Group-friendly dining spots 

It’s Phase 3 – finally. Looking back, it’s impressive that we’ve managed to keep our large-group cohesion activities virtual-only almost the whole of 2020. But now, we’re able to meet up with our entire clique for good ol’ boisterous in-person gatherings at long last. 

To accommodate everyone, here are 10 group-friendly dining spots to consider for your next large-group outing. Having large enough tables is the main criteria, but the availability of sharing platters and vegetarian and vegan options are considered as well.

For more options, also check out our guides to group-friendly halal spots in the North and cafes with large tables.

1. The Refinery – rustic warehouse interior and affordable gyudon

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The Refinery

Two’s company and three’s a crowd, so you can just imagine eight diners all packed at a table. But you won’t feel squished into your seat with the long tables and high ceilings at The Refinery. The cafe-cum-bar with a fresh industrial-like interior is located in a shophouse at Jalan Besar, serving up an eclectic mix of Japanese and local fusion fare.

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Most people come here for their signature Gyudon ($16) and Mixed Chirashi bowl ($14), but they’ve also got exciting rice bowls such as Mala Mama Bowl ($14) and Sakura Nasi Lemak ($14) for something a little different. 

Pick from a wide variety of alcoholic bevvies like beer (from $12), cocktails (from $15) and even sake (from $18) to wash everything down.

The Refinery
Address: 115 King George’s Avenue, #01-02, Singapore 208561
Opening hours: Tue – Sat 11AM-3PM, 5PM-10.30PM | Sun 11AM-5PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 6293 1204
The Refinery website

2. Bakalaki Greek Taverna – spacious and cosy restaurant 

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Bakalaki Greek Taverna

If you’re tired of choosing between the very much well-loved but typical go-tos of Japanese or Western fare, consider Bakalaki Greek Taverna at Tiong Bahru for some Mediterranean delicacies.

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The restaurant’s strong wood theme and plush seats give off some serious cosy IKEA vibes for a casual dinner. There’s also no need to worry about elbow room here with the restaurant’s long stretches of tables that’ll fit everyone comfortably.

Bakalaki Greek Taverna group dining
Grilled Mixed Platter
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Dishes include Keftedes beef meatballs ($16.90) and Gardies grilled jumbo prawn platter ($16.90), to name a few. Self-proclaimed carnivores, get the Grilled Meat Platters from $97.90 packed with an assortment of meat like beef skewers, lamb chops, meatballs for the table to share.

Bakalaki Greek Taverna is halal-friendly and has vegetarian options on its menu.

Bakalaki Greek Taverna
Address: 3 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168891
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 5PM-11PM | Fri – Sun 11.30AM-2.30PM, 5PM-11PM
Telephone: 6836 3688
Bakalaki Greek Taverna website

3. PS.Cafe at Harding Road – airy space facing greenery

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PS Cafe

Among all their branches, PS.Cafe at Harding Road is possibly the most aesthetic with its spacious and cosy interior set in a colonial-style building facing lush greenery.

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There’s both indoor and al fresco seating to pick from, both with long rows of tables available, so this will suit friends who love outdoors but need the comforting cool of the A/C. 

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Fans of the cafe might already know that they’ve got plenty of delectable Western dishes on the menu but their Truffle Shoestring Fries ($15) is a must-try sharing dish.

Vegetarian options available.

PS.Cafe at Harding Road
Address: 28B Harding Road, Singapore 249549
Opening hours: 8AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6708 9288
PS.Cafe at Harding Road website

4. Peperoni Pizzeria – giant 21” pizzas for sharing

The hallmark of a great friendship is chilling and eating pizza together. But why order several pizzas for your clique when you can get a humongous one at Peperoni Pizzeria?

Peperoni Pizzeria group dining

All their 14 pizza flavours on the menu can be upgraded to the massive XXL 21” version with prices from $55. Not to worry if there are different dietary preferences within your gang as the titanic treat can be split into two different flavours for more options.

Peperoni Pizzeria
Pepperoni Pizzeria Suntec
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Peperoni Pizzeria group dining
Pepperoni Pizzeria at Biopolis
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There are several branches dotted around Singapore and most of them, including Suntec, Zion Greenwood, Biopolis and Thomson, are equipped with long rows of seats to accommodate larger groups.

Vegetarian options available. 

View the full list of 7 outlets.
Peperoni Pizzeria website

5. King and the Pawn – board games and brunch grub

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King and the Pawn

If just eating isn’t enough, King and the Pawn has plenty of games in store to keep everyone engaged throughout. 

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Right – Creamy Mushrooms With Eggs ($16.50)
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This quaint cafe with large tables is perfect for getting to know the competitive side of your friends over a game of Cards Against Humanity, Resistance or Exploding Kittens.

King and the Pawn
The cafe has an expansive selection of more than 300 games
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Boardgame prices begin at $8 per person on weekdays and $13 per person on Fridays and weekends. The best part? It comes without a time limit so you can stay there however long you like.

P.S. While the tables here are generally large, there aren’t many seats available so make sure to book in advance.

Vegetarian options available.

King and the Pawn
Address: 24 Purvis Street, Level 2, Singapore 188601
Opening hours: Tue – Thu 5.30PM-11.30PM | Fri 5.30PM-1.30AM | Sat 11AM-1.30AM | Sun 11AM-10PM
Telephone: 6259 1913
King and the Pawn website

6. Walking on Sunshine – floral cafe at Somerset 313

You’re meeting your friends but one lives in Jurong, another in Pasir Ris, and yet another in Choa Chu Kang. What do you do?

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For groups comprising people from all corners of Singapore, the gorgeous plant-adorned enclave of Walking on Sunshine at Somerset 313 is a convenient spot to meet without making anyone travel cross-country. On top of looking straight out of an IG feed with walls and ceilings decked with flowers and plants, there are plenty of large tables to accommodate larger parties comfortably. 

Walking on Sunshine group dining

The menu comprises Korean and Western dishes like Double Beef Burger ($18.50), Seoul Beef Bulgogi Pizza ($21.50) and Eggs In Hell ($17.50) – which is essentially shakshuka, or soft boiled eggs baked in tomato sauce.

Vegetarian options available.

Walking on Sunshine
Address: #03-07 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 10AM – 8PM, Daily
Telephone: 8877 8800
Walking on Sunshine website

7. Open Farm Community – farm-to-table experience

Singapore is pretty tight on space, so being able to get fresh home-grown vegetables and herbs in a cafe setting is kinda a big dill

Open Farm Community - group-friendly dining
Tables can be shifted around their spacious dining area to accommodate larger groups
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Open Farm Community offers a farm-to-table experience in a garden retreat near the Botanic Gardens, with their produce largely grown in-house or sourced from local urban farms. Tree huggers might also appreciate that they have lots of green initiatives such as minimising the use of single-use plastics and recycling what they can.

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Everyone will have something to eat here as other than meat options, the menu is also dotted with vegetarian options like Kin Yan Organic Mushroom Tortellini ($20) and even vegan ones like rendang Spiced Aubergine ($32).

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Outdoor kids playground and garden area
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Vegan and vegetarian options available.

Open Farm Community
Address: 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 12PM-2.30PM & 6PM -11PM | Sat & Sun 11AM-3.30PM & 6PM-11PM
Telephone: 6471 0306
Open Farm Community website

8. Toby’s Estate – classic brunch fare and coffee

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Rustic interior
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Brunch + coffee never really goes wrong – especially if you’re with friends that rename the drink “bean juice” to justify their caffeine addiction – and Toby’s Estate is a quaint riverside cafe and roastery is where you can get your fix.

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Classics are comforting, and here they come in the form of the Brekkie of Champions ($25) and Latte ($5), a perfect treat yo’ self combo to reward yourself for the weekly grind. An added bonus is that you choose your favourite egg style from sunny side up, poached, scrambled or over easy.

Toby’s Estate group dining
View of the river from the group-friendly cafe
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Vegetarian options available.

Toby’s Estate
Address: 8 Rodyk Street, #01-03/04, Singapore 238216
Opening hours: 7.30AM-5.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6636 7629
Toby’s Estate website

9. Jiu Gong Ge Steamboat – giant seafood steamboat at Bugis

Now, many of us love a good steamboat feast, CNY season or not. But out of all the pots we’re shared, there’s a high chance that none of them come as huge as the ones at Jiu Gong Ge Steamboat.

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Group-friendly dining – Jiu Gong Ge Steamboat

Packed with a generous miscellany of fresh seafood ingredients like lobsters, scampi, prawns, crabs, scallops, their giant Seafood Steamboat ($58++/ two pax, $238/eight pax) is a seafood lover’s dream. They don’t skimp on the ingredients and the broth is refillable so everyone’s tummy is bound to be satisfied by the end of the meal.

Jiu Gong Ge Steamboat group dining

It’s also conveniently located right across the road from the meet-up hub of Bugis Junction, so there’ll be plenty of things to do in the area after your feast.

Jiu Gong Ge Steamboat
Address: 470 North Bridge Road, #01-02, Bugis Cube, Singapore 188735
Opening hours: 11AM-12AM, Daily
Telephone: 6338 3405
Jiu Gong Ge Steamboat website

10. Lucha Loco – alfresco restro-bar with fairy lights

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Fairy lights illuminate the place at night
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Weekend nights are made for unwinding after a long week of work and if you need somewhere to chill with your large group of friends, Lucha Loco restro-bar has plenty of space in its garden-like al fresco dining area.

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Aside from Mexican fare like tacos (from $9) and quesadillas (from $18), they’ve also got of boozy beverages such as frozen margaritas (from $16), shooters (from $12 per pair) and cocktails like coconut mojito ($18) to get the whole group in high spirits.

Vegetarian options available.

Lucha Loco
Address: 15 Duxton Hill, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 089598
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11.30AM-10.30PM | Sat 3PM-10.30PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6226 3938
Lucha Loco website

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