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7 Affordable Romantic Restaurants in Singapore with Mains Under $30

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Joanne Poh

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Planning romantic dates in Singapore can be tough. Not only do you have to worry about whether the food, ambience and service will sweep your beloved off his/her feet, you also have to pray that when the bill arrives, your face doesn’t turn white. So much pressure!

Never fear – we’ve done some research and found 7 romantic restaurants in Singapore that won’t cause you to go into debt.

 

7 affordable romantic restaurants in Singapore with mains under $30

Romantic restaurant Cuisine Avg. price (per main)
Casa Verde Western & local $18 to $26
PARK Western $14 to $20
La Petite Cuisine French $19 to $22
Azmaya Japanese $16 to $20
Arkadas Cafe Middle Eastern $14 to $20
Table by Rang Mahal Indian $22 to $30
Loving Hut Vegan fusion $12 to $15

Casa Verde

 

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Address: Botanic Gardens (near Nassim Gate), 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 25956

Dining in the lush greenery of the (now UNESCO-listed) Botanic Gardens sounds like a dream only ladies who sip tea with their pinkies out can afford. But thanks to Casa Verde, a casual eatery operated by the Les Amis Group, you get to dine al fresco with a view of the verdant park without spending a bomb.

The menu offers a mix of local and international dishes. Burgers cost $20, pastas cost $18 to $24, while pizzas are $24 to $26. Plus, there’s no service charge – only GST.

 

PARK (Holland Village)

Address: 281 Holland Ave, #01-01, 278996 Singapore

Holland Village does get a bit too wild at times, but casual bistro PARK is situated slightly further from the rowdy Lorong Mambong area and can be quite romantic at night.

More importantly, the menu won’t make you cry on the inside. Most mains on the menu are well under $20. $13.50 can get you a mushroom risotto, truffled mac & cheese or pork ragu linguine – not bad, right? Watch out for the desserts though – they’re pricey at $8.90 each.

 

La Petite Cuisine

 

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Address: 10 Jalan Serene, #01-05 Serene Centre, Singapore 258748

If your date prefers a cosy ambience to something big, glamorous and spectacular, you’ll love La Petite Cuisine, a little French restaurant at Serene Centre, which is a hidden gem only those living in the area know about. The interior is very simple and will suit your date if he or she is an unpretentious sort of person.

Best of all, you’ll be delighted at the menu. Mains hover around the $20 mark. For example, crab meat spaghetti costs $19.50 while duck confit costs $22. There is no service charge or GST either.

 

Azmaya

Address: 30 Robertson Quay, #01-12/13 Riverside View

 

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Shabu shabu tends to conjure up unglam images of people stuffing their faces at buffets. But at Azmaya, you enjoy the poise and refinement of an authentic Japanese restaurant without having to skimp on the food.

Their buffet prices are great – go on Saturday to Thursday to enjoy the pork shabu shabu buffet for $15.90 and the beef & pork one for $19.80. A winner for a casual but classy date for meat lovers.

Arkadas Cafe

 

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Address: 1 Fusionopolis View, #01-02, Sandcrawler, Singapore 138577

Even though it’s located in the Fusionopolis area, Arkadas Cafe doesn’t have an office-y vibe in the least. It’s partially hidden in a glass building with views of lush foliage and a waterfall, which is a bit Jurassic Park but also quite romantic at the same time.

The food is Middle Eastern, but it’s a lot more refined than a greasy kebab shop. There’s a big price range for the mains (from under $14 to over $20) and portions are on the small side, but on the positive side you’ll have space for hummus and their signature dessert, kunefe.

It’s also very quiet on most evenings and the weekends, just like the rest of One-North, which is great if you don’t like shouting to make yourself heard.

 

Table by Rang Mahal

 

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Address: Naumi Hotel, 41 Seah St, Singapore 188396

While dining at fancy Indian restaurants in Singapore like The Song of India or Rang Mahal can cost you $60 to $100 per pax, Rang Mahal runs Table, a cheaper but still very nice (and romantic) option at boutique hotel Naumi Hotel.

If you can, go for the daily lunch set which is incredibly good value at $20 for 2 courses and a whole bunch of accompaniments. Otherwise, ordering kebabs and curries a la carte (mostly $22 to $30) from the menu is pricier.

 

Loving Hut

 

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Address: 229 Joo Chiat Rd #01-01, Singapore 427489

Vegetarian food isn’t all about $2 bee hoon or $20 acai bowls. Sitting somewhere in the middle is Loving Hut, a vegan restaurant in heritage-rich Joo Chiat.

For a start, the ambience is really nice. It looks casual but polished and is quiet. And although the food is vegan, it’s definitely flavourful. Think mains like nyonya laksa lemak ($9.90), nasi campur ($12.90) and tandoori flame burger ($13.90). Oh yes, and the prices are decent too.

Do you know of any other affordable romantic restaurants in Singapore? Share them with us in the comments!

 

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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.