Five-star Thai cuisine | Prime location | Bookings essential!Star chef David Thomson has taken inspiration from Bangkok street food and urban design, the famous hospitality of Thailand – ‘The Land of Smiles’ – at large, and fused them together at Long Chim, a stunning restaurant and bar housed in The Shoppes, Singapore’s largest luxury shopping mall. Making the most of a premium Marina Bay Sands spot (with parking off Bayfront Avenue), Long Chim’s sense of style runs from the art-nouveau-meets-Indochine interior design through to the beautiful dishes on offer, creating one of Singapore’s best Asian dining experiences. The phrase Long Chim means ‘to come sample’ in Thai – this popular restaurant’s street-style dishes have been created to be shared and paired with a range of exciting contemporary cocktails.Scroll down for more information about Long Chim!
Check out Long Chim’s Menus below! Welcome to Long Chim! Please note the restaurant’s menu availability and special opening hours:
– A la carte menu available all day.
– Brunch menu available until 3.30pm on the weekends.
– The restaurant and bar are open daily from 12 noon until 12 midnight (last orders from the restaurant kitchen 11pm). A cross between a Thai soi or backstreet and a typically chic upscale Singapore restaurant, Long Chim’s Marina Bay Sands location along Bayfront Avenue invokes an urban aesthetic lifted from Bangkok’s sprawling city suburbs, tempering the grit with a dash of chartreuse-and-absinthe-coloured art nouveau a la Indochine française, to forge a genuinely unique dining atmosphere.Special events & occasions
Ideal for celebrations and large gatherings of all types, we recommend Long Chim’s Maa Long Chim menu for bookings of ten people or more, a generous selection of the chef’s favourite dishes, with optional wine-pairing suggestions, for a fixed price per person (minimum two people).
If you’d like to organise a bespoke dining experience for a large party, use the Enquiry tool to get in touch with the restaurant’s events management team.Serving up the type of dishes that are made to be passed around the table and shared with friends, the Long Chim menu features a range of Asian tapas-style options as well as main courses all crafted by the Michelin-starred chef, bringing a gourmet touch to Thai street food. Here inside the restaurant’s sublime Marina Bay Sands premises you’ll find Southeast Asian favourites like Thai green curry with beef, prawn laksa and papaya salad, as well as some more adventurous options such as a sour orange curry of snakehead fish with water mimosa soup, and one of Long Chim’s most popular delicacies – sun-dried squid.
Not only is this superb Singapore restaurant renowned for its high quality Asian cuisine, but it also features an award-winning bar serving up cocktails like the literally fiery Bangkok Blazer, all with a Thai-inspired twist. For a special Thai experience in Singapore take a trip to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands along Bayfront Avenue and find Long Chim up on the second level overlooking the casino – but be sure to make your reservation at this popular Marina Bay restaurant in advance and online to avoid disappointment!Getting there
Long Chim is located on dining level 02-02, overlooking the casino inside The Shoppes retail complex at Marina Bay Sands.
Take public transport to Bayfront MRT (CE1, exits B, C, D, E) on the Circle Line extension.
If you’re visiting the restaurant by car, there’s plenty of parking available at the Marina Bay Sands complex off Bayfront Avenue.
In the area
Long Chim is located at a landmark Singapore destination along Bayfront Avenue, within easy reach of the Marina Bay waterfront. Towering above is the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel, and just a block away are the Gardens by the Bay, the Wonder Full Light & Water Show, and the ArtScience Museum. Round the harbour heading towards Raffles Place is Downtown MRT and retail opportunities aplenty at the Marina Bay Link Mall.
Close to the best Thai food I have eaten, the service was excellent and I would return in a heartbeat. My very fussy Thai ladyfriend was impressed.
Elegant restaurant with a warm atmosphere, largely attributed to the friendly and efficient staff. The service was one of the best I have encountered in Singapore - attentive, quick and personable. The food was eclectic; infusing a modern twist to traditional Thai cuisine. Price was extremely reasonable. Highly recommended!
Great food, service. I cannot fault anything we had. The staff were friendly and informative, wine suited to the meals if a little more expensive than I expected. All in all, would recommend it.
A thoroughly delightful experience and tantalizing flavours to boot! David Thompson never disappoints. A big thank you to the staff who were wonderful to us all but especially my daughter who was celebrating her 9th birthday.
So, back in about 1999, I dined at a place in Potts Point by the name of Darley Street Thai. It was nothing short of extraordinary. It’s nearly 20yrs on, and it’s still my favourite Thai restaurant of all time. It awoke something in me. But the restaurant wasn’t to be, not for the usual reasons of ego or overcapitalisation, but because the Australian owner/chef was appointed as head chef for the Royal Court of the King of Thailand. David Thompson had well and truly arrived. I was smitten. I attended 4 of his cooking classes at the Fish Markets at Pyrmont, and then Nahm at the Halkin Hotel in Chelsea. I bought all of his cookbooks, which having heard him so many times, jumped out of the page with his inflection and tone. He taught me how to make coconut milk from coconuts using nothing more than a meat cleaver and a chux. Quite something. And tonight we dine at Long Chim in Singapore, his latest iteration which already has a Michelin star. The menu doesn’t appear to be his usual high end interpretation, which is perhaps surprising when positioned amongst the Celebrity Restaurants of Marina Bay Sands. No miang. We start with spring rolls and chicken satays. But don’t be fooled. The pastry of the spring rolls is so delicate, and the hand chopped sweet and sour sauce so lovely. Nothing pedestrian here. The satays too are so lush and so infused with flavour. The kids pad Thai chicken is exquisite. Comfort food at its finest. Then the green papaya salad. Cut coarsely, the snake beans and papaya are studded with fresh scuds - they pack quite a punch. Then red duck curry. The underlying prawn paste is so rich and smoky and the oiliness of the duck rounds out the flavours. The bitterness of the round baby eggplant are always cool. Then the larb duck salad. Hold onto your hats - or not. The chef has taken a look at us and judged us as not worthy. No sting of scud, but scattered pieces of ordinary dried long red chilli, sans seeds. This has no heat whatsoever. And no real presence of the usual lime. Actually disappointing. The accompaniment of cucumber, shredded cabbage and snake bean is laughable. Something too about cancelling two dishes from the menu because the paste hasn’t arrived from Thailand. That scares me. That reeks of franchise not freshness. We have an Alsace Gewurtztraminer which is just wonderful. Attractive rose on the front palate, mild acidity, but not flabby as they are prone to be. David Thompson - he’s certainly not an attractive man, indeed he’s been likened to a bantam rooster. But I love him. Indeed after Barack Obama and Adam Gilchrist, he’s the only other gentleman I’d turn for 😜. Sadly he was nowhere to be seen tonight.
Long Chim is a lovely tucked away restaurant just above the casino. The service was very attentive, and the food was quite good - must try the lamb! Watercress soup was very tasty too! Mango sticky rice was a bit of a disappointment, too salty it was, but the glutinous rice was divine. All in all, you'll have a lovely evening in Long Chim without burning a hole in your pocket like many of the other celebrity chef restaurants! (But mind you, don't go comparing prices to Bkk! You won't end up ordering anything...)
Long Chim is a lovely restaurant. Great ambience. We were lucky to get a seat by the window. Great view of the Marina Bay Basin. Their weekend brunch is great value for money! We got to taste so many of their popular dishes. All of them perfectly seasoned. One cannot fault them. It's my first time here and it wont be my last. Loved it!!!
The food is very tasty, a twist to the conventional THAI food. Enjoyed the meal. Ambience is good, SEA element with Modern Flavours. located on the 2nd floor of the MBS shopping mall, a bit hard to find but some signboard on 1st floor showing celebrity restraurant Long Chim
Food was beyond amazing! My highlight was the duck fried rice. Great food great service. The staff were very friendly and made the experience even better. Thank you Long Chim. I'll be back soon.
we ordered 5 different main dishes and 2 desserts, and the tilapia with salt crust is the best one. we didn't like red curry chicken and baked prawns with glass noodles at all because they are too salty and dry. The kailan with crispy pork is a bit too oily. We like Tom Yum seafood and banana roti. Do not order the pandanus & sticky rice dessert. The bill came up to about $80 per person, much higher than we expected. Compared to Sabai at Custom House, we would be paying about $40-50 per person.