It’s after a few dates and you’re starting to float a few centimetres above ground whenever her name is mentioned. A special day looms (no, no, not THAT special) and you think you’re ready. It’s time for you to show off your exemplary charms and let her know that you could be The One by bringing her out to a romantic dinner in Singapore. Don’t laugh. We might seem boring and practical but even in the little red dot, there are a few precious gems.
- Bliss House Theme Restaurant
If you love the idea of the great outdoors more than the actual heat and bugs, you would love this place which is like an indoor Garden of Eden. Not only is it adorned with greenery and flowers everywhere, there is also a fairy-tale theme with a fountain, a carriage and even a grand piano! Any moment, you expect Tinkerbell to dart across your table. The western menu features pastas, pizzas and mains at very reasonable prices that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Add: The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen St #03-21 www.blisshouse.com.sg
- Table Manners
If the real outdoors is what you’re looking for, check out Table Manners at The Oasis at Changi City Point. The outdoor sitting area features a pavilion that looks out onto a beautiful garden while you savour your lunch. Recommended mains on the menu include the Seafood & Chicken Jambalaya, and the King’s Burger.
Add: #01-69 Changi City Point The Oasis, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 www.tablemanners.com.sg
If you love the scent of the sea brought in by a cool breeze, you have to visit Trapizza where you can bask in the soothing sounds of the waves lapping against the beach right next to you. Enjoy the open layout of the restaurant with your favourite Pepperoni Pizza and Seafood Linguine (one strand of pasta to share, anyone?)
Add: 101 Siloso Road, Rasa Sentosa Resort www.shangri-la.com
- Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
If just being near the sea isn’t good enough for you, you might want to be under the sea. Ocean restaurant by celebrity Iron Chef Cat Cora is one of the most magical underwater experiences you can have without actually getting wet. Enjoy the Sakura Shrimp Risotto and the Grilled Basque Wagyu Striploin with thousands of marine life right beside you in the Ocean Gallery – the world’s largest aquarium viewing panel. Perhaps you might not want to order the salmon that night.
Add: S.E.A. Aquarium, Marine Life Park, 22 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Singapore www.rwsentosa.com
- Sky on 57
You know that Top of the World feeling you get when you’re in love? Now you can replicate it at Sky on 57 as you enjoy panoramic views of the city’s skyline with your date. Fusing European techniques with Asian comfort foods, acclaimed Chef Justin Quek invites you to enjoy the best of both worlds in dishes such as the Foie Gras Xiao Long Bao (just don’t squirt Foie Gras juice at your date).
Add: Level 57 Sands SkyPark, Tower 1 Marina Bay Sands www.marinabaysands.com