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The best business lunch sets in the CBD for work meetings

So you can clinch that business deal over a good meal

Written by
Time Out Singapore editors
,
Cheryl Sekkappan
&
Pailin Boonlong
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Most of us are back in office – that means packed schedules and more work obligations – including entertaining clients and catching up with colleagues over a meal. For those of us based in the CBD, we’re lucky: there’s no shortage of good restaurants and cafes. Here’s where you can get the best business lunch sets in the CBD for your next work meeting. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Tanjong Pagar

Head to Artemis Grill for a business lunch with some serious views. Perched 40 floors up at CapitaGreen, this luxurious spot offer panoramic views of the Marina Bay skyline. Somehow, that doesn't distract from the excellent food, which are sustainably-sourced creations with Mediterranean accents. The business set lunch starts at $52 for two courses, which gives plenty opportunity to sample starters such as scallop and hamachi tartare and Fremantle octopus, and mains like black cod and iberico pork chop. For another $8, you can end it off sweet with dulce de leche flan or a dark chocolate and caramel torte. 

Artemis Grill's lunch set menu starts from $52.  

 

 

  • Restaurants
  • Spanish
  • Tanjong Pagar

At Kulto, the restaurant comes dressed less like a restaurant, and more like a cosy dining space. Wooden shutters, a common sight in Madrid households, flank the walls of the dining space. The menu here isn’t high-end nor casual, but instead, Kulto seeks to present largely authentic plates at a mid-tier price point. Their two-course set lunch ($32) is worth a try, with entrees like cheese terrine drizzled with truffle oil, and mains like seafood paella for sharing. 

Kulto’s lunch set menu starts from $32.

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  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Raffles Place

Aapon, as a three-storey space along Robinson Road, has a certain sense of regality – but feels more homely than anticipated. In Singapore where most of us are familiar with both North and South Indian cuisines, we’re willing to bet that for most, East Indian cuisine is as foreign as it comes. They’ve got affordable lunch sets starting from just $12 – mains like chicken stew, roasted chilli lime sea bass, and riceberry rice salad. 

  • Restaurants
  • Pan-European
  • Raffles Place

As a new Latin-European restaurant in the 51-storey CapitaSpring Building, it overlooks the entire CBD: sprawling sunset views and a glimpse of the Marina Bay waterfront included. The food here is inspired by Latin-European cuisine. They use locally sourced produce, showcasing our country’s prawn and fish farms and so-called “ugly vegetables” from Edible Garden City. In terms of the menu’s inspiration, think Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain. While it’s a prime spot for a casual business meeting, with lunch sets starting from $35/person for a two-course meal, they’re also open throughout the day. 

Sol & Luna’s lunch set menu starts at $35.

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Raffles Place

This Italian restaurant is known for its stunning views of Marina Bay from the 43rd floor of the Ocean Financial Centre, bringing your dining experience to an entirely new level. No surprises there, since the head chef Andrea De Paola has worked in big-name kitchens, including the one-Michelin-starred Braci. Choose between the two or three-course lunch set, which comes with mains like black cod ragout spaghetti or Mediterranean sea bass. 

Zafferano’s lunch set menu starts from $52.

Fleur De Sel
  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Tanjong Pagar

Located next to classic French restaurant Brasserie Gavroche along Tras Street, Fleur De Sel’s chef-owner Alexander Lozachmeur, who’s had stints at the renowned Spoon restaurants and Alain Ducasse’s Au Plaza Athénée serves his contemporary take on traditional French fare. For lunch, you have the choice between a set lunch ($78) or for those with time to spare, a degustation lunch menu that spans seven courses, including canapes and petit fours ($98). 

Fleur de Sel’s lunch set menu starts from $78.

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  • Restaurants
  • Californian
  • Marina Bay
  • price 4 of 4

As Wolfgang Puck’s first foray into the restaurant game, this outpost in Singapore has been doing well over the years. It’s all breezy Cali-cool here, with woody brown tones and table-cloth draped dining tables. While it makes the cut for a special dinner out, you do get what you pay for: reliably good, well-executed and sizable dishes enhanced by top-notch service. The three-course lunch menu comes with dishes that don’t quite fit your cookie-cutter luncheon – instead, look forward to modern dishes with a fusion flair: big eye tuna tartare cones, miso broiled King Ora salmon, and coconut panna cotta. 

Spago’s lunch set menu starts from $65.

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Raffles Place

It is clear from the name – Kinki – that this isn’t your typical Japanese eatery. For over a decade, this waterfront restaurant and bar has rebelled against the norm, serving up unconventional flavours in an eclectic setting. Try their weekday lunch set (from $30): you can choose from the likes of a chirashi don, A4 wagyu don, or even a sashimi and sushi platter. Each lunch set comes with a side garden salad, miso soup, and mochi dessert too. 

Kinki Restaurant + Bar’s lunch set menu starts from $30.

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The Spot
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Raffles Place

The Spot is an all-day dining café, restaurant, bar and cigar lounge in one right in the heart of Singapore’s Downtown district. A three-course lunch set will set you back just $32, and it comes with the likes of hand-chopped beef tartare, an Angus beef striploin, and a warm Valrhona chocolate tart. 

The Spot at Marina One’s lunch set menu starts from $32.

  • Bars and pubs
  • Marina Bay

Level33 might be the world’s highest microbrewery, but there’s more to this sky-high bar than just cold pints with a view. During weekdays, take advantage of Level33’s executive set lunch ($42) that features a plated buffet selection of seafood appetisers, cold cuts, and salads, along with a selection of fruits and cheeses. Choice of mains includes beer-battered fish and chips, a fillet of halibut poached in pilsner butter, and a classic wagyu burger made using brioche topped with crispy beer malt. 

Level33’s lunch set menu starts from $42.

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