From chomping our way through hawker centres to unearthing the latest hidden gems, Singaporeans are definitely a “live to eat” bunch of folks with voracious appetites. And our love for food is only rivalled by our love for deals, discounts and vouchers.
So if you’re a foodie with a sweet tooth for promos, mark 6 December 2018 on your calendar and save the date for Chope Deals’ Year End Sale (YES!).
Just in time for the festive season, Chope Deals is bringing you the most value-for-money dining promotions in Singapore so you get to indulge with your loved ones without burning a hole in your wallet.
From 50% off 50 products to $10 flash deals, grab hold of the deals during this one-day only sale, and visit 11 of our favourite dining spots below!
Plus, read on to find out how you can score additional discounts on these Chope dining vouchers on their app!
1. Don & Tori
If you haven’t quite managed to find a Japanese restaurant in Singapore that matches up the ridiculously high standards you have, Don & Tori might well change your mind.
Nestled between rows of shophouses along Tras Street at Tanjong Pagar, the quality of their food is nothing short of mighty.
This Japanese restaurant is helmed by Chef Jack Chang under the guidance of renowned local chefs Raymond Tan and Max Lai who have years of Japanese culinary experience under their belt.
Don & Tori’s amazing menu showcases departure from traditional Japanese cuisine with instant favourites like Sakura Ebi Angel Hair Pasta and Truffle Wagyu Foie Gras Don. If you’re more of a traditionalist, go for the Gyu Steak and Scallop Butter Yaki which are cooked over an open charcoal grill.
With a live sushi bar, diners are able to witness firsthand the kitchen’s undoubted knife skills that are a spectacle to watch.
Don & Tori
Address: 74 Tras Street, Singapore (079013)
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 12-3pm, 6pm-12am, Closed Sunday
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2. Wheeler’s Yard
Located in an old sleepy alley off the main streets of Balestier, Wheeler’s Yard is a photogenic cafe with an in-house bicycle atelier.
Wheeler’s Yard provides the perfect pit stop for cyclists who are using the Whampoa park connector to rest and grab a bite whilst admiring the stunning array of handmade urban bicycles available for sale.
Their iconic blue door, preserved from the 1980s, is one of its kind and has dominated Instagram feeds since the establishment opened its doors. High ceilings, wide spaces, vintage decorations and posh-looking bicycles – Wheeler’s Yard is the perfect spot to catch up with your friends over a cuppa.
Don’t forget to complete the experience with some delicious cafe grub. The Ultimate Beef Yard Burger and Grilled Chicken especially are consistent crowd favourites and shouldn’t be missed!
Address: 28 Lorong Ampas, Singapore (328781)
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 11am – 10pm, Sat – Sun: 10:30am – 10pm, Closed Monday
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Ask any art enthusiast and they’ll sing praises of the National Gallery’s stellar collection of Southeast Asian art. Ask the foodies and they’ll wax lyrical about its spectacular location that provides amazing views among which to eat and drink.
Facing the Padang and the iconic silhouette of Marina Bay Sands, Aura Restaurant draws hipsters, expats, and everyone in between with an impressive salad bar at lunch, hi-tea in the afternoons, and all-day brunches on weekends.
The restaurant takes inspiration from Italy’s homely recipes and generous flavours and elevates them into refined, elegant meals, where guests are invited to share dishes in casual family style for them to commune over meals.
The menu is an extensive expression of Italian creativity, showcasing a wide variety of antipasto, pastas and wholesome mains that features the finest and freshest ingredients, with an emphasis on seasonal produce.
Address: 1 Saint Andrews Road, #05-03, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore (178957)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
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4. Byblos Grill
Bussorah Street plays host to a bunch of Middle Eastern restaurants and Byblos Grill is one of the true hidden gems amongst them.
Helmed by Chef Mohamad Salim who was formerly a chef at the Burj Al Arab, the only seven star hotel in Dubai, brings true craft and authenticity to his Lebanese cuisine, served up in a truly homey style.
Lebanese food is perfect for sharing! Go straight for the Mezza Platter, which eliminates all decision-making in choosing the best dip to go with your pita bread (they’re all good!).
For your main, get the Mixed Grill to taste the best of the restaurant’s grilled meats—a combination of lamb kofta (minced lamb), lahem mashwi (grilled lamb cubes), chicken kofta (minced chicken) and shish tawouk (shish kebab).
For a genuine taste of unfiltered Lebanese cuisine, a stop by 14 Bussorah Street is a must!
Address: 14 Bussorah Street, Singapore (199435)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11am – 1am
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5. Gudetama Cafe
Everyone’s favourite lazy egg Gudetama is in town and we’re all here for it! Head down to Suntec City and get a crack at this cheery cafe’s menu.
Noteworthy dishes include the “I’m Cold” Smoked Salmon Benedict, featuring poached eggs wrapped with smoked salmon and mashed avocado on toasted brioche bread with a dash of zesty yuzu hollandaise sauce and ebiko for a finishing touch.
Or how about a steaming bowl of Gudetama Lobster Onsen? Get all comfy as you dig into a poached egg nestled in a bread bowl of lobster bisque, accompanied by a side of freshly tossed greens.
Come with your cameras and phones fully charged because Gudetama Cafe is an Instagram wonderland, with life-sized figurines, animated walls, and sunny-side up eggs and waffle ceilings you’ll want to snap pictures of!
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-361, Suntec City, Singapore (038983)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10am – 10pm
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Located in the gastronomic stretch of Hong Kong Street, Amo is a smart-casual Italian eatery and bar by restaurateur-chef Beppe De Vito of the ilLido Group.
Amò is a union of Italian cuisine and people, where the best culinary influences from all parts of Italy come together, for groups of friends to gather over antipasti, big plates and pizzas to share.
Made with natural leaven, semolina and extra virgin olive oil, Amò pizzas are light, seasonal and easy to digest – the result of patience, exceptional produce, and a fine-tuned knowledge of food chemistry. Get the Signature Pizza which comes with Mushrooms, Truffle, Mascarpone and Tuscan Pecorino to share.
Another one of our favourites is the Spaghetti Chitarra with Boston Lobster and Tarragon. The spaghetti chitarra is made fresh daily in-house, and its signature long square-shaped strands helps take in all the delicious flavours of the lobster bisque and chilli salmoriglio sauce.
Address: 33 Hongkong Street, Singapore (059672)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
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Haru is the brainchild of two food-mad brothers who’ve turned the historic site of the Old Badminton Hall at Guillemard Road into a little shrine to the humble rice bowl.
Inspired by Japanese and Korean flavours, they serve up some of the best grain bowls in town! At lunch time, this is a build-your-own rice bowl situation. Take your pick of multigrain rice, pearl rice, or soba, and pair it with your choice of Japanese or Korean style toppings like Bulgogi Ribeye, Salmon dressed with miso and sake with hearty vegetables.
As for dinner, they’re known for serving Chazuke, a type of Japanese tea-rice. The multigrain mixture is made up of 8 different types of nutritious grains such as rice crispies, barley and Chinese almonds.
The signature here is their Lobster Chazuke, which features air-flown bamboo lobster that’s lightly poached in dashi and served atop rice with kombu, tobiko, bamboo shoots, spring onions, and nori. Other chazuke options include the Mangalica Pork Chashu and the Smoked Chicken.
Address: 100 Guillemard Road, #01-06, Singapore (399718)
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri: 12-3pm, 6-10pm, Sat: 11am-3pm, 6-10pm, Sun: 9am-6pm, Closed Monday
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8. The Butcher’s Wife
If you’re living the gluten-free lifestyle or you have a coeliac friend in the group, hop on over to The Butcher’s Wife, which is all about delicious European comfort food in a lovely setting.
Well-balanced with elements of surprise, these artfully plated comfort foods are packed with robust flavours. Highlights include the Kale and Gorgonzola “Buñuelos” served with saffron aioli or indulge in seafood selections including Cured Salmon, accompanied with pickled courgettes, crème fraiche and chia seeds.
Catering to wine lovers, The Butcher’s Wife even carries over 37 labels, including a selection of natural wines sourced globally to perfectly complement every meal at the restaurant.
Complete your meal with gluten-free dessert, such as the Rum Baba with white chocolate, saffron syrup and rhubarb; Pineapple Carpaccio drizzled with ginger syrup, topped with coconut sorbet and curry crumble; and Strawberries Pavlova served with passion fruit curd and basil sorbet.
The Butcher’s Wife
Address: 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore (168650)
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 11pm, Sat: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm, Sun: 6pm – 11pm, Closed Monday
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9. Fatboy’s The Burger Bar (Upper Thomson)
Fatboy’s The Burger Bar is the brainchild of burger connoisseurs Kennie and Bernie Tay. Offering a relaxed and casual atmosphere, spacious venue and menu that’s brimming with American-style classics, you’ll be in burger heaven in this Upper Thomson eatery, that’s for sure.
For $15, treat yourself to a burger + float set, with a choice of one of the following burgers: The Elvis, Royale with Cheese, Holy Caesar, Bolly Wooly, Big Bello and a choice of float.
Whether you’re dining with all your best pals or on a casual date, this is one of the best spots in Singapore for juicy, homemade and delicious burgers with all the trimmings.
Fatboy’s The Burger Bar (Upper Thomson)
Address: Fatboy’s The Burger Bar – Thomson, 187 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574335
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 4pm – 12pm, Fri – Sun: 12pm – 12am
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Located in the heart of the CBD foodie enclave of Boon Tat Street, fȳr is a modern grill restaurant that serves up moreish food in a warm, relaxed and casual setting, ideal for get-togethers or friendly catch ups.
The mains are super meaty-heavy so lighten up with some green small plates to share. Once the mains come along, it’s a parade of beautiful grilled meats and seafood.
Savour the rare treat of a Free-Range Yellow Chicken, roasted and deboned then served with olives, tahini, lentils, and a curry brown sauce for some exotic Middle-Eastern flair.
If you’re not up for a meat-fest, fȳr serves up amazing seafood such as Baby Octopus & Squid Ink Rice – think chewy and sweet baby octopus given a rapid sear under the grill before being tossed with squid ink rice, a paprika-spiced rouille and sweet sun-dried tomato.
Or dig into one of their crowd’s favourites; Scallops, Prawns & Chorizo Rice!
With a nice selection of grilled meats and seafood, fȳr is one of the great gems of downtown dining.
Address: 19 Boon Tat Street, Singapore (069619)
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 11:30am – 11pm, Fri: 11:30am – 12am, Sat: 11:30am – 11pm, Sun: 11:30am – 5pm
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11. La Nonna
La Nonna is known for its hearty Italian classics especially its traditional Venetian-style tiramisu. The name ‘La Nonna’ means ‘grandmother’ in Italian, with an implication that food served would be homely and unpretentious.
Dig in to a hearty list of traditional dishes in their ala carte menu and Chef Specials, updated regularly according to the European season.
Go for the classics at La Nonna, where the pasta is lovingly prepared daily, and pizzas are kneaded and wood-fired to cracker-thin perfection. With Chope Deals’ Year End Sale, you can choose from the Signature La Nonna Pizza or Penne with Chicken in Pesto ‘Genovese’ or Linguine with Crab in Tomato Cream and a Tiramisu for just $20 (U.P $44).
As if straight from a family’s recipe book, the simple dishes place great value on the integrity of just a handful of wholesome ingredients.
Address: 26/26B Lorong Mambong, Singapore (277685)
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm, Sat: 12pm – 11pm, Sun & PH: 12pm – 10:30pm
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For one-day only (6 December 2018) starting at 12 midnight, get your hands on these amazing deals so you can indulge in your munchies, all while doing your wallet a favour.
Look forward to saving more than 50% off 50 products including cash vouchers, set menus, signature dishes, buffets and more. Remember to set your alarms as there will be $10 flash deals happening at 12pm, 3pm and 6pm!
Heads up for Visa cardholders – enjoy an extra $10 off with a minimum spend of $70 during the sale! You will have to be fast though, as this promotion is limited to the first 500 redemptions only. All you need to do is key in the discount code <CHOPEVISA> when you’re checking out via the Chope app and pay with Visa.
Time to gather your friends and family this festive season and eat to your heart’s content!
This article is written in collaboration with Chope.
If 11 November (11.11) is the day for singles, then 14 February is the day for couples, and with it comes a whole slew of shopping opportunities. Valentine’s Day in Singapore is not something to be trifled with, and we have the stats to prove it.
In February 2015, a Groupon survey done on 20,694 of its global subscribers found that Singaporeans are among the top 3 spenders for Valentine’s Day, with .
That’s a lot of money, and apparently, most of it is channelled towards experiences, rather than the conventional dinners and flowers. So, we took the liberty of compiling a list of unconventionally interesting Valentine’s gifts that you and your partner will enjoy.
1. Be My (Foodie) Valentine[caption id="attachment_24484" align="alignnone" width="700"] Chope[/caption]
Valentine’s Day tends to be rather headache-inducing when it comes to making restaurant reservations. Booking last minute can burn a veritable hole in your budget, or end up with dinner at a fast food restaurant.
GuavaPass is a startup that connects you to gyms and fitness studios all over the world. For the couple afraid that all the Valentine’s chocolates would add a few more pounds, or for those who enjoy working out together, this is the gift for you.
The great thing about GuavaPass is that discounting their worldwide networks, they also have studios in almost every corner of Singapore, so finding a place to workout has never been easier. The second great thing about the GuavaPass is that it helps you shed all those chocolate pounds, as well as give you that healthy glow.
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All the chocolates and dining out might not be good for the skin, so after a decadent meal, or even as a post-workout downtime for the both of you, how about a facial? And I don’t mean one of those animal print masks either. No, I’m talking more about a decadent experience to share with your partner.
The Amaris B. Clinic features several skin treatments for both 4. Be My (Adventure) Valentine [caption id="attachment_24487" align="alignnone" width="768"] bemyguest[/caption]
Put a healthy adventure spin on Valentine’s with BeMyGuest.
The platform curates a mind-boggling array of activities for anyone looking for a day of action and fun. Rather than the conventional dinner and flowers, take your date out to the Adventure Cove Waterpark, werk it together in a twerking class, or even learn how to snowboard!
The fun part about BeMyGuest is that it doesn’t just cover Singapore, but more than 800 destinations from Budapest, Hungary to Tokyo, Japan.
Exercise and eating right can give you that special glow for Valentine’s, and for that extra boost of radiance, here comes gift no. 5.
5. Be My (Body Makeover) Valentine[caption id="attachment_24488" align="alignnone" width="768"] Amaris[/caption]
For a more luxurious experience, you and your partner can also consider signing up for medical aesthetic treatments, something that would revamp your whole outlook so that you and your partner can become the people you want to be together.
A good option for ladies to consider, if you’re not the GuavaPass type of person, but are the type to worry about what all the holiday snacking will do to your body is Amaris B. signature fat reduction and body contouring treatment: Vaser Liposelection (VASERlipo). This is the Vulcan Post.