The Secret Patio Valentine’s Day pop-up
Like all couples, you’re probably trying to find some way to one-up last year’s Valentine’s Day with your SO. But say you’ve already checked off the various date night-worthy restaurants or Googled romantic hotels in Singapore, only to find that most of them are already fully booked. Well, The Secret Patio has got you covered with a new stargazing-themed date night that’s bound to leave your boo swooning over you.
We headed down to check out this cosy pop-up dining experience happening at Duxton Hill from 4th – 6th and 11th -14th February 2022. Tickets are still available!
Pop-up dinner experience with teepee tents & “stargazing”
Planning the perfect date night can be tough. On one hand, you’re trying to find something new and exciting and on the other, it has to be something that’s enjoyable for the both of you. If teepee huts and fairy lights are right up your alley, you may want to make a booking at The Secret Patio’s Indoor Planetarium Campfire Night.
Unless you’ve been to The Secret Patio’s Garden Party last year, you may be surprised as we were to find the stargazing-themed event inconspicuously hidden at the second floor of a shophouse, beyond an unassuming glass doorway.
Heading in, we found large arched windows, high ceilings and romantic teepee tents lined up along the windows where you can snuggle up with your boo over dinner. There are also regular seats if you prefer the usual table-and-chair set-up.
Depending on what time you arrive, you’ll be in for a slightly different experience. At the 6.30PM dinner slot, enjoy your meal with the golden hour’s sunlight flooding in through the windows.
There’ll be galaxy projections throughout the evening, but at 8.30PM, you’ll get the full “stargazing” experience – that’s when you’ll find the light-ups are the most scintillating.
Wowing your date will be the least of your worries with glimmering stars and mystical galaxies projected onto the ceiling to amp up the charm factor. These projections dance around the ceiling too, creating an otherworldly ambience. Vibe check, pass.
Four-course meals, alcoholic s’more cocktails & DIY salt baths
The great news is that The Secret Patio is no stranger to hosting events and has an in-house kitchen from which you can expect good food that’s on par with the ambience.
There are different menus available over the two weekends:
4th – 6th February – A la carte menu with starters from $10 and mains from $18 (+ $28/pax entry fee)11th – 14th February – Four-course meal from $148/pax
The Campfire Nachos ($18) from the a la carte selection was a crowd favourite for our table and comes topped with ground beef, onion, jalapenos and melted cheddar cheese. It isn’t spicy – take it from someone who orders non-spicy mala – so you can rest assured no one will be sweating through their best ‘fits.
In their four-course Valentine’s Day menu, find a Smoked Tomato Bisque entree, Roasted Brie starter and main courses with options including Beef Short Rib, which comes with a side of cauliflower puree and pickled vegetables. This was another winner for us, with smoky flavours and tender bite-sized slices that won’t leave anyone gnawing unglamourously.
Special occasions always have a place for cocktails. At The Secret Patio, sip on unique mixes such as S‘mores ($22) as you enjoy date night. The spiced rum and chocolate milk mix comes topped with chilli flakes and a melty toasted marshmallow.
The salts are sourced from Australia.
“Stargazing” and dinner aside, couples can also craft their own bottle of bath salts at the DIY station. This comes complimentary, so be sure to head on over and mix and match your exfoliating scrub in a cute cork bottle to enjoy a spa night at home.
You can also dedicate songs to your other half by adding a song to their open Spotify playlist via the provided QR code.
An “out of this world” dinner at The Secret Patio
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean expensive presents or surprise staycations. Sometimes all it takes is some quality time and good conversations with your loved one over a meal. Enjoy a unique dinner over at The Secret Patio where you can have a cosy date night “under the stars”.
And, if you do decide that you’re up for the real deal after, check out our article on the best spots in Singapore for stargazing.
Date: 4th – 6th & 11-14th February 2022Time: Two sessions daily at 6.30PM & 8.30PMVenue: 10A Duxton Hill, Singapore 089594Telephone: 9486 2743
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Photography by Kezia Tan.