#1 Manhattan Bar
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A stylish meld of contemporary and Art Deco influences, the upscale cocktail bar took inspiration from the classic bars of luxury hotels in old New York. Black marble tables, lacquered furnishings and posh leather sofas add to the elegance of the place, which serves classic American food with a twist.
Manhattan is located at Level 2, Regent Singapore, tel: 6725-3377.
#2 Brasserie Les Saveurs
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Think of weddings at The St. Regis Singapore and its opulent John Jacob ballroom comes to mind. But if you’re looking for a more intimate celebration, the Brasserie Les Saveurs, which serves contemporary French cuisine, makes for an equally stunning venue with its high ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, carpeted floor and ornate furnishings.
Brasserie Les Saveurs is located at St. Regis Singapore, lobby level, tel: 6506-6860. Visit www.brasserielessaveurs.com.
#3 Sum Yi Tai
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Inspired by the glamour of Hong Kong in the 80s, Sum Yi Tai comprises three levels with different themes. Step into the first level and you’ll be greeted by a majestic Chinese dragon sculpture, a wall of music CDs from the 80s, and an elaborate dragon mural. The second storey is decorated in feminine hues and graceful Chinese paintings that’s perfect for an intimate dinner. Afterwards, take the party upstairs to its rooftop bar which offers views of the surrounding skyscrapers and city lights.
Sum Yi Tai is located at 25 Boon Tat Street, tel: 6221-3665. Visit www.sumyitai.com.
#4 National Kitchen By Violet Oon
Furnished with a sense of its owner’s rich Perankan heritage, it boasts luxurious spaces for different celebrations, including an opulent main dining hall and an alfresco verandah that overlooks the Padang. Avid fans of Violet Oon’s Peranakan dishes will be delighted to find that the menu is similar to that of Violet Oon at Bukit Timah, but with several new additions created specially for the new venue, including butter prawn, chilli crab and Eurasian beef brisket semor.
National Kitchen by Violet Oon is located at #02-01 National Gallery, tel: 9834-9935. Visit www.violetoon.com.
#5 Bar & Billiard Room, Raffles Hotel
For a venue that evokes colonial elegance, look to the spacious Bar & Billiard Room at the iconic Raffles Hotel. Decadent quilted velvet seats, a high ceiling decorated in magnificent chandeliers and dark wooden paneling add to its Old World charm and grandeur.
The Bar & Billiard Room is located at Raffles Hotel, Level 1, tel: 6412-1816. Visit www.raffleshotel.com.
#6 The Clifford Pier
With its dramatic arched concrete trusses, stately chandeliers, resplendent settings and glass doors that allow plenty of light to stream in, this famous heritage site is the perfect location for a sophisticated lunch as well as an evening celebration. The Clifford Pier also prides itself on dishes that pay tribute to Singapore’s history, including Wagyu Beef Rendang, Laksa With Lobster and The Pier Kong Bak Bao.
The Clifford Pier is located at The Fullerton bay Hotel, tel: 6877 8911 / 8912.Visit www.fullertonbayhotel.com.