If you’re dreading returning to the 9-5 office grind, don’t worry, you’re not alone. While working from home certainly has been great while it lasted, heading back to the office arguably has its perks too, and these best lunch deals in Tanjong Pagar might just prove me right.
Whether you’re looking for a posh place to host an impressive meeting over lunch or searching for an inexpensive restaurant to celebrate a coworker’s birthday, or even if you’re just looking for something to treat yourself with, here are 10 of the best lunch deals in Tanjong Pagar that will definitely perk up your work week.
1. Artemis Grill & Sky Bar
Nestled on the 40th floor of CapitaGreen in Telok Ayer is Artemis Grill & Sky Bar, a stunning Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that offers panoramic views of Singapore’s CBD. If you’re looking for a gorgeous place to host a business meeting over lunch, this is it.
Its CBD Set Lunch (S$55 for two courses, S$62 for three courses) allows you to pick between appetisers, main courses and desserts.
Highly recommended dishes include the Scallop & Hamachi Tartare (+S$10), a delightful appetiser that pairs scallops and hamachi tartare with ajo blanco sauce, almonds, pickled grapes and Avruga caviar.
Main courses cater to both vegans and meat lovers, with options including the meat-free Quinoa “Falafel” and Angus Beef Striploin (+S$14), the latter of which is made up of a whopping 200g beef striploin covered in Artemis’ steak rub and accompanied by chimichurri, rocket and parmesan salad.
Note that the items in its CBD Set Lunch are subject to change, so refer to the latest menu here.
138 Market Street, CapitaGreen Rooftop (Level 40), Singapore 048946
+65 6635 8677 / +65 9850 7954
Tue to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat: 5.30pm – 10pm
Closed on Sun & Mon
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2. 13% Wine Bistro
Hidden in plain sight along Telok Ayer is a quaint but well-loved wine bar, 13% Wine Bistro. It’s located on the second floor of a historical Peranakan shophouse, and if you look hard enough, you might just spot it thanks to its iconic large white balloon on the second level.
While most folks come here for its extensive wine list, which spans an impressive 16 pages on its menu, its Lunch Menu allows you to pick from eight mains such as Steak Frites (S$28) and 13% Duck Confit (S$23).
To sweeten the lunch deal, each main course will come with a complimentary Veggie Dip, and if you’re looking to pair your meal with a glass of wine, you’ll only need to top up S$10 per glass.
Note that 13% Wine Bistro’s lunch menu is only available from Mondays to Fridays, from 12pm to 3pm.
3. Folks Collective
Eclectic and vibrant, Folks Collective is a great place to head to if you’re craving authentic and comforting Thai food.
Its Cross Street Exchange outlet is inspired by a Bangkok night market that grew out of an abandoned railway station, so you’ll spot intriguing details in every corner— an apothecary wall, salvaged train carriage benches, floor-to-ceiling posters and so much more.
It has four Lunch Sets which are available from Mondays to Fridays (11am – 3pm).
You can go for the popular Set C (S$10.90), which comes with green chicken curry, mini street omelette and steamed jasmine rice, or try Set B (S$10.90), featuring the tom yam potaek seafood soup, Folks drumlets and rice. There’s even a salad-inspired option—Set D (S$12.90), which is made up of grilled chicken breast, cauliflower rice, mesclun, tomato, pumpkin, cucumber and egg!
It’s been about a year since The Feather Blade moved into its new Tanjong Pagar home, and its popularity as one the most value-for-money steakhouses in Singapore is undeniable.
Known for its stunning steaks, The Feather Blade also offers decent lunch deals to cater to the working crowd in the area— and yes, its signature Feather Blade steak is included!
Available for weekday lunches (Thursdays to Sundays, from 11.45am to 2.30pm) are three specially picked items, starting with the CheatBurger (S$10), an indulgent burger comprising a beef fat-fried patty, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and In-N-Out-inspired animal style-sauce.
Carb-lovers will enjoy the Shabu Don (S$12), featuring Japanese rice, shabu-cut Feather Blade steak, sukiyaki and an onsen egg. And of course, the one thing we’re all here for— A Proper Lunch (S$28), which includes the signature Feather Blade steak and your choice of side and sauce.
As its name suggests, fȳr is a modern grill restaurant that offers food cooked with fire in all forms— be it grilling, barbecuing, roasting, searing or smoking. For all you CBD workers, you’ll be pleased to know that fȳr is located along Boon Tat Street, a minute’s walk away from Telok Ayer MRT station.
Don’t underestimate its Lunch Menu for being so small. because it definitely packs a punch! You can go for the 2-Course (S$29++) or 3-Course (S$35++), and pick from popular dishes such as Prawn Aglio Olio or Spiced-Rubbed Chicken Leg.
The star of the Lunch Menu, however, is the Australian Grain-Fed Ribeye (+S$10), a 200g steak that’s accompanied by roasted potatoes, broccolis and a piquant peppercorn sauce.
6. Tandoori Culture
Also located along Boon Tat Street in Telok Ayer is Tandoori Culture, a hidden gem in the CBD with authentic North Indian food.
It was set up in 2015 by Mr. Chandradev Kumar and Mr. Gilbert Rego, and collectively, they have about 40 years of F&B experience between them.
Their Lunch Menu is available from Mondays to Fridays (11.30am – 3pm), and the one thing you should consider going for are its sets, which start from S$10.
Pick between crowd favourites such as the Chicken Meal (S$13), which includes the chicken of choice for the day, vegetables, dhal, rice, naan or roti, and papad, or the Chole Bhature (S$10), featuring hot and fluffy puffed bread served with chole. For a fuller meal, you can try its Biryani Meal (S$10 for veggie, S$11 for chicken, S$12 for mutton).
With nothing but a lit-up logo of a dumpling, you’ll probably notice Dumpling Darling by the crowd rather than anything else. This inconspicuous restaurant, located on Amoy Street, is opened by the same people behind Lola’s Cafe, and offers a variety of noodles and dumplings with unique flavours.
Worried about having to pick between its stellar noodles and dumplings? Its Lunch Deal (S$17) allows you to enjoy both!
Egg Noodles form the main course and you can pick from a wide range of flavours such as Miso Mushroom Noodles and Sichuan Pork Noodles. Alongside that, you’ll also get to have Dumplings (4 pieces), with flavour options ranging from The Original, Veggie Mandu, Smoked Duck, Fried Pierogi and more.
To complete the Lunch Deal, you’ll get a drink as well. Options include Longan Osmanthus Pu-Erh, Grapefruit Thyme Strawberry Green Tea, Passion Fruit Ginger Soda and Salted Plum Wolfberry Pu-Erh.
8. Kan Sushi
You’ll find 40-seater Kan Sushi on the second floor of International Plaza, and its cosy ambience is fantastic if you’re looking for a quiet yet excellent meal. Plus, you know it’s a true sign of an omakase restaurant’s authenticity when most of its chefs and customers themselves are Japanese.
Most diners come here for dinner to enjoy its Omakase Sushi, which starts at 9 Pieces (S$60) and can go all the way up to 15 Pieces (S$118).
Yet, if you’re looking for a fuss-free lunch session, Kan Sushi also offers a wide range of set lunch deals, such as its Negitoro Don (S$28), a rice bowl topped with tuna belly and spring onions and Barachirashi Don (S$18). Sushi options are also available in the form of its Sushi Set (S$25).
If you’re bringing a colleague or business partner over, you might even want to consider its Omakase Sushi Lunch (S$55 for 9 pieces, S$88 for 12 pieces, S$112 for 15 pieces).
9. Fat Prince
Just a five-minute stroll away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station is Fat Prince, a modern Middle Eastern restaurant.
It’s opened by the same folks behind Neon Pigeon, and offers an enticing array of creative kebabs and cocktails— or as Fat Prince coins it, “koktails”.
Its Set Lunch (S$29) is a fantastic deal.
You’ll get a four-course meal spanning Dips, Mezze, Kebabs and Sweets, with options ranging from Artichoke & Herb Hummus to Pit-Smoked Aubergine, and even Fried Cauliflower, Pit Smoked Pork Rib and Charcoal Chicken.
If you’d like to pair your Set Lunch with a glass of wine to chase away your weekday blues, you’ll only need to top up S$12.
10. Kko Kko Na Ra
Established in 2008, Kko Kko Na Ra claims to be one of the first few to bring Korean fried chicken into Singapore. Whether or not that’s true, there must be a reason why its Korean fried chicken is so popular that this place is often packed to the brim.
Available exclusively during lunch are set meals such as its popular Soy Garlic Fried Chicken (4 pieces) (S$15), Original (S$15), Yam Nyum (S$18), Spicy Garlic (S$18), Honey Shiok (S$20), Mala (S$26) and Cheese Sprinkle (S$28). All fried chicken set meals come with rice and salad or fries.
You can also expect to see classic Korean dishes such as Beef Dwenjang Jjigae (S$17), which is soybean paste stew, Chicken Dolsot Bibimbab (S$17), Jjajang Ramyum (S$13) and even Nengmyun (S$17), also known as cold noodles!
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