3 lunch deals to sink your teeth into

JBM Coffee & Dining

The deal: This French-inspired CBD eatery and coffee roasters offers casual fine dining reinterpretations of popular dishes like frog’s legs and seafood cassoulets. Everything’s cooked using fine dining techniques, so expect components like veal jus and airy mashed potatoes on plates. The two-course affair includes a soup of the day and a choice of two mains like a spicy prawn and crabmeat pasta in a seafood broth with sun-dried tomato and arugula or pan-fried chicken leg in wild mushroom veal jus with steamed carrots and broccoli. 

Why it’s worth it: You get fine dining quality for just $23 and their options are ever-changing. Plus, it’s located in the new mall at One Raffles Place making it a buzzing lunch destination.

D’Bell – offer back Jan 2

The deal: The modern Indian resto-lounge has a three-course set lunch menu for $15 with both Indian and Western dishes. There’s a choice of five startes like soup of the day and masala aloo tiikki, a crispy potato cake filled with green peas masala. Mains include fish moilee, Pollock fish fillet stewed with coconut and curry leaves; and the addictive paneer jalfrezi. Each comes with yellow lentils, basmati rice and plain naan. Desserts include badam kheer, a rice pudding with fresh milk and almonds; and walnut brownies.

Why it’s worth it: As far as CBD lunches go, it doesn’t get much cheaper at $15 for three courses. The luxurious space is a great respite from the heat and has some piquant reinterpretations of Indian dishes.

In the meantime, sink your teeth in on their special Christmas lunch deal for $25 with dishes like roasted chicken salad, kabeb curry and tandoori turkey roulade.

Kilo Orchard

The deal: If you love Kilo’s bohemian spirit but don’t feel like making the trek to Kallang, the multi-concept PACT outlet has more of their Asian fusion, Mediterranean-tinged nosh in the heart of town. $20 gets you a salad, sushiro or bowl, a drink and a choice of two desserts. Their menu is ever-changing but there are salads like seared tuna with arugula, capsicums, onions and wasabi sprouts; sushi-meets-burrito rolls like tempura prawn with cucumber, cream cheese, avocado, carrots and coated with ebiko, or the smashburger with beef, cheddar, tomatoes, lettuce and red onions. Bowls come with your choice of sushi rice, brown rice or quinoa, with proteins like pork belly, beef short ribs, pan-seared donburi salmon and roasted veggies with tofu. Desserts are simple and light with a choice of lemon tart or basil panna cotta.

Why it’s worth it: For an Orchard Road location, it’s definitely a more interesting lunch option that’s value-for-money. Plus, the Mediterranean-Asian mix doesn’t feel forced at all. Although it all sounds pretty healthy and light, don’t be deceived as it’s heartier than it looks. 

Want even more lunch deals? Check out all the best lunches in Singapore here.