One thing you or your parents might ask whenever you book a hotel room is, “Is the breakfast halal?”
While we love to book a getaway, and sometimes travelling to nearby places is a hassle, this question is what concerns us whenever we choose a hotel. If the hotel room we book comes with breakfast package but we can’t eat it, it’s like we’re throwing away our money right? So here’s a list of hotels you can refer to with halal restaurants. Some of the room packages comes with Halal-certified restaurants which you’ll have your breakfast at (BONUS: Most of them offers FRIENDS card as well for you to enjoy at even if you’re NOT planning a staycation! hehe), the later part of this list do not offer breakfast if you are a guest.
Otherwise, if the hotel is not on this list we suggest you call the Front Desk of the hotel to confirm with them, or choose a hotel room without a breakfast package and then cross over to the nearest halal cafe outside of the hotel to enjoy your weekend stay. Time to spend quality time with your loved ones this end of year holiday!
1. Saltwater at Village Hotel Changi
A drive down to Changi Village is the closest you can get to an island getaway. Though accessible by bus, this little enclave of alfresco restaurants and eating places is the often a supper haunt for food lovers. Head over to Pulau Ubin for a cycling trip or explore Chek Jawa Wetlands, then check in for the night at Village Hotel Changi.
When you’re ready to wind down, enjoy a delicious evening meal of grilled seafood such at lobsters, prawns and crabs at Saltwater. Best part is, FRIENDS with Halalfoodhunt get a 10% discount!
Saltwater is open for breakfast (6.30am to 10am), lunch (12pm to 2.20pm) and dinner (6.30pm to 10pm) daily. They are also the restaurant you would take your breakfast at if you book a room with breakfast package.
2. 21 on Rajah at Days Hotel
Buffet lovers, unite! Another buffet styled restaurant at a hotel for you to consider your next family staycation would be 21 on Rajah at Days Hotel. Located in Balestier and a stone’s throw away from United Square and Velocity@Novena Square, Days Hotel is best for those who want a quiet respite from the city without leaving the city. Take a walk around Zhongshan Park in the evening before preparing your stomach for a good buffet spread at 21 on Rajah.
3. Rumah Rasa at Bay Hotel
For many of us, the holidays mean a trip down to our very own fun island of Sentosa with the kids. Spend a day at Universal Studios Singapore or get yourself tanned at Adventure Cove. Avoid the crowds at Resorts World Sentosa by staying at Bay Hotel Singapore, right across from Vivocity and down the road from Sentosa. Try the amazing Indonesian cuisine at Rumah Rasa, headed by Chef Esa. The best thing on the menu is of course the Tahu Telur which you won’t want to share.
Rumah Rasa serves an International Buffet breakfast to hotel guests starting from 6.30am to 11am, and their signature Indonesian cuisine is served for lunch and dinner.
4. Katong Kitchen at Village Hotel Katong
As Muslims, we often have to give some of the most delicious cuisines in the world a pass. Increasingly though, more and more cuisines are being accessible to Muslims as restaurants and food establish work towards catering to the halal diet. Thanks to Katong Kitchen at Village Hotel Katong, Peranakan cuisine is now available for Muslims. The halal-certified restaurant serves dishes like Ayam Buah Keluak, Pie Tee and their ever popular Durian Pengat. Stay in their Peranakan-themed rooms and sneak out for a late night movie at I12 Katong.
Katong Kitchen is open for breakfast from 6.30am to 10.30am for hotel guests, lunch from 12pm to 2.30pm and dinner from 6.30pm to 10pm.
5. Le Bistrot de L’olive at V Bencoolen Hotel Singapore
Transport yourself to France when you book that staycation at V Bencoolen Hotel, especially when you have a French restaurant serving up delicious and unforgettable French cuisine right next to the reception. Immerse yourself in culture and the arts at the Singapore Arts Museum, then shop along Singapore’s famous Bugis Village. Head over to Le Bistrot de L’olive for your dinner and enjoy the crackling warm creme brulee.
They serve intercontinental food for breakfast daily from 7am to 11am for hotel guests.
6. Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts
Everyone’s favourite international buffet restaurant is no stranger to the world of halal restaurants. Located in the Bruneian owned hotel Royal Plaza on Scotts, Carousel serves an amazing international palette for the foodies. From fresh seafood to sushi and tantalising sashimi, Carousel never fails to disappoint with their fare share of local favourites and Western classics like roast chicken and grilled steak. If you haven’t had Yorkshire pudding before, try it together with the grilled steak at Carousel – you won’t regret it!
Carousel is open for breakfast from 6.30am to 10am, lunch from 12pm to 2pm, high tea between 3.30pm to 5.30pm and dinner from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
7. The Landmark at Village Hotel Bugis
A popular restaurant to hold weddings and big events, The Landmark at Village Hotel Bugis is not just conveniently located right at the heart of a Kampong Glam, but it’s also walking distance to over 20 cafes and restaurants that you can use your FRIENDS with Halalfoodhunt card. Head over to the nearby Malay Heritage Centre to explore new exhibitions, then walk along Bussorah Street on their car-free weekends and shop at the pop-up flea markets. Enjoy a poolside dinner at The Landmark overlooking the beautiful backdrop of Kampung Glam. If you’re still hungry at midnight, head down North Bridge Road over to The Ramen Stall as they are open 5pm to 5am daily!
The Landmark serves an International Buffet breakfast from 6.30am to 10.30am, and a Mediterranean lunch from 12pm to 2.30pm and dinner between 6.30pm to 10pm.
8. Asian Market Cafe at Fairmont Singapore
Be a tourist in your own country when you book a weekend stay at Fairmont Singapore located at City Hall. Soak in the bustling atmosphere of the city and catch a play or performance at Esplanade, then enjoy the late night breeze along Marina Reservoir. If you’re not the type to have long evening walks, just head over to Asian Market Cafe and have a seafood feast and their great spread of local heritage fare.
Asian Market Cafe is open for lunch between 12pm to 3pm and dinner from 6pm to 10.30pm.
9. Aquamarine at Marina Mandarin Hotel
Known for their never ending cold seafood spread and wide array of desserts and pastries, Aquamarine at Marina Mandarin Hotel is ultimately the place to go to if you are thinking of a shopping trip but without the crowds. Head over to Suntec City or Marina Square with your girlfriends and shop to your heart’s content then check in for the weekend at Marina Mandarin and be sure to hang those feet up as you enjoy the dinner at Aquamarine.
10. Gloria Jeans at Hotel Mi
If you are more of a coffee person in the mornings, stay in a hotel where they serve the best coffee around. Gloria Jeans at Hotel Mi serves up a wonderful breakfast platter for hotel guests and it’s always nice to stay in on rainy days with a mug of hot coffee. Explore the Bencoolen area, now hip and happening thanks to the opening of the Downtown Line. Walk over to Singapore Arts Museum or the National Museum of Singapore and check out world-class exhibitions and relearn Singapore’s history with your favourite hot cup of coffee in tow.
11. Straits Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Singapore
For many of us, the predicament of bringing your parents out for a fancy dinner is tough since their local palette is not usually as adventurous as our younger tastebuds. Straits Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Singapore serves up a great variety of local hawker fare – or rather – heritage dishes that will make your parents sleeping with a happy tummy. Besides, checking in for the weekend at a five star hotel with your parents would probably make you the favourite child.
Straits Kitchen serves breakfast from 6.30am to 10.30am, lunch from 12pm to 2.30pm and dinner between 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
12. Kintamani at Furama Riverfront Hotel
One more hotel to add to the list of hotels you can bring your parents to is of course Furama Riverfront Hotel. Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant located in this hotel serves homey, comforting Indonesian food in a beautiful cosy ambience. Try their Tunjung Urat or Ayam Kalio.
Kintamani is open for lunch between 12 to 2.30pm and dinner from 6pm to 10.30pm.
As Muslims who are discerning about the staycation and vacation choices, we hope this article helps you choose a hotel! Have a good holiday.