It’s that time of the year again, where romance fills the air and you’ll see couples everywhere. Restaurants will be filled with reservations and your partner will be waiting for your special treat on that day.
Want to pamper your significant other but don’t want to risk burning a hole in your wallet? Try out these 10 affordable makan places that will guarantee save you and your money.
1. Halia @ Cluny Rd, Singapore Botanic Garden
If your significant other is a nature lover, bring him/her here. Halia provides a relaxing ambience for your date, putting him/her at ease. After your meal, you can take walks around and soak up the beauty of Botanic Garden. Isn’t it romantic to take evening walks together with your SO?
Appetisers start from $14; entrée starts from $22 for pasta; seafood and meat entrée starts from $28.
Halia @ Cluny Rd, Singapore Botanic Garden: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Tel: (65) 8444 1148
2. Arteastiq Tea House
Just like what its name suggests, Arteastiq is well-known for their premium artisanal teas. Arteastiq is quite the perfect spot for an intimate romantic date with your SO, with its tasteful interior design and its predominant monochrome furniture. The ambience will surely make it a memorable date for you and your SO!
Some mains that cost less than S$25 include Grains of Paradise Barley Risotto (S$20), Lousiana Love Chicken & Waffles (S$22) and Tuscan Sun Porcine et Polenta (S$20).
Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/15, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Tel: +65 6235 8370
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
3. Concetto by Saveur
The Saveur group has always been known to offer restaurant quality French fare at affordable prices. The same goes for their Italian concept – Concetto by Saveur. Many customers are big fans of their Kurobuta Pork Cheek (S$14.90) and Crab Risotto (S$12.90). Good food and better price tags? Best of both worlds!
2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
Tel: +65 6735 1141
Daily: 12pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut
4. Club Street Social
If you are planning on bringing your SO out for a good brunch, try this cafe! Its cosy ambience will allow you to indulge in your food wholeheartedly. Not to mention its Scrambled Eggs, Fontina, Chives and Toast ($12), an excellent choice to savour for brunch. I would have to advise you to get a reservation beforehand though; it’s pretty small.
5 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069261
Tel : +65 6225 5043
Mon – Fri : 11am – 10.30pm
Sat : 9am – 10.30pm
Sun: 9am – 9pm
5. PS Cafe at Palais Renaissance
PS Cafe is the definition of a chic and classy cafe. Its interior is intimately lit that guarantees to stir romance in the air! They are well-known for their Truffle Shoestring Fries ($15), which is very generous in portion and truffle oil. The Crab Tart ($32), served with prawn bisque cream, lemon-dressed greens and harissa is also a hot favourite that sells out frequently.
PS Cafe: 390 Orchard Rd, Palais Renaissance Shopping Centre, Singapore 238871
Tel: 9834 8232
Daily: 10:30am to 10pm
6. Da Paolo Ristorante (Club St)
For those of you who adores Italian-style cuisine, Da Paolo is the place for you. With its gorgeous setting, it provides a suitable setting for small talks and sweet nothings over good food.
Don’t forget to try the Caprese ($18), which is a burrata Italian cheese salad and the Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia ($27), an oceanic, heavy flavoured squid ink pasta. The creamy Risotto di Spinaci con Aragosta ($28) is well-executed and nicely flavoured with lobster bisque and slipper lobster meat.
Da Paolo: 80 Club St, Singapore 069448
Tel: 6224 7081
Mon – Fri: 8am to 10:30pm
7. Rider’s Cafe
If you are looking for some comfort food this Valentine’s Day, try the Riders Cafe. It is a popular spot for brunch while admiring beautiful horses next to the Bukit Timah Saddle Club. It tends to get packed over the weekend, where brunch ends at 3pm, so remember to make reservations!
Try the Pacific Benedict ($16) with swimmer crab, poached eggs and Spinach and Shrimp Hollandaise for a more oceanic flavour rather than the usual eggs benedict.
Riders Cafe: 51 Fairways Dr, Singapore 286965
Tel: 6466 9819
Tue – Thu: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Fri – Sat: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Closed on Mondays
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8. Platypus Kitchen (Bugis)
Located at Bugis Junction, Platypus Kitchen is highly accessible. What’s better is the affordability of the food. I’m sure you’ll be able to satisfy your SO with both good food and the ability to take the bill like a boss!
Try the Truffle Carbonara Taglitelle ($16.50), which has double-smoked bacon in a creamy truffle egg-yolk sauce. The Pressed Pork Belly ($19.90) is also wonderfully tender served with braised apple and a clove apple glaze.
Platypus Kitchen: 200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction, #03-29, Singapore 188021
Tel: 6333 4434
Mon – Thu: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Fri – Sat: 11:30am – 11:30pm
9. Fresh Fruit Lab
If your SO is a nerd at heart, try bringing him/her to the Fresh Fruit Lab. It is tastefully designed akin to a laboratory theme, with its iced water served in beakers, and fruit juices served in test tubes and conical flasks. I’m sure he/she will appreciate it!
The must-try dishes are the Fish & Chips (S$19), Da Bomb Burger (S$19), Messy Big Breakfast (S$17) and Rainbow Cake (S$7).
351 Changi Road
Tel: +65 6677 6741
Tue to Thu, & Sun: 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 12midnight
Nearest Station: Eunos/Kembangan
10. NUDE seafood
If your SO is a huge fan of seafood cuisine, this is for you. NUDE Seafood dedicates in serving fresh seafood at super affordable prices. They emphasis on the quality of catches cooked in the simplest of methods, ensuring the freshness at affordable prices.
There are only five items on the menu, and most of them are reasonably priced between S$16 to S$22. Their Salmon (S$16), is a must try, with a sashimi-grade fish and smoked with hickory sauce-Yum!
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, 12 Marina Boulevard, #01-02, Singapore 019982
Tel: +65 6443 1167
Mon to Fri: 8am – 8pm
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Nearest Station: Downtown
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