The best restaurants in Singapore are simply made for romance. Perched away on rooftops overlooking the cityscape or nestled away in the gardens, these are helmed by top chefs who put out fine food, and insist only on seamless service. Book now to seal the deal at these top restaurants for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.
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Perched atop a building within the CBD is a sleek spot, replete with panoramic city views, Italian-inspired furnishings and divine wines.
While three dining menus are available, go with the five-course meal for a real indulgence. Called the ‘Ti Amo’ menu, it starts with Tajima wagyu beef tartare, shaved raw ‘Rougié’ foie gras, Périgord black truffles served with parmesan ice cream and choose between roasted red mullet, endive and tangerine stewed crumble ‘amaretto’ biscuit and oven baked Bresse pigeon in corn leaves and salt crust for mains.
Otherwise, go by the old adage of ‘caring is sharing’. The Romantic Terrace Experience features a sharing platter of bruschetta with a scallop gratin, stracchino cheese, foie gras lollipop, parma ham deep fried polenta and pizza burratina with mazzara red prawn and avruga caviar.
To really take this romantic to new heights, book a table by the full-length glass windows for unparalleled views of the Marina Bay.
Zafferano, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Easily the most breathtaking rooftop restaurant at the moment, Skai’s full-length floor-to-ceiling windows line its premise which looks out onto the Marina Bay landscape. Executive Chef Paul Hallett helms the kitchen, with Chef Koo Jee managing the desserts. This Valentine’s Day, diners are invited to sip wines while indulging in a five-course dinner.
It begins with a black pearl oyster and a scallop and uni risotto, before going on to the sake-glazed Alaskan cod, paired with pumpkin, sage, and hazelnut, and the Wylarah wagyu strip with kombu, shiitake and black truffle.
To end on a sweet note, the chocolate brownies are served with pickled cherry, meringue and raspberry ripple. The menu is also available for vegetarians with variations.
Skai, 2 Stamford Road, Level 70 Equinox Complex, Singapore 178882
At Jaan, Valentine’s Day at this fine dining establishment is themed ‘Reinventing British’, and is only available for two days.
Highlights of Chef Kirk Westaway’s 10-course special includes the Irish Majestic Oyster, decorated with citrus-packed pomelo and ponzu, as a fitting aphrodisiac. As the meal proceeds,, the fare travels up north to the British Isles with Scottish scallop with smoked Iberico brother, and the Scottish lobster with Burrata and Tomato will take diners on an elegant, coastal dining experience. The meal is accompanied with a glass of Krug Grand Cuvée.
Jaan, 2 Stamford Road, Level 70, Equinox Complex, Singapore 178882
Valentine’s Day at Stellar @1-Altitude takes diners on a journey from a wintry forest to a breezy ocean. Begin your meal with ocean delights of abalone a la plancha with foie gras, forest berries and morel sauce, as well as beetroot cured salmon with pickled heirloom beetroot, beetroot chips and chive creme fraiche as well as Scallop Pappardelle with ama ebi and prawn broth.
Next comes the forest fare, where you’ll feast on butternut squash ravioli stuffed with guinea fowl confit, and four cuts of wagyu beef freshly grilled over juniper branches, before ending the meal with butterfly pea flower blanc mange, served with shiso lime custard, mine opaline and wild edible flowers and herbs.
[email protected], Level 62, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
This Valentine’s Day, modern Australian restaurant Salt Grill & Sky Bar brings a five-course experience to couples, which includes Sri Lankan mud crab with almond, grape gazpacho and basil, sake and white soy cured sustainable blue fin tuna with cucumber, ikura and shiso and mushroom ravioli.
For mains, select between Geraldton kingfish with Hokkado scallop, Jerusalem artichoke, caper and raisin puree, and the Westhole Wagyu tenderloin, before the night concludes with a classic mille-feuille with dark chocolate cherry mascarpone.
Located on the 55th floor of ION Orchard, this is the spot to book if you’re looking to impress your date.
Salt Grill & Sky Bar, 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 ION Orchard Mall, Singapore 238801
Not one for the glitz of rooftop restaurants? Then sweep your partner off his or her feet with a one-of-a-kind experience at The Summerhouse. This isn’t just any other dining experience; away from the chaos of the city, it’s nestled in a colonial building at Seletar Aerospace — a real romantic respite.
Wine and dine at the garden domes for a night truly worth remembering. Bookings for these climate-controlled, air-conditioned geodesic dome come with a bouquet and a bottle of wine. Settle in at dusk for your meal for two. The five-course meal is garnished with produce from the garden, and made with local farm-sourced ingredients. Highlights include the cold poached Boston lobster with tomato jelly and caviar, seared Hokkadio scallop and pan seared foie gras with caviar and Iberico crumb, as well as wood fired Tajima wagyu oyster blade served with creamy polenta bone marrow croquette topped with port wine jus.
The Summerhouse, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Le Binchotan seeks to remind diners that Valentine’s Day is far more than flowers, chocolates and fancy gifts. Its menu celebrates all facets of love, even the less flattering ones. There are five courses available, all offering diverse flavours.
Notable dishes include a chawamushi-inspired starter containing cauliflower mousse layered with dashi jelly and topped with fresh uni before it continues with thrice-cooked Japanese sweet potato and a tartare of raw sashimi-grade tuna served with wasabi mayonnaise and nori salt. A smoky chicken consomme continues next, served with duck rillette dumplings, before you sink into a main of rich wagyu striploin paired with leeks and an onion compote.
Le Binchotan, 115 Amoy Street, #01-04, Entrance via, Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069935
Tucked away on the second floor of a conserved 1920s Art Deco building at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, is Botanico. Surrounded by greenery, the space is a fresh take on romantic dining.
Dine under ferns, succulents and leaves hanging from the ceilings. The Valentine’s Day menu created by Chef Sujatha features a lineup of pan seared foie gras, Hokkaido scallops carpaccio and wagyu striploin. The night ends on a decadent note with chocolate praline cake and Mars and Venus-themed Elixirs of Love cocktails.
Botanico, 50 Cluny Park Road (Level 2), Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488