10 eateries worth visiting at East Coast Park

July 27, 2022 By Nicholas Wong
10 eateries worth visiting at East Coast Park
Food at High Tide Bistro and Bar. Photo: High Tide Bistro and Bar/Facebook

When Singaporeans think of outdoor spaces in the east, East Coast Park is one of the few places that come to mind.

This is no surprise. The 185ha park with a coastline stretching over 15km serves many recreational purposes, such as picnics by the beach, beach volleyball, cycling, rollerblading, and much more.

More than just a place for outdoor fun, it’s also home to many eateries — from hawker stalls to bistros — that serve hearty grub to keep you fuelled for the day.

 

1. High Tide Bistro and Bar

PAssion WaVe@East Coast, 1390 East Coast Parkway
Nearest MRT station: Tanah Merah
Open: Monday to Friday (4pm to 11pm), Saturday and Sunday (11am to 11pm)

High Tide Bistro and Bar_East Coast Park
Mezze platter and dips — hummus, pita, falafel, and salad. Photo: High Tide Bistro and Bar/Facebook

High Tide Bistro and Bar is a great foodie escape, located by the sea at East Coast Park. Enjoy the breeze and relaxing ambience while munching on delicious food.

The bistro offers a mix of Indian and Mediterranean cuisines, with many reviews complimenting the staff here for their excellent customer service. What’s more, the eatery also offers vegetarian options.

What to order: Chicken lollipop — fried chicken drumlets in hot chilli garlic sauce (S$22), chicken tikka platter (S$20), mezze platter and dips — hummus, pita, falafel, and salad (S$20)

 

2. Atmosphere Bistro

Parkland Green, 01-25/26/27, 920 East Coast Parkway
Nearest MRT station: Dakota
Open: Monday to Thursday (12pm to 11pm), Friday (12pm to 1am), Saturday (11.30am to 1am), Sunday (11.30am to 11pm)

Atmosphere Bistro_East Coast Park
Sapporo beer and Atmosphere pork knuckle. Photo: Atmosphere Bistro/Facebook

A casual bar by the seaside, Atmosphere Bistro provides diners with a wonderful al fresco experience. It’s a pet-friendly establishment that offers both Thai and Western cuisines.

It also frequently airs live sports events on its large screens, making this an ideal spot at East Coast Park to catch up with like-minded football fans over a crisp pint or two.

What to order: Atmosphere pork knuckle (S$42.80)

 

3. SandBank

Parkland Green, 01-28/32, 920 East Coast Parkway
Nearest MRT station: Dakota
Open: Monday (5pm to 11pm), Tuesday to Friday (12pm to 11pm), and Saturday and Sunday (10am to 11pm)

SandBank_East Coast Park
Photo: SandBank.com.sg

SandBank is a popular family-friendly eatery for those with young children. It offers the use of high chairs, a diaper-changing table as well as kid-friendly utensils. The adults can enjoy food offerings from an extensive menu that includes draught beers, wines and signature desserts.

To add even more fun to the family outing, SandBank has added a teppanyaki station, where diners have the pleasure of watching their food cooked right in front of them by highly skilled chefs.

If you’re looking to hold a private party or corporate event, SandBank can help you organise one on its premises, too.

What to order: Barbecue pork ribs (S$29), seared salmon (S$27), rosemary rack of lamb (S$40), Tuscany pizza (S$27)

 

4. St Marc Bakery & Bar

Parkland Green, 01-09/10, 920 East Coast Parkway
Nearest MRT station: Dakota
Open: Monday to Thursday (12pm to 10pm), Friday (12pm to 11pm), and Saturday and Sunday (9am to 11pm)

St Marc Bakery & Bar
Photo: St Marc Bakery & Bar/Facebook

Also located within Parkland Green is St Marc Bakery & Bar, which serves Japanese-Western dishes. While it does offer a variety of lunch and dinner options, the cafe is known for its desserts.

A classic customer favourite is the chococro — chocolate croissant. Diners should also look out for its mochi pasta series and warm pastry selection served with ice cream.

After a day of activities at East Coast Park, what better way to cool down than with an ice cream treat?

What to order: Little Fuji — vanilla ice cream served with warm pastry and caramel sauce (S$8.80), chococro — chocolate croissant (S$2.60), affogato — vanilla ice cream with a shot of hot espresso (S$6.80)

 

5. High Kee BBQ Seafood

East Coast Lagoon Food Village, 01-11, 1220 East Coast Parkway
Nearest MRT station: Bedok
Open: Tuesday to Friday (3pm to 12am), Saturday and Sunday (12pm to 12am)

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Sambal prawns. Photo: High Kee BBQ Seafood/Facebook

Those looking for affordable seafood at East Coast Park should definitely head to East Coast Lagoon Food Village. There, you will find a number of hawker stalls offering seafood dishes cooked in a variety of ways, using different spices. One of them, High Kee BBQ Seafood, is halal-certified.

Serving Singapore favourites such as sambal stingray, chilli crab and cereal prawns, it offers a comprehensive menu with many zi char (Chinese-style home-cooked meal) options as well.

Moreover, this stall is generous with its portions, making this an ideal place for a seafood feast with friends and family.

What to order: Cereal prawns (S$18), sambal BBQ stingray (S$12)

 

6. 38 BBQ Seafood

East Coast Lagoon Food Village, 01-38, 1220 East Coast Parkway
Nearest MRT station: Bedok
Open: Wednesday to Friday (4pm to 10pm), Saturday and Sunday (3pm to 10pm)

38 Barbeque Seafood
Bamboo clams. Photo: 38 BBQ Seafood/Facebook

Another seafood option is 38 BBQ Seafood. Similarly, it offers seafood and zi char, but there are slight differences in the ingredients used and cooking styles.

For instance, if you order either a stingray or sea bass, you can opt for it to be cooked in two flavours — one half in garlic butter and the other half in sambal chilli. This unique option sets it apart from other seafood hawker stalls at the food village.

What to order: Baby kailan (S$6), BBQ stingray (S$12), BBQ sotong (S$15)

 

7. Leng Heng Chicken Rice

East Coast Lagoon Food Village, 01-07, 1220 East Coast Parkway
Nearest MRT station: Bedok
Open: Monday to Wednesday, and Friday to Sunday (11am to 7.30pm)

Leng Heng Chicken Rice
Roasted-chicken rice with wanton soup set. Photo: Leng Heng Chicken Rice/Facebook

Leng Heng Chicken Rice is known among regulars for its quality chicken rice and wallet-friendly prices. A husband-and-wife team runs the stall full-time and concocts a mean chilli sauce that’s fragrant and punchy.

You might break out into a sweat, but this savoury comfort dish is worth it. The tender, juicy chicken here is equally irresistible, making this a worthy consideration if you’re on the hunt for an affordable meal at East Coast Park.

What to order: Chicken rice set meal (S$5.50), fried wanton (S$4)

 

8. Han Jia Bak Kut Teh Pork Leg

East Coast Lagoon Food Village, 01-42, 1220 East Coast Parkway
Nearest MRT station: Bedok
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 8.30pm)

Han Jia Bak Kut Teh Pork Leg
Photo: Han Jia Bak Kut Teh Pork Leg/Instagram

Founded in 1963, Han Jia Bak Kut Teh Pork Leg is no ordinary stall. Yes, there are many places in Singapore selling bak kut teh (a Chinese-style pork rib dish), but this stall stands out with its generous serving of pork leg at S$6.50. Customers can even choose between a lean or fatty portion of pork leg.

You can tell that the pork has been cooked for a long time because its tender and juicy meat falls off the bone effortlessly. Be sure to dip the pork ribs in black soya sauce for added depth and flavour.

The soup here is refillable, so you can sip endlessly on herbal peppery soup if you wish.

What to order: Bak kut teh (S$6), pork leg — lean or fatty (S$6.50)

 

9. Siang Yuen Traditional Roasts

East Coast Lagoon Food Village, 01-19, 1220 East Coast Parkway
Nearest MRT station: Bedok
Open: Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday and Friday (10am to 8pm), Saturday and Sunday (9am to 8pm)

Siang Yuen Traditional Roasts
Photo: Siang Yuen Traditional Roasts/Facebook

If you’re craving roasted meat, look no further than Siang Yuen Traditional Roasts. It is one of the few roasted meat stalls at East Coast Lagoon Food Village and uses charcoal to roast its meats.

The specialty here is the roasted duck, which bears all the traits of delicious charcoal-roasted meat — from its crispy skin right down to its unmistakable smoky char. You can choose to pair the meat with either rice or noodles.

What to order: Roasted-duck noodles (S$5), roasted-pork rice (S$5)

 

10. Makanz

East Coast Lagoon Food Village, 01-48, 1220 East Coast Parkway
Nearest MRT station: Bedok
Open: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (12pm to 8pm), Friday to Sunday (12pm to 9pm)

Makanz_East Coast Park
Photo: Raihan Roslan/Google Reviews

Among the well-known stalls at East Coast Lagoon Food Village lies this hidden gem. Makanz is a humble stall that serves hearty portions of briyani.

According to reviews online, what’s special about its briyani is that it’s less oily, and the chicken is boneless and fried. This makes enjoying it so much easier! If you’re looking to indulge, the stall also sells tulang — a spicy mutton or lamb-bone dish.

What to order: Boneless chicken briyani (S$6)

 

All the places on this list, except Siang Yuen Traditional Roasts and Makanz, are on GrabFood. If you’re planning to travel to these eateries with your bicycle, book a ride via the GrabCar for Cyclists service.


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