WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT SENTOSA'S NEW MESS HALL
Restaurants, a convenience store, and more
Among the new hotels on Sentosa (The Village Hotel, The Barracks, and The Outpost Hotel) is a charming heritage site which comprises of several buildings. The Mess Hall at Sentosa is a former military outpost, which has now been converted into a convivial dining and entertainment precinct; featuring a few restaurants, and a convenience store
Watch this space as we will continue to update you on the things to eat and drink at Sentosa's Mess Hall.
Do note that all guests must wear masks, check in and out via SafeEntry and have your temperature screened before entering the attractions and restaurants. There are plenty of signs and floor markers to guide you along. Find out more about our safe measurement measures here.
Hidemasa by Hide Yamamoto
There is a fine, multi-concept Japanese restaurant by renowned celebrity chef Hide Yamamoto at Mess Hall. The food is top-notch, and meals here are both for special occasions or casual get-togethers.
Partly, a casual dining eatery complete with teppanyaki and robatayaki counters, where signature dishes include a Truffle Chawanmushi topped with fresh Uni and Young Chicken with Truffle Butter Rice. Helmed by Executive Chef Max, with more than 10 years of experience, at the Teppanyaki live station, try their best-selling, melt-in-the-mouth Miyazaki A5 Wagyu beef.
For a more elaborate dining experience, they have Masa By Hide Yamamoto, where more refined omakase meals are served. Ingredients are top quality and all sourced from Japan, such as expert cuts of fresh sashimi and MakiTo pair with your meals, sample Hidemasa's signature Yoi Umeshu, a rare variety sourced from Tottori, Japan. Apart from dine-in meals, Hidemasa also sells upscale bento boxes for takeaway should you want to dine-in your hotel rooms or have a picnic on the beach.
There are a few restaurants on the island that serve casual and elaborate Indian food, but newly opened Royal Taj is the swish-est of the lot.
Set against the elegant interiors in shades of blue and cream, the food here is traditional Indian fare elevated with modern techniques to suit global palates.
Even so, all the mainstay staples of an Indian restaurant such as Butter Chicken, Biryani, Dal Makhni and more, are executed with finesse. Must-tries include the Chicken Malai Kebab ($18), Pani Poori Shots ($12), and Tandoori King Prawns ($28). Wash it all down with a Royal Mango Lassi ($10) or its selection of fine wines and cocktails.
Royal Taj serves buffet meals, a la carte options and executive lunch sets. There is also a kids menu if you're bringing the young ones.
The restaurant is also available for private functions such as weddings, receptions, and corporate events.
Royal Taj Sentosa
Quentin’s Bar & Restaurant
Even though Sentosa Island's restaurants serve up cuisines from all over the world, it has yet to serve cuisine unique to Singapore's Eurasian community. Quentin's is a time-honoured restaurant, and their city location is a 'go-to' for an authentic curry debal (a fiery curry of chicken or ox-tail, bacon, potatoes and achar).
The Sentosa location has a more varied menu, with some Western options such as the Quentin’s Salad of microgreens, fresh vegetables and fruit and the Roast Chicken thigh with mushroom sauce and seasonal vegetables.
The best dishes here are the signature Eurasian specialities that are fiery, vinegar and mustard-laced curries, and cinnamon-garlic-onion flavoured stews.
At Mess Hall’s newly opened Le Faubourg, you can experience dining in a classic Parisian cafe. They have a combination of indoor tables that mimic a dining room inspired by a Parisian apartment or outdoor seats set against the backdrop of the Mess Hall’s heritage building, the vibe here is as charming as their menu of delicious French eats.
They serve the quintessential French all-day breakfasts such as Viennoiserie (French baked pastries), bistro-style sandwiches and even have an exhaustive menu of savoury Galettes with traditional and inventive fillings or sweet crepes. Both of which would pair exceptionally well with a bottle of French cider.
Le Faubourg is also an excellent spot for evening drinks with a solid selection of French wines on offer, and for weekend treats they offer a delightful kids menu where little diners can feast in kid-sized sandwiches, crepes and finish for ice-cream for dessert.
By Priyanka C. Agarwal
Priyanka C. Agarwal is a writer, communicator and content creator with several years experience in print and digital media. She writes about food, travel, parenting and other adventures. Her work has appeared in the print and online pages of Silver Kris magazine, Time Out Singapore, Her World magazine, The Michelin Guide, The Peak and HungryGoWhere.com, among several others. She is a mother to two tiny gourmands and an experimental home cook who hopes one day, to author her own cookbook.