Since moving back to Singapore in mid 2017, I’ve visited Marina Bay Sands quite a few times, mostly to visit the ArtScience Museum or to catch musicals at the Sands Theatre (remember those good old days before COVID?), but I’ve actually never eaten at any of the restaurants at MBS!
I had the best staycation experience at Marina Bay Sands in August (see my post here!) and I was so lucky to enjoy the incredible food from several of the many wonderful restaurants at MBS and indulged in the luxury of two in-room breakfast delivered straight to my room! :)
If you pop by the Marina Bay Sands’ website here, you’ll see that the dining options cover across all types of cuisines and ranges from casual to fancy eateries and I love the variety available! For my staycation, I enjoyed French food from db Bistro & Oyster Bar, Singaporean classics from RISE, American craft burgers and shakes from Black Tap and a wonderful spread from Italian-American restaurant LAVO. In addition to that, I also enjoyed two quality breakfasts that came in such huge portions! I’m no food blogger/expert, but you know I’m always up to enjoy a good meal or six haha!
The food was so wonderful, I felt that it deserved a whole food diary post dedicated to it. I hope that this post gives you some food inspiration and definitely do check out the huge variety of dining options available at Marina Bay Sands! :)
Note: My meals shared in this post (except for the in-room breakfasts) were from the respective restaurant’s Gourmet Takeaway menus! I was not yet fully vaccinated at the time, so due to government advisories, was not able to dine in at the restaurants. However, despite being takeaway, all the food was amazing and you bet I’ll be back again to dine in!
FYI that all the meals were for 2 people, but honestly, it could easily have been for at least 3 people haha, the portions were so huge! :) I’m incredibly grateful for the hospitality.
Let’s start with my personal favourite meal! This was the first meal of my staycation, lunch from db Bistro & Oyster Bar. The classy restaurant is located inside The Shoppes, across from the Sands Theatre. According to their website, they “offer an exciting mix of traditional French bistro cooking with contemporary American flavors”.
This meal was so delicious, I still think about it all the time. The seafood was so fresh and of such high quality, the dishes were light but also filling and those desserts, oh my. The desserts hold a special place in my heart.
- Summer kale salad
- Maine lobster roll (with fries)
- Mediterranean sea bass
- Yuzu meringue tart
My plan is to come back to try their afternoon tea, as it looks so lovely! :)
My second meal was dinner from RISE, a beautiful restaurant located at level 1 of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, a little bit past the lobby.
RISE is known for their authentic Singaporean classic dishes, think of it like your local favourites but the atas version. I’ll honestly tell you that I don’t eat Singaporean dishes very regularly, but this was so good and it was very fun to try some local classics which I haven’t eaten in a while. The staff at RISE were so wonderful too. :)
- Chinese rojak
- Har cheong gai (prawn paste chicken)
- Nasi lemak
- Hokkien mee
- Bubur cha cha
- Chilled almond bean curd
- Cincau sago
- Summer red spritz
In-Room Dining: Breakfast 1
Marina Bay Sands hotel has a 24-hour in-room dining service with various menus, you can see the full menu online here! We opted for the breakfast menu, which has so many options, and ended up ordering one American breakfast and one English breakfast, which was served with TWG tea (you can choose coffee too). We placed the order the night before and it was such a huge feast and delivered to our room at 8am as requested. Such a luxury to wake up straight to a warm breakfast brought to our room by the kindest staff. I also really loved that breakfast was delivered with a little orchid flower! :)
In-room dining breakfast hours:
Weekdays from 6am to 11am
Weekends from 6am to 12pm
Time for lunch again! This time, we enjoyed craft burgers from the extremely popular Black Tap, which is from New York City. The menu has a selection of craft burgers to choose from, but we went with 2 of their signature burgers, 2 of their milkshakes and a side as well. I’ve always loved a good burger, so this lunch made me very full and happy!
- All-American Burger
- Greg Norman Burger
- Vanilla milkshake
- Oreo milkshake
- Fried mozzarella
At the end of a wonderful day filled with wonderful activities, I was very glad to enjoy dinner in the comfort of our hotel room, with Singapore’s beautiful night view twinkling at us.
Dinner was from LAVO, which is located on the top floor of the hotel at level 57, next to the famous Infinity Pool! LAVO is definitely a more pricey restaurant, and I feel the price accounts for the ambience and location, plus sky high views of Singapore from the restaurant. The food was delicious of course, and we tried their famous 20 layer chocolate and peanut butter cake, which everyone seems to order! There was so much food, we had to keep some of it to finish the next day. :)
- Burrata with heirloom tomato, red onion and pesto
- Jumbo shrimp cocktail
- Grilled asparagus
- Seafood alfredo
- Meatball pizza
- 20 layer chocolate/peanut butter cake
In-Room Dining: Breakfast 2
One more breakfast before check out! My sister and I both chose the Continental breakfast this time, with different cereals and yogurt jars. The yogurt was from French brand Ferme des Peupliers, my first time trying it and I loved it! I also loved the mini jars of Bonne Maman jams and honey that was served with our bread and pastries, took them home to continue enjoying them – yum!
Even when putting this post together, I am still overwhelmed by what a wonderful blessing it was to get to enjoy and indulge in experiences like this. I knew the food at Marina Bay Sands was great, but it was truly even better than I expected and it was such a wonderful treat to eat so well during my 3N2D staycation. :)
Of course, even if you’re not staying at the hotel, a meal at any of the restaurants at MBS would also make for a delightful experience and I highly recommend it! Do check out the full list of restaurants here!
[Note: All the meals shared in this post were complimentary, as part of my staycation invitation from Marina Bay Sands. This is not a paid post. Biggest thank you to Marina Bay Sands and all the restaurants mentioned above for the absolutely incredible food during my stay!]
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