dinner.

7. LeVeL33

The restaurant is located in the Marina Bay Financial Center. It is well known for being the world’s highest urban microbrewery.

And while the open-air terrace is the top spot for views, panoramic windows make sure the majestic vistas over Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline can be enjoyed all around.

The space in LeVeL33 was designed for social interaction, with a menu made for sharing, a Raw Bar and high energy. Open daily for lunch, dinner and beyond, you can visit LeVeL33 rooftop restaurant and bar for a wide array of occasions. A business lunch or a special dinner in the dining room, some oysters in the raw bar or some beer tasting out on the terrace.

They open daily from Monday and Sunday and reservations are required via website.

8. Zafferano

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The restaurant sits like a glittering pearl on the 43rd floor of Ocean Financial Center in Collyer Quay, overlooking an impressive skyline of the Central Business District and Marina Bay Sands.

The best part is their classy terrace lounge which is the best place to enjoy the view while sipping wine. They require reservations and open daily.

Their menu is largely Italian serving mouth-watering dishes like Canadian Lobster Linguine and House-made Fettuccine with Shaved Italian White Truffle.

9. Jaan Rooftop Restaurant

The best part of the restaurant is its location. It sits on the 70th floor of Swissotel the Stamford which is the tallest hotel in Singapore.

The high-rise restaurant has been a permanent fixture on critically-acclaimed lists of ‘Best Restaurants in Asia’, proving that its food is just as excellent as its views. 

Their menu is highly creative and includes dishes such as their British Chef Kirk Westaway’s reinterpretation of Fish and Chips.   They open daily from Monday to Sunday.

10. The Lighthouse

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The best and most interesting thing about this restaurant is that it occupies the exact location where a beacon once guided mariners into the safety of the Singapore port in the 20th century. 

The sleek and stylish The Lighthouse restaurant rests like a beacon on the rooftop of Singapore’s grand Fullerton Hotel. From its floor-to-ceiling windows, a spectacular view of the Marina Bay promenade is laid out before you. 

Their menu constitutes an array of delectable Italian dishes, with quality and locally sourced produce.