Finding the best restaurant for a gathering? You’ve come to the right place. Company is important, but a restaurant’s atmosphere makes or breaks the mood too. Below, we’ve gathered a list of 6 best places for get-togethers with friends and family. Remember to make a reservation on Oddle Eats so you can skip the queues!
1. Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant
Have a classic NY-style brunch with friends and family at Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant. The joint’s cosy space is the perfect setting to tuck into fluffy stacks of Pancakes with Warm Maple Butter (from $21++) or their famous Chicken & Waffles (from $22++), made with buttermilk waffles and drizzles of honey-Tabasco sauce. The comforting atmosphere paired with great food makes it the best restaurant for a brunch gathering.
Missing Japan? Then you’ll enjoy what Himawari Japanese Restaurant has to offer. Well known for their robatayaki, selections include Salmon Belly Shioyaki (from $18++), Iberico Pork Cheek (from $20++), and Surume Ika (from $25++).
Come hungry with friends and family to enjoy their a la carte buffets (lunch from $52.80++, dinner from $56.80++), offering a wide array of tempura, sashimi, and classic Japanese dishes that will make it well worth your while.
Where: 1 Orchid Club Rd, Golf Driving Range (Carpark A), Orchid Country Club, #02-02, Singapore, 769162
Arguably one of the best homegrown restaurants in Singapore, Keng Eng Kee Seafood is well-known for their zi char dishes. This casual dining locale also allows you to show up in your most comfortable getups to tuck into delights like the Salted Egg Crab(market price) which you can have either fried or poached. Other sharing dishes include the KEK Curry Fish Head (from $29.80++), bursting with fiery flavour, or the fragrant and tender Coffee Pork Ribs (from $15.80++). Round your meal off with their Signature Moonlight Hor Fun (from $7.80++), skillfully tossed with lap cheong, beansprouts, and pork lard for the perfect wok hei aroma.
Where: 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136, Singapore, 150124
Enjoy authentic, Halal-certified cuisine at Penang Culture. Share some delicious Penang Lor Bak with your friends, or dig into their Claypot Assam Curry Stingray for that perfect spicy-sour kick. The Penang Fried Kway Teow, wok-fried with prawns, cockles, beansprouts and eggs, is sure to satisfy as well.
Where: 1 Pasir Ris Central 3, #03-21, Singapore, 518457, or 13 Compass One, #03-13, Singapore, 545078 (Sengkang Square), or 1 Harbourfront Walk, #B2-23E, Singapore, 098585 (Vivo City), or 23 Serangoon Central, B1-76/77, Singapore, 556083 (NEX), or 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #04-27, JEM Shopping Mall, Singapore, 608549
For casual dining with big groups, give PizzaExpress a try. Brightly lit and spacious, it’s a welcoming place where you can join tables together to accommodate your group size. Their pizzas, starters and salads are great for sharing, placing it as the best casual restaurant for a gathering. Get things rolling with their Dough Balls (from $6++), served with creamy garlic butter. Then, tuck into the Calabrese (from $30++)—a Roman-inspired rectangular pizza with a thin, crisp base topped with spicy Calabria-style sausages, jalapeños, and red chillies. And with classic options like the American (from $19++) and the La Reine (from $17++), enjoy the harmony of mozzarella, passata (tomato base) and other amazing ingredients.
Here’s one for the hotpot lovers. Suki Suki Thai Hot Pot is offering a value-for-money buffet priced at $19.90++ for lunch and $25.90++ for dinner (80 mins per session). With 6 soup bases (including Tom Yum and Sweet Basil Chicken) and a myriad of dipping sauces to choose from, you and your loved ones will be able to enjoy as much beef short rib, chicken, fish paste and vegetables as you can. Add-on premium items like wagyu beef, seafood and homemade meatballs from $10.90++. If you’re in the mood, slurp up quality meats and soup at Suki Suki Thai Hot Pot, the best steamboat restaurant for a gathering.