Food tastes better when it’s shared, right? But when planning dinner with friends or organising a team lunch for the office becomes a chore, you’re going to want casual dining without the hassle – and that’s where Secret Singapore steps in. From shared platters to, diving into cheap large pizzas, to dining in lush gardens and more… we’ve located sixteen of the best places for group dining in Singapore that ensures everyone gets a seat at the table. Gather your friends or family for the ultimate catchup at these group friendly restaurants, which seat plenty and don’t skip out on the flavour.
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Casual dining restaurants in Singapore
To plot the ideal catchup with friends, or to set the mood for a team dinner after a hard day’s work, you’re going to want somewhere where the drinks flow, the food is ideal for sharing, and the vibes are relaxed. Luckily, these spots should do just the trick.
1. Neon Pigeon
This Izakaya restaurant is a fantastic place for fun-filled group dinners in Singapore. From indulgent brunches to dinners that could feed a whole flock, Neon Pigeon is an excellent place to eat with friends and unwind with a cocktail to hand in a cosy environment. The aptly-titled ‘Birdfeed’ menu offers small plates that can be passed down the tables, whilst the bo-ssam and galbi-jjim sharing plates will feed a few at a time.
📍36 Carpenter St, #01-01, Singapore 059915
2. Lucha Loco
Chillout in the beautiful alfresco dining garden or indoors at the vibrant Mexican kitchen of Lucha Loco. From Taco Tuesdays, quesadillas, colourful drinks like margaritas… it’s the ultimate Mexican affair for group dining. We’ve heard excellent praise for their large range of vegetarian dishes too, so it’s the ideal group-friendly restaurant for those avoiding meat.
📍 15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598
As one of the most unique eateries in Singapore, you know you’ll be treated to something special once you enter through the hidden fridge door at The Dragon Chamber. Boasting old-world secret society vibes, with guerilla-style Chinese food in sharing portions and refreshing drinks, you’ll be in total bliss. Definitely, one of the best Chinese restaurants in town and perfect for groups after a relaxed yet stylish dinner and drinks.
📍 2 Circular Rd, Singapore 049358
This one-of-a-kind board game café is an excellent place for group dining in Singapore, especially with the addition of games to your dinner with friends. With over 350 board games available, alongside flavourful comfort food, beer on tap and more, your crew won’t get bored. Endless laughter awaits, but don’t let your competitive side overrun you.
📍24 Purvis St, level 2, Singapore 188601
5. Tapas 24
Head to one of the best tapas eateries in Singapore for an electrifying atmosphere and a taste of Barcelona. With tapas being a particularly social cuisine – and the Spanish knowing how to make the most of an evening – Tapas 24 is a great food place for groups to enjoy. Remember: sharing is caring!
📍 60 Robertson Quay, #01-04 The Quayside, Singapore 238252
This seaside lounge is perfect to chillout with cocktails, food and friends with the ocean as a backdrop. With plenty of spaces to select from, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Stella. On a sunny day, opt for the outdoor deck on the boardwalk for glorious sunset moments.
📍11 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499740
One of the best restaurants of 2021, this Middle Eastern spot offers authentic dishes like TV-famous harissa prawns, cauliflower in yogurt, and plenty more. You and your pals will have plenty to discuss over mighty grub; get the Artichoke Experience Platter for $75 per person, and you’ll receive a table laden with mezze, honey fried chicken, Yemeni beef stew and more.
📍 161 Middle Rd, Singapore 188978
Another cult-favourite serving authentic Greek cuisine and wine in a large bright setting. Indeed, you’ll feel as if you’re on a Greek island at Bakalaki, whose name comes from a combination of the neighbourhood store (bakaliko) and the spirit and soul (meraki). Expect huge portions such as grilled octopus, mixed meat platters with dipping sauces and more… ideal to share with a group, especially if you commandeer one of those luxurious booths.
📍3 Seng Poh Rd, Singapore 168891
9. Jypsy Café
This cosy Japanese café is set along the river offering sweeping views of Marina Bay Sands and beyond. Delightfully, there is lots of space to dine indoor and outdoors in groups, and those with a curious palate can try the Ika pizza, an intriguing fusion of food cultures.
📍 1 Fullerton Rd, #01-02/03, Singapore 049213
Affordable restaurants for group dinners
Group dining doesn’t have to break the bank, so we’ve found a few places that marry quality with affordability for an ideal social eating experience.
In business more than 25 years, this vibrant three-storey German restaurant and microbrewery is a superb food place for big groups, especially if you’re desiring to tuck into large authentic feasts alongside refreshing Bavarian beer. The eatery focuses on serving large plates that are perfect for sharing, from BBQ meats to pretzels and breads, desserts, and an all-you-can-eat brunch menu at the weekends. You and your gang definitely won’t go home hungry! Oh, and it scores bonus points for authenticity as the only Paulaner Bräuhaus outside of Munich.
📍9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-01, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
11. il Cielo
It’s affordable elegance at il Cielo; this vibrant rooftop restaurant is the perfect place to dive into an Italian comfort feast in Voco Orchard. Whether you’re hosting a private meal or just casual dining with your friends, you can enjoy Chef Marco’s signatures including 6 Cheese Pizza, Fritto Misto and more.
📍581 Orchard Road voco, Level 24 Orchard, Singapore 238883
12. Peperoni Pizza
Why not gather your friends to catchup over the best pizza and one most instagrammable food dishes in Singapore – a 21-inch monster pizza. Perfect for sharing with beers in a group while diving into conversation, and with no fewer than five locations around the city, Peperoni offers no shortage of group friendly restaurants.
📍 Various Locations
Fine dining restaurants in Singapore for groups
Got a special occasion, or just want to take your group dining experience to the next level? These fine dining restaurants can offer you the best of both worlds – if you’ve got the budget.
Less about casual dining and more about an intimate dinner experience for a group, is Firangi Superstar. Offering plenty of private dining rooms, this is another one of best restaurants in Singapore. Go on a surreal cinematic Indian food adventure presenting an unbeatable experience with a group of your favourite people, for a meal you won’t forget in a hurry.
📍 20 Craig Rd, #01-03, Singapore 089692
14. Cloud Nine
This private fine dining restaurant is an excellent place to book for an intimate gathering with a few special people in your life. Helmed by Chef David Low, the unique restaurant can only seat up to ten people and offers a Chef’s Tasting Menu of between six and nine courses, which changes every three months to hero different seasonal ingredients. Having started as a home-based business during the Covid lockdown, Cloud Nine has been on quite the journey – aptly enough, that’s just what their food will do to your palate.
📍CT Hub 2, 114 Lavender St., #01-34, Singapore 338729
15. The Halia
Admire the Singapore Botanical Gardens while dining with friends at one of the best alfresco dining eateries in Singapore. Delight in platters like brunch dishes, lemon grass and ginger prawn salads, desserts and more. The perfect place to unwind and indulge in conversations – I mean, just look at the impeccable ambience here.
📍1 Cluny Rd, Ginger Garden Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569
16. Koma Singapore
This stunning eatery is a must-visit, whether you’re with a group or not. The Japanese dining experience boasts Instagrammable features such as the Kyoto-style passageway and creative gourmet food to share with friends. There’s a reason it’s one of our absolute top spots for dinner and drinks in Singapore, and that’s only partly down to the elegant vibes.
📍 Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, #B1-67, Singapore 018972