Dining out in town usually doesn’t come cheap, but you can make the most of these value-for-money deals to stretch your dollar.
Orchard Road and the CBD are great locations for meeting friends or colleagues for lunch because of how central they are and the wide range of dining choices. What they are not so good at providing, however, are cheap options.
Fortunately, we’ve shortlisted the best 1-for-1 deals around Orchard Road and the CBD, which still afford you convenience and ambience, not to mention tasty meals to catch up over while helping you reap significant savings.
If you’re looking for a casual place to hang out with a friend, GudSht, a bar at Cathay Cineleisure that serves up simple and delicious eats, offers a 1-for-1 bento bundle. That will get you yakitori atop fluffy Japanese rice, accompanied by side dishes. You’ll also get to choose from edamame or fries to go with your bento and a soft drink.
To use this deal, purchase the voucher from Chope before you head down.
Address: 8 Grange Road, #01-04, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore 239695
Contact: 8683 3052
#2 Window on the Park
Feasting is made more affordable through the 1-for-1 discount for Window on the Park’s Halal-certified international buffet. Treat yourself and your dining companion to a generous array of Asian and Western dishes. Of special note is the braised chicken with taro and steamed fish in heritage Nonya sauce.
Carbs-lovers will also find plenty to savour as truffle mashed potatoes, pasta with buttermilk sauce, dry mee siam and laksa, are among the offerings. Round off your lunch with an assortment of desserts, such as mini cheesecake, hot tau suan and fruit tartlets.
Address: 11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616
Contact: 6733 8333
#3 Coffee Lounge
Attention parents: your child, if aged 6 to 11, dines for free with Goodwood Park Hotel’s Coffee Lounge’s 1-for-1 deal on its signature Taiwan porridge à la carte buffet for UOB credit cardholders. It’s possible to redeem up to two deals per table, making this an ideal dining spot for families with one to two children.
Pair unlimited servings of porridge with refined favourites, such as Chye Poh omelette, Meizhou Hakka salted chicken, wok-fried prawns with salted egg yolk, and deep-fried black pomfret with dark soya sauce.
Address: 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221
Contact: 6737 7411
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Receive S$210 Cash credit when you apply and get approved for a UOB Absolute Cashback Card. Be the first 200 new-to-UOB cardmembers and make a minimum spend of S$1,500 within 30 days. Valid till 30 Apr 2022. T&Cs apply.
You can’t go wrong with the hearty fare from Harry’s, especially when you can easily redeem a 1-for-1 set meal from its Cuppage or Angullia Park outlets through Chope. Select your mains from Western dishes such as beer-battered fish and chips, pastas, or Asian comfort food such as Chicken Tikka Masala and Beef Rendang.
The set meal also includes your choice of juice, soda or half pint of beer. With Harry’s relaxed ambience, you should find mid-day relief as you enjoy your lunch and knock back a cold drink.
- 545 Orchard Road, #01-01/02, Far East Shopping Centre, Singapore 238882
- 17/19 Cuppage Road, Cuppage Terrace, Singapore 229450
Contact: 6337 0657
#5 Peach Garden
A panoramic view, exquisite dishes, a 1-for-1 discount and complimentary beer and wine? Sign us up! Peach Garden at OCBC Centre is offering an unmissable 1-for-1 deal for its S$88, S$108 and S$138 set menus.
Situated at the building’s 33rd floor and wrapped around with floor to ceiling windows, take in spectacular views of the Singapore skyline while savouring roasted duck, double-boiled soups, seafood and noodle dishes, and more. The free-flow alcohol for the first 45 minutes is but the cherry on top of this special experience.
Address: 65 Chulia Street, #33-01, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513
Contact: 6535 7833
Chase away your Monday blues with BLVD’s 1-for-1 pastas. Available on Mondays for holders of DBS and POSB credit cards, the deal allows you to fill up on the cheap to fuel your start to the week. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, you’ll be able to relish a view of the Marina Bay waterfront while chowing down.
Address: 8 Marina Boulevard, #01-02 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981
Contact: 6980 0425
When you’re after a quick and healthy lunch fix, Kipos’ rice bowls are the answer. Get Quinoa Lemak or Lo-cal Chicken Rice for yourself and a colleague through 1-for-1 redemption with a DBS or POSB credit card.
You can also look forward to coconut-simmered organic quinoa with curry turmeric chicken, cucumber and onsen egg, or a healthy spin on chicken rice with Kipos’ sous vide chicken breast and brown rice topped with carrot, cucumber and homemade chilli when you opt for its satisfying and nutritious pick-me-ups.
Address: 7 Wallich Street, #B2-19, Singapore 078884
Contact: 9232 6073 (WhatsApp)
Welcome Gift: Receive S$150 cashback when you key in the promo code 150CASH upon application and make a minimum spend of S$800 within 60 days of card approval. Valid till 30 June 2022. T&Cs apply.
#8 The Orchard Café
Indulge in The Orchard Café’s lunch buffet with a friend with the 1-for-1 deal available on Mondays to Thursdays for UOB cardholders. You’ll find everything from sashimi and seafood to a grilled meat and BBQ station and a rich spread of Asian cuisines, including Indian, Indonesian, and Thai.
The wide dessert range will be a delight to the sweet-toothed. Ondeh Ondeh cake, Teh Tarik pudding with ginger foam, durian pengat and matcha tiramisu are a few highlights of the delectable array.
Address: 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879
Contact: 6739 6565
On top of these 1-for-1 discounts, maximise your savings by paying with dining credit cards that earn you cashback. Compare the best dining credit cards and apply through SingSaver to get welcome gifts and exclusive offers.
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By Cassandra Yeap-Andrean
A believer that the best things in life are free. Good deals come a close second.