Why settle for a single dish when you can enjoy a variety of different types of food? Set dinners are the perfect way to experience an array of flavours, from salty to sweet to savoury, all in one sitting.
Regardless of whether you seek a lovely meal for a date night out, a suitable spot for a business dinner, or if you’re just in search of a spot to savour some delicious food, here are 10 restaurants in Singapore that offer the best set dinners.
At SKAI, you can look forward to experiencing a sky-high dinner on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, with a gorgeous view overlooking Marina Bay. Their 4 Course Set Menu costs S$168++ per pax, with a Wine Flight option for an additional S$88++ per pax.
The first dish, Lobster with Quinoa, Orange and Salsa Verde, combines bright and zesty flavours with the light taste and tender texture of lobster, acting as the perfect appetiser for the meal.
The intermediate dish, Stuffed Portobello with Pork, Ginger, Bacon Mayo and Katsuobushi, introduced strong Asian influences. The soft and chewy portobello mushroom base, combined with the meaty pork, savoury mayo and umami katsuobushi, reminded me of an elevated version of xiao long bao, and made for yet another excellent dish.
Steak lovers will not be disappointed by the main dish, the Wylarah Wagyu with Heirloom Beetroot, Maitake and Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine. I ordered my steak with a medium rare doneness, and was pleased with the incredibly rich and tender beef. The maitake mushroom was crispy and nicely salted, and the Cabernet Sauvignon red wine jus added an extra depth of flavour to the Wagyu.
Finally, end off on a sweet note with Blueberry Pie with Almond, Strawberry Sorbet and Vanilla. The crunchy tart base was fragrant and buttery, with a sweet blueberry filling. The strawberry sorbet was smooth and light, and was a delight to enjoy with the warm pie.
With the incredible dishes, lovely atmosphere and breathtaking view, SKAI is a place that I would certainly return to in the future.
2. Taratara Brasserie
Located in Outram Park, Taratara Brasserie offers a three-course set dinner menu consisting of authentic French dishes, priced at S$86++ per pax. With romantic dim lighting and a cosy interior, Taratara Brasserie has the perfect atmosphere for a get-together with friends and loved ones.
Start your meal with one of Taratara Brasserie’s three entrées: Lobster Bisque Soup, Tuna Carpaccio with Rocket Arugula, Basil, Capers & Citrus Dressing, or Pan-Seared Duck Foie Gras with Dark Cherries.
The Lobster Bisque Soup was salty with savoury undertones, while the Pan-Seared Duck Foie Gras with Dark Cherries was incredibly rich and smooth, complemented well by the sweet cherries.
For your main dish, select from Pancetta-Wrapped Scallops with Saffron & Herb Risotto, Beef Tenderloin topped with Foie Gras and Truffle Sauce, or Duck Confit & Sarladaise Potatoes.
The Beef Tenderloin topped with Foie Gras and Truffle Sauce was thick and chewy, yet not tough to bite through. It had a lovely meaty flavour and the steak and potatoes soaked up the truffle sauce nicely. The Duck Confit & Sarladaise Potatoes, on the other hand, had a delightfully crispy exterior, while the duck meat was tender and fell off the bone easily.
Finally, end off with a choice of either a Dark and Praline Chocolate Tart with Raspberry Sorbet, or choose a savoury option by going for the Cheese Platter of 3 Kinds.
The Dark and Praline Chocolate Tart was incredibly rich and thick with a melt-in-the-mouth tart base, while the Raspberry Sorbet was tangy and balanced out the richness of the chocolate. As for the cheese platter, each of the three different cheeses provided rich, salty and creamy textures that were utterly satisfying.
With the variety of flavours and choices, dinner at Taratara Brasserie was truly exciting.
3. Yàn Restaurant
Yàn Restaurant is a Cantonese cuisine restaurant located within National Gallery Singapore. Yàn Restaurant provides six different set menus with different dishes and price points for diners to choose from.
Groups of two to four diners can enjoy the Feast of Favourites (S$78++ per pax) or the Feast of Happiness (S$128++ per pax), which both consist of six courses. Feast of Favourites includes dishes like Pumpkin Broth with Fresh Crabmeat and Crispy Cod Fillet with Black Soya Sauce, while Feast of Happiness has Sautéed Kurobuta Pork with Spicy XO Sauce.
Bigger groups of eight to ten diners can indulge in the Yàn Celebrations menu (S$138++ per pax), which provides eight dishes, like Roasted Whole Suckling Pig and Wok-fried Local Lobster in Superior Stock.
Yàn Restaurant also has a Vegetarian menu (S$88++ per pax), to cater to vegetarian diners.
Empress is a gorgeous traditional Chinese restaurant by the Singapore River, offering a total of four different set dinner menus.
The Empress Signatures Sharing Menu (S$70++ per pax) offers a flexible selection of dishes. Diners can choose from a list of appetisers, soups, mains, rice & noodles and desserts, making it suitable for diners with pickier palates. Dishes on the Empress Signatures Sharing Menu include Seared Angus Beef Tenderloin Cubes and Lobster E-Fu Noodles.
Empress also has fixed set menus, including the five-course Xishi Set (S$88++ per pax), and the six-course Zhaojun Set (S$118++ per pax). Their Empress Vegetarian Signatures Sharing Menu (S$55++ per pax) comes with four courses where diners can select their own dishes, like Steamed Mushroom & Corn Dumplings and Crispy-Battered Tofu Patties.
The next time you’re at Gardens by the Bay, you may consider dropping by Marguerite for a lovely dinner. Located within the Flower Dome, Marguerite offers a dining experience within a garden-like setting.
Marguerite’s set dinner menus offer 12 whopping courses. Their Omnivore Menu (S$248++ per pax) comes with an assortment of meat and seafood-based dishes, including Kingfish and Caviar, Foie Gras Cornetto, Dungeness Crab, New Caledonian Blue Prawn, Rhug Estate Lamb and Patagonian Toothfish.
The Herbivore Menu (S$248++ per pax), on the other hand, comes with meatless dishes like Ratatouille Provençale, Roman Style Artichokes and Lettuce Gazpacho.
As its name suggests, LeVeL33 is located on the 33rd floor of Marina Bay Financial Centre. As the world’s highest urban microbrewery, LeVeL33 incorporates its own beer ingredients and processes into their menu.
The Chef’s Signature Contembrewery Menu, curated by Executive Chef Jake Kowalewski, consists of six stunning courses, priced at S$148++ per pax.
Start your meal with the LeVeL33 Signature Raw & Chilled Seafood Platter, which consists of freshly shucked oysters, Hokkaido scallop sashimi, kingfish sashimi, cold smoked salmon, amaebi prawn sashimi, poached local tiger prawn, fremantle octopus, Yarra Valley salmon roe, crab rillette, housemade beer condiments, beer blinis, citrus and rye bread.
The next course, the Heirloom Tomato, absolutely blew me away with its complex flavours and textures.
Containing cherry tomatoes, stracciatella cheese, compressed grapes, malt crisps, smoked evo, caviar and a house-made balsamic and stout glaze, every bite was pure bliss.As someone who typically dislikes tomatoes, I would return to LeVeL33 just for this dish again.
Next, the Local Slipper Lobster Bisque was fresh with a rich seafood aroma, made with house-made lobster shell stock and cooked with LeVeL33’s Blond Lager beer, white wine, cream, butter, tomatoes, tomato paste, shallots and garlic.
For the main course, the Free-range NZ Maimoa Lamb Rack comes with a beer malt smoked and charcoal grilled lamb rack, roasted eggplant, barley tabbouleh, verde tahini and herbs.
The main course that I opted for was the In-House Koji Aged Westholme Wagyu Tri-Tip, which is aged for 14 days and sous vide for 1.5 hours before grilling. Served with garlic, stout and red wine jus, a Cafe de Paris butter, house-made chimichurri and salad, I was once again impressed by the rich flavours and amazing textures of the Wagyu steak and sides.
End your meal with two dessert dishes. Melon Granita is made with rock melon that is pureed and mixed with sugar and lime juice before being hand-scratched with a fork and topped with beer jelly made from LeVeL33’s IPA and konnyaku gelatin.
Finally, the Filipino-inspired IPA Créme Caramel, which came with a side of berry compote, was incredibly silky and luscious with a rich custard flavour, making it the perfect way to end my unforgettable meal at LeVeL33.
Revolver is a high-end Indian restaurant along Tras Street serving Indian cuisine laced with international flair and ingredients. Helmed by executive chef Saurabh Udinia, Revolver was listed in the MICHELIN Guide Singapore in 2022.
Revolver offers three set dinner menus. Discovery (S$139++ per pax) comes with six courses, like Smoked Hokkaido Scallop with Coriander Jus, Fresh Paneer with Creamed Spinach and Cheddar Kulchette with Pulled Pickled Chicken.
Experience (S$199++ per pax), on the other hand, has eight courses, with all six courses in the Discovery menu, plus two extra dishes: Australian Lobster with Chickpea ‘Khandvi’ and Kashmir Lamb Ribs.
The Vegetarian menu (S$149++ per pax) comes with eight meatless courses, including Japanese Aubergine with Fennel Mash and Cheddar Kulchette with Spiced ‘Nutri’.
8. Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare
Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare prides itself on being the only Sicilian seafood restaurant in Singapore. Look forward to enjoying a selection of seafood dishes at this Italian restaurant.
Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare’s 5 Course Sicilian Journey Menu (S$148++ per pax) offers the following dishes: Surf Clams Ceviche with Smoked Caviar, Roasted Pumpkin Flan with Japanese Snow Crab and Bronte Pistachio, Sicilian Red Prawns Ravioli with Fresh Apulia Burrata Cheese, Veal Jus and Fresh Black Truffles, Noto Almonds Semifroddo and Petit Fours.
For the main course, choose between Grilled Kurobuta Pork Jowl with Roasted Zucchini and Bagna Cauda or Gattopardo Signature Salt Baked Fish with Sicilian Caponata.
You can also opt to add on a wine pairing at S$128++ per pax, or a premium wine pairing at S$238++ per pax.
9. Fleur de Sel
Helmed by Chef Alexandre Lozachmeur, Fleur De Sel offers fine French cuisine and wine in Tanjong Pagar. Fleur De Sel has two set dinner menus: the Fleur De Sel Set Dinner (S$148++ per pax, additional S$98++ for wine pairing) and the Degustation Set Dinner (S$198++ per pax, additional S$148++ for wine pairing).
The Fleur De Sel Set Dinner comes with seven courses, including Australian Angus Beef Tenderloin Knife-cut Tartar, Braised Brittany Monkfish and 2-Hour Sous Vide and Roasted Baby Welsh Lamb Rack.
The Degustation Set Dinner, on the other hand, has nine courses, with dishes like Atlantic Crab seasoned with Tartar Sauce, Boston Lobster Bisque, Seared Hokkaido Scallop and 2-Hour Sous Vide and Seared Australian Wagyu Beef Spider Steak.
Labyrinth is a Singaporean cuisine restaurant with one MICHELIN star. Labyrinth showcases local Singaporean produce and flavours in its dishes, with a bevy of familiar hawker centre inspired dishes in its set dinner menu.
The Homage To My Singapore set dinner (S$248++ per pax, additional S$158++ for wine pairing), curated by Chef LG Han, offers a dazzling selection of zhng-ed up local dishes, including Hainanese Satay using three cuts of local pork, Crispy Roast Chicken Rice, with black truffle as an ingredient, SG Bak Kut Teh, made with kurobuta pork belly and Manjimup black truffle, and Kaya, Teh Tarik & Eggs, served with caviar.
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