Here’s where to eat with the one you love on Valentine’s Day 2020, no matter your budget or food preferences!
We’re not gonna lie: Valentine’s Day dining can sometimes seem like a bit of a rip-off. Seemingly every restaurant in town puts out a pricey set menu (drinks included, of course), so you’ll usually feel better off waiting till two days later when you can go back to ordering whatever you want.
BUT! A select group of restaurants (and a ship…) in Singapore are really going all out with unique Valentine’s Day 2020 dining options you just might not find any other time of year. From a rooftop teepee to a sunset sail and anti-V-day bashes, here are the most unique dining options you’ll find in Singapore this V-Day, with plenty of romantic restaurants thrown in for good measure. Smooches!
Image by Garden Dome at The Summerhouse
While a lot of restaurants on this list are on the pricey side (hey, boats and teepees don’t come cheap!), there’s also a lot to be said for going the DIY. Click the links below for everything you could possibly need to cook at home or plan the perfect romantic picnic:
Singapore is one of the best places for romantic restaurants with rooftop dining, what with our tall skyscrapers and twinkling city lights! One of our tops picks is Stellar at 1-Altitude, offering a sumptuous six-course Valentine’s Day menu paired with the cityscape of Singapore from the 62nd floor (Singapore’s highest restaurant!). Highlights from the exclusive menu include The Red Sashimi with Loch Fyne salmon cured in cherry, the sustainable Brittany blue lobster in The Ocean, topped with Sturia caviar and red currant gel, and the Mayura oyster blade smoked in apple wood of A Cow Loves to Graze, served with baby beetroot and Jerusalem artichoke purée on a bed of hay. Sweeten the deal at the end of the meal with Get A Rhu-mmm, a rhubarb mousse in a rhubarb compote, dressed with lychee confit and candied rosemary.
If you’re hoping to dine under the stars, check out CÉ LA VI or LAVO, both perched high atop Marina Bay Sands. As a bonus, LAVO is actually offering Valentine’s Day 2020 specials across three nights (14-16 February).
While there are a number of restaurants along the idyllic Robertson Quay riverfront, none are quite like Summerlong. This Mediterranean restaurant has a chilled-out beachside vibe, and becomes incredibly romantic at night as the lights sparkle over the river. The Valentine’s Day set menu is surprisingly affordable too, starting at just $75++ with oysters, giouvetsi with lobster bisque, and Angus Striploin in its lineup.
A little further down the Singapore River is Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, located in the elegant InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay. If you and your partner are steak lovers, their Valentine’s Day 2020 menu featuring dry-aged USDA Black Angus meat, jumbo lobster and a new cocktail duo is sure to hit the mark.
Stellar at 1-Altitude, $194++ per pax for a non-window seat, and $244++ per pax for a window seat, add on $200++ for 2 glasses of Dom Perignon & a bouquet of flowers
CÉ LA VI, 5-course dinner set menu, $198++ per pax; 2-course lunch menu, $48++per pax; 3-course lunch menu, $68++ per pax
LAVO, 4-course dinner menu, $138++ per pax; Sunday Champagne Brunch: Valentine’s Day Edition, $168++ per pax
Summerlong dinner set menu, $75++ per pax
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse all-day Valentine’s Day menu, $258++ per couple
Stellar at 1-Altitude, Level 62, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616, Tel: (+65) 6438 0410, [email protected]
CÉ LA VI, 1 Bayfront Avenue Hotel Tower 3, Level 57 Marina Bay Sands, SkyPark 018971, Tel: (+65) 6508 2188, [email protected]
LAVO, 10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 1, Singapore 018956, Tel: (+65) 6688 8591, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/lavo
Summerlong, 60 Robertson Quay #01-04, Singapore 238252, Tel: (+65) 6235 1225, [email protected]
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, 1 Nanson Road, #02-01, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, Tel: (+65) 6887 5885, www.wolfgangssteakhouse.sg
If you’re like us and can’t resist the urge to yell “I’m on a BOAT!” anytime you set sail, you just might be inclined to check out the Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise onboard the super yacht Royal Albatross. You’ll sail around Singers on a 47m, 22-sail luxury Tall Ship while enjoying a welcome drink, 3-course dinner, live entertainment, and of course stunning views of the sunset. Opt for the City Lights Sail instead from 8:30pm and you’ll get a special rose bouquet and fireworks!
When: 14 February 2020, 5pm & 8:30pm
Sunset Sail from $225 per person
City Lights Sail from $288 per person
Got a hankering for ocean-fresh catches, mama? One-Ninety at the Four Seasons Singapore will be featuring their signature seafood tower on the V-Day menu, filled with Maine lobster, blue fin tuna, Hokkaido scallop, spanner crab and mussels.
To really get you in the mood, oysters play a starring role on Valentine’s Day menus at a number of our fave romantic restaurants (they are an aphrodisiac, after all!):
Luke’s Oyster Bar @ Gemmill Lane
Humpback (oysters for $3!)
Opus Bar & Grill
db Bistro & Oyster Bar
For a V-Day meal that’ll take your breath away, hint the hubs to book an evening at the magnificently restored Alkaff Mansion for TXA Pintxo Bar’s 3-course set dinner while UNA the restaurant upstairs at Alkaff Mansion is the place to head for a lingering 5-course meal. Dishes at both establishments lure with mains of Bacalao Confitado (confit salted cod) or Grilled Beef Tenderloin plus complimentary cocktails and a complimentary bouquet of flowers.
TXA Pintxo Bar, Alkaff Mansion, $148++ per couple
UNA, Alkaff Mansion, $298++ per couple
Meanwhile on the other side of town, The Summerhouse‘s famous climate-controlled Garden Domes set within the lush verdant of The Summerhouse Edible Garden will each make for a dinner date to remember!
The Summerhouse Garden Dome menu is at 380++ per couple
Art in the CBD deserves a special mention for its decor, reminiscent of the opulent 1920s with its plush booths and marble countertops, not to mention its delicious Italian cuisine. Michelin-starred Chef Beppe De Vito will be plating up a sensational a five-course experience, equivalent to a romantic gastronomic journey through the charming flavours of Italy. If it’s good enough for Barack Obama…
Art 5-course dinner, $198++ per pax
Alkaff Mansion, 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178, www.thealkaffmansion.sg
The Summerhouse, 3 Park Ln, Singapore 798387, Tel: (+65) 8809 5840
Art, 1 St Andrew’s Road, #05-03 National Gallery, Singapore 178957, Tel: (+65) 6866 1977
Want to take away the guesswork and leave yourselves in a chef’s capable hands? With wine pairings, luxe ingredients and more, you can really splash out at all of the following:
Brasserie Les Saveurs & LaBrezza at St. Regis Singapore
Brasserie Les Saveurs dinner from $298++ per couple
LaBrezza dinner from $268++ per couple
CURATE, Resorts World Sentosa
Valentine’s Day 5-course dinner, $296++ per couple
Gordon Grill, Goodwood Park Hotel
4-course set dinner at $288++ per couple; 5-course set dinner at $308++ per couple
The Knolls, Capella Singapore (pictured)
$148++ per person; additional S$88++ per person with wine pairing
5-course Valentine’s Day Menu, $188++ per couple
Mimi at The Riverhouse
$138++ per couple, $258++ with wine pairing
6-course lunch, $358++
8-course dinner, $498++
Racines, Sofitel Singapore City Centre
4-Course Valentine’s Dinner, $188++ per couple
5-Course Valentine’s Dinner with Duval-Leroy Brut Reserve Champagne, $228++ per couple
The Spot, Marina One
7-course Valentine’s Day menu, $108++ per person
WAKANUI Grill Dining, Marina One
6-course Valentine’s Day spread, $148++ per person
Image by Capella Singapore
If you’re thinking of having a chill Valentine’s Day without the fussiness of fine dining, we’re eyeing the fun rooftop vibes of Potato Head Folk and the casual (yet romantic) al fresco concept at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. While neither have special V-Day menus, we’re sure you’ll still feel love in the air amidst the twinkling fairy lights and convivial atmosphere.
Potato Head, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143, potatohead.co/singapore
Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, Level 1, Singapore 338987, kilo-collective.com/en/camp-kilo-charcoal-club
Ready to kick back with a bottle of champagne with your own personal teepee hut overlooking the city? Then head to Mr Stork’s “Saint Valentine’s Teepee Experience” at Andaz Singapore, where in addition to having your own private teepee for the entire night, you’ll also receive an exclusive silk pouch from Perk by Kate, including a $50 voucher and a bar of delicious Fossa chocolate (one of our faves!).
When: 14 February 2020
How much: $350++ per couple
Mr Stork, Level 39, Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354, Tel: (+65) 6408 1234, www.andazsingapore.com
All the single ladies! Whatever your reason for hating Valentine’s Day, head to Lucha Loco on Duxton Hill or Adrift at MBS to find your tribe, mama. Geared toward “single and ready to mingle” guests, the free annual fiesta at Lucha Loco features highlights like piñata bashing, an “El Loco” Love Wheel, and an adult pop-up shop, while Adrift will be hosting their Hearts & Wines party where you can get a handcrafted cocktail in the colour that matches your relationship status – whether attached, complicated or single.
For the adventurous, Valentine Vendetta‘s single’s party is back with its signature secret venue. Rock up to bustling Mexican cantina, Chimi’s, and you’ll then be whisked away to the secret destination, on a quick river cruise by WaterB! It’s the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience over clinking glasses, exciting games and hot conversations (maybe the perfect place to find the one?). Tickets from just $35+.
Lucha Loco, 15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598, Tel: (+65) 6226 3938, www.luchaloco.com
Adrift, 10 Bayfront Ave, Lobby Tower 2 Hotel, Singapore 018956, Tel: (+65) 6688 1555, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/adrift.html
You can always count on Janice Wong to have the prettiest V-day eats! Treat yourself to a lavish and interactive experience at 2am:dessertbar with their special menu, available throughout the month from 7 February. You’ll get to personalise your Valentine’s Day Dessert ($24) with a colourful array of decorations to best describe your relationship, starting with the base made from Ruby feuilletine, Rose lemongrass parfait, Oolong tea mousse, Yuzu elderflower yoghurt and Ginger cake.
Complementing the dessert is the “The Lady in Pink” cocktail ($20 a la carte / $18 as a pairing with the dessert), a special concoction of gin, pomegranate, green apple, marzipan rose tea syrup, lemon, bitters and egg white garnished with rose syrup, raspberry sugar and a rose petal.
2am:dessertbar, 21A Lor Liput, Holland Village, Singapore 277733, www.2amdessertbar.com