From innovative malls and unique retail concepts for out-of-the-box shopping experiences to a whole plethora of first-in-Singapore and first-in-Southeast-Asia establishments, you’ll find that here in Singapore, Passion is truly Made Possible.
Marina Bay Sands has all these and more, making it the ultimate destination if you’re looking for a much-needed afternoon of retail therapy. Besides The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, the iconic locale is also home to a number of celebrity chef restaurants and unique dining concepts that’s sure to satisfy even the fussiest of gourmands.
For all your post-shopping refuelling needs, read on for our hit list of restaurants to head to at Marina Bay Sands.
American diner Black Tap is legendary for its giant milkshakes and hefty burgers. Its extensive list of shakes can leave first-time diners a little overwhelmed, so if you need a recommendation, we suggest the Churro Choco Taco (S$24++), a decadent glass that’s dressed with a vanilla frosted rim and cinnamon toast crunch, then topped with a choco taco, two churros and a delightful dulce de leche drizzle. Pair that with any of BlackTap’s 11 burger options and you’re good to go.
10 Bayfront Ave #L1-80, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956, 6688 9957
Yardbird is most loved for its version of chicken and waffles, crafted with a 100-year-old family fried chicken recipe and a bountiful of watermelon cubes on the side to cut through the grease. To round-up to your all-American meal, make sure to grab a serving of its soft, fluffy Classic Buttermilk Biscuits (S$10++) served with honey butter and house-made jam.
2 Bayfront Ave #B1-07 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972, 6688 9959
LAVO Italian Restaurant And Rooftop Bar
Go big or go home at Lavo as the rooftop restaurant is not only home to delectable plates, but gorgeous views as well. Here, feast on favourites like the smokey Charred Octopus (S$29++), plated with celery, endive, fennel, oregano and red wine vinaigrette, and leave space for the restaurant’s iconic 20 Layer Chocolate Cake (S$24++), a rich peanut butter and chocolate treat that’s bound to delight any chocoholic.
10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 1, Level 57, Singapore 018956, +65 6688 8591
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
If you have time for only one restaurant, make it CUT by Wolfgang Puck. The Michelin-starred restaurant is home to the best steaks in Singapore, not to mention its flawlessly executed side dishes. Apart from its mains, the cocktail menu is one that many regulars come back for time and time again — think sophisticated drinks like Rough Love (S$27++) that combine effervescent, punchy notes of Champagne with Japanese Shiso Umeshu, Tanqueray No.10 Gin, and Peach Bitters.
2 Bayfront Avenue B1-71, Galleria Level The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972, 6688 8517
Take your love for Japanese cuisine to a whole new level at Koma. The swanky, unique interior accompanies the restaurant’s “many faces of Japanese cuisine,” highlighting bold and innovative creations. While many come here for their exquisite sharing-style dinner menu that’s crafted with seasonal Japanese ingredients, the lunch offerings are just as memorable; feast on the two or three-course set menus (S$48++ and S$58++ respectively), that include a range of lip-smacking, modern Japanese creations ready to satisfy any diner.
Make sure to grab a couple of drinks while you’re here too. The establishment’s handcrafted signature cocktail, Phoenix, is a refreshing pick-me-up that’s made with an invigorating blend of tequila, chili umeshu, agave nectar and lime juice.
2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-67,Galleria Level The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972, 6688 8690
This story first appeared in Lifestyle Asia Singapore.