Romantic restaurants in Singapore for V-day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and many of you are probably still scrambling to reserve restaurant seats for the night of 14th February. If you’ve been bringing your date to the same few restaurants, it’s time to switch things up for this special occasion! Here are 10 restaurants you probably have not been to, that are perfect for Valentine’s Day:
1. Sea Scent @ Keppel Bay
Sea Scent is the perfect place for couples who wish to escape the crowds at Orchard Road, and enjoy a quiet meal accompanied by the calming sound of lapping waves.
Great for those who don’t believe in burning a heart-shaped hole through your wallets, this restaurant along Keppel’s waters serves up Western-Asian fusion food at affordable prices – from $13 Al Funghi to $22 Signature Braised OxTail.
Address: Keppel Club, 10 Bukit Chermin Road, Singapore 109918
Telephone: 6273 0221
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 10pm
2. Wheeler’s Estate
The masterminds behind Wheeler’s Yard have come up with a cosy extension at remote Seletar, in a colonial house adorned with fairy lights. At $128++ per person, enjoy a hearty 4-course Valentine’s meal at Wheeler’s Estate which includes dishes like Char Grilled Tenderloin Medallion of Beef and Pan Seared Sesame Tuna, served with wine.
Address: 2 Park Lane, Singapore 798386
Telephone: 6262 0001
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Tue to Thu) | Fri: 12pm – 12am | Sat: 9am – 12am (Closed on Mondays)
3. Oxwell & Co.
Founded by the Brits themselves, Oxwell & Co. has nailed the classic British restaurant-pub concept. Feast on their must-try Bangers & Mash ($19) or some good ole Crusty Bread & Butter ($8) while engaging in some witty banter with bae.
With dainty English lamps and plush blue sofas, the dining hall at Oxwell & Co. is known for its rustic yet sophisticated atmosphere.
On the rooftop is a garden where organic herbs are grown – not just for decoration, but also for use in Oxwell & Co.’s food and drinks!
Address: 5 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069688
Telephone: 6438 3984
Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm – 12am
4. Botanico at The Garage
Nature-loving couples can dine at the aptly-named Botanico, located in a colonial building in the heart of Botanic Gardens. While you’ve probably heard of restaurants like Food for Thought or Halia, Botanico @ The Garage is a new addition to the few eateries in the Gardens.
Amp up the romance after your meal with a stroll among the flora – or find a spot on the sprawling lawns to stargaze!
Address: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore 257488
Telephone: 6264 7978
Opening Hours: Dailiy, 8am – 10pm
Pretty flowers, lights and pastel hues – you can’t possibly go wrong with that. With modern Australian fine dining, Whitegrass is a superb place to visit if you’re keen on Western food with a tinge of Asian flavour.
The bar area at Whitegrass. Source: @whitegrassrestaurant
Samphire-infused vodka with yuzu juice, anyone? At Whitegrass, there’s a unique selection of cocktails you can’t find anywhere else. And if you’re one of those indecisive couples, you can even choose a base spirit and the skilled bartenders will mix up a customised concoction specially for you.
Address: Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, #01-26/27, Singapore 187996
Telephone: 6837 0402
Opening Hours: 6pm – 930pm (Tue); 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 930pm (Wed to Sat); Closed on Mon & Sun
6. Birds Of A Feather
Flock over to Birds Of A Feather, an exotic fusion restaurant with a western-oriental hybrid interior. They serve mostly modern western cuisine with hints of Szechuan flavours, especially pronounced in their signature Crispy Skin Salmon ($34) and Bird’s Signature Burger ($30).
Address: 115 Amoy Street #01-01, Singapore 069935
Telephone: 9755 7115
Opening Hours: Mon – Wed: 10.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm | Thu: 10.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 12am | Fri – Sat: 10.30am – 12am | Sun: 10.30am – 10pm
7. Masons @ Gillman Barracks
We all know Gillman Barracks as that aesthetic place hipsters go to for obscure art exhibitions, but very few know this hidden gem. Masons dwells in a colonial-style building, with a distinct monochrome colour scheme.
Enjoy a 5-course meal at $75++ per person in this low-key restaurant with your other half this Valentine’s. It may be a little out of the way, but definitely worth the travel if you want to escape the crowd!
Address: 8 Lock Road, Singapore 108936
Telephone: 6694 2216
Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm – 10.30pm
8. Ristorante da Valentino
For couples who prefer a homely ambience to an ultra atas one, Ristorante da Valentino takes pride in serving Italian food with warm and friendly service. With a wine cellar within the restaurant, you’ll be spoilt for choice for fine wine pairings with your meal.
Emulating the romantic streets of Italy is a garden-like alfresco area with a lovely little fountain. Source
Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-19, Singapore 287994
Telephone: 6462 0555
Opening Hours: 12pm – 230pm, 6pm – 1030pm (Tue to Fri); 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 1030pm (Sat & Sun)
9. MONTI @ Fullerton Pavillion
We’ve all heard of dining in sky-high places like the Singapore Flyer, cable cars, and rooftop restaurants. But at Monti, you can feast literally at the edge of water.
This Italian restaurant is not only known for its iconic dome-shaped structure, but also for its distinctive cuisine. Based on modern interpretations of traditional Italian food, Monti offers a wide selection of unique dishes including Ear Shaped Pasta and Rabbit Ragout.
Address: The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049213
Telephone: 6535 0724
Opening Hours: Sun – Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm | Sat: 3pm – 10.30pm | Public holidays: 6pm – 1am
Valentine’s Day dinner spots
14th February only comes once a year – so make it count! “Netflix and chill” might be a comfy bonding activity, but it’s always nice to do something special once in a while. Take this opportunity to pamper your significant other at one of the restaurants above, and leave with both your heart and tummy full of love.