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Thinking of upping the romance on your special night out? Whether you’re looking to impress someone on your first date or celebrating a special occasion, make it a memorable date night with these swoon-worthy romantic restaurants in Singapore. Here are our favourite casual and fine dining restaurants that definitely set the stage for love.


Our Favourite Dinner Spots in Singapore for a Romantic Date


For first dates:

So, you finally got your chance to ask your crush out for a dinner date and they said yes. But which restaurant should you pick? 

Ideally, a first date restaurant should put you in the mood for intimacy without looking like you’re ready to put a ring on it. This means somewhere with a cosy atmosphere that isn’t too loud or too casual, preferably with delicious food or a good view that will spark conversation. Here are our picks!



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P.S. Café By The Sea

Address: 1110 East Coast Park (near Carpark D3)
Price: $$

Any P.S. Café outlet is perfect for a first date that doesn’t break the bank because, well, it’s the first date after all. But we have a soft spot for the one at East Coast Park with its scenic beach view and laid-back atmosphere. Pick the alfresco seating where you can people-watch and share their truffle fries, which is a must-try. A seaside stroll must surely be on your date itinerary after that.



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The Halia

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Price: $$ – $$$

What makes the perfect brunch date? We think The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens is as close to a perfect answer as you can get. Set amidst lush greenery in the Ginger Garden – the word ‘halia’ means ginger in Malay – the restaurant’s rustic charm is enough to tide over any lull in conversation on your date. Their menu focuses on European cuisine with a local twist, like a Singapore-Style Chilli Crab Spaghettini ($26).



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L’Entrecôte The Steak & Fries Bistro

Address: 36 Duxton Hill
Price: $$

If you’re looking for the secret sauce to a great dinner date, the answer could possibly be L’Entrecôte’s ‘legendary sauce’, generously poured over tender beef in their signature Trimmed Entrecôte Steak ($38.80). This French bistro and steakhouse is cosy and romantic without appearing too extravagant. There are several outlets, but we’re partial to their lively Duxton Hill spot.





Address: 109 Mount Faber Rd, Faber Peak
Price: $$

Here’s a great first date idea: hiking up Mount Faber or gliding over the city skyline to its peak for a unique dining experience. Its hilltop ambience can’t be beat. Settle into the alfresco deck with scenic views of Sentosa Island or cool off indoors with the restaurant’s unpretentious selection of burgers, pork ribs and pastas (from $18). Our tip? Time your romantic dinner for sunset hour.



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Caffe Fernet

Address: 70 Collyer Quay
Price: $$$

If in doubt, always go Italian. Located next to Fullerton Bay, Caffe Fernet is a modern Italian restaurant that hits the spot for after-work dinner and drinks, especially if you’re in the Raffles Place area. As a first date pick, it’s lively yet classy without trying too hard. The best time to go is happy hour until 7.30 pm. Come for the Italian aperitifs, stay for the moreish pastas and prime views of Marina Bay.


For casual Friday nights:

Date nights don’t always have to be about fine dining and candle-lit ambiance. If it’s a casual Friday date night, sometimes all you need are comforting flavours, dishes that are fit for sharing, and a casual setting that’s still interesting. From kitschy décor to your favourite Italian restaurants, here are our go-to picks.


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Mariners’ Corner Restaurant

Address: 120 Cantonment Rd, #01-02
Price: $ – $$

Travel back in time with your date at this old-school Hainanese-Western restaurant in Tanjong Pagar, which has been around since 1984. Ships’ wheels and nautical décor adorn the walls of the restaurant, while vintage knick knacks and posters are a throwback to a bygone era. Save for their regular patrons, it’s a quiet and cosy spot for intimate conversation while sharing their a la carte Braised Colonial Oxtail Stew ($18.50).



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Potato Head Singapore

Address: 36 Keong Saik Rd
Price: $$

Sometimes you just want to let loose on a casual date. Unwind at Potato Head Singapore, a hip outpost of one of Asia’s trendiest bars in Bali. While it can get rowdy here on the weekends, book a table on their rooftop bar on a weekday night to have more room to yourselves. Savour their rooftop view of Chinatown’s heritage shophouses with tropical cocktails (from $18) and burgers with plant-based options (from $17).



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The Butcher’s Wife

Address: 19 Yong Siak Street
Price: $$ – $$$

Having a gluten intolerance or dietary restrictions shouldn’t preclude you from enjoying a romantic dinner. That’s why we love The Butcher’s Wife, a cosy backstreet bistro with Brazilian-Asian food, courtesy of head chef Mariana Campos D’Almeida’s Brazilian heritage. The menu is completely gluten-free but far from boring. Enjoy their playful dishes like blue pea flower naan sandwich ($21) or buckwheat tagliatelle in tamarind broth ($28).



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Bar Cicheti

Address: 10 Jiak Chuan Rd
Price: $$ – $$$

Hungering for Italian cuisine with a comforting Asian sensibility? Then you’ll feel right at home with your date at Bar Cicheti which serves up honest pasta, painstakingly handmade and paired with a wine list that will impress serious oenophiles. Their decor is sleek and chic, drawing your attention instead to the good food and good wine. Brace yourself for a whole lot of umami and let the conversation flow!



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Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 ION Orchard
Price: $$$

If you’re looking for a buzzy social spot, FLNT is one of the three concepts at 1-ATICO, the latest multi-concept dining destination at ION Orchard. With its creative Japanese-Peruvian menu and rooftop location, FLNT is more chic than old-school romance, though the dazzling views will win anyone over. Delve into the unique flavours and get to know each other over sake-infused cocktails.



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Ristorante Da Valentino

Address: 200 Turf Club Rd, #01-19, The Grandstand
Price: $$$

If you find fine dining a bit much for a typical date, then Ristorante Da Valentino might be what you’re looking for: classy but comforting. Authentic Italian cuisine is also a safe bet—after all, who doesn’t like Italian food? Reminiscent of Italy’s best trattorias, this quaint family-run restaurant serves up a wide selection of Italian classics, including an unctuous Fettuccine Nero con Granchio (squid ink pasta with crabmeat at $32.90) that’s their biggest hit.


For spicing up your usual date night:

Maybe you’ve been seeing someone for a while, or maybe you’re looking to take your dating game to the next level with your significant other. Sure, you’ve got your regular haunt in Dempsey for your usual date nights, but it’s time to try something new. We’ve got your back. Here are our favourite places for upping the romance in an unexpected way.



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Birds Of A Feather

Address: 115 Amoy Street, #01-01
Price: $$

Nothing spices up your date night like actual spice. Turn up the heat with Birds Of A Feather’s reimagined Sichuan classics. It’s a bold pick for a date night, but any food-lover would be excited by the cornucopia of flavours here. Its botanical décor sets the scene for intimacy as you tuck into their signature Sichuan Oxtail Soup ($26) or the Forbidden Risotto ($25). 



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Sushi Airways

Address: 20A Baghdad Street
Price: $$ – $$$

Need a quick getaway? Then hop on board Sushi Airways, a charming restaurant that’s designed like a Douglas DC-3, an iconic aircraft in the 1930s and 1940s. You’ll be given a Sushi Airways boarding pass as a souvenir, and the menu is designed as a flight manual. That’s not to say they aren’t serious about their food though; the sashimi here is fresh with ingredients flown in straight from Japan.



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The Summerhouse

Address: 3 Park Lane
Price: $$$

You’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in the rural countryside when dining at The Summerhouse. Nestled within the idyllic surroundings of the former Seletar airbase, The Summerhouse is a farm-to-table dining destination with an edible garden. Brunch is a communal affair in the French Dining Room, while a visit to the three Garden Domes (min. spending $350++ for the first 2 guests) is best saved for a special occasion.



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Tóng Lè Private Dining

Address: 60 Collyer Quay, OUE Tower, Level 10
Price: $$$

Who says Chinese cuisine is old-fashioned? For a start, no restaurant other than Tóng Lè can claim to have a revolving 360-degree view of the Marina Bay waterfront. A full panoramic tour takes 2 hours to complete, which is an ideal length of time to spend at the restaurant. Tóng Lè updates the haute Chinese dining experience for a more contemporary palate. Its menu, for example, doesn’t shy away from ingredients like Australian wagyu beef or Iberico jowl.



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NOX – Dine in the Dark

Address: 269 Beach Road
Price: $$$

For a unique experience like no other, a three-course meal ($88) at NOX will have you dining in complete darkness. In lesser hands, it would be a rather gimmicky experience, but the former head chef of Lolla, Mohammad Shahrom, delivers a delicious and utterly sensory experience. You’ll be sampling a full range of dishes, often with contrasting textures or flavours. Afterwards, you’ll have to guess what you tasted, and only then will the menu be revealed.



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Address: 2 Stamford Rd, Swissôtel The Stamford
Price: $$$

Perched on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, you can’t go wrong with the restaurant’s stunning views. SKAI is known for their refined grill offerings, elevated with a delicate Japanese touch. The proof is in their mouth-watering selection of artisanal beef and caviar. If you want to keep things light and tasteful, opt for their popular High Tea ($78) instead so you have time for a romantic stroll along Marina Bay Sands.

For the ultimate romantic gesture:

A casually romantic dinner for two might already be a regular affair at your go-to restaurant. But if you’re celebrating a birthday occasion or Valentine’s Day, you might need to go all out. For this, we’re featuring the crème de la crème of Singapore’s most romantic restaurants in Singapore. 



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Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, #01-09 Flower Dome
Price: $$$

Nothing spells romance like flowers. Housed within the Flower Dome in Gardens By The Bay, you’ll get to wander through the world’s largest greenhouse before entering its culinary oasis, Pollen. The restaurant is currently helmed by Michelin-starred chef Michael Wilson, who brings a contemporary twist to old-world Mediterranean flavours. Afterwards, enjoy a stroll through the Flower Dome, thanks to complimentary access.



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JAAN by Kirk Westaway

Address: 2 Stamford Rd, Swissôtel The Stamford
Price: $$$

If your date fails to be wowed by the panoramic views of the Marina Bay Sands skyline, then leave it to executive chef Kirk Westaway to impress with his reinvention of British cuisine. This one Michelin-star restaurant gets creative with fresh seasonal ingredients, featuring creations like buckwheat pancake with Devonshire cheddar cheese, and langoustine paired with green asparagus. Lunch is priced from $118++, though the dinner menu ($288++) is definitely worth the splurge.



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Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road (entrance via Supreme Court wing’s foyer), National Gallery Singapore
Price: $$$$

For the ultimate romantic gesture, there’s no place you’d want to be other than Odette. Ranked No. 1 in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for two years running, Odette is lauded for its exquisite French gastronomy, which uses specialist Asian ingredients sourced from artisans across the globe. Inside its dining room with tasteful accents of muted pink, you’ll experience the restaurant’s best-in-class hospitality, ideal for a special occasion.


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