Top 10 best value lunch sets to enjoy with your spouse or mummy friends

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May 09, 2018

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    When your budget is tight but you still want to indulge, the solution is to hunt down deals. Thankfully, there are good lunch deals, and many are located in town.

    With “cheap” being relative, remember that these are not your $1-chicken-rice type places, but value-for-money finds in fancy-ish places that you might want to check out when it’s pay day.

    Here are 10 places we like.

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  • 2 / 11 Origin Grill

    Origin Grill’s chef de cuisine Heidi Flanagan favours unique and quality-driven ingredients, and the lunch offerings are no different. Some must-try on the set lunch menu include a classic grilled sea bass fillet, and the flavourful Williams River cross bred Wagyu Flank steak.

    Deal: 3-course meal $34, (with one appetiser, main course and dessert) and 4-course at $45 (choice of two appetisers, one main course and one dessert)

    Where: Lobby Level, Shangri-la Hotel
    When: 12pm – 2.30pm
    Call 6213-4959

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  • 3 / 11 Yan

    Classic Cantonese food is always a good option, and Yan offers two set menus, both including the dim sum trip platter.

    Deal: 5-course set lunch $38, minimum two to eat

    Where: National Gallery Singapore
    When: 11.30am – 2.30pm
    Call 6384-5585

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  • 4 / 11 FOC Pim Pam

    FOC Pim Pam is always good for a relaxing lunch with a few friends. Although alcohol is not included in the set menus, you might be tempted because the bar here has the largest collection of sherries in Southeast Asia.

    Deal: One tapas and one main for $25; one snack from the bodega, tapa, main and dessert at $35.

    Where: 442 Orchard Road, #01-29
    When: 12pm – 3pm
    Call 6100-4242

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  • 5 / 11 Publico Ristorante

    Publico Ristorante has just launched its lunch service and decided to offer a set menu that includes its popular pizzas (the Tartufata is excellent) and pastas.

    Deal: 2-course menu at $30, 3-course menu at $35

    Where: InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay
    When: 12pm – 3pm, Fridays and Saturdays
    Call 6826-5040

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  • 6 / 11 Porta

    Porta has one of the most affordable lunch deals in its area. The menu here is modern European, and you’ll be able to order items such as Smoked Trout; Confit Chicken Leg, and Vanilla Panna Cotta.

    Deal: 2-course meal at $18, 3-course at $22, weekdays only

    Where: Park Hotel Clarke Quay
    When: 12pm – 2.30pm, weekdays
    Call 6593-8855

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  • 7 / 11 Stellar at 1-Altitude

    The view from Stellar at 1-Altitude is, well, stellar. The dishes available in the set menus change monthly, but you can expect quintessential progressive Australian cuisine.

    Deal: 2-course at $38, 3-course at $48, and 4-course at $58

    Where: Level 62, 1 Raffles Place
    When: 12pm – 2pm, weekdays
    Call 6438-0410

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  • 8 / 11 The Clifford Pier

    Eating heritage dishes at a heritage site is a fun experience, especially if that meal is a good value. The menus includes dishes such as Soy-braised Pork Jowl, and Caramelised Jackfruit Spring Rolls.

    Deal: 2-course meal $35, 3-course $38

    Where: The Fullerton Bay Hotel
    When: 11.30am – 2.30pm, weekdays
    Call 6877-8911

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  • 9 / 11 Coffee Lounge

    This popular promotion has been going on since 2007, and now, there are new dishes to try out, such as pork satay, Hokkien black noodles and tahu telur. And when you’re done with your mains, you can try the dessert buffet.

    Deal: Design Your Own Local Degustation Set Menu, 3-course $29; 4-course $33

    Where: Goodwood Park Hotel
    When: 12pm – 2.30pm
    Call 6730-1746

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  • 10 / 11 Ellenborough Market Cafe

    If you’re good at balancing your food, the One-Plate Lunch Buffet is ideal for you. Just stack your food as high as you can with items such as kueh pie tie, ayam buah keluak, and babi pongteh, and just hope that nothing spills. For $4 more, you’ll also invited to raid the dessert spread for unlimited servings of desserts.

    Deal: One-Plate Lunch Buffet, $18

    Where: Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore
    When: 12pm – 2.30pm
    Call 6239-1848

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  • 11 / 11 Lotus Kitchen

    Even vegetarians can enjoy a wallet-friendly set meal. At Lotus Kitchen, you can order any bowl of ramen (usually $6.80) and just top up $3.90 for a dim sum (such as steamed beancurd roll, fried carrot cake or crystal vegetable dumpling) and free flow of Chinese tea. The curry ramen is highly recommended.

    Deal: Ramen, dim sum and free flow of tea at $10.70

    Where: Chinatown Point
    When: 11.30am – 3pm
    Call 6538-1068

    A version of this article first appeared on The Straits Times.

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When your budget is tight but you still want to indulge, the solution is to hunt down deals. Thankfully, there are good lunch deals, and many are located in town. With “cheap” being relative, remember that these are not your $1-chicken-rice type places, but value-for-money finds in fancy-ish places that you might want to check out when it’s pay day. Here are 10 places we like. Related: Top 8 zi char places in Singapore Origin Grill Origin Grill’s chef de cuisine Heidi Flanagan favours unique and quality-driven ingredients, and the lunch offerings are no different. Some must-try on the set lunch menu include a classic grilled sea bass fillet, and the flavourful Williams River cross bred Wagyu Flank steak. Deal: 3-course meal $34, (with one appetiser, main course and dessert) and 4-course at $45 (choice of two appetisers, one main course and one dessert) Where: Lobby Level, Shangri-la Hotel When: 12pm – 2.30pm Call 6213-4959 Related: 6 best brunch spots in Singapore to try with your family Yan Classic Cantonese food is always a good option, and Yan offers two set menus, both including the dim sum trip platter. Deal: 5-course set lunch $38, minimum two to eat Where: National Gallery Singapore When: 11.30am – 2.30pm Call 6384-5585 Related: Best Mother’s Day 2018 dining promotions in Singapore for lunch, dinner, brunch and tea FOC Pim Pam FOC Pim Pam is always good for a relaxing lunch with a few friends. Although alcohol is not included in the set menus, you might be tempted because the bar here has the largest collection of sherries in Southeast Asia. Deal: One tapas and one main for $25; one snack from the bodega, tapa, main and dessert at $35. Where: 442 Orchard Road, #01-29 When: 12pm – 3pm Call 6100-4242 Related: Food-obsessed toddler who won’t stop eating: 10 things you must do Publico Ristorante Publico Ristorante has just launched its lunch service and decided to offer a set menu that includes its popular pizzas (the Tartufata is excellent) and pastas. Deal: 2-course menu at $30, 3-course menu at $35 Where: InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay When: 12pm – 3pm, Fridays and Saturdays Call 6826-5040 Related: Bad breath and 11 other weird things that can happen to your body when you’re pregnant Porta Porta has one of the most affordable lunch deals in its area. The menu here is modern European, and you’ll be able to order items such as Smoked Trout; Confit Chicken Leg, and Vanilla Panna Cotta. Deal: 2-course meal at $18, 3-course at $22, weekdays only Where: Park Hotel Clarke Quay When: 12pm – 2.30pm, weekdays Call 6593-8855 Related: 16 hidden restaurants in Singapore to visit with your kids or on date night Stellar at 1-Altitude The view from Stellar at 1-Altitude is, well, stellar. The dishes available in the set menus change monthly, but you can expect quintessential progressive Australian cuisine. Deal: 2-course at $38, 3-course at $48, and 4-course at $58 Where: Level 62, 1 Raffles Place When: 12pm – 2pm, weekdays Call 6438-0410 Related: Butterfly pea flower food trend: 11 blue coloured dishes and drinks to try The Clifford Pier Eating heritage dishes at a heritage site is a fun experience, especially if that meal is a good value. The menus includes dishes such as Soy-braised Pork Jowl, and Caramelised Jackfruit Spring Rolls. Deal: 2-course meal $35, 3-course $38 Where: The Fullerton Bay Hotel When: 11.30am – 2.30pm, weekdays Call 6877-8911 Related: Singapore food blogger mums share their best kid-approved recipes Coffee Lounge This popular promotion has been going on since 2007, and now, there are new dishes to try out, such as pork satay, Hokkien black noodles and tahu telur. And when you’re done with your mains, you can try the dessert buffet. Deal: Design Your Own Local Degustation Set Menu, 3-course $29; 4-course $33 Where: Goodwood Park Hotel When: 12pm – 2.30pm Call 6730-1746 Related: 7 Singapore cafes, restaurants and food companies that do good Ellenborough Market Cafe If you’re good at balancing your food, the One-Plate Lunch Buffet is ideal for you. Just stack your food as high as you can with items such as kueh pie tie, ayam buah keluak, and babi pongteh, and just hope that nothing spills. For $4 more, you’ll also invited to raid the dessert spread for unlimited servings of desserts. Deal: One-Plate Lunch Buffet, $18 Where: Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore When: 12pm – 2.30pm Call 6239-1848  Related: 9 stalls you must try at Pasir Ris hawker centre Lotus Kitchen Even vegetarians can enjoy a wallet-friendly set meal. At Lotus Kitchen, you can order any bowl of ramen (usually $6.80) and just top up $3.90 for a dim sum (such as steamed beancurd roll, fried carrot cake or crystal vegetable dumpling) and free flow of Chinese tea. The curry ramen is highly recommended. Deal: Ramen, dim sum and free flow of tea at $10.70 Where: Chinatown Point When: 11.30am – 3pm Call 6538-1068 A version of this article first appeared on The Straits Times. Related: Where to eat in Singapore: 4 new dining hotspots you should check out

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