Romantic Restaurants for the Single Guy – Part 1 (Fiona)


OK, you’re a single guy, you have met someone new and you want to move things along a bit.


So you’ve tried some of our menus on her and have arrived at the conclusion that she may be a ‘keeper’ and is worth taking out for a romantic meal and spending some money on (or she’s playing really hard to get and you are getting desperate – the big romantic meal out is the last throw of the dice as far as you are concerned).


If you are lucky enough to be able to afford the best, the list of five restaurants below are considered to be among the crème de la crème of eating establishments in the world (good luck with getting a booking/reservation in the foreseeable future though!). I’ve chosen five from around the world (as our readers are scattered across the globe), rather than any specific ranking or awards, otherwise I would have been listing only European restaurants (that’s just my little joke to all you non-European chefs out there – don’t take it seriously or get offended now).


Next week, I will produce a second list: my top five of great restaurants that I have actually eaten in. They are not cheap – but not ‘silly money’ either – and you should at least be able to get a reservation there before you start drawing your pension.


See you next week,






1 Noma (Denmark)

Noma is consistently voted the number one restaurant in the world. I’m not sure how much the menu cost of 1,500 Danish Kroner converts to in your currency (wherever you are reading this in the world) but in Ireland that’s about 200 Euros – which seems a reasonable amount to be eating at the best restaurant on the planet! A friend of mine has been there and she says it is just amazing.


2 El Celler de Can Roca (Spain)

The Roca brothers run this fabulous restaurant in Spain – and you can even do cookery courses there if you want to improve on what you can learn here with Alpha Dog Food! Traditional cooking at its best with tasting menus at around 130 Euros and feast menus around 160 Euros – but you do get nine courses and two desserts for that!


3 D.O.M. (Brazil)

Chef Alex Atala in Sao Paulo is very big on local ingredients in a big locality. One for the international jet-setter.


4 Per Se (USA)

I have always wanted to go to Thomas Keller’s Per Se restaurant in New York (Manhattan). I know several people who have and it was all they talked about for days afterwards. The food sounds amazing.


5 Iggy’s (Singapore)

All I can say is: “art meets food.” What I can’t figure out is are those menu prices in Singapore dollars or US dollars?

US$1.00 is about SG$1.22 at the current rates/time of writing.



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