Affordable fine dining with DBS Lifestyle
Unless you’re rolling in dough, fine dining is a scary prospect for most of us to think about. But it’s a shame to miss out on Singapore’s entire fine dining scene, considering our island is home to top-notch restaurants like Min Jiang, La Brasserie, and Forlino.
Not to worry though, with a little help from DBS Lifestyle, DBS/POSB cardmembers can enjoy full course meals for just $50 – and that includes a six-course omakase dinner! While there’s a whole range of restaurants to choose from, here are 10 you definitely can’t miss.
1. La Brasserie (The Fullerton Bay Hotel)
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French fine dining isn’t just about small portions and avant-garde offerings. At La Brasserie, you’ll enjoy some seriously hearty French dishes that represent what the cuisine is all about.
Tuck into rustic mains like steak and frites, seabass fillet with roasted ratatouille, and the incredibly tender duck confit. Don’t forget desserts like the oh-so-French creme brulee and the rich, creamy chocolate mousse.
Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 12PM-2.30PM, 6.30PM-10.30PM | Sat and Sun: 12PM-3PM, 6.30PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6597 5288
DBS Lifestyle offer: $50++ 3-course set dinner
T&Cs: Valid till 31 October 2017
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If Italian cuisine is your absolute favourite, you’ve got to pay a visit to Forlino’s at least once.
The restaurant has made quite a name for itself thanks to its classic contemporary Italian offerings. If you want pasta that’s out of the ordinary, try the Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe – spaghetti topped with cheese, yuzu pepper, and a generous serving of fresh Maine lobster. Their menu changes weekly depending on which ingredients are the freshest, so you can look forward to something new every visit.
And of course, the cherry on top of this Italian feast are the stunning waterfront views of Marina Bay!
Address: #02-06, One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213
Opening hours: Daily: 12PM-2.30PM, 6.30PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6690 7564
DBS Lifestyle offer: $50++ exclusive set meal
T&Cs: Valid till 31 March 2018, dine-in only. Not valid on PH / eve of PH / blackout dates. Reservation of min. 2 pax required
3. Min Jiang Restaurant (Goodwood Park Hotel)
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When you want the best of spicy Szechuan and impeccable Cantonese cuisine, Min Jiang Restaurant is the place for you.
Established all the way back in 1982, the elegant restaurant is famous for dishes like duck pancakes and a dim sum selection made all the more special with trolley service – something you’d struggle to find outside Hong Kong.
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30AM-2.30PM, 6.30PM-10.30PM | Sat: 11.30AM-2.30PM, 3PM-5.30PM, 6.30PM-10.30PM | Sun: 11AM-2.30PM, 3PM-5.30PM, 6.30PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6730 1704
DBS Lifestyle offer: $50++ 5-course set dinner
T&Cs: Valid till 31 October 2017, from Mon – Sun, min. 2 pax
4. The Rabbit Stash Restaurant
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You’ll definitely want to snap a couple of shots for your IG feed because the dishes here are practically art on a plate! While the menu changes regularly, the dishes here are distinguished by a unique combo of French culinary techniques and Asian flavours.
Just some of the restaurant’s unique offerings include starters like the smoked anchovy with Hokkaido scallops as well as mains like the Angus beef cheek that’s been slow-cooked for two whole days.
Address: Level 1, 15 Hoe Chiang Road, Singapore 089316
Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 6.30PM-11PM | Closed on Sun
Telephone: 6521 9001
DBS Lifestyle offer: $50 4-course set dinner
T&Cs: Valid till 31 October 2017
5. Joie Restaurant
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If you’re planning on taking your better half on a date to remember, you can’t go wrong with this modern, meatless restaurant nestled in Orchard Central’s lush rooftop garden.
Even if you’re not vegetarian, Joie’s menu will challenge your conceptions of meat-free dishes. Mains like pumpkin and spinach ravioli, mushroom “steak”, and wild rice with eggplant terrine will please even the most fervent meat-lovers.
And if you’re up for some culinary adventure, try out lighter dishes like the unique vegetable sashimi on ice, the Zucchini Tower, or desserts like the red wine poached pear!
Address: #12-01, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Daily 12PM-3.30PM, 6PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6838 6966
DBS Lifestyle offer: $50++ 7-course set dinner. Quote “DBS S$50 Fine Dining” to enjoy.
T&Cs: Valid till 31 October 2017, Sun – Thur. Reservations required.
6. Patara Thai Fine Dining
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There’s lots more to Thai cuisine than phad thai, green curry, and mango sticky rice. So, if you’re in the mood for a proper Thai treat, make a beeline for this establishment tucked away in Tanglin Mall.
Here, you can feast on uncommon dishes like spicy and sour prawn soup, and even pan-roasted lamb rack with lemongrass, mint and coriander sauce.
Address: #03-14, Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
Opening hours: Daily 12PM-3PM, 6PM-10PM
Telephone: 6737 0818
DBS Lifestyle offer: $50++ 3-course set meal
T&Cs: Valid till 31 October 2017, dine-in only.
7. Ishinomaki Grill & Sake Bar
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Omakase menus truly are a culinary adventure since you’re putting your entire meal in the hands of the chef. And at Ishinomaki Grill & Sake Bar, you’ll enjoy a six-course dinner of exquisitely prepared appetisers, sashimi, dessert and a slew of steamed, grilled, and simmered dishes.
This being omakase, we can’t tell you exactly what to expect. But do note that the restaurant serves up only the freshest of premium ingredients, such as Murasaki uni, Japanese flamefish and wild caught Hamachi.
Like the establishment’s name suggests, you’ll also find a crazy large selection of hot and cold sakes on the menu to wash it all down!
Address: #B1-02/02A/03, Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road, Singapore 238871
Opening hours: Daily 11.30AM-3PM, 6PM-10PM
Telephone: 6737 1065
DBS Lifestyle offer: $50 6-course omakase set dinner
T&Cs: Valid till 31 March 2018, Mon – Thur, dine-in for dinner only. Not valid on PH / eve of PH. Reservation of min. 2 pax required.
8. Crystal Jade Golden Palace
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For many Chinese families, Crystal Jade is a household name when it comes to celebrations or a spot of dimsum feasting. After all, we’ve eaten our way through endless baskets of har gow, siew mai, and their signature liu sha bao that’s filled with a buttery, molten custard.
And Crystal Jade has gone luxe with its upmarket sister, Crystal Jade Golden Palace. The place serves up premium dishes like fish noodle with king prawn, seafood with beancurd thick soup and optional add-ons ($10 per pax) like the Braised Teowchew Duo Platter. Golden Palace even has a Michelin Star to prove its credentials!
Address: #05-22, Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
Opening hours: Mon – Fri : 11.30PM-3PM, 6PM-10PM | Sat: 11PM-3PM, 6PM-10.30PM | Sun: 10.30AM-3PM, 6PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6734 6866
DBS Lifestyle offer: $50++ 4-course set dinner
T&Cs: Valid till 31 October 2017, from Mon – Fri: 6PM – 10.30PM only. Limited to 10 sets per day
9. Crystal Jade Palace
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If you prefer to keep your Cantonese cuisine as nostalgic and old-school as possible, you’ll want to make your way to Crystal Jade Palace. Here, tradition is king so you’ll find them keeping the dishes simple and comforting.
Classic dishes in the 5-course set menu include the BBQ combination platter, fried sliced garoupa simmered in alcohol and the rich, savoury braised ee-fu noodle with baked prawn which will have you reaching for second and third servings. And of course, the mango purée with pomelo and sago here is a crowd favourite for dessert.
Address: #04-19, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30AM-3PM, 6PM-10.30PM | Sat: 11AM-10.30PM | Sun: 10AM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6735 2388
DBS Lifestyle offer: $50++ 5-course set dinner
T&Cs: Valid till 31 October 2017, from Mon – Fri, dine-in only
10. Crystal Jade Dining IN
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Sometimes, dining out just doesn’t have the same cosy feel you get when you’re at your relative’s place for reunion dinner. While it’s certainly not the same, Crystal Jade Dining IN puts in the effort to make you feel at home as you tuck into fine Chinese dishes, zi char style.
Here, you and your fam will tuck into dishes like homemade tofu with pumpkin sauce, pan-fried Kurobuta pork chop with teriyaki sauce, sautéed fish paste noodle, and the Dining IN Combination Platter. End things on a sweet note with the double-boiled snow pear with almond and jelly.
Address: #01-112, VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30AM-3PM, 6PM-10.30PM | Sat and Sun: 11.30AM-5PM, 5.30PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6278 5626
DBS Lifestyle offer: $50++ 6-course set dinner
T&Cs: Valid till 31 October 2017, from Mon – Fri, dine-in only (min. 2 pax)
Enjoy affordable fine dining with DBS Lifestyle
While the Michelin awards have put Singapore’s fine dining scene in the spotlight, it’s hardly something we can indulge in on a regular basis.
But thanks to DBS’s exclusive cardholder promotions for over 20 dining merchants, enjoying a world-class meal for just $50 is a reality. Here’s your chance to get a taste of what you’ve been missing!
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