Be smart and use these Valentine’s Day dinner promotions to win that special someone’s heart without blowing your savings.
Celebrations and gift-shopping have not stopped since Single’s Day last November. If you’re from a Chinese family, then you’re probably still celebrating Chinese New Year with sumptuous dinners with loved ones and perhaps making plans to deposit money into your bank account this Li Chun. Hot on the heels of Chinese New Year comes Valentine’s Day (love don’t cost a thing, J Lo, really?).
We’re not sure about you, but our piggy bank is sweating from all that shopping and spending. So be smart. Avoid the commercial traps that are (often overpriced) Valentine’s Day menus. Not to mention the cliché of all the other couples doing the same.
Why not try something different and create your own special tradition? Celebrate ahead over the February 8 to 9 weekend to beat the crowd. The extra bonus? You can enjoy a gorgeous meal at a fabulous restaurant where you can utilise their credit card promotions.
As you probably know by now, these attractive promotions are typically not applicable on special occasions with special menus such as on Valentine’s Day. Doesn’t the soothing sound of money saved put you in the mood for love?
Il Cielo is located on the 24th floor of Hilton Singapore, right beside the rooftop pool. If exquisite Italian cuisine is what your date fancies, Il Cielo — a best-kept secret among foodies — serves just that in an intimate setting. And did we also mention that it is also the recipient of the 2019 Michelin Plate Rooftop Italian Restaurant?
Address: The Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road
What to order: Buratta Fatta en Casa, Trilogia de Capesante, Capellini Al’Astace, Gnocchi de Patate E Njuda, Porchetta D’Iberico, Purea De Patate, Delizie Toscane
Credit Card Exclusive: Enjoy 20% off the total bill when you pay with any Citibank Credit Card. Valid till May 31 2020.
When it comes to food, one shouldn’t have to choose. So take your partner to a restaurant where he or she can enjoy the best of two worlds — Italian and Japanese. Caffé B is a nouveau Italian fine-dining restaurant-and-bar concept that amalgamates the style and tradition of Italy and the soul and sensibilities of Japan’s culture.
Address: 64 Club Street, Singapore 069438
What to order: Farmer’s Egg and Sea Urchin, Spaghetti Squid Ink Nero and Charcoal Grilled Miyazaki Pork Loin
Credit Card Exclusive: Enjoy 1-for-1 set meals at $159++ when pay with any DBS Credit Card. Valid till 31 March 2020.
You don’t have to whisk your partner away to Paris to relish in a night of true-blue Parisian romance. Angelina, a famous and must-visit tea room in Paris that is known for its delicatessen and hot chocolate — would do the trick. (Psst, Coco Chanel was such a regular she had a designated table!)
Address: B2-89/89A, Canal Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
What to order: Truffle Ravioli, Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate L’Africain, Éclair Chocolat and Mont-Blanc.
Promotions: No credit card promotions, but if you have a Sands Rewards Membership (a free membership by Marina Bay Sands), you get to earn 10% instant Reward Dollars.
The Clifford Pier
If atmosphere and ambiance is the name of the game, then head to The Clifford Pier for a fancy dinner in a heritage building. Treat tastebuds to The Lobster Roll, Spicy Jumbo Lump Crab Meat Spaghetti or elevated local dishes like Fullerton Salmon Briyani or The Pier’s Bak Chor Mee, and wash it all down with a flute of bubbly. End the night with a slow walk by the bay area—romance sorted.
Address: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
What to order: Wagyu Beef Rendang, The Pier’s Bak Chor Mee and The Lobster Roll
Credit Card Exclusive: Save 20% off afternoon tea, a la carte lunch and dinner when you pay using any Standard Chartered Credit Card. Valid till 31 December 2020.
Skai (Formerly Equinox)
Chocolate, world peace, fine watches — you can always trust the Swiss to give us some of life’s most incredible things. Now add to that list your Valentine’s date. Skai serves up an amazing Saturday brunch (12pm to 3pm) with an even better view of the city skyline. It may not be on Valentine’s Day itself, but who’s to say you can’t celebrate ahead to beat the crowd and create your own tradition? The lavish spread — consisting of oysters, roasts, cakes and everything in between — will be worth it.
Address: Level 70, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882
What to order: Artisanal Beef Steaks, Burrata and Layered Cheesecake
Credit Card Exclusive: Enjoy 50% off when you pay with any American Express Credit Card. The 50% discount is only applicable when there are two adult diners at a table with minimum two main courses ordered.
If you don’t have a credit card yet, you can find and compare the best dining credit cards in Singapore (and even get rewarded with cash) at SingSaver.com.sg. Click on the button below for more.
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By Alexa Fang
Alexa is a pop-culture vulture. She lives to read, write and travel, and decided long ago that life is stranger than fiction. When she’s having croissant, she thinks in French. “31 Rue Cambon” is her favourite address, and she believes that money one enjoyed spending is never money wasted.