The 5 Best Date-Night Restaurants In Singapore
The Best Places To Impress Your Date
Planning the perfect date night can be quite a nerve-wrecking affair for some and among the myriad of things to consider the choice of food and ambiance are among the top priorities. Whether you are on your first date or looking to celebrate an anniversary, here are the most romantic restaurants sure to impress your loved one.
Small and intimate, Buko Nero is a rare pleasure and offers respite from the numerous raucous, oversized eating establishments. The 20-seater is consistently packed to the brim with a month-long waitlist and it’s not hard to see why. The 18-year-old family-run trattoria helmed by chef Oscar Pasinato and his wife Tracy, maintains a focused Asian-inflected Italian menu with seasonal changes, featuring house signature dishes, like the tau kwa tower – soft bean curd with crispy fresh vegetables in a soy sauce dressing.
126 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088534
Set up in 1998, this cosy, elegant stalwart nestled in Ann Siang Hill serves traditional French cuisine. The distinctly Parisian décor, warm lighting and walls decked with vintage French movie posters, makes for the perfect relaxed, romantic setting without being over the top.
The food itself is equally authentic and unpretentious, with house specialties including the escargot as well as the homemade duck confit served with potato sarladaise and fresh greens.
85 Club St, Singapore 069453
Located in the historic Customs House overlooking panoramic views of the Marina Bay Promenade is Caffe Fernet, the recently opened restaurant-bar that serves up delectable Italian-inspired fare and tipples. Taking inspiration from classic Italian cuisine, Caffe Fernet departs from the traditional rustic dishes with a modern and fresh twist. Take for instance their version of Cacio e Pepe, an Italian cheese and pepper classic that Anthony Bourdain reckons to be the world’s greatest pasta dish. Instead of using bucatini, spaghetti or tagliolini as is the common preparation, the restaurant uses high quality mafaldine, a flat, wide ribbon-shaped pasta to better hold the thick pecorino cheese sauce. Cooked perfectly al dente, the addition of green, white, and pink peppercorns as opposed to the typical black pepper enhances the overall fragrance. You can be sure that a date here will be anything but ordinary.
70 Collyer Quay, Customs House #01-05, Singapore 049323
Senso Ristorante & Bar
Established in 2000, Senso Ristorante & Bar has made a name for themselves with their authentic Italian fine dining cuisine and impeccable service. Beyond the amazing food and award-winning wine list, your date will also undoubtedly appreciate the elegance and beauty imbued in the neo-classical colonial architecture and ornate paintings and sculptures that surround courtyard of this upscale Spanish restaurant.
21 Club St, Singapore 069410
The Clifford Pier Restaurant
It’s hard to beat the luxurious setting of this waterfront restaurant with its high ceiling and elegant chandeliers. Nestled in The Fullerton Bay Hotel, The Clifford Pier Restaurant pays tribute to local cuisines and the location’s illustrious history as the landing point of Singapore’s forefathers with a menu featuring the best of Singapore’s culinary delicacies. The unique weekend Dim Sum buffet is served a la carte style, with pushed trolleys, reminiscent of how were served traditionally.
80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326