10am. It’s barely an hour into work and you’re dreaming of lunch.
11am. You’re (still) mentally salivating over that image of a perfectly grilled slab of meat.
12pm. You find yourself in the staff canteen… again.
Tired of your boring lunches? Life’s too short for canteen food, we say! Time to indulge in these value-for-money set lunches. Trust us, your work day will be that much sweeter.
Salt Tapas & Bar
We can’t get enough of this modern tapas bar! Take full advantage of their value-for-money lunch menu at $33.50++. Includes three tapas per person and flatbread to share. Go with friends and make a fiesta of lunch!
When: Daily 1130am-2pm, $33.50++
Where: Salt Tapas & Bar, 252 North Bridge Road, #01-22A Raffles City, Singapore 179103, p. 6837 0995
All right, wild one. Like the idea of set lunches but don’t want to go the predictable cuisine route? Try going Authentic Moroccan – at only $26++ for a 3-course meal!
When: Daily 12-2pm, $26++
Where: Pasha Restaurant, 64 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199940, p. 6723 7117
Au Petit Salut
Who says French fare is unaffordable? From just $36++, enjoy a three-course set lunch that includes everything from home-cured duck breast and tiger prawn tartare to lamb shoulder, polenta fritters, and confit pork belly.
When: Mon-Sat, 1130am-230pm, $36++
Where: Au Petit Salut, 40C Harding Road, Singapore 249548, p. 6475 1976
Stuck in town but don’t want to jostle with the city crowd? Head to nearby River Valley Road and hit up this stunning Italian restaurant. The 3-course set menu changes weekly.
When: Mon-Sat, 12-2pm, $28++
Where: La Villa, 341 River Valley Road, #01-03, Singapore 238372, p. 6836 5286
Talk about a great deal! Choose from a menu that includes premium sashimi, a sushi set and even foie gras and wagyu donburi. All sets also come with miso soup, salad, and dessert.
When: Mon-Sat, 12-230pm, $42-60++
Where: Fat Cow, 1 Orchard Boulevard, Camden Medical Centre #01-01, Singapore, Singapore 248649, p. 6735 0308
Osteria La Luna Rossa
Stuck in the city and need a substantial meal? La Luna Rossa offers three different lunch sets priced at $25++, $38++, and $60++, and all lunch menus change weekly! Perfect excuse to become a regular. All sets include a bread selection, an appetizer, a main, and dessert. Make your reservations early ‘cos this place fills up.
When: Daily 11am-3pm, $25-60++
Where: Osteria La Luna Rossa, Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road #02-01, Singapore 228209, p. 6636 2951
Dine in peace at the idyllic Botanic Gardens – perfect for bracing yourself before the after-school run. Choose between a 2-course set (appetizer and main only) for $28++ or a 3-course set (appetizer, main, and dessert) for $32++. From marinated white prawns to grilled grass-fed sirloin and great vegetarian options, Halia is our pick for an affordable mid-week pick-up.
When: Mon-Fri, 12-4pm, $28-32++
Where: Halia, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore. p.6476 6711
First things first – you will not get a table here without reservations. This posh Italian restaurant is a favourite among the suits for its swanky interior and well-executed Italian classics. Otto Ristorante offers a 3-course set lunch for $38++. Menu changes weekly.
When: Mon-Fri, 12-230pm, $38++
Where: OTTO Ristorante, 28 Maxwell Road, #01-02 Red Dot Traffic Building, Singapore 069120, p. 6227 8350
Communal dining? Count us in. Choose between the 3-course set lunch or, if you want to be fancy, the 3-course executive set lunch. With options like braised pork cheeks, Norwegian blue mussels, and duck confit, Cocotte is perfect for any meat-hungry diner.
When: Mon-Fri, 12-4pm, $29-38++
Where: Cocotte, 2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494, p. 6298 1188
White Rabbit isn’t all party and no fodder – this place serves up some good nosh! For just $38++, enjoy a hearty 3-course meal with options like baked camembert parcels (yum!), spinach tagliatelle aglio olio, braised oxtails, and sticky toffee pudding. Can you spell midday indulgence?
When: Tue-Fri, 12-230pm, $38++
Where: The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541, p. 6473 9965
Oriole Café & Bar
Set lunches go from $15 for both an appetizer (your choice of soup of the day, meat loaf salad, or crab meat bruschetta), a main (choose from smoked salmon bagel, spaghetti carbonara, or burger and pork belly), and a free drink.
When: Mon-Fri, 1130am-2pm, from $15++
Where: Oriole Café & Bar, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, #01-01, 96 Somerset Road, Singapore 238163, p. 6238 8348