Valentine’s Day: We all know it’s a commercialised holiday, but we are suckers for any excuse to dress up and dine out.
Has your honey been hinting to go somewhere special, yet you know there are bills to pay? Pick the place that gives you the best bang for your buck. Maybe you’re feeling flush thanks to your year-end bonus, or you’re going Dutch? Splurge a little on some of the fanciest menus on offer. Whatever your budget, whatever your partner’s palate, we’ve got you covered.
In the mood for Asian fusion?
Save: The Palmary
Occupying a three-storey shophouse in the quickly gentrifying Owen Road in Farrer Park, The Palmarcosy a cosy, quaint restaurant with a love for all things marble and retro (read: it’s perfect for the ‘grams). For $59++, you and your date get three courses: Lobster and Blue Manna Crab Bisque, a choice between Tiger Prawn Linguine and Codfish, and Dessert; a five-course meal sets you back $79++. Enjoying a good glass of wine here won’t break the bank either: it’s $10++ a glass.
Find it at 142 Owen Road, Singapore 218941
Book a table at The Palmary and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.
Splurge: 28Wilkie Italian Restaurant & Caviar Bar
Housed in another conserved shophouse, this time in Selegie, 28Wilkie is an intimate restaurant that is Pinterest goals: white walls, cosy armchairs and just enough space for romantic conversations. The restaurant serves up eight courses of seamless Italian-Japanese food and a glass of prosecco. For this, you’d be out of pocket by $168++ per person.
Find it at 28 Wilkie Road, #01-01, Singapore 228051
Book a table at 28Wilkie Italian Restaurant & Caviar Bar and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.
In the mood for Italian?
Save: Acqua e Farina
Enjoy old-school Italian at Acqua e Farina at The Rail Mall in Upper Bukit Timah — and if your partner loves nature, kick off the date with a walk along the Green Corridor across the road. Quench your thirst with a glass of sangria, then feast on Gamberetti (poached shrimps), Burratina and Parma Ham, Salmon Linguine or Mushroom Penne, Oven-Baked Seabream or Crispy Duck Confit. There is the classic Tiramisu too. The menu goes for $88++ per person, but there is a 10% discount if you take the first sitting from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Find it at 400 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678050
Book a table at Acqua e Farina and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.
Splurge: il Cielo
Stay above the fray of the Orchard Road bustle and enjoy the city skyline from il Cielo, while dining on mouth-watering Italian dishes in a modern setting. Enjoy a six-course menu including Kinmedai Carpaccio, Cod Fish Mousse Ravioli and Raspberry pannacotta and a glass of champagne for $158++ per person. If you happen to be “working late” on Valentine’s Day itself, then dine on 10, 12 or 13 Feb for just $138++. Either way, we’ve got your back: Use the promo code VDAY18 to get 15% off if you book on Chope.
Find it at 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883
- To score 2X Chope-Dollars, book a table at il Cielo with code TASTYBLOG*.
- Want 15% off your Valentine’s Day meal? Book with the code VDAY18 to enjoy this exclusive discount*!
*Note: Only one promo code is applicable per reservation
In the mood for Japanese?
Give your date something different by bringing him or her to Panko, a cyber-punk restaurant off Haji Lane. Part of the Unlisted Collection group, the restaurant features Kushikatsu skewers, fresh Negitoro (green onions + tuna) Don and a cocktail. Take advantage of your Chope affiliation: the dinner set is $58++ for the first person, and half-price for second diners!
Find it at 33 Arab Street, Singapore 199732
Book a table at Panko and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.
Splurge: Hashida Sushi
Does bae love exquisite but expensive delicacies like uni (sea urchin) and awabi (abalone)? Do his eyes light up when he sees a glistening piece of otoro, or her ears prick up when she hears the growl of a blowtorch aburi-ing her favourite sashimi? If you’re going to do sushi, do it right with an omakase set at Hashida Sushi, the Singapore leg of the award-winning Tokyo restaurant. Guests get a glass of Krug champagne. The price tag for the whole experience is steep — $480++ per guest — but it’ll be a night you both won’t forget!
Find it at 333A Orchard Road, #04-16, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897
Book a table at Hashida Sushi and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.
In the mood for Steak?
Save: Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria
If your date loves meat and lots of it, what better place is there than a full-blown Brazillian barbecue buffet in Chijmes, the site of every other person’s dream wedding? Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria’s buffet menu on this special day features the butter herb steak at $69++ per person. It also comes with a complimentary glass of prosecco and a slice of tiramisu cake. Meat, wine and dessert? Sign us up.
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Splurge: Origin Grill & Bar
Treat your partner to a night of indulgence at the newly opened Origin Grill & Bar at the Shangri-La Hotel. The gorgeous restaurant is decked in warm wood and shaped in arches reminiscent of an old train station — the perfect setting to wax lyrical about how you have enjoyed the journey that is your love. Origin doesn’t just serve steak, but their snow-aged (yes, it’s buried in snow) full blood A4 wagyu beef is a must-try. Three courses cost $198++ per couple, while the four-course menu is $298++. After that, check out the moody, romantic bar next door. The experimental cocktails are sure to put you in the mood for love.
Find it at 22 Orange Grove Road, Lobby Level, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 258350
Book a table at Origin Grill & Bar and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.