Following the re-opening of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands last Friday (19 June 2020), the iconic integrated resort is set to progressively restart operations across its celebrity chef and signature restaurants from Saturday, 27 June 2020. Marina Bay Sands Re-Open Round 1 will see the return of five restaurants located at the mall – namely Black Tap, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Mott 32 and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar – with the rest to progressively re-open in July.
Marina Bay Sands Re-Open – Dining in the New Normal
With their gradual re-opening, Marina Bay Sands’ award-winning restaurants will continue to deliver their exceptional food and service, while providing you with a new dining environment.
To adhere to safe distancing measures, seating capacities of each restaurant will be limited. This includes spacing tables at least one metre apart and capping the number of diners to five or fewer per table. During the initial period, most restaurants will also be operating on reduced hours1. As such, diners are required to make advance reservations prior to their visit. Sales and service of alcohol will cease at 10pm to comply with regulations that require the consumption of alcoholic beverages to cease by 10.30pm.
In addition to enhanced cleaning and disinfecting frequencies implemented across the SG Clean-certified IR, restaurants will abide by government regulations on safe distancing, temperature screening and contact tracing.
Redesigned buffet experience: The traditional self-service buffets will give way to tableside service to minimise crowds at buffet counters. Diners can continue to enjoy unlimited buffet servings in a la carte style, served right to their table. This refreshed buffet experience will apply to all-day international buffet restaurant RISE, as well as breakfast service at Club55 and Spago Bar & Lounge, when they re-open.
Digitalising the customer experience: Beyond contactless payment, restaurants are also working to digitalise guest-facing collaterals such as physical newspapers and menus via QR codes. You would be able to scan these codes to read from the comfort of their personal mobile devices.
Enhanced hygiene protocols: In the kitchens, work surfaces are cleaned every two hours, while production kitchen floors will be scrubbed and cleaned at least six times a day to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene. Beyond mandatory masks for all Food & Beverage Team Members, all guest-facing staff will also don face shields as an additional layer of protection. In addition to the temperature scanning points at all entrances of the property, all individuals will be screened again prior to their entry to each restaurant.
For more information on Marina Bay Sands’ property-wide hygiene and safety measures, please visit www.marinabaysands.com/SandsClean.
Marina Bay Sands Re-Open – Gourmet Takeaway Experience
For the first time, Marina Bay Sands-operated restaurants will be offering their signature cuisine for takeaway. The Gourmet Takeaway platform, which will launch progressively from 4 July, will begin with more than 120 dishes and beverages from Black Tap, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Mott 32 and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and eventually offer over 260 items from across 12 celebrity chef and signature restaurants. You can choose to collect their takeout via drive-through or a one-stop pick-up counter – both located by the entrance of Sands Expo and Convention Centre, or directly at the restaurants.
For starters, one-Michelin starred CUT by Wolfgang Puck will debut an abridged version of its menu to offer a selection of grilled steaks, while Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay serves up it’s signature classic British fare and plant-based options. Foodies can also select from a diverse array of cuisines, including Black Tap’s craft burgers and milkshakes, Mott 32’s wok-hei infused stir-fries, as well as Yardbird’s sharing family packs and brunch boxes. Spirits lovers can even round out their meal with handcrafted cocktails and fine wines from selected restaurants.
To maintain high standards of food quality, orders will be prepared as close to pick-up timings as possible to ensure freshness and packed using biodegradable boxes certified by the Forest Stewardship Council to be food contact safe and recyclable.
Over at The Shoppes, 14 tenant F&B outlets will also be offering a repertoire of cuisines and exclusive takeaway menus progressively. You will be spoilt for choice over a spread of international cuisines, from local delights by celebrity chef Justin Quek’s JustIN Flavours of Asia, to contemporary Japanese fare and sakes from Sen of Japan, and fine Indian cuisine from Punjab Grill. Chinese restaurant chains Canton Paradise and Din Tai Fung will also be offering popular items from their a la carte menus, whilst fans of Ippudo (re-opening on 24 June) can get their ramen fix with its KURO-OBI takeaway concept offering chicken-based broths.
You can call Punjab Grill and Sen of Japan to place their orders and make contactless payment via the phone, or order and pay upon collection at the restaurants. Finally, we can once again access some of our favourite restaurants at Marina Bay Sands Singapore.