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Group Friendly Dining in Singapore: Price Guide to Spacious Restaurants

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Joanne Poh

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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 $$ Truffle mushroom sandwich
Marche Movenpick $$ Rosti
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

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

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

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

 

Marche Movenpick

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 X

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

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

 

Wheeler’s Estate

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.

 

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Joanne Poh

In my previous life, I was a property lawyer who spent most of my time struggling to get out of bed or stuck in peak hour traffic. These days, as a freelance commercial writer, I work in bed, on the beach, in parks and at cafes, all while being really frugal. I like helping other people save money so they can stop living lives they don't like.