Best Lunch Deals in Singapore in 2016

If you are looking for a place to impress your clients or your date, there is another pocket-friendly way to get a seat at the swanky restaurant you’ve always wanted to dine at. Presenting to you the Best Lunch Deals in Singapore in 2016, where you get way more than what you pay for.

1. SONS: for hearty Italian classics at less than $14

&SONS is an Italian restaurant that prioritizes the quality of its food, and it even has its own salami chiller, a testament of its efforts to provide customers authentic Italian fare. Pasta, salads and mains such as grilled seabass and grilled beef sirloin steak are on offer during lunch at less than $14! With its very affordable (and delicious) lunch deals, &SONS is already a hit amongst the working crowd at Chinatown. Here’s a tip: it’s best to get there after 1:30pm to avoid the lunch crowd, but not too late though. You won’t want to miss the last order. (Discover More)


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Price: Below $13.90++ per person
Monday to Friday
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm

#01-19 China Square Central
20 Cross Street, Singapore 048422

2. Aoki Restaurant: for a fancy Japanese treat in the city

You know it’s fancy when they have a dress code (smart elegant). Owned by the Les Amis Group, the biggest fine-dining food chain in Singapore, Aoki is known for its generous amount of high-quality sashimi and has a steady stream of regular customers coming back for more of its Mazechirasi, Sushi and Bentos (especially during lunch!). Make sure you book a reservation to guarantee a spot! (Discover More)


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Price: $33++ per person and above
Monday to Saturday
Lunch: 12pm-3pm (last seating at 2:30pm)

1 Scotts Road
#01-17 Shaw Centre
Singapore 228208
(Opposite HSBC Bank, Tanglin Branch)

3. Aura: for a splendid Italian lunch in a Museum

A new player in Singapore’s F&B scene, Aura is a tough contender. It is one of the restaurants in the newly-opened National Gallery Singapore, and is owned by Chef celebrity Beppe De Vita (also the man behind &Sons, Southbridge and Osteria Art). It serves classic Italian cuisine, and the average budget per person is about $100 on usual days, without drinks. However, a 3-course lunch at Aura is only $32++ per person. You may also proceed to the Sky Lounge at the sixth floor for a panoramic, breathtaking view of Singapore’s Marina Bay skyline. At the same time, enjoy a free flow buffet of Mediterranean-style roasted vegetables, salads and homemade breads at the salad bar at $18++ per person (daily, 11:30am to 2:30pm). (Discover More)


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Price: $32++ per person (3-course)
Monday to Friday
Lunch: 12pm – 2:30pm

1 St. Andrew Road
#05-03/06-02 National Gallery Singapore
Singapore 178957

4. Bar-A-Thym: for contemporary French food in the CBD

Chef Owner Francois Mermilliod is a prominent figure in Singapore’s food scene and has experience working in some of the best French restaurants around, such as Au Petit Salut and Absinthe. The restaurant’s name is a clever play on the French word “baratin”, which means sweet talk/bullshit – a trait unique to the chef owner. Mains on the a la carte menu start from $38++, and on its French Omakase Menu, prices start at $60++ for lunch and $80++ for dinner. However, a 3-course lunch meal at Bar-A-Thym is priced at $38++ per person! (Discover More)


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Price: $38++ per person (3-course)
Monday to Friday
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm

18 Gemmill Land, Singapore 069255

5. Binomio: for the perfect escape of Spanish indulgence 

This famous Spanish fine-dining restaurant in Duxton Hill is led by the renowned executive chef, Jose Alonso, who has honed his skills after 10 years of working for Michelin award-winning celebrity chefs. Its authentic Spanish food is always made with fresh ingredients and can cost up to $88++ per person during dinner. However, they offer a special $35++ lunch set, a best-kept secret amongst regular patrons. You may be missing out on one of the best value-for-money lunch sets in town. (Discover More)


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Price: $35++ per person (3-course)
Monday to Friday
Lunch: 12pm~ (last seating at 1:45pm)

20 Craig Road, Singapore 089692

6. Buona Terra Italian Restaurant: for an Italian lunch in a Victorian setting

Buona Terra Italian Restaurant is located in an exclusive colonial bungalow along Scotts Road and has a cozy private dining room for guests to enjoy their meal in privacy. The restaurant is helmed by Chef Denis Lucchi, an Italian chef who had years of experience under some of the best restaurants in London, Rome and Michelin-starred restaurants in his hometown, Lake Garda. While dinner menu options range from $88++ (3-course) to $128++ (5-course), the lunch menu is fixed at a much more affordable price of $38++ per person. (Discover More)


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Price: $38++ per person
Monday to Friday
Lunch: 12pm – 2:30pm

29 Scotts Road, Singapore 228224

7. D’Bell Singapore Resto-Lounge: for North Indian fusion cuisine at its best

One of the hidden gems along North Canal Road, D’Bell Singapore Resto-Lounge is a modern Indian fine dining restaurant that offers an unbelievable lunch deal at $9.90 nett. Helming the kitchen is Executive Chef Satish Madaan, with 14 years of culinary experience. If you are a fan of spicy Indian food, you will love this place with its alluring interior and authentic Indian food. While the menu has been adapted slightly to appeal to local palate, you may always request for the chef to make it in the traditional Indian way. (Discover More)


Price: $9.90 nett
Monday to Friday
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm

43 North Canal Road, Singapore 059299

8. Fat Cow: for top-quality beef and service, at less than ½ the usual price

Fat Cow is a lavish Japanese steakhouse located at Camden Medical Centre. Some claim that this restaurant serves the best beef bowl in Singapore, but at $78++ a bowl for its Donabemeshi during dinner, its beef is pretty out of reach for the average Singaporean. However, during lunch, you only pay $26-$48++ for the same quality food and delicious beef slices. It’s practically a steal! (Discover More)


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Price: $26 to $48++ per person
Monday to Saturday
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm (last order at 2:30pm)

1 Orchard Boulevard
#01-01/02 Camden Medical Centre
Singapore 248649

9. M Hotel: for unlimited oysters and sushi

 This upscale 4-star business hotel, conveniently located in Tanjong Pagar, offers one of the best weekend lunch buffets around. For only $45, you have unlimited access to a wide selection of delicious and fresh items on its menu: oysters, chili crabs, smoked salmons, spaghettis, and their infamous durian puree dessert. A lunch deal too good to miss! (Discover More)

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Adult: $45 (usual price $58)
Child: $25 (usual price $32)
Saturday and Sunday
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
81 Anson Rd, Singapore 079908

10. Prive Grill: for perfectly-cooked chargoal-grilled meats with an unparalleled view

Being one of the restaurants under The Prive Group, Prive Grill keeps up to its brand name and offers a fantastic experience in terms of food, its luxurious ambience and the scenic view. It’s no surprise that a main at Prive Grill can easily cost more than $30 during dinner. Hence, at $32++ for a 2-course meal and $35++ for a 3-course meal, the lunch deal at Prive Grill is a steal! (Discover More)


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Price: $32++ (2-course) or $35++ (3-course) per person

2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382

11. Restaurant Ember: for exquisite Asian-European cuisine at less than $30

Restaurant Ember is helmed by Chef Sufian, who has a strong background in French fine-dining and an impressive culinary background of working in top-notch restaurants like Les Amis, Iggy’s and Waku Ghin. Its 4-course set dinner easily costs up to $88++ per person, but boy, am I thankful for set lunches! For a 2-course and 3-course set lunch at Restaurant Ember, it is $29++ and $39++ per person respectively. (Discover More)


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Price: $29++ (2-course) or $39++ (3-course) per person
Monday to Friday
Lunch: 11:30am – 2pm    

50 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089154

12. Salt Tapas & Bar: for a modern tapas experience with an Australian twist

Founded by Australian Celebrity Chef Luke Mangan, Salt Tapas & Bar at the ground floor of Raffles City Shopping Centre attracts a sizeable crowd of corporate office professionals after work and during lunch hours. Needless to say, its set lunch promotion is also very popular, at an affordable price of $26++. Fish & chips, while available as a main option in the set lunch, costs $24++ on its a la carte menu. That is to say, for a minimal top up, you’d get an entrée and extra dessert served with bread – a great lunch deal indeed. (Discover More)


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Price: $26++ per person
Monday to Friday
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm

#01-22A, Raffles City Shopping Centre
No. 252, North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103

13. Sela Restaurant: for contemporary Asian fusion food

Sela Restaurant is a classy and modern restaurant at the heart of the CBD (on Seah Street), and has been nominated for ‘New Restaurant of the Year’ at the World Gourmet Summit 2015 and 2016. The team behind Sela Restaurant believes that good food need not be expensive! While mains on the a la carte menu average to $30, the Executive Set Lunch offered at Sela Restaurant is priced at $15.90+ for a 3-course meal. (Discover More)


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Price: $15.90+ per person (3-course)
Monday to Saturday
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm

32 Seah Street, Singapore 188388

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