Whether you’re looking for exclusivity, discreetness, or just want to sit as separately as possible during these pandemic times; these private dining rooms conveniently come attached to restaurants offering various cuisines – from Japanese to Indian, and even Central Asian.
This restaurant and bar features sustainable, seasonal Mediterranean cuisine. Not only does it pride itself in using the finest organic produce, it also ensures that the seafood it acquires is sustainably sourced.
Artemis Grill houses a chic indoor parlour with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer scenic views of Singapore’s city and coastline. Catering to corporate events or private gatherings, the restaurant allows guests the option of a single private room, which can hold up to 16 guests, or combined private rooms, which can hold up to 40 guests. Minimum spending for a group of 10 is around $1,400.
Artemis Grill, #40, 138 Market St, 01 CapitaGreen, 048946, Tel: 6635 8677.
Chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud offers his contemporary Parisian cuisine at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. One of the first few tenants to open in 2010, the db Bistro & Oyster Bar has become a go-to for diners looking for plump oysters, a romantic dinner date or a quick business lunch.
The private dining room here can seat up to 20 people under a chandelier with a floor-to-ceiling window to the wine cellar. Executive chef Jonathan Kinsella is also on hand to personalise a menu for the occasion.
2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-48, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956. Tel: 6688 8525
Perched on the 62nd floor of One Raffles Place, this eight-seater private dining room boasts sweeping views of the Marina Bay area. It plays host to the AISA (Art Invokes the Senses and Appetite) episodes, a collaborative series that sees chefs team up with artists to create immersive dinners.
As the Plenitude Suite was developed in collaboration with French champagne house Dom Perignon, diners can expect to sip on vintages – such as the Dom Pérignon Oerothèque Rosé 1993, Dom Pérignon P2 1995 and Dom Pérignon Rosé 1988 Magnum – that are not available anywhere else in Singapore. A dedicated suite concierge can help to arrange for limousine transfers, live entertainment, and more.
Stellar at 1-Altitude. Level 62, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616. Tel: 6438 0410.
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One of the most memorable private rooms we’ve seen – the one at newly-opened modern Indian joint Firangi Superstar is themed after a train car; inspired by one of the largest railway networks in the world. Seats up to 10 pax, or whatever the current regulations state. Available for request when making a booking. There is currently no minimum spend for the private room at Firangi Superstar.
20 Craig Rd, #01-03. Tel: 6304-3022
French fine dining stalwart Les Amis boasts four private rooms: one on the first level and three on the mezzanine floor. The private room on the first level, next to the wine cellar, is the Chef’s Table that overlooks the kitchen through a glass window. It can seat a total of six guests.
The three private rooms on the mezzanine floor are connected and can be merged to form one long private dining room for bigger parties of up to 36 guests. All three private rooms are decked with dazzling chandeliers, as well as antique dining tables and chairs imported from Britain and Italy.
For your feast, Les Amis recommends that guests opt for the Tasting Menu, which features the season’s finest ingredients. The restaurant also has an encyclopedic wine list to boot, and sommeliers are always at hand to assist with wine pairings.
1 Scotts Road #01‐16 Shaw Centre. Tel: 6733 2225. For more information, visit Les Amis.
NCO Club’s Madame Fan features five well-appointed private dining rooms (minimum spend – lunch: $600; dinner: $800); as well as one VIP private dining room (minimum spend – lunch: $1000; dinner: $1400) – all of which are furnished in the restaurant’s signature 1920’s Shanghai opulence. With its mood lighting, jazzy feel, and impressive cocktail programme, the restaurant is perfect for both low-key business meetings and debauched celebrations.
32 Beach Rd, The NCO Club. Tel: 6818-1921
The casual fine dining restaurant at Gardens by the Bay, Marguerite, offers up chef-owner Michael Wilson’s brand of contemporary cuisine. The Melbournian made his mark in Shanghai, at Phénix in the Puli Hotel and Spa when he earned the restaurant one Michelin star just five months after its opening.
While the main dining room is surrounded by the Flower Dome’s greenery, the 10-seater private dining room poses a moodier ambience with the silhouette of mist-covered mountains plastered on the walls. Instead of the seven-course tasting menu you’ll get in main hall, dining in this private room will be a more convivial experience with large portions meant to be shared.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, 01-09 Flower Dome, Singapore 018953. Tel: 6604 9988
Opened in 2019 by chef Akihiro Maetomo, who’s a Michelin-starred chef, a former VIP’s chef at Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2012 and a goodwill ambassador of Japanese cuisine recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture in Japan, the establishment has four private dining rooms, each themed to the four seasons (Yuki, Icho, Susuki and Sakura). There’s no minimum spending to reserve a room. Each features a panoramic painting, while the Susuki room is the only one with a deep-seated embedded heated table.
Maemoto Japanese Cuisine Kaiseki & Sushi is located at 39 Scotts Rd, #01-01 Sheraton Towers Hotel, Singapore 228230.
Chinese cuisine mainstay Min Jiang has six private dining rooms (minimum spend — lunch: $600; dinner: $800), which can all be combined to seat 60 people under normal circumstances. For art lovers, each room features antique pieces, custom pendant lighting, and hand-woven jute carpets to give a sense of grandeur.
22 Scotts Rd, Goodwood Park Hotel. Tel: 6730-1704
Some things don’t change. And it’s a good thing when it comes to Morton’s, for the steakhouse stalwart continues to charm with its classic approach to steak, hearty portions, and a boisterous bar shaking up perfectly balanced glasses of stiff pre-dinner martinis.
Besides the option of booking out the main dining room for 120 pax, guests at Morton’s have three private dining rooms to choose from. While the smallest room fits a group of six comfortably, it can also be transformed into a cosy nook for two, making it ideal for special anniversary celebrations or proposals. The two larger private dining rooms sit 10 to 14 diners each, or a maximum of 36 when combined.
Morton’s The Steakhouse. Fourth storey, Mandarin Oriental Singapore. 5 Raffles Avenue. Tel: 6339-3740
As flamboyant as the dim sum they serve, Mott 32 interior is sexy, industrial New York meets Chinese opulence. Designed by Joyce Wang Studio, the private dining room carries on the dark and moody ambience, lighting up with multiple lanterns across the ceiling. One room seats 12 guests, who are free to order from the set or a la carte menu.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, B1-41/42, Singapore 018956. Tel: 6688 9922
Well-established fine dining Indian restaurant, Rang Mahal, has a private dining room that can seat up to 20 persons, suitable for a formal dinner or birthday celebrations. Within its elegant private dining area is a relaxation corner where you can unwind before and after your meal. You can have the option of choosing dishes off the menu, or request for something specially created for your occasion. The experienced and inventive chef Milind Sovani will be at hand to customise the dishes according to your preference. Rang Mahal also offers a large variety of wines to pair with your meal. The minimum spend starts from $1,500 for lunch and $1,800 for dinner.
Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore. Tel: 6333 1788. For more information, visit Rang Mahal
Following a recent refurbishment in 2020, Restaurant Gaig – the first international outpost of the Catalan Michelin-starred restaurant of the same name – now has a private dining room (minimum spend – Mondays to Thursdays: $800; Fridays, Saturdays, eve of and on Public Holidays: $1,200) furnished like a modern Catalan home to reflect the restaurant’s cuisine.
16 Stanley Street. Tel: 6221-2134
Summer Pavilion is Singapore’s top spot for Cantonese cuisine crafted with finesse. The one-Michelin-starred restaurant has equally fine interiors to match, and six private dining rooms than can accommodate groups of various sizes ranging from six to 30.
The names of Summer Pavilion’s smaller private dining rooms are inspired by Chinese flora, such as Wisteria, Plum, Pine, Elm and Bamboo. Each space features a handsome alcohol cabinet stocked with wines, liquors and spirits. The largest private room, the Garden Suite, which can house up to 30 guests, makes the perfect venue for hosting corporate events or celebrating extended family reunions. It boasts a separate entrance as well as a living room with plush sofa seating, great for pre-dinner cocktails or post-meal cognacs. The modern space is also equipped with a wireless keyboard, three built-in LCD projectors and three screens.
A minimum spend of $1,000 is applicable for bookings of 10 guests or less, and $2,500 for bookings of 20 to 30 guests. This amount excludes beverages.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Tel: 6434 5286. For more information, visit Summer Pavilion
Japanese-speaking waitresses gliding in yukatas. Sliding shoji screens. Dramatic downlights that illuminate the counter where exquisite creations of edo-style sushi come to the fore. This exclusive sushi restaurant at Mandarin Gallery ranks amongst the best in town and offers three private dining rooms, each helmed by a sushi chef. The most intimate room seats six (minimum spend of $1,500 for lunch and $3,500 for dinner) while the larger private dining rooms sit 14 and 15 respectively (minimum spend of $3,000 for lunch and $6,500 for dinner). The 15-pax room features an unusual L-shaped wooden table that allows six guests to be seated face to face, a rarity for high-end sushi restaurants which tend to wrap seats around the sushi counter.
#04-16 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road. Tel: 6733-2144. For more information, visit www.sushi-ayumu.com
Perched on the top of a revolving tower, Tong Le boasts stunning views of the Marina Bay and an exclusive dining experience. This restaurant holds exclusive private dining rooms as well as three luxuriously furnished rooms for gatherings and events. Indulge in delectable cuisine in lavishly decorated rooms. An added touch: the extensive karaoke facilities.
Tong Le, 60 Collyer Quay, OUE Tower, Level 8 & 10, Singapore 049322, T: 6634 3233. For more information, visit www.tong-le.com.
Only a handful of restaurants in Singapore have been crowned with two Michelin stars and chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s Waku Ghin sits in this rarefied circle. The 8,000 square feet restaurant plays host to only 25 guests at any one time, all of whom will find themselves in one of three private dining rooms, each helmed by a chef.
Dinner here is a 10-course degustation affair that draws from both Japanese and European culinary traditions, featuring such produce of the highest order as Japanese Ohmi wagyu and Murasaki uni from Hokkaido.
Since its opening, Waku Ghin has only welcomed diners for dinner. But in September 2020, Wakuda made the decision to open the restaurant for lunch on Fridays. Here, a five-course executive lunch is served, featuring both crowd-favourites from the dinner menu as well as dishes exclusive to lunch.
Both lunch and dinner conclude with dessert, coffee, and digestifs served at the drawing room overlooking Marina Bay. Those looking to close a deal will find the restaurant’s exceptional wine and sake selection to be their best ally.
Background music is notably absent from this fine dining establishment. Wakuda believes that the dining experience should only be driven by the soundtrack of conversation and the visceral sounds of dishes prepared a la minute before each guest.
L2-01, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Tel: 6688-8507. For more information, visit Waku Ghin.
This one Michelin-starred Modern Australian restaurant at Chijmes has a beautiful private dining room that’s ideal for up to 30 guests. Menu-wise, there are three-, four-, and five courses (available for maximum 15 pax) to select from. Expect Chef Sam Aisbett to craft highly inventive dishes such as slow roasted Iberico pork neck, with scallop “yin & yang”, steamed shitake custard, and a soothing pork rib broth as well as Amazake (fermented Japanese rice beverage) milk mousse with Japanese nashi pear, shiso leaf granita, and pear ice cream.
The sommelier will be at hand to recommend the wine pairing for your meal. Beverages can be selected on consumption from the wine list, or you may select an unlimited beverage package. Minimum spend for the private room ranges from $1000 to $6000.
#01-26/27, Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street. Tel: 6837 0402. For more information, visit Whitegrass.
Cantonese restaurant Yan has three private dining rooms (minimum spend — lunch: $400; dinner: $600), each of which is decked out with warm oak, curved corners, and bright lighting for a feeling of conviviality. While each room seats 10, two of them can be combined to form a larger space. There’s also an art installation featuring a flight of swallows running through two of the rooms.
#05-02 National Gallery. Tel: 6384-5585
St. Regis’ Yan Ting features two semi-private dining rooms and three private dining rooms (minimum spend – lunch: $800; dinner: $1,000). Opt for the latter if there’s business to conduct undisturbed by the noise from the main dining area. Great dim sum brunch.
29 Tanglin Road, The St. Regis Singapore, Level 1U. Tel: 6506-6887
Privacy is the name of the game at this sky-high restaurant. Zafferano has two private rooms. One’s a 22-seater (minimum spend – lunch: $800; dinner: $2,000) that boasts its own view of the Marina Bay area skyline and a private entrance for even more discretion. There’s also their Wine Room (minimum spend – lunch: $600; dinner: $1,000), which is located near the action of the main dining room, but still ensconced away for private/business interactions.
Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre. Tel: 6509-1488
A version of this article was first published in The Peak Magazine.