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9 Ulu Romantic Restaurants In Singapore For Introverted Couples To Escape The Crowd This V’Day

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 hidden restaurants in Singapore to celebrate your love life on Valentine’s Day.

1. Five by Sans Façon – French fare in a colonial house

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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city at Five By Sans Façon, a French restaurant tucked away within the Seletar Aerospace Park. It’s in an old black-and-white colonial house, so be prepared for bae to ask for a thousand #OOTD pics before dinner.

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If your other half has been begging to be whisked away to France, the menu at least comes close. You’ll spot French classics like escargot cassolette ($25), duck confit pasta ($32), and other hard-to-pronounce dishes. Don’t worry, their menu provides explanations for each dish, so nothing will be a mystery. 

Address: 5 The Oval, Aerospace Park, Singapore 797863
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-9.30pm | Sat-Sun 8.30am-9.30pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Contact: 6974 7355 | Sans Façon website

2. Beaulieu House – Classic Chinese dishes like orh-nee 

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Western or Japanese fare are common go-tos for couples on date night. But if you want to switch things up, get traditional Chinese scran at Beaulieu House for a change. The former holiday residence of a Jewish businessman is now a resto that serves up zi char-style seafood dishes.

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There are plenty of seafood classics like steamed soon hock fish (from $63) and claypot herbal soup prawns (from $28) that’s great for sharing. Or if you’d rather have your own portion, there’s fusion Western dishes like Hainanese pork chop ($22) and seafood spaghetti dry laksa ($22).

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A pathway from the Beaulieu House leads directly to the jetty so you can enjoy a stroll along the coast hand-in-hand with your special one after your meal.    

Address: 117 Beaulieu Road, #1 Sembawang Park Car Park, Singapore 759837
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm | Sat-Sun 10am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm
Contact: 6257 9234 | Beauliue House website    

3. 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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via Instagram

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. 

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This year for Valentine’s Day they’re offering a Spanish 3-course set meal featuring grilled octopus, oxtail stew, or chicken supreme. Each set also includes a glass of red or white sangria, finished with churros con chocolate for dessert from $68++/pax. 

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, so you’ll also be able to enjoy 10% off all alcoholic beverages as a plus.  

Address: 102 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598602
Opening hours: Mon-Tue & Thu 5.45pm-9pm | Fri-Sun 11.45am-2pm, 5.45pm-9pm
Contact: 6463 0263 | Micasa Kitchen & Bar website

4. 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 al fresco 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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They now have a second location, that’s just as picturesque and pet-friendly, at the Alkaff Mansion. Brunch offerings for Valentine’s Day include high-tea for 2 at $68, with glasses of rosé going for $12. So even if you didn’t manage to secure a date this year, at least you’ll be able to spend some quali-tea time with your furry friend.      

Wildseed Cafe @ The Summerhouse
Address: 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Opening hours: Mon – Friday 8am-4.30pm, 5pm-10pm | Sat 8am-10pm (Closed on Sundays)

Wildseed Cafe @ The Alkaff Mansion 
Address: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Opening hours: Mon 8am-5pm | Tue-Thu & Sun 8am-9pm | Fri-Sat 8am-11pm
Contact: 8126 7524 |  Wildseed Cafe website

5. 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 within Nyee Phoe Singapore Hortitainment on Neo Tiew Crescent, 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 ($28) and pan-seared red snapper fillet ($32) –  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 718898
Opening hours: Wed-Thu 10.30am-4.45pm | Fri-Sat 10.30am-9.45pm | Sun & PHs 10am-4:45pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Contact: 6898 9111 | Bistro by Gardenasia website

6. 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 2 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 ($48) and picanha ($58) on the menu. 

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On Valentine’s Day, lovebirds can get a 4-course dinner at only $98/pax. Highlights include Bikini Prawns and a choice between Wagyu Denver or Iberico Pork Jowl. This 1-day-only special has a 2-person minimum, so lonely hearts will have to pair up to enjoy this one. Sorry. 

Address: 10 Jalan Serene, #01-04, Singapore 258748
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, 5pm-10pm | Sat 10am-11pm | Sun 10am-10pm
Contact: 6314 2247 | Fat Belly website

7. 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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@secondpeople via Instagram

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 hours: Tue 5.30pm-11.30pm | Wed-Fri 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-11.30pm | Sat-Sun 11.30am-11.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 8304 3028 | Ku-Kai Izakaya Instagram

8. 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 birria beef tacos (from $22), 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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This Valentine’s, they’ve got a pre-order only Be My Valentine Special. This 1-day-only dish consists of ribeye steak, seafood stew, roasted chicken, and dessert for $118.  

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 hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-10pm | Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm
Contact: 6214 9168 | Stella Seaside Lounge website

9. Spruce @ HillV2 – 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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They’ve been around since 2009, serving classic European fare like sous vide short ribs ($32) and American staples like their signature Spruce burger ($20) made with homemade sesame buns. Having relocated from Tanglin Road to the suburban HillV2, you can now share a meal with your special someone this Valentine’s before exploring the rest of this ulu shopping mall.    

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Since the move, they’ve added time slots for brunch and high tea and added some new sweet treats to their selection of desserts.  

Address: 4 Hillview Rise, #01-01 HillV2, Singapore 667979
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-10.30pm | Sat-Sun 10am-10pm
Contact: 8168 7127 | Spruce @ Hillv2 website

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.

Note: Discounts and promotions may no longer be available. 

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Cover image adapted from @sundaevibe, @theo.theloaf via Instagram
Originally published on 11th February 2022. Last updated by Nicholas Ong on 2nd February 2024.