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8 Rooftop Restaurants Under $50++ For The Perfect Date Night With Bae

9th February 2022

Rooftop restaurants to impress your bae during date night


As much as the quality of food matters when picking a spot for date night, the ambience does too. I mean, the food at Amoy Food Centre is great, but I’ll probably not go there for date night. For me, my go-to date night spot is definitely a rooftop restaurant.

Just imagine the dreamy view of Singapore’s skyline sparkling in the distance as you flirt amorously with your date. If you’re now intrigued on how to up your dating game, this list of 10 rooftop restaurants is perfect for you. Each has dishes priced under $50++, or you can even enjoy a full meal on that budget, so you’re not breaking the bank on your date.


1. Supply & Demand


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Accompanied by live music and a gorgeous view of the CBD, Supply & Demand is a great rooftop restaurant to impress your date at. You can even dedicate a song to flaunt your cultured taste in music.

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The menu largely comprises Italian fare, from risotto to pasta, to pizza you can share. This Morning After (from $22++) is a popular pizza option, as it reinvents a full English breakfast on the pie. You get toppings including mushrooms, a runny egg, and bacon, as well as the usual marinara sauce and mozzarella. They also have a new plant-based menu to cater to vegetarians and vegans, with dishes such as Meatballs With A Crunch ($19++) made with Impossible meat instead.

Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6336 0588
Website


2. Kinki Restaurant and Bar


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Kinki is a rooftop restaurant and bar that offers a panoramic view of Marina Bay. In the evening, you and your date can marvel at the light show display by Marina Bay Sands without a crowd.

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Expect a Japanese-centric menu here. Start off the meal with your choice of maki rolls from their selection, including options with foie gras and scallop, or soft shell crab. Most of these are priced under $30++. For mains, we recommend the Crispy Ume Kurobuta Belly ($28++), where pork belly is marinated with an ume honey plum dressing, then fried till crisp. 

Address: 70 Collyer Quay #02-02, Customs House, Singapore 049323
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sun 12pm to 3pm
Tel: 6533 3471
Website


3. Fry Rooftop Bistro And Bar


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Fry Rooftop Bistro And Bar offers a gorgeous view of the Duxton district with a lively atmosphere. Sip on your favourite drink as you and your date watch the sun set behind the neighbouring buildings.

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You could order their thicc Fry Beef Burger ($22++), which comes with a chunky 100% ground beef patty along with an ozzy slice of grilled cheese. There is also Homemade Mac & Cheese ($18++), comforting, goeey, and served with fries, mash or salad—you’re definitely not leaving with the top button of your jeans intact. If you want to enjoy some drinks with your meal, swing by from 4pm to 7pm and enjoy 20% off the booze menu, apart from bottles.

Address: 96B Club Street, Singapore 069464
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 4pm to 10:20pm
Tel: 8418 5995
Website


4. HONCHO


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Founded by a local DJ, HONCHO is a lifestyle and dining concept that just opened in Ann Siang Hill. Their menu focuses on mod-Japanese fare—including air-flown sashimi—complemented by a wide selection of Japanese sakes. Start off your evening with a few tipples at Jō, their rooftop bar, which overlooks the bustle of Chinatown.

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Then, for dinner, head down to the ground floor for your meal at HONCHO. Enjoy small bites including the Tamago Mayo & Ikura on Toast ($14++), an elevated version of an egg mayo sando, then work your way up to their mains. The Yakitori Squad ($20++) is one to try if you love skewers, as it comes with a medley, including gizzards. Otherwise, treat yourself to the Uni Capellini ($38++), where pasta is tossed in a smoked uni butter sauce, then served with a selection of seafood.

Address: 12 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069692
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 5pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 8779 9537
Website


5. Florian


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Italian cuisine is a failsafe option for dates. At rooftop restaurant Florian, you get a menu that’s a love letter to Venice, along with a stunning view of the downtown area.

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Kickstart your meal with your selection of burrata, priced from $16++, with a variety of toppings apart from the usual tomato and arugula. Next, choose from their pizza or pasta line-ups for mains. We recommend going for their Wagyu Blogonese ($28++) for something indulgent, as the housemade ragu is rendered extra lush thanks to the marbled Wagyu beef. Apart from lunch and dinner, Florian also does weekend brunch for something different.

Address: 41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10:30pm
Tel: 9863 6361
Website


6. Southbridge


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If your idea of a romantic date is enjoying good conversations on a rooftop bar, with drinks and light bites, then Southbridge is a great bet. This hidden gem in Boat Quay offers scenic views of the CBD, affordable oysters, and a broad selection of gins.

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Oysters are priced at $24 for six, and available in four different flavour combos. Otherwise, the bar also has small plates, such as their Octopus Taco ($18++) dressed with mentaiko sauce, or Chicken Karaage ($16++) served with a punchy Sriracha mayo. Come on Sundays and enjoy 1-for-1 Roku gin all day. Usually priced at $16++ per drink, you know just pay $8++ each.

Address: 80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Rooftop 049868
Opening hours: Mon-Tue 5pm to 10:30pm, Wed-Sun 4pm to 10:30pm
Tel:  6877 6965
Website


7. Sweetea Caffe


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Sweetea Caffe isn’t your conventional rooftop restaurant. Instead, it is a retro diner in Chinatown that has a balcony dining area, where you can enjoy views of the busy, colourful streets below.

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Come for their afternoon tea set here, which is priced at $38.80. The tiered set includes sweet and savour bites, such as ondeh ondeh cake and luncheon meat fries. While the food may not wow, Sweetea Caffe does offer a novel dining experience if you’re looking to impress your date. Do note that dining at the balcony requires advance booking.

Read our Sweetea Caffe review.

Address: 15A & 15B Trengganu Street, Chinatown Complex, Singapore 058469
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 10pm
Website


8. Lavo


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Lavo at Marina Bay Sands may be a popular rooftop restaurant for dinner and their famed weekend champagne brunches, but they also do relatively affordable lunch sets if you’re looking for a midday date. Their weekday two-course set is priced at $38++, and three-course set is priced at $48++. Factor in the stunning views of the bay area, and Lavo becomes the choice to help you score brownie points with bae.

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Depending on your set option, you get a main, and either an appetizer and/or dessert. Highlights here include the Grilled Hanger Steak, served with crispy polenta, or the Burnt Onion & Ricotta Tortellini, dressed with roasted mushrooms and garden peas.

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Tower 1, Level 57, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 12am
Tel: 6688 8591
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Affordable rooftop restaurant options with a view


As your bae falls deeper in love with you after a date in one of those rooftop restaurants, you could consider these rooftop bars to up the anté. Featuring everything from beautiful rooftop bars with cheap drinks to high-SES ones for ballers, you can be sure that there’s an option for you.

This article was originally written on 24 March 2017.
Featured image adapted from Lavo, HONCHO, and Florian.

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