7 Pretty Garden-Themed Restaurants In Singapore

LIFESTYLE  |  March 31, 2017
  • Birds of a feather
    1 / 7 Birds of a feather

    The indoor garden in this restaurant, including the dramatic Dracaena Reflexa centrepiece, sets a soothing dining ambience.

    And necessarily so, as the dishes here are anything but “soothing”, in a good way. Sichuan fare incorporate an inventive Western twist in dishes like Find The Chicken In The Chillies may set your mouth on fire.

    If you prefer something milder, go for the Oriental Bolognaise of angel hair pasta in pork ragout with onsen tamago, mizuna and sakura ebi.

    #01-01, 115 Amoy St, Singapore 069935

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  • Birds of paradise
    2 / 7 Birds of paradise

    At this dainty gelato parlour, a whimsical feature wall plastered with leaf- and fruit-shaped cut-outs greets customers. Customers can sit at a leaf-shaped counter table, on which are placed bouquets of dried flowers.

    The botanical theme extends to its desserts as well. Natural ingredients like flowers, herbs and spices and used to concoct flavours such as white chrysanthemum, pandan and lemongrass ginger. The ice-cream cones are flavoured with thyme.

    #01-05, 63 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428776

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  • Knots Café and Living
    3 / 7 Knots Café and Living

    What would a café opened by a florist look like?

    Like this: woody furniture accented by plants, with terrariums as well as bunches of roses, orchids and sunflowers are placed on the tables.

    Opened by florist chain Xpressflower.com, the plants in the 2,600 sq ft café are changed every two days. But more than just a café in a nursery, it also doubles up as a furniture shop. Diners can buy the tables and upholstered chairs.

    #01-07, 160 Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 409022

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  • Picnic
    4 / 7 Picnic

    At indoor food truck Picnic, vines twine around galvanised mesh sprawled across the pillars and ceiling, while pots of live flowers and ferns hang under canopies of artificial creepers.

    The 13 food stalls offer an international array of cuisines, from Taiwanese Beef Rib Noodles to Pork Belly Tacos served in roti prata.

    The space also hosts flea markets, workships, events and music performances.

    #03-15 Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238877

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  • Epiphyte
    5 / 7 Epiphyte

    Named after a plant itself, pots of green dot this glass-roofed, floral-scented café. Its food is conceputalised as such as well.

    This terrarium dessert is actually constructed with chocolate sponge cake sculpted to look like a piece of rock, sitting on bed of chocolate soil and adorned with edible flowers, apple compote and mint custard.

    47 Neil Rd, Singapore 088827

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  • Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Café
    6 / 7 Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Café

    When the Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Café opened its first outpost in Singapore, it wasn’t done without thought. The café is also inspired by the national flower and designed to reflect our “Garden City” vibe.

    Colourful orchids hang from canopies and the space is decked out with features like arbours and rattan pod chairs.

    The food is Hello Kitty-themed, with waffles so shaped and dish names like Kitty Goes Fishing. It’s not all gimmicky – definitely worth a try!

    #01-22 Changi Airport, Terminal 3, 65 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819663

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  • Pollen
    7 / 7 Pollen

    Set in the Flower Dome in Gardens By The Bay, Pollen can’t possibly not be garden-themed.

    Modern European fare here comes with a Mediterranean twist, with dishes like Pan-Seared Salmon with Saffron Potato Puree. Or include in their afternoon tea with free flow of Codorniu Cava.

    After your meal, enjoy complimentary access to the Flower Dome and wander in the Mediterranean garden replete with colourful flora.

    #01-09 Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

    Photos provided by restaurants featured. A version of this article first appeared on www.straitstimes.com.

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