The Best Affordable Restaurants in Singapore
Singapore is packed with eateries boasting of their gourmet pedigree – with prices to match. We’ve found, however, that eating on a budget doesn’t have to mean eating badly. Check out this Quandoo collection of great restaurants in the city that don’t forfeit quality even though the price tags aren’t as big as in some other places.
Eating out doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank, especially not in Singapore as this city is filled with restaurants that serve up quality cuisine at prices that will keep your wallet happy.
From three-course evening meals to buffet lunches and quick bites to eat, no matter what the occasion is, you’ll find a suitable budget-friendly restaurant in Singapore. Take the whole family out for a slap-up meal without dipping into the savings, load up your plate with as much grub as you like at an all you can eat buffet, or treat yourself to a working lunch without that feeling of guilt.
With so many great restaurants to choose from, it can be hard deciding on just one. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favourite affordable restaurants scattered throughout Singapore, from Bukit Timah to Changi. Once you’ve decided where to eat, book a table easily with Quandoo and then head over for a feast that could put gourmet restaurants to shame, all at a fraction of the price!
Alter Ego forces you to ask the question, do I want to be good or do I want to be bad? If you want to be good, the range of teas, Hawaiian-inspired poke bowls and fantastic salads are for you. It’s clean, it’s healthy and above all, it tastes fantastic.
That said, if you want to be bad, well may we suggest the pizza fries and a few jugs of sangria? The pizza fries are as good as they sound, deep-fried chips covered in three cheese sauce and pepperoni. But wait, there’s more. Think milkshakes, the likes of which would make Elvis blush. And best of all, the price.
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Craving succulent meats? We got you covered with our double-cut Berkshire pork Tomahawk; served with some creamy pomme puree and spiced apple chutney. Served all day under our alacart menu and on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays as an option as part of our 3-course prix fixe.
If you’d like something a little more sophisticated and gourmet that isn’t going to leave your wallet lying dead on the floor, Platypus Kitchen is the place for you. Serving up a mix of Asian Fusion and Italian cuisine, this multi-award winning restaurant prides itself on being a fine dining restaurant for everyone.
The list of international wines and craft beers on offer is extensive and yet still not as impressive as the craft cocktail menu, which is a wonder to behold. And obviously, there are pairings for every dish to ensure the best possible dining experience. It’s affordable fine dining at its best.
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Lime House is a pioneer when it comes to Caribbean food in Singapore. Opening its doors back in 2013 and maintaining the philosophy of ‘welcome home’, it has become one of the most celebrated nightspots in the city. Spread across four floors of a classic Singaporean heritage building, Lime House has got everything from a great restaurant where you can indulge in fantastic Caribbean food, to a nightclub and a chilled-out private rooftop bar.
Lime House is the sort of place you could come in for lunch and just stay all day, sipping on fantastic rum-based cocktails, dining on delicious food and soaking in the chilled island vibes. And it still won’t break the bank.
Pasta J is all about strong, intense flavours. Priding themselves on cooking the long way around, the chefs at Pasta J spend hours extracting every hint of flavour they can to ensure a real taste explosion in their dishes. Pasta J also prepares everything in-house, and we mean everything. Whether it’s caramelised, reduced, smoked, brined, cured, injected, pressure cooked, de-stemmed or aged, they’ll do whatever it takes to make sure they’re presenting the best possible flavours in every single dish.
Pasta J also walks the line of price beautifully. For all of the hard work that goes in to the food, it would make sense for the prices to be high, and for some special dishes, the prices do start to climb. However, generally speaking, much like the style of cooking, Pasta J’s menu is designed to put a smile on your face.
Love cheese? Love nachos? Enjoy this irresistible Cheese Nacho with your favourite beer.
Jacob’s Cafe is a home-style country kitchen that prides itself on taking high-quality ingredients and creating simple delicious dishes. It’s all the care and charm of old-fashioned cooking, that will warm your heart and your soul – and it’s good for your wallet too. This rustic and very cosy restaurant is perfect for sharing a lovely meal with friends and family alike.
If you’re looking for something wholesome and delicious, then you’ll definitely want to try out Jacob’s Cafe. It’s no frills, no fuss cooking at its finest and you won’t regret spending a lunch break here.
Saturday House was designed around the idea of creating a space where it is always the weekend, so whenever you need to escape from the mundane pains of the work week, there is a place to go. The motto here is ‘good food, good times’ and they have more than achieved it. If you need a sanctuary to hide from stress on a Monday, this is the place for you.
The menu is a nice blend of Western and local dishes that all taste great. If you’re after something light to have with a couple of drinks, then you can take the snacks menu, or if you’re looking for something a little more substantial there are the mains, or if you just want to sit at the window and people watch you can do that too. No matter what kind of weekend you’re after, Saturday House has got you covered.
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Fasta prides itself on taking inspiration from all over the world to create innovative and exciting pasta dishes that taste amazing and won’t burn a hole in your pocket. It’s gastronomy with more fun and less cost, and locals are loving it. The quirky and fun decor really helps set the relaxed tone of the restaurant and helps to create the super chilled atmosphere.
Fasta is perfect for catching up with friends, or a nice fun night out with your special someone. If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a nice relaxing afternoon of food that won’t leave your pocket crying, then hit up Fasta.
What started out as a small ice cream cafe has turned into a fantastic cosy bistro that serves up a little bit of everything, as well as the great selection of fantastic ice creams and other desserts. The Workbench Bistro is a charming little spot that’s perfect for fun lunch or decadent dinner, either with mates or for a real family treat with the kids.
If you’re looking for burgers as big as your head and desserts to match, food that looks as amazing as it tastes, and a dinner that doesn’t require you to mortgage your house to pay for it, then The Workbench Bistro is the place for you.