Best private dining rooms in Singapore

 

Private Dining in Singapore

Image adapted from (clockwise from top-left): The Black Swan, Whitegrass, Artemis Grill, Robb Report 

You know that feeling when your boss asks you to book a private dining space for a meeting with an important client? Yeah, that feeling of confusion, not knowing where to look, or what’s going to be impressive enough for your client.

If you’re looking for great food, exclusivity, and a luxurious ambience all in one space, here’s a list of list of the most atas-looking private dining rooms in Singapore that will help you seal that deal!

 

1. The Black Swan – dining in an old bank vault

 

Previously home to Kwangtung Provincial Bank, The Black Swan will set you back a couple of eras and make you feel as if you’re at one of Gatsby’s parties from the Roaring Twenties.

Private Dining - The Black SwanImage credit: The Black Swan

Located in the bank’s original vault, this 12-seater dining room is available to you for a minimum spending of $1000. When you look up at the ceiling, you’ll still see signs of the metal vault! Paintings of bird-men clad in suits decorate the palm-tree wallpaper, embodying a gentlemen’s club vibe.

With European dishes and cocktails named with financial puns – such as ‘Sachs In The City’ a pun on “Sex” and and Goldman Sachs – The Black Swan is certain set you in the mood for a productive business meeting. Afterall, you are literally in a bank.

Capacity: 12
Minimum Spending: $1000
Address: 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704
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2. Whitegrass – clean pastels

 

If the folks of Kinfolk had a restaurant, it’d probably look like Whitegrass. Their contemporary and minimalist design will make you feel as if you’re in a cosy home, rather than a fancy, over-the-top restaurant.

Private Dining - WhitegrassImage credit: Whitegrass

A one-star Michelin restaurant, Whitegrass is renowned for its contemporary Australian dishes which carry subtle Asian influences. Head chef Sam Aisbett innovates with the use of unique ingredients and textures, such as drying milk and shredding it as part of his Shredded Milk with Honey dish.

So if you’re looking to impress an Australian client by hitting close to home – or anyone fascinated with uniquely presented dishes, Whitegrass won’t disappoint.

Capacity: 30
Minimum Spending: From $2500
Address: 30 Victoria St, #01-26/27, Chijmes, Singapore 187996
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1. Oxwell & Co – quintessentially British

 

Oxwell & Co is perched atop the peak of Ann Siang Hill, where trendy bars and restaurants thrive amidst the heritage shop houses. Conceived by a group of Englishmen who longed for  their local food and drinks, this restaurant is home to all things British, with a contemporary twist.

Private Dining - Oxwell & CoImage credit: Oxwell and Co.

Their dining room, named the Study, takes inspiration from a 19th century British drawing room, complete with accents like a wall mounted moose head to 19th century paintings. The table seats 14 people, with no minimum spending required if you order from their set menu.

Private Dining - Oxwell & Co rooftopImage credit: Oxwell & Co. Facebook Page

You can even head to the rooftop for a post-meeting drink, where a classic green British telephone booth sits.

Capacity: 14
Minimum Spending: No minimum spend with set menu | Minimum spend of $3500 w Ala Carte 
Address: 5 Ann Siang Road, Chinatown Singapore 069688 
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4. Forlino – Italian fine-dining with an extensive wine list

 

As one of Singapore’s most established Italian fine-dining restaurants, Forlino’s dishes and wine list are certain to impress. 

Private Dining - ForlinoImage credit: Singapore Brides

Choose between two rooms to suit your desired ambience: Gaia, which has a round table or Serena, which has a long table. Gaia carries a more earth-toned palette, with a modern interior design. Serena, on the hand, has a darker palette, with oriental accents such as golden flowers embellishing the walls and tables for a more traditional touch. 

Private Dining - Forlino roomsImage credit: Kiasu Bride

Gaia (Round Table)
Capacity:12
Minimum Spending: From $800

Serena (Long Table)
Capacity: 22
Minimum Spending: From $1,200

Address: #02-06 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, S049213
Website
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5. National Kitchen by Violet Oon at National Gallery Singapore – traditional Peranakan cuisine

 

National Kitchen by Violet Oon serves up artisanal Peranakan dishes, made with traditional techniques to ensure authentic flavours in every dish.

Private Dining - National Kitchen by Violet Oon at National Gallery SingaporeImage credit: Violet Oon

Adorned with floor mirrors and floral tiles, the dining room looks like it’s set in an actual Peranakan mansion. The walls are also decorated with historical photos of local chefs and families from the olden days.

Be sure to try out their highly-raved Dry Laksa ($22) for a different take on the Nyonya laksa. This dish replaces the usual soup with thick gravy, allowing for more prominent flavours of chilli and laksa leaves.

Capacity: 12
Minimum Spending: $500
Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #02–01, National Gallery Singapore (City Hall Wing), Singapore 178957
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6. Me @ OUE – great vantage point with WiFi and AV system

 

With huge sofa chairs and great lighting, this private dining space is not only cosy, but also brings an amazing vantage point of the bay. 

Private Dining - Me@OUEImage credit: Robb Report

Their menu comprises of fusion dishes between three cuisines – Japanese, French and Chinese. As the chef’s tasting menu changes with the seasonality of ingredients, every experience here is a fresh one. And yes, their Sommelier is certain to always have a wine pairing ready.

The 12-seater space is fully equipped with WiFi and an AV system for presentations or entertainment.

Capacity: 12
Minimum spending: $800
Address: The Rooftop Level, 50 Collyer Quay, OUE Bayfront, Singapore 049321
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7. Artemis Grill – Mediterranean fare with organic ingredients

 

Able to host up to 40 people, Artemis Grill is an optimum location for bigger meetings. The neutral tones of the dining room provide a soothing ambience, with vine wallpaper that gives the room a more homely vibe.

Private Dining - Artemis GrillImage credit: Artemis Grill 

And if your client’s a huge fan of Mediterranean food, Artemis Grill has the perfect menu for your event. Only organic and sustainable ingredients are used, ensuring the most wholesome dining experience. Plus, the meat served is specially sourced to be hormone-free and grass-fed.

Private Dining - Artemis Grill outdoor barImage credit: Artemis Grill

Be sure check out their outdoor bar, for drinks with an amazing night time view.

Capacity: 40
Minimum Spending: $1412 for 10 guests
Address: 138 Market Street, #40-01 CapitaGreen (Rooftop), S048946
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8. Stellar @ 1-Altitude – way up high on the 62nd storey

 

Located on the 62nd storey of the 2nd highest building in Singapore, Stellar does indeed live up to its name. Your client is sure to be on cloud nine when dining in this private room with a picturesque view overlooking the CBD. 

Private Dining - Stellar @ 1-AltitudeImage credit: 1-Altitude

Stellar has two private rooms to choose from: one can host 30, while the other sits 14. Both are equipped with LCD projectors & an in-house sound system, perfect for hosting corporate meetings. Food is also whipped up by an award-winning Australian chef, so you’re in for quality food with a great atmosphere to match. 

Capacity: up to 30
Minimum spending: $2500
Address: 1-Altitude, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
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9. Flutes at National Museum – homely colonial-style architecture

 

Private Dining - Flutes at National MuseumImage credit: Flutes

Situated within Singapore’s oldest museum, Flutes has timeless colonial-style architecture of white pillars and accented windows. The walls of the private dining space, the Sir Henry Mccallum Room, are decorated with art pieces to add to the antique and artsy ambiance of the place.

Private Dining - Flutes Pan Seared Foie GrasPan Seared Foie Gras
Image credit: Flutes

With first-class service and aesthetically plated European food, Flutes is sure to be a top-notch private dining experience. 

Capacity: 30
Minimum Spending: $4000
Address: 93 Stamford Road, #01-02 National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897
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10. Labyrinth – Mod-Sin restaurant with nostalgic vibes

 

When it comes to new age Singaporean dishes, Labyrinth is the front runner since most places tend to steer away from the challenge of deconstructing these local favourites.

Private Dining - LabyrinthImage credit: Labyrinth

Their private dining space is extremely simple, without much colour on the table, such that all your attention is centred on your meal. Paintings of old-school street hawkers and Singaporean landscapes are hung on walls to bring a sense of nostalgia.

Private Dining - Labyrinth Chilli crab ice creamImage credit: SG Magazine

Do try out their signature “Chilli Crab Ice Cream” while you’re there. The ice cream is both sour and spicy, served alongside savoury soft shell crab and mantous for a myriad of flavours in every bite. 

Capacity: 8-24
Minimum Spending: From $750
Address: Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue #02-23, Singapore 039802
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Private dining at restaurants in Singapore for business meetings

 

With these amazing private dining rooms up your sleeve, you’re going to be the go-to person for arranging clientele meetings. Not only will you be helping out your company, you’re all set to impress your clients and boss – and perhaps getting a pay raise for yourself too *wink*.