We had a firsthand experience of this year’s Sentosa Grillfest, a 1-km food street along Siloso beach. The budding annual event will last for 3 weekends (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only) from 13th to 29th July, from 6pm to 11pm in the evening.
Besides allowing diners to savour fare under starlight (as with most night food streets), the Sentosa Grillfest boasts of 20 booths with a wide array of food and drink choices.
With tables and benches set at the edge of the forest and the beach within 20 steps, Sentosa Grillfest provided a rare alfresco dining experience where the foliage exuded cool air while the sea brought with it the occasional breeze. One can be assured that every bead of sweat from tackling the fare will be gone sooner than expected.
For diners who prefer to be sheltered from elements of the weather, tables and benches could also be found in the two pavilions along the beach. The pavilions were spruced up with Christmas lights, throwing in a touch of romanticism.
One Faber Group @ Sentosa Grillfest
At close to 6pm, I left the breathtaking evening view from Dusk Restaurant & Bar at Mount Faber peak hesitantly to board the cable car into Sentosa. Luckily, the equally fantastic view after switching from the Mount Faber line to the internal Sentosa line made up for the sunset that I had foregone at the peak. Up in the sky, I was able to catch a glimpse (and a whiff) of the food street that was starting to get busy.
Represented by Good Old Days (booths 8 & 9) and Spuds & Aprons (booths 6 & 7), One Faber Group can be found right smack in the center of the food street, flagging both sides of Emerald pavilion.
One Faber Group had spared no efforts in bringing their restaurants to the streets as can be seen from the brick-walled oven that can be found at their booths.
One also cannot help but notice the skewer of one whole baby lamb roasting away in front.
And not to mention the Lobster Hokkien Noodles that executive chef Kenny Yeo had introduced for the Grillfest which is not even available at restaurant Good Old Days itself. It is a must-try for diners who adore local food, with a touch of extravagance. The chilli that comes with it is as good as it gets!
The Truffle Jamon Iberico Thin Pizza, wood-fired the Italian way, is irresistible with plenty of cheese and is good for sharing.
The mentaiko spread over the fat, juicy scallops was a match in heaven for the Half Shell Scallop with Mentaiko Gratin that was grilled to perfection.
The sinful sauce blanketing the Coffee Glazed Angus Beef Brisket in Steamed Pocket Bun is delightful with the bun soaking it in pretty quickly. So be warned to gobble it down once you get your hands on it!
Sentosa Grillfest under the stars is not to be missed with the vibrant atmosphere as roaming entertainers and local acts spice up the night. With great music in the backdrop, one cannot help but feel enlivened by the great food and cool night air.
If you are having a hard time trying to find an eatery to accommodate a group on a weekend evening, do head down to the food street with its wide selection of cuisine. Be sure to be there early to grab a good spot to banter the night away with great companions. And don’t miss the offerings from One Faber Group!
Siloso beach, Sentosa
13 – 15 July (Fri – Sun)
20 – 22 July (Fri – Sun)
27 – 29 July (Fri – Sun)
Date: 13-29 July, every Friday to Sunday
Time: 6pm – 11pm
By Cable Car:
- From VivoCity, take the Sentosa Express train to Beach Station.
Hop on board SBS Transit’s Bus 123 and alight at Beach Station. Only the usual distance-based bus fare applies; no separate island admission fee will be charged.
Enter Sentosa for free via the Sentosa Boardwalk. Once on the island, enjoy free rides on the Sentosa Express to Beach Station.
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