A great meal does more than just sate your appetite. It can engage all five senses, change your perspective, or amplify your passion for food. From eating in pitch darkness to feasting amidst the wonders of the ocean, these dining experiences are certain to delight, enchant and amaze.
Expand your definition of dining, and add a dash of drama to your meal with ANDSOFORTH. This pop-up restaurant is inspired by London’s underground dining subculture, and fuses dramatic improvisation with delicious food.
The creative team at ANDSOFORTH employs a crew of set designers, illustrators, chefs and scriptwriters to create a whimsical experience that combines feasting with theatrical production.
Past events have included collaborations with notable F&B establishments like Tippling Club and Pollen, and featured themes ranging from dystopian science fiction to classic children’s literature like Alice in Wonderland.
To complement the mysterious allure of the proceedings, registered guests are given clues to the location of the event on the day itself, and will have to hunt for the venue. Themes and dishes vary at every one of these dining experiences, but diners can expect to be enthralled by beautiful sets, specially crafted narratives and immersive acting.
Email here or call +65 9129 7845.
NOX Dine in the Dark
Helmed by head chef Desmond Lee—a renowned chef and nominee of the Chef of the Year Award by World Gourmet Summit—NOX - Dine in the Dark invites its guests to experience a meal shrouded in mystery, and to gain a more mindful perspective of their senses and surroundings through dining.
Immersed in total darkness, diners will be invited to embark on a culinary journey through smell, taste, touch and sound. In a poignant reversal of day-to-day circumstance, the establishment employs visually-impaired servers to guide guests to their tables, and adeptly navigate the pitch-dark restaurant.
The restaurant’s prix fixe menu dinner consists of 12 dishes, spanning over three courses, with vegetarian options for those with dietary restrictions. NOX also serves an eclectic mix of cocktails, ranging from customised drinks to a mystery tipple.
NOX – Dine in the Dark. 269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546. +65 6298 0708.
Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
Feast your eyes on the wonders of the ocean while dining on the freshest seafood at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora. Located within the world’s largest oceanarium at Resorts World™ Sentosa, this restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling glass panels provide diners with a front-row seat to an underwater habitat filled with aquatic creatures, including manta rays and sharks.
Helmed by “America’s first female Iron Chef” Cat Cora, this dining establishment is known for its Mediterranean-Californian seafood, inspired by chef Cora’s Greek heritage and American upbringing. Signature dishes include sous vide salmon, crispy skin barramundi and Maine lobster.
Resorts World™ Sentosa. 22 Sentosa Gateway #B1-455 & 456, Singapore 098136. +65 6577 6688. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm.
Royal Albatross – Sunset Sail
If you’ve never experienced fine dining among the waves, you’ll definitely want to sign up for the Sunset Sail dinner cruise on the Royal Albatross.
Perfect for couples looking to add a touch of romance to their culinary adventures, the Sunset Sail takes place aboard this four-mast, 22-sail luxury ship. This two-and-a-half-hour cruise begins at Resorts World™ Sentosa, and skirts Singapore’s southern shoreline.
Guests will be able to enjoy a magnificent view of Singapore at sunset, while feasting on a spread of dishes spanning British, local and fusion cuisine. To bask in the glorious sea view and enjoy the sea breeze, we recommend having a cocktail on the ship’s upper deck, which offers a gorgeous view of Singapore’s coastline at sunset.
Resorts World™ Sentosa. 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269. +65 6863 9585.
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Annalakshmi is an international chain of vegetarian restaurants that operate on the philosophy of love, trust and human kindness. The establishment is named after Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of abundance.
Based on the Hindu principle that nobody should be deprived of sustenance, and that feeding someone is the greatest act of charity, Annalakshmi adopts a “pay as you feel” concept to fund its eclectic spread of vegetarian dishes. The buffet includes a wide selection of naan (Indian flatbread), curries and masala (spicy curry). Guests can pay whatever amount they deem suitable, in the knowledge that they may be helping to pay for another’s food.
Diners who like to cultivate a deeper sense of mindfulness and appreciation should certainly drop by for a meal.
Central Square. 20 Havelock Road #01-04, Singapore 059765. +65 6339 9993.
Tue-Sun 11am-3pm, 6.15-9.30pm.
Food lovers looking to be inspired by nature should book a table at Pollen. This restaurant is nestled within the gorgeous greenery of Gardens by the Bay, and serves up meals created from the freshest seasonal produce.
Executive chef Steve Allen’s set menus feature a range of Mediterranean dishes, including zucchini, pumpkin and barley risotto and pan-fried seabass in a clam and mussel broth. While the gardens are beautiful at all hours of the day, we suggest visiting Pollen for dinner, and soaking in the stunning view of the Marina Bay waterfront at sunset. You’ll also get to revel in the Garden Rhapsody, a magnificent nightly display of music and light that centres on the gardens’ iconic Supertrees.
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. 18 Marina Gardens Drive #01-09, Singapore 018953. +65 6604 9988.
Mon, Wed-Sun noon-3pm, 6-10pm.