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The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens


Child Friendly:No

Halal: YES

Vegetarian: YES


Operating Hours


12pm – 5.30pm Mon – Fri


5.30pm – 9.30pm Mon – Fri

Sat, Sun & PH: 10am – 10pm (Sat), 10am – 9.30pm (Sun)


Corkage Price:$30 for wine and champagne

Singapore Botanic Gardens, Ginger Garden, 1 Cluny Road (via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore 259569

2017 Review
2018 Review

In a concrete jungle like Singapore, dining amidst the tropical foliage of the Botanic Gardens is a refreshing experience. At dinner, sit in the al fresco area, and enjoy the cool evening breeze and a lovely view of the gardens.

Halia means ginger in Malay, and this eponymous ingredient makes its way across the menu of contemporary European-style fare featuring Asian ingredients. These include dishes like a chilli crab dip with prawn crackers, and charred seasonal vegetables with a ginger milk sauce. One of the most popular dishes here is halibut baked with soy, mirin and ginger broth in a paper bag. All those flavours saturate the fish in the enclosed area, yielding an extremely flavourful yet delicate dish.

Try refreshing drinks like the Halia Infusion made of sun-dried ginger and wild mushroom honey. A small retail section purveys interesting condiments like ginger and pineapple jam, wild mountain honey, and ginger flower dressing.