16 group-friendly restaurants in Singapore for big groups and big appetites

Now that everything has reopened, we’ve been meeting up with our whole squad for in-person gatherings. Finding a good restaurant that caters to larger groups, however, hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park.

Whether it’s brunch, lunch, or dinner, it can be tough to find a communal dining spot with huge tables and sharing platters for everyone. To accommodate everyone, we’ve gathered 15 group-friendly restaurants for your next big group outing.

1. Beast & Butterflies

If you’re looking for a buzzing social space at the lively Robertson Quay area, Beast & Butterflies is probably one of the best restaurants to bring your pals to.

group friendly restaurant beast & butterflies

Dedicated to bringing people together with food and drinks, the restaurant offers both a cosy indoor space and an alfresco dining experience with the iconic Singapore River as a backdrop, so that you can truly chill out with your friends over great conversations, food, and ambience.

Enjoying a dining spot that seems to check off everything on the check-list doesn’t have to break the bank. A two-course lunch here is priced at only S$16 (available from Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 3pm); you can choose between having a salad or a soup, followed by the main course. Add on a dessert if you’d like to be a little indulgent that day.

If you’re visiting at night, which we highly recommend because of the amazing energy and ambience then, dinner will be just as satisfying.

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Beast & Butterflies offers a large selection on its menu, ranging from Western to Asian cuisine, so no matter how large your group is, everyone’s bound to find something they enjoy.

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Crispy Pork Knuckle

If you’re not sure what to order, we highly recommend the Crispy Pork Knuckle and Torched Salmon Tartare. The former comes with half a pork knuckle that is sliced and served with a spicy dipping sauce, making it a moreish dish for sharing.

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Salmon Tartare

The latter, on the other hand, is served in the shape of a butterfly – a delectable dish to go for if you also care for taking Instagram-worthy photos.

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Finally, what’s a large gathering without booze? You’ll be glad to know Beast & Butterflies is serious about their cocktails and serves an array of artisanal cocktails, including bespoke ones. The bartender finds out what your favourite flavours and alcohol types are, then surprises you with a special cocktail, just for you. There’s also a curated wine list serving premium wines from around the world you can pick for. Let’s just say, it’s the perfect setting for a tipple or two.

Beast & Butterflies is running a few promotions at the time of writing, including:

  • Pairing Your Wine Promotion: This bi-weekly event lets you learn more about wines and understand the art of wine-pairing through the restaurant’s curated pairing sets of food and wine.
  • Daily Special Promotions: There’s never a day that goes by without a special promotion at Beast & Butterflies.
    Beastly Monday gives you a generous meat platter at just S$38,
    Super Tuesday serves an impressive half-metre board with a bottle of wine at just S$80,
    Wednesday Ladies Night offers Prosecco at just S$6 all day long for ladies only,
    Vino Thursday, you’ll enjoy 1-for-1 promotions on selected wines,
    Oyster Fri-yay offers you oysters at S$1 each, and finally enjoy
    Weekend Cocktail Brunch, where you get free-flow cocktails at just S$25 for two hours, for every main course ordered.

Address: 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
Opening hours: 6.30am – 11am (Sun to Thu) | 6.30am – 11.30pm (Fri & Sat)
Contact: 91839420
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2. Botanico

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While it resides in a white colonial building, Botanico is easily accessible by car of a short stroll from the nearest MRT station. When you head up to the second storey, you’ll be greeted by its beautiful garden area where you can dine in comfort and get closer to nature.

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Local chef Sujatha Asokan whips up a refreshed East-meets-West menu, so expect dishes such as seabass ceviche. It’s served with assam laksa and topped with savoury shrimp paste ice cream and ginger flower. Dig into the curry lamb neck that’s slow-cooked for 24 hours or try the Iberico char siew, a top loin that’s smoked and chargrilled, served with carrot noodles, carrot puree, and honey pork jus.

Wrap it all up with desserts like the lemongrass pannacotta that comes with a helping of ginger ice cream, Granny Smith apples, and lemon meringue, which are all very sought-after at this group-friendly restaurant.

Address: 50 Cluny Park Rd, Level 2 Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488
Opening hours: 6pm – 10pm (Tue to Thu) | 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm (Fri to Sun) | Closed on Mon
Contact: 9831 1106
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3. Neon Pigeon

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Though the well-loved izakaya said goodbye to its Keong Saik outlet, Neon Pigeon has since found a new coop. Sure enough, Neon Pigeon 2.0 is even cooler than its predecessor. The new address brings about a larger, sleeker space, along with fresh additions to the menu.

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Also new to this group-friendly restaurant is its raw bar, which serves up small plates that feature seasonal catch. Order some Kumamoto oysters for the table, topped with smoked dashi gelee, or try the grilled mushroom bao with black pepper teriyaki.

If you fancy a tipple or two, pair it with the Tokyo hummus, which comes with edamame and curry chips. And don’t miss their cocktails too; sip on the gin-based Ichi-Go-Lightly, a sweet strawberry beverage that has a hint of umami. Or, try the Kosupure, a fizzy combination of Midori and fino sherry, served in an adorable bird-shaped glass.

Make a reservation via Chope!

Address: 36 Carpenter Street, #01-01, Singapore 059915
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30 – 10.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: 6222 3623
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4. Publico Ristorante

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Among the riverside eateries along Robertson Quay, Publico Ristorante stands out with its charming interior and hearty creations. You and your mates will feel like you’re in Italy without actually being there. Think floors laid in bold geometric patterns, reminiscent of piazzas. Its furniture set also helps to channel relaxing coastal vibes, so grab a seat outdoors and chill in the breeze.

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The menu is devoted to Italy’s greatest hits, and you’ll spot most tables with orders of calamari and cauliflower fritti, housemate pasta, and wood-fired pizza of Margherita, prosciutto, and more. Try the classic Publico Prima Dona at this group-friendly restaurant, where poached eggs are served on a bed of prosciutto and arugula.

Make a reservation via Chope!

Address: 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
Opening hours: 12pm – 10.30pm (Mon to Thu) | 8.30am – 11pm (Sat) | 8.30am – 10pm (Sun)
Contact: 6826 5040
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5. The Refinery

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You won’t be squished into your seat with the long tables and high ceilings at The Refinery, which is why it’s one of our favourite group-friendly restaurants. The joint may be a cafe-cum-bar, but it serves up an eclectic mix of local and Japanese fusion fare.

group-friendly restaurants the refinery

Customers often return for their signature Gyudon and Mixed Chirashi Bowl, but they’ve also got exciting rice bowls on the menu. Try the Mala Mama Bowl for a spicy kick or the Sakura Nasi Lemak for something out of the ordinary. The Refinery serves up a wide variety of alcoholic beverages such as beer, cocktails, and even sake to go with your meal.

Address: 115 King George’s Avenue, #01-02, Singapore 208561
Opening hours: 11am – 3pm, 5 – 10.30pm (Tue to Sat) | 11am – 5pm (Sun) | Closed on Mon
Contact: 6293 1204
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6. Artichoke

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For a restaurant that prides itself on serving the least authentic Middle Eastern food in town, Artichoke has won the hearts of many – and with good reason. After nearly a decade, its food remains creative, the vibe is casual, and its space is eye-catching. You can grab a seat by the picnic bench outside or dine indoors – both will have you and your gang feel right at home at this group-friendly restaurant.

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Start off with a series of meze, scooped up with toasted Turkish bread. Then, try the beetroot borani, roasted beetroot that’s blended with cream cheese and served with dukkah. You can’t go wrong with the hummus and Iraqi spiced mushrooms too. For mains, you can order the smoked black angus rump cap. Pair the chunk of beef with a side of housemade hashbrown that’s topped with sour cream and za’atar.

Address: 115 King George’s Avenue, #01-02, Singapore 208561
Opening hours: 11am – 3pm, 5 – 10.30pm (Tue to Sat) | 11am – 5pm (Sun) | Closed on Mon
Contact: 6293 1204
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7. Bakalaki Greek Taverna

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Tired of choosing between your well-loved but typical go-tos of Japanese or Western fare? Consider Bakalaki Greek Taverna at Tiong Bahru for some Mediterranean delicacies. The wood interiors and plush seats make for a cosy, casual dinner. With long stretches of tables to accommodate everyone comfortably, you won’t have to worry about a lack of elbow room at this group-friendly restaurant too.

group-friendly restaurants bakalaki greek taverna

Start your table off with the Keftedes beef meatballs and Gardies grilled jumbo prawn platter. If you identify as a carnivore, get the Grilled Meat Platters – they’re packed with an assortment of meat such as beef skewers, lamb chops, and meatballs for all to share. Don’t worry, the restaurant is halal-friendly and has vegetarian options on the menu too.

Make a reservation via Chope!

Address: 3 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168891
Opening hours: 5pm – 11pm (Mon to Thu) | 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 11pm (Fri to Sun)
Contact: 6836 3688
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8. PS.Cafe (Harding Road)

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Among all of PS.Cafe’s branches, the one at Harding Road is possibly their most aesthetic outlet. With its spacious and cosy interior set in a colonial-style building, it faces lush greenery, which is sure to put anyone at ease. Pick from either indoor or alfresco seating, both with long rows of tables available – perfect for those who love the outdoors but need the comforting cool of the A/C.

group-friendly restaurants ps cafe food

Fans of the cafe would already be familiar with the delectable Western dishes on the menu, but there are some gems worth pointing out. Try the Kashmiri lamb chops, which are served with masala chat potatoes, baby green beans, and spiced mint jus. Or, you can order the samosa cigars, chargrilled octopus, and the truffle shoestring fries to go around.

Don’t forget to check in with their website for the latest outlet-exclusive specials!

Make a reservation via Chope!

Address: 28B Harding Road, Singapore 249549
Opening hours: 8am – 10pm (Sun to Thu) | 8am – 10.30pm (Fri to Sat, eve of PH)
Contact: 6708 9288
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9. Peperoni Pizzeria

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The best part of any get-together is chilling and indulging in slices of pizza. But why get several pizzas for your group when you can get a ginormous one at Peperoni Pizzeria? With several branches dotted around Singapore, most of the outlets at this group-friendly restaurant chain are equipped with long rows of seats for larger groups.

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All 14 pizza options on their menu can be upsized to a massive XXL 21-inch version with prices from S$55. And don’t worry, if there are different dietary requirements within your group, the massive pizza can be split into two different flavours for more options. Vegetarian options are also available.

Address: View the full list of outlets here
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10. COMO Cuisine

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You don’t have to travel to different countries to enjoy an assortment of cuisines. At COMO Cuisine, the restaurant brings together the best dishes from various properties of COMO Hotels and Resorts. Much like its menu, its interior is also expansive. A simple colour palette and white decor make the space feel larger – great for fitting in large groups without feeling cramped.

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As you dine at the restaurant’s hip Dempsey enclave, your tastebuds will be going on a journey across the globe. Sample dishes like Bhutanese moms or dig into a lobster biryani. Chow down some cacio e pepe and then try the soto ayam for a burst of flavour.

Make a reservation via Chope!

Address: Block 18A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677
Opening hours: 8am – 10pm (Sun to Thu) | 8am – 10.30pm (Fri & Sat)
Contact: 1800 304 6688, 8121 6120 (for takeaway orders)
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11. Myo Restobar

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You may know Kia Hiang as a popular old-school Chinese restaurant at International Plaza. Its sister restaurant, Myo Restobar is leaving its mark at Oxley Tower downtown too. Serving up dim sum and other Cantonese dishes, Myo Restobar nails comfort food.

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Try the signature Kia Hiang claypot organic chicken that’s made using a recipe that’s been passed on for generations. Wrapped in a layer of Chinese cabbage and stewed for hours in a herbal concoction, the chicken meat falls off the bone and is best enjoyed with a bowl of rice. There are even group set menus that range from two to 13 pax (when it’s allowed) at this group-friendly restaurant.

Address: 138 Robinson Road, #19-01, Oxley Tower Lobby 1, Singapore 068906
Opening hours: 11am – 3pm, 5 – 10pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: 6931 1247
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12. The Halia at Botanic Gardens

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Located in Singapore Botanic Gardens, The Halia ticks all the boxes when it comes to aesthetics. Lush surroundings, tall windows for natural lighting, and the option of tranquil terrace dining make it one of the most photogenic spots. The restaurant is also halal-certified, all the better for the Muslim guests in your group.

group-friendly restaurants the halia

One of the first restaurants in Singapore to showcase modern European cuisine with Asian influences, The Halia has buffet menus to offer, so you can opt from a selection of Communal Feast menus or order à la carte for a lovely variety. On top of that, you can enjoy the venue’s signature cuisine in the comfort of your own home or office with the restaurant’s catering arm.

Make a reservation via Chope!

Address: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569
Opening hours: 9am – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 9pm (Sat & Sun)
Contact: 8444 1148
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13. Min Jiang

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Nestled within Goodwood Park Hotel, Min Jiang is a beloved establishment that’s been serving up Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine since 1982. After undergoing refurbishments, the group-friendly restaurant boasts a sleeker, more comfortable environment that your entire gang will love. The inviting, sepia-toned space is adorned with elegant marble tabletops, soft textile panels, and black wall panels.

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Plenty of dishes on the menu are made for sharing too. Try its new dim sum dishes or tuck into the sesame pockets, which come stuffed with shredded abalone and enoki mushrooms. You should also order the wonton noodles that are served with sweet Argentinian red prawns.

Address: 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221
Opening hours: View the most updated opening hours here
Contact: Call 6730 1704 or email [email protected]
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14. Koma Singapore

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If you’ve ever been to Marquee, Singapore’s biggest nightclub, you may have noticed Koma Singapore right next to it. The showstopper of this massive 230-seat restaurant is a two-and-a-half-metre tall Japanese bell that overlooks a bridge and reflecting pool. Yup, you read that right. You can also admire it from any table you choose.

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If you can, draw your eyes away from the beautiful space for a moment and bring your attention to the menu, which offers everything from sushi and sashimi to robatayaki and tempura. Try the salmon pillow, which is puff pastry filled with smoked avocado, salmon sashimi, and a burnt jalapeño pepper. Another must-try at this group-friendly restaurant is the D.I.Y. Spicy Tuna, rice crackers topped with spicy tuna tartare.

Make a reservation via Chope!

Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-67, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 12am (Mon to Sun)
Contact: 6688 8690
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15. Hjh Maimunah

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Everyone wants first dibs on the food at Hjh Maimunah, so don’t be surprised at the snaking queues outside one of their outlets before lunch hour hits. The restaurant serves a selection of over 40 dishes for you to pair your rice with. Their kampung-style menu evokes a sense of comfort, and you can practically taste the love and dedication in their food.

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Each dish contains a whopping number of 11 different spices, so you know you’re in for a medley of flavours. There are only limited quantities of each item, so hot favourites like tauhu telor sell out fast. Aside from quintessential Malay dishes, there are also rarer ones like lemak siput sedut, or sea snails swimming in a coconut-rich broth.

Address: View the full list of outlets here
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Contact: View the full list of contact numbers here or email [email protected]
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16. Open Farm Community

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Dempsey’s lush setting is perfect for the ‘gram, and Open Farm Community features a wide outdoor space to help you get that perfect shot. With an edible garden filled with herbs and vegetable produce as well as table tennis tables, your group is in for a treat. The glasshouse-like restaurant’s interior is just as photo-worthy, with French windows and patterned tile panels.

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Since Open Farm Community’s focus is on local ingredients that are grown and sourced sustainably, this group-friendly restaurant is where you’ll find local produce in your dishes. The zucchini drenched in hazelnut, mint, and lemon come from Quan Fa organic farm, while seafood like the barramundi is fished from the waters of Pulau Ubin.

Make a reservation via Chope!

Address: 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Opening hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 11am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 9pm (Sat & Sun)
Contact: 6471 0306
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