Ahhhh, the sea breeze, the gleaming yachts, and the shimmering sea…you could be forgiven for thinking you were in Marbella, Spain – not Sentosa, Singapore! The classy nautical enclave of Quayside Isle & Sentosa Cove makes it a great destination dining spot, whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner venue, a relaxed meal with the family, or after-work drinks with friends. Here are our top picks of where to wine and dine:
Sabio By The Sea
The sister restaurant of Sabio Tapas Bar in Duxton, the laid back vibe, tasty tapas, and a variety of paella dishes makes Sabio by The Sea a great place for communal dining. The piece de resistance here is the Josper oven, which gives any dish prepared in it a beautifully smoky flavour. Wash it all down with some Sangria or a glass of Rioja, and finish things of with some of the best churros in town. Read our full review of Sabio By The Sea here.
Sabio by the Sea is located at #01-02, Quayside Isle. Open Mon-Wed 3pm-10.30pm, Thu 12pm-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 11am-10.30pm.
Earl of Hindh
If you’re a curry lover, Earl of Hindh is an absolute must-try. Expect massive portions, excellent service and downright delicious food. Both the tandoori items and curries are equally mouthwatering, and the dhal is luxuriously creamy. Gather your pals and run wild with the sharing dishes – which also make prices seem more palatable. Read our full review of Earl of Hindh here.
Earl of Hindh is located at #1-16, Quayside Isle. Open Tue-Fri 5.30pm-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 12.30pm-11pm. Closed on Mondays.
At Skirt, it’s all about the parilla (the grill), the asado (the barbecue), and the dry aging cabinets – just so they can serve up a perfect steak or succulent seafood with a wonderfully charred flavour. Plus, they fly in prime beef cuts like Blackmore Full Blood Wagyu Grain Fed (marbling score 9+) – not something you can get anywhere else in Singapore.
Skirt is located at W Singapore, Sentosa Cove. Open Sun-Thu 6pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-11.30pm.
Mykonos on The Bay
Serving traditional and authentic Greek food – with the location conjuring up fantasies of dining in Greece – Mykonos on The Bay is a great place to load up on sinfully moreish dips and juicy grills. Plus, the ambience is romantic enough for that romantic dinner date you’ve been planning. Read our full review of Mykonos on the Bay here.
Mykonos on the Bay is located at #01-10, Quayside Isle. Open Mon-Wed 6pm to 10.30pm, Thu-Fri 12pm-2.30pm and 6pm-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-10.30pm.
Looking for something a little more refined? Then Belgian chef’s Emmanuel Stroobant creations will not disappoint though the restaurant is a lot more laid back than your typical French fine-dining affair, making it a much more accessible experience. Go all out with the 10-course Degustation Menu or if it’s a weekend affair, their weekend brunch menu offers classic breakfast with a twist.
Saint Pierre is located at #01-15, Quayside Isle. Open Tue-Thu 5.30pm-12am, Fri-Sun 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-12am. Closed on Mondays.
Swinging egg chairs, cushy sofa seats and glowing purple lights – WOOBAR is Sentosa Cove’s resident cocktail lounge. Besides shaking up handcrafted cocktails, diners can also expect a concise menu of hearty bar snacks. Our recommendation? Head down to WOOBAR in the day for their three-tiered afternoon tea ($65++ for two on weekdays and $75++ on weekends) for a different experience altogether.
WOOBAR is located at W Singapore, Sentosa Cove. Open Mon-Thu 11.30am-1am, Fri-Sun 9am-1am.
Note di Sicilia
While Note di Sicilia dishes out the typical Italian fare, the star of this eatery is the gelati. Made with fresh Italian milk and thickened with flour of the carob nut, they pride themselves in making gelato with the traditional stacca e spalma (detach and spread) method from Syracuse, Sicily, for a silky smooth texture. Must try flavours include bitter chocolate, vanilla, and hazelnut.;
Note di Sicilia is located at #01-09, Quayside Isle. Open Sun-Thu 2pm-10.30pm, Fri-Sun 12pm-10.30pm.
The folks at Picotin Express do awesome pizza, and the residents of Quayside Isle know it, which is why this restaurant does brisk business for take-outs (available 5pm-10pm on weekdays and 12pm to 10pm on weekends). So whether you’re looking to do a picnic on the beach anywhere else in Sentosa, this is one place to get decent sustenance.
Picotin Express is located at #01-06, Quayside Isle. Open Mon-Fri 5pm-12am, Sat 12pm-1am, Sun 12pm-12am.
For quality Chinese food in the neighbourhood, Blue Lotus, opened by Tung Lok’s former chief operation officer and previously part of the Emmanuel Stroobant Group, is pretty much your only bet. Fortunately, it’s well worth your money as any fine dining Chinese restaurant is. Chilli crab fans, the Signature Chilli Pomelo Crab is more than enough reason to give this restaurant a shot.
Blue Lotus is located at #01-13, Quayside Isle. Open Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am-3pm and 6pm-10pm.
Before we leave you, here’s a tiny incentive to head down to Sentosa Cove, especially if you drive. Guests can expect free weekday lunchtime parking from 12pm to 2.30pm (excluding public holidays) and free entry into Sentosa after 5pm on weekdays!