5 Date Night Spots for Couples on a Budget

So you’re planning your next date night. Get off to a good start with these dates under $70, with 1-for-1 deals courtesy of ​UOB The Dining Advisor​.

So you’re planning your next date night. Are you and your partner a long-married couple? Or fresh into a young, budding relationship? Is it your first date? Or are you just another romantic dinner away from winning him/her over? These are all good questions. But the only one that really needs to be answered is this: are you on a budget? If you answered ‘yes’, ‘kind of’ or ‘uh...’ (which means ‘yes’) to that, you’ve come to the right place.

We’re strong believers that dates don’t have to be overpriced; they just have to be done right. Get off to a good start at these date spots, sure to impress your other half. The best part? We’ve planned it so your spending stays well under $70, with a little help from these 1-for-1 deals courtesy of ​UOB The Dining Advisor​.

Vatos Urban Tacos


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Vatos’ Beach Road outpost has come a long way since its Seoul days. The menu melds Korean and Mexican flavours, doling out punchy dishes like their Galbi Short Rib Tacos ($12) and Kimchi Carnitas Fries ($16) — ​Burppler Jay Elle​ calls the latter an ingenious combination! The name ‘Vatos’ is Mexican slang for ‘dudes’, and we’re guessing your man’s going to love this fun and vibrant date night.

Knock back 1-for-1 Tacos, Burritos, beers and more!
Avg price per couple: $35

Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House


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Idyllic seaside views and delicious dishes for sharing — there’s really nothing more you could ask for in a Chinese restaurant. The open-air, smart casual setting at Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House is perfect for older (but young at heart) couples who like their dinners romantic, but not over the top. You’ve also probably been with one another long enough to be comfortable getting your hands dirty at date nights — that’s the only way you’ll truly enjoy the finger lickin’ good Blue Lotus Signature Chilli Pomelo Crab ($7.80/100g).

Don’t forget to keep one hand free to dig into the 1-for-1 Chargrilled Chicken Satay Platter.
Avg price per couple: $60

Kyoaji Dining


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Tucked away on the fourth floor of Centrepoint, this hidden gem ticks all the right boxes for intimate date nights. Plus, prices can be very reasonable, so there’s virtually no reason you shouldn’t treat your date to the Japanese fine dining experience! The mouthwatering must-orders here include an Ebi Almond Tempura ($15) and the Sushi Gozen ($22), plus a silky smooth Pitan Tofu ($6) topped with sublime century egg sauce, which ​Burppler Jeanette Ong swears by.

Top dinner up with the 1-for-1 Hotate Garlic Yaki, XO Seafood Chawan Mushi and Negi Toro Temaki to rack up points with your date.
Avg price per couple: $40

Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ


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Things are about to get real hot with dinner at this trendy Korean barbecue hotspot Seorae. Huddling over the grill is a warm, snug situation ideal for new couples who need an excuse to sit closer together — your secret’s safe with us! While you cook up the Mixed Kkochi Platter ($21.90) for tasty skewers to share, the buzzy vibe here will break any awkward silences in tow.

Keep the heat high and your spending low with the 1-for-1 Pork Belly or Beef!
Avg price per couple: $50

The White Rabbit


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This stunning 1930s chapel-turned-restaurant in Dempsey will knock the socks off your date, and serve up dreamy, white tablecloth romance alongside elegant eats, such as the Alaskan King Crab Tagliatelle ($28) and 36-Hour Brandt Short Ribs ($36). Whether you’re dining indoors for a quiet, classy experience, or going alfresco against the serene, verdant surroundings, you can count on The White Rabbit to make sure your date goes hoppily ever after.

While the night away with a drink in one hand, and your date in the other. That’s what this 1-for-1 Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic deal is for.
Avg price per couple: $70

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