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Singapore National Day: Where to Dine this Public Holiday

Buffets, high-teas and brunches featuring Singaporean flavours including chilli crab, durian and a chendol cocktail

In celebration of National Day, Singapore’s coveted restaurants and hotels have rolled out special buffets, high-teas and brunches. The uniquely Singaporean menus pay homage to the foodie’s paradise with dishes that celebrate the diversity of our local cuisine.

1. The St. Regis National Day Champagne Brunch

This National Day, raise a toast to Singapore’s 52nd birthday with an exquisite brunch experience at The St. Regis Singapore. Delight in an indulgent afternoon of local-inspired cuisine beginning with a selection of tantalising butler-passed canapés such as Braised Pork Belly with Lotus Leaf Bun, Double-boiled Prawn Soup with Wolfberries, and Wok-fried Black Pepper Wagyu Beef.

Alongside these is a stunning array of salads, cold cuts, and fresh seafood on ice (featured image above), as well as wonderful live station delights such as Peking Duck, Popiah, and Nyonya Kueh Pie Tee. The afternoon of refined epicurean indulgences paired with exquisite champagne is enhanced with an enthralling live music performance.

Starts from $148.00++

Tel: (+65) 6506 6860

Address: 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911

2. The Garage

Botanico presents a selection of specially created dishes that harmoniously melds seasonal produce at their best and freshest with vibrant and robust local flavours. Relish the Tamarind Seabass Ceviche with ‘Hei Ko’, Ibérico Char Siew, and the unique thirst-quencher, Chendol Colada Cocktail – a mix of rum, ‘gula melaka’ syrup, pineapple juice and coconut cream, topped with rice flour jelly.

To heighten the celebrations of this momentous occasion, diners dressed in red and white on 9th August, will enjoy a free scoop of ice cream when they dine at Bee’s Knees; limited to one redemption per diner.

The National Day menu will be available at The Garage at Singapore Botanic Gardens from 31st July to 13th August 2017.

Tel: (+65) 6264 7978

Address: 50 Cluny Park Rd, Singapore 257488

3. Plate at Carlton National Day Buffet

If you’re looking for a venue that will stream the National Day Parade live while you enjoy Singapore’s favourite dishes, Plate is the place to go.

Plate pays homage to Singapore's 52 years of culinary history with a buffet spread of local delicacies. Expect iconic hawker dishes such as Singapore Chilli Crab, Black Pepper Crab, Laksa, Hokkien Noodles, Bak Kut Teh with Fried Dough Fritters, Grilled Satay Skewers, Roti Prata with Vegetable Curry and more to make an appearance in the feast.

The spread will also feature fresh seafood on ice, a dedicated Japanese selection of sashimi and sushi, a salad and an appetiser bar, a live pasta station and a carving station featuring roasts such as Slow-Roasted Prime Rib Beef and Barbecued Pork Ribs. Round off the gastronomic journey with local desserts such as Durian Pengat, Tau Suan, Signature Muah Chee and a Make-Your-Own Ice Kachang and Chendol station.

The National Day Buffet Dinner is only available on 9 August 2017 from 6.30pm to 10.00pm at $68++ for adults.

Tel: (+65) 6632 8920

Address: 1 Gopeng Street, Singapore 078862

4. Garang Grill Chilli Crab Mantou

What better way to celebrate National Day than with the iconic chilli crab and fried mantou? Garang Grill by New Ubin Seafood serves this delectable dish with generous servings of chilli crab rillette. As they say, mantous are basically edible spoons so get digging into this local favourite.

Address: 15 Swan Lake Ave, Singapore 455711

5. Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Durian High Tea Buffet

Durian aficionados, put all your plans on hold because Marriott Cafe is welcoming the best harvest of the King of Fruits with a scrumptious Durian High Tea buffet. Brimming with an exciting spread of sweet and savoury durian creations, alongside mouthwatering local and international delights, this is one buffet you would not want to miss.

Think fragrant durian aroma wafting by your noses and rich, creamy durian goodness oozing with every bite, it will be almost too difficult to stop at one dessert. Look forward to decadent highlights such as Durian Strudel; Durian Cream Puffs; Durian Pizza; Fried Durian Balls; Durian Crème Brûlée Tarts, and more.

Monday to Friday / Saturday and Sunday
Adult: $45++ per person / $48++ per person
Child (5 to 12 years old): $27++ per child / $30++ per child

For reservations, please call (+65) 6831 4605 or make a reservation online

Address: 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865

6. TWG Tea

Between 7 and 13 Aug 2017, TWG Tea Salons and Boutiques in Singapore will be rolling out a special National Day set menu. The menu features TWG Tea’s rendition of local delights such as the artisanal Laksa Risotto served with Hokkaido scallops and tiger prawns infused with Earl Grey Gentleman. For chili crab lovers, there is the pasta accompanied with soft shell crab tempura fritters infused with Tokyo Singapore Tea. The set, priced at $35, comes with a choice of hot or iced tea and an a tea-infused dessert.

Address: Various locations

Aditi Kashyap

31 Jul 2017, 10:00 AM

Aditi Kashyap is a staff writer at She loves to travel around the world, explore new eateries, and has recently picked up photography as a serious hobby. Follow her adventures on Instagram @heydeets