Quayside Isle in Sentosa
Think of a romantic day out and fancy restaurants in town or quiet picnic spots might come to mind. But if you’re looking for something special for a birthday or anniversary, head over to Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove.
It’s a classy area, no doubt, but you can wine and dine along this Aussie-like bayfront, and take in scenic sights along the marina that’s lined with palm trees and yachts.
Things to do at Quayside Isle
Take photos at the light installations
One thing that you’ll first notice about Quayside Isle is the many fairy lights and neon installations that line its entrance. After you watch the sunset with boo, stay a little longer to catch these lit up, and snap some cool photos for the ‘Gram. These light installations are inspired by coral reefs and marine life, so they’ll add some funky flair to your backdrop.
Opening hours: 7PM-9PM, Daily
Take a romantic post-meal stroll along the marina
Home to the ultra-rich, Quayside Isle is host to a multitude of docked yachts – see if you can spot super- or megayachts as you soak in the tranquil French Riviera vibes along the boardwalk.
Apart from fancy yachts and incredibly luxurious mansions, there’s also a look-out point where you can catch a glimpse of our Southern Islands just on the horizon.
Sign up for a tasting session at the Straits Wine Company
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Whether you’re a novice or a wine connoisseur, Straits Wine Company will have something suitable for your palate. Besides wines from all over the globe, they even have vegan, organic and biodynamic wines made with laboratory tech. They also offer wine tasting sessions and wine appreciation classes from $88.
Opening hours: 12pm-9pm, Daily
Contact: 6292 5633
Explore pirate ship playground
The pirate ship playground near Quayside Isle is a crowd favourite and for good reason.
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Situated right outside Cold Storage, the park features swings, slides, a spinner, and a bouncer. The set of slides is built around a pirate ship structure where kiddos can climb up and play captain. Peppered around the playground are wooden benches to rest your legs while your little people run rampant.
Dine at their waterfront restaurants and cafes
Rockbar Burger & Steakhouse
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Carnivorous friends, fall in. Rockbar Burger & Steakhouse has delectable gourmet burgers like their Wagyu Wonder ($26) and Chill Beef Addict ($24), plus tender and juicy steaks from $38.
For diners who are looking to grab a drink after work, the restaurant has an extensive list of premium hard liquor and American craft beer – be sure to catch the happy hour promotion every Monday to Wednesday with beer going for just $10/pint.
Address: 31 Ocean Way #01-06, Quayside Isle Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 12pm-11pm | Fri-Sat 12pm-12am
Contact: 6694 0994
Sabio by the Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill
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For diners who are craving some authentic Spanish dishes to satisfy your wanderlust, Sabio by the Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill offers signature hot tapas dishes like Pulpo a la Gallega ($18) and their Chorizo al Vino ($14). They also have a wide selection of imported Spanish wine, beer and spirits that you can knock back with friends while soaking in seaside views.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-10.30pm | Fri 12pm-11pm | Sat 11.30am-11pm | Sun 11.30am-10.30pm
Contact: 6690 7568
Blue Lotus – Chinese Eating House
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Oriental-inspired Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House offers an array of fresh seafood, Chinese-style tapas and traditional dishes. Some of their signatures include Chilli Pomelo Crab ($9.20/100g), and Lemongrass Prawn Sticks with Citrus Spicy Dressing ($18).
Contact: #01-13 Quayside Isle
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 5.30pm-10pm | Fri-Sun 11.30pm-3pm & 5.30pm-10pm
Contact: 6339 0880
Common Man Coffee Roasters
This latest stunner from the gang behind Common Man Coffee Roasters has got the entire island abuzz.
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Overlooking the marina, Common Man Coffee Roasters Sentosa serves up brunch, lunch, and dinner within a space that’s light and airy. Signature dishes include the Common Man Full Breakfast ($30), Chilli Chicken ($32), and Cubanos Sandwich ($28). Pair it with its highly-raved nitro oat honey latte so you won’t fall into a food coma.
The cafe is both dog- and kid-friendly and as such, it gets busy during the weekends from 9am onwards.
Opening hours: Mon 7.30am-5pm | Tue-Sun 7.30am-5pm & 6pm-10pm
Contact: 6877 4892
Gin Khao Bistro
Dining at Gin Khao Bistro is all about the sharable classic Thai plates and casual vibes.
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Some signature dishes include tom yum chicken wings, green papaya salad, deep fried black cod, and wok-fried glass noodles with crayfish. That said, reservation line has been ringing off the hook ever since the watermelon fried rice hit its menu.
Gin Khao Bistro opens for both lunch and dinner. If you’re heading down for dinner, come early and grab a table outdoors to catch the sunset.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12pm-3pm & 5.30pm-10pm | Fri-Sat 12pm-10.30pm | Sun 12pm-10pm
Contact: 6570 2208
Greenwood Fish Market
Following its smash success at the OG location in Bukit Timah, the chefs at Greenwood Fish Market have brought their talents to Sentosa with this sibling eatery serving both Asian and Western food.
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The menu is centred around seafood, with standouts such as Crispy Lobster Yam Rings ($49.95), Seafood XO Fried Rice ($29.95), and Homemade Chili Crab ($99.95). That said, the restaurant also offers a diverse menu of fish prepared in every Japanese-y way possible. Think sushi, sashimi, doburis, makis, and rolls.
You can even get freshly-caught coldwater seafood from the counter to make your own meals at home.
Opening hours: 12pm-10.30pm, Daily
Contact: 6262 0450
Mykonos On The Bay
A meal at Mykonos On The Bay will get you huge portions of Greek goodness at a decent price, which is pretty hard to pass up.
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Renowned for its traditional appetizers like chargrilled octopus ($28), the restaurant also makes mean mains like the juicy lamb skewers ($35), grilled chicken ($31), and chargrilled king prawns ($39). If you can’t decide on one dish, go for the platter so you can try a bit of everything.
At sundown, the restaurant’s vibey ambience makes for great date night spot.
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 12pm-3pm & 6pm-10pm | Thu 6pm-10.30pm | Fri 12pm-3pm & 6pm-10pm | Sat-Sun 12pm-10.30pm
Contact: 6334 3818
Swing by Quayside Isle in Singapore
For a mini faux-Gold Coast getaway, Quayside Isle offers sea views where you enjoy a leisurely stroll along the pier. Be sure to indulge in authentic Spanish and fusion-Chinese dishes to fill your tummies as well.
Getting there: Board the white Sentosa Cove shuttle bus at HarbourFront Bus Interchange and alight at Sentosa Cove Village, which is a short 3-minute walk to Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove
Shuttle bus operating hours/fee: 6.30am-10.30pm, Daily at 30-minute intervals | $3 per ride
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Cover image adapted from: @ipostmytrips, @greenwoodfishmarket via Instagram, Trip.com
Originally published on 28th August 2020. Last updated by Samantha Nguyen on 24th May 2023.
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