Are you tired of meeting the squad at 老地方 (same usual place)?
Or are you seeking a new place to take your Instagram shots?
No matter which one it is, don’t worry, I’m here for you.
I have (tried) to compile a non-exhaustive list of ten unique places I would certainly go to eat if my boss is willing to sponsor 😀
But seriously, if you’re a thrill-seeker that simply hates the norm, or just bored of cai png, this is your holy list to follow for the rest of 2018.
1. Cups N Canvas
This is the perfect place to hang out for those of you looking for a cosy place to unleash your artistic vibes.
Cups N Canvas serves all-day breakfast, as well as other usual cafe foods.
From 2 pm onwards on weekdays, the cafe provides crafts for patrons to unleash in art jamming sessions.
And on weekends, in-house artists conduct painting lessons for anyone and everyone.
That sounds like the perfect family activity!
Click here for more information.
Address: 139 Selegie Road, Singapore 188309
Opening Hours: Closed on Monday, 11am-10pm on Tuesday to Friday, 10am-10pm on weekends
2. Nox Dine in the Dark
Do you know that you’re more sensitive to your surroundings when it’s dark?
At NOX, you will dine in absolute darkness. And by that, we mean you’ll see something like this.
Starting with a cocktail, you will first be briefed about the whole dining experience and introduced to the mysterious menu.
After which, you will be requested to remove all bags, coats and objects emitting light before entering the dining area.
You will be assigned a guide who will be on standby throughout the three-course dinner to provide immediate assistance.
After the whole experience, you will then find out what you had for dinner. The main point here is to compare the reality with your imagination.
One of the most mysterious experience indeed.
Do note that reservations are required.
Address: 269 Beach Road Singapore 199546
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 6-10pm
The rule of thumb is that we pay for what we get. Here at Coffeemin, patrons actually pay for what they’re given: time.
The first hour costs $6 and every subsequent 10 minutes is $1.
Primary school math yo.
If you’re looking to isolate yourself from society, feel free to lose track of time here – the price is capped at $30.
But please lah, go when they have to close.
Okay, but what exactly does Coffeemin provide?
Well, there’s basically everything here! Food, drinks, games…all free-flow!
Feel free to make use of their facilities 😀
And just so you know, there’s two of them – one in Jcube and one in Clarke Quay Central.
Opening Hours: 11am-9.30pm daily
4. The Screening Room
Isn’t is frustrating when you can’t make enough time to have both dinner and movie with a friend on a weekday night?
Here at The Screening Room, you can do both at the same time!
There are different classic movies screened each day, and the menu is inspired by the movie of the day.
And if you have time to spare, do not forget to check out their rooftop bar!
Check their website for updates.
12 Ann Siang Rd #03-00, 069692
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 6pm-1am, Fri:5pm-3am, Sat:5pm-12am, Closed on Sunday
This mysterious pop-up diner claims to be a “nomadic restaurant”, changing location every day.
All you can do is to make a reservation and be informed of the secretive dining location on the day itself!
You will only receive clues to the location, so as to whether you can make it or not, that’s another story.
But be prepared to be blown away as the dinner comes with a theatre experience. So instead of watching a movie while eating, you’ll be surrounded by actors reciting their lines live.
Do check out their Facebook Page regularly for updates on the next event!
Address: what address? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Opening Hours: ditto
6. Prima Tower
How would it feel like to eat under an ever-changing backdrop?
Prima Tower is the only revolving restaurant in Singapore to date.
It offers breath-taking views of Sentosa Island and the city skyline along Harbourfront.
The restaurant is well-known for its Beijing cuisine as the menu is designed by Master Chef Chen who apparently had 30 years of culinary experience!
201 Keppel Rd, Singapore 099419
Opening Hours (Lunch): Mondays to Saturdays (11 am to 2.30pm), Sundays & PH (10.30 am to 2.30 pm)
Opening Hours (Dinner): Mondays to Sundays & Public Holidays (6.30 pm to 10.30 pm)
7. Sushi Airways
If you love travelling as much as you love food (or vice versa), be prepared for an out-of-the-world dining experience at Sushi Airways.
As the name suggests, it is an aircraft-themed restaurant.
And they really mean it!
Boarding pass, overhead compartments
Aeroplane windows (for that Insta shot) and waitresses-stewardesses…you name it all!
You can be rest assured that there is no disgusting airline food here, they only deliver the best Japanese cuisine.
Fresh sashimi is flown in directly from Japan four times weekly.
Every week, the chef’s Omakase degustation menu changes according to whatever ingredients that are in season. New ingredients are flown in each week as well.
I don’t think you can get more Japanese than this!
Address: 20a Baghdad St, Singapore 199659
Opening Hours: Daily 12 pm to 2.30 pm, 6 pm to 9.30 pm
8. Tongkang Riverboat Dining
Alright, here’s a brief history lesson: tongkangs are a type of (relatively) lightweight wooden boat used to transport goods across rivers in Maritime Southeast Asia back in the 19th century.
Till today, there are only two tongkangs remaining in Singapore- both owned by Tongkang Riverboat Dining.
One has transformed into a bar for drinking and parties, while the other is now housing a fine dining restaurant, serving western cuisine.
This is the perfect place to relax after a tiring day at work, drink in hand, sunset in sight.
Address: 3D River Valley Road, #01-06, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
Opening Hours: Sundays to Thursdays (5 pm to 11 pm), Fridays & Saturdays (5 pm to 2 am)
9. Smith Marine
Using the concept of ‘farm-to-table’ (i.e. you eat what you get), Smith Marine lets you fish for your own food!
By fishing, I really mean fishing.
This first-of-its-kind seafood restaurant operates on a floating platform in the sea, just off the island of Pulau Ubin.
So yes, the only way to get there is via a ferry!
If you are still an amateur at fishing (like many of us), you can fish in the diner’s “confirm catch pond” so you’ll feel less paiseh.
After that, their chefs will prepare your meal for you according to your preferences.
Not to worry if you’re not very interested in getting all hands-on, you can still order off their menu.
Click here for more information!
Address: Pulau Ubin Coastal Area
Opening Hours: Reservation required. Ferries depart from Changi Point Ferry Terminal for lunch at 12 pm and for dinner at 3 pm or 4 pm.
10. Singapore Zoo
Don’t worry, we’re not asking you to share your food with the animals. Instead, they’re going to share their breakfast view with you!
Singapore Zoo is the only place in the world that invites guests to dine under the presence of their orangutans.
Breakfast will be served buffet-style, and dishes range from western-style to local morning cuisine.
Children are most welcomed here, so if you’re searching for something to surprise your kid(s) with, you have got the right answer.
That or threaten to throw them to the orang utans if they misbehave. But then, you’ll be stomped for child abuse.
Make your reservations here.
P/S: Family and individual members enjoy 20% off
Address: Ah Meng Restaurant (Terrace)
Opening Hours: Daily 9 am to 10.30 am
There you have it, ten different dining experiences waiting for you to try out!
You’re welcome! 😉
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