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“dinner at the bar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, (enter via Tyersall Avenue) Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, Singapore (Tanglin)
+65 8444 1148
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Ranked #35 of 7,412 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $40 - $100
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Tanglin
Description: Nestled in the charming grounds of the Ginger Garden, The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens is the flagship restaurant of The Halia Group; which includes Villa Halia, The Halia at Raffles Hotel and The Halia at Westlake, Hanoi. Here at The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens, diners can expect to be charmed by contemporary European cuisine with subtle accents of Asian flavours.
Hong Kong
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“dinner at the bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I had dinner at the outside bar last night by myself. It was empty, am guessing because of the four tourist buses idling just next to the bar. The bartender was great- professional, courteous and welcoming. He helped me with the menu and suggested the chili crab. It was a nice dish, but not fantastic- actually needed some chili! I would definitely go back with friends and have dinner inside the restaurant, which was packed. The menu was eclectic and quite interesting, and the prices really good value. And of course, the ambiance of Raffles Hotel is special.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My partner had Oven-baked Chilean seabass fillet and I had Hiramasa Kingfish. We also had the soup of the day - Jerusalem Artichoke as well as Brown Brothers Sweet Wine which was exclusive to Halia Restaurant.

The ambience of outdoor dining was relaxing and enjoyable.
Diana made us felt well taken care of during dinner.

When she found out that it was my partner's birthday, she offered complimentary Halia Infusion with Himalayan Honey. It was perfect after dinner beverage.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A sanctuary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Amazing night in the garden! We got lost because the taxi cant find the location that is why we have to walk quite far! I find it exciting but my friends dont they find it creepy coz of the poorly lit garden. We were welcomed by a lovely lady who at the same time served us perfectly! This is indeed one of the best spot in Singapore to visit, food was terrific, carpaccio of beef with chips for appetiser, followed by nicely done beef and fondant for our dessert! The lady even arranged a special dessert for my friend due to allergies! Very thoughtful! I will visit the gardens again, really a sanctuary in the busy district of Singapore.

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Lancashire UK
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“A lovely setting for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We had lunch here after a delightful morning in the famous botanical gardens of Singapore.
The restaurant isn't cheap but neither is it over-priced in terms of the menu choices, the excellent service and the wonderful atmosphere.
One of the notable touches here is the recommendations of the wines that might go with the food. We had Barramundi and the wine suggested to compliment it was an Australian riesling. It went perfectly with the meal and was a wine we might never had considered for this food.
We've often thought about eating here on our many previous visits to the gardens but were put off because it looked very expensive - it isn't so go for it!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chester
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“high tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

lovely ambience close to ginger garden and a beautiful spread too. choice of every tea imaginable, a special treat after a wander through the gardens

Visited December 2012
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