Top 20 most romantic restaurants in South East Asia

“You don’t have to wait till Valentine’s Day to show someone how much they mean to you.” Amen to that, am I right ladies?

20 most romantic restaurants in South East Asia
20 most romantic restaurants in South East Asia
12 Apr 2016

20 most romantic restaurants in South East Asia

if you’re looking to dial up the romance or to impress your date, what better way to do so than with a romantic dinner? Everyone loves to be surprised every once in a while, so you don’t have to wait till Valentine’s Day to enjoy a nice meal whilst taking in the view of the city’s skyline. Men, prepare to take this down. Here are 20 of the most romantic restaurants in South East Asia.

This story first appeared on Lunch Click.

1. Alkaff Mansion Ristorante, Singapore
1. Alkaff Mansion Ristorante, Singapore
12 Apr 2016

1. Alkaff Mansion Ristorante, Singapore

Possibly the 1900’s version of modern Dempsey Hill, this mansion now serves some of Singapore’s most authentic Italian cuisine and is adorned with impressive decor that ranges from exquisite furniture to grand chandeliers. After tucking into popular dishes such as the Porcini Mushroom Risotto Superfine Acquerllo with Thyme ($28), feel free to take a short stroll around the mansion. A little tip: To maximize the mansion’s romantic setting, opt for al fresco dining and enjoy the sunset.

Address: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm
Estimated spend per person: $70

2. Catalunya Singapore
2. Catalunya Singapore
12 Apr 2016

2. Catalunya Singapore

Arguably the best Spanish restaurant in Singapore, Catalunya is not only helmed by a three-star Michelin chef, but is also situated in a unique floating dome. Recommended dishes include Suckling Pig Tapa ($22) and Lobster Rice ($80). Head up to the observation deck and indulge in intimate conversation as you take in the stunning views of Marina Bay. Trust me, it’s pretty romantic.

Address: 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-12am, Sat-Sun 12.30pm-12am
Estimated spend per person: $160

3. Pollen, Singapore
3. Pollen, Singapore
12 Apr 2016

3. Pollen, Singapore

Planted in the Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay, Pollen serves modern European cuisine that includes dishes such as Smoked Quail with Lavender Balsamic Gel ($30) and Norwegian Salmon Poached in Jasmine Tea ($55). The restaurant’s floral-themed dishes are complemented by its earthy ambience, and it even offers a personalised buggy service from the arrival plaza of Gardens By The Bay.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: Main Dining Room 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm, Pollen Terrace 9.30am-9pm
Estimated spend per person: $170

4. CÉ LA VI, Singapore
4. CÉ LA VI, Singapore
12 Apr 2016

4. CÉ LA VI, Singapore

What’s a list of romantic restaurants without one that offers the breathtaking views of Singapore’s skyline? With indoor and al fresco dining, CÉ LA VI offers you a pinnacle dining experience as you take in the panoramic views of Marina Bay. The restaurant offers Modern Asian cuisine that includes Tiger Prawn Tempura and Duroc Pork Belly. Top off your meal with some premium wine and you’ll be set for the evening.

Address: 1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971
Opening hours: Daily 12pm-5pm
Estimated spend per person: $100

5. Tamarind Springs, Malaysia
5. Tamarind Springs, Malaysia
12 Apr 2016

5. Tamarind Springs, Malaysia

If you’re looking for a romantic respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, this sensuous restaurant may just be what you’re looking for. With vantage points overlooking lush jungles, Tamarind Springs offers authentic Indochinese cuisine that complements its ambience well. Dishes include Loatian Stir-Fried Duck ($16) and Grilled White Prawns with Tamarind Sauce ($17).

Address: Jalan 1, Taman Tun Abdul Tazak, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Opening hours: Daily 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Estimated spend per person: $35

6. Café Café, Malaysia
6. Café Café, Malaysia
12 Apr 2016

6. Café Café, Malaysia

Hidden from crowds, this Paris-inspired restaurant may just spark your love for French cuisine. Treat your date to some Duck Confits ($22) and Fettuccine with Truffles ($22) before sweetening things up with some Vanilla Crème Brulee ($6). If not for the food, the restaurant’s exquisite decor will have you wondering why you don’t think of date nights more often.

Address: 175 Jalan Maharjelea, Kuala Lumpur 50150
Opening hours: Daily 6pm-12am
Estimated spend per person: $50

7. Cantaloupe Sky Dining, Malaysia
7. Cantaloupe Sky Dining, Malaysia
12 Apr 2016

7. Cantaloupe Sky Dining, Malaysia

Wine and dine with the impressive view of the Petronas Twin Towers in the background. Cantaloupe’s price is slightly steeper as compared to the others but the impressive views of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline make up for it.

Address: level 23a, Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Daily 6.30pm-11pm
Estimated spend per person: $65

8. Maison Francaise, Malaysia
8. Maison Francaise, Malaysia
12 Apr 2016

8. Maison Francaise, Malaysia

Looking for something classier? Maison Francaise’s dreamy architecture with its elegant chandeliers will certainly impress your date. Enjoy some Roasted Lamb ($43) or Pan Seared Cod Fish ($45) as you make googly eyes at each other, whilst sitting beside an indoor pool.

Address: 5 Changkat Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm, Sat 12pm-3pm, 6p-11pm, Sun 6pm-11pm
Estimated spend per person: $50

9. Belle Vue, Indonesia
9. Belle Vue, Indonesia
12 Apr 2016

9. Belle Vue, Indonesia

Located in GH Universal Hotel, this restaurant overlooks the scenic hills of Bandung that provides the perfect backdrop to a romantic night out. Belle Vue offers mainly French and Italian cuisine with dishes such as Escargot ($6) and Grilled Salmon with Sauce Vin Blanc ($13). Do request to be seated at the Chapelle de Angele, a dome situated at the top of the hotel for the complete dining experience.

Address: JL Pasirkaliki 4B, Cicendo, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40173
Opening hours: Daily 8am-8pm
Estimated spend per person: $30

10. Cascades, Indonesia
10. Cascades, Indonesia
12 Apr 2016

10. Cascades, Indonesia

With open pavilions that offer a sweeping view of the lush tropical valley, the relaxing atmosphere of Cascades will set the mood in no time. Offering both Asian and European cuisine, the restaurant provides two five-course degustation menus, including a variety of dishes that ranges from Rendang Sapi (Braised Beef Cheek) to Foie Gras Terrine. Though not the most affordable, Cascades’ prices are justified by its ambience and food.

Address: Jln Lanyahan, Br Nagi, Ubud, Bali 80571
Opening hours: Daily 7am-11pm
Estimated spend per person: $50

11. Salt Grill by Luke Mangan, Indonesia
11. Salt Grill by Luke Mangan, Indonesia
12 Apr 2016

11. Salt Grill by Luke Mangan, Indonesia

One of the three restaurants housed within the space, Salt Grill is helmed by none other than Chef Luke Mangan. From Grilled Barramundi & Crab to Lamb Cutlets, enjoy breathtaking views of Jakarta’s skyline as you pamper yourself with some Australian cuisine. Although not the most affordable of options, the extensive menu and splendid views promise to make up for its price tag.

Address: Jalan M.H Thamrin 28-30, The Plaza It 46, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
Opening hours: Daily 11am-10.30pm
Estimated spend per person: $50

12. Pirate Cruise, Indonesia
12. Pirate Cruise, Indonesia
12 Apr 2016

12. Pirate Cruise, Indonesia

That’s right, a pirate cruise. With the background of a stunning sunset, live music and fire dances by your own pirate crew, embark on a romantic adventure and sail around Benoa Harbor. Experience a pirate’s feast as you tuck into the healthy buffet spread that includes more than 10 appetizers, main courses and desserts. So for the adventure junkies in search for an alternative romantic evening, all aboard!

Address: Dermaga II Street Benoa Harbour, Denpasar, Bali 80221
Opening hours: The cruise departs at 6pm daily. Reservations only.
Estimated spend per person: $77

13. Sirocco, Thailand
13. Sirocco, Thailand
12 Apr 2016

13. Sirocco, Thailand

Known as the world’s highest alfresco restaurant, Sirocco provides minimally a stunning view of the city. With unobstructed views of the sunset, take in the dreamy atmosphere as you dine under the starry sky. Bear in mind, however, that this restaurant’s prices are far from affordable. But if you’re looking to impress, go for it.

Address: State Tower, 1055 Silom Road, Bangrak 10500
Opening hours: Daily except Monday 6pm-11pm
Estimated spend per person: $160

14. Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar, Thailand
14. Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar, Thailand
12 Apr 2016

14. Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar, Thailand

At slightly lower prices, Vertigo offers you equally spectacular views of Bangkok’s skyline. Share a plate of delicious Tuna Tartare ($27) before tucking into lip-smacking Barbequed Pork Spare Ribs ($60). It may not top the list for the world’s highest alfresco restaurant, but it sure is a close second.

Address: 21/100 Banyan Tree Hotel, South Sathon Road, Bangkok 10120
Opening hours: Daily 5pm-1am
Estimated spend per person: $90

15. The Deck By The River, Thailand
15. The Deck By The River, Thailand
12 Apr 2016

15. The Deck By The River, Thailand

Located along the Chao Phraya river, The Deck offers spectacular views of Wat Arun, one of Bangkok’s renowned temples. At very affordable prices, savor a combination of Thai and European cuisine this intimate restaurant has to offer. Dishes range from Grilled Prawns to the classic Pad Thai.

Address: Maha Rat Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-11pm
Estimated spend per person: $30

16. Diavolo, Thailand
16. Diavolo, Thailand
12 Apr 2016

16. Diavolo, Thailand

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Andaman Sea, Diavolo provides the perfect spot for a gorgeous view of the setting sun. Situated in five-star hotel Paresa in Phuket, this relatively discreet restaurant offers great Italian cuisine with such dishes as Artisanal Penne ($24), Parma Ham Pizza ($22) and Cod Fish Ravioli ($25). If you’re looking for a romantic hideout away from all the jet skiing and banana boating, Diavolo is it.

Address: 49 Moo 6, Layi-Nakalay Road Kamala, Phuket 83150
Opening hours: Daily 7am-11pm
Estimated spend per person: $50

17. Tosca, Hong Kong
17. Tosca, Hong Kong
12 Apr 2016

17. Tosca, Hong Kong

With grand fountains and luxurious-looking chandeliers, this Puccini opera-inspired restaurant certainly lives up to its name. Besides serving lip-smacking Italian dishes ranging from Homemade Tagliolini to Lamb Chops with Pistachio Crusts, Tosco is also home to the Ozone bar, the highest bar in the world. If this doesn’t impress the ladies, we don’t know what will.

Address: Level 102 International Commerce Center, 1 Austin Road West Kowloon
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm-2pm, Sun 11am-3pm, Daily 6pm-10pm
Estimated spend per person: $150

18. Aqua, Hong Kong
18. Aqua, Hong Kong
12 Apr 2016

18. Aqua, Hong Kong

Perched on the 29th floor with an unobstructed harbor view, Aqua will certainly not disappoint those who favour skyline views. Serving a combination of Italian and Japanese cuisine, this restaurant also houses some of the most luxurious dining booths. Be sure to take advantage of the bar’s late operating hours and have a drink whilst enjoying Hong Kong’s city lights.

Address: 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening hours: Daily 12pm-2am
Estimated spend per person: $90/three meal course

19. Gaddi’s, Hong Kong
19. Gaddi’s, Hong Kong
12 Apr 2016

19. Gaddi’s, Hong Kong

If you’re looking for a classic dining place, Gaddi’s may be the answer. With decor featuring crystal chandeliers and silver candelabras, this fine-dining restaurant exudes nothing but elegance and sophistication. Signature dishes include Creamy Lobster Soup ($32), Vendéen Pigeon Breast ($122) and Wild Turbot ($130).

Address: Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening hours: Daily 12pm-2.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm
Estimated spend per person: $170

20. Caprice, Hong Kong
20. Caprice, Hong Kong
12 Apr 2016

20. Caprice, Hong Kong

Arguably the best French restaurant in the country, this Michelin two-star restaurant hosts an innovative menu consisting of dishes such as Caramelized Pigeon Breast, Salers French Beef and Brittany Sole Fillet. Despite its classiness, the restaurant’s decor is surprisingly unintimidating. The same, however, can’t be said of its price tag – you’ve been warned.

Address: Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street
Opening hours: Daily 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Estimated spend per person: $360/five course meal

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