Hungry? The Satay Club has made a comeback but not in its veritable, nostalgic form that most locals reminisce about.
Previously located at the Queen Elizabeth Walk, the Satay Club was demolished in 1995 to make way for the Esplanade -Theatres on the Bay and the Nicoll Highway extension. Unlike its predecessor, the main dining area of the 2,000 square meter Satay by the Bay is housed within a concrete shell surrounded by lush greenery. Up to 1,000 diners can be seated at the numerous pastel coloured low tables and stools dotted around a clutch of stalls including eight pushcarts selling satay in the open. Unfortunately, none of the eight are from the original band of satay stallholders that used to ply their trade at the original Esplanade site. A further 26 indoor and outdoor carts selling local delicacies comprising of stalwarts such as Boon Tat Street BBQ Seafood and Huat Huat BBQ Chicken Wing as well as a Western bistro have been thrown into the mix to add more spice and variety to an otherwise staid offering.
A decent cheap eat situated slap bang in Singapore’s newest and most iconic park, Gardens by the Bay.
Budget conscious mums and dads keen to avoid paying over the odds for a meal at the other (touristy and overcrowded) food establishments located at Gardens by the Bay and those who simply prefer local cuisine.
Satay by the Bay will be the closest food outlet to the S$10 million state-of-the-art children’s playground due to open later this year.
Satay by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
A shuttle bus service picks up visitors from Marina Bay MRT station, Shenton Way and Cecil Street.