With Valentine’s just around the corner, date night prep is in full swing! Check out our Little Steps guide for the most romantic date night restaurants perfect for couples. Date night is calling… let’s go.
This list has been updated for 2021!
Finding The Dragon Chamber can be a bit of a challenge. The address takes you to a non-descript Kopitiam where people are sitting around eating noodles. It’s only when the host ushers you to the refrigerator that it opens up into a hidden speakeasy which is The Dragon Chamber. Serving up amazing cocktails and American Chinese fusion dishes this is the place to dine! And If you are feeling adventurous then why not try some of the exotic items on the menu like crocodile foot or innards.
The Dragon Chamber, 2 Circular Rd, Singapore 049358, +65 6805 8181, www.thedragonchamber.com
FLNT-Nikkei Gastrobar is a chic Japanese Peruvian restaurant in 1-Atico. Not only does this restaurant afford expansive views across the city skyline, but the food is an exciting fusion combining both cultures. Inspired by the flavors of the Nikkei culture in Peru (which was started by Japanese immigrants from Okinawa), this restaurant serves up sushi, sumiyaki grill, and deep-fried fare, as well as specialty sakes and cocktails.
FLNT-Nikkei Gastrobar, 2 Orchard Turn, Level 55 & 56, Singapore 238801, +65 6970 2039, www.1-atico.sg/flnt
If you are looking for a romantic evening but aren’t keen to head out, not to worry, you can create the perfect setting in your own home with Glamping City’s Do-At-Home package. Glamping City will deliver everything you need for your special evening, from fairy lights to picnic snacks, cushions, blankets, and even a projector and speakers. So you can enjoy a meal all while watching your favorite movie!
Glamping City, delivered to your home, Singapore, +65 9830 3090, www.glampingcity.com
If you are looking to wine and dine your partner with some of the best sunset views in Singapore then head up Mount Faber Peak to Dusk Restaurant And Bar. Sip a tasty nitro cocktail or nibble on European tapas on the outdoor terrace, all while enjoying panoramic views of Sentosa. And why not make it extra romantic and catch the cable car up.
Dusk Restaurant And Bar, 109 Mount Faber Road, Mount Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, Singapore 099203, +65 6377 9688, www.mountfaberleisure.com/restaurant/dusk-restaurant-bar
From the homemade pasta to the friendly service and extensive collection of Italian wines, dining at Ristorante Da Valentino makes you feel like you have been transported to Italy. For special occasions, there are also options for private dining and you can even request the chef to create a custom menu for you. What’s more, Ristorante Da Valentino serves up delicious cakes and biscotti, and they even have an express option where you can purchase pre-made meals and heat at home for those nights where you want a romantic night in with minimal cooking effort!
Ristorante Da Valentino, 200 Turf Club Rd, #01-19, Singapore 287994, +65 6462 0555, www.ristorante-da-valentino.com
Have your taste buds tantalized in this unique mind-altering sensory experience of dining in the dark at Nox. Take a plunge into an intriguing new world of mystery and sensation you have never experienced before, and join us on a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch, and sound, in total darkness.
Nox, 269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546, +65 6298 0708, www.noxdineinthedark.com
Burnt Ends is the place to go for a modern barbecue. Burnt Ends offers casual dining with some seating at the countertop table which looks directly into the open kitchen. The menu is written daily to ensure that the best and tastiest is served. Smoking, slow roasting, hot roasting, baking, grilling oh my! Get ready for a unique BBQ experience like no other.
Burnt Ends, 20 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088391, +65 6224 3933, www.burntends.com.sg
Go “under the sea” for a completely unforgettable date night. Ocean Restaurant takes the experience of visiting the S.E.A. Aquarium one step further, by allowing you to dine surrounded by its sea creatures of sharks and stingrays. Dig into Mediterranean and Greek-inspired Western dishes as you take in the sights of your blue surroundings. If a proposal is in the works, you’ll even have your very own aquatic audience!
Ocean Restaurant By Cat Cora, #B1-455/456, 22 Sentosa Gateway, S.E.A. Aquarium, Singapore 098136, +65 6577 6688, www.rwsentosa.com/en/restaurants/ocean-restaurant/overview
Perched on top of Faber Peak is Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro, a hilltop dining concept with unparalleled views of Sentosa Island. Ideal for both afternoon brunch and a candlelit dinner, the food here will satisfy just as much as the panoramic sights. Serving up salads, meats, pasta, and noodles, there is something here to suit everyone's tastes.
Arbora, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203, +65 6377 9688, www.onefabergroup.com/restaurant/arbora-hilltop-garden-bistro
If you're looking to impress, charter a yacht from Yacht Charter for an intimate dinner cruise at sunset in luxury style. Yacht Charter Singapore offers a comprehensive fleet of yachts for charter to cater to your varying needs from group outings to a date night for two at sea.
Begin your epicurean journey at Pollen with their personalized buggy service from Gardens by the Bay’s arrival plaza to the restaurant. In the unrivaled setting of Gardens by the Bay, Pollen serves up modern European cuisine with Mediterranean influences. After your meal, enjoy complimentary access to the Flower Dome and wander in the sub-20-degree Mediterranean garden with exotic flowers and plants.
Pollen, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09, Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore 018953, +65 6604 9988, www.pollen.com.sg
The food at fine dining restaurant Preludio might seem simple at first glance, but one taste and you’ll realize that it’s anything but. Preludio is perfect for couples looking for a creative new gastronomical experience together. Choose from 4 to 8 courses and let the team at Preludio take you on a culinary journey!
Preludio, #03-01/02, Frasers Tower, 182 Cecil Street, Singapore 069547, +65 6904 5686, www.preludio.sg
For a truly romantic date night, whisk away your true love on one of these majestic tall ships at Royal Albatross. These beautiful, old-world, ships are the perfect setting for you and your date. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal as you sit back and watch the night sky. This is a great spot for a romantic proposal, just in case you were thinking about it.
Royal Albatross, Historic Ship Harbour, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway Singapore, Singapore 098269, +65 6863 9585, www.tallship.com.sg/products
Nature lovers will particularly enjoy The Summerhouse’s dome dining experience, which starts at SG$350++ of minimum spend per couple. Each outdoor dome is fully air-conditioned and seats up to 10 guests, making it a truly unique dinner experience for both couples and small private dinner groups. After digging in to food items like the roast poulet and Aussie avocado with sous vide eggs, don’t forget to snap some pictures with your surroundings to remember the occasion too!
The Summerhouse, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387, +65 6262 1063, www.thesummerhouse.sg
Looking for a touch of Barcelona in Singapore? FOC is a buzzy, vibrant Spanish restaurant in the heart of Singapore with stunning food and outstanding cocktails. FOC Restaurant is a collaboration between Michelin-starred Chef Nandu Jubany, Chef Jordi Noguera, and award-winning mixologist Dario Knox. At FOC you will be greeted by the sights and sounds of a busy open kitchen and cocktail bar where chefs and mixologists work side-by-side. This is an adult-only place if you’re looking for good food and a fun night out.
FOC, 40 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059679, +65 6100 4040, focrestaurant.com
Indulge in epicurean delights while enjoying the stunning 360-degree view of the Singapore skyline at Cable Car Sky Dining. For date night, enjoy the ultimate private in-cabin dining experience with a delightful 4-course meal with amazing views of the Sentosa Harbourfront Precinct.
Cable Car Sky Dining, Level 2 Faber Peak Singapore, 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203, (+65) 6377 9688, www.onefabergroup.com/cable-car-sky-dining
Headed by chef Alvin Leung, 15 Stamford By Alvin Leung incorporates unique spins on traditional Asian cuisines. From Hong Kong to Korean, Thai, Malaysian, Filipino, and Singaporean food you and your partner will be bound to find something to suit your tastes and will enjoy experimenting with new tastes together!
15 Stamford By Alvin Leung, 15 Stamford Road, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, Singapore 178906, +65 6715 6871, www.kempinski.com/en/singapore/the-capitol-singapore/dining/15-stamford-by-alvin-leung
The Singapore Flyer is one of Singapore's top attractions offering panoramic views of the Lion City from the sky. Date night with a twist? Check out the world's first full butler sky dining options. This is sure to wow your date and score some much-needed brownie points. Pair that with a cruise in your dream car with Ultimate Drive and you will be good to go. Go ahead, spice it up!
The Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803, +65 6333 3311 www.singaporeflyer.com
Go big at Restaurant Zen or go home! This dinner-only restaurant boasts a fixed menu of SG$450 per diner, with courses spread out over its three levels. The first floor greets patrons with starters before they move up to the second level for main dishes and completing their Nordic, French, and Japanese gastronomical journey on the third floor.
Restaurant Zen, 41 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089855, +65 9236 6368, www.restaurantzen.com
PS. Café is already a crowd-favorite for Singaporeans to get their brunch fix, largely thanks to their mouth-watering truffle fries. But with PS. Cafe East Coast Park, you’ll get to also savor their menu items by the beach. Not only is the outdoor seating a perfect spot to chill with your fur kids, but little ones can also enjoy the kid's menu with items like Grilled Ham and Cheese Toasties.
PS. Café East Coast Park. 1110 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449880, +65 6708 9288, www.pscafe.com/pscafe-east-coast-park
If your date loves fairy tales, take them to Enchanted Café to be transported to a dream world! Decked out with decorations like fairy lights and charming greenery all around, the café will set the mood for a magical affair. They’ve got the usual brunch fare like eggs, avocado on toast, and smoothie bowls, but what's different is their unique flavored tea that’s definitely worth a try.
At The Halia, not only will you be served delicious food, but you will be surrounded by luscious greenery from the Botanic Gardens - the perfect combination for a romantic date. Serving up all-day dining, breakfast, and brunch the menu items are extensive and The Halia offers a good selection of sweet and savory items. The restaurant can also be a venue for weddings, so keep this in mind if you’re planning one soon!
The Halia, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore 259569, +65 8444 1148, www.thehalia.com
Located on top of a cliff in Sentosa, The Cliff offers you and your date a panoramic view of the sea while you dine. Whether you’re feeling like pizza, pasta, or mains, their Italian menu has you covered.
The Cliff, 2 Bukit Manis Rd, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, Sentosa, Singapore 099891, +65 6708 8310, www.sofitel-singapore-sentosa.com/dining/the-cliff
With limited seats available, you’ll need to call in advance to secure a spot at Miyu – which is one of the best omakase places in Singapore. If you’re looking for a unique and memorable dining experience, Miyu allows you to witness their top-quality ingredients of Wagyu beef and air-flown seafood cooked by skilled chefs right in front of your eyes.
Miyu, 74 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089533, +65 9839 5232, www.miyu.sg
At Raffles Arcade, Butcher’s Block is a dream come true for steak aficionados. The moment you and your date step inside the 44-seater restaurant, you’ll be treated to an exquisite dining experience. If you’re clueless on what to order, ordering a steak would be your best bet or order their carte blanche menu where you can try a few of their recommended dishes. Finish off with a glass of wine from over 200 varieties.
Butcher’s Block, #02-02, Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719, +65 6338 8770, www.butchersblock.com.sg
After a romantic date at the National Museum, wind down at Flutes which is located within the museum itself. Serving up modern European fare for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner, the food here is nearly too pretty to eat. What's more, if you would prefer to entertain at home Flutes have a handy option of hiring a private chef, so you can enjoy the same restaurant-quality food at home.
Flutes, 93 Stamford Road, #01-02, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897, +65 6338 8770, www.flutes.com.sg
Hidden at the back alley of The Working Capitol lies a secret gastronomical garden that is Don Ho Social Kitchen and Bar. The lush décor exudes chill vibes all around for a casual date, coupled with dining options categorized as Land (meat), Earth (vegetables), and Sea (seafood).
Don Ho Social Kitchen And Bar, 1 Keong Saik Road, The Working Capitol Building, Singapore 089109, +65 6223 5001, www.don-ho.com
Besides impressing your loved one with Odette’s two-Michelin star dishes, they’ll also get a kick out of being seated in the restaurant's aesthetically pleasing interiors. It is located in National Gallery after all. Their next-level dishes like the Rosemary Smoked Egg has even garnered them recognition as the top restaurant in Asia.
Odette, 1 St Andrew's Rd, #01-04 National Gallery, Singapore 178957, +65 6385 0498, www.odetterestaurant.com
Tamarind Hill www.tamarindrestaurants.com
Restaurant Ibid www.restaurantibid.com
Jaan By Kirk Westaway www.jaan.com.sg
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