Night Out In Singapore At The National Gallery
Built in 2015, The National Gallery boasts the largest collection of South-East Asian art in the world. Although the gallery officially closes at 7pm, most of the restaurants are located deep inside the gallery halls so when you are walking to dinner to can get a quiet glimpse at the art. However, if the art isn’t going to convince to take trip downtown, then the food & rooftop cocktails should!
National Kitchen By Violet Oon is the perfect introduction to Singaporean flavors which have Chinese, Indian, Malay, Eurasian and Peranakan influences. Once you enter the restaurant, you feel as if you have been transported back in time with the glowing 1920s style chandeliers, startling black and gold motif and original Peranakan tiles lining the floor. Must orders are kuay pie tee, coronation chicken in wanton leaf cup, beef rendang, sambal eggplant, dry laksa and famous fish head curry with a side of rice. With that said, it is best to go with a group and chow down family style!
National Kitchen By Violet Oon #02–01, (City Hall Wing) National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
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After dinner, head up to the roof and have a drink at Smoke and Mirrors. Unfortunately, Smoke and Mirrors is always very busy and you must book in advance to ensure you can get your hands on a drink alfresco. Order the Bittertruth; a smoky mezcal based cocktail. Then kick back and enjoy the stunning view of The Padang, The Esplanade and the always impressive Marina Bay Sands.
Smoke & Mirrors #06–01 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
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