8 Best Alfresco Dining Spots in Singapore with Beautiful Scenery

8 Best Alfresco Dining Spots in Singapore

We narrow down some of the best alfresco dining spots in Singapore that beckon to be explored!

Al fresco is an Italian expression that loosely translates to ‘in the cool air’. Colloquially, it is referred to as ‘outdoor dining’. With more and more of these unique option popping up in Singapore, it is slowly gaining popularity. It comes as no surprise given the fact that alfresco dining has so much to offer. 

These days, patrons are seeking a wholesome dining experience as an extension of their social calendar and the perks of alfresco dining make it much more captivating. An enhanced atmosphere, mesmerising topography, a dose of vitamin D and balmy weather to boot are a breath of fresh air (literally). Check out these alfresco dining spots in Singapore where you can chow down a hearty meal while taking in unparalleled views of our bustling metropolis that you may otherwise miss in an enclosed restaurant. 

Also read: Best Singapore Staycation Dining Experiences to Satisfy All Appetites

1. The Summerhouse

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Nestled in the tranquil Seletar countryside, The Summerhouse is a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. A restaurant, cafe and bar – with a wide spectrum of farm-to-table food choices that will certainly appeal to all taste buds – dot the sprawling area. At the restaurant’s edible garden, you can dine under the stars in the comfort of the climate-controlled geodesic domes amidst verdant greenery and twinkling lights while surrounded by soulful music. Who said fairy tales don’t exist? You can even choose from three distinct interior themes namely Bohemian, Scandinavian and Lounge to elevate the experience. If you are already planning to impress your other half with a dinner at this idyllic setting, make sure to secure a booking online at least one month in advance.

Address: 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798387

2. OverEasy

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A sniffing distance from the Merlion lies OverEasy. It is an all-American diner serving up comfort food at a bang for your bucks. The cosy, humble place is well-known for its decadent milkshakes and small plates of greasy grubs such as mac and cheese and spicy buffalo wings that will make you burst at the seams. While the interior of the place is a contemporary take on a classic American diner with its vintage furniture, checkerboards floorings and neon lights, head to the patio for an unbeatable view.  There, you can take in sweeping vistas of the Singapore skyline while sipping on your favourite cocktails and basking in the relaxed atmosphere. Sounds like the ideal place to unwind after work or over the weekends. 

Address: 1 Fullerton Rd, #01-06, Singapore 049213

3. Potato Head Singapore 

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Potato Head Singapore occupies an iconic shophouse right smack in the middle of Keong Saik Road. With four dining venues spread over the four-storey building, there is ample space for everyone to feast upon the diverse offerings at this swanky destination. The western fare with an asian flair will surely keep you coming back for more. Make your way to the rooftop bar perched on the highest floor of the premise to indulge in a couple of tipples after a wholesome meal. Try to be there just before night falls so that you can catch sight of the cityscape illuminated by a brilliantly red and orange hue when the sun starts to recede. Hereafter, soak up the eclectic vibes and groove the night away to the resounding beats of electronic music blaring through the loudspeakers. 

Address: 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143

4. Tanjong Beach Club 

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Tanjong Beach Club (TBC) is a coastal sanctuary for those looking to bask in the glorious sun. It is located on the pristine strip of sand in Singapore’s state of fun – Sentosa. Opt for the rows of plush daybeds overlooking the reposeful ocean while you are there. That way, you can lounge the afternoon away while nibbling on a tantalising array of dishes and swigging large mouthfuls of signature cocktails while catching some rays. At TBC, you can even bring your furry friends along as pets of any sizes are welcome on the sand area. Your beach day can be a blast. You will get an inkling on why it has been lauded as one of the best beach clubs in the world when you are there.

Address: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, 098942

5. The Halia 

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Making your way around Singapore Botanic Gardens, you can unearth The Halia. This quaint restaurant is tucked away in the flourishing Ginger Garden where delicate ginger flowers bloom . And, maybe that’s the reason the eating place has been aptly named halia – Malay for ginger. At this halal restaurant that reinterprets modern European cuisine with an Asian touch, you can enjoy a quiet meal while shrouded amidst viridescent foliage. The healthy plants will fill your lungs with fresh air as you tuck into a delectable fare. Make sure to try the halia’s singapore-style chilli crab spaghettini. This well-loved dish has won the hearts of both locals and tourists alike. 

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Ginger Garden Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569

Also read: 8 Places in Singapore That Will Make You Feel Like You Are Overseas!

6. Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro

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Perched atop a hill at Mount Faber, one way to get to this romantic restaurant is by enjoying a scenic cable car ride from HarbourFront. Once there, the awe-inspiring panorama of Sentosa from a distance and the exuberant greenery will take your breath away. With a tranquil atmosphere and an extensive menu featuring a plethora of Western classic favourites, your experience at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro will surely leave an indelible impression. It’s not often that you discover an alfresco dining spot in Singapore where you can enjoy unforgettable dining in an exhilarating setting. 

Address: 109 Mount Faber Rd, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203

7. Privé @ Keppel Bay

Chances are that you may already be acquainted with Privé – a well-established brand in Singapore’s food and beverage sector. With ten different locations, Privé @ Keppel Bay is a must-visit – thanks to its enthralling position. Built on Singapore’s only private island, you can take in unobstructed views of boats and yachts afloat on turquoise waters while paying attention to the gentle sound of the waves lapping the dock if you sit by the waterfront. The unparalleled sight is sure to transport you to another time and place. On top of that, it boasts an award-winning brunch menu including eggs benedict and fluffy pancakes. So, if you are an avid brunch fan, you can’t go wrong at this humble spot. And, if you’re planning on bringing your little ones along to this alfresco dining spot in Singapore, there is a playground where they can entertain themselves – brownie points for that. 

8. Stellar at 1-Altitude

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If dining at the highest alfresco restaurant in Singapore is on your bucket list, Stellar at 1-Altitude is the place to be. At 282 metres above sea level, this sky-high eatery offers an unobstructed 360-degree vista of the dazzling city centre. The iconic rooftop location isn’t the only thing that is going to win your heart. You can sink your teeth into an array of mouth-watering Australian dishes that incorporate the finest ingredients and greatest finesse. You can pair your indulgent meal with a bottle of vino hand picked by a sommelier. With a sumptuous repast and a vantage point to boot, your gastronomic experience at Stellar will be off the charts. Our favourite time to be there is at the end of daylight. You can behold Singapore’s dynamic skyline as it comes alive.

Address: Level 62, 1 Raffles Place, 048616

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With the new year upon you, you can set out to patronise these alfresco dining spots in Singapore. Instead of your usual go-tos, a refreshing change of scenery will do you good. Trust us, enjoying a meal outdoors is an exceptional experience that you will never seem to get enough of. Make sure to share this article with all the discerning diners you know! 

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