Ideas for Restaurants to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2018 Singapore

Heads up guys. We know the important task is to settle the CNY reservations but lurking just around the corner is another question – what are you going to do for Valentine’s Day 2018 Singapore. 14th February 2018 will come around very soon. As usual, when it comes to dining options and places for celebration we can offer some suggestions. Here are TOP’s Ideas for Restaurants to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2018 Singapore.

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The Origins of Valentine’s Day

As we were about to compile our list of Restaurants to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2018 Singapore, we thought that we should find out the origins of Valentine’s Day and why it is a day for the celebration of love.  We found an explanation in Wikipedia. The actual history is unclear, but it may have started with Christian martyrs named Valentine. Eventually 14 February was celebrated as St Valentine’s Day in some places. How this day became associated with a day to celebrate romantic love is credited to a poem written by famous English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in the late 1300s. In his poem Parlement of Foules (Parliament of Birds),  there is a line (originally in Middle English but said to mean): “For this was on St. Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.”

Inspired by what we read, we have created three categories of restaurants for your consideration:

    1. Fowl Play – Bird related Restaurants to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2018 Singapore.
    1. New Releases – Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2018 at these recently opened places.
  1. The Classics – Established names we are happy to return to again and again.

Fowl Play

Valentine's Day 2018 Singapore

Celebrating Valentine’s Day need not be a serious and potentially stressful occasion. Inspired by the Parlement of Foules, here is list of restaurants that are light-hearted and  casual. They may not be “romantic” in the traditional sense, but any place can be potentially romantic if applied with the correct attitude or accompanied by the right person.

Birds of a Feather

This is the first restaurant that comes to mind when we read the history of Valentine’s Day. “Birds of a Feather” is a contemporary cafe laced with Sichuan influences. We think it is also an appropriate phrase to describe the closeness of a couple. For more information and pictures of the restaurant, read about our lunch here.

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Birds of a Feather
115 Amoy Street

Tel: +65 6221 7449

Opening Hours 10:00 – 00:00

Nearby MRT Station : Telok Ayer

The Bird Southern Table & Bar 

If you are too ‘chicken’ to make it an outright Valentine’s Day date, how about a casual meal or drinks at The Bird Southern Table at MBS. It has an inviting and sophisticated space with old world glamour and rustic charm. Read about our brunch here.

The Bird Southern Table & Bar - Marina Bay Sands

There is a 4 course set menu on 14 Feb. that costs $138++ per pax.

The Bird Southern Table & Bar
B1-07, Galleria Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Singapore 018972

Tel: +65 6688 9959

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Dinner: 4:00pm – 2:00am

Weekend Brunch
Sat & Sun 10:00am – 4:00pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Bayfront

Xiao Ya Tou 小丫头

This one does not exactly fall within our bird theme, except perhaps on the basis that it sounds like a little duck head (小鸭头) in Chinese. Nevertheless, we do think it should be on the list of restaurants for Valentine’s Day 2018 Singapore as it is so quirky that anyone with a sense of humour would appreciate being on a  date at this place.   Read Xiao Ya Tou – restaurant in Duxton serving naughty modern Asian cuisine.

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Xiao Ya Tou
6 Duxton Hill
Singapore 089592

Mon-Thu: 12-11pm
Fri: 12-12am
Sat: 10am-12am
Sun: 10am-5pm

Peach Blossoms

In case your significant other prefers Chinese cuisine, Peach Blossoms is the place to celebrate the Parlement of Foules this Valentine’s Day. This classy Chinese restaurant at Marina Mandarin Hotel has live birds singing to entertain diners during lunch. Read about our dim sum lunch here.

Peach Blossoms Chinese Restaurant
Level 5, Marina Mandarin Singapore
6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square
Singapore 039594

Tel: +65 6845 1118

Opening Hours :
Monday – Friday: 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Daily: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

New Releases

Bayswater Kitchen

Here are some new restaurants (opened in 2017) that we like.

Bayswater Kitchen

Bayswater Kitchen Singapore is a new restaurant by the Prive Group on Keppel Island. It takes over the premises that previously housed the Prive Grill. If the weather is good, ask for an alfresco table with a view of the marina. Read about our lunch here.

Valentine's Day 2018 Singapore

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Bayswater Kitchen Singapore
2 Keppel Bay Vista
Marina at Keppel Bay
Singapore 098382

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri:11:30am-3pm, 6-11pm
Sat: 6-11pm
Sun: 11:30am-5pm
Closed PH
Mon-Sat: 4pm-1am
Sun: 11:30am-5pm
Closed PH


Ards  is a new restaurant at Duxton Hill, Tanjong Pagar.  The letters “a r d s” stand for Asia, roots, distinct and singular. Chefs Ace Tan and David Lee seek to create a distinctive fine dining restaurant that reflects their Asian roots.  We think that it is one of the best new restaurants of 2017. Read about our visit here.

Restaurant Ards Singapore

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Restaurant Ards Singapore
76 Duxton Road
Singapore 089535

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 12-2:30pm, 6pm till late
Sun: 6pm till late
Closed Monday

Nearby MRT Stations: Tanjong Pagar, Outram

Merci Marcel

Merci Marcel is a fresh new French cafe in Tiong Bahru. Enjoy French classic dishes in an ‘un-stuffy’ place.  Read about our visit here.

Merci Marcel

Merci Marcel Cafe
#01-68, 56 Eng Hoon Street
Singapore 160056

Tel: +65 6224 0113

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday – 8am till 11.30pm
Saturday – 8am till 11.30pm
Sunday – 8am till 10pm


Racines is a new restaurant in a new hotel, Sofitel Singapore City Centre. They serve a menu of traditional French classics and timeless Chinese dishes. The restaurant name “Racines” is French for roots. They apparently use herbs grown at the Sofitel hotel’s own herb garden.  Read about our lunch at Racines here. If you have time, drop by the lobby bar 1864 for a drink before or after your meal.

Racines Sofitel

Racines Restaurant
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
9 Wallich Street
Singapore 078885
(Enter via Peck Seah Street)

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel: +65 6428 5000

Nearby MRT Station : Tanjong Pagar

Mon-Sun: 6:30-10:30am, 12-2:30pm, 6-10pm


New Japanese restaurant Nami opened in 2017 at the top level of the Shangri-la Hotel. Expect top grade Japanese food in a modern setting. Read about our visit here.

Level 24, Shangri-La Hotel,
22 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258350

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Mon-Sun: 12-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm

The Classics

Valentine’s Day 2018 Singapore

Valentine's Day 2018 Singapore

These are the restaurants that are household names. They will be on many people’s “list of the restaurants for Valentine’s Day 2018 Singapore”. So it is advisable to reserve early.

Les Amis

A top rate two Michelin star French restaurant that needs no introduction. You can read about experiences at Les Amis here and here.

Les Amis
#01-16 Shaw Centre
1 Scotts Road
Singapore 228208

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Mon-Thu: 12-1:45pm, 7-8:45pm
Fri-Sun: 12-1:45pm, 6:30-8:45pm

Ristorante Da Valentino

Good classic Italian food with warm service in an elegant atmosphere and smooth Italian wine should ensure a romantic evening. see Valentino Restaurant Singapore – Italian food in Turf City.

Romantic Restaurants in Singapore

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Ristorante Da Valentino
Turf Club Road, #01-19
Singapore 287994

Tue-Fri: 12-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Sat-Sun: 12-3pm, 6-10:30pm
Closed Monday

PS Cafe

PS Cafe has many branches in Singapore. Our two favourite ones are at Dempsey and the new one at One Fullerton.

PS. Cafe One Fullerton
PS Cafe One Fullerton

PS. Cafe One Fullerton
1 Fullerton Road, #02-03B/04 One Fullerton
Singapore 049213

Tel: +65 8812 3198

Opening Hours:
Monday – Wednesday : 11.30am – 11.00pm
Thursday : 11.30am – 12.00am
Friday : 11.30am – 1.00am
Saturday & PH : 9.30am – 1.00am
Sunday : 9.30am – 11.00pm
Eve of PH : Open till 1.00am
Last food order at 10.30pm, desserts & bar menu at 12.00am

Nearby MRT Stations – Raffles Place, Telok Ayer, Downtown

PS. Cafe @ Harding Road
PS Cafe, Harding Road (Dempsey)

PS. Cafe at Harding Road
28 Harding Road, Dempsey Hill
Singapore 249549.

Tel: +65 9070 8782

Sunday – Thursday : 8.00am – 11.00pm

Last food order at 10.30pm, desserts at 11.00pm

Friday, Saturday : 8.00am – 1.00am

Eve of PH : Open till 1.00am

Last food order at 10.30pm, desserts at 1.00am

Corner House

Michelin Star restaurant Corner House probably has a unique and most beautiful location among all the places in this list of restaurants for Valentine’s Day 2018 Singapore. Situated in the Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this could also be the most romantic restaurant in Singapore. Read about our dinner experience here.

Corner House at Botanical Gardens

Corner House
1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens,
E J H Corner House, Nassim Gate
Singapore 259569

Tel: +65 6469 1000

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Opening Hours
Tue – Sat: 12: noon – 3:00 pm; 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
White Rabbit

Housed in an old but lovingly restored chapel, White Rabbit is a lovely place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It is a popular place and heavily booked even for normal weekends.  It will wise to book early if you would like to dine here.  They have a Valentine’s Day menu priced at $118++ onwards.

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The White Rabbit 
39C Harding Road  Singapore 249541

Tue-Fri: 12-2:30pm (Set Lunch), 6:30-10:30pm
Sat-Sun, & PH: 10:30am-3pm (Brunch), 6:30-10:30pm
Bar Opens Late
Closed Monday

Salt Grill & Sky Bar

Salt Grill & Sky Bar by Luke Mangan at ION, Orchard is one of the best restaurants with a great view of Singapore. The West-facing windows make the restaurant a romantic place to admire a beautiful sunset in the evening.  Read about our visit here.

Salt Grill & Sky Bar - Luke Mangan

For Valentine’s Day dinner (14 Feb after 6 pm), the 5 course menu costs $368 a couple.

Valentine’s Day Menu

Salt Grill & Sky Bar
2 Orchard Turn
#55-01 ION Orchard
Singapore 238801

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Lunch: Mon-Sun: 11:30am-1:45pm (Last Seating), Dinner: 6-9:45pm (Last Seating),
Tasting Menu: 11:30am-1pm (Last Order), 6-9pm (Last Order)
Afternoon Tea: Fri-Sun & PH: 2:30-4:45pm
Sky Bar
Drinks: Mon-Sun: 11:30am-10:45pm

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