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Apr 18, 2017|
Eating is a social affair, especially so in Singapore where it is our culture to share food and take bite-sized portions out of each other’s plates in an attempt to try everything on the menu. In that spirit of sharing, and to help you order as much as possible without hurting the wallet, we’ve compiled a massive list of places where you can enjoy great 1-for-1 deals with your UOB credit card.
It made a bang when it first opened at the basement of Big Hotel (now Hotel G), and now having nestled into its new home on the second level of Ascott Raffles Place, Froth remains a solid option for weekend all-day brunches and mod-sin fusion dishes like chilli crab burger, seafood tom yum risotto and siobak aglio.
1-for-1 mains and cakes*
The eye catching Haji Lane stalwart houses a cafe, florist, retail front and workshop all in one. It’s the ideal place to fill your day with floral arrangement classes while keeping the tummy filled with customisable breakfast platters, mains like beef goulash and pork collar steak, as well as sweet treats like gula melaka avocado cake.
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1-for-1 sweet crepes*
You hardly need a 1-for-1 promo to sweeten the deal at this place with yummy flavours like lemon butter sugar and salted caramel available for their crepes. Be sure to pair them with a selection of French ciders and housemade spritzers, or if looking for non-alcoholic options, you can’t go wrong with brews from Papa Palheta.
Nigiro Cafe Suntec City
While Nigiro Cafe at Suntec City is a place to down a few pints while having Japanese-Italian fusion cuisine like the creamy uni pasta, it’s also a great choice for indulging in a cuppa while having a bite of pandan cake or brownie, and of course, not forgetting their highly Instagrammable and oozingly good churro cheese tart.
1-for-1 coffee and tea*
Weekend brunches don’t get any more wholesome (yet boozy, if you want) than with a day spent at DW Workshop. Munch on their signature rosti, breaded chicken with waffles or soy granola bowls while enjoying brews from Liberty Coffee after spending hours creating upcycled products at the in-house workshop.
Caffe Vergnano 1882
Unlike other cafes, Caffe Vergnano 1882 on South Beach Avenue only serves their own blend of beans. The 1882 blend, they call it, because of the year in which the cafe was founded in Italy, produces a rich and aromatic coffee with hints of flora and citrus. Have it with the cafe’s savory waffles, sandwiches, cakes and surprisingly good kimchi quinoa.
Ellenborough Market Cafe
1-for-1 buffet lunch*
Having recently undergone a refurbishment, Ellenborough Market Cafe at Swissotel Merchant Court now looks more captivating than ever. It came with an updated menu as well, featuring an amazing spread of modern Peranakan cuisine comprising nyonya satay chicken, braised pork belly la mian and more. What hasn’t changed is the durian pengat, which tastes as amazing as before.
Tiffany Cafe & Restaurant
1-for-1 buffet lunch and dinner*
Indulge in an array of international cuisine ranging from sashimis to shellfish, pastas to curries, as well as a whole dessert section at Tiffany Cafe & Restaurant, located within the conveniently located Furama City Centre.
1-for-1 weekend buffet lunch and dinner; 1-for-1 main course*
Those staying in the east will be heartened to know that Capri by Fraser Changi City, one of only few hotels in that area, is offering weekend buffet options featuring both local and international cuisine at Caprilicious. If not in the mood for buffets, the restaurant also offers 1-for-1 mains.
1-for-1 buffet lunch and dinner*
Formerly Cafe Brio, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel’s all-day diner is now known as Food Capital after a multi-million dollar revamp. It now boasts show kitchens, a livelier interior and alfresco seating facing the river. The international buffet line is comprehensive and is made even more worthwhile with its wide variety of crabs.
1-for-1 Sunday lunch buffet*
On the 5th floor of Mandarin Orchard are a range of dining options with Triple Three being the one best to go to for sharing a buffet spread focused on Japanese dishes like sashimi and sushi, as well as International buffet selections, live cooking stations and premium roasts. The oyster counter is especially tempting.
1-for-1 lunch buffet*
Zip up to the fourth floor of Marina Mandarin to access AquaMarine. This restaurant has appeared on countless lists as one of the better Halal-certified restaurants with a buffet spread that celebrates the diversity of food from around the world. Check out the chefs busy behind glass windows that give a peek into what goes on in the kitchen.
1-for-1 set menu*
Regulars come here for their impeccable execution of classic Cantonese cuisine like the smoked duck, radish pastry roll, steamed prawn dumpling, and much more. The choices available are endless, so go for their set menus instead to get a taste of what Royal Pavilion, located within Park Regis Singapore hotel, has to offer.
Mikawa Japanese Sake Bar & Restaurant
While the restaurant does serve up casual cuisine the likes of bento and ramen, it is with their omakase sets that they truly shine. Simply choose your budget ($80 upwards) and the chef will present a suitable lineup of dishes including shiro baigai (Japanese ivory shell), sashimi platter, zeitaku rice bowl, grilled mangalica pork and more. Have it with their limited edition sakes.
InItaly Bar Ristorante
1-for-1 6-course degustation menu*
For hearty Italian cuisine set in a casual yet fine dining atmosphere, InItaly Bar Ristorante checks all the right boxes. While the homemade chittara with Canadian lobster and burrata with parma ham are must-order items from the a la carte menu, going for the 6-course degustation set allows you to try a wider variety of dishes by the acclaimed Chef Mario Caramella.
1-for-1 Double-Boiled Superior Bird’s Nest with Rock Sugar *
Executive Chinese Chef Ku Keung’s restaurant is a warm space to share in masterfully crafted Cantonese creations such as the steamed star grouper with abalone, roast peking duck with parma ham and claypot rice with an assortment of Chinese sausages. But be sure not to leave without trying the double-boiled bird’s nest which will have you pining for more.
1-for-1 Fagura Chawan Mushi*
You won’t regret spending your hard-earned dollars at Kyoaji Dining for a taste of some of the best dishes that Chef John Phua, with nearly 30 years of experience in Japanese cuisine, has to offer. Besides the must-have fagura (foie gras) chawanmushi, come for the fresh chirashi bowls, aburi beef rolls and dobin mushi (seafood broth) served in a giant tea pot.
At Burlamacco, Chef-owner Gabriele Piegaia shows off his well-honed kitchen chops garnered from his time spent at Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy and among establishments like Senso and Alkaff Mansion in Singapore. It shows with dishes like his lobster linguine and Tuscan fish seafood soup having the heartiness and vigour often associated with authentic Italian cuisine.
FORT by Maison Ikkoku
1-for-1 seasonal infusion shot*
Dining at FORT by Maison Ikkoku is an experience without any exaggeration of the word. While Japanese-style omakase with a touch of French flair is its main draw, you can be sure the bespoke cocktails here are of remarkable quality given the pedigree of executive director, chef and mixologist Ethan Leslie Leong.
The Rabbit Hole
1-for-1 Hendricks gin & tonic*
One of only few dedicated gin bars in Singapore is this extension of The White Rabbit restaurant in Dempsey. The Rabbit Hole takes on a flavour of its own with an alfresco area and quirkier setup, plus it stands out from most other bars by offering classic G&Ts made using craft gins, homemade tonic and herbs from their own garden.
Not just great for lunchtime wines, &SONS, found smack in the middle of the CBD area at China Square Central, is also the perfect spot for after work gatherings to share a bottle of red, antipasti platters, steaks, and maybe an office gossip or two.
Alchemist Beer Lab
If you liked Little Island Brewing Co. for their craft beers, you will fall in love with sister bar Alchemist Beer Lab too for their take on infused brews the likes of Ugly Sister Golden, an ale infused with grilled pineapple and star anise; and Obama, a stout that's been infused with marshmallows, vanilla pods and mint leaves.
1-for-1 beers, house pour wines and sangria*
This is one place to bring the family and friends for a comfortable night out for drinks and wholesome food. Try the yu sheng porridge-inspired pickled Spanish mackerel with ginger ponzu or the spiced duck confit with home-made mantou, all while sipping on classic cocktails made with a twist or craft beers from Brewerkz.
Full of Luck Club
1-for-1 light bites, house pour, wine, spirits and Fortune Goblets*
Pairing cuisine like claypot mee tai mak and cereal soft shell crab with a glass of red, craft beer or even sake is a dream for many, and that dream has come true in the form of Full of Luck Club, a cheekily named restaurant and bar located in Holland Village. Head on upstairs later to newly-opened Lucky Bar for equally huat cocktails.
The S Bar
1-for-1 house wine bottle*
Hidden within Club Street stalwart Senso is an Italian-centric bar by the same people behind the restaurant. Try their special Prosecco cocktails if you like something sweet, or go for classics like the Negroni, Old Fashioned and Mai Tai, served alongside platters of cheese, cold cuts and stuffed risotto balls.
The Landing Point
1-for-1 Sundown Soiree Evening Tea*
The classy Fullerton Bay establishment is home to a bevy of F&B options, but The Landing Point is your best bet for a tasteful high tea set perfect for winding down the night. The 3-tiered Sundown Soiree Set comprises both sweet and savoury creations including smoked salmon mini bagels, duck rillettes on sourdough, an assortment of macarons, as well as a welcome cocktail and free flow coffee, tea and juices.
For super Instagrammable and sharable everything, Patbingsoo is the place to be. The pretty Korean shaved ice desserts after which the restaurant is named is served here in its full glory with overflowing toppings that screams photo worthy. Before desserts, dig into their stringy cheese wrapped chicken wings and pork ribs.
1-for-1 pistachio panna cotta*
They are best known for their accessible take on French classics like duck confit and foie gras, as well as filling our tummies with affordable homemade pastas like chicken leg tagliatelle. Now there is more reason to end all that on a sweet note with their pistachio panna cottas served in a jar.
1-for-1 afternoon tea*
What’s better than your usual high tea is one served with traditional Peranakan bites like Nyonya kueh, otak otak on toast, kueh pie tee and pandan chiffon cake, all washed down with a pot of hot tea. Of course, no one is stopping you from having the English tea set as well, with equally enticing munchies like buttermilk scones, macarons and sandwiches.
You can’t miss the rainbow display of sweet treats placed at the storefront of High Society each time you take a stroll at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Make the difficult choice between the equally alluring cupcakes, macarons and tarts, but before that, dig into some mains like bacon & foie gras burger, duck confit and oxtail stew.
Still hungry for more? There are many more deals like this compiled by UOB on their website so you don’t have to run out of dining inspirations ever again.
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