Love is a many-splendoured thing, but it does come with expectations.
What if your other half isn’t the type to accept zichar on Valentine’s Day, and your cooking skills aren’t up to scratch?
Well then, you’ll have to book a romantic dinner for two. But guess what, you have less than 2 weeks to make your reservations.
To make life easier for you, we’ve rounded up 8 restaurants with unique ambiances offering Valentine’s Day meals for under $100++ per pax.
Valentine’s Day lunch/ dinner in Singapore for under $100++ per pax
|Restaurants for Valentine’s Day||Estimated price per pax|
|The Gyu Bar||$72|
|You Are My Sunshine||$72|
|Spago by Wolfgang Puck (lunch)||$76|
|Bee’s Knees Picnic||$50|
|Se7enth @ Oakwood||$109|
Location? Check. Vibes? Check. Atas looking food? Yes. If this is your first Valentine’s Day with your date, and you’re afraid of the paiseh and awkward silence that may arise, opt for the Cubanese restaurant Cuba Libre.
Located along the bustling nightlife alleys of Clarke Quay, Cuba Libre will be serving up a 3-course Valentine’s Dinner Menu at S$70++ per pax (comes with a vegeterian option too). Price comes with 2 glasses of wine or Prosecco.
Cuba Libre address: 3B River Valley Road, Clarke Quay Block B, #01-13
Reservations: 8418 0203
The Gyu Bar
Here’s a truly classy restaurant that’s bound to wow your date. The Gyu Bar (next to the Mercure Hotel Steven) is located a stone’s throw from the former Raffles Girls School campus and right smack in the super atas Stevens Road estate of multi-million condominiums. But hey, don’t freak out at the prices yet. The Gyu Bar’s Valentine’s Day Wagyu Uni Chirashi Bento is priced pretty reasonably at $65++ per pax.
While you sip on the free tap water or tea, let the interiors of the restaurant transport you and your date to a traditional ryokan in Japan… and perhaps spark some conversation about planning a trip together to Nihon-land too. 😉 You’re welcome.
The Gyu Bar address: 30 Stevens Road, #01-08
Reservations: 6732 0702
You Are My Sunshine
If your date is a plant lover who drops long scientific plant names… bring him or her to the trendy mixed concept Korean hair salon/cafe called You Are My Sunshine at Ngee Ann City (5th floor). While the cafe doesn’t have a specific Valentine’s Day menu, your partner will definitely enjoy dining whilst surrounded by the dense flora and fauna. Expect mains to cost ~$30, desserts ~$25, and drinks ~$7, bringing the total cost per pax to $72 with GST.
Got an extra $65 to spend? Book your date a hair wash and blow at You Are My Sunshine’s hair salon to earn yourself extra points.
You Are My Sunshine address: 391B Orchard Road, #05-05A, Ngee Ann City
Reservations: 8887 8805
What is Valentine’s Day without some aphrodisiac action? Go all out with Marcy’s seriously raw and meaty Valentines Day Lunch ($68++) menu with Sakoshi Oysters, Amberjack Crudo (raw fish), Wagyu Carpaccio (raw thin beef), Cacio e Pepe with… clams, before rounding off with a simple dessert of valrhona and pistachio.
Marcy’s address: 39A Duxton Road
Reservations: 9012 3747
Looking for halal Valentine’s Day dinner ideas? Try Permata located in the heritage Gedung Kuning building in Kampong Glam. The 3-course Valentine’s Menu Cinta Abadi ($88++ per pax) serves up scallops, filet mignon, barramundi, alongside dessert and drinks to boot – all inclusive!
Permata address: 73 Sultan Gate
Reservations: 9082 9941
Spago by Wolfgang Puck (lunch)
Fancy dining on 57th floor of the famed Marina Bay Sands Hotel and by its infinity pool this Valentine’s Day? Try Spago’s 3-course lunch menu at $65++ per pax from 12 to 2:30pm. You’ll be choosing from tuna tartare, angus burger, or burrata for mains. Jawdropping views aside, you’ll get to enjoy complimentary parking in MBS’ carpark (how swag, don’t need to walk from the open air carpark). Just remember to ask the waiter for a parking coupon when you bill.
Spago address: 10 Bayfront Avenue Level 57, Sands SkyPark
Reservations: 6688 9955
Your partner wants something “different” this Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Try the Bee’s Knees Valentine’s Day Picnic dinner at $100 nett for 2 pax.
Located at The Garage in Botanic Gardens, Bee’s Knees is a 6 minute walk from Botanic Gardens MRT station (Circle and Downtown lines). They’re known for their picnic baskets lunch and dinner sets with mains spanning pizzas, aglio olio, and salads. Basically you pick up your picnic basket from the restaurant between 5:30 to 6pm, find a spot in Botanic Gardens, set up your picnic mat, food, and dine as the sun sets. Then, return the basket whenever you’re done. Easy peasy!
Bee’s Knees address: 50 Cluny Park Road, Level 1, The Garage
Reservations: 9815 3213
Se7enth @ Oakwood
Work in CBD and you won’t be able to get out of office in time for dinner? Why not book a Valentine’s Day dinner near office? Try Se7enth in OUE Downtown.
Located in the Oakwood Premier hotel, Se7enth is offering a 3-course dinner menu at $188++ for 2 pax. Unfortunately, the website doesn’t state what the 3-course menu entails. But that’s fine. Taking surprise to a whole new level.
Se7enth @ Oakwood address: 6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 1, Level 7
Reservations: 6812 6050
What are you doing this Valentine’s Day? Share your plans in the comments!