When you think of Western food in Tampines, it’s easy to gravitate towards convenient and easily accessible chain stores like iSTEAKS or Swensen’s.
But we challenge you to go out of your comfort zone:
And try some lesser known and unexpected places for your Western lunch or dinner! We’ve listed some of our favorites below.
9 Good Western Food At Tampines, Singapore
1. The MeatHöuse
On the top (5th floor) of Century Square, is The MeatHöuse, a comfortable halal western restaurant in Tampines that specializes in steaks – as you can probably guess from the name!
Beef ribs, lamb steak, sirloin steak, lamb ribs, lamb chop, etc. Note that medium often turns out more well done than rare.
But for the portions you get, the price isn’t as expensive as you would expect. A set for 2 pax costs S$50.
They also have other mains like strip loin pasta and fish and chips that are tasty. Side dishes and appetizers unfortunately aren’t as great as their meat companions.
The service is from staff is good if you manage to get their attention. However, if you happen to meet the manager of the establishment, his service is kind of crude and may turn you off.
- Ratings: 4.1/5 from 512 Google reviews
- Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #05 – 04, Singapore 529509
- Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11:30am to 9:30pm; Friday to Sunday: 11:30am to 10pm
- Contact: +65 6260 1752
2. PastaMania – Tampines Mall
Students like to frequent this Western restaurant on the 4th floor of Tampines Mall because of the sizeable portions and low prices.
If you’re a pasta connoisseur, you’ll be less than impressed with some of their dishes (and occasionally under-cooked pasta) but they do have a few dishes that are commendable:
Like the prawn aglio olio, baked rice, salted egg pasta, etc. You’ll find that there’s a lot of variety on the menu.
Lastly, the attentive and amiable staff make dining here a pleasant experience.
PS: We know this counts as a chain store.
- Ratings: 4.0/5 from 448 Google reviews
- Address: 4 Tampines Central 5, #04 – 21 / 22, Singapore 529510
- Opening Hours: 10am to 10:30pm (Opens at 11am on Wednesday)
- Contact: +65 67841625
3. MediumRare by Saveur
Grilled chicken chop or Wagyu beef burgers are worth having for lunch at MediumRare by Saveur. Besides this, the black Angus prime rib (1kg) is recommended for groups to share.
And while you wait for the mains (can take 30 minutes per dish), do try their creamy clam and mussels soup for a starter!
Dining here can get pricey pretty quickly. And hence, MediumRare by Saveur is more popular at lunch time because of the more economical lunch sets!
Otherwise having dinner here could result in a bill of at least S$60+ for 2 pax.
- Ratings: 4.1/5 from 418 Google reviews
- Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-35 Century Square, Singapore 529509
- Opening Hours: Weekdays (12pm to 3pm, and again from 5pm to 10pm), Weekends (12pm to 10pm)
- Contact: +65 6789 1121
4. Craze Kitchen
Right along Tampines N2 Shopping Street, Craze Kitchen has many Western mains (and of generous portions too):
Like striploin beef paella, pollock burger, Angus steak, fish and chips, prawn aglio olio and fried calamari, rib eye steak, chicken chop, etc.
Most of the food is delicious and very affordable too. You can eat to your heart’s content without spending too much!
And while service is fast, the energetic staff will be able to cater to your needs better if you avoid peak hours.
Note: No additional charges (e.g. service charge, GST)
- Ratings: /5 from Google reviews
- Address: 201D Tampines St. 21, #01-1171, Singapore 524201
- Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday (11:30am to 10pm); Friday to Saturday (11:30am to 1am)
- Contact: +65 6970 0287
5. Tokyo Western Food
Western food (with some Hainanese flair) in Tampines comes in the form of an old-school hawker setting with Tokyo Western food.
You can have sirloin steak, fried chicken wings, fish and chips or chicken chop (or pork chop) with crispy crinkle cut fries, baked beans, cucumber slices and rather ordinary toast for sweet prices (less than ~S$10)!
To be fair, the portion of meat you get is not large but it still makes for a satisfying meal if you don’t mind a salty taste, and the lack of ambiance (and hygiene).
- Ratings: 4.2/5 from 126 Google reviews
- Address: 823A Tampines Street 81, Singapore 521823
- Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
6. Kraft Kitchen
A neighborhood favorite, Kraft Kitchen has lots of plus points:
They have generous servings (small eaters, beware), the café is halal, and there is a variety of Western and Japanese fusion food (plus desserts!) on the menu.
PS: They have lobster bisque and truffle fries although these are not heavy in flavor
It is a small but comfortable air-conditioned café that is popular among families.
Prices are affordable enough for students to partake too so you can’t really expect the ingredient quality or food standard to be high here. Steaks can be tough and they do use frozen food here.
If you like mac and cheese that isn’t heavy on cheese, you will enjoy their rendition of it. Mushroom, chicken, or beef pot pie is another go-to order here.
One thing to note about this place though is that they only support a few e-payment methods (e.g. NETS).
- Ratings: 4.3/5 from 165 Google reviews
- Address: 820 Tampines Street 81, #01-526, Singapore 520820
- Opening Hours: 11:30am–10pm
- Contact: +65 65928561
7. Harry’s Tampines
Harry’s Tampines is not only a lunch spot but a night hangout as it closes at 12am on weekends (excluding Sundays).
So if want to grab a beer and catch some live sports with friends, you can do so at Harry’s Tampines. Even if beer is cheaper elsewhere.
Many come here for the ambiance and atmosphere, rather than the food although they have some decent stuff on the menu. Like ribs, pasta, pizza, burgers, or chicken wings (the steaks are not that great).
Note: The signature spicy chicken wings don’t taste the same as they used to
Apart from their happy hour deals, it’s worth keeping a keen eye out for their 1 for 1 lunch deal or the 50% discount (eatigo platform) off mains when it’s on! You’ll know by the long queues and waiting times.
But if there isn’t a queue, you can expect service to be reliable.
- Ratings: 4.2/5 from 643 Google reviews
- Address: 9 Tampines Grande, #01-19, Singapore 528735
- Opening Hours: 11:30am–11pm; Friday & Saturday, 11:30am–12am
- Contact: +65 65877140
8. Big Fish Small Fish
This little outlet at Tampines Mall is well known among all the other Big Fish Small Fish outlets:
And like the others, Big Fish Small Fish at Tampines Mall is halal. But this particular branch is most notable for their very friendly and attentive staff.
That’s the bonus on top of the delicious spaghetti and lightly battered fish and chips with fresh sea bass, dory, haddock, or hoki here. And thus, it’s little wonder that the small restaurant is often full during dinner.
There is also the option to add sides to your fish and chips. These include coleslaw, mashed potato and buttered corn.
But though the taste of the food at Big Fish Small Fish is still good, portions are smaller than what they used to be.
Sauces however, are free flow and they have some unique sauces like salted egg, and even curry if you feel like trying something different other than classic tartare sauce!
- Ratings: 4.1/5 from 235 Google reviews
- Address: #B1-K3, Tampines Mall, 4 Tampines Central 5, Singapore 529510
- Opening Hours: 11am–9pm
- Contact: +65 62600215
9. Fish & Co. Tampines 1
For an alternative fish and chips restaurant that is halal too, Fish & Co. Tampines 1 at Tampines Central also has great service to come back for.
From their menu, the crispy fish and chips of many different renditions are the best things to order here albeit they do tend to be oily.
The seafood platter for 2 and Caribbean Cajun are other items on the menu that deserve a shoutout. And if you’re here for lunch, the lunch set comes with a drink.
On the whole however, large portions and a comfortable, well-lit space help justify prices here.
Note: Student discounts apply here, even on weekends
- Ratings: 4.2/5 from 536 Google reviews
- Address: Floor 4, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536
- Opening Hours: 11am–9pm
- Contact: +65 62600183
Western food in Tampines varies from steak houses, budget pastas to humble and classic hawker-style Western chicken chops.
Some of these Western restaurants are better for dining in while others don’t have much of an ambiance. However, if it’s fine dining you’re looking for, none of these options will fit the bill.
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