The National Gallery located at the former Supreme Court of Singapore, will house the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art.
Other than the pieces of art, the National Gallery must have spent quite a bit of time curating the dining concepts to be launched in its premises.
[Updated] Free Entry! As part of their Opening Celebrations, all visitors will enjoy free admission from 24 November to 6 December. Tickets are required for admission into the Gallery Buildings. Full details on ticketing here.
Exhibition Opening Hours
From 24 Nov – 6 Dec 2015
Note: Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time
With a range of mid-to-high end dining. Some would question, “Why so atas?”
There is a variety new-to-market restaurants, all opened by well-known restaurateurs or groups – Aura, Odette, Yàn, Smoke & Mirrors, National Kitchen by Violet Oon, SAHA and The Altimate by The Padang FNB, and The Gallery & Co done in collaboration with Unlisted Collection.
What To Eat At The National Gallery – Restaurants & Dining Concepts To Look Forward To
1 St. Andrew’s Road #01-04 National Gallery Museum Singapore, Singapore 178957
Tel: +65 6385 0498
Reservation Hours: 12pm – 1:45pm Lunch, 6pm – 9:45pm Dinner
Odette is a fine dining restaurant inspired by and named after by Chef Julian Royer’s grandmother Odette. Using classic French techniques, Chef will expand on his produce-driven cuisine to showcase the best seasonal ingredients from around the world in their purest form and flavours.
A 4-course menu for lunch is at $88, while the 6-course tasting menu is priced $128. Vegetarian option is available.
Chef Julian Royer’s style has become more distinctive in Odette, with an interplay of textures, balanced subtlety, with use top quality ingredients to create pieces of culinary art. Service was top-notch, nothing was overly gimmicky. Definitely one of Singapore’s best French restaurants. (Read: Odette National Gallery Singapore)
#05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Tel: +65 6384 5585
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Mon – Sun), 2:30pm – 5pm (Sat – Sun), 6pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)
YAN is located on the 5th floor of the iconic National Gallery Singapore, serving authentic Cantonese cuisine in a modern Chinese setting.
The à la carte menu features hearty double boiled soups, live seafood, Cantonese roasts and dim sum, amongst others. Three well-crafted set menus are also available to help with decision making.
Signature creations include the Crispy Roast Suckling Pig served in 3 ways, Bi Feng Tang Crab deep fried with Fragrant Garlic, Black Beans and Chilli, Fried Live Prawn with Crispy Noodle Ball and more.
Smoke & Mirrors
National Gallery Singapore #06-01,, 1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957
Tel: +65 63845595
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 12.30am (Sun – Thurs), 11.30am – 1am (Fri – Sat)
Cocktail Smoke & Mirrors offers 15 Signature cocktails based on 3 different themes – Provenance (cocktails that draws upon flavours, customs, drinking traditions and cultures of Singapore and Southeast Asia), Collections (where cocktails are inspired from 5 art pieces exhibited at National Gallery) and Classics (traditional cocktails with our own interpretations).
For food, look out for Signature Chicken Wings ($14) and Crab Claws with Homemade Chili Dip ($18).
National Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm Lunch, 6:30pm – 10:30pm Daily
Sky Lounge 11:30am – 1am
Aura comprises of an Italian Restaurant and Sky Lounge, conceptualised by Italian restauranteur Beppe De Vito (&Sons, Osteria Art)
The restaurant side serves classic Italian cuisine of antipasto, pastas and wholesome mains. A 3-course set lunch is at $32++, 4-course dinner of a collection of the restaurant’s signatures at $80++, and weekend brunch with free flow Prosecco and Bellini at $98++.
The Aura Sky Lounge boosts of an outdoor terrace with a fantastic view. We hear good things about its free flow Salad Bar with a Mediterranean slant, priced at $18++ per person. Available weekdays 11:30am to 2:30pm.
SAHA and The Altimate by The Padang (Opening Soon)
SAHA and The Altimate by The Padang FNB SAHA is located at level one of the Supreme Court Wing, and will serve modern Indian cuisine with an innovative interpretation by renowned Chef and Chef Patron Abhijit Saha.
National Kitchen by Violet Oon
Violet Oon has been described as “Singapore’s Julia Child”. Her traditional Nyonya dishes are some of the must tries in Singapore, because they are unique, hard-to-find, time consuming to prepare and contain an explosion of tastes.
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