Restaurants with private dining rooms in Singapore
These top-notch restaurants offer private dining rooms perfect for meetings, parties, and birthday celebrations.
Jordan Chung, Denise Kok, Ariel Lim
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
Lounge area at Summer Pavilion's "Garden Suite" private dining room
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
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 last year, 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.
The drawing room at Waku Ghin
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
Well-established fine dining Indian restaurant, Rang Mahal, has a private dining room that can seat up to 20 persons, and 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
Relaxation corner at Rang Mahal's private dining room
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.
The cuisine of head chef Ryoichi Nakatani is a showcase of masterful techniques, be it searing prized Kinmedai (golden-eyed snapper) over charcoal until the its scales crisp up beautifully or balancing a precise blend of three red vinegars to lend the sushi rice an unparalleled depth of flavour.
Nakatani flies in an impressive array of seafood from Japan daily. Besides sourcing from Tokyo’s Toyosu Fish Market, Nakatani’s close ties with Kyushu fishermen and producers sees the Chiba native bringing in rare vegetables and seafood that cannot be found elsewhere.
Call for Sushi Ayumu’s private-label sake, an aromatic Junmai Daiginjo-grade sake from Gifu, Japan. Diners will also find an impressive showing of Burgundies and Bordeaux that almost eclipse the establishment’s sake list – thanks in no small part to Ayumu’s owner and resident oenophile Simon Wong.
#04-16 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road. Tel: 6733-2144. For more information, visit www.sushi-ayumu.com
The newly rebranded Yoshi (formerly Kaiseki Yoshiyuki) features one private dining room, which can seat up to eight persons. At this authentic Kyoto kaiseki with a kappo-style setting, there is no minimum spend or minimum number of persons. As it's based on the room’s availability, you will have to call at least three days in advance to book the space. Food-wise, Chef Yoshiyuki Kashiwabara can create a customised kaiseki-style menu for your guests. You will only need to let the restaurant know about your preferences when you make reservations. The menu prices will differ according to the level of customisation.
583 Orchard Road, #B1-39, Forum The Shopping Mall. Tel: 8188 0900. For more information, visit Yoshi
Dom Pérignon Plénitude Suite at Stellar at 1-Altitude
Perched on the 62nd floor of One Raffles Place, this eight-seater private dining room boasts sweeping views of the Marina Bay area. But when the lights dim and the meal commences, it's the dining table that quite literally sets the stage for the evening, not only in the multi-course feasts by executive chef Christopher Millar, but also in the light projections that illuminate the entire table. Those who have dined at Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet in Shanghai might find the audiovisual theatrics familiar, but here, Millar has a few more surprises up his sleeve, one of which involves guests being blindfolded as servers set the scene for a twinkling finale.
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 For more information about the Dom Perignon Plenitude Suite, visit Stellar at 1-Altitude or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This restaurant and bar features sustainable, seasonal Mediterranean cuisine. Not only does it pride itself in using only 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 between 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.
This contemporary Italian restaurant has fine cuisine and wine to match. Zafferano features two exclusive dining rooms for events or gatherings. Elegant furnishing coupled with sweeping views of the Singapore’s skyline makes for a luxurious ambience.
The private dining room can seat up to 22 guests, and even has a private entrance for that added exclusivity. The wine room is designed for more intimate gatherings, and can seat up to 12 guests. Offering an exquisite range of menus - as well as the option to customise one’s own menu - one can expect a truly personalised dining experience.
Minimum spending for the wine room is $800 for lunch, while the minimum spending for the private dining room is $1,000 for lunch. Both rooms have a minimum spending of $1,500 for dinner.
Zafferano, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315, T: 6509-1488. For more information, visit www.zafferano.com
The Black Swan
One can expect a luxurious private dining experience like no other. Hidden away from plain sight, the Black Swan private dining room is located in the original bank vault of the building - refurbished and transformed to take on a stunning and stylish look. The building itself is a restored 1930s landmark - having housed the Kwangtung Provincial Banks in the past - located at the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District.
The Black Swan can accommodate 12 guests and minimum spending starts from $1,000.
Oxwell and Co. is located on Ann Siang Hill, right in the heart of Chinatown. Housing three bars and two dining areas, this establishment is good for hosting events and gatherings alike. A private dining room is available, named the Oxwell Study. Seating up to 14 people and tucked away on the third floor, it oozes indulgent British charm, while maintaining a welcoming and comfortable ambience.
A minimum spending of $3,500 is required for guests ordering from the A la carte menu. No minimum spending is required for set menus.
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
Morton’s The Steakhouse
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.