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Quayside Isle Guide: Upscale Waterfront Hangout In Sentosa That’ll Make You Forget You’re In SG

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 –

Take photos at the light installations

 photo 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

 boat 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

straits wine companyImage credit: Tripadvisor

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. 

Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-24/25, Singapore 098375
Opening hours: 12pm-9pm, Daily
Contact: 6292 5633 | Straits Wine Company website

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.

Address: 1 Cove Ave, Singapore 098537
Opening hours: 8.30am-7pm, Daily

– Places to eat –

Rockbar Burger & Steakhouse

 rockbar burger & steakhouseImage credit: @rockbarburgersteakhouse via Instagram

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 | Rockbar Burger & Steakhouse website

Sabio by the Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill

saboi by the sea, tapas bar & grillImage credit: Sabio by the Sea Facebook

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.

Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-02, Singapore 098375
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-10.30pm | Fri 12pm-11pm | Sat 11.30am-11pm | Sun 11.30am-10.30pm
Contact: 6690 7568 | Sabio by the Sea, Tapas Bar & Grill website

Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House

 blue lotus chinese eating houseImage credit: Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House

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).

Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-13 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5.30pm-10pm | Fri-Sun 11.30pm-3pm & 5.30pm-10pm
Contact: 6339 0880 | Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House website

Common Man Coffee Roasters

This latest stunner from the gang behind Common Man Coffee Roasters has got the entire island abuzz.

 common man coffee roastersImage credit: @the_duke_of_singapore via Instagram

Overlooking the marina, Common Man Coffee Roasters Quayside Isle 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. 

Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-09, Singapore 098375
Opening hours: Mon 7.30am-5pm | Tue-Sun 7.30am-5pm & 6pm-10pm
Contact: 6877 4892 | Common Man Coffee Roasters website

Gin Khao Bistro

Dining at Gin Khao Bistro is all about the sharable classic Thai plates and casual vibes.

gin khao bistroImage credit: @ridwan_wh via Instagram

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. 

Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-12 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12pm-3pm & 5.30pm-10pm | Fri-Sat 12pm-10.30pm | Sun 12pm-10pm
Contact: 6570 2208 | Gin Khao Bistro website

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.

greenwood fish marketImage credit: @greenwoodfishmarket via Instagram 

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.

Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-04/05, Singapore 098375
Opening hours: 12pm-10.30pm, Daily
Contact: 6262 0450 | Greenwood Fish Market website

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.

mykonos on the bayImage credit: @vegetarianfoodgram via Instagram 

Renowned for its traditional appetisers 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 a great date night spot.  

Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-10 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
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 | Mykonos On The Bay website

Two Chefs Bar

 two chefs barImage credit: Two Chefs Bar 

You wouldn’t think Mexican and Italian cuisines would pair well, but they go hand-in-hand at Two Chefs Bar. Mix and match classics from both countries with sharing appetisers like Quesadillas (from $14) and Beef Carpaccio ($16).

As for mains, there are thin crust pizzas from $20 and pastas from $19 on the Italian side. Over on the Mexican front are Fajitas (from $22), Enchiladas (from $20), and Burritos ($20).

Food aside, you’ll want to make this bar your next hangout location because they’ve got a Happy Hour promo from Mondays to Thursdays, 12pm-7pm. Pints and prosecco are $12 each, while margaritas are $18 per glass.

Address: 31 Ocean Way, # 01-11 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12pm-1pm | Fri 12pm-12am | Sat 11.30am-12am | Sun 11.30am-11pm
Contact: 6334 3818 | Two Chefs Bar website

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,
Originally published by Deborah Gan on 28th August 2020. Last updated by Iffah Nabilah Norhisham on 31st August 2023.