Food

6 Best Family Restaurants for Happy Bellies in SG

January 9, 2020
Family Restaurants Singapore

Spending time out with our loved ones becomes a commodity as the years pass by. The kids start getting busier, our parents get older. Gathering everyone for a weekend starts getting rough so when the opportunity presents itself, you got to really make the best out of it.

Family restaurants are far from scarce in Singapore but even then, you can’t just pick any restaurant as your family deserves only the best. This list has been specially curated so that the whole crew can have only the best food ranging from Indian to BBQ Seafood at 6 unique dining spots in sunny Singapore.

1. For Indian Fare: Delhi Restaurant

Have a taste of Delhi in Little India, Singapore, without even having to get on a flight. Clifford and Diana Tan, the proud owners of Delhi Restaurant, had first established this homely family eatery in 1986 to bring both culture and cuisine under one roof. With its authentic taste and splendid hospitality, it is no wonder that they now have a lasting legacy and the support of many regular diners.

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With the best cooks from all over the world constantly cooking up improved recipes, something special is always brewing here. Indian cuisines are all about the spices and herbs – and that is what Delhi Restaurant does best. Cult-favourites here include the Tandoori Chicken, Biryani and Ajwaini Jhinga – prawns marinated with yoghurt, thymol and garlic cooked in tandoor spices.

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If you have a vegetarian joining the meal, worry not for they have a wide variety of vegetarian options too. This includes Tandoori Aloo (potatoes) or Broccoli, Vegetable Butter Masala and vegetarian-friendly Indian bread which come in a variety of selections.

Website: http://www.delhirestaurant.com.sg/
Contact Number: +65 6297 1148 | +65 6396 9178
Location:
195C Serangoon Road, Broadway Hotel Branch, Singapore 218067
64 Race Course Road, Singapore 218569
Opening Hours: Differs for every outlet

2. For Korean Fare: Ju Shin Jung

Ju Shin Jung is the first few founding fathers of authentic Korean barbeque in Singapore. Because of their early admission into the Korean restaurant market in Singapore, they were able to quickly gain a loyal base of native and local customers until today.

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All diners are entitled to an unlimited flow of meat and with a choice of a main for every set ordered. The tasty mains include Yukgaejang, Spicy Kimchi Soup, Dakgaejang, Ham Dwenjang and Ham Soondubu.

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For kids who can’t take spice well, you can always get them the sweet and salty Jjajangmyeon or Steamed Egg. Add on some seafood pancake to share with the family and you are all set for a good lunch or dinner. P.S. Designated play areas for children are also available in the restaurant, a treat for the kids as the adults grill the hearty meat away.

Website: https://www.jushinjung.com.sg/
Contact Number: +65 6464 0872 | +65 6440 7707 | +65 6235 6787 | +65 6447 9279
Location: 
27 West Coast Highway, Westway, #01-18/19, Singapore 117867
102 Guillemard Road, #01-01, Singapore 399719
11 Unity Street, Robertson Walk, #01-30, Singapore 237995
30 East Coast Road, Katong V, #03-12, Singapore 428751
Opening Hours: Differs for every outlet

3. For A Healing Meal: Riders Café

Nestled behind the lush greenery of Bukit Timah is Riders Café, one of Singapore’s most-acclaimed unique dining spot. This black and white house gives off a rustic vibe, especially when it offers diners the view of riders on horses, galloping on the hills.

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Riders Café’s brunch menu is one of the reasons why people keep coming back to this untouched part of Bukit Timah. Must-haves off the breakfast menu are The Buddha Bowl (vegan), Homemade Banana Bread and Croque Madame – available from 8am-3pm. The lunch menu boasts the likes of Riders Burger, Squid Ink Seafood Aglio Olio and Garlic & Parmesan Chicken Wings – served from 11am-3pm only.

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Dinner starts from 5pm till closing and favourites include the Superfood Salad (vegan), Steak Frites & Chimichurri as well as Barramundi & Chips!

Website: https://riderscafe.sg/
Contact Number: +65 6466 9819
Location: 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 8am-9pm | Fri-Sat 8am-10pm | Closed on Monday

4. For Italian Fare: Ristorante Pietrasanta

Ristorante Pietrasanta is where you can have an hour or two of getaway from Singapore’s hustle and bustle. Have your fill of scrumptious Tuscan-inspired dishes and indulge in the outstanding tastes with your whole crew. This charming Tuscan-style family restaurant is located amidst lush greenery and parked in one of the classy looking black and white colonial buildings of British families.

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The menu here is exquisitely divided into four sections namely; Appetiser Salad & Soup, Pasta & Main Course, Pizza & Vegetarian and Dessert & Beverage. If you are planning a visit here, make sure to have the Gnocchi al Granchio, La Carabaccia and Quattro Formaggi Pizza. 

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Finish off your meal with the addictive Affogato or Pistocchi Classica – a Florence Dark Chocolate Cake that was awarded a must-try by the restaurant itself!

Website: http://www.ristorante-pietrasanta.com/
Contact Number: +65 6479 9521
Location: 1 Fusionopolis Way, #01-08, Singapore 138632
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm & 5.30pm-10.30pm

5. For Eating with A View: The Halia Restaurant

The Halia Restaurant essentially means The Ginger Restaurant which is especially apt since it is located in the Ginger Garden at Singapore Botanic Garden. Dine-in surrounded by over 250 species of ginger amidst the stunning array of flowers and foliage. It recently underwent a revamp and the double-storey restaurant now gives off a majestic aura that is both welcoming yet sophisticated at the same time.

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With the aims of serving big groups and families amazing Halal food, The Halia has a specific menu just for communal dining. From Chef’s Soup and Heirloom Tomato Salad as an appetiser to Irish Duck Breast, Grilled Barramundi Fillet and Blackmore Wagyu Spare Rib for main, you will make your tummies the happiest with their Communal Package! That aside, their ala carte menu features the ever-so-popular Braised Wagyu Nasi Lemak and The Spice Islands Coffee.

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Children can choose from Beef Bolognaise or Creamy Crabmeat Spaghettini to Battered Fish & Chips or Pan Fried Chicken. Everything here is worth the try so don’t be shocked if you find yourself already planning the next visit before you even finish your meal!

Website: https://thehalia.com/
Contact Number: +65 8444 1148
Location:  1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-9.30pm | Fri 9am-10pm | Sat 10am-10pm | Sun 10am-9.30pm

6. For Seafood Manias: Rasa Istimewa

This familiar family restaurant franchise is where lots of memories are made – of course over deshelled prawns and crabs and juicy satay! With outlets in the north, west and east of Singapore, Rasa Istimewa is accessible to Singaporeans which is yet another reason for their popularity.

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A variety of seafood are cooked in different styles and preparation methods. Must-haves include the BBQ Stingray, Steamed Lemon Thai Style Sea Bass/Grouper/Red Grouper, Cereal Prawn and Satay. Choose the portion size accordingly and you’ll be shrimply in for the best meal!

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They also have a good selection of Western fare. For the adventurous, you can opt for the Crispy Waffle Chicken Wrap – very hipster indeed.

Website: http://www.rasaistimewa.com.sg/
Contact Number: +65 6366 9339 | +65 6877 9339 | +65 6386 9339
Location: 
6A Admiralty Road West, Singapore 6757445
333 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 649848
201 Pasir Ris Road, #01-03, Singapore 519147
Opening Hours: Differs for every outlet

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