Romantic Restaurant Dates That Will Make Your Girlfriend Love You More
Every year, restaurants will be scurrying to catch the Valentine’s Day wave. There isn’t and will never be a lack of places where you can sweep your date off her/his feet on 14th February, but exactly which restaurant do you choose?! Some of us might have been too busy the last few days to even have the luxury to eat, much less scroll through endless lists in search of the most suitable restaurant.
Especially with D-Day (oops I meant V-Day) approaching in just 5 DAYS, you simply don’t have time to sift through every possible option. Ditch those long grandmother stories, we bring you 5 special and beautiful restaurants to save you a truckload of time.
Who says Chinese cuisine can’t be “romantic”? With a stunning view of the Singapore riverfront, prepare to be hit by a wave of nostalgia as you dine in VLV, housed in a heritage building. When we have restaurants like VLV Singapore, we can be princes and princesses belonging to our very own dynasty.
Relatively new to the scene, this could be a fresh place to spice up your usual dining routine. A medley of dainty dim sum items, available only during lunch, is the perfect way to kick off your lovey-dovey date. You will surely be spoilt for choice with their abundant offerings all mastered to perfection. Our favourites include the decadent Canadian Lobster Wanton ($16) and the classic VLV Peking Duck (half for $55, whole for $110). The latter consists of an adventurous Truffle Foie Gras sauce that complements the duck in an unexpected way.
On top of a spectacular meal, you may experience the VLV Club Lounge and Courtyard to make your date even more unforgettable.
Address: 3A River Valley Road #01-02, Singapore 179020
Opening Hours: Restaurant: Mon-Fri, 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Sat-Sun, 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm.
Nature is the perfect setting for any and every occasion. It is Mother Earth’s best gift after all, so why not take pleasure in the simplest yet most beautiful form of backdrop? (With air conditioners, of course)
My heart flutters at the sight of the luxurious two-storey bungalow situated within the lush flora and fauna of Botanics Garden. Being awarded 1 star in the Singapore Michelin Guide 2016, Corner House is sure to send you home extremely satisfied. Chef Jason Tan has meticulously put together different courses to cater to each and every want of his guests. Perhaps, his Menu Degustation, a 5 course menu ($198++ per pax), which includes flawless creations like Japanese geoduck, Maine Lobster and Japanese A4 Toriyama Beef, will appeal to you. The pricey menu is not for everyone, but the outstanding food will make the splurge worthwhile.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, E J H Corner House, Singapore 259569
Opening Hours: Tues-Sat, 12pm-3pm (last order 2.30 pm), 6.30pm-11pm (last order 10 pm). Sun, 11.30am-3pm (last order 2.30 pm), 6.30pm-11pm (last order 10 pm).
If nature is not your calling, how about a chic rooftop restaurant that will take you so high up in the skies emotionally and physically? An unparalleled Sky Forest dining experience perched upon the 40th storey of CapitaGreen awaits you.
Artemis casts a new light on Mediterranean produce, allowing diners to fully appreciate the wonders of coastal Spain, Southern France, Italy and Greece. Chef Fernando Arevalo prides himself on incorporating quality and sustainability into his food, which is always a huge plus point. Besides their Set Lunch, their brilliantly crafted A La Carte Menu will prep you for a memorable night ahead. Surprise yourself and your date with specialties that are not commonly seen – Venison Loin ($54), Welsh Lamp Rump ($52) and more. There are mouth-watering vegetarian and gluten-free dishes as well.
Address: 138 Market Street, #40-01 CapitaGreen (Rooftop), Singapore 048946
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 11.30am-late. Sat, 6pm-late.
The most popular choice of cuisine for Valentine’s Day has got to be Italian food. Occupying a prominent spot in the fabulous Fullerton Hotel, Lighthouse will wow you with rustic but sophisticated Italian dishes.
Chef Carlo Marengoni is all prepared to present you with some of his signature dishes found in the A La Carte menu. Take a ride through Italy as you savour Lighthouse’s offerings like Paccheri Di Gragnano Partenopei (paccheri pasta topped off with tomato-braised wagyu beef ragout) and Merluzzo Alla Crema Di Limone (slow-cooked cod fish). The Lighthouse also boasts a rooftop bar that offers some of the most jaw-dropping panoramic views in this city. By the end of the night, your stomach will definitely be as full as your heart.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Opening Hours: 12pm to 2.30pm, 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
FOO’D by Davide Oldani
Dining with the arts can be a sensuous and intellectual activity that you may not have experienced before. Italian Chef Davide Oldani, owner of a one Michelin-starred restaurant in Cornaredo, is constantly pushing boundaries with modern Italian dishes. With lavish decorations dotted around the dreamy restaurant, this gem at Victoria Concert Hall is born to impress.
A 5-course or 7-course dinner lineup ($138++ and $168++ respectively) has been hand-picked to make your night shine brighter than a diamond. From primi (pasta) to seafood to meat, all your Italian food cravings will be satisfied at one go. Every course is bound to dazzle, especially when you have access to premium ingredients like Spanish suckling pig, lobsters and wagyu chuck eye. On a side note, you might want to complement your meal with wine pairing at $88++.
FOO'D by Davide Oldani
Address: 11 Empress Place, #01-01, Singapore 179558
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm.
So, have you any ideas in mind for your perfect date yet? We hope that our recommendations will come in handy. After all, food is the way to one’s heart.
Life is too short to hold back, so go forth and shower your special someone with the affection they deserve. All the best!