Singaporeans are serious foodies and we are mighty proud of it. Every event or celebration has to involve food. Fortunately, we have no lack of great restaurants here in Singapore to choose from. However, sometimes we want more than just good food. Like for special occasions, long-awaited gatherings or times we want to surprise our partner with a little treat. Or maybe, you are just itching to try something new because, why not?
Here are 6 Unique Dining Experiences in Singapore that will satisfy the most finicky palettes and also leave you with unforgettable memories!
Fans of marine animals are gonna want to add this to their bucket list. As Southeast Asia’s only restaurant with an underwater view, Ocean Restaurant has floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open up to the magical world of S.E.A. Aquarium’s fishy friends!
Once you step in, be prepared to be blown away by the sight of graceful giant mantas swimming and playful shoals of smaller fishes darting by. But besides the incredible underwater views, the food is pretty impressive too. The set menu changes periodically, which is good news for diners who like to frequent themed restaurants. Ocean Restaurant’s current festive menu offers mouthwatering options of Kuhlbarra Seabass, Australian Yumbah Abalone and Spanish King Turbot, all of which are sustainably-sourced.
Yup, one of the secret ingredients in their Modern-Asian cuisine is sustainability. Each dish in the menu features produce that are harvested using methods that respect and sustain the environment. In fact, Ocean Restaurant has achieved a remarkable sustainability level of 95%!
This is a great place to bring your loved ones, even kids, especially if they love sea life. While indulging in delicious chef creations, you would be heartened to know that dining here does not harm the environment and leaves the ocean a better place.
Availability: Daily, except Tuesday & Wednesday
Unique Dining Factor: Singapore’s first and only aquarium dining experience!
Turn the lights out, it is time for an intimate dinner in the dark. As the only restaurant where dinner is served in pitch-black dining room, Nox offers an intriguing new world of mystery and sensation. Yes, this culinary journey is conducted in total darkness. The concept behind this is that the simulated loss of sight elevates your other senses such as taste, smell, touch and sound.
Their mystery menu consists of 12 unique dishes that spans over 3-courses, all of which have been specially created by their head chef. They also have wine, cocktail and mocktail tasting add-on options for those who want to enhance the dinner experience.
If you are wondering how are you gonna cut your food in the dark, not to worry. Nox employ blind and visually impaired hosts who have been specially trained to take care of you throughout dinner. Just call them, same like how you would call a wait staff in a normal restaurant, and they would be beside you to help or reassure you.
Dining at Nox is truly a unique and humbling experience. It allows you to put yourself in the shoes of the visually impaired, which opens your mind to a deeper consciousness.
Unique Dining Factor: The only dine in the dark concept in Singapore!
There are quite a few restaurants that offer ‘dinner with a view’ concepts here in Singapore. Typical choices would be sandy beach views, tranquil water views or Singapore’s dazzling cityscape - all of which are pretty great for a dinner date. But, Gourmet Island Escapade takes it up a few notches by creating the first-of-its-kind Dinner-View pairing experience!
In an exclusive collaboration with Sentosa, guests are taken on a 4-hour dining journey through 4 restaurants ( Sentosa Golf Club, Fort Siloso, Trapizza and Arbora) located on this island. Each location presents a different scenic view; a sprawling golf course, a panoramic fort, an idyllic beach and the lighted night cityscape respectively. Diners will be served 1 delectable dish out of the curated 4-course gourmet menu at each restaurant, which is inspired by each changing landscape.
En-route to the next food stop onboard a spacious aircon minibus, you will be kept entertained by a professional tour guide from Monster Day Tours who will sprinkle some storytelling magic of history, legends and fun anecdotes.
This fusion of gourmet food, great views and a guided tour is a brilliant idea for those looking for an immersive dining experience. With all the senses engaged, Gourmet Island Escapade creates the perfect opportunity to reacquaint with the island’s true beauty while satiating the most voracious foodies.
Availability: Limited event dates of 4 Jan / 25 Jan / 15 Feb / 1 Mar 2021 only
Unique Dining Factor: The only dining experience in Singapore where you get to ‘travel’ to 4 different locations to eat!
When was the last time you’ve been up on the cable cars? For many of us, it was probably long ago when we were kids. Now that the queues of tourists are still missing, it is a good time to take a ride up in the Singapore cable cars. What’s even better? Cosy up with your significant other in a cable car cabin and enjoy a 4-course gourmet dinner together!
The cheapest ‘Stardust Cabin’ dinner package offers a tempting choice of slow-braised Wagyu beef cheek, pan-roasted Norwegian salmon or char-grilled whole lobster (top up +$10/pax) for the main course. For those who miss a vacation to Italy, there is also a new ‘Fly Me to Italy’ package where diners will get to savour an exquisite 4-course Italian spread.
While enjoying the fine food, you can whisper sweet nothings to your bae and take in magnificent views of Mount Faber, Sentosa island and the surrounding harbour. As the sun sets, the Singapore cityscape comes aglow with lights, set against the romantic night sky.
We got to say it is quite the perfect setting to celebrate special occasions with your loved one and even pop the big question!
Unique Dining Factor: The only place where you can eat in the skies in Singapore!
If you fancy the high life and always wanted to sail out to sea on a luxurious super yacht, the Royal Albatross is right up your alley. This ship, originally from Chicago, cruised over 15,000km from North America to the tropical waters of South East Asia. Since arriving in Singapore, it went through a major revamp to become a sailing ship of unmatched quality and splendour.
One of its signature events is the Royal Albatross Sunset Diner Cruise. Imagine sailing out to the tranquil Singapore port waters onboard Singapore’s largest and most stable superyacht. Chill out on the open-air breezy decks while sipping a complimentary welcome aperitif before dinner is served.
You have a choice of a sumptuous international 3-course dinner or an indulgent 6-course menu, served to your own private table on the upper deck. Some fancy items include an entree of Spanish octopus and poached prawns, slow-cooked braised beef and pan-seared foie gras. If you want to impress your date, upgrade to a free-flow bar option of wines and spirits that will definitely leave you buzzing with delight.
With 360° sea views and fairy-tale mood lighting surrounding you, the Royal Albatross sunset dinner cruise is truly a unique dining ambiance that screams opulence!
Availability: Friday - Sunday
Unique Factor: The only luxury tall ship sunset dining experience in Singapore!
Cannot decide whether to bring your date to watch a theatre performance or have a good dinner? What about both! ANDSOFORTH is Singapore’s first and Asia’s largest immersive dining company and they are experts at taking experiences to the next level. It is more than just watching a performance while having dinner. Here, diners are part of the whole dining adventure.
They employ over 300 creatives such as actors, dancers, aerial hoop artists, drag performers, singers, illustrators, designers, technologists, puppeteers and chefs of course - all in the sole goal to make sure your night is filled with entertainment and surprises.
ANDSOFORTH’s current concept of “Around the World in 80 Days” takes you through seven countries in one dinner session. Conducted in the form of a book analysis workshop, guests will be moving across themed rooms that are imaginative recreated locations inspired by Jules Verne’s epic adventure novel. Throughout the live theatrical experience, you will be greeted not only by performers but also with food dishes that are specially created to reflect each changing scene.
Complete with period-appropriate decor and attention-to-detail props, this is one immersive theatrical dinner that will feed both your creative soul and tummy!
Availability: Thursday - Saturday
Unique Dining Factor: Singapore’s only theatrical dining experience!
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