We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A memorable and romantic experience”

The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Ranked #22 of 11,181 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed February 23, 2013

This was a highlight of our trip to Singapore. We had dinner seated out doors and it was a truly romantic and peaceful experience which I would highly recommend. We found the service to be very friendly and helpful and people went out of their way for us. After dinner, we then strolled back to our hotel through the gardens and all the trees were lit up with pretty lights! I will always remember our lovely evening spent there and will return again.

Thank AngelKatten
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (1,194)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

963 - 967 of 1,194 reviews

Reviewed February 22, 2013

My wife and I arrived in Singapore on Monday and had booked a table at Halia for the following lunchtime. We were staying over the causeway in Johor Bahru and had to make the hectic border crossing back to the island to keep the appointment, after a slight delay and a telephone call to the restaurant re-confirming the booking we were shown to our table about 13:15, for the next one hundred and eighty minutes we could have been a million miles away.

On offer was a fantastic "express lunchtime menu" at $S 28.00++ but we opted for the Al a Carte selection, after all we might never eat here again.

A bottle of Leroy Duval champagne got the meal off to a great start and made a fine accompaniment to our choice of starters. My wife chose ginger infused foie Gras with a green leaf salad, fresh figs and finely cubed apple that was delightful whilst I had hokkaido scallops with a boneless pressed chicken wing that was served with a selection of sweet corn “textures”, a puree, a section cut from the cob, some kernels and a desiccated coating.

As a main course Marian selected a 300 day grain fed Black Angus tenderloin steak which to use her words “could have been eaten without teeth” this was served with saffron mash and wilted spinach. I opted for pan seared duck breast with sautéed potatoes, cinnamon compote and baby carrots. Such was the portion size, I can only assume that the duck was related to either Pamela Anderson or Barbra Windsor, possibly both, but it was cooked to perfection.

It ws only my wife who could manage a dessert requesting the house dish “Halia’s Rojak” consisting of fresh fruits and berries, with a chilli chocolate sauce and ginger flower sorbet. The texture was given an extra dimension with the addition of chopped nuts, nori crisp and sesame seeds.

Throughout our dinning experience every course was described and explained in great depth by the extremely knowledgeable waiting staff.

The restaurant also offers a recommended wine by the glass with each dish, from its extensive wine list.

This was a truly memorable lunch, not inexpensive, but not overpriced.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Mister_Gees
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Everything about this restaurant was perfect. The staff were friendly and attentive, the atmosphere was quiet and elegant and the meal - well it was probably the best meal I have ever had out. Every bite is carefully constructed for perfect flavours, and I've never been anywhere quite like it.

Thank itchyfins
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Halia Restaurant is situated on the grounds of the Botanic Gardens. I am really surprised by all the rave reviews of this establishment. Service was average. We went for lunch and were so disappointed. Maybe it was an off day but the restaurant is very pricey even for Singapore and while the food quality was good, the taste and quantity were lacking. You will leave hungry.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank sixbucks805
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 25, 2013

If ginger tea with honey takes your fancy, pop in here for breakfast. We arrived before 10am (opening time ) but were warmly welcomed and sat at a shaded table. After a leisurely read and scan of the menu we settled for field mushrooms and poached eggs. The suggestion of starting with a green salad was new to us but we loved the fresh,zingy tastes of apple, orange peel,salad leaves,grapes and walnuts. When the mains arrived, we could not believe the size. We swapped our dishes midway to share and both eggs and mushrooms were cooked to perfection.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Joneep
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens also viewed

Singapore, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

Been to The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing