My Favorite Food Places around Marina Bay in Singapore
What I ate and liked
11 Places • ago
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1. Lau Pa Sat

Suitable for: Lunch (Office crowd starts from 12pm), dinner

Lau Pa Sat
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One of the best places to get local food in this vicinity. It has historic significance being Singapore's first wet market since 1824. And Lau Pa Sat means “old market” in the Hokkien dialect. Despite its commercialization, locals still visit and have lunch here. ~ SGD 10-30/per pax depending on what you order Dish reccos from the link below: - 1 - Satay. Grill meat skewers (I absolutely love this). Get the leave-wrapped rice as well, called Ketupat. - 3 - Bah Kut Teh. Herbal soup with pork (The Singapore ver. usually is a more peppery soup and the herbal ver. is more Malaysian) - 5 - Kwaytiao. Wok-fried noodle dish - 10 - Thunder tea rice. Vegetable-focused dish from the Hakka dialect. Even the soup is made from vegetables hence the green color. (I eat this for a healthier option) Satay Street opens at night (on Boon Tat St). Have satay for dinner for the traditional experience of street food vibes.
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2. Rasapura Masters

Suitable for: Lunch, dinner

Rasapura Masters
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Affordable local food options in the MBS area if you do not feel like visiting restaurants. ~ SGD 10-30/per pax depending on what you order Dish reccos: - BBQ stall - Nanyang stall Basically it is an upscale food court. Overpriced by local standards with mediocre quality food. But it is the cheapest option in MBS itself.
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Mid-Range / Cafe

3. PS.Cafe at One Fullerton

Suitable for: Lunch, dinner (reservation recommended)

PS.Cafe at One Fullerton
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Local favorite premium cafe. Every Singaporean knows it. Dishes are a mix of local and western. Great ambiance, good service and value for money. ~ SGD 39/pax Dish reccos: - Crab Tart - Fish & Chips - Crab & Prawn Laksa - Truffle Fries - Sticky Date Pudding
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4. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beers

Suitable for: Lunch, dinner

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beers
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Known for its gourmet burgers and extravagant milkshakes, originating from the US. Burgers are great and good portion for the price! ~ SGD 35/pax
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5. TWG Tea Garden at MBS

Suitable for: Tea, dessert

TWG Tea Garden at Marina Bay Sands
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Have a nice cup of tea and take a break. Enjoy some macarons or tea ice cream. Macaron flavor reccos: - Napolean Tea & Caramel - Earl Grey Fortune & Chocolate - Silver Moon Tea & Strawberry - Bain de Roses Tea Quality of the main dish is overpriced here so I don't recommend.
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Upscale Restaurants

6. LAVO Italian Restaurant

Suitable for: Drinks, Views

LAVO Italian Restaurant And Rooftop Bar
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Best views, esp at night. You get to see the view of the bay at one side, and the gardens on the other side. A drink is about $25 and above. I'd say its a great checklist, without having to pay for Observation Deck! I always bring my travel friends here when they visit me. The food and drinks are overpriced, just to manage your expectations. You're paying for the view and ambiance.
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7. Spago Bar & Lounge

Suitable for: Lunch (more worth the price), dinner

Spago Dining Room
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The food is really great here. Very underrated for its price. More for people who enjoys $$$ food without compromising quality. ~ SGD 65/pax Eat here if you prioritize food quality over views. For better views choose Lavo / Monti.
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8. Monti

Suitable for: Lunch, dinner

Monti At 1-Pavilion Italian Restaurant and Rooftop Bar
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Get the best view of the MBS here. Romantic and beautiful location. Weekday lunch set: > SGD 50++ Weekend all day set: > SGD 88++ Dinner set: > SGD 110++
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Dessert

9. DOPA DOPA

Suitable for: Gelato

DOPA DOPA (South Bridge Rd)
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This gelato shop is actually at Boat Quay area, which is 20mins walk from Marina Bay Sands. ~ SGD 4.3 single scoop If you do enjoy walking along the Singapore River from MBS, follow the river and you will pass by the various quay. - Boat Quay - Office crowd nightlife - Clarke Quay - Younger crowd nightlife
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10. RISE 

Suitable for: Big group (family/friends) with $$$ only. Serves all day.

RISE
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The seafood is fresh. The bread is fresh. Lots of variety between Western and local cuisine. Great selection and great place if your wallet allows :) RISE is a buffet-style restaurant at the lobby of Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
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11. Haidilao Hotpot

Suitable for: Big group. Serves till late night.

海底捞Haidilao Hot Pot @Marina Bay Sands
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A Chinese hotpot restaurant where you add & cook vegetables or meat into a soup pot, usually in the middle of the table, where all diners can easily reach. It can be confusing to order if this is your first time. You'll need to learn how long to cook the vegetables/meat too, but the servers can always guide and advice. Its a popular local choice for dinner & supper. They close at 3am.
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My Favorite Food Places around Marina Bay in Singapore
What I ate and liked
11 Places • ago
Free

Cheap Eats

1. Lau Pa Sat

Suitable for: Lunch (Office crowd starts from 12pm), dinner

Lau Pa Sat
@carrine
One of the best places to get local food in this vicinity. It has historic significance being Singapore's first wet market since 1824. And Lau Pa Sat means “old market” in the Hokkien dialect. Despite its commercialization, locals still visit and have lunch here. ~ SGD 10-30/per pax depending on what you order Dish reccos from the link below: - 1 - Satay. Grill meat skewers (I absolutely love this). Get the leave-wrapped rice as well, called Ketupat. - 3 - Bah Kut Teh. Herbal soup with pork (The Singapore ver. usually is a more peppery soup and the herbal ver. is more Malaysian) - 5 - Kwaytiao. Wok-fried noodle dish - 10 - Thunder tea rice. Vegetable-focused dish from the Hakka dialect. Even the soup is made from vegetables hence the green color. (I eat this for a healthier option) Satay Street opens at night (on Boon Tat St). Have satay for dinner for the traditional experience of street food vibes.
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2. Rasapura Masters

Suitable for: Lunch, dinner

Rasapura Masters
@carrine
Affordable local food options in the MBS area if you do not feel like visiting restaurants. ~ SGD 10-30/per pax depending on what you order Dish reccos: - BBQ stall - Nanyang stall Basically it is an upscale food court. Overpriced by local standards with mediocre quality food. But it is the cheapest option in MBS itself.
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Details

Mid-Range / Cafe

3. PS.Cafe at One Fullerton

Suitable for: Lunch, dinner (reservation recommended)

PS.Cafe at One Fullerton
@carrine
Local favorite premium cafe. Every Singaporean knows it. Dishes are a mix of local and western. Great ambiance, good service and value for money. ~ SGD 39/pax Dish reccos: - Crab Tart - Fish & Chips - Crab & Prawn Laksa - Truffle Fries - Sticky Date Pudding
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4. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beers

Suitable for: Lunch, dinner

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beers
@carrine
Known for its gourmet burgers and extravagant milkshakes, originating from the US. Burgers are great and good portion for the price! ~ SGD 35/pax
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5. TWG Tea Garden at MBS

Suitable for: Tea, dessert

TWG Tea Garden at Marina Bay Sands
@carrine
Have a nice cup of tea and take a break. Enjoy some macarons or tea ice cream. Macaron flavor reccos: - Napolean Tea & Caramel - Earl Grey Fortune & Chocolate - Silver Moon Tea & Strawberry - Bain de Roses Tea Quality of the main dish is overpriced here so I don't recommend.
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Upscale Restaurants

6. LAVO Italian Restaurant

Suitable for: Drinks, Views

LAVO Italian Restaurant And Rooftop Bar
@carrine
Best views, esp at night. You get to see the view of the bay at one side, and the gardens on the other side. A drink is about $25 and above. I'd say its a great checklist, without having to pay for Observation Deck! I always bring my travel friends here when they visit me. The food and drinks are overpriced, just to manage your expectations. You're paying for the view and ambiance.
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7. Spago Bar & Lounge

Suitable for: Lunch (more worth the price), dinner

Spago Dining Room
@carrine
The food is really great here. Very underrated for its price. More for people who enjoys $$$ food without compromising quality. ~ SGD 65/pax Eat here if you prioritize food quality over views. For better views choose Lavo / Monti.
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8. Monti

Suitable for: Lunch, dinner

Monti At 1-Pavilion Italian Restaurant and Rooftop Bar
@carrine
Get the best view of the MBS here. Romantic and beautiful location. Weekday lunch set: > SGD 50++ Weekend all day set: > SGD 88++ Dinner set: > SGD 110++
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Dessert

9. DOPA DOPA

Suitable for: Gelato

DOPA DOPA (South Bridge Rd)
@carrine
This gelato shop is actually at Boat Quay area, which is 20mins walk from Marina Bay Sands. ~ SGD 4.3 single scoop If you do enjoy walking along the Singapore River from MBS, follow the river and you will pass by the various quay. - Boat Quay - Office crowd nightlife - Clarke Quay - Younger crowd nightlife
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Others

10. RISE 

Suitable for: Big group (family/friends) with $$$ only. Serves all day.

RISE
@carrine
The seafood is fresh. The bread is fresh. Lots of variety between Western and local cuisine. Great selection and great place if your wallet allows :) RISE is a buffet-style restaurant at the lobby of Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
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11. Haidilao Hotpot

Suitable for: Big group. Serves till late night.

海底捞Haidilao Hot Pot @Marina Bay Sands
@carrine
A Chinese hotpot restaurant where you add & cook vegetables or meat into a soup pot, usually in the middle of the table, where all diners can easily reach. It can be confusing to order if this is your first time. You'll need to learn how long to cook the vegetables/meat too, but the servers can always guide and advice. Its a popular local choice for dinner & supper. They close at 3am.
Add to
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★彡[ᴄᴀʀʀɪɴᴇ.ᴀɴᴅ.ʜᴇʀ.ꜱᴏʟᴏ.ᴛʀᴀᴠᴇʟꜱ]彡★

I'm Carrine – A spirited female solo traveler with a passion for adventure, exquisite cuisine, and the thrill of exploration.

Fueling my love for travel, I've curated free guides where like-minded female travelers can enjoy exploring the beauty of our planet conveniently.

Here's what you can expect from me:

🔥 Local Street Food

🗺️ Authentic Travels

😴 Accomodation Tiers

I believe in offering free information and I hope you enjoy what you find on your travel journey.

If you'd like to thank me, show your support by saving this guide! 🫶🏼

IG: @carrine.travels

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CURATED BY
★彡[ᴄᴀʀʀɪɴᴇ.ᴀɴᴅ.ʜᴇʀ.ꜱᴏʟᴏ.ᴛʀᴀᴠᴇʟꜱ]彡★ Hey, fellow adventurers! 🌺 I'm Carrine – A spirited female solo traveler with a passion for adventure, exquisite cuisine, and the thrill of exploration. Fueling my love for travel, I'm sharing my itineraries for free where like-minded female travelers can enjoy exploring the beauty of our planet conveniently. Here's what you can expect from me: 🔥 Local Street Food 🗺️ Authentic Travels 😴 Accommodation Tiers I believe in offering free information and I hope you enjoy what you find on your travel journey. If you'd like to thank me, show your support by saving my guides! 🫶🏼 IG: @carrine.travels Booking.com: https://www.booking.com/index.html?aid=8081585
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