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Dining in Seletar

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Because of its history and heritage, Seletar Aerospace Park is a charming enclave that offers surprisingly good dining options.

There is something that is rather incongruous in Seletar Aerospace Park. Despite its futuristic name, the park has few modern structures, and is actually home to numerous heritage buildings.

That’s because, in the 1920s, the British colonial government developed the area to house a Royal Air Force (RAF) Station that served Singapore from 1928–1971. The RAF personnel and their families lived in those quaint but spacious black-and-white bungalows, some of which were later slated for conservation as part of The Oval at Seletar Aerospace Park. These bungalows now house restaurants, spas and shops. Here are some dining spots to check out.

The Summerhouse Dining Room

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3 Park Lane
Seletar Aerospace Park
Singapore 798387
Tel: 8809 5840
Email: enquiry@thesummerhouse.sg

Opening Hours
Sat, Sun & PH                  12pm – 3pm
Wed–Sun, eve of & PH     6pm – 10pm

Its rustic setting makes dining at The Summerhouse Dining Room feel like an escape into the countryside. Located on the upper storey of the building, the restaurant serves farm-to-table cuisine in which fresh, seasonal produce are married with simple yet refined techniques to create innovative flavours.

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Among its specialties are the pickled and slow-cooked lamb shoulder, and smoked butter-poached snapper. Brined with pink salt and slow-cooked for 12 hours, the lamb is paired with a sweet potato mash. The snapper is cooked sous vide to a buttery texture and served with a seaweed beurre blanc.

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You could opt for private dining in the garden domes, each of which seats up to eight people.

Wildseed Café & Bar

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3 Park Lane
Seletar Aerospace Park
Singapore 798387
Tel: 8809 5840
Email: enquiry@thesummerhouse.sg

Opening Hours
Wildseed Café
Mon – Fri                     9am – 6pm
Sat, Sun & PH             8.30am – 6pm*
Brunch is served on Sat, Sun & PH

Wildseed Bar
Sun – Thu                    5pm – 11pm
Fri, Sat & eve of PH     5pm – 1am

Located in the same building as The Summerhouse, but on the ground level, Wildseed Café & Barserves hearty lunch and brunch menus, and a selection of grilled items after sundown. Specialties include the filthy pork burger and spicy katsu chicken burger.

From Fridays to Sundays, you can enjoy live acoustic music as you sip on garden-inspired cocktails. Try the Beetroot Hibiscus Sling, an invigorating blend of Grey Goose vodka, beetroot, hibiscus, Rosella cherry brandy and Chambord liqueur.

Youngs Bar & Restaurant

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3 Hyde Park Gate
The Oval @ SAP
Singapore 799531
Tel: 6734 2850
Email: info@youngs.com.sg

Opening Hours

Mon – Thu             11.30am – 1am
Fri & eve of PH      11.30am – 2am
Sat                          8.30am – 2am
Sun & PH               8.30am – 1am

This restaurant serves modern European cuisine with a twist. It also has a specialty bar with a bartender on hand. Youngs was a finalist in the Ras Epicurean Star Awards 2017 in the Best Gastro-Pub category, attesting to its credentials as a foodie joint with substance.

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Among its specialties are flank steak — grilled steak with potato mousseline and red wine jus topped with watercress — and beef short ribs — cooked sous vide and served with sweet potato chips and medley of mushrooms.

A band performs on Monday, Friday and Saturday evenings. So, if you are looking for a laidback venue to chill out with friends and family, this place is worth checking out.

Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Café   

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80 Seletar Aerospace View
#01-01 Maj Aviation Building
Singapore 797563
Tel: 6659 6124

Opening Hours
Mon            Closed
Tue – Fri    10am – 10pm
Sat             10am – 11pm
Sun            10am – 10pm

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While digging into staples such as katsudon or fish & chips, you can watch private planes take off from Seletar Airport, whose runway is just beside the café. The katsudon — egg, sautéed onions, carrots and thick slices of chicken on a bed of sticky Japanese rice — is served piping hot in a stone bowl, while the fish & chips is accompanied by a fresh salad.

If you choose to sit indoors, you get to admire the beautiful vintage bikes mounted on the walls of the café — the café owner is a bike enthusiast who proudly displays his collection. For unfettered views of the sunset, go at dusk.

Wheeler’s Estate

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2 Park Lane
Seletar Aerospace Park
Singapore 798386
Tel: 6262 0001
Table Reservations: reservation@wheelersestate.com
General Enquiries: info@wheelersestate.com

Opening Hours
Level 1 | Alfresco Cafe By The Lawn
Mon                Closed
Tue – Thu      3pm – 11pm
Fri                  3pm – 1am
Sat                 9am – 1am
Sun                9am – 11pm

Level 2 | The Verandah
Mon               Closed
Tue – Fri        12pm – 3pm | 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun      11am – 3pm | 6pm – 10.30pm

On the eve of a public holiday, opening hours are extended to midnight.

Surrounded by nature, this former British airbase-turned heritage building offers varied dining experiences. You can choose to have brunch or lunch at The Verandah, which serves modern European cuisine.

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Some interesting items on the menu are the grilled octopus, and the tequila and pork spare ribs. The octopus is served with fresh horseradish, San Marzano tomatoes, and minted green pea puree, while the spare ribs are basted in a zesty tequila sauce. The Verandah features glass-facade seating alcoves, classic barstools and textured bistro tables, and is just the place for a romantic date in an old-world ambience.

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If you opt to dine at the Grill House, you can either dine on the lawn or sit by the grill watching the chefs at work. Here, you can have pizzas, burgers or beer-battered fish & chips. Another option is the grilled meats, such as Wheeler’s signature tomahawk beef steak.

Where to park

Parking is available at
The Oval
3 Park Lane
Singapore 798387

$0.60/30min from 7am to 5pm
free from 5pm to 7am the following day

Sun & PH
Free parking from 7am–7am the following day

This car park is near to all the establishments listed in this article. The restaurants may have smaller car parks of their own next to their premises.

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