Delicious Singapore Grand Prix Late Night Eats Past 12AM
If you’re reading this, you’re probably heading to the Singapore Grand Prix. I’m looking forward to it as well!
For visitors, there is no lack of options around the city for breakfast and lunch, and the race organisers bring a good variety of street food vendors and celebrity restaurants to the Marina Bay street circuit grounds. However, the race and practice sessions end well after most of the food outlets and restaurants downtown close for the day. If you spend the rest of the evening partying or autograph hunting, even the food stalls around the circuit will be closed by the time you’re done. Operating on European time has its downsides.
In 2016, I put together a handy guide to 5 places for late night eats near the circuit that operated well into the small hours. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, they have changed their operating hours, so I have had to update this. You can walk or use Grab, Gojek, Ryde or Tada to get a ride and satisfy those hunger pangs.
Not sure what’s suitable for your food allergies? Check out this guide for food allergy sufferers.
Where to go for late night eats near the Marina Bay Street Circuit after the Singapore Grand Prix
Haidilao Hot Pot
Food type: Chinese hot pot
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-19/25 Marina Square
Address 2: 2 Bayfront Avenue #B2-01 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Opening hours: 10.30 a.m.-3 a.m. (Marina Square)/6 a.m. (MBS)
This is a popular Chinese hotpot chain that has mushroomed all over the country. Their popularity comes down to the service, the ability to customise sauces at a self-service bar, and hand-pulled noodles that are prepared in a elaborate tableside show.
You’ll find the Marina Square outlet right by Gate 7 on the outside of the Marina Square mall, while the MBS outlet is a short walk from Gate 8. There is usually a long queue especially at peak mealtimes, but you can make reservations for the Marina Square outlet using inline. Expect to pay S$30-60 per head.
Kampong Glam Cafe
Food type: Local Malay dishes (halal)
Address: 17 Bussorah Street
Opening hours: (Tue-Sun) 8 a.m.-2 a.m.
I’d be remiss not to recommend KGC, and it’s not just for representation reasons. Wash down the lontong (steamed rice cakes in spicy coconut gravy with vegetables) or nasi goreng (fried rice) with a glass of teh tarik (frothy pulled milk tea).
To get here via public transport, take the Downtown MRT line from Bayfront (near Gate 8) or Promenade (near Gate 2)–in the direction of Bukit Panjang–to Bugis station.
Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant
Food type: Chinese dim sum and yum cha
Address: 183 Jalan Besar
Opening hours: (Wed-Mon) 6 p.m.-4 a.m.
Distance from the circuit: 2.5 km from Gate 3, 2.6 km from Gate 1
Another popular late-night supper haunt for the party crowd since the pre-pandemic days, expect a decent walk-in wait for a table even with the shop’s expansion in size and high-tech queue management system. Reservations are not possible on weekend nights. Noodles like the mee sua and the salted egg custard buns are the most commonly ordered items on the menu.
To get there using public transport, take the MRT on the Downtown Line from Bayfront (near Gate 8) or Promenade (near Gate 2)–in the direction of Expo–to Jalan Besar station.
Former entrants on this list
They have all changed their operating hours since the COVID-19 pandemic and no longer open past midnight. However, they are worth a stop if you have more time.
Yan Kee Noodle House
Food type: Local fish meatball and minced pork noodles
Address: 9 Circular Road
Food type: Thai staple dishes
Address: 5001 Beach Road, #01-67-69, Golden Mile Complex
The Ramen Stall
Food type: Halal Japanese food
Address: 787 North Bridge Road