Tight on money but still want to indulge? Solution: Hunt for food promos.
Thankfully, there are lots of lunch specials in SG, with many of them located in town. Yes, though “cheap” and “good” are relative, these are not your run-of-the-mill hawker centre and food court kind of places, but finds in fancy-ish places that you might want to check out when it’s pay day. Here are 10 restos that are worth your money.
(image: Shangri-La Hotel Singapore)
Origin Grill and Bar’s chef de cuisine Heidi Flanagan favours unique and quality-driven ingredients, and the lunch offerings are no different. Some must-tries on the set lunch menu include a classic grilled sea bass fillet, and the flavourful Williams River cross bred Wagyu Flank steak.
Lunch hours: 12-2.3:0 p.m.
Deal: 3-course meal at $34 (with one appetiser, main course and dessert), and 4-course meal at $45 (choice of two appetisers, one main course and one dessert)
Classic Cantonese food is always a good option, and Yàn offers two set menus (A or B), both including a platter of its delicious dim sum (small plates of Chinese of fried or steamed food dishes), and a choice of desserts such as Chilled Mango Cream with Pomelo and Sago, and Hot Bean Cream with Lotus Seeds.
Lunch hours: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Deal: 5-course set lunch $38 (minimum two to eat)
(image: Ce La Vi)
Dine with a panoramic view of Singapore’s skyline at Ce La Vi! Enjoy delights like Wagyu Beef Tartare, Pan Seared Khulbarra Barramundi and Jackfruit Pavlova. You can even top-up to enjoy a wine pairing with your 2-course or 3-course meal, too.
Lunch hours: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Deal: 2-course meal at $45 ($48 with wine pairing), 3-course meal at $55 ($68 with wine pairing)
(image: Casa Tartufo)
This family-run Italian restaurant has classic dishes like homemade rigatoni, gnocchi, fettuccine, but also offers Brasato and Tajarin Casa for a small additional fee (from $5). Their set lunch menu also sweet treats like tiramisu, gelato and crostata, a freshly baked tart of the day. Plus, a cup of coffee or tea of your choice.
Lunch hours: 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Deal: 3-course meal at $38
(image: Park Hotel Clarke Quay)
Lunch hours: Weekdays, 12-2:30 p.m
Deal: 2-course meal at $18, 3-course meal at $22
(image: The Fullerton Bay Hotel)
Eating heritage dishes at a heritage site is always a novel and fun experience, especially if the meal is a good value. As it is at this hawker food culture specialist: its menu includes familiar SG dishes done with a twist, such as Soy-braised Pork Jowl and Caramelised Jackfruit Spring Rolls.
Lunch hours: Weekdays 12:90 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Deal: 2-course meal at $38, 3-course meal at $42
(image: Goodwood Park Hotel, Coffee Lounge)
An oldie but goodie – this popular promotion has been going on since 2007. Now, there are new dishes to try out, such as pork satay (skewered grilled meat), Hokkien black noodles (noodles in dark soy sauce) and tahu telur (omelette with cubed tofu). And when you’re done with your mains, you can try the dessert buffet.
Lunch hours: 12-2:30 p.m.
Deal: Design Your Own Local Degustation Set Menu, call +65 6730 1746 for prices.
(image: Carlton City Hotel)
A weekday buffet lunch? Yes, you read that right. Carlton City Hotel‘s restaurant, Plate, has an expansive buffet selection is the perfect option for a corporate lunch meeting, a gathering amongst colleagues or an intimate lunch for two. With a sumptuous selection of fresh seafood on ice, Japanese delights, local favourites, popular European dishes and desserts, there’ll be plenty to eat at this buffet spread.
Lunch hours: 12-2:30 p.m.
Deal: Plate Lunch Buffet, $38
(image: Lotus Kitchen)
Even vegetarians can enjoy a wallet-friendly set meal. At Lotus Kitchen in Chinatown, you can order a bowl of either its Mixed Mushroom Black Pepper Udon, Lion Mane Mushroom Karela Black Bean Paste Hor Fun or Oyster Mushroom with Salted Pumpkin Sauce, plus dim sum or soup of the day and dessert of the day, too.
Lunch hours: 11:30 am – 2:30 p.m.
Deal: Ramen, dim sum and free flow of tea at $15.80
By Yeoh Wee Teck, The Straits Times, 20 June 2018/ Updated September 2019
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