While we may have an affinity for decadent brunches, leisurely lunches, and wine-fuelled dinners, we have to admit that you just can’t beat a roast dinner when you’re in the mood for hearty, homestyle food. After all, who can resist succulent slow-roasted meats and classic sides like yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, and cauliflower gratin slathered in gravy? Lucky for us Singapore has a handful of spots where you can indulge in great roasts with all the fixings. From classic British-style Sunday roast dinners to edgy eateries serving up roast meats with Asian spices and sauces, old-school fine-dining grill rooms, and cosy hole-in-the-wall spots where the vibes are just as comforting as the food, these are a few of our favourite places to indulge in oh-so-satisfying roast dinners.
Who says roast dinners are only for the weekends? Certainly not chef Andy Walsh of Butcher Boy (and Cure a few doors down), who offers up succulent grilled meats, fish, and veggies every day of the week in this dark and cosy Keong Saik spot. Think Welsh lamb rump, whole Vietnamese style fish, and the Black Angus Tender Valley rib eye grilled to perfection with Asian-inspired sides and sauces like the XO fried rice and yuzu bearnaise.
It’s all about old school charm at Gordon Grill, a meat lover’s institution that’s been holding fort at the Goodwood Park Hotel since 1963. The service here is superb with spiffily dressed waiters bringing the signature meat trolley right to your table so you can pick your cut of meat and watch as they slice and weigh it before taking it to the kitchen to grill to your liking. The weekend roast lunch is great value at $55++ for three courses or $65++ for four courses.
Gordon Grill, 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221. p. +65 6730 1744. Open daily 12pm - 2:30pm - 7pm - 10:30pm
Beer and roast meats are a no-brainer combo, and we can’t think of a better place to pair the two than at LeVel 33, the highest urban microbrewery in the world. Like the name suggests, this chic spot sits on the 33rd floor of the Marina Bay Financial Centre, offering sweeping views of MBS and the CBD skyline. The divine Sunday roast includes a range of dishes like the roast beef, lemon sole, or baked cauliflower with classic European sides and craft beer pairing suggestions.
LeVel 33, #33-01, 8 Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981. p. +65 6834 3133. Open Mon - Thurs 11:30am - 12am, Fri - Sat 11:30am - 2am, Sun 12pm - 12am
Oxwell & Co
If you’re looking for an authentic British Sunday roast experience, Oxwell & Co is your spot. Start with a few G&Ts at the ground-floor bar, then head up to the dining room for a fabulous feast that could include the roast Westholme beef, Dingley Dell pork belly, or herb roasted chicken with yorkshire puddings, honey glazed carrots, and brussel sprouts with maple butter and smoked bacon. Coming with a group? Book into the private room or lovely rooftop garden.
Oxwell & Co, 5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069688. p. +65 6438 7036. Open Mon - Sun 12pm - 12am
Rabbit Carrot Gun
Located in a converted shophouse on East Coast Road, Rabbit Carrot Gun is a warm and welcoming spot that boasts antique furniture, quirky artworks, a breezy patio, and a solid menu of classic and contemporary British fare. The Sunday roasts are known to be some of the best in town with options like roast pork, roast rib of beef, and all the trimmings like roast potatoes and gravy. Wash it down with a pint of craft beer or a signature smoky Bloody Mary.
Rabbit Carrot Gun, 49 East Coast Road, Singapore 428768. p. +65 6348 8568. Open Mon - 11am - 10:30pm, Tues - Sun 8:30am - 10:30pm
We love the easy-going vibes at Summerhill, a cosy and utterly unpretentious spot by chef Anthony Yeoh that does some of the most amazing roast chicken we’ve had so far in Singapore. Sidle up to the counter and place your order, then grab a seat on the patio and pop open a bottle of vino (cheers to no corkage fees!) and wait for the servers to bring you a glorious serving of golden roast bird with seasonal sides and to-die-for gravy.
Summerhill, 12 Clementi Street, Block 106 #01-62, Singapore 120106. p. +65 6251 5337. Open Tues - Sun 11:30am - 9:30pm