Seal The Deal With These 6 New Business Lunch Sets From CBD Restaurants

The only deal I made was with my dog, who let me wipe his paws in exchange for a treat. Those negotiating with higher-powered and less furry counterparts might want to consider these six new business lunch sets from CBD restaurants.

For restaurants near Raffles Place, Nouri now has weekly specials that condense chef Ivan Brehm’s cross-cultural cooking into two courses. Nearby on Duxton Road, Yue Bai offers lunch sets highlighting southern Chinese dishes cooked with health in mind.

If your deal-making is by Marina Bay, Wakuda now has lunch sets that pay homage to traditional Japanese cooking, just with high-end ingredients. If your business happens at Suntec convention halls, the nearby Nagai serves omakase meals inspired by its spiritual home in Hokkaido.

National Gallery is next to the Supreme Court so lawyers can hash out a settlement at Art di Daniele Sperindio, which has three- to five-course lunch sets that showcase a 32-egg yolk pasta. If you are a pharmaceutical salesperson trying to sell drugs to doctors, Fat Cow at Camden Medical Centre has a wagyu-centric meal that makes the pitch for statins. See below for more.

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Six new business lunch sets from CBD restaurants

Art di Daniele Sperindio

Art chef Daniele Sperindio is now part-owner, and he focuses his conversational cuisine style on lunch menus ranging from three to five courses. Highlights include chutoro tonnato, a play on vitello tonnato but with tuna and winter truffle, a seafood salad called cappon magro with Sri Lankan and Alaskan king crab, as well as royal osetra caviar, and a 32-egg yolk taglierini with Mazara del Vallo prawn. Dessert is the grand Tourists on Mount Vesuvio comprising of buffalo gelato, bitter cacao nibs, biscotti all’amarena, and 40-year-old balsamic vinegar.

SGD158++ – SGD208++ per person

Tuesdays – Sundays, 12 pm – 2 pm

(Image credit: Art di Daniele Sperindio)

1 St Andrew’s Road, 06-02 National Gallery, 178957 google map
9866 1796
Fat Cow

Fat Cow has a new chef in Shingo Iijima, and he has revamped Chef’s Table lunch set into the Shin omakase menu. The eight-course kaiseki experience highlights wagyu throughout the meal, including chawanmushi with red pepper grilled wagyu tendon, somen with Miyazaki A4 wagyu and wagyu bonito broth, and wagyu sushi roll. Interspersed are seafood dishes such as grilled miso-marinated mackerel and nigiri sushi with two kinds of rice.


Daily, 12:30 pm – 3 pm

(Image credit: Fat Cow)

1 Orchard Blvd, #01-01/02 Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649 google map
6735 0308
Nagai Hokkaido Cuisine

Second-generation owner Makoto Nagai applies his father’s exacting kaiseki approach to four omakase lunch sets. The six-course menus all feature Hokkaido ingredients that are flown in twice a week, and a recent lunch there involved a prawn appetiser studded with roe, menuke (Pacific red rockfish) and botanebi sashimi, grilled abalone brushed with Hokkaido butter, and king crab soup made with dashi. The chef’s special was round temari sushi, followed by creamy Hokkaido ice cream and grilled sweet potato. Call to book.

S$98++ – S$380++ per person

Daily, 11:30 am – 3 pm

(Image credit: Nagai Hokkaido Cuisine)

3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, #03-314 Suntec City, 038983 google map
6684 5054

Nouri recently introduced a lunch menu that distils chef Ivan Brehm’s crossroads cooking philosophy into two courses. It starts with a snack of bread and broth – a Nouri signature – that includes rye sourdough paired with a clear, seven-vegetable broth and silken cheese dip. Next are two courses that change weekly according to what is in season, and the menu currently features hamachi tiradito with charred heirloom tomatoes, tamarillo broth, and aromatic oils, followed by duck and physalis: 15-day dry aged magret duck with parsley root purée, caramelised physalis, and sand turmeric pickle.

SGD68++ per person

Wednesdays – Fridays, 12 pm – 2:30 pm

(Image credit: Shaun Liew)

72 Amoy St, Singapore 069891 google map
9230 2477

Wakuda has debuted a lunch set inspired by chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s love for traditional Japanese cooking. The three-course menu begins with nine appetisers from flan with avruga caviar to mozuku (Japanese seaweed with Okinawan citrus). The main is a choice between five proteins, either tuna tataki, miso cod, sashimi, bara chirashi, or 300 days grain-fed Australian wagyu tenderloin, which is grilled and served with shishito peppers and onions. All mains except the bara chirashi are accompanied by steamed Japanese rice, homemade pickles, and a marinated soft-boiled egg. Top it off with a seasonal dessert paired with a cup of sencha or coffee.

SGD72++ – SGD98++ per person

Mondays – Fridays, 12 pm – 3 pm

(Image credit: Wakuda)

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Lobby, Bayfront Ave, Tower 2, 018972 google map
6688 8885
Yue Bai

At Yue Bai, chef Lee Hongwei reinterprets southern Chinese dishes according to ancient dietary beliefs of food as the root of health. His two lunch sets feature dishes like double-boiled silkie chicken soup with jasmine flower, fish maw, dried logan, and wolfberry, cod with pickled choy sum and Chinese celery sauce, and stir-fried mee sua with abalone, sea cucumber, and shiitake mushroom. Desserts range from black sesame mochi and osmanthus sugar to hashima, winter melon purée, and dried longan.

SGD78++ – SGD98++ per person)

Tuesdays – Sundays, 11:45 am – 3 pm

(Image credit: Restaurant Yue Bai / Facebook)

33 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089497 google map
9721 8055

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Seal The Deal With These 6 New Business Lunch Sets From CBD Restaurants

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