Hi5SG: Do Good and Dine Well with Exciting Dining Promotions at Restaurants in Singapore

Hi5SG: Do Good and Dine Well with Exciting Dining Promotions at Restaurants in Singapore

Over 100 cafes, bars and restaurants in Singapore are offering exciting dining promotions while giving back to underprivileged communities

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Hi5SG is an initiative by the local F&B industry where over 100 independent cafes, hole-in-the-wall gastro-bars, cloud dining concepts and Michelin-starred restaurants in Singapore are offering special dining promotions while giving back to those in need - underprivileged whose lives have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

They are rolling out sweet deals themed around the number “5”, such as S$5 dishes and drinks, 55% off and S$55 set menus. A play on the current 5-pax dining rule, Hi5SG aims to support business recovery while honouring the need of safe distancing.

Over the campaign duration, all participating restaurants in Singapore will raise funds for the =DREAMS project. A secular, co-ed weekday residential model that provides after-school education and holistic support, =DREAMS aspires to create a child-centric holistic system of care. An initiative by the South Central Community Family Service Centre, =DREAMS empowers promising and deserving children who come from low-income households to break out of poverty and dream of a future where they are not limited by their family circumstances.

As one of the key activities in the SingapoRediscovers campaign, Hi5SG is really a win-win situation for the local F&B scene, for us diners, and for the beneficiaries!

Here are some of the best dining promotions at the participating cafes, bars and restaurants in Singapore.

Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge

Zaaferano is offering three course set menu for lunch or dinner at just S$55++ per person. For starters, indulge in Burrata with heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil roasted pine nuts. You have a choice of house-made Tagliolini with charcoal-grilled scampi or Italian Seabass or Black Angus Beef Tenderloin for mains. End off on a sweet note with a Valrhona chocolate tart, hazelnut and wild berries.

SKAI

Perched on the 70th floor of the iconic Swissotel Swissôtel The Stamford, SKAI bar offers bespoke cocktails in a minimalist space featuring warm maple wood and natural hues. This go-to sky-dining establishment in Singapore is offering 25% off beverages.

Pairing unparalleled views of the Singapore skyline with a curated selection of prime beef cuts and fresh seafood infused with delicate Japanese accents, Chef Paul Hallett’s signature culinary style, philosophy and techniques are showcased in SKAI’s contemporary and casually inviting setting.

Art Restaurant & Bar

Elegant and contemporary Italian restaurant, Art, is helmed by Michelin-star Chef-Restaurateur Beppe De Vito. Located on the rooftop of National Gallery Singapore, enjoy a five course lunch menu at S$85++ with admiring the view of the Marina Bay. The menu is a creative expression of Beppe’s personal philosophy that reflects his respect for Italy’s rich food heritage while looking forward through innovation.

Blue Jasmine

Serving Authentic Thai food, Blue Jasmine is offering a bento fix for five takeaway set at S$56. Chow down on signature sets like Tom Yam Fried Rice, Thai Roast Chicken Rice, Lemongrass Fish, Prawn Pad Thai and Vegan Heura Red Curry.

The new menu focuses on perennial Thai classics and much-loved Thai street food staples. The menu features a wide selection of communal-style dishes, where each plate epitomises the fresh herbs and robust balance of flavours found in Thai cuisine.

Summerlong

Mediterranean restaurant Summerlong at Robertson Quay is offering a dine in promo where for every order of Soul-vlaki or Aperol Spritz S$1 will be donated to the Hi55SG campaign.

Taking inspiration from his time spent in Greece, Head Chef Fotis Kokoshi shares stories of his culinary journey through contemporary dishes that are vibrant from plate to palate. To complement the food, Greek-inspired tipples from handcrafted cocktails to mocktails and spritzers will whisk you away, into the idyllic summers of being in the Mediterranean.

laut

laut is inspired by the sea, showcasing a culinary experience of Southeast Asian culture and heritage. Bahasa Melayu for Sea, laut conjures with all things Southeast Asian in an ode to the region’s seafaring heritage and the natural richness of her seas. Their seafood special promo features Tuna (S$15++) and Squid Gado (S$25++) where $1 for every dish will be donated to HI5SG's official beneficiary =DREAMS.

Most, if not all of laut’s produce and ingredients are sourced locally. Seafood is hand-picked from Ah Hua Kelong; other produce, ingredients and spices are brought in fresh from the nearby wet markets and a local spice maker; and cocktail spirits are made by Compendium, a local multi-disciplinary distillery and meadery, with an emphasis on local flavours such as Rojak. Furthermore, ingredients such as bananas which are used in the desserts, their “waste” (skin and fibre, offcuts) are used in the making of cocktails so that nothing goes to waste.

Peach Garden

Peach Garden is a notable household name that is synonymous with authentic Chinese cuisine. In conjunction with Hi5SG, the restaurant is offering a S$55++ set menu with 1-hour free-flow beer and wine.

The menu features Roasted Crispy Peking Duck;  Braised Baby Superior Shark’s Fin with Fresh Crab Meat in Claypot; Signature Fresh Baby Lobster with Chili Crab Sauce served with Fried Bun; Stir-fried Broccoli with Chinese Sausages and Wild Mushroom; Fried Fragrant Jasmine Rice with Seafood and Laksa Sauce; and Warm Yam Paste.

Nonya Nonya Restaurant

Reminisce a culinary journey at Nonya Nonya Restaurant, the proud bearers of their family's rich Peranakan culinary heritage for over three generations. Savour their signature dishes such as Garam Assam Seabass, Scallop Lemak, Beef Rendang and Ayam Buah Keluak. You can check out their set menu for S$55.

Uma Uma Ramen

Original Hakata ramen from Fukuoka in Japan, Uma Uma Ramen has a set menu for two at S$55++ which includes two signature ramen, half side dishes of gyoza or chicken karaage, two ice cream, and two drinks - either hot or cold green tea. This is available for lunch and dinner daily.

My Little Tapas Bar

The philosophy behind My Little Tapas Bar is based on the Spanish saying, “Mi Casa es Su Casa” - meaning “My House is Your House” - so you'll be well looked after! They are offering a tapas platter comprising of Tortilla Española, Croquetas de Jamón, Albóndigas, and Gambas Picantes for S$55++ as well as selected wine bottles at  S$55++.

Under the same umbrella as My Little Spanish Place, My Little Tapas Bar is helmed by two chefs with strong Spanish heritage – Maria Sevillano from Salamanca, Spain and Edward Esmero from the Philippines. The restaurant boasts a full-fledged menu of Spanish home-style dishes and desserts.

For a full list of participating restaurants and dining promotions, check out https://hi5.sg.

Aditi Kashyap

30 Sep 2020, 03:00 PM

Aditi is the Associate Editor at Vanilla Luxury. She loves to travel and has an obsession with rooftop bars and chasing sunsets. Follow her adventures on Instagram @heydeets.