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Unique Dining Concepts

 

NOX - Dine In The Dark

Visitors take a leap of faith at NOX - Dine in the Dark, where they enjoy the entire meal in complete darkness. They will embark on a unique multi-sensory dining experience, having to find cutlery through touch, savour and identify the food through smell and taste, and move around with the help of visually impaired waiters and waitresses. For S$88++, diners are served a mystery threecourse,
12-dish menu that changes regularly. Wine (S$30++ to S$40++), cocktail (S$50++) and mocktail (S$30++) pairing options are available. In order to preserve the nature of this dining experience, diners will be asked to store any belongings that can emit light,
including phones and watches in the provided lockers. Suitable for children seven years old and above, and adults who are comfortable dining in a dark environment.

Address: 269 Beach Road, Tel: +65 6298 0708, Opening Hours: Mon–Sun 6pm–late,
Nearest MRT: Bugis Station

Royal Albatross

Dine aboard one of the largest charter yachts in Singapore, the Royal Albatross on the Sunset Sail dinner cruise. Guests who have signed up for the cruise can indulge in a curated menu that features a delectable International three-course dinner or buffet as well as signature cocktails and drinks from the ship’s bar. The ship’s kitchen comes equipped with an Italian stone hearth oven and modern kitchen appliances to ensure guests are served superbly prepared dishes. While dining on cuisines from around the world, enjoy the breath-taking night-time scenery and picturesque, photo-worthy views as the cruise sets sail from Resorts World™ Sentosa to the southern coast of Singapore. As a safety requirement, shoes are not allowed on board the ship and they can be stored in the shoe cabinets at the docking area.

Address: HarbourFront Centre. 1 Maritime Square #10-31, Tel: +65 6863 9585,
Opening Hours: Fri, Sat & Sun, restaurant and bar opening hours dependent on booking availability
Nearest MRT: Bugis Station

 

Singapore GourmetBus

A first-of-its-kind in Asia, the Singapore GOURMETbus offers a novel dining experience on the move. The threecourse chicken rice and curry puff (deep-fried or baked pastry with curried fillings) lunch (S$57++) is prepared by MICHELIN Bib Gourmand Award-winning eateries, Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice and J2 Crispy Curry Puff. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand Award winning restaurant, Kok Sen serves the five-course tze char (Chinese home-style dishes) dinner (S$97++). While diners enjoy their meals, the double-decker bus will take them on a tour of the city centre, cruising past popular landmarks such as the Singapore Flyer, Merlion Park
and Suntec City’s Fountain of Wealth. Each show includes a stop at Gardens by the Bay before dessert. During dinner, visitors can catch the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show at the Supertree Grove. The bus is wheelchair accessible and can accommodate up to 32 pax. Reservations with payment required at least one day prior to tour.

Address: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-330,
Tel:
+65 6338 6877, Opening Hours: Tue–Sun noon–1.30pm, 7–9pm; high tea service on Tue, Thu & Sun 4.30pm–5.30pm, Nearest MRT: Esplanade Station

 

Handlebar Singapore

Located in Gillman Barracks, Handlebar is a biker-themed American-style restaurant. To create a biker bar ambience, steel furnishings dominate the interior and real motorcycles are parked just outside. Despite its edgy vibe, this restaurant is suitable for all visitors—working millennials and families alike. Serving favourites like Blossom Onion (S$12++) and Satan’s Beef Short Ribs (S$36++), this laidback spot is great for visitors to relax over cold jugs of beer while listening to American rock ‘n’ roll music after exploring the nearby Henderson Waves.

Address: 10 Lock Road, Tel: +65 6268 5550,
Opening Hours: Tue–Thu & Sun noon–12am; Fri & Sat noon–12am; Closed on Mon,
Nearest MRT:
Labrador Park Station

 

The White Rabbit

Loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, this whimsical restaurant is housed in a restored 1930s Ebenezer Chapel, which was a school for the children of British soldiers back in the day. The lush, natural beauty of Dempsey Hill paired with the grand dining hall’s high ceilings and bespoke furniture pieces create a tranquil space. It serves a Modern European menu with signature dishes like the 36-hour Brandt Short Ribs (S$48++) and Warm Chocolate Tart (S$16++). There are also affordable two-course (S$38++) and three-course (S$42++) set lunches and a weekend brunch menu to consider.

Address: 39C Harding Road, Tel: +65 6473 9965,
Opening Hours: Tue–Fri 12.30–2.30pm, 6.30–10.30pm; Sat & Sun 10.30am–3pm, 6.30–10.30pm,
Nearest MRT: Farrer Road Station / Orchard Station

 

The Plant Story

Set up in 2009 by a trained horticulturalist, The Plant Story is an urban garden café and workshop. Here, visitors can escape city life and unwind in the Garden Café that features a menu of comfort food items such as chicken pie, mushroom quiche, carrot cake and banana walnut muffin. The Plant Story also hosts terrarium (containers in which plants are grown, usually for decorative or ornamental purposes) workshops with a customisable food menu for groups. Visitors keen on these workshops must email ahead to make an appointment and purchase a workshop voucher to secure the booking. The Starter set (S$58) includes the materials required to make one acrylic terrarium, while the Deluxe Workshop set (S$88) offers visitors a choice of plants and jars to select from
for their terrarium.

Address: PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay, 11 Rhu Cross #02-03, Tel: +65 6348 8040 / +65 9722 0438,
Opening Hours: Mon & Tue, Thu & Fri 11am–7pm; Sat & Sun 9am–8pm; Closed on Wednesday,
Nearest MRT: Stadium Station

 

Hua Bee / Bincho

Located in the heritage-rich Tiong Bahru enclave is a dual concept eatery. In the day, it is Hua Bee kopitiam (traditional coffee shop) where diners can tuck into mee pok (flat yellow egg noodles), toast and local coffee. At night, yakitori (grilled meat on skewers) restaurant Bincho takes over the space—part of which retains the classic Singapore kopitiam décor with marble tables, wooden chairs and tiled walls. Charcoal-grilled chicken is the main focus of the three set menus (S$68++, S$90++, S$180++). After dinner, step into Bincho’s bar area where Japanese inspired cocktails, whiskey and sake (a Japanese alcoholic beverage) are served.

Address: 78 Moh Guan Terrace #01-19, Tel: +65 6438 4567,
Opening Hours: Tue–Sun noon–3pm, 6pm–12am, Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru Station

 

Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Café

Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Café is a retro bicycle-themed café uniquely decorated with the owner’s collection of 20 vintage Pinarello and Bianchi bikes mounted on its walls. The Seletar Airport is located right beside the café, giving diners the opportunity to watch the occasional private plane take off or land while enjoying the café’s Asian and Western
offerings. These include fish and chips (S$11.80), lamb chop (S$17.80), beef rendang (braised beef cooked in coconut milk and spices; S$10.80) and katsudon, a bowl of rice with fried pork cutlet, egg and vegetables (S$7.80). The absence of high-rise buildings around the café makes this a prime spot for catching the sunset and perfect for a family outing.

Address: 80 Seletar Aerospace View #01-01, Tel: +65 6659 6124,
Opening Hours: Tue–Sun 10am–10pm, closed on Mon, Nearest MRT: Yio Chu Kang Station