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What to eat at East Coast Park?

East Coast Park is one of Singapore’s most famous parks thanks to its location, its scenic coastline that stretches over 15 km and the multitude of activities that can be enjoyed there such as BBQing, camping, cycling and dining by the seaside. Did you know that more than 7 million people visit East Coast Park a year?

If you haven’t visited East Coast Park in a while, you may be interested to know that it has undergone a number of changes in the past few years.

  1. Parkland Green – The old golfing range has been turned into Parkland Green, a dining enclave with a huge lawn for activities. (Opened in late 2014)
  2. Marine Cove – Also known as the area where McDonalds is located. It has finally been renovated and now boasts 5 eateries plus a huge children’s playground. (Reopened in mid 2016)
  3. Seafood Centre – There are non-seafood centric eateries here, namely halal restaurant Enak Enak Hong Kong Teahouse!
  4. Big Splash – Vacant and awaiting redevelopment
  5. Raintree Cove (Where Burger King used to be) – Vacant and awaiting redevelopment
  6. GoldKist (Chalets) – Vacant and awaiting redevelopment

So…. the key question is, what is there to eat at East Coast Park, aside from the Hawker Centre near the East Coast lagoon? Scroll down to find out more! The eateries are arranged by location, from nearest to town and then heading east. Note the carpark area, to make wayfinding easier. Scroll to the end for the Google map of East Coast Park.

Parkland Green – Area C1

(1920 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449875)

  1. Sandbank
  2. Atmosphere Bistro
  3. Full Pint Brewery
  4. Patro’s Sports Bar & Restaurant 
  5. Starbucks Coffee
  6. Bakery & Bar ST MARC
  7. Kebab Station
  8. Killiney Kopitiam
Marine Cove – Area C2

(1000 East Coast Parkway, Marine Cove, Singapore 449876)

  1. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  2. Babalicious
  3. Hill Street Coffeeshop
  4. My Briyani House
  5. McDonald’s
Georges @ ECP – Area C3

1010 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Park, Carpark C3, Singapore 449892

New Zealand Natural – Area C3

1010 A East Coast Parkway, Area C3, #01-K8, Singapore 449894 

Seafood Centre – Area E1

(Blk 1202/1204 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Seafood Centre Singapore 449883)

  1. Enak Enak Hong Kong Teahouse
  2. Ubin First Stop Restaurant
  3. Rong Heng Seafood Restaurant
  4. Long Beach Seafood Restaurant
  5. Jumbo Seafood
Coastal Rhythm Cafe & BarArea E1 (At the Cable Ski Park)

1206A East Coast Parkway, East Coast Lagoon, Singapore 449891

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McDonald’s at East Coast Park Marine Cove opens again!

By now, you might have heard of the news that McDonalds has reopened again at East Coast Park after a 4 year hiatus. Although there is no more drive-through, the McDonalds is now brighter and airier looking thanks to the lofty roof and bright yellow hues all around. And boy is it modern looking too, with the salad bar and dessert bar. I had the opportunity to check it out on their grand opening on 2nd July. It was packed to the gills!!! There was even a lion dance performance at the auspicious hour of 3.38 pm to commemorate the opening! One of those lions spat a lettuce onto my head so I’m going to have to buy Toto soon.

You have to check out the new East Coast Park McDonalds. They have some stuff here that isn’t available at other outlets, eg the salad bar! Who would have thought that the day would come when we would see a salad bar in McDonalds. And did I mention that this outlet is perfect for spending the entire day? They have free Singtel Wifi, electrical sockets and air charge to charge your handphones!

Marine Cove McDonalds (16)

Scroll down to see more photos!

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St Marc Bakery and Bar

Most people know about St Marc Cafe as it can be easily found in popular malls such as Raffles City or Vivocity. But have you heard of St Marc Bakery and Bar at Parkland Green ECP? I believe it’s the only outlet that serves full brunch, lunch and dinner meals. At least i couldn’t find information saying otherwise on their website.

Ever since I tried their signature Pasta Carbonara more than half a year ago when they’d first open, I was smitten. I was hosting some event at Parkland Green so I managed to have a mouthful, but that mouthful was so wonderfully heavenly that it has been etched in my subconscious mind since. I don’t know why I haven’t been back earlier, but I finally did so last week.

Truth be told, I hardly ever order Pasta Carbonara at restaurants as I can never be sure if the sauce is too thick and cloying. If I say so myself, I do make a pretty good version using Jamie Oliver’s recipe, so I’ve always been a little risk adverse to ordering it. But I did so very much want to relive the taste I had remembered, so I took the risk this time round

St Marc Bakery & Bar - Carbonara $15.80 (Crispy Bacon, Parmigianino, Black Pepper, Egg Yolk)

Carbonara $15.80 (Crispy Bacon, Parmigianino, Black Pepper, Egg Yolk)

The Pasta Carbonara was exactly as delicious and creamy as I had remembered. This being a Japanese version, it’s slightly different from those you get from the Western restaurants. I don’t quite know what goes into the sauce but it was creamy, salty, and was just full of umami. I suppose the saltiness comes from the added Parmesan cheese. I did find it a tad too salty towards the end, but I fully enjoyed the dish for the most part. Love the bouncy texture of the Japanese pasta too, they say it is textured like a mochi.

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Enak Enak HongKong Tea House : New Halal eatery in East Coast Park

Our Muslim friends can rejoice at the opening of the very popular Halal eatery Enak Enak HongKong Tea House. If this sounds familiar, yes Enak Enak of Simpang Bedok has expanded with its second outlet now located at East Coast Park Seafood Centre, opened in early April. The outlet boasts prime sea views as well as a huge car park nearby. Although most people may not realise it, there is a strip of beach in front of the Seafood Centre, and otters were spotted there last month!

If there’s one thing that won’t escape notice when you step into Enak Enak, it is that of its extensive menu. It is so extensive, it is more than 10 pages long, and mind you, each page has like 20 items listed! Practically anything under the sun is sold here, ranging from dim sum, to Western grilled dishes, all the way to steamboat, peanut soup and banana milkshake? The list is almost endless. Scroll down to check out sample pages of the menu. And get this, they are open 24 hours every day!

Even English Premier League fans will be happy, as there are a couple of TV screens televising the EPL matches every weekend. Seafood Centre is no longer just the home of the chilli crab…

Enak Enak HongKong Teahouse (1)

Enak Enak Hong Kong Tea House occupies the corner left unit of Block 1202 of the Seafood Centre. Come early morning or in the evenings to enjoy the cool sea breeze! The pricing is very similar to that at Simpang Bedok, or hawker centre pricing but perhaps 10-20% more. The food generally tasted good as well.

Enak Enak HongKong Teahouse Ayam Penyet

Ayam Penyet

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Sunset Bay Garden Beach Bar

Happy 45th National Day Singapore!

If you’ve been to East Coast Park and cycled in the direction of Changi Airport, you might have chanced upon a little bistro / cafe called Sunset Bay Garden Beach Bar, also known as Sunset Bay Garden Bistro. It feels like an oasis in the middle of nowhere. One minute you’re cycling along the beach with only the vast expanse of sand and sea to greet you (think Singapore context), and suddenly, out pops Sunset Bay.

Most cyclists don’t stop here to have a drink thanks to the pay per hour bicycle rental. It takes about 1/2 hour to cycle here from the McDonalds’ area. So I’ve always known about the existence of Sunset Bay, but up until now, I’ve never had the opportunity to visit it. Apart from cycling, it’s practically impossible to get here without private transportation!

Sunset Bay EntranceWe got a really good seat facing the sea when we got to Sunset Bay. It was a really hot day, but luckily, the breeze was strong. Don’t you think Sunset Bay looks postcard perfect with the blue skies in the background? There’s only Al-fresco seating here, no air-con for the Tai Tai types. More than half the place was taken up by Caucasians, chugging down beer after beer. It really doesn’t feel like I’m in Singapore! Even though I’ve been to East Coast Park so many times, this must be one of the most unique experiences!

Sunset Bay - Bruschetta We weren’t hungry so we just ordered a mango bruschetta $10.90 to share. The toppings were wonderfully refreshing and paired well with the garlic bread. I only wish the bread was toasted longer.

I was very surprised to find that for such far flung cafe, Sunset Bay has quite an extensive menu ranging from Pizzas, Pastas, Tapas, Finger Foods like Chicken Wings $6.90, Spring Rolls $4.90 to even main courses like Beef Tenderloin $29.90, Lamb Shank $22.90 and Mutton Vindaloo $20.90, just to name a few! They even have my favourite Scampi $17.90! Bottled beers go for $8.90. San Miguel Tower goes for $45.

We are definitely coming back for dinner sometime soon. Check out Sunset Bay’s website for more menu selections. Just don’t bank on the coffees here, we ordered the latte and it was quite bad!

Sunset Bay - IBC Root BeerSipping my pseudo beer, with the sea breeze in my hair, blue skies and blue seas in front of me, the perfect way to relax.

Sunset Bay Ordering AreaCome at the right time and you might just get to enjoy some live singing.  

Sunset Bay  - Al Fresco seating areaThe Al-Fresco Seating Area

Kite Flying at East Coast Park To the left of Sunset Bay

East Coast Park Trees To the Right of Sunset Bay

Sunset Bay Garden Bistro

1300 East Coast Park, Bougainvillea Garden (Carpark F2)
Singapore 468964
Tel: 6448 9060  Fax: 6448 4557

Driving Directions: The best way to get to Sunset Bay is to get onto the East Coast Park Service Road from the ECP near Bayshore. From there, just keep driving in the direction of the Airport, until you see Carpark F2. The area around Carpark F2 is a 1 way road in the direction of the Airport, so if you’re driving on the ECP in the direction of town, don’t enter the ECP Service Road too early! Free parking everyday, people! Enjoy!

http://www.sunsetbay.com.sg/

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