Roads Less Travelled – These unusual venues offer great new experiences on top of tantalising your taste buds. Definitely worth a try!

TEXT: ANITA YEE

THE PEAK BISTRO

This cosy yet elegant spot, on the first floor of the beautiful colonial building that is the historical Senior Police Officer’s Mess, is a great place to chill over a variety of Anglo-Chinese delights, ranging from poached spinach with crab meat and egg to escargots and foie gras. It’s a great place for a candlelit dinner, or even a buffet party for up to 80 people. Try the curry fish head (it uses grouper – good fish!), grilled lamb racks (above) and kueh jonggong.

WHERE: 153 Mount Pleasant Road
www.facebook.com/thepeakbistro

STEWORDS RIVERBOAT

Get on board a retro steamboat, and enjoy wining and dining while taking in panoramic sea views. Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill offers authentic Tex-Mex favourites. Wind down with a post-dinner drink at Wood & Steel Gastrobar, which boasts live music on Saturdays.

WHERE: 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1, Marina South Pier
www.riverboat.com.sg

SMITH MARINE

This floating seafood restaurant off Pulau Ubin is part of a kelong (fish farm). You can catch your own dinner in the “sure catch pond” and have it cooked any style you want! And if that’s not for you, just pick something off the menu – the seafood is unbeatably fresh.

WHERE: Pulau Ubin Coastal Area
www.smithmarine.com.sg

BEE'S KNEES @ THE GARAGE

Hidden amid lush greenery in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, this charming, pet-friendly, all-day Western bistro is the perfect spot to spend a few hours on your own or catch up with your mates. Both air-conditioned indoor and outdoor garden seating are available.

WHERE: 50 Cluny Park Road
www.thegarage.sg/bees-knees

CABLE CAR DINING

Singapore delights: Chow down on local favourites while you enjoy a fabulous bird’s-eye view of our island, suspended between Mount Faber and Sentosa Island. Fancier stuff is available under the Dining on Cloud 9 package.

WHERE: 109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak
www.onefabergroup.com