#1 CÉ LA VI
Party people! Snag a seat at the Sky High Brunch, which returns due to popular demand. Highlights include all-you-can-drink Veuve Clicquot Rosé;, a free-flow food buffet of oysters, seared-on-demand foie gras, gourmet wraps and truffles fries; classic cocktails and of course, spectacular views of the city skyline as DJ Brendon P spins Ibiza-style beats. If the weather gets too scorching, take a dip in one of the inviting pools. Get your tickets here, and be sure to show up in your best interpretation of island couture. 23 Jan, 11am – 4pm, Skypark at Marina Bay Sands, sg.celavi.com.
#2 Artemis Grill
Imagine a contemporary Mediterranean rooftop grill in the heart of Singapore's CBD – then see it with your very own eyes. Set 40 floors above the ground and part of a 15,000 sqft Sky Forest, Artemis Grill is home to wood-fired meat and seafood dishes imbued with the flavours of coastal Spain, Southern France, Italy and Greece. These are best complemented with an eye-watering wine list of organic and biodynamic wines sourced from around the Mediterranean. Don’t leave without a selfie at the 100 year-old olive tree, the centrepiece of the Sky Forest dining experience. 138 Market Street Level 40, www.artemisgrill.com.sg.
#3 Oxwell & Co
This British-inspired gastro pub’s new intimate rooftop space is charming, to say the least. Designed exclusively with Hendrick’s Gin, it does double duty as an urban herb garden offering views of Club Street, Chinatown and beyond. This is also where up to 10 people can gather for convo over one too many Pimm’s Cups or craft beers. Don’t be surprised to see Head Chef Nic Scorpion popping up now and again to pick fresh leaves for dishes such as Salt Marsh Lamp Rump. 5 Ann Siang Road, oxwellandco.com.
#4 Aura Sky Lounge
We’re hard-pressed to find a more spectacular view of the Marina Bay Sands waterfront and the civic district – an experience complemented by a good selection of coolers and drink classics, plus bar bites like Lobster Claw Rolls, Foie Gras & Duck Sliders and Mini Truffle Burgers. We’ll be back. 1 St Andrew’s Road #05-03 National Gallery Singapore, aura.sg.
#5 Tiger’s Milk
Arguably the jewel in the crown of relaunched luxury boutique hotel the Club, this Peruvian-inspired bar and restaurant has a lovely personality. Perhaps it’s the variety of Latin American cocktails that are served alongside a menu of contemporary Peruvian fare like Pan Chon Chicahrron (crunchy pork belly and sweet potato sandwich covered with tangy salsa criolla). Or the vibrant décor of punchy colours that make us feel like we’re on holiday. Or even the fact that it occupies the entire rooftop space of a restored 19th Century heritage building, so we can admire views of bustling Chinatown. Either way, we’re sold. 28 Ann Siang Road, theclub.com.sg.