Have a picnic at the Botanic Gardens, or revel in romance under Chijmes’ stunning domes

Date nights are always taken up a notch when Valentine’s Day nears, and this year is no different. Below, find five restaurants featuring unique V-Day menus and experiences, from dining within sparkling domes at Chijmes to picnic basket takeaways. 
 

Bee’s Knees at The Garage
 


 

Those looking for a whimsical Valentine’s Day celebration this year can head to The Garage’s Bee’s Knees located in Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Botanic Gardens. Here, find a wallet-friendly three-course meal available at $98 per couple, which can be paired with his and hers cocktails too.

Start the meal off with their hearty Bacon, Leek and Potato Vichyssoise, then choose between the delicious Red Wine Braised Beef Cheek or pan-seared Norwegian Salmon for mains. Finally, end the evening with a fruity Lychee Mousse or refreshing Chocolate Mint Tart.

Others hoping to enjoy the lush grounds of the park in private can opt for the restaurant’s Valentine’s Day Picnic Buzz-ket, available for pre-order and self-collection on Feb 14, between 5-6pm.
 

Chijmes
 


 

Resorts World Sentosa’s Aqua Gastronomy isn’t the only place offering an intimate dome dining experience this spring. Located in town instead of far-flung Sentosa, Chijmes will soon boast a romantic dinner experience made in collaboration with Anglo Indian Cafe & Bar, Coriander Leaf and Flor Patisserie. Romance your beloved with this specialty three-course affair that involves feasting under the stars on the beautifully preserved lawns; menu highlights include Chicken Tikka, Chicken Biryani, Crab Cakes and a plate of Cognac Brownie.

Available from Feb 10-28, the dinner is priced at $238 per couple (a $50 Capitol Singapore and Chijmes voucher is also included). 
 

Cuba Libre Cafe & Bar Frasers Tower
 


 

Known as the Day of Love and Friendship in Cuba, a Valentine’s Day celebration at Frasers Tower’s Cuba Libre Cafe & Bar will feature a unique dining affair inspired by Cuban traditions. Among the brand new dishes are eats like Cuba Libre’s Seafood Bisque boasting slow-cooked prawns in a crab bisque; Iberico pork; and marinated red tuna served with head chef Alex Moreno’s personal dressing recipe. Options for vegetarians are also available, and that includes the Impossible Baked Meatloaf, Mushroom Lentil and Nut Wellington puff pastry pie and more.

This unique menu is available at just $45 per person, and is available from Feb 12-14.


Dolce Vita at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
 


 

If you’re hoping to impress your special someone this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Mandarin Oriental, Singapore’s Dolce Vita. Tuck into a romantic five-course Italian dinner which features dishes like the Marinated Roasted Dry Aged Duck Breast, Acquerello Riserva Risotto with Tsarskaya oyster and Cheese Chantilly with fig marmalade and strawberry. But before your dinner, feel free to book an appointment at the hotel spa, as their pampering Time Together treatment allows couples to enjoy a relaxing, full body aromatherapy massage treatment within a serene, private sanctuary.

Book your Valentine’s Day dinner by giving the restaurant a call; the indulgent five-course menu is priced at $168 per person.
 

Zafferano
 


 

Head on up to the 43rd level of the CBD’s Ocean Financial Centre to experience a charming celebration of love during the long CNY/V-Day weekend. With sunset menus and dinner courses for couples, Zafferano will be taking reservations for pre-Valentine’s Day dates on Feb 13, in addition to the big night on Feb 14. Bask in the romance over lavish options like the Sanchoku wagyu beef striploin, wild Mediterranean seabass and ruby chocolate mousse; dates can also enjoy an exclusive outdoor experience on the alfresco Terrace Lounge for an additional $200 per table.

The limited-time menus at Zafferano start from $128 per person. More information available here.