Best High end Deal
Starting at $60, set lunches here don’t come cheap but are a steal compared with dinner prices which run to $450. The most basic set will get you six pieces of sushi, an appetizer, miso soup and dessert. It doesn’t sound like much but all of it is exquisitely prepared right before your eyes by skilled Japanese masters.
This casual Vietnamese outfit is helmed by owner, director and chef Nam Quoc Nguyen. Going for just $9.90, the set lunch comprises fresh summer rolls stuffed with shrimp, chicken or beef pho, and iced coffee or tea.
Most Generous Portions
There are two $40 weekday power lunch sets: one for vegetarians and one for omnivores. Both feature three courses—including dishes like savory-sweet dahi de kebab (yogurt kebab with cardamom and coriander)—as well as rice, a basket of Indian flatbread and lime juice, iced tea or homemade ginger ale. On weekends, there’s a three-course Kebabs & Briyani Feast ($40) instead. Whichever you pick, it’s a whole lot of food for the price.
If the food doesn’t impress you, the view certainly will. As a bonus, the set lunches here change monthly, with two- ($32) and three-course ($38) options. Dine on plates like slow-braised lamb shank with herb crust.
Most Romantic Spot
Housed in a beautifully outfitted colonial building, this Thai eatery puts out a choice of four $35 set lunches (in the style of northern, southern, eastern or central Thailand) with dishes such as beef phanaeng curry.
Best Power Lunch
A stalwart of Italian cuisine in Singapore, its three-course set lunch menu ($39, includes coffee or tea) rotates weekly and includes mains like homemade tagliatelle with bacon, leek and mascarpone cheese.
Best for Francophiles
The food here is inspired by the cuisine of Reine Sammut, a one-Michelin-starred chef who helms destination restaurant La Fenière in the hills of Luberon. The three-course Menu du Midi goes for $46 and offerings change daily based on what’s fresh at the market (think dishes such as figs with prosciutto).
Best for Steak
This sleek and refined steakhouse offers three-course sets for $36. Choose from mains including pasta, fish or chicken ($2 supplement), or steak ($6 supplement).
Top Late Lunch
Mon-Fri noon-5pm (last order 4:30pm).
Celeb chef Daniel Boulud’s casual yet chic establishment dishes out well-executed fare, which you can sample with two- ($42) or three-course ($52) set lunches. There’s rustic country duck terrine and pork schnitzel with glazed potatoes.
Top Weekend Set
The set lunches—three- ($49), four- ($68) and five- ($87) course sets—include dishes like piquillo peppers with brandade and romesco sauce. The food is excellent as you would expect from an establishment by the most decorated chef in the world (with 26 Michelin stars under his belt), Joël Robuchon.