The Place Rumour has it that you can transport yourself to Bali without flying out of Singapore? By the same group behind Rumours Bar & Grill and Sama Sama by Tok-Tok at Jewel Changi, I was excited to check out the few weeks old Rumours Beach Club in Sentosa as it has been awhile since a new beach club opens on the southern island. Located along Siloso beach, it is about 7 minutes walk from Siloso Point and if you were to drive, the beach carpark is the best option for parking.
One big selling point of Rumours Beach Club (other than being right beside the beach) is that it is the only beach club in Singapore with three swimming pools, with one of the pool being a designated VIP Pool.
I already felt like I wasn’t in Singapore, Bali vibes much?
The area of the beach club is quite big, and it is clearly segmented into different categories. The VIP Area comes with the VIP Pool, the indoor area is where the main restaurant is, while the outdoor space consist of mainly the Cabana Area and Beachfront Area. The main highlight is definitely the main pool overlooking Siloso Beach!
The Food Expect bar grubs like Nacho Chips (S$12.80), Luncheon Meat Fries (S$11.80) and Fat Chips (S$10.80). We started with some easy bites like the addictive Luncheon Meat Fries and Fat Chips tossed with parmesan cheese and truffle oil.
Drink options are aplenty too, with their signature cocktail selections like the Stolichnaya Premium based Rumours On The Beach (S$19.80) and the Stolichnaya Salted Karamel based Tiki-tattles (S$19.80). Otherwise, go for the mocktails if you are not feeling boozy.
Moving to food, the grills are the specialties at Rumours and there is a live outdoor grilling station. I had the Grilled Squid (S$35.80), a generous 500g portion served with long beans and sambal. It is moderately spicy, and definitely goes better with some rice. There are other grilled options like lobster, prawn and red snapper, all prepared with Balinese spices inspired from Jimbaran.
I also had the Balinese Mixed Rice (S$18.80), which is basically Nasi Campur. I like the curry beef, shredded chicken which is slightly spicy, and the beef satay here. If it is not spicy enough for you, there is also sambal by the side.
Rants The basic sun deck chairs aren’t cheap here with a considerable minimum spend. Though, the bean bags go for a minimum spend of S$50.
Will I Return Again? It is interesting to have authentic Balinese food in a beach club in Singapore, which definitely adds to the Balinese vibes for folks missing Seminyak but are stuck in Singapore. It is also nice to have a spacious main pool, and different types of beach chair options to cater to different spends. Rumours Beach Club is one to check out.
P.S. I didn’t spread this rumour.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Rumours Beach Club
40 Siloso Beach Walk
Tel: +65 6970 0625
Sunday to Thursday: 10am to Midnight
Friday to Saturday: 10am to 2am
Ranted by The Ranter