The 5 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore

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Image: Original Sin

There are a great number of vegetarian eateries in Singapore but the high-end concept choices are limited.

In that imperfection, there is an advantage. While the quantity is lack of care, the quality can be the focus. Yes, the food quality and ambience of Singapore’s premium plant-based restaurants are given a fine touch.

If you are looking for gourmet green food for your special occasion, then this list is for you. Enjoy the creative menus of the 5 restaurants recommended below. Their food can make both the vegetarians and non-vegetarians ask for more.

See also: The 5 Best Affordable Vegetarian Eateries in Singapore

See also: The 5 Best Healthy Food Cafes in Singapore

1. LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant at Liat Towers

LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant at Liat Towers Image: LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Price
    A la carte: $12 - $28
    Buffet: $14.8- $30.80
  • Address
    Liat Towers #05-01, 541 Orchard Road
    Singapore 238881
  • Phone
    +65 6734 3788
  • Opening hours
    Daily 11:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • With both buffet and a la carte menus on offer, LingZhi Restaurant serves Chinese style vegetarian fare in a high-end concept. While all the foods are of high quality, the a la carte dishes are the standouts. LingZhi is available at two easily accessible locations, Liat Towers on Orchard Road and Velocity at Novena Square.

    Highlights

    • Vegetarian Chinese food at a high-end restaurant: Looking for a fine dining restaurant with mount-watering vegetarian Chinese food? LingZhi is the only option in Singapore so far. Diners can find stuff like shark fin soup, roasted duck, and satay in an elegant setting.
    • Vegetarian high tea buffet available: Nowhere in Singapore offers vegetarian high tea buffet, except LingZhi Restaurant. If you want to spend a leisurely weekend afternoon with your vegetarian friends, this restaurant is a place to be. High tea buffet at LingZhi is the world of Hong Kong style dim sum, fried noodles, rojak, vegetable curry, soups, salads as well as hot and cold desserts. The buffet is only available at Velocity outlet from 15:00 to 17:00 on weekends.

    MENU: LingZhi offers a novelty yet dazzling menu, including choices for a la carte and set menu. The menu is not vast, but every offered dish will cheer diners up, especially the star dish called sauteed monkey head mushrooms with dried chilli. At LingZhi, mushroom is the main focus on its menu.

    RECOMMENDED DISHES:

    • Sauteed monkey head mushrooms with dried chilli
    • Braised spinach soup with bamboo fungus
    • House tofu with edamame beans
    • Stir-fried long beans with shitake mushrooms and nuts
    • Pineapple fried rice
    • Deep-fried lotus roots with golden mushroom rolls
    • Vegetable curry
    • Almond jelly with avocado cream

    SERVICE: LingZhi service crew knows how to make you and your companion feel pampered and comfortable. The staff does a good job in explaining dishes on the menu and recommending dishes for those who feel spoilt for choice. If diners go with a buffet option, their teacups will never be empty and the plates will be changed promptly.

    PRICES:

    • Average price/pax for a la carte meal: S$30
    • High tea buffet: S$22.80++
    • Lunch buffet: Mon to Thu: $22.80++ (adult), $14.80++ (child) | Fri, Weekends, PHs: $24.80++ (adult), $16.80++ (child)
    • Dinner buffet: Mon to Thu: $28.80++ (adult), $18.80++ (child) | Fri, Weekends, PHs: $30.80++ (adult), $20.80++ (child)

    NOTES:

    • No alcohol served
    • An additional fee of S$2 (per pax) will be charged for those who opt to have tea with their buffet meal.

    ALL LINGZHI RESTAURANT’S LOCATIONS:
    @ Liat Towers

    Address: 541 Orchard Road, #05-01 Liat Towers, S238881
    Tel: (65) 6734 3788
    Opening hours: Daily 11:30 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:00

    @ Velocity
    Address: 238 Thomson Road, #03-09/10 Velocity @ Novena Square, S307683
    Tel: (65) 6538 2992
    Opening hours:

    • Mon to Fri: 11:30 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:00
    • Sat, Sun & PH: 11:30 – 15:00 (lunch), 15:00 – 17:00 (high tea), 18:00 – 22:00 (dinner)

    2. Original Sin

    Original Sin Image: Original Sin
  • Price
    $10 - $28
  • Address
    Blk 43 #01-62 Jalan Merah Saga Holland Village
    Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115
  • Phone
    +65 6475 5605
  • Opening hours
    Daily 11:30 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:30
  • Established in 1997, Original Sin is the first and only Mediterranean vegetarian restaurant in Singapore, which takes vegetarian dining to a new level. This award-winning restaurant is definitely one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Singapore, offering diners a brilliant menu and wine list in a tranquil ambience.

    Highlights

    • Vegetarian foods in Mediterranean style: Original Sin is a beautiful world of Mediterranean fare, where top-notch ingredients are prepared with precision. A selection of delicious gourmet salads, pizzas, and pasta is offered to help diners stay healthy in a delightful way.
    • Mezze Platter: Mezze Platter with a selection of dips on one served plate is a must order at Original Sin. Diners will get a real kick with Hummus, Aromatic pumpkin and carrot, Baba Ganoush, and ORIGINAL SIN served with Falafel balls and Middle Eastern bread. The platter is big enough for two or three people to share.
    • Value-for-money set lunch: With S$28, you will have a dazzling three-course meal, including a starter, a main course, and a dessert for your weekend lunch.
    • Good wine list: At Original Sin, the dining experience is enhanced with a carefully selected wine list of liqueurs (Frangelico, Baileys, Kahlua, Cointreau, Grappa, Amaretto) and spirits (Absolut Blue, Johnnie Walker Black, Bombay Sapphire, Bacardi Rum, Jack Daniels). Besides, beers, mocktails, and cocktails are also available.

    ATMOSPHERE: Original Sin is located at Chip Bee Garden, a Singapore’s culinary enclave with a quaint beauty. Its indoor dining area is quite posh while the al fresco one set against a lush garden backdrop. The restaurant features a cheery and relaxing atmosphere for a leisurely meal.

    RECOMMENDED DISHES:

    • Mezze Platter
    • Principessa Salad
    • Beetroot Salad
    • Magic Mushroom
    • Bosco Misto
    • Moussaka
    • Vegetable Tandoori
    • Lasagna Rossa
    • Strozza Preti
    • Tiramisu
    • Hazelnut Chocolate Cake

    PRICE RANGE:

    • From S$14 to S$28 for starters
    • From S$24 to S$28 for mains
    • From S$10 to S$12 for desserts

    GETTING THERE:

    • Buses: 48, 61, 106, 970, and NR8 (Walk 1 min from bus stop B11419)
    • Nearest MRT station: Holland Village MRT (CC21) (Walk 1 min from Exit A)

    3. Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

    Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant Image: Lotus Vegetarian
  • Address
    2nd level, Quality Hotel
    201 Balestier Road, Singapore 329926
  • Phone
    +65 6254 0090
  • Opening hours
    Daily 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 – 21:30
  • Website
  • Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant is a Chinese vegetarian restaurant from Taiwan. Located on the second level of Quality Hotel Singapore, this classic culinary destination with its premium concept provides plant-based meal eaters a real indulgence choice for special occasions.

    Highlights

    • Vegetarian delicacies with a good spread: Lotus Vegetarian purveys over 100 Asian cuisines under its buffet and A La Carte selections. These meticulously crafted dishes showcase the culinary team’s finesse and artistry. The Asian buffet impresses all food lovers with its wide array of dishes, ranging from sushi to dim sum, stir-fried delights, and local favorites. End off your meal with a sweet note from their dessert selection, starring homemade kuehs and cookies.
    • Oriental-inspired dining room: With an elegant dining room with oriental furnishings, this hotel restaurant has a sumptuous look, making it an ideal choice for impressing someone who is vegetarians or holding a large-scale celebration.

    MENU: Lotus Vegetarian constantly innovates its menu to surprise diners with new, refreshing offerings. All dishes are hand-crafted from scratch, combining constitution-boosting herbs, mushrooms, and greens to create new aromatic blends.

    RECOMMENDED DISHES:

    • Local Satay
    • Hairy Mushroom with Spinach
    • Penang Kway Teow
    • Laksa
    • Chicken Rice
    • Crystal Vegetable Dumpling

    PRICES:

    • Average price/pax for an ala carte option meal: S$20
    • Buffet: S$20.80++ (lunch from Mon to Thu); S$22.80 (dinner from Mon to Thu); S$24.80++ (lunch from Fri to Sun); S$24.80++ (dinner from Fri to Sun)

    4. Joie by Dozo

    Joie by Dozo Image: Joie by Dozo
  • Price
    From $38.80
  • Address
    181 Orchard Road, #12-01 Orchard Central, S238896
  • Phone
    +65 6838 6966
  • Opening hours
    Daily 12:00 – 15:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Joie by Dozo has come into Singapore's food scene and breathed a new life into the upscale vegetarian section. The restaurant’s meatless menu is played creatively to give vegetarians, vegans, and health-conscious people delicious meals for their special occasions.

    Surrounded by a rooftop garden on top of Orchard Central, this venue will surely add convenience and excitement to your dining experience.

    Highlights

    • Japanese-European vegetarian food at its finest: The marriage of Japanese and European styles is evident in using ingredients, cooking technique, and serving style. As a result, artfully bites lie on your tables in meticulously-made, stunning dresses. The taste is bathed in Japanese cuisine spirit, which values subtle and light flavor.
    • Favorite ingredients of Singaporeans dominate the menu: From premium stuff like truffle, monkey mushroom, and bai-ling mushroom to healthy-lifestyle folk’s choices like aloe vera, seagrapes, Japanese seaweed, pomegranate, avocado, pine nut, walnut, and olives, the menu is packed with plenty of superfoods.
    • Classy ambience complemented by enchanting views: You will find there a posh dining room with velvet armchairs and bronze light fixtures. Lunch is time to enjoy joyful sunlight and rooftop garden view through its floor to ceiling windows. Dinner is when the twinkling Orchard skyline draws a splendid backdrop for your meal. This is perfect for a date or special occasion dinner.
    • Five private rooms are available for you to use at no additional cost. Book one of them if you are going to dine with a group of four to sixteen people.

    MENU: Joie features a set menu concept: a six-course menu for lunch and a seven-course menu for dinner. Two courses are selected by the chef, the rest are chosen by you.

    MUST TRIES:

    • Mushroom and Truffle Soup
    • Gratinated Champignon with Mozzarella
    • Transparency of Manchego Cheese
    • Hedgehog Summer Mushroom
    • Vegetable sashimi
    • Snow Pear and Napa Cabbage Consommé
    • Dual Ravioli Platter
    • Warm Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice cream

    PRICES: $38.80++ (6-course set); $68.80++ (7-course set)

    5. Pollen Restaurant

    Pollen Restaurant Image: Pollen Restaurant
  • Address
    Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
    18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09, Singapore 018953
  • Phone
    +65 6604 9988
  • Opening hours
    Lunch 12:00 - 15:00 (last order 14:30)
    Dinner 18:00 - 22:00 (last order 21:30)
    Closed on Tuesdays
  • What better location is there to enjoy vegetarian food than a classy restaurant inside a glass dome surrounded by lovely flowers? Situated inside the Flower Dome of Gardens by the Bay, Pollen Restaurant is not a vegetarian restaurant but they serve a great vegetarian menu for vegetarians.

    Highlights

    • Awesome vegetarian menu: Pollen restaurant has a special vegetarian menu with delightful dishes suitable for any vegetarian. From appetizer to main course and then dessert, every dish is well crafted and impressive.
    • Exquisite ambience: The restaurant has a beautiful setting with the natural scent of real fresh flowers that will wow any customer. The visible botanical garden gives a very nice touch to the restaurant’s ambience. You will also enjoy the view of the Marina Bay skyline and waterfront.
    • Free access to the Flower Dome and other freebies: Guests of Pollen restaurant enjoy free access to the Flower Dome, which is a plus to all vegetarian food lovers. Transport from Gardens by the Bay to Pollen is by an exclusive limousine buggy. Customers also enjoy free lunchtime parking at Gardens by the Bay on weekdays from 12:00 to 14:00.

    MENU: Their menu is seasonal so it varies once every few months. They don’t have a vast number of vegetarian dishes but the choices available are well prepared and delicious. The in-house garden provides fresh herbs and vegetables.

    RECOMMENDED DISHES:

    • Beetroot risotto, homemade ricotta, cereal mix
    • Kale salad, seaweed, radishes, avocado
    • Josper baked Globe and Jerusalem artichokes, pear, parmesan, basil

    SERVICE: The staff provides good service most of the time. When the restaurant is not so busy, the server will introduce and explain the contents of each dish to diners.

    PRICES:

    • Average price: S$100/pax
    • Choice of coffee or tea: +S$5

    NOTE: The restaurant can be chilly due to its being in the sub 20-degree Flower Dome. The staff will offer you a shawl to help you keep warm.

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