Restaurants are special places. We mark so many special occasions in these spaces but most are about spending quality time with the people we care about. As we mark a month of love here at Seats.Asia, it’s timely to highlight some of the most romantic restaurants that Singapore is home to.
Not all of our recommendations below are formal fine dining places. In fact, only two would qualify as such. The rest are unique experiences for their beautiful locations, cuisine and otherwise all round charm for you to whisk your loved one away for an enchanting evening. Here’s more.
If you are little tired of being in Singapore with no plans of going on a holiday soon, then Tamarind Hill will be just the romantic restaurant you need. It’s located in an old colonial building in the southern jungles of Singapore, near Labrador Park. The vibe here feels very much like you’re on a holiday in Thailand with Southeast Asian art adorning the walls. It affords a small escape from our everyday lives and is bound to create special memories with your date or loved one.
Botanico is that rare restaurant that manages to tread the fine line between romantic yet casual. The second floor spot offers dim lighting in the evening and high ceilings so the atmosphere is carefree yet intimate. Come for dinner to experience the kitchens truly flexing their chops in Modern European fare. Don’t leave without ordering the crispy baby squid and the truffle
Whisk your date to the streets of Paris at Brasserie Gavroche as after all, the French capital is the city of love. The space, helmed by Chef Owner Frederic Colin is reminiscent of Parisian brasseries down to every last detail – from the furnishings to the tiles of the floor. Menu-wise, the food is rustic and very French so expect favourites like the Soupe L’oignon (onion soup) as well as the pate en croute with foie gras.
Le Dame de Pic
No list of romantic restaurants is complete without a formal dining institution and Le Dame de Pic has our hearts for its polished service and minimalist interiors while set in Singapore’s grand dame: Raffles Hotel. This is the sort of restaurant you can bring your date to if things are getting a little more serious. Expect only degustation menus that go from $248 onwards.
Basque Kitchen has moved out of its Amoy Street confines and into the expansive and theatrical space that is the Fullerton Waterboat House. The atmosphere here is formal yet friendly, and the food is thoroughly engaging. Expect to be surprised by the menu as while Basque Country is today, in Spain, it has its own unique cultural identity and culinary flair. Be regaled by chef Aitor Orive’s constantly revolving menu showcasing the best of the Basque region so don’t expect Spanish dishes like paella or tortilla here.