As the nation’s birthday draws near, the air is filled with a sense of unity and pride, and what better way to celebrate than through the culinary delights that embody our country’s rich heritage and culture?
Here’s a list of restaurants that are adding a special touch of patriotism to their menus this National Day. From traditional favourites to innovative twists on local classics, these establishments are pulling out all the stops to honour our nation’s 58th birthday with delectable dishes that will surely ignite your taste buds and leave you feeling a true sense of national pride.
So, whether you’re a foodie at heart or simply looking for a unique way to commemorate this joyous occasion, these restaurants promise an unforgettable dining experience that pays homage to the unique Singaporean flavours. Get ready to indulge in a culinary celebration like no other!
Restaurants to watch the National Day fireworks from
Kinki Restaurant + Bar
Join Kinki Restaurant + Bar in celebrating the perfect National Day revelry with an incredible mix of tipples and bites. As the sun sets, watch in awe as striking fireworks illuminate the Marina Bay waterfront skyline.
Head to the Rooftop Bar on Level 3 and party from 5pm to 12am. Here, you’ll find irresistible bar snacks, tantalising libations, and the thumping beats of a guest DJ working the decks, setting the perfect mood for the anticipation leading up to National Day.
Don’t miss out on Kinki’s exclusive offering – the National Day Rooftop Package on 9 August 2023 – priced at S$588++ per table of up to six persons.
The package includes a delightful selection of spirits and mixers, ranging from soft drinks to juices, along with a sharing platter of delectable treats like Chicken Karaage, Ebi Fries, and Cassava Nachos. You’ll also receive a 700ml bottle of Roku Gin, along with your choice of Haku Vodka or Chita Whiskey.
If you prefer a daytime gathering on National Day, indulge in the ever-popular Bottomless Brunch at Kinki Restaurant on Level 2. Priced at S$68++ per person and available from 12pm to 3pm, this brunch offers an array of Japanese comfort food with a twist. Plus, for an additional S$38++ per person, you can enjoy a free flow of your preferred alcoholic beverage while soaking in the unbeatable views.
Address: 70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323
Head over to The Lighthouse, nestled atop The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, for a mesmerising toast amidst a dazzling backdrop of fireworks.
The rooftop celebrations kick off with an elegant Singapore Skyline 4-Course Set Dinner, perfectly complemented by a live-stream of the National Day Parade. Immerse yourself in a culinary journey as you relish in menu highlights like the Citrus-cured Kingfish with Oscietra Caviar, Somen Noodles in Laksa Broth, and Japanese Wagyu Beef seasoned with truffle, Noirmoutier salt, and house-made hoisin sauce. Vegetarian options are thoughtfully provided, featuring delightful plant-based salmon and farm mushrooms.
Make your reservations today to experience these exceptional offerings at The Lighthouse, where delightful flavours, breathtaking views, and the spirit of celebration await.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Zoom in on the thrilling fly-by jet shows and enjoy partial views of fireworks from the destination rooftop bar. Quench your thirst with an array of delightful cocktails, including the classic Singapore Sling, the Temasek Sling, and the Simha-Pura. You can savour these cocktails at a bundle price of S$58 or individually at S$25 each.
For gin enthusiasts, we offer three Gin and Tonic cocktails featuring the spirit from Tanglin Gin, Singapore’s first gin distillery. Enjoy this trio at S$58 or opt for a single drink at S$20.
Elevate your celebration with locally-inspired bar grub exclusively crafted for this special occasion. Feast on delectable treats such as Chicken Rice Arancini, Tandoori Chicken Satay, Salted Egg Prawn Toast, Chilli Crab Cake, and Prata Pizza. You can indulge in the snacks as a platter for S$58 or enjoy them individually at S$20 each.
On 8 and 9 August 2023, let the lush tunes of DJs Taz Angullia and Erwin Linden set the mood for an unforgettable experience. A cover charge applies on the parade day and includes a glass of Gin and Tonic or Singapore Sling.
Choose from three seatings – the first seating from 5pm to 7pm, the second seating from 7.15pm to 9.15pm, and the third seating from 9.30pm to closing. Please note that the second seating requires a minimum spend of S$100 for selected premium tables. For a unique and cozy experience, you can book the iconic teepee huts at S$200, perfect for up to three persons.
Address: 5 Fraser Street, Level 39, Andaz Singapore, Singapore 189354
Enjoy a one-evening party at LeVeL33 that will run from 5pm to 9pm at S$268++ per diner. You’ll get to enjoy unlimited servings of locally inspired delicacies, house-brewed beers, wines, and the iconic Singapore Sling.
Transforming its multi-zoned dining spaces into a gourmet festival, LeVeL33 offers live food stations serving innovative renditions of local cuisine, meticulously curated by Executive Chef Jake Kowalewski and his team.
Indulge in an array of thoughtfully crafted Canapés. The Rendang Slider features tender wagyu short ribs braised in an aromatic rendang sauce, while the Beer Brined Charcoal Grilled Soy Chicken Wing is filled with glutinous rice and Chinese sausage.
For dessert enthusiasts, the Ice Cream Sandwich with Local-inspired Flavours awaits. The Pineapple and LeVeL33’s Wheat Beer Ice Cream presents a refreshing fusion of LeVeL33’s Wheat Beer and fresh pineapple fruit. Meanwhile, the Milo and LeVeL33’s Stout Beer Ice Cream combine Singapore’s favourite chocolate drink with LeVeL33’s Stout Beer.
Also, revel in unlimited craft beers, house pour wines, and prosecco options, or savour the iconic Singapore Sling. This signature cocktail even offers the choice of having LeVeL33’s Blond Lager foam on top of the drink, adding an extra layer of delight to the festivities.
Restaurants to enjoy iconic local cuisine and classics with a twist
Buffet restaurant Peppermint presents “Go Lokal”, a limited-time-only buffet line-up from now till 12 August.
In celebration of National Day, the line-up includes an array of local delights such as Chicken Bak Kut Teh, DIY Kueh Pie Tee, Seafood Otak in Banana Leaf, Prawn Roll with Sweet Sauce and Chilli, and BBQ Chicken Wings.
AVENUE ONE is especially delighted by the Lychee Prawn Ball with Durian Cream Dip, a unique dish that looks like the tropical fruit but features a delectable durian filling, as well as the Crab Claypot Rice, which is irresistible.
Seafood-lovers will be happy to know that the buffet also features Singapore-style Chilli Lobster and Steamed Hokkaido Scallops, along with Peppermint’s regular Seafood Island of Tiger Prawn, Pacific Flower Clam, Tiger Topshell, and Half-shell Scallop.
Love meats? Look out for the Buah Keluak Wagyu Beef Belly “Kong Bak Bao”, Herbal Roasted Duck, Truffle Black Angus Minced Beef Roti John, and the Grilled Australian Baby Lamb Rib Satay.
For desserts, don’t miss items that take inspiration from local favourites such as the Grated Coconut and Sesame Muah Chee, Deep-Fried Durian Ball, Chendol Gelato, Classic Durian Pengat, and Potong Ice Cream.
And if you’re a huge durian fan, definitely visit during dinner on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, where an exclusive durian buffet is available. From Musang King to Red Prawn, you’ll be indulging in unlimited servings of the King of Fruits.
Prices start from S$68++ for weekday lunch to S$118++ for weekend dinner.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore 039594
This National Day, the talented chefs at Paradise Group present a delightful reimagination of their specialties infused with the essence of Singaporean cuisine.
From 24 July to 31 August, gather your fellow food enthusiasts and indulge in Paradise Group’s exclusive National Day offerings:
- At Taste Paradise, try the Steamed Dragon Grouper with Singapore’s Special Sauce in H.K. Style and Nanyang Kopi-O Honey BBQ Spanish Iberico Pork;
- At Teochew Paradise, enjoy the Braised Sliced Irish Fat Duck with Black Vinegar in Casserole and Singapore Chilli Crab wrapped in Egg White Crêpe;
- Seafood Paradise presents the Crispy Dough Fritter Stuffed with Seafood Paste tossed with Salted Egg Yolk and Stewed Assorted Seafood in Singapore Laksa Broth. The latter was an indulgent treat for seafood lovers and features generous portions of crab claws, scallops, mussels, and prawns. The laksa broth simply bring out the flavours of these seafood delights;
- Canton Paradise offers the Crispy Kaya Bun and Steamed Kampong Chicken in Canton Style with H.K. Egg Noodle in Laksa Broth
- Paradise Dynasty serves up the Pan-fried Singapore Chilli Crab Bun and Braised Pork Rib with Singapore Tiger Beer. The former was a favourite of AVENUE ONE when we were at the media tasting. We love how it combines the crisp bun of a sheng jian bao with the distinctive and moreish flavours of Singaporean chilli crab sauce;
- And finally Paradise Classic introduces the Singapore Style Rojak with Crisp-fried Chicken, an elevated version of traditional rojak, and Stir-fried Big Prawn Hokkien Mee with Prawn Broth, a delicious comfort dish with nostalgic flavours.
Addresses: List of locations here
Celebrate National Day with Da Paolo as they weave a delightful tapestry of sweet, savoury, and refreshing treats to elevate the spirit of your commemoration. Drawing inspiration from familiar local flavours, their fare promises to satiate both bellies and hearts, adding joy to the festivities.
From now to 31 August, head to Da Paolo Gastronomia and Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant & Bar to indulge in delectable new highlights.
Treat yourself to the luscious Coconut & Gula Melaka Gelato (at S$7.90 per scoop) that artfully blends local favourites, and don’t miss the return of the delightful Gula Melaka Coconut Pandan Bun (priced at S$6.50 each). Additionally, you can bring the refreshing Lemongrass Ginger Tea home as a mainstay retail item in a beautiful Da Paolo Tin, available at S$29.90 for 16 teabags.
For dine-in only from 1 August to 9 August 2023, Da Paolo Gastronomia Great World presents a delightful combination. Enjoy a complimentary scoop of Coconut & Gula Melaka Gelato or Lemongrass Ginger Tea paired with the flavourful Meatless Tempeh ‘Bolognese’ Pasta (at S$21).
At Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant & Bar, from 1 August to 31 August, raise a toast to our city-state with the exclusive Lion City Sling (priced at S$24). This special cocktail features a delightful mix of vodka redistilled with kaffir lime, rum blended with aromatic coconut cream, zesty lime juice, sweet chili, and a vibrant lemongrass syrup. It’s Da Paolo’s latest tribute to these times of celebration.
Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung’s beloved Steamed Chilli Crab & Pork Xiao Long Bao (辣椒螃蟹小笼包) has returned in celebration of National Day. Embracing the essence of “Home” in true Singaporean style, diners can now indulge in this crab-tivating, locally-inspired delight that adds a spicy twist to the festivities.
Inspired by the nation’s iconic dish – the chili crab, Din Tai Fung has ingeniously infused the bold and spicy flavor into their signature handmade Xiao Long Bao. Meticulously crafted with the same essence and pride that defines Din Tai Fung’s legacy, these limited-time dumplings boast a delicate skin skillfully folded with the Golden Ratio of 18 exquisite folds at the top, then steamed to a sweet perfection. Inside, you’ll discover a delightful combination of succulent pork and sweet crab meat, harmoniously blended with the fiery essence of the chili crab-based broth.
Fans of this highly-raved broth-filled dumpling will be delighted to know that each Steamed Chilli Crab & Pork Xiao Long Bao 辣椒螃蟹小笼包 is 40% larger than a regular Xiao Long Bao, offering an even more gratifying experience.
This will be available from now till 31 August, while servings last.
Addresses: List of addresses here
The Lobby Lounge @ InterContinental Singapore
Embracing the vibrant hawker scenes that define Singapore’s culinary landscape, The Lobby Lounge presents a special menu from 7 to 13 August 2023, capturing the essence of the nation’s rich food heritage.
Prepare to delight your taste buds with a selection of mouth-watering bar bites infused with a local twist. Indulge in the unique “Chicken Rice” French Fries, crispy fries served with the umami chicken rice sauce, or savor the Peranakan Spicy Kueh Pie Tee and Homemade Chicken Popiah, each a delicious ode to Singaporean flavours.
For something more substantial, the Satay Pulled Lamb Slider awaits, made from lamb shoulder braised to perfection over 24 hours.
To complement these delectable treats, raise a toast to the Nation with The Bugis Tiger, a beer-based cocktail thoughtfully crafted with Tiger Beer, mango, and calamansi. This refreshing concoction is specially curated for the celebration, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to your dining experience.
For beer enthusiasts, there’s even more reason to celebrate with Singapore’s very first locally brewed beer – Tiger Beer, available at just S$58++ for a bucket of five bottles.
Address: 80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Afternoon tea experiences inspired by local flavours
The Marmalade Pantry
Celebrate Singapore’s birthday with a delightful experience at The Marmalade Pantry, where they present an exquisite rendition of local delicacies in their National Day exclusive menu.
From 1 August to 31 October 2023, immerse yourself in the Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea Set, designed for two persons at S$78++, or opt for the Singapore Heritage Petite Afternoon Tea Set, also for two persons at S$64++.
This locally inspired afternoon tea set beautifully blends tradition with novelty, offering a curated selection of artfully crafted pastries that harmonise sweet and savory flavours.
Indulge in familiar favourites with a modern twist, featuring delightful treats like the Kueh Salat Petite Cupcake, Gula Melaka Mousse Cake, Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis, Pandan Cream Puff, and the signature Plain & Raisin Buttermilk Scone served with clotted cream, house-made Berry Blossom, and Ginger Yuzu Marmalade. On the savory side, relish the Beetroot Rojak Shooter, Hainanese Chicken Quinoa, Coconut Cake with Sambal Prawn Mayo, and classic high tea essentials like the Chicken Cranberry Sandwich and Truffle Egg Mayo Sandwich.
Accompanying your afternoon tea experience are two pots per set of Monogram Tea, a delightful homegrown brand of artisan teas. You can enjoy both afternoon tea sets while savoring the charming ambiance of The Marmalade Pantry Petite Bugis outlet. The Singapore Heritage Petite Afternoon Tea Set offers the same delightful selection of sweet offerings paired with moreish outlet exclusives like the Pesto Chicken Burger and Smoked Salmon on Brioche.
The Pandan Cream Puff is certainly a stand-out item for AVENUE ONE. Nestled within the delicate and airy choux pastry, the luscious and pillowy pandan custard take centre-stage. We love how its enjoyable texture is accompanied by the distinctive aroma of pandan with every bite.
The Coconut Cake with Sambal Prawn Mayo was another satisfying treat. This exquisite creation harmoniously combines tender prawns, creamy sambal mayo, and moist coconut cake, presenting a symphony of tastes and textures.
Atop the coconut cake, you’ll find succulent prawns, generously coated in a moreish sambal mayo. The delightful interplay of flavours achieves a perfect balance, offering a delightful blend of spiciness and tanginess that beautifully complements the sweetness and aromatic essence of the coconut cake.
Lobby Lounge at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Make your way to the elegant Lobby Lounge and indulge in the exquisite National Day Afternoon Tea (S$56++).
This elevated experience features a delectable selection of local treats, including the mouthwatering Chili Crab Tartlet, Charred Carrot Cake, Hawthorn Financier, Beef Satay, and Pandan Scone.
To complement the celebration, you can choose to pair the tea with a selection of premium teas or sparkling wine, raising a toast to the nation.
Address: 15 Stamford Road, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, Singapore 178906
Treats and meals to enjoy at home
The rich flavours of Singapore’s diverse and multi-racial heritage cuisine come alive through the expertise of local food icon, Chef Damian D’Silva, who passionately celebrates the culinary traditions of Chinese, Peranakan, Eurasian, Indian, and Malay kitchens at Rempapa.
In honour of National Day, a momentous occasion symbolising the unity and harmony among Singapore’s diverse population, Rempapa is putting the spotlight on two well-loved local snacks: Epok Epok Sayur (S$8 for three pieces) and Roti John (S$10 each).
These delectable National Day specials will be available for a limited time from 7 to 13 August, as part of Rempapa’s Cultural Celebration Series launched in 2022, which showcases Singapore’s multi-racial heritage cuisine, a cause close to Chef Damian’s heart.
The two snacks were carefully chosen because they are now rare finds in hawker centres, and Chef Damian believes they deserve a comeback. Rempapa’s renditions aim to bring back the authentic flavours of these heritage Malay snacks that are deeply rooted in history.
Originally sold by a hawker at Geylang Serai Market, Roti John was a simple combination of onions, eggs, lettuce, and tomatoes. Over time, it evolved to include minced mutton, gaining immense popularity until the hawker centre’s closure in 2001.
On the other hand, the origins of Epok Epok Sayur go back even further, influenced by Portuguese empanadas during the Malacca occupation in the 1500s. While it started with fillings of potatoes or vegetables, the variety with “Sayur” (vegetables) slowly disappeared over time, becoming a rare sight in present-day hawker centres.
Chef Damian’s Epok Epok Sayur delights with a homemade shortcrust pastry shell filled with lightly sauteed vegetables like cabbages, beansprouts, carrots, jicama, taukwa, and fragrant dried shrimp, served with a special chili cuka, perfect for a picnic while enjoying the National Day Parade fireworks.
Meanwhile, the Roti John features the comforting flavors of Masala Spiced Chicken, onions, peas, sliced cucumbers, and shredded lettuce, served in a grilled bun resembling a burger bap, with chili and tomato sauce on the side. Made with low-carb, high-fibre buns from Singaporean food tech company Upgrain, it combines heritage flavours with a nod to the future.
To complement the National Day celebrations, Rempapa is launching a new Kueh Heritage Gift Box on their online delivery platform Oddle. Featuring small-batch, hand-crafted kuehs and cakes, these gift boxes are perfect for sharing Singapore’s sweet national pride with family and associates.
In a gesture of gratitude to the nation’s builders, Rempapa offers a 20% discount on dining for Pioneer and Merdeka generation cardholders throughout August, as a tribute to their significant contributions to Singapore’s nation-building journey. The discount applies to a la carte dine-in food orders during brunch and dinner, excluding set lunches, promotional items, and beverages.
Address: 2 Paya Lebar Rd, #01-01/02/03 Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053
From now until 31 August, PastaMania is thrilled to present an array of exciting new creations. Savour the delectable Baked Laksa Chicken & Prawn Pasta, featuring al dente pasta tossed with baked chicken, fresh prawns, and dried baby shrimp, all bathed in a savoury Laksa cream sauce.
Indulge in the rich flavours of well-loved Singaporean dishes with PastaMania’s other delightful offerings, including the delectable Laksa Chicken Calzone, a classic take on the local Curry Puff, and the decadent Salted Egg Mala Seafood Pasta, inspired by the beloved Singaporean flavours of Salted Egg and Mala.
Quench your thirst and balance the spicy goodness with the refreshing Fizzy Pomegranate Refresher, infused with grenadine sweetener and topped with lime wedges – a perfect remedy to cool down and enjoy the fiery spices!
For a limited time only, enjoy the National Day Promotion Combo (S$15.80 nett) and relish in your choice of one of the above-mentioned mains and the Fizzy Pomegranate Refresher. This is available for both dine-in and takeaway.
Addresses: List of locations here