Garden-themed restaurants have a way of making you feel relaxed especially when you have a difficult day at work. Not only is the backdrop good for pictures for your Instagram or Facebook pages but also brings a sense of security and a Zen vibe as you take care of the ravaging pangs of hunger. Getting good garden restaurants is easier said than done. Most restaurants in Singapore are clearly taking the fast-food take away or drive-in approach making it difficult to get a good place to chill.

Nonetheless, there still remain good garden-themed restaurants but only if you know where to find them. To save you from the trouble of trying to find one by yourself, this post will let you in on the best garden restaurants in Singapore. This post gives a detailed and honest opinion on the garden restaurants including where they are located. Tag along to find out more!

1. The Brewing Ground

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Get your breakfast or brunch fix at this serene place located away from the buzzy and busy Katong Street. The restaurant is located just near old Telok Kurau Primary School and is the ideal place for anyone looking to unwind or catch up with friends over a good meal and beer. One landmark that you will immediately notice once you approach the cafe is a huge Kapok tree. Featuring a glass-house-inspired theme, the breezy alfresco deck comes with extra space and sitting to accommodate your pets.

Once you are here grab the menu and go through the assortment of mouthwatering branch meals. Depending on the time you get there, you could get the breakfast options still available for you. As for the brunch, some of the must-haves whenever you visit this cafe include the breakfast burger, crabmeat, and ikura or the sourdough and eggs. One thing that stands out with this cafe is that the meals are not expensive. You can get any of the aforementioned brunch meals at a price of $15 per person. For all you lovers of a boozy brunch, you always have the option of washing down your meals with a warm beer, or cold martini for an extra cost.

Highlights

  • Cozy and serene
  • Affordable meals
  • Pet friendly
Address01-24, The Yards 406 Joo Chiat Pl Singapore 428084
Contact Details+65 8313 6092 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon-Sun, 7.30 AM – 5.00 PM
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2. Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

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Once you get a chance to visit this classy restaurant that is located in Telok Blangah Green, trust me you’ll never want to miss the mouth-watering meals and services offered here. This restaurant had been left empty before the year 2003 and it has since been conserved and brought back to its previous fame. Currently, the Alkaff Mansion Ristorante is a complete building having a huge alfresco garden area that is ideal for weddings. Besides, it is one of the beautiful bars and garden restaurants dining locations in Singapore where great memories are created.

This colonial mansion gives you the memories of an era full of romance. It has a pair of European-style fountains placed at its main entrance. The outdoor has a cool view adorned with water fountains, sundials, and a garden gazebo which is an attraction to the clients. The Alkaff Mansion is a destination with a café serving cakes, brunch staples, and two eateries for Spanish cuisine. The main reason I would recommend the Alkaff is that they offer amazing Spanish food, the space is romantic and beautiful, it is also a very unique heritage dining venue.

Highlights

  • A beautiful and serene environment
  • Unique outdoor designs
  • Great Spanish menu
  • Pet friendly
Address10 Telok Blangah Green Singapore 109178
Contact Details+65 6510 3068 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon-Sun, 8.00 AM – 11.00 PM
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3. Hub and Spoke Cafe

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It goes without saying that our airport is one of the best in the world. In fact, it is one of the most attractive laden with beautiful structure as compared to others around the globe. Away from this piece of infrastructure, lays a piece of treasure in the form of a cafe that virtually hides in plain sight. Located along with terminal two, Hub and Spoke Cafe, a garden-themed restaurant offers just the right environment to escape, relax, and grab a bite. Featuring a glasshouse type of architecture, the entire cafe is filled with lots of natural light. The outdoor veranda is filled with different types of beautiful fauna.

Having the pleasure of sitting in this glasshouse, will leave you with an unobstructed view of nature in all its glory while enjoying an air-conditioned environment. You will love the self-watering wall flanked by lush green blooms. Trust me, you won’t help but take a picture as it is an amazing backdrop. Hub and Spoke Cafe is another pet-friendly space and also cycling-friendly. The scenery is not the only attractive thing in this cafe, have you seen the menu? With meals inspired by multi-cultural variety, you won’t miss something new or foreign to try out. The meals and services are outstanding reasons enough for you to give this place a visit.

Highlights

  • Cycling friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Beautiful place
Address60 Airport Boulevard, #01-T2 S-02, Singapore 819643
Contact Details[email protected]
Operating HoursMon-Sun, 7.30 AM – 10.30 PM
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4. Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro

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Let’s forget city restaurants and focus on this serene garden restaurant which is located 100 meters above sea level. The name Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro was inspired by the Latin word for tree hence the restaurant being surrounded by the greenery and tranquillity of Mount Faber Peak. To get to the Hilltop Garden, different routes can be used but cable cars create the most scenic memories and convenient route.

While at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro you can enjoy the views of the Harbourfront neighbourhood with a unique dining experience offered. The natural setting of the restaurant makes it the perfect choice for family meals and friends dining. The menu provided is also a selection of family-friendly dishes that give you the natural backdrop of the restaurant. Kids are also highly favoured by this menu because the ingredients used are fresh and natural. Apart from the menu and the view here, you can also enjoy the drinks selection that comes with a tropical spin. It is also an ideal place for lazy weekend meals with family and friends.

Highlights

  • Kids friendly
  • Great meals and drinks
Address109 Mount Faber Road, Mount Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
Contact Details+65 6377 9688 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon-Fri: 11AM – 10.30PM
Sat, Sun, and Public Holidays: 8.30 AM – 10.30 PM
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5. Timbre at Gillman Barracks

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Are you looking for garden restaurants to celebrate your special occasions? Then here is a perfect place with music, food, and art. Timbre at Gillman restaurant is located in a former military barracks that has since been turned into an art scene. The interior of this area is uniquely designed with a staging area and small sea outdoor tables having both low and high tops.

One amazing feature that makes this place a priority to families looking forward to enjoying the good meals served, is sprawling outdoor play are for kids. This restaurant gives an extensive menu of beverages and a wide range of food, soups, and salads included. At the Timbre hotel, the open space is beautifully enclosed with a brightly coloured centrepiece that is so eye-catching to anyone visiting here.

Highlights

  • Great live band
  • Ideal for kids
  • Good meals
Address9A Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108926
Contact Details+65 6694 4201 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon – Thu, 4PM – 11:30pm | Fri & Sat, 5.00PM – 12:30AM

6. Pollen

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If you think that this place appears to be familiar, then it is probably because it is located in Gardens by the Bay’s Flower dome. Well, if you thought the only thing the Flower dome had to offer was the beautiful flower gardens, then you need to use your nose better next time. Tucked in the corner of the climate-controlled conservancy, lies the cafe ‘Pollen’ that appears like something out of a novel. Pollen cafe is indeed the ultimate garden restaurant on the Island. Set amid the Mediterranean garden, you will enjoy the panoramic views as you enjoy your lunch or dinner.

Indulge in the variety of courses available on the menu as you marvel at the view of the Marina Bay Skyline and Waterfront. You will be pleasantly surprised that the herbs and veggies are available fresh from the in-house garden. The cafe boasts of having different top drawer chefs at its helm since its inception in the business. You will notice that the menu is quite vast as inspired by the different chefs that have been in the cafe. Pollen’s signature dishes include the carabinero shrimp rolled in lardo and also the suckling pig paired with wild Sicilian fennel. Once you are done with your meals you get to enjoy complimentary access to the flower dome.

Highlights

  • Access to the flower dome
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Vast menu
Address18 Marina Gardens Dr, #01-09 Flower Dome, Singapore 018953
Contact Details+65 6604 9988 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon & Tue, Closed | Wed-Sun, 12.00PM – 3.00PM, 6.00PM – 10.30PM
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7. Prairie by Craftsmen

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To get to this hidden backyard garden café at Cluny Court, you will have to walk past a bamboo pathway. The courtyard here is occupied by 40 seats outside with natural sunlight and beautiful hanging plants that create the glasshouse vibe. The inside area creates some cosy and homely feeling because of the warm lightings and can also hold another 40 pax. The best seats in the restaurant are situated underneath the skylights with some beautiful hanging air plants.

The breakfast menu at this restaurant consists of eggs on toast, muffins, sourdough, and smoked almond while the lunch menu is set to begin at 11 am; you should expect Starters, mains, salads, burgers, pasta, and pizza. You can also opt to have a bite of the affordable Herb-dusted calamari snack as you wait for the main meals to be served. This café, however, does not offer an all-day brunch to the client. There is also a second outlet at River Valley where you can pass by and enjoy a cup of coffee in a unique and spacious courtyard.

Highlights

  • Beautiful courtyard
  • Ideal for family, friends, and meetings
Address501 BukitTimah Rd, Cluny Court #01-05C, Singapore
Contact Details+65 6972 9142 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon – Sat, 8.30AM – 10.30PM | Sun, 8.30AM – 9.30PM
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8. Bee’s Knees at the Garage

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Are you in search of a serene place where you can enjoy time with friends and family while in the company of fauna? Then Bee’s Knees cafe is your place. This place is also friendly to your furry friend as well, and if you don’t have one yet and you are a dog lover, fret not. Here you will meet other dogs, it is quite that good. After a long day with friends and family, settle in the shaded confines of this beautiful cafe as you indulge in the different meals available.

Bee’s Knees offers two different and separate menus depending on your preference; the day or night menu. The day option essentially features an assortment of breakfast options including croissants, sandwiches, and snacks. The night menu on the other hand has got hearty meals for instance chips and fish, pizzas, and burgers just to mention a few. Other than the main meals, take care of your sweet tooth and indulge in the variety of dessert options available.

Highlights

  • Pet friendly
  • Serene and quiet
  • Good meals
Address50 Cluny Park Rd, Level 1 Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488
Contact Details+65 9815 3213 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon-Sun, 8.00 AM – 10.00 PM
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9. Masons at Gillman Barracks

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The Masons hotel is located at the historic ground of Gillman Barracks and collection of art galleries. Inspired by the colonial art of the Barracks, Masons provides a stylish and elegant dining experience. Despite being in the city it gives one a great venue to relax, enjoy its serenity and simply escape the city’s doldrums. The menu here is of high quality but affordable European cuisine with a strong touch of French and Singaporean cookery. You can either choose to dine in the main dining room or enjoy the alfresco verandah. Whatever your choice is, you can rest assured to get quality services.

The Masons provide spacious space that accommodates up to 60 pax in the main dining room, 20 people at the Lounge and Bar, the Verandah Lounge can hold between 16-24 whereas the outdoor Alfresco holds 54 persons. The menu at Masons garden restaurants is also customized according to your needs thus guarantying a perfect event for you and your guests.

Highlights

  • Ample for parking
  • Perfect for events and meetings
  • Beautiful and cool environment
AddressMasons: 8 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108936
Contact Details+65 6694 2216 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon – Sun, 12.00PM – 10.30PM
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10. Canopy HortPark

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Escape the usual concrete jungle and visit this green restaurant. Don’t be surprised if you think at first that this restaurant is a greenhouse. This second outlet of the now chain of the restaurant features a floor-to-roof type of windows that lets in as much light as possible. The huge windows give you unobstructed views of all the plants that will indeed connect you to nature.

The interior features draping plants from the ceiling and also wood and teak interior designs made to mimic the outdoor world. This cafe has an outdoor seating space ideal for hosting families, friends including your pets as well. Pass by and enjoy a tranquil meal. Indulge in the brunch options and also all day.

Highlights

  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor design
  • Green and serene
Address01-01, HortPark 33 Hyderabad Rd Singapore 119578
Contact Details+65 6556 1533 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon-Sun, 8.00 AM – 10.30 PM

Escape the usual busy schedules and get the peace and tranquillity that you deserve at one of these green garden restaurants. While they may be quite different in location among other things, two things will remain constant. The quality of food and the plenty of greenery for you to enjoy in these exotic food places. Escape with friends and family at one of the above garden restaurants.