Romantic restaurants for date nights and Valentine’s Day
Whether you’re looking for a date night restaurant or a Valentine’s Day dinner spot, these 20 romantic restaurants in Singapore will help in your hunt for the perfect location.
From affordable halal pasta to premium steak, surprise bae with a wonderful brunch, lunch, or dinner from this list of romantic restaurants!
1. The Summerhouse
Whisk your date away to The Summerhouse, a traditional bungalow concealed within the tranquil grounds of Seletar Airport. The French-inspired dining room serves farm-to-table sharing plates for both brunch and dinner.
The Summerhouse Communal Brunch, priced at $48++ per person (minimum two diners) takes place on weekends from 11am to 3pm. Tuck into favourites such as the Omelette au Crabe, made with handpicked fresh mud crab meat and served with rye bread. For dinner, there’s a communal dining menu priced at $70++ per person (minimum two diners)—perfect for treating bae to.
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For special occasions, consider splurging by opting for one of their transparent, air-conditioned domes. The romantic dining experience, priced at $380++ per couple, includes wine, an appetiser, a main course, and a dessert. Regardless of the theme chosen, you are guaranteed to catch the starry night unfurl like a canvas in front of your eyes.
Check out our review of The Summerhouse here!
Address: 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 6pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am to 3pm
Tel: 8809 5840
2. Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore
Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore is not only known for their prime roast but also their impeccable service, so you need look no further for an ideal V-Day location. Also, if you’re looking for romantic restaurants that offer steak, this is another excellent bet.
This Valentine’s Day, look forward to a six-course menu ($208++ per person) only available on 13 February 2022 for dinner, and lunch and dinner the next day. Highlights include their Signature Roasted USDA Prime Rib of Beef, as well as the White Truffle Lamb Rack and Iberico Pork with Ham and Cheese. Those with a sweet tooth can also look forward to the beautifully plated Strawberry Yogurt Yuzu Matcha Sweetheart Cake. Here’s another tip: bring home a free bottle of bubbly with every two sets ordered and deposit paid!
Address: 333A Orchard Road #04-01/31, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 11:30am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6836 3333
3. Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro
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Romantic restaurants are all about the view. Offering a majestic panorama of Sentosa and Harbourfront, Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro is a scenic choice for your date night out. Resting 100m above sea level, the restaurant offers much-needed peace and quiet for an intimate celebration. Their 13-metre wide foliage feature wall is also the perfect backdrop for you to flaunt your 10 out of 10 V-Day experience on IG!
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If you love local fare, order the Whole Lobster Laksa ($28++). Another highlight from the a la carte menu is the Tomahawk Pork Rib ($28++), which features a 250g slab of premium Tomahawk with roasted potatoes and seasonal veggies.Those who prefer beef can try their Steak Au Poivre ($26++): 240g striploin, fries, and veggies, served with a green peppercorn sauce. Don’t miss out on dessert, too; the Jar Of Love ($12++) comes with salted milk chocolate ice cream, meringue, wafer and fresh berries.
Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 4pm to 11pm, Fri 4pm to 2am, Sun 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6377 9688
Located on the dizzying 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, spending Valentine’s at Skai comes with the perk of enjoying an impressive panoramic view of Singapore’s skyline. In a fitting celebration of romance, Skai has introduced an exclusive Valentine’s Day High Tea ($78++per person), available from 9 to 16 February 2022. You get a plethora of bite-sized treats, from the savoury foie gras with shiso and plum jam in between beet buns, to sweet treats of yuzu vanilla macarons and scones.
If you’re on a tighter budget, visit the restaurant for lunch instead; there’s a lunch set at $50++ per person, which gets you two courses. Highlights include vegetarian-friendly options such as the Butternut Squash Soup and Roasted Cauliflower with Wild Mushroom, Walnut, and Date.
Check out our full review of Skai here!
Address: 2 Stamford Road, Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 3pm to 5pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6431 6156
For an affordable date that doesn’t skimp on quality, check out halal steak restaurant Picanhas’, known for their wallet-friendly grub and refreshing mocktails. For mains, the Queen of Steak ($25++) impresses with its rump cap cut, lightly seasoned and grilled to perfection.
There’s also the Picanha Don ($17++), which comes with steak, caramelised onion, pickled cabbage, fried garlic bits, and an onsen egg, sitting on a bed of rice. You can also pair your meat with their housemade sauces, available in three flavours: Chimichurri, Wasabi Cream, and Sze Chuan.
Address: 90 Club Street, Singapore 069458
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
6. The Halia
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Halia translates to ‘ginger’ in Malay, and The Halia pays homage to Singapore Botanic Garden’s Ginger Garden, where it’s nestled in. Enclosed by majestic palm trees and verdant greenery, you are granted a serene setting to appreciate each other’s company.
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Despite its open-air setting, The Halia provides a cool environment to feast on their weekend brunch, which takes place from 10am to 5pm. There’s the Halia’s Breakfast ($24++), a hearty platter comprising toasted baguette, scrambled eggs, chicken sausage, turkey bacon, and roasted mushrooms. Alternatively, for something a little different, the Singapore-style Chilli Crab Spaghettini ($26++) might be right up your alley. The restaurant is also halal-certified.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 10pm
Tel: 8444 1148
Head to the West for Muslim-friendly Greek grub by Ela, a homely restaurant serving affordable Meditteranean dishes in an intimate setting. Started by the same folks behind popular dining spots such as Tipo and The Co-op, Ela has a wallet-friendly menu with mains that are mostly below the $20 mark.
For something light, start with the Dip Party Platter ($18.90+), a sampler platter that feeds two to three with four different dips, served with fresh pita. Beef lovers can try the Herb Rub Beef ($17.90+), served with chargrilled cubes of herb-rubbed beef sirloin. There’s also the popular Baklava ($10.90+) to end your meal with. Ela’s version features walnuts with flaky phyllo pastry layers, doused in a fragrant syrup for good measure.
Address: 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, #01-07 A/B, Singapore 659003
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8816 9418
Sen-ryo is a famous Japanese restaurant with over 10 outlets in Hong Kong, and one in Singapore, at ION Orchard. Divided in different spaces, including a sake bar, private rooms, and sushi bar, the restaurant scores with its central location and sleek interiors. Take note that reservations fill up fast, so you need to book in advance!
Treat your date to a fancy meal without breaking the bank; here there are affordable lunch bentos priced from just $15.80++. Go one step up with the Sen-ryo Premium Bento ($23.80++), which includes nine premium assorted items, miso soup, and rice. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of sashimi, maki, and grilled items if you prefer going a la carte.
Check out our Sen-ryo review!
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #03-14, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6974 6782
9. Mama Diam
Located along Prinsep Street is Mama Diam, a one-of-a-kind dining and drinking concept inspired by the good ol’ mamak shops that thrived in the 1980s to early 2000. This is one fantastic spot for your regular date night or an alternative V-Day celebration, as the set-up of the space makes for a great conversation starter.
Food-wise, Mama Diam offers familiar flavours inspired by local dishes, with a contemporary twist. A must-try is the Soft Shell Crab Bao ($16+ for three); think pillowy mantou stuffed with a whole soft shell crab that’s deep-fried to perfection, and then doused in a house-made chilli crab sauce. For mains, tuck into the Dry Tom Yum Seafood Linguine ($18++) or Herbal Bak Kut Teh Udon ($15++) if you love fusion flavours.
Address: 38 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188665
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 4pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 8533 0792
10. Tipo Pasta Bar
If you’ve not heard of Tipo Pasta Bar, you’re missing out. This halal restaurant at Bugis serves customisable pasta dishes from just $9.90+. If you prefer not to DIY, there are plenty of fixed combinations, such as the Prawn Aglio Pasta ($15.90+) and Royal Ragu ($15.90+). The cosy space makes for a casual yet romantic date spot for any day of the week, but be warned that they get rather busy during peak hours.
Alternatively, head to sister restaurant Tipo Pizzeria e Trattoria at Stamford Arts Centre for specialty pizzas, or Tipo Strada in Novena instead. Both spots are also halal-certified.
Address: 785 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198753
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 11pm
Tel: 8768 0785
If your date loves free-flow anything, pop by Peppermint at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, a buffet restaurant where you both can stuff your faces silly. Priced at $65++ per person for lunch and $88++ for dinner, the a la carte buffet includes all-you-can-eat seafood—think Australian crawfish, tiger prawn, scallops and more. There’s also a great variety of international delights, from fresh sashimi to local fare such as laksa, as well as an Indian vegetarian corner.
The halal restaurant offers private dining rooms that overlook the main atrium of the hotel. Alternatively, choose to sit at the spacious main dining area. Here’s another date-friendly idea: after your buffet, take a walk out with bae to the terrace to discover their Urban Farm, where you’ll find over 60 varieties of fresh herbs, edible flowers and greens, all used in the dishes served.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 6:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6845 1112
12. The Masses
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The Masses is a bit of a hidden gem in the Bugis locale, serving up French food with an Asian twist. The cosy restaurant boasts chic interiors with cute posters on the walls and dimmed lights; dining here almost feels like you’re at a friend’s tastefully decorated abode.
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Prices are pretty affordable too, with signature starters starting at $16.90++ and up. There’s the CCCC Pasta ($16.90++), which stands for crab, caviar, confit lemon, served cold for a refreshing taste. If you’re feeling fancy, top up for a side of sea urchin (market price). Mains aren’t too costly too, as most dishes don’t go past the $30 mark. Try the Duck Confit ($19.90++), which comes with their special “Wok Hey” rice noodles, mushroom, house-cured egg yolk, and plum vinaigrette.
Address: 85 Beach Road, #01-02, Singapore 189694
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12pm to 3pm, Mon-Sat 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Sun 5:30pm to 9pm
Tel: 6266 0061
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Set on the second floor of an Art Deco-inspired colonial building, Botanico at The Garage deserves to be on your romantic restaurants shortlist for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day. Be sure to escort your date to Botanico’s outdoor terrace; illuminated with fairy lights at night, the air-conditioned space will leave both of you spellbound.
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Here you’re served European cuisine injected with a modern Asian twist. For dinner dates, check out the 5-Course Dinner Menu, priced at $88++ per person (minimum two diners), and available from Wednesday to Thursday, as well as Sunday. You get to choose sumptuous mains such as Wagyu Beef Cheek with Asian pesto, barley risotto, and spicy papaya salad, as well as desserts including Ondeh Ondeh reimagined: kaya ice cream with coconut foam and gula java sauce.
Address: 50 Cluny Park Road, Level 2, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 6pm to 10:30pm, Fri 12pm to 3pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 3pm
Tel: 9831 1106
Five-star hotel Regent Singapore houses Basilico, an elegant Italian restaurant known for their house-made pasta, legit pizzas and extensive wine menu. Choose to sit at the alfresco dining area for a breezy evening date, or snag a table indoors instead.
This romantic restaurant in Singapore offers a value-for-money weekday lunch set at $68++ per person. Top tip: book via Chope or directly through the hotel website to enjoy it at $58++ instead! Available from 12pm to 2:30pm, the three-course menu includes mouthwatering mains such as Wagyu Beef Lasagna, which is the restaurant’s signature dish featuring a 12-hour slow-cooked Wagyu ragout and Fontina cheese fondue. For dessert, you won’t go wrong with their modern take on Tiramisu, which spotlights an espresso coffee gel and bitter Valrhona chocolate.
Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 2, Regent Singapore, Singapore 249715
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6725 3232
15. The Buffet Restaurant
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Located in M Hotel Singapore City Centre, The Buffet Restaurant offers a halal steamboat dinner from Friday to Sunday, 6pm to 10pm. Get ready for a classic hotpot spread of fresh seafood, premium meat options, along with a mix of handmade pastes, dipping sauces, and handcrafted desserts to end the feast.
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Cosy up with the Celebration of Flavours Steamboat Buffet, priced affordably at $55++ per person. You get to pick two of their specialty MSG-free broths, with options such as Sichuan Mala and Singapore Laksa. Then, order some hotpot must-haves; standouts include minced prawn with tobiko, muar otah paste, and sliced beef short ribs. Desserts see a local flair with the Signature Durian King Cookie Crumble Cream Puff, and everyone’s childhood favourite: Potong ice cream.
Address: 81 Anson Rd, Singapore 079908
Opening hours: Fri-Sun 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6224 1133
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Perched on Level 57 of Sands SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Spago is sky-high dining done right. The stunning restaurant affords diners an impeccable view of the famous Infinity Pool as well as the city’s skyline.
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Californian cuisine takes centrestage here, as Spago is the first international offshoot of Wolfgang Puck’s renowned Beverly Hills restaurant. Make plans for a lunchtime date and get the 3 Course Prix Fixe ($65++ per person), which stars signatures such as Burrata with Roasted Beets, Grilled Angus Beef Burger, and Coconut Panna Cotta. If you’re visiting in the evening instead, there’s a three-course dinner set going at $79++ per person. There’s also the option of topping up $18++ for a handmade pasta course if you’re still feeling peckish.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Hotel Tower 2, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2.30pm, Sun-Thurs 6pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6688 9955
17. 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung
Alvin Leung, the chef behind Michelin-starred Bo Innovation in Hong Kong, helms 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, a unique modern Asian bistro and grill. Located in The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, this spacious dining spot is decked out in Art Deco-influenced motifs and luxe armchairs, which set the stage for a romantic night out.
Here you’re treated to mod-Asian recipes inspired by the Canadian chef’s travels. Grill takes centrestage, with highlights such as Pork Prime Rib ‘Bak Kut Teh’ ($38++), Foie Gras Kaya Toast ($26++), and Claypot Mee Tai Bak ($28++), which features roasted Kurobuta pork belly, soft boiled egg and black fungus. Those visiting in the daytime can opt for their lunch set, priced from $44++ per person for a three-course meal.
Address: 15 Stamford Rd, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, Singapore 178906
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6715 6871
18. Pistachio Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Grill
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If you’re looking for romantic restaurants in Orchard, fill up at the halal-certified Pistachio Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Grill, conveniently located in Wheelock Place. True to its name, the restaurant offers a variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, from kebabs and wraps to grilled dishes piled with juicy meats.
Go for the Vegetarian Pide ($22++), which comes with a mix of mushrooms, veggies, and two types of cheeses—mozzarella and cheddar. If you’re craving red meat, share the Sultan’s Delight ($42++), a classic Ottoman dish of tender lamb cooked with fresh tomato and thyme, topped with smoky eggplant and cheese.
Address: 501 Orchard Rd, #02-04/05, Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6262 6400
19. Sun with Moon Japanese Dining & Cafe
Another date night-worthy spot in Wheelock Place to check out is Sun with Moon Japanese Dining & Cafe. This spacious restaurant showcases a combination of both traditional and modern Japanese cuisine, plus a separate cafe menu for teas and desserts.
Sushi fans have to try the popular Spicy Aburi Salmon Roll ($22.80++), which comes with crab and avocado, packed within a layer of torched salmon, and topped with spicy mayo and salmon roe. Another signature is the Yaki Dango ($9.80++), a sweet treat featuring Japanese rice dumplings with a sweet soy glaze, red beans, and chestnut paste. The dango is grilled in-house, so you’re getting it fresh!
Address: 501 Orchard Rd, #03-15/16/17, Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 2:45pm, 3pm to 5:15pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6733 6636
20. Hanjip Korean Grill House
Who says a Korean BBQ house can’t fall under the “romantic restaurants” category? If bae loves a good Korean BBQ feast, treat them to Hanjip Korean Grill House for your next date night. The spread features premium beef options for grilling, from Wagyu Striploin ($68++) to USDA Prime Boneless Short Rib ($45++). Complete the experience with a spread of house-made Korean dishes, such as the Kimchi Pancake ($18++), Cheese Egg Roll ($15++), and Korean Fried Chicken Wings ($20++) to share.
If you’re not up for K-BBQ, visit for weekday lunch instead, where you’ll find Korean classics such as Bibimbap ($18++), Mini Army Stew ($16++), and Ginseng Chicken ($24++) on the menu.
Read our Hanjip review!
Address: Blk C River Valley Rd, 3C, #01-11, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179022
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 8882 9011
Romantic restaurants in Singapore
Romantic restaurants in Singapore are a dime a dozen—you just need to be pointed in the right direction. Hopefully, you’ll find something from this curated list of romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day and special occasions for your next date night!
This post was originally published on 13th February 2019 by Marcus Ng.