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Romantic Restaurants to Impress Your Date This Valentine's Day

These restaurants have got the romantic ambience and fantastic food. For an unforgettable Valentine's Day, the rest is up to you.
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Let's cut to the chase: It's two weeks to Valentine's Day. And as ashamed as we are to succumb to the marketing ploys of capitalism, restaurants are filling up as you read this – and on the most romantic day of the year, just any old place won't do. 

Here, we've made things easy: Five romantic restaurants that will tick all the boxes. 

Me@OUE

There are few sights as spectacular as our Marina Bay skyline. At rooftop restaurant and bar Me@OUE, you get to appreciate a panaromic view of the bay in all its glory. 

Just for Valentine's Day, executive chef Sam has designed two special menus featuring beautifully plated dishes like foie gras, lobster and a lychee and rose dessert. Dine at sunset with the five-course menu at 6pm, or, if city lights are more your thing, at 8.30pm with an eight-course menu. After dinner, adjourn outdoors to the rooftop bar for a few cocktails and take in more of the picturesque view. 

 

Me@OUE, OUE Bayfront Rooftop, 50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321 (tel: 6634 4555).

Stellar at 1-Altitude

Pull out all the stops with Stellar at 1-Altitude's Sky-High Valentine's Day Dinner. Towering 62 floors above the ground, you and your date will be as close to cloud nine as you can get. 

Only on 14 February, the Sky-High Valentine's Day Dinner is an interactive dining experience that begins with a Dom Pérignon sunset drink and “Lucky in Love” Yu Sheng at 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar. Following that, enjoy a six-course dinner as well as a tableside Dessert Art experience.

 

Stellar at 1-Altitude, Level 62, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616 (tel: 6438 0410).

Caffé B

Unlike most of the rowdier restos and bars along Club Street, Caffé B is almost like a quiet retreat, despite its impressive 170-seater venue which spans three floors. 

For the most intimate experience, book a table on the top floor, which has its own entrance. Otherwise, the cosy-chic chairs on the second floor make for a nice laidback dinner date too. 

Japanese Italian dishes are on the menu here, with crowd favourites like scallop carpaccio and tagliatalle carbonara. Pair the food with creative cocktails like Ume Gin and Sake Cucumber. 

 

Caffé B, 64 Club Street Singapore 069438 (tel: 68873311).

Chopsuey Cafe

Contrary to popular belief, Chinese food can be romantic too. Chopsuey Cafe on Dempsey Hill does some classic Asian dishes with a twist –think of it as classy zi char. And the place is breathtakingly beautiful too; high ceilings, black and white colonial style decor and a view looking out to vast greenery create a lush and relaxed ambience. 

The great thing about Valentine's Day falling around the Lunar New Year season is diners get to order off the special celebratory menu. For a healthier, refreshing take on yu sheng, Chopsuey does a version with kale, radish, blueberries, ocean trout and a sour calamansi dressing. 

Other dishes to try are the Lemongrass and Lime Poached Barramundi, which is light and fresh and the Truffled Rice Chicken ‘Sausage’ filled with Jasmine and glutinous rice and bacon and drizzled with truffle oil. 

Don't miss the bespoke seasonal cocktails Lucky Puppy,  which is a blend of Monkey Shoulder whisky, Martini Rosso and Cointreau, as well as Hanky Panky, which is a blend of Hendrick’s Gin, Martini Rosso and a dash of Fernet Branca.

 

Chopsuey Cafe Dempsey Hill, Block 10, Dempsey Road, #01-23, Singapore 247700 (tel: 9224 6611).

Tablescape

Within the luxurious Grand Park City Hall is new modern European restaurant and bar, Tablescape. The focus here is on hearty dishes paired with artisanal cocktails, and an extensive list of premium wine and craft beer.

The five-course Valentine's Day dinner starts off with a Trio of Fine de Claire Oysters, followed by Smoked Chicken Velouté with vine-ripen tomato, Black Angus Filet Mignon, and Ocean Trout Wellington and Shrimp Alexander. A Couple Dessert Platter and Champagne cocktails end the night off on a sweet note. 

Tablescape, Level 3, 10 Coleman Street, Grand Park City Hall, Singapore 179809 (tel: 6432 5618).

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