Across the island, several restaurants, food establishments and bars are presenting an enticing array of limited-time, mouthwatering options, specially curated for the nation’s 58th birthday.
Below, a curated list of restaurants serving locally-inspired food for National Day 2023.
Embrace the festivities with Tablescape’s exclusive National Day set menu, which promises a gastronomic journey inspired by a sense of patriotic pride.
Unique dishes, such as the arancini with chicken and the cereal crusted cod fish, are designed to reflect the essence of local culinary heritage. The former pays homage to the iconic chicken rice dish, where a corn-fed chicken leg is expertly marinated with a blend of ginger, spring onion, Chinese wine (Shao Xing), and served with deep-fried arancini made with chicken stock, ginger, and pandan; the latter is inspired by the typical hawker delight, where deep-fried cod fish is coated with a blend of cereal stir-fried with butter, curry leaves, and a hint of chilli padi.
On August 9 itself, the dining experience will commence with a pre-dinner indulgence at the rooftop of Grand Park City Hall, where guests are invited to partake in specially-concocted aperitifs.
For those seeking to spend a leisurely afternoon with delicious bites and teas, Tablescape has also launched their Botanical Garden Afternoon Tea Set for two, designed in tribute to the Padang and Singapore as a garden city.
A medley of bite-sized sweet and savoury delights are on the menu, including the foie gras kaya charcoal sandwich, matcha red bean cake, and the tea set’s centrepiece – an enchanting botanical garden, a delectable edible flowerpot made with Valrhona chocolate and chocolate peppermint filling, adorned with white chocolate leaves and fresh berries.
When: The National Day Set Menu is available for dine-in only, until 13 August. The Botanical Garden Afternoon Tea Set for two, is available for both dine-in and takeaway, until 13 August as well.
Level33 is marking the occasion with a revelry featuring local-inspired dishes and drinks such as the brewery’s signature house-brewed beers, fine wines, and the iconic Singapore Sling. The world’s highest urban microbrewery boasts smashing views over the Marina Bay skyline, and its prime location from the Terrace area offers guests the opportunity to watch the sky come alive with the National Day aerial display and ceremony at The Padang.
Inside, the dining spaces will feature live food stations serving innovative renditions of local cuisine, meticulously curated by executive chef Jake Kowalewski and his team. Canapés include bites such as the Rendang slider, made with sustainably-sourced Westholme wagyu short ribs, braised to perfection in an aromatic rendang sauce, and the beer-brined charcoal grilled soy chicken wing, where the meat is wings stuffed with glutinous rice and Chinese sausage and glazed with soy sauce and Level33’s signature brew, grilled over charcoal for a smoky flavour.
Of course, savouring a pint of expertly brewed craft beer is par for the course at Level33. From the crowd-pleasing wheat beer to the refined blond lager, fresh brews are served directly from the brewery tank. In addition, guests can relish in house pour wines and prosecco, as well as the iconic Singapore Sling cocktail with the option of adding Level33’s blond lager foam on top.
When: 9 August, from 5pm to 9pm
Celebrate Singapore’s 58th Birthday in style at Cé La Vi Singapore. With its prime location atop Marina Bay Sands, the sky bar and restaurant provides the perfect vantage point for enjoying the fireworks display whilst indulging in a selection of delectable dishes curated by executive chef Maksym Chukanov.
Menu highlights include a classic BBQ platter filled with succulent pork chops and prime cuts of stony river black angus tenderloin. Seafood lovers can opt for the Surf & Turf Platter, which includes plump tiger prawns and luxurious Canadian lobster tail.
There’s also a variety of live food stations offering local favourites such as perfectly grilled satays, freshly steamed soft tutu kuehs filled with grated coconut, and sticky chewy muah chee coated in sugary peanut granules.
Cé La Vi’s resident live DJs will also be spinning throughout the night, promising a night of great music and food.
When: 9 August, from 4 pm to 10 pm
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To celebrate Singapore’s 58th birthday, Spice Brasserie is offering a charming array of local delicacies and nostalgic treats with three buffet spreads that promise to showcase the vibrant culinary culture of Singapore. Highlights on the menu from the halal-certified kitchen include renditions of popular local dishes such as BBQ barramundi with chef’s special sambal, Malay rendang angus beef oyster blade served with lemang, and Indian Tandoori Oven Baked Spring Chicken. But that’s not all – there’s also an assortment of yesteryear snacks, biscuits, and sweet treats that offers an authentic taste of old Singapore.
For dinner guests, there’s an additional treat in store – a sumptuous spread of seafood delights, including creamy salted egg yolk slipper lobster and scallion white pepper crab, showcasing the vibrant confluence of Asian flavours that our city-state is known for.
For National Day babies who are born on 9th August, the first 58th birthday celebrants who partake in the buffet will receive a special nostalgic Tingkat gift .
When: 8 and 9 August
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Celebrate Singapore’s birthday in true-blue Kinki style at Kinki Restaurant + Bar with their National Day Rooftop Package, specially curated to complement the festivities. Available from 5 pm to 12 am at the Rooftop Bar on level 3, the package includes a 700ml bottle of Roku Gin, accompanied by a choice between Haku Vodka or Chita Whiskey. You can also graze on addictive bar bites like chicken karaage, ebi fries, and cassava nachos, accompanied by Kinki’s signature tomato miso beef and guacamole.
For those seeking an earlier daytime gathering, opt for the restaurant’s Bottomless Brunch on Level 2. Relish in reinvented Japanese classics such as unlimited sushi, sashimi, maki, and a variety of cold and hot selections. Mains such as Wagyu Udon, Kurobuta Katsu, and Salmon Butter Yuzu promise to delight your taste buds. To add more fun to the afternoon, you can opt for a top-up of $38++ to enjoy free flow of your preferred alcoholic beverage, whether it’s sake, shochu, prosecco, or beer.
When: The National Day Rooftop Package is available only on 9 August. The Bottomless Brunch is available from 12pm to 3pm on Saturdays and public holidays.