Top Dining Hotspots close to Singapore's Cruise Ports

If you arrive into Singapore on a cruise liner, you will berth and one of two cruise ports: the original Harbourfront Centre or the swanky new Marina Bay Cruise Centre. The good news is, that both these ports are just a short cab ride from downtown and countless fabulous restaurants. Most restaurants on our list are in the Marina Bay area, the most picturesque part of Singapore.


Several of the restaurants on our list are helmed by world-renowned celebrity chefs, who have chosen Singapore to showcase their culinary skills. Choose from French haute cuisine by Guy Savoy, sensational steaks from Wolfgang Puck at CUT, or innovative Japanese/French fusion from Tetsuya Wakuda at Waku Ghin. All of these restaurants can be found within the Marina Bay Sands complex, which dominates the Singapore Skyline with its groundbreaking architecture.


Head upstairs to the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands and enjoy unbeatable views over Singapore at the trendy see-and-be-seen hotspot Ku De Ta or its neighbor Sky on 57, which dishes up modern interpretations of Southeast Asian favorites from Singapore’s very own celebrity chef, Justin Quek. Meanwhile, across the water with views of Marina Bay Sands are Forlino for fine-dining Italian, Catalunya and Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill with its pleasant al-fresco dining area.


While the Harbourfront Centre is just a 10 minute cab ride from Marina Bay, even closer is Resorts World Sentosa, where a host of restaurants await you, including our number one choice on the list L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon.

Forlino is a sophisticated contemporary fine-dining Italian restaurant with stunning views across Marina Bay. The opulent design begins with the black and white marble corridor, lined with gilt-edged walls, that leads to the main dining room....  Read More

The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill dishes up classic East Coast American cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood and wood fired grilling. With a classy interior inspired by the glamorous era of luxurious sea travel, diners sink into cushy leather...  Read More

Paradise Pavilion's French-inspired neo-classical interior design sets it apart form its Chinese fine-dining contemporaries. Located at the Marina Bay Financial Centre, a private escalator whisks you up to the elegant and refined restaurant that...  Read More

Spanish restaurant Catalunya has an enviable position in the glass-enclosed Fullerton Pavilion on the waters of Marina Bay, providing stunning views to its diners. This contemporary Spanish restaurant is helmed by an international team of...  Read More

Helmed by Singapore's very own celebrity chef, Justin Quek, Sky on 57 offers guests a modern take on traditional Asian and local cuisine, with one of the best views in Singapore as a backdrop. Located on the Sands SkyPark on the roof of the...  Read More

Guy Savoy in Paris is often lauded as one of the world's finest haute-cuisine establishments. With three Michelin stars under his belt and the honour of being named France's Chef of the Year by his peers, you are sure not to be disappointed at...  Read More

CUT by Wolfgang Puck

One of the world's most celebrated chefs, Wolfgang Puck has joined other celebrity chefs in choosing the Marina Bay Sands complex for his first venture into Asia. This is the third location of his award-winning Beverly Hills steakhouse, CUT,...  Read More

Considered by many to be Australia's finest chef, Tetsuya Wakuda's Singapore restaurant Waku Ghin, follows in the footsteps of his famous Sydney establishment Tetsuya's, which has earned him his stalwart reputation. Fine-dining doesn't get...  Read More

Ku De Ta is one of Singapore's current see-and-be-seen hotspots. This bar, restaurant and dance club in-one, boasts one of the world's most stunning locations, perched at 257m atop the magnificent Marina Bay Sands hotel with unbeatable views...  Read More

Masterchef Joel Robuchon is a true legend in the culinary world, with a staggering 26 Michelin stars to his name, from his 22 restaurants which span ten cities across the globe. His two outlets at Resorts World Sentosa signal Mr Robuchon's first...  Read More


Meet Marianne Rogerson

Marianne is a freelance travel writer, who has lived in Singapore for six years. She is the author of a travel guidebook to Singapore and has written about Singapore for a range of...  More About Marianne