Date Night, Every Night
For Authentic Neapolitan-style Grub
This homely Italian joint in Chip Bee Gardens is the ideal setting for a romantic dinner with its dim lighting, brick walls and white linen table tops. Have the foolproof Rigatoni Sausage ($29) pasta and a pizza to share. On pizzas, choose the tomato-based Bergamo ($24) for pepperoni and shiitake mushrooms on a thin crust, or the Grosseto ($29) with bacon and a runny egg. Pair your meal with a glass of Rosé ($16) or Cabernet Sauvignon ($17).
Red Sparrow: 1-for-1 Main Dish (save~$20)
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For Elevated Vietnamese
Make a date at Dempsey Hill for Southern Vietnamese nosh done in style. A must-order is the Bun Bo Nam Bo ($23), a fragrant dish of wok-fried lemongrass beef on dry vermicelli. Otherwise, have the Pho Dac Biet ($23) for a classic beef pho or indulge in the Banh Canh Cua ($32) for lobster that’s marinated in what Burppler Wuu Yyiizzhhoouu describes to be an “utterly explosive sweet glaze”.
Sideways: 1-for-1 Main Dish (save~$26)
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For Hearty Nosh
Hunt this cosy hole-in-the-wall on Rowell Road down and enjoy an intimate dinner with your date. Start with the Roasted Prawns ($14) bathed in an addictively smokey and umami sauce. On mains, share the Blackened Barramundi ($28) — flaky, tender fish encased in a crisp squid ink crust served with a refreshing baby spinach, bean sprout and mushroom salad — and the fork-tender Smoked Lamb Ribs ($26).
South Union Park: 1-for-1 Main Dish (save~$25)
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For Brunch in the East
Easties, mark this quaint restaurant in Kembangan down for a brunch date. Come early for the Sup Big Breakfast ($15) that sells out fast. The dish comprises scrambled eggs, sausage patties, a muffin bun and “to-die-for” potato fritters. Also good is the Croque Madame ($21), where homemade brioche is buried underneath honey baked ham, cheddar cheese, a fried egg and tomato hollandaise sauce.
AMANO: 1-for-1 Main Dish (save~$22)
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For Italian on Sixth Avenue
Stroll through Sixth Avenue and you’ll find this popular Italian restaurant in the Namly neighbourhood. Share the gorgeous Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini ($22) and the Prawn & Bacon Pizza ($27) with juicy tiger prawns, streaky bacon and made fragrant with onion and garlic. There’s also the creamless Carbonara ($20) that sees al dente pasta with bacon in an egg yolk-pecorino cheese sauce.
TONO Cevicheria: 1-for-1 Main Dish (save~$43)
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For a Peruvian Feast
Discover a new cuisine together at this intimate Peruvian restaurant. Share the Arroz Mariscos ($34), where rice is flavoured by Peruvian spices and studded with fresh prawns. Also have the mouth-watering Conchinillo ($65) — roasted suckling pig served with a side of salad. Enjoy your meal with a Pisco Sour ($18) or two.
Winestone: 1-for-1 Main Dish (save~$35)
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For Tasty Nosh and Wines in Town
Come to this Mediterranean restaurant on Stevens Road for a romantic dinner in town. The Braised Seafood Risotto ($28.00) loaded with crayfish, mussels, prawns and scallops is a lovely choice for a main. Vegetarians will enjoy the tasty Plant-Based Burger ($24.00) featuring a Beyond Meat patty in a fluffy brioche bun. Seal the meal with a glass of Corte Giara By Allegrini Pinot Grigio ($16) or have the bottle ($78) to share.
Table Restaurant & Bar: 1-for-1 Curries (save~$25)
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For an Elegant Spice Feast
If you’ve found someone who loves spice as much as you — congratulations. Make a date at this chic Indian restaurant and dig into the sweet and savoury Punjabi Butter Chicken ($26) that is sublime with Naan ($7). Be sure to order their veggie-licious Pindi Chana ($22), where garbanzo beans are stewed in a robust curry that’s best paired with Steamed Basmati Rice ($9).
Hokkai Villa: 1-for-1 Chirashi Set (save~$30)
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For a Value-For-Money Sashimi Spread
Cosy up for a dinner date after work at this Japanese joint in Raffles Place. Go for their Salmon, Maguro and Zuwakani Chirashi Set ($27.60) that comes with miso soup, salad and a side of fruits. If you love prawns, opt for the Salmon and Amaebi Chirashi Set ($25.40) instead. A great non-seafood option is their Pork Cutlet Hotplate ($20.80) featuring tender and juicy meat.
Get-to-know-you Drinks & Desserts
For Japanese Pastries
Treat your favourite person to something sweet at this patisserie on Tras Street. Go for the refreshing Yuzu Raspberry Cake ($9) or decadent Salted Caramel Cheesecake ($9). Also good is the Miss Ispahan ($9) that combines rose, raspberries and lychee between layers of fluffy vanilla sponge — all seated on a delectable butter brown sugar sable. Wash it all down with an Earl Grey Blue Flower ($7) tea or Hojicha Chocolate ($7).
For Swanky Cocktails
Tucked away on the corner of Tras Street is this cosy spot that’s perfect a night cap or two. The Breakfast At Jekyll ($22) is a fun, alcoholic spin on the local breakfast staple. For something smokey, the potent The G(o)od Father ($24) that combines rum with whiskey, amaretto and walnut bitters will hit the spot. Otherwise, you won’t go wrong with the bittersweet Kopi-O Fashioned ($22)!
LUX - Alfresco Bar: 1-for-1 Cocktail (save~$20)
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For a Tipple Or Two
On a cool evening, come by this alfresco bar on Beach Road for a tipple either before or after dinner. For something juicy and refreshing, try the Mountains Of Taiwan ($20) that combines gin-infused green tea, Maraschino liqueur, dry vermouth and tonic water. Otherwise, you won’t go wrong with the LUX Old Fashioned ($20) — bourbon, agave nectar, and angostura bitters.