The best romantic restaurants in Singapore are chosen for their ability to stun your date with shock and awe. These restaurants are mostly towards the higher end of the scale in terms of price, but they are sure to deliver unique interiors, expertly prepared menus and discreet service that gives you the time and space to suitably impress your partner.
We’ve tried to include a bit of variety in our list, from French fine-diners to freshly prepared Japanese kaiseki menus, and even dining in a moving cable car. Check out our picks for Singapore’s most romantic restaurants – whether it’s for a first date or a Ruby wedding anniversary, there should be something just right for you here.
Located in a giant bio-dome filled with a balmy Mediterranean climate, Pollen is a unique and charming restaurant in Gardens by the Bay. The layout is spectacular thanks to the huge arching atrium of the Flower Dome all around. One thing is for certain: you’ll feel a million miles away from the centre of a bustling metropolis.
Despite the intricate plating and high-level cuisine served at Pollen, this isn’t exactly fine dining; more like a fancy café serving modern interpretations of pan-Mediterranean classics. The seven-course tasting menu costs upwards of SG$150, and includes such delicacies as red prawn tartare, braised beef cheek with carrot puree, and salmon with ikura and green apple. After your meal, you can have a walk around the Flower Dome and enjoy the plants and flowers.
- Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00 - 15:00, Dinner 18:00 - 22:00 (Closed on Tuesday)
- MRT: BayFront
- Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
- Tel: +65 6420 6848
Private Sky Dining in a Cable CarFaber Park
This romantic meal in Singapore is for people who think they’ve seen it all. Instead of dining in a restaurant, head over to Faber Peak, board the cable car over to Sentosa Island and sit down for a private four-course meal served over the course of a 90-minute journey. The menu can be tailored to suit specific dietary requirements, although the recommended menu starts with a king prawn appetiser served with salmon roe and a tart raspberry dressing, before moving onto chargrilled sirloin steak and almond-encrusted seabass with edamame puree. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Starts from 18:00
- Address: Singapore Cable Car, 1 Harbourfront Ave, Keppel Bay Tower
Few dining experiences in Singapore captivate the imagination quite like Restaurant André. Taiwanese-born chef André Chiang has one key principle: each of the eight dishes on his ever-changing menu correlates to a set of eight elements. Octaphilosophy, he calls it. For example, the bold flavours in his foie gras with black truffle evoke the ‘memory’ of diners, while his ‘pure’ dishes are prepared without seasoning or the use of electricity. Yes, it sounds borderline pretentious, but with Restaurant André consistently ranking in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, the culinary world seems to think it works on a world-beating level. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00 (lunch), 19:00 - 23:00 (dinner)
- MRT: Outram Park
- Address: 41 Bukit Pasoh Road
- Tel: +65 6534 8880
Jaan Restaurant has been at the forefront of Singapore’s fine dining scene since it first opened on the 70th floor of Swissotel the Stamford hotel. Boasting panoramic views of the Singapore skyline, Jaan’s wow-factor starts before you’ve even taken your first bite. When you do, you’ll be just as impressed. The venue itself is quite a grand affair too, featuring giant floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over Singapore, and the overall classic décor and soft lighting is met by a more contemporary edge as soon as you look up at the shiny silver installation on the ceiling. If you don’t want to break the bank, a set three-course lunch is available between 12:00-14:30, priced at SG$78. However, to really appreciate the whole Jaan experience, it’s best to book a table in the evening and indulge in one of their ever-changing five- or seven-course menus ($298-$369 without wine). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30 (lunch), 19:00 - 22:00 (dinner)
- MRT: City Hall
- Address: 70th Floor, 2 Stamford Road, Swissotel the Stamford
- Tel: +65 6837 3322
You might scratch your head about the inclusion of a mall-based restaurant in this list of romantic hotspots, but drop your preconceptions and consider the incredible Japanese banquet that awaits at Kaiseki Yoshiyuki. Open for lunch and dinner, the ambiance envelopes you as you walk into this quaint little restaurant. We love the seats right up next to the chef as you can see him creating your food before your very eyes, which always gives you something to talk about.
The term Kaiseki means ‘up to the chef’, so there’s no a la carte menu here. Lunch costs around SG$120 while dinner costs around $300, depending on the seasonal ingredients used that day. You will be treated to six to eight courses of impeccably prepared sashimi dishes, with delicate bits of artistry done to elevate the taste and texture of every bite.
- Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00 – 13:30, Dinner 19:00 – 21:30
- Address: Orchard The Forum, 583 Orchard Road
- Tel: +65 6732 2469
OLA Cocina Del MarMarina Bay (lunch) (dinner)
Spanish tapas always lends itself well to a flirty and fun style of dining, and OLA Cocina Del Mar is probably the finest tapas joints in Singapore. Located in Marina Bay, this casual yet refined restaurant serves exquisite small plates from the open kitchen; think scallops a la plancha with sundried tomatoes, grilled Spanish octopus with a lentil salad, and a Peruvian-inspired fish ceviche – the classic tapas here is the real deal. There’s also a range of signature paellas and some more meaty mains, such as roast lamb in a rich sherry sauce. Finish with some freshly fried churros with chocolate sauce.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 11:30 – 14:00 (lunch), Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00 (dinner)
- Address: Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, #01-06 12 Marina Boulevard
- Tel: +65 6604 7050
Summer PavilionMarina Bay
Summer Pavilion can be found at the swanky Ritz-Carlton-Millenia Singapore and, with surroundings as exclusive as this, the food couldn’t fail to match. Serving a Cantonese-inspired set lunch and dinner, we were particularly blown away by the likes of the marinated duck roll with jelly fish, as well as their double-boiled lobster soup. It’s certainly a dining experience that is about as posh as you’ll find in Singapore – and that’s saying something! Find Summer Pavilion (in the Ritz Carlton-Millenia) on the famous Raffles Avenue, just a short walk from Promenade MRT.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 - 14:30 and 18:30 - 22:00 daily
- Address: The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue
- Tel: +65 6337 8888
Joël Robuchon SingaporeSentosa
A romantic evening of wining and dining at Joël Robuchon – Singapore’s first 3 Michelin star restaurant – will cost you well over SG$1,000 if you want the full tasting menu and paired wine for two. As such, this esteemed restaurant is the type of place for those very special occasions when only the best is good enough. The service here is a well-oiled machine, the dining room is art deco chic encapsulated and the ingredients for the French haute cuisine have been flown in from every corner of the globe for your unbridled pleasure. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue – Sat 18:00 – 22:30 (closed Sunday and Monday)
- Address: Resorts World Sentosa 8 Sentosa Gateway, Hotel Michael, Level 1, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6577 6688
Salt Grill & Sky BarOrchard
Salt Grill is a 55th storey rooftop restaurant in Orchard that is famed for its steaks and grilled meats. There’s also a skybar, with a fine selection of cocktails, connected to the restaurant. Salt labels itself as an Australian restaurant, but really the menu puts a focus on premium meats and seafood, with some fancy plating to match the fantastic views.
- Opening Hours: Lunch 11:00 - 13:45, Dinner 18:00 - 21:45 daily
- Location: ION Orchard rooftop, Orchard Road
- Tel: +65 6592 5118
Mitzo is a sleek and sexy Chinese restaurant in Singapore, a million miles away from the familial dining ambiance found in other Cantonese restaurants. The bold and bright glass screens look totally modern, and the menu reflects that. The dishes on offer will look familiar – wagyu beef in black pepper, scallops in XO sauce, fish maw soup – but the modernist plating will no doubt impress. Mitzo also has a popular Weekend Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays for SG$68.
- Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00 - 14:30, Dinner 18:30 - 22:30 daily
- Address: Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road
- Tel: +65 6603 8855