Dining Out 7 minutes 01 March 2022

Enjoy a MICHELIN-Starred Lunch for Under S$120++ at These 15 Restaurants in Singapore

You don’t need to break the bank to enjoy a MICHELIN-Starred meal.

Michelin Star Singapore Lunch

A MICHELIN-Starred restaurant experience is always a special feat, enjoyed with hearty gusto. Usually associated with a hefty price tag, dining at a MICHELIN-Starred restaurant is often saved for celebrations such as anniversaries, birthdays, and milestones.

However, there is a way to skirt around the need to wait for a special occasion. Yes, it is possible to sample dishes from some of the Lion City’s finest restaurants at reasonable prices. The answer? Make a lunch booking from any of the 15 MICHELIN-Starred restaurants below and be welcomed with a memorable meal.

These lunch menus are priced from S$48 to S$120, before GST and service charge. Take your pick and get to tick off more MICHELIN-starred restaurants off your dining bucket list!

Hokkaido scallops with Kintoki carrots, trout roe, and tomato coulis (Photo: Alma)
Hokkaido scallops with Kintoki carrots, trout roe, and tomato coulis (Photo: Alma)

Alma

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$78++ for 3 courses, S$88++ for 4 courses; both are finished with Alma's Petit Fours
Address: 22 Scotts Road, 228221, Singapore
Cuisine: European Contemporary

Keeping the schedules of busy folks in mind, Alma has great value lunch menus that were designed solely for the purpose of stepping out for a mid-week lunch treat in the Orchard area. Alma's executive and business lunch menus range from S$78++ to S$88++ per head, with all of the restaurant's greatest hits laid out for guests to design their own dining experience.

Starters include the 12.12.12, which comprises variations of green and flora, tomatoes, and sour plum; or Hokkaido scallops prepared with Kintoki carrots, trout roe, and a tomato coulis. Mains to choose from span a Boston lobster cappellini with chilli, lobster butter, dashi and ocean trout served with Hamaguri clams, parsnip, and lily bulbs. Vegetarian dishes are also available, as well as supplemental plates for added indulgence.

Alma offers spacious interiors within the restaurant, or opt for a breath of fresh air in its outdoor lounge terrace with a bar to boot.

Organic egg yolk taglierini, Santa Margherita prawn, sea grapes (Photo: Art)
Organic egg yolk taglierini, Santa Margherita prawn, sea grapes (Photo: Art)

Art

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$78++ for 4 courses, S$98++ for 5 courses; inclusive of coffee or tea
Address: 1 St. Andrew's Road, 178957, Singapore
Cuisine: Italian

With its prime location atop the National Gallery, providing breathtaking views of the cityscape, Art provides guests with a taste of chef Daniele Sperindio's dishes through its well-priced lunch menus that range from S$78++ to S$98++.

Hailing from Genoa, Italy, the executive chef's offerings are inspired by his food memories such as Seaside, where organic egg yolk taglierini is served with Santa Margherita prawn and sea grapes, as well as Dolce in Pizzeria, which takes the form of a traditional meringue graced with clementine, sweet basil, and pistachio.

Abalone steamed for four hours with sake and kelp, topped with abalone liver and red wine sauce (Photo: Béni)
Abalone steamed for four hours with sake and kelp, topped with abalone liver and red wine sauce (Photo: Béni)

Béni

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$108++ for a 5-course dégustation
Address: 333A Orchard Road, 238897, Singapore
Cuisine: Japanese and French Contemporary

Conveniently located in bustling Orchard Road, come to Béni if extended lunch periods are permissible. The five-course dégustation comes at a modest price of S$108++ per head, with optional sake pairing to take the experience further.

Signature dishes include amadai (tilefish), cooked in the traditional style of matsukasayaki where the fish's scales are left and fried to a crisp, while leaving the meat tender and delicate. It is served with trompette mushrooms, Shogoin turnip, and lobster. Because the menus are based on the ingredients in season, Béni's menus often change, so be prepared to be delightfully surprised and satisfied.

Overlooking the Singapore River, Braci's al fresco area makes for a lunch with a view. (Photo: Braci)
Overlooking the Singapore River, Braci's al fresco area makes for a lunch with a view. (Photo: Braci)

Braci

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$78++-S$88++ for 4 courses; $S98++ for 5 courses
Address: 52 Boat Quay, 049841, Singapore
Cuisine: Italian Contemporary

Poised with an intimate al fresco dining area overlooking the Singapore River, Braci makes a fine spot for lunch with a view. 

The lunch menu comes with an option of either a four-course or five-course meal and is priced reasonably. With vegetarian and gluten-free options available, a peek into the regular line-up of dishes include some of chef de cuisine Matteo Ponti's signatures cooked on coals such as rainbow trout with fromage blanc, leek hay, and smoked ikura; a capon and mortadella tortellini with black truffle consommé; and for dessert, a peach mochi crafted with almond biscuit, Amalfi lemon foam, and ruby peach chantilly.

A dish of Scampi presents Mozambique scampi grilled binchotan-style, overlaid with a translucent sheet of lardo; served with puntarelle prepared and an anchovy sauce. (Photo: Buona Terra)
A dish of Scampi presents Mozambique scampi grilled binchotan-style, overlaid with a translucent sheet of lardo; served with puntarelle prepared and an anchovy sauce. (Photo: Buona Terra)

Buona Terra

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$118++ for the 4-course lunch menu
Address: 29 Scotts Road, 228224, Singapore
Cuisine: Italian Contemporary

Celebrating ten years in the industry, Buona Terra along Scotts Road was recently revamped to celebrate this milestone, with its interiors welcoming more natural light and with fixtures that adhere to its botanical motif. At Buona Terra, privacy is also valued, especially for business lunches, with a private dining room available for a more secluded experience.

The menu boasts chef Denis Lucchi's seasonal creations that are inspired by memory. A starter of Carpaccio features raw amberjack slices that are served with Calabrian mandarin orange segments, confit Buddha’s hand, and citrus caviar; a dish of Scampi highlights binchotan-grilled Mozambique scampi, overlaid with a translucent sheath of lardo; and Lucchi's pasta dishes, which are crowd favourites, can be expected.

The world’s first MICHELIN-Starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut, takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. (Photo: Candlenut)
The world’s first MICHELIN-Starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut, takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. (Photo: Candlenut)

Candlenut

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: $88++ per person for a "family style" lunch experience
Address: Block 17A, Dempsey Road, 249676, Singapore
Cuisine: Peranakan

At Candlenut, chef Malcolm Lee cooks traditional Pernakan fare with a creative twist and an Indonesian touch, being highly influenced by his mother and grandma. Housed in COMO Dempsey, the restaurant's high ceiling makes the dining room feel open and spacious, while bamboo lampshades and wooden tables add a sense of serenity.

Unlike most restaurants featured in this list, Candlenut encourages a "family style" experience, with sharing portions of the chef's Peranakan signatures such as a Bakwan Kepiting Soup that comprises blue swimmer crab chicken tofu balls, tofu puff, and bamboo shoots, as well as his take on Rojak and Buah Keluak Sambal Prawn.

Situated in the Botanic Gardens, Corner House makes for a tranquil lunch spot overlooking lush greenery. (Photo: Corner House)
Situated in the Botanic Gardens, Corner House makes for a tranquil lunch spot overlooking lush greenery. (Photo: Corner House)

Corner House

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$118++ per person for the 4-course menu
Address: 1 Cluny Road, 259569, Singapore
Cuisine: Innovative French-Asian

Offering an omakase lunch format, Corner House provides a breath of fresh air as diners are whisked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Situated in the Singapore Botanical Gardens and set in a colonial house circa 1910, the multi-course menu reflects chef David Thien's roots and global culinary experiences.

At Corner House, the menus are designed to delight and surprise, so expect a changing set of dishes, with delicious surprises around every corner. Vegetarian and pescatarian options are available and can be arranged ahead of time.

Fettuccine with braised beef ragout in Chianti wine (Photo: Garibaldi)
Fettuccine with braised beef ragout in Chianti wine (Photo: Garibaldi)

Garibaldi

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$48++ per person for the 3-course set lunch
Address: 36 Purvis Street, 188613, Singapore
Cuisine: Italian

Known as one of the city's best Italian restaurants, Garibaldi offers home-style dishes. Their wallet-friendly weekly lunch set menu is priced at a modest S$48++ and comes with a choice of starter, main, and dessert.

Apart from the signatures, special dishes such as a Italian Buffalo Mozzarella with San Marzano Tomatoes & Basil and Braised Iberico Pork Cheek with Fried Polenta Cake & Porcini Mushrooms come with a combined supplement of S$30++, for a total bill of S$78++, which is still within range of a S$120++ budget...with a little extra to splurge on some of Garibaldi's rustic Italian desserts.

Iggy's prix-fixe menus consist of multiple courses that showcase top-notch produce from Japan and around the world, deftly prepared with European techniques. (Photo: Iggy's)
Iggy's prix-fixe menus consist of multiple courses that showcase top-notch produce from Japan and around the world, deftly prepared with European techniques. (Photo: Iggy's)

Iggy's

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$105++ for the table d'hôte menu, which features four courses
Address: 581 Orchard Road, 238883, Singapore
Cuisine: European Contemporary

Popular for its impressive wine list that offers over 25,000 Burgundy vintages, Iggy's is also praised by our MICHELIN Guide inspectors for its prix-fixe menus that consist of multiple courses that showcase top-notch produce from Japan and around the world, deftly prepared with European techniques.

The Table d'Hôte Menu, which is priced at S$105++ allows guests to choose from a selection of starters, second courses, main courses, and desserts, with the appearance of specials such as shiro ebi with Murasaki uni and shiso oil for an additional S$40 and a USDA Prime Rib prepared with chestnut purée, Brussels sprout, and jus for an additional S$20.

At Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard), Teochew fare takes centrestage.
At Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard), Teochew fare takes centrestage.

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard)

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$98++ for the 6-course Chef's Recommendation set menu
Address: ION Orchard, #03-05, 2 Orchard Turn, 238801, Singapore
Cuisine: Teochew

One-MICHELIN-starred Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard) is a popular pick for mall-goers craving a taste of fine Chinese cuisine. With a slew of restaurants around the world, with its Guangzhou post in China also holding one MICHELIN star, Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard) is a trusted name amongst Chinese food lovers in Singapore, particularly for the fresh seafood and steamboat offerings.

The Chef's Recommendation set menu is not to be missed if diners prefer a sampling of the restaurant's highlights. For S$98++ per person, a six-course menu can be enjoyed with specialties such as the Marinated Meat Platter, Poached Live Prawn Cooked Teochew-Style, Steamed Cod Fillet with Sautéed Garlic and Pork Lard, and Braised Sea Cucumber with with Minced Pork in Oyster Sauce.

Monkfish with Madras Curry (Photo: Lerouy)
Monkfish with Madras Curry (Photo: Lerouy)

Lerouy

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$98++ for the Carte Blanche menu, which features 5 courses
Address: 104 Amoy Street, Singapore
Cuisine: French Contemporary

In the mood for a surprise? Step inside Lerouy where the chef chooses to take a slightly less formal approach to French cooking, punctuating it with Alsatian influences.

Known for its signature circular counter that affords the best views into the open kitchen, its Carte Blanche lunch menu experience that is priced at S$98++ per guest is all about the element of surprise, using ingredients from all over the world.

Cured ocean trout, yogurt gel, horseradish, crispy beetroot (Photo: Rhubarb)
Cured ocean trout, yogurt gel, horseradish, crispy beetroot (Photo: Rhubarb)

Rhubarb

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$68++ for a 3-course lunch omakase and S$88++ for a 4-course lunch omakase
Address: 3 Duxton Hill, 089589, Singapore
Cuisine: French Contemporary

Nestled around the cusp of the busy Tanjong Pagar area, Rhubarb has recently switched their set lunch menu to an omakase-style, with chef Paul Longworth dishing out classic French fare using the best produce that's dependent on availability and seasonality

On the second landing of the restaurant, one can also find an intimate dining space that's ideal for business meetings that require more privacy.

Sakura Masu, alongside salted Tokyo turnips, ponzu dashi and Kaluga caviar (Photo: Sommer)
Sakura Masu, alongside salted Tokyo turnips, ponzu dashi and Kaluga caviar (Photo: Sommer)

Sommer

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$118++ for the Discovery Menu
Address: 2 Marina Boulevard, 018987, Singapore
Cuisine: European Contemporary

Conveniently located in Singapore's banking district, Sommer offers a gustatory respite from the day, with its Discovery Menu priced at a reasonable S$118++, which is a good option for corporate folks who would like to treat themselves to a leisurely lunch. With smartly dressed interiors, Sommer sets the stage for comfortable business lunches, coupled with a multi-course menu that exhibits acumen, finesse, and harmony.

The young chef, Lewis Barker, who helms Sommer's kitchen offers a seasonal menu for lunch that currently showcases specials such as quail with globe artichoke, buckwheat, and olive, and a chestnut dessert with apple and parsnip.

A Summer Pavilion signature: poached Canadian lobster with rice in a fragrant umami broth (Photo: Summer Pavilion)
A Summer Pavilion signature: poached Canadian lobster with rice in a fragrant umami broth (Photo: Summer Pavilion)

Summer Pavilion

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$88++ per person for the Orchid Lunch Menu, which has 5 courses
Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, 039799, Singapore
Cuisine: Cantonese

As the only MICHELIN-Starred Cantonese restaurant offering a lunch experience under S$120++, Summer Pavilion's Orchid Lunch Menu comprises a dim sum selection of crowd favourites, a nourishing soup, a fish or meat dish, and a main course with a choice from two of the restaurant's signatures: steamed vermicelli with fresh prawn, egg white & lobster broth; or steamed glutinous rice with fresh prawn wrapped in lotus leaf. A dessert is served at the end of the meal.

Apart from its famed Cantonese cuisine, Summer Pavilion is also known as a go-to for business lunches as the restaurant is generous with private dining room options.

Roasted chicken breast with sauce Americaine and complemented with lobster (Photo: Whitegrass)
Roasted chicken breast with sauce Americaine and complemented with lobster (Photo: Whitegrass)

Whitegrass

1 MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021
Price: S$88++ for the 5-course lunch menu
Address: 30 Victoria Street, 187996, Singapore
Cuisine: Japanese French Contemporary

Nestled in the historic compound of CHJMES along Victoria Street, newly minted MICHELIN-Starred Whitegrass is praised by the MICHELIN Guide inspectors for chef Takuya Yamashita's dishes that are made with the freshest, most seasonal ingredients; mostly from Japan, and turned into classic French fare with contemporary Japanese twists. Here, plates maybe small in size, but they are loaded with natural flavours. 

Their S$88++ lunch menu includes an amuse bouche, appetiser, a soup, main course, dessert and mignardises. For the mains, guests can take their pick between an organic chicken with lobster and sauce américaine and a braised wagyu with cranberry and lily bulbs. A sea bream option is also available for those who prefer a lighter choice. 


Header image is from Buona Terra.

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