You don’t have to be a celebrity to get the star treatment in Singapore. Foodies visiting our city will find restaurants with ambiences that come straight from the silver screen and eateries that have hosted stars and starlets alike.

Here’s the lowdown on Singaporean restaurants that’ll have you feeling like a star.

Ristorante Da Valentino

K-pop fans looking to dine like their idols should reserve themselves a table at Ristorante Da Valentino, a favourite haunt of the heart-throbs from South Korean boyband Big Bang.

This family-run restaurant evokes the rustic charms of the European countryside, paired with authentic staples of Italian cuisine. Lamb chops seasoned in rosemary, traditional Italian ravioli sprinkled with truffle oil and traditional seafood broths are just some of the classics that’ll you be able to sample.

The Grandstand. 200 Turf Club Road #01-19, Singapore 287994. +65 6462 0555. Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm; Sat & Sun noon-3pm, 6-10.30pm.


CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Dining area of Cut by Wolfgang Puck at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore Photo by Marina Bay Sands®

Marina Bay Sands® is a hotspot for red carpet events and movie premieres, and has hosted a who’s who of Hollywood stars across the years. To dine like one of them, pay a visit to CUT by Wolfgang Puck.

The famed chef’s first Asian outpost has hosted a list of celebrities that reads like an Academy Award nominee roll—Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield and Tom Hanks have all been seen eating here during their visits to the Lion City.

World-class cuts of beef are featured front and centre at this establishment, and steak connoisseurs will be able to indulge in a spread of Angus beef from the United States of America and Japanese A5 Wagyu from Sendai Prefecture in Japan.

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands®. 2 Bayfront Avenue B1-67, Singapore 018972. +65 6688 8690. Mon-Thu & Sun 5pm-midnight; Fri & Sat 5pm-2am.


The White Rabbit
Steak on a plate at the White Rabbit Singapore Photo by The White Rabbit

Housed in a restored colonial chapel, The White Rabbit’s whimsical charms and stunning ambience would fit right into the set of a classic Hollywood romance.

As its name suggests, the restaurant draws inspiration from Alice In Wonderland—Lewis Carroll’s classic yard—and is the perfect spot for travelling couples looking for a romantic night out. The establishment’s menu boasts European classic with a modern twist, with dishes like wagyu carpaccio, lobster bisque and Iberico pork collar. When you’re done with dinner, we suggest dropping by The Rabbit Hole, located just outside the restaurant. This whimsical bar serves up a carefully curated selection of gins, garnished with herbs from the establishment’s garden.

The White Rabbit. 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541. +65 6473 9965. Tue & Fri 11.45am-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm; Wed & Thu noon-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm; Sat & Sun 11am-3pm, 6.30-10.30pm.


Aura
Visitors dining with a view of Singapore skyline at Aura

Visitors looking to (literally) live the high life while in Singapore should ascend to the top floor of National Gallery Singapore, where they’ll find Aura.

This rooftop sky lounge boasts a majestic view of Singapore’s Marina Bay skyline. This ultra-luxe sky lounge will provide the perfect reprieve for alcohol connoisseurs, with its range of inspired cocktails like the Ruby Sunset—a classic gin and tonic with a citrus-y twist— and To A Tea, which pairs bourbon with oriental flavours.

National Gallery Singapore. 1 St Andrew’s Road #06-02, Singapore 178957. +65 6866 1977. Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun 11.30-1am; Wed noon-1am.


Humpback Restaurant
Flat lay of dishes at Humpback Restaurant Singapore Photo by Humpback Singapore

If you caught the Hollywood hit Crazy Rich Asians, you may well recognise this charming restaurant from scenes in the film.

Located in a charming, Peranakan-styled shophouse along Bukit Pasoh, this restaurant serves up the ocean’s bounty, alongside a selection of cocktails, beers and wines. The star of the show is undoubtedly the restaurant’s fresh oysters, which hail from America’s Pacific Northwest.

Try to visit early on a Monday evening—the establishment has a happy hour that’ll have you slurping back oysters at prices that are a steal.

Humpback Restaurant. 20 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089834. +65 9772 9896. Mon-Fri 5am-11pm; Sat noon-11pm; Sun noon-5pm.


Koma
Dining area of Koma Singapore Photo by Koma Singapore

Just walking into Koma will make you feel like royalty in a Japanese historical romance. With its magnificent torii (gateway to a Shinto shrine)-inspired entrance to the 2.5-metre-high bell in the middle of its dining room, this establishment’s dramatic ambience is bound to make a lasting first impression.

The restaurant’s menu—created by executive chef Kunihiro Moroi—features a range of Japanese classics, ranging from sushi and sashimi to unagi (freshwater eel) with truffles. Be sure to swig a cup or two of sake after your meal—the establishment’s bar features over 30 varieties of this classic alcohol from all over Japan.

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands®. 2 Bayfront Avenue B1-67, Singapore 018972. +65 6688 8690. Mon-Thu & Sun 5pm-midnight; Fri & Sat 5pm-2am.