18 restaurants to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017 with swanky dinners, festive fireworks, and beach BBQs

Photo: CÉ LA VI
Photo: CÉ LA VI

As the year draws to an end, this is your last chance to feast in the name of festive celebrations before 2018 arrives… along with all your new year’s resolutions about healthy eating. But for now, toss your diet plans aside and get into the full swing of things with beach BBQ buffets, swanky NYE menus, and stunning rooftop views of fireworks lighting up the sky.

Browse through our list of restaurants below for suggestions on where to ring in the new year on the final day of 2017.


Adrift

Festive sharing plate. Photo: Marina Bay Sands

At the swanky MBS restaurant, expect a special six-course omakase menu, alongside a three-hour promo of unlimited champagnes, wines, beers, and spirits to the tune of live music. Alternatively, if you’re celebrating early, the festive sharing plate ($198) is available between now and New Year’s Eve, starring dry-aged Australian OP rib on the bone cooked over Binchotan charcoal and glazed with red miso, served with Japanese potato salad and seaweed rice.

Dec 31, all day-late. Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Lobby Tower 2. Omakase menu $188, $288 with drinks; bottomless booze $128.

 

Artemis

Duck confit. Photo: Artemis.

The sky-high Mediterranean rooftop space ushers in the new year with a four-course set menu for its earlier seating and a five-course set menu for its later seating. Expect to dine on dishes like duck confit with polenta crisps, plus sides such as charred carrots, russet potato purée, and salads.

Dec 31; 5:30pm & 8:30pm. L40, 138 Market St. Four-course menu $128, five-course menu $158.

 

Audace Bar & Restaurant

Photo: Audace Bar & Restaurant/Facebook

As lively jazz melodies serenade you through the night, tuck into a six-course dinner starting from Jerusalem artichoke served with sea urchin and seaweed, followed by barramundi ceviche, grilled smoked prime rib, and dark chocolate ganache. If you’d like to get into the festive mood early, fork out extra cash for an hour of free flow wine and canapes before dinner starts.

Dec 31, 8pm-11pm. 2 Dickson Rd. $120 for dinner; $180 for dinner with added free flow house wine and canapes.

 

Botanico at The Garage

Strawberry confetti sparkler drink. Photo: Botanico

It’s all about meat, meat, and more meat at this communal feast, with carnivorous highlights such as sanchoku wagyu rump, roasted duck breast, and lamb t-bone served alongside tasting plates of burrata, foie gras terrine, and serrano croquettes. To keep the warm, fuzzy feelings going, sip on the NYE cocktail concoction that is the strawberry confetti sparkler ($16) as you work your way through the food.

Dec 31, 6pm-10pm. L2, 50 Cluny Park Rd. $78; vegetarian and seafood options also available.

 

CÉ LA VI

Photo: CÉ LA VI

With your head in the clouds and a front row view of the spectacular fireworks, dinner at this breezy rooftop space features a six-course line-up that starts from foie gras savarin and moves on to Thai basil lobster bisque and braised wagyu beef with roasted corn and wild mushrooms. To get the full experience, opt for a wine pairing menu and end the year on a boozy high.

Dec 31, 6pm-8pm & 8:30pm-late. SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3. Four-course early seating menu $188, six-course menu $388; add-on wine pairing $168.

 

Cheek by Jowl

Barramundi. Photo: Cheek by Jowl

Toast to new beginnings in style at the one Michelin-starred modern Australian restaurant, where a five-course dinner serves up plates of venison with fermented plum and zucchini, barramundi with leek and bonito butter, and coconut semifreddo with laksa leaf ice cream.

Dec 31, 6pm-10:30pm. 21 Boon Tat St. $108.

 

Coastes and Sand Bar

Photo: Coastes

Celebrate the end of 2017 on the sandy shores of Sentosa with a BBQ shindig by beachfront joints Coastes and Sand Bar. With a backdrop of pop, jazz, funk, and soul, the casual affair serves up a spread of grilled seafood, hearty meats, and sweet treats till the wee hours of 2018.

Dec 31, 6pm-late. 50-52 Siloso Beach Walk. $70; $35 for children 12 and below.

 

Dusk Restaurant & Bar

Photo: One Faber Group

For those who haven’t yet stepped foot into this newly-opened Mount Faber eatery, just know that it offers pretty spectacular sunset views. So clink your glasses of wine as you nibble your way through lobster bisque, pistachio crusted lamb, and baked parmesan cheesecake in the final few hours of the year.

Dec 31, from 6pm. L2, Faber Peak Singapore. $110; $135 with wine pairing.

 

Kilo Kallang

Photo: Kilo

Chatter away about all the highs and lows of 2017 as you gather around the table at the newly-revamped Kilo Kallang, with a menu curated in collaboration with the executive head chef of Grain Traders. Vegetarian and pescatarian options are also available upon request, and each guest gets a complimentary glass of champagne to count down the seconds to 2018.

Dec 31, 6pm-late. Level M, 66 Kampong Bugis. $99, includes free entry to Kilo Lounge party after midnight with presentation of dine-in receipt.

 

Nosh

Photo: Nosh

It’s the end of an era – as you bid farewell to 2017, you’re also saying goodbye to Nosh at Rochester Park. So swing by the fairy-lit alfresco space for its Last Call retro throwback party to boogie your way from the ‘50s to the noughties, with grooves by DJs Paul Silver and Alex Helme. Party packages include free flow soft drinks or alcohol, dinner canapes, snacks, and midnight BBQ bites.

Dec 31, 8pm-1am. 9 Rochester Park. $80-$160.

 

Nouri

Kanzuri risotto. Photo: Nouri

For your last meal of 2017, go big and indulge in a seven-course dinner by chef-owner Ivan Brehm to dine on dishes such as the kanzuri risotto, Iberico presa with uni, and aged mandarin sorbet with peanut soup.

Dec 31, 6pm-9:30pm. 72 Amoy St. $225, includes one glass of champagne.

 

Pollen

Photo: Pollen

Enjoy dinner with a view of the Marina Bay skyline and waterfront as you tuck into the five-course menu that includes Pollen’s Garden, a creation comprising of 16 seasonal veggies and herbs, and a choice between mains like beef wellington with truffled potato purée or poached and roasted duck. After you’ve sipped your complimentary three glasses of wine, take a leisurely stroll around the air-conditioned Flower Dome to reminisce about the year.

Dec 31, from 6pm. Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. $180, includes three glasses of wine.

 

Salted & Hung

Photo: Salted & Hung

Sharing is caring at Salted & Hung, where the eight-course Australian-Italian feast fills your stomach with charcuterie platters, rump cap and roasted carrots, gin-cured mackerel, gingerbread with chestnut and vanilla, and more.

Dec 30 & 31, from 6pm. 12 Purvis St. $75.

 

Sear

Photo: Sear

Dinner at the steakhouse includes a carving station featuring 45-day dry aged cote de boeuf and roasted lamb leg, as well as an array of seafood and unlimited wines and beers for three hours. To keep the party going, grab your complimentary mask and hop on over to Angie’s Oyster Bar, Empire Lounge or Lower East Side 45 for a masquerade countdown and end the year with sparkling views of fireworks illuminating the night sky.

Dec 31, 7:30pm-10:30pm. #45-01 Singapore Land Tower. $228-$258, includes free flow wine and beer; $88 for children aged 3-12, includes free flow soft drinks and juices.

 

SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar

Spiced lobster tail gnocchi. Photo: SPRMRKT

Ever been to a supermarket-themed NYE shindig? Then perhaps you’d like to try something new at SPRMRKT’s Robertson Quay outpost, where you’ll be surrounded by artisanal goods and fresh produce at the supermarket-style photo booth.

Upstairs, DJ Daryl C dishes out the beats with a blend of funk, soul, and disco, as trays of savory and sweet bites like ume liquor pork ribs, Malbec oxtail pasta, and herb-crusted lamb shoulder make the rounds across the room. As the night comes to an end, satisfy your sweet cravings at the dessert bar and toast to a whole new year with your complimentary glass of bubbly.

Dec 31, 7pm-late at #02-01, 41 Robertson Quay. $98, includes a glass of prosecco; add $120 for free flow champagne from 9pm-midnight.

 

The Summerhouse

The garden igloo. Photo: The Summerhouse/Facebook

Get cozy at the elegant dining room of The Summerhouse, where you’ll be feasting communal-style on signature dishes like uni pasta, smoked butter poached red snapper fillet, and tajima wagyu BBQ short rib. To usher in the new year in a boozy haze, throw in an additional $45 for four hours of free flow prosecco.

If you prefer the idea of a romantic intimate dinner, opt for the private garden igloo and spend your final few moments of the year stargazing (or gazing into each other’s eyes) in a clear, air-conditioned dome nestled within the restaurant’s edible garden.

Dec 31, 8:30pm-late. Upper level, 3 Park Ln. $108, includes a glass of prosecco; $55 for kids under 12. Contact The Summerhouse for garden igloo pricing.

 

Wildseed Café and Bar

Photo: Wildseed

Go casual for New Year’s Eve with a chill backyard barbeque at Wildseed café’s edible garden, featuring meats like pork belly, beef sausages, mini wagyu burgers, and spit roast US prime beef, alongside plates of peri peri squid, roasted sweet potato, calamari rings, and smoked salmon. As you stuff your face, you’ll be entertained by lawn games at the fairy-lit space.

Dec 31, 8:30pm-late. L1, 3 Park Ln. $60, $30 for kids under 12.

 

Zafferano

Photo: Zafferano

Don your best glamorous threads for a magnificent masquerade with views of Marina Bay and a five-course dinner starting with Japanese sea urchin and Sicilian red prawns, followed by lobster tagliolini and 48-hour sous vide Tajima wagyu beef short ribs. If you’d like to stay on for after-hours revelry, head over to the Terrace Lounge to end the night with a bird’s eye view of the colorful fireworks.

Dec 31, 9pm-late. L43, Ocean Financial Centre. $450, includes complimentary access to the Terrace Lounge countdown party and a glass of champagne. Entry for countdown party (9:30pm-11:30pm): $250 for non-diners, includes free flow champagne, wine, and beer.

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