When you're trying to organize the perfect Valentine's Day evening with your other half, the last thing you'd want to contend with are hordes of flower-toting couples getting in your way of your romantic dinner. Thankfully, these five spots will provide all the much-needed passion, without you having to jostle with other canoodling couples.
Bistro @ Gardenasia
Bistro by Gardenasia's location by the Kranji countryside might be a little far-flung, but it affords a rare sense of serenity and peace that few other restaurants can boast about.
Kranji is hardly the place that comes to mind when one mentions 'Valentine's Day dinner' (and even then, we'd assume you're making a trip up north), but Bistro by Gardenasia's constantly sold-out Valentine's Day tables just proves that others are already onto something that we aren't yet. Set by the Kranji countryside, Bistro by Gardenasia affords all of the rare serenity only the great outdoors could. It's also the perfect spot for catching the sunset as you tuck into a Valentine's Day menu of Angus prime fillet steak and cod fillet.
Price: S$238 per couple
Bistro by Gardenasia, 240 Neo Tiew Crescent, +65 6336 5881, www.gardenasia.com
New Italian restaurant Buona Terra brings romance to the tables with chef Denis Lucchi's modernistic Italian cuisine.
With just 24 seats housed within a colonial house along Scotts Road, Buona Terra promises an intimate setting for couples to savour a five-course Valentine's Day dinner featuring the modernistic Italian cuisine of executive chef Denis Lucchi. Enjoy creations such as seafood appetizer Carpaccio di Capesante e Ricci di Mare, Lamb Loin in Amaretti Crust with Pumpkin Flan and Port Wine Sauce, and a dessert of three types of chocolate mousse, and wash it all down with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco.
Price: S$256 per couple
Buona Terra, 29A Scotts Road, Singapore 228224, +65 6733 0209, email@example.com
Take in the breathtaking city views from the top of Swissotel at JAAN as you tuck into chef Julien Royer's special Valentine's Day menu.
Nothing says romance more than a Valentine's Day dinner at JAAN, and specially for the occasion, chef de cuisine Julien Royer has prepared a seven-course degustation featuring his signature 55' Smoked Organic Egg and other highlights like the Brittany Seabass that you will savour with a glass of Krug whilst luxuriating in the surrounding city views.
Price: S$330 per person
JAAN Restaurant, 2 Stamford Road, Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swissotel the Stamford, +65 6837 3322
Joël Robuchon Restaurant
Celebrity chef Joel Robuchon brings fireworks to the table this Valentine's Day with his special nine-course set dinner menu.
For all the pomp and circumstance that fine-dining establishments are wont to do for the occasion, few do it as well, and with as much elegance as Joël Robuchon Restaurant. If Robuchon's nine-course set menu -- featuring exquisite dishes like roasted turbot and chestnut casserole with yellow wine jus, grilled beef, roasted foie gras with port, and reverse apple pie -- doesn't say love, we don't know what will.
Price: S$380 per person, available only on 14 February 2013
Joël Robuchon Restaurant, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Hotel Michael (Resorts World Sentosa), +65 6577 7888
The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens
The beautiful greenery at The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens is the perfect setting for indulgence this Valentine's Day.
The lush greenery of The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens sets the mood for much indulgence with its special five-course dinner featuring the meaty delights of Grilled Rangers Valley Wagyu Rump Cap, and Parmesan and Almond Crusted Hiramasa Kingfish. There's even a vegetarian option, where couples can tuck into dishes like the Warm Salad of Tomato, Yuzu, Chilli and Tofu, as well as Risotto of Wild French Mushrooms, Asparagus, Truffle and Parmesan Foam.
Price: S$300 nett per couple, S$420 nett per couple with wine pairing; S$500 nett per couple (includes a single stalk of rose, Halia mignardise and a photo souvenir of the couple); S$620 nett per couple with wine pairing for Premium Garden-side Dining (includes a bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne, a bouquet of dozen roses, premium gifts of The Halia tea voucher and a limited table by the garden)
The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens,1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, +65 6287 0711, firstname.lastname@example.org (full payment is required for confirmation of all reservations)