Make family time even sweeter with these 10 family-friendly restaurants in Singapore.
Whether it’s a café, bistro, or a full-scale buffet restaurant, these dining establishments will give you a good reason to take your family out for a good meal.
Kids can be fussy and choosy, so it is best to pick a place where you can truly relax and everybody in the family gets their own happiness points.
With the variety of cuisines available, both in local and international flavour, travel the world through your plate.
Though synonymous with ice cream and sweet memories, Swensen’s has grown through the years to become a casual-dining restaurant chain and a household name in Singapore.
It offers a wide selection of hearty food, desserts, beverages, ice cream cakes and takeaway novelties.
Try Battered Fish & Chips, a new dish and an ode to Swensen’s signature Fish & Chips. This slightly different version features a lightly seasoned battered fish fillets, fried to a crisp golden brown and served with creamy green pea puree.
If you prefer the original, the signature Fish & Chips (Swensen’s most popular main apparently) comes with their signature tartar sauce, Idaho potato fries and tangy coleslaw.
Other new pasta dishes to try out are Crayfish Pasta, included with fresh crayfish, tender crabsticks, succulent fish fillet with al dente spaghetti tossed in a tangy tomato sauce; and Thai Curry Pasta, a mix of spaghetti, Thai curry sauce, and plump fried king prawns.
If you fancy a rice dish, go for Fisherman’s Catch Baked Rice, a medley of plump fish fillets, blue mussels and shrimps baked with lemongrass-infused wild rice, spicy tomato sauce and gooey melted cheese.
Remember the Crispy Cornflake Chicken? It’s back by popular demand.
For the young ones, treat them to Pas-Ta Sausage and Cheese Omelette.
Greenwood Fish Market (Bukit Timah)
34/38 Greenwood Avenue Singapore 289236
Tel: +65 6467 4950
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Greenwood Fish Market (Quayside Isle)
31 Ocean Way, 01-04/05, 098375
Tel: +65 6262 0450
Opening Hours: 5pm – 10pm (Mon), 12pm – 10pm (Tues – Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)
Established in 2003, Greenwood Fish Market has become the go-to neighbourhood destination for a seafood fix.
Expect a wide selection of the freshest catch of the day – up to 30 varieties to choose from.
Both a retailer and family-run restaurant, it also serves Western-style seafood-based starters, pastas & risotto, soups & salads, burger & rolls, pizzas, and mains.
Want to have a taste of everything?
Recommended are their signature platters like the Cold Seafood Platter ($99, serves 2 as a main course, 3-4 as an appetiser), a combination of steamed ½ Boston Lobster, swordfish belly sashimi, freshly-shucked oysters, New Zealand green-lipped mussels and littleneck clams, cooked live Tiger prawns, and in-house Applewood cold-smoked salmon with Spanish onions.
Kids Menu includes Fish and Chips ($11.95), Burger ($11.95), Pasta ($11.95), Crumbed Fish Burger ($11.95) and Grilled Fish of Snapper or Barramundi ($12.95).
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
333A Orchard Rd, #04-01 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897
Tel: +65 6836 3333
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 5:00pm Last order 4pm (Mon – Sun)
Dinner 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Sun – Thurs), 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH)
Located in the heart of Orchard Road, the 170-seater Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore is a multi-awarded restaurant with a luxurious ambiance.
Its 4-metre high floor-to-ceiling windows affords its guests an overlooking view of the vibrant city scene.
Recognised for its exceptional American cuisine, Lawry’s The Prime Rib offers its signature dish, which the restaurant is named after.
The signature Prime Rib of Beef is aged for up to 28 days to fully tenderise its meat fibre, then slow-roasted on beds of rock salt. This method forces the meat juices inward, not oozing out, to ensure a uniformly juicy and flavourful meat.
Children 12 and below can avail of Lawry’s Kids Meal, which comes with a special gift.
It includes a starter, main, and dessert. Even kids are offered the house special Signature Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, with a side choice of creamed corn, creamed spinach or buttered peas, as one of the mains.
Other mains include King Salmon with US Idaho Mashed Potatoes, Seafood Pasta in Tomato Sauce, and Fish and Chips.
AquaMarine, Marina Mandarin Singapore
Level 4, 6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6845 1111
Opening Hours: Breakfast 6.30am – 10.30am (Mon – Sun)
Lunch 12pm – 2.30pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 3pm (Sat, Sun, PH)
Dinner 6.30pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
AquaMarine is a celebration of diverse cuisines from around the world, featuring a Halal-certified buffet spread of Asian and international favourites.
With a capacity of 320, this restaurant is a spacious venue for gatherings of large families and clans.
Showcasing a glass-enclosed kitchen, it allows guests to watch the culinary team show off their skills.
Seafood lovers, this one is for you! AquaMarine’s extensive seafood-on-ice offers endless servings of steamed live prawns, juicy black mussels, succulent crabs and fresh clams.
And if that’s not enough, there’s a Japanese counter filled with sushi and fine cuts of salmon, tuna and swordfish sashimi. THIS is seafood paradise.
Other signature local dishes, still in line with its aquatic theme, include Chilli Crab and Lobster Laksa.
The dessert station is not to be missed, with its wide selections of Nonya kueh, ice cream, mousses, cakes and pastries. AquaMarine’s signature Durian Pengat is a must-try.