When it comes to food, we Singaporeans are ready to queue. Sentosa Food Fest returns with its second edition solely to satiate our hungry appetites for good eats. This year, the dual centres around the discovery of flavours, with the first signature event, Sentosa GrillFest, featuring a new International Delights zone and introducing a People’s Choice Award, which will see winning grill-masters invited to return to Sentosa GrillFest next year. Happening from 7 July to 17 September 2023, here’s all you need to know:
This year, foodies can look forward to three signature events as part of Sentosa Food Fest – Sentosa GrillFest (7 to 30 July), Sentosa Restaurant Trail (14 to 25 August) and Sentosa Food Truck Fiesta (1 to 17 September) as well as a line-up of fringe events to keep guests coming back for more.
Sentosa GrillFest (7 to 30 July 2023)
Siloso Beachfront. Every Friday to Sunday, 5pm to 9pm
Singapore’s biggest seaside barbecue spread, the Sentosa GrillFest, kicks off the festival by serving mouth-watering charred delights. Featuring 35 F&B establishments, this will be the biggest edition of Sentosa GrillFest yet. This year’s event features three distinct zones, with a new zone, International Delights, where guests can discover new flavours with delectable flame-licked dishes from Egypt, Mexico, Taiwan, South Africa, and more.
The return of Fan Favourites from previous editions of Sentosa GrillFest, such as Dry Aged Beef Cubes from Dry Aged Meats & Needs (DAMN) and Pulled Beef Cheek Rendang Burger from Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, are sure to excite and delight taste aficionados. Festival-goers can also enjoy a delicious symphony of grilled delights against the sound of crashing waves at sunset, served by expert grill masters at Grill By The Beach. Savour grill specialities include Texas barbecue beef ribs by Jett Barbecue, Brisket Burnt Ends by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, and Signature Rosti with Grilled Chicken by WADO.
People’s Choice Award
For the first time, festival-goers can vote for their favourite stall from Sentosa GrillFest as part of the inaugural People’s Choice Award. The top three stalls with the most votes will be invited to return to Sentosa Food Fest in 2024.
Sentosa Restaurant Trail (14 to 25 August 2023)
For ten days only, embark on a discovery of gastronomical experiences and indulge in a wondrous flavour exploration at Sentosa Restaurant Trail, where guests can enjoy curated menus at special weekday deals where the third diner dines free with a minimum of two paying adults. Guests can try out a range of tasty nosh from participating restaurants such as Native Kitchen at Village Hotel Sentosa, The Cliff at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club, and more.
Sentosa Food Truck Fiesta (1 to 17 September 2023)
Palawan Green. Every Friday to Sunday, 5pm to 9pm
Savour tasty and affordable street food from a fleet of food trucks. Building on the food truck concept from 2022, this year’s Sentosa Food Truck Fiesta will be larger in scale and menu mix. Featuring specially fabricated food trucks, the event will see a gathering of budding and seasoned culinary talents who will showcase their interpretation of local and street food.
This will be a colourful event curated to tantalise taste buds amid the convivial festivity of music, movie screenings, and an artisanal flea market. Experience extraordinary festival fringe events. In addition to the three signature events of Sentosa Food Fest 2023, guests can also look forward to fringe programmes slated to take place from July to September 2023, including Bollywood Beach Sundown Fest and the Sentosa Grand Prix Season Singapore Party.
Entry to the Sentosa Food Fest is free throughout the festival, with food payable separately. Meanwhile, Sentosa Islander members stand to earn double the number of Islander points from dining partners during the Sentosa Food Fest period.
Hands up if you can’t wait to savour these delectables. Yeah, us too. See you there at Sentosa Food Fest 2023!