Hidden restaurants in Singapore for Valentine’s Day
In Singapore, romantic dining options are endless. But if you want to avoid rubbing shoulders with hundreds of couples at more popular restaurants, have a look at some of these ulu spots that are equally charming.
From a secluded steakhouse in Bukit Timah to an authentic Japanese izakaya by the sea and a farm cafe, here are eight hidden restaurants in Singapore to celebrate your love life on Valentine’s Day.
1. Micasa Kitchen & Bar – Home-style European restaurant
Treat your SO to a perfect 3-course Valentine’s set menu at Micasa Kitchen & Bar – a cosy restaurant with hearty Italian, Spanish and French dishes.
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Located near Bukit Batok Nature Park, the restaurant is no stranger to Westies. Featuring a homely interior and an open kitchen concept, watch the chefs cooking up a storm right at your table.
Enjoy a delicious 3-course set menu with items like scallop, oysters, oxtail and red snapper at only $168 per couple. Each set comes with a choice of sangria, but if you’d like to opt for a bottle of wine, go ahead and take 10% off your bottle.
Address: 102 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598602
Opening hours: Wed – Mon 12PM-2PM, 6PM-9PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
Telephone: 6463 0263
2. Wildseed Cafe @ Summerhouse – Pet-friendly & edible garden
Score some brownie points with your other half who’s inseparable with their dog by bringing them both to Wildseed Cafe @ Summerhouse.
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Tucked away at Seletar Aerospace Park, this laidback cafe has an airy alfresco dining area for patrons with pets and those who want to breathe in some fresh air. But if you can’t stand the heat, get a table at the indoor floral-filled space that’s equally dreamy.
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Come for dinner and try the cafe’s wide selection of juicy burgers and grills (from $23). But if you’re both fans of brunch, make it Valentine’s brunch date and swing by before 5PM. We hear its avocado toast ($18) is heavenly.
Address: 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Opening hours: Mon – Friday 8AM-4.30PM, 5PM-10PM | Sat 8AM-10PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 8126 7524
3. Bistro Gardenasia – Hidden cafe on a farm
Outside the inner-city grid lies Bistro Gardenasia – a quiet restaurant near the wetlands. It’s also a lowkey date night spot for couples who want to avoid the crowd.
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Nestled inside Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, the restaurant sits on a pond and is surrounded by trees, Balinese sculptures and bamboo groves. Its menu offers an affordable selection of local and international dishes – like grilled ribeye beef hor fun ($24) and pan-seared red snapper fillet ($18) – with ingredients harvested directly from the adjacent farms.
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Arrive before sundown and grab a table so you can catch the majestic sunset view.
Address: 240 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore
Opening hours: Wed – Thu 10.30AM-4.45PM | Fri 10.30AM-9.45PM (Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays, Sundays)
Telephone: 6898 9111
4. Simple Cafe – Minimalist dessert cafe with IG-worthy treats
End your night on a sweet note with Japanese sweet treats at Simple Cafe, located on the West Coast.
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Step into this minimalist cafe and you’ll be greeted with industrial-chic decor, wooden furniture and tall white walls. In contrast to the simple interior, its dainty desserts on display are totally IG-worthy.
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If you’re adding Simple Cafe onto your Valentine’s day itinerary, don’t forget to try its popular yam roll ($7) and orange earl grey cake ($8.50). Then, wash it down with an authentic Uji matcha latte.
Address: 1 West Coast Drive, #01-87, Singapore 128020
Opening hour: Tues – Thu 9.30AM-6PM (Closed on Mondays and Fridays)
Telephone: 9618 1572
5. Fat Belly – Casual steakhouse with juicy secondary beef cuts
Celebrity-owned steakhouses might have been fully booked, but that’s okay. As long as places like Fat Belly exist, you can still enjoy a romantic and tasty dinner for two on Valentine’s Day.
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Hidden in Bukit Timah, Fat Belly is a unique steak house concept that serves uncommon cuts of beef. Instead of tenderloin and striploin, expect to find flavourful wagyu onglet ($55) and tri-tip ($72) on the menu.
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On Valentine’s Day, lovebirds can get a 3-course dinner at only $198/couple. Highlights include foie gras, salmon rillette, wagyu tri-tip and Iberian pork secreto.
Address: 10 Jalan Serene, #01-04, Singapore 258748
Opening hour: Thu – Tue 6PM-10PM (Closed on Wednesdays)
Telephone: 6314 2247
6. Ku-kai Izakaya – Authentic Japanese small plates by the sea
Venture out to the Northern tip of Singapore and you’ll find Ku-kai Izakaya – an authentic Japanese yakitori restaurant. It’s also one of Singapore’s best-kept secrets.
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Located at SAF Yacht Club, the dimly lit restaurant is known for its charcoal-grilled skewers (from $5), small plates (from $14) and fried snacks like mentaiko fries. Its interior, from the wooden tables and stools to the red lanterns, will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Japan.
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Come during sunset and grab a table outside for the best view of the ocean and the straits.
Address: 43 Admiralty Road West, Singapore 759962
Opening hour: Tue – Fri 5.30PM-10.30PM | Sat – Sun 11.30AM-10.30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 8304 3028
7. Stella Seaside Lounge – Casual American restaurant on the beach
Stella Seaside Lounge in Changi beach is a cult favourite for many reasons: its beachfront location, juicy burgers, and refreshing cocktails.
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Besides a wide selection of tasty grubs like truffle fries ($14) and tacos (from $14), the restaurant also has a stellar view of the ocean and an interior that looks like that of a Bali beach club. It’s also draped in twinkly fairy lights, making it one of the most romantic date night locations in the East.
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Listen to the waves crashing and dip your toes in the sand as you take a stroll along the beach after your dinner.
Address: 11 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499740
Opening hour: Mon – Fri 4.30PM-10.30PM | Sat – Sun 12PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6214 9168
8. Spruce Restaurant & Bar – Affordable European dishes
Spruce Restaurant & Bar might be known as a brunch spot, but on occasions like Valentine’s Day, it can also be a great place to wine and dine your other half.
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Located off Tanglin Road, the restaurant has a treehouse vibe thanks to its wooden furniture and neutral interior. Once you’re in, take in the serenity and enjoy a relaxing 4-course set dinner for only $168/couple.
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The Valentine’s set dinner is available on 13th and 14th February 2022, and comes with a salad starter, a main course of either grilled codfish or grilled Angus beef, and a chocolate mousse dessert.
Address: 320 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247980
Opening hour: Mon – Fri 11AM-10.30PM | Sat – Sun 9AM-10.30PM
Telephone: 8168 7127
Ulu restaurants in Singapore for Valentine’s Day
Roses are red, violets are blue, and here are some ulu restaurant recommendations for you. Plus, you’ll get to avoid the crowd on Valentine’s Day.
Despite their hidden locations, these restaurants have ambience and food that can rival any of the more popular joints. So go on and make a reservation at one of these places for 14th February 2022.
Beat the V’day traffic by leaving early and booking a ride with Gojek to avoid spending hours on public transport. Take $8 off your first ride if you’re new to the app. Otherwise, save 50% off on your ride (capped at $5) with code <925>.
Beyond Valentine’s Day, the promotion can help you save money on your commute to work, gym and anything in between. From 9AM – 5PM on weekdays, book a Gojek ride and you’ll immediately save up to $5 on a trip. The discount also applies to both GoCar XL and GoCar Premium that’s launching on 14th February 2022, so you can roll up to your date in style.
As for this Valentine’s Day, skip the coveted restaurants and the crowd that comes with it, and plan a chill date with your bae at a far-flung destination that’s equally romantic.