Smith Marine Floating Restaurant

Singaporeans are truly a lucky bunch to have food available left, right, and centre. Heck, just when you thought munching on brekkie in Redhill was ulu enough, in comes Smith Marine Floating Restaurant, which is located right smack in the middle of the ocean.

Just about 10 minutes from Changi Point Ferry Terminal, this special kelong restaurant serves up delicious halal seafood.

Fresh seafood a short boat ride away

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Often reserved for weekend dinners with the fam or special occasions, seafood meals are something many of us look forward to. But at Smith Marine, you can expect something a little more unconventional than your usual zi char experience. 

smith marine floating restaurant - kelongImage adapted from: @tryingtoourdoors & @wongsammie via Instagram

Before settling down for your meal, work up an appetite by exploring the kelong. The restaurant has a fish farm attached to it where you can feed their fish. You can even try your hand at catching your own dinner (from $35) by fishing in the surrounding waters. Don’t worry, you won’t be left hungry, as the staff here will ensure you get your fish.

To keep you occupied while waiting for your meal to be served, the restaurant provides a selection of old-school entertainment options. You’ll find a collection of board games and a foosball table for a pre-meal match with your friends and family. 

smith marine floating restaurant - zi char menu
Image credit: Eatbook

As for the food, expect zi char faves such as Chilli Crab, Lala Bee Hoon, and Salted Egg Prawn. While they don’t offer an a la carte menu, they have a variety of set menus available that cater to different party sizes:

  • 7 course for 5 pax ($580)
  • 9 course for 6-7 pax ($680)
  • 10 course for 8-10 pax ($780)

The menu prices include 2-way ferry trips for the groups too. Plus, the restaurant doesn’t have tax or service charges, which is an added bonus.

smith marine floating restaurant - seating area
The restaurant itself is pretty cosy and is suitable for bigger groups.

Image credit: Eatbook

Smith Marine is also halal-certified, which makes it a great spot for Muslim families looking to have a fancy meal together.

Smith Marine – Singapore’s first floating restaurant

smith marine floating restaurant - exterior

If you’ve somehow managed to run out of things to do on the mainlandhow?! – or are a foodie looking for a gastro-adventure like no other, Smith Marine Floating Restaurant just might do the trick.

Do note that reservations need to be made in advance, and a deposit is required to secure your booking. The deposit will be used to offset your total bill when you dine there. The restaurant only accepts cash, PayNow, or PayLah! as forms of payment.

And in case you were wondering, no, you don’t need your passport to get there.

Getting there: Hop on a ferry from Changi Point Ferry Terminal, which will take you around 10-15 minutes. Smith Marine will assist customers with ferry reservations.

01’23’52″N – 103’57’42″E
Opening Hours: Thursday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

Cover image adapted from: @wongsammie via Instagram, Eatbook
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Originally published on 26th April 2021. Last updated by Pat Yuan Teng on 31st July 2023. 

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