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Alternative office celebrations to strengthen teamwork and build morale

As a new year begins, it is time to give yourself and your team members a bit of a break.

Big office parties might be off the table, but celebrations in small groups are still a great option.

Take a break with your colleagues and celebrate all you have achieved at one of these locations in the Raffles Place precinct.

 

Nalati Restaurant & Events (Republic Plaza)


Image credit: Nalati Restaurant & Events Facebook

 

This garden-themed restaurant with hanging planters decorating the ceiling is a visual feast.

For feasting at the table, order a grilled seafood platter with mussels, whole squid and prawns, or a meat platter with Iberico pork jowl, lamb rack and Wagyu ribs. The restaurant’s convivial atmosphere makes it a great environment for a friendly hangout with your work friends.

Pair your meal with Hoegaarden or Stella Artois on tap and enquire about booking the venue for a private function.

 


Image credit: Nalati Restaurant & Events Facebook

 

Address:
Republic Plaza
9 Raffles Place, Level 1 & 2 (via Distrii main entrance)
Singapore 048619
+65 6223 1258

Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Closed on Sunday

Website: https://www.nalati.com.sg/
Facebook: facebook.com/NalatiSG/
Instagram: instagram.com/nalatisg

 

Café Amazon (Republic Plaza)


Image credit: Café Amazon SG Instagram

 

While its name and décor evoke South American jungles, this chain hails from Thailand. They source their single-origin coffee from Thai plantations. Café Amazon is where you and your colleagues can imagine you are at an afternoon getaway.

Besides latte, mocha and cappuccino, Café Amazon’s drinks include Thai-inspired creations like coconut Bai-Toey frappe and honey lime black coffee.

Desserts to go with your coffee include Thai milk tea affogato and coconut gelato with grilled honey toast.

Best of all, you are in no danger of having piranhas nip at your toes while enjoying your coffee.

 


Image credit: Café Amazon Facebook

 

Address:
Republic Plaza
9 Raffles Place, #02-03
Singapore 048619
+65 6694 7028

Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Website: https://cafeamazon.sg/
Facebook: facebook.com/CafeAmazonSG/
Instagram: instagram.com/cafeamazonsg

 

The Work Project (CapitaGreen)


Image credit: The Work Project Instagram

 

We know the last place you might want to have an office party is at another office, but hear us out: This deluxe co-working space is also an ideal location to relax away from the hustle and bustle.

Housed in the CapitaGreen building with its verdant façade, The Work Project also contains a roof garden for you to soak in the rare moments of the sun in this monsoon weather.

Book a pass with your team. The perfect way to bond with your mates is over a cup of coffee, or two, from the pantry.

 


Image credit: The Work Project Instagram

 

Address:
CapitaGreen
138 Market Street, #05-01
Singapore 048946
+65 6955 8888

Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Website: https://theworkproject.com/sg/capitagreen
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theworkproject/
Instagram: instagram.com/theworkprojectglobal/

 

Artemis Grill & Sky Bar (CapitaGreen)


Image credit: Artemis Facebook

 

Named after the ancient Greek goddess of hunting, your hunt for a sophisticated office party location ends with Artemis Grill & Sky Bar. The restaurant serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine – dishes like slow-cooked lamb collar, spinach and feta pie, and crispy fried artichokes are on the menu.

The rooftop establishment overlooks the Marina Bay skyline. At the outdoor terrace, you can sip cocktails around a 100-year-old olive tree with your colleagues. The venue juxtaposes nature with modernity. This is something that Artemis shares with CapitaGreen, the verdant tower that houses it.

 


Image credit: Artemis Facebook

 

Address:
CapitaGreen
138 Market Street, Level 40
Singapore 048946
+65 6635 8677

Hours:
Monday to Friday 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Closed on Sunday

Website: https://artemisgrill.com.sg/
Facebook: facebook.com/artemissingapore/
Instagram: instagram.com/artemis.sg

 

Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge (Ocean Financial Centre)


Image credit: Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge Facebook

 

Experience authentic Italian flavours and spectacular views at this swanky venue, towering 43 storeys above Collyer Quay. Dinner and drinks in these impressive surroundings are ideal.

The circular bar is the dining room’s eye-catching centrepiece. The luminescent red strands descending from the ceiling give off strong cyberpunk vibes.

The rooftop lounge is a great place to grab drinks with colleagues. The restaurant also has a private room for booking.

 

Image credit: Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge Facebook

 

Address:
Ocean Financial Centre
10 Collyer Quay, Level 43
Singapore 049315
+65 6509 1488

Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM 
(Serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday)
Closed on Monday

Website: http://zafferano.sg/
Facebook: facebook.com/ZafferanoSG/
Instagram: instagram.com/zafferanosg

 

Beng Thin Hoon Kee (OCBC Centre)


Image credit: Beng Thin Hoon Kee Restaurant Facebook

 

This stalwart of Hokkien Cuisine in Singapore was founded in 1949 and was originally a shophouse on Hokkien Street.

The restaurant has become a go-to venue for weddings, business dinners and other events. If you and your colleagues are seeking traditional Hokkien cuisine near the office, Beng Thin Hoon Kee is where you need to go. The restaurant’s air of nostalgia will make this feel as much like a family reunion as it is a celebration with co-workers.

It continues to serve classic selections like prawn ball ngo hiang, Fujian fried noodles and oyster omelette.

Private dining rooms are available for booking.

 


Image credit: Beng Thin Hoon Kee Restaurant Facebook

 

Address:
OCBC Centre
65 Chulia St, #05-02
Singapore 049513
+65 6533 7708

Hours:
Monday to Sunday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Website: https://bengthin.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/bengthinrestaurant/
Instagram: instagram.com/bengthinhoonkee

 

Chao Shan Cuisine (Grand Building)


Image credit: Chao Shan Cuisine Facebook

 

If you feel like your team has become almost like a family, then head to Chao Shan for a shared meal.

Combining a home-cooked feel with the sophistication of restaurant cooking, steamed threadfin, braised goose and deep-fried chestnut prawns are some of the items on the menu.

And of course, it would not be a Teochew restaurant without ‘orh nee’ (sweet yam paste) for dessert. It is, by all accounts, as yummy as it is ‘yammy’.

 


Image credit: Chao Shan Cuisine Facebook

 

Address:
Grand Building
17 Phillip Street, #01-01/02
Singapore 048695
+65 6336 2390

Hours:
Monday to Friday, Sunday 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chao-Shan-Cuisine-114091906990544

 

 旺爐 City Hot Pot Steamboat (One Raffles Place)


Image credit:
旺爐 City Hot Pot – Steamboat Facebook

 

Exit the overtly air-conditioned office and gather your work pals for some hotpot.

City Hot Pot provides individual hotpots for each diner. This provides added hygiene and means if your party disagrees over which soup base to pick, you are not in hot soup.

The 12 soup bases include bak kut teh, Korean kimchi soup, Sichuan spicy, fish soup with milk and chicken soup.

 


Image credit:
旺爐 City Hot Pot – Steamboat Facebook

 

Address:
One Raffles Place
1 Raffles Place, #04-26/27/28
Singapore 048616
+65 6536 2185

Hours:
Monday to Sunday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Facebook: facebook.com/cityhotpotshabushabu
Instagram:  instagram.com/city_hot_pot

 

 JoAh Korean Restaurant (One Raffles Place)

Image credit: JoAh Facebook

 

This restaurant is named for the Korean expression “JoAh (좋아)”, meaning “good” and “like”.

The Korean dishes on the menu include ginseng chicken soup, claypot beef bulgogi with glass noodle and Korean mixed rice (bibimbap). Barbecue dishes include marinated pork collar and beef prime rib.

For that feeling of a night out on the town in Seoul with your colleagues, you can also get a mixed fried chicken plate and beers to share. JoAh will leave your team exclaiming “masisseoyo! (맛있어요)” (“It’s delicious!”).

 


Image credit: JoAh Facebook

 

Address:
One Raffles Place
1 Raffles Place, #03-21/22
Singapore 048616

Hours:
Monday to Saturday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Facebook: facebook.com/ilovejoah/
Instagram: instagram.com/joahkoreanrestaurant

 

Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant (One Raffles Place)


Image credit: Kotobuki Singapore Instagram

 

Kotobuki is patterned after Izakaya establishments. These are places in Japan where salarymen go for after-work drinks and bites. That makes Kotobuki the ideal venue for an office party.

Book a private dining room with Japanese Zashiki-style seating arrangements. Your party can eat and talk in comfort and shout “kanpai!” to your hearts’ content.

 


Image credit: Kotobuki Singapore Instagram

 

Address:
One Raffles Place
1 Raffles Place, #04-48
Singapore 048616
+65 6536 9488

Hours:
Monday to Friday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays

Website: http://www.sapporo.com.sg/
Facebook: facebook.com/kotobukiSG/
Instagram: instagram.com/kotobukisg

 

This article was published on 22 January 2021.

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