Discover  Eat  Food  Fun  Lifestyle   ·   17 Mar   ·   04:03 PM   ·   3 minutes Read

Alfresco Dining and Cocktails In This Hidden Botanic Gardens Gem

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With the hustle and bustle of city life, many of us find ourselves desperately in need of some rest and relaxation. For some, a simple evening picnic in the nearby park will suffice. But for others, the search for a new hangout spot is still ongoing.

So if you’re looking for somewhere to spend an evening soaking up nature’s good vibes, then we’ve got just the place for you! Tucked away in the Singapore Botanic Gardens is Bee’s Knees, your hidden gem for cocktails, food and alfresco dining under the stars.


The Restaurant

Located at The Garage, Bee’s Knees serves up a wide spread of delectable dishes sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Perfect for that Saturday night gathering with friends or a chillout session with beau, Bee’s Knees is the place to be!

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Opt for a table at their outdoor seating space in the daytime and bask in a gentle breeze as you wine and dine. Or you can chat up a storm under the stars and fairy lights at night. Their alfresco dining area is beautifully set up and is ideal for anyone looking to take some #ootd shots!

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What To Eat

Bee’s Knees offers two separate menus for lunch and dinner, with over 20 dishes on both menus combined!

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If you can’t live without carbs, you have to try their Tiger Prawn Laksa Risotto ($26), which features three large tiger prawns sat on a fluffy, creamy bed of laksa risotto. The laksa risotto is perfectly cooked, the creamy coconut milk making the dish super sedap!

*Malay word to describe food as delicious or rich.

Image: Tiger Prawn Laksa Risotto | Credit: Natalie Ling

We recommend the Australian Striploin ($29) for the carnivores, which comes with a serving of melt-in-the-mouth truffled cauliflower gratin. If you don’t love your veg, you’re sure to be a convert after this cauliflower side! The steak is grilled to perfection, with just enough wok hey while staying pink and juicy in the middle.

Image: Australian Striploin ($29) | Credit: Natalie Ling

And, if you love your fish, Bee’s Knees also does a mean Fish And Chips ($24)! The dory fillets are fresh, flaky and golden-brown, and they come to you with a side of baby spinach, fries and edamame. The homemade tartar sauce is creamy and savoury, making for the ideal accompaniment to the fried fillets!

Image: Fish And Chips ($24) | Credit: Natalie Ling

If you’re not hungry enough for a main but want something to nibble on, definitely opt for the Fries ($14), which comes with three dipping sauces! We loved the Furikake Mayonnaise the most, and the umami flavours kept us coming back for more.

Image: Fries ($14) | Credit: Natalie Ling


What To Drink

Bee’s Knees has a small selection of house cocktails to choose from that go at two for $25, perfect for sharing!

The Under The Sea cocktail caught our eye first, with its gorgeous aquamarine hue and tiny floating boba spheres! It’s made with fresh passionfruit, dark rum, blue lagoon and a touch of calamansi – the perfect sweet and sour combination!

Image: Under The Sea (2 for $25) | Credit: @beeskneessg

Bee’s Knees also has other house cocktail creations like Grapefruit Stardust, which is gin plus fresh grapefruit, and the Cheeky Unicorn Sunrise, with pineapple and rose shaken with tequila.

Image: Cheeky Unicorn Sunrise (2 for $25) | Credit: @beeskneessg

For non-alcoholics, try the Mint Lemonade for a refreshing palate cleanser to wash away the grease! Also, the Fresh Calamansi Juice is a must-try for calamansi fans. The sweet-sour combination is a crowd-pleaser, especially on a hot day!

Image: Calamansi Juice ($8) | Credit: @beeskneessg


The Perfect Spot To Reconnect With Nature

Now you and your friends have a new chillout spot at Botanic Gardens where you can get all the rest and relaxation you need, away from your hectic schedules. At Bee’s Knees, you’re sure to be surrounded by good vibes and an ambience like no other. Reconnecting with nature doesn’t always have to entail sweaty hikes in the park, so grab a couple of friends and make your reservation now!

Address: 50 Cluny Park Road, Level 1, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 257488

Opening Hours: 8 AM – 10 PM Daily

Website: Bee’s Knees

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