BiTES guide:

Price guide (nett)
$ wallet-friendly (below $50)
$$ just can’t resist a splurge ($50-100)
$$$ a special occasion ($100-150)
$$$$ indulgence galore (above $150)

Certified halal [Halal]
Does not serve pork or lard [NPNL]
Kid-friendly facilities [Kid]
Veg-friendly [Veg]


Cheese and Chocolate Bar [$$]
Level 55, Hotel Tower 2, The Club at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue. Tel: 6688 8858

See p.13.


Oasis Singapore [$$]
Level 5 Terrace Wing, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 10 Scotts Road. Tel: 6732 1234

Oasis’s al fresco poolside buffet (daily 6.30-9.30pm, $98++ inclusive of free flow beers, wines, margaritas and soft drinks), is where you can savour freshly grilled meat and seafood prepared a la minute above an open charcoal-fired grill. Also, enjoy an extended seafood on ice buffet and vegetables from the Mongolian grill (Thu-Sat).


Raffles Grill [$$]
Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road. Tel: 6412 1816

Raffles Grill’s spacious interior and high ceilings from which grand crystal chandeliers are strung is the perfect venue to enjoy a languid Valentine’s day afternoon tea (14 feb 3-5.30pm, $78++). Look out through the tall french windows on to palm court while dining on gourmet delights of duck liver terrine with pink peppercorn on candy bread, corn-fed chicken and black truffle croque monsieur with gruyere cream sauce, and finish off with salted caramel “religieuse”.

River Garden Coffee House [$$]
GF, River View Hotel Singapore, 382 Havelock Road. Tel: 6732 9922

Keeping it simple, River Garden Coffee House’s buffet (daily 6-10.30pm, $49.80++ inclusive of free flow soft drinks) satisfies with local favourites like the slipper lobster laksa and bak kut teh, as well as Western specialties such as the seafood aglio olio. Look forward to the oyster bar and live prawns station too. Centrally located by the Singapore River, take an evening stroll along its stretch, or continue to chill out with drinks at the alfresco area.


Silver Shell Café [$$]
Level 3 Shangri-la’s Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa, 101 Siloso Road. Tel: 6371 1966

With children tagging along this Valentine’s day, you’ll need a family-friendly buffet option venue like Silver Shell Cafe (Sun 6-10pm, $56++) where there is even a scaled-to-height section for kids. Located by the beach, take delight on offerings like pan-seared foie gras with apple chutney, beef stronganoff with pilaf rice and Valentine chocolate pralines. Take a leisurely stroll by the beach after. 14 feb 6-10pm, $98++ with complimentary champagne; ladies receive a stalk of rose.


The Clifford Pier [$$]
The fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay. Tel: 6597 5266

Soak up Singapore’s cultural heritage in the preserved architectural 1930s jetty. Right alongside the lapping Singapore River, enjoy a spread of local cultural-inspired dishes (Mon-Sun 6.30-10pm, till 22 feb, $58++) with live jazz performances by their jazz-duo from Mon-Sat 8-10pm, and their pianist-singer on Sun 7-10pm. Be inspired by their reinterpreted Asian specialities of crispy prawn paste chicken, braised pork belly and black fungus soup, as well as Western classics of steamed sea bass (additional $19++) and lobster roll (add on of $32++ per portion).


The Dining Room [$$]
Lobby Level, Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road. Tel: 6839 5621
To enjoy the refreshing sight of the signature waterfall surrounded by a beautifully manicured garden, make a reservation to be seated by the glass windows (WedSun 7-10pm, $58++, Wed are ladies night priced at $72++ but ladies get 50% off). pamper yourself with the seafood on ice with oysters and sashimi, wok-fried blue crab with salted egg, slow-roasted melting ribeye, and the signature laksa (Thu and Sun) served dry or with gravy. No buffet is complete without finishing off with a sweet treat, pick from their irresistible selection of ginger gelato, chocolate lava cake and waffles.


The Kitchen Table [$$]
W Hotel, 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa. Tel: 6808 7268
Celebrate both Valentine’s and Chinese New Year with the feast from the Heart buffet spread (Mon-Thu, 1-4 feb and 9-11 feb 6-10pm, $68++). You’ll be drawn to the world-inspired cuisine alongside traditional oriental renditions such as peking duck, slow-cooked five spice hand-rolled beef shin, Hong Kong crispy roast pork belly and more.


The Rose Veranda [$$]
Mezzanine level, Tower wing, Shangri-la Hotel Singapore. Tel: 6213 4486
Tea lovers rejoice, The Rose Veranda offers a choice from 164 premium tea blends to accompany the sumptuous international high tea buffet spread (MonThu 11.30am-6pm; fri-Sun 11.30am-2pm, 3-6pm, $52++). With six rotating menus, there is enough surprises to go around. Some foods to look forward to: five spice marinated salmon with lemon, onions and capers, laksa, and lamb rogan josh. don’t forget to satisfy that sweet tooth with their splendid dessert section including the chocolate fondue as the centre piece.


Basilico, Regent Singapore [$$$]
Level 2 Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road. Tel: 6733 8888

Take in the seasonal and authentic italian cuisine (MonSat 12-2.30pm, Mon-fri $50++, Sat $58++; Sun 12-3pm, $92++) at the alfresco terrace with views overlooking the pool. Signatures include sea bass with baby spinach salad, cherry tomatoes, green beans and olives, New Zealand lamb chop with rosemary-roasted potato and grilled asparagus, and the squid ink pizza with San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, king crab, lobster, prosecco-infused clam and caviar.


Café Brio’s [$$$]
Level 2, grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, 392 Havelock Road. Tel: 6733 0880
Overlooking the Singapore River, Café Brio’s Valentine’s dinner buffet (14 feb 6-10.30pm, $98++ with complimentary bottle of Riondo Moscato Oro cuvee, 200ml) displays a tantalising spread of duck rillette with cranberry sauce, al dente pastas, oven roasted whole baby lamb and beef ribeye with Bordeaux jus reduction. each diner will also get to savour half a grilled Boston lobster with glazed asparagus in gratinated hollandaise and cheese. A buffet is never complete without indulging in their desserts section. Try the yuzu-orange heart shaped cake, it’ll leave you longing for another bite.


Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Singapore [$$$]
Level 32, Square Tower 2, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2. Tel: 6922 6968
Get set for feasting with a view of Singapore’s magnificent city skyline (14 feb 12-3pm, $108++ inclusive of a glass of champagne). A lavish spread of the freshest seafood, ‘live’ carving station showcasing 24-hour slow-roasted prime rib, pineapple bourbonglazed ham and lamb loin wellington. Sweeten your date with the array of sweet treats as well. Seasonal Tastes has also prepared chocolates for each couple and a stalk of rose for the lady.


Triple Three [$$$]
Level 5, Mandarin Orchard, 333 Orchard Road. Tel: 6831 6288/ 6271
Can’t get away from the kids even during Valentine’s? Triple Three’s Sunday family lunch (12-2.30pm, $118++ adults, $48++ child) has a special kids’ corner to keep them occupied while you enjoy the food. feast on freshly shucked oysters, Alaskan king crab and Australian prime rib with views of Orchard Road. This deal is sweetened with a 1-for-1 promotion (ends 30 June) when you pay with dbs/posb debit/credit card.


Brassiere Les Saveurs [$$$$]
Lobby Level, The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road. Tel: 6506 6860

Charm your date at the St. Regis Champagne Brunch at Brassiere Les Saveurs (14 feb 12-3pm, with complimentary hour of aperitifs from 11am-12pm, $148++ with coffee and tea, $180++ with soft drinks, beers and wines, and $195++ with ‘R’ de Ruinart Brut). Butlers will ply you with canapes as you indulge in a delectable spread of antipasto, cold cuts, and beautifully crafted desserts. pair it up with some bubbly too, as you lounge under hand cut crystal chandeliers, with a view overlooking the sparkling pool.


Colony [$$$$]
Level 3 The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue. Tel: 6434 5288

Where greenhouse once was, Colony delights with a culinary journey (14 feb 12-3.30pm, $188++ inclusive of unlimited pours of Moet & Chandon grand Vintage Blanc 2006, Moet & Chandon grand Vintage Rose 2006) through Singapore’s heritage cuisines. Look forward to freshly shucked oysters, barbecued meats, Colony laksa with homemade lobster ball, and an assortment of sweet treats to finish off. it’s a multisensory setting complete with vintage maps and postcards adorning the walls from a bygone era.


Equinox [$$$$]
Level 70 Swissotel the Stamford, 2 Stamford Road. Tel: 6837 3322

Enchant your date with the breathtaking views of Singapore’s skyline, and even a glimpse of the isles of Malaysia and Indonesia. We recommend you go slowly on their extensive pink brunch buffet ($198++ with free flow Moet and Chandon grand Vintage, wines and housepour beers) and savour each bite. Includes individual appetisers, salad bar, sashimi station, cold cuts, salmon station, live carving station and of course the desserts. Standouts include the chicken liver and foie gras parfait with port jelly, and poached lobster with avocado.


Kwee Zeen [$$$$]
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road. Tel: 6708 8366
The Magnifique Sunday champagne brunch (12.30-3.30pm, $138++ with free flow soft drinks and juices, $168++ with free flow Tattinger Champagne and wine) spread dazzles with their variety. Oysters from the seafood station comes from four different countries, chilled crabs include mud crab, brown crab, dungeness crab and Tourteax crab, the unique marinated coffee salmon, and foie gras prepared a la minute. do save space for their wide assortment of handcrafted truffles too, with special mention of the durian and cempedak ones. for cooler days, the alfresco dining area is recommended for its view overlooking the South China Sea.


Lime Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering [$$$$]
GF Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore, 3 upper pickering Street. Tel: 6809 8899
A hearty feast amidst lush greenery in Singapore’s iconic architectural hotel (14 feb 6.30-10.30pm, from $128++ with free flow soft drinks and juices, $156++ with free flow housepour beers, or $166++ with free flow wines). Start off with a complimentary glass of Rosé champagne (a bottle of piper-Heidsieck champagne also available at $88). Then savour an amuse bouche of french oysters served with champagne jelly and Beluga caviar, vanilla-poached lobster and foie gras torchon with rhubarb and truffle powder. There’s a whole lot more going on at their open kitchens with shaved iberico ham, lobster risotto, and wagyu tenderloin rossini. Top off your dining experience with a personalised piped name and message on a red velvet cake for your other half, or go for the all-time favourite rose panna cotta with goji berries.


The Knolls (Capella) [$$$$]
1 The Knolls, Capella Singapore. Tel: 6591 5046

A luxurious Sunday brunch (12.30-3pm, $128++ with free flow soft drinks, juices and specialty mocktails, $148++ with free flow wines and specialty cocktails, $178++ with free flow Tattinger champagne, $258++ with free flow vintage Tattinger champagne, boutique wines and international beers), amidst the tropical foliage overlooking the reflecting pools and the South China Sea out on the terrace. indulge in a creatively prepared Mediterranean spread of fresh seafood like the scallop shell with truffle, fine-cut meats, cheeses and an extensive desserts selection. Other items of note include the french version of the peking duck, potato salad with lobster and salt baked beef. A live band injects a cheery vibe to the afternoon.