Where to go for a nice dinner on Valentine’s Day 2015? We looked through our archives for ideas and shared them in our earlier post : Valentine’s Day 2015 in Singapore – Romantic Restaurants. If you are like us and have just started to call the restaurants, you will soon realise that many of the restaurants mentioned in our earlier post are fully booked for Valentine’s Day or you have to sit right next to the kitchen door or some spot which may not go down well with your partner.
So back to the drawing board. We went through our archives again to see if we can find a few nice restaurants which, maybe, others have not thought of yet. We picked out Valentine’s Day 2015 restaurants that are not on the usual recommended lists. There are a few with elegant and romantic setting. Others are casual but can be less intimating and may well contribute to a more enjoyable evening. Hopefully, these restaurants still have tables available.
(For a fresh post prepared for Valentine’s Day 2016, please see Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Singapore 2016.)
Here is The Ordinary Patrons’ list of Valentine’s Day 2015 restaurants for procrastinating ordinary patrons who have yet to book a table for Valentine’s Day.
The University Club
Tel : +65 6779 8919
The University Club is an elegant restaurant operated by the Prive Group. Located in the Kent Ridge campus, which is quite romantic in the evening, the University Club has a casual open-concept bar and an impressive dining area. There is a 600-bottle wine cellar that houses a fine collection of cult wines. Having dinner there may be the smartest thing to do this Valentine’s Day.
see our post on The University Club
Tel : +65 8188 6177
Chopsuey Cafe at Martin Road is a beautiful restaurant combining a modern building, contemporary furnishings and local Chinese restaurant cues. Their innovative dishes, Chinese food with a modern twist, are appealingly presented. Beware! Your date may pay more attention to the decor and the food than to you.
see our post on Chopsuey Cafe
Atmosphere Bistro Bar
Tel : +65 6440 9705
This breezy casual bistro by East Coast Park is a unique venue with a great view of the sea. Dinner, drinks and a stroll in the sea-side park after dinner – what a wonderful evening it can be. They have a special Valentine’s Day Menu.
see our post on Atmosphere
Perle Noire Oyster & Grill Bar
Tel : +65 6448 1732
Perle Noire Oyster & Grill Bar is a posh outpost in the suburban East Coast neighbourhood. Western classic dishes in this intimate restaurant are well-prepared with a fresh outlook. Oysters for Valentine’s Day? Aw Shucks! Why not?
see our post on Perle Noire
Sufood @ Raffles City
252 North Bridge Road, #02-19,
Tel: +65 6333 5338
If your partner wants a vegetarian meal or healthy MSG free cooking, Sufood would be an excellent option. You get good quality food, creatively presented in a very pleasant and spacious restaurant in Raffles City.
see our post on Sufood
Tel : +65 6474 7338
Located in the lush Dempsey Hill, Culina is Singapore’s leading purveyor of gourmet foods and wines. Culina Bistro is a reliable place to go to, with very high consistent standards of food. One interesting experience when dining at Culina is the option of going over to the retail section to select your own cut of meat and have the kitchen cook it for you. That could help make the dining experience quite special.
see our post on Culina Bistro
Tel : +65 6345 5034
A concept cafe by the people of Awfully Chocolate, Sinpopo Brand has a modish look with retro elements in the decor. The menu offers interesting items and the desserts are especially enticing. Dinner at Sinpopo Brand, especially for a first-time visitor, could be a very delightful and memorable occasion.
see our post on Sinpopo Brand
Tel : +65 62210532
Rookery’s decor is sleek industrial themed. Small individual lamps hanging from the ceiling creates intimate pools of light. The night menu offers mains like BBQ ribs, fish, steaks and sous vide pan-fried chicken; and tempting desserts too. Rookery has an extensive drinks menu. Draft beers, craft beers, sake, wine and spirits are all available. There are also interesting cocktails like Elderflower Mojito and Tokyo Martini. It is easy to be happy at Rookery.
see our post on Rookery
Tel : +65 9640 4866
Levant serves Middle Eastern food like kebabs, delicious grilled chicken and lamb shank biryani. It is a nice restaurant with a cozy and exotic atmosphere. There is an option of al fresco dining in the serene surroundings Greenwood. Having an intimate dinner there will not be a dull affair.
see our post on Levant
Chui Huay Lim
Tel : +65 6732 3637
Sometimes the best way to win affection is to serve good comfort food. Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine is the place to go if your special someone has a craving for Teochew food. The Oh Ni (yam paste with pumpkin) there should go a long way in making a Teochew ah nia happy.
see our post on Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine
Music Dreamer Live! Café
Tel : +65 6333 1933
For those musically inclined, dinner at Music Dreamer Live! Café allows you to make song dedications and even get on stage to “say I love you in a song“. They have a special Candlelight Dinner for $88 per couple.
see our post on Music Dreamer Live! Café
Tel : +65 6536 6739
Folks Collective is a snazzy unpretentious place. It is easy on the eyes and has a convivial atmosphere. Good Thai food and cocktails, with eye-catching names like “Love You Long Time”, “50 ft. Woman” and “Concubine Siam”, should guarantee a jolly good time. You may want to pass on “Concubine Siam” though.
see our post on Folks Collective
May Valentine’s Day 2015 be a happy and memorable one.