Where to eat

Smoke & Mirrors at the National Gallery Singapore. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Gallery & Co.

Opening later this month, this space run by Singapore retail company &Co is where you can grab a cup of coffee or a light meal. Design items, children's books and gallery publications can be bought too. Prices start at $5 for a cup of coffee and mains such as pastas are priced between $8 and $15.

Where: 01-05-17 City Hall Wing

When: 10am to 7pm (Sunday to Thursday), 10am to 10pm (Friday and Saturday)

Alti's Gastrobar

A stylish all-day gastrobar that serves small bites and drinks. Expect specially designed Asian- inspired fruit cocktails. There are select meals and food items at $10 and below. Opening in the middle of next month.

Where: 01-02 Supreme Court Wing

When: 10am to midnight (Sunday to Thursday), 10am to 1am (Friday and Saturday)

Aura Restaurant & Sky Lounge

Aura by ilLido is made up of a 3,000 sq ft classic Italian restaurant and a 6,000 sq ft rooftop terrace with stunning city views. On the terrace, cocktails start at $16 and bar grub includes oyster sliders at $18. For lunch on weekdays, the buffet bar ($18 a person) serves at least 15 types of Mediterranean- style meat-based salads. For dinner, prices of the four-course set dinner are $80++.

Where: 05-03 and 06-02 City Hall Wing

When:Noon to 2.30pm daily, 6.30 to 10.30pm (restaurant), 11am to 1am (rooftop terrace)

Info: Call 6866-1977, e-mail or go to


This high-end modern French restaurant seats 48 in an intimate setting, with a private room for up to 12. It usesartisanal produce, such as pigeon from Plouneour Menez in Brittany. Prices start at $78 for a three-course lunch.

Where: 01-04 Supreme Court Wing When: Noon to 2pm, 7 to 9.30pm (Monday to Saturday)

Info: Go to

National Kitchen by Violet Oon

Singapore culinary doyenne Violet Oon's eatery is a celebration of local flavours, reflecting Singapore's culinary heritage. Offerings include Hakka abacus beads, thosai and idly with house-made chutneys. Prices start from $15 for a Singapore sampler for lunch.

Where: 02-01 City Hall Wing

When: 11am to 11pm daily

Info: E-mail

Saha Signature Restaurant & Bar

To open early next month, this restaurant helmed by award- winning chef Abhijit Saha from India is moving from Duxton Hill to a 4,200 sq ft space in the Gallery, which will seat 60 to 70. It will serve his signature dishes, such as Kerala vegetable stew espuma, North Indian favourite Daal Makhani (black lentil stew, $24). A two- course set lunch costs $38++.Where: 01-03 Supreme Court Wing

When: Noon to 3pm, 6 to 11pm, daily

Info: E-mail


This fine-dining, 154-seat Cantonese restaurant is managed by the Park Hotel Group and is its first Cantonese eatery not located in a hotel. Prices for dim sum start at $5.80 a serving. Where: 05-02 City Hall Wing

When: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6 to 10pm (daily), 2.30 to 5pm (afternoon tea, Saturday and Sunday)Info: Call 6384-5595, e-mail or go to

Smoke & Mirrors

Enjoy views of the Padang and Marina Bay at this bar. Bar bites include Cantonese-style roast pork belly ($16). Enjoy drinks inspired by the artworks in the Gallery, such as Black And White c.1970-1980 cocktail ($24), which is inspired by Anthony Poon's painting and is a mix of dark chocolate, cream and rum, curacao orange and a long finish of liquorice from absinthe. Where: 06-01 City Hall Wing

When: 11.30 to 12.30am (Sunday to Thursday), 11.30 to 1am (Friday and Saturday)

Info: Call 6384-5585, e-mail or go to

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 24, 2015, with the headline Where to eat. Subscribe