We know it’s February (READ: Valentine’s Day) and you’re probably looking for a romantic place here in Singapore, whether it’s a place with a stunning view (don’t forget that the view should always be your significant other), somewhere with an unique, beautiful decor and amorous atmosphere, or simply a place with great food – we got your back. Here’s a list of 14 romantic restaurants and cafes with the perfect ambience for your special occasion:
Restaurants with a view:
We kick off the list with mutli-award winning restaurant JAAN – 1 Michelin Star, ranked 29th on San Pellegrino’s list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2016, appointed Krug’s First Restaurant Ambassade in Singapore. Lead by Kirk Westaway, JAAN features a modern French menu that is built around a passion to showcase the freshest ingredients through simple but beautiful dishes. The intimate 40-seat restaurant has a sophisticated interior that is only outshine by the exquisite food and the stunning view of Singapore. Check out their menu here. Read their reviews here.
2. Stellar at 1-Altitude
Stellar at 1-Altitude is another restaurant with a breathtaking view, that has garnered multiple awards from several media and publications over the years. With Executive Chef Christopher Millar at helm, Stellar serves up a progressive Australian cuisin that is defined by its texture, purity of flavour and quality of ingredients. Take your significant other on an exclusive Stellar dining experience and celebrate a sky-high Valentine’s Day here! Check out their Valentine’s Day menu here. This special is also available on the 10th, 11th and 14th February.
Stellar at 1-Altitude is located at 1 Raffles Place, One Raffles Place Shopping Mall, Singapore 048616, p. +65 6438 0410. Open daily 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm. Visit their website here.
Salt grill & Sky bar is a modern Australian all-day restaurant by celebrity chef-restaurateur Luke Mangan that showcases a stunning view from the highest point on Orchard Road. It features an exclusive dining area on the 56th floor for diners seeking utmost privacy. Check out their Valentine’s Day menu here.
Stellar at 1-Altitude is located at 12 Orchard Turn, #55-01, #56-01, ION Orchard, p. +65 6592 5118. Open daily 11am – 11pm. Visit their website here.
Monti At The Fullerton Pavilion is a sleek and sexy multi-concept waterfront venue along Marina Bay that offers more than just dinner and drinks. Monti is an Italian restaurant, a bar, as well as a club, with a panoramic view of the entire Marina Bay, which evolves from an elegant dining experience into the perfect spot for late-night cocktails with live DJ sets. Monti is the only restaurant in this list of 5 without a dizzy view but made up for its ambience and unique concept! Check out their special Valentine’s Day dish Risotto alla Rose here.
Monti is located at Wisma Atria 8 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Pavilion, Singapore 049213, p. +65 6535 1724. Open 12pm – 1am (Mon to Thu); 12pm – 4am (Fri); 4pm – 4am (Sat & P.H.). Visit their website here.
5. ME @ OUE
The last but not the least on this list of restaurant with a banging view. Me@OUE restaurant and rooftop lounge is Singapore’s only dining establishment offering three distinct menus – Japanese, French and Chinese – in an open-concept-kitchen. The sleek establishment features floor-to-ceiling glass windows and one of Singapore’s best rooftop lounge with sweeping views of the City’s ever-evolving financial centre and the iconic Marina Bay. See their menu here.
ME @ OUE is located at 50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321, p. +65 634 4555. Open 12pm – 2pm; 6pm – 11pm (Tue to Fri); 6pm – 11pm (Sat). Visit their website here.
Restaurants surrounded by lush greenery:
Discover unique gourmet offerings thoughtfully crafted by executive chef Steve Allen and his team of talented chefs. Bask in spectacular views of the Marina Bay skyline and waterfront as the experienced service professionals take care of your every need. Check out their Valentine’s Day menu here.
Pollen is located at 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09 Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953, p. +65 6604 9988. Open daily (Main Dining Room) 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm. Visit their website here.
7. The Halia
Nestled in the charming grounds of the Ginger Garden, The Halia boasted an unobtrusive dining room with full height glass windows, beckoning the greenery indoors, and allowing guests to dine in the Garden whilst still comfortably ensconced in cool surroundings. Decades-old majestic palm trees stand like sentries, guardian-witness to the earthy beauty that is the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Halia serves up a charming contemporary European cuisine with subtle accents of Asian flavours. Check out their Valentine’s Day menu here.
Halia is located at 1 Cluny Road, via Tyersall Road, Ginger Gardens, Singapore 259569, p. +65 8798 0180 or +65 8444 1148. Open 12pm – 10pm (Mon to Fri); 10am – 10pm (Sat & Sun). Visit their website here.
8. Corner House
Corner House is a 1 Michelin Star contemporary French casual fine dining restaurant, set in a colonial house in Singapore Botanic Gardens. Home-grown local Chef Jason Tan defines as Gastro-Botanica cuisine: French technique, global flavours, with focus on botanicals. Check out their Valentine’s Day menu here. Read their reviews here.
The Corner House is located at 1 Cluny Road, E J H Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens (Nassim Gate Entrance), Singapore 259569, p. +65 6469 1000. Open 12pm – 3pm, 6:30pm – 11pm (Tue to Sat); 11:30am – 3pm; 6:30pm – 11pm (Sun). Visit their website here.
Da Paolo Bistro Bar serves an exiting Mediterranean cuisine with a creative flair in a stylishly laid-back environment. Escape the hustle and bustle in the greenery of Rochester Hill and enjoy a romantic alfresco dinner with your significant other. Check out their Valentine’s Day menu here.
Da Paolo Bistro Bar is located at 3 Rochester Park, Singapore 139214, p. +65 6774 5537. Open 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon to Sat); 11am – 9pm (Sun). Visit their website here.
10. ilLido at the Cliff
Feast on impeccable Italian cuisine in a romantic setting atop a high hill in Sentosa. Enjoy classic dishes with a contemporary twist as you watch barges cross the Singapore Strait and the sun dips below the horizon. Check out their Valentine’s Day menu here.
iLLido is located at 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891, p. +65 6708 8310. Open 6pm – 10pm (Mon to Sun); 12pm – 2:30pm (Sat & Sun). Visit their website here.
Restaurants that are restored beautifully:
11. The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit is a restaurant and bar housed in a beautifully restored 1930s chapel that has become a landmark of Dempsey Hill. They combine classic European cuisine and anachronistic architecture to transport all who travel down its proverbial rabbit hole to another world. If you and your sweetheart are gourmets looking for something a little different from the usual oysters & chocolate route, their Valentine’s Day dinner menu presents an array of elegant, succulent seafood dishes. Check out their Valentine’s Day menu here.
The White Rabbit is located at 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541, p. +65 6473 9965. Open 6pm – 11:30pm (Tue to Thu & Sun); 6pm – 12:30am (Fri & Sat). Visit their website here.
12. Tamarind Hill
Nestled atop the forested Labrador Nature Reserve, the restaurant is perfectly reminiscent of the original Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur, preserving the milieu of being in a stand-alone historic colonial bungalow amid a vastly green surrounding. An ambiance redefined by Tamarind’s un-mistakeable rustic-luxe Asian character and flair, the restaurant serves traditional and contemporary Siamese cuisine within this elegant venue. Check out their Valentine’s Day menu here.
Tamarind Hill is located at 30 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189, p. +65 6278 6364. Open 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Mon to Sat); 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Sun). Visit their website here.
13. Lewin Terrace
The Japanese-French fusion restaurant is housed in a gorgeous black & white bungalow that is the former residence of the Chief who headed the Central Fire Station on Hill Street. Perched in the depths of Fort Canning’s greenery and imbued with Japanese entertaining and hospitality savoir-faire, Lewin Terrace is a romantic venue that draws couples for all sorts of occasions. Check out their Valentine’s Day menu here.
Lewin Terrace is located at 21 Lewin Terrace, Fort Canning Park Singapore 179290, p. +65 6333 9905. Open 12pm – 3pm, 06:30pm – 11pm (Tue to Sun). Visit their website here.
A one-of-a-kind restaurant:
With the restaurant located inside the S.E.A. Aquarium where they can discover more than 100,000 marine animals, be awestruck by the magnificent view of the Open Ocean habitat while enjoying a memorable and romantic dining experience. Ocean Restaurant is characterized by light and healthy dishes using the freshest produce from around the region. Check out their Valentine’s Day menu here.
Ocean Restaurant is located at 8 Sentosa Gateway, S.E.A, Aquarium, Level B1M, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore 098269, p. +65 6577 6688. Open daily 11:30am – 02:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm. Visit their website here.
Bonus: NOX Dine In The Dark
NOX – Dine in the Dark is a multi-sensory dining experience that will tantalize your taste buds and open your mind. Temporarily surrender one of your dominant senses, sight,in exchange for enhancing the other four, allowing you to completely re-evaluate your perception of the world around you – and it makes for a highly sensual meal too. Check out their Valentine’s Day menu here.
NOX Dine In The Dark is located at 269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546, p. +65 6298 0708. Open daily 6pm – 12am. Visit their website here.
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