The Lion City is celebrating the 52nd anniversary of its founding, and there’s no better way to mark it than dining in its most glamorous hotels. Here’s where you can eat!
Axis Bar and Lounge, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore (US$31 for one person, US$58 for two)
Calling itself as a “place to see and be seen,” this CBD–watering hole offers panoramic views of the Little Red Dot.
For the entire month of August from 3 to 5 p.m. daily, it’s offering afternoon tea featuring the best in local cuisine. Drink its refreshing pandan ice jelly with coconut emulsion, then indulge in all-time favorites such as nasi lemak with crispy anchovies and sambal jam or ayam satay encased in a tart shell and topped with peanut gravy. Desserts include bandung rosella bavarious, chocolate almond kueh pie tee, and pineapple coconut sable. And if you’re still up for it, you can pair it with Mandarin Oriental’s signature tea.
La Brasserie, the Fullerton Bay Hotel (US$38 per person)
Admire the glittering Marina Bay waterfront with their three-course menu that’s available on August 9. Dig in their generous servings of chicken satay salad and French onion soup. Take your time choosing in between sambal sea bass or red wine-braised beef cheek—you’ll never go wrong, whichever you prefer. Dessert is a toss-up between classic mango pudding or crème brulee. Only available from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The Lighthouse Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, the Fullerton Hotel (US$160 per person)
This historical area once served as a beacon that guided seafarers at the country’s port. Now a popular restaurant, it’s an ideal spot to watch the colorful fireworks that mark the nation’s birthday on August 9. To make the celebration even more memorable, it’s offering a romantic five-course set dinner perfect for couples. With a glass of wine, indulge in dishes such as antipasti, aglio olio taglierini pasta, baked fresh red snapper fillet, and hazelnut parfait. You only have from 6:30 to 10: 30 p.m. to try it, so plan ahead!
Latest Recipe and World of Whisky, Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa (US$57 for adults, US$28 for children)
Hawker food is front-and-center in this Beach View located property, which provides easy access to perennial tourist favorite Universal Sentosa. On August 9, it’s offering a dinner buffet featuring yummy choices such as black pepper char kway teow, salted egg yolk crab, and bak kut teh. We suggest watching their chefs work their magic at the live cooking stations where they will prepare laksa, stir-fried oyster hokkien mee, and prata. Save some space for dessert so you can enjoy pandan kaya cake, coconut cake, lychee mousse, nyonya kueh, and goreng pisang.
Be sure to be there from 6 to 10 p.m. or else you’ll miss their delectable spread!