12 Best & Affordable Lunch Deals in CBD you can’t miss out on this 2018 in Singapore!

“Eh, what to eat ah?” A constant struggle when it comes to deciding for a dining option for lunch time with your colleagues! If you’re like us and have exhausted all the options, have a look at the list below for the best deals at less than average places in the CBD District this 2018! We’ve compiled the best lunch sets with an eclectic array of choices to satisfy your taste buds, 12 Best & Affordable Lunch Deals in CBD you can’t miss out on this 2018 in Singapore!

  1. ALTER EGO – All things clean yet flavourful  

A surge of superfood and healthy-eating options have taken Singapore by storm. If you’re one of ‘em health junkies, check out the pre-set Poke Bowls served by Alter Ego, an edgy, underground restaurant cum bar. Known for their flavourful poke bowls such as The Original Poke Shaker and Umami Omega Shaker to name a couple, its 7 extensive toppings from Nori Flakes to Japanese Cucumber have made Alter Ego a must-go destination for poke bowl lovers! 

Damage: $7.00 - $17.00++ per pax
Time: Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm 
      Friday: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 1am
Address: #01-13D, Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue, 039802
Must-tries: Poke Bowls  
Vegetarian Option: Yes 

  1. RAW BAR – Healthy indulgence with Saj; Middle Eastern flatbread

Keeping to the theme of clean-eating, Raw Bar provides quality ingredients at unbeatable prices! There is the option of ‘Salad Express’ (for pre-set salads) such as Athens & Caesar or if you’re particular over the choices of your leafy greens, pick the ‘Design Your Own Salad’ option! They won’t disappoint with a choice of a base + 6 items to go along + add-ons + dressings! Craving for a slightly more carb heavy indulgence? Try their Saj; flatbread common in Middle Eastern countries. An ample number of choices that will spoil you from Beef Rocca to Smoked Salmon.

(Photo Credits: wasabi_chan, DanielFoodDiary)

Damage: $8.00 - $10.50++ per pax 
Time: Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Address: 9 Raffles Place, B1-08 Republic Plaza Singapore
Must-tries: The Saj options are to die for! 
Vegetarian Option: Yes
  1. ROLLIE OLLIE – You had me at Sushi!

Who’s to say no to Sushi! An explosion of flavour in a roll of goodness. Rollie Ollie’s newly opened outlet at Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is decked with slate grey concretes and greenery all around. With 9 of their Signature Rolls from Sunkissed Salmon to K-Pop and even Bollywood, you’re bound to find something that fits your palate. Poke bowl options namely Yuzu Bliss & Seoul Surfer along with classic salad picks such as Zesty Salmon & Gold Rush are also available!

(Photo Credits: Rollie Ollie)

Damage: $11.95 - $17.95++ per pax 
Time: Monday - Sunday: 11.30am - 10pm
Address: SBF Center, 160 Robinson Road, #01-03
Recommended: Sunkissed Salmon Roll 
Vegetarian Option: Yes
  1. TANUKI RAW @ KAPOK – Udon even know what’s in store for you “Winky face”

Let’s face it, although Japanese food make miso happy, they usually come with a hefty price tag! Fret not, Tanuki Raw provides affordable lunch prices yet authentic, quality food. With just an additional $2, you can complete your main with a set that includes Miso Soup, Green Salad & Green Tea! The highly-raved Foie Gras Truffle Yakiniku is food blogger approved! Its Salted Duck Egg Char Siew is also one not to be missed. If all else fails, Tanuki Raw is known for their insanely affordable raw oysters that are of top quality!

(Photo Credits: Tanuki Raw)

Damage: $12.80 - $19.00++ per pax 
Time: Monday - Sunday: 11.30am - 3pm
Address: Kapok - 111 Middle Road, 01-05 National Design Centre, 188969 
Must-tries: Foie Gras Truffle Yakiniku 
Vegetarian Option: Yes
  1. B BURGER – There’s no ‘WE’ in fries and no ‘US’ in burgers

We’re only human and are bound to slip up once in awhile to sinfully indulge. It’s okay, treat yo self once in a while. A burger joint with diner style interior and an all American classic burger styles with Japanese influence. Although called B Burgers, we rate it an A for their juicy and tender burgers with something for everyone! The classic B Burger is a must-have item on the menu! Kick it up a notch B Supreme, one of their specialty burgers or the Bomchika Wow Wow for chicken lovers! For those vegetarians out there, B Burger’s got you with their oh-so-yummy Umami Burger. Best of all, all their burgers & mains come with a free side! Yes, you read that right! FREE Side! Oh, and be sure not to miss out on their Egglets at only $6.90 each!

(Photo Credits: Eatbook.sg, DanielFoodDiary & B Burger)

Damage: $9.90 - $12.90++ per pax 
Time: Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 12pm - 10pm 
      Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 12am 
Address: 8 Grange Road #01-01/02 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
Must-tries: B Burger, B Supreme & Bomchika Wow Wow 
Vegetarian Option: Yes
  1. NARA THAI – An en-thai-rally awesome bento boxes!

If you’re looking for an on-the-go option, Nara Thai is the place to be with their takeaway only options! 4 choices of Bento Boxes will leave you with minimal time to waste on being spoilt for options. Expect a hearty and savoury meal with authentic Thai flavour with every bite at affordable price points!

4 choices of Bento Boxes: Mekong Vegetarian Box, Phachi Chicken Box, Phraya Fish Box & Pattani Prawn Box

(Photo Credits: Catersmith, Material World & Nara Thai Cuisine)

Damage: $10.90 - $14.90++ per pax 
Time: Monday - Friday: 11.30am - 7pm
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-21, ION Orchard, 238801
Must-tries: All are a must-try! 
Vegetarian Option: Yes
  1. SANTAP – meaning ‘to eat’, a Halal Western food option for our Muslim friends!

In search for a new Halal eatery to check out? Why not try Santap! Recently opened in May last year, this cafe is located in Daulat Hotel, befitting its name which was derived from a royalty term, ‘to eat’. Diners have the option to have an alfresco dining experience with industrial furnishings or indoors with mediterranean lights to enhance the atmosphere. Santap serves pizzas, wholegrain rice bowls with cauliflower florets, sandwiches & even acai bowls! The all-day brunch ala-cartes are classic staples that you can never go wrong with!

(Photo Credits: Jiaksimpng, MissTamChiak & Santap)

Damage: $10.00 - $19.00++ per pax
Time: Monday - Friday: 11.30am - 7pm
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-21, ION Orchard, 238801
Must-tries: The rice bowls of course!   
Vegetarian Option: Yes
  1. EQUILIBRIUM – I cannoli love food

The double-storey building, although a rather charming interior, has no Italian influence which reflects what the name suggests. Equilibrium (by Supply & Demand) aims to strike a balance to provide diners with Venetian cuisine using modern techniques. They offering 2 types of Lunch Set menus; Executive or Cose Semplici. Both of which comes with the small bite of the day, petite antipasto of the day, cheese of the day & handmade bread. The mains consists of an array of dishes under from either the Meat, Risotto, Pasta or Pizza category.

(Photo Credits: Chope & Equilibrium)

Damage: $15.90 - $17.90++ per pax
Time: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm
Address: 15 Stamford Road, Capitol Piazza #01-86 Galleria, 178906
Must-tries: Be adventurous!   
Vegetarian Option: No
  1. Mo’mor Izakaya by W. Martin – More more you may ask

Sited at Tanglin Road, this congenial and contemporary restaurant serves a fusion of Japanese and European delicacies. Boasting an indoor and an alfresco dining area, Mo’mor Izakaya is furnished with woods and grey concrete with a colour palette to match. Its lunch set menu doesn’t fall short with its tapas, mains & sweets served at highly affordable prices. Perhaps the Grilled Shishamo to start your course, Char Grill Hamachi Collar as the main or the Slice Beef Udon along with the Baileys Creme Caramel to complete your course.

Damage: $18.00++(2-course) per pax | $21.00++(3-course) per pax
Time: Monday - Friday: 11am - 3pm 
Address: #B1-01, 56 Tanglin Rd, 247964
Must-tries: Go for the classics but don’t be afraid to venture out! 
Vegetarian Option: No
  1. Mitzo – You dim sum you lose sum

If you’re looking to to have some Cantonese food in an indoor and air-conditioned setting, Mitzo is the restaurant where lunch-goers flood in during lunch time. 3-course & 4-course set meals with some dim sum, abalone, barbecued pork & roasted duck selections and more are available! The 3-course set comes with a double-boiled soup of the day & refreshing dessert while the 4-course meal includes a piping hot bowl of Braised Vermicelli with Lobster Claw & Prawn Ball. Finish off your course with the artisanal mocktails of your choice.

(Photo Credits: Chope, HungryGoWhere & Mitzo)

Damage: $28.00 - $38.00++ per pax (3-course & 4-course)
Time: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2.30pm
Address: Level 4 Grand Park, 270 Orchard Rd, 238857
Must-tries: The dim sums are raved about! 
Vegetarian Option: No
  1. Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare – Don’t be upsetti, eat some spaghetti

An Italian affair at this contemporary interior dining setting with grey & neutral colour palette. Begin with the appetisers such as the Breaded and Fried Mozzarella and Ham “In Carrozza” Style or the Freshly Made Cold Tomato, Berries and Red Pepper Gazpacho. The Traditional Oven Baked Chicken Breast marinated in their special Pizzaiola Sauce as the main. Never an Italian dine without cheese! The Italian Farm Cheese Selection will end your meal in bliss. Oh and did we mention the cute Sicilian-born chef & owner, Lino Sauro that guarantees an authentic experience!

(Photo Credits: HungryGoWhere & Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare)

Damage: $35++ per pax (3-course meal) 
Time: Monday to Friday: Lunch Hour
Address: 34 Tras Street, 079026
Must-tries: Go big or go home! 
Vegetarian Option Available: No
  1. The Black Swan – restored 1930s building and as its name suggests, a rare find in Singapore!

A grand bistro cum bar set in a historic art deco building that have been restored. An interior layout that aims to preserve the historical architecture of the building. The Black Swan exudes a vibe from the movie, Great Gatsby! Embellished with brown furnishings, its interior is dark but warm and inviting. Their set lunch entitles you to a 2-course meal consisting of exceptional starters and mains. Complete your course with a dessert with just an additional of $6! Look out for the Steak Tartare and The Black Swan Burger which is another one of their specialty. 

Damage: $39++ per pax (2-course meal), 
        $45++ per pax (3-course meal) 
Time:   Monday11:30am – 11pm
        Tuesday – Thursday11:30am – 12am
        Friday11:30am – 1am
        Saturday5pm – 12am
Address:  19 Cecil St, Singapore 049704
Recommended: Choose according to your taste palate! 
Vegetarian Option Available: No

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