Where there’s a skyscraper in Singapore, there’s bound to be a restaurant perched right at the top. Together, panoramic views and dining create some of the most romantic dining experiences in town.

That’s just icing on the cake though. The country’s penchant for firework shows and racing cars have pinned down these restaurants as comfortable vantage points for tourists and locals alike. However, these restaurants here don’t just drive on pretty environs. Good food is still a priority. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a good drink we have some suggestions for sky-high bars to check out too.

1
Stellar at 1-Altitude

Stellar at 1-Altitude is Singapore’s highest restaurant to date. The restaurant serves an innovative take on Australian cuisine with seasonal ingredients personally sourced by chef Christopher Millar from farms around the world. The restaurant’s dedication to sourcing the best produce is on another level, from having its own indoor edible garden to rearing its own Tajima Wagyu in New South Wales. A more luxurious experience can be had at the Dom Perignon Plenitude Suite which has its private suite for diners, personal butler service and a list of Dom Perignon vintages.

2
Jaan

The classic fine-dining establishment, at the top of Swissotel The Stamford, offers a sophisticated space amped up with stunning free-form crystal chandelier across the ceiling and breathtaking views of Singapore’s CBD. The menu here is an exploration of chef Kirk Westaway’s childhood in England, favouring natural flavours and seasonality and offers some beautifully plated dishes. Think a mini garden of over 30 different types of vegetables, flowers and herbs.

3
LAVO

This rooftop destination at Marina Bay Sands is a popular spot for casual Italian-American fare and drinks. The 150-seater restaurant spots an alfresco terrace bar overlooking the Marina Bay area which offers a perfect spot to catch MBS’ late-night light and water show. Stay on after 10pm every Saturday to get in on LAVO’s weekly Saturday Soirees which sees the restaurant transform into a nightclub.

4
Level 33

Level 33 is proof that rooftop dining doesn’t have to be all fancy-schmancy business. The urban brewery has an outdoor area for casual bar bites with craft beers while it spots a dedicated dining area indoors. Here, chef Archan Chan presents a European menu which also takes inspiration from ingredients in beer-making such as kingfish sashimi cured in soya sauce and lager or a beer malt risotto.

5
Salt Grill & Sky Bar

Perched on the 55th floor of ION Orchard, this restaurant boasts panoramic views of Singapore’s vast shopping district. The fine dining restaurant presents Modern Australian cuisine with a mix of Asian and Australian ingredients. After dinner, diners can also head to the lounge area to enjoy the view with the company of more drinks.

6
Skai

Besides Jaan, Swissotel also has another rooftop restaurant dining concept for more casual affairs. Skai is a grill restaurant informed by chef Paul Hallett’s love for Japanese cuisine. As such, Japanese produce takes precedence on the menu prepared with European techniques.

7
Spago

The first international outpost of Wolfgang Puck’s Spago enjoys close-up views of MBS’ famous Infinity Pool and the city skyline. Spago offers a more relaxed environment than its one-Michelin-star sister CUT, but still sees some quality bites from its Californian cuisine with Japanese and Asian influences.

8
Zafferano

Situated on the 43rd floor of Ocean Financial Centre, Zafferano offers sweeping views of the CBD and Marina Bay waterfront. Head chef Emanuele Faggi brings in an innovative take on Italian fine-dining by weaving in his passion for food wastage by turning leftover ingredients like used coffee beans and tomato skins into powder for plating and flavourings. There’s also a revamped alfresco bar area for diners to revel in happy house drinks and bar bites.

Jasmine Tay
Senior Writer
Jasmine Tay is the dining, culture and jewellery writer. She makes fine silver jewellery and causes mini-explosions in the kitchen when she can't afford fancy dinners. Sometimes she tells people what she thinks about art, and binges on the music of Danzig when they don’t agree.