If you are looking for the best place for waterfront dining with the view, The Fullerton Heritage is where you can find some of Singapore’s top restaurants.
Part of the precinct’s charm is how it blends the old and the new, combining historical and contemporary architecture in one area.
Stretching from Collyer Quay along Raffles Quay to Shenton Way, not many may know that The Fullerton Heritage precinct actually consists of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Waterboat House, One Fullerton, The Fullerton Pavilion, Clifford Pier, all the way to the Customs House.
As for dining choices, you get a taste of international flavours, from Mexican to Italian, from French to Japanese, from Mongolian to American.
Headliners include 2-Michelin starred sushi restaurant Shoukouwa, 1-starred Saint Pierre, 1919 Waterboat House, Caffe Fernet, Bistro Aseana, Jade, Jing Seafood Restaurant, La Brasserie, Lantern, Longtail – Asian Brasserie & Bar, Palm Beach Seafood, PS.Cafe, Sabai Fine Thai On The Bay, The Clifford Pier, The Courtyard, The Landing Point, and The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar.
Here are 9 of the top restaurants if you are looking to dine at The Fullerton Heritage:
Kinki Restaurant + Bar
70 Collyer Quay #02-02, Customs House, Singapore 049323
Tel: +65 6533 3471
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 2:15pm Last Order; Dinner 6pm – 10:15pm Last Order (Mon – Fri)
Bottomless Brunch: 12pm – 2.30pm Last Order; Dinner 6pm – 10.15pm Last Order (Sat, PH)
Black Dragon. Golden Mentaiko. Hot Dynamite. No, these are neither anime nor ninja characters.
Instead, these are some of the must try Maki Rolls at Kinki Restaurant + Bar.
A refreshing urban concept, Kinki extends to a rooftop bar on the third floor, giving you breath-taking views of Marina Bay waterfront and skyline.
Graffiti is scattered across the bar reflecting an edgy vibe typical of Tokyo’s hip street watering holes.
Recommended main courses for dinner include Tiger Prawn Wasabi Chilli Miso ($25++) with sautéed prawns in a home-made wasabi chili sauce and cereal flakes; and Wagyu Garlic Teppanyaki ($55++). The expertly seared premium Wagyu striploin is glazed in a garlic butter soy and served with assorted vegetables.
Recommended: All-Star Ninja ($68++)
If you are here for lunch, catch the exclusive set lunch All-Star Ninja ($68++), a curated set of Kinki’s best flavours.
You’ll get sashimi (Kinmedai, chu toro, hotate, ikura, ama ebi), sushi (chu toro, foie gras & scallop, buta, salmon veggie, tai truffle konbu), hot appetisers (foie gras Chawanmushi, miso soup), cold appetisers (ocean salad, snow crab & century egg tofu), and dessert (yuzu or peach sorbet).
This is quite a value-for-money lunch set for the freshness of the sashimi slices and mouth-watering presentation. (Note that due to seasonality and availability, some of these items may be changed.)
L’Entrecôte The Steak and Fries Bistro Customs House
70 Collyer Quay, #01-01, Customs House, Singapore 049323
Tel: +65 6690 7565
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Thurs),
12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Fri), 5:30pm – 11pm (Sat)
11am – 5pm (Sun)
After delighting its guests with French-style steak and fries at the flagship in Duxton Hill, L’Entrecôte The Steak & Fries Bistro opens its second outlet in Customs House.
Because of its location, this is a great place for a casual date or post-dinner drinks at the breezy bar terrace while sharing the magnificent view of Marina Bay.
This bistro serves authentic French fare, including one of its signature dishes Escargots de Bourgogne ($18++), a 6-snail platter prepared with garlic and parsley butter.
The House-made Duck Foie Gras Terrine ($26++) served with sugar-glazed onions and baguette is also highly recommended.
If you’re here for drinks, bottled beers, house pours and French aperitif Ricard are available for only $8++ each. Add something to nibble from their brand-new Bar Bites menu, such as Pan-Fried Wagyu Beef Cubes served with their Legendary L’Entrecôte Sauce ($22++), Beef Tartare Toasts ($6++ per piece, with a minimum order of 3 pieces), and the Porcini, Wild Mushrooms and Comté Tarte Flambée ($26++).
Recommended: Trimmed Entrecote Steak ($36.80++)
What people really come here for is the plat du jour – the Trimmed Entrecôte Steak.
This famous sliced steak is generously served with a legendary secret sauce, flanked by mixed green salad with walnuts and French fries.
Though the fat content being extremely low, and therefore corresponding lean and somewhat ‘muscular tasting’, the meat was still easy on the chew and flavourful.
Did I not mention that the golden French FRIES are all-you-can-eat?
Super Loco Customs House
70 Collyer Quay, #01-04 Customs House Singapore 049323
Tel: +65 6532 2090
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10:30pm (Mon, Tue)
12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 12am (Wed, Thurs), 12pm – 12am (Fri), 5pm – 12am (Sat)
Go to Super Loco Customs House if you are hankering for some Mexican food.
You can’t miss it at the end of Customs House Building, located in front of the OUE Bayfront and next door to the Fullerton Bay Hotel. This seaside cantina offers its diners a panoramic dining experience to go along with its food offerings.
Food wise, it is authentically Mexican but they have made it quite modern. Whether you are here for almuerzo (lunch time), dinner, or antojitos (snacks), expect the dishes prepared using only fresh and premium ingredients.
Pair them with curated concoctions with bursts of Mexican-inspired flavours. They even offer rare artisanal tequila and mezcal.
Start off with an antojito (snack) like Elotes ($8++), one of the many vegetarian options in the snack menu. It is a street food-style grilled corn on the cob seasoned with chipotle mayo and lime juice. Cheese lovers will get to taste the hard and crumbly Hispanic-style Cotija cheese (named after the Mexican town of Cotija) sprinkled all over it.
The lunch menu also features tacos, and Taco de Baja ($11++) is quite popular. A word of caution: this dish bears the Super Loco Spicy icon so expect some heat. The soft corn tortilla wraps a crisp-fried fish fillet, mixed with a refreshing chilli mango salsa, mint, and shredded cabbage.
If you are dining in a group, go for the Cerdo ($32++) which made for sharing. Also bearing the Super Loco Spicy icon, this dish is made of roasted pork belly, agave habanero pineapple, pickled red onions, and apple slaw.
Recommended: Huitlacoche Quesadilla ($18++)
In the mood for a quesadilla? Don’t leave without trying Huitlacoche Quesadilla, a 10-inch fresh wheat flour tortilla encasing roasted huitlacoche (corn fungus or Mexican truffle), oyster mushrooms, sweetcorn, and a 3-cheese mix with Cotija cheese.
It is topped with green yoghurt salsa and herbs, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Monti at 1-Pavilion
82 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Pavilion, Singapore 049327
Tel: 6535 0724
Opening Hours: Brunch/Lunch 11am – 5pm, Dinner 6pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)
From Customs House, move to The Fullerton Pavilion and find Monti at 1-Pavillion, a sleek multi-concept F&B lifestyle destination.
It is an elegant contemporary Italian restaurant that evolves into a pulsating night out spot, complete with tasty tipples and hip DJs.
Monti serves authentic Italian cuisine, capturing the soul of Italy’s culture. For antipasti, the Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallop ($38++) is recommended, with truffle caviar, porcini mushroom, chestnut and celeriac. Or complement your world-class steak with the Acquerello Risotto ($42++) prepared at your table. This Italian rice dish is infused with seasonal truffle and Parmigiano Reggiano.
The House-Made Spaghettoni Aglio Olio Gamberi ($24++) and Butternut Squash Tortelloni ($30++) are a couple more recommended specials.
Recommended: Monti-Exclusive Mayura Full-Blood Wagyu T-Bone ($320++)
Taste Mayura’s buttery and nutty flavour plus other aged steaks with “The Fiorentina Experience”. Presentation is on point.
The Australian-sourced Mayura Full-Blood Wagyu T-Bone Steak has an impressive marbling score of 9+ (Signature Series MBS).
Steak lovers know how sexy that score is, setting this 1.1kg Monti-exclusive steak in a class of its own.
Monti’s chefs will be flambéing your steaks before you, cooking with precision to achieve tender texture and optimum succulence.
Cap off your meal with Monti’s Tiramisu ($18++) featuring Morello cherry, espresso caviar, Frangelico mascarpone, and pistachio & coffee soil. The dessert is smoked right in front of you, so get your camera ready.
1 Fullerton Road #02-06, One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
Tel: +65 6690 7564
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 2:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
If Italian fine dining with a view excites you, then reserve a table at Forlino – one of Singapore’s best-known destination for dining on the bay.
Sitting stylishly at level 2 of One Fullerton with floor-to-ceiling windows, it rewards you with stunning views of the Marina Bay waterfront while you partake of its chef-specialty dishes.
World Gourmet Awards 2019’s Rising Chef of the Year, Matteo Ponti, has curated Forlino’s menu showcasing culinary influences from North to South Italy.
The Agnello ($48++), one of his favourite dishes growing up, is a lamb loin brined in peppermint tea for 30 minutes to remove its gaminess. This is also an elegantly presented dish, thoughtfully plated to reflect the landscape of Liguria in North Italy.
The Le Due Isole ($42++, also part of degustation menu) prepared with “Rosso di Mazara” (red prawn carpaccio from Sicily) and Sardinian Red Mullet Bottarga.
What’s an Italian meal without pasta? Order the hand-crafted Ravioli del Plin ($32++) stuffed with slow-braised beef chuck coated with aged Parmigiano fondue and porcini mushrooms. Made from a family recipe, this dish is served with fresh black truffle shavings.
The Vitello comes part of Forlino’s 5-couse Dalla Terra degustation menu available for $148++ per person. The dish is also available in a larger portion from the A La Carte menu at $46++.
The Vitello is an elevated take of the classic beef tartare, using grass and milk-fed veal instead to bring about light and sweeter flavours.
The tartare is topped with luxurious Schrenckii Caviar, added with cream egg yolk confit custard to create a visually stunning dish.
As for that one final step (before eating), guests would be invited to pour in the shallot-infused jus made from a reduction of veal bone marrow and sweet marsala wine, which marries all the flavours together.
1 Fullerton Road #01-06 One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
Tel: +65 6684 1453
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 1am (Mon – Fri), 10am – 1am (Sat), 10am – 11pm (Sun)
OverEasy is the ultimate All-American diner in Singapore, bringing about timeless recipes, a little Southern hospitality and a stateside experience.
In food lingo, this translates to bangin’ burgers, good ol’ mac & cheese, and tasty shakes.
With its good location, OverEasy Fullerton boasts of sweeping views of the Marina Bay skyline. Here you can enjoy an American meal in a modern space reminiscent of the classic American diner.
Some may find it convivial respite from the daily grind in the business district.
Start off with burger. There are many out there that are to-live-for. But OverEasy’s burger is literally the “To-Die-For” Burger ($25++). The homemade bun sandwiches a freshly ground chuck patty with a special OverEasy sauce, quite similar to thousand island. Served with freshly cut haystack fries (thicker than toothpicks) with parmesan and rosemary.
OverEasy has two versions of the Mac & Cheese, the Good Ol’ Fashioned Mac & Cheese for lovers of the classic, and the Truffled Lobster Mac & Cheese for those looking to step it up a notch.
Recommended: Beer Can Chicken ($58++)
If you’re dining as a group, get the Beer Can Chicken ($58++). It features a whole chicken, enough to be shared among 2 to 3 persons.
As you can probably tell by its name, this tipsy chicken has been marinated with beer plus a secret blend of spices. After 18 hours of marination, the chicken is roasted along with fresh vegetables for about 40 minutes.
This timing is just right so the meat stays moist and juicy, while the skin is perfectly roasted to a golden brown.
Finally, drown everything with a glass of the quintessential diner drink – the Milkshake.
The Pelican Closing 30 June 2020
1 Fullerton Road, #01-01, One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
Tel: +65 6438 0400
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 3pm Last Order 2:30pm, Dinner 6pm – 11pm Last Order 10:30pm (Mon – Fri)
Lunch 12pm – 4pm Last Order 4:30pm, Dinner 6pm – 10pm Last Order 9:30pm (Sat – Sun)
The Pelican is a surf and turf type of restaurant at One Fullerton, serving up seafood, steaks, an extensive selection of drinks.
The concept, though, is inspired by the pelican – sighting a pelican means they are homeward bound.
Functioning as a seafood bar and grill, The Pelican transforms from a luxurious comfort dining space to a bar into the night.
Dressed in dark wood tones and a sophisticated feel, it makes a good venue for social dining, corporate events, or just a couple of drinks after a long day.
Popular dishes include Pelican Classics such as Old-Fashioned Crab Cakes ($24++) served with pickled vegetables; Ribeye Steak ($58++) with anchovy butter and fries; and The Pelican Lobster Burger ($68++) included with chunks of fresh lobster, bacon, cheese, and Old Bay-seasoned fries.
Recommended: The Snapper Pie ($40++)
Among the mains, the Snapper Pie deserves your attention. Baked to golden brown, this classic pie has a buttery and flaky puff pastry crust.
On it lay soft chunks fish (snapper) with chopped mushrooms and asparagus, altogether covered with a flavourful cream sauce. Takes about 25 minutes to prepare this, so be ready to wait.
Good things come to those who wait.
Little Sheep (Xiao Fei Yang)
One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Rd #01-05 Singapore 049213
Tel: +65 6222 9959
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm (Mon – Fri), 11:00am – 2:00am (Sat – Sun)
This Little Sheep has made its way from Inner Mongolia to the picturesque waterfront hub of One Fullerton.
It is a premium hotpot chain with over 300 outlets across China, United States, Canada, and Japan, and this is its first outlet in Singapore.
The hotpot restaurant has been wowing guests with its delicious 36-spice soup base, which is the House Original Soup. You will find goji berries, black cardamom pods, jujubes, ginseng, and herbs bobbing on the surface, enlivening this white-coloured broth cooked with beef bones and Kampong chicken.
For a mala broth in your hot pot, order the House Spicy Soup complete with the fiery numbing peppercorns and red chili oil.
Other soup bases to explore include Mushroom and Tomato.
Recommended: Beef and Lamb Rolls Platter
As its name suggests, Little Sheep serves a number of Mongolian lamb delicacies.
If you want some lamb in your hot pot, get their bestselling Beef and Lamb Rolls Platter – just in case someone in your group likes beef over lamb.
You will get a luxurious plate of finely marbled lamb rolls that turn tender and flavourful once dipped into their signature Mongolian-style broth.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square Singapore 049178
Tel: +65 6877 8911 / +65 6877 8912
Opening Hours: All Day Dining 6:30am – 11:00pm (Mon – Sun)
Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore serves up local and international flavours through a variety of buffets and an extensive à la carte menu. Go far and wide with the Weekday International Buffet Lunch ($57++ per adult) that features both Eastern and Western specialties.
For your usual family weekend get-together (minus the alcohol), go for the regular Sunday Brunch ($120++ per adult; $60++ per child), which is perfect if you have kids as it comes with a dedicated kids’ craft and activity room. You can also try the Daily Brimming Buffet Dinner ($59++ per adult from Sun to Thu, $89++ per adult on Fri and Sat).
Recommended: Lobster Nasi Lemak ($35++)
Here just for a quick meal? Go a la carte and order the Lobster Nasi Lemak ($35++), highly recommended for its luxe take on a perennial local favourite.
This special dish comes with a whole lobster marinated with tangy chilli, sugar and white pepper, then deep-fried to a crisp exterior.
The lobster meat remains succulent, and its flavour is complemented with an aromatic coconut-infused rice and omelette.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with The Fullerton Heritage.