Foodie Adventures in a Futuristic Forest: Gardens by the Bay Restaurant
Gardens by the Bay is a Singaporean wonderland, where towering Supertrees pierce the sky and verdant ecosystems flourish under glass domes. But amidst the captivating botanical beauty, whispers of another kind of allure arise – the tantalizing aroma of delectable cuisine! Whether you’re a casual cafe-hopper or a devoted epicurean, Gardens by the Bay restaurant presents a smorgasbord of culinary experiences to fuel your explorations. So, grab your appetite and let’s embark on a foodie adventure!
Fine Dining with a View
Nestled within the Flower Dome, Marguerite beckons as an oasis of sophisticated French cuisine. Imagine indulging in a decadent foie gras terrine or a melt-in-your-mouth lamb shank, all set against a backdrop of vibrant blooms and cascading greenery. The restaurant’s glass walls blur the lines between indoors and outdoors, creating an atmosphere that’s both elegant and ethereal.
Marguerite, owned by Chef Michael Wilson, embraces the essence of each of the seasons through tasting menus that honor craftsmanship, provenance and premium ingredients in contemporary cuisine. The curated selection of fine wines, innovative temperance beverages, and a personalized service embodying warmth, ease, and charm will for sure enhance the exceptional fine dining journey at Marguerite.
TungLok Seafood Restaurant
Located near the Bay South Garden’s entrance, TungLok Seafood is a renowned local gem that brings the ocean’s bounty to your plate in a spacious and elegant interior setting. It serves fresh and quality seafood dishes with a local twist, such as Succulent steamed fish, fiery chili crab, original, award-winning Deep-fried Prawn with Wasabi-mayo, flavorful lobster bee hoon, lobster porridge, braised abalone, salted egg yolk prawns, cereal crayfish, and crispy fish skin etc.
Nestled at the Flower Dome’s edge within Gardens by the Bay, Hortus, a gorgeous Mediterranean themed oasis, beckons with delightful offerings throughout the day. Curated by Michelin star chef Michael Wilson, this haven invites you to savor vibrant salads, dips, and wood-fired grill specialties.
Indulge in housemade cakes and pastries while basking in the tranquil garden ambiance with cool temperature (20 degree C) and ample alfresco sunlight. Hortus offers an exclusive buggy service, ensuring a seamless arrival for their guests from the Gardens by the Bay entrance, providing personalized convenience and complimentary access to the Flower Dome for an immersive dining experience in this secret Mediterranean haven.
Finnwood at the Children’s Garden in Gardens by the Bay offers more than a quick-service dining experience; it’s a haven for families to socialize and bond. This family-friendly restaurant aims to be a space for connection and escape, serving a delectable mix of local, Asian, and Western flavors at affordable prices. Notably, Finnwood boasts a unique and extensive “food-art” inspired children’s menu, enhancing the dining experience for both parents and little ones. Discover a welcoming atmosphere where quick bites transform into memorable moments of family togetherness at Finnwood.
Discover the charm of Douraku Sushi, a new addition at Gardens by the Bay, designed as a quaint sushi bar offering an array of authentic Japanese selections. With chefs trained in Japanese cuisine skillfully executing their techniques behind the sushi counter, the menu boasts culinary gems created for discerning palates. Indulge in classics like Snow Crab California Maki and Unagi Temaki, alongside inventive delights such as the Douraku Roast Duck Maki and Douraku Signature Roll. The experience is enhanced with a nifty bar featuring hand-picked sakes to perfectly complement these delectable offerings. Douraku Sushi promises a culinary journey blending tradition with modern Japanese flair.
Sweet Treats and Coffee Breaks
Hopscotch is your gateway to Singaporean-themed artisanal cocktails and fusion fare, celebrating life’s simple pleasures. The menu at Gardens by the Bay features an all-day scrumptious brunch selection, offers a unique restaurant and craft cocktail bar experience with innovative drinks and a delectable spread, including delightful plant-based options. The expansive windows flood the space with natural light, providing breathtaking views of the Supertree Grove and Dragonfly Lake. It’s luxurious interiors, featuring recycled copper pipes as DIY “Super Trees,” blend natural beauty with elegance, creating the perfect setting for lively gatherings and vibrant nights.
Experience the essence of communal dining with their charcoal grill-centric kitchen offering a range of Western dishes spanning across several categories including pastas, burgers, mains and sharing plates, perfect for sharing. At Hopscotch, their bar is a hub for experimentation, innovation, and self-expression, where new ingredients, unique flavors mixing as well as contemporary culinary techniques are being used to crafts a kaleidoscope of cocktail that reflecting Singapore’s true heritage. Hopscotch is a truly Singaporean experience, where meals transcend sustenance, bringing people together to bond, socialize, and make merry.
Escape into tranquility amidst the lush landscapes of Gardens by the Bay at the latest Starbucks Singapore outlet, where verdant scenes meet the comfort of a soothing cup of coffee. A respite for weary explorers, this not-so-large cafe boasts unique features, including a coffee tree adorned with ripe cherries—an homage to the surrounding greenery. It also features walls that are adorned with moss ferns, with flora and fauna paintings displayed on them. Earthy tones in the decor also harmonize perfectly with Gardens by the Bay’s natural setting. Indulge in seasonal favorites like the Neapolitan Frappuccino and S’mores Frappuccino, available for a limited time.
Located conveniently near the visitors drop-off points, this Starbucks outlet becomes more than a coffee haven – it’s a picturesque spot for Instagram-worthy moments during your Gardens by the Bay trip. Immerse yourself in the perfect blend of nature, coffee, and visual delights at this uniquely designed Starbucks sanctuary now.
The Conservatory Cafe is a great place to enjoy some delicious ice cream and drinks while exploring the Gardens by the Bay. It is located near the entrance to the Flower Dome. It offers a plethora of various flavors premium ice creams, light yummy snacks and refreshing drinks to quench your thirst. You can find many favorite premium ice cream flavors to satisfy your craving here local delights ice-cream including Marvellous Milo, Watermelon Lime with Pineapple, Red Velvet, Cream Cheese, Orchid Vanilla, White Rose by Udders and the challenging Mao Shan Wang During Ice-cream.
The cafe is open daily from 9am to 9pm, but only offers takeaway services. So make sure you have your snacks ready before you head to the Supertree Grove for the Garden Rhapsody Light Show. The Conservatory Cafe is a perfect pitstop for families, couples, or solo travelers who want to treat themselves to some sweet treats and cool beverages in a beautiful setting while exploring Gardens by the Bay.
For a pet-friendly retreat, Mylo’s is the go-to spot, offering more than 20 daily-made gelato choices, alongside coffee, pastries, and sandwiches. Indulge in a Waffle with gelato or try the Gelato Sandwich with a scoop nestled in a grilled brioche bun. Don’t miss the recommended Affogato options, like the Honey, Olive Oil, and Fennel Pollen variety paired with Vanilla and Pink Himalayan Salt gelato.
Whether sipping coffee or enjoying a cone, relish the serene garden views with family, friends, and your furry companions. Named after Michael Wilson’s golden retriever, Mylo’s is the ultimate pet-friendly cafe, where fresh bakes, classic sandwiches, playful drinks, and a variety of gelatos await your delightful gathering.
Embark on a whimsical dessert journey at the Supertree, where Chef Artist Janice Wong presents a delightful array of cakes, chocolates, and bespoke cocktails. From her signature artisanal cakes inspired by Singaporean icons to the innovative Singapore Flavours series of chocolate bon bons, each creation reflects Janice Wong’s unwavering commitment to elevating the dessert experience.
The new offerings at Janice Wong promise an immersive experience, inviting patrons to indulge in a fusion of creative and artistic concoctions that tantalize both the eyes and taste buds, taking pure imagination to new heights.
Needless to say, this is the most popular fast food chain in the world, and you can find it at the entrance of the Bay South Garden, just beside the Supertree structure. You can have your sumptuous Egg McMuffic with a freshly brewed McCafe premium roast coffee for breakfast, or pick up your favorite burgers, nuggets, fries, and ice cream in the day and enjoy them at the indoor or outdoor seating area while appreciating the scenic view of the Supertrees at the same time.
Shake Shack is a hit in Singapore since it open it’s first outlet in Jewel Changi Airport. This New York City’s fast food chain specializes in delicious burgers, hot dogs, chicken, frozen custard, beer and wine. You can find it near the entrance of the Bay South Garden. You can order your favorite burgers, such as the ShackBurger, the SmokeShack, and the Shroom Burger, and pair them with crinkle-cut fries, creamy Shack Shakes, and concretes. Shake Shack also has chicken, vegetarian, and gluten-free options on the menu.
Local Food Stalls
Jurassic Nest Food Hall
Experience the extraordinary at Jurassic Nest Food Hall, first of its kind in Singapore and a groundbreaking addition to Gardens by the Bay that fuses Michelin-rated cuisine with an immersive Jurassic setting. Amidst 18 ultra-realistic dinosaurs, including a towering five-meter Brachiosaurus, feast on delectable offerings from various renowned Michelin-rated brands.
Indulge in a diverse culinary experience at Jurassic Nest Food Hall’s vendors, featuring JN Cafe, a family-friendly haven offering a menu catering to both kids and adults with a delightful array of café favorites, including salads, pastas, sandwiches, waffles, ice cream, and desserts.
Hawker Chan, a trailblazer as the world’s first hawker awarded One Michelin Star and Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, delivers exceptional soya sauce chicken rice and noodles, guided by the expertise of Chef Chan Hon Meng with over 30 years of culinary mastery.
Tsuta, the world’s inaugural Michelin-starred ramen, innovates the classic ramen experience with original flavors inspired by premium, natural ingredients, under the creative direction of Chef Yuki Onishi.
Bismillah Biryani stands as the world’s only Michelin-awarded biryani, a heritage restaurant celebrated for its authentic dum biryani, securing the Michelin Bib Gourmand seven times.
Explore the Michelin-acclaimed Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang, a Muslim-owned Indonesian nasi lemak brand, and savor the à la minute freshness and quality of dishes at Took Lae Dee, a renowned Thai restaurant chain since 1972.
Jurassic Nest Show (Update)
Beyond a culinary haven, Jurassic Nest offers edu-tainment for the whole family, featuring daily shows where animatronic dinosaurs come to life.
Look forward to enthralling shows of animatronic dinosaurs like Brachiosaurus, T.rex and Oviraptor that are programmed to roar to life according to a soundtrack, every hour amidst a landscape of 15 other life-sized dinosaurs.
Alfresco Area 11:30am – 8:30pm (Every Hour)
Dining Hall (Indoor) 12:00pm – 9:00pm (Every Hour)
Explore an educational trail revealing ancient flora and fauna, creating a unique blend of gastronomic delight and prehistoric wonder in Singapore’s first-of-its-kind food hall. With vendors like Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang and Took Lae Dee, Jurassic Nest promises a diverse and delightful culinary journey amidst the thrilling presence of larger-than-life dinosaurs.
Satay by the Bay
Satay by the Bay beckons as the ultimate destination for indulging in an array of Singaporean hawker cuisine delights, offering everything from Geylang Lorong 29 Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee to BBQ Chicken Wing, handmade carrot cake, and delectable BBQ seafood. This one-stop culinary haven includes renowned establishments like City Satay and Geylang Serai Satay, ensuring a feast that leaves no appetite unsatisfied. Set in an elegant garden ambiance with halal options available, Satay by the Bay invites you to relish iconic Singaporean must-try dishes, such as BBQ chicken wings and chili crabs, all while enjoying picturesque waterfront views, creating a truly immersive culinary experience.
Just that I need to warn you, it is because Satay by the Bay always crowded with food goers, so make sure to go early to book your seat. 🙂
Food Paradise within a Lush Greenery
Gardens by the Bay isn’t just a visual feast; it’s a culinary celebration waiting to be devoured. So, come hungry, come curious, and prepare to be tantalized by a world of flavors amidst the iconic Supertrees!
With this guide, you’re ready to conquer your Gardens by the Bay culinary adventure. Bon appétit!