Eating out in Singapore can be as cheap as $2 for a meal at a local hawker centre or could amount to hundreds of dollars in a fancy restaurant. With so many dining options in Singapore and new eateries opening up all the time, there is some fierce competition and tons of dining deals and offers around that could save you a lot of money eating out in Singapore if you know where to look for them.
Buy Dining Vouchers on Fave
Fave (previously known as Groupon) has thousands of dining deals in restaurants and cafes across Singapore where you can save up to 80% off your meal. On average most of their dining deals will be around 50% off though which is still a great saving! Deals vary from half price buffets in 5 star hotels to two ice cream cones at your local ice cream shop for under $5. Vouchers purchased on Fave are available immediately for use as you can show the voucher on your phone and if you don’t feel like eating out then Fave also has some options for takeaway deals too.
Reserve Your Table on Quandoo
Quandoo is a free online restaurant reservation site that has a loyalty scheme where for every restaurant reservation you make, you get 100 loyalty points plus a further 25 points if you write a short review afterwards. The loyalty points that you earn can be saved up and exchanged for restaurant vouchers at participating restaurants up to the value of $150! Quandoo have thousands of restaurants available for you to book through them, many of which you won’t be able to book elsewhere and have regular promotions where you can earn extra loyalty points.
Check Out Chope For Dining Deals
Similar to Quandoo, Chope is a free restaurant reservation website where you can reserve a table at hundreds of different restaurants in Singapore. They also have their own loyalty scheme called The Chope-Dollars Program where you get 100 Chope-Dollars for every restaurant reservation you make through them and 20 Chope-Dollars if you write a review afterwards which gets posted on travel review site TripAdvisor. Once you’ve made just four restaurant reservations with Chope, that’s enough to get you a $10 dining voucher which you can use at participating restaurants. Ten restaurant reservations gets you a $30 voucher! They also list bank card deals where you can get 1-for-1 mains and 50% off if you own a certain bank card and if you don’t have one then there are 1-for-1 Chope Exclusive deals and special price set menus that you can take advantage of. Chope also have dining vouchers for certain restaurants available for purchase where you can get up to 15% off.
Purchase Dining Deals on StreetDeal
Like Fave, StreetDeal is where you can find deals for dining out and save around 50% off the usual price by pre-purchaing vouchers with them. They definitely don’t have as many restaurant offers available as Fave do but it’s worth checking out as sometimes they have great deals such as the $22.50 3 hour free-flow ladies night deal at Hotel Jen that I took advantage of.
Book Your Table on Eatigo
Eatigo have over 1000 restaurants available which you can reserve on their website, everything from Thai to Western to halal food. You can save up to 50% off all food items at participating restaurants by reserving a table through them up to a month in advance or even on the same day if there’s availability. The amount of discount you get depends on the time that you book which will range from 10% off at peak times to 50% off during off-peak times and this will be shown before you make the reservation so that you can select your preferred time and discount. Booking through them is completely free, you don’t have to purchase vouchers, just turn up at the restaurant for your reservation and the discount will automatically be applied to your bill.
Find Deals on HungryGoWhere
HungryGoWhere has a huge range of deals and discounts for hundreds of restaurants islandwide that you can search for on their website and book. Deals include 50% off your bill, 1-for-1 mains, $15 set dinners and plenty more! No prepayment is needed as the discount is automatically applied when you dine at the restaurant. They also have a rewards program where for every two reservations that you make on their website within three months, you get a $5 off promo code that can be used as a discount off your total bill for the next reservation that you make.
Get Discounts for Japanese Restaurants on JPassport
JPassport has offers for Japanese restaurants in Singapore including free side dishes, 1-for-1 ramen, discounts on bento lunch sets and a lot more. To claim an offer you have to have the JPassport mobile phone app installed so that you can redeem the coupon on your phone at the restaurant. Membership is free and could save you a lot!
Bank Card Deals
A lot of restaurants and takeaways around Singapore join up with certain banks to give discounts and special offers for limited periods of time if you pay using that specific bank card. Most of the restaurants will either advertise these offers on their website or there may be a sign in the restaurant with information about the discount and terms and conditions. If not, it’s worth checking with the restaurant if they have a bank card deal as chances are there will probably be one. Also if you go to the website of the bank that you have a card for, they will probably have a list of current dining deals on there. Examples of bank card deals include 1-for-1 buffets, buy one get one free drinks, complimentary desserts and 20% off. Some places such as Korean fried chicken takeaway 4Fingers have ongoing promotions, in this case DBS and POSB cardholders can get discounts for chicken combo orders.
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