Be it an extended lunch break, birthday celebration, friends gathering, or simply just finding an excuse to indulge in a good feast; lunch is always the meal that we look forward to everyday. Here’s a list of the best set lunches in Singapore.
Located at the fringe of Dempsey, Au Petit Salut is a fine dining French restaurant that offers great value-for-money set lunch. For $36++ per person, Au Petit Salut offers a three course set lunch which has choices like Burgundy snails for entrees, the delicious red wine braised beef cheeks for main course, Crème Brulée for desserts and a cup of coffee/tea. I had this fantastic combination when I was there, and it was one of the best lunches I’ve had!
40c Harding road
Tel: 6475 1976
Bedrock Bar & Grill at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites is a modern New York style steakhouse – opened by restaurateur Keith Loh, who is also the owner of Oriole Cafe. The restaurant boosts a dark, sexy, and classy interior; making it the ideal place to bring your client for a business luncheon.
Go for the 2 course set lunch which has five choices: Applewood Grilled Chicken ($26), Grilled Ribeye Steak ($32), Grilled Striploin Steak ($30), Chopped Steak Cheese Burger ($26), and Crispy Skin Seabass ($26). Top up $6 for 3 course set lunch.
96 Somerset Road
#01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites
Tel: +65 6238 0054
Mon to Sat: 12pm–2.30pm, 6.30pm–12am
(Closed on Sun)
For all the folks who are working in the Central Business District, Boat House restaurant at Fullerton is the perfect place for a business luncheon. 2 course set lunch starts at $32++, with the 3 course set lunch at $38++.
#03-01 The Fullerton Waterboat House
3 Fullerton Road
Tel: +65 6538 9038
Located at the Wanderlust Hotel, Cocotte is a French Restaurant that serves unpretentious rustic French cuisine. Their 3 course executive set lunch at $29++ is definitely worth a try. They also have a communal set lunch for 3-4 pax at $156, and it includes dishes like Fried Tripe, Roast Pork Collar, Braised Beef Cheek, and Sole Meuniere.
2 Dickson Road
Ground Level Wanderlust Hotel
Tel: +65 6298 1188
Nestled in Hotel 1929 at Keong Saik road, Ember restaurant offers a superb 3 course set lunch which has often been raved as one of the best set lunches in Singapore.
At $39.50++ (or $45.50++ if you pick a foie gras appetiser) for the set lunch, Ember is more than what we can ask for. This is the kind of place that will leave you yearning for a return, simply for the delicious food in an unpretentious setting.
50 Keong Saik Road Hotel 1929
Tel: +65 6347 1928
Under the guidance of Chef Sam Leong, Forest Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa serves Chinese cuisine with a Western approach. It has a 4 course Winter Set Lunch at $48++, and for those who are keen to pick up some culinary tips from Chef Leong, you can opt for the cooking class and lunch package.
8 Sentosa Gateway
Level 1 Equarius Hotel
Resorts World Sentosa
Tel: +65 6577 7788
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sunday Brunch: 11.30am – 4pm
Flutes at the Fort
Flutes at the For is one of the more romantic restaurants in Singapore, and it offers a relatively good set lunch (changes weekly). The 2 courses starts at $33++, and 3 courses at $38++.
21 Lewin Terrace
Fort Canning Park
Tel: +65 6338 8770
JAAN at Swissotel is my favourite restaurant in Singapore. For lunch, JAAN has a 3 course set menu at $55, but I’d suggest the 5 course degustation lunch, which is a steal at $88.
This romantic restaurant is definitely the place to go if you want to impress your date.
2 Stamford Road
70F Swissotel The Stamford
Tel: +65 6431 5670
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 7pm – 10pm
La Villa, a charming Italian restaurant at River Valley, has a very reasonable 3-course set lunch during weekdays at $28, which is perfect if you have a long break or if you are meeting your clients for a casual lunch.
341 River Valley Road #01-03
Tel: +65 6836 5286
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
If you’re looking to try an Italian restaurant that’s authentic and classic with a modern twist, Otto Ristorante is a great place to head to (if you haven’t already). The set lunch is available at $38++.
28 Maxwell Road, #01-02
Red Dot Traffic Building
Tel : +65 6227 8350
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm
Mon to Sat: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
(Closed on Sun)
It is no secret that I am a big fan of Prive Grill. They have a 3 course set lunch at $38++ which includes options like ebi capelinni and braised short ribs for main courses.
2 Keppel Bay Vista GF
Marina at Keppel Bay Singapore
Tel: +65 6776 0777
Salt Tapas & Bar
Many people have the perception that Salt Tapas & Bar is very expensive. This is true. Most of the tapas are in the $20 to $30 range. But what you might not know that it has a fantastic lunch set for just $33.50++/pax. It includes a flat bread to share, and 3 tapas per person. When you consider the fact that most of the dishes on the set lunch menu are from the ala carte menu, you will agree that it is a very good deal.
252 North Bridge Road
#01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre
Tel: +65 6837 0995
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Sky on 57
Sky on 57 by Chef Justin Quek not only has a terrific view of Singapore’s skyline, but it is also one of the most romantic Chinese restaurants.
The business luncheon menu ($50 for 3 course, or $60 for 4 course) is actually very reasonable. It offers some of Justin Quek’s signature dishes like Foie Gras Xiao Long Bao, Beef Broth, Singapore Sakura Chicken RIce, and Kaya Macarons. For the excellent view and good food, I would think that this is one of the best set lunches you can get in town.
10 Bayfront Avenue
#57-00 Marina Bay Sands, Sands Skypark Tower 1
Tel: +65 6688 8857
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Located at the iconic Ascott Raffles Place, The Royal Mail serves modern interpretation of classic British cuisine. It has a 3 course set lunch at $38, with good options such as Sautéed Beef Salad, Pumpkin Risotto, Pan Fried Sea Snapper, and Banoffee Tart.
Ascott Raffles Place
2 Finlayson Green
Tel: +65 6509 3589
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6.30pm – 11pm
Sat: 6.30pm – 11pm
The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit at Dempsey is easily one of the most stunning restaurants in Singapore. For lunch, they offer a 3 course set menu at $38++, while there is also a 4 course degustation menu at $98++ per person.
39C Harding Road Singapore
Tel: +65 6473 9965