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Romantic places in Singapore to take your holidate this New Year’s Eve

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2020 going on 2021: Fresh beginnings never looked so good.

Now that Christmas is over, it’s about time to ring in the New Year celebrations.

We never thought it’d come — but it’s finally time to bid farewell to the year of the Coronavirus. The year when we collectively went through a worldwide crisis and a life-changing experience. That alone in itself is worthy cause for celebration — so let’s get the party started as we say goodbye to the shadow of 2020 and dive into the warm embrace of 2021. Well, properly social distanced of course.

Although spending NYE overseas is not on the cards yet, there is still plenty to do right here in Singapore — if you know how to look! For one, pay a visit to some local whimsical cafes which are just vibing with wanderlust. The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown (MBSC) also has an epic light show going on: see vantage points to view the light show here. If you’re lucky enough, snag a New Year’s Eve staycation at the waterfront that will give you front-row seats to enjoy the light show from your private suite.

Or, make this New Year’s Eve more sentimental and intimate by planning a night of celebrations to remember for you and your holidate or significant other. Here are some of the top romantic places in Singapore to plan an unforgettable New Year’s Eve dinner that will help you score major brownie points.

1. The Garage: Botanico / Bee’s Knees

Dine in nature for NYE | Image: @BeesKneesSG

This white colonial building set amongst the lush greenery of Singapore Botanic Gardens is a grand sight. The Garage is a dual-concept dining establishment which houses two laid-back restaurants — Botanico (on the upper level) and Bees’ Knees (on the ground floor). Perhaps it’s because we are too used to the city, but dining in nature has a magical, calming effect about it that makes it the perfect ambience for sharing heartfelt thoughts for the new year.

Botanico NYE & NYD 6-course dinner: with a choice of Red/White ($145++ per pax) and without wine ($108++ per pax). Caveat: there are two seatings though — at 6pm and 8pm — so it’s not ideal if you’d like to take all the time in the world to revel in your NYE dinner and the sparkling eyes of your date.

Bees’ Knees NYE & NYD 4-course dinner: $45 nett per pax, for a soup, salad, choice of Laksa Risotto, Striploin or Roasted Salmon for mains and a cake of the day. Or you could also order from their ala carte menu. Each reservation is limited to only 1h 15min though.

Book your spot here. 

2. CÉ LA VI, Marina Bay Sands

For an epic last sunset of 2020 | Image: @CeLaViSingapore

Perched atop of the iconic Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, CÉ LA VI is one of Singapore’s best rooftop destinations with a stunning view of the sunset amidst the beautiful Singapore skyline.

Celebrate the last sunset of 2020 with their 5-course New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu ($258 per pax) comprising starters like Hokkaido Scallop with Caviar, Foie Gras or Black Truffle Sushi Rice Risotto, Binchotan Grilled Freemantle Octopus or Salted Egg & Coconut Bay Lobster and a choice of Grilled Lamb Chops or Mayura Beef Wagyu for mains.

Reserve your spot here. 

3. Cassia, Capella Singapore at Sentosa

Image: @CapellaSingapore.Sentosa

This one’s specially for those who appreciates some good ol’ Cantonese cuisine. Chinese cuisine lovers rejoice, Cassia’s NYE and NYD set menu ($168++ per pax) and Chef Lee’s Signature Set ($129++ per pax + $29 for a tea pairing) will have you salivating. View their full menu here.

Feast on delicacies like Crispy Sucking Pig Stuffed with Minced Shrimp, Braised Whole Australian 5-Head Abalone with Sea Cucumber and Black Truffle, Wagyu Beef, and Baked Cod Fish. There’s an option to add on $99++ for a wine pairing for some extra indulgence.

Reserve your spot here.

4. Loof Bar

Image: @LoofBar

Quirky and fun, Loof Bar’s got your back for NYE. Sparkling with their signature neon lights and set on Odeon Tower’s looftop, it is one of the longest running hipster bars in town.

They’ve got an earlybird free-flow drinks sesh from 3 to 5pm, at $60++ per pax — just for New Year’s Eve. According to Loof, bring your cheers and down some beers ‘cos New Year Lai Liao. Their packages are Date Lai Liao (min spend $198++ for two pax) and a Squad Lai Liao (min spend $488++ per group). The menu features local delights with a twist  — there’s even a rendition of the notorious Ramly Burger. Get ready to eat, drink and be merry into 2021.

Faster book here.

5. Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge

Delicious, Italian fare | Image: @ZafferanoSG

Sky-high Zafferano is one of the places to be on New Year’s Eve — dine on exquisite Italian fare while you revel in the sunset view of the city. Opt for their 3-course New Year’s Eve Sunset Dinner ($98++ per pax), which runs from 5:30pm to 7:15pm; or the  5-course New Year’s Eve Pre-Countdown Dinner ($398++ per pax), which runs from 5:30pm onwards.

Indulge in amuse bouche, “mouth amuser”in French — or starters, in plain English — of Hokkaido scallop tartelette, smoked ‘ikura’ salmon roe, foie gras and truffle toast and fresh Hokkaido sea urchin. Other features include House-made Tagliolini and Wagyu Beef Striploin. View their full menu here.

Reserve your spot here.

6. Mr. Stork

Image: @Hyatt

With tepee huts, lush tropical landscaping, this 39-storey rooftop bar Mr. Stork is a quaint and whimsical place for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve date night. They have options of a teepee hut NYE celebration ($198++ per pax) and the New Year’s Eve Dom Perignon Package ($888++ per pax).

Expect free flow Delamotte Brut Champagne, along with wines, spirits, beer and soft drinks, accompanied by bar bites like hummus with pita bread, tiger prawn cocktails and lemon meringue tartlets. Relax and knock back (more than) a couple of drinks to celebrate this special New Year’s Eve.

Reserve your spot here.

7. LeVel33, Marina Bay

Image: @Level33CraftBrewery

LeVel33 is the place to be if you may want to enjoy the Marina Bay light show. A celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner while overlooking the spectacular MBS skyline? Count us in! Pro tip: ask for the highly coveted alfresco seats in your booking.

They have two options for NYE: the 4-course dinner ($138++ per pax, 5pm – 7.30pm, and $188++ per pax, 8pm onwards) and the 6-course Chef’s Selection ($298++ per guest). All NYE dinners come with a complimentary glass of Champagne or Brut Beer.

Indulge in yummy delicacies like Sake-Poached Oysters, choice of Fresh Slipper Lobster, Wagyu Beef, Barramundi with Beer Malt Risotto and Stout-Glazed Kurobuta Pork Collar. Bon appetite!

Reserve your spot here.

8. Marriott Café

Image: @Marriott

Marriott Café has been one of the quintessential favorites of Singaporeans for a long time now — why not celebrate your New Year’s Eve at this iconic hotel in the heart of Orchard Road?

Their 3-course NYE Set Dinner ($128++ per pax) comes with free flow beer and wine, and comprises appetisers like the Seafood Platter, Duck Foie Gras Terrine, Proscuitto with Honey Roasted Fig, Lobster Bisque, etc. View their full menu here.

Reserve your spot here. 

9. OverEasy

Image: @OverEasySG

Decked with an adorable mint interior décor with easy breezy American diner vibes, OverEasy along the Fullerton Bay is well-known for their classic burgers. On top of that, the sprawling alfresco seats boast a great ambience to boot.

Try their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger and The “To-Die-For” Burger, Mac & Cheese, as well as decadent milkshakes. You can also order some bubblies to complement your meal and toast to the New Year.

Reserve your spot here.

10. The Summerhouse, Alkaff Mansion

Garden Dome | The Summerhouse

Countdown to 2021 with Summerhouse’s delicious French Farm to Table menu made with freshest ingredients from their Edible Garden, curated by Edible Garden City that delivers fresh herbs and garnishes to their kitchen table.

Their 4-course New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu in the Garden Dome ($450 per couple) will definitely make for an intimate, whimsical dinner in a garden setting while you revel in the romance of the night with your other half. View full menu here.

French Dining Room | Image: The Summerhouse

You could also opt for their 4-course New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu in the French Dining Room ($90 per pax) features Seafood Platter on Ice, Foie Gras Pate en Croute and mains like Slow-cooked Pork Belly and Duck Leg Confetti and more.

Reserve your spot here.

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