The one-Michelin-starred restaurant atop Swissotel The Stamford is perfect for couples looking to take their celebrations up a notch. For this occasion, chef de cuisine Kirk Westaway’s 8-course degustation menu showcases Irish rock oysters and organic guinea fowl. Exquisite silver free-form chandeliers and a breathtaking view of the city-scape make for a romantic backdrop. With only 40 seats in the house, the fine-dining experience promises to be intimate and even unforgettable.
2 Stamford Road, Tel: 6837 3322
02: The Lighthouse
At The Lighthouse Restaurant, savour Italian chef Andrea Ribaldone’s five-course dinner featuring slow-cooked veal and tuna sauce and Carnaroli risotto while taking in panoramic views of the Marina Bay skyline. Or opt for a seven-course degustation at one of The Fullerton Bay Hotel’s three floating pods, complete with crooning saxophones or violins upon request. This one’s for couples looking to make this Valentine’s Day extra special.
1 Fullerton Square / 80 Collyer Quay, Dining reservations: 6877 8911
Photos: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
03: ilLido at the Cliff
Escape from city chaos to the serenity of Sofitel Singapore Sentosa and their take on an Amalfi coast dining experience. Perched atop high hills overlooking the South China Sea, ilLido at the Cliff’s elegant dining room is dressed in white and mahogany with turquoise accents. The 5-course Italian Valentine’s Day set menu features seafood dishes such as scallop crudo and poached halibut with oyster. Dining in these dreamy environs will surely delight the quintessential romantic.
2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa, Tel: 6708 8310
04: Privé Grill
This modern French grill is a warm and inviting haven nestled in Marina at Keppel Bay. The beautiful waterfront and luxuriant foliage will set your evening in a scenic backdrop. Seafood bouillabaisse and grilled beef tenderloin are amongst the set dinner menu offerings, available from Feb 10 – 14. Settle back on the alfresco seats by the water’s edge or the window seats indoors, and enjoy the sights and sounds of our southern shores.
2 Keppel Bay Vista, Tel: 6776 0777
05: Les Amis
Les Amis delivers one of the best fine-dining experiences in town, complete with lush velvet walls and chandeliers. Indulge in caviar, langoustine and omi beef from the Valentine’s Day special menu (only available for dinner on the 14th). For maximum privacy, opt for one of the private dining rooms on the mezzanine level. And if you like to be in the middle of the action, the chef’s table offers a full view of the kitchen through a glass window.
1 Scotts Road, #01-16 Shaw Centre. Tel: 6733 2225
06: Luke’s Orchard
Luke’s dimly lit interiors are ideal for an intimate rendezvous. The menu offers chop house and oyster bar selections, personally endorsed by chef-owner Travis Masiero. Get in the mood with your pick of the day’s oyster selection from the charming oyster board reminiscent of retro cinema signs. Request for a window table for a view of the bustling streets below. Great for the couple about town.
260 Orchard Road, #03-02. Tel: 6733 4813
07: Botanico at The Garage
Nature lovers can check out this charming hideout in the middle of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Botanico’s Valentine’s Day set menu is available from Feb 10 – 12 and also on 14, with courses such as Tsarsaskaya oyster, lamb sweet breads and US prime rib eye. After dinner, head outdoors to the bar and terrace to enjoy the leafy surroundings.
50 Cluny Park Road, Tel: 9831 1106