Dine With a View: Rooftop Restaurants and Bars in Singapore
Updated: December 2019
Dining with a view – is there anything better? There’s a certain sophistication about dining at restaurants perched on the top of huge skyscrapers or sipping cocktails on a rooftop bar. That’s not to mention the cool breeze afforded by the lofty heights.
Vertical housing and buildings have done a great job of mitigating the problems of Singapore being the world’s third most densely populated nation. An added benefit is the huge range of ubercool rooftop bars and restaurants found on top of many of these buildings.
Singapore’s rooftop restaurants can mix it with the city’s best. Additionally, some of the city’s most creative cocktail bars are all found high above the ground on its rooftops. Oh, and don’t forget the views!
The Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Singapore
SKAI Restaurant and Bar
Head up to the 70th floor of Singapore’s tallest building, the Swissôtel The Stamford, and you’ll find SKAI Restaurant and Bar. The view of the city from its downtown location is breathtaking, while the minimal Scandi-inspired interior is also easy on the eyes.
Foodwise, you’ll find prime cuts of meat and fish served sharing style that are perfect for groups. Afterwards, head straight to SKAI Bar and diving into their bespoke cocktail menu. You’ll find the same panoramic views while you sip on cocktails inspired by mother nature with an organic element added to each drink.
Address: 2 Stamford Rd, level 70 Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
If slurping oysters and sipping champagne while enjoying epic views of the Parliament House and Singapore river sounds like your idea of fun, then head straight to Southbridge for after-work snacks and drinks. The fifth-floor rooftop restaurant in Boat Quay offers panoramic views and is no secret. That means it fills up quickly, so head down there early or book a table to join in the fun.
Address: 80 Boat Quay, Level 5 Rooftop, Singapore 049868
Sitting pretty on the Andaz Singapore Hotel, spots at Mr Stork are coveted as it only accepts walk ins. While Mr Stork is far from a secret, it stands out on our list as offering plenty of space and also quiet. That’s because it is simply massive! Wander through what is best described as a rooftop garden and find a spot – the teepee day-beds are a great choice if on a date – while enjoying a cocktail inspired by the garden vibe. If you’re looking for a rooftop setting with a more relaxed vibe, then Mr Stork it is.
Address: 5 Fraser St, Level 39 Andaz, Singapore 189354
CÉ LA VI
Soak in the Singapore skyline while enjoying contemporary Asian dishes – that’s life at CÉ LA VI! Situated on the 57th floor of the Marina Sands Bay Hotel, the restaurant offers great views of the city. But it’s the rooftop bar that steals the show. Cool music, an infinity pool and an unbeatable ambience make CÉ LA VI one of Singapore’s prime locations. Head there at nighttime to see the city in all its luminous glory for a truly memorable experience.
Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue Hotel Tower 3, Level 57 Marina Bay Sands, SkyPark 018971
Stellar Restaurant at 1-Altitude
Sitting 63 levels up from the ground, it’s no surprise that Stellar Restaurant at 1-Altitude is a restaurant with a sublime view. It also happens to be one of our top picks for Valentine's Day restaurants. Executive chef Christopher Millar offers up one of the best Australian menus in Raffles Place. The lunch and dinner menus offer a vast variety of dishes, with the finest ingredients sourced from artisan producers. A three-course menu comes in at $93, plus $48 with wine pairing.
Address: Level 62, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Lavo Italian Restaurant & Bar
A new-comer to Singapore’s rooftop dining scene, Lavo offers 180-degree views and probably the best Italian-American food to be found at this height in the world. The restaurant inside has a New York industrial-chic vibe, with exposed brick walls setting the tone. The star attraction is the Lavo meatball – a wagyu beef and Italian sausage meatball served with whipped ricotta. On weekends, the place turns party mode on, with a DJ transforming Lavo into a club on Saturday nights.
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, tower 1, Singapore 018956
Head chef Emanuele Faggi adds a unique twist to Italian fine-dining at Zafferano. Sitting on the 43rd floor of the Ocean Financial Centre, the stunning restaurant revolves around a circular bar. The window seats offer views over the Marina Bay waterfront, but for the most impressive views, head outside to the lounge. Once there, order a cocktail and some snacks for some seriously impressive lofty al fresco dining.
Address: 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315
Orgo Bar & Restaurant
While not the highest restaurant on our list, Orgo still ticks all the boxes. There’s great food, exotic cocktails, a stunning location and impressive views from its location on top of the Theaters on the Bay complex. The architects designed Orgo with eco-sustainability in mind, which makes for a minimal and attractive setting. The fusion menu combines French and Asian cuisines to create modern dishes. The cocktails enjoyed at the bar incorporate organic chemistry components and are some of the best in Singapore. All this, combined with an upscale yet relaxed vibe, makes Orgo a hit with many different crowds.
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #04-01, Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay, Singapore 039802
Situated on the rooftop of the WANGZ Hotel in Tiong Bahru, Upper Place is an excellent spot to dine in. Order one of their incredible prosecco cocktails and relax amongst the greenery of the rooftop, taking in the stunning city skyline as far as the eye can see. The modern European menu is bursting with dishes you’ll be keen to sink your teeth into, plus the service will make you feel like royalty.
Address: 231 Outram Road, WANGZ Hotel Rooftop, Singapore 169040
Rooftop Bar at Screening Room
This relaxed spot is perfect for after-work drinks when you just want to unwind with friends or co-workers. Situated in Singapore’s Chinatown, Screening Room offers up amazing views of the traditional Chinese buildings and signage juxtaposed with the skyline of the CBD. Sharing plates are the name of the game here, so make sure to order a round of whatever you fancy to nibble on as you take in the sights.
Address: 12 Ann Siang Road, Level 4, Singapore 069692
On the seventh floor of Singapore’s Park Hotel Alexandra, you’ll find Aqua Luna – with its azure blue infinity pool, and white marble bar. An oasis of calm, you can float in the pool with a cocktail in hand while enjoying views of The Southern Ridges tree top canopies by day and the heritage Queenstown precinct by night.
Address: 323 Alexandra Road, Level 7 of Park Hotel Alexandra, Singapore 159972
You won’t believe your eyes when you see Singapore’s glittering Marina Bay skyline from Lantern, the bar of The Fullerton Bay Hotel on Collyer Quay. Breathtaking colours as far as the eye can see go pretty well with handcrafted cocktails and DJs playing chilled house music at this cool Raffles Place spot. We recommend ordering the Peach Berry Sling, a wonderful mix of gin, peach liqueur, raspberries, pineapple juice, peach, lime juice, and sugar syrup.
Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
If you want a side of history with your slick bar, The Lighthouse in Raffles Place is the one for you. Situated in the exact location where a beacon once guided mariners to the safety of the Singapore Port in the early 20th century, nowadays it’s got a Southern Italian menu that oozes sophistication and decadence.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
There’s a playful vibe to Loof, a bar perched in an urban garden at the top of Odeon Towers in the Downtown Core. You can sample some Southeast Asian-inspired cocktails alongside some Singaporean bar snacks while Instagramming absolutely everything around you.
Address: 331 North Bridge Road, #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720
Aria Roof Bar
Anyone for some Sicilian street food, boutique wines and handcrafted cocktails on a rooftop in Singapore? Yeah we thought so… This Tanjong Pagar restaurant and bar ticks all the right boxes, and we just can’t get enough of Aria Roof Bar’s extravagant menu and dangerously drinkable cocktails. Rooftop dining in Singapore doesn’t get much better than this!
Address: 33 Erskine Road, The Scarlet Hotel, Singapore 069333
Home to an infinity pool right in the heart of Raffles Place, 1927 is one of our favourite spots in all of Singapore. Why? Well because they’ve got live DJs and weekly pool parties, plus a dreamy drinks and food offering. If you want to hang with the cool crowd, this is the place.
Address: 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876
SuperTree by IndoChine
If you’re as obsessed with the giant magical trees at Gardens by the Bay as we are, you’re going to love SuperTree by IndoChine in the heart of Marina Bay. Located atop SuperTree Grove, the tallest structure here, you can enjoy an espresso martini or four while enjoying the light show above.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #03-01, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Smoke & Mirrors
When you’re finished exploring the National Gallery of Singapore, why not take the elevator to the top floor for a meal and some drinks at Smoke & Mirrors? Centrally located in the City Hall area, you can conveniently watch the daily Light & Water show at the Marina Bay Sands from the top of this cool rooftop eatery.
Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957