Keeping with the occasion, Pan Pacific’s Poolside Patio will be offering a National Day heritage barbecue semi-buffet. Start off with creative spins on local favourites with dishes like crispy soft shell crab with chilli crab sauce and Hainanese chicken rice “arancini” with pickled ginger. Hot plates will be free-flowing, featuring dishes like char-grilled lamb cutlet satay and bak kut teh-inspired pork ribs, cooked sous vide. There’s even dessert, with dishes like cendol and pulut hitam cakes; and gula Melaka chocolate entremets.
6:30pm to 9:30pm, $78 per pax; add $38 for unlimited house wine and beer.
Graze on French canapes and sharing plates while you wine your way through the National Day fireworks display at this steak frites joint. L’Entrecôte’s Customs House branch will be offering two bundles for the occasion Rustle up a partner to split a bottle of Champagne, Burgundy, and a charcuterie platter; or share their Party Bundle, which features a bottle of wine, and a selection of plates including their porcini, wild mushrooms and comté tarte flambée; and wagyu beef cubes with their famous L’Entrecôte sauce.
To reserve, call 6690-7565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark the occasion indulging in local food along with a view of the festivities from the Boat Quay area. Modern Asian restaurant The Sampan will be offering a 4-course dinner of local dishes with a twist — work your way through creations like rendang chwee kuehand duck satay lilit. Mains are a selection of curry fish head or lamb shank tulang merah; while dessert offers the choice of pulut hitam pudding, or delicate morsels inspired by ang ku kueh.
This National Day, feast on Italian cuisine as Zafferano will be offering a special 4-course menu with highlights like their take on prawn cocktail with red Mazara prawns, warm ricotta, tomato confit, and cocktail sauce; as well as an indulgent risotto with foie gras pate and quail ragout. End your meal at the lavish dessert before heading to the outdoors Terrace Lounge, where you’ll get a full view of the National Day fireworks from the 43rd floor; as well as free-flowing alcohol running between 7.30pm to 9pm.
National Day 4-course menu at $128 per person, or $98 per person for early bookings.
National Day fireworks with drinks at the Terrace Lounge at $98 for reservations and at $108 for walk-in guests, subject to availability.
More Italian cuisine with a view to be found over at Caffe Fernet for National Day where the restaurant and bar will be offering dinner and drinks packages. Dig — family-style — into contemporary Italian dishes like their spicy vodka rigatoni and grilled chicken with salsa verde and burnt lemon. Wine, beer, spirits, and some of their signature cocktails (Caffe Fernet does a mean negroni) will also be flowing freely between 5.30pm and 8.30pm. To mark the occasion, there’ll also be some local favourites on the menu: a Singapore Sling, and beef rendang with coconut polenta.
Tickets from $120 to $160, depending on table allocation.
With unbeatable panoramic views of the Singapore River, this is the place to be as dusk falls on Aug 9 (make sure you request for a seat at the breezy outdoor terrace of this casual cafe). While waiting, tuck into its offerings of Western and local favourites, such as Pulled Pork Knuckle Burger, Pan-Roasted Chilli & Lime Salmon, Chilli Crab Spaghetti and Nasi Goreng. Don’t forget its range of sweet treats (we hear its Sticky Date Pudding is a crowd favourite) and wash that down with a glass of wine.
Located at the ground floor of One Fullerton hotel, The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill emits an atas vibe, but is also laid-back enough for diners to feel cosy while dining. Those who choose to dine alfresco will enjoy the wonderful Marina Bay Waterfront view, so you’d get a good perspective of the fireworks. Dig into refined starters such as the New England Clam Chowder ($22) or Grilled Squid Salad ($22) before continuing your feast with hearty mains – we recommend a juicy The Pelican Lobster Burger ($68), or a classic Ribeye Steak ($58) that will surely hit the spot. There are also impressive sharing options such as the Grilled Seafood Platter ($158, serves two to three) which includes whole barramundi, baked mussels, squid and tiger prawns, as well as the Oysters & Prawns Platter ($89, serves two to three) if you want to bond with your family and friends over a meal.
At 1 Fullerton Road, #01-01, One Fullerton, Singapore 049213. Tel: 6438-0400
Perched on the top storeys of a restored heritage shophouse at Boat Quay along the Singapore River, this charming one Michelin star restaurant-bar is an idyllic hideaway from the hustle and bustle below, while still offering the best sweeping views of the river and fireworks show. Opened by famed Chef-Restaurateur Beppe De Vito, the casual-luxe open-kitchen restaurant is where you’d get modern Italian cuisine made with the freshest ingredients. But it’s the 30-seater rooftop bar that’s where the action’s at, so make sure you make reservations for post-dinner drinks (expect interesting twists to classic cocktails) there — but not before you indulge in some sumptuous mains such as the lamb rack, Tochigi wagyu and Japanese seabream.
At 52 Boat Quay, Level 5/6, Singapore 049841. Tel: 6866-1933