Every August marks the return of National Day, an event where we celebrate Singapore’s birthday with pride. And one way to do so is with a feast alongside our nearest and dearest. For some of the best dining and takeaway options this period, we’ve compiled a list so you know just where to head to. After all, what better way to usher in the festivities than by Singaporeans’ favorite pastime – eating!
This article is updated for 2022!
Dolce Vita at Mandarin Oriental provides a spacious and relaxing vibe for you to cozy in for an Italian meal. They have a pre-National Day Rehearsal Menu on July 16, 23 and 30, 2022 leading up to the big day that includes a 4-course meal featuring cauliflower soup, risotto and chocolate tart. Actual day 5-course set menu on August 9, 2022 is also available, with special options like slow poached organic egg and braised beef cheek.
Dolce Vita, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797, +65 6885 3500, www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore/marina-bay/fine-dining/restaurants/italian-cuisine/dolce-vita
What better way to celebrate Singapore’s 57th birthday than with Singapore food, right? York Hotel is hosting a spread of delights like Chilli Crab, Fish Curry, and Laksa at SG$57 per person, available on August 9, 2022 from 12pm to 2.30pm. If your birthday falls on the same day, you even enjoy a 57% discount on your bill!
White Rose Cafe, York Hotel, 21 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228516, +65 6737 0511, www.yorkhotel.com.sg/dining-promotion
Cherry Garden is a traditional Chinese restaurant with plenty of oriental themed decor for a truly authentic experience. On August 9, 2022, choose between their National Day Set Menu (SG$138++ per person) with items like Lobster Soup With Mushroom and Steamed Cod Fish Filet, or their National Dim Sum Brunch (S$88 per person) that has free-flow dim sum, pan-fried beef cubes and charcoal-roasted goose.
Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797, +65 6885 3500, www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore/marina-bay/fine-dining/restaurants/cantonese-cuisine/cherry-garden
To really party it up this National Day, head over to Kinki Restaurant And Bar. Only available on August 9, 2022, they’re got a Rooftop Boozy Package suitable for 5 to 6 people at SG$588 per package. It’ll include delicious snack platters of chicken wings, ebi frys and cassava nachos. Wash it all down with booze options like gin, vodka or whisky late into the night. This one’s definitely for the adults.
Kinki Restaurant And Bar, 70, #02-02 Collyer Quay, Customs House, Singapore 049323, www.kinki.com.sg/promotions/kinkindp
Make a date for a scrumptious meal together with friends and family on August 8 or 9, 2022 from 12pm to 2pm, 3pm to 4.30pm or 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Their buffet is perfect for National Day, since it has plenty of local fare so those with big appetites will never get bored. Expect the likes of char kway teow, carrot cake, sambal sotong and egg yolk crab. Local desserts such as durian balls and ice kachang should also be on your agenda. Prices start from SG$25 for children and SG$50 for adults.
Straitskitchen, 10 Scotts Rd, Grand Hyatt, Singapore 228211, +65 6732 1234, www.singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com/straitskitchen
Sofitel Singapore CIty Centre’s Racines restaurant has French and Chinese cuisine, so diners can get the best of both worlds. Their National Day Semi-Buffet Brunch on August 9, 2022 has everything you can imagine – from seafood platters of prawns, clams and scallops and local appetizers like rojak and popiahs, to mains like Curry Pasta and Kong Bak Bao. Oh, don’t forget there’s a live dessert station with free-flow waffles too! Prices start from SG$129 per adult and SG$64 per child aged between 6 to 11 years old.
Racines, Level 5, Sofitel Singapore CIty Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885, +65 6428 5000, www.sofitel-singapore-citycentre.com/gastronomy/racines
Situated walking distance from the main festivities on August 9, 2022, 15 Stamford By Alvin Leung will be an ideal spot for dinner since it offers views of the fireworks to complement your dinner. Their Asian appetizer platter is available all month in August at SG$68 for 2 pax, with bite-sized portions of local favorites like chilli crab, satay kueh pie tee and century eggs with caviar.
15 Stamford By Alvin Leung, The Capitol Singapore, 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906, +65 6715 6871, www.kempinski.com/en/singapore/the-capitol-singapore/
For a scenic and awe-worthy dinner situation, Riviera is your best bet. The restaurant is situated along the Marina Bay waterfront so you get an unobstructed view of the firework show. Their National Day dinner menu (from SG$198 per person) is equally explosive, featuring menu highlights like Wagyu Beef Sirloin and Hokkaido Grade Scallops. Do note that guaranteed tables facing Marina Bay will incur a SG$20 surcharge!
Riviera, 1 Fullerton Rd, #02-06 One Fullerton, Singapore 049213, www.dhm.com.sg/riviera
To gear you up for National Day in the best way, Skai is taking guests on a gastronomic journey thanks to their National Day Preview 4-course set dinner on July 30, 2022. For SG$228, you’ll dig into drool-worthy dishes of lobster, stuffed portobello mushrooms, wagyu beef and blueberry pie. Feeling fancy? Top up SG$65 for 15g of caviar – yum.
Skai, Level 70, 2 Stamford Rd, Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882, +65 6431 6156, skai.sg/menu/national-day-preview-menu
Exclusively on the big day of August 9, 2022, Cut By Wolfgang Puck is hosting a 3-course National Day Lunch menu (SG$58++) with dishes inspired by local cuisine. Think modern steak served with salted egg yolk soft shell crab, wok-fried beef char kway teow and friend mantou buns. Who could forget desserts? Share slices of coconut chiffon durian cake and scoops of gula melaka ice cream with your loved ones.
Cut By Wolfgang Puck, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, B1-71, Singapore 018972, +65 6688 8517, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/cut
Besides enjoying their appetizing oysters and Western dishes, db Bistro & Oyster Bar is also levelling up their menu to celebrate National Day with an exclusive dessert. Their Signature Baked Alaska (SG$20++ for 2 pax) will light up your dining experience literally, since it gets flambéed with Malibu rum before your very eyes. After the feast for your eyes, bite into a myriad of coconut, pineapple and lime ice cream mixed with banana cake and toasted meringue.
db Bistro & Oyster Bar, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-48, Galleria Level, Singapore 018956, +65 6688 8525, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/db-bistro-and-oyster-bar
Have a month-long National Day celebration when you dine at Marina Bay Sands’ KOMA. The Japanese restaurant is introducing a special cocktail Pandan Dream (SG$24++) made of Butterfly Peak Gin, fresh lime juice, soda water and cherry liqueur, to pair with their sushi platters or roasted beef dish that comes with salad and cheese cubes. Between August 9 to 15, 2022, also try the exclusive KOMA Bell Dessert (SG$38++) which is a mix of strawberry, pineapple and coconut baked Alaska, toasted meringue and fresh strawberries.
KOMA Singapore, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, # B1-67, Singapore 018972, +65 6688 8690, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/koma-singapore
Spend National Day with a spectacular view all the way up on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands at Lavo. Expect a localized spin at the Italian restaurant from August 2 to 9, 2022, with a special menu consisting of Singapore Chilli Crab alongside fried mantou buns (SG$58), Lobster Laksa (SG$48++) and Red Velvet Waffle Cone with vanilla and strawberry ice cream (SG$28++). Adults can also toast to the good vibes by topping up SG$88 for two glasses of champagne.
Lavo, 10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 1, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/lavo
Usher in the Singapore pride with local-inspired dishes at Mott 32, available for both lunch and dinner. Get your appetite ready for share-worthy treats like Chilli Crab With Mantou, Wok-Fried Crab In Black Pepper and Crispy Prawn With Salty Egg Yolk And Oatmeal. That’s not all the Singapore flavors you’ll get to try – order the Harbour Dawn (SG$24), a cocktail inspired by Singapore’s lush greenery with coconut, pandan and almond tastes.
Mott 32, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, B1-41/42, Singapore 018956, +65 +65 6688 9922, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/mott32
You might overlook Renku Bar & Lounge since it sits in an unassuming corner of the Marina Bay Sands hotel lobby, but their menu of classic local dishes is worth salivating over. Expect delight like Hokkien Mee, Nasi Goreng and Laksa (from SG$25), which will all go effortlessly well with their signature gin-based spirits like Coconut Pandan Gin and Merlion Gin. Cakes are also available over the counter to satisfy young and old with a sweet tooth!
Renku Bar & Lounge, 10 Bayfront Ave, Lobby Tower 1 Hotel, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/renku-bar-and-lounge
Get a bird’s eye view of Marina Bay this National Day season when you dine alfresco at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Between August 1 to October 2, 2022, indulge in their signature dishes that include Lobster Mac & Cheese (SG$64++) and Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles (S$40++). Those looking for a tipple can also request for their exclusive Merlion Cocktail (SG$25++) – a mix of Martell VSOP, Cointreau, lime juice, honey ginger, earl grey tea, ginger beer and mint leaves. It’ll be the ultimate refreshment to celebrate the holiday with.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, 2 Bayfront Ave, #B1-07, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972, +65 6688 9959, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/yardbird-southern-table-and-bar
from 5pm to 9pm. Before Cé La Vi transforms into a full-on rooftop bar at night, you can take in the gorgeous views while digging into BBQ oysters, surf and turf platters, and Maimoa lamb chops over the grill. The best part? You’ll have a bird’s eye view of the parade firework display happening right before your eyes!
Cé La Vi, 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, Singapore 018971, +65 6508 2188, www.celavi.com/en/singapore
Instead of buffets or Chinese dishes, celebrate National Day with burgers instead. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beers has just the menu of local flavors to show your patriotism, such as their new Prawn Paste Chicken Sandwich (SG$24++). Only available this August, the dish features crispy chicken thigh and homemade cucumber slaw, in between two delicious buns. Finish off your meal with the National Day CrazyShake (SG$23++) only available between August 8 to 14, 2022. It’s a sweet bandung drink topped with red and white sprinkles and a slice of cake – perfect for kids too!
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beers, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave #L1-80, Bay Level, T2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018972, +65 6688 9957, blacktap.com/restaurant-menu/singapore
Who says you have to only eat local food during the National Day season? For an alternative meal to satisfy your palette, head over to one of So Pho’s many outlets in Singapore for a Vietnamese meal instead. In celebration of Singapore’s 57th birthday, customers can enjoy side dishes like Imperial Spring Rolls, Summer Rolls or Vietnamese Baguette With Vegetables at a special price of SG$5.70++ only, with every order of a main course.
So Pho, multiple locations, www.sopho.com.sg
Treat yourself to a myriad of flavors from around the world at Bread Street kitchen to ring in National Day. Choose from a range of options, including Beef Wellington (SG$160++ for 2 pax), Fish And Chips (SG$36++) and Spiced Chicken Wings (SG$20 to share for the table. Adults who are thirsty for some booze can also try the Mango Spice or Thai Colada cocktails.
Bread Street Kitchen, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, L1 - 81, Singapore 018956, +65 6688 5665, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/bread-street-kitchen
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