Best restaurants to dine at on National Day – for a spectacular view of the fireworks or an exclusive menu

With National Day celebrations back in full-scale and as glorious as they used to be after three years, many of us are excited.

If you’re planning to celebrate the nation’s birthday in style this year, consider one of these restaurants we’ve listed. We’ve recommended some of the best dining destinations for the best view of the fireworks and parade, as well as others that are offering special menus to add to the festivities.

Best dining destinations to catch the National Day fireworks

1-Arden

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View from Kaarla Lounge

Enjoy the dazzling views of the National Day fireworks form the Level 51 of the CapitaSpring skyscraper at 1-Arden.

Begin the festivities with a four-hands dinner, curated by Chef John-Paul Fiechtner of Kaarla Restaurant and Bar and Chef Lamley Chua of Oumi.

Chef John will serve up creations that are made with the best of Australia’s seasonal bounty from land, river, and sea, cooked from farm-to-table. Chef Lamley will follow with Kappo dishes prepared with different carefully selected cooking techniques that allow fresh, natural flavours to shine, whilst utilising a ‘nose-to-tail’ culinary approach. The final collaborative course epitomises the symbiotic bond between both restaurants, fuelled by the sharing of experience, knowledge, and purveyor connections between both restaurants.

This five-course dinner is priced at S$198++ per person on 30 July and S$248++ per person on 9 August. Only a total of six window tables (each seats up to four) are available. A minimum spend of S$1,000++ per table on 30 July and S$2,000++ per table on 9 August apply

Address: 88 Market Street, #51-02 CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948
Reservations: Online

Artemis Grill & Sky Bar

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Offering prime location views of the Marina Bay area, Artemis Grill & Sky Bar also has a limited edition three-course menu to celebrate the National Day festivities, available only on the 9th August for dinner,

Your meal will begin with a choice of delicious appetizers that include creamy Burrata served with pesto and peaches, Beef or Scallop & Hamachi Tartare and Fremantle Octopus.

Then, continue with main dishes: Black Cod served with clams and Champagne beurre blanc, Iberico Pork Chop with chorizo and eggplant puree, Chicken Breast with white bean skordalia or Corn Agnolotti with goat cheese and winter truffle as a vegetarian option. For vegans, consider the Spicy Lentil Fritter with red cabbage and tahini.

Round up your meal with one of three indulgent selections including Sticky Date Cake served with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice-cream, Dark Chocolate & Caramel Torte served with mascarpone gelato or Dulce De Leche Flan served with almonds and assorted berries.

Prices start at S$98++ per person.

Address: 138 Market Street, #04-01 CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946
Reservations: Online

CÉ LA VI

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Perched at the top of Marina Bay Sands, CÉ LA VI certainly has one of the best views of the fireworks on National Day.

To celebrate the nation’s 57th birthday, CÉ LA VI is offering a special BBQ menu at its Club Lounge, including BBQ oysters with smoked ponzu granita and maimoa lamb chops with chimichurri.

The menu includes sharing style platter options with either a Classic BBQ Platter (S$155++) or a Surf & Turf BBQ Platter (S$180++).

On top of these, the Club Lounge will hold two live stations from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, serving beloved snacks such as popcorn and local favourite, muah chee, to add to the festivities.

Bring your children along too, and enjoy the face painting zone for children, while resident DJs KFC, Kenneth Francis, and Brendon P will be on deck spinning House Anthems at SkyBar. DJs Leonard T and Andrew Tang will be leading celebration through music as they spin Hip Hop and R&B tunes at the Club Lounge during the occasion.

Regular menus will continue to be served.

A minimum spend of S$168++ per person at the SkyBar and S$300++ per person at the Club Lounge is required on 9 August 2022.

Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, Singapore 018971
Reservations: Online

GEMMA Steakhouse

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Indulge in endless canapes and continuous pours of champagne at the Coleman deck of the National Gallery while admiring fly-past displays and fireworks from the National Day Parade

Does this sound like how you want to spend your National Day evening?

If it does, then GEMMA is the place to make a reservation at.

A three-course dinner follows so you can take the festivities further into the evening.

Prices start at S$157 per person (alcohol-free) and S$207 per person (inclusive of alcohol)

Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road, #05-03 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Reservations: Online

Kinki Restaurant + Bar

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Fireworks seen from Kinki’s rooftop bar

Another hot spot in town for National Day celebrations, Kinki Restaurant + Bar is located on the bay with an iconic city skyline and you can certainly look forward to getting the best view of the fireworks.

To make sure you have the best time, Kinki is offering the National Day Rooftop Package, which comprises one bottle of Roku Gin (700ml), a choice of one bottle of Belvedere Vodka or Chita Whiskey (700ml each), mixers ranging from soft drinks to juices, and a sharing platter of Kinki Wings, Ebi Fry, and Cassava Nachos.

Enjoy this at the alfresco Rooftop Bar on level 3 as you sway along with a guest DJ who will be working the decks.

The National Day Rooftop Package is available at S$588++ per table of up to six persons.

Address: 70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323
Reservations: Online

LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

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Offering a practically front-row seats to the National Day fireworks, LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar pays homage to Singapore’s popular local fare with a selection of innovative locally inspired dishes.

Dig into homegrown favourites such as the Singapore chilli crab (S$58++) with golden fried mantou and relish LAVO’s elevated rendition of the lobster laksa (S$48++), featuring half a fresh Maine lobster, a golden fried egg and al dente spaghetti in a rich, spicy broth laced with coconut fragrance.

Other highlights to look out for include the pulled beef pizza (S$38++), topped with generous chunks of tender beef in a tantalising black pepper sauce and pineapple slaw, as well as the Singapore waffle cone (S$28++), a picturesque dessert decked in Singapore’s national colours with creamy vanilla and strawberry gelato wrapped in a red velvet bubble waffle.

This menu is available from 2 to 9 August.

For the entire month of August, seafood-lovers can also indulge in LAVO’s lavish piccolo tower (S$188++), a splendid seafood bounty featuring succulent jumbo shrimps, sweet littleneck clams, luxurious king crabs, half lobster, crabmeat salad and tuna ceviche.

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Tower 1, Singapore 018956
Reservations: Online or call 6688 8591.

LeVeL33

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Take in the glorious unobstructed panorama of the Marina Bay waterfront at LeVeL33 on National Day, as you relish dishes inspired by classic Singaporean flavours.

The microbrewery is offering an exclusive five-course National Day Set Dinner (S$228++ per person).

Highlights include a mouthwatering set of three Singaporean-inspired snacks such as a mouth-watering Potato and Truffle Curry Puff, and a savoury Salted Egg Mud Crab which folds handpicked crab meat into a housemade salted duck egg sauce, a local take on LeVeL33’s signature Smoked Heirloom Tomato where creamy whipped burrata is layered with a housemade curry leaf oil and topped with tomatoes smoked with olive wood, and Local Lobster Bisque, infused with a housemade laksa paste and served with a poached lobster tail, and a garnish of sustainably farmed roe.

A five-course Vegetarian National Day Set Dinner (S$158++ per person) is also available.

Order any of these five-course dinners for exclusive access to LeVeL33’s Terrace for the best view of the fireworks display.

You can also reserve a table at the Terrace without ordering the set dinner with a minimum spend of S$250++ per person (prepayment required).

Southbridge

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Catch aerial displays and fireworks from the rooftop of oyster and gin bar, Southbridge, thanks to the unblocked views it offers of the Marina Bay area.

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To commemorate Singapore’s 57th birthday, Southbridge is having attractive S$57 deals; you’ll get a bucket of six Southbridge IPA, a bottle of Moscato D’asti Scanavino or the Southbridge NDP set, which includes a side of Tortilla Chips, Edamame and a choice of a bottle of Zardetto Brut or Zardetto Rose Prosecco.

Address: 80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Singapore 049868
Reservations: Online

Tablescape

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National Day set: The Indulgent

For the first time, Tablescape and Grand Park City Hall will be opening their rooftop for guests to enjoy the National Day fireworks when you opt for its National Day Fireworks Viewing Promotion.

Grand Park City Hall is one of the taller buildings in the area and its rooftop offers a wide and clear view of the Marina Bay.

You can reserve tables for 30 July (S$200++) and 9 August (S$250++) from 7pm and 11pm, with each table seating a maximum of four persons. Each evening will be limited to a total of 10 tables. Reservations, with S$100 deposit, are required.

On 30 July, guests who takes up the promotion will be given their choice of a bottle of G.H. Mumm champagne or a bottle of house-pour spirits, as well as Truffle Fries and Crispy Chicken Wings.

On 9 August, each reserved table will be provided with their choice of a bottle of G.H. Mumm champagne or a bottle of house-pour spirits, as well as Nachos with Cheese Dip and Crispy Chicken Wings.

On top of these, Tablescape is also offering special National Day sets that you can opt for: The Classics (S$28++) that features local dishes with a twist and The Indulgent (S$57++) if you prefer more luxurious add-ons.

Address: 10 Coleman Street, Level 3 Grand Park City Hall, Singapore 179809
Reservations: Online

Exclusive dining menus for National Day

CUT by Wolfgang Puck

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Coconut Chiffon Durian Cake with Gula Melaka Ice Cream

Michelin-starred restaurant CUT by Wolfgang Puck takes National Day celebrations up a notch with an exclusive three-course National Day lunch menu (SS$58++).

Paying homage to Singapore’s celebrated local dishes, the modern steak restaurant will be presenting a selection of local delights, including the moreish salted egg yolk soft shell crab, served with fluffy house made mantou and steamed rice, as well as the wok-kissed U.S.D.A. prime beef char kway teow.

Round up the meal with exquisite locally inspired desserts, such as the aromatic coconut chiffon durian cake, served with a quenelle of delicate gula melaka ice cream.

This exclusive menu is available on 9 August, from 12pm to 2.30pm.

Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-71 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Reservations: Online or call 6688 8517.

Man Fu Yuan

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Dig into an impressive four-course National Day Set Lunch Menu, curated by Executive Chinese Chef Aaron Tan at Man Fu Yuan.

Look forward to dashing dishes prepared with a local flair including appetisers like the Wok-Fried Pork Ribs with Pineapple Salsa and Satay Sauce; Poached Chicken with Green Ginger Pesto; and Deep-Fried Prawn with Curry Leaf, Mint Yogurt and mains such as Steamed Seabass Fillet with Spicy Nyonya Sauce.

This is available from 1 to 9 August.

Address: 80 Middle Road, Level 2, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Reservations: Online

Permata Singapore

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Taking inspiration from Singapore as a multicultural city, Permata Singapore’s Culinary Director Chef Mel Dean has curated a Lion City Platter to be shared amongst friends and family, in the spirit of celebrating Singapore’s 57th birthday.

The Lion City Platter features Malay, Chinese, Indian, Eurasian and Peranakan flavours that pair harmoniously with one another.

Representing Malay cuisine is the Fish Sambal made with Sambal Tumis, a chilli that requires hours of preparation and cooking when made from scratch. Following the concept of Ikan Bakar, fish is grilled with sambal, wrapped with turmeric leaves, topped with raw onions, calamansi, ulam raja salad with torched ginger dressing before service.

Another highlight is the Eurasian Green Chilli Prawn Sambal, a traditional dish that Eurasians serve on special occasions.

There are also the Kung Pao Chicken and Indian Grilled Lamb Masala served with Pineapple Chutney.

The Lion City Platter is served with Wok Fried Rice made with Shimeji mushrooms, eggs, Ulam Raja and a Peranakan Nyonya Achar.

This platter is priced at S$57++ per person, with a minimum of two to dine and is available from 8 to 14 August.

Address: 73 Sultan Gate, Gedung Kuning, Singapore 198497
Reservations: Online

Rempapa

As custodian of local heritage food, Chef Damian D’Silva certainly know how to put together a meal that is befitting of National Day.

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From left: Chef Marvas Ng, Vasun, and Chef Damian

This year, Chef Damian collaborates with a pair of local culinary talents to present a series of exciting “four-hand” experiences to celebrate Singapore’s birthday.

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Chinese feast by Chef Damian and Chef Marvas

On 6 August, he will be working together with Chef Marvas Ng, Executive Chef of Path. The two Singaporean chefs will present a Chinese feast consisting of two dishes from Rempapa, two from Chef Marvas, and two collaborated dishes, in addition to two snack and two desserts. This feast is served in a communal style of a typical Chinese meal.

This is priced at S$168++ per person for a minimum of four diners, and for dinner only.

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South Indian set lunch by Vasun and Chef Damian

On 13 August, look forward to a collaboration with Vasunthara Ramasamy (Vasun), MasterChef Singapore Season 2 contestant and passionate home cook.

This will be a South Indian set lunch that features Thosai, a heritage food item that’s in danger of being lost. Served communal style, the menu consists of three thosai and three chutneys from Vasun and three side dishes from Rempapa, in addition to an assortment of kuehs for dessert.

This is priced at S$68++ per pereson for a minimum of four diners, and for lunch only.

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Multi-cultural Kueh Box by Rempapa

From 6 to 9 August, you can always order the Multi-cultural Kueh Box by Rempapa that consists of traditional sweet treats from Chinese, Indian, Eurasian, Malay, and Peranakan cuisines. This is priced at S$22 each, with five assorted kuehs, two pieces each, and available for takeaway only.

Address: 2 Paya Lebar Rd, #01-01/02/03 Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053
Reservations: Online or call 9459 1603

Shabestan

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Shabestan has introduced a National Day three-course set lunch, which is an upgrade from their existing Executive Set Lunch, with three new items added: a Mocktail, a Cocktail and a Singapore inspired dessert.

Quench your thirst with their new Fruit Paradise Mocktail made with Fruit Symphony Tea, Red Plum, Strawberries and Fresh Pomegranate; a staple ingredient in Persian cuisine.

Popular Persian Mezze (appetiser) to choose from include Shabestan’s Kash-E-Bademjan (eggplant), Borani Esfanaj (spinach) or a fresh citrus salad, Shabestan’s Shirazi Salad.

For mains, Shabestan has five different kebabs and two Persian Stews to select from. Their Mixed Kubideh Kebab, Chicken Masti, Beef Pasand Kebab and Shandiz are their best-sellers. For vegetarians, there is the Impossible Fesenjan and a new Vegetarian Ghormeh Sabzi added to this menu.

Executive Chef Hany has also made a special National Day inspired cake; a white sponge cake with strawberry jelly.

This set lunch is priced at S$57++ and available from 1 to 9 August.

Add on the Shabestan’s Saffron Moutai Sling (S$22++) to elevate your dining experience. Made with saffron infused Moutai, 135 Hyogo Dry Gin, Dom, Cherry Brandy, Orange and Cranberry juice, this limited edition cocktail was created as a tribute to celebrate National Day.

Address: 80 Mohamed Sultan Rd, #01-13, Singapore 239013
Reservations: Online

The Gyu Bar

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The Gyu Bar is introducing an exclusive Spicy Tomato Sukiyaki (from S$208++) as a tribute to Singapore, and it features a limited edition of sukiyaki that incorporates flavours well-loved by Singaporeans.

Perfect for two persons, guests may choose from a selection of:

  • 250g Hida Wagyu Sirloin (S$308++ for dine-in; S$238+ for takeaway)
  • 250g Miyazaki Wagyu Sirloin (S$268++ for dine-in; S$198+ for takeaway)
  • 250g Olive Wagyu Sirloin (S$368++ for dine-in; S$298+ for takeaway)
  • 250g Assorted Platter of Hida, Miyazaki, and Olive Wagyu Sirloin (S$328++ for dine- in; $268+ for takeaway)
  • 300g Hokkaido Pork (S$208++ for dine-in; S$138+ for takeaway)

Every sukiyaki set is accompanied by assorted vegetables and tofu, konnyaku noodles, two bowls of Hokkaido rice, and raw Okinawa egg as a dip. For dine-in guests, a platter of seasonal starters including the crowd’s favourite uni yukke cone, will be presented as well.

The Gyu Bar’s National Day special is available for dine-in and takeaway from 8 to 31 August 2022. Takeaway via self-collection and island-wide delivery is available daily from 11am to 9pm.

Address: 30 Stevens Road, #01-08, Singapore 257840
Reservations: Online

The Lobby Lounge, InterContinental Singapore

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The Lobby Lounge presents the National Day Afternoon Tea from 6 to 9 August, featuring locally inspired delicacies specially curated by Executive Pastry Chef Desmond Lee in celebration of the nation’s melting pot of culture.

Highlights include the Bandung Raspberry Lychee, a tangy creation with Raspberry and Lychee Marmalade topped with a Rose Bavarois Cream; an elevated Peanut Toast – a classic Banana Cake taken up a notch with fragrant Caramelised Peanut with Praline; the Laksa Prawn Quiche and Kani Crab Cake that packs a punch of Umami with Miso Aioli and Scallions “Kani”.

Besides enjoying these delectable items, you can also look forward to a Live Chendol Station, where unlimited servings of Chendol Ice Cream made with Coconut Espuma Nitrogen Ice Cream topped with Coconut Jelly, Gula Melaka Granite, Red Beans and Sweet Corn will be served in a whole Coconut husk.

Guests will also be treated to unlimited servings of the Singapore Sling Sorbet, Coconut Gelato and Milo Gelato. These decadent afternoon tea treats are perfectly complemented with two beverages of fine loose-leaf tea or coffee, along with unlimited uniquely crafted English scones with Chicken Bak-Kwa.

Address: 80 Middle Road, Level 1, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Reservations: Online

The Marmalade Pantry

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Commemorating National Day, The Marmalade Pantry commemorates presents the Nostalgia Afternoon Tea Set* (S$78++ for two persons), which features a local-themed rendition of the homegrown bistro’s popular afternoon tea spread. It includes perennial favourites as well as three moreish savouries and four delightful sweets that have been specially created for the occasion.

The afternoon tea set is available now for pre-orders via online for takeaway and delivery, or dine-in from 1 August to 31 October 2022 at the Downtown and ION outlets.

Exclusively available at The Marmalade Pantry Petite Bugis, the Nostalgia Petite Afternoon Tea Set** (S$58++ for two persons) features most of the sweet options for National Day in addition to a selection of delectable signature savouries including the Prawn Crostini and Korean Spicy Chicken Mini Burger exclusive to the outlet.

Enjoy both afternoon tea sets while sipping on two pots of artisan tea from homegrown brand, Monogram Tea.

*The Nostalgia Afternoon Tea Set is available for takeaway, delivery, and dine-in at the Downtown, 3pm to 6pm daily; and dine-in at the ION outlet from 2pm to 6pm from Mon to Thurs.
**The Nostalgia Petite Afternoon Tea Set is only available for dine-in only at The Marmalade Pantry Petite Bugis, daily from 2pm to 5pm.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #04-11A ION Orchard, Singapore 238801 | 100 Peck Seah Street, #01-01 Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore 079333 | 200 Victoria Street, #01-35 BHG Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021 (The Marmalade Pantry Petite Bugis)
Reservations: ION Orchard | Downtown | Bugis

Yan

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In celebration of the nation’s birthday, Yàn pays homage to Singapore’s culinary heritage with a National Day Dim Sum Menu (from S$6++), which showcases a sumptuous spread of classic Cantonese delights incorporated with local flavours.

Enjoy the distinctive aroma of wok hei in the Wok Fried Nyonya-Style Carrot Cake (S$14++) – cubes of carrot cake, carrots, preserved sausages, and shrimps are wok-fried with Yàn’s savoury house-made Peranakan-style chilli sauce made with spices such as candlenuts, galangal, and lemongrass. Another dish that celebrates the Peranakan culture is the enticing Steamed Assam Cod Fish and Prawn Dumpling (S$9++ for three pieces).

Other highlights include the Braised Pork Belly in Steamed Bun (S$6++ for two pieces) that features fork tender braised pork belly that is simmered in an aromatic braising liquid of Japanese soy sauce, cardamom, garlic, and onions for 16 hours, as well as the Steamed Hainanese Chicken with Sticky Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf (S$6++ for two pieces), a Cantonese interpretation of the beloved Hainanese chicken rice, and a popular mainstay at Yàn,

The National Day Dim Sum Menu at Yàn is available from 6 to 31 August during lunch hours only.

Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road, #05-02 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
Reservations: Online

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