If you're a parent with young kids in tow, this article will be a godsend in preventing that dreaded disappointment and inexplicable frustration when you take your kids out for a well-deserved meal somewhere fancy.
On the contrary, if you are married but do not have kids; are happily single and available; or in a serious relationship, these restaurants may become your favourite restaurants to dine at as they are not so kid-friendly - a total opposite of the article we wrote previously on 10 kid-friendly dining spots in Singapore your kid will love.
Regardless whether you're going to avoid or frequent these restaurants, here are 8 not-so-kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore that we at GET.com have rounded up for you to make your life somewhat easier no matter which camp you belong in. Enjoy!
In This Not So Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide
1. PS. Cafe At Ann Siang Hill Park
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PS. Cafe at Ann Siang Hill Park does not welcome kids and they aren't afraid to tell it to the world. PS. Cafe at Ann Siang Hill Park only admits adults and teenagers. I had a really pleasant date there with my boyfriend thanks to the no-child policy though.
Word has it that this policy was implemented after thorough consideration from both practical and safety points of view, plus there's no space to accommodate any baby strollers at this quaint little outlet. Nevertheless, families with young children are welcome to dine at their other three outlets at Harding Road, Palais Renaissance and Paragon.
PS. Cafe @ Ann Siang Hill Park
45 Ann Siang Road
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ME@OUE is a charming rooftop restaurant sitting atop OUE Bayfront along the historic Collyer Quay.
For an exquisite dining or chill-out experience involving innovative Japanese, French and Chinese cuisines, an extensive selection of wines and cocktails, and beautiful panoramic views of the Marina Bay-Downtown area, ME@OUE is a must-visit!
I had quite a bit of fun the last time I was there with a bunch of friends. If you're taking your kids with you, note that they must be at least 10 years old!
The Rooftop Level
50 Collyer Quay
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Odette is a fine dining contemporary French restaurant nestled in the newly-opened National Gallery of Singapore.
With a lovely menu and concept inspired by chef-owner Julien Royer's grandmother, you can expect Odette's fine offerings to reflect a wholesome blend of seasonality, terroir and fine artisanal produce, if you succeed in getting some seats in there!
Even though kids are allowed, note that they have to be above the age of 7.
1 St. Andrew's Road
National Gallery of Singapore
4. Les Amis
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Established since 1994, Les Amis was the first independent fine-dining restaurant in Singapore.
Besides dishing up delightful French cuisine by fusing French techniques with Asian influences, Les Amis boasts one of the most extensive wine lists in Asia with more than 3,000 bottles housed in their temperature-and-humidity-controlled wine cellar.
Well, if you're thinking of taking your children there to experience some fine dining action while you sip on glasses of fine French wine, make sure that they're at least 7 years old!
Les Amis Restaurant
1 Scotts Road,
(Opposite HSBC Bank, Tanglin Branch)
5. Gunther's Modern French Cuisine
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If you find Gunther's familiar, that is because we've written about it in our recent article on 10 restaurants to seriously consider for Singapore's edition of the Michelin Guide.
In case you don't already know, Gunther's specializes in honest, gourmet, contemporary French cuisine.
Set in a gallery-like space, its restaurant policy allows children above the age of 6 in the main dining area.
And if you've booked the restaurant venue for your private event, there are no restrictions when it comes to kids.
Just make sure you keep tabs on the young ones to make sure they don't ruin anything there!
Gunther's Modern French Cuisine
36 Purvis Street
6. CÉ LA VI
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CÉ LA VI also made it into our list of restaurants to consider for Singapore's edition of the Michelin Guide.
Sitting atop the iconic architectural wonder Marina Bay Sands with a gorgeous view to boot, CÉ LA VI Restaurant isn't that extreme when it comes to its fun-sized patrons.
CÉ LA VI Restaurant offers child-friendly dishes and welcomes children of all ages subject to tables' availability of course!
However, the restaurant is unable to accommodate any strollers although high chairs are available.
Take note that children below the age of 12 are prohibited to be in the outdoor area of the restaurant from 6pm onwards.
CÉ LA VI Restaurant and SkyBar
Sands Skypark Hotel Lobby, Tower 3
#57-01, North Sky Park
Marina Bay Sands
1 Bayfront Ave
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Tenshin is an award-winning modern Japanese restaurant nestled in Regent Singapore on 1 Cuscaden Road.
Although Tenshin is well-loved by a host of elite business travellers, this restaurant also welcomes children, but only on weekends and public holidays.
If you're looking to try some mouthwatering Japanese cuisine and their signature tempura but aren't keen in jostling with children and parents, head there on weekdays and avoid public holidays!
1 Cuscaden Road
8. The University Club
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Located within the National University of Singapore, The University Club serves an array of quality yet affordable set lunches, decadent dinners and creative seasonal menus.
Be prepared to rub shoulders with the professors and staff that frequent this restaurant!
Although The University Club welcomes kids to dine there, there's no play area and the glass doors and panels around the restaurant may pose as hazards to energetic young children.
The University Club
11 Kent Ridge Drive
Shaw Foundation Alumni House
BONUS: Manhattan @ Regent
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While most Sunday brunches in Singapore have options for children, this cleverly-conceived adults-only brunch at Manhattan takes drinkers on a ride you'd never imagine possible.
Here, you can relive your nightlife with the sun hanging high and feast on inventive food creations in a comfortable lounge setting.
Although Manhattan's is in our list of the 10 most expensive weekend lunch buffets in Singapore, it isn't the most expensive of the lot.
And we reckon it'll be worthwhile for the splendid drinks, amazing food and unparalleled experience!
1 Cuscaden Road
On the contrary, if you're on the lookout for kid-friendly dining establishments, check out our article on 10 kid-friendly dining spots in Singapore your kids will love!