It’s nearly Valentine’s Day again – that time when we all feel obliged to be show a little romance to our other halves – buy gifts, flowers, cards and treat him or her to an romantic dinner a deux. Many people prefer to hide away on this night of the year, embarrassed by the over-enthusiastic outpouring of love and affection… but if this isn’t you, and you need some inspiration on where to take your loved one, then here are few ideas of romantic restaurants in Singapore for your night of lurve.
If money is no object, and you feel the need to make a good impression and thoroughly spoil your beau, then head to Ku De Ta. This current trendy bar/restaurant du jour, is the place in town to see and be seen. With the most incredible views over the city, if you can’t impress the object of your affection here, then you may as well give up now.
Rochester Park, tucked away amongst tropical foliage, is a row of colonial black & white bungalows renovated into several secluded restaurants. One Rochester is undoubtedly one of the most romantic of them all, its beautifully landscaped gardens allowing for privacy and solitude as you sip pre-dinner martinis to the sound of the waterfall and chirping cicadas.
You may not be able to afford to whisk your loved one off to Bali for a long weekend to demonstrate your affection, but you can head to the next best thing – Villa Bali right here in Singapore. With its intimate pavilions dotted in amongst the undergrowth, this hidden gem is the perfect location for a more casual date.
There are some restaurants where you find yourself falling in love with the food and ambience as much as the person sitting opposite you. Oso, a charming Italian restaurant tucked away in a traditional shophouse in Chinatown, is one such place. Great service, fun atmosphere and delicious food make this a place you will want to return to again and again. Plus their pannacotta is to die for.
Meant in the nicest possible way… sometimes you just don’t have the funds to indulge in a fancy night out. But who said romance had to be expensive? Some of Singapore’s best food is found in its local hawker centres, the city’s version of ‘street food’. Makansutra Gluttons Bay is a notch above the rest in the ambience stakes – with al-fresco dining, sea breezes and views over Marina Bay and the CBD.
Yes, being single on Valentine’s Day sucks. But who says it has to? Head on down to Fountain Square at Clarke Quay on February 11th for their ‘Love is in the Air’ Singles Party to enjoy Power98 FM DJs, ice-breaking games, live band performances… and free-flow Tiger beer from 7.30pm-8.30pm!
Just round the corner, Indochine Forbidden City are holding their own singles’ Singlet’s party – and yes that means the dress code is Singlets…
For further ideas visit our Top Ten Picks of Romantic Restaurants in Singapore.
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