7 most romantic dining experiences in Asia

From a hilltop restaurant overlooking Taipei to a former royal palace in Bangkok, these dining spots in Southeast Asia are as romantic as it gets.

Sarojin Waterfall Dining
  • Syafii Ghazali and Cheong Kamei
  • February 2020

There’s nothing quite like sharing a new experience together on a holiday to keep the spark alive. Dial up the romance at these intimate dining spots across the region.

1. The Summerhouse Garden Domes, Singapore

The Summerhouse Garden Domes
The garden isn’t just a dreamy setting — ingredients like ginger and blue pea flowers are harvested from it for the kitchen’s menu.

Singapore’s humid weather can put people off outdoor dining but fret not, these gorgeous domes built in this restaurant’s garden are air-conditioned.

Address: 3 Park Lane, Singapore
Tel: +6588095840
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2. The Gardens at Dinsor Palace, Bangkok

The Gardens at Dinsor Palace
The mansion is surrounded by a luxuriant garden populated with swans, peacocks and rabbits.

Set in a colonial-style mansion that was once home to royalty, The Gardens at Dinsor Palace is every bit as fairytale as its name suggests.

Address: 1217 2 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok
Tel: +6627142112
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3. Bird Nest Dining Experience at Kupu Kupu Barong, Bali

Kupu Kupu Barong Bird Nest
Despite its remote beauty, Kupu Kupu Barong is just a 15-minute drive from Ubud’s city centre.

A bird nest for love birds would be cheesy if it weren’t for the fact that you’re perched above Ayung River Valley and surrounded by the lush greenery of Ubud.

Address: Kedewatan P.O. Box 7 Ubud, Kedewatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali
Tel: +62361975478
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4. Zest35, Taipei

Zest35
Zest35 is nestled among the hills of Yangmingshan, one of Taiwan’s nine national parks.

Dine under the moonlight while taking in sweeping views of the Taipei skyline at this hilltop restaurant.

Address: No. 72, Alley 1, Lane 232, Section 7, Zhongshan North Road, Shilin District, Taipei City
Tel: +886228620588
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5. The Sarojin Candlelit Jungle Waterfall experience in Phang Nga, Thailand

Sarojin Candlelit Jungle Waterfall experience
Besides the waterfall experience, the resort offers a host of other romantic dining options including a private barbeque by the beach and a candlelit dinner on a secluded island.

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Address: 60 Tambon Kukkak Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
Tel: +6676427900
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6. La Gritta, Phuket

La Gritta
La Gritta is located within the Amari Phuket Resort at the southern end of Patong Beach.

After a sumptuous Italian dinner at this sea-facing restaurant, snuggle up at the bar upstairs while catching the sunset over the bay.

Address: 2 Muen-ngern Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Tel: +6676340112
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7. La Maison 1888, Da Nang

La Maison 1888 terrace
The restaurant’s terrace offers commanding views of the East Sea.

French dining led by a Michelin-starred chef in an elegant mansion nestled on a hill with sea views … dinner here has all the ingredients for a memorable night out.

Address: InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Bai Bac, Da Nang
Tel: +842363938888
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