Whether you’re in love with love or want nothing to do with this day you deem cliché, cupid is coming for all of us this Valentine’s. Flowers, chocolate, and jewelry are all fine and dandy, but the seasoned sweetheart knows that the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach. We’ve curated a list of our favourite spots that are guaranteed to give you and your loved one those warm, fuzzy feelings, and fill not only your hearts but your belly as well.
Perched on a tranquil waterfront, Bayswater Kitchen is the ideal Valentine’s day getaway. Its elegant yet unpretentious vibe makes it the perfect place to enjoy a laidback romantic dinner, complete with crisp celebratory rosé and seasonal, sustainably-sourced seafood. Indulge in freshly shucked Irish oysters, a culinary Valentine mascot, and Chef Jack Allibone’s highly recommended Fisherman’s Feast. A medley of lobster, prawns, mussels, fish, and handmade linguine, this signature dish bathed in rich seafood stock is the ultimate epitome of how sharing really is caring. On the breezy alfresco patio, surrounded by fairy lights, and with love in the air, you might even be tempted to reenact the iconic Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene.
V&VPR’s Insider Tip: Take a moonlit stroll down Keppel Bay after dinner.
Location: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore 098382
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 11:30 – 15:00, 18:00 – 23:00. Sat, 18:00 – 23:00
Italians live and breathe romance, so why not channel that Italian passion by spending the evening with your loved one at Publico Ristorante. A third of the multi-faceted gourmet concept at The Quayside, the ristorante offers authentic Italian with a contemporary touch, emulating the quintessentially Italian piazzas dotted along the boot’s coastline. The stunning space is meticulously designed down to the last detail; from the intricate masonry details at the bar and the mint wicker chairs, to the geometric, granite floor and lush greenery. Treat your special someone to Chef Marco Turatti’s signature Risotto alla Milanese with saffron, pecorino cheese and red wine reduction, paired with a selection from the curated wine list. In the rustic riverside restaurant, it’s very hard not to be an utter hopeless romantic.
V&VPR’s Insider Tip: Book a table – Alfresco under the twinkling fairy lights.
Location: 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909
Opening hours: Mon – Thu, 18:00 – 23:00. Fri & Sat, 18:00 – midnight. Sun, 11:00 – 23:00
Play it old school with a delicious, hearty meal at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse. This renowned New York Steakhouse offers top quality dry-aged beef with superior marbling, tenderness, flavor, and texture, and is the ultimate dining spot for meat-lovers. The restaurant also caters to those with a penchant for seafood; their wild king salmon, sushi grade tuna, and Wolfgang’s famous Crab Cake. With its polished wood-paneled, walnut floors, leather trimmed chairs, and white tablecloths, this is the perfect place to woo your love.
V&VPR’s Insider Tip: Order Wolfgang’s signature steak – the Porterhouse Steak for Two – to share.
Location: 1 Nanson Road, #02-01 InterContinental, Singapore 238909
Opening hours: 11:30 – 23:30 Everyday
For a lavish night of romance, step into the intimate enclave of The Ottomani. Hidden in the back of a heritage shop, this sexy Middle Eastern supper club is the perfect place for an intimate dinner for two. Night owls will love the dimly-lit ambience, with floating, flickering oil lanterns dispersed throughout the darkened room. This fire motif is carried through to the kitchen, with Chef Beau crafting delights such as his Sticky Pork Belly and Lamb Shoulder with spiced molasses over a bucolic wood fired earth pit. With luscious Persian rugs and plush patterned cushions, this seductive, sultry space is sure to melt even the coldest, most cynical of hearts on Valentine’s day.
V&VPR’s Insider Tip: Arrive early to make the most of the cocktail trolley.
Location: 48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079317
Opening hours: 18:30 – Late Monday to Saturday
For the gourmand lovebirds, head to Blackwattle, an establishment that prides itself on its experimentation and innovation. Nestled on trendy Amoy Street, the restaurant is helmed by award-winning Chef Clayton Wells and serves contemporary Australian fine dining in a relaxed setting. Fall in love with the artfully plated dishes, including the Cloudy Baystorm Shell Clam with rosemary dashi and aerated cream, and the Grilled Fremantle Octopus with shaved fennel, marigold, XO, and red vinegar. The moss green leather banquettes, raw industrial aesthetic, and aircraft chandelier make for a one-of-a-kind date night, perfect for a memorable Valentine’s.
V&VPR’s Insider Tip: Head to the upstairs bar before dinner and be sure to snag the secluded corner booth.
Location: 97 Amoy St, Singapore 069917
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 12 – 15:00, 18:00 – 23:00. Sat, 18:00 – 23:00