Marina Bay Link Mall: Top 10 After-work and Weekend Chill-Out Spots

Maybe you work in the CBD and you’re looking to kick your socks off (not literally) at a chill after-work spot for TGIF, or you’re searching for a cool place nearby with good food to hang out with friends and family on the weekends. Whatever the case, the subterranean Marina Bay Link Mall, situated beneath Marina Bay Financial Centre, has the perfect locations that offer serious, quality food in casual, relaxing ambiences.

1. LeVeL33

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LeVeL33 is the highest urban craft brewery in the world, and its convenient location means an unparalleled view of the Marina Bay Skyline. Branding itself as the epitome of urban penthouse dining, LeVeL33 offers the city landscape as an accompaniment to their finely crafted beers and exquisite food in a spacious, classy environment.

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The microbrewery produces its craft beers through a combination of heritage recipes and state-of-the-art technology, and boasts a range of 5 fine brews; 33.1 Blond Lager, 33.15 India Pale Ale, 33.3 Stout, 33.4 House Porter, and 33,9 Wheat Beer. For first-timers, the Beer Tasting Paddle ($23.33) offers each of these in 0.1 litre samples.

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LeVeL33’s menu consists of finely composed dishes, such as Salmon Pastrami ($25) and Kangaroo ($39), although perhaps their Smoked White Chocolate ($15) is the one of the most unique items on the list, comprising of mousse, matcha 30 second sponge, pineapple carpaccio, caramelised white chocolate, honey biscuit and green tea anglaise.

LeVeL33: 8 Marina Boulevard, #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981 | Tel: 6834 3133 | Mon – Wed: 11.30am – 12.00am, Thu – Sat: 11.30am – 2.00am, Sun: 12.00pm – 12.00am, Eve of PH: operational hours extend to 2.00am, PH: Operational hours begin at 12.00pm | Website

2. NUDE Seafood

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This hip, sleek restaurant derives its name from the two values it seeks to deliver – nutritious and delicious. NUDE serves up finely crafted, wholesome dishes without comprising on satisfaction and price, utilising the freshest ingredients sourced from all over the world or made from scratch in their very own kitchen.

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NUDE’s new dinner menu possesses a finer, and more indulgent touch than its lunch counterpart, while retaining affordability and warmth. The Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio ($19), garnished with sorrel vinaigrette, blood orange, housemade nori cracker, purple shiso, mint oil and fresh horseradish, clearly draws inspiration from the finesse that Japanese cuisine possesses when it comes to highlighting the delicate flavours of fresh seafood.

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Other equally brilliant dishes include Fritto Misto ($14), Fresh Tagliatelle with Ragu ($24), Iberico De Bellota Pork, Presa De Paleta ($34) and Chamomile & Strawberries ($12), a smooth dessert of fragrant chamomile panna cotta, strawberry & wine coulis and micro basil.

NUDE Seafood: 12 Marina Boulevard, #01-02 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982 | Tel: 6443 1167 | Weekdays 8.00am – 10.00pm | Website | Facebook

3. OLA Cocina Del Mar

OLA is the go-to place for quality Spanish food and merry conversation. Diners at this relaxed restaurant can opt to sit at the open kitchen and engage in free conversation with the chefs as they prepare your order.

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Specialising in traditional Spanish cuisine, OLA’s highlights include tapas, sangria and their many seafood dishes, which are sure to put your senses to full use with rich colours and exciting flavours. Their Ceviche ($25) is a bright, refreshing starter of marinated sustainable wild fish with lime, chili and red onions.

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Those looking to try their Cochinillo OLA ($68 for leg confit, $50 for roasted loin), which consists of roasted suckling pig with orange caramel as well as sweet and sour sauce, should be aware that this item requires a long prep time of 45 minutes and 50 minutes respectively.

OLA Cocina Del Mar: 12 Marina Boulevard, #01 – 06 Marina Bay Financial Tower 3, Singapore 018982 | Tel: 6604 7050 | Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.00pm (lunch), 5.30pm to 10.00pm (dinner), Sat: 5.30pm – 10.00pm (dinner), closed on Sundays | Website

4. Crystal Jade Prestige

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Crystal Jade Prestige, along with their new menu that launches in September, combines outstanding ingredients and a tinge of artistic flair to bring you unforgettable, innovative fine-dining that still undoubtedly retains the strengths of traditional Chinese cuisine, in a modern, classy setting.

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The Double-boiled Morel Mushroom & Bamboo Pith Soup in Coconut ($18) is pure yet soothing and comforting, while their springy Pan-fried Minced Fish Paste Noodle with Scallop ($12) offers a fresh, interesting spin on the traditional fish balls noodles ubiquitous to Singaporean Chinese cuisine.

Other fascinating dishes include their signature Prestige Pipa Duck with Fermented Beancurd Sauce ($18, $28, $48) from the brand new menu – comprised of a butterflied duck marinated for over 10 hours with their chef’s homemade fermented sauce, then quick-blanched, coated with golden maltose sugar and vinegar, air-dried for another 10 hours, and finally roasted after another rub of sauce.

Crystal Jade Prestige: 8A Marina Boulevard, #02-01 Ground Plaza, Singapore 018984 | Tel: 6509 9493 | Mon – Fri: 11.15am – 3.00pm (lunch), 6.00m – 10.30pm (dinner), Sat, Sun & PH: 11.00am – 3.30pm (lunch), 6.00pm – 10.30pm (dinner) | Website

5. Misaki Japanese Restaurant

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Headed by Tokyo-trained Master Chef Ken Khor, Misaki aims to serve top quality Japanese fine-dining, by incorporating the freshest and most natural elements into their food. This spacious restaurant situated on the second floor of Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 has an ever-changing menu based on the ingredients most suitable for the month and season at hand.

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Misaki’s Omakase Set ($100++, $150++. $200++ or $300++ with min 1 week advance booking), consists of a daily appetiser, chef’s selection of a 5-combination sashimi, daily hot dish, Chef’s selection of a three-combination sushi, daily soup and dessert.

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Misaki serves a range of high grade seafood, such as sasae (sea snail), otoro (fatty tuna) and flounder, and its execution of the ingredients is pristine, fresh and exquisite, making it the perfect choice for discerning diners looking for quality Japanese cuisine.

Misaki Japanese Restaurant: 12 Marina Boulevard, #02-08 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982 | Tel: 6443 1187 | Mon – Sat: 11.30pm – 3.00pm (lunch), 6.00pm – 10.00pm (dinner), closed on Sundays) | Website | Facebook


PAUL excels in serving traditional Parisian cuisine, following tried-and-true recipes with a focus on uniquely nutty French breads, as well as cakes, tarts and other pastries in their wide menu, which ranges from Hambourgeois Boeuf ($19.90) to their signature Fruit Tartlet (from $6.40).

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Of course, PAUL’s mains are not any less outstanding either, with one of their best sellers being the Roulade de Poulet ($23.90), baked chicken thigh stuffed with spinach, served with pumpkin puree, cherry tomatoes, mixed salad, roasted potatoes and mustard sauce.

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Other classical selections at PAUL’s include but are not limited to, the Cabillaud royal de Mediteranee ($29.90), cod filet served on spinach and Mediterranean sauce, garnished with asparagus, cherry tomatoes, black olives and capers and Confit de Canard ($28.90), slow-roasted herb marinated duck leg served with potato gratin, asparagus, and topped with thyme, pink grapefruit as well as orange sauce.

PAUL: 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-07 Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018981 | Tel: 6509 8329 | Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 8.00pm, Sat & PH: 8.00am – 3.00pm, closed on Sundays | Website

7. Absolute Thai

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Absolute Thai is a sleek red-and-black themed restaurant that serves an extensive list of comfort, homely Thai cuisine that also provides a thrilling, satisfying kick to those looking to push their threshold for spiciness.

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Their menu contains many dishes familiar to fans of classic Thai cuisine, such as March Mango Salad with Dry Shrimps ($8.9), Stir Fried Minced Chicken with Hot Basil Leaf ($11.90) and Steamed Seabass with Lime, Garlic and Chili Sauce ($29.90). Absolute Thai’s drinks section also includes special items like their unique rendition of the ever-popular Thai Iced Tea ($5), made with gula melaka, carnation milk and special tea powder, in addition to their Thai Iced Coffee ($5) and Homemade Iced Lemongrass ($4.50).

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Beware of their Green Curry Chicken ($12.90) as well as Tom Yam Seafood Soup (clear or red – $9.90), which come with a level of heat not for the faint of heart (and taste buds). Thankfully, all of Absolute Thai’s dishes can be adjusted to your preferred tastes upon ordering, so make sure to do so if you can’t handle the heat.

Absolute Thai: 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-16/17 Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984 | Tel: 6634 2371 | Mon- Friday (11.30am to 9.30pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays (12noon to 9pm), last order at 9pm. | Website | Facebook

8. The Rotisserie

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Not an uncommon name among knowing Singaporean foodies, The Rotisserie offers selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with highlights being their famed chicken and pork knuckles. Now with a second outlet conveniently located at Marina Bay Link Mall, this self-service eatery provides a nearby destination for those hankering for quality roasts.

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The Rotisserie’s best-selling Half Roasted Chicken ($19) is bathed in a secret marinade concoction for half a day, then massaged with their unique Aussie spice mix, after which it is then roasted and served with a choice of sides of either hot chips, vegetables or salad.

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Other items on their menu worthy of note are the Quiche ($8 – bacon and potato or spinach and feta), Pork Knuckle ($32), and Hamburger with Bacon ($14).

The Rotisserie: 12 Marina Boulevard, #02-06 Marina Bay Link Mall Tower 3, Singapore 018982 | Tel:  6604 6885 | Mon – Fri: 7.00am – 10.00pm, closed on Sat, Sun and PH | Website

9. Paradise Inn

Designed as a contemporary, simple and charming Chinese inn adorned with little details like red cushions and traditional Chinese lanterns, Paradise Inn is perfect for casual meet ups in a fashionable, sophisticated environment.

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Paradise Inn is a household name among Singaporeans, serving as the go-to place for satisfying Chinese classics and equally comforting fusion dishes. Their menu boasts a variety of familiar names that invokes the feels of home-cooking, such as Classic Braised Pork Trotters ($17.80) and the soul-soothing Double-boiled Spare Ribs with Pumpkin and Dried Oysters Soup ($24.80).

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There doesn’t need to be a compromise between nostalgic favourites and being health-conscious. Their Grandma’s Scrambled Egg with Tomato ($8.80) and Steamed Chicken with Mushrooms and Black Fungus ($13.80) are both tagged as “Lower in Calories” by the Health Promotion Board.

Paradise Inn: 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-20 Marina Bay Link Mall Singapore 018984 | Tel: 6634 8389 | Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 3.15pm (lunch – last order at 2.45pm), Mon – Fri: 5.15pm – 9.45pm (dinner – last order at 9.15pm), Sat, Sun & PH: 11.30pm – 9.45pm (dinner – last order at 9.15pm) | Website

10. Harry’s

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Harry’s is one of Singapore’s most well-established bar and dining chains, and now fully equipped with a recently revamped menu, firmly seats itself as the go-to place for an indulgent lunch and chill, after-work hangout.

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Some of the items on the list include the loaded, kick-packing Sriracha Seafood Flatbread ($24.90), refreshing Cold Soba Summer Salad ($16.90) tinged with truffle oil, and tender Slow-braised Beef Cheeks ($26.90) seated atop a bed of creamy mash with pearl onions and vegetables. Alongside these new additions is their long-standing crowd-favourite, Harry’s Signature Wings ($13 for 6 pieces, $19 for 10 pieces).

Harry’s provides a decent variety of booze as well, with the more well-known ones being Harry’s 1992 ($16), a red-and-blue vodka-based cocktail with blue curacao, lychee liqueur, grapefruit juice, lime juice and a splash of grenadine, along with their refreshing Harry’s Premium Lager ($13) that’s light on the hops.

Harry’s: 8A Marina Boulevard, #01-03 Ground Plaza, Singapore 018984 | Tel: 6634 6318 | Mon – Wed: 11.30am – 11.00pm, Thurs, Fri & Eve of PH: 11.30am – 1.00am, closed on Sat, Sun & PH | Website | Facebook


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