Alfresco dining is a popular choice in the Garden State as the weather usually complies! Whether it’s eating in a beautiful garden, or on a table down a local side street, here is our top picks of the best for family-friendly outdoor eating.
For anyone who has ever had good barbecue in the US, stepping into Smokey’s recreates the experience, from its homey wood and brick décor right down to its melt-in-your-mouth tender smoked meats. If you are looking for a no-frills, fuss-free dining experience with only good food on the menu, Smokey’s BBQ is here for you. Marinated by a secret dry rub that is tangy, the fresh rib meat soaks up the special homemade BBQ sauce like a sponge.
Smokey’s, 32 South Buona Vista, Singapore, 118161 +65 6345 6914 Smokey’s, 73 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427790, +65 6345 6914, smokeysbbq.com.sg
Alfresco dining and delectable cuisine in a tastefully laid-back environment. A menu full of flavors from the Mediterranean, offers a delicious variety of tenderly prepared dishes, such as delicious pizzas, antipasti, and meat. Go on treat yourself with the girls!
Da Paolo Bistro Bar, Rochester 3 Rochester Park, Singapore 139214 +65 6774 5537 www.facebook.com/BistroBar.RochesterPark
Treat yourself to the cheeses ‘au naturale’, or have them with hearty Italian pasta bakes and big plates. Shredded, knotted, plaited and rolled, from piccolo (small) to jumbo sizes, Latteria Mozzarella Bar will show you the many different ways Mozzarella can be presented. Kiddo friendly with plenty of space for running around.
Latteria Mozzarella Bar, 40 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089618 + 65 6866 1988 www.latteriamb.com
Traditional Italian in an uber-stylish setting, the only place in town overlooking both the world-famous Singapore Strait and the Sentosa golf course. Plenty of al fresco seating is available, or chill out in the cool modern interiors. A highlight of the award-winning menu is the wagyu beef cheek with sweet paprika, whipped polenta and black trombette mushrooms or try their Sunday brunch, delicious!
il Lido, Sofitel Sentosa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore +65 6866 1977 www.il-lido.com, www.sofitel-singapore-sentosa.com/dining_81-en.html
Ô Batignolles is an escape from the hectic buzz of the city. With a comprehensive wine list of over 55 labels, the eats are mostly standard French fare like croque monsieur, charcuterie platters and hanger steak. Relax, grab a glass of French wine, and catch up with old friends in a charming, informal setting reminiscent of a bistro somewhere in France.
Ô Batignolles, 2 Gemmil Lane, Singapore 069247 +65 6438 3913, obatignolles.com
An all-time Singapore favorite, dishing up classic upscale Italian in an ex-convent along popular Club Street. Choose from the Art Deco bar, a cozy interior with leather seats, a sizable courtyard, or sit in the private wine cellar for an intimate group dinner. The courtyard is the perfect place for date night or dinner with the girls.
Senso, 21 Club Street, Singapore 069410 +65 6224 3534, senso.sg
Carnivores, this is your church. Although there are typical French appetizers and over 15 desserts, the only main course is a generous portion of mouthwatering entrecôte steak, cooked to your liking with a secret sauce, unlimited crispy golden fries and fresh walnut salad. Grab a table outside on the cobbled street and watch the world go by. More fries please!
L’Entrecote Steak & Fries at Duxton 36 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089614 +65 6690 7561, lentrecote.sg
Situated along a golden stretch of Sentosa’s Siloso Beach, the newly renovated, beach bar serves premium beers, house pour spirits and hearty beach food. There's a full spread of barbecue and Western dishes to keep you going throughout the day. Soak up the sun, sand and sea whilst relaxing to a mix of Balearic tunes, sipping on your ice-cold beer. Watch the kids splash around in the waves.
Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099000 +65 6274 9668, www.coastes.com
boCHINche celebrates the great Argentinean passion for food and the social custom of gathering to dine, at the same time dispelling the notion that Argentinean cuisine is only about meat. The menu offers an array of dishes that proudly showcases diverse produce and styles of cooking.
boCHINche, 22 Martin Road, #02-01 Singapore, 239058 +65 6235 4990, www.bochinche.com.sg
Grab friend or a date for a glass of luscious Albariño or a crisp Verdejo, accompanied by a slice of premium Jamón ibérico or a bowl of plump Spanish Manzanilla olives, and be transported to the vibrant, animated tapas bars of Spain. Situated at Duxton Hill, Sabio Tapas Bar & Restaurant has the feel of a contemporary taberna with a traditional 14 meter-long bar juxtaposed with a stunning 5 metre ‘Anis Del Mono’ tiled mural backdrop.
Sabio, 5 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089591 +65 6690 7562, www.dhm.com.sg/sabio