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10 Classy Restaurants To Impress Bae On Your Next Dinner And Drinks Date


Classy restaurants perfect for romance

 

“Where to eat ah?”
“I don’t know leh. Anything lah, you choose.” 

Sounds familiar? We’ve all been there. 

Finding a suitable date night location doesn’t have to be so difficult. Whether bae loves Spanish paella, Italian pasta, French fare, Tex-Mex grills or even healthy vegetarian grub, we have it all covered in this list. 

What’s more, these 10 restaurants come with beautiful interiors to provide perfect backdrops for your date night shots! To ensure your date goes smoothly, make a reservation using Quandoo to prevent last-minute change of plans due to a lack of seats. 

 

1. Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill

 

 


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Surprise your date by bringing him or her to this floating restaurant! Found on the main deck of Stewords Riverboat at Marina South Pier, Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill serves affordable Tex-Mex dishes such as quesadillas, chimichangas (deep fried burrito), nachos, fajitas as well as American-style steaks. 

Meat lovers, get your hands on Santa Fe BBQ Baby Back Ribs ($24++ for half rack). Think glistening, slip-off-the-bone baby back ribs slathered with a luscious barbeque sauce. Mmmm. If you and your date are chocolate lovers, share a Walnut Brownie Sundae ($10++). This warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice-cream, chocolate fudge and chopped walnuts will have the both of you grinning with satisfaction.

The boat shakes quite a bit, so if you are prone to seasickness but don’t want to miss this unique dining experience, then don’t forget to take a sea-sickness pill before you head over!

Address: 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1, Marina South Pier, Singapore 018988
Opening Hours: Daily 12 - 3pm, 6 - 10pm

Find out more here.

 

2. La Strada

 


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Under the Les Amis Group of restaurants, La Strada is located in the heart of town at Shaw Centre. This Italian trattoria has a rustic yet elegant interior, decorated with Tuscan wood panelling and furniture. 

Classy yet inviting, La Strada is known for their stellar range of fine Italian wines that complement chef’s favorites like Ossobuco Alla Milanese ($36++), a braised veal shank with saffron risotto and gremolata (a dressing made with parsley, garlic and lemon zest).

Address: 1 Scotts Rd, #01-13, Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm - 2pm, 6:30pm - 10pm

Find out more here.

 

3. LeBar

 


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The ambience at LeBar is definitely worth the trip to Sentosa. Situated within Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa, LeBar is surrounded by a 33 square metre pool and located in a gorgeous pavilion where you can enjoy the sunset with your date over a meal.

Sip on fragrant brewed teas and tuck into hand-crafted sandwiches and pastries here. Don’t forget to try their tapas such as the crowd-favorite Singapore Chilli Crab Cakes ($15++) with Asian vegetable slaw and homemade chilli dip. When night falls, head outside and enjoy live music while sipping on cocktails such as Saint Tropez ($22++) made with tequila, Cointreau, grapefruit juice, passion fruit puree and ginger ale. 

Address: 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa Hotel, Sentosa, Singapore 099891 
Opening Hours: Daily 9am - 1am

Find out more here.

 

4. Bistro du Vin

 


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Immerse yourself in French cuisine at Bistro du Vin, where dishes are prepared from traditional recipes with fresh and high-quality ingredients. The warm lighting and intimate setting of the restaurant makes you feel like you’re at a bistro in the streets of France.

Fill your tummies with chef recommended mains like Poulet Roti Oven-Baked Spring Chicken ($28++) with sauteed button mushrooms, bacon and velvety mashed potatoes. End your date on a sweet note with La Tarte aux Pommes ($12++), a baked apple tart on puff pastry, served with coffee and cardamom ice-cream.

Bistro du Vin has outlets at Shaw Centre and Zion Road, and we recommend the latter for a more romantic atmosphere.

Address: 56 Zion Road, Singapore 247781 
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm - 2pm, 6:30pm - 10pm

Find out more here.

  

5. Alati 

 


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Alati’s ambience will appeal to all you #minimalists. The interior of the restaurant is predominantly white, with ocean blue place mats and cushions contributing to the whole nautical-themed and Santorini-inspired decor. 

Food here is focused on traditional Greek favorites, such as Lavrak ($98++/kg, good for 3 pax), which is grilled seabass served with lemon and caper sauce. Self-professed carnivores can tuck into Biftekia Beef Patties ($25++) that comes with fried potatoes and roasted tomatoes.

Address: 73 Amoy Street, Singapore 069892
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2:30pm (last order 2pm), 6pm to 12am (last order 10pm), Saturday and PH: 6pm to 12am (last order 10pm)

Find out more here.

  

6. Platypus Kitchen

 


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With a large menu of fresh, handmade pastas, you and your special someone will definitely be spoilt for choice at The Platypus Kitchen. #Treatyoself to Lobster & Crab Ravioli ($18.90++) with fresh Boston lobster and crab claw meat stuffed into al dente pasta pockets, tossed in vodka marinara and topped with rocket leaves. 

Ambience wise, this affordable Italian restaurant is warmly lit, with a spacious interior and sleek furniture. Conclude your night with interesting cocktails such as Yellow Fever ($16++), a concoction that includes agave tequila, mango nectar, Japanese shiso (a type of herb under the mint family) and grapefruit bitters. 

Address: 200 Victoria Street, #01-90, Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021 
Opening Hours: Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 5:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm (last order 9:45pm), Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:30pm (last order 10:15pm for food, 11pm for drinks)
Weekend brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - 5:30pm 

Find out more here.

  

7. Aura

 


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Located at the upper floors of National Gallery and occupying a massive 9000 square feet, Aura offers an Italian fine dining experience hard to find elsewhere in Singapore. They have an extensive menu covering appetizers, pastas, set lunches, set dinners and even weekend brunch that can be paired with prosecco and Bellini cocktails. 

The interior is illuminated by natural light streaming into the restaurant through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Aura also has a rooftop Sky Lounge and Bar where diners can continue their night with drinks and a panoramic view of the Marina Bay skyline. Accompany your booze with bar grub like Artichoke Fries with Truffle Mayo ($16++), Foie Gras & Duck Sliders ($24++) and Oyster Sliders ($18++).

Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #05-03 and #06-02, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Opening Hours: Restaurant: Daily 12pm - 2:30pm, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Sky Lounge: Daily 11:30am - 1am

Find out more here.

  

8. Pizza Express 

 


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Established in the UK in 1965, Pizza Express has arrived at the shores of our sunny island. And don’t be fooled by the name ‘cause they’ve got so much more than freshly made pizzas. Expect other Italian classics like pastas, salads and desserts here as well.

For those who can take the heat, be sure to try American Hottest ($24++), a huge pizza containing pepperoni, hot green and roquito peppers, fresh red chilli, spicy Italian sausage, passata and buffalo mozzarella. If you want something more classic, go for Margherita ($14++). Located at the basement of Scotts Square, this is one of the few serene spots in Orchard you can bring bae to on a weekday night. 

Address: 6 Scotts Road, #B1-08/09, Scotts Square, Singapore 228209 
Opening Hours: Daily 11:30am - 10pm 

Find out more here

 

9. La Taperia

 


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Boasting a posh yet homely environment, La Taperia is an ideal place to bring your date to for a luxe Spanish dining experience. They have both indoor and outdoor dining spaces, with warm lights hanging from the ceiling indoors. If you want something more casual, head to the balcony where you can enjoy the cool evening breeze while nibbling on tapas. 

When it comes to food, go for Pargo a la Plancha ($30++), a pan-fried red snapper with potato confit, clam and parsley. Opt for extravagance with Super-Cochinillo Confit ($52++, serves 2), a suckling pig confit served with Calanda peaches and caramelized white onions cooked with sherry vinegar. 

Address: 1 Scotts Road, #02-10/11, Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm - 3pm (last order 2pm), 6:30pm - 11pm 

Find out more here.

 

10. Original Sin 

 


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If your date is a vegetarian, you can bring him or her here to enjoy a sumptuous Mediterranean dinner with no meat involved. Located at Holland Village, this cosy and comfortable spot uses ethically-sourced ingredients in all their dishes.

Start your meal with Mezze Platter For Two ($30++) that includes hummus, pumpkin and carrot dip, and baba ganoush (seasoned eggplant dip) served with falafel balls and Middle Eastern bread. For mains, there is Lasagna Rossa ($29++) made with baked layers of pasta sheets with button mushrooms, spinach, onion, zucchini, capsicum and tomato. Complete your romantic meal with Tiramisu ($10++) and heart-to-heart conversations at their al fresco area.

Address: Blk 43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-62, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115
Opening Hours: Daily 11:30am - 2:30pm, 6pm - 10:30pm

Find out more here.

 

 

About Quandoo

 

With so many classy restaurants to choose from, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice the next time you’re tasked to plan date night! Bookmark this page for future reference but don’t refer to it last-minute, because they may be fully booked if you’re too late. To ensure everything goes smoothly, make a reservation via Quandoo in advance.

Quandoo has over 1000 restaurants in Singapore under its belt, and a loyalty system that allows you to exchange points for cashback. You’ll get 400 points just for signing up and 100 points every time you make a reservation. Write a review after popping by to get another 25 points. Amass a total of 1000 points, and you’ll get $15 cashback straight to your bank account!  

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