Best value posh set lunches in Singapore

10 restaurants on the finer side of things that offer superb value set lunches

Best value posh set lunches in Singapore
Best value posh set lunches in Singapore
27 Aug 2015

Best value posh set lunches in Singapore

Lunch hour has become an increasingly precious respite for us - sometimes a great lunch can put a smile on your face for the rest of the day. For your dining pleasure, we've come up with a list of 10 restaurants on the finer side of things that offer superb value set lunches.

Before you read on, do note that value here is relative to what you'd pay on a Friday night out!

The Black Swan
The Black Swan
27 Aug 2015

The Black Swan

Art deco inspired bistro The Black Swan might be one of the swankiest places in the CBD to hit up for a business lunch. Regardless of whether you choose the two ($38++) or three ($44++) course set, it’s worth noting that the hearty Black Swan Burger and the Wagyu Beef Cheeks are definitely worth visiting for. 

The Black Swan is located at 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704. Tel: +65 8181 3305

Violet Herbs
Violet Herbs
27 Aug 2015

Violet Herbs

If your office is nestled closer to Tanjong Pagar, take note of this stellar contemporary European joint. Priding themselves in offering exquisite European fare at inexpensive prices, Violet Herbs’ carefully curated three-course Set Lunch Menu ($29.50+) is sure to please both the palate and the wallet.

Violet Herbs is located at 81 Tras St, Singapore 079020. Tel: +65 6221 3988

Stellar at 1-Altitude
Stellar at 1-Altitude
27 Aug 2015

Stellar at 1-Altitude

Looking to entertain out-of-town business visitors? Stellar at 1-Altitude will give them an eyeful of Singapore. Think 3 course set lunches from $44++ with piquant dishes like the Twice Baked Gruyere Soufflé and Iberico Secreto Confit with green olives, rosemary, and white beans. A lunch hour well spent, we say. Read our full review here.

Stellar at 1-Altitude is located at 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616. Tel: +65 6438 0410

Bar-Roque Grill
Bar-Roque Grill
27 Aug 2015

Bar-Roque Grill

With wholesome food, generous portions, and an inviting atmosphere evocative of the 17th century Baroque Era, lunch at the rustic Bar-Roque Grill will be sure to revitalise any weary soul. Some of our favourites are the buttery soft Free Range Chicken and the Ravioles with Wild Mushroom and Aged Gruyere. Expect to fork out $34++ for two courses and $40++ for three.

Bar-Roque Grill is located at 165 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-00, Singapore 088539. Tel: +65 6444 9672
 

Pind Balluchi Bar & Grill
Pind Balluchi Bar & Grill
27 Aug 2015

Pind Balluchi Bar & Grill

What we like about Pind Balluchi Bar & Grill is its variety of lunch set options, starting from $38 per person, with a minimum of two to dine. No matter your budget, you're in for a sumptuous meal. Be sure to make sure to order the mind-blowing Galouti Kebab ($21) that’s been minced 32 times and cooked with 132 spices!

Pind Balluchi Bar & Grill is located at 3B River Valley Road, #01-15 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179021. Tel: +65 6337 7350
 

Garibaldi
Garibaldi
27 Aug 2015

Garibaldi

You can never go wrong with one of the most esteemed Italian restaurants in town. Garibaldi’s Set Lunch ($39++ for three courses), which features delectable mains such as the Spaghetti with Tiger Prawns, Zucchini, and White Wine Sauce and Slow-Cooked Canadian Pork Cheek with Mushrooms and Mashed Potatoes.

Garibaldi is located at 36 Purvis Street, Singapore 188613. Tel: +65 6837 1468

Zafferano
Zafferano
27 Aug 2015

Zafferano

Rolling out traditional Italian cuisine with a touch of modernity, you can’t go wrong with lunching at the ever-elegant Zafferano. The Business Lunch Menu ($42++) is what we’re down for over at this classy Italian joint - expect sophisticated dishes like Pan-Fried Bass with sautéed green asparagus and orange emulsion, and Penne with fresh tomatoes, Black Olives, Oregano, and Italian Anchovies.

Zafferano is located at Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43, 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315. Tel: +65 6509 1488
 

JAAN
JAAN
27 Aug 2015

JAAN

Ranked 74th in the World’s Best Restaurants for 2015, your experience at JAAN is guaranteed to be of certain standard. Each menu is carefully thought out and reflects the vibrancy of each season, and their set lunches are no exception whether you go for the three-course ($78++) or the degustation five-course ($118++). Appetisers like Zucchini & Crayfish Salad with Kombu Jelly and Manuka Veloute and mains like Confit Rainbow Trout with Organic Chicken and Quinoa are enough to get our mouths watering.

JAAN is located at Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882. Tel: +65 6837 3322

Forlino
Forlino
27 Aug 2015

Forlino

Pamper yourself any day of the week with Forlino’s three-course Business Menu at $38++. We're up for timeless dishes like Homemade Gnocchi with Buffalo Ricotta Cheese and Linguine Aglio Olio with fresh Hokkaido Sea Urchin paired with the majestic panorama of the bay anytime.

Forlino is located at 1 Fullerton Rd, One Fullerton #02-06, Singapore 049213. Tel: +65 6690 7564
 

Les Amis
Les Amis
27 Aug 2015

Les Amis

Probably one of the most iconic fine dining establishments in Singapore, Les Amis has for many moons been the place to hit up for a refined, quality lunchtime experience. If you’re a little pressed for time, head for the Lunch Menu Express ($55), which can be done in 45 minutes. And of course, the 3 course (exclusive of dessert!) Le Menu Formule ($80) will guarantee a decadent lunch (think Lobster Cardinalise, Seared Scallops, and Roasted Wagyu Beef) at a relatively affordable price.

Les Amis is located at 1 Scotts Rd, #01-16 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208. Tel: +65 6733 2225
 

Boathouse & Prelude
Boathouse & Prelude
27 Aug 2015

Boathouse & Prelude

Definitely a more unique location to head to for lunch, we’ve heard that the refreshing view of the quayside pairs well with the Set Lunch menu. It’s $29 for two courses and $38 for 3 courses, and you can look forward to appetisers like Marinated Blue Crab with Smoked Tomato Coulis, and mains like Baked Paper Wrapped Pacific Salmon and the Rib Eye with Fine Mashed Potato and Bordelaise Sauce.

Boathouse & Prelude is located at 3 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049215. Tel: +65 6538 9038

Bedrock Bar & Grill
Bedrock Bar & Grill
27 Aug 2015

Bedrock Bar & Grill

A quiet escape from the haste of the business district, Bedrock Bar & Grill offers its 3 Course Set Lunch at $38 for Seafood and Poultry, and $58 for Steaks. We imagine digging into a succulent Woodfire-grilled Sirloin with Bone Marrow Mashed Potatoes or Baked Baramundi Fillet with Olive Tapenade will lift your spirits any day of the week.

Bedrock Bar & Grill is located 96 Somerset Road, #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore 238163. Tel: +65 6238 0054

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
 

Iggy’s
Iggy’s
27 Aug 2015

Iggy’s

Another establishment dedicated to only the finest in gastronomy, we love Iggy’s for its ability to combine fresh ingredients and the most elegant flavours from the region and beyond. Cure your tired palate with dishes like Crab with White Asparagus and Spaghettini with Hotaru Ika and Bamboo Shoot in their set lunches priced at $85++ for three courses and $105++ for four.

Iggy's is located at Hilton Hotel, 581 Orchard Road, Level 3, Singapore 238883. Tel: +65 6732 2234.

Shiraishi
Shiraishi
27 Aug 2015

Shiraishi

Deemed one of the strongholds of Japanese fare in Singapore, Shiraishi is named after the famed founder Shinji Shiraishi and is known for offering the best in traditional Japanese cuisine. While a dinner here would normally set you back a couple of hundred, any of their lunch sets – think $30 for a Tempura Set and $40 for the Edomae Sushi Special – is sure to leave you satisfied.

Shiraishi is located at Ritz Carlton Hotel, 7 Raffles Avenue, #03-01/02, Singapore 039799. Tel: +65 6338 3788

This story first appeared in City Nomads

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