Taking your whole clan out for dinner, or need to find a table that’s big enough for your entire team at work without resorting to tissue choping? We’ve put together a list of group friendly dining options.
Whether they’ve got high ceilings, al fresco options, or are accommodating to multiple orders coming in at different times, these spacious and casual restaurants will make your big, noisy group feel right at home.
13 restaurants for group friendly dining in Singapore
|Restaurant||Price range||Best known for|
|Pasar Bella||$||WOLF magic mushroom burger|
|Picnic Orchard Road||$||Omakase cheeseburger|
|Blue Jasmine||$$||Tom yum soup|
|Cafe Melba||$$||Aussie chicken parmigiana|
|Kith Cafe @ Millennia Walk||$$||Truffle mushroom sandwich|
|Tambuah Mas Indonesian Restaurant||$$||Ayam goreng istimewa|
|Timbre X||$$||Battered pork ribs with jalapeno cheese dip|
|The Laneway Market||$$||Dashi risotto|
|Super Loco @ Customs House||$$||Taco de camarones|
|Wheeler’s Yard||$$||Mentaiko pasta|
|Wheeler’s Estate||$$||Grilled steak|
|Open Farm Community||$$$||Spice braised beef cheek|
$ – $10 to $20 for a meal
$$ – $20 to $40 for a meal
$$$ – $40 and above for a meal
PasarBella’s Suntec City branch is a hipster food court. You and your companions can separately order your food from the various stalls whenever you like, which makes it ideal for groups with people that arrive and leave at different times. The long tables can accommodate large groups—just pull up a chair.
Stalls sell everything from artisanal coffee and gourmet burgers to cantonese roasts and gyudon.
Address: 7 Temasek Boulevard, #01-455 North Wing, Suntec City, Singapore 038987
Picnic Orchard Road
Picnic is a communal dining restaurant that privileges shared spaces. Big groups will find it easy to sit together thanks to spacious benches and a casual seating policy that makes it easy to walk around and swap seats.
Just like at a food court, diners order individually from a variety of stalls, so you won’t have to wait for everyone to arrive before getting your food and drinks. Stalls sell everything from pasta, rosti and tacos to Taiwanese beef noodles.
Address: 435 Orchard Rd, #03-15 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
Blue Jasmine is a halal restaurant serves up tasty food from the Southern and Isan regions of Thailand.
The restaurant is quite spacious, with a layout that gives diners and staff lots of room to move around and never feels cramped. You can easily push together tables to accommodate large groups. They also have a spacious al fresco area.
Address: 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Level 5, Park Hotel Farrer Park, Singapore 217564
Café Melba’s Goodman Arts Centre branch has a lovely al fresco area with long tables and benches that can accommodate groups of ten or so. The big lawn out front also makes it perfect for families with active kids.
They serve Italian and Australian dishes like Aussie chicken parmigiana and smoked mushroom risotto, as well as some Asian inspired ones like Ibu Norsiah beef rendang.
Address: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Blk N #01-56 Singapore, 439053
Kith Cafe @ Millennia Walk
Kith Cafe’s Millennial Walk branch is located smack in the middle of the shopping mall building, which means the ceiling rises all the way up to the roof of the mall. There are spacious sofas and long tables that can accommodate quite a crowd.
Other than wine and coffee, you’ll also find a selection of breakfast dishes, pastas, sandwiches and salads. The casual atmosphere is great for group friendly dining.
Address: 9 Raffles Blvd, #01-44/45, Millennia Walk, Singapore 039596
There are five Marché Mövenpick restaurants in Singapore, and all are suitable for big groups. Marché Mövenpick operates like a food court, except that instead of paying in cash you simply hand over your Marché card, which you then pay for before leaving. This gives groups the flexibility of ordering and paying separately.
Classics at Marché Mövenpick include their rosti and crepes, which have been popular here since the nineties.
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #01-17A Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Tambuah Mas Indonesian Restaurant
There’s a good chance this Indonesian restaurant is older than you are. Tambuah Mas Indonesian Restaurant has got big round and rectangular tables as well as private rooms for bigger groups. They also have set menus for 8 to 10 diners, giving each person a chance to sample lots of dishes.
On the menu, you’ll find Indonesian classics such as tahu telhur, gado gado, soto ayam and ketupat.
Address: 19 Tanglin Road, #04-10/13 Tanglin Shopping Centre, Singapore 247909 / 290 Orchard Road, #B1-44 Paragon, Singapore 238839
Timbre’s Substation branch features long benches that line the periphery and a very spacious, open feel. At night, the central area transforms into an open air dancefloor as resident musicians take the stage.
They’ve got a range of pastas, pizzas and tapas, but these come second to the music and the communal vibe.
Address: 45 Armenian Street Singapore 179936
The Laneway Market
This cafe is as hipsterish as it sounds. You’ll find dishes like their signature dashi risotto and truffle scrambled eggs on the menu.
The Laneway Market has a nice sheltered roadside al fresco area that’s equipped with high bar stools and big, spacious benches, and decorated with dried flowers hanging overhead. Definitely better than staying cooped up indoors.
Address: 3 King George’s Ave, Singapore 208582
Super Loco @ Customs House
This Mexican restaurant and bar is the perfect place for post-work drinks with your team of Raffles Place colleagues thanks to the spacious al fresco area with a view of Marina Bay Sands.
Other than the usual cocktails, you’ll also find a selection of Mexican dishes including tacos, tostadas and enchiladas at Super Loco @ Customs House.
Address: 70 Collyer Quay, #01-04, Singapore 049323
Wheeler’s Yard is housed in a massive former warehouse with high ceilings. They’ve got big wooden benches than can comfortably accommodate groups the way school canteen tables can.
On the menu, you’ll find hearty brunch dishes like eggs Benedict and bangers and mash, as well as mains like suki beef rice bowl and chilli crab pasta.
Address: 28 Lorong Ampas, Singapore 328781
If you think you’re getting déjà vu, no you’re not psychic. It’s just that the folks behind Wheeler’s Yard have another cafe called Wheeler’s Estate. Located in a former military airbase, you get to dine in a spacious verandah or at the al fresco cafe by the lawn. The spaciousness makes it perfect for group friendly dining.
On the menu, you’ll find dishes such as roasted suckling pig, beef short ribs and grilled steak.
Address: 2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park Singapore 798386
Open Farm Community
Open Farm Community not only aims to promote locally grown produce, but is also housed in a big, spacious building with floor-to-ceiling windows and tables that can be joined to accommodate big groups.
Their menu is quite innovative and includes mains like steamed tiberias barramundi with garden manioc, dashi butter and pulut hitam furkikakke, as well as 16-hour braised Canadian pork belly with homeade kimchi and baby bok choy.
Address: 130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819
What’s your favourite restaurant for dining in a big group? Share your recommendations in the comments.