As the clock ticks closer to lunchtime and tummies start rumbling in despair, the next question you can expect is, “Eh, where to go for lunch today ah?” Well, if you need a little help being the human directory for best (halal) places to have team or work lunches at, you have come to the right place!
Whether you’re looking for an affordable eatery or an atas
venue for when someone is treating (teehee), the choices are endless. With good food and a pleasant ambience, bonding with your co-workers over lunch will be more enjoyable than before! Plus, these eateries are also great if you're planning a much-needed gathering for your group of friends during special occasions like birthdays and the end of the year ?
P.S. Looking for the best halal eateries in SG? Check out our website for the yummiest halal eateries in Singapore, top attractions and nearby prayer spaces!
1. The Flame Café
Are you a die-hard fan of steamboats, cheese fondue, BBQ and soups? Well, if previously you had to go to a different shop every time any one of your friends needed to satisfy a craving for each of those, now you can rejoice! The Flame Café has all four under one roof, and more ? There’s also ala-carte western food like pasta, Fish & Chips, and premium buffet choices worth more than $20 (if budget is not a consideration).
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Beyond the food, the café is able to accommodate large groups and takes reservations. With sumptuous food, a spacious interior and stylish décor, the café will keep you coming back for more! This place is certified ‘value for money’. Check out the article on The Flame Café
for more info.
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: The Flame Cafe, Level 1, 73 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 534818
Sun - Thur, 11.30am - 11pm, Fri - Sat, 11.30am - 1pm
Omo, the famous Korean army stew chain, Mukshidonna, is finally here in Singapore and it is now Halal! If any of your friends want a taste of Korea, bring them down to Downtown East for a hearty feast of budae jigae. For the uninitiated, it is a sweet and spicy stew of Korean rice cakes and fish cakes where you can choose to add on ramyun noodles ($3) and other yummy toppings like cheese, mussels, mushrooms or bulgogi ($3 each). Unless you’re really famished, a serving of budae jigae worth $13.90 can be shared among two or three people.
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If you’re wondering what Mukshidonna means, ‘Muk’ is Eat, ‘Shi’ is Rest, ‘Don’ is Pay and ‘Na’ and together, it means ‘Have your food, pay and leave’. Well, this may especially be applicable at lunchtime since hordes of hungry people will be waiting for their turn to savour some army stew. So, hurry down to the outlet and try it for yourself soon! Read more on Mukshidonna here
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: Market Square @ Downtown East 1 Pasir Ris Close, E!Avenue #02-324 Singapore 519599
Daily, 11:30 am – 10:00pm
From $13.90 (add-ons at $3 each)
3. The Dim Sum Place
Team lunches don’t always have to be at the same old food court. You can jazz it up a little by trying out some dim sums, traditional and unique. From cute little siew mai to molten salted egg custard buns, there are sundry yummy choices at The Dim Sum Place. If you’re looking for more carbs to fill you up, this place has plentiful offerings like Beef Brisket Noodle Soup, Beef Congee and Crispy Coffee Chicken with Rice.
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Can’t decide what to have? The Dim Sum Place has just the solution – take your pick from 2 types of set lunches. Pick Set A ($9.90) if you want some congee or Set B ($13.90) for the rice selection and also the dessert of the day. Both set lunches come with appetisers and free flow beverages ☺️ Come over for some dim sums today!
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: 791 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198759
Sun - Thur, 11am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 11pm, Fri - Sat, 11am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 5am
4. Royz et Vous
Come down to Royz et Vous (REV) – there’s one in Telok Ayer and another in Chai Chee - to enjoy lunch with your friends in a classy space that serves specialty coffee to perk up your day. What’s more exciting is that REV offers unique selections like dirty red velvet latte and mint mocha in both iced and hot variations, complete with latte art ?
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Besides sipping coffee, REV serves up some mouth-watering dishes such as wagyu beef burger, herb crusted salmon and smoked duck. For sharing, don’t miss out on the chilli beef fries and spicy buffalo wings which are sure to be a hit with your friends!
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Address and operating hours:
- 137 Telok Ayer Street, #01-01, Singapore 068602
Mon – Thu: 11am to 10pm, Fri: 11am to 11pm, Sat: 12pm to 11pm, Sun: 12pm to 10pm (closed between 4pm – 5pm daily)
- 750 Chai Chee Road #01-16, Viva Business Park
Sun – Thu: 10am to 10pm, Fri – Sat: 10am to 11pm (closed between 4pm – 5pm daily)
: from $20 (mains)
5. Fika Swedish Café and Bistro
It may be rare to get a taste of authentic and halal Swedish cuisine in Singapore other than at the well-known Fika. Beyond getting your meatballs fix, head down to any of their three outlets to try out fascinating Swedish dishes with intricate names (don’t worry, the menu states what to expect). For example, they serve Räksmörgås
(shrimp and egg sandwich) and Pytt i panna
(sautéed diced beef, potatoes and onion with egg and pickled red beets). Not to forget, leave some space for some Swedish cakes and pies ?
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If you’re organising lunch for your friends, the Beach Road outlet has a homey second floor which could be suitable. Just give them a call to reserve. They also have partitions available if you prefer a quiet corner during the lunch hour or other parts of the day.
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257 Beach Road
11am - 10pm daily
Call +65 6396 9096 or book online
from $20 (mains)
6. Andes by Astons
Calling all meat-lovers… Andes by Astons is your answer for juicy and tender steaks of premium cuts, along with grilled fish, chicken, burgers and pasta. You won’t make a mi-steak if you opt for the best of both worlds – Steak and Chicken combo at just $22.90!Credit: nixieangel on Instagram
With plenty of space available both indoors and outdoors, bring all your friends along for a hearty lunch.
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Address and operating hours:
- Viva Business Park 750 Chai Chee Road #01-30 Singapore 469000, Contact No: 6636 4465
- Market Square @ Downtown East E! Avenue, #02-325 1 Pasir Ris Close Singapore 519599, Contact No: 6386 5270
- Blk 5 Changi Village Road, #01-2001, Singapore 500005, Contact No: 6542 0302
- Changi Airport T4, #02-202, 10 Airport Boulevard, Changi Airport Terminal 4, Mezzanine, Singapore 819665, Contact No: 6386 1074
: Daily, 11.30pm – 10pm
$5.90 - $42.90 (mains)
7. Jin Shang Yi Pin
There's nothing like having hotpot and BBQ for a hearty meal with your loved ones! Jin Shang Yi Pin which recently opened at East Point in Simei, is probably the only place in Singapore to offer halal authentic Chinese hot pot. You might have heard of your non-Muslim friends raving about popular steamboat chain Hai Di Lao. Well, now you can indulge in a halal version too!
Choose from a range of 5 different soup bases like spicy, pickled vegetable, herbal, mushroom and tomato and the best part is, everyone gets their own pot ? While sharing is great, this is perfect as you'll get to try different soup bases if you're in a large group.
Besides that, you can also pick as many ingredients from their all-you-can-eat buffet. With a decadent selection of marinated beef, mutton, fish, prawns and more, it'll surely leave you full. Each hot pot buffet costs $35 per person for both lunch and dinner. We recommend adding $4.50 for their BBQ too!
#01-20 Eastpoint Mall, 3 Simei Street 6, Singapore 528833
Daily, 11:00-3:00pm, 4:00pm – 10:00pm
If you’re able to stretch lunchtime a bit longer (perhaps on Fridays), make a trip to Marina Square have a buffet lunch! AquaMarine boasts a vast selection of Asian and international cuisines, with a specialty in serving a wide variety of juicy fresh seafood like crabs, mussels, clams and prawns. Seafood lovers, dig in!
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Besides the seafood galore, you can also feast on top-notch Asian must-haves like Hainanese chicken rice, lobster laksa and of course, desserts. For a slightly hefty price tag, make sure you come with empty stomachs at this lavish buffet so that you can eat to your heart’s content.
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: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square
Lunch – 12pm to 2.30pm (Mon to Fri), 12pm to 3pm (Sat – Sun, Public Holidays)
Dinner – 6.30pm to 10pm
Call +65 6845 1111
or email [email protected]
from $60++ (Lunch), from $72++ (Dinner)
9. Asian Market Café
For truly Asian food fare, check out the halal buffet at the Asian Market Café for local delights such as satay, gado-gado and North Indian food. If you have friends from other countries, this should be one of the places you bring them to savour authentic Asian cuisine in a vibrant buffet restaurant.
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If you and your friends are in love with the King of Fruit aka durian, do try Asian Market’s famous durian pudding which tastes just heavenly, it will keep you coming back for more. Looking for other desserts? The colourful array of sweet creations will make you salivate for more.
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: Level 2, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
Lunch – 12pm to 2.30pm (Mon-Fri), 12pm to 4pm (Sat, Sun)
Dinner – 6pm to 10pm (Sun to Thu), 6pm to 10.30pm (Fri and Sat)
Call +65 6431 6156 or email [email protected]
10. The Halia
The Halia offers a special dining experience amidst the Botanic Gardens where you can enjoy a mix of Western and Asian fusion cuisine. One of the things you should try is their signature Chilli Crab Spaghettini ?
With generous amounts of crab meat in a mix of sweet, spicy and tangy sauce, the restaurant gives a twist to this Singaporean specialty and perfects it.
Some of their unique creations have ginger in them, such as the Paperbag oven-baked halibut fillet and Heirloom tomato salad. The Halia also serves impressive brunch sets like smashed avocado on toasted sourdough and beautifully poached eggs.
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If you’re a meat lover, you'll want to savour their Full Blood Blackmore Wagyu. This succulent and juicy meat will satisfy your meat cravings! Don't leave The Halia without sampling their appetising desserts too like Die Die Must Have Chocolate and Sticky Toffee Pudding ?
: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore 259569
: Monday to Friday, 9am – 10pm and Weekends, 10am – 10pm
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11. Blue Jasmine ( Please note that as of July 2019, Blue Jasmine is no longer halal-certified ☹️) Fancy some Thai fine dining in Singapore? Blue Jasmine restaurant at Park Hotel Farrer Park promises a wide range of savoury and sweet signature favourites from the Land of Smiles, like Green Curry, Dancing Crispy Sea Bass and Blue Mango Sticky Rice. Yum! Credit: Blue Jasmine Credit: Blue Jasmine Enjoy these yummy Thai dishes from either the ala-carte menu, or be awed at the Anchan buffet spread available from Thursdays to Saturdays only. Large groups are welcome, and there’s also an alfresco dining area if you prefer eating outdoors ? To find out more about the Anchan buffet promotion, read our article here. Credit: bluejasmine.sg on Instagram Halal status: As of July 2019, Blue Jasmine is no longer halal-certified. However, the restaurant assured that the menu contains no pork and no lard. Address: 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Level 5, 217564 Operating hours: 11.30am - 10pm (All-day ala carte dining), 6.30pm-10pm (Fri and Sat Buffet Dinner) Contact No: 6824 8851 Price/pax: Buffet $42++ Website
12. Smith Marine (Halal-certified)
Planning for a truly one-of-a-kind lunch outing for the team? How about taking a ferry out into the sea? At the seafood kelong restaurant Smith Marine, you can catch your own fish at their pond and the chef will cook it up just for you. Favourites like grilled squid, oyster omelette and salted egg prawns are available too. Sounds like a fun bonding activity for you and your friends☺️ I mean, it has to be! We visited Smith Marine for our very own team bonding session ?
To enjoy fresh seafood catch like lobster, crab and shellfish as well as other dishes on the menu, make a reservation at least three days in advance. You can even book the whole place for company events!
: Located off Changi and Pulau Ubin (GPS Coordinates: 01’23’52″N – 103’57’42″E)
Daily 10am to 7pm (Closed on alternate Mondays)
Whatsapp or SMS at +65 9792 7609 or email to [email protected]
$100 per trip (to and fro, max. 12 pax per boat)
Your decision-making skills just went up a notch – when it comes to deciding where to go for lunch at least :P Not only for weekdays lunches, these places would be great for any day of the week and time of the day too, especially for a year-end gathering. Bon appetit!