By Colin Ng
Whatever your reason for setting up a romantic dinner, it’s important to pick the right place. Romance is a blend of many things coming together — the right service, the right food, the right atmosphere.
Obviously, getting all of these things together can be a challenge. But we’re here to help you out with that.
Without further ado, here are the best places for a romantic dinner in Singapore:
1. THE SUMMERHOUSE
|BEST FOR||Private, romantic garden domes|
|PRICING||Dining in the Domes starts at $400++ per couple The Summerhouse Kitchen Table: From SG$70 per person
|ADDRESS||3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387|
|CONTACT DETAILS||8809 5840 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Brunch: Sat, Sun & PH 12PM to 3PM
Dinner: Wed to Sun, Eve of & PH 6PM to 10PM
The Summerhouse is a classic, romantic dining spot in Singapore for the lush gardens and the magical garden domes. You and your date get a private and exclusive dining experience inside a garden dome within their verdant edible garden.
Each dome seats up to 8 guests, but you can rent the place for two. The geodesic domes are air-conditioned too, so you can dine under the stars in complete comfort.
On Wednesday through Sunday, guests can opt for the ‘Dine in The Dome’ experience. This includes a premium 9-course communal menu, which comes complete with a bottle of wine.
- G Awards 2017, Award of Excellence
- Chope Top 15 Most Romantic Dining Places
- Time Out Recommended Award 2018
- Best ingredients sourced sustainably
- Romantic, magical garden geodesic domes
Customers love the ambience and top-notch food quality, hence the numerous 5-star ratings on Google Reviews. They also praise customer service, so they didn’t mind the price that much because of the overall experience.
Elsa Goh gave them 5 stars with the following review:
“Very impressed with the pork collar and roasted root vegetables! Pork collar was tender, juicy and marinated well. Husband adores the portobello mushroom tart. The vegetables were picked from their garden and the tart really melts in your mouth. Had a unique experience with the signature flower latte, which had a meringue as a topper. Prices are reasonable with the quality of food. Definitely a place for a great gathering with friends and family. Relaxing atmosphere with a lot of space and greenery. Definitely a great place to relax and have coffee. Great service too! Oh, did I mention the outdoor area is dog friendly too?? Really awesome place to chill out! Will definitely come back again!”
Rosemary Smoked Organic Egg
|BEST FOR||Modern French cuisine|
|PRICING||Enquire for pricing|
|ADDRESS||1 St Andrew’s Road #01-04
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6385 0498 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Lunch: 12.00pm to 1.30pm (last seating)
Dinner: 7.00pm to 9.00pm (last seating)
Monday – Dinner only
Tuesday to Saturday – Lunch & Dinner
Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays
Odette prides itself on its meticulous selection of the ingredients to create dishes of the purest flavours. They serve Modern French Cuisine that is guided by Chef Julien’s lifelong respect for seasonality, terroir and artisanal produce.
Another strength of theirs is their exquisite selection of wines. Pairing their wine with their signature dishes makes this place a memorable gustatory journey for any couple.
They are so popular, in fact, that due to overwhelming response they advise making a reservation 1 month in advance to secure a table. Keep that in mind if you do decide to try this place.
- 2 Michelin stars
- Glowing reviews from food critics
- Recognised as one of the top 5 restaurants in Asia
- For their tasting menu, guests can swap with dishes from their plant-forward tasting menu. They can also accommodate guests with dairy allergies or intolerance.
- Cakes available upon request
Food critics are not the only ones who love Odette. In fact, the restaurant has high ratings on Google Reviews, with customers impressed by the fantastic food, ambience, presentation, and service.
“Exquisite” and “a form of art” are just some of the words used to describe their dining experiences at Odette. Syd Parham wrote:
“What an incredible experience- beautiful and exquisite cuisine, lovely staff and sommelier in a beautiful setting. The meal was perfectly paced. Each course was delicious. The food was perfectly executed and cooked to perfection. The staff were very friendly and punctual but not overbearing. It rivals several 3 Michelin Star restaurants that we have been to. A must if you are a foodie!”
3. THE WHITE RABBIT
|BEST FOR||Classic European cuisine, charming renovated church building|
|PRICING||Mains from SG$32
|ADDRESS||39C Harding Road Singapore 249541|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6473 9965 | [email protected]|
11.45am-2.30pm (Set Lunch)
Set in a restored colonial chapel, The White Rabbit immediately transports you into a whimsical space. Here, you and your significant other can enjoy classic European dishes from their kitchen helmed by Head Chef Benjamin Tan.
The White Rabbit is already an established institution in Singapore and has also been recognised internationally. Complete your romantic dinner in Singapore with a taste of their sophisticated award-winning wine list, whose wines have been carefully sourced from around the globe.
- Internationally recognised as a unique dining experience in Singapore
- Award-winning wine selection
- Convenient online reservation
- Romantic, fairy tale ambience
- An outdoor bar – The Rabbit Hole
The high ceiling and renovated chapel space impress the customers, but they also gave positive reviews of their friendly staff and, of course, the food. Here’s a 5-star review from Thomas Chong:
“Food was out of this world. Too bad we didn’t have much tummy space to try out more on the menu. Shout out to JJ and the team for the splendid service and attention. Everyone went all out to cater to our every whim & fancy. We later proceeded to Rabbit Hole out in the garden for cocktails and found ourselves a great spot to chat. Indeed, an experience and a meal to remember.”
4. THE OTTOMANI
|BEST FOR||Middle Eastern cuisine|
|PRICING||From SG$108 PER PERSON|
|ADDRESS||48 Peck Seah Street in Singapore, right near Tanjong Pagar|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 9231 9316 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Sat: 6pm to Midnight|
Dining at The Ottomani is like a trip by itself with classic, Middle Eastern decor to complement their cuisine.
The food boasts bold, exotic flavours using local and sustainable ingredients alongside unique dishes from the far-off regions of Morocco to Turkey.
To set the mood, they use fire as a central element in the interiors as well as food preparation. Most sources of light in the restaurant venue are either candles or oil lanterns, adding to the fantasy of mysterious Arabian nights.
- Local, sustainable ingredients
- Intimate, cosy ambience
- Luxurious decor fit for royalty
- Cocktails made with Raki, a popular Middle Eastern anise-flavoured spirit
- Convenient online reservation
For their outstanding service, a knowledgeable staff, good food and cosy atmosphere, they have a high Google Reviews rating. One customer described The Ottomani as “the most interesting restaurant” in Singapore.
Meanwhile, Gary Woods wrote:
“Feel transported to a 5* restaurant in 1930s Istanbul, with subtle background music that doesn’t interfere with your dining experience. Attentive service and original dishes with a middle eastern influence, discreetly hidden at the back of the Fat Prince kebab bar.”
5. JAAN by Kirk Westaway
|BEST FOR||Modern British Cuisine|
|ADDRESS||2 Stamford Road Swissôtel, Level 70 The Stamford, Singapore 178882|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6837 3322 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Sunday, 11:45am–1pm, 6:45–8pm|
JAAN is an internationally recognised restaurant which has established itself as a gastronomic platform with a reputation for handpicking and grooming exceptional culinary talents.
Born in South West Britain, Executive Chef de Cuisine Kirk Westaway channels his deeply rooted passion for natural flavours that are reminiscent of his childhood in England. Applying the philosophy ’Reinventing British’, his perpetually evolving menu embodies a seasonal philosophy to showcase British dining in a modern, refreshing light.
- The intimate 40 seat restaurant has a sophisticated interior that features an elegant private dining room for exclusive events as well as a stunning Murano crystal and silver free-form chandelier that spans the entire length of the ceiling.
- the breathtaking view of Singapore’s scenic landscape
- Truly exquisite culinary and service experience that have become the hallmark of this multi-award winning restaurant
5-star Google review from Masa:
“You can expect great experience with amazing dishes and iconic view of Singapore. Sophisticated design interior but still can feel cozy. I always feel very very special when I visit and every time they will surprise me with their dishes. Highly recommend to make reservation with window side seat.”
Crispy Rye Noodles
|BEST FOR||Panoramic views, excellent steaks|
|ADDRESS||2 STAMFORD ROAD, SINGAPORE|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6837 3322 | [email protected]|
SUNDAY – FRIDAY
12:00 PM – 02:30 PM
MONDAY – SUNDAY
06:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 03:30 PM
MONDAY – THURSDAY
05:00 PM – 01:00 AM
05:00 PM – 02:00 AM
04:00 PM – 02:00 AM
04:00 PM – 01:00 AM
Skai is described as a refined yet lively contemporary grill restaurant. Located on the 70th floor of Singapore’s acclaimed Swissôtel The Stamford, customers are treated to sprawling cityscape.
Add seamless service and bespoke beverages, and this becomes one of the top choices for a romantic dinner in Singapore.
Their new menu has been thoughtfully curated by Executive Chef, Paul Hallett. He combines cutting-edge culinary skills with a cooking philosophy honed through years of experience to create a truly personal and progressive fine grill offering.
- Iconic city view
- Produce-driven menu featuring the finest produce with a respectful tribute towards Japanese ingredients
- Artisanal beef cuts
- An array of mouth-watering desserts and photogenic pastry spread, all masterpieces created by their award-winning pastry team
Skai received many 5-star ratings on Google Reviews from satisfied customers. They credit the excellent views, food, ambience, and drinks for their positive reviews.
Here’s some feedback from Patricia Yeo:
“Excellent view of the city and we get to enjoy the day view, sunset and night lights as we arrived around 6.30pm.
Service was great as she was very attentive when needed.
Dinner was lovely, but the beef was rather cooked even though we requested for medium.
Will definitely be back again to try their set lunch or dinner when there is one. Wanted to make reservation on National Day but it’s already booked for an event, otherwise it will be a really great place to view the fireworks and the performance at the Padang.”
|BEST FOR||Contemporary dining|
4 courses $58
7 courses Chef’s Selection $98
6 courses $188
8 courses $238
|ADDRESS||182 Cecil Street
Frasers Tower #03-01/02
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6904 5686 | [email protected] / [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Lunch (Mondays to Fridays) 11:30am – 2:30pm Dinner (Mondays to Saturdays) 6:00pm – 9:30pm The restaurant will be closed on Sundays and on all public holidays.|
Preludio has all the elements you need for a romantic dinner: elegant setting, mood-setting music, and thoughtfully curated food.
In fact, Preludio is a continuously fascinating contemporary dining concept as it evolves with a new chapter every 12 to 18 months. Customers can expect refreshing dishes with each new chapter for every 8-course meal.
Their first chapter or theme is Monochrome, inspired by black and white.
- Preludio ventures into the territory known as “author’s cuisine” with an ever-changing and yet constantly memorable dining experience
- Convenient online booking
- Accommodates special requests for people with allergies and dietary restrictions, but inform them in advance when making your reservation
This is another highly-rated restaurant on Google Reviews. Customers like the relaxed atmosphere despite the fine dining and formal environment.
They also praise their creativity in creating and presenting dishes, as well as the staff’s chemistry, which they say elevated the entire dining experience. Here’s what Peter White has to say:
“One of the least pretentious and most friendly fine dining experiences I’ve had the pleasure to enjoy. The staff worked together previously at another restaurant and it shows that they all get along and are very relaxed with customers despite the formal looking environment. The intention is that the menu will change annually, but in 2019 it’s “Chapter 1: Monochrome”.”
8. THE BOTANIC
|BEST FOR||Vegan and vegetarian options|
|ADDRESS||252 North Bridge Road
#01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 9827 0131 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Sunday to Wednesday: 11.30am to 11pm (kitchen closes at 10pm)
Thursday to Saturday: 11.30am to 11.30pm
(kitchen closes at 10.30pm, only available Bar bites till 11.30pm)
What makes The Botanic a great date place in Singapore is their bright and chic decor, complete with lovely pendant lights. The nature-inspired space is bright and stylish without being intimidating.
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or on a gluten-free diet, The Botanic have plenty on their menu for you. They serve these healthy options alongside free-range, organic, and seafood offerings.
For libation, they have sustainable, organic, and biodynamic wine list as well as fruit-based cocktails and mocktails.
- Discover eclectic Asian flavours and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine
- Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options
- Free-range, organic meat, and seafood
- Organic superfoods, whole grains, and novelty dressings
- A sustainable, organic, and biodynamic wine list
The Botanic has many 5-star reviews on Google, with satisfied customers praising their range of vegan and vegetarian dishes, competitive prices, and romantic environment. Here’s a 5-star review from Desmond Tan:
“We had our Valentine’s day dinner here, but we ordered from their ala carte menu as we preferred not to be restricted.
We ate the squid ink risotto and gnocchi as mains and molten lava cake with vanilla ice-cream as our dessert.
The mains were very delicious, and we loved them but do not underestimate them just because the portion looks small. I felt pretty full after eating them with my wife.
The molten lava cake was very decent although we ate better but it is really funny that they named it as warm chocolate in the menu.
Of course, the service was awesome, so we had a great time there! Thumbs up! 👍“
9. CAFFE FERNET
|BEST FOR||Italian cuisine, happy hour promotions|
|ADDRESS||70 COLLYER QUAY, #01-05, S049323, SINGAPORE|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 91781105 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Thur: 12pm-12am Fri: 12pm-2am Saturday: 12pm-2am Sunday: 11am-5pm Happy Hour: 3pm-730pm|
You can’t go wrong with Italian cuisine! Caffe Fernet describes their offering as “lighter and brighter Italian-inspired dishes that will have you hooked from the get-go”.
You can pair their food with your favourite Italian cocktails. It’s a versatile space for meeting friends, going for after-work drinks, or even a romantic date in their restaurant with a great view.
- Convenient online reservation
- Dine outdoors with views of the Marina Bay skyline
- Vibrant atmosphere
At Caffe Fernet, customers love the cosy bar, variety of drinks, great menu, and impeccable service. Here’s what Richard Irving has to say:
“Some of Singapore’s best cocktails by the same people that run jigger & pony. Amazing view, delicious food and awesome hospitality. These guys really know how to make you feel at home”
|BEST FOR||Classy ambience, multi-regional Italian cuisine|
|PRICING||5-course: $130 pp
*With wine pairing additional $80
7-course: $180 pp
*With wine pairing additional $110
|ADDRESS||Monti at Fullerton Pavilion
82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327
|CONTACT DETAILS||65350724 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Weekday all-day Brunch Mon to Fri at 11:00AM – 5:00PM
All-You-Can-Eat Weekend Brunch Sat, Sun & PH at 11:00AM – 4PM
Dinner Mon to Sun at 5:30PM – 10:30PM
Monti has a 108-seater dining hall. They serve “detail-orientated Italian cuisine” where diners can soak in their elegant interiors alongside attentive service.
Their Italian dishes are multi-regional to truly capture the soul of Italy’s diverse culture. Plus, this is perfect for a romantic dinner for the combination of food, service, and a winning view.
- Private dining room with a seating capacity of 20 to 40 pax
- Dine by the bay
- Open-air rooftop terrace
- Extensive wine and refreshing cocktail selection
What people like about Monti, based on Google Reviews, are the great views, good food, and friendly service. One piece of feedback singled them out as the “best rooftop bar in Singapore”.
Customers recommend dining outside to enjoy the amazing view of Marina Bay. WL Xanelle wrote:
“Definitely a wonderful dining experience at Monti made even more memorable by well-trained, knowledgeable and understanding staff, delectable dishes as well as an awesome view of the marina.”
|BEST FOR||Beautiful, lush setting; French-Mediterranean cuisine|
|ADDRESS||Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6604 9988 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Main Dining Room – Level 1
Lunch 12pm to 3pm (last order 2.30pm)
Dinner 6pm to 10pm (last order 9.30pm)
CLOSED ON TUESDAYS
The whole experience makes POLLEN a great date place. Couples will begin their epicurean journey to the restaurant through a personalised buggy service from Gardens by the Bay’s arrival plaza.
The thoughtfully created menu by Executive Chef Steve Allen and his team offers elevated Modern French cuisine with flavours inspired by the Mediterranean coast. Couples can enjoy multi-course menus on the first floor, which has amazing views of the Marina Bay skyline and waterfront.
- Personalised buggy service from Gardens by the Bay’s arrival plaza to the restaurant
- Lush environment with beautiful flowers
- Complimentary access to the Flower Dome; wander in the sub 20-degree Mediterranean garden filled with exotic flowers, herbs, and foliage
POLLEN takes care of their guests from the get-go and this makes the whole experience more than memorable. James Hu gave them 5 stars and wrote this review:
“I bought my family to Pollen in February and love the quiet ambiance. You get to smell the flowers once you step into the restaurant, and being in the dome, the environment is kept in a nice temperature.
We went for the 7-course dinner menu, with wine pairing which goes well with the food.”
12. CHEEK BY JOWL
|BEST FOR||Laid-back dining, Australian & contemporary cuisine|
|PRICING||Mains from SG$18 (Beetroot, Golden Raisin, Goat’s Cheese, Radicchio) to SG$168 (Steak T-Bone, for sharing|
|ADDRESS||21 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069620|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(65) 6221 1911 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday (LUNCH & DINNER)
Saturday (DINNER ONLY)
Lunch — 12PM To 2:30PM
Dinner — 6PM To 10:30PM
Cheek by Jowl is a Modern Australian restaurant in Singapore helmed by husband-and-wife tandem, Rishi Naleendra and Manuela Toniolo. It is a casual dining place featuring mostly Australian cuisine with contemporary flourishes.
- Convenient online reservation
- Casual dining
- Artisanal wines
- Affordable prices
One review on Google said, “Outstanding, would give it a 6 if I could!” That gives you a sense of how satisfying and popular this restaurant is. Another review noted the “[m]odern decor, awesome food and warm hospitality.” Nicolas Vogel wrote:
“Perfectly balanced flavours. Great service. The dishes are very harmonious and keep a certain level of simplicity despite complex associations. Not a single flaw. To include in any “must-do” list. Prices are affordable, allowing for multiple visits.”
13. MYKONOS BY THE BAY
|BEST FOR||Greek-inspired setting and cuisine|
31 Ocean Way
#01-10 Quayside Isle
+65 6334 3818
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2:45pm;
6pm – 10:30pm
Sat, Sun and PH: all day dining
12pm – 10:30pm
Mykonos On The Bay is an extension of co-owners Executive Chef Mauro Muroni and General Manager Gerri Sottile’s time in Greek Tavernas around the Hellenic Islands in Greece. As part of the Mangiatutto Group of Restaurants, they specialise on authentic Greek cuisine using the freshest and finest ingredients.
- Experience a Mediterranean feast by the sea with handmade classic Greek dishes – Taramosalata, Shrimp and Cheese Saganaki, Elies, Mousaka, grilled meats and seafood from their custom-made charcoal grill, Spanakopita and Baklava.
- Enjoy a typical Greek seaside dining experience with their Greek imported blue and white furniture and décor along the stunning marina at Sentosa Cove
- All Sentosa Cove residents enjoy a 10% discount on food only if they present their residents’ pass to enjoy this offer.
5-Star Facebook review from Berrak Sisman:
“Most delicious food in Singapore <3 Yummy. If you miss Mediterranean food, I recommend you to go to this place! In addition, Sentosa Cove has a very nice and romantic energy.“
14. ARTEMIS GRILL & SKY BAR
|BEST FOR||A contemporary Mediterranean-inspired rooftop restaurant and sky bar in the CBD, with 40th floor panoramic views of the iconic Singapore Marina Bay skyline|
138 Market Street,
Phone: +65 6635 8677
Monday to Friday: 11:30 am to late
Helmed by Executive Chef Oliver Hyde and Operations Director Wes Guild, Artemis Grill & Sky Bar is continues to attract couples, groups of families and friends with delivering quality food and premium wines.
Artemis Grill offers a seasonal menu inspired by the diverse culinary heritage of the Mediterranean. They also have a Sky Bar that is an outside rooftop bar that offers a sky-high contemporary terrace setting for dining and beverages.
- The kitchen serves fresh food using only the best ingredients at their seasonal peak, with all dishes crafted and prepared in the spirit of the restaurant’s Mediterranean inspiration – clean, flavourful and fresh
- Artemis can also be booked from informal to intimate celebrations, such as corporate event or special wedding
- The Sky Bar is circulating a 100-year-old olive tree, open 6 days a week and delivers a daily Happy Hour list that includes beers, G&T’s, classic cocktails and premium wines.
5-Star Facebook review from Arvin Sombilla:
“The best dinning experience we have ever had. I booked a dinner for our anniv and everything from reservations to dinner service and food quality was perfect. The staff was uber friendly and welcoming. The food was cooked to perfection. The staff was very knowledgeable about the menu. The wine selection was extensive. They made our anniv dinner extra special with the service. Ambience was great as you have a good view of the city. It was a spectacular experience and very well recommended.“
15. SALT GRILL & SKY BAR
|BEST FOR||Breath-taking view of the city, celebrity chef|
|PRICING||Tasting Menu, SG$150++ (6 course)
|ADDRESS||2 Orchard Turn,
#55-01 ION Orchard
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6592 5118 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||LUNCH (Mon-Fri)
Brunch (Sat, Sun & PH)
If you like want to feel like you’re on top of the world, or at least Singapore, the stunning panoramic views of the sea and the cityscape from Salt Grill & Sky Bar should do the trick.
The magic hour will be even more magical as you dine with your significant other at this restaurant located at Level 55 of ION Orchard. For food, you’ll get a taste of classic Asian and premium Australian beef courtesy of Australian-born-and-bred Head Chef Jake Kowalewski.
- Convenient online reservation
- Panoramic views of Singapore featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows give diners an unhindered scenic view
- Open 365 days a year
- Split into 3 areas: Sky bar, main dining, and private dining
Excellent views, delicious gourmet dishes, and attentive service are just some of the reasons given for their high rating on Google Reviews. Jason wrote the following on his feedback:
“Having dinner here to celebrate my wife’s birthday. It’s our 1st time dining at the sky bar. Manage to get the window side table and the night views is great. Food and customer service are excellent too. Price are reasonable for the food and view you will get.”
And with that, we have our top places to go to for the best romantic dinner in Singapore.
Of course, there may be other places worthy of a mention on the island, but for our money, these are the best ones by far.
If you disagree and think we should have included a certain restaurant here, though, go ahead and let us know! We’d love an excuse to go check out yet another romantic restaurant on the island.
And remember too that if your idea of the perfect dinner is bound to certain cuisines, we have a lot of other top restaurant roundups. For example, try our list of the best Italian restaurants in Singapore or of the best Japanese restaurants in Singapore.
Images taken from each company’s official websites/social media.