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5 Inspired Valentine’s Day Dinner Dates

Unique venues for a memorable dining experience with your better half.

By Stephanie Wong      7 February 2022

Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember by planning a dinner date with a twist. From a literature-inspired theatrical meal to gourmet bites with a round of putting, here are 5 places that offer a delicious meal and a memorable experience to mark this special occasion.

1. Set sail on The Royal Albatross

For a luxurious dinner date, hop onto The Royal Albatross for a romantic meal at sea. Berthed at Resorts World Sentosa, the handcrafted yacht is modelled after majestic old-world sailing ships and is fitted with a restaurant and bar on the breezy upper deck to treat merrymakers to a picturesque view of the tranquil waters at sunset.

The dinner cruise offers a lovingly curated 5-course menu on the days leading up to Valentine’s Day and a decadent 7-course feast on the actual day that includes free-flow champagne and bar drinks as well as a rose bouquet. Highlights on the menu include fresh oysters, Baked Chilean Seabass with Seafood Bisque, and Braised Short Ribs.

SAFRA members enjoy 15% off selected cruises with promo code SAFRA15; more info at www.safra.sg/promotions/the-royal-albatross

8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
More info at www.tallship.com.sg


2. Enjoy an IG-worthy stroll around the Alkaff Mansion

Looking for a more intimate way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Slip away to this lush hideaway atop Telok Blangah Hill. The colonial-era bungalow has an outdoor conservatory and a gazebo, which are perfect for snapping a few romantic shots or serve as charming backdrops if you’re planning to pop the question.

The 3 culinary concepts housed within the historical mansion are offering a gastronomic escapade to Spain with their “Mi Amor” Valentine’s Day menus. UNA and TXA Gastrobar are serving a 3- and 4- course lunch and dinner with tempting dishes such as Jamon Iberico, Octopus Terrine, Grilled Cod Fish and Slow-Cooked Wagyu Beef Cheeks. Alternatively, you can indulge in a relaxing afternoon tea at the pet-friendly Wildseed Cafe before taking your date arm-in-arm on a leisurely stroll around the surrounding park.

SAFRA members and 11B holders enjoy 10% off their subtotal bill at Wildseed Café at The Alkaff Mansion and TXA Gastrobar (not applicable on Valentine’s Day). For more info, go to www.safra.sg/promotions/TheAlkaffMansion

10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
More info at www.thealkaffmansion.sg


3. Tee off at Holey Moley Golf Club

If you’re looking for a riotous night out, here’s a place to enjoy some putts with your grub. Surrounded by graffiti art and neon light fixtures, the mini-golf course features quirky décor steeped in pop culture, like an oversized Monopoly dog, The Flintstones’ car, and the formidable Iron Throne.

The gourmet kitchen serves up fancy bar food like truffle pizza, handcrafted burgers with gooey cheese sauce, hotdogs with slow-braised pulled beef, and vegetarian-friendly Impossible meat alternatives. Their cheeky cocktails are not to be missed, particularly the fruity vodka-based Sugar Caddy served with a candy kebab, and the coconut and rum-infused Duck, Duck, Juice served in a mini bathtub complete with rubber ducks.

SAFRA members enjoy 9 holes of mini golf at only $10++ with promo code SAFRAGOLF9; more info at www.safra.sg/promotions/holey-moley

3B River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore, 179024
More info at www.holeymoley.com.sg


4. Travel around the world with ANDSOFORTH

Taking on Jules Verne’s seminal classic Around the World in Eighty Days, ANDSOFORTH has put together a whimsical workshop that is the perfect dinner date for literature-loving couples. A socially-distanced alternative to their live performances, the 150-minute immersive dining experience will whisk you through seven themed rooms, which are meticulously decorated to represent different countries visited by the protagonist Phileas Fogg on his globetrotting adventures.

Clad in full costume, the actors have stepped seamlessly into their new roles as facilitators providing riveting stories and insights to the literary masterpiece at each stop while you tuck into a specially prepared dish or alcoholic beverage from the 5-course menu inspired by the scenes.

Location of the workshop will only be revealed 24 hours before your reservation; more info at www.andsoforth.com.sg


5. Pamper your inner film buff at EagleWings Cinematics

Enjoy dinner and a show with all the lavish trimmings at this boutique cinema. Get seats at the premium halls, which are furnished with only 6 or 9 pairs of spacious recliners, and kick back in maximum comfort and exclusivity. In addition, premium tickets grant you access to the lounge where you can sip on complimentary beverages and order food from the EagleWings Loft restaurant. But for a special treat, have the food served to you in the theatre to feast on while watching the movie.

The menu includes decadent signatures such as Lobster Risotto, Wagyu Steak, Truffle-Infused Squid Ink Pasta and Sticky Toffee Pudding. You can even get wine and cocktails to sip on throughout the film.

9 King Albert Park, #01-58, Singapore 598332
More info at www.eaglewingscinematics.com.sg

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