Singapore - nice rest., gift certificate?
I have friends who just moved to Singapore. I'd love to get them a gift certificate to a really good restaurant. Thus, I need recommendations for good restaurants with infrastructure (and willingness) to process my credit card over the phone who are trustworthy enough to actually send me the gift certificate! Is it possible?
Hotel restaurants in Singapore tend to be some of the better ones for high-end food. I don't have specific recs for restaurants, but if you want a place that will process your card, I'd definitely look into a restaurant at a high-end hotel.
As Limster mentioned, hotel restos tend to be pretty good there, especially on Orchard Road. We picked up a gift certificate for my bro-in-law and his fiancee at the Hilton's resto that offers a great buffet with first-rate desserts. The staff was very accomodating and included a card (very hard to get greeting cards of any kind in Singapore).
For great high-end dim sum dining, try Bosses on Harbour Front Walk in the relatively new Vivo City. It's the order-off-the-menu type of dim sum and the interior is quite nice/contemporary with a view of the harbor. Their gift certs start at $200 Sing but after converting to USD it ain't bad. And their happy hour is half-off on the dim sum menu. Six of us ate like well at their happy hour for $93 Sing - roughly $63 USD.
No. 1 Harbour Front Walk
#02-156 Vivo City, Singapore 098585
Tel # 63769740
try a champagne brunch at a hotel such as:
Straits Cafe @ the Hilton
Da Paolo (Club St)
Flutes at the fort
Crystal Jade Paragon
my humble house (part of the tung lok group) has both the food and the infrastructure to help you out. it's in the espalande mall next to the theater.