We’re celebrating Singapore’s 53rd birthday by giving you $53 dollars! From 1 August, you’ll get $5.30 off your next 10 voucher orders on shop.chope.co. It doesn’t sound like a lot now but remember: our vouchers give you up to 50% discounts, which means you could get some amazing meals at less than half the price. All you have to do is use the code HBDSG at the checkout page!
To get your tummy rumbling, here are our pick of restaurants you should get National Day vouchers for.
1. Chug Chug
Chug Chug is one of the best places to get some post-work relaxation. Fully equipped with Asian-inspired comfort food, a plethora of board games, and a playful atmosphere, it’s got everything you need to unwind after your daily grind.
Start off with piquant appetisers like Fried Garlic Pork ($13) or, for something more decadent, some succulent Fresh Oysters ($4/piece). Then indulge in sinful and satisfying treats like the Chug’s Tom Yum Pasta ($16) which features a delicious tom yum sauce that’s got just the right balance of sour, spicy, and creamy. If you’re in the mood for burgers, go for the Chug’s Prime Beef Burger ($18.80). It’s got a beautifully charred U.S.A prime beef patty with onion jam, loads of cheese, and a side of fries. End your night on a boozy note with a refreshing beer to wash it all down.
2. Plum & Toro
Japanese food gets a fresh and spunky makeover at Plum & Toro. In this swanky restaurant, top-grade Japanese ingredients and creativity combine to create unique dishes that are both delectable and Instagrammable.
Some of their signature dishes include the Mekajiki (brunch set menu), which is probably one of the best sandwiches you’ll ever taste. Soft, buttery slices of toast hug a crispy, piping hot fried breaded swordfish and savoury tobiko sauce. Don’t miss out on their selection of tipples too! Their extensive alcohol selection has everything from rare sake to Japanese liquor cocktails, with options for Japanese liquor connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike. Psst, maximise your savings by using your vouchers for their Sunday and public holiday semi buffet!
3. The Halia
Breathe in fresh air and good vibes at The Halia. Nestled in the middle of Singapore Botanic Gardens, the hearty Asian-influenced European food here is sure to leave you relaxed and refreshed. You’ll also end up in a warm and fuzzy food coma – just what you need to shake off the day’s worries.
A fan-favourite here is the Chilli Crab Spaghettini ($26), for obvious reasons. Each slender strand is covered in the tangy, sweet, and spicy sauce that we all love so much. Pair your meal with a ginger-infused cocktail and feel the comforting spice warm you up from the inside. Finally, finish on a sweet note with their indulgent Sticky Toffee Pudding ($10).
A restaurant, bar, and lounge all rolled into one, Zafferano offers a stellar dining experience with an unbeatable view. Enjoy gourmet Italian cuisine made by a true blue Tuscan chef, while enjoying the sweeping panoramas of the city 240 metres below. They also use seasonal ingredients from Italy and Europe so you can get fresh, authentic dishes throughout the year.
Zafferano’s dishes are nourishing and filling, and made with skill worthy of the fanciest fine dining restaurant. Slurp up their thick and hearty Tuscan soup ($26) for a comforting starter. Next up, their exquisite risotto ($32) uses top-grade Carnaroli rice with bone marrow, fragrant saffron, and gold leaf. Finally, the roasted Bresse pigeon ($68) is a unique dish, tender with hints of gaminess that’s balanced by the sweet berries and fragrant rosemary-smoked turnips on the side.
Elevating rustic Italian food to elegant plates while maintaining the cuisine’s generous communal qualities, Aura seamlessly blends modern sophistication and homely charm. Their creative menu adds small touches to classic Italian favourites so that each dish is unique yet rooted in Italy’s culinary traditions.
A prime example of their skilful balancing act is the Tagliolini with Scampi ($38). By using the aromatic tarragon and paprika, the simple pasta dish gets a new depth of flavour that’s just spectacular. You’ll also be missing out if you don’t get a taste of their fantastic meat dishes. The Grilled Iberico Pork Chop ($45), for instance, brings out the pork’s exquisite flavour, while the burnt onion cream complements the char on the pork perfectly.
6. Sunday Folks
There’s nothing like a good dessert to put a smile on your face, which is why you only ever see smiles at Sunday Folks. Artisanal, handcrafted desserts and aromatic coffees take centre stage, providing patrons with a little bit of sweetness to brighten up their day.
You can’t go wrong with the classic pairing of ice cream and waffles ($13). Who can resist the temptation of creamy, smooth ice cream (we personally love the Sea Salt Gula Melaka) melting onto a bed of fluffy, warm waffles? Make sure to get a taste of their cakes ($7.90) as well. Whether it’s the light and fragrant Lemon Lavender or the indulgent Rich Cognac Chocolate, these slices of heaven are sure to hit the spot.
7. The Lokal
You know you’re getting some quality grub when everything you eat – even down to the butter and pickles – are made in-house. Make sure to bring lots of friends and a pair of stretchy pants because this is the perfect place for no-holds-barred feasting with your closest mates.
Start your day with a light breakfast of The Lokal Ricotta ($20), featuring homemade ricotta cheese, avocados, pomelo, and almonds on a piece of chewy sourdough. At night, the casual breakfast and brunch joint transforms into a cosy dinner spot with hearty mains like Beef Goulash ($32) and Tasmanian Grass-Fed Beef ($34).
Tickle your taste buds with the exciting East-meets-West flavours at REDPAN. Experts at fusion cuisine and putting fun, familiar spins on Western dishes, each item on their menu contains an innovative surprise to pique your curiosity and appetite.
Nibble on some Char Siew Nachos ($9) to warm up. Once you taste the sweet and savoury char siew ragout, combined with melted cheese and piquant jalapeno salsa, it’s hard to stop. Another star dish is the Prawn & “Hae Bi Hiam” Pasta ($19). The addictive dish features a house-made spicy shrimp paste, straight from the hallowed pages of the chef’s family recipe book.
9. Bee’s Knees
We’re not exaggerating when we say that this welcoming bistro lives up to its name – it really is the bee’s knees. A family-friendly bistro in the Singapore Botanic Gardens serving up simple, classic, and absolutely delish crowd-pleasing bites, it’s the perfect place to have a spot of lunch after a family day out. You can even bring your furry friends along too because of course they’re part of the family.
Their salads are healthy options to help you keep to your diet plan, and they’re big on flavour too. Dig into The Moroccan ($16): a big salad bowl of charred, smoky flavours that take you straight to the winding roads and mystic charm of Morocco’s street markets. Otherwise, go big with a Hawaiian Sandwich ($16) of pork belly and pineapple for a burst of tropical flavour. For something sweet, try some Pandan Pancakes ($14) to get a local twist on a breakfast favourite. And don’t worry about that muffin top – just loosen your belt and it’ll go away!
Seafood cravings don’t just go away on their own – you need to quench them with some seriously good food. Thankfully, you can always count on No Signboard Seafood to get you the seafood fix you need.
The absolute must-try here is their White Pepper Crab ($200/kg). In fact, your trip will be wasted if you don’t order it. As you sink your teeth into succulent chunks of crab, you’ll see why this dish has so many fans. We might even like it as much as the classic Chilli Crab! Of course, the other seafood items here, like the lobster and abalone, are worth a taste as well!