It’s no secret that Singapore has a slew of sophisticated lunch spots where you can wine and dine clients or catch up with a friend for a nice mid-day meal in a beautiful space. But what you may not know is that some of those spots offer amazing set lunch menus for a fraction of what you would pay at dinnertime. And we’re not talking greasy hawker fare or sad takeaway salads. Think multi-course menus featuring fresh seafood, handmade pastas, succulent grilled meats, and more. If you’re looking to try some of Singapore most celebrated and buzz-worthy restaurants without maxing out your credit card, these are some of the best ways to experience fine dining dishes offered as set lunches – the perfect entry point for food connoisseurs in the making.
With spectacular views from the 40th floor of the CapitaGreen building, Artemis is the perfect lunch spot when you’re looking to impress. Grab a seat in the cool air-conditioned interior next to the floor-to-ceiling windows or a breezy table on the patio and dig into fresh, wholesome Mediterranean fare. The set lunch comes with your choice of two or three courses and includes seasonal dishes made with organic, sustainable ingredients.
Artemis, 148 Market Street, CapitaGreen rooftop, Level 40, Singapore 048946. p. +65 6635 8677. Open Mon – Fri 11:30am – late, Sat 6pm – late. Set lunch: 2 course $45++, 3 courses $52++
If you’re in the Keong Saik hood come lunchtime, there are worse places you could pop into than Cure. The food here is utterly unique and ever-changing with menus that rotate on a regular basis depending on what’s fresh and in season. At the moment, the set lunch menus include enticing options like white asparagus with burrata and pear, steamed snapper with fennel and garlic leaf, and pork with pineapple and lardo.
Cure, 21 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089128. p. +65 6221 2189. Open Wed – Fri 12pm – 2pm, Mon – Sat 6pm – 10pm. Set lunch: 2 courses $42++, 3 courses $55++, 5-course tasting menu $79++
Fleur de Sel
Treat yourself to a bit of mid-day decadence at Fleur de Sel, a charming French bistro style spot set in a shophouse on Tras Street. The set lunch menus are very reasonably priced considering you get primo bites. Take for example, the foie gras with caramelized green apple, Boston lobster bisque with lobster tartare, and grass-fed Australian beef tenderloin with butternut squash, portobello mushroom, and Cambodian green pepper sauce.
Fleur de Sel, 64 Tras Street, Singapore 079003. p. +65 6222 6861. Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 2pm, 6:30pm – 10pm. Set lunch: 3-course executive set lunch $48++, 4-course set lunch $58++
Gattopardo Ristorante de Mar
Fancy a bit of Italian to help fuel you through the rest of the day? The set lunch menu at Gattopardo is a steal at just $38++ per person for three courses. Start with a refreshing salad of iceberg lettuce, walnuts, cherry tomatoes, and goat cheese, then dig into a hearty mains like the gnocchi with burnt butter and sage or grilled swordfish with olive and capers. Finish off with a cheese plate or creamy Sicilian almond pudding.
Gattopardo, 36 Tras Street, Singapore 078975. p. +65 6338 5498. Open Mon – Fri 12pm – 2:30pm, Mon – Sat 6:30pm – 10:30pm. Set lunch: 3 courses $38++
Anyone curious about modern Singaporean cuisine should check out Labyrinth for an elevated twist on local dishes. Their lunch tasting menu offers a great way to foray into their culinary prowess with dishes like their “Labyrinth Rojak”, Palau Ubin Oyster and house-made Nata de Coco.
Restaurant Labyrinth, 8 Raffles Ave, 02-23, Singapore 039802. p. +65 6223 4098. Open Tues – Fri 12pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 11pm, Sat – Sun 6pm – 11pm. Lunch Tasting Menu: $128++
At chef Christophe Lerouy’s namesake restaurant, he creates modern French dishes inspired by his childhood in Alsace and his later world travels. Seating is set up around a long counter so diners can interact with the chef and watch him create each colourful plate. Expect unique combinations like poached Japanese oyster in foamy comte cheese sauce and bacon and chocolate petit fours.
Lerouy, 3 Stanley Street, Singapore 068722. p. +65 6221 3639. Open Mon – Fri 12pm – 2pm, Mon – Sat 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Set lunch: 3-course Petit $38++, 5-course Grand $55++
As one of our classic go-to spots, Luke’s offers a consistently yummy experience in a gorgeously executed setting – both in their Gemmill lane location as well as their Orchard outlet set within Robinson’s department store. Choose from their signature Travis Burger or opt for a decadent and fresh lobster roll – both with salad and fries, for that indulgently comforting Americana business lunch.
Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chophouse, 260 Orchard Road, The Heeren #03-02, 238855, t. 6733 4813. Open daily: 12 pm – 10 pm
Set inside a charming heritage building along the buzzing Keong Saik Road, the chic dining room in as inviting as it is elegant. It’s the perfect experience to wow guests and colleagues alike with their fresh and seasonal cuisine. Try some of the same dishes they serve on their dinner menu – with a three or four course options for lunch with subsequent add-ons.
Meta, 1 Keong Saik Road, p. +65 6513 0898, Tues – Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm, Mon – Thurs: 6pm – 10pm, Fri – Sat: 6pm – 11pm. Set Lunch: 3 courses $68++, 4 courses S$88++
Spago by Wolfgang Puck
If you’re looking for a dining experience equipped with a stunning view and celebrity chef notoriety then look no further than Spago for their surprisingly affordable lunch set. We’re talking about their 3-course set for only S$48++ that will get you and your dining buddies feeling swanky without breaking the bank. From their tuna tartare to delicious gourmet burger, it’s an approachable menu in an elevated dining setting that offers up a great weekday extravagance. Read our review.
Spago, 10 Bayfront Ave, Sands SkyPark, Tower 2, Level 57, Singapore 018956, p. +65 6688 8888, Mon – Fri: 6pm – 10pm, Sat – Sun: 6pm – 11pm. Set lunch: 3 courses $48++
Tired of the same old grab-and-go sushi? If you’re craving really good sushi and have time to sit down to a proper lunchtime feast, we highly suggest Sushi Mitsuya. Grab a seat at the counter amid the elegant wood interiors and opt for one of four different lunch sets that include delicacies flown in from Japan. Choices include chirashi, sushi, sashimi, and an omakase-style meal with special chef selections.
Sushi Mitsuya, 60 Tras Street #01-01, Singapore 078999. p. +65 6438 2608. Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm. Set lunch: Bara Chirashi $50++, Ichie (sushi) $60++, Mizukagami (sashimi & sushi) $100++, Kasha (chef’s recommendation) &180++
You’d be hard pressed to find better lunchtime views than at Stellar at 1-Altitude, Singapore’s highest restaurant perched on Level 62 of One Raffles Place. Even better, Stellar offers fab set lunches where you can sample amazing modern Australian cuisine without getting too spendy. Delish lunch dishes have included green tea cured tuna with umami froth, duck leg confit, and 24-hour tajima wagyu cheek.
Stellar at 1-Altitude, 1 Raffles Place, Level 62, Singapore 048616. p. +65 6438 0410. Open Mon – Fri: 12pm – 2pm & 6:30pm – 10pm, Sat – Sun: 6pm – 10pm. Set lunch: 3 courses $48++, 4 courses $58++
Terra Tokyo Italian
Helmed by chef Seita Nakahara, Terra offers Italian cuisine with Japanese twists. Usually it’s all about the omakase menus here, but at lunchtime you can opt for three set menus that vary in size depending on how hungry you are. Each set includes at least one appetiser, a pasta, and dessert, with the larger sets adding extra goodies. Seasonality is the key, so you’ll find only the freshest ingredients on your plates.
Terra, 54 Tras Street, Singapore 078993. p. +65 8523 2194. Open Mon – Fri 12pm -2:30pm, Mon – Sat 6:30pm – 10:30pm. Set lunch: Express $42++, Business $58++, Executive $128++
Tippling Club offers a gastronomic experience that is just that – an experience. If you’re at all curious about their cuisine then lunch is the perfect chance to try out their creations at a super affordable price point. With dishes that change seasonally, we have found ourselves back here on multiple occasions – with our go-to spot at the counter with a behind-the-scenes vantage point to the action in the kitchen. Choose from 2 or 3 course options with additional add-ons and upgrades.
Tippling Club, 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461. p. +65 6475 2217. Open Mon – Fri 12pm – 3pm, Mon – Sat 6pm – late. Bar: Mon – Fri 12pm – 12am, Sat 6pm – 12pm. Lunch Sets: 2 courses 46++, 3 courses 60++