Clarke Quay lunch sets
Lunchtime is arguably the best part of the day, providing a window of escape from the work day. If you and your work buddies are looking for a new lunch spot, Clarke Quay has a plethora of eating places that are open for lunch. In line with Clarke Quay’s The Quay To Lunch campaign, here are 10 lunch sets under $20 to choose from, including ribeye steak and bulgogi bagels.
1. Tsui Wah
Tsui Wah is an iconic cha chaan teng from Hong Kong that first made waves when it arrived on our shores in 2018. Priced at $25++ are their Weekday Set Lunch for 2 people, which comprise two mains, two beverages, and a side dish—working out to be less than $20 per person.
There are six mains available to choose from, including Tsui Wah’s signature Kagoshima-Style Braised Pork Cartilage With Tossed Instant Noodles. This dish sees QQ instant noodles tossed in a flavourful braised sauce, alongside melt-in-the-mouth pork cartilage. We also tried their Assorted Vegetables And Egg Curry With Steamed Rice, which comes with a spicy, moreish vegetable curry, topped with an oozy sunny-side-up.
There’s a trio of sides for your picking, with the likes of Deep-Fried Chicken Wings, Deep-Fried Wantons, and Homemade Fish Soup With Radish. I enjoyed the chicken wings most, as they were well-seasoned, with hints of white pepper.
Round off your meal with their selection of hot beverages, served in Tsui Wah’s iconic teacups. If you’d like something iced to beat the heat, top up $1.50++ for Hong Kong-style bottled Milk Tea, Signature Coffee or Yuen Yeung.
Unit number: Blk A, #01-03
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 10:30am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am to 11pm
Tel: 6250 9270
2. Hanjip Korean Grill House
Hanjip Korean Grill House is one of the newest additions to Clarke Quay, bringing KBBQ to this lifestyle district. They’ve recently begun opening for lunch, with an array of rice, noodle, and soup dishes available, all priced from $15++. Each main dish comes with a refreshing barley tea, and banchan platter.
Their Cold Noodle ($16++) was one of our favourites, with chewy buckwheat noodles steeped in an ice-cold broth. For seafood-loving readers, the Spicy Stir Fried Octopus ($16++) might tickle your fancy, with succulent octopus pieces cooked in a gochujang-based sauce.
Hanjip’s lunch menu sees a selection of specials as well, including this Bibimbap Rice Burger ($16++) that’s layered with veggies, tofu, omelette, and pan-fried rice buns. I really loved all the textures in this dish—you get the crunch of vegetables, fluffiness of the egg, and crispiness of charred rice, all in one bite.
There’s also the Bulgogi Bagel ($16++), where you can opt for beef or pork as your protein of choice. I enjoyed the addition of kimchi and spicy mayo here, as they brought some tanginess and heat to the dish.
Hanjip also gives you incentive to head down with your family on a weekend, as one kid dines free with every two paying adults!
Unit number: Blk C, #01-11
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 8882 9011
3. Holey Moley Golf Club
Spruce up your lunchtime with Holey Moley Golf Club, a mini golf course and bar. Priced at $18++ are their lunch specials, which are an absolute steal, considering that you get a main, a drink, and nine holes of mini golf thrown into the mix.
Despite the affordable price tag, Holey Moley Golf Club doesn’t skimp on the portions. You can opt between a burger or hot dog for your main, all of which are massive serves. We had The Big Dog, which sees a cheese chicken wiener dressed with slow-braised pulled pork, turkey bacon, slaw, and BBQ sauce. There’s also The Hole in One—the bar’s signature burger, which features a juicy beef patty that’s topped with more beef brisket.
Beverage-wise, you can choose between beer, wine, or a soft drink, of which the alcoholic options don’t require a top-up!
You can’t say you’ve been to Holey Moley Golf Club without a game of mini golf. There are nine stations in this lunch special, thoughtfully designed with IG-worthy props and neon decals. It’s a definite bonus to the food, as you sneak some fun into your lunchtime.
Unit number: Blk B, #01-01
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 1pm to 11pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 11pm
Tel: 3129 0000
4. Zorba The Greek Taverna
I’m no expert at Greek food, but Zorba The Greek Taverna definitely piqued my interest. Their two-course lunch sets run from Tuesdays to Fridays, between 12pm to 5:30pm. For $18.50++, you get a main dish, alongside your choice of soup or dessert of the day.
There are three mains to choose from, and I genuinely enjoyed them all. The Zorba Salad Bowl was bright and refreshing, with avocados tossed within for a creamy finish. There’s also the Greek Chicken Rice Bowl, served with fluffy grains, flavourful chicken, and a tangy yoghurt sauce to tie everything together.
If not, opt for the Moussaka, a potato-based dish that reminded me of shepherd’s pie. I enjoyed the layers of creamy potato and savoury-sweet minced meat in this dish.
Our dessert of the day was their Baklava, which sported a nutty aroma from pistachios, lightly sweetened with syrup. If desserts are not your thing, you can opt for soup, of which we tried an appetising spicy tomato soup at the start of our meal.
If you’re here with your family over the weekend, you’d be keen to know that one kid dines free with every two paying adults. There are kid-friendly dishes to choose from, including Loaded Mac & Cheese and Pancake With Ice Cream. Do note that this is only available from 9am to 3pm, for kids aged six and below.
Unit number: Blk A, #01-02
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 10pm
Tel: 8879 0688
5. The RANCH Steakhouse by ASTONS
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Astons has become a household name in Singapore, synonymous with affordable meats. The RANCH Steakhouse by ASTONS takes this up a notch, providing steak at the same wallet-friendly prices, in a classier setting.
Their one-course lunch set goes for $16++, where you can opt for The RANCH Burger, which features a dry-aged beef patty. There’s also the Fish & Chips, which sees a beer-battered halibut fillet, alongside fries and their house-made tartar sauce. Otherwise, treat yourself to a steak with The Steak Lovers’ lunch special. Here, you can expect a hefty 200g Thousand Guineas Grain Fed Ribeye, priced at only $20++.
Unit number: Blk B, #01-15
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6256 0334
6. Hot Stones
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The menu at Hot Stones is comprehensive, with a diverse selection of meats and seafood to be grilled on volcanic stone slabs, alongside pasta, rice dishes, soups, salads and more!
Their two-course lunch sets go for $15++, comprising a main course, and a starter of soup or house salad. Meat-loving readers can opt for the Kurobuta Pork Loin, which is served with your choice of steamed white rice or garlic fried rice. There’s also the Smoked Chicken Carbonara, for those who prefer pasta as their carbs. What’s more, one kid dines free with every two paying adults, through Sundays to Thursdays! Do note that this is for kids aged seven and below.
Unit number: Blk D, #01-06
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm, Fri-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 6333 4868
7. House Of Seafood
Image credit: House Of Seafood Clarke Quay
We typically turn to House Of Seafood for restaurant-quality seafood and zi char. You’ll have another reason to head down to try their lunch sets, an essential upgrade on your average economic rice or noodles. Set A ($15++) comes with a nutritious fish maw broth, egg fried rice, sambal kang kong, and fried chicken dressed in honey sauce. Meanwhile, Set B ($15++) has fish maw soup, sweet and sour pork, stir-fried kailan, and mee goreng for the carbs.
Unit number: Blk A, Outdoor
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 11pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6444 9000
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Hooters is an American restaurant chain that arrived at Clarke Quay in the ‘90s, and has remained iconic through all these years. For lunch, you can enjoy their main dishes, with the likes of an indulgent Sirloin Steak ($10++) and their signature Seven-Piece Chicken Wings With Fries ($10++). As part of the lunch set, every main comes with a soft drink and ice cream to round off your meal. If that’s not enough, you can add on $2.50++ for a soup, and coffee or tea. Otherwise, if you’re feeling boozy, top up $5++ for a mug of Tiger beer.
Unit number: Blk D, #01-03
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 12pm to 1am, Fri-Sat 12pm to 2am
Tel: 6332 1090
9. East Treasure
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If you’re craving Chinese food, head down to East Treasure Chinese Restaurant for their $13.80++ weekday lunch sets. Each set comes with a main course, charcoal chicken wings, pickled pumpkin, and plum juice. There are four mains you can pick from, with Stir-Fried Crispy Rice Noodles With Clams, or Braised Vermicelli With Seafood And White Broth for noodle lovers. Meanwhile, if rice is your preferred carb, go for the Barbecue Pork Chop With Rice or East Treasure Fried Rice.
Unit number: Blk A, #01-16
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10:15pm
Tel: 6252 4645
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Harry’s is a household name in Singapore for a restaurant-bar experience, with an array of alcoholic drinks to go along with your grub. Grab a friend to enjoy their 1-for-1 lunch special, with more than ten mains available, including a creamy Bacon & Mushroom Carbonara ($26++) and a zesty Baked Lemon-Spiced Fish ($24++). These mains all cost under $30++, which works out to be less than $20 per person after the 1-for-1 deal.
Unit number: Blk A, #01-01
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6338 7331
Lunch sets in Clarke Quay under $20
To make things sweeter, there’s free weekday lunch parking from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. What’s more, scan three receipts with a minimum spend of $30 each at any participating restaurants to get a $5 eCapitaVoucher. Do note that they’ll have to span three separate dates in a month, scanned between 12pm to 3pm any day of the week. The receipt count also resets every first day of the month.
If you’re a CapitaStar member, every scanned lunch receipt between 12pm to 3pm daily, is also entitled to twice the STAR$ usually earned. This is limited to 5000 STAR$ per day.
Workdays aside, Clarke Quay is an ideal location for a weekend family lunch out. In fact, some of these restaurants offer promotions where kids dine for free—all the more incentive to bring your children out for a hearty meal.
All in all, Clarke Quay provides a dizzying array of lunchtime options, made better by free parking, accompanying rewards, and the all-around affordability of their lunch sets. The next time you’re clueless of what to eat, head down to any of these restaurants at Clarke Quay, for delicious yet wallet-friendly lunch sets under $20.
Photos taken by Chew Yi En.
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