Dining

These CBD set lunches under $50 will take you on a gastronomic journey around the world (and give you food coma after)

After working so hard, treat yourself with this international smorgasbord of set lunches under $50, from Mexican tacos and quesadillas to fine French cuisine from Alsace. Bonus: Japanese beef bowl delivery for when you’re too busy to go out
 

If you’re fed up of your usual lunch fare, why not try the international cuisine offered by these set lunches at these conveniently located CBD restaurants. Don’t feel like going out? Japan will come to you in the form of savoury beef bowls.

 

White Rose Cafe

The Teochew Porridge set at White Rose Cafe is comfort food at its best

For when you want something quick, simple and comforting, head to the White Rose Cafe, located in the four-star York Hotel off Orchard Road.

With full windows letting the sunshine into their large dining area, you’ll feel re-energised as you tuck into their popular 4-Course Teochew Porridge sets ($29), which come with different side dishes and dessert in addition to a free-flow of steamed white rice and porridge.

Menu A has tender Braised Duck with Bean Curd, Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish, Chap Chye, and a Chye Poh Omelette, while Menu B includes Braised Mui Choy with Pork Belly, Sliced Fish with Ginger and Spring Onion, Bean Sprouts with Salted Fish, and an Onion Omelette.

If you’re feeling full, choose the light Cheng Tng for dessert, but if you have room for more, there’s the chewy Tang Yuan in Ginger Syrup.

If you drove to the hotel, all diners are entitled to a complimentary parking coupon with a minimum spend of $50 per table (per bill per table).

21 Mount Elizabeth Road. Tel: 6737 0511

 

Atlas

Fine dining for under $50 with Atlas's set lunch

The Alsatian Riesling stew with River Pike Perch at Atlas

Sit back and relax in the Atlas’s opulent Art-Deco surrounds as you indulge in their new executive lunch set for the months of September and October.

Executive chef Daniele Sperindio (who once served as sous-chef in the now closed Michelin-starred Antica Osteria del Bai in Genoa) takes you on a culinary journey through Alsace, France.

The dishes draw on both French and German flavours, given Alsace’s position bordering both Germany and Switzerland.

With a choice between two or three courses ($38 and $48), and the option to pair wine (an additional $24 for two courses, $48 for three), diners can indulge in dishes such as Crayfish Soup with Cognac and crème fraîche for starters, Alsatian Riesling stew with River Pike Perch and Yellow Squash, Späetzle egg noodles tossed in Buttermilk and Spinach for mains, and a Griottines Cherry and a rich Bitter Chocolate Soufflé for dessert.

Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road. Tel: 6396 4466

 

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Mezza9

The Maine Lobster Hot Pot is just one of many dishes to choose from at Mezza9

With a focus on sustainability, the Grand Hyatt’s Mezza9 has updated their offerings with a redesigned menu that puts the focus on sustainable ingredients, such as organic herbs from their rooftop garden, organic greens from cooperative farms in Singapore and Cameron Highlands, and seafood that has been certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  

Choose from either a two or three course menu ($35 and $45); both include one starter and one main, with the three course offering a dessert as well.

New dishes include Luk Chin Yang grilled Thai fish balls inspired by the town of Songkla in Southern Thailand, a tangy Maine Lobster Hot Pot and a sweet Peach Compote for dessert.

Need your daily dose of caffeine? Top up $5 to enjoy tea or coffee.

10 Scotts Road. Tel: 6416 7017

 

Papi’s Tacos

Enjoy authentic Mexican fare with Papi's tacos and quesadillas

Enjoy authentic Mexican fare with Papi's Tacos set lunches

Tucked away in Seah Street is this happening Mexican joint, which has just launched its set lunch menu.

Created by the people behind popular speakeasy Employees Only, the lunch menu is a spinoff the dinner menu.

Each set includes a main, plain nachos, and the refreshing Pico De Gallo. Papi’s Set No. 1 ($18) lets you choose between Tacos de Pollo (chicken) or Tacos de Pescado (fish). Whichever filling you choose gives you a basket of three hot tacos, perfect for sharing.

Papi’s Set No. 2 ($15) gives you the choice between chicken or mushroom quesadillas, while health-conscious patrons should choose Papi’s Set No. 3 ($14), where a salad bowl made of Mexican cactus, red onion, red radish and Oaxaca cheese is the main.    

39 Seah Street. Tel: 6258 0701

 

Mitzo

Want beautiful dim sum for lunch? Mitzo has you covered

Dim sum Set 1 at Mitzo

Dim sum is great at any time of the day, and contemporary Cantonese restaurant Mitzo will take care of all your cravings.

With a variety of tantalising steamed and baked or fried goods, guests can pick either a three course ($28) or four course ($38), inclusive of three choices of dim sum, that come with two pieces each.

Expect delicate dim sum like Royal Shrimp Dumpling with Black Caviar, Escargot Cheese Puffs and Teochew style Chicken and Peanut dumplings.

The three-course set comes with a double-boiled soup and dessert of the day; the latter with double-boiled Abalone soup of the day, dessert and either Dry Thin Noodles with Prawn Dumplings and Signature Mitzo Barbeque Pork or Porridge with Lobster Claw, Fish and Pork.

270 Orchard Road. Tel: 6603 8855  

 

Porta

Porta's set lunches are a steal 

Modern European restaurant Porta is the place to soak up the sun, whether you choose to sit outside or inside. Located inside the Park Hotel Clarke Quay, their September lunch menu is a steal at $18 for two courses and $22 for three.

Appetisers include a moreish Charred Aubergine with goats cheese, cashew nuts and basil, while mains will please meat lovers with their Australian Lamb Rack or Bolognese.

For dessert, dig into a Lemon Tart or Chocolate Sundae.

Top up with tea or coffee for an extra $5, and if you’re feeling like you need something a little stronger, top up with a glass of wine ($7/glass).

1 Unity Street. Tel: 6593 8888

 

TOKIDON

TOKIDON's beef bowls are now available for delivery

If you’re buried under work or are too tired to step out to face the elements, TOKIDON’s gourmet beef bowls will be available for delivery island-wide starting 24 September.

Chow down on their classic Truffle Wagyu Don ($23.90) or the Wagyu Sukiyaki Don (17.90); the former sees strips of Wagyu striploin topped with cured kelp, homemade truffle soy and an onsen egg, the latter sees cuts of Wagyu short plate topped with sliced onions, sauteed mushrooms and an onsen egg.

For customers feeling health conscious, swap your rice for cha soba or salad, for free (available across all bowls).

Want something simple? Order the Gyu Don ($11.90). Eating with your colleagues? Order the Beef Bowl Party Set ($99, usual price when eating in is $136.40). The set includes two Gyudon, two Sukiyaki Wagyu Don, two Truffle Wagyu Don with two Tori Karaage, two Corn Cups and six Green Tea.

Beef isn’t for everyone, so TOKIDON has their Salmon Cha Soba ($16.90), with salmon sashimi topped with ikura and a oozy onsen egg.  

16 Raffles Quay, Hong Leong Building B1-33. Tel: 9151 9572