Last Updated: April 9, 2018
In Singapore, given our limited space, it’s all about the high life. Buildings are built higher and higher and its no surprise restaurants and bars are now coming with gorgeous views of the city skyline.
Great for a romantic date, these restaurants and bars in Singapore offer the best rooftop view while dining on delicious food or sipping on cocktails. It’s not just about the height though, its really about the view.
CÉ LA VI (renamed from KU DE TA) is a modern Asian restaurant which offers both alfresco and indoor dining, as well as a panoramic view which embraces the Marina Bay skyline. Fusion cuisine perfectly cooked by award winning chefs accompanied with top grade wine, this is without a doubt a good place to enjoy the Singapore View.
CÉ LA VI: SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018971 | Tel: 6688 7688 | Website
Located on the 62th floor of One Raffles Place, Stellar At 1-Altitude serves a diverse variety of cuisines, mainly European, Western and Japanese. The award winning restaurant headed by Chef Christopher Millar is definitely a place to impress your date.
Stellar: 1-Altitude, 1 Raffles Place, #62-02, Singapore 048616 | Tel: 6438 0410 | Website
Situated at Keong Saik Road, Potato Head Folk has taken over the iconic building where Tong Ah Kopitiam used to be. With a pretty chill atmosphere, good food and drinks, this is a haunt of many hipsters.
The new rooftop garden on the 4th floor provides a bohemian escape with a stunning view of heritage houses with modern skyscrapers.
Potato Head: 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143 | Tel: 6327 1939 | Website
Loof Restaurant, seated on the rooftop garden on the top floor of Odeon Towers, has been award has Singapore’s best rooftop bar. With Asian influences throughout the bar, from the design to the drinks, it is nostalgic yet trendy at the same time.
Loof: 331 North Bridge Road, #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720 | Tel: 9773 9304 | Website
Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Paul Hallett, Equinox is one of the best views for fine-dining in the city; It is seated on the 70th floor of Fairmont Hotel. Equinox offers European cuisine coupled with an amazing view of the city that is sure to make any occasion extra special.
Equinox: 2 Stamford Road, 70F Swissotel The Stamford Singapore, Singapore 178882 | Tel: 6837 3322 | Website
Sky on 57 is nestled on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands, offering an interpretation of Franco Asian Cuisine. With a panoramic view of Singapore as well as a calm and soothing ambience, this place is worth coming after a stressful day of work.
Sky on 57: Tower 1 Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 10 Bayfront Avenue Singapore | Tel: 6688 8857 | Website
In one of the busiest shopping malls along Orchard Road, lies Salt Grill and Sky Bar- a lavish restaurant located on the top floor of ION Orchard. Embracing the Australian Cuisine, the restaurant is owned by Australian celebrity chef-restaurateur Luke Mangan. Showcasing a dazzling panorama of Singapore, it is indeed a place to bring your date out for a perfect dinner date.
Salt Grill & Sky Bar: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #55-01 & #56-01, Singapore 238801 | Tel: 6592 5118 | Website
Probably one of the oldest restaurants on this list, the Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant was established in 1977, and has since been serving Beijing cuisine to customers. It sits on top of a grain silo and overlooks the sea. Spot Sentosa Island, Vivocity and the lights of the passing ships at night!
The entire restaurant revolves as you eat, so you will get a 360 degrees view of the scenery even as you dine.
Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant: 201 Keppel Road, Singapore 099419 | Tel: 6272 8822/ 8988| Website
Previously known as The Jewel Box, this place sits on top of a hilltop at 100 metres above sea level, and offers a number of dining and entertainment options overlooking the Sentosa-Harbourfront skyline, and the running cable car line.
Choose from Spuds & Aprons, or the new Dusk Restaurant & Bar. If it is a special occasion, treat your loved ones to a cable car dining experience by booking a space for their Dining On Cloud 9 or the Singapore Delights onboard Singapore Cable Car.
Faber Peak Singapore: Jewel Cable Car Station-Mount Faber, 109 Mount Faber Rd, Telok Blangah, Singapore | Tel:6377 9688 | Website
Take the romantic vibes up another level by hopping on the Singapore Flyer! See what I did there? Never mind the bad joke, but really, sharing a private cabin up in the sky is like an upgrade from your typical restaurant.
Enjoy their four-course meal in an intimate space surrounded by beautiful night scenery, and you have the perfect date! Groups of up to 10 are welcome too, so you get to share the view with your friends and families as well.
Singapore Flyer: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803 | Tel: 6333 3311 | Website
The bar’s name was derived from the term organic chemistry, with its use of fresh organic produce for their drink concoctions. Sit back and enjoy a range of unique cocktails and enjoy the view of the CBD skyline and the Marina Bay area, while accompanied by the spiny exterior of the Esplanade.
There have been rave reviews of their interesting cocktail flavours made mostly with premium Japanese fruits, which are only available there so be sure to try something new!
Orgo: 8 Raffles Avenue, #04-01, Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay, Roof Terrace, Singapore 039802 | Tel: 6336 9366 | Website
Dubbed one of the 50 best bars in the world by The Sunday Times (UK), the City Space Bar serves elegant cocktails and gourmet bites in an elegant, luxurious setting. Kick back, relax with a drink in your hand and take in the beautiful night scene – and you have your perfect, laid back Saturday night.
City Space Bar: 2 Stamford Road, 70F Swissotel The Stamford Singapore, Singapore 178882 | Tel: 6837 3322 | Website
Indulge in a panoramic view of the Marina Bay waterfront as you fine dine as this posh restaurant. This is certainly a good place for Chinese banquet dinners and special events, with their luxurious looking interior and dishes.
This tower revolves too, so be sure to look out for the changing scenery as you dine on fine Chinese cuisine.
Tong Le Private Dining 同樂: OUE Tower, Level 8 & 10, 60 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049322 Tel: 6634 3233 | Website
Check out the beautiful Marina Bay waterfront and the Singapore skyline when you dine here! The magic happens when the sky darkens and the lights come on. Relax right by the water and get a few drinks to complete a perfect night out with your friends or other half.
Lantern: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326 | Tel:6597 5299 | Website
Located on the roof of the Mint Museum of Toys, this Mr Punch is decorated with various vintage memorabilia and is one of the more unique rooftop bars in Singapore.
Take note of their promotions, such as their six tiger bottles for $50++, $11++ Guinness pints or their one for one martinis!
Mr. Punch Public House: 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382 | Tel: 6339 6266\8339 8966 | Website
Breeze at Scarlet Hotel overlooks Chinatown and has a nice outdoor setting – sofas under comfortable tents and fairy lights dangled all around the trees. While that may not make for very good lighting for your Instagram photos, it sure can be cosy and romantic at the same time. Chill here and get a well-deserved break at the end of the week.
Breeze: The Scarlet Hotel Singapore, 33 Erskine Road, Singapore 069333 | Tel: 6511 3326 | Website
Resting at the peak of the Marina Bay Financial Centre is the world’s highest urban craft brewery which offers amazing view of the Marina Bay and city skyline, with both indoors or alfresco settings.
Drink some of their freshly brewed craft beers and indulge in the European cuisine. They also have separate menus on weekends so you can peg this restaurant on you “where to go for brunch” list.
LeVel33: 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981 | Tel: 6834 3133 | Website
*To be updated* Party away with the night cityscape as a backdrop at the New Asia Bar, which is 71 floors above the ground. Drinks here can be pricey though, so catch their happy hour which is from 7pm to 9pm from Tuesdays to Sundays. Business class tourists and professionals are commonly spotted here, so dress to impress – you wouldn’t be let up anyway if you’re not in smart casual.
New Asia Bar: 2 Stamford Road, 71F Swissotel The Stamford Singapore, Singapore 178882 | Tel: 9177 7307 | Website
Located at the 17th floor of the Klapsons Boutique Hotel, Fabrika has an open air, sky terrace sort of concept, a great place to unwind after a hectic week. Its collaboration with Chivas 18 also means more whisky-inclusive food and drinks, like Chivas Passion, a cocktail with a whisky base, and also their Chivas-marinated beef skewers.
Fabrika by Chivas 18: 17/F Klapsons, The Boutique Hotel, 15 Hoe Chiang Road, Singapore 089316 | Tel: 6521 9029 | Website
At 240 metres above the ground, Zafferano is a combination of their contemporary restaurant and rooftop bar.
Get a taste of their modern take on classic Italian food, and dine alfresco to be able to gaze at the business district skyline (in-doors option available as well). Since wine and Italian cuisine make great partners, patrons will be glad to know that they have an extensive range of the drink.
As its name suggests, this Japanese restaurant is anything but zen. A foot in and the decor will wash away your stereotypes right away. This funky place has graffiti plastered all over the walls, and looks more like a street joint than a restaurant.
But do not let its looks fool you – they serve fresh, quality Japanese food and a range of sake, whisky, wine, Japanese-themed cocktails and more.
Kinki Restaurant + Bar: 70 Collyer Quay #02-02, Customs House, Singapore 049323 | Tel: 6533 3471| Website
Amidst the busy business district is the unassuming yet stylish bar. With an inviting sky terrace that wraps around their infinity-edged pool, you really get the feeling of lounging by the water even while surrounded by so many buildings. Also catch their weekend pool parties for some social fun!
Hi-So (Hotel Sofitel So): Sofitel So Singapore, 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876 | Tel: 6701 6800 | Website
If you are often fickle-minded about what to eat then ME @ OUE might be the place for you. It offers three distinctive cuisines – Japanese, French and Chinese, all in one place. While dining sit close to their floor-to-ceiling glass windows to get a view of the beautiful city, and especially so at night when all the lights come on.
ME @ OUE: The Rooftop Level, 50 Collyer Quay, OUE Bayfront, Singapore 049321 | Tel: 6634 4555 | Website
Prelude is an open air bar which sits on top of on of our heritage buildings, the Fullerton Waterboat House. From there you can get an unencumbered view of the the Esplanade, Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands Tower and more.
Prelude Rooftop Bar: 3 Fullerton Road #04-01, The Waterboat House Rooftop, Singapore 049215 | Tel: 6538 9038 | Website
View the Singapore River in a whole new light when you see it from Southbridge. From this outdoor bar you will be able to see a stretch of the river and the night lights from the surrounding buildings shining on it. Also, if you love oysters, you are in for a treat – the shellfish occupies three different categories in the menu: Signature, Hot and Seasonal.
Southbridge: Rooftop Level 5, 80 Boat Quay, Singapore 049868 | Tel: 6877 6965 | Website
This restaurant and bar is located at the exact spot where an actual lighthouse once used to direct ships to safety in the 18th century, thus the very apt name. Far from the port years ago, it is now a comfortable diner over looking the water, and offers a lovely ambience.
This is the perfect spot to bring your date, especially on New Year’s Eve, if you want to view the fireworks away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Lighthouse: Level 8 of The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178 | Tel: 6877 8933 | Website
Perched at the top of the SuperTree Grove, choose between the air-conditioned restaurant or the rooftop bar, both offering a view of the Central Business District and Gardens by the Bay. Their food, a mix of Indochinese, Western and fusion, are created with healthy eating in mind and with eco-friendly methods.
Also head up to the bar for some tapas and enjoy the Garden Rhapsody light show, available on certain days of the week.
SuperTree by Indochine: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, #03-01, Singapore 018953 | Tel: 6694 8489 | Website
The word Jaan is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “bowl”, and is a multi-award winning restaurant that serves French cuisine – Jaan has been consistently in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. True to its awards, the interior is ornately decorated with the eye-catching Murano silver and silver chandelier and serves excellent French food. Also check out the beautiful view, which is to die for.
Jaan: Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882 | Tel: 6837 3322 | Website
For refined Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine, visit this restaurant, which also offers 360 degree views of the city. Watch the tea master as he pours tea through a long-nosed bronze kettle, and try out their Sichuan dishes or get your dim sum fix. The tasty food comes at an
affordable price too, so no need to worry about leaving with a weightless wallet.
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant: 80 Raffles Place, #60-01 UOB Plaza 1, Singapore 048624 | Tel: 6535 6006 | Website
Currently the world’s highest alfresco bar, 1-Altitude is a multi-concept nightlife destination with a dancefloor in the middle, which becomes more of a club over the weekends. The typical seats rimming the circumference of the bar allow the highest possible view of Singapore’s cityscape, especially vibrant at night with the laser light show coming from Marina Bay Sands.
1-Altitude: 1 Raffles Place, #61-01 – #62-02, Singapore 048616 | Tel: 64380410 | Website