“‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.”
Christmas is less than a month away and you have been pondering where to bring your spouse for a nice, romantic dinner.
Away from the kids, away from work. Just you and her. Away from the world (if possible).
Having read your mind, we burned hours of the night oil (we promise it’s not because of our bonuses) to come up with the best romantic dinner spots in Singapore that might be just what you are looking for!
Here are 12 romantic dinner spots to wine and dine in Singapore.
When you step into KOMA, you’re instantly transported to Japan. Pass by the Fushimi Inari Shrine inspired entrance, and admire the breathtaking interior which consists of a reflecting pool and a traditional Japanese footbridge.
While it is known for its decor, KOMA also features an extensive food and drinks menu and a trip there will leave both your stomach and Instagram feed pleased.
Raw Kitchen Bar
Taking over the space once occupied by Kilo Kitchen, Raw Kitchen Bar has its origins in the old Bukit Timah fire station’s backroom where it aims to celebrate the “realness and rawness” of living.
It boasts of a dreamy aesthetic, as you can enjoy your food under trees decked in fairy lights while watching the sunset in the distance.
The Butcher’s Wife
The Butcher’s Wife is an exclusively gluten-free restaurant that serves a great variety of European and Western cuisines.
Located at Tiong Bahru, the restaurant serves an array of delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, along with exquisite dishes. Sit facing an open kitchen and watch top chefs work on your meal, providing for an exciting dining experience.
Bar Cicheti is just the right spot for pasta fans and has received high acclaim for its Paccheri, a tubular-shaped pasta that’s coupled with slow-braised polpo (Spanish octopus).
Complete the meal with starters like the Salvia Fritta (S$8), as well as the Lingua di Manzo Tannato (S$18).
UNA at The Alkaff Mansion
Entering UNA is almost like stepping into a fairytale. It is located on the second floor of the Alkaff Mansion and is an establishment perfect for date night.
It serves up Spanish fare like the Paella de Marisco and also does decent drinks. Have a seat at the alfresco dining area which is decked in twinkling lights, for both an Instagrammable and romantic dinner date.
Le Jardin is a beautiful floral-themed French cafe that is nestled at the Fort Canning Arts Centre. Its beautifully decorated interior and exterior almost makes you feel like you are being transported to Europe.
It is also a pet-friendly restaurant, and is paw-fect if you would like to take your furry friend along to date night!
Arbora is located right at the peak of Mount Faber, so you will be treated to views of the lush landscape, as well as cable cars that travel between Faber Peak and Sentosa.
The sunset will serve as a beautiful backdrop to your dinner, and the food offerings here will not break the bank as well.
The Clifford Pier
This 5-star restaurant is based on the original Clifford Pier and has preserved the pier’s history and culture, with some added aesthetically-pleasing interior design structures.
It is a great spot to delight in local dishes like satay, chicken rice, laksa, and more while being in a classy environment. Be sure to finish the evening with a classic cocktail at the Gin Parlor in the alfresco dining area.
Vineyard at Hortpark
Dine among the lush greenery at the Vineyard at Hortpark. Be entranced by the beautiful foliage, aged-wood tables, and minimalist decor.
It is an extremely romantic and dreamy spot and reminds you of a garden wonderland. Indulge in the French-Italian menu which boasts of beautifully crafted dishes.
The Corner House is located in the botanical gardens and occupies an old colonial bungalow dating back to 1910. The restaurant has often been praised for its excellent food and ingredient quality.
Last year, it debuted an all-new omakase-style menu guaranteed to give diners an exclusive and gastronomic experience.
Level 33 is the world’s highest urban microbrewery, and you can ask to take a tour around their beer brewing facilities.
Apart from the exquisitely brewed beers, the brewery also dishes up solid food, but it is probably best known for its spectacular views of the Marina Bay area.
FOC Sentosa is an offshoot of its Hong Kong Street outlet and serves up brilliant Spanish cuisine. Tuck into a variety of tapas plates and enjoy it with a refreshing sangria.
The exquisite food is paired with a picturesque view of the beach, and if you’re lucky, you can even catch the sunset while having dinner.