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The Best Restaurants in Singapore for Special Occasions

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Looking for a restaurant to celebrate an important milestone or occasion at? Check out these 12 recommendations from our MICHELIN Guide inspectors.
Updated on 27 May 2024

When it comes to celebrating a special occasion — whether it is a gathering or a milestone — restaurants, more often than not, come to mind immediately because a high-quality dining experience can make the important people in your life feel both happy and impressed. Apart from the food, other factors to take into consideration are the quality of service, the décor, interiors, and overall restaurant environment.

May it be a gathering with friends or a romantic date with your partner, create unforgettable memories in these restaurants specially handpicked by our MICHELIN Inspectors for special occasions.

Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, 228221 Singapore
$$$ · European Contemporary

Located in the historic Goodwood Park Hotel, the dining room at Alma comes alive with its many paintings and avant-garde décor. The dining environment here is comfortable, and during lunch and dinner, different sets of dishes are served. The food is exquisitely presented and the dishes are sublime. The friendly service team adds a lot to the entire dining experience, making this restaurant very suitable for gatherings and celebrations.

Bar-Roque Grill
165 Tanjong Pagar Road, 088539 Singapore
$$ · European

At Bar-Roque Grill, the dining room is designed with sofa chairs that contribute to the restaurant's relaxing atmosphere, making it ideal for conversations between friends and family. An outdoor seating area is available, as well as a bar, which are both suitable for varying celebrations. With a French kitchen team, the menu offers a wide variety of steak and continental options that are good for sharing.

Crystal Jade Golden Palace
The Paragon, #05-22, 290 Orchard Road, 238859 Singapore
$$ · Cantonese

Located at Paragon Shopping Centre in Orchard, the chef-team at Crystal Jade Golden Palace selects only the finest and the freshest ingredients to create exquisite Cantonese dishes. Every Lunar New Year, the restaurant will serve classic Chinese New Year offerings such as Lo Hei and Poon Choi, which evoke festivity and celebration. The dining environment is relaxing and luxurious, and there are large private rooms that are suitable for gatherings with friends and family.

Foc (Clarke Quay)
40 HongKong Street, 059679 Singapore
$$ · Spanish

This Spanish restaurant in Clark Quay, which is known for its bars and restaurants, sports a very good dining atmosphere, especially in the evening. Decorated with a lot of fun elements, the restaurant offers a variety of seating options, depending on the number of diners in your party. Bar seating is available where guests can enjoy the chef's craftsmanship up-close, as well as a high table that can easily accommodate around six to eight guests. The restaurant also serves a variety of tapas that's good for sharing, as well as mains and desserts that can be enjoyed by a larger group of friends, family, and colleagues.

35 Scotts Road, 228227 Singapore
$$ · Peranakan

Set in a beautiful colonial-style bungalow, the interiors feature a curated selection of antique furniture that exudes a more retro vibe. Private rooms are available, complete with equipment such as microphones, which allow diners to customise their restaurant experience depending on the occasion. A popular place for banquets and birthday parties, the restaurant offers a selection of Nyonya-style dishes that are flavourful and full of surprises.

Jaan by Kirk Westaway
Swissôtel The Stamford, Equinox Complex, Level 70, 2 Stamford Road, 178882 Singapore
$$$ · British Contemporary

Located on the 70th floor of MICHELIN Hotel Swissotel The Stamford, diners here can enjoy an exceptional view of Singapore from day to night. The atmosphere here leans more towards the romantic side, especially in the evening, making it suitable for celebrating anniversaries or special occasions with that special someone. The chef hails from the United Kingdom and uses the best ingredients of the season to create a "Reinventing British" menu with all the produce's vibrance and flavours. The service team is impressive and excellent as they introduce each dish.

Ma Cuisine
38 Craig Road, 089676 Singapore
$$$ · French

Headed by a chef from Burgundy, France, the restaurant offers a range of traditional and exquisite French dishes. There are different seating arrangements in the restaurant, including a high table suitable for two people to dine, a sofa seat suitable for multiple people to have a meal in, and even an open balcony dining area. The wine list includes a variety of French wines, and the restaurant also has a resident sommelier to provide professional advice for guests.

National Kitchen
National Gallery Singapore, #02-01, (Coleman Street entrance), 1 St. Andrew's Road, 178957 Singapore
$$ · Singaporean

Located inside the National Gallery, the restaurant is decorated with mosaic-style floor tiles, large crystal chandeliers, and old local photos. The elegant and distinct decoration is eye-catching. The restaurant's bar area is decorated with lights that are suitable for taking pictures, and the restaurant's menu offers traditional and beautifully presented Nyonya dishes that are good for sharing, making the restaurant fitting for celebratory occasions with different group sizes.

National Gallery, #01-04, 1 St. Andrew's Road (entrance via Supreme Court wing's foyer), 178957 Singapore
$$$$ · French Contemporary

Also located in the National Gallery, the kitchen team headed by chef Julien Royer uses only the best ingredients to create a number of contemporary French dishes that look exquisite and taste delicious. The dining room is decked with pastel colours and whites, providing guests with the feeling of tranquility and comfort. This restaurant is ideal for couples celebrating significant milestones and life events.

Summer Palace
Conrad Orchard, Level 3, 1 Cuscaden Road, 249715 Singapore
$$$ · Cantonese

The resident Chinese restaurant at the Regent Singapore, the team at Summer Palace displays solid cooking skills as they prepare a variety of high-quality Cantonese dishes. The friendly restaurant service makes diners feel at home, coupled with the comfortable yet elegant dining atmosphere. Highly recommended for celebrations with friends and family, one of the best times to book the restaurant is during the Lunar New Year to enjoy the festive Yusheng and raise chopsticks together.

Chijmes, #01-26/27, 30 Victoria Street, 187996 Singapore
$$$ · French Contemporary

Located in CHIJMES, this French restaurant is helmed by a Japanese chef that uses French cooking techniques and fresh ingredients from his hometown in Nara. The dishes are beautiful, delicate in taste, and filled with ingenuity. It is recommended to go for the sake pairing to complete the dining experience. The chef and service team are warm and hospitable, ensuring that guests are taken care of. As for the restaurant's atmosphere, it is relaxed and tranquil, making it perfect for celebrating birthdays or anniversaries with loved ones.

Yan Ting
The St. Regis Hotel, Level 1U, 29 Tanglin Road, 247911 Singapore
$$ · Cantonese

Located at the St. Regis Hotel, this Chinese restaurant serves a wide array of Cantonese classics. The interiors are stylish, elegant, and comfortable. Coupled with its thoughtful cooking, guests are treated to a pleasant dining experience. Whether it's celebrating the festivities with friends or family, or even to enjoy a romantic dinner with a loved one, this spot is a great choice.