This National Day, celebrate by indulging in the best of our diverse food culture. It’s not everyday Singapore turns 53, so when August comes around – particularly on the 9th! – paint your face with the flag, find something red and white to wear and get ready to feast like a Singaporean at one of these 9 excellent restaurants.
The Kitchen Table
This National Day, leave the city behind and head to idyllic Sentosa! There’s no better way to celebrate the nation’s birthday than with a hearty family feast with all your local favourites. Have your fill of signature dishes like Laksa and Hokkien Mee then indulge in fresh Lobster and Chili Crab with the extensive Lion Remix spread. Plus, National Day babies dine free! Get get 25% off your total bill for up to 8 guests when someone in your dinner party is born in the month of August. Make it a National Day to remember and enjoy complimentary access to WET®, the largest resort outdoor pool area in Singapore. Lounge poolside with celebration bubbles and house wines from SGD60++ per bottle and Moët at SGD99++ per bottle.
On National Day: The Lion Remix spread is priced at $88++ per person. Available from 12.30pm-3pm & 6pm-9pm.
The Kitchen Table is located at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374, p.+65 6808 7268.
Kinki’s prime location means you get to commemorate Singapore’s birthday with a panorama of the Marina Bay skyline and waterfront before ending things off with a bird’s eye view of the fireworks. Kinki’s enticing package for a party of 6 – priced at $530 nett – gets you an addictive bar snack platter, two jugs of mixers, four cans of Redbull lime, your choice of either a bottle of Belvedere or Highland Park, and to top it all off, a bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut. Just kick back and wait for the show to start, really!
Kinki is located at 70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323, p.+65 6533 3471.
Get prepped for the Big Day with 1 Altitude’s Let’s Go Local! From now till August 4th, celebrate Singapore with the hand-crafted, locally distilled Tanglin Gin and local beer favourites Tiger Beer and Archipelago. Complete with pop-up live food stations serving up delicious local delights, there is no better way to enjoy the Singaporean sunset. When the big day finally arrives, come dressed in your red and white best and toast to Singapore with Little Singapura, 1-Altitude’s patriotic cocktail available only on National Day. Get in early to catch the National Day State Flag fly past, and then party on with DJ Lindo Martinez and One Avenue.
Let’s Go Local: till 4 August 2018 from 6pm-9pm. Cover charge is priced at $40 inclusive of 2 drinks or food items. After 9pm, cover charge is priced at $50 inclusive of 2 drinks.
On National Day: Cover charge (all night) is priced at $53 inclusive of 2 drinks.
1 Altitude is located at 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616, p.+65 6438 0410.
Great news folks, in the lead up to National Day, The Pelican is now offering their extravagant Champagne Brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays. We’re talking endless servings of fresh seafood, tender steaks and best of all, Joseph Perrier Royal Brut Champagne. And if you’re born in the same year as Singapore, from now till 26 August, simply flash your photo ID and enjoy a complimentary upgrade to the next price category!
On 9 August, enjoy the best view of the National Day Parade fireworks from The Pelican Deck with the exclusive Celebration Package or enjoy a delectable 4-course dinner featuring the best of surf and turf with a glass of prosecco.
Weekend Champagne Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday till 26 August 2018 from 12pm-4pm. Priced at $78++ per person including free-flow soft drinks and juices, $98++ per person inclusive of free-flow prosecco, house wines, beers & non-alcoholic beverages, and $118++ inclusive of free-flow champagne, prosecco, spirits, wines & non-alcoholic beverages.
On National Day the Celebration Package is priced at $500 nett and the 4-course dinner is priced at $110++ per person.
The Pelican is located at 1 Fullerton Rd, #01-01 One Fullerton, Singapore 049213, p. +65 6438 0400.
This National Day, head down to Seasonal Tastes for a sumptuous buffet feast that includes tantalising local favourites along with a wide variety of international flavours. Enjoy the freshest seafood and most delectable cuts of meat along with other exciting live stations when you dine on 9 August, with a side of fireworks through the floor to ceiling windows at dinner time. What’s more, sister gastropub Cook & Brew is offering a pint of draught Tiger beer at $5.30++ with every purchase of their Hawker Burger or the Singapore-style Fried Bee Hoon while the Lobby Lounge has come up with a rum-based Chendol Breeze ($15++) for the occasion too.
National Day Lunch Buffet is priced at $42++ per adult and $21++ per child. Available 12pm-3pm.
The Eve of National Day and National Day Dinner Buffet is priced at $53++ per adult, $26.50++ per child, inclusive of soft drinks, coffee & tea. Available 6pm-10pm.
The Westin Singapore is located at 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore, 018961, p. +65 6922 6888.
Once Upon a Ginger Chicken
For something a tad different this festive occasion, head out to Kwee Zeen at Sofitel Sentosa for a theatrical dining experience by Skinned Knee Productions and a three-course menu by Chef Kevin Liew. The three acts span from the 1930s to 2147; beginning with Ginger Chicken and a forbidden love story between a Samsui Woman and a young Tow Kay. Between bites of beef short rib rendang and curry crusted red snapper representing modern Singapore, the Samsui Woman is reminiscing about her glory days as a Chinese immigrant with her grandchild. The finale takes place 99 years from the present alongside a futuristic dessert of 66% Valrhona Chocolate.
The Eve of National Day and National Day Dinner is priced at $65 nett per person. Available 7pm-9pm on 8 August, 5pm-7pm on 9 August.
Celebrate Singapore’s cultural diversity at Folklore this National Day Month with local chef legend Damian D’Silva. Championing local heritage cuisine with rotating weekday set lunch menus, look forward to mouth-watering dishes across the Chinese, Malay, Indian, Peranakan and Eurasian cultures such as the Eurasian Birthday Noodles, which haven’t been featured on Folklore’s menu before. Available 30 July to 31 August, it’s priced at $30++ for two, including two desserts and local-inspired drinks.
Folklore is located at Destination Singapore Beach Road, 700 Beach Rd, Singapore 199598, p. +65 6679 2900. Open daily 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9.30pm.
DEAN & DELUCA
There is no better way to celebrate our beloved nation’s 53rd birthday than by paying homage to one of our most iconic Singaporean dishes – Hainanese Chicken Rice, but in DEAN & DELUCA fashion! Think steaming hot aromatic jasmine rice with poached tender chicken breast slices all within a comforting warm tortilla wrap. And of course, the highly adored ginger chilli sauce is a must. To tie it all up, we would also be pairing our Chicken Rice Wrap with achar for some added tangy goodness.
Available from 20 July to 31 August 2018 at all outlets. See here for locations and opening hours.
Caffe Fernet’s 4-course family style dinner for the occasion includes moreish dishes like the Atlantic Lobster and Prawn Ravioli, Grilled Chicken Piccata and Braised Beef Short Rib Rendang. Feel patriotic with free flow drinks that include our national cocktail (yes we’re referring to the Singapore Sling), refreshing Watermelon Frose and Aperol Spritz, as well as red and white wines. End National Day on a sweet note with a tasting of locally-inspired sweets that you get to enjoy with the stellar view of the National Day fireworks!
On National Day: 5.30pm-9pm, tickets are priced at $100-$130nett per pax and are available here.
Caffe Fernet is located at Customs House #01-05, 70 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049323, p. +65 9178 1105.
Top Image courtesy of 1 Altitude