16 Singapore Garden Restaurants Tucked Away in Outdoor Greenery

Amongst the urban city that is Singapore, we are still well-know to be a garden city by many – for good reason. Despite all the concrete and well-established infrastructure, we have still have plenty of lush greenery to cool down and relax our hurried society. Wouldn’t it make sense to dine in a garden restaurant in Singapore then?

As diners, it’s no longer just about the food, but a large part about the environment too. But what’s your own definition of a great dining spot? Well for me, if a restaurant has lush greenery tucked away in a beautiful garden, that’s the kind of alfresco outdoor dining I’d go for in a heartbeat.

This list of Singapore garden restaurants we compiled will give you more ideas on where to go next; for a relaxing meal be it for a social gathering or a lovely date.

1. Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

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Left empty before 2003, the once derelict Alkaff Mansion has been conserved and restored to its former glory once more. Today, it is a conservation building complete with a huge al fresco garden area ideal for weddings, and is one of the most beautiful and memorable bar and dining locations in Singapore – this is Alkaff Mansion Ristorante.

It now consists of a romantic Italian Ristorante indoors, an outdoor Terrace for al fresco dining, a stylish bar, and wide open spaecs for weddings, private functions and corporate events of any sort. The colonial mansion evokes memories of an era of romance and elegance with sweeping stairways and a pair of European-style fountains sitting at its main entrance.

Alkaff Mansion Ristorante:10 Telok Blangah Green Singapore 109178 | Tel:6510 3068| website | opening hours: refer to website for various timings 

2. Corner House at Botanics

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Photo: National Parks Board

Enchanting on many fronts in Singapore’s Botanic Gardens, Corner House evokes the romance of a special historical location amongst the green garden. Take a relaxing stroll after you meal to experience the full gift of nature.

E J H Corner lived here when he was Assistant Director of the Botanic Gardens from 1929 to 1945, which is where Corner House derived its name. The house was designated a Conserved Building, and although it has been modernised to accommodate a restaurant, the main elements of its original architecture remains while now serving a more diverse crowd.

Uniquely, there are 4 (really) beautiful spaces namely; Reading Corner, Claret Corner, Whispering Corner, The Verandah

Chope Reservations

Corner House:1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569
(Nassim Gate Entrance) Singapore 259569| Tel:6469 1000| website | opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00-15:00/18:30-23:00; Sunday 11:30-15:00/18:30-23:00; Closed Monday

3. House at Dempsey

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Comfort is key when you’re at home, and at House, they replicate the same solace. Perched atop Dempsey Hill, House is a 4,000 square-foot restaurant with huge open spaces that are visually stimulating. From plates of comforting, creative gastronomy that combine local flavours to the lush woodland surrounds, and even the stunning works of art dotted around the property – House’s multi-sensory garden experience will take you out of Singapore right here in Dempsey.

House: 8D Dempsey Road Singapore 249672| Tel:6475 7787| website | opening hours: Monday to Thursday 12:00-23:00; Friday 12:00-00:00; Saturday 11:00-16:30/18:00-00:00; Sunday 09:00-16:30/18:00-23:00

4. IndoChine at Gardens by the Bay
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Although an artificial tree persay, take a stroll to the nearby Gardens by the bay for a touch of real nature after your dining experience. Chill out at the top of the iconic Supertree with a wide selection of eastern and western cuisines, complete with a range of beverages, cocktails, beers and wine. Soak in the urban view with unobstructed view of the cityscape on one side and nature’s best from the flower dome on the other.

Apart of strolling and enjoying the views at Gardens by the Bay, be sure to check out this cool dining spots that is well above on a tree, literally.

IndoChine:Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953| Tel:6694 8489| website | opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 10:00-01:00; Friday & Saturday 10:00-03:00

5. Masons at Gillman Barracks

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Masons is located within the beautiful and historic ground of Gillman Barracks, a collection of art galleries and restaurants. Situated just off the AYE near the Alexandra Retail Centre (Labrador Park MRT), it is the venue to relax, enjoy the serenity, soak in the ample greenery, and simply escape the doldrums of city living despite being in one.

The main dining room with air-conditioned accommodates up to 60 pax, with the Lounge and Bar at 20 pax, Verandah Lounge between 16-24 and Outdoor Alfresco at 54.

Masons:8 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108936| Tel:6694 2216 | website | opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12:00-23:00; Sunday 12:00-22:00

6. Pollen at Gardens By The Bay

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Another Garden’s by the Bay restaurant, your epicurean journey to Pollen begins with their personalised buggy service from Gardens by the Bay’s arrival plaza. Discover unique gourmet offerings thoughtfully crafted by Executive Chef Colin Buchan and his team. Bask in spectacular views of the Marina Bay skyline and waterfront as Pollen’s experienced service professionals take care of your every need. Every effort has been made to ensure a seamless blend between nature and man.

After your meal, enjoy complimentary access to the Flower Dome and wander in the sub 20-degree Mediterranean garden replete with exotic flowers and plants.

Chope Reservations

Pollen:Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay,18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09
Singapore 018953
| Tel:6604 9988| website | opening hours: refer to website for various timings 

7. PS Cafe at Harding Road

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PS.Cafe is a cosy cafe hidden far within Dempsey in a clothing store. Despite originally starting as a clothing shop, this charming and quaint spot quickly gained popularity for their hearty takes on savoury cafe classics, as well as their renown truffle shoestring fries and good old cakes, puddings and tarts.

Detailed interiors, lush surroundings, friendly service and generous portions have gained the homegrown Singapore brand much recognition and fame. This eventually turned into a hotspot for diners looking for a casual spot away from the crowds. PS.Cafe is the place for weekend brunches and lazy afternoon teas, romantic dates and friendly celebrations in a beautiful tropical setting.

Chope Reservations

PS Cafe:28B Harding Road, Singapore 249549| Tel:9070 8782 | website | opening hours: refer to website for various timings 

8. Rabbit Hole at Harding Road

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Step out of the city and into a lush wonderland based of the rabbit hole in Alice, set in the quiet greens of Dempsey. Whether it is an intimate dinner with loved ones, special celebrations in the year or throwing a truly unique party, there is no place that matches the otherworldly elegance of The White Rabbit’s Rabbit Hole located just outside the restaurant. a spot of tea in a garden anyone?

This venue is really perfect for weddings, networking sessions, brand & product launches, almost all kind of events. Wow.

Chope Reservations

Rabbit Hole:29C Harding Road, Singapore 249541| Tel:6473 9965 | website | opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 18:00-23:00; Saturday & Sunday 18:00-00:00; Closed Monday

9. Riders Cafe at Bukit Timah Saddle Club

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Riders Café is a restaurant serving delicious contemporary comfort food, set in a casual and relaxing setting beside the Bukit Timah saddle club. The space gives off a lovely rustic charm bound to please nature lovers. Nestled within Bukit Timah Saddle Club, this is definitely one favourite cafe to chill at, although pretty hard to get to and you’d need to drive. Horses and monkeys are a frequent appearance here too.

Riders Café aims to bring good food to the people -the inspiration behind their menu is a combination of favourite brunch classics and refinement.

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Chope Reservations

Rider’s Cafe:51 Fairways Drive Singapore 286965 | Tel:6466 9819| website | opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 08:00-21:00;Friday & Saturday 08:00-22:00;
Closed on Monday

10. Spruce at Phoenix Park

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The very first Spruce outlet opened at Phoenix Park, with the concept formed out of the love for wholesome and unpretentious Modern Italian-American cuisine, served with warm hospitality which has since became a trademark for Spruce.

Situated at Phoenix Park along Tanglin Road, nestled amongst tropical trees all around, dining in the alfresco area of Spruce would give you the illusion of dining in a tree house. Built with solid timber floorboards and complemented by stylish designer chairs, the restaurant exudes a refined yet rustic feel.

Spruce:320 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247980 | Tel:6836 5528| website | opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 11:00-22:30; Saturday & Sunday 09:00-22:30;Closed Monday

11. The Halia at Botanic Gardens
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Halia (Malay for ginger) is aptly located in the one-hectare Ginger Garden of the Singapore Botanic Gardens where over 250 species of gingers with their stunning foliage and colourful flowers thrive.

When the Halia was officially opened, the result is an unobtrusive dining room with full height glass windows, beckoning the greenery indoors, and allowing guests to dine in the Garden whilst still comfortably nestled in cool shaded surroundings. Decades-old majestic palm trees surround the restaurant testament to the classic earthy beauty that is the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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Chope Reservations

The Halia:1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569 | Tel:8444 1148 | website | opening hours: refer to website for various timings 

12. Open Farm Community at Dempsey
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Sitting on 35,000sqft of green-land, Open Farm Community aims to unite local farmers, chefs likeminded together, and initiate in spearheading local farming. Offering plentiful of outdoor seats with a farm-like ambeince, patrons can look forward to dining out in the open air, enjoying the serenity of the lush greeneries around. Great outdoors natural lighting with wooden tables for great food shots.

Chope Reservations

Open Farm Community: 130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819 | Tel: 6471 0306 |
Website | Opening Hours: Weekdays 12:00-15:00;18:00-22:00, Weekends/PH 11:00-22:00

 

13. Da Paolo at Rochester
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Da Paolo Bistro Bar by Da Paolo Group is among 5 establishments currently owned by the family-run business. Residing on Rochester Drive, a leafy and meandering road that reminds me of Malcolm Road/Chancery Lane, the gastropub serves contemporary European cuisine and signature cocktails in its commodious space.

If the weather is tame, the simple alfresco seating that shares the lush forest is encouraged. The same can be said of neighbouring restaurants of the rather picturesque Rochester Drive, an area ideal for beery afternoon rewinds. Otherwise, the modern indoor dining room of Da Paolo where we sat for a taste of the crowd favourites here should serve one just fine.

Chope Reservations

Da Paolo:3 Rochester Park, Singapore 139214 | Tel: 6774 5537 | Website | Opening Hours: Refer to website for various timings

14. Boufe Cafe at Phoenix Park
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Located in Phoenix Park, Boufe aims to blend simplicity and serenity. Their furniture and architecture sees a strong minimalistic design while the outdoors contrast with wild greens. Having walked all the way in from the main road under the scotching hot sun myself, this place was still well worth the effort.

There’s actually a shuttle service from the main road to the cafe, just call in and check with the staff or ask the security personnel (I only found out thereafter). Other than the cooling, nice indoor settings, you can opt to take a seat outside under the tentage and bask in the warm tropical breeze of Singapore. It feels like you are right out in nature.

Chope Reservations

Boufe Boutique Cafe: 308 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park #01-01, Singapore 247974 | Tel: 6734 7656 | Website | Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 08:00-22:00; Weekends 10:00-22:00; Closed Monday

15. Timbre at Gillman Barracks
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Timbre @ Gillman is located in the area of a former military barracks (just like Masons above) and is a recently turned contemporary art scene. The space is out of the way and relatively quiet – in a good way. The interior is mainly comprised of a small sea of outdoor tables, both low and high tops and a stage area. Tables and TVs aside, once you arrive at Timbré the first thing that catches your eye is the sprawling outdoor play area.

The open space is enclosed by beautiful, thick green foliage with a brightly colored bounce house centerpiece. This makes Timbre a popular weekend destination for families looking to enjoy a good meal and cold drink while letting the kids roam freely.

Timbre: 9A Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108926| Tel:6694 4201 | Website | Opening Hours: refer to website for various timings

16. Tin Hill Social Kitchen & Bar

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Tin Hill Social, located at Horse City, is very aptly named, for it encompasses a mingling space in Bukit Timah where people can gather. The restaurant is huge and has several different areas, with two main ones being the open kitchen and the bar, both having their own indoor and outdoor options.

Tin Hill Social is a quiet place away from the crowd and the noise of our tiny city, but not too ulu that you feel like you need to hop on a taxi to get there. The interiors are more edgy and keeps you free of mosquitoes if that’s your preference.

Address: 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992 | Tel: 6466 0966 | Website | Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00-00:00; Saturday & Sunday: 09:00-00:00; Closed Monday

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