The local dining scene is awash with tons of exciting dining events, all ready to capture the attention of the overwhelmed gourmand. But a good deal never fails to tempt diners. Singapore Restaurant Week is back on its annual schedule of dishing out affordable menus at some of the country’s restaurants starting from 1 November 2019 till 17 November 2019.

Since its debut in 2002, Singapore Restaurant Week has been an eagerly-anticipated event. Every year, the two-week-long fete sees a list of restaurants — ranging from fine-dining to casual — offering specially curated lunch and dinner set menus. What might come up to a pricey affair is a pocket-friendly peek at some of Singapore’s culinary powerhouses.

Regardless of which restaurant one picks, prices are kept affordable. Generally, three-course lunches will set one back at $28++ and a three-course dinner at $38++ per person.

While Singapore Restaurant Week officially kicks off in November, reservations are now open for all. Bookings to restaurants can only be made online through Singapore Restaurant Week and popular are starting to see fully-booked guest lists.

The list of 52 restaurants is much shorter than previous years, but Singapore Restaurant Week still has some exciting names to look forward to. Here’s what to expect.

1
Ash & Elm

InterContinental Singapore’s Ash & Elm is a semi-buffet restaurant by day and European brasserie by night. The restaurant’s extensive selection of cheese and charcuterie is worth checking out. For Singapore Restaurant Week, diners will get to enjoy a refreshing beetroot salad with feta cheese and pastas. Find out more about the restaurant here.

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2
Basilico

Basilico at The Regent is an award-winning Italian restaurant that offers both buffets and set menus. For lunch (at $48++) diners get to indulge by the buffet counters which will see Italian cheeses, grilled meats, pizzas and pastas. Dinners are more sinful affairs, with a choice of mains and free-rein at the dessert buffet counter. Find out more about the restaurant here.

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3
Butcher Boy

Butcher Boy is chef Andrew Walsh’s casual Asian-inspired grill restaurant, with flavourful small platers and punch drinks to follow. For lunch and dinner, there’s the restaurant’s signature fried chicken bao and grilled short rib with a choice of Asian sauces on the menu. But evening guests will be treated to a cocktail. Find out more about the restaurant here.

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4
Ristorante Takada

This Italian-Japanese restaurant is a hidden gem, tucked away in a condominium on Alexandra Road. Chef Masahiro Takada weaves in seasonal Japanese ingredients in his creations. Diners can expect items like Omi Wagyu carpaccio and sea urchin taglioni on the promotional menus.

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5
V Dining

V Dining is the luxury home brand V-Zug’s first-ever fine-dining venture, located just beside their swish showroom at Scotts Square. The kitchen team is made up of Tippling Club’s chef Ryan Clif as creative director and head chef Lee Jing Peng, whipping up modern European dishes here.

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Jasmine Tay
Senior Writer
Jasmine Tay is the dining, culture and jewellery writer. She makes fine silver jewellery and causes mini-explosions in the kitchen when she can't afford fancy dinners. Sometimes she tells people what she thinks about art, and binges on the music of Danzig when they don’t agree.