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11 Best Places in Singapore To Get Your Meat Fix at 1-for-1

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Joanne Poh

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It’s very noble to refuse to eat meat in support of the environment and disenfranchised animals, but some of us just need a meat fix every now and then, preferably not at McDonald’s.

Unfortunately, a big juicy beef steak will always be more expensive than a few limp pieces of tofu or a salad that contains nothing but leaves.

But thanks to the Entertainer mobile app, which provides 1-for-1 offers on mains at a very long list of restaurants all over Singapore, you get to sink your canines into some very juicy deals. Purchase your subscription here and save $20!

 

MEATliquor

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99 Duxton Road

Phone: 6221 5343

MEATliquor pretends to be a greasy American diner, but is really a hipster joint in disguise. Expect your meal to be many cuts above what you would receive at Biller Bombers or TGIF. If you like your burgers dripping with cheese and your cocktails strong, give this new joint a try. The Entertainer app gives you 1-for-1 on main menu items, so a friend gets to eat for free.

We recommend: The bacon cheeseburger is delightfully sinful and has a sticker price of $23.

 

Fat Cow

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1 Orchard Boulevard

Phone: 6735 0308

You can’t tell just from the name, but Fat Cow is actually a Japanese-style steakhouse that is decidedly posh. In fact, if you decide to go there dressed in a mouldy old t-shirt you got free from the army, you’ll be too intimidated to walk in when you see the stylish entrance. If you do make it inside, though, you’ll get to sink your teeth into their specialty, the to-die-for wagyu steak. A meal is going to cost at least $100 per person here, but just flashing the Entertainer is likely to shave at least $100 off your bill.

We recommend: The full cut 300g Grade A4 ribeye wagyu steak costs a whopping $238, but that also means you can save up to $238 if you use the app.

 

Bedrock Bar and Grill

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96 Somerset Road, #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites

Phone: 6238 0054

Bedrock Bar and Grill sources their meats and seafood from farms in the US, Australia and Japan, so you won’t have to worry about being served with a China-imported piece of meat that tastes just like the ones you find in NTUC’s bargain bin. With a dignified yet cosy interior and dishes made of quality ingredients, Bedrock isn’t a cheap place to dine at. A single main course can easily set you back $50 to $100 nett.

We recommend: The Bedrock Pepper Steak which is made of sumptuous wagyu beef. At $89 not including GST and service charge, it is not cheap, but with the Entertainer the price is halved.

 

La Barca

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90 Goodman Road #01-21, Block C, Goodman Arts Centre

Phone: 6346 5813

Italian food doesn’t just mean pizza and pasta. In fact, a pasta dish is just the first course and should be followed by a second course of meat, glorious meat. At Barca, tuck into juicy steaks and succulent cuts of chicken and fish, all prepared by an Italian chef from Calabria—thank goodness, as the Italians take their food very seriously.

We recommend: Try the beef tenderloin wrapped in cured bacon and sautéed mushrooms which, at $48, becomes a steal at half the price once you use the Entertainer.

 

Ristorante Amarone

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168 Robinson Road, #01-08/09/10 Capital Tower

Phone: 6423 0464

Our second Italian restaurant on the list is one of Singapore’s most established. Situated on the ground floor of a stuffy-looking office building, this is not really a casual place, but manages to be inviting nonetheless. The food is hearty and the standard is consistently high.

We recommend: Try the beef tenderloin in cream sauce and pink pepper, which costs $40. Use the Entertainer and the price of one, at $20, can even rival Astons’.

 

Hungry Heroes

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33 Tessensohn Road

Phone: 6295 5401

Okay, I know we said no McDonald’s, but this American-style burger joint is bursting with as much meat as a Chippendales show. Go for one of the burgers or their standalone steaks, chops and ribs, and your vegan friends won’t go anywhere near you.

We recommend: Ditch the carbs and opt for the nuclear fission angus beef cheek, which costs $27, or half the price when you’re an Entertainer subscriber.

 

Buttergrill

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114 Tanjong Pagar Road

Phone: 6221 2354

As if all that protein wasn’t enough, Buttergrill slathers all their food in a thick layer of sinful butter. Best of all, you get to choose what kind of butter you want, so knock yourself out and pick the foie gras butter.

We recommend: Go for the 200-day grainfed Aust Stockyard Long Fed Angus Sirloin, which costs $36 for a 200g cut… or just $15.50 if you use the Entertainer.

 

Braseiro

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333 Joo Chiat Road

Phone: 9116 3304

Despite the European-sounding name, Braseiro is actually a casual, unpretentious joint that you can rock up to in flip-flops if you wish. But we’re not complaining, especially as they offer some of the most affordable steaks outside of hawker centres.

We recommend: $19.90 gets you a ribeye steak and a free flow of fries and fresh lettuce. With the Entertainer’s 1-for-1 deal, you’re paying less than $10.

 

Portico Prime

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10 Dempsey Road #01-20

Phone: 6474 7427

Portico Prime is one of those places people take dates they want to impress, since it’s set in a colonial house that screams money. And you might be screaming too, since the food is not cheap, but that also means you save more with your Entertainer subscription.

We recommend: The Japan Kagoshima Sirloin A5 Grade steak costs $98, which also means you get to save up to $49 per person with the Entertainer when you dine with a friend.

 

Meatsmith

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167-169 Telok Ayer Street

Phone: 6221 2262

Just from the name alone, you can tell this is not a place where you would dare to try ordering a salad. The restaurant itself screams machismo, as diners devour their steaks and ribs with blood running down their chins… or not.

We recommend: The glorious 28oz NY Strip Roast costs $98. Knock 50% off that pricetag with the Entertainer.

 

Red Eye Smokehouse

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1 Cavan Road

Phone: 6291 0218

Red Eye Smokehouse is an American-style BBQ smokehouse—and yes, that sounds every bit as greasy as it really is. But no, you won’t have to grill your own meats à la Seoul Garden—they’re smoked to perfection in the kitchen before arriving on your plate.

We recommend: Beef short ribs are sold at $11/100g. Get one-on-one cuts with the Entertainer.

Photo credits: MEATliquor, Fat Cow, Bedrock Bar & Grill, La Barca, AmaroneHungry Heroes, Buttergrill, Braseiro, Portico Prime, Meatsmith, Red Eye Smokehouse

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Joanne Poh

In my previous life, I was a property lawyer who spent most of my time struggling to get out of bed or stuck in peak hour traffic. These days, as a freelance commercial writer, I work in bed, on the beach, in parks and at cafes, all while being really frugal. I like helping other people save money so they can stop living lives they don't like.