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 I have highlighted my top 5 gorgeous rooftop restaurants and bars in Singapore that exude vastly different vibes with amazing views and great ambience—there is definitely at least one that will catch your fancy.
1. Stellar at 1- Altitude
Perched high on level 62 of One Raffles Place, the restaurant has a simple interior design while offering a spectacular view of Singapore’s city skyline. The main dining area is spacious. I highly recommend prior reservations to snag that much coveted table beside the window. Not surprisingly, it is the choice for many when it comes to selecting a venue for that romantic night out or celebratory occasion.
Overall, it was a satisfying dining experience at Stellar. We were impressed with the carefully thought-out and well-executed menu. The creative genius behind the menu that takes centre-stage at Stellar 1-Altitude is none other than Executive Chef, Christopher Miller.
Thereafter, we headed up to 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar, the highest alfresco bar in the world, for a feel of its energizing nightlife vibes. The 360 degree view of the city lights is certainly spectacular, concluding our evening on a gorgeous note.
Note: Minimum spend per person is <$100
MUST TRY: Seared Hokkaido Scallop with Belon, Styles of Citron with Passionfruit Mousseline and Tajima Wagyu Specialty Cuts.
2. Equinox in Swissotel
Lucky to have experienced dining at Equinox Restaurant before it has been closed. This was probably one of the most popular places to go to for a top-of-the-world experience before many on this list came along. Located on the 70th floor of Swissotel The Stamford, Equinox offers a jaw-dropping bird’s eye view of the Singapore cityscape. Coupled with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and elaborate decorations of high teak and paper lanterns. Equinox offers guests a dining experience of luxury and comfort. This place was just divine and unforgettable to us. I can’t say enough good things about how wonderful the food and service during our visit.
3. Salt Grill & Sky Bar in ION
Salt grill & Sky bar’s situated ‘in the sky’ at level 55 of ION Orchard in the heart of Singapore, is a perfect place to unwind where you can sit back and indulge while watching the sunset and the beauty of the city skyline. Whether you want to relax with a glass of wine in hand after an intense day of work, sit down to a shared dinner with your date or for whatever occasion.
This is the flagship restaurant in Asia from Australian chef and restaurateur, Luke Mangan. Luke Mangan is a big name in the culinary world. His other restaurants include: Glass Brasseriein Sydney’s Hilton Hotel, Salt and World Wine Bar in Tokyo, Salt Grill onboard P&O’s Pacific Jewel & Pacific Dawn, and The Palace by Luke Mangan in South Melbourne.
Amongst the Celebrity Chef Restaurants in Singapore, Salt Grill & Sky Bar stood out with the magnificent view, classy setting, excellent service and relatively good food. It has the complete dining experience. Service was impeccable at Salt Grill & Sky Bar. The staff were knowledgeable and polite without being too intrusive. Furthermore, the prices here are not as mind boggling as the other Celebrity Chef Restaurants.
It is so certainly best to reserve a table in advance.
Note: The minimum spend per person for weekday lunch is $40; the minimum spend for weekend lunch, holiday lunch and dinner is $60.
MUST TRY: Tim Tam & Burrata
4. Ce La Ví Restaurant & Sky Bar
Hailed internationally as a leading lifestyle and “must see” Sky bar in Singapore, CÉ LA VI perched on top of Marina Bay Sands on level 57, CÉ LA VI offers you breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views of the city skyline and Singapore Strait to enhance your dining experience. CE LA VI comprises of three separate yet integrated outlets:
- The Restaurant offers world class cuisine helmed by international award-winning Executive Chef Joey Sergentakis. Guests are given the option of either enclosed or al fresco dining adjacent to the SkyBar.
- The famous Sky Bar, an overlooking observation deck features a spanning view of the city skyline, Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Strait. Sip on expertly crafted signature cocktails and enjoy live entertainment nightly from 6pm – late. **Guests of CÉ LA VI must purchase a separate ticket to access the Observation Deck.
- The Club Lounge features cozy sofa seating, lined with a sleek modern bar and an intimate dance floor. The Sky Deck of the Club Lounge is an oasis alongside the spectacular Infinity Pool, where guests can enjoy casual bites and thirst-quenching cocktails. **Only Hotel Guests are allowed access to the Infinity Pool.
Note: Minimum spend of $80++ per person for dinner. Cocktails start at $20++
MUST TRY: Fresh Oysters with Vodka Granita, Avruga Roe and Micro Parsley
5. iL Ciello at Hilton
il Cielo may be a hidden dining gem that you are looking for, an award-winning Italian rooftop restaurant perched on the 24th floor of Hilton Singapore, this restaurant offers guests a bird’s eye view of the teeming crowds on Orchard Road, a fitting tribute to its name that translates to ‘the sky’. With its small 48-seater capacity and hyper-personalised service, this intimate restaurant is a perfect venue for a romantic evening or small dinner celebrations.
il Cielo is definitely amongst one of our favourite Italian restaurants we’ve tried in Singapore. Here, each dish is carefully handcrafted by Chef Yohhei Sasaki, who boasts years of experience working in top Italian restaurants across Japan and Italy.
Note: Minimum spend per person is $>$100.
MUST TRY: Costina di Manzo ‘Toriyama Wagyu A4’
Caramelized Toriyama Wagyu A4 Short Ribs, Sautéed Saffron Risotto, Lemon Gel, Italian Parsley Sauce