7 romantic restaurants in Singapore for every type of couple

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Why have butterflies in your stomach when you could have good food in it?

1. For the die-hard romantics: The White Rabbit

You guessed it: Singapore's most romantic restaurant. We mean, like, definitively - this romantic restored chapel tucked away in the lush greenery of Dempsey Hill was awarded "Most Romantic Restaurant" in the Chope Diners' Choice Awards 2016.

Tuck into Modern European Fare like Rangers Valley Wagyu Carpaccio or Roasted Black Truffle Chicken; the Valentine's Day menu is a six- or seven-course meal comprising Paupiette of Dover Sole, Veal Cheek Blanquette. End off on a sweet note with the Muscato "Snow Globe".

39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541
http://www.thewhiterabbit.com.sg

Valentine's Day 2017: 7 romantic restaurants in Singapore for every type of couple

  • You guessed it: Singapore's most romantic restaurant.
  • Tuck into Modern European Fare like Rangers Valley Wagyu Carpaccio or Roasted Black Truffle Chicken; the Valentine's Day menu is a 6 or 7-course meal comprising Paupiette of Dover Sole, Veal Cheek Blanquette. End off on a sweet note with the Muscato "Snow Globe".
  • Saint Pierre's essence-centric menu - whereby essences, derived from premium seasonal produce, are used as stocks and seasonings in order to naturally flavour the food - is made even more glorious with its One Fullerton locale, with sweeping views across the Singapore River.
  • The 10-course Valentine's Day menu begins with a glass of bubbly champagne, and then gets better and better. Think Poached Atlantic Lobster, Floral Honey-Roasted Langoustine, Tahitian Vanilla Bourbon Mousseux and more.
  • Want fancy? Foie gras is pretty fancy, but even more so when layered in textures of peach and gold, embellished with exquisite ingredients sourced exclusively for this special night at Tippling Club.
  • And your drink? Choose your cocktail based on your favourite scent from their Sensorium menu.
  • Rekindle the excitement of your relationship with unconventional Peruvian playfulness at this rooftop bar and grill, whimsically adorned with fairy lights and cheeky bursts of colour.
  • Named after the Peruvian term for a citrusy marinade used to cure seafood in ceviche, it'd be a crime not to order the Tiger's Milk Trio - of, well, ceviches. And bring on the Piscos, too - what's a date night without a cocktail (or three)?
  • Who said your V-Day date can only start after sunset? Day or night, this dainty open-concept restaurant cum urban farmland, is definitely date-worthy.
  • Or, dine under the blanket of stars at dinner with the specially-curated Valentine's Day menu, featuring dishes like Vanilla Parsnip Risotto, Rose-Marinated Duck Breast and more.
  • Savour some of the best classic Catalan dishes, some of which has been passed down for generations within Chef Charles Gaig's family.
  • On the menu this Valentine's Day: Turron Foie Gras, Scallop Coca and Lobster Paella, as well as a surprise Saint Valentine's Day Dessert, all paired with carefully selected wines.
  • Nothing screams sexy more than scarlet red, and The Ottoman Room seems to know this well with its plush armchairs in its romantic space, adorned with gold accents and dozens of hanging oil lamps.
  • In this intimate Mediterranean social house, the sharing concept meal features central items for the table such as charcoal roasted meats and vegetables, while an array of unlimited mezze will be served on copper and wood dim sum style trolleys.

2. For the classy couples: Saint Pierre

Saint Pierre's essence-centric menu - whereby essences, derived from premium seasonal produce, are used as stocks and seasonings in order to naturally flavour the food - is made even more glorious with its One Fullerton locale, with sweeping views across the Singapore River.

The 10-course Valentine's Day menu begins with a glass of bubbly champagne, and then gets better and better. Think Poached Atlantic Lobster, Floral Honey-Roasted Langoustine, Tahitian Vanilla Bourbon Mousseux and more.

#02-02B One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213
http://www.saintpierre.com.sg

3. For the fancy schmancy: Tippling Club

Want fancy? Foie gras is pretty fancy, but even more so when layered in textures of peach and gold, embellished with exquisite ingredients sourced exclusively for this special night at Tippling Club.

And your drink? Choose your cocktail based on your favourite scent from their Sensorium menu.

P.S. A special treat awaits the lovely ladies in the house!

28 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088461
http://www.tipplingclub.com

6 romantic restaurants in Singapore that won't break the bank

  • 1 Cluny Road

    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 food, and pastas cost from $12 to $19 while pizzas are $21 to $24.

  • 44 Jalan Merah Saga #01-46

    Being trapped inside a shopping mall is not exactly a recipe for a romantic date. On the other hand, dining al fresco in the peaceful neighbourhood of Chip Bee Gardens offers a much better atmosphere.

  • Da Paolo Pizza Bar serves up the usual chic ambience the Da Paolo brand has become known for, as well as some pretty damn good pizzas and pastas, which cost about $20 to $30 a pop.

  • Subscribe to The Entertainer app and you can get a 1-for-1 deal on mains, making them very affordable indeed. Imagine having two huge pizzas that can feed four people for $30. You're definitely not going to be leaving the place hungry. Great place if you're going on a double date!
  • 10 Jalan Serene, #01-05 Serene Centre

    If your date prefers a cosy ambience to something big, glamorous and spectacular, you'll love this 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 mains, most of which taste great but cost well under $20. There is no service charge or GST.

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

    Shabu shabu tends to conjure up images of people stuffing their faces unglamorously at a buffet.

  • But at Azmaya, you enjoy the poise and refinement of an authentic Japanese joint - without having to skimp on the food.

  • This shabu shabu restaurant's charming ambience, attentive staff and excellent buffet prices (go on Mondays to Thursdays to enjoy the pork shabu shabu buffet for under $15) make it a winner for a casual but classy date.

  • 1 Scotts Road, #03-16/18 Shaw Centre

    Not many know about this secluded little restaurant nestled in a corner of Shaw Centre, but those who do have loved it for decades.

  • The Ship serves up Singapore-style Western favourites like Maryland chicken, oxtail stew and rack of lamb. American steak can be had for $33.90 to $42, while most of the other mains are in the $16.90 to $25.90 range.

  • The ambience is charming in a retro sort of way and very intimate-this is the restaurant your grandpa would have taken you to on his birthday.

  • 161 Middle Road, Sculpture Square

    Sure, the Middle Eastern cuisine at Artichoke is pretty exotic.

  • But the real draw of this place is its charming courtyard location.

  • Take your date for brunch here on a Sunday afternoon and sunbathe in the garden as you pretend to read the books you brought with you.

4. For old-love lovers: Tiger's Milk

Rekindle the excitement of your relationship with unconventional Peruvian playfulness at this rooftop bar and grill, whimsically adorned with fairy lights and cheeky bursts of colour.

Named after the Peruvian term for a citrusy marinade used to cure seafood in ceviche, it'd be a crime not to order the Tiger's Milk Trio - of, well, ceviches. And bring on the Piscos, too - what's a date night without a cocktail (or three)?

28 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069708
http://theclub.com.sg/restaurant-bars/tigers-milk

5. For coffee over cocktails: Open Farm Community

Who said your V-day date can only start after sunset? Day or night, this dainty open-concept restaurant cum urban farmland, is definitely date-worthy.

Or, dine under the blanket of stars at dinner with the specially-curated Valentine's Day menu, featuring dishes like Vanilla Parsnip Risotto, Rose-Marinated Duck Breast and more.

130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819
http://www.openfarmcommunity.com

11 foods to avoid ordering on your first date

  • Chewing on the long noodles adds to the awkward pauses between conversations, BuzzFeed writer Emily Carlo says. There's also the danger of splattering the sauce on your shirt or your date's.
  • Alternative: Carlo suggests ordering gnocchi instead. They're easier to eat and less likely to cause shirt stains.
  • These are best eaten with your hands, and that just doesn't look attractive.
  • Alternative: Steak may be more expensive, but you look more classy eating that.
  • Like spaghetti, you'll take a long time to chew the greens, plus they may get between your teeth.
  • Alternative: If you really need to have vegetables that day, order grilled ones; they'll probably cause fewer problems.
  • Because you'll be concentrating on ripping open their shells and not on your date.
  • Alternative: Grilled salmon will have all the fishy flavours you're craving for and none of those shells.
  • Unless you want to spend your date night farting.
  • Alternative: Just skip them when they arrive on your plate; your food will probably still taste as good.
  • It may make you sweat and give you watery eyes, reducing your cute factor.
  • Alternative: Go for a milder option, even if you can handle the heat.
  • If you don't get a second date, you don't want to be remembered for your awful breath.
  • Alternative: Nothing. Avoid them like the plague.
  • Two reasons: you'll have to use your hand and it'll get between your teeth.
  • Alternative: Corn chowder might create less of a mess.
  • It's boring and you'll have one less topic to talk about - your different dishes.
  • Alternative: Whatever your date is not having.
  • Maybe because your date knows how it's pronounced and is silently judging you.
  • Alternative: Something you know how to pronounce.
  • No matter how pure your mind is, it's awkward to watch people eat hot dogs. They can wait till you get more comfortable with each other.
  • Alternative: A sausage that you can eat with a fork and knife.

6. For Catalan connoisseurs: La Ventana

Savour some of the best classic Catalan dishes, some of which has been passed down for generations within Chef Charles Gaig's family.

On the menu this Valentine's Day: Turron Foie Gras, Scallop Coca and Lobster Paella, as well as a surprise Saint Valentine's Day Dessert, all paired with carefully selected wines.

16A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247695
http://laventana.com.sg

7. For Sultan-era Sensuousness: The Ottoman Room

Nothing screams sexy more than scarlet red, and The Ottoman Room seems to know this well with its plush armchairs in its romantic space, adorned with gold accents and dozens of hanging oil lamps.

In this intimate Mediterranean social house, the sharing concept meal features central items for the table such as charcoal roasted meats and vegetables, while an array of unlimited mezze will be served on copper and wood dim sum style trolleys.

48 Peck Seah St, Singapore 079317
http://www.fatprincesg.com/prince-vs-ottoman-1


This article was first published on The Finder.

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