6 Dining Places For A Valentine’s Day Date Without Breaking The Bank

Indulge in love (and food) without emptying your wallet.

By Amanda Tan        12 February 2024

Every day is Valentine’s Day when you’re in love, but there’s something extra special about dedicating a time to celebrate your better half. And what better way to do it than by sharing sweet nothings over bites of delicious food?

The thing is, dining out can get expensive, so weve lined up a selection of restaurants and cafes you can romance your date at without having to scrimp and save for the rest of the month. Plus, SAFRA members get even more perks!

Andes by Astons, SAFRA Toa Payoh

Andes by Astons at SAFRA Toa Payoh

The halal-certified and MUIS-accredited offshoot of Astons is a go-to for the same juicy steaks, chargrilled chicken and other Western fare. Whether for special occasions or a daily affair, Andes by Astons offers quality eats that are as delicious as they are pocket-friendly.

Prices range from $3.90 for a bowl of soup to $47.90 for wagyu steak.

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off the total bill. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/andes-by-astons

Sarpino’s Pizzeria, SAFRA Tampines

Sarpino’s Pizzeria at SAFRA Tampines

If you’re the type of couple who prefers to celebrate the day at home and far, far away from the madding crowd, simply order in. Pizza enthusiasts will cheer at the idea of Sarpino’s traditional and gourmet pizzas which come in various flavours and toppings. Feeling extra peckish? There are also chicken wings, salads, cheese bread, garlic bread and more. After all, sometimes simple is best.

Pizzas range from $12.90 for classics to $15.90 for gourmet options.

Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/sarpino’s-pizzeria

Sakunthala’s Restaurant

Sakunthala’s Restaurant at SAFRA Mt Faber

With an extensive menu of cuisines and dishes to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Sakunthala’s. Founded in 1997, the halal-certified restaurant is known for its North and South Indian cuisine as well as Indian-Chinese fusion cuisine. Must-tries here include its popular fish head curry, biryani, and tandoori chicken.

Prices range from $1.60 for Vadai to $30 for a large curry fish head. The restaurant also serves crab dishes at $7.50 per 100g.

SAFRA members enjoy 15% off the total bill. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/sakunthala’s-restaurant

Suki Suki Hot Pot, SAFRA Toa Payoh

offerings/sakunthala's-restaurant Suki Suki Hot Pot at SAFRA Toa Payoh

Hot pot is usually a popular dining experience for friends and family, but who’s to say you can’t enjoy it as a couple? Here, there are a total of seven soup bases ranging from tomato soups to chicken collagen, as well as tom yum goong. And if you’re one for a wide selection of dishes, you’ve come to the right place. Choose from over 40 different ingredients to pair with your soup – from beef to chicken, tofu, homemade fish paste, veggies and more. Prefer something more premium? There’s dory fish, wagyu beef, tiger prawns, as well as black mussels.

Prices range from $22.90++ for the regular lunch menu to $38.80++ for the premium dinner menu. Add $3++ extra for weekends, public holidays and special occasions as well as the eves of.

SAFRA members get to enjoy 15% off the total bill at the restaurant. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/suki-suki-hot-pot

Hub & Spoke Cafe

Hub & Spoke Cafe

Accessible via Terminal 2 at Changi Airport, Hub & Spoke Cafe exudes romance with its floor-to-ceiling windows, colonial settings and verdant surroundings. Diners get to choose between dining indoors or at the open-air space on the lawn. At night, the lights come out, transforming the space into a captivating backdrop for a special evening. Here, the chef’s recommendations are the truffle crab roll, signature duck confit and nasi lemak with chicken.

Prices for mains range from $7.90 for a bowl of mee siam to $45 for a full slab of BBQ pork ribs (which you can share).

60 Airport Boulevard #01-T2S-02, Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore 819643: WhatsApp: 9894 2859

Canopy Changi Village

Canopy Changi Village cafe

This newly-opened restaurant offers a breezy respite to couples looking to get away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Located at, well, Changi Village, the restaurant, with its colonial interiors and beachfront site, offers quite the experience. Before you get carried away, don’t forget to place your order. The restaurant serves mostly Western dishes as well as a few local fusion delights such as chilli crab pasta. We hear the fish and chips and grilled Spanish pork are worth trying.

Prices are available upon request.

2 Netheravon Rd, Block B Civil Service Club @ Changi, Singapore 508503; Tel: 6556 1533

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