Valentine’s Day 2019 Singapore, Modern Romantic Restaurant Ideas & Suggestions

Valentine’s Day 2019 falls on Thursday 14 February 2019, which is very soon after CNY, and will arrive sooner than we think. For Valentine’s Day 2019 Singapore, we have decided to move away from the stereotype of a romantic restaurant – usually a French or Italian restaurant, dimly lit by candlelight. We think it is time to do something different this V’s Day 2019. We would prefer to be invited to a modern romantic restaurant. One which has a nice ambience and where the food is good, but less predictable. Better still if it has a bright contemporary setting that allows us to take nice photos. Here are some modern romantic restaurant ideas and interesting suggestions for Valentine’s Day 2019 Singapore.

Modern Romantic Restaurants With A View

There is always a sense of anticipation when heading up to a restaurant at the top of a building. When the lift opens to reveal a modern restaurant with a bird’s eye view of Singapore (preferably at the golden hour from 6.30 to 7.30pm), that would be a good start to a romantic evening. Here are three such restaurants.

Salt Grill and Sky Bar

Salt Grill & Sky Bar
Salt Grill & Sky Ba

Salt Grill & Sky Bar by Luke Mangan at ION, Orchard is one of the best restaurants with a great view of Singapore. Located in the heart of Orchard Road, it has an unobstructed view of the city and Singapore Southern coastline. The West-facing windows make the restaurant a great place to admire a beautiful sunset in the evening. Read more.

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

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Tel: +65 6592 5118

Opening Hours:
Lunch (Mon-Fri): 11:30am-1:45pm
Brunch (Sat, Sun & PH): 11am-2:30pm
Dinner (Mon-Sun): 6-9:45pm
Tasting Menu: 11:30am-1pm, 6-9pm

Sky Bar
Drinks: 11:30am-10:45pm
Bar: 11:30am-9:45pm

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard

Skai Restaurant

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SKAI Restaurant is the new restaurant that replaced the Equinox at the top of Swisshotel The Stamford Hotel. SKAI Restaurant, described as a lively contemporary grill, is a new place with a fresh concept that opened in late 2018. Take your pick of the Marina Bay sea view or the city view on Valentine’s Day 2019 Singapore. Read more

SKAI Restaurant
Level 70 Swisshotel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
Singapore 178882

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Tel: +65 6837 3322

Opening Hours:
Lunch: Monday to Friday: 12.00 – 14.30;  Saturday: 12.00 – 15.30
Sunday Brunch: 11.30 – 3.30
Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 18.00 – 22.00

Nearby MRT Station: City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade

Tóng Lè Private Dining

Tóng Lè Private Dining

Tóng Lè Private Dining 同樂 is the flagship restaurant in the Tung Lok group. It is perched at the top of the OUE Tower which was formerly known as the Change Alley Aerial Tower. The revolving restaurant structure had been there as long as I remember. In the eighties, it was occupied by a Chinese restaurant known as Red Lantern Revolving Restaurant. That area has changed a lot in recent times and Tóng Lè Private Dining took over the revolving restaurant in 2012. This Chinese restaurant is done up in a contemporary style with many private rooms. Read more.

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Tóng Lè Private Dining
OUE Tower, Level 8 & 10
60 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049322

Tel: +65 6634 3233

Opening Hours (Mondays – Saturdays)
Lunch: 11.30am – 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Closed on Sundays

Nearby MRT Station: Raffles Place, Telok Ayer, Downtown

Spanish Restaurants for Valentine’s Day 2019 Singapore

Botanico at the Garage

Botanico at the Garage
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Botanico is one of the newer restaurants in the Botanic Gardens. Situated in a converted garage building that is in middle of the foliage garden, It is certainly a romantic setting (provided the weather is good, as there is no covered walkway to the carpark). Read more.

Botanico at the Garage 
50 Cluny Park Road
Singapore 257488

Tel: +65 9831 1106

Opening Hours:
Wed to Fri    – 12 to 3pm ;  6pm to 10pm
Sat –  6pm to 10pm
Sun –  11.30am to 3pm ;  6 pm to 10pm

Nearby MRT Station: Botanic Gardens

OLA Cocina Del Mar

OLA Cocina Del Mar translates to “WAVE – Cuisine of the Sea”. It is located on the ground floor of Tower 3 MBFC. It serves traditional Spanish cuisine. Read more.

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OLA Cocina Del Mar
12 Marina Boulevard #01-06,
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3,
Singapore 018982

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-9:30pm
Sat: 5:30-9:30pm
Closed Sunday

Nearby MRT Station: Downtown

Tapas 26

Tapas 26 is a modern Spanish restaurant at Dempsey. Located in a house with a tasteful interior and lush garden, it is an attractive place either in the day or night. Read more.

Tapas 26
26B Dempsey Road
Singapore 247693

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Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 12-2:30pm, 6-10pm
Sun: 12-2:30pm, 6-9:30pm
Closed Monday

Gaig Restaurant

The Gaig Restaurant on Stanley Street is an outpost of the Michelin Star Spanish restaurant of the same name in Barcelona. Apparently, Chef Carles Gaig was destined to be a chef from birth. He has been engaged in the restaurant business since the 1970s and has since won many accolades including the much coveted Michelin Star. Read more

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Gaig Restaurant Singapore
16 Stanley Street
Singapore (068735)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12-2pm, 6-9.30pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar

La Taperia

La Taperia Spanish restaurant

La Taperia opened in 2014 at Shaw Centre, at the same time that the mall reopened after months of extensive renovations. A member of the Les Amis group of restaurants, La Taperia serves traditional Spanish cuisine. They are also said to boast the largest Spanish wine collection in any local restaurant.  Read our review here.

Greek Restaurants for Valentine’s Day 2019 Singapore

Greek restaurants are not common in Singapore. Fortunately, whatever we have are mostly good. Here are three Greek restaurant options for Valentine’s Day 2019.

Blu Kouzina

Read our review of Blu Kouzina, Greek restaurant at Dempsey Hill.

Blu Kouzina
Dempsey Hill, Block 10 Dempsey Road (Blk 10), #01-21
Singapore 247700

Tel: +65 68750872

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Opening Hours:
Fri – Sun
12pm – 2.30pm

Mon – Sun
6pm – 10pm


Read our review Alati Singapore – Divine Greek Cuisine on Amoy Street.

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Alati Singapore
73 Amoy Street
Singapore 069892

Tel:+65 62216124

Opening Hours:
Lunch: Mon-Fri, 12:00pm to 2.30pm (Last order 2:00pm)

Dinner: Mon-Sat, 6:00pm to 12:00am (Last order 10:00pm)
Sunday Closed
Public holidays same with Saturday

Nearby MRT Station: Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar


Bakalaki Greek Taverna Tiong Bahru

The designers of the Bakalaki Greek restaurant have managed to capture the white sunlit look of a restaurant in Greece and reproduced it in the restaurant at Tiong Bahru. A big open concept kitchen lies at one end of the restaurant. The dining room is bright and spacious. The food is authentic Greek.

Read our review: Bakalaki Greek Taverna – new Greek restaurant at Tiong Bahru

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Bakalaki Greek Tavern
3 Seng Poh Road
Singapore 168891

Opening Hours;
Mon-Thu: 6pm-1am
Fri-Sat: 12-5pm, 6pm-1am
Sun: 12-5pm, 5pm-1am

Modern Casual Restaurants for Valentine’s Day 2019 Singapore

Valentine’s Day need not be a major or expensive event. Sometimes, it may be best to keep it light and simple. Here are some modern casual restaurants for Valentine’s Day 2019 Singapore.

PS Cafe One Fullerton

PS. Cafe Fullerton
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Read our review: New PS Cafe Fullerton – big and bright cafe with a view of MBS.

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

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 8812 3198

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-11pm
Fri: 11:30am-12am
Sat: 9:30am-12am
Sun & PH: 9:30am-11pm
Eve of PH: Open till 12am

Nearby MRT Station: Raffles Place, Telok Ayer, Downtown

Providore Downtown

Brunch at The Providore Downtown Gallery
Brunch at The Providore Downtown Gallery

Read our review: Providore Downtown – Shenton Way mega cafe in OUE Downtown Gallery

The Providore Downtown
OUE Downtown Gallery
6A Shenton Way #B1-07
Singapore 068815

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6431 7600

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am-10:30pm
Sat-Sun & PH: 9am-6pm

Nearby MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar

The Botanic

The Botanic Restaurant

The Botanic Restaurant is a new restaurant on the ground floor of Raffles City. Read our review : Botanic Restaurant Raffles City – new restaurant featuring plant-based dishes.

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Botanic Restaurant Raffles City
252 North Bridge Road
#01-22, Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 179103

Opening Hours –  Mon-Sun: 12-11pm

Nearby MRT Station: City Hall, Bras Basah

Hotel Restaurants for V’s Day 2019

Hotels will roll out special menus for Valentine’s Day. Here are some of them.

il Cielo Rooftop Italian Restaurant 

Il Cielo is located at the rooftop level 24 of the Hilton Hotel. A Valentine’s Day is offered from 14 to 16 Feb 2019. The 5-course semi-alfresco dinner curated by Chef Yohhei Sasaki incorporates seasonal Italian and Japanese ingredients and costs $168++ (inclusive of a glass of Champagne) on 14 Feb The price is $148++ on 15 & 16 Feb. Get a 15% discount off your Valentine’s Day dinner when you reserve via CHOPE by 7th February! Use the promo code 15EARLYBIRD .

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581 Orchard Road
Singapore 238883

Mon-Fri: 12-2:30pm, 7-10:30pm
Sat: 7-10:30pm
Closed Sunday
Sky Bar
Mon-Sat: 4pm-12am
Closed Sunday

 Opus Bar & Grill 

If your date prefers steak, then the Valentine’s Day dinner at Opus Bar & Grill might be of interest to you. The 3-course Dinner costs $108++ on 14 Feb; $98++ on 15 to 17 Feb (++ inclusive of a glass of Champagne) features some of the best steaks in Singapore complemented with masterfully grilled items over an open-flame grill.  Get a 15% discount off your Valentine’s Day dinner when you reserve via CHOPE by 7th February! Use the promo code  15EARLYBIRDOPUS .

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581 Orchard Road
Hilton Singapore
Singapore (238883)

Mon-Fri: 6:30-10:30pm
Sat-Sun: 12-3pm, 6:30-10:30pm
Bar: 10am-12am

Marriott Grill

Valentine at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Pan-fried black cod – Marriott Grill

Pool Grill at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is a poolside restaurant where you lovebirds can dine beneath the stars. You have two options for Valentine’s Day 2019 – dinner in the restaurant or in one of the cabanas right at the edge of the pool. The three course dinner per couple in the restaurant costs $198++ with 2 glasses of Prosecco. Dinner in a private cabana costs $348++ per couple with a bottle of champagne.

Marriott Grill Opening Hours

11.00AM to 10.00PM
Sunday to Thursday (All-Day Dining)

11.00AM to 11.00PM
Friday & Saturday and Public Holiday (All-Day Dining)

11.00AM to 5.00PM
Sunday and Public Holiday (Brunch Menu)

11.00AM to 3.00PM
Monday to Saturday (Set Lunch Menu)

6.30PM to 10.00PM
Sunday to Thursday (Set Dinner)

6.30PM to 11.00PM
Friday, Saturday & Public Holiday (Set Dinner)

Marriott Cafe

Valentine at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Marriott Cafe Buffet

For those who prefer buffets, the Marriott Cafe offers a Cupid’s Buffet Dinner on 14 Feb 2019. It costs $118++ and $50++ for adults and children respectively, The price includes free flow of sparkling wine, wine, beer and soft drinks for the adults.

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road
Singapore 238865

Phone: (65) 6735 5800

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