There seems to be a continuing trend happening in Singapore - the high end food court complete with well stocked bar. With the recent opening of Timbre+ and PasarBella at Suntec, among others, when a group of friends want to grab a beer and a bite to eat but can't decide on the type of cuisine, they can head to one of these new food court concepts. Not only does it allow everyone to get what they want, the prices are often better than a typical restaurant and the food quality superior to an average hawker centre. Here are our favourite unique food court concepts in Singapore.
Picnic is a 10,000 sq-ft communal food hall located in Wisma Atria with a quirky outdoor dining theme. Hence the name 'Picnic'! Picnic provides an international range of cuisines, including American, French, Italian and Japanese as well as a coffee bar and cocktail bar. The theme is enhance with food truck looking stalls and a beer garden seating area among other theme dining zones.
Newly opened Timbre+ takes the food court concept and covers it in graffiti and shipping containers. Inside the non air-conditioned space is the option of a variety of cuisine including pizza, an American grill and a bottle shop for your cold bottles of beer. Most importantly the draw to Timbre+ is the live music stage offering music performances on Wednesday to Saturday nights. Open Monday to Thursday 6am to 12am and Friday & Saturday 6am to 1am. Closed on Sunday.
Timbre+ 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, Singapore 139957
Bar Bar Black Sheep
One of the original nouveau food court concepts with multiple locations around Singapore. At Bar Bar Black Sheep, your group can choose what cuisine they'd like to eat whether it be Thai, North Indian or Western cuisine and all dine together. In the centre of this concept is of course a bar.
Bar Bar Black Sheep locations Holland Village, Cluny Court, Robertson Quay and Katong.
PasarBella Suntec is a pocket of food stalls in a funky and colourful space inside Suntec City Mall. Here you can dine on gourmet burgers at Wolf Burger, enjoy a sushi roll or poke bowl at Rollie Olie or Louisiana-style seafood cuisine at Cajun on Wheels among other food stalls.
PasarBella at Suntec #01-455 North Wing, Suntec City 3 Temasek Blvd Singapore 038983
PasarBella at The Grand Stand
Combining a farmers market with food court, come to PasarBella at The Grand Stand to choose from a variety of cuisine while shopping for speciality produce. Food stalls to try include Papito's with its eye catching paella and Sea Salt Caribbean Deli for Burritos and Tacos. Then wash it all down with an imported bottle of beer or cider from The Great Beer Experiment.
PasarBella at The Grand Stand 200 Turf Club Road Singapore 287994
19 East Coast Road
A collection of food stalls along East Coast Road where you can choose between the restaurants Twopigsfly Kitchen and Bar, Ruby Thai Restaurant, Lower East Side Taqueria, Burger Office, La Pizza and La Kitchenette. All decently priced cuisine and drinks.
19 East Coast Road