Singapore is a food lover's haven, where every meal is an adventure
with a diverse range of dining options, from humble hawker centres to
elegant Michelin-starred restaurants. To add to the excitement, many of
these eateries curate their menus based on the freshest seasonal
ingredients, allowing their chefs to showcase their innovative culinary
Whether you're planning a corporate event, a celebration, or simply
dining with a large group, several restaurants in Singapore provide
private dining spaces or entire buyouts of their venue.
Here are six outstanding restaurants that deserve a spot on every delegate’s must-eat list.
For a taste of elevated Singaporean cuisine, check out Contemporary
Straits restaurant Pangium which features a tasting menu inspired by the
region’s cultural heritage. Its latest menu by chef Malcolm Lee
incorporates dishes based on the food that Chinese Singaporean
immigrants used to cook, such as pong tauhu soup with tofu dumplings
stuffed with pork, lobster and abalone rice and spicy mee sua rice
vermicelli with Hokkaido alaskan crab. The restaurant, located in the
Gallop Extension of the Singapore Botanical Gardens, has a private room
Savour contemporary Seoul cuisine at this one-star Michelin
restaurant helmed by chef Louis Han, whose dishes are inspired by
nostalgia for his native Korea blended with his global sensibilities.
The latest Front Yard Barbecue menu, which is based on his fond memories
of summer barbecues back in Korea, features elegant grilled dishes such
as a perfectly marbled MS7 Wagyu tenderloin as well as his ever popular
somyeon noodles with tender grilled pork belly.
The cozy 28-seater restaurant is available for buyouts but note that
the restaurant requires ample advance notice as seats are often snapped
up as soon as they are released.
Buzzy modern Japanese restaurant Neon Pigeon welcomes a new head chef
Sean David Mell whose focus are dishes with fresh and zingy flavours,
indulgent comfort food and plenty of umami.
His first menu encompasses nostalgic dishes such as herb infused oil
and vinegar cured iwashi fish with crispy noodles and “ceviche” crudo
with mixed cuts of sashimi with ceviche dressing - his take on the
freshest catch of the week. With trendy interiors and cuisine that is
elevated, yet unfussy this is exactly the kind of destination restaurant
that enlivens gatherings and sparks conversations.
Neon Pigeon is available for large group bookings, partial buyouts and full venue buyouts for both lunch and dinner.
With sophisticated interiors in a soothing palette of rich neutral
colours and a prime location in the central business district at Ocean
Financial Center, Altro Zafferano is an ideal restaurant for business
and corporate affairs. Led by executive chef Andrea De Paola, the menu
features contemporary renditions of South Italian classics such as aged
Acquerello risotto with zucchini, smoked eel and 20-year balsamico and
silver cod with peperone crusco and mussels veloute.
The restaurant has a new private dining section that allows flexible
configuration into one or two rooms and can accommodate up to 60 guests
as well as a customisable four course menu.
For an interesting take on Chinese cuisine, check out Yue Bai’s new
spring menu which is led by the principles of Dietary Therapy with fresh
ingredients such as chlorophyll rich greens to nourish the liver. It
has lunch and dinner tasting menus with highlights including cod fillet
with pickled choy sum and Chinese celery.
The restaurant has a private dining room which is decorated with a
stunning contemporary Chinese ink painting by second generation
Singaporean artist Goh Beng Kwan for guests to contemplate as they wine
Apolo’s Food Village
On days when a more casual affair is preferred for larger groups,
visit the 350-seater Apolo’s Food Village. This newly launched 1,100 sqm
space is particularly known for its extensive menu of over 600 dishes
ranging from Indochinese, North and South Indian as well as East Asian
Many of the dishes are prepared using traditional cooking methods -
for instance Indian food is cooked in clay pots to impart an authentic
earthiness to the food. The restaurant also has themed sections, such as
an Indian Mithal display of appetising desserts to whet the appetite.
For buyout enquiries, contact the restaurant directly.