Restaurant Week (March 2013).

Punjab Grill.

Punjab Grill.

Amidst the busy weeks of Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day in February, another thing to keep your eyes glued to is the Restaurant Week, opening of booking. If you’re a veteran, you would have known that booking early is key if you want to settle for a top class restaurant (at a steal).

Tamarind Hill.

Tamarind Hill.

If you’re new to Restaurant Week. A short introduction.
Restaurant Week’s idea all started in New York, US, 6 years ago. 3 years after they have started, and proved to be a huge success, Singapore became the first city in Asia to showcase Restaurant Week.

Punjab Grill.

Punjab Grill.

Thereafter, bi-annually, restaurants would come together for this coveted week. Each restaurant would whip up a 3-course Set Lunch and a Set Dinner (though at times, only one of them will be available) at $25++ and $35++ respectively. Certain restaurants will charge a fixed fee on top of the standard ($15++ for lunch, $20++ for dinner). This usually happens for the otherwise relatively unreachable restaurants for the middle-class man like myself (dubbed DiningCity Star Restaurants). With each passing year, more and more restaurants have joined this special cause, all for the good of Singaporeans’, expats’ and tourists’ stomachs alike. I like.

Tamarind Hill.

Tamarind Hill.

This year, being the 6th edition (damn, it’s worth commending), restaurants like OTTO Locanda, Etna @ Duxton, and Gunther’s will be joining the ranks of Absinthe, Au Jardin, Stellar at 1-Altitude, and Salt Grill and Sky Bar. Yes, you got the drill.

So, booking starts 22 February. If you sign up with diningcity.sg, you get to book 2 days in advance. To be honest, you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. So, why not?

Bucket - Scratch & Win.

Bucket – Scratch & Win.

Something new this year as well, DiningCity’s Restaurant Week has gone a little further in satisfying diners (as if it isn’t great enough). They’ve teamed up with KLM and many other partners to give out fantastic prizes on top of the reasonably priced dinners and lunches this entire week. For every lunch / dinner, patron would be entitled to 2 x free Scratch & Win cards on the app! Prizes include a 1-night stay at the Capella Hotel, $500 Garibaldi Wine & Dine Experience, and 2 x KLM airline ticket to Bali. Even losing tickets can be entered into the Grand Draw of 2 x KLM airline ticket to Amsterdam Restaurant Week! I want that, if you don’t. The app is called Bucket – Scratch & Win. Download it come 18th March!

And here comes the most exciting, the magical number of 111 Restaurants this edition!

1-Twenty Six Singapore
211 Roof Terrace Café Singapore
7 Adam Singapore
Absinthe DiningCity star Singapore
Alkaff Mansion Ristorante DiningCity star Singapore
Amuse by Armin Leitgeb Singapore
Au Chocolat Singapore
Au Jardin by Les Amis DiningCity star Singapore
B@Rochester Restaurant Bar Singapore
Basilico DiningCity star Singapore
Bistro Du Vin @ Shaw Centre Singapore
Bistro du Vin @ Zion Road Singapore
Boathouse DiningCity star Singapore
Bonta DiningCity star Singapore
Brasserie les Saveurs DiningCity star Singapore
Burlamacco Ristorante DiningCity star Singapore
Buyan Russian Restaurant and Caviar Bar Singapore
Cafe Melba Singapore
Capricci DiningCity star Singapore
Casa Tartufo Ristorante DiningCity star Singapore
Cassia DiningCity star Singapore
Chef D’Table Singapore
Choupinette Singapore
Clifford DiningCity star Singapore
Covelli Italian Bistro & Wine Bar Singapore
Da Luca Italian Restaurant DiningCity star Singapore
District 10 Bar & Restaurant Singapore
Enoteca L’ Operetta DiningCity star Singapore
Equinox Restaurant DiningCity star Singapore
Etna Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria Singapore
Fandango Tapas and Wine Bar Singapore
Fine Palate Cafe Singapore
Forest DiningCity star Singapore
Forlino DiningCity star Singapore
Gaia Ristorante & Bar DiningCity star Singapore
Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar DiningCity star Singapore
Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizza Bar DiningCity star Singapore
Gunther’s Modern French Dining DiningCity star Singapore
Haxenhaus singapore
inITALY Bar Ristorante DiningCity star Singapore
J’s Singapore
Jade DiningCity star Singapore
JuChunYuan Singapore
Kaixo Singapore
Keystone Restaurant DiningCity star Singapore
Kumo Japanese Kaiseki DiningCity star Singapore
La Cicala Singapore
Laurent @ Portsdown Singapore
Le Petit Cancale DiningCity star Singapore
Le Tonkin Singapore
Little Diner Singapore
Marriott Café Singapore
Marugoto Shokudou Singapore
Michelangelo’s DiningCity star Singapore
My little Spanish Place Singapore
Nosh DiningCity star Singapore
Novus Restaurant & Bar DiningCity star Singapore
OChre Italian Restaurant| Bar DiningCity star Singapore
Onaka Restaurant & Wine Bar Singapore
One Rochester Singapore
Oosters Singapore
Open House Restaurant @ Grand Park Orchard Hotel Singapore
Original Sin Singapore
Oso Ristorante DiningCity star Singapore
OTTO Locanda Singapore
OTTO Ristorante DiningCity star Singapore
Our Korner Singapore
Parco Caffe DiningCity star Singapore
Parsley & Thyme Restaurant Singapore
Pepenero Singapore
Picotin Bistro Bar Epicerie Singapore
Picotin Express (Sentosa Cove) Singapore
Pool Grill Singapore
Praelum Wine Bistro Singapore
Private Affairs DiningCity star Singapore
Punjab Grill By Jiggs Kalra DiningCity star Singapore
Roadhouse Singapore
Salt Grill & Sky Bar DiningCity star Singapore
Salta Argentine Parrilla + Grocer Singapore
Saltwater Café Singapore
Si Chuan Dou Hua @ PARKROYAL on Beach Road DiningCity star singapore
SQUE Rotisserie & Alehouse Singapore
Stellar at 1-Altitude DiningCity star Singapore
Summer Palace DiningCity star Singapore
Sweet Salty Spicy Thai Singapore
Table at 7 DiningCity star Singapore
Takumi Tokyo DiningCity star Singapore
Tamarind Hill DiningCity star Singapore
Tanjong Beach Club Singapore
Taratata Bistrot Singapore
Tatsu Sushi & Tatsu Teppanyaki Singapore
The Disgruntled Chef Singapore
The Exchange Singapore
The Glass House Singapore
The Knolls DiningCity star Singapore
The Lighthouse DiningCity star Singapore
The Line DiningCity star Singapore
The Moluccas Room @ Marina Bay Sands Singapore
The Royal Mail Singapore
The Sleeping Rhino @ Klapsons The Boutique Hotel Singapore
The Song of India DiningCity star Singapore
The Tastings Room Singapore
Trattoria Lafiandra DiningCity star Singapore
Trattoria L’Operetta Singapore
Trattoria Nonna Lina Singapore
Violet Oon’s Kitchen Singapore
Wan Hao DiningCity star Singapore
Waterfall Cafe @ Shangri La DiningCity star Singapore
Wine Universe Restaurant Singapore
Zafferano Restaurant, Bar and Lounge DiningCity star Singapore
Zaffron Singapor

Keep your eyes peeled to the Singapore Restaurant Week website for updates to come and the opening of booking to the general public!

Special gratitude to Carlyn, the Sixth Sense Communications & PR Consultancy and DiningCity team for the hospitality and hosting the media launch.

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