By Vibrant Dot Staff
With more restaurateurs offering superior dining experiences, fine dining has become more sought after in Singapore. From tasting menus to exquisite mains, here are seven fine dining restaurants here that are highly rated!
1.Alma by Juan Amador
Rated the #1 Traveller’s Choice 2018 on TripAdvisor, Alma by Juan Amador is a European avant-garde restaurant with gluten-free and vegetarian options. Combining Spanish temperament with German precision, Juan Amador has earned three Michelin stars in quick succession over the years.
(Credit: Alma by Juan Amador @ Facebook)
Alma has amazing ambience to match the great food offered. We recommend the six-course degustation menu that has a slight Japanese influence. Alma also has an in-house sommelier who will help you pair your wine with the dishes of the night!
Alma: 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel S(228221) | 6735 9937 | https://alma.sg/
2. Colony Singapore
The name “Colony” pays homage to Singapore’s history as a British colony in the 1800s. Decorated with vintage postcards and maps, the adornments enhance Colony’s eight different open concept kitchens. With ‘live’ culinary showcases, dining here will heighten your gastronomical experience to the fullest.
Go for their buffet; it’s their signature experience, and different courses are offered on different days. Staying true to Singapore’s maritime port roots, their seafood dinner buffet is offered every Friday and Saturday. Pair it off with a cocktail made by their own mixologist!
Colony: 7 Raffles Avenue The Ritz-Carlton S(039799) | 6434 5288 | http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/singapore/dining/colony/menu
3. NOX Dine in the Dark
Imagine fine dining with a twist at NOX, which offers a gastronomical experience like no other. Dine in the dark and, with your sight disabled, feel the taste of your food maximised. Excellent service and supportive servers top off the night, making sure each experience is top-notch.
(Credit: NOX – Dine in the Dark @ Facebook)
We recommend trying their Prix Fine Dinner, consisting of 12 dishes over three courses. With the strong focus on textures and tastes, your dining-in-the-dark experience is played up with your other four senses enhanced. Top up your meal with the Cocktail Tasting Option, where three cocktails are paired to a certain dish. See if you can guess the ingredients in the cocktails!
NOX Dine in the Dark: 269 Beach Road S(199546) | 6298 0708 | https://www.noxdineinthedark.com/
4. Matsuya (Omakase)
Omakase is an increasingly popular fine dining option as Singaporeans grow increasingly adventurous. In Japanese, omakase means “I’ll leave it to you”, and so the dining experience refers to the chef’s selection of dishes for the best experience.
Matsuya sushi bar offers a premium omakase option for diners, with fresh air-flown fish and a personal experience, as it’s made in front of you. A cosy place that accommodates only up to 48 diners, remember to make a reservation in advance. Sign up for Burpple Beyond to get a 1-for-1 deal on the omakase menus!
Matsuya: 15 Beach Rd #01-01 S(189677) | 6250 6200 | https://matsuya.com.sg
5. Forlino (Dine with a view)
Forlino will take you on a gourmet journey across Northern and Southern Italy. With one Michelin star under its belt, you can enjoy a panoramic view of iconic Singapore landmarks while savouring your dinner.
Forlino offers both set menus and customised menus, with a wine-pairing service to match. Their famous Slow-Cooked Black Cod with Tripe and White Polenta uses fresh ingredients to bring out the best of its natural flavours. We recommend getting their signature Tiramisu to top off the night!
Forlino: 1 Fullerton Rd, #02-06 One Fullerton S(049213) | 6690 7564 | http://www.dhm.com.sg/
With a chic elegance like no other, Aura provides a vibrant dining experience on top of a spectacular view of the Marina Bay skyline. Pamper yourself with unique dishes like Spring Lamb Rack with Heirloom Carrots and Caramelised Shallots. This Italian restaurant spares no punches when it comes to their desserts as well, their most raved one being the Tiramisu with Coffee Cream and Chocolate Crumble.
We recommend heading down especially during the Formula 1 season to catch a great view of the festivities and bask in the calming ambience along the way!
Aura: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #05-03 & #06-02 National Gallery S(178957) | 6866 1978 | http://www.aura.sg/
Odette’s vision has always been to honour artisanal and seasonal produce through bringing out the best in what they naturally offer. Modern French with a touch of Japanese, Odette’s dishes have a comforting aesthetic that’s pleasing to the eye. Inspired by flora and fauna, their dishes include radish slices shaped into beautiful rosettes garnished with seasonal flower petals.
With two Michelin stars, we recommend trying their six-course menu and also a suitable wine pairing from their in-house sommeliers. Never over-the-top yet always delicious, Odette is a notable restaurant that deserves a visit.
Odette: 1 St. Andrew’s Road #01-04 National Gallery Singapore National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957 | 6385 0498 | http://www.odetterestaurant.com/