Romantic Dinners that Won’t Break the Bank

There’s never a shortage of restaurants in Singapore for a romantic night out, but we get it – sometimes we’re just in need of a restaurant that satisfies both our tummies and our wallets! Whether it’s yummy local delights or delectable cuisines of the world, these restaurants will surely give you a bang for your buck.

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Little House of Dreams

Tucked away on Dempsey Hill, Little House of Dreams recently made the move from a dessert café to a full-fledged bistro. But fret not, the main dishes here more than hold their own too. Take your pick of everything from their Watercress and Mango Salad ($15.90) to a luscious Chilli Crab Bun ($19.90). Of course, the impeccable desserts are not to be missed, with the elegant crafting reflecting the sweetly decorated, whimsical space. Every inch of the café is decked out in various pastel shades, along with cozy booth seating that make for a picture-perfect romantic restaurant—a house of dreams indeed!

Dishes We Love: Watercress and Mango Salad, Chilli Crab Bun, Lemongrass Chicken Leg with Salad

Find it at Block 8 Dempsey Road, #01-14, Singapore 247696
Book a table at Little House of Dreams and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.

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Food For Thought (National Museum Singapore)

Food For Thought is housed in the National Museum of Singapore, which boasts a rich heritage that is guaranteed to satisfy history buffs. The space is furnished with marble table tops, wall mosaics, and wooden chairs to provide a throwback to the old school kopitiams that Singaporeans are familiar with. Besides their scrumptious all-day brunch (don’t miss the Dark Chocolate and Mixed Berries Pancakes at $14!), the eatery serves up wonderfully inventive plates like the Grilled Swordfish Quinoa ($19) and Red Rice Wine Chicken Leg Mee Sua ($17). The mouthwatering dishes are sure to bring a gourmet touch to any romantic dinner, at wallet-friendly prices. And what better than a stroll around the museum to cap off a satisfying meal?

Dishes We Love: Dark Chocolate and Mixed Berries Pancakes, Grilled Swordfish Quinoa, Red Rice Wine Chicken Leg Mee Sua

Find it at 93 Stamford Road, #01-04/05 National Museum, Singapore 178897
Book a table at Food For Thought (National Museum Singapore) and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.

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Nassim Hill Bakery

Located in a post office along Tanglin Road, Nassim Hill is a bakery, bistro, and bar all rolled into one irresistible package. The charming restaurant dishes out comfort food in a space reminiscent of an European tavern, with funky stained glass windows and an undeniably relaxing vibe. Its expansive menu includes gourmet offerings like Baked Bone Marrow ($12), Pear Cheddar Crumble ($11), plus we couldn’t get enough of the ever-popular Hot Reuben ($18) —made with their signature Guinness bread. It’s a buzzing space ideal for long conversations over a romantic dinner, while the smell of freshly-baked bread wafts over you every once in a while. Don’t forget to pick something up from the bakery to go!

Dishes We Love: Baked Bone Marrow, Pear Cheddar Crumble, Hot Reuben, Steak and Eggs

Find it at 56 Tanglin Road, Tanglin Post Office #01-03, Singapore 247964
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Ash & Elm

Got a gourmand to please? Ash & Elm, located at the InterContinental Singapore, may just be the romantic restaurant to answer all your needs. This stunning space adopts a culinary theatre concept, boasting a charcoal-grill kitchen, a charcuterie and cheese room, and a wood-fired oven. Get the Ash & Elm Platter ($29/$42) to share, then sample any of their magnificent seafood dishes, which include Tasmanian Salmon Fillet a la Plancha ($46) served in an innovative grapefruit hollandaise sauce. The Pumpkin & Bacon Flatbread ($16) is another solid option, before you finish off with an endless variety of decadent desserts like the Chocolate Hazelnut Pizza ($24).

Dishes We Love: Ash & Elm Platter, Tasmanian Salmon Fillet a la Plancha, Pumpkin & Bacon Flatbread, Chocolate Hazelnut Pizza, Beef Tasting Platter

Find it at 80 Middle Road, Level 1 InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Book a table at Ash & Elm and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.

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Laffio

Laffio occupies a casual space on Beach Road, with a chalkboard listing ever-rotating daily specials and beers. Despite being effortlessly laid-back, Laffio definitely doesn’t scrimp on the staples. Look forward to noshing on reliable comfort food like Dry Rub Steak ($29) and a selection of delectable pastas—a robust meal without the fuss. Pick from their inventive assortment of light bites to share, or split the fan favourite Buttermilk Waffles ($13) for a sweet ending to your romantic dinner!

Dishes We Love: Dry Rub Steak, Pappardelle with Bone Marrow & Octopus, Buttermilk Waffles, F’n’C Laffio Style

Find it at 337 Beach Road, Singapore 199565
Book at table at Laffio and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.

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Riders Café

Riders Café sits amidst the lush greenery at the former Bukit Timah Saddle Club’s clubhouse, offering a laid-back atmosphere for the best kind of romantic night out! We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the Riders Burger ($18) – a 200g Angus Beef patty, done to perfection and topped with smoky cheddar, branston pickle, homemade sauce, and fries (just thinking about it makes us hungry!). Those with a penchant for all things sweet can go for their Salted Caramel Brioche ($12), where a toothsome serving of butterscotch and vanilla ice cream is topped with crumbled honeycomb – it doesn’t get any sweeter than this!

Dishes We Love: Riders Burger, Salted Caramel Brioche, Death by Chocolate Cake

Find it at 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965
Book a table at Riders Café and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.

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L’Entrecôte Wine Bar

No one does romance better than the French; with delectable dishes that ring true to the French way of cooking and a setting as picturesque as the one at L’Entrecote, it makes for a romantic experience to remember. Go for The Classic Raclette ($29-$37), a plate of cheesy heaven blanketing fork-tender baby potatoes and tantalising gherkins. Take the romance to a whole new level by sharing the Fondue, where you have a choice of Bourguignonne & Vigneronne ($59.90) – tender beef, dipped in either spiced red wine sauce for a tasty, mulled wine flavour or boiling oil to retain the robust flavour of the beef.

Dishes We Love: The Classic Raclette, Bourguignonne & Vigneronne Fondue, Tartiflette

Find it at 37 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089615
Book a table at L’Entrecôte Wine Bar and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.

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