Bothered by the fact there’s no comprehensive list out there on veggie friendly hotels in Singapore, we reached out to the Vegetarian Society Singapore for recommendations on Singapore hotels with the best veggie friendly hotel restaurants. The following list is a result of that research and includes some vegan options.
We’ve clustered hotels, ranging from boutique to luxury, into two distinct groups – those in the Bugis area, and those in Chinatown, as both areas have lots of vegetarian restaurants.
Hotels around Fortune Centre/Bugis Area
Table by Rang Mahal at Naumi Hotel
With Indian dishes being the main affair, diners can expect lots of veggie choices. Veggie highlights on their all-day Indian menu include the Bombay Pani Puri (semolina puffs with tamarind cutney), the Chilli Cheese kulzza (flat bread instead of toast), and the Tandoori Mushroom kebab. Diners who also abstain from dairy can enjoy a couple of different dessert options including Table’s Pop (sugar-free, coconut-strawberry popsicle) and Seasonal Fruit Platter with Berries. Do you wish you had more veggie lunch options for long lunch breaks? For S$20 per person, Table by Rang Mahal has a vegetarian Executive Set Lunch which consists of your choice of main course accompanied by dal, baby eggplants, saffron rice, and Indian bread.
Breakfast buffet at Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen
Serial weekend brunch goer? The all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet has a vegetarian corner with a handful of dishes as well as lots of fruits. Besides the veggie friendly in-hotel options, there are quite a number of veggie restaurants, each within a 5-minute walk from the hotel including Pine Tree Vegetarian Cafe at Fortune Centre, whose specialties include Hakka Thunder Tea Rice and Hakka Yong Tau Foo (see photo below), the vegan friendly Japanese restaurant Herbivore Vegetarian Restaurant, and the Indian-Asian fusion Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant, also at Fortune Centre. Take note of this hotel so you can recommend it to vegetarian friends travelling to Singapore.
Ash & Elm at InterContinental Singapore
Ash & Elm is InterContinental Singapore’s western-style restaurant and has a variety of Italian and Mediterranean vegetarian options. For your viewing pleasure, you can download a copy of their lunch menu here (it states whether dishes are vegetarian, and if they contain daily, gluten, pork, alcohol, or nuts). Favourites include the Vegetarian Platter salad of grilled veggies with artichokes and tapenade (a medley of olives, capers, and anchovies), and for mains, the Slow-Cooked Organic Seasonal Vegetables, featuring a gratin of Parmesan. To sample a greater variety of what Ash & Elm has to offer, book the Sunday “Bubbles & Brunch”, on from 12 pm-3 pm which has a hearty selection of veggie plates including Vegetable Ratatouille, Mushroom Truffle Cappuccino, a cheese assortment, and flat breads.
Hotels in Chinatown
Casa Tartufo at The Scarlet Hotel
A family affair, Casa Tartufo is run by Italian chef Alex, his wife, and two children (they do help around the restaurant, if only by giving smiles). Every dish centres around the majestic truffle – the ingredient that inspired Alex to create the restaurant. With a good selection of veggie friendly plates including the signature Tajarin thin egg-noodles with truffles dish and several antipasto and pasta dishes, anyone who loves food and truffles (each truffle dish comes with 5 grams of fresh truffles), including those with dietary restrictions, will be excited to order from the extensive menu at the home of the truffle. Vegans take heart, there’s a dairy-free lemon sorbet!
Tiger’s Milk rooftop bar at The Club Hotel
Whether you or a friend are planning a trip to Peru, or if you just want to feed your Machu Picchu dreams, pull up a seat at Singapore’s first Peruvian rooftop bar, Tiger’s Milk. But is Tiger’s Milk vegan? Don’t worry, Tiger’s Milk is what the Peruvians call the citrus based marinade used in Peruvian ceviche. Vegans can order the Sweet Potato & Yam Chips to share (shown above), the Roasted Beet Quinoa for their main (shown below) and a few sides of caramelised pineapple in true Peruvian street food fashion. For drinks, a must for everyone is a Pisco concoction (choose from the long list of Pisco drinks).
The Disgruntled Brasserie at The Club Hotel
Classical French preparation of Asian influenced, modern European dishes. As a brasserie, guests are encouraged to order all sorts of dishes at all times of the day. How about truffle fries followed by the Wild Mushroom Pasta for vegans? Or, for vegetarians, a baby spinach salad with egg and grilled eggplant drizzled with Ponzu followed by Roasted Pumpkin Agnolotti? Top everything off with the vegan version of Affogato, made with scoops of avocado ice cream topped with cotton candy. Be sure to also check out the Garden Breakfast, on daily from 7 am-7 pm, which, for S$14 includes smashed avocados, sourdough toast, poached eggs, and feta cheese.
Cover photo courtesy of Miss Tam Chiak