Looking for date night ideas? With the myriad of dining options in Singapore, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Here, we suss out the most romantic restaurants in Singapore — you’re in for great food, amazing views and a host of nearby post-dining activities for you to choose from.

For lovers of nature and the outdoors

Enjoy the lush greenery of our Garden City when you dine at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Halia is nestled right in the midst of the Gardens and away from the city buzz, so you’ll enjoy the utmost peace and serenity. The green theme extends to the restaurant’s menu too — their vegetarian-friendly menu serves up mesclun salad, chilli cornbread, and marinated Spanish olives — perfect for a refreshing weekend brunch date.

The Halia is located at 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore 259569.

Mon-Thu 12-9.30pm, Fri 12-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-9.30pm.

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Sun-kissed patios on the waterfront, hearty Mediterranean cuisine, a picturesque atmosphere — you’ll find all these and more at Pollen, a garden-themed restaurant set right in the heart of the majestic Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. Enjoy views of the Marina Bay waterfront while tucking into a meal made with fresh herbs and vegetables from the in-house garden (the restaurant offers an additional, entirely separate vegetarian menu).

Pollen is located at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09, Singapore 018953.

Mon 12-2.30pm & 6-10pm, Tues 3-5pm, Wed-Sun 12-2.30pm & 3-5pm & 6-10pm.

What’s more romantic than a long walk on the beach? Tuck into a casual dinner of pizzas and salads at Trapizza at Siloso Beach in Sentosa, and your idyllic beach getaway is complete. Bask in the sea breeze, feel the sand between your toes, and wash down your meal with a pint or two.

Trapizza is located at 10 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098970.

11.30am-9.30pm daily.

For dinner with a view
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Opt for sky-high dining at Sky on 57, located 57 storeys high atop the iconic Sands SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands. Relish a Michelin-starred meal with a side of gorgeous panoramic views of the Singapore skyline. The menu features classic French dishes with a twist of traditional Asian flavours – try the foie gras xiao long bao (soup dumplings) and French magret duck paired with braised abalone and Asian greens.

Sky on 57 is located at 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Sands Skypark Tower 1, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956.

11am-10.30pm daily.

For a different but comparably gorgeous view, head to Wine Company @ Sentosa Boardwalk to indulge in waterfront dining. You’ll get a taste of local favourites such as papadum (fried dough crisps), satay (skewered meats) and fried kway teow (stir-fried noodles) or classic western fare such as pastas, burgers and salads — all topped off with excellent wine pairings.

Wine Company @ Sentosa Boardwalk is located at 6 Sentosa Gateway, #01-08, Singapore 098072.

Mon-Thu 5pm-12am, Fri & Sat 5pm-1am, Sun 12-11pm.

For the couple who’s all about sophistication, make your way to The Clifford Pier — think chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, high arches, and pristine white settings. Formerly a jetty and landing point of Singapore’s forefathers, The Clifford Pier is now a fine-dining destination with a luxurious menu of international cuisine and nostalgic local fare.

The Clifford Pier is located at 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326.

Mon-Thu 12-2.30pm and 6.30pm-12am, Fri 12-2.30pm and 6.30pm-1am, Sat 11.30am-2.30pm and 6.30pm-1am, Sun 11.30am-2.30pm and 6.30pm-12am.

For indulgence and ambience

Fancy an evening under the stars? Have a romantic dinner at Da Paolo Bistro Bar at Rochester Park, where you can enjoy classic Italian cuisine in a dreamy setting — the restaurant is located amidst revamped black-and-white colonial bungalows, and boasts a gorgeous outdoor patio for a laidback evening.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar is located at 3 Rochester Park, Singapore 139214.

Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30-10.30pm, Sun 11am-9pm.

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If you’re feeling artsy, make a reservation at Labyrinth. The restaurant serves artistically plated deconstructed mod-Sin (modern Singaporean) cuisine at the Esplanade Waterfront. They also offer a pre-theatre menu, if your date night involves catching a show at The Esplanade.

Labyrinth is located at Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue #02-23, Singapore 039802.

Tue-Fri 12pm-2.30pm and 6.30pm-11pm, Thu-Sat pre-theatre starts at 6pm, Sat & Sun 6-11pm.

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For an experience like no other, dine at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora. Immerse in the unique ambience of the S.E.A. Aquarium, with a full view of the Open Ocean habitat, from gliding manta-rays to goliath groupers. Enjoy dishes crafted using the freshest produce for a light and healthy meal.

Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora is located at 8 Sentosa Gateway, S.E.A. Aquarium, Level B1M, S.E.A. Aquarium, Singapore 098269.

11.30am-2.30pm and 6pm-10.30pm daily.

For true indulgence, head to AquaMarine at Marina Mandarin and be ready to eat your heart out — we’re talking a Halal buffet spread of Asian and international cuisines. The restaurant also features a romantic al-fresco dining area Terrace@AquaMarine, which opens up to a view of the Singapore skyline and offers a warm, cosy ambience.

AquaMarine is located at level 4, Marina Mandarin, 6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square, Singapore 039594.

Mon-Fri 6.30-10.30am and 12-2.30pm and 6.30-10pm, Sat & Sun 6.30-10.30am and 12-3pm and 6.30-10pm.