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 23 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!
Table of Contents
- Romantic restaurants for date nights and Valentine’s Day
- 1. The Summerhouse
- 2. Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore
- 3. Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro
- 4. Skai
- 5. Picanhas’
- 6. The Halia
- 7. Ela
- 8. Sen-ryo
- 9. Mama Diam
- 10. Tipo Pasta Bar
- 11. Peppermint
- 12. The Masses
- 13. Botanico
- 14. Basilico
- 15. The Buffet Restaurant
- 16. Spago
- 17. 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung
- 18. Pistachio Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Grill
- 19. Sun with Moon Japanese Dining & Cafe
- 20. Hanjip Korean Grill House
- 21. Kissajin
- 22. Vin Geek
- 23. Surrey Hills Grocer
- Romantic restaurants in Singapore
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 $55+ per person (minimum two diners) takes place on weekends from 11:30am 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 $75++ 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
The Summerhouse is not a halal-certified eatery.
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.
Whether it’s date night or a special occasion, bae will be pleased with the Spring 4-Course Set Menu ($149++ per person), available from now till 28 February 2023, except for 13 and 14 February. The star of the show is the Signature Roasted USDA Prime Rib of Beef: 150g of juicy, tender beef complemented with Idaho mashed potato, Yorkshire pudding and more.
If you’re not out to splurge, visit for lunch instead, for their value-for-money Weekday Power Lunch set at $69++ per person. You get a starter, main, and dessert, with options to top up for drinks to elevate your meal. This set is available on all weekdays in January and February 2023, except on 23 and 24 January, and 13 to 15 February.
Address: 333A Orchard Road #04-01/31, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6836 3333
Lawry’s The Prime Rib is not a halal-certified eatery.
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 ($40++). 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 ($16++) comes with salted milk chocolate cream, meringue, wafer and fresh berries.
Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 8:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6377 9688
Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro is not a halal-certified eatery.
Located on the dizzying 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, a date at Skai comes with the perk of enjoying an impressive panoramic view of Singapore’s skyline. In a fitting celebration of romance, the Skai High Tea ($68++ per person) runs on weekdays and comes with your choice of TWG tea or coffee. Tuck into a selection of savoury and sweet bites, from Caviar Buckwheat Blini to Japanese Sweet Potato Cheesecake.
There’s also a premium version that goes for $78++ per person, which includes atas additions such as Lobster Apple Tzatziki with Oscietre Caviar and Dark Rum Vanilla Madeleine. Zhng up your afternoon tea with free-flow champagne from 3pm to 4:30pm by topping up $75++ per person!
Check out our full review of Skai here!
Address: 2 Stamford Road, Level 70, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 5pm to 12am, Sat 3pm to 5pm, 6pm to 12am
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.
Read our Picanhas’ review!
Address: 90 Club Street, Singapore 069458
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Picanhas’ is a Muslim-owned eatery.
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 4pm. 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 11am to 8:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 8:30pm
Tel: 8444 1148
The Halia is a halal-certified eatery.
Head to the West for Muslim-friendly Greek grub by Ela, a homely restaurant serving affordable Mediterranean 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 ($23+), a sampler platter that feeds two to three with four different dips, served with fresh pita. Beef lovers can try the Beef Wrap ($16+): pulled beef served with tzatziki dip, served with fries and salad. End your meal with the popular Baklava ($12+), perfect for sharing with your date. Ela’s version features walnuts with flaky phyllo pastry layers, doused in a fragrant syrup for good measure.
Read our Ela review!
Address: 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, #01-07 A/B, Singapore 659003
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8816 9418
Ela is a halal-certified eatery.
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.
Read our Sen-ryo review!
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #03-14, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6974 6782
Sen-ryo is not a halal-certified eatery.
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 ($18+ 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 Claypot Asian Braised Beef Cheeks ($25+) or Laksa Chee Cheong Fun ($15+), featuring handmade rice rolls, prawn beancurd skin roll, Iberico pork ngo hiang,
quail egg, and sambal chilli.
Read our Mama Diam review!
Address: 38 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188665
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 4pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 8533 0792
Mama Diam is not a halal-certified eatery.
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 Aglio Alright ($18.90++) AKA prawn aglio olio, and Royal Ragu ($19.90++). 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.
Read our Tipo Review!
Address: 28 Aliwal Street, #01-07, Singapore 199918
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 8768 0785
Tipo Pasta Bar is a halal-certified eatery.
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 from $68++ per person for lunch and $98++ 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.
Read our Peppermint buffet review!
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
Peppermint is a halal-certified eatery.
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 ($18.90++), which stands for crab, caviar, confit lemon, served cold for a refreshing taste.. Mains aren’t too costly too, as most dishes don’t go past the $40 mark. Try the Duck Confit ($21.90++), which comes with their special “Wok Hey” rice noodles, mushroom, house-cured egg yolk, and plum vinaigrette. You can also get the same noodles as a side to share, for $8++.
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 on Wednesday, 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.
There’s also a six-course dinner menu at $98++ if you wish to splurge a little more on your date!
Address: 50 Cluny Park Road, Level 2, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 6pm to 10:30pm, Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 3pm
Tel: 9831 1106
Botanico is not a halal-certified eatery.
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 buffet lunch 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 3pm, the weekday set gets you an appetiser, main, and free-flow desserts. Alternatively, visit from Monday to Sunday, 6pm to 10:30pm for their Formaggissimo Nights. It’s priced at $68++ per person, and includes two glasses of wine and a selection of over 40 cheeses, paired with truffle honey, nuts and more.
Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 2, Regent Singapore, Singapore 249715
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 3:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6725 3232
Basilico is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. The Buffet Restaurant
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Located in M Hotel Singapore City Centre, The Buffet Restaurant offers a halal steamboat dinner from Wednesday 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 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 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 (one serving only), and everyone’s childhood favourite: Potong ice cream.
Address: 81 Anson Road, Singapore 079908
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6224 1133
The Buffet is a halal-certified eatery.
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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 Bacon Beef Burger, and Coconut Panna Cotta. If you’re visiting in the evening instead, there’s a three-course dinner set going at $88++ per person, with elegantly plated dishes such as Grilled Iberico Pork Loin and Honey Miso Broiled Black Cod.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Hotel Tower 2, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2pm, Sun-Thurs 6pm to 9:30pm, Fri-Sat 6pm to 10:00pm
Tel: 6688 9955
Spago is not a halal-certified eatery.
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 Kurobuta Pork Prime Rib ‘Bak Kut Teh’ ($45++), Foie Gras Kaya Toast ($28++), and Kühlbarra Barramundi ($45++), served with buah keluak sauce. Those visiting in the daytime can opt for their lunch set, priced from $44++ per person for a three-course meal.
Address: 15 Stamford Road, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, Singapore 178906
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6715 6871
15 Stamford by Alvin Leung is not a halal-certified eatery.
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 ($26++), 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 Road, #02-04/05, Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6262 6400
Pistachio Grill is a halal-certified eatery.
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 ($23.80++), 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 Road, #03-15/16/17, Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:45pm, 3pm to 5:15pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6733 6636
Sun with Moon Japanese Dining & Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
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 ($48++). Complete the experience with a spread of house-made Korean dishes, such as the Kimchi Pancake ($20++), Cheese Egg Roll ($15++), and Korean Fried Chicken Wings ($22++) to share.
If you’re not up for K-BBQ, the restaurant also serves Korean classics such as Ginseng Chicken ($30) and Army Stew ($32++).
Read our Hanjip review!
Address: Blk C River Valley Road, 3C, #01-11, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179022
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 8882 9011
Hanjip is not a ahalal-certified eatery.
Centrally located in Shaw Centre, new entrant Kissajin brings affordable omakase to a whole new level—their lunch omakase is priced at a wallet-friendly $68++. The restaurant is decked in dark wood furnishings with grey marble-esque floors, accented by warm lighting. Tall ceilings add a sense of grandeur to the space, making it perfect for date night.
The set lunch includes light bites such as Pork and Egg Katsu Sando and Prawn Tempura, before it wraps up with a hearty bowl of Wagyu Curry paired with miso soup on the side. There’s also a $98++ dinner omakase with more courses, should you feel like splurging.
Read our Kissajin review.
Address: 1 Scotts Road, #01-11, Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 9635 0963
Kissajin is not a halal-certified eatery.
22. Vin Geek
Another must-visit nearby is Vin Geek, a hidden bistro in Pacific Plaza with well-plated mains and a cool wine-dispensing machine. Treat your date to the Ribeye ($48+): 200g slab of Wagyu, perfectly seared to medium-rare. While waiting for your order to arrive, explore the DIY wine dispenser, which lets you enjoy a tasting portion (30ml), half glass (90ml), or full glass (180ml) of your chosen vino. Choose from over 24 bottles on offer!
Don’t forget to order the creamy Chocolate Tart ($16+), served with a scoop of raspberry ice cream on the side for good measure.
Read our Vin Geek review!
Address: 9 Scotts Road, #01-04/05/06/07, Pacific Plaza, Singapore 228210
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6334 1622
Vin Geek is not a halal-certified eatery.
23. Surrey Hills Grocer
For a more casual lunch date that’s no less romantic, visit the newly opened Surrey Hills Grocer in ION Orchard. This Australian-inspired brunch spot is somewhat hidden, as it’s only accessible via the fifth-floor carpark of the mall.
If your date has a sweet tooth, spoil them with the Cereals Crusted French Toast ($22++), a showstopping dessert featuring thick brioche French toast slab that’s coated in crunchy cereals and layered with fresh cream, ice cream, fruits, and edible flowers. Other must-try savouries including the creamy Burrata Salad ($26++) that’s perfect for sharing, and the juicy Roast Chicken with Grapes and Pepper Jus ($35++).
Read our Surrey Hills Grocer review!
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #05-02, ION Orchard, Singapore 237973
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 8801 6427
Surrey Hills Grocer is not a halal-certified eatery.
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.