9 Wallet-Friendly Deals & Set Meals Just in Time for the Holidays

Who doesn’t love saving money? We’re certainly not going to turn down a great deal, especially if it means we can eat more. Here’s our quick and easy to guide to a few of our favourite affordable eats this season so you can still enjoy the pleasures of dining out without worrying about burning too much of a hole in your pocket – especially after those ravenous 11/11 expenditures. Hurry, cause most of these end by December!


$1 food & drinks for ‘Good Eats Promotion’ until 30 Nov

For just the rest of November the hipster hawker center at one-north Timbre+ is offering over 200 food and drink items for just $1 each. Nope, that’s not a typo. Sounds too good to be true, right? The only hitch is that you need to pay with a UOB card using one of three mobile payment options – Apple Pay, UOB Mighty Pay, or Android Pay. A selection of craft beers from the Timbre+ Bottle Shop, select MAIN COURSES and alcoholic beverages from 14 pretty awesome restaurants, all at just $1 each…quick, let me round up all my UOB card-holding friends! It’s a ‘while stocks last’ kind of deal with limited supplies, and it starts from 6pm daily running until November 30th. Pro tip: try the Barramundi Fish and Chips from Dancing Crab Shack (usually $15) with a bottle of Vedett Extra White (usually $10) and it will be the best $2 you ever spent.

Click here for more info.


2-course set lunch for $25 nett ($15 nett with Visa card) until 30 Nov

Café-cum-all-day-dining-joint Privé is offering up a special weekday set lunch at their CHIJMES location for just $25 nett ($15 nett when you pay with a Visa card, now THAT’S a bargain). This two course indulgent holiday treat includes your choice of a Cajun Chicken Burger served with fries and mesclun, or a Pulled Pork Knuckle Panini with fries, a Sticky Date Toffee Pudding or Oreo Mudpie, plus your choice a coffee or tea. We could fantasize about the juicy cajun chicken topped with jalapeno cheese or the melt-in-your-mouth pork smothered in housemade BBQ sauce all day, but how about that oreo cookie, affogato swirl ice cream, cookie crumble, vanilla and chocolate sauce mudpie? Must. Have. Now. Considering the average entree at Prive is upwards of $20, this is a deal that’s hard to pass up.

Note: you must pre-purchase this menu on The Chope Shop, and it’s only valid until the 30th of November! See full menu and details here.


Ice Edge Cafe
1-for-1s on lunch menu, ongoing

We’re always on the lookout for a solid 1-for-1 deal, and Ice Edge Cafe already dishes out affordable grub so you know this is going to be a steal. From buffalo wings to creative seafood pastas, pizzas, and more, they’ve got an
ongoing 1-for-1 weekday lunch special from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. It’s buy one get one on select starters and mains that are mostly all under $20 already, meaning you might have to break a $20 to pay for lunch for two. It also means you can use the money you’ve saved to indulge in one of their famous warm waffles, or our favourite buttery Maple Toast topped with a scoop of decadent chocolate gelato.

Click here for more info on Ice Edge Cafe.


Xiao Ya Tou
Set dinner menu for $49 nett ($39 nett with Visa card), until 30 Nov

For a slightly more refined dining experience, Xiao Ya Tou is offering up a Chope Diner’s Choice dinner menu that showcases the cuisine that everyone has been raving about. Choose two starters like the Grilled Eggplant with miso-cured egg, dried shrimp, and nam jim dressing, or the Spicy Baked Scallop with garlic, ginger, and salted soy bean. For your main you can indulge in a culinary home run like the Twice-Cooked Beef Short Ribs with roasted white sesame & scallion sauce and spicy kimchi cabbage-slaw (it’s on everyone’s Instagram, in case you haven’t noticed) or the Black Cod with ginger-soy and mirin dressing, crispy garlic, and goji berry. Top it off with a glass of merlot and that entire meal will only set you back $49 nett, or $39 nett when you pre-purchase with your Visa card. If you paid full price you’d be shelling out upwards of $70!

Mondays to Thursdays, 6pm to 9.30pm
Fridays – Saturdays, 6pm to 10.30pm

Note: you must pre-purchase this menu on The Chope Shop, and
it’s only valid until the 30th of November – see full menu and details here!


$15++ Set Lunch, $20++ with a Pint of Beer, ongoing

Microbrewery and American nosh fave Brewerkz has a well-known and ongoing lunch deal that we simply can’t get enough of. Their $15++ lunch set includes soup or salad, a main course (we recommend the Lunch Burger or Sausage Hash), a soft drink, and one scoop of homemade ice cream. Pay just five bucks more to add on your pint of choice if you’re feeling like your weekday grind needs some liquid encouragement, or you’re just starting your Saturday festivities early. Brewerkz makes all of our simple Western comfort-food dreams come true, and this lunch set seals the deal.

Riverside Point: Daily, 12-3 pm,
Indoor Stadium: Fri-Sun, 12-3 pm
Orchard Parade Hotel: Mon-Fri, 12-3 pm
Sentosa Boardwalk: Sat-Sun, 12-3 pm

Book a table at a Brewerkz location 


Supply & Demand at Orchard Gateway

Set lunch menu at $25 nett ($15 nett with Visa card), until 30 Nov

Supply & Demand is the perfect place to experience the modern trattoria feel without dropping serious cash – this lunch comes with a petite salad of the day, petite antipasto of the day, cheese of the day, and handmade bread. You get to choose a main from their varied assortment of fresh pastas, pizzas, chicken, and seafood – seriously, check out the menu, it has every food craving you could possibly harbour. You also get a choice of drink (fruit juice or iced tea), as well as the chef’s pick of the day for dessert. A weekday set lunch is a steal for just $25 nett ($15 nett with your Visa card) at the chic and well-situated Orchard Gateway branch.

Note: you must pre-purchase this menu on The Chope Shop, and it’s only valid until the 30th of November! See full menu and details here.


Tao Seafood Asia
30% off a la carte menu, until 31 Dec

Introducing the best way to save some dough and experience fine Chinese dining this month: Tao Seafood is offering up a whopping 30% off their a la carte food menu for dinner on weekdays and all day on weekends & public holidays until December 31st. Choose from classics like Stir-fried Prawns, Specialty Pot Roasted Fishes, and Chinese favorites that you can expect to taste like near perfection, made even sweeter by all the cash you’re saving. Marina Bay area joints don’t give out deals much better than this!

Book a table at Tao Seafood Asia.

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Full of Luck Club
Bao Lunch Set from $11.80++, ongoing

This quirky Holland Village mod-Chinese joint makes a mean bao – but actually just about everything on their menu is ridiculously good. Our minds are stuck on the buns though, ‘cause Full of Luck Club’s ongoing set lunch offers your choice of 2 baos plus a homemade iced tea or coffee (+$1.50 for coffee) at just $11.80++. Can’t choose between the Kung Pao Fried Chicken Bao and the Salted Egg Yolk Prawn Bao? Go with friends to mix and match and try more of the five choices. Not a bao fan? Opt for the Claypot Rice Set Lunch – which also includes a drink – and choose from standards like the Braised Beancurd or Truffle Pepper Beef (+$2); you’ll be rewarded with an incredibly scrumptious meal for a mere $15.00++.

Available Monday-Friday excluding public holidays from 11am-3pm.

Book a table at Full of Luck Club.

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Wheeler’s Yard
6-course tasting menu for $25 nett ($15 nett with Visa card), until 30 Nov

The trendy cafe meets bicycle atelier meets hip dining destination does more than just pair bikes and coffee, and its super affordable 6-course tasting menu is a great way to become acquainted with the cuisine. Dishes like Sakura Ebi cold tofu, Deep Fried Crab Cakes, and the most succulent 60°C Chicken Breast all serve as perfect examples of simple fusion food done right. End with the ‘Summer Delight’ dessert: a mix of homemade coconut panna cotta (YUM), butter crumbs, milk foam, mango, and passionfruit coulis, and you’ll have a hard time thinking of a better way to spend $15 bucks.

Note: you must pre-purchase this menu on The Chope Shop, and it’s only valid until the 30th of November! See full menu and details here.

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