Restaurants for small groups
The past few months of Circuit Breaker measures has put social meetups on pause, and now is the time to cash in on all those lost times with friends and loved ones. These 10 restaurants for small groups will play host as you and your mates catch up over Wagyu truffle hor fun, dim sum, and ribs.
Best of all, Citi Cardmembers can score up to 20% off at these restaurants for small groups!
1. Din Tai Fung
Dim sum is synonymous with group outings as they’re a good way to get everyone talking while tucking into steamed goodies. At Din Tai Fung, you’ll have a wide variety of dishes to pass round the table, such as Steamed Pork Xiao Long Bao ($10.30++ for 10 pieces) and the restaurant’s signature Fried Rice with Pork Chop ($13++) which sports crispy and tender pork cutlets.
Image credit: Din Tai Fung
From now till 15 December 2020, Citi Cardmembers can get a $8 return voucher when they spend a minimum of $88 on weekdays from 11am to 12:30pm—be it for dine-in or takeaway.
At Lokkee, you can expect zhng-ed up versions of familiar Chinese fare. Staples such as hor fun and laziji are given a Western touch to become Wagyu Truffle Hor Fun (from $33.80++) and Firecracker Chicken Nest ($28++). The former comprises flat rice noodles topped with juicy strips of A4 Wagyu beef, and a soft poached egg for a savoury punch. The latter will set your tongue ablaze with its peppercorn-studded fried chicken, mixed with dried chillies.
From now till 30 September 2020, Citi Cardmembers can get $6 off for every $60 spent—be it for dine-in or takeaway. Do note that the discount will be capped at $60.
Located in Esplanade Mall, Barossa is a bar where you can crack open a cold one with the lads, and nom on delish Australian-inspired grub. The Signature Barossa Ribs ($24++ for half, $38++ for a full rack) is great for sharing, thanks to its large portions. Every inch of meat is covered with honey barbecue marinade which lends to its juiciness. Try out the Cheese Burger ($14++), assembled with toasted soft buns, freshly made patty, onion rings, lettuce, tomato, gherkin and cheddar. Their burger patties are handmade daily by their chefs, and are hormone-free.
From now till 31 December 2020, Citi Cardmembers will get a $10 return voucher for any amount spent here—giving you a great incentive to gather fellow cardholders for multiple visits.
4. Crystal Jade Palace
With its crystal chandelier and luxurious interior, Crystal Jade Palace is one of the restaurants for small groups to have their meals in an elegant setting. Its rich ambience is equally matched with tasty mains such as the Roasted Irish Duck with Black Truffle (from $26++), Steamed Boston Lobster with Egg White & Bonito Flakes (seasonal price), and Fried Crispy Rice & Orzo Pasta with Prawn & Shrimp ($26 for two people). The duck comes highly recommended for its thin and crisp skin encapsulating robust meat.
From now till 31 August 2020, Citi Cardmembers who dine in at Crystal Jade Palace will get 12% off their bill with a minimum spend of $80. Those who opt for takeaway will get 15% off their bill with no minimum spend from Mondays to Fridays.
Address: 391 Orchard Road, #04-19, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Singapore 238872
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 3:30pm, 6pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6735 2388
5. Beauty In The Pot
If there’s one thing Singaporeans missed during the Circuit Breaker, it would be dates at hotpot restaurants with small groups. At Beauty In The Pot, you can choose from a variety of tantalising soup bases to soak your food in, such as the signature Beauty Collagen Broth and Spicy Nourishing Broth (from $22.80++ for a single pot). Both are made from hours of boiling pork bone, resulting in rich flavours. Some of their must-have menu items include the US Angus Prime Short Ribs (from $14.90++), Ebiko Prawn Paste ($18.90++), and ever-popular Fried Beancurd Skin (from $5.40++).
From now till 31 August 2020, Citi Cardmembers will get 20% off their dine-in food bill, and 30% off the takeaway food bill—so be sure to set your hotpot date ASAP.
Hailing from Japan, Akimitsu has over 130 years of history and is a popular tendon restaurant in Singapore. One of the best items on their menu is the Akimitsu Tendon ($12.90++) where huge portions of battered fish, prawn, and greens crown a bed of fluffy Japanese rice. The tempura is unctuous and comes in such generous portions that you could probably share it with a friend. Besides tendon, you can also order other hearty mains such as the Ebi Tempura Curry Udon ($14.90++) and Aburi Cheese Katsudon ($14.90++).
From now till 31 December 2020, Citi Cardmembers will get a $5 return voucher with no minimum spend when they dine-in or takeaway.
Address: 68 Orchard Road, #04-65, Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6264 3390
Even though we can’t indulge in Colony’s sumptuous buffet spread any time soon, we can still enjoy their eclectic range of a la carte menu items which encompasses Asian and Western delights. Plop onto their comfy sofas and savour signatures, such as the Colony Laksa ($28++), amidst an art gallery-esque environment. The laksa boasts spicy coconut broth that’s a canvas for savoury ingredients such as Japanese cockles, quail eggs, and handmade lobster balls.
From now till 30 December 2020, Citi PremierMiles, Citi Prestige and Citi ULTIMA users will score 15% off their dine-in food bill, while all other Citi Cardmembers will get 10% off their dine-in food bill.
Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Singapore 039799
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6434 5288
Step into Fairmont Singapore, and you’ll immediately see Prego. Helmed by a Sardinian chef with over 40 years of experience, this restaurant serves legit Italian nosh such as the Stinco di agnello alla Sassarese ($42++) and Pappardelle Ripiene ($34++). The former comprises uber filling stewed lamb shank cooked with fennel seeds and green lentils, and is served with sweet semolina cake. The latter has artichoke-stuffed pappardelle, topped with a generous serving of bottarga and goat ricotta. The restaurant also sells dishes with Singaporean influences such as the Alaskan King Crab Pizza ($55++) where fresh crab meat is splayed over a chili crab sauce base, and finished with mozzarella.
From now till 30 December 2020, Citi Cardmembers will get 20% off their total dine-in bill, and 10% off delivery and takeaway orders.
From Prego, head to Level 3 of Fairmont for Japanese fine-dining with your crew at Mikuni. The restaurant puts a luxe spin on traditional dishes with options such as the Lobster Uni Yaki ($75++), Truffle Kampachi ($32++), and Wagyu Sushi ($45++). The lobster dish will please seafood fans with its beautifully grilled meat that’s slathered in sweet sea urchin cream, The truffle kampachi will whet your appetite with its many slices of amberjack drizzled in black truffle soy sauce.
From now till 30 December 2020, Citi Cardmembers will receive 20% off their dine-in bill, allowing them to indulge in these atas treats without burning a hole in their pockets.
10. The Lobby Lounge
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For a more intimate setting with bae, check out The Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Singapore where you’ll find brunch staples including Truffle Fries ($8++), Chargrilled Cheese Burger ($18++), and Pumpkin & Bacon Pizza ($24++). However, the pièce de résistance here is their Classic Afternoon Tea ($88++ for two people) where you’ll be treated to tiers of flower-themed bites, including lychee rose macarons, orange blossom mousse tarts, and maple rosella lamingtons.
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Citi Cardmembers will have a wealth of deals to utilise here. From now till 31 July 2020, they can get 20% off takeaway orders with a minimum spend of $50. Those who wanna dine in will also get 20% off their total bill from now till 30 December 2020.
Citi Cards dining deals at restaurants for small groups
Months of being cooped up indoors have led to many Singaporeans missing out on quality time with their social circles. As such, make use of Phase 2 to reconnect with your loved ones by bringing them out for a meal at these restaurants that cater to small groups. You will be able to reconnect and tuck into yummy food from the likes of Din Tai Fung, Crystal Jade Palace and more.
Ensure that at least one member of your crew is a Citi Cardmember so that you can get up to 20% off on Wagyu sushi, afternoon tea sets, and hotpot!
Photos taken by Thaddeus Lim, John Lery Villanueva, Pepita Hope Wauran
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