8 Old Restaurants to Have Dinner with Parents in Singapore

Whether it is a special occasion or just an opportunity to spend good quality time with our parents, old restaurants in Singapore are always a good choice when planning to go out for dinner with our parents. Just like listening to old songs, dining at an old restaurant tends to bring back nostalgic memories. It is not necessary to pick a fancy restaurant. In fact they may chide you for spending too much money. So we have thought of reasonably priced restaurants suitable for a family meal. Here is the TOP list of old restaurants to have dinner with parents in Singapore .

Hua Yu Wee Restaurant

Pete’s Place

Italian restaurant Pete’s Place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel has been there for as long as we can remember. It still looks the same as we can remember it be from days when the Bee Gees were at the top of the charts. The dim lighting, dark wood decor and checked tablecloths hark back to the good old days. It is an evergreen Western restaurant to have lunch or dinner with parents in Singapore. Read more.

Chope Reservations

Pete’s Place
Grand Hyatt Singapore,
10 Scotts Road,
Basement Level
Singapore 228211

Opening Hours
Mon-Sat: 12-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard

Spring Court

Spring Court Restaurant is the oldest family-run restaurant in Singapore. With a history dating back to 1929 when Wing Choon Yuen opened in Great World Amusement Park, this makes it one of the oldest restaurants in Singapore. Despite its long history and the heritage building along Upper Cross Street where it is now located, the interior of their Chinese restaurant is surprisingly modern looking. The signature dish of the Spring Court Restaurant is the humble popiah (which some say is the best popiah in Singapore). Read more.

Chope Reservations

Spring Court Restaurant 
52-56 Upper Cross Street
Singapore 058348
(Opposite Chinatown Point carpark)

Valet Parking available

Reservation Hotline:

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.30pm

Nearby Stations : Chinatown

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant
Guan Hoe Soon Peranakan Restaurant in Joo Chiat

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant has been serving a wide range of Peranakan dishes in Joo Chiat since 1953 and lays claim to be one of the oldest Peranakan restaurants in Singapore. Guan Hoe Soon Peranakan Restaurant is a place to go to for good simple nonya dishes. Read more.

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant
38/40 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427762

Tel: +65 6344 2761

Opening Hours: 11am–3pm, 6pm–9:30pm


Islamic Restaurant

The Singapore Islamic Restaurant at North Bridge Road is one of the oldest restaurants in the country. They have been serving their famous nasi briyani since 1921. The magnificent Sultan Mosque is just across the road. Hop over to one of the nearby hip cafes in the Kampong Glam area after the heavy curry dinner for coffee and desserts. Read more.

Islamic Restaurant
745 North Bridge Road
Singapore 198713

Tel: 6298 7563

Islamic Restaurant Facebook Page

Lai Wah Restaurant

Lai Wah Restaurant is located on the ground floor of Block 44 Bendemeer Road. It does not have a posh atmosphere but certainly has the old world look of Chinese restaurants of yesteryear. They have apparently been serving Yu Sheng (鱼生) since around 1963, according to the Lai Wah website. Another interesting piece of information from the website is that the sauce that is now associated with chilli crab was created by the “Four Heavenly Kings of Chinese restaurants”, two of them were at Lai Wah restaurant. Read more.

Lai Wah Restaurant
Blk 44, Bendemeer Road,
Singapore 330044

Operating Hours:
11am to 2:30pm (last order 2pm), 6:00pm to 9:30pm (last order 9:00pm)

Tel: +65 6294 9922


Seow Choon Hua Restaurant

Seow Choon Hua Restaurant 箫钟华餐室
Seow Choon Hua Foo Chow Noodles

Seow Choon Hua Restaurant 箫钟华餐室 at Sultan Gate is regarded by many as the place in Singapore with the best Foo Chow Fishballs (or Fuzhou fishballs ). This traditional coffeeshop serves good Foo Chow Fish Ball Noodles, in soup version and dry version.The coffeeshop has a zhi char section but the Foo Chow fishballs and the red wine chicken are the highlights. It is a simple restaurant to have dinner with parents. Read more.

Seow Choon Hua Restaurant
33 Sultan Gate
Singapore 198481

Tel: +65 6298 2720

Opening Hours:  10 am to 10 pm

Jack’s Place Bras Basah

Old Restaurants to Have Dinner with Parents in Singapore

Going in to any Jack’s Place restaurant for a meal always brings back old memories, but Jack’s Place Bras Basah Complex outlet stands out as the one that is a blast from the past. Perhaps it was the only steak restaurant we could afford at that time but most probably it’s because the entire complex is like a time capsule from the past. Although some old shops have closed down, the place (at least for now) has enough of the indie bookshops, musical instrument stores, cafes, clock and watch retailers to still provide a unique vibe to the Complex. Thank goodness Popular and Swee Lee are still there. Read more.

Jack’s Place Bras Basah Complex
Blk 231 Bain Street
Singapore 180231

Tel: +65 6338 6634

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am-10.30pm
Sat-Sun/PH: 10.30am–10.30pm


Hua Yu Wee Restaurant

Hua Yu Wee Restaurant
Hua Yu Wee Restaurant East Coast

Hua Yu Wee is the last of the seafood restaurants left standing in Upper East Coast Road. It is listed in the Bedok Heritage Trail and described as a restaurant which “continues to operate today from its original 1920s bungalow. The bungalow features detached double-storey wings, outhouses and steps to the former beachfront”. Read more.

Hua Yu Wee
462 Upper East Coast Road
Singapore 466508

Tel: +65 6442 9313

Opening Hours : 4.30 pm – 11.30 pm (call to check)

We hope you have found our list of Old Restaurants to Have Dinner with Parents in Singapore useful.
Thanks for reading!

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