Nothing holds the key to our hearts more than a tummy full of delicious food, right girls? But dining during this month of love can cost an arm and a leg, so if you’re looking for options that will help you save (but still have a rockin’ dining experience) we’ve picked out some real bargains. Or if you want to loosen up those purse strings (#treatyoself), we’ve got something for you too!
Whatever your budget or taste preference, make sure to check out our favourite restaurant picks for the season of amour…
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie… Nothing says ‘love’ quite like a massive heart-shaped pizza ($98 to $208). Set yourself up for a low-key Valentine’s Day with Motorino’s fool-proof pizza option. Head to Wan Chai or Central for a super casual night out, or get your pizza delivered for a cosy night in. This date night special is perfect for the latter, including the heart pizza, a bottle of the signature Gragnano wine and tiramisu.
Fresh, fragrant Lebanese flavours, paired with the bright, buzzy atmosphere? Perfect for a lively Valentine’s Dinner. The Six-dish mezze menu ($358 per person) features favourites like Roasted Cauliflower and the Sole Fillet en Papillote, in addition to the much-loved à la carte menu.
Avoid the crowds and snuggle up close with your loved one – Secret Ingredient‘s meal ($550 for two) is the perfect stay-at-home Valentine’s celebration. Start with a Mandarin Orange Salad with Baby Asparagus and then indulge in a Pan Seared Filet Mignon, Buttered Shrimp, Truffle Risotto and an ooey gooey Chocolate Lover’s Mi-Cuit. Delivered straight to your door with a complete set of cooking instructions (minimum cooking utensils and space required!) grab your aprons and a bottle of bubbly, and share in a fun cooking experience together. Pre order from now until Friday, 10 February for delivery on the 11, 13 and 14th of February – be quick though girls, this is sure to sell out fast!
There’s something cute about a burger and milkshake date. With Red velvet milkshakes ($68), and classic burgers, pick your faves and share a shake and chips. If you need any extra convincing, this Valentines milkshake is made with vanilla ice cream, red velvet cake, whipped cream, cinnamon hearts and a cherry on top, served with two straws.
Modern Korean Food? A 4 course meal for $495? Yes, please! The menu includes everything from skewers and Seared Scallops to a white chocolate ganache, served with lychee sorbet. Plus, this convenient location works whether you’re doing a big group soirée or just a quiet dinner for two.
Feather & Bone
This 6-course set dinner ($488 per person) includes a glass of Chandon sparkling wine, a Duo of Oyster, Pork Belly and a Surf and Turf. Pan-fried Sirloin with red wine sauce, AND fresh lobster with white wine dressing… It sounds almost too good to be true!
Comptoir‘s 5-course Valentine’s menu for two ($788) is taking the stress out of organising date night! Inclusive of 2 glasses of champers, tuck in to French delights including Truffle Cheese Croquettes (drool), Ravioles Du Royan with Creamy Tarragon Sauce, Tuna Stuffed Piquillos, Lamb Chop with Garlic Crumbled Bread and Hummus and, of course, a selection of decadent desserts. Bon Appétit!
Craving Indonesian food this Valentine’s Day? This menu ($800 per couple) comes with a spicy kick! Fresh tuna with coconut oil, chargrilled prawn and scallop satays and pan fried prime grade beef fillet mignons are just some of the mouth-watering dishes on offer. Plus the assorted Indonesian-style pastries are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Tired of table service? YUM CHA is mixing it up this Valentine’s season (Saturday, 11 February – Tuesday, 14 February) with a cute and crafty cooking class ($1,100 per couple excluding 10% service charge)! Learn to make a selection of adorable Red Bean Rose Buns and Pineapple Love Birds, followed by a delectable afternoon tea for two – inclusive of 2 glasses of prosecco, of course! Don’t forget to make a booking, as spaces are filling up fast. Early bird’s who confirm payment by Monday, 6 February will also receive a complimentary $100 voucher to Dragon Noodles Academy!
Mr & Mrs Fox
This Foxy 4-course Valentine’s dinner includes Oyster, Scallop Ceviche, Black Tiger Prawns and more ($585 for one and $1,100 for two). Main dishes include the options of Grilled Wagyu Bavette or Steamed Dorade Fish with Black Truffles. Yum. End the night with a delectable Raspberry Almond Cake that will be sure to get you in a loving mood. You can thank us later!
New on the block, TokyoLima‘s Japanese-inspired Peruvian cuisine will see you digging into Salmon de la Passion, fresh, raw salmon marinated in passion fruit tiger’s milk; La Causa del Amor (a pink beetroot twist on a traditional Peruvian terrine); and Solomillo Grillado, grilled sirloin steak with a wasabi pepper sauce. And at 5 courses for $520 a person? What’s not to love!
Dine at two Michelin-starred restaurant, Pierre at The Mandarin Oriental while watching the sun set over two set course menus prepared by Chef Pierre Gagnaire. The first starts at 6pm when you can dine and watch the sunset at the same time. This dinner includes decadent Oscietra caviar and succulent roasted veal rack plus more ($1,788 per person). Or dine a little later at 8.30pm and indulge in blue lobster fricassée, seabass tandoori and lamb with black truffle while enjoying the romantic evening views ($2,588 per person). This extravagant dining experience is the best grand gesture… go big or go home, right girls?
Start your night off with two special cocktails especially made “For Her” and “For Him” ($60 each) and then prepare yourself for a decadent four course set menu. Starting with the Hokkaido Scallops and Yellowfin Tuna Crudo to the Josper Grilled Quail and Smoked Foie Gras and then choose between either a butter poached Alaskan Halibut with Caviar or their signature Rangers Valley “Black market” Rib Cap Steak. End the night on a sweet note with the Strawberry Tart with champagne coulis. ($1,388 for two).
Hugo’s is reigniting the spark with a traditional and romantic foodie affair! Expect to begin your feast ($1,388 per couple, or $1,188 per person for parties of four) with gourmet appetisers, including freshly shucked Gillardeau Oysters on ice (an ancient aphrodisiac didn’t you know?!) and Oscietra Caviar before indulging in Foie Gras Terrine with Strawberry, Black Pepper and Bitter Chocolate Brioche. Other much-awaited favourites include Truffle Sweet Corn Cream Soup, Boston Lobster and succulent Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallops with Squid Ink Gnocchi for mains. And of course, the crowning glory – a dreamy dessert of Rose Petal Parfait with Valrhona Chocolate Cremeux and Red Berry Sabayon!
The newly opened Spiga is offering couples an intimate dining experience exclusively on Valentine’s Day. Dine on contemporary Italian fare and choose from a delectable four course set menu ($1,388 per couple) that includes everything from Beef Fassona Tartar to Roasted Turbot to Chef Enrico Bartolinli’s signature pink Riostto with Beetroot. Feeling fancy? Add on either a glass ($148) or bottle ($728) of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin rosé for a truly special night.
Read more: SPIGA: Authentic Italian Fare in Central
Switch it up and opt for a nice afternoon tea instead of dinner at the Two-Michelin star resto, Duddell’s! This year, they’re partnering up with a Sassy fav, Monica Vinader to kick off a month long celebration on Valentine’s Day. At $900 per person, you can dine on decadent Cantonese savoury bites like the lobster dumpling with scallop and salty egg yolk puff with foie gras. The sweets include an egg tart with bird’s nest! And if that wasn’t enough, you get to take home Monica Vinader’s gorgeous signature Fiji Friendship Bracelet (retails for $1,400). Yes, please!
Looking for a smooth and classy evening out with your love? Head over to Foxglove at 7pm and lounge in their Orient Express Cabin to watch the classic romance, When Harry Met Sally while noshing on gourmet snacks and drinks or enjoy a three course meal ($680 per person). End the night being serenaded to by Vossa as love songs are sung and cocktails are sipped… sounds pretty perfect to us!
What’s Valentine’s Day without a little love potion? Head over to either Aqua in Tsim Sha Tsui or Armani/Aqua in Central as their resident London mixologist, Simone Rossi, whips up a refreshing mix of absinthe, gin, raspberry, lemon and yuzu with apricot foam. The bright magenta hue from the dusted raspberry powder will cast a spell upon your night.
Launching on Valentine’s Day, Zuma is collaborating with the iconic fragrance house, Penhaligon to come up with four unique cocktails from award winning bartender, Arkadiusz Rybak, that runs until Friday, 31 March. Using the profile of four different scents, Rybak has created four cocktails ($110 each) to complement each one. We’re excited to try the Duchess Rose which consist of mandarin, champagne and rose infused vodka distilled by the man himself! Make sure to check it out and take home a sample of the luxury fragrance as well.
The Seafood Room
Take in stunning rooftop views with a his and hers cocktails in hand. Choose from the Cupido Cocktail ($148), a blend of fragrant Absolut Peach Vodka, a syrup made of strawberry and Champagne tea infusions, milk, lime juice, egg white and strawberry puree. Or, for the special man in your life, opt for a little Wild Love ($148), a mixture of Chivas Regal, yuzu Juice, a syrup made of truffle tea infusions, egg white and a dash of chocolate bitters!
Who says V-Day is just for couples? Head over to The Optimist if you’re looking for a sweet but spicy cocktail with the girls. Try their Valentine’s special, An Optimist in Love ($100) that’s a mix of swirl rose essence, fresh lychee, gin and a dash of pink pepper. Delish!
Happy Valentine’s Day, girls!