These are probably some of the best lunch deals near town, when you can get a filling 2 to 4 course meals at 10++, $15++ and $25++ at Clarke Quay.
Some may have the impression that Clarke Quay is only opened at night. Most of the restaurants are actually available for value for money lunches, with lunch deals going on every single day. Yes, including weekends.
The restaurants are also serving specialty dishes at a fraction of their ala carte prices as part of the promotion.
Case in point: At tcc -The Connoisseur Concerto, a pasta can cost more than $20++ on their regular menu. As part of the Clarke Quay lunch deal, you can get one of that dish, plus a soup and coffee or tea for only $25++.
Also lock the first Monday of every month into your calendars, because there will be 1 For 1 Lunch Deals at participating outlets such as Fremantle Seafood Market, Harry’s, Hot Stones Steak & Seafood, Little Saigon Restaurant & Bar, McGettigan’s and Tomo Izakaya.
Blk A #01-01A
Tel: +65 8182 2205
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 11pm (Sun – Thurs), 11:30am – 12am (Fri – Sat)
From Williamsburg Brooklyn and finally in Singapore. Motorino is known to be one of the best pizzerias in New York City, and was even featured in the Michelin Bib Gourmand Guide! And you do know that New Yorkers are fussy over their pizzas.
Motorino’s Neapolitan-style pizzas are prepared fresh and wood-fired in a surprisingly short period of a few minutes. You better eat them while they are fresh and hot.
There were two distinct (and contrasting) features after I tried a classic Margeherita pizza: Blistered charred sides and soft chewy base, a result of using quality Italian Caputo flour.
I liked the tanginess of the toppings San Marzano tomatoes, and I would recommend adding a drizzle of organic Italian olive oil for that additional whiff of aroma.
$15++ Lunch Promo
Choice of 1 Pizza (Margherita or Marinara) and 1 Iced Tea.
Octapas, Spanish Tapas Bar
Blk D #01-08
Tel: +65 6837 2938
Opening Hours: 12pm – 1am (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 2am (Fri, Sat, Eve PH)
Reserve Online Now – Octapas
There is always space for some delicioso Spanish tapas at Octapas, founded by the same people behind The Tapas Tree, one of the first pioneer tapas bar in Singapore.
This is the ONLY tapas bar in Singapore with a full party band every night. And the better news is they will be launching a set of new tapas items with improved recipes soon!
My favourite was easily the Espinacas con huevo, a hot stew-like sautéed Spinach and Chickpeas in cream sauce. Dig in further and you would find a runny poached egg full on of deliciousness.
Another show-stopper would be the Gambas envueltos en tocino, which has prawns wrapped around with bacon (What?!) with balsamic vinegratte and piquillo sauce. Suddenly, I feel like feasting and dancing.
$15++ 2 Course Set Lunch, Available Mon – Fri (12pm – 3pm)
Choice of any 2 Tapas from the selected Lunch Menu. Top Up to $18++ for 3 Tapas.
Catch Beer & Batter
Blk A #01-01
Tel: +65 6336 0366
Opening Hours: 12pm – 1am (Mon, Tues, Thurs), 12pm – 3pm (Fri – Sat), 12pm – 11pm (Sun)
The fish here, is literally quite a good catch.
Their beer battered fish didn’t look like the typical classical ones. These were broad and flat, deep fried to an orangey-golden using signature ale. The result was batter thin and crisp, remarkably un-greasy.
What also kept me going were the home-made sauces, especially the red-hot sauce made with chilli padi which gave quite a kick, and fries sprinkled with a touch of spicy powder. Localised fish and chips I must say.
$15+ (No service charge)
Signature Ale Batter Fish & Chips Or Pasta of the Day , Mixed Garden Green Salad with Garlic Toast, with Iced Lemon Tea.
Blk D #01-07
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 1am Daily
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Hutong is not quite your average Chinese restaurant. While decorated in dark-wooded Chinese dynasty style, the restaurant has a modern take on its menu, serving Northern Chinese cuisine of such as Crispy BBQ Garlic Pork, Grilled King Prawn on Skewer, Fried Rice with Beef in Hutong Style, and X.O Fried Noodle with Seafood.
The XO Seafood Fried Rice has been one of their main-stayers since opening days, in which the fragrant fried rice is cooked with a spicy-seafood based Guangdong style XO sauce with egg and fresh seafood.
Not forgetting the wok-hei which is quintessential in wok-fried dishes.
$15++ 3 Course Set Lunch, Available Mon – Fri (12 pm – 3pm)
Cream of Corn, Appetizer (Steamed Spicy Shrimp Wanton or Deep Fried Spring Roll), Choice of Main Course (XO Seafood Fried Rice, Fried Noodle with Beef in XO Sauce, Crispy Noodle with Vegetables & Mushroom) and Drink (Hot Tea or Fresh Lime Juice)
Blk D #01-05
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 1am Daily
Reserve Online Now – RENNthai
Known as “traditional Thai house”, RENNthai can satisfy your Thai food cravings with street favourites of Green Curry Chicken, Black Olive Rice, Pad Thai and Tom Yum Goong.
The lightly sweet and spicy Thai Pineapple Fried Rice had a tropical touch of pineapple pieces and chicken floss.
This was added with spicy red Tom Yum Goong and two grilled chicken skewers brushed with a savoury sauce to make a comforting meal.
$15++ 2 Course Set Lunch, Available Mon – Fri (12 pm – 3pm)
Soup (Tom Yum with Chicken or Vegetarian), Choice of Main Course(Thai Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken Satay Skewers, Black Olive Rice with Fried Fish Fillet, Green Curry with Chicken or Vegetables served with Jasmine Rice) and Drink (Iced Lime Tea or Calamansi Juice)
Blk D #01-04
Opening Hours: 12pm – 1am Daily
Reserve Online Now – Muchos
Hola! Modern Mexican restaurant Muchos serves up more than a selection of 40 Mexican flavours from Nachos, Stuffed Jalapenos, Taco Salads, Tostadas, Fajitas and Quesadillas filled with salsa roja, sour cream and melty cheese.
For a healthy yet filling treat, get a Burrito of soft flour tortilla wrapped with spinach rice, beans, lettuce, sour cream, cheese, salsa roja and your choice of fillings of chicken or vegetable.
$15++ 3 Course Set Lunch, Available Mon – Fri (12 pm – 3pm)
Soup of the Day, Choice of Main Course (Quesadillas, Burritos and Chile Con Carne with Spinach Rice), Dessert (Ice Cream with Chopped Nuts)
Blk A #01-05
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Sun – Mon), 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 1am (Tues – Sat)
Reserve Online Now – Bayang
Bayang, which means ‘shadow’ to symbolise the Wayang kilit puppets in Indonesia, offers many traditional Balinese fare at a purplish-toned elegant setting.
While Indonesian Sumatra offers more spicy food and Javanese cuisine usually comes with a sweet taste, Balinese cuisine offers a good mixture of both, with hot and powerful spices often used.
Their version of Bakmee Ayam comes with stir-fried thin egg noodles with thinly sliced pieces of tender chicken, added with crisp spring rolls on the side.
$15++ Set Lunch, Available Mon – Fri (12pm – 3pm)
3 Course Set Lunch: Salad (Gado Gado Salad); Choice of Main Course (Bakmee Ayam with Popiah / Goreng, Nasi Goreng Indonesia with Sate Ayam, Laut Bumbu Kuning / Laut Sayur with Nasi Kuning); a Drink (Iced Lemon Tea or Fresh Lime Juice) and Dessert.
RAS The Essence Of India
Blk D #01-05A
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm Lunch, 6:30pm – 11:30pm Dinner
RAS The Essence of India stresses that Indian food is not just about rajasthani daal or kashmiri naan, and therefore brings to diners specialty dishes from various states of the sub-continent.
The set lunch on its own is indeed value-for-money, which allows you to try a bit of everything from from soup, kebabs, curry, to dal and naan.
Be careful about the creamy Chicken Curry packed full of flavours. You may just sweep the entire bowl away with those fluffy oven-baked pieces of Naan.
$15+ Set Menu (Available Mon – Fri, 12pm – 3pm)
Soup of the day, Chicken curry of the day / Paneer of the day , Dal of the day , Rice and Naan / Roti
$25++ Set Menu (Available Mon – Sun, 12pm – 3pm)
2pcs of non-veg kebab / 2pcs of veg kebab , Chicken Curry of the day / Paneer of the day, Daal of the day, Rice & Naan / Roti + Dessert of the day
tcc -The Connoisseur Concerto
Blk E #01-01
Opening Hours: 10am – 2am (Sun – Thurs), 10am – 4am (Fri – Sat)
This $25++ Lunch Hour Delights where you can enjoy tcc favourites is available EXCLUSIVELY at Clarke Quay. Wah.
Its selection is quite extensive that you may find difficulty picking just that one main. I would say go for the popular Tiger Prawn Mentaiko Spaghetti, Wagyu Beefball Baked Rice, Japanese Shoga Chicken Spaghetti or Scallop & Baby Crayfish Baked Rice.
I got swayed to pick a Baby Crayfish Spaghetti in the end, since spicy tomato cream was really my thing, and the wasabi fish roe was just the bomb.
$25++ Set Lunch, Available Mon – Fri (12pm – 3pm)
Set lunch includes one main, soup of the day and coffee or tea
Privé Clarke Quay
Blk C #01-09A
Tel: +65 6776 0777
Opening Hours: 5pm – 2am (Mon – Tues), 5pm – 3am (Wed – Fri, PH), 11:30am – 4am (Sat), 11:30am – 2am (Sun), 5pm – 4am (Eve of PH)
Privé is one of the newest kid in the block for Clarke Quay, which brings about a casual dining experience, live music every night from 8pm to late 9pm, and late night DJ driven parties from Wednesdays to Saturdays.
I enjoyed relaxing outside in the seated area (perfect spot to people watch) while having a sandwich or burger.
Some choices include their signature Grilled Chicken, Bacon and Cheese Sandwich, Pulled Pork Knuckle Panini or Bad Ass BBQ Burger with a wagyu beef patty, button mushrooms and housemade BBQ sauce.
Do make some room for the accompanying Asian Roast Beef Salad which was huge in portion, refreshing in a chilli-lime dressing.
$25++ Set Lunch (valid on Saturday & Sunday only)
Sandwich + Soup or Salad + Soft Drink
Blk A #02-02
Tel: +65 6338 0305
Opening Hours: 11am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm Daily
Reserve Online Now – Peony Jade
While Clarke Quay may be known for its Western restaurants and clubs, one of the main-stayers (since 2004) there has been Peony Jade which specialises in Szechuan and Cantonese delicacies.
So why not some Chinese food for lunch, for corporate meetings and even gatherings with colleagues?
We had a portion for 5, and it was A LOT of food. The table’s favourite was the Cappuccino Pork Spare Ribs with Roasted Almond, with coating of sweet, slight bitter coffee sauce on tender ribs which was lip-smacking worthy.
Add a comforting bowl of bouillon with generous portions of sweet crabmeat, in a starchy soupbase with golden mushroom.
$25++ 5-Course Set Lunch, Minimum of 04 pax, Valid for Dine-In Only
Selection includes : Smoked Duck with Black Peppercorn Sauce, Cappuccino Pork Spare Ribs with Roasted Almond, Crabmeat Bouillon with Golden Mushroom, Stewed Egg-plant with Minced Pork in Special Sauce, Hot Sweetened Read Bean Cream with Lotus Seed.
Faigo Hotpot 小辉哥
Tel: +65 6635 5677
Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am (Mon – Tues), 12pm – 2am (Wed – Sun)
One more. Faigo Hotpot is one of China’s most popular hotpot restaurants, and I would recommend this If you are up for some high-quality meat and fresh seafood with variety of tasty soup bases.
One big difference between Faigo and other hotpot restaurants is that every individual will get a pot with your own soup base, which you can control your own temperatures electronically. (There are even individual USB ports to charge phones!)
There are 5 soup bases of clear Teochew, Bitter Gourd Pork Rib, Potato Curry, Consommé and Sichuan. I picked the Teochew as I wanted to savour more the natural tastes of the meats.
For a basic $19 set, you get a platter of meat, mixed vegetables, mixed balls, carbs, drink and specialty sauces. You can also opt for the $29 or $39 sets with tiger prawns, scallops and wagyu beef.
* Note: All lunch offers are valid from Monday to Sunday from 12pm to 3pm unless otherwise staed. Not applicable for eve of Public Holidays, Public Holidays and special occasions. Promotions not applicable with other discounts, vouchers, coupons, privileges or credit card promotions unless otherwise stated. Prices for above restaurants are subject to service charge and GST.
From now till 31 Dec 2016, CapitaStar members (Check out www.capitastar.com.sg to find out how to be a member) can earn a whooping 3x STAR$® rewards when dining at Clarke Quay from 12pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday!
For more information, visit http://www.clarkequay.com.sg/lunch
3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
By River Taxi – From Raffles Place MRT Station (Standard Chartered Bank Exit)
By Bus – No. 54 from Scotts Road or 32 and 195 from City Hall MRT Station
By MRT- Clarke Quay MRT, (about 5 mins walk), City Hall MRT (about 10-15 mins walk), Raffles Place MRT (about 10-15 mins walk)
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*This entry is brought to you in partnership with Clarke Quay.